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DAP hoping for a Cameron miracle; Jakoa apologises for signboards

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

DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang said he believes it would take a miracle to deny BN and its most prominent campaigner Najib Abdul Razak a win in today's by-election for Cameron Highlands.

Think tank Ilham Centre predicted that BN will retain the seat, concluding that the coalition has strong Malay support and that Najib waged a successful campaign.

Former Bar Council chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan, who described herself as one of Pakatan Harapan's toughest critics, urged voters to back the ruling coalition, which she described as "one million times" better than its predecessor.

In a special report, the Indian community in Blue Valley told their tale of disappointment over BN's unfulfilled promises.

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad joined the campaign trail in the BN stronghold of Sungai Koyan, and urged voters to say no to Umno because the party is doomed.

Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin said Mahathir joined the campaign because locals wanted to meet him, and denied that the move was indicative of Harapan's slim chances.

Jakoa apologises for signboards

The Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) apologised over signboards announcing its projects for Orang Asli villages in Cameron Highlands.

This followed Malaysiakini's report on the signboards, which were put up on the eve of the by-election.

BN leader Khairy Jamaluddin criticised Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng for using the ministry to issue what he deemed to be a political statement.

Azhar Azizan Harun said he is prepared to quit as Election Commission head if a no-confidence vote is passed against him in Parliament.

Other KiniBites

Shaariibuu Setev testified in court that he saw a photo of his late daughter Altantuya with the people she wanted to meet in Malaysia.

Altantuya, he said, came to Malaysia in 2006 to meet her former lover Razak Baginda for money to treat her ailing son.

Malaysiakini sums up the Cameron Highlands by-election campaign, and predicts that one community will likely play kingmaker.

Looking ahead

The Cameron Highlands by-election will take place today. Malaysiakini's live coverage of the results will begin at 6pm.

PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali will be officiating at the Silat Cekak Hanafi 2018 award ceremony.

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