Najib storms out of ‘unfair’ interview; Zahid moots BN rebrand

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

Najib storms out of ‘unfair’ interview

Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak walked out of an interview with Al Jazeera’s 101 East programme which he deemed to be “unfair”.

During the interview, Najib reiterated that he had nothing to do with the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Questions were also raised regarding the authenticity of Najib’s letters from the Saudi royal family.

Najib challenged Putrajaya to make public 1MDB’s settlement deals with IPIC.

Ngoo Teck Keong, the wild card in the MCA presidential race, promised to hand files on Najib’s 2013 election handouts to MACC if he wins.

Zahid moots BN rebrand

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi mooted a name change for BN, as part of its mission to win the 15th general election.

Zahid is also considering giving BN membership to friendly parties such as the Indian Muslim Congress (Kimma).

Padang Rengas MP Nazri Abdul Aziz is the new BN secretary-general.

Bersatu supreme council member A Kadir Jasin hinted at rumours that Umno could lose up to 40 MPs.

Other Kinibites

PKR deputy presidential candidate Rafizi Ramli claimed to have taken the lead over incumbent Azmin Ali after a major win in Perak.

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said Lim Guan Eng’s decision to reveal the Kelantan government’s request for aid showed that the finance minister’s morals were “not good”.

Looking ahead

PKR polls in Selangor enter its third and final round with voting in Ampang and Pandan, among others.

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