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PM says Johor, T'ganu constitutions nullified, 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. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed in a blog posting that the constitutions of Johor and Terengganu were "nullified" when the Federation of Malaya was formed.

2. In response, Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim tweeted screenshots of two constitutional articles pertaining to federal guarantees of state constitutions and rulers' sovereignty.

3. The cabinet agreed to increase student intake into the pre-university matriculation programme from 25,000 to 40,000, but the quota system allocating 90 percent of the seats for bumiputeras remains in place.

4. Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said acting Bukit Aman CID director Huzir Mohamed is leading a newly-formed special task force to locate Indira Gandhi's former husband Muhammad Riduan Abdullah and her daughter Prasana Diksa.

5. Former Perlis police chief Zul Aznam Haron told the Wang Kelian Royal Commission of Inquiry that the delay in the handling of the mass graves in Wang Kelian was due to orders from the then inspector-general of police, Khalid Abu Bakar.

6. Arau MP Shahidan Kassim was granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal by the Kangar Sessions Court on a charge of molesting an underage girl in his car six months ago - after the victim refused to testify.

7. Bukit Aman has stepped up security measures in the country following Sunday's bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, including increasing its surveillance outside places of worship across the country.

8. Swiss banking giant UBS conceded that the widely reported gloomy assessment on Malaysia's economy by its officer Kelvin Tay contained errors.

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