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Court upholds Pujut rep’s disqualification and 9 news from yesterday

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

1. The Federal Court has upheld the Sarawak legislature’s decision to disqualify Dr Ting Tiong Choon as Pujut assemblyperson over his previous dual-citizenship.

2. Sarawak PAS and Parti Bumiputera Perkasa Malaysia have called for Ting to be stripped of his Malaysian citizenship as well – a move that could leave him stateless because he had already renounced his Australian citizenship.

3. Malaysia and Singapore have set up a joint task force to curb the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. The World Health Organisation has officially named the disease Covid-19.

4. A senior epidemiologist predicts that the Covid-19 outbreak would soon reach its peak in China in the coming weeks and would dissipate by April.

5. The special committee to review alternative sentences to the mandatory death penalty has tabled its report. De facto law minister Liew Vui Keong said his office is studying the 128-page document.

6. The MACC has found no issues with the medical certificate that allowed Rosmah Mansor to miss the first day of her corruption trial.

7. Five representatives from the Gabungan NGO Pendidikan dan Ummah have been questioned by police for allegedly violating the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 during a protest against Teaching and Learning of English and Mathematics in English (PPSMI).

8. Deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais has been posthumously given the inaugural Perdana International Anti-Corruption Champion 2020 Award. Also given the award was Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) head investigator Novel Baswedan.

9. Sime Darby Plantation has suspended a supplier for failing to meet environmental standards and identified 54 others in Malaysia and Indonesia as “high-risk”.

10. PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said PAS’ plan to table a vote of confidence motion in parliament should not be taken seriously.

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