Haze worsens, and 9 news from yesterday

Kini Roundup

10 Sep 2019, 10:27 pm

Updated a year ago



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

1. Haze conditions have worsened, reaching unhealthy levels in the Klang Valley and forcing the closure of schools in Sarawak. Satellite imagery shows 1,307 hotspots in Indonesia, with prevailing winds blowing smoke across the border.

2. A prosecution witness in the 1MDB trial against former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak told the court that fugitive businessperson Low Taek Jho had a close relationship with Najib’s wife Rosmah Mansor.

3. In the first of a multi-part report, Malaysiakini collaborated with Bangladeshi media Kaler Kantho to expose how migrant workers are traded and exploited in slavery-like conditions upon their arrival at KLIA.

4. Religious authorities are continuing their crackdown on Syiah Islam followers, prompting concern from Suhakam, which emphasised constitutional guarantees on the freedom of religion.

5. Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali said he had discussed a potential collaboration between the sovereign wealth funds of Malaysia and Abu Dhabi with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

6. Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) will become the sole water supplier in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya beginning Friday, after having completed the acquisition of five privately-owned concessionaires in April.

7. Police arrested PKR president Anwar Ibrahim’s aide Farhash Wafa Salvador to assist in an investigation into a riot and subsequently released him on bail.

8. Police believe that the shooting that killed commando Mohd Zahir Armaya during a demonstration last week was due to negligence, but investigations are still ongoing.

9. Sources claimed that the human rights activist Ivy Josiah is among those tipped for an appointment as senator next month.

10. The Malaysian Aviation Commission fined Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd RM1.179 million for failing to meet quality targets for KLIA and KLIA2. It also imposed an RM400,000 fine on AirAsia for failing to disclose addition airfare charges.

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