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    Adib's family hopes for truth; solicitor-general defends letter on PM's reminder


    (Updated )

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

    Adib's family hopes for truth

    The family of late fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, who died after being attacked by rioters in November last year, hoped that there will be no cover-up during the inquest into his death.

    The youth wings of Malay-Muslim parties - Umno, PAS, Ikatan and Berjasa - forged new cooperation ahead of the Semenyih by-election.

    Bersatu Youth chief Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman said Harapan should not be distracted by the growing cooperation between Umno and PAS, and instead focus on serving the people.

    Solicitor-general defends letter on PM's reminder

    Solicitor-general III Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria defended his letter conveying the government's directive for there to be no delays in several high-profile graft cases.

    The prosecution is expected to present nine witnesses on the first day of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak's graft trial related to state-owned company SRC International Sdn Bhd.

    Former Kota Tinggi MP Noor Ehsanuddin Mohd Harun Narrashid was charged with receiving bribes of RM50,000 and a parcel of land from a printing company.

    Waytha defends Marzuki

    Minister in the Prime Minister's Department P Waythamoorthy said Deputy Foreign Minister Marzuki Yahaya was picked for his political strengths and not for his academic qualification, amid claims he got his qualification from a degree mill.

    Syed Saddiq said any attempt to falsify academic credentials is "immoral".

    Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said Harapan must tackle the issue of academic credentials by explaining to the public.

    Other Kinibites

    The Federal Territories Ministry is intensifying efforts to gazette public parks nationwide.

    The National Anti-Drugs Agency is mooting mandatory counselling for parents of drug addicts.

    Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki dismissed claims that Umno channelled RM90 million to PAS, stating that it was illogical for Umno to fund its own defeat.

    Police denied that a child found dead in an estate in Pekan was missing organs.

    The driver of a Toyota Vios who hit a Mazda CX5, causing it to plunge off the Penang bridge and resulting in the death of its driver, will be charged today.

    Looking ahead

    Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will deliver his monthly address to the Prime Minister's Department staff in Putrajaya.

    A voter will be filing an injunction, at the High Court in Shah Alam, to stop the Semenyih by-election.

    The High Court in Kuala Lumpur will hear Umno's bid to claim cash seized from properties linked to Najib.

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