Hadi meets Dr M again; Najib-era 'sinful' sponsorship exposed

Kini Roundup

Modified 16 Feb 2019, 2:42 am

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

Hadi meets Dr M again

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad received a courtesy visit from PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang, the second meeting since the former took the reins in Putrajaya last year.

Hadi's deputy, Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, believes that DAP's alleged foreign funding is a bigger issue than PAS allegedly receiving money from Umno.

Mahathir's party Bersatu will be setting up its Sabah chapter, despite grumblings from local parties. He said Bersatu will complement the Warisan-led government.

DAP Youth deputy head Phoong Jin Zhe, who is from Sabah, said Bersatu's decision to venture into the state was a stab in the back.

Najib-era 'sinful' sponsorship exposed

The Totalisator Board, an agency which oversees the horse racing industry, had sponsored three overseas police trips during the Najib administration, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. 

Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin believes that there is nothing wrong with the recent Istanbul trip by police top brass, that was sponsored by a gaming company and approved by the Najib administration.

The Large-Scale Solar Project Round Three (LSS3) is expected to produce cheaper electricity compared to its previous iteration LSS2, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment, and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.

Other KiniBites

The federal government will study a proposal to form a royal commission of inquiry into claims of judicial interference, said Mahathir.

A former top judge accused of such interference had been spared disciplinary action as he was retired, the Chief Justice's Office said in reply to a suit brought by lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo.

Former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng agreed to be extradited to the US to face criminal charges against him relating to the 1MDB scandal.

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Looking ahead

The Semenyih by-election campaign officially begins today.