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The Sun Daily-05_11_2021

The Sun Daily-05_11_2021


TELLING IT AS IT IS Need to address Ensure teens turn
issue of strays up for 2nd jabs,
2 4page page

population parents urged

ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2021 DRY AND SAFE ... A large plastic container

No. 7897 PP 2644/12/2012 (031195) comes in handy as a resident evacuates his children
after Sungai Kedah burst its banks yesterday and
inundated a number of houses in Taman Tanjung
Bendahara, Alor Star. – BERNAMAPIX

Mind matters
█ BY ALISHA NUR MOHD NOOR oMental capacity key to final defence “A person should not be executed if he
[email protected] of Malaysian on death row in Singapore has significant limitations in his intellectual
capability and adaptive behaviour, as
PETALING JAYA: The battle for expressed in his social skills. This could be in
Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam’s life the form of mental retardation or dementia,”
seems to have come down to one issue: Kokila said, adding that mental retardation
his ability to make sound decisions. significantly reduces moral culpability.
For lawyers and human rights advocates, there is a fine line between mental disability violation of international treaties, failed to hold Human rights lawyer N. Surendran, who
executing a person with mental disabilities goes and clarity at the time when a crime is being with the judicial authorities in Singapore. is representing Nagenthran’s family, has
against all legal and moral standards. committed. criticised the Singapore Home Affairs
Lawyer V. Kokila Vaani, who is also chairman Ministry for its Nov 3 statement that his
On the other hand, a criminologist pointed “In this case, if it is proven that there is of the Selangor Bar, said the death penalty client was not mentally “substantially
out that a Malaysian who has committed a (mental) disability, the death penalty should should not even be considered unless it is impaired” when the crime was committed.
crime in another country is subject to that not be imposed,” she said. proven beyond reasonable doubt that the “Executing anyone with mental or
country’s laws, where the legal definition of wrongdoer can comprehend the fact that what intellectual disabilities is against all
“unsound mind” may be different. Nagaenthran was arrested at the Woodlands he was doing was wrong. customary international laws.
border checkpoint in April 2009 for carrying This is serious enough for
Nagaenthran, who has been sentenced to heroin into Singapore. In November 2010, he “People with intellectual disabilities should Malaysia to lodge a complaint Turn to
death in Singapore for a drug trafficking offence, was found guilty and sentenced to death under not be categorised in that group.” against Singapore in the
is scheduled to go to the gallows on Nov 10. His the republic’s Misuse of Drugs Act. —
lawyers will be in court on Nov 8 to mount a She said in some countries, such as the International Court of Justice,” page 3
constitutional challenge as his final defence. His defence team’s contention that he had United States, there are laws to bar the death he told theSun.
been diagnosed with mental impediments and penalty from being imposed on people with
Psychologist Datin Dr Mariani Md Nor said that executing him would therefore be a limited intellectual abilities.

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Need to address issue of BRIEFS KING REVOKES
strays population SARAWAK EMERGENCY

o Situation became KUCHING: The Yang di-Pertuan
worse during Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah
pandemic when Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah
owners abandoned Shah has consented to the
pets as other priorities revocation of the proclamation of
took precedence Emergency for Sarawak. The King’s
assent, received on Wednesday, is
█ BY ELLY FAZANIZA in line with Clauses (1) and (3) of
[email protected] Article 150 of the Federal
Constitution, according to a
PETALING JAYA: Strays are usually a Cats and dogs on the streets usually rely on residents in the area for food. – MASRY CHE ANI/ THESUN Federal Government Gazette
neglected lot and without proper received yesterday. The gazette
care, their population could increase of RM12,000 to RM16,000. time there is a complaint is not going adopted, the number of strays could dated Wednesday stated that Al-
substantially. Praveena said the number of calls to solve the problem. drop at a rate of 20% a year. Sultan Abdullah was satisfied that
“Progressively, that will lead to a the need for the Proclamation of
An animal rights advocate has to rescue stray dogs has risen 60% “A holistic approach is essential, stray-free state.” Emergency (Sarawak) 2021
proposed that stray dogs and cats, since the pandemic started. and this would require the declared on July 29 had ended,
which account for most of the “Surprisingly, many of them are involvement of all, from individual Praveena said it will also be less and an action to revoke it was
abandoned animals, be trapped, healthy and well-fed (indicating that pet owners to the community as a costly for local councils to required. According to the King,
spayed, de-wormed and vaccinated they had just been abandoned by whole.” engage NGO to help in managing the Emergency was declared
before they are sent to shelters their owners). Many were found strays. following the Covid-19 outbreak,
provided by local authorities. roaming at isolated areas or hiding A 10-year study by Mawa, titled which threatened security,
under bridges.” Stray-Free Selangor – Trap, Neuter She estimated that it now costs all economic life and public order.
Dr Praveena Rajendra, who is also and Release (TNR), shows that a nine local councils in the state a total – Bernama
vice-president of the Malaysian She said local councils have also stray dog is capable of producing up of RM10.3 million a year to manage
Animal Welfare Association (Mawa), begun to receive complaints of to seven puppies each year. pounds, pay dog catchers and put STEPS TO IMPROVE
said non-governmental people being attacked by strays. strays to sleep. SERVICE QUALITY
organisations (NGO) can be given the Praveena estimated that the
task of managing these shelters on Praveena said the long-standing number of stray dogs in the state will She said NGO would be able to IPOH: The Perak Land and Mines
behalf of local councils. strategy of local councils in reach 67,000 in six years. achieve better results at only 70% of Department is improving the
managing strays has failed to the cost. quality of its services following
Thus far, little has been done to address the root cause of the “A handful of them may be lucky congestion at its service counters
manage the number of strays. As a problem, which is uncontrolled enough to be adopted but most will Praveena laments the fact that and a backlog of transactions, said
result, many are seen wandering in increase in population. end up in shelters. efforts to reach out to state Mentri Besar Datuk Saarani
public places, rummaging through assemblymen and local councils Mohamad. He said the situation
rubbish. “Left unspayed, they multiply at “These shelters are doing their have proven futile. arose following a lack of
an alarming rate. Just rounding best but are constrained by lack of manpower during the movement
The situation became worse when them up to be put to sleep every space.” Meanwhile, taxpayers continue control order period due to some
pet owners chose to abandon their to pay for the management of strays. staff contracting Covid-19. On
pets as other priorities took She said that if the TNR strategy is Wednesday, a local daily reported
precedence during the pandemic. that despatch riders and lawyers
had been forced to queue up at
With household incomes having odd hours to book appointment
fallen, funds to take care of pets are slots at the department. The state
drying up, Praveena told theSun. executive council discussed this
yesterday and efforts are being
“Many people simply leave their taken to address the problem,
pets at the doorsteps of animal Saarani said after a Deepavali visit
shelters.” to the home of K. Kamalanathan,
63, the driver to former mentri
These shelters are now struggling besar Tan Sri Tajol Rosli. – Bernama
to feed and protect the growing
number of strays. For instance, three House sees lively
shelters in Selangor are struggling to Budget 22 debate
meet their monthly operational costs
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 42
Parties to reveal candidates for Malacca polls members of Parliament (MP)
participated in the Budget 2022
MALACCA: The battle lines in the candidates live on FB #UMNO Hassan carrying the PH flag going two individuals, but about debate in the second week of the
Malacca election will be clear Online. Saturday Nov 6, 2021, 10am. into the state election is still being choosing a team of PH candidates,” Dewan Raykat meeting.
enough soon. Thank you for your support,” he said discussed by the council. Adly told a media conference
in a Facebook post yesterday. yesterday. Opposition Leader Datuk Seri
Barisan Nasional (BN) has Idris and Nor Azman are among Anwar Ibrahim was the first member
announced that its candidates list Malacca PH chairman Adly four assemblymen who announced PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar of the House to debate the Budget last
will be unveiled tomorrow, while Zahari said the coalition’s that they no longer supported sitting Ibrahim was reported to have said Monday. Among other things, he
rival Pakatan Harapan (PH) said its presidential council is in the process Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman that the issue concerning Idris and asked the government to explain the
list would be announced “anytime of making a final decision on who Md Ali last month. Nor Azman’s candidacy was still “off-budget” costs of projects.
soon”. will get to vie for a seat. The being discussed by PH component
coalition’s three partners – PKR, This led to the dissolution of the parties. Former prime minister and Pekan
Umno secretary-general Datuk DAP and Amanah – have submitted state assembly, paving the way for MP Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak
Seri Ahmad Maslan said the their choice of candidates. snap polls. The Election Commission has asked the government to raise the
announcement would be made via fixed Nov 20 for voting, Nov 8 for maximum withdrawal limit of the
the Umno Facebook page at 10am. Adly said the issue of Datuk Seri “What is important now is for the nominations and Nov 16 for early i-Citra Employees Provident Fund to
Idris Haron and Datuk Nor Azman national leadership to make the final voting. – Bernama RM10,000, while Langkawi MP Tun
“Announcement of #BN decision. It is not just about one or Dr Mahathir Mohamad wanted a
review of the Budget to reduce the
Kelantan gets RM1.3 billion for flood mitigation country’s debts.

