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Dr M spells out hazards of absolute power, and 7 things that happened yesterday

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

1. Amid his verbal jousting with the Johor royal household on the appointment of the next menteri besar for the state, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said giving absolute power to the rulers may result in them using such power for their personal gains, instead of the rakyat's.

2. Former Umno vice-president Hishammuddin Hussein expressed concern over the issues highlighted in the Felda White Paper, especially the 'Eagle High Plantations' deal involving his cousin Najib Abdul Razak.

3. The Kelantan palace has revoked the 'Datuk' title awarded to former Tabung Haji chairperson Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, effective April 2.

4. Parit Sulong MP Noraini Ahmad has been appointed as chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee, replacing Beluran MP Ronald Kiandee.

5. A survey by think tank Ilham Centre shows that BN candidate Mohamad Hasan stands to win the Rantau by-election on Saturday, as he is deemed more 'credible' than the Pakatan Harapan candidate Dr S Streram.

6. Pekan MP Najib Abdul Razak will be referred to the parliamentary rights and privileges committee for allegedly breaking the embargo on the Felda White Paper a day before it was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat.

7. Johor Bersatu division chiefs have vowed to throw their support behind the candidate for menteri besar chosen by the party's top leadership.

8. Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu lodged a MACC report to investigate the possibility of misappropriation of funds in the Movie Animation Parks Studios (MAPS) project undertaken by a state government subsidiary company.

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