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Putrajaya to retry Anti-Fake News Act repeal, and 9 news from yesterday

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

1. De facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong said the government will make a second attempt to repeal the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 at the next Dewan Negara sitting, one year after the Senate rejected the bill to repeal the law.

2. Signs of infighting have emerged in Perak DAP and Johor PKR, as two office bearers quit Perak DAP, while Johor PKR warned a rival faction against holding a joint event.

3. Two Bangladeshi migrant workers die in Malaysia daily, with stroke and heart attack often cited as the cause. Most of them were aged 18 to 32.

4. Word of a ‘special’ cabinet meeting on Friday has prompted speculation that a decision will be made that would affect Sabah and Sarawak, but Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali said the meeting would discuss Malaysia’s long-term economic direction up to 2030.

5. As more schools are forced to close because of pollutant air, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is writing a letter to Indonesian President Joko Widodo raise Malaysia's concern about the transboundary haze.

6. The National House Buyers Association cautioned the government against intervening to resolve the oversupply of high-end properties, saying that this could encourage developers to continue building houses that don’t meet the demands of the Malaysian market.

7. Education Minister Maszlee Malik refused to entertain a question on the initiative to provide free breakfast to all primary school pupils, saying that there were so many questions directed at him that he does not know which to answer.

8. Former Court of Appeal judge Hishamudin Yunus said it was wrong for the authorities to detain Syiah Muslims as Article 3 of the Federal Constitution does not state which branch of Islam is the official religionof the nation.

9. Tanjung Bungah residents expressed shock after the consultant engineer and engineering firm implicated in a fatal landslide in the area were fined only RM40,000 each.

10. A court auction of rubber industry figure Vinod Sekhar’s supposed belongings have been temporarily put to a stop after his wife claimed the RM150,000 worth of items seized by the court actually belonged to her, not to Vinod.

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