KOTA BARU: The federal applications have finally borne fruit. Rolling Plan 1 nationwide. Terengganu (RM450 million, nine Finance Minister Datuk Seri
government’s allocation of RM1.3 “We are thankful for the help, and He said of the total, Kedah and projects) and Sarawak (RM408 Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz
billion to Kelantan for four flood million, 12 projects). tabled Budget 2022 on Oct 29, with a
mitigation projects under the first hope the projects would be Kelantan received the highest record allocation of RM332.1 billion
rolling plan of the 12th Malaysia Plan implemented as soon as possible as allocation, amounting to RM1.3 The allocation also involves to implement various strategies and
(12MP) will be able to prevent flood floods are a yearly occurrence in the billion each involving eight and four Kuala Lumpur (RM344 million, two initiatives to prosper the people and
damage. state,” he told Bernama. projects respectively. It was followed projects), Perlis (RM332 million, one stimulate a progressive and
by Pahang (RM1.2 billion, five project), Penang (RM260 million, sustainable economy.
Kelantan Deputy Mentri Besar Environment and Water Minister projects), Malacca (RM1 billion, seven projects), Selangor (RM155
Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, eight projects), Sabah (RM806 million, three projects), Negri Meanwhile, the Health Ministry
said with the allocation, the state through a Facebook post yesterday, million, 17 projects), Perak (RM640 Sembilan (RM128 million, four administered Covid-19 vaccine
government’s earlier efforts in said that the government had million, nine projects), Johor projects) and another RM356 booster shots to MP in the Parliament
submitting proposals and approved RM9.19 billion for 98 flood (RM523 million, four projects), million for five other related projects. building on Tuesday.
mitigation projects under the 12MP
Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk
Azhar Azizan Harun said the booster
jabs were to ensure optimum safety of
all MP as they are in constant contact
with the public.

The Dewan Rakyat did not
convene yesterday due to Deepavali
and will sit on Monday.

The debate on the Supply Bill 2022
at the policy level is scheduled until
Nov 11 before the four-day
winding-up session by ministries,
starting Nov 15. – Bernama

‘Disability 3theSUN ON FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 5, 2021
Delicious tasting health risk

In a statement issued yesterday, oExperts advise moderation in found to contain acrylamide. beans are roasted, not when it is
the International Federation for consumption of food containing However, Anto Cordelia said low brewed.
Human Rights said acrylamide, that is linked to cancer
levels of acrylamide is safe. For a Dietician and nutritionist Adele
imposing the death person who weighs 70kg, any Wong Li-Peng said barbecuing,
penalty on Nagenthran █ BY ELWIN DAVA of chemical science Dr Anto amount below 182 micrograms per grilling, frying or smoking fish as
appeared to be in From [email protected] Cordelia Dhanapal, acrylamide can day is considered tolerable (182 well as meats such as pork, beef and
breach of several front PETALING JAYA: Almost everyone cause skin and eye irritation as well micrograms is less than 1,000th of a chicken also raises the chance of
articles of the page believes that consuming too much as discharge and inflammation of teaspoon). various types of carcinogens
fried food could raise cholesterol the nose and throat, leading to forming.
Convention on Rights of levels. coughing and wheezing. Foods that are fried, boiled or
Persons with Disabilities, of which baked contain more acrylamide, However, Wong said all the
Singapore is a signatory. It turns out that everything that “High exposure can also lead to especially when it has been cooked information have been derived only
Criminologist and psychologist emerges from the frying pan may confusion, disorientation, fatigue for a longer duration. from research on animals, and the
Dr Geshina A. Mat Saat said anyone cause other health problems too, and tremors. Apart from that, it is doses of acrylamide ingested by the
who commits a crime in another such as cancer. probably also a carcinogen,” she told Evidence of the carcinogen in the lab rats were “a lot higher than what
country will be subject to the laws of theSun. food is quite discernible. Potato fries a normal person would consume”.
that country. The culprit here is acrylamide, an cooked to a dark brown shade or
In Nagenthran’s case, she said it organic compound that is used to Anto Cordelia said laboratory similarly coloured toasted bread To be on the safe side, remove the
would depend on the interpretation make paper, dyes and plastic. tests on rats showed that it causes produce more acrylamide than light charred or burnt portions of the
of the term “unsound mind” under cancers in the central nervous coloured cooked foods. meat before eating, she added.
the law in Singapore. It is also used in the treatment of system, mammary glands and the
“It may differ from that (which is sewage and waste water. scrotum of the rodents, but only That puts items such as biscuits, Beyond the concerns about
accepted) in Malaysia.” involving high doses. cakes, pastries, hash browns, potato acrylamide, Wong said people
She said that Nagenthran’s low Acrylamide is not added to food, chips, crackers, breakfast cereals, should also watch what they eat.
FSIQ (full-scale intelligence but the colourless and odourless The environmental protection canned black olives, prune juice and
quotient) aside, there also has to be substance is formed in the cooking agencies of Malaysia and the United coffee on the blacklist. “Don’t eat too much ultra-
evidence to prove beyond a process, especially when food that States as well as the International processed foods such as chips,
reasonable doubt that the accused contains the amino acid asparagine Agency for Research on Cancer However, there are ways to stem cookies and candy. They are super-
cannot tell that his actions are is fried or baked at high heat. considers acrylamide a potential the production of acrylamide. palatable and good for the soul, but
against the law. carcinogen. Soaking potatoes in water for 15 to not that great for physical health.”
“Was the accused incapable of Among the many types of food 30 minutes before frying or roasting
knowing that his actions are defined rich in asparagine are beef, poultry Last week, Health Director- will do the trick, Anto Cordelia said. She said the general rule is to
as drug trafficking?” meat, eggs, potatoes and legumes. General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham consume whole foods that have
Abdullah said several varieties of Reducing cooking time also undergone minimal processing.
According to Universiti Tunku biscuits on the market have been helps.
Abdul Rahman assistant professor “Occasionally, it is alright to
However, storing potatoes in the sprinkle in some fun food. There is
fridge will lead to more acrylamide no such thing as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ food.
being formed during cooking. Anything can become bad if
consumed too much. Moderation is
In the case of coffee, the key,” she added.
acrylamide is formed when the

