Malaysiakini Kini Roundup

DOJ to reclaim Equanimity; Malay lock-up deaths under-publicised

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

DOJ to reclaim Equanimity

Prosecutors from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) are in Indonesia to reclaim the seized 1MDB-linked superyacht the Equanimity.

Indonesian police said their Malaysian counterparts are not involved in the case.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak said speculation should not be made about the seizure.

Salleh also stood by his earlier statement that there is no proof the Equanimity is owned by Jho Low, but denied defending the 1MDB-linked businessperson.

Malay lock-up deaths under-publicised

An analysis by Malaysiakini showed that Malay deaths in custody are twice as high as Indian deaths but three times less likely to be reported to media and NGOs

Malaysiakini also published an interactive game to test if you can save your friend from death in custody.

Lawyer Eric Paulsen shared advice on how to deal with the police if you are arrested.

Other Kinibites

The Registrar of Societies has approved Umno's request to further postpone its party election.

Dr Mahathir Mohamad said tycoon Robert Kuok would not have broken any law if he made donations to DAP.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission ordered blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin to remove three articles on Kuok.

Muar MP Razali Ibrahim jested that the harder he worked, the more votes he lost.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong voiced support for a law to curb fake news.

Looking ahead

Debates in Parliament begin today.

Bersih chief Maria Chin Abdullah will announce her resignation from the movement to contest in the 14th general election.

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