M'sia stripped of hosting rights over Israeli ban; PAS credited for BN win

Kini Roundup

Modified 28 Jan 2019, 4:04 am

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

M'sia stripped of hosting rights over Israeli ban

Malaysia was stripped of its right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships after insisting on banning Israeli athletes.

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said it was more important to stand up against war crimes than to host sporting events.

Syed Saddiq also faced internal rebellion after the Kelantan Pakatan Harapan Youth deputy chief challenged him to quit.

PAS credited for BN's Cameron win

An analysis by Malaysiakini shows that PAS was the key to BN's victory in Cameron Highlands.

Acting Umno president Mohamad Hasan said the victory was the beginning of BN's journey back to Putrajaya.

Selangor government think tank Institut Darul Ehsan said the Malay sentiments played up by Umno and PAS in their psychological warfare is cancerous.

Other Kinibites

Entrepreneur Development Minister Redzuan Yusof faced a no-confidence challenge in Malacca Bersatu, claimed sources.

The son of Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah was stabbed by a robber.

The government agreed to set up an RCI on human trafficking camps and mass graves in Wang Kelian.

A smoker was jailed one month after failing to settle a RM1,000 court fine.

Looking ahead

The RM100 million civil suit trial over the death of Altantuya Shaariibuu continues today.

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will attend a programme for personnel from federal statutory bodies.

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