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Commando killed in demo gone awry, and 9 news from yesterday

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

1. Mohd Zahir Armaya of the 11th Gerak Khas Regiment was killed during a demonstration after a bullet missed the bulletproof plate in his vest. Police are investigating.

2. At the 1MDB trial, a witness told the court that the East Coast Rail Link, Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline, and Multi-Product Pipeline projects were meant to bail out 1MDB, and that Low Taek Jho instructed aides to then-prime minister Najib Abdul Razak to open foreign bank accounts.

3. A special court set up to tackle human trafficking only made eight convictions in its first year, according to the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

4. Disappointed by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s dismissal of the proposal to raise the retirement age, the Malaysian Trades Union Congress urged him to come up with alternatives to address problems faced by retirees.

5. The cabinet has jointly issued a statement rejecting calls to boycott products made by non-Muslims, and instead urged citizens to support Malaysian-made goods.

6. The move to reduce the voting age to 18 years will be implemented in 18 to 24 months, as the Election Commission takes stock of the requirements and feedback from engagement sessions.

7. PKR president Anwar Ibrahim’s aide Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak, who is wanted by the police, has thus far eluded detection. Anwar, meanwhile, evaded questions from reporters on Farhash.

8. The National Sports Council rebuked Terengganu exco Wan Sukairi Wan Abdullah for his remarks about the attire and performance of female gymnasts, which the latter had deemed to be sexually arousing to men.

9. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced the withdrawal of the controversial extradition bill that has triggered months of protests, but some remain sceptical whether it is enough to appease the protesters.

10. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for a snap election on Oct 15 after members of his own party helped opposition lawmakers to defeat a motion that would lead to a three-month extension on the country’s EU exit date.

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