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PKR founder ticks off Harapan leaders and 8 news from yesterday

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

1. Syed Husin Ali, a founding leader of PKR, ticked off Pakatan Harapan leaders for supposedly failing to stand up to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

2. Khairuddin Abu Hassan, a stalwart of Mahathir, said PKR president Anwar Ibrahim is unworthy to lead the country and warned PKR leaders to watch their words to avoid a repeat of the 1998 incident in which the former deputy prime minister was sacked and jailed.

3. Bersatu supreme council leader Dr Muhammad Faiz Bin Na'aman said Mahathir will be addressing the Malay Dignity Congress to tackle "hypocrites" trying to sow discontent in the Malay community by playing up racial and religious sentiments.

4. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the country is seeing an increase in direct debt as the new government avoids "off-balance-sheet financing", which hides the total debt numbers.

5. The MACC arrested a former Customs Department director as part of a crackdown on illegal logging, mining and smuggling.

6. A student who was bullied in school, resulting in a burst eardrum, won an RM613,000 suit against his bullies, teachers and the government.

7. The Sabah government announced its recognition of the United Education Certificate (UEC) for entry into varsities and the civil service.

8. Police will be taking up residence in People's Housing Projects (PPR) to curb crime in such areas.

9. Former Johor DAP chairperson Ahmad Ton passed away at age 70.

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