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Muhyiddin has the numbers in Parliament and 9 news you may have missed

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

1. As the Dewan Rakyat convened to begin its July sitting, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin proved he has majority support in the House, after his motion to remove Mohd Ariff Md Yusof as speaker was carried with 111 votes in favour and 109 votes against.

2. The Dewan Rakyat’s July sitting under newly minted Dewan Rakyat Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun took off to the rowdy start as MPs bickered over his appointment and hurled allegedly racist and sexist jibes.

3. Lawyers argued on whether Malaysiakini’s facilitation of readers’ comments amounted to an intent to commit contempt of court during committal proceedings against the news portal.

4. Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki questioned whether the Perikatan Nasional government can be sustained after Muhyiddin barely mustered enough votes to carry his motion to remove Mohd Ariff from office.

5. The Selangor government has presented a list of candidates to fill two vacancies in the state executive council, while Amanah’s Morib assemblyperson Hasnul Baharuddin has been elected as deputy speaker of the Selangor State Assembly.

6. Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador denied accusations that the police disrespected the conclusions of the Coroner’s Court on its findings into the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.

7. The Royal Malaysia Police is acquiring body cameras for its officers and is mulling to use tasers instead of firearms to tackle aggressive individuals.

8. The Health Ministry has identified a new cluster of Covid-19 infections involving Malaysians who had just returned from Russia, while confirmed Covid-19 cases around the globe exceed 13 million.

9. Johor Investment, Entrepreneur Development, Cooperative and Human Resource Committee chairperson Mohd Izhar Ahmad said Singapore firms are willing to rehire about 75 percent of Malaysians who have been “temporarily suspended” from their jobs in the republic.

10. International Trade and Industry Minister Azmin Ali said the Malaysia will proceed to hold the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit this year as a virtual event.

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