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First Orang Asli MP elected; ministers on different tracks over ECRL

Kini Roundup  |  Published:  |  Modified:

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

First Orang Asli MP elected

BN's Ramli Mohd Noor became the country's first Orang Asli MP after winning the Cameron Highlands by-election.

De facto Umno president Mohamad Hasan credited BN’s alliance with PAS for helping to secure the coalition's victory.

Former BN chairperson Najib Abdul Razak said the win was a people's victory.

Despite losing, Pakatan Harapan managed to make significant inroads among Orang Asli voters.

Ministers on different tracks over ECRL

Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali said the cabinet had decided to scrap the East Coast Rail Link project due to the hefty RM500 million annual interest.

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said he was shocked by Azmin's remarks.

This led to a jab from Najib that the two were not in the same WhatsApp chat group.

Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, however, said there was such a chat group for the cabinet.

Other Kinibites

The Home Ministry said it must consult various religious authorities regarding a banned book from G25 before making a decision to review the ruling.

Looking ahead

A group of Sabahans plan to submit membership forms to join Bersatu this evening.

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