Malaysiakini
NEWS

Putrajaya sues for NFC loan, and 7 other things that happened yesterday

Kini Roundup

Published
Modified 4 Jun 2019, 11:21 am

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

1. The government has sued the husband and three children of former Umno Wanita chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil to recover the RM253.6 million owed through the National Feedlot Centre project, but NFCorp chairperson Mohamad Salleh Ismail said the company had already pledged to repay the loan.

2. Business leaders appear to differ on whether Mandarin literacy requirement amounts to racial discrimination in the job market, but both sides agreed that more studies are needed to determine the facts.

3. A friend of the fugitive Low Taek Jho’s family has criticised the government for seizing the Low family mansion in Tanjung Bungah, Penang, saying that it predates the formation of 1MDB and is not linked to the scandal.

4. Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador has reiterated his warning to district police chiefs not to collect funds for “Hari Raya celebrations”.

5. Former Sabah chief minister Yong Teck Lee denied there are “hidden hands” behind his constitutional challenge against a Royal Commission of Inquiry on alleged judicial misconduct after a government source suggested that the suit may have been instigated by those who fear the RCI might open a can of worms.

6. Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said she will have the final say on the appointment of a lawyer from the Attorney-General’s Chambers to represent her ministry in the inquest into the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, replacing a private lawyer in the case.

7. Malaysia Airlines Bhd CEO Izham Ismail is opposing the idea of shutting down the national carrier.

8. As the Hari Raya exodus continues, 90 deaths due to road accidents have been recorded since Wednesday last week when the police launched the Ops Selamat 15 campaign.

Share this story

Comments

By posting a comment, you agree to our Terms & Conditions as stipulated in full here

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Foul language, profanity, vulgarity, slanderous, personal attack, threatening, sexually-orientated comments or the use of any method of communication that may violate any law or create needless unpleasantness will not be tolerated. Antisocial behaviour such as "spamming" and "trolling" will be suspended. Violators run the risk of also being blocked permanently.

REPORT VIOLATORS

Please use the report feature that is available below each comment to flag offending comments for our moderators to take action. Do not take matters in your own hands to avoid unpleasant and unnecessary exchanges that may result in your own suspension or ban.