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Gov't to decriminalise personal drug use, and 7 news from yesterday

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

1. Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad announced that the government plans to work towards removing criminal penalties for the personal possession and use of drugs.

2. The government took a neutral stand on the ILO Convention on Sexual Harassment and Violence because it did not wish to be in conflict with its stakeholders, that is the MTUC and MEP, Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran said.

3. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed that the government will table a motion in Parliament to compel all MPs to declare their income and assets to the MACC, with a source telling Malaysiakini that the motion would be tabled next week, by a minister in the Prime Minister's Department.

4. National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFC) and 10 others were named as defendants in a suit by the government to reclaim RM253.6 million that was loaned to the company operated by former minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s husband and their three children.

5. Gamuda Bhd accepted the proposed offer by the Minister of Finance (Incorporated) (MoF Inc) to purchase all of the group’s equity stake in four companies, paving the way for the government to take over four concessions of toll highways.

6. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng dismissed a social media posting which had claimed Chinese couplets in his office gave the impression that the office is located in Beijing and described them as an insult to the national language.

7. Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar said that all Pakatan Harapan assemblypersons in the state must give their support to Menteri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal.

8. A secondary school teacher has been accused of assaulting a Form Four student following an argument over homework, leaving him with abdominal pain and bruises to his face. The teacher is also alleged to have used a racial slur on the student.

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