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News | Leaked documents of alleged plot to topple Umno ‘rubbish’, says PAS veep

PETALING JAYA: PAS vice-president Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar has denied that there is a plot to topple Umno leaders following reports of leaked documents that went viral.

“The leaked documents thing is rubbish to me,” Samsuri, who is also the Terengganu menteri besar, said when asked by reporters.

He said there was no truth in the leaked documents and he did not know where such documents even came from.

“Do people believe ‘rubbish’ documents like that?” he asked, based on a Facebook live video posted by Terengganu PAS.

The leaked documents are believed to be minutes of a PAS meeting which allegedly mentioned a plot to topple and disrupt Umno and Barisan Nasional.

Several prominent figures have been linked to the alleged plot, including Samsuri, PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan and Bersatu leaders Azmin Ali and Hamzah Zainudin.

Asked if legal action would be taken, Samsuri said such allegations were not worth entertaining.

When contacted, PAS vice-president Amar Nik Abdullah described the plot as “too good to be true”.

Earlier, Umno Supreme Council member Ahmad Shabery Cheek called on PAS leaders to clarify the leaked documents.

He said since the documents involved the leadership of a party that was part of the current federal government, it was crucial that an immediate denial be issued if the contents were untrue.

According to the documents, there is also a plan to expedite the cases involving Umno’s “court cluster”, namely party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and former prime minister Najib Razak, who are either on trial or have been convicted on charges such as criminal breach of trust, abuse of power and money laundering. – FMT

News | 171 Rohingya still at large, cops mount roadblocks

GEORGE TOWN: Police said 171 Rohingya people who fled an immigration detention centre in Kedah still remain at large.

Penang police chief Shuhaily Zain said the escapees, who were all barefoot, are believed to be heading south towards Perak.

In a press conference today, he said those at large could be famished as they had been out since 4am and might be knocking on doors for food.

Shuhaily urged people who spot the escapees to persuade them to surrender to police or call 999.

He said three roadblocks had been mounted on the Penang side of the state border, while more were being put up in Kedah and Perak.

Earlier this morning, 528 Rohingya inmates fled a temporary immigration depot at Bandar Baharu, Kedah, at about 4.30am. There were 664 inmates at the centre at the time.

A total of 357 inmates were recovered by police, including six who were killed when they were crossing a highway. – FMT

by: Pradeep Nambiar

Berita | Rafizi bawa pasukan ‘jelajah’ jumpa perwakilan mulai Sabtu ini

KUALA LUMPUR: Calon bagi jawatan Timbalan Presiden dalam Pemilihan PKR 2022, Rafizi Ramli, akan memulakan siri jelajah kempen bersama ‘pasukannya’ bermula Sabtu ini.

Dalam kenyataan hari ini, beliau menolak, sebarang majlis berbentuk kempen mengandungi unsur bermewah seperti makan berbuka puasa, menjamu tetamu yang hadir dan sebagainya.

“Pandangan saya ini mungkin kurang popular tetapi ia sesuatu yang wajar kita halusi sebagai parti yang mendukung reformasi budaya politik.

“Saya minta maaf sekiranya ada yang berkecil hati kerana majlis diadakan di sebelah pagi dan petang dalam bulan Ramadan. Tidak ada jamuan, tidak ada majlis besar, sekadar menyampaikan maklumat dan menjawab soalan-soalan anggota yang hadir,” katanya.

Beliau berkata, mereka juga mengelak sebarang kempen pada waktu malam bagi membolehkan waktu itu digunakan untuk beribadah di bulan Ramadan dan bersama keluarga.

“Kami sedang memuktamadkan lokasi bagi setiap negeri bermula dengan Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan minggu ini. Maklumat lokasi bagi negeri-negeri ini akan diumumkan 24 jam dari sekarang,” katanya.

Kempen Rafizi dan pasukannya bermula Sabtu ini di Johor, dengan lokasi terakhir adalah di Sabah iaitu pada 8 Mei depan.

Semalam, Rafizi menamakan antaranya Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan, Datuk Seri Aminuddin Haron, yang akan bertanding jawatan Naib Presiden PKR sebagai barisan calon dalam ‘pasukannya’.

Turut dinamakan, Ahli Parlimen Setiawangsa, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Ahli Parlimen Tanjung Malim, Chang Lih Kang serta bekas Ahli Parlimen Kapar, G Manivanna.

Sementara, bekas Ketua Wanita PKR Selangor, Rodziah Ismail dan bekas Ketua Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK) Pulau Pinang, Fahmi Zainol masing-masing akan bertanding jawatan Ketua Wanita PKR dan Ketua AMK.

Bekas Ahli Parlimen Pandan yang sebelum ini tewas dalam pemilihan lalu bagi merebut jawatan nombor dua PKR, akan dicabar Setiausaha Agung PKR yang juga Ahli Parlimen Kulim Bandar Baharu, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. – Berita Harian

Oleh: Mohd Nasaruddin Parzi

Berita | Jepun batalkan 30 peratus kontrak beli vaksin Astrazeneca

TOKYO: Jepun membatalkan pembelian kira-kira 40 juta dos vaksin COVID-19 Astrazeneca Plc yang dipersetujuinya tahun lalu, kata seorang pegawai kementerian kesihatan di Parlimen semalam, lapor Reuters.


Kontrak itu membolehkan kerajaan membatalkan sebahagian daripada bekalan jika ia tidak diperlukan, kata pegawai itu sebagai menjawab soalan anggota Parlimen.

Jepun pada asalnya bersetuju untuk membeli 120 juta dos vaksin, dengan sebahagian besar dibuat dalam negeri oleh Daiichi Sankyo Co dan rakan kongsi tempatan yang lain.

Kira-kira 200,000 dos Astrazeneca telah dibekalkan kepada kerajaan tempatan di Jepun, manakala 63 juta dos didermakan ke luar negara, tambah pegawai itu.

Sebahagian besar suntikan vaksin di Jepun menggunakan jenis mRNA yang dibangunkan Pfizer Inc dan Moderna Inc. – REUTERS

suntingan oleh: Berita Harian