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Jeweller sues Rosmah; Macau's help sought for arrest of Jho Low

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

Jeweller sues Rosmah

A Lebanese firm sued Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, after RM60 million worth of jewellery it sent to her for viewing were seized by police.

The government, which believes the jewellery were bought with stolen money, applied to intervene in the suit.

Rosmah's lawyers denied that she purchased any of the jewellery which the Lebanese firm had sent to her.

She also did not make any request for the seized jewellery to be returned, inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said.

Macau's help sought to arrest Jho Low

Fuzi also revealed that Malaysia had put in a formal request for Macau to arrest businessperson Low Taek Jho, a key figure in the 1MDB scandal.

Macau police confirmed that it had received the request to arrest Jho Low.

However, they claimed that media statements from the Malaysian police were "not in line with the facts", but did not elaborate further.

The Swiss attorney-general visited his Malaysian counterpart and revealed that his office is probing six people for suspected bribery of foreign officials in relation to the 1MDB case.

Former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner, a key figure in putting together bonds for 1MDB that were misappropriated, will reportedly cooperate with US investigators.

Spotlight on Harapan's choice of speaker

Pakatan Harapan is expected to nominate Sungai Petani MP Johari Abdul as the new speaker of the Dewan Rakyat.

Former civil servants group G25 said it was deeply concerned with the choice of Johari, given the “express partisanship” of his former role as PKR parliamentary whip.

Former Bar Council president Ambiga Sreenevasan proposed nominating former judges for the speaker’s post, saying that this would help to restore the dignity of Parliament.

Umno is considering ditching the BN logo for the Sungai Kandis by-election in favour of its own logo.

Other Kinibites

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad reportedly thwarted attempts by some ministers to appoint large numbers of special officers to reward their supporters.

Putrajaya threatened not to provide further financing for LRT3 if Prasarana is unable to control spiralling costs, which it attributed to "mismanagement."

Lawyer Fadiah Nadwa Fikri said police will investigate her article on the monarchy under the Sedition Act 1948 and the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Hanipa Maidin was discharged from hospital a day after he collapsed during the prime minister’s address to civil servants.

Former minister Rais Yatim said the new Harapan government must be frank with the public on the cost of living.

Looking ahead

Mahathir will chair the cabinet meeting.

Bersih will hold a press conference on being selected as an official election observer for the Sungai Kandis by-election.

Fuzi will attend a blood donation drive at Bukit Aman.

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