KINI ROUNDUP | Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
1. Attorney-General Tommy Thomas initiated contempt proceedings against lawyer Arun Kasi for criticising a court decision to expunge parts of a dissenting judgment from Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, but the move was met with criticism.
2. Hamid Sultan was questioned by the police after the Federal Court lodged a report over his affidavit alleging corruption and impropriety in the judiciary.
3. Wisma Putra advised Malaysians to postpone visits to India and Pakistan amid escalating tension between the two countries, while AirAsia issued travel alerts for passengers flying to its northern Indian destinations.
4. The man who allegedly placed a ‘datuk kong’ idol and statues of Hindu deities at a Klang surau was charged with defiling a place of worship, while another, who was said to have insulted Prophet Muhammad, was charged with causing disharmony.
5. Putrajaya lowered the ceiling price of RON95 petrol from RM2.20 to RM2.08.
6. Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Mohammadin Ketapi announced an RM80,000 allocation to repair a hall in Semenyih ahead of this Saturday’s by-election, only to withdraw the allocation hours later after realising it could constitute an election offence.
7. PKR vice-president Tian Chua was appointed special adviser to Works Minister Baru Bian.
8. Acting Umno president Mohamad Hasan distanced his party from Nazri Abdul Aziz's racially-charged speech on the Semenyih campaign trail, stating that it was the BN secretary-general's personal opinion.
9. Transport Minister Anthony Loke defended his spouse's presence at a meeting with Beijing officials, claiming that she was invited by his Chinese counterpart Li Xiaopeng.
10. PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said he broke his silence and lashed out at PAS because it is trying to drive a wedge between him and Dr Mahathir Mohamad by alleging a plot within Pakatan Harapan to oust the prime minister.