KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
1. Osman Sapian formally submitted his resignation as menteri besar to Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar while a successor is expected to be sworn in later today.
2. Sultan Ibrahim has purportedly set an exco reshuffle as a condition for appointing the new Johor menteri besar but Johor PKR chief Hassan Karim says the ruler has no power to set such prerequisite.
3. Rajawali Group denied its boss Indonesian tycoon Peter Sondakh had exercised undue influence on former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak in the Eagle High deal.
4. Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor denied they had purchased a “pink diamond” using 1MDB-linked funds.
5. BN’s Mohamad Hasan won the Rantau by-election with a 4,510-vote majority.
6. A fight erupted as PKR supporters blamed each other for Harapan’s defeat in Rantau.
7. Mohamad, in his victory speech, said people had grown tired of Harapan’s “politics of blame” while PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said Harapan’s defeat was a reminder that it must address the people’s plight.
8. Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran defended his statement that he preferred Indian restaurants, which was said in a Tamil speech to Rantau voters, claiming that it had been “interpreted in the extreme”.
9. Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar clarified that the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) route in his state has not been altered.