She also stressed that there are
many forms of mental and
intellectual disabilities.
“Even if a person suffers from
one or more of these disabilities, it
does not mean that he does not
know right from wrong and
therefore, be excluded from the
harshest penalty under the law,”
she said.
“All the law is interested in are
three things – was a crime
committed? Who did it? What
evidence is there to prove
innocence or guilt?”

JOHOR BARU: The state
government here will begin
discussions with the federal
government next week on
participation in the Indonesia- Hindus in George
Malaysia-Thailand Growth Town attending
Triangle (IMT-GT). Mentri Besar Deepavali activities at
Datuk Hasni Mohammad said the Nattukkottai
Johor was invited to join IMT-GT Chettiar Temple in
as a new member, with Pahang Jalan Kebun Bunga
and Terengganu. “Previously, only yesterday. – MASRY
northern states such as Perlis, CHE ANI/THESUN
Kedah, Penang, Kelantan and
Perak were involved in the ‘Livelier’ Deepavali with relaxed SOP
IMT-GT. But this time, Johor is also
invited to join. We will start
discussions on this economic
growth cooperation. Indonesia KUALA LUMPUR: Hindus At the Sri Balathandayuthapani to celebrate Deepavali by visiting Rajamariamman Devasthanam
wants to develop Riau as a new celebrated Deepavali in a livelier Temple in Negri Sembilan, devotees the temple for prayers and other Temple in Jalan Ungku Puan, known
economic growth area, so atmosphere this year, as they could gathered since 8am yesterday to activities, after not being able to do as the Johor Baru Little India, from
Malaysia must also develop the return to their hometowns and perform rituals and prayers. so for 18 months due to movement as early as 7.30am, wearing
districts on the west coast,“ he villages to enjoy a meaningful day restrictions. colourful traditional attire.
said. – Bernama with family, relatives and friends M. Sivakumar, 28, from Rembau,
while adhering to standard said the festival this year was more In Perak, Hindu devotees began At the Sri Maha Mariamman
CHECKS ON DRINK operating procedures (SOP). meaningful as he could celebrate it turning up at the Kallumalai Devasthanam Midlands Temple in
DRIVING IN PENANG with his family. Arulmigu Subramaniar Temple in Selangor, devotees queued up in an
Temples across the country also Gunung Cheroh in Ipoh, as early as orderly manner to check in on the
GEORGE TOWN: Six men were took precautionary measures by In Penang, Arulmigu 7am. MySejahtera app and had their
detained for driving under the following the SOP set by the Health Balathandayuthapani Temple temperature checked before
influence of alcohol in a five-hour Ministry. chairman Datuk R. Subramaniam Meanwhile, Hindus in Johor entering the temple. – Bernama
operation conducted yesterday. said Hindus were happy to be able Baru visiting the Arulmigu
Penang police said they were
among 1,072 individuals PM to launch highway works
inspected during an operation
conducted in conjunction KOTA KINABALU: Prime Minister route from Kinabatangan to project will resolve complaints from Kudat, as well as Tawau to Batu 32
Deepavali, with roadblocks Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob is Telupid. residents about the damaged road up to Ranau.
mounted at seven locations in scheduled to launch four new from Batu 32 in Sandakan heading
five districts. A total of 945 packages of the Pan Borneo Bung Moktar added that to Telupid, and from Batu 32 Meanwhile, Bung Moktar said
vehicles were inspected and six Highway project tomorrow at contractors for the WP15, WP28, heading to Kinabatangan,” he said there would be another new
individuals were detained for Dataran Tamu Pekan Kota WP29 and WP30 packages have in a statement yesterday. package for the highway project,
driving under the influence of Kinabatangan, said Sabah Deputy been appointed and work would scheduled to begin next year, for the
alcohol, while 240 compounds Chief Minister Datuk Seri Bung start immediately after the launch, Phase one of the Sabah Pan route between Serusop, Tuaran and
were issued to others for various Moktar Radin. and are scheduled for completion in Borneo Highway project covers a Pituru in Kota Belud, involving
traffic offences. – Bernama 2024. distance of 706km from Sindumin to allocations under the 12th Malaysia
He said the project involves the Kota Kinabalu and stretches to Plan. – Bernama
“The implementation of this

4 theSUN ON FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 5, 2021 Ensure teens turn up for
NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS 2nd jabs, parents urged

KL car-free morning o Failure to do so affects reopening of schools and economic a form available at the respective schools,
back on Sunday sector as risk of infection is higher, says Health Ministry he added.

KUALA LUMPUR: After being put on hold KUALA LUMPUR: Parents and guardians are late November or early December. “I understand that some parents are
due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kuala advised to keep their teenagers’ Covid-19 “If parents or guardians do not ensure their concerned that their children might develop
Lumpur Car Free Morning (KLCFM) vaccine second dose appointments, Deputy side effects such as allergies.
programme will be reactivated on Sunday Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali teenagers receive the second dose, the risk of
with a pre-registration concept. said. this group being infected with Covid-19 is “However, serious side effects are rare, and
higher than those who received the complete with early treatment they will fully recover.
The Kuala Lumpur City Hall yesterday The Covid-19 Immunisation Task dose.
said the bi-monthly event would be held as Force-Adolescent chairman said in a statement “Although economic and social sectors have
a simulation programme to suit the new yesterday the Health Ministry in the past week, “This situation will definitely affect the reopened and the current situation is
standard operating procedures set by the found that there were teenagers who failed to reopening of schools and the economic sector,” improving, parents should be aware that the risk
National Security Council. turn up for their second dose appointments, he said. of Covid-19 infection is still high, especially for
Bernama reported. children who have not completed their
“Those who wish to participate should Noor Azmi added that parents can contact vaccinations.”
have completed their (Covid-19) Noor Azmi said according to earlier the respective schools to reschedule the second
vaccination and need to pre-register,” City projections, the second dose rate should have dose appointment. Noor Azmi said as of Nov 3, a total of
Hall said in a statement. reached 80% on Nov 11, but based on latest 2,622,306 or 83.3% of teenagers have received
projections, the target will only be achieved in Those who cannot accompany their children their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine while
The simulation programme, which will for their vaccination appointments can request 2,197,961 or 69.8% received their second dose.
be held in November and December, would for another adult to represent them by filling up
cover a 7km stretch in the city centre He said the states that recorded the highest
involving Jalan Raja, Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan number of second doses were Malacca (88.6%),
Dang Wangi and part of Jalan Raja Laut, Perlis (87.8%), Penang (83.7%), Kedah (81%)
Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Ampang and Jalan and Terengganu (80.9%).
Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

“The programme will involve activities
such as walking, running, skating or cycling
from 7am to 9am. The roads will be closed
to public and private vehicles.”

