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Jho Low's influence on SRC transfers, and 9 news from yesterday

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Modified 4 Aug 2019, 1:08 am

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

1. The Kuala Lumpur High Court heard fugitive businessperson Low Taek Jho was heavily involved in the transfer of millions of ringgit from state-owned SRC International accounts.

 2. PKR senator Mohd Imran Abd Hamid apologised after party president Anwar Ibrahim asked him to retract his statement calling for laws to protect men from being "seduced" by women while Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail proposed gender sensitivity courses.

3. DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang said controversial preacher Zakir Naik should leave Malaysia but PAS' Pasir Mas MP Ahmad Fadhli Shaari said it is Lim who should leave the country.

4. Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed that he met with opposition representatives, purportedly concerning support for his tenure as prime minister, but declined to reveal if PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali was also involved in the meeting.

 5. However, Mahathir reiterated his promise to step down and hand over power to PKR president Anwar Ibrahim before the end of his term despite calls for him to stay on for a full term.

6. The government denied that a proposal to take over several highways has been put on hold.

7. Mahathir said the government is waiting for Lynas to propose a waste disposal method which will be essential to the company's future operations in the country.

8. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong said the government is prepared to take into account constructive criticism and make alterations to the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill which has been tabled for the first reading in the Dewan Rakyat.

9. Former Umno supreme council member Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said his party should not try to regain power through means other than a general election.

10. Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu has agreed to temporarily halt logging activities around an Orang Asli area in Gerik after a meeting with Minister in the Prime Minister's Department P Waythamoorthy and attorney-general Tommy Thomas.

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