KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
1. Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador recounted his eight days in police detention over a sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali.
Farhash said that he had quizzed investigators about the CCTV footage from the Four Points Hotel in Sandakan, where the alleged sexual encounter took place, only to be told that the footage had been deleted.
Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador said the Attorney-General's Chambers will decide if there is a need to arrest Azmin after receiving investigation papers on the video.
2. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad topped the list as Malaysia’s most admired man, according to YouGov’s annual study on the public figures people look up to.
3. The Umno Supreme Council unanimously agreed to cooperate with PAS based on the principle of 'taawun siyasi' (political cooperation), its president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced. Zahid added that Umno would not cooperate with parties working with DAP.
4. PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man voiced his objection to the government’s plans to decriminalise drug abuse and possession in small quantities, stating: "In Islam, things that can damage the brain should be prevented or rejected."
5. In the midst of criticisms against vernacular schools, Malay parents who send their children to the Chinese schools told a forum why they see it as the best choice.
6. Hassan Karim is adamant on resigning as Johor PKR chairperson, vowing not to backpedal on his decision like before. The Pasir Gudang MP also admitted that one of the reasons behind his decision to step down was differences with the state palace.
7. The peace process to end the conflict in southern Thailand has stalled due to the lack of commitment, sincerity and strong political will from the Thai government, said Patani Consultative Council spokesperson Abu Hafez Al-Hakim. He called on the international community to help end the conflict.
8. Eight telecommunications operators joined the Communications and Multimedia Commission's initiative to waive call charges made by customers to the hotline of Befrienders, which provides emotional support to the distressed and the suicidal.
9. China’s Defence Ministry warned that it was ready for war if there was a move toward Taiwan’s independence, accusing the United States of undermining global stability and denouncing its arms sales to the self-ruled island.