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#ICYMI Weekly Editor's Picks (Feb 1 - Feb 7)

#ICYMI Weekly Editor's Picks (Feb 1 - Feb 7)
Astro AWANI's Weekly Editor's Picks for the week Feb 1 to Feb 7, 2016.
IN case you missed it, here is a list of news handpicked by an Astro AWANI editor for the week beginning Feb 1 to Feb 7, 2016.

The top headlines for the week included the resignation of Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir as Kedah Menteri Besar, a pregnant Malayan Tiger killed on the East Coast Expressway 2 (LPT2) and Taiwan struck by a deadly earthquake.


Sunday, Feb 7: 'Impossible for me to purposely hit the tiger' - MPV driver

Freelance photographer Syahrin Abdul Aziz, the man who hit the tiger in the accident on LPT2, defended himself after some parties claimed that he had rammed into the tiger on purpose.
Syahrin told Astro AWANI that he could only scream "Allah!" before he rammed into the tiger on the LPT2.
Saturday, Feb 6: Scores dead after Taiwan quake topples buildings

Scores of people including a 10-month-old baby died after a 16-storey residential tower block collapsed in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake.
Rescue personnel carry a survivor at the site of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the island early on Feb 6, 2016. - AFP Photo/Johnson Liu
Tiger dies after hit by MPV at LPT2

A tiger was trying to cross the East Coast Expressway 2 near Kemaman, Terengganu when it was hit by a Hyundai Starex MPV which carried four people.

It was subsequently revealed that the tiger was pregnant. - Astro AWANI
Friday, Feb 5: Man punches school van driver to death

Mohd Izhharuddin Nordin, 24, was punched to death by a man when the former failed to fetch the man's niece from a religious school in Klang.

Mohd Izhharuddin was supposed to get married on Feb 20 and was in the midst of preparing for his wedding. - Facebook photo
Thursday, Feb 4: 'Stop name-calling my father' - Ahmad Bashah's daughter

Azira Hafiza Ahmad Bashah, whose father replaces Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir as the new Kedah Menteri Besar, slammed those who had poked fun at her father's education level and that he is someone who is 'always sleeping'.

Ahmad Bashah was announced as the new Kedah Menteri Besar on the same day Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir resigned. - BERNAMApic
Wednesday, Feb 3: Mukhriz Mahathir steps down as Kedah MB

Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir announced his resignation as Kedah Menteri Besar after being engulfed in a two-week crisis surrounding the state's top political post.

Ahmad Bashah reacts to after being announced as new Kedah MB

Ahmad Bashah speaks to Astro AWANI in a phone interview shortly after he was announced as the new Kedah Menteri Besar.


Tuesday, Feb 2: Jho Low private banker's name first to emerge from Singapore probe

The name of a senior private banker, Yak Yew Chee, who is attached with BSI Singapore, was named in a media report as the one who had several of his bank accounts, amounting to RM29.54 million, froze by authorities in September last year.

Yak was reportedly the relationship manager for 1MDB Global Investments Ltd, Aabar Investment PJS Limited and SRC International Sdn Bhd and Low Taek Jho or Jho Low.
Monday, Feb 1: 1MDB: Monetary Authority of Singapore, CAD seize large number of bank accounts

The Monetary Authority of Singapore and the republic’s Commercial Affairs Department have seized a large number of bank accounts amidst the probe into 1Malaysia Development Berhad.