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PKR gives Haziq the boot, and 7 news from yesterday

Kini Roundup  |  Published:  |  Modified:

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

1. Ahmad Kassim, the chairperson of PKR's disciplinary board, announced the sacking of Santubong Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz, due to making "allegations against party leaders on corrupt practices without evidence." 

2. Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said the government agrees in principle with the proposal of opposition MPs that Article 119 (1) of the Federal Constitution includes automatic voter registration, but added that it could not be absorbed into tomorrow's proposed amendment to lower the voting age to 18.

3. A special committee to coordinate the parties involved in the pollution issues in Pasir Gudang will be set up, announced Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

4. The Kuala Lumpur mayor's power to say 'no' to a minister's "proposal" does not equate to courage to do so, former office-bearer Mohd Amin Nordin testified during the corruption trial of former Federal Territories minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

5. Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, the lead defence lawyer in the SRC International trial against Najib Abdul Razak, said he believes that prosecution witness Suboh Md Yassin is now the key to prove his client's innocence.

6. A group of businesspersons led by former AirAsia Group Bhd chairperson Pahamin A Rajab submitted a plan to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to help the government revive national carrier Malaysia Airlines Bhd.

7. Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman was suspended from the Dewan Rakyat for four days for repeatedly defying deputy speaker Nga Kor Ming's rulings during the question-and-answer session.

8. A running battle erupted between former prime minister Najib and Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan after its leader challenged his account of history when he said that his Umno forebearers once fought and defeated the Communist Party of Malaya.

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