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Courts allow Equanimity sale; record figure for vanity plate

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

Courts allow Equanimity sale

The Kuala Lumpur High Court granted the request of 1MDB and the government for the superyacht Equanimity to be sold, while the court decides who will keep the proceeds.

Low Taek Jho described this development as a "stunt," and accused the Malaysian government of initiating a fire sale to avoid paying for the yacht's upkeep.

Meanwhile, the Putrajaya Sessions Court issued an arrest warrant against the fugitive financier and his father Low Hock Peng to expedite efforts to repatriate the duo to face money-laundering charges.

A spokesperson for Taek Jho reiterated that he will not submit to any jurisdiction where his guilt was already "predetermined", and so is convinced he will not receive a fair trial.

Changi Airport Group (CAG) denied a report by The Star which alleged that it wanted to bill the Malaysian government for Taek Jho's Bombardier Global 5000 jet which has been parked at the Seletar Airport for 18 months.

Highest amount collected for vanity plate

A company splashed RM1,111,111 for the 'Malaysia 1' car registration number, setting a new record for the highest amount collected for a bid on a single plate.

Family members of the seven Orang Asli children who went missing from their boarding school in Pos Tohoi, Gua Musang, three years ago filed a negligence suit against the government and eight public officers.

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V will not be conferring titles in conjunction with his official birthday celebrations on Sept 9.

Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah believed that a more mature political model has emerged from 'new Malaysia'.

Looking ahead

A rally in support of those jailed under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 will take place today.

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