Covid-19 cluster detected at PMO, and other news you may have missed

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Covid-19 cluster detected at PMO, and other news you may have missed
Covid-19 cluster detected at PMO, and other news you may have missed

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

1. Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the Seridana cluster involved several auxiliary police personnel who work at the Prime Minister’s Office, including one with a special assignment at parliament.

2. Parliamentary sittings will be cut short to 1pm for the rest of the week over concerns about exposure to Covid-19.

3. BN has rejected the opposition’s call to provide equal allocations to MPs regardless of political affiliation. Umno supreme council member Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said providing such an allocation to the opposition would amount to “killing” BN.

4. The Electoral Reform Committee has backed a proposed law that would allow elections to be postponed in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

5. While many parties are opting to sit out of the coming Batu Sapi by-election on Dec 5, Sabah Bersatu said it would discuss the matter in a meeting on Saturday.

6. Pasir Puteh MP Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh apologised for his remarks that the Christian Bible was distorted (terpesong) on the issue of alcohol consumption.

7. Malaysia has recorded a record high of 12 Covid-19 deaths in a single day, while the Seremban district in Negeri Sembilan is the latest to come under conditional movement control order.

8. A study by Khazanah Research Institute has raised concern that the Covid-19 pandemic could deepen the disparity in the quality of jobs between more developed and less developed regions in the country, which could entrench economic inequalities.

9. The student group University of Malaya Association of New Youth has republished its controversial statement regarding the role of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in an apparent bid to set the record straight about its contents amid what it claimed to be “media distortion”.

10. The main contractor and subcontractor of the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Expressway (Suke) project have been fined a total of RM180,000 over the Sept 19 incident where a concrete slab fell off the elevated highway and crushed a passing car.