Harapan tanks in opinion polls and 8 things that happened yesterday

Kini Roundup

Modified 27 Apr 2019, 3:11 am

KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

1. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his government's approval rating has plunged below the 50 percent line.

2. In particular, voters were not happy with how the government was handling the economy. Several key Harapan policies were also not widely supported by most.

3. Two out of four academics who penned a paper which purportedly convinced the Conference of Rulers to reject the Rome Statute have declined to attend a forum on the matter, while the other two have yet to respond to organisers.

4. Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) announced that it will field former Batu Sapi MP Linda Tsen for the Sandakan by-election.

5. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said home loan applicants who believed that they were unfairly rejected can complain to his ministry.

6. Penang Governor Abdul Rahman Abbas has proposed that a new state government administrative complex be built on a plot of land that is now being reclaimed.

7. Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok believed that China's plan to purchase an additional 1.9 million tonnes of palm oil from Malaysia over the next five years will help local smallholders.

8. Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak's lawyers told the Kuala Lumpur High Court that they wanted to strike out seven charges against their client as they claimed he was misled by the wording of the charges.

9. Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's special officer has revealed that his boss was unaware of a cabinet decision that the Johor cabinet should not be reshuffled.

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