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Don't let ex-EC chief off the hook; PM doesn't trust Malay sentiment poll

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

Don't let ex-EC chief off the hook

The Attorney-General's Chambers has been urged to include former Election Commission head Mohd Hashim Abdullah in the ongoing tribunal against former commissioners for alleged misconduct during GE14.

Kota Melaka MP Khoo Poay Tiong said Hashim bore the most responsibility, and should be the first in line to be investigated.

A government source told Malaysiakini that Hashim was not part of the tribunal because he resigned much earlier than the six commissioners being probed by the tribunal.

Electoral reform watchdog Bersih said Hashim's early resignation was no excuse to escape judicial scrutiny, and that allowing him to do so would send the wrong signal to other public officials.

PM doesn't trust Malay sentiment poll

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad dismissed a survey which suggested that nearly 60 percent of Malays were not happy with his administration, and that the federal government was not serious about the "Malay agenda."

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said she read news reports on the survey, and that if the majority of Malays are unhappy, the federal government has to take note of the matter.

Malacca Chief Minister Adly Zahari has rejected claims that Amanah is a tool of DAP, citing the cooperation between PAS and DAP in the past to drive home his point.

Other KiniBites

Putrajaya has demanded that the World Health Organization (WHO) retract its bulletin article which drew parallels between the palm oil industry and tobacco and alcohol consumption lobbyists.

Pakatan Harapan will set up a new unit to handle disinformation hurled by the opposition,, and to share the federal government's new achievements.

Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin denied that police previously detained 142 juveniles without trial under the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca).

Controversial preacher Zamihan Mat Zin has been slapped with a show-cause letter for criticising the appointments of Islamic Dakwah Foundation’s (Yadim) new trustees.

A local Tamil radio station announcer apologised after being accused of insulting Tamil newspapers and its readers.

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