M’sia closes 2020 with several Covid-19 records and other news you may have missed

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M’sia closes 2020 with several Covid-19 records and other news you may have missed
M’sia closes 2020 with several Covid-19 records and other news you may have missed

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

1. Malaysia has marked the final day of 2020 by matching or exceeding several national records related to the Covid-19 pandemic – the number of new cases in a day, the number of active cases, and the number of patients in intensive care units.

2. The government has extended the regulations underpinning the movement control order restrictions until March 31, while Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah reminded that the fight against the pandemic is not over yet.

3. Umno Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah advocated the revival of the political figure Burhanuddin al-Helmy's idea to give "Malay citizenship" to everyone regardless of race.

4. The Wildlife and National Parks Department raided the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project in Raub yet again, while Malaysian Primatological Society urged for the gibbons' welfare to be prioritised amid the legal dispute between rehabilitation centre and the authorities.

5. Paediatrician Dr Musa Mohd Nordin has provided some advice for Covid-19 patients who are forced to wait for days at home to be picked up by an ambulance, to help limit the risk of spreading the disease.

6. Prosecutors alleged that fake agreements had been drawn up to conceal bribes paid to Rosmah Mansor.

7. Pejuang has set up an NGO to allow its members to carry out official activities after their attempts to register as a political party were seemingly being stonewalled by the government.

8. Former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz has denied the allegations levelled against her and her family concerning 1MDB funds.

9. Sime Darby Plantation Bhd said it is engaging with stakeholders to solicit more information that would help it address the allegations of forced labour levelled against the company.

10. Faced with a RM10 million lawsuit, Housing and Local Government minister Zuraida Kamaruddin claimed that the RM10 million bond that PKR members signed prior to contesting in the 14th General Election is invalid because it contravenes the Federal Constitution.