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Guan Eng wants another review on khat, and 8 news from yesterday

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KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

1. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said he will seek another review of the khat issue in the upcoming cabinet meeting.

2. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad branded Chinese educationist group Dong Zong as "racist" for claiming the introduction of khat lessons for Standard 4 pupils was an attempt at Islamisation.

3. Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh said Mahathir's labelling of Dong Zong as racist will complicate any efforts to reach a compromise.

4. Mahathir also took a sarcastic swipe at critics who questioned his position on several issues such as Lynas and khat which are unpopular with Pakatan Harapan's core supporters.

5. Bagan Dalam assemblyperson M Satees proposed that controversial preacher Zakir Naik be sent to Saudi Arabia, after the latter suggested at a talk in Kelantan that Malaysian Hindus supported the Indian prime minister more than their own prime minister.

 6. Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) chairperson Dr S Jeyakumar expressed concern that the government was trying to introduce policies that were divisive and suggested that a review committee be established to vet policies before any rollout.

7. Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari confirmed that the Selangor sultan is reviewing the amendment bill that would allow unilateral conversion of children to Islam.

8. Police warned the public not to turn a fatal road rage incident in Sungai Besi into a racial issue.

9. The Institute of Journalists Malaysia (IOJ) called for action to be taken against Utusan Malaysia for failing to pay its employees their salaries.

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