Questions over appointees from Bersatu, and 9 news from yesterday

Kini Roundup

Modified 22 Aug 2019, 9:16 am

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

1. Opposition parties questioned the appointment of 13 Bersatu Youth members as state sports development coordinators, but Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim denied that this constituted cronyism.

2. Sabah Chief Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal is expected to give his explanation for a viral video depicting a man resembling him likening Bersatu to Umno today. 

3. Bersatu supreme council member Wan Saiful Wan Jan expressed regret that some Pakatan Harapan component parties have opposed Lynas’ operations for ideological reasons rather than facts.

4. Malaysian Research Institute of Strategic Studies (Myriss) director Mohd Mizan Mohd Aslam warned that the government must handle the Zakir Naik issue wisely, or it could provide space for extremist groups to take unlawful actions.

5. Chinese educationist group Dong Zong urged the government to do more to protect the welfare of Utusan Melayu Group employees and promote media independence, especially from political interests and monopolies.

6. Political aide Syahredzan Johan believes that several incidents where the Jalur Gemilang had been flown the wrong way are being deliberately manipulated to create the perception that the national flag is being defiled.

7. Inspector-general of Police Abdul Hamid Bador said police would give no further warnings to those who try to incite racial and religious sensitivities, who would be immediately investigated and arrested.

8. The IGP has also expressed shock after over 100 police officers tested positive for drugs during a weeklong operation.

9. Police summoned three activists and two assemblypersons for questioning over last Sunday’s anti-Lynas rally in Kuantan.

10. The cabinet has approved, in principle, the idea of allowing motorcycle ridesharing services to operate in Malaysia.

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