Highway takeover and 8 things that happened yesterday

Kini Roundup


KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

1. Putrajaya has formally made offers to acquire Gamuda Bhd and other companies which, if successful, could change how toll charges are collected along four key highways in the Klang Valley.

 2. MACC has filed civil forfeiture suits against 41 entities and individuals in a bid to recover RM270 million which were allegedly misappropriated from 1MDB.

3. Of the amount, RM212 million allegedly involved Umno-linked entities. Umno president Mohamad Hasan has vowed to challenge the suits.

4. Naza Group has explained that its involvement in the suit was in regard to the sale of four cars amounting to RM269,662 while Habib Jewels has promised to cooperate with the authorities.

5. Defence counsel Harvinder Singh, in arguing why his client Muhammad Shafee Abdullah was a low flight risk, told the Kuala Lumpur High Court that his client had three wives in Malaysia.

6. Moody's has downgraded its credit rating for Petronas to A2 (negative) from A1 (stable) over potential government interference that may affect the company's cash flow.

7. The PAS vice-president race has been decided without contest after incumbent Iskandar Abdul Samad declined his nomination for the position.

8. PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has pledged that it will not seek "revenge" against civil servants if the party was part of the next government.

9. Otai Reformis has reiterated its call for Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali to go on leave pending police investigations into an alleged sex scandal after it was established that the minister was on the same table as attorney-general and inspector-general of police at a Hari Raya open house event.

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