Snap polls may be called and 10 news you may have missed

Kini Roundup


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

1. International Trade and Industry Minister Azmin Ali (above) said the ruling Perikatan Nasional government may call for a snap general election at any time.

2. Umno supreme council member Mohd Puad Zarkashi warned that Umno and PAS may be used by the "smaller" Bersatu for the prime minister position.

3. The organisers of Parlimen Digital said the police should go directly to them, instead of disturbing participants.

4. Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad praised the Parlimen Digital initiative, stating that it was proof that the Dewan Rakyat session could be conducted virtually.

5. Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong revealed that the suggestion to revert the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) back to the alignment first proposed by the BN government came from Pahang Menteri Besar Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail.

6. Umno's Jelebu MP Jalaluddin Alias objected to the proposal, calling on Putrajaya to maintain the previous Pakatan Harapan government's realigned ECRL which passes through Negeri Sembilan.

7. The Prisons Department claimed that 35-year-old V Mugilarasu, who died in the Sungai Buloh Prison while awaiting a court hearing, had suffered a heart attack.

8. Defence Minister Ismail Sabri said negotiations are underway to reopen the country's borders.

9. Malaysia recorded five new Covid-19 cases and four recoveries.

10. Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng called on the government to extend the loan moratorium in the face of continued economic challenges.

11. Health Minister Dr Adham Baba denied elements of racism in the government's crackdown on immigrants during the movement control order period to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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