Bung and wife arrested, and 7 other things that happened yesterday

Kini Roundup

Modified 1 May 2019, 10:14 pm

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

1. Kinabatangan MP Bung Moktar Radin and his wife Zizie Izette Abdul Samad were detained by the MACC for alleged graft and abetment, involving funds amounting to several millions of ringgit.

2. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad told an international forum that preserving inter-racial and inter-religious harmony in the country is not an easy task.

3. At a separate event to mark Labour Day, Mahathir said Malaysians should also take up 3D (dirty, dangerous and difficult) jobs, rather than staying unemployed.

4. Mahathir also said he "thinks" the Acting Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Abdul Hamid Bador, will most likely be the new top cop.

5. For the first time in five years, demonstrators were allowed to enter Dataran Merdeka for the May Day rally.

6. Police received three reports and opened two investigations in relation to campaigning for the May 11 Sandakan by-election, according to district police chief Mohd Azhar Hamin.

7. Hamzah Abdullah, who quit Amanah to contest in the Sandakan by-election as an independent, said he would "gadai nyawa" (give his life) to defend the rights of the constituents.

8. Veterans group Patriot said Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainal Abidin has no credibility to claim that the present government has failed to look after Muslim interests, as he did not speak up against the scandals plaguing the Najib Abdul Razak administration.