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Daim opposes'Pakatan Nasional', and 8 news from yesterday

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

1. Former finance minister Daim Zainuddin, a key adviser to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said he is against "Pakatan Nasional", the proposed coalition comprising PAS, Umno, PKR rebels and members from other parties.

2. Putrajaya announced that it was barring all cruise ships that have docked at ports in China from entering Malaysia.

3 Student groups complained that Universiti Malaya had not properly isolated students returning from China.

4. However, Universiti Malaya said those students were in good health and housed at a surveillance centre for observation and were not being quarantined as claimed.

5. Maszlee Malik, who had resigned as education minister on Mahathir's instruction, won the position of Simpang Renggam Bersatu chief in the party polls.

6. DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang claimed anti-Pakatan Harapan forces are trying to torpedo the coalition before its leadership decides on the prime ministerial transition plan on Feb 21.

7. PAS claimed that talks about the prime ministerial transition plan are unconstitutional and infringes on the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's authority.

8. PKR deputy president Azmin Ali sidestepped questions about his alleged role in working with PAS to get Mahathir to stay on as prime minister for a full term, stating that he wanted to focus on the economy.

9. The National Art Gallery has restored all artworks by Ahmad Fuad Osman following criticism for initially removing them.

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