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Nurse apologises for posting on Adib, and 7 things that happened yesterday

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

1. National Heart Institute nurse Siti Syafika Amira apologised in the Shah Alam Coroner's Court for her "emotional" Facebook posting on the injuries sustained by the late firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim during last year's Seafield temple riots.

2. Kuala Kangsar MP Mastura Mohd Yazid said sex scenes and LGBT representation in streaming content available on Netflix was causing concern among Malaysians.

3. Local businessperson Hazan Khalid announced his candidacy for the Rantau by-election as an independent, citing disappointment with Pakatan Harapan's choice of "outsider" Dr S Streram as its candidate.

4. Bank Negara Governor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus allayed concerns that the economy is facing deflation, saying that negative headline inflation figures for the first two months of 2019 were caused by lower fuel prices.

5. AirAsia Bhd Group CEO Tony Fernandes said closing down Malaysia Airlines would be unwise, but stressed that he is not interested in taking over the controls of the ailing national carrier.

6. Suhakam found that the police only dispatched their forensics team to exhume the bodies at the Wang Kelian human trafficking site in May 2015, four months after the mass graves were discovered.

7. No biological human traces were found on the Fire and Rescue Department vehicles that were at the scene of the Seafield temple riots, according to Chemistry Department science and forensic officer Mohamad Firdhaus Ramli.

8. At a Public Accounts Committee hearing, former transport minister Liow Tiong Lai defended awarding the contract for the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) system – that imposes charges on vehicles entering Malaysia from Singapore – via direct negotiation.

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