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Rafizi uncovers 'RM1.4m' payment and 10 things that happened yesterday

Kini Roundup  |  Published:  |  Modified:

KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

1. PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli has suggested that the head of a government-linked company had paid RM1.4 million to Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown on behalf of PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.

2. Rewcastle-Brown said the money was placed in escrow with her Malaysian lawyer Americk Sidhu and she decided to go public on the matter after PAS denied paying her.

3. PAS information chief Nasrudin Hasan claimed that the Bank Islam account used to purportedly transfer RM1.4 million to Rewcastle-Brown does not exist.

4. Americk pointed out that the cheque was cleared through his client's bank account which meant that it was genuine.

5. PAS spiritual leader Hashim Jasin has sold off his Porsche Cayman sportscar which was imported by his son using his name in 2013.

6. Think tank Ilham Centre believed that BN was likely to win the Semenyih by-election, following its survey of 378 voters, citing an ineffective campaign mounted by Pakatan Harapan.

7. Umno acting president Mohamad Hasan suggested that Malays are no longer in power after the last general election, likening Malays to "landlords" that have now become "squatters".

8. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad urged voters not to squander their vote by backing BN who were not in the position to fulfill any promises to voters.

9. The National Registration Department (NRD) has demanded an apology from a group which alleged that P Prasana Diksa's identity card details were tampered with by the government.

10. A witness told the inquest on Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim's death that a mob attacked his vehicle only to apologise later.

11. The Kuala Lumpur High Court has granted leave to the attorney-general to cite former premier Najib Abdul Razak's lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah for contempt of court.

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