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PKR veep says sorry for careless statements; Harapan cash handout under spotlight

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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

PKR veep says sorry for careless statements

PKR vice-president Tian Chua apologised to the Orang Asli community for any "unintended careless statements" made by his party leaders.

MCA vice-president Ti Lian Ker said DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang should learn from Tian Chua instead of what they claim was an attempt to defend a PKR senator's statement that Orang Asli village chiefs may lose their post if they did not support Pakatan Harapan.

Umno leaders, in a meeting with the Orang Asli community, urged them to resist what they claim was Harapan's effort to "buy them over".

Harapan cash handout under spotlight

BN leaders highlighted images of a Pakatan Harapan volunteer distributing cash, claiming that it was a case of vote-buying.

Harapan Jelai operations chief Arvind Bharet clarified that the cash was petrol expense reimbursement for volunteers and would be declared to the Election Commission as election expenses.

DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang gave details on the incident, stating that they paid RM20 each for 60 motorcyclists and challenged BN to also reveal its election expenses on nomination day.

Police meet Chinese officials on Jho Low

Inspector-general of police Mohamed Fuzi Harun confirmed his men had met with the authorities in China in a bid to track down fugitive tycoon Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low.

A man who took hostage a two-year-old girl was shot dead by police.

A nine-month-old boy who was allegedly abused by his babysitter passed away.

Other Kinibites

The Road Safety Department is studying a proposal to limit motorcyclists, especially those on small motorcycles, to the left lane to reduce fatality rates.

Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang claimed that former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak planned to use the Cameron Highlands by-election campaign as a means to make a political comeback.

Political scientist Wong Chin Huat said the government must find ways to quell racial fears in its push for local elections.

Malacca Bersatu wings hit out at their state chief Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof for his decision to remove a state assembly coordinator.

Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Bakhtiar Wan Chik was appointed Penang PKR chief, replacing Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, who has resigned.

Looking ahead

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will address civil servants in his monthly address to the Prime Minister's Department in Putrajaya.

The High Court in George Town will decide whether the Tasek Gelugor election petition will go to trial.

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will be attending a cancer awareness function in Kuala Lumpur.

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