Water woes ahead and 8 news from yesterday

Kini Roundup

Modified 21 Jan 2020, 10:12 pm

KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

1. The start of the dry season is already causing challenges for some states, with the dam level in Penang (photo above) remaining low despite cloud-seeding, while Malacca is contemplating water rationing.

2. Bersatu Youth chief Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman lamented that PKR president Anwar Ibrahim's supporters are haranguing Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to step down and that this is making it difficult for Mahathir to govern the nation.

3. PKR and DAP leaders favouring Anwar shot back, stressing that they are only asking for a clear timeline for the transition from Anwar to Mahathir to happen.

4. PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin said those not accustomed to being in the government need to "change" if Pakatan Harapan does not want to be a one-term government.

5. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng denied that prices of cars will be increased due to a hike in excise duties, stating that the government is still in discussion on the new excise duty structure for vehicles.

6. Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak testified at his SRC International Sdn Bhd graft trial that his government approved another RM2 billion loan to SRC International despite having nothing to show for with an earlier loan of the same amount, out of "hope" it will do better.

 7. BN veterans Ahmad Maslan and Shahrir Samad pleaded not guilty to failing to declare millions they received from Najib. Ahmad also claimed he was a "victim of tyranny".

8. Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal, who is also the Warisan president, said his party takes responsibility for the defeat in the Kimanis by-election and will continue to improve.

9. Seremban is formally upgraded to city status.

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