The public can visit for more
information on the programme. – Bernama

PIECE OF HISTORY Father kills son after argument
... The grandson of over TV channels
Malay warrior Mat
Kilau, Mohd Alhamadi █ BY CHARLES RAMENDRAN When police arrived, the man
Abu Bakar, showing a [email protected] claimed that his son, who is also
200-year-old keris HULU BERNAM: An argument over jobless, had committed suicide.
belonging to his changing a TV channel had led to a
grandfather to 71-year-old man to slit his son’s Hulu Selangor police chief Supt
Adventures Touring throat and killing him in Bernam Jaya Arsad Kamaruddin said the victim’s
Motor Sports Penang on Wednesday. father claimed he found his son
members at SK bleeding from the neck and head
Padang Garuda in It is learnt that the unemployed when he returned home from a
Kuantan, Pahang. Mat father was watching TV in the nearby store. The man then told his
Kilau had used the morning when his 37-year-old son neighbour to call the police.
keris to fight British switched channels without his
rule in Pahang in the consent. However, Arsad said upon
1800s. – MASRY CHE examining the deep wounds on the
ANI/THESUN During a heated argument, the victim’s neck, investigators were not
man pushed his son against a wall. convinced it was a suicide case.
The man then grabbed a knife from
the kitchen and attacked his son. After being questioned by the
investigators, the man confessed to
A scuffle ensued before the father the crime.
slit his son’s throat thrice and left him
to bleed. Arsad said the man was arrested
and remanded for investigations

‘Renewable energy cuts GHG emissions’ C VID-19
KUALA LUMPUR: Emissions of Facebook page. income of a society, the higher the
greenhouse gases (GHG) or carbon Zaini also added priority should demand for services, goods and As of noon yesterday
dioxide can be reduced by be given to such measures in ‘necessities’, which are supplied
prioritising the generation of support of the Paris Agreement using energy and other sources that
electricity supply using renewable 2015, which was signed to limit GHG produce GHG emissions such as
energy. emissions based on the goal of carbon dioxide, methane and concTafiosrtemasl ed
sustainable development nitrous oxide.” 2,492,343
Environment and Water Ministry depending on the capability of each
secretary-general Datuk Seri country. Zaini said the energy sector
Dr Zaini Ujang said GHG emissions He said prior to the signing of the produced 80% of GHG emissions
could also be minimised by agreement, the United Nations that covered electricity supply,
encouraging the use of vehicles that Framework Convention on Climate vehicles and other energy processed Total
are not internal combustion from fossil fuels such as oil, gas and active cases cNaesews 5,713
engine-based, Bernama reported. Change and the Kyoto Protocol were coal.
established in 1992 and 1997 67,160
“The use of waste materials such respectively to discuss issues on Another 20% is from industrial
as garbage, industrial and GHG emissions. and waste process, agricultural
agricultural waste as reusable “Basically GHG emissions (in practices and conversion of land
materials in the framework of a metric tonnes per capita) is use, among others.
circular economy should also be proportionate to gross domestic Total
given priority in reducing GHG He said so far, the countries recoveries Current
emissions,” he said in his official product. This means the higher the which emitted the most GHG recovery 95.91%
emissions are the Gulf countries. 2,390,379

22 local univerisites improve rankings Death
PUTRAJAYA: Twenty-two Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Islam Malaysia and Universiti 5,887Brought
universities in Malaysia improved Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia Kelantan. This shows that 29,091
their rankings in the Quacquarelli- and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Malaysia can be a premier higher -in-Dead
were among the universities that education hub in the Asian region,”
Symonds (QS): Asia University improved their rankings. the ministry said.
Ranking (QS-AUR) 2022, with four
universities retaining their positions “The four universities that QS World University Rankings
while 10 others dropped in ranking. retained their positions are research director Ben Sowter said PROGRESS STATISTICS FOR THE NATIONAL COVID-19 IMMUNISATION PROGRAMME
Universiti Islam Antarabangsa universities in Malaysia continue to As of November 4, 2021
Malaysia, Universiti Teknikal improve in rankings even with stiff Received second doses
The Higher Education Ministry Malaysia Malacca, Universiti Sains competition. – Bernama
in a statement yesterday said 25,513,386 24,607,296
Universiti Malaya, Universiti Putra



