'Umno, BN got RM10m SRC funds'; Bersatu strategist blames PAS 5


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

Rafizi: Umno, BN got RM10m SRC funds

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli cites allegedly leaked documents published on a blog to claim Umno and BN received a total of RM10.02 million from Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, which allegedly came from state-owned firm and former 1MDB subsidiary, SRC International.

However, Penang Umno denied receiving RM2 million from Najib's personal bank account, as alleged, while United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation said it is normal for BN parties to receive funds from the coalition's chairperson to organise programmes for the people.

Bersatu strategist blames PAS 5

 

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) strategist Rais Husin names five PAS leaders - PAS election director Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar, PAS information chief Nasrudin Hassan, PAS lawmakers Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali and Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz and PAS research director Ahmad Zuhdi Marzuki - as the culprits behind foiled talks between Bersatu and PAS.

 

However, PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, whom Rais described warmly, said it was Bersatu chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad who ultimately put a nail in the coffin of PAS-Bersatu cooperation.

Incidentally, Mahathir published a blog post where he said PAS' decision to forge a third force in Malaysian politics will ultimately dilute votes from the Malay community and hand victory to Umno.

Other Kinibites

Malay rights group Perkasa raised the issue of MCA inking a cooperation deal with the Communist Party of China (CPC), raining concerns over communist infiltration in the country.

Selangor deputy speaker and PKR Youth chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad defended speaker Hannah Yeoh against allegations of Christianisation, saying that he, too, is motivated to pursue public office because of his faith.

Selangor executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah accused the Education Ministry of banning government school headmasters and teachers from attending events not held by the ministry, following the absence of the staff of SJK(C) Tiong Nam Sungai Buaya at a ceremony to hand over a land gazette document to the school.

Government denies a report in British newspaper The Guardian that refugees held in detention centres in Malaysia were forced to drink toilet water and were held in dire conditions.

Asked about preacher Zakir Naik, Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi reassured the Malaysian Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Maicci) that Malaysia does not harbour fugitives.

Looking ahead

A Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) dialogue on the Federal Territories will be held today.

PSM's Sungai Siput MP Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj will conduct his annual asset declaration.

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