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

Selangor Umno rejects Jamal’s resignation

Selangor Umno has rejected Sungai Besar division chief Jamal Md Yunos’ resignation, citing his performance in ensuring victory in the Sungai Besar by-election.

Selangor Umno chief Noh Omar said the matter is now up to the Umno supreme council.

‘Malacca reps quitting DAP a gift to BN’

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the resignation of four Malacca elected representatives from DAP is a “gift” for BN in the next general election.

Guan Eng and his father, party supremo Lim Kit Siang are scheduled to be in Malacca today to assess the damage from the resignations which halved the party’s representation in the state assembly.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Daid Keruak said the resignations showed the party’s grassroots are unhappy with DAP’s decision to work with former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

TMJ joins FAM presidency race

Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Ibrahim will go head to head against Umno information chief Annuar Musa in the race to become Football Association of Malaysia president on March 25.

This came after other nominees, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and former Home Ministry secretary-general Aseh Che Mat, withdrew.

Khairy said he will not throw his hat in if the prince decides to contest.

Other Kinibites

Police said severely injured inmate Chandran Muniandy sustained his injuries after falling in the toilet and was not assaulted, but Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy said this does not make sense.

Former Treasury secretary-general Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kassim said the government must cut down the “oversized” civil service while it can still afford to pay for retrenchments.

At a press conference called by small traders and hawkers association Ikhlas, Grab drivers urged Grab to do away with RM1 cancellation fines charged on drivers who reject requests, arguing that it is severely eating into their incomes.

The attorney-general wins an appeal against PKR’s Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah’s bid to challenge redelineation.

Looking ahead

After bringing in 10 beds to protest illicit brothels in Selangor, Jamal will head to the Selangor secretariat again tomorrow, this time to protest against illegal gambling dens.

PAS will lodge a police report against Salor assemblyperson Husam Musa, for claiming PAS received RM90 million from suspect sources.

Guan Eng and Kit Siang will be in Malacca to assess the damage following the resignation of four DAP elected representatives there.

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