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PAC head no longer from opposition and 8 things that happened yesterday

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

1. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has no plans to replace Ronald Kiandee as the Public Accounts Committee head, which Pakatan Harapan promised would be helmed by an opposition lawmaker.

2. Kiandee was among eight former Umno Sabah lawmakers who officially joined Bersatu yesterday.

3. In our latest instalment of KiniGuide, Malaysiakini explores whether or not it is necessary for the government to declare a state of emergency in Pasir Gudang.

 4. The High Court had to adjourn shortly because the accused - former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak - slipped out of the court to go to the toilet without informing the judge.

5. Abdul Hamid Bador, who was put in cold storage during the Najib administration, has been promoted to acting deputy inspector-general of police.

6. Two Malaysians were among those injured during a terrorist attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, that has left at least 49 people dead.

7. The government has detailed the assets Lembaga Tabung Haji transferred to a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for RM19.9 billion even though the book value of those assets is only around RM10 billion.

8. The Prime Minister's Department, in a parliamentary written reply yesterday, said this was to help Tabung Haji cover its asset versus liability deficit to allow it to pay dividends to depositors.

9. In an interview with Malaysiakini, outgoing Bar Council president George Varughese said the Malaysian Bar would have had its wings clipped had BN proceeded with plans to amend the Legal Profession Act 1976.

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