Indonesia signals about-face WASHINGTON: President Joe
on zero-deforestation pledge Biden returned from Europe on
Wednesday with a wake-up call for
o Minister: COP26 inappropriate and unfair,” the by 2030,’” he said in a statement. about-face by a country central to feuding Democrats holding up his
deal at odds with minister said on Twitter on “Although Indonesia is willing to saving the world’s tropical sweeping domestic reforms in
development plans Wednesday. rainforests triggered outrage on Congress after a humiliating state
engage on forest management at social media in Indonesia and election defeat that many blamed
JAKARTA: Indonesia’s environment “The massive development of the global level to address climate among environmental activists. on inertia and infighting among
minister has dismissed as President Jokowi’s era must not stop change, it is important to move the party’s lawmakers. “I do know
“inappropriate and unfair” a global in the name of carbon emissions or beyond mere narrative, rhetoric, “The statement is profoundly that people want us to get things
plan to end deforestation by 2030, in the name of deforestation,” she arbitrary targets and sound bites.” disappointing,” said Kiki Taufik, done,” he told reporters asking for
days after her country, home to a said, referring to Indonesian leader head of Greenpeace’s Indonesian his takeaway on longtime
third of the world’s rainforests, Joko Widodo by his nickname. Spokesmen for the Environment forests campaign, calling it favourite Terry McAuliffe’s loss to
joined 127 other nations in making and Foreign Ministries did not “completely at odds with the Republican newcomer Glenn
the deforestation pledge. Her comments so soon after the immediately respond to requests declaration”. Youngkin in Tuesday’s Virginia
pledge underline the challenges for clarification yesterday and the governor’s election. Amid
The agreement on Monday at ahead over global deforestation presidential palace could not be “Friends to the environment or nosediving approval ratings and
the COP26 climate talks was at odds goals, with just three countries – reached. money? Ma’am,” Instagram user frustration over his stalled
with Indonesia’s development Indonesia, Brazil and the Bayu Satrio Nugroho remarked economic agenda, Biden came
plans and the global goals should Democratic Republic of Congo – The environment minister said under Siti Nurbaya’s post. home to a Republican red wave
be collectively accounting for 85% of definitions of deforestation differed that swept over the eastern United
fine-tuned, said Siti Nurbaya Bakar, the world’s forests. widely, so imposing European Although Indonesia has plans to States on Tuesday, from Virginia
who attended the summit in standards on Indonesia was unfair. retire its coal-fired power plants Beach to Long Island. – AFP
Glasgow. Adding to confusion over and reach net-zero emissions
Indonesia’s position, Vice-Foreign Instead, Siti Nurbaya highlighted before 2060, leaving forests GERMANY HIT BY
“Forcing Indonesia to (reach) Minister Mahendra Siregar Indonesia’s own, less absolute untouched will be a challenge. RECORD COVID SURGE
zero deforestation by 2030 is clearly yesterday denied that zero goals, where the forestry sector
deforestation by 2030 was even part would absorb more greenhouse Indonesia is the world’s biggest BERLIN: Germany yesterday saw its
of the COP26 pledge. gases than it releases by 2030 by exporter of palm oil, and in 2019 biggest daily rise in Covid-19 cases
minimising deforestation and alone an area of forest and other since the pandemic began, figures
“The declaration issued does not rehabilitating forests. land half the size of Belgium was from the Robert Koch Institute
refer at all to the ‘end deforestation burned for plantations. – Reuters showed. The country recorded
But the almost immediate 33,949 new cases in the past 24
hours, the health agency said,
Telco executive beating the previous daily record
gunned down of 33,777 on Dec 18 last year.
in Myanmar Cases have been rising sharply
over the past few weeks, with
YANGON: A top executive from a Health Minister Jens Spahn
major Myanmar telecoms firm warning that a fourth wave was
was shot dead yesterday, the raging “with exceptional force”.
military said, the most senior Ministers have blamed Germany’s
figure to be hit in a spate of relatively low vaccination rate for
assassinations of junta-linked the surge, with just 66.9% of the
officials. population fully inoculated as of
The finance chief of Mytel, yesterday. Health professionals say
one of the country’s four main unvaccinated people account for
carriers and owned by the the majority of patients in
military, was gunned down intensive care. – AFP
outside his home in Yangon.
Myanmar has been in turmoil Nigeria building
since the generals seized power collapse death toll
in a February coup, sparking rises to 36
massive protests and a bloody
military crackdown on dissent. ABUJA: The death toll from the
Self-declared civilian WATCHFUL EYES ... Iranian Revolutionary Guards navy units observing an American warship in the Gulf of Oman. Iran collapse of a high-rise building in an
“people’s defence forces” have said its ships had thwarted an attempt last week by the US Navy to seize a Vietnamese-flagged vessel carrying its oil, but upscale area of Nigeria’s commercial
sprung up to fight back, and US defence officials rejected that account, and said Iranians themselves had seized the tanker and took it to the country’s capital Lagos has risen to 36, the
dissidents have also targeted waters. – AFPPIX emergency services said yesterday.
officials perceived to be working
with the junta. Pentagon sharply raises estimate The cause of the incident is
Mytel commercial chief and of Chinese nuclear warheads unknown but building collapses are
ex-army major Thein Aung, 56, tragically common in Africa’s most
“was killed with gunshot wounds populous country, where millions
by an armed terrorist” outside live in dilapidated properties and
his house in the commercial construction standards are routinely
hub Yangon yesterday morning, ignored.
the junta said in a statement.
His wife was also shot and was WASHINGTON: The Pentagon on emphasis on China’s growing reduces its nuclear stockpile to The 21-storey building under
receiving treatment in hospital, it Wednesday sharply increased its nuclear arsenal. China’s level. construction in the Ikoyi district of
said. estimate of China’s projected Lagos crumbled on Monday
There are almost daily killings nuclear weapons arsenal over the “Over the next decade, the PRC The United States has a stockpile afternoon, trapping dozens of people
of low-level junta officials or coming years, saying Beijing could aims to modernise, diversify, and of 3,750 nuclear warheads, of which working on the site.
alleged informers across the have 700 warheads by 2027 and expand its nuclear forces,” the report 1,389 were deployed as of Sept 1.
country, with details murky and possibly 1,000 by 2030. said, referring to the People’s “So far, 36 people, 33 males and
reprisals from the military often Republic of China. At a regular press briefing in three female, have been confirmed
following quickly. While the numbers would still be Beijing yesterday, Chinese foreign dead, while there were nine survivors,”
No group has yet claimed the significantly smaller than the current It said China had started building ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Lagos State Emergency
attack on Thein Aung, who would US nuclear stockpile, they represent at least three intercontinental called the report “full of prejudice”. Management Agency general
be the highest-profile victim of a a significant change in the ballistic missile silo fields. manager Femi Oke-Osanyintolu.
dissident killing. projection from just last year, when Separately, the top US general
Mytel is a venture between the Pentagon warned the Chinese “Whether China follows through said on Wednesday that China was Distraught families and friends of
Myanmar’s military and Viettel, arsenal would top 400 by the end of with these estimates from the United unlikely to try to militarily seize people trapped in the rubble have
which is operated by Vietnam’s the decade. States will depend in great part on Taiwan in the next couple of years. been waiting for days outside the
military, and one of the country’s the policies and actions of the scene as rescue operations unfold.
four national carriers. Washington has repeatedly called United States,” said Arms Control “Based on my analysis of China, I
In September, anti-junta on China to join it and Russia in a Association executive director Daryl don’t think that it is likely in the near Ibrahim Farinloye of the National
troops said they had targeted at new arms control treaty. Kimball. future – being defined as, you know, Emergency Management Agency
least a dozen of the company’s six, 12, maybe 24 months, that kind said rescuers “won’t give up until we
mobile phone masts across the In its wide-ranging annual report “The potential for China to of window,” General Mark Milley, reach ground zero”, adding that bigger
restive Sagaing region and Chin to Congress on the Chinese military, increase its arsenal to these levels chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, equipment was brought in on
state in an effort to deprive the the Pentagon reiterated concern underscores the urgent necessity of said when asked if China was Tuesday evening for the operation.
military government of revenue. about increasing pressure on pragmatic bilateral or multilateral preparing to make a move on Taiwan
– AFP Taiwan, and China’s chemical and talks to reduce nuclear risks.” in the near future. The number of people present on
biological programmes and the site at the time of the collapse is
technological advancements. China said its arsenal is dwarfed The report added a section on still unknown.
by those of the United States and China’s biological weapons and
But the report put particular Russia, and that it is ready for potential dual use, but did not look Lagos State Governor Babajide
dialogue, but only if Washington at the origins of Covid-19. – Reuters Sanwo-Olu said the incident was a
“terrible national disaster”, adding
that “mistakes were made”.

The governor said he was setting
up an independent panel to probe
the causes of the collapse and prevent
similar incidents in the future. – AFP


Former vice-premier accused of sex abuse

BEIJING: China’s online o China tennis star claims politician ‘forced’ her times, but the contents are unknown. In the apparent screenshots of
censors yesterday scrubbed out There was no further word from Peng’s lengthy and heartfelt post
a tennis star’s reported the 35-year-old Peng and also no accusing Zhang of pressuring her
allegations that a powerful into sex during rocky relationship lasting years public response from Zhang, a into sex, she purportedly wrote: “I
politician sexually assaulted former member of China’s powerful was very scared.
her, the first time that the seven-member Politburo Standing
#MeToo movement has reached number one doubles player, Peng reportedly alleged that Committee and reportedly close to “I initially refused and kept
the highest echelons of the purportedly made the claim about Zhang, who is now in his 70s, had Premier Li Keqiang. crying.”
ruling Communist Party. former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli “forced” her into sex and they had Chinese censors have since
Peng Shuai, an ex-world in a post on the Twitter-like Weibo. an on-off relationship that lasted blocked all mention of the claims Peng reportedly claimed they
several years. apparently made by Peng, a former went on to have a relationship that
The post appeared to have Wimbledon and French Open continued until Zhang stopped
Aussie man charged been deleted quickly and AFP was doubles champion. contacting her recently.
unable to verify the authenticity of Searches on China’s tightly
the screenshots containing the controlled internet, including on She had no evidence of the
allegation, or substantiate the Weibo and the Baidu search engine, claimed relationship, she said, but
over child’s abduction claims made in them. also show no results when Peng added that Zhang’s wife knew of it.
Weibo data indicated that and Zhang’s names are entered
Peng did post something together. The experience left her with
CANBERRA: Australian police Police said the charges the on Tuesday on her Peng’s Weibo account was still up self-loathing, she is said to have written.
charged a 36-year-old man suspect faces include one count of verified account and the post yesterday, but does not show up in
yesterday with abducting a forcibly taking a child under 16. was viewed more than 100,000 search results on the platform. “Even if it is no more than
four-year-old girl from an outback The suspect appeared in court throwing an egg against a rock, I,
courting disaster like a moth
attracted to a flame, will speak the
facts about what happened,” Peng
allegedly wrote. – AFP

