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PM's royal rumble rages on, and 7 other things that happened yesterday

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

1. Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar urged "certain quarters" to stop meddling in the state's affairs, and pledged to make the "right decision" soon – believed to be in reference to Osman Sapian's resignation as the menteri besar and his replacement.

2. In reply, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that if rulers had the final word on who becomes prime minister or menteri besar, then Malaysia would not be a democracy.

3. Meanwhile, Osman said he would reveal the reason behind his resignation as the Johor menteri besar on Saturday, after an audience with Sultan Ibrahim.

4. The Gatco Settlers Action Committee urged Rantau voters to not to pick BN candidate Mohamad Hasan in this Saturday's by-election, as he allegedly cheated them on land matters.

5. Mahathir said that action will be taken against his predecessor Najib Abdul Razak for breaking the embargo and publishing the Felda White Paper on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

6. Port Dickson MP Anwar Ibrahim said the Felda headquarters in Kuala Lumpur is "jammed" with 100 new cars purchased by its management, in expressing concerns over the government's decision to inject RM6.23 billion to bail out the agency.

7. Najib's wife Rosmah Mansor claimed trial to a new charge in the RM5 million bribery case involving a solar hybrid power project in Sarawak.

8. A source told Malaysiakini that PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang was initially unaware of the RM1.4 million payment to settle his lawsuit against Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown.

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