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Tabung Harapan to be used for 1MDB debt, and 9 things that happened yesterday

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

1. Putrajaya will use the more than RM200 million collected from Tabung Harapan Malaysia to pay off a portion of 1MDB's RM1.7 billion debt repayment due this year, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said.

2. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia's 19th place ranking on the  World Economic Forum's 2018 Quality Education Index shows that the country is on the right track.

3. Following Mahathir's complaints on the use of government assets on the campaign trail, Election Commission chairperson Azhar Azizan Harun said that it is prepared to meet Pakatan Harapan for its feedback on improving the election process.

4. The Governance, Procurement and Finance Investigating Committee found that the firing range of an army camp in Batu Pahat poses a safety risk to members of the public located nearby.

5. A Defence Ministry official lodged 14 MACC reports over questionable procedures in 16 land swap deals involving the ministry's real estate.

6. Former defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein wants his predecessors and the prime ministers they served under to take responsibility for any wrongdoing committed in these land swap deals.

7. Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu denied that the state government used heavy-handed tactics to dismantle a blockade set up by the Orang Asli community in Kampung Tasik Cunex, Gerik.

8. Police arrested the three remaining members of an Islamic State cell which was planning to carry out assassinations and attacks to avenge the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.

9. The Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) is considering a proposal to bring back travel bans for defaulters to improve study loan repayments. 

10. In response to a question on loosening the matriculation quota, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said that the provision of equal opportunities should not only be looked at from the perspective of education, but also from employment.

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