Female lawyers' list for avoiding 'randy' colleagues, and 9 news from yesterday

Kini Roundup

Modified 2 Jul 2019, 2:53 am

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

1. In the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct involving a lawyer, female lawyers revealed their strategies for avoiding harassment, such as sharing a list of "gatal" (randy) colleagues.

2. Investigations based on findings of a Royal Commission of Inquiry on Bank Negara’s foreign exchange dealings in the 1990s have been classified as "no further action" – as the allegations were found to be lacking in documentary evidence and because the RCI secretary retracted his police report.

3. The government has tabled legislation decriminalising street protests, while the Dewan Rakyat approved a motion compelling MPs to declare their assets.

4. The government shot down a proposal to establish a truth and reconciliation commission for the May 13, 1969, riots, and said it would instead focus on strengthening unity and the nation’s economy.

5. The office of Minister in the Prime Minister Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa said reports portraying the minister as pandering to Beijing’s propaganda on its treatment of its Muslim population is “confusing, inaccurate and did not reflect the entire picture.”

6. The MACC is reportedly investigating alleged irregularities in Telekom Malaysia’s acquisition of Packet One Networks in 2014.

7. The Johor state opposition is livid over the question raised in Parliament by DAP’s Labis MP Pang Hok Liong on whether vehicle licence plates used by Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim and Permaisuri Raja Zarith Sofiah have been registered with the Road Transport Department and can be used on the streets.

8. The government is looking to pay targeted fuel subsidies to lower-income groups directly, instead of using a subsidy card as planned earlier, a news portal reported.

9. Iran has stockpiled more low-enriched uranium than allowed under a 2015 deal that the US abandoned last year, despite European countries’ pleas not to do so amid their attempts to revive the deal.

10. Protesters stormed the Hong Kong Legislative Council yesterday, vandalising its chambers and setting up barricades outside the building.

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