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Ex-CM Musa Aman acquitted on 46 graft charges and 9 news from yesterday

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

1. Former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman (above) has been acquitted of all 46 charges of corruption and money laundering against him after the prosecution decided to terminate the case.

2. Musa said evidence of his innocence is indisputable, while Attorney-General Idrus Harun said the case against Musa has become untenable after some witnesses are no longer able to testify and in light of testimony given by his predecessor, Abdul Gani Patail.

3. The National Security Council released new social distancing protocols just hours before the recovery movement control order came into effect. However, protocols for some sectors, such as barbershops and night markets, have yet to be published.

4. Pakatan Harapan and its allies said they have reached consensus on their candidate for prime minister, but that this would only be finalised later this week.

5. Simpang Renggam MP Maszlee Malik mooted the possibility of younger leaders leading Harapan.

6. The Immigration Department has denied activist Heidy Quah’s allegations of mistreating refugees held in detention by the department.

7. Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd has backpedalled on its announcement to relax social distancing measures after being told that only the National Security Council has the authority to do so.

8. No local Covid-19 transmissions involving Malaysian citizens have been recorded yesterday, for the first time since the movement control order began. Overall, seven cases were reported.

9. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission raided the premises of glovemaker WRP Asia Pacific as part of investigations into alleged misappropriation of funds involving a senior company executive.

10. The Federal Court has set Aug 13 for its decision on whether the mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking is unconstitutional.

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