Anwar backs Dr M in feud with Johor palace, and 9 other things that happened yesterday

Kini Roundup

Modified 8 May 2019, 2:15 am

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

1. PKR president Anwar Ibrahim pledged his support for Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad as Mahathir’s feud with the Johor palace escalates.

2. On Day 14 of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak’s SRC International trial, a Retirement Fund Incorporated executive told the court how he sought to limit the fund’s exposure in its loan to SRC International.

3. Malaysia has recovered almost RM1.5 billion that had been misappropriated from 1MDB so far, out of the RM18.7 billion said to have been lost.

4. Former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng as pleaded not guilty to 1MDB-related charges in a US court, after being extradited there from Malaysia last week.

5. Bank Negara Malaysia has cut its overnight policy rate in a bid to “preserve the degree of monetary accommodativeness”, becoming the first Southeast Asian country to make the move.

6. Rare earth refinery Lynas said Western Australia’s refusal to accept its waste is not its fault, but many jurisdictions, including Western Australia and Malaysia, have laws prohibiting the import of wastes from mining.

7. Ministers should rein in their public disagreements as such rows fuel the perception that the government is dysfunctional, said former Council of Eminent Persons chairperson Daim Zainuddin.

8. The Ministry of Transport has introduced new rules for tinted car windows, which among others, lift a limit on the transparency of non-driver windows.

9. Seventy-five percent of eligible early voters went to the polls in the Sandakan by-election yesterday.

10. A failed retaining wall at the newly-built West Coast Expressway caused pipes to burst, cutting off the water supply to Kajang.

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