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Bersih warns of absolute power's perils, and 6 things that happened yesterday

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

1. Bersih said absolute power is bad for democracy, in reference to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's unilateral appointment of the new MACC chief Latheefa Koya.

2. IOI Group founder Lee Shin Cheng has been laid to rest.

3. Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim's comment that eagles and pipits do not fly at the same height, which was used as an analogy to compare the royalty and other people, set social media abuzz.

4. DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang suggested that Mahathir tables a White Paper on the week in 2015 where then prime minister Najib Abdul Razak sacked several government officials, allegedly to suppress the 1MDB investigation.

5. Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh said children also have the right to assemble peacefully, after a Penang local councillor complained about a climate change protest involving children.

6. Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew said it was up to the relevant authorities to decide whether to declassify the report into the Double Six incident that has remained a secret for 43 years.

7. The Malaysian Bar said there was no justification for the appointment of the new MACC chief to bypass parliamentary scrutiny, while de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong stressed that the appointment complied with the law.

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