Officer tells of the raid for SRC documents, and 9 other things that happened yesterday

Kini Roundup

Modified 16 Apr 2019, 5:03 am

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

1. On the second day of the SRC trial against former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, a Bank Negara officer told the court of a raid on an AmBank branch that yielded documents crucial to the case.

2. Lynas Malaysia had been warned in 2011 that it risked jeopardising its operations if it fails to meaningfully engage with local environmental concerns, according to a report.

3. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the realignment of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) was due to connectivity and environmental reasons, and the deal has nothing to do with businessperson Low Taek Jho.

4. Police have detained another two people believed to have “inspected” a police car during the Rantau by-election on Saturday, completing the arrests of all five suspects in the case.

5. Education Minister Maszlee Malik explained that he was absent from the Dewan Rakyat during last week’s vote on a constitutional amendment because he was on official duty in Paris.

6. Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) chairperson Razali Ismail has resigned, just two weeks shy of the end of his tenure on April 27.

7. The Penang government has set up a committee to monitor the activities of Chief Minister Incorporated, but its ranks would not include opposition assemblypersons nor NGO representatives.

8. In the first part of a special series, Malaysiakini chronicles Orang Asli languages that are facing extinction, and the efforts to preserve them.

9. The Save Seafield Mariamman Temple Task Force has withdrawn its bid to hold watching brief at the inquest on firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim's death, following the Attorney-General’s Chambers affidavit that the death was not due to being beaten.

10. Felda will soon be holding an engagement session with settlers to hear their views on the agency’s new direction, according to Deputy Economic Affairs Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin.

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