Malaysia will reopen an investigation into the murder of a Mongolian model in 2006, the Star newspaper reported on its website
The bill had been stalled in the finely balanced parliament before Pauline Hanson, leader of the nationalist One Nation party, broke the impasse.
Some 8 million tonnes of plastic garbage - bottles, packaging and other waste - is dumped in the sea every year, killing marine life.
The official, 64, had half a day's pay docked as punishment and the bosses called a news conference to apologise.
The captain was among just 18 people rescued after the vessel capsized and sank on Monday afternoon on Sumatra's Lake Toba.
In a positive development towards transparency and accountability, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to upload on its official website details of nomination papers and affidavits of all aspirants for the 2018 elections.