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Mahathir rebuts TMJ, and 8 things that happened yesterday

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

1. PKR president Anwar Ibrahim pledged to continue with Dr Mahathir Mohamad's work and prioritise the people when he takes over as prime minister.

2. Mahathir rebutted Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim's call to replace him as prime minister, stating that the crown prince had been replaced in the past but the prime minister can only be changed through the people's will.

3. Bersatu Youth chief Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman also opened fired on Tunku Ismail, questioning why he did not call for Najib Abdul Razak to be replaced as prime minister when Malaysia was labelled as a kleptocracy under Najib's leadership.

4. Najib, who made an appearance at a PAS ceramah, said the seeds of Umno and PAS unification were planted by him and PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.

5. Police arrested preacher Muhammad Zamri Vinoth Kalimuthu for allegedly insulting Hinduism.

6. Umno supreme council leader Lokman Noor Adam said he publicised a royal event, which led to its cancellation due to a perception of Umno involvement, in order to ensure that it did not receive a poor turnout.

7. PAS endorsed Parti Bersatu Sabah's candidate Linda Tsen for the Sandakan by-election.

8. Despite poor approval ratings for the Pakatan Harapan government, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said a silver lining was that corruption was no longer a major concern according to the survey, compared to the previous BN government.

9. Bersatu leader Wan Saiful Wan Jan concurred with Anwar Ibrahim that the urban elite is disconnected from rural Malays, focusing on institutional reforms from a position of comfort.

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