PKR factional fight spills into Malacca assembly, and 8 news from yesterday

Kini Roundup

Modified 1 Dec 2019, 6:02 pm

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

1. A Malacca government motion to nominate a PKR leader aligned to party president Anwar Ibrahim as a senator was defeated after two PKR assemblypersons aligned to party deputy Mohamed Azmin Ali left just before the vote.

2. One of the two PKR assemblypersons who left, Machap Jaya's Ginie Lim (photo, above), said she had made her concerns known before the motion was defeated.

3. MACC deputy chief commissioner Azam Baki admitted that an MACC officer made a mistake in sending a letter meant for government agencies to PKR, in which action was advised to be taken against Zakaria Abd Hamid over alleged graft. PKR subsequently sacked Zakaria from the party.

4. PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution defended the sacking, stating that MACC's mistake in sending the letter to the wrong party does not change the facts laid out in it.

5. Sovereign wealth fund Khanazah Nasional Bhd disposed of its stakes worth RM5.66 billion in seven foreign firms, including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

6. The United Chinese Schools Committees' Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong) and United Chinese School Teachers' Association of Malaysia (Jiao Zong) renewed pressure on the Education Ministry to ensure school boards have a say on the Jawi content in Year 4 Bahasa Malaysia subject for vernacular school students.

7. TARCian Alumni Association (TAA) president Yap Kuak Fong denied MCA president Wee Ka Siong's suggestion that his association was chosen to manage a RM30 million trust fund for Tunku Abdul Rahman University College due to his links with Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, pointing out that he is an MCA member.

8. The United Kingdom has agreed to take back 42 containers of plastic waste illegally shipped to Penang.

9. DAP's Bentong MP Wong Tack said Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof was rubbing salt into the wound by using Pakatan Harapan's manifesto to justify Putrajaya's refusal to close down Lynas' Gebeng factory.