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Anwar declares assets, and 9 things that happened yesterday

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KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

1. PKR president Anwar Ibrahim has declared assets worth RM10.75 million to the MACC, including his house in Bukit Segambut worth RM9.5 million.

2. Bera MP Ismail Sabri Yaakob was announced as the new opposition leader replacing Bagan Datuk MP Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

3. Acting Umno president Mohamad Hasan cautioned Umno leaders to be careful of what they say, especially as the Rantau by-election approaches, but stressed that no gag order will be issued.

4. Umno supreme council member Abdul Rahman Dahlan cried foul over the continuous defection of Sabah assemblypersons to Warisan which is part of the state's ruling coalition, saying such a practice makes the state a laughing stock.

5. MCA president Wee Ka Siong questioned the lengthy delay for closure and any possible prosecution stemming from several probes into the Penang undersea tunnel project carried out since 2017.

6. PAS urged Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to sack DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng from the cabinet following the latter's claims that Umno and PAS were now "declaring war" against non-Muslims.

7. Leaders from Umno, MCA, MIC and PAS lodged a police report against Lim over his remark, which he had since corrected. They also threatened to organise a massive protest if he does not apologise.

8. Former Malaysian Bar president Ambiga Sreenevasan said Pakatan Harapan should not be distracted by the Umno-PAS alliance's rhetoric and instead focus on promoting the agenda for reconciliation, harmony and uplifting the economic plight of the rakyat.

9. PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang broke his silence over the allegation that RM1.4 million was paid to Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown to settle his defamation suit against her, saying neither he nor the party had paid the money.

10. The government has set up a special unit to monitor insults against the Prophet Muhammad and Islam, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa said.

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