EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today

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Dirty dealings. Corporate battles. Consumer woes. Here are five things you need to know today.

1. The Sessions Court has granted a request by the prosecution to give a discharge not amounting to an acquittal to Riza Aziz over his 1MDB charges. 

2. Bursa Malaysia Bhd saw its share price run up following a volume spike in the market

3. Staff-related cost cuts are taking place at Hatten Group and Handal Energy Bhd

4. New Covid-19 cases remain in the double-digits, mostly involving foreign nationals. 

5. More than half of Malaysians surveyed are willing to return to the movies.