KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
1. Lawyer Arun Kasi has been sentenced to jail for contempt of court, triggering a wave of condemnation from lawyers, including former minister Zaid Ibrahim, NGO Lawyers for Liberty and the Malaysian Bar.
2. At former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak’s trial on SRC International, the court heard how Najib bankrolled a Chinese media monitoring operation, a Chinese-language Facebook page and the defunct news portal Malaysian Digest.
3. Will your taps soon run dry? Ahead of the start of the water cuts starting in the Klang Valley today, Malaysiakini has produced a tool to help you find out with minimal fuss.
4. Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman revealed that Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim had once called for a boxing match in Kuala Lumpur between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse to be cancelled, and this and other disagreements and strained relations between him and the crown prince.
5. Two forensic experts who testified at the inquest into firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s death have lodged police reports stating that threats have been made against them.
6. A police witness at the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Wang Kelian incident testified that he was told not to proceed with his investigations after finding a body in Bukit Wang Burma.
7. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced 49 development projects worth RM2.28 billion for Sandakan ahead of a by-election there, saying that it had been budgeted for under Budget 2019.
8. Electoral watchdog Bersih has revealed 36 alleged offences at last month’s Rantau by-election, while lamenting that politicians no longer heed the group’s complaints.
9. A Sri Lankan official claimed the Easter bombings that hit his country were done in retaliation against the mass shooting incident at a mosque in New Zealand last month.
10. More than 1,000 people have been arrested in London over the last eight days amid protests calling for action to curtail climate change.