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Exco accused of rape goes on leave, and 10 news from yesterday

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

1. Perak exco Paul Yong announced he was going on leave after being charged with raping his Indonesian domestic worker.

2. PKR president Anwar Ibrahim reportedly said he supports keeping Dr Zakir Naik in the country pending investigations into the preacher's statements.

3. Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman was criticised after making an apparent U-turn on his call to deport Zakir.

4. Several PKR leaders continue to be absent from party meetings chaired by Anwar amid a rift between him and his deputy Mohamed Azmin Ali.

5. Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) urged the government not to dismiss a UN special rapporteur's findings on underreported poverty figures, while PKR supports more discussion on the matter to formulate better policies.

6. The MACC said it will investigate after Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng warned that bidders for government projects are forming cartels.

7. Utusan Group executive chairperson Abd Aziz Sheikh Fadzir apologised for past editorial mistakes, and asked for the financially distressed daily to be given a second chance.

8. Gerakan Pembela Ummah chairperson Aminuddin Yahya, at a gathering on Muslim unity, declared that liberalism and Christianisation were threats to Islam.

9. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad began his three-day working trip to Vietnam.

10. Operations at KLIA returned to normal after a four-day disruption to its systems.

11. The anti-Lynas lobby formed a legal team to challenge the establishment of a permanent disposal facility for the waste produced by the company's rare earth refinery.

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