DAP meets ahead of cabinet's Lynas decision, and 9 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
1. DAP leaders held a meeting to discuss the Lynas issue ahead of today’s cabinet decision on the rare earth refinery’s operating license, but remain tightlipped on its outcome.
2. The Lynas issue is just one of several contentious issues to be raised in today’s cabinet meeting. Ministers from DAP also plan to raise the introduction of khat in the Standard Four syllabus and the preacher Zakir Naik’s continued presence in Malaysia.
3. The anti-Lynas rally on Sunday will culminate with the burning of the Pakatan Harapan manifesto, said its lead campaigner Tan Boon Teet who accused the government of breaking its promises on sustainable development.
4. Bersatu Youth has launched an online petition calling for the “racist” Chinese educationist group Dong Zong to be banned, but DAP said the group is not racist and defended its freedom of expression, while Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said such a ban is for the police to decide.
5. Mahathir acknowledged that DreamEdge Sdn Bhd, the company anchoring the third national car project, is linked to the government but said the agency was acting on its own accord.
6. Education Minister Maszlee Malik dismissed the claim that Mahathir had acted unilaterally on sensitive issues, saying that it is a “blatant lie”.
7. An MACC officer told the Kuala Lumpur High Court that they had a lead on the fugitive businessperson Low Taek Jho’s whereabouts in Hong Kong, but the island’s authorities did not arrest him despite Bukit Aman’s request.
8. The Federal Court has rejected former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak’s final appeal to postpone his 1MDB trial, which could lead to conflicting trial dates if Najib is called to enter his defence in the SRC International trial.
9. Franco-Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin, 15, has been found dead after she had gone missing at a resort near Seremban on Aug 4.
10. Flight check-in services at Hong Kong’s international airport had been suspended due to anti-government protests.