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RCI's scope under scrutiny and 9 things that happened yesterday

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

1. The Malaysian Bar said the proposed Royal Commission of Inquiry on the judiciary should recommend holistic proposals for thorough and comprehensive reforms to improve and strengthen the judiciary in addition to addressing all allegations of judicial misconduct.

2. Malaysiakini interviewed several former judges on how wide the scope of the impending inquiry on the judiciary should be.

3. Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak's speaking engagement at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia was "postponed" by university authorities.

4. Najib claimed he was a victim of double standards because Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang was allowed to speak at public universities.

5. UKM deputy vice-chancellor Roslee Rajikan said the university had to call off the event because there wasn't enough staff to ensure security.

6. Eventually, event organisers moved Najib to a cafe where he promised to prioritise student welfare should BN come to power again.

7. At the same event, Najib declined to divulge the source of the RM15 million paid to his former media adviser Paul Stadlen because the matter was now in court.

8. Police sources told Malaysiakini that there are no leads indicating that Najib was involved in several high-profile murder cases.

9. PKR president Anwar Ibrahim urged Malaysians to put aside politics because it was getting in the way of addressing racism, neo-conservatism, and religious extremism.

10. Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman apologised to the Kuala Lumpur High Court for his interruptions during proceedings involving his lawsuit against Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad.

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