campsite 18 days before she was and was due to appear again on
found safe in a locked house. Dec 6, police said.
The man was twice taken to During his court appearance
hospital for self-inflicted injuries the man threatened journalists in
before being interviewed and the public gallery and asked them
charged with various offences what they were staring at,
related to the abduction, police in reported Sydney Morning Herald.
Western Australia state said. Police released an audio
The girl, Cleo Smith, had last recording of their entry into the
been seen in her family’s tent in house and the discovery of the girl
the early hours of Oct 16 at the in a room.
remote Blowholes Shacks “We’ve got her. We’ve got her,”
campsite in Macleod. an officer could be heard saying.
In the morning she was gone. After being asked her name a Get the latest
Her disappearance triggered few times, the toddler answered:
an extensive search by land and “My name is Cleo”.
air, along with roadblocks and She had been found playing
scouring of CCTV footage. with toys with the light on, police
She was found safe on said. lifestyle and
Wednesday when police broke The hashtag #CleoSmith has
into a house in Carnarvon, a town been trending on Twitter since
100km south of the campsite on Wednesday, with a picture posted
the northwest coast of the state. by police that showed a smiling
The house is 3km from her Cleo waving from her hospital bed entertainment
family home, media said. drawing 54,000 “likes”. – Reuters

‘The Rock’ says no to real guns news in
theSun's LYFE
LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actor Gadot, said his production firm pullout every
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said Seven Bucks Productions would Monday to
he would not use real guns again “not use real guns ever again”. Thursday
in his movies after his friend and
fellow actor Alec Baldwin “That was a terrible scenario
accidentally shot and killed a that happened. I’ve known Alec
cinematographer on a film set in (Baldwin) for many, many years.
New Mexico last month. He’s a buddy of mine, and my
heart goes out to the families of
Halyna Hutchins was killed on everybody who was involved.
Oct 21 by a bullet discharged from
a gun Baldwin was using to “I can’t speak for other
rehearse a scene on the set of production companies, I can’t
Western movie Rust. speak for other studios, but what I
can tell you is this has created a
Baldwin had been told by an new lens and a new perspective on
assistant director that the gun was how we can operate moving
“cold”, an industry term meaning it forward,” he said.
is safe to use.
The Fast & Furious star said
Johnson, who was out in Los from now on his production
Angeles attending the world company would use rubber guns
premiere of his new Netflix and that they would “take care of it
blockbuster Red Notice with in post (production) and we won’t
co-stars Ryan Reynolds and Gal worry about the dollars”. – Reuters

Mum jailed for killing own children
BERLIN: A German court front of a train, but she was
sentenced a woman to life in jail rescued and did not suffer Speak to theSun’s Sales team now for special deals on
yesterday for killing five of her six life-threatening injuries. digital, video and print advertising.
Her sixth child, a boy who was
The 28-year-old mother, 11 at the time, survived the grim
identified only as Christiane K., ordeal because he was in school.
was found guilty of drowning or
smothering the children in the Prosecutors said the mother
bath in September last year. mixed medication into the
children’s breakfast drinks to make
The bodies of her three them sleepy, before killing them.
daughters, aged one, two and
three, and two sons, aged six and They said Christiane K. acted
eight, were found lying on their out of anger after seeing a photo of
beds, each wrapped in a towel, at her estranged husband with a new
the family flat in Solingen city. girlfriend.

The woman then attempted She told him in an online chat
suicide by throwing herself in he would never see his children
again, prosecutors said. – AFP


Setting Budget 2022 priorities right
WHEN Tun Dr Mahathir
Mohamad warned on flashing the yellow card in a match. Or a The big question here is why are all these manner with which government finances are
Tuesday of “dire red card for that matter. massive leakages still happening without any being managed, with hardly any apparent
consequences” if the Many people are asking whether signs of abating at all after all these years? improvements in the check and balance
overly deficit Budget 2022 is prudence and the practice of system being put in place.
passed, no one doubted that he spending within our means is being And after so much public revelations by
knew very well what he was talking thrown to the wind by the team that successive auditor-generals. On another score, if we care to read
about having been our prime cobbled up Budget 2022 this time through the voluminous allocations
minister not once but twice, with his around. The public wants to know whether contained in Budget 2022, many would agree
first tenure stretching 24 years. More so at a time when the anything concrete is being done to address that some tremendous savings can be made if
this issue, or is it business as usual? Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul
It is the most bloated budget in Malaysia’s economy, like that of most other nations, Abdul Aziz had been more frugal.
history and will lead to further worsening of the is floundering amid the Covid-19 pandemic. A former top Ministry of Finance official
country’s already massive debt, now already texted me to say that Malaysia’s debt ratio is Many are questioning for example, why the
breaching the RM1 trillion mark, he said. Mahathir also spoke of “the culture of “still manageable” as other countries have a government is spending RM1.3 billion for
corruption” that has led to the sharp increase in higher ratio. one-off RM700 payment to the 1.3 million civil
A record RM332.1 billion has been allocated our annual budget allocations. servants from Grade 56 and below, and
for next year’s national budget against the The important thing is to ensure that the RM350 for the one million government
government’s expected revenue of RM234 Hardly a day passes without revelations of borrowed money is spent effectively on pensioners?
billion and the bad news is that the RM98 more and more corruption cases being projects that will raise our productive capacity
billion shortfall will be financed through more uncovered and the scourge has gone from bad for growth, with the expenditure being fully Unlike the hundreds of thousand
borrowings. to worse. transparent and accountable. employees in the private sector, no civil
servant has experienced job losses or a pay cut
As Mahathir pointed out, it will take many It’s not an exaggeration to say that besides He said as the expenditure keeps rising, in the nearly two years of the pandemic.
decades to pay off the new debt commitments the Covid-19 pandemic, there are worrying there is an need for a strong parliamentary
while reminding the government to be more trends leading to a corruption pandemic as oversight and urgent parliamentary reforms to Civil servants and pensioners are the most
prudent so that the debt burden will not be well. provide for the functioning of Parliamentary well taken care of people in the country with
passed on to future generations. Select Committees. never having to miss or even having any salary
Not just in terms of the sheer number of and pension payout delay like what their
The truth of the matter is that our national cases but the huge amounts of graft money These committees need a strong private sector counterparts went through
debt burdens will unavoidably be passed on to passing from one hand to another. administrative support from a professional under the Covid-19 situation. They are already
future generations and governments to grapple parliamentary service as promised in the pampered so let’s not over-pamper them.
with. To make matters worse, Nik Azman in his memorandum of understanding signed
latest report the previous week revealed that between both sides of the political divide with No civil servant or pensioner in their right
And for the unprecedented RM1 trillion financial mismanagement in the past year has Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob mind would begrudge the government if this
debts we are already saddled with right now, cost the country to suffer losses of well over recently. RM1.3 billion is not to be spent on them
even Auditor-General Datuk Nik Azman Nik RM600 million. because it is public knowledge that paying the
Abdul Majid has warned the government about This will strengthen the country’s monthly salary and pension is already one of
the risks of committing the country to new He said non-compliance by federal institutional governance and make every the biggest financial commitments.
borrowings just to repay existing ones. ministries and departments with financial minister accountable and answerable to
management has led to issues involving Parliamentary Select Committees for every Prominent social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam
According to him, 50.4%, or RM98 billion, of irregular payments, loss of public funds and ringgit spent under the budget, said the Thye is spot on when he described the
the RM194.5 billion in new loans committed in wastage amounting to RM620.07 million in former Treasury official. government’s decision on this particular
2020 were used to finance the principal 2020. matter as “misplaced priority”.
repayments of matured loans. And with some RM400 billion to be dished
Of the over RM510 million in irregular out for the next five years under the 12th Tengku Zafrul and his team should set their
Football fans among us can well understand payments, almost half a billion involved Malaysia Plan – another record budget – it’s all priorities right.
that Nik Azman’s warning is akin to the referee payments for maintenance service claims the more critical that transparency and
without being verified at the National Security accountability be seen to be carried out. Comments: [email protected]
Council level.
Enough is enough of the laissez faire

