MACC nabs Sessions Court judge, and 9 news from yesterday

Kini Roundup

Modified 23 Jul 2019, 12:37 am

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

1. The MACC yesterday arrested a Sessions Court judge as part of a corruption investigation, in addition to a lawyer, a deputy public prosecutor and several police personnel who were arrested last week.

2. The senate passed a motion requiring its members to declare their assets to the speaker and the MACC within three months.

3. At the SRC International trial against Najib Abdul Razak, an AmBank relationship manager related how fugitive businessperson Low Taek Jho supposedly stepped in after the former premier's credit card hit a snag while on a 2014 shopping trip in Hawaii.

4. Ipoh Timor MP Wong Kah Woh was named chairperson of the Sustainable Energy Development Authority, prompting questions about his independence as Public Accounts Committee member and calls for greater transparency in GLC and government agency appointments.

5. After water supply in the Klang Valley was restored, the latest disruption has been blamed on an act of sabotage.

6. Shocked by CyberSecurity Malaysia’s inability to identify persons in a sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Mohd Azmin Ali, criminologist Shamsher Singh Thind suggested several experts who might help.

7. As Lynas reiterated that it is fully compliant with Malaysian regulations, the government is mulling the setting up of a framework for the development of rare earths mining.

8. Azmin claimed he knows who masterminded the sex video, while Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari claimed it was perpetrated by someone who had gone through the same “dark period.”

9. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad told concertgoers to speak up be counted against hardliners seeking to shut these events down.

10. The Orang Asli Development Department said it is investigating allegations that Orang Asli in Gerik had their MyKad modified to show they are Muslims, despite not professing the faith.

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