Malay congress makes thorny demands, and 6 news from yesterday

Kini Roundup

Modified 6 Oct 2019, 10:06 pm

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

1. The Malay Dignity Congress made thorny demands to the government, including that top government posts be reserved exclusively for Malays, while Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad admitted his government was not 'Malay enough'.

2. Mahathir also said that the congress was meant only to criticise Malays, but organiser Zainal Kling, in his speech, made several hardline remarks about Malay privileges.

3. A survey found that Pakatan Harapan's popular support had dropped to 35 percent, but Mahathir believes this is inaccurate.

4. Mahathir claimed 60 percent of the Harapan manifesto has been fulfilled, but said that abolishing tolls was not one of the promises.

5. Former BN minister Salleh Said Keruak explained that he applied to join PKR because it is a multiracial party that reflects his political views. Perak PKR said they would accept Salleh.

6. The Economic Affairs Ministry explained the maths behind its target to hit a nominal gross domestic product of RM3.4 trillion in 2030.

7. DAP's Lanang MP Alice Lau was appointed the new chairperson of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh)

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