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Equanimity sold to Genting, and 7 things that happened yesterday

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

1. The Attorney-General's Chambers said that the Equanimity – the superyacht purchased by fugitive businessperson Low Taek Jho with money allegedly misappropriated from 1MDB – was sold to Genting Malaysia Bhd for US$126 million (RM514.3 million).

2. A Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) public inquiry concluded that activist Amri Che Mat and pastor Raymond Koh were victims of enforced disappearance, and that the Special Branch was behind their abductions.

3. However, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad called on Suhakam to provide evidence to back up its findings, or it would remain "merely hearsay".

 4. Businessperson G Gnanaraja was charged in the Shah Alam Sessions Court with deceiving the managing director of Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd, the main contractor for the Penang undersea tunnel project, into paying him RM19 million on three occasions in 2017.

5. The trial of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak for criminal breach of trust and money laundering in relation to SRC International Sdn Bhd commenced at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur and was adjourned to April 15.

6. Acting Umno president Mohamad Hasan insisted that his use of the word 'penumpang' (squatters) last month was not a racial slur, but instead a reference to non-performing ministers in the cabinet.

7. A 'Tan Sri' and his wife were nabbed by the police for allegedly abusing their three Indonesian maids.

8. A senior police officer suggested that Inspector-General of Police Mohamed Fuzi Harun should be subpoenaed to explain why he said that firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was assaulted during the Seafield temple riots last November.

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