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More places of worship to reopen and 9 news from yesterday

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

1. Non-Muslim places of worship will be allowed to reopen from June 10 onwards, but only in green zones and subject to certain restrictions.

2. Despite the leeway given, the Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM) said Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, Syrian Christian and Presbyterian denominations will remain closed until the movement control order is lifted and the Health Ministry gives assurances that Covid-19 is no longer a threat.

3. The Bukit Jalil Immigration Depot has been identified as the location of a new cluster of Covid-19 infections, with 35 cases detected so far.

4. Sign-language interpreter Goh Soo Leng tells her story of overcoming stigma to take on the job she loves, and the challenges faced by her and the deaf community.

5. Speaking in his personal capacity, MCA deputy president Dr Mah Hang Son rejected the claim that the ‘Sheraton Move’ was the reason that led to the second wave of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia.

6. Bersatu supreme council member Wan Saiful Wan Jan said Bersatu MPs who sat in the opposition bench should automatically lose their membership.

7. Lawyer Muhammad Rafique Rashid Ali claimed Wan Saiful had misunderstood the Bersatu constitution, while the party’s ex-secretary-general Marzuki Yahya said the five Bersatu MPs including chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad were sitting as independent MPs.

8. PKR president Anwar Ibrahim has confirmed the veracity of a leaked recording of Pakatan Harapan’s presidential council meeting on Feb 21, and said ‘traitors’ in the meeting were just looking for an excuse to quit Harapan.

9. An NGO has lodged a report to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission over an alleged case of cyberbullying that supposedly caused the victim’s suicide.

10. American dentist and YouTube personality Dr Dustin Pfundheller has denied being paid to praise Malaysia’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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