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Azmin vows to settle travel bills, and 9 news from yesterday

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

1. After being sued for RM328,901 for unpaid travel expenses, Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali said he would settle the amount after studying the claims.

2. Cyprus has begun the process of revoking citizenships granted through its citizenship-for-investment scheme, including that of one Malaysian believed to be the fugitive Jho Low.

3. Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador said Low is still hiding “like a chicken” on an island. He did not name the country, but said it is not Cyprus.

4. The prosecution has aborted a plan to slap additional terrorism-related charges linked to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam against Seremban Jaya assemblyperson P Gunasekaran, prompting accusations of double standards from Umno leaders.

5. Johor Menteri Besar Sahruddin Jamal’s announcement of an RM1,000 special aid has been greeted with a mix of incredulity and gratitude among the Tanjung Piai fisherfolk.

6. The government is mulling changes that would shorten the 28-day detention period under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.

7. Former sessions court judge Azmil Muntapha Abas and two other legal practitioners have pleaded not guilty to a charge of taking RM17,500 in bribes.

8. Economist Muhammed Abdul Khalid has urged the government not to spend public funds on abolishing tolls and subsidising fuel, as the B40 would benefit more from improving rural public transportation.

9. The High Court in Kuala Lumpur ruled that PKR vice-president Tian Chua’s disqualification from contesting in last year’s general election is invalid, and he is free to contest in future elections.

10. Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar has expressed concern that the government's health and petrol subsidy programmes are being managed by companies that have the same chairperson, Kamaruddin Taib.

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