KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
2. Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah assured that the combination of the conditional movement control order and workplace testing is sufficient to curb the spread of Covid-19, amid calls for more stringent measures.
3. The Health Ministry appears to be in the dark on the details of the United Arab Emirates’ offer to donate 500,000 doses of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate for testing in Malaysia.
5. The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Service disagreed with the proposal for disciplinary action to be taken against hospital staff members who fail to observe Covid-19 infection prevention and control procedures, after Noor Hisham outlined the cause of recent outbreaks in hospitals.
6. Malaysia United Democratic Alliance (Muda) delivered an ultimatum for the Registrar of Societies to register it as a political party, or risk legal action.
7. Sarawak Pakatan Harapan chief Chong Chieng Jen revealed that the coalition has already begun seat negotiations with Parti Sarawak Bersatu, and how it plans to become a stronger opposition ahead of the next state election.
8. Sarawak PKR chief Larry Sng has resigned from his post, saying that it should be headed by a Dayak leader before the next state election.
9. Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang’s claim that Malaysia is overpaying for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is incorrect, while leaked documents revealed the EU is paying €15.50 (RM76.70) for each dose of the two-shot regimen.
10. Human rights group Justice for Myanmar warned that some Malaysian business dealings with Myanmar companies could end up benefiting Myanmar’s military, which has been accused of human rights abuses.