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DPM's office claims name misused at function; Umno, PAS continue working together

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

DPM’s office claims name misused at function

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail's office today claimed her name was misused for a speech at the launch event, where a speech purported to have been read on her behalf was not in fact approved by her or her office.

Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Rashid Hasnon, who read the speech, warned that he may take action against the event’s organiser Xiddig Cellular Communications Sdn Bhd for allegedly causing the misunderstanding.

Umno, PAS to forge closer ties in Semenyih polls

In a step towards closer cooperation, Selangor chapters of Umno and PAS said they would set up a joint committee to coordinate their campaign efforts in the Semenyih by-election.

 Meanwhile, Gerakan president Dominic Lau said his party would meet and discuss whether it too would join in the by-election, which would be held on March 2.

Separately on the Cameron Highlands campaign trail, DAP’s Tan Kok Wai warned of the supposed dangers of an Umno-PAS alliance, while Amanah defended DAP against allegations of being “anti-Islam”

Other Kinibites

French researcher Sophie Lemière, who arrived in the country as a guest of Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong, claimed to have been mistreated by immigration officials.

The Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court issued an arrest warrant for the second time against former national basketball athlete Mohd Shadzwan Kamarulzaman for failing to appear for his trial of an alleged sexual offence against a minor.

The government said the Institutional Reforms Committee has made 223 recommendations related to governance, integrity, and corruption, though its full contents remain unclear.

Looking ahead

Several prominent politicians are expected to hit the Cameron Highlands campaign trail today, including former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, her spouse Port Dickson MP Anwar Ibrahim, and Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

A coalition of NGOs will be launching their report titled “The Status of Women's Human Rights” in Kuala Lumpur, where several victims of gender-based discrimination are expected to speak at the event.

Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran is making a working visit to TalentCorp Malaysia, where he is expected to speak on the agency’s future direction.

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