Najib sues his former banker, and 9 news from yesterday

Kini Roundup


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

1. Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak has sued his former banker Joanna Yu (above) and her employer Ambank for allegedly taking instructions from Jho Low.

2. Najib said he had let his wife Rosmah Mansor pick out an RM543,530 watch as her birthday gift to make up for his abrupt departure from a family holiday in Hawaii in 2014.

3. Police have detained six people and questioned PKR Youth secretary Ahmad Syukri Che Ab Razab over the fracas at the PKR Youth congress. The party’s disciplinary board vowed stern action against disciplinary misconduct at the party congress.

4. MACC’s website shows Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s income has increased to RM100,004.32 per month, but it erroneously reported Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim’s assets to have doubled.

5. Segamat MP Edmund Santhara Kumar has kept his family abroad due to safety concerns after Pakatan Harapan’s asset declaration policy outed him as the richest MP, but said he still supports the policy, though he says some changes are needed.

6. Opposition leader Ismail Sabri Yaakob claimed that the rule of law is ‘dead’ in Malaysia after the prosecution withdrew an appeal against PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli’s acquittal on charges of breaching banking secrecy.

7. Housing in Malaysia is "severely unaffordable" and affluent Malaysian are taking advantage of "friendly" policies to purchase units - and are therefore affecting the supply and affordability of housing units, says World Bank economist Kenneth Simler.

8. The High Court in Kuala Lumpur ruled that the government and the police are liable for N Dharmendran’s death in police custody and awarded RM490,200 in damages.

9. Malaysia will set up a policy on marine debris to tackle plastic waste being washed into the sea.

10. Mahathir - the oldest prime minister in the world - offered some advice after his Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin became the world’s youngest prime minister at 34 years old.

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