PAS in S'gor exco to check DAP; Bandar M'sia fallout continues

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

PAS stays in S'gor exco to keep DAP in check

Selangor PAS chief Sallehen Mukhyi said the three PAS representatives remain in the PKR-led state government, despite the party's decision to cut ties with PKR, because it wants to keep DAP members in government in check.

PKR's vice-president Rafizi Ramli said PAS' decision to remain in the executive is good for Pakatan Harapan as it will show voters that PAS is more interested in positions.

Meanwhile, PAS said it may contest 100 parliamentary seats, including nine in the Federal Territories held by BN, PKR and DAP, but believes it could win at least 40.

Bandar Malaysia fallout continues

DAP's Skudai assemblyperson Dr Boo Cheng Hau tabled an emergency motion seeking a debate on how the collapse of the Bandar Malaysia deal will affect the state of Johor, as state-owned KPRJ Sdn Bhd has 24 percent equity in the consortium involved in the botched deal.

Meanwhile, DAP's Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said China firm Dalian Wanda is likely to be wary of investing in Bandar Malaysia as the consortium in the collapsed deal also involved Chinese entities.

Separately, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who is courting Dalian Wanda for investment into Bandar Malaysia, attends the Belt and Road forum in Beijing.

Pandikar told to abide by sultan's proposal

Pakatan Harapan urged Dewan Rakyat speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia to extend sittings to at least 80 days a year, to abide by the Selangor sultan's proposal for an end to late night sittings, instead of blaming the opposition for it.

Meanwhile, hoping to make a comeback to active politics, Pandikar cites his nine-year tenure as speaker as showing he is experienced enough to be a good electoral candidate.

Other Kinibites

The Immigration Department issued temporary work permits and employment passes to workers from China working in construction projects, including the Forest City project, following a report by Malaysiakini on the matter.

Pakatan Harapan's manifesto committee says labour issues, including foreign workers and minimum wage, will be a priority in the coalition's election manifesto.

Looking ahead

The trial against Rafizi, for publicising banking documents in his expose on the National Feedlot Centre, resumes.

It is the last day of sitting for the Johor state assembly.


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