1. MAHATHIR SACKED FROM BERSATU
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was reportedly sacked from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) effective immediately.
Others who were expelled include Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah, Dr Mazlee Malik, and Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.
According to Astro Awani, the matter was announced by Bersatu’s executive secretary Captain Muhammad Suhaimi Yahya in a letter addressed to the former prime minister yesterday.
Suhaimi said the five were sacked according to clauses 10.2.2 and 10.2.3 of the party’s constitution.
2. CMCO: SELECTED STUDENTS CAN RETURN TO CAMPUS
KUALA LUMPUR: Postgraduate students who need specific equipment available only on campus can return to their campus despite the conditional movement control order (CMCO).
According to the Higher Education Ministry, this is confined to final year certificate, diploma and degree students who need to be physically present in laboratories, workshops, or design studios.
Another five groups of higher education students would be allowed to return to campus in stages between July 1 and October 1, after the CMCO is scheduled to end on June 9.
The ministry added that online teaching would continue until Dec 31, with face-to-face teaching strictly forbidden until then.
The ministry directed all higher education institutions to adhere to the standard operating procedures for all academic activities on campus, prioritising safety and social distancing.
3. PM ORDERS IMMEDIATE DEPORTATION OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has ordered the immediate deportation of illegal immigrants confirmed negative for Covid-19 to reduce the risk of an outbreak in the immigration detention center.
He said this after holding a video conference with Senior Minister of Defense Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah on the latest developments on the Covid-19 situation in Malaysia.
Previously, more than 380 undocumented foreign nationals detained in three immigration detention centers were confirmed positive for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, Muhyiddin said he also discussed a campaign to encourage community leaders to strengthen and protect their communities from the Covid-19 pandemic.