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Zahid shuts the door on Bersatu and 8 things that happened yesterday


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

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has shut the door on Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's invitation for his party to join Bersatu, pointing out that Umno and PAS are the largest Malay parties in the country.

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said no incident of mass hysteria was detected in the health issues affecting students in Pasir Gudang, Johor, following the air pollution incident in the area.

Former youth and sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin today said Malaysians should be prepared for less security of tenure and income in jobs as automation and outsourcing become the norm.

DAP leaders hit out at PAS over the latter's continued resistance to declaring their assets, taking issue with its president Abdul Hadi Awang's remarks that declaring assets was a communist/socialist idea pushed by DAP.

Activist A'zlan Muhammad Abu Bakar of Gerakan Tuntut Malaysia lodged a police report alleging that documents bearing forged signatures were presented as evidence at the ongoing SRC International trial involving ex-premier Najib Abdul Razak.

Two local activists supporting Hong Kong's anti-extradition to China movement claim to have been intimidated while being questioned by police, who told them "I can send a letter to the Registrar of Societies to disband your society. I can call your employer and ask if they still want you to work for them. We can even influence your studies. You can't graduate and get a job.”

Lim Kit Siang expressed his shock over the renaming of Jalan Semangat in Petaling Jaya to Jalan Professor Khoo Kay Kim because it raised the question as to what happened to the DAP suggestion that Jalan Barat in Petaling Jaya be renamed Jalan Dr V David.

The Royal Malaysian Police (PRDM) issued a stern warning over a fake social media post claiming that Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman had issued a statement stating that people aged 31 years and above were now classified as senior citizens.

US President Donald Trump said mass deportation roundups would begin “fairly soon” as US migrant advocates vowed their communities would be “ready” when immigration officers come.

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