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Bid to curb job discrimination, and 6 things that happened yesterday

Kini Roundup  |  Published:  |  Modified:

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

1. Putrajaya is drafting an action plan to tackle racial discrimination in job hiring after a survey found that Indians and Malays were most likely to face discrimination when applying for private sector jobs.

2. DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang believes the 10-year jail sentence for a Facebook user who pleaded guilty to insulting Islam is excessive, but Umno information chief Shamsul Anuar Nasarah said it should serve as a lesson to DAP supporters.

3. Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim claimed that the conference of rulers was not consulted when Putrajaya acceded to the Rome Statute, but Wisma Putra gave its assurance that the move would not affect the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's position.

4. Proton Holdings Bhd CEO Li Chunrong said he underestimated the difficulties at the troubled carmaker, but he believes that it can finally break even this year.

5. Ethiopian Airlines became the second airline to see it's brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 crash shortly after take off.

6. PAS vice-president Iskandar Samad said the Islamist party stands with non-Muslims after it was accused by DAP that its cooperation with Umno would give rise to extremism.

7. Organisers of the Women's March said the focus on the presence of some participants from the LGBT community at its rally had distracted from its main demands, which among others, include calls to ban child marriages and end gender-based violence.

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