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IRB goes after Najib's daughter and 10 news from yesterday

Kini Roundup

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Modified 26 Aug 2019, 10:03 pm

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

1. The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) is seeking RM10.3 million in unpaid income taxes from former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak's daughter Nooryana Najwa.

 2. Education Minister Maszlee Malik announced the government will be rolling out free breakfast for primary school students starting next year.

3. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the process to repair dilapidated schools in Sarawak have begun after Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg said Putrajaya was slow and accused Lim of being a liar.

4. Police arrested seven students and a PSM activist amid a dispute with a private college over the inability to secure government loans for the students.

 

 5. Forest fires in Johor led to the temporary closure of two schools.

6. Negeri Sembilan may get a second East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) station in Nilai following a proposal by the project owner.

7. De facto Islamic Affairs Minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa hopes the National Harmony and Reconciliation Commission can be set up by this year to tackle hate speech, among other matters.

8. Zakir Naik accused DAP leader P Ramasamy of using the former to gain popularity while the latter lodged a police report against the preacher for allegedly interfering in Malaysian politics.

9. PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said his party has advised Zakir to stick to preaching and steer clear of politics but maintained that the DAP had politicised Zakir's statements.

10. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad rebutted claims that his Pakatan Harapan allies were against him, stressing that he was not alone and the coalition remains strong.

11. Representatives of the red shirts movement are set to deliver speeches at the United Nations headquarters.

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