Will Glasgow fix broken climate finance promises?

COMMENT by Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram help countries most in need, address policy disasters are often followed by much more
priorities, or compensate for damages beyond borrowing due to poor countries’ limited fiscal
CURRENT climate mitigation plans will result in India has disputed the OECD claim of US$57 repair. space. But loans for low-income countries (LICs)
a catastrophic 2.7°C world temperature rise. billion climate finance in 2013-14, suggesting a cost much more than for high-income ones.
paltry US$2.2 billion instead! Instead, “blended finance” often uses public
US$1.6 to US$3.8 trillion is needed annually finance to “de-risk” private investments. Hence, LICs spend five times more on debt
to avoid global warming exceeding 1.5°C. Other developing countries have also Putting profits first than on coping with climate change and cutting
Creative accounting challenged such creative accounting and The poorest countries desperately need to GHG emissions.
Rich countries have long broken their 2009 “greenwashing”. rebuild resilience and adapt human
Copenhagen COP16 pledge to mobilise “US$100 Climate finance anarchy environments and livelihoods. Four-fifths of the most damaging disasters
billion per year by 2020 to address the needs of Developing countries expected the promised since 2000 have been due to tropical storms.
developing countries”. US$100 billion yearly to be largely public grants Adaptation funds are required to better cope
disbursed via the then new UNFCCC Green with the new circumstances created by global The worst disasters have raised government
The pandemic has worsened the situation, Climate Fund. warming. debt in 90% of cases within two years, with no
reducing available finance. prospect of debt relief.
Oxfam estimates public climate financing at Needed “adaptation” – such as improving
Poor countries – many already caught in debt only US$19 billtion to US$22.5 billion in 2017-18, drainage, water catchment and infrastructure – is As many LICs are already heavily indebted,
traps – struggle to cope. with little effective coordination of public costly, but nonetheless desperately necessary. climate disasters have been truly catastrophic –
finance. as in Belize, Grenada and Mozambique.
While minuscule compared with the finance But “donors” prefer publicisable “easy wins”
needed to adequately address climate change, it Developing countries believed their from climate mitigation, especially as they Little has trickled down to the worst affected,
was considered a good start. representatives would help decide increasingly gave loans, rather than grants. and other vulnerable, needy and poor
disbursement, ensuring equity, efficacy and communities.
The number includes both public and private efficiency. But little is actually managed by Thus, although the Paris COP21 Agreement Funding gap
finance, with sources – public/private, developing countries themselves. sought to balance mitigation with adaptation, Based on countries’ own long-term goals for
grants/loans, etc – unspecified. most climate finance still seeks to cut mitigation and adaptation, the UNFCCC’s
Instead, climate finance is disbursed via greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Standing Committee on Finance estimated that
Such ambiguity has enabled double- many channels, including rich countries’ aid and developing countries need US$5.8 trillion to
counting, poor transparency and creative export promotion agencies, private banks, equity As climate adaptation is rarely lucrative, it is of US$5.9 trillion in all until 2030.
accounting, noted the UN Independent Expert funds and multilateral institutions’ loans and less interest to private investors.
Group on Climate Finance. grants. The UN estimates developing countries
Rather, private finance favours mitigation currently need US$70 billion yearly for
Thus, the rich countries’ Organisation for Several UN programmes also support climate investments generating higher returns. adaptation, rising to US$140 billion to US$300
Economic Cooperation and Development action, including the UN Environment billion by 2030.
(OECD) reported US$80 billion in climate Programme, UN Development Programme and Thus, only US$20 billion was for adaptation in
finance for developing countries in 2019. Global Environment Facility. But all are 2019, less than half the sum for mitigation. In July, the “V20” of finance ministers from 48
Fudging numbers underfunded, requiring frequent replenishment. climate-vulnerable countries urged delivery of
But OECD climate finance numbers include Unsurprisingly, the OECD report the 2009 US$100 billion vow to affirm a
non-concessional commercial loans, “rolled- Uncertain financing and developing acknowledges only 3% of private climate finance commitment to improve climate finance.
over” loans and private finance. countries’ lack of meaningful involvement in has been for adaptation.
disbursements make planning all the more This should include increased funds, more in
Some donor governments count most difficult. Chasing profits, most climate finance goes to grants, and with at least half for adaptation, but
development aid, even when not primarily for middle-income countries, not the poorest or the UNFCCC chief has noted lack of progress
“climate action”. Financialisation has meant that climate most vulnerable. since.
funding increasingly involves private financial
Also, the dispute over which funds are to be interests. Claims of private climate finance from Only US$5.9 billion – less than a fifth of total Only strong enforcement of rigorous climate
considered “new and additional” has not been rich to poor countries are much contested. adaptation finance – has gone to the UN’s 46 finance criteria can stop rich countries abusing
resolved since the 1992 adoption of the UN “least developed countries” (LDCs) during 2014 currently ambiguous reporting requirements.
Framework Convention on Climate Change Even the OECD estimate has not been rising to 2018! This is “less than 3% of (poorly)
(UNFCCC) at the Rio Earth Summit. steadily, instead fluctuating directionless from estimated LDCs annual adaptation finance Currently fragmented climate financing
US$16.7 billion in 2014 to US$10.1 billion in 2016 needs between 2020 and 2030”. urgently needs more coherence and strategic
Official development assistance redesignated and US$14.6 billion in 2018. The actual role and Cruel ironies prioritisation of support to those most distressed
as climate finance should be categorised as impact of private finance are also much The International Monetary Fund recognises the and vulnerable.
“reallocated”, rather than “additional” funding. disputed. “unequal burden of rising temperatures”.
This month’s UNFCCC COP26 in Glasgow,
Consequently, poor countries are losing aid Unsurprisingly, private funding is unlikely to It is indeed a “cruel irony” that those far less Scotland, can and must set things right before it
for education, health and other public goods. responsible for global warming bear the brunt of is too late.
its costs.
Will the new Cold War drive the North to do
Meanwhile, providing climate finance via the unexpected to win the rest of the world to its
loans is pushing poor countries deeper into debt. side instead of further militarising tensions?
Increasingly frequent extreme weather


