Muhyiddin under 14-day quarantine, and 9 news from yesterday

Kini Roundup


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

1. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has been placed under quarantine after attending a meeting where one of the attendees later tested positive for Covid-19. Muhyiddin has tested negative so far.

2. The US government has sold fugitive businessperson Low Taek Jho’s luxury condominium in New York for a US$6.2 million (RM27 million) loss.

3. Covid-19 has been detected amongst both immigration detainees arrested prior to the movement control order and after the order has been implemented, despite the latter group having undergone a round of tests and the two groups being isolated from one another.

4. Migrant rights group Tenaganita said the government has repeatedly ignored warnings of a potential outbreak at immigration detention facilities.

5. Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, announced that Hari Raya Aidilfitri will be celebrated on Sunday. Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob reminded that Hari Raya visits are only allowed for the first day of the celebration and overnight stays are prohibited.

6. Bersatu Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman claimed that the government’s political appointments are part of a failed strategy to lure Umno MPs to join Bersatu, while Umno supreme council member Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said this is not the case and he remains loyal to Umno.

7. Asked whether Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s decision to step down as prime minister was a mistake, his close confidante Daim Zainuddin said Mahathir had to act fast in light of the Sheraton Move.

8. Seven Kedah division chiefs supposedly issued a statement saying they want Mahathir to lead the party, but nine division chiefs in the state backing Muhyiddin claimed the statement was actually issued by just three division chiefs.

9. The Kuala Lumpur High Court has rejected a lawyer’s bid to seek a review of movie producer Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz’s plea bargain over the latter’s money-laundering charges.

10. Logeshwari Rajendran is seeking justice for her sister after the 20-year-old was driven to suicide due to cyberbullying. The cyberbully purportedly laughed when told of her death.