300k households without water after illegal dump, and 8 news from yesterday

Kini Roundup

Modified 23 Dec 2019, 4:07 am

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

1. More than 300,000 households are without water after the Sungai Semenyih treatment plant was shut down for a clean up following illegal dumping that contaminated the water source.

2. Indah Water Konsortium (IWK) plans to seal manholes to prevent future illegal dumping of waste into the sewage system.

3. MCA president Wee Ka Siong advised Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to stop offending major international powers as it could hurt the country's economy.

4. On a separate matter, DAP's Keranji assemblyperson Chong Zhemin criticised MCA's refusal to accept RM40 million government allocation through a trust for Tunku Abdul Rahman University College on legal grounds, pointing out the party had no qualms accepting money from former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak that was purportedly stolen from 1MDB.

5. Selangor’s takeover of the Highland Towers land, the site of deadly landslides, for redevelopment is set to be approved on Jan 8.

6. PSM expressed concern that the suspension of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) could lead to "mega-level" union-busting but also acknowledged the internal factional fighting in the body.

7. The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) apologised over an incident where a cancer-stricken bedridden woman was made to show up at its Johor Bahru office in order to withdraw her contributions to the retirement fund.

8. The Kuala Lumpur City Hall reportedly blocked a swimsuit contest that was part of a segment in the Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2019.

9. More than 2,200 people are still displaced due to the floods in Kelantan, Johor and Sabah.

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