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Nik Abduh says audio denial okayed by Hadi; Bersatu 'frogs' condemned

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

Nik Abduh says audio denial okayed by Hadi

PAS leader Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz revealed that president Abdul Hadi Awang consented to his denial of an audio clip of him admitting that the party received funds from Umno.

Earlier, Hadi said Nik Abduh's remarks about the funds in the recording were made in an “academic” sense.

Amid allegations of RM90 million flowing into PAS from Umno, Hadi joked about the elevators at the party's office breaking down during an MACC visit.

PAS Youth, meanwhile, urged authorities to investigate DAP for allegedly receiving foreign funding.

Nasrudin Hassan, the party’s information chief, asked the Attorney-General's Chambers to explain why it dropped a charge against lawyer Siti Kasim for showing her middle finger to a forum audience in 2016.

 'Frogs' hopping into Bersatu condemned

DAP Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh called Bersatu's acceptance of seven former Umno MPs into its fold on Tuesday “completely wrong”.

Another DAP lawmaker, Sungai Pelek assemblyperson Ronnie Liu, said the move by Bersatu was a betrayal of the mandate given by the rakyat to Harapan in the 14th general election.

Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh tweeted that the ruling coalition should be more selective in taking in members who do not share its ideals.

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said he still condemns new Bersatu recruit Shabudin Yahaya for once suggesting that rape victims should wed their assailants.

Another defector, Hulu Terengganu MP Rosol Wahid, said he has not received a summons from Umno for leaving the party.

More Kinibites

A bid by devotees of the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple to prevent the site from being possessed by developer One City Development Sdn Bhd was thrown out of court.

MCA vice-president Tan Teik Cheng urged DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang to restate his stand on Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin repeating his 'Malay first' remark, as both are now allies.

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said it was lottery company Da Ma Cai that sponsored a police delegation's study trip to Istanbul to learn about combatting online gambling.

The family of pastor Raymond Koh appealed to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to order a fresh police probe into his disappearance.

Umno vice-president Ismail Sabri Yaakob predicted that the “spirit” of the Cameron Highlands by-election will carry over to the March 2 Semenyih polls.

Looking ahead

Education Minister Maszlee Malik will attend a dialogue on education at the Sunway Resort Hotel.

Harapan and BN will announce their respective candidates for the Semenyih by-election.


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