Boo: Someone’s trying to remove DAP from Bakri seat

SKUDAI assemblyman and Johor DAP chairman Dr Boo Cheng Hau has claimed that “someone” is trying to force his party to let the Bakri parliamentary seat go in exchange for Gelang Patah, Sin Chew Daily reported.

Dr Boo posted the remark on his Facebook on Saturday, calling the person “a selfish, self-righteous Pakatan Rakyat leader”.

He updated his status on Sunday with “DAP Johor has had a cordial working relationships with PAS and PKR Johor until lately. Do you want to know why?”

Meanwhile, state PKR chief Datuk Chua Jui Meng ticked Dr Boo off for making public statements that are “detrimental to Pakatan”.

Johor PAS commissioner Datuk Dr Mahfodz Mohamed could not be reached for comment.

> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that a 20-year-old woman escaped unharmed after being locked up for five days on Wednesday.

The woman, identified only as Lily, and her boyfriend, Yap, 28, were said to have been approached by four men who claimed to be policemen on Feb 8 at about 5am at the car park of a condominium in Ampang.

The couple were separated and three of the suspects took Yap to a secluded spot and robbed him of RM1,350, a mobile phone, three rings and a branded sling bag.

Police are investigating the case under Section 365 of the Penal Code for abduction and illegal confinement as well as Section 397 for armed gang robbery.

> China Press reported that a wife, now 74, donated one of her kidneys to husband Tan Hock Seng, 72, four years ago which made them the oldest living kidney donor-recipient in Singapore.

It was reported that his son also offered to donate his kidney but the family decided that the wife would do so as their son had young children to care for at that time.

Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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