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Constitutional amendment bid fails, and 9 other things that happened yesterday

Kini Roundup  |  Published:  |  Modified:

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

1. Pakatan Harapan’s maiden attempt to amend the Federal Constitution in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday failed after many opposition MPs abstained from voting.

2. Osman Sapian has resigned as the Menteri Besar of Johor. Johor state executive council member Sahruddin Jamal is touted as a frontrunner to take over the post.

3. Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak’s wife, Rosmah Mansor, has been arrested again and will face a charge under the MACC Act this morning.

4. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim is free to air his views, but warned that action could be taken if he makes seditious remarks. The prince responded thus: “You know where to find me.”

5. Felda has lodged a police report claiming to have been cheated in the Najib-era deal with Eagle High Plantations. In response, Najib challenged Pakatan Harapan to reveal details of the deal.

6. A witness told an inquest into the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim that it would have been possible to drag the deceased out of his vehicle within five to eight seconds, contrary to the testimony of an earlier witness.

7. Putrajaya has proposed amending the National Security Council Act 2016 to give the council more power, while simultaneously stripping the prime minister’s powers.

8. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong cautioned that Malaysia and Singapore must manage their maritime and airspace issues well, or these could “poison” relations between the two countries.

9. Rantau by-election candidates Dr S Streram and Mohamad Hasan were both hit with allegations of owning multi-million ringgit residences.

10. Authorities are on the lookout for more than 200 Rohingya migrants believed to be still at sea, after dozens made landings in Perlis in the north of the peninsula.

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