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Bandar Malaysia revived, and 9 things that happened yesterday

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

1. The Bandar Malaysia project is back on track, with a Malaysia-China joint venture cut during the previous BN administration being revived.

2. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad described Bandar Malaysia as one of four major problems solved by his administration, with the other three being the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), Felda and Tabung Haji.

3. Putrajaya has nominated a new chief justice and is waiting for the Conference of Rulers to approve the nomination.

4. Former Council of Eminent Persons head Daim Zainuddin has urged the media to uncover whether the previous cabinet was properly briefed on the ECRL before it was greenlit.

5. The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has urged Putrajaya to ensure that its annual report is debated by Parliament for the first time since its establishment 19 years ago.

6. The government is negotiating arms deal with China, Russia and Pakistan, which would be offset with the sale of palm oil.

7. Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said the military will no longer provide honorary ranks to politicians and celebrities.

8. An expert witness dismissed the theory that firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was knocked onto a road kerb by an Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) van during an inquest.

9. A Singapore-based UBS banker's flawed prognosis of Malaysia's economy was debunked by International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Ong Kian Ming and Damansara MP Tony Pua, the special officer to the finance minister.

10. The Kleptocrats, a documentary about the 1MDB scandal, was launched in an exclusive screening attended by some 70 guests in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday night.

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