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. Datuk Seri Najib Razak sought help from the UAE as he scrambled to shake off money laundering allegations, according to phone recordings released by the MACC.

2. Datuk Rizal Mansor is acquitted of graft charges linked to a Sarawak solar hybrid project – and could potentially turn prosecution witness against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

3. The FBM KLCI takes a tumble and Malaysia Airlines avoids Iranian airspace amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran.

4. FGV Holdings chairman Datuk Wira Azhar Abdul Hamid says the worst is over, and that group is on the "right path towards a new and far better future".

5. Putrajaya is looking to collect RM155bil in taxes in 2020, 5% more than the RM147bil it targeted last year.