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Anti-Lynas backlash and 7 things that happened yesterday

Kini Roundup  |  Published:  |  Modified:

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

Harapan leaders who previously took an anti-Lynas stance became a target for criticism after Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Rezuan Yusof said the rare earth company will be allowed to remain in Malaysia for foreign direct investment purposes.

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the cabinet will decide on declassifying the Council of Eminent Persons report amid demands to make it public, even if it was redacted.

Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak wants his money laundering trial to be aired live but the government said this would risk turning it into a "circus".

Acting Umno president Mohamad Hasan's labelling of ministers as "penumpang" in the Semenyih by-election came back to haunt him as it was used as campaign fodder for the Rantau by-election in which he is contesting.

Pakatan Harapan made yet another political appointment, this time making Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir as the chairperson of the Muda Agricultural Development Authority (Mada).

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the government saved RM806 million after renegotiating 121 BN-era projects that were granted through limited tender or direct negotiation.

Farmers evicted from government land in Cameron Highlands joined a rally calling for royal intervention.

Former finance minister Daim Zainuddin said Harapan needs to find common goals and principles amid criticism against the young coalition.

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