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Equanimity’s new name, and 9 things that happened yesterday

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

1. The superyacht Equanimity has sailed to Singapore under a new name and a new owner. Genting Malaysia Bhd said it is finalising plans to use its latest acquisition to grow its ‘premium player’ business.

2. The prosecution has asked the court to postpone the upcoming 1MDB trial against former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak to make way for the ongoing SRC International trial.

3. Sime Darby Plantation Bhd claimed that a Taiwan-based company had used the former Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V’s name in a bid to buy land below market price, and has filed a judicial review to block it.

4. Although today is a public holiday, various ministers including M Kula Segaran and Saifuddin Nasution Ismail will be taking turns to present policy papers to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad at a special cabinet meeting.

 5. Minister in the Prime Minister's Deparment in charge of religious affairs Mujahid Yusof Rawa told Malaysiakini that saving Tabung Haji had been his greatest challenge and cost him many sleepless nights, but it was worth it.

6. Senator Nga Hock Cheh clarified his remarks regarding the MyKad, saying that his statement had been misquoted and misunderstood, and he never suggested that a person’s religion should be excluded from the MyKad.

7. Despite many objecting to the government’s move to abolish examinations for younger primary school students, Education Minister Maszlee Malik is confident that parents will eventually come around when the policy bears fruit.

8. Bersatu Tebrau division chief Mazlan Bujang has been named the next Bersatu Johor chief, and will replace former menteri besar Osman Sapian in the post.

9. Parts of the Pan Borneo Highway in Sarawak will be opened to the public in July, according to Deputy Works Minister Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir.

10. Japanese Emperor Akihito has abdicated – the first time a Japanese monarch has done so in two centuries. Crown Prince Naruhito is set to become the new emperor in a ceremony today.

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