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PAS maintains RM90m from BN a lie; Bersatu and Amanah differ on Azmin

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

PAS maintains RM90m from BN a lie

PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man maintained there is no evidence his party received RM90 million from BN despite withdrawing a defamation suit against Sarawak Report for its claim on this.

PAS treasurer Razman Zakaria said it was too costly for the party to pursue the defamation case and it did not want to further burden its members.

Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak went on to say that he had never paid PAS or its president Abdul Hadi Awang RM90 million.

Bersatu and Amanah differ on Azmin

Kelantan Bersatu backed Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali's appointment as the state action council chairperson despite objections from Kelantan Amanah.

Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu denied any conflict with the state DAP leadership.

A think tank said Harapan's defeat in the Cameron Highlands by-election should be a wake-up call that it must go beyond good governance and also focus on bread and butter issues.

Another Agong insult case

A trader who was arrested for allegedly insulting the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong on social media apologised for his comment.

Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department deputy director Zulkifli Ali said the number of Malaysian drug mules had increased at an alarming rate last year.

Deputy Home Minister Mohd Azis Jamman said he is working on tracking down and getting rid of the "enemies" within its enforcement agencies who have been leaking information.

Other Kinibites

Former journalist Joseph Tawie claimed he was intimidated by police for his comment against a Sarawak assemblyperson.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waythamoorthy said the government was ready to consider laws to protect the neglected elderly.

Amanah vice-president Mahfuz Omar is urging the government to review the demerit point system under the automated awareness safety system (Awas) as offenders would already be slapped with a fine.

MCA vice-president Tan Teik Cheng questioned the appointment of controversial former DAP member Hew Kuan Yau to the Malaysia-China Business Council (MCBC).

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said his ministry is in talks with developers who have allegedly built properties on government land without proper approval.

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