KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
1. At a graduation ceremony, Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador told police officers to reckon with the fact that the force has long been plagued with corruption, drug addiction, abuse of power and other problems.
2. Former Council of Eminent Persons chairperson Daim Zainuddin is leading the negotiations with China to retrieve the RM8.3 billion that was paid to contractors of the Multi-Product Pipeline and Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline projects.
3. The Human Resources Ministry, Youth and Sports Ministry and Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry have set up a joint committee to look into the plight of Foodpanda delivery riders who have gone on strike over the company’s new pay scheme.
4. Klang MP Charles Santiago said now may not be the best time for Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to officiate the Malay Dignity Congress, after months of public displays of anger, frustration and disappointment over the play of religion on politics.
5. Acting on a tip-off, police have arrested six people and confiscated several firearms in connection with the killing of a pygmy elephant near Tawau in Sabah.
6. Former Companies Commission CEO Zahrah Abd Wahab Fenner and her son Abdulazeez Wan Ruslan have claimed trial to 37 corruption charges involving RM5.7 million.
7. The NGO Royalti lamented that Pakatan Harapan has yet to deliver its promise to pay oil royalties to Kelantan.
8. Sources claimed that Umno would send representatives to the Malay Dignity Congress on Sunday.
9. A chemical store at the Kualiti Alam Waste Management Centre in Seremban caught fire, prompting a response from about 20 firefighters, including a hazardous materials team.
10. The US has banned goods from five countries suspected to be made with forced labour, including those from a certain Malaysian glove manufacturer. The Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran said his ministry would meet US Embassy officials on the matter.