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Nazri claims remarks on vernacular schools misquoted and 9 things that happened yesterday

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

1. BN secretary-general Nazri Abdul Aziz claimed that his remarks on vernacular schools had been misquoted by the media, and his comment that non-Malays should not be the attorney-general merely reflected Malay sentiment on the issue.

2. Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Mohamed Ezani Md Taid told an inquest that he was informed by his staff that Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim had nodded when asked whether he had been beaten, and said the firefighter succumbed to acute lung failure due to injuries caused by “blunt force trauma.”

3. High Court judge Mohd Firuz Jaffril grilled lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo on Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer’s affidavit being leaked to members of the public before it had been served.

4. Sangeet is also reconsidering her suit against the judiciary, after the government announced the formation of a royal commission of inquiry into alleged judicial misconduct.

5. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he does not need PAS’ support to remain in power, and that he does not understand the party’s shifting stance despite having earlier declared support for him.

6. A fire broke out on a ferry in Langkawi, injuring two while 50 others escaped unharmed.

7. Police said a suspect who admitted to placing religious idols at Surau Sabilul Huda in Klang was a gila isim” practitioner who was motivated by a dream to commit the alleged offence.

8. Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran climbed the 4,095m Mount Kinabalu and cited the prime minister’s age as his inspiration.

9. Police have detained and remanded two people who are believed to have masterminded an employment scam that led to 47 Malaysians being detained in Cambodia in December.

10. China reportedly told foreign diplomats last week that its counter-terrorism and deradicalisation efforts in Xinjiang ought to be applauded.

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