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Businessperson in Ku Nan graft trial agrees to plea bargain, and 9 news from yesterday

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

1. Businessperson Tan Boon Eng has pleaded guilty to an alternative charge of abetting former federal territories minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to receive an RM1 million bribe, as part of a plea bargain.

2. Sri Aman recorded hazardous air pollution levels yesterday, while over 600 schools nationwide were forced to close due to haze.

3. Khazanah Nasional Bhd announced that it is selling the Prince Court Medical Centre for RM1.02 billion in cash, hours after Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad stated that the sovereign wealth fund had strayed from its core businesses.

4. National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption director-general Abu Kassim Mohamed said a law to regulate political financing will be tabled in the forthcoming parliamentary session, where the bill on the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission may also be passed.

5. PKR president Anwar Ibrahim met with two former Umno warlords Pandikar Amin Mulia and Salleh Said Keruak, but they claimed it was not political. Jelutong MP RSN Rayer warned that the duo should not be allowed to “worm their way” into Pakatan Harapan.

6. A prosecution witness the 1MDB trial against former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak told the court that Irish singer Bono and Queen Rania of Jordan were among the names floated to be members of the board of trustees of a foundation that was to be set up for the Terengganu Investment Authority.

7. Electoral watchdog Bersih said its website has come under cyberattack since Sept 13.

8. Malaysia is the second-largest importer of shark fin, according to the global wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic.

9. The Court of Appeal unanimously upheld the 25-year jail sentence against two men for committing a terrorist act by exploding a grenade at a Puchong nightclub in 2016.

10. Hong Kong will start a public dialogue next week aimed at easing tensions after months of violent protests.

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