Malaysia Edition: PN pitches for Selangor with Raya do | Clamour over Coldplay tickets

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It looks like two can play the same game. 

Opposition coalition Perikatan Nasional (PN) held its own Hari Raya open house in rival territory Selangor on Sunday, after Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim held similar events in six states including in PN stronghold states of Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu. Tens of thousands attended both camps’ events, which are widely seen as the unofficial start of campaigning for state elections expected in July. PN’s gathering, held a stone’s throw from Selangor’s administrative buildings, signalled the coalition’s readiness to challenge Pakatan Harapan’s 15-year hold over Malaysia’s richest state. 

In other news, the mercury rose not just from an ongoing heatwave, but also anger over the reselling of Coldplay’s concert tickets. Tickets officially priced at RM228 to RM3,000 each have been going for as much as RM55,000 online, triggering the government to consider anti-scalping laws.

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Perikatan Nasional makes play for Selangor as crowds throng Hari Raya open house

Despite its 15-year hold on the state, Pakatan Harapan is expected to face a tough fight at the upcoming polls.


Malaysia working with global agencies to extradite fugitive businessman Jho Low: Minister

The extradition efforts also involve the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.


Minister says anti-scalping law could be in the works after Coldplay ticket outcry

The concert's 71,000 tickets were sold out, but it was not clear how many were bought by bots.


Malaysian Maritime agency detains 4 ships, including 2 Singapore-registered vessels

It said a Singapore-registered LPG vessel was seized on May 13, and another Singaporean-registered tanker on May 15.


Fire at KL’s Mid Valley Megamall likely caused by overheated oil

The fire was completely extinguished just over two hours after it broke out.


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