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Azmin denies being in sex video, and 7 other things that happened yesterday

Kini Roundup

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

1. Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali issued a denial that he was the man implicated in a sex video scandal, calling it defamation and a conspiracy aimed at destroying his political career.

2. Earlier in the day, political aide Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz made a videotaped 'confession', claiming that he was the 'other man' in the sexually intimate video. Haziq claimed the video was recorded on May 11 in a hotel room in Sandakan during the recent by-election and featured himself and Azmin.

3. After Azmin's denial, another sex video was anonymously leaked to members of the press.

4. Azmin's party president Anwar Ibrahim came out strongly in his defence, saying he thought that the days of sodomy allegations were over.

5. On Day 23 of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak's SRC International corruption trial, the court was told how the company's board of directors was allegedly kept in the dark over several key matters.

6. Police found the body of a Bateq villager which had been buried in the community's traditional manner.

7. A total of 11,900 inmates are being housed in the Sungai Buloh, Kajang, Kajang Women's and Puncak Alam prisons, leading to overcrowded prisons.

8. Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial turned violent.

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