KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
1. The Registrar of Societies affirmed that Dr Mahathir Mohamad (above) has resigned as Bersatu chairperson on Feb 24, but a party leader said only the Bersatu disciplinary board can make that determination.
2. An audio clip purportedly showing Mahathir appearing to agree to withdraw Bersatu from Pakatan Harapan during a supreme council meeting on Feb 23 is denounced as a fake by several people at the meeting.
3. A majority of top Bersatu leader leaders said the supreme council had made a clear decision on Feb 23 to leave Pakatan Harapan.
4. After updating its data, the Health Ministry has found that nearly half of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia can be linked to the Sri Petaling tabligh gathering from Feb 28 to March 1.
5. The Health Ministry will conduct health screenings on all immigration detainees arrested before March 18 after several deportees tested positive for Covid-19 upon being sent back to their home countries.
6. Film producer Riza Aziz is prepared to testify in his stepfather’s 1MDB trial, said the trial’s lead prosecutor Gopal Sri Ram.
7. The High Court in Kuala Lumpur has allowed the government to seize more than RM600,000 in mixed currencies from Riza, as part of the estimated RM465.3 million that he was supposed to return to the government for his plea bargain.
8. Former MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad said Gopal must explain the plea bargain for Riza’s billion-ringgit money laundering trial that is linked to 1MDB funds.
9. PKR has denied a news report claiming that the party has withdrawn its support for Mahathir to become prime minister, while PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution said the party has yet to discuss its choice for prime minister should a no-confidence motion against Muhyiddin be tabled in Parliament.
10. Hypermarket chain Tesco has apologised for a signage that prohibited teenagers and senior citizens from entering its premises.