Malaysia reports a record for the fifth consecutive day of 9,020 new cases of COVID-19, thereby bringing the nationwide total of confirmed cases to 558,534. The country also reports a record 98 deaths in the past 24 hours, thereby bringing the nationwide death toll to 2,650.
Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad sues units of Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, and Coutts for a combined amount of US$2.9 billion on the basis of negligence and conspiracy to defraud. The lawsuit is a bid to recover lost assets of more than $23 billion.
Kirsty Sword Gusmão, wife of East Timor's Prime Minister, backed by head of East Timor's child protection agency Carmen da Cruz, demands Australian woman Lala Noronha return to Dili 15 Timorese teenagers she has in Malaysia. However, the youths have stated that they do not want to go back.