Mahathir makes unity call and 8 news from yesterday

Kini Roundup

Modified 17 Sep 2019, 3:19 am

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

1. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, in his Malaysia Day address, called on Malaysians to stand up against efforts to divide the people's unity.

2. PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang, in a PAS-organised Malaysia Day event in Bintulu, told locals that DAP was out to give ethnic Chinese control over Sarawak and its wealth.

3. MCA vice president Ti Lian Ker defended the Umno-PAS alliance, stating that the Chinese community has "woken up" to the reality about the complexity of Malaysian politics.

4. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said he will need to check with the prime minister when asked about claims his ministry approved an RM450 million contract through direct negotiation.

5. PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin said there can be no reconciliation if party president Anwar Ibrahim refuses to meet disgruntled leaders of the party.

6. Anwar said there was nothing wrong with his feuding deputy Azmin Ali attending a Bersatu event but said party members will judge their leaders' loyalty to the party.

7. The families and friends of three men who were shot dead by police are demanding answers.

8. Oil price surged the most since 1991 following attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia.

9. Some 138 schools in Selangor will be closed today due to the transboundary haze from Indonesia blanketing large swathes of Malaysia.

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