EC to decide Sabah polls date, and 6 news you may have missed

Kini Roundup

Modified 1 Aug 2020, 2:41 am

KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

1. The Election Commission said it recognises the dissolution of the Sabah state assembly and will convene a meeting to decide on key dates for the coming state election.

2. The Sabah MACC will investigate allegations that some Sabah state assemblypersons have been offered money and position to defect.

3. Kuala Lumpur High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali took two hours on Tuesday to deliver his verdict against former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak. Malaysiakini has compiled key issues addressed by the judge.

4. A Swiss court has convicted a former anti-money laundering executive at the bank Coutts & Co for failing to raise alarm on transactions linked to the 1MDB scandal.

5. Umno will announce its candidate for the Slim by-election on Aug 12, while Pakatan Harapan will step aside to make away for Bersatu dissidents aligned with Dr Mahathir Mohamad to contest.

6. Several DAP leaders criticised their colleague Tras assemblyperson Chow Yu Hui’s lawsuit to challenge a Pahang government directive mandating Jawi script on signboards, but DAP Youth secretary Eric Teh defended Chow saying that “cultural hegemony” should be opposed.

7. Police are tracking down a person who is seen beating a security guard in a video that has gone viral on social media platforms, and has appealed to the public for more information.

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