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HAVING a packed schedule peroxide to remove dead skin and
should never be an excuse Some of the health benefits prevent breakouts. Other face masks
for you to not carve out include stress reduction, pain relief, include aloe vera and oatmeal to
time for yourself. We often respiratory health and sinusitis. soothe your skin, as well as clay and
forget and neglect the importance of Masks and everything nice! charcoal masks to absorb excess oil.
having our ‘me time.’ This is vital, Slap on sheet Be sure to find the perfect face mask
especially when you’re living in a masks to rejuvenate your skin.
hectic city, as it aids in relieving stress, that
avoiding burnout and recharging Don’t forget the eyes. You can
ourselves. Needless to say, we always create your own eye gel using slathering on a suitable hair mask HANDle with care
have to do what makes us feel good. and using a wide-tooth comb to Your hands deserve attention as well.
cucumbers. With all the stress distribute the mask evenly. Wrap it up You don’t always have to go to the
After a stressful year-and-a-half, you’ve been facing, your and let it soak for at least 15-20 salon for a manicure and pedicure to
you deserve some pampering, and eyes deserve to rest, and minutes before you rinse it off. give your hands love and care.
what better place to start than in your applying cucumber eye Scrub, scrub, scrub! Instead, soak your hands for five
own home? Since we have been gel is the way to go. It’s not a spa day if you don’t include minutes in warm water and
spending more time at home than we Cucumber eye gels body scrubs! You don’t have to moisturise with your favourite lotion.
have in the past, it is the perfect time are known for curing splurge on body scrubs to exfoliate Massage your hands and cuticles
to create a euphoric experience in puffy and swollen skin your skin. In fact, you can grab a few while applying lotion.
your own residence. under and around your ingredients from your own kitchen to Buff it out
eyes. You can opt for make your own body scrub. For Get your hands on a dry brush and let
For instance, one key self-care soaked green tea bags instance, sugar. Sugar absorbs it do its magic. Dry brushing on your
activity is going to the spa. Who too, as the tea’s caffeine moisture and hydrates your skin skin in circular motions encourages
doesn’t love a good spa day where aid in restricting the since it is high in glycolic acid, which blood flow, flushes out toxins and can
you get to step into a place of peace appearance of blood is often used in face peels to flush out reduce the appearance of cellulite.
and serenity for a few hours? But why vessels and the Our skin is our biggest organ, so be
break the bank to have a relaxing day antioxidants present will the outer layers of dead skin. sure to handle it with care and love.
out, when you can simply create your decrease inflammation. Another ingredient would be
own home spa? Hair masks are essential And don’t forget to moisturise
Set the mood as well. Deep condition your aloe vera. Aloe vera provides vital once you’re done!
Before we dive in, set the mood by hair by nutrients such as polysaccharides, Sweet dreams!
playing your spa music playlist, and enzymes, vitamins B2, B6, C and E Extend your spa day by enjoying a
light up your favourite aromatic as well as selenium, manganese good night’s sleep. Simply switch off
candles or switch on your fragrance and amino acids for healthier your electronics and meditate to help
diffuser to recreate a spa ambience. skin. These zero waste body scrub yourself stay grounded and calm.
Brew and pour yourself a cup of hot ingredients will also not clog your
tea to really get into the mood and put drain.
your mind at ease.
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While enjoying a cup of hot tea is a
great idea, be sure to stay hydrated
throughout your spa day. Go extra by
adding different fruits and herbs
such as strawberries, lemons,
blueberries and cucumbers to
your water for a healthy and
delicious sweet treat.
Nice hot shower/bath
Since you’re not in a rush, take this
moment to really soak yourself in a
hot bath. If you don’t own a
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Datuk Sri Siti Nurhaliza, Datuk Aznil on fitness and wellness.”
Hj Nawawi, Datin Hajjah Fouziah Furthermore, customers will be
Gous, Datuk Aaron Aziz, Ustaz Munif Lim also explained that as a local able to enjoy up to RM77 upon
Ahmad, Gan Mei Yan, Wang Chun Malaysian brand, the platform has spending RM650 and above.
Pin and Yoon Ng. been very proactive in supporting and
onboarding local businesses such as Customers will be able to join in
The Birthday Live Party took place SMEs and micro-SMEs to leverage the Happy Spin & Win Game from
over the weekend and was streamed their production capabilities, as well Nov 17 to Nov 30 to win RM170,000
over the Go Shop mobile app and as to extend Go Shop’s reach on TV, worth of prizes on the Go Shop app.
web. the web and the app.
On top of everything, there will
This party marked the beginning Go Shop is largely known as a also be exclusive discounts and
of Go Shop’s birthday special, which household shopping platform, and in rebates for customers that make their
will last throughout November with its seven years, has accrued customer purchases with GrabPay eWallet,
exclusive promotions across it. trust over the quality of offered Public Bank, CIMB and Standard
products from trusted brands. As it Chartered cards during the
Go Shop CEO Christinne Lim said: continued to grow, the e-commerce campaign period.
“Go Shop has grown into Malaysia’s platform added more products and
leading home shopping and e- choices to meet customers’ needs. The Go Shop channels on Astro
commerce business thanks to the are on Go Shop RUUMA CH118, Go
strong support and trust that our She said : “For product offering,
customers, partners and vendors we are continuously looking at
have given us over the past seven changing the portfolio mix. If we are
years. seeing that the customers are being a
lot more conscious, we will make sure
“Themed around ‘Happy our value bundle is the best in terms
Together’ for the 7th birthday of pricing, value and product quality”.
celebration, Go Shop is looking
forward to bringing joy and a In 2021, Go Shop further
delightful shopping experience to our launched its first and very own
customers.” clothing and bedding line – the Royal
Field and La Belle – to provide more
Lim reiterated that the company is options of quality products to its
committed to serving its customers customers.
with exciting and entertaining
content, trusted brands and products, For Go Shop’s 7th Birthday Happy
differentiated value bundles and a Together campaign, there is an
great customer experience. almost endless amount of things that
are planned.
The multiple MCOs over the last
year and a half have proven to be a For starters, there will be RM7
huge catalyst in accelerating online million worth of vouchers giveaway,
shopping, particularly at Go Shop, discounts of up to 80% and weekly
with the platform being strengthened deals from Nov 1 to Nov 30.
from the increased sales.
During the campaign period,

Dune dominates box office

Sopranos prequel heads to HBO Go The series HALLOWEEN weekend witnessed Entertainment Research, David A.
is set in Dune remain on top of the box Gross said: “Psychological horror
Newark in office chart second weekend in a movies generally do less business
the late row while four other films opened than the blood-gore-shock variety.”
1960s. – lower on the charts.
HBO GO “Late October is the scary
Dune is an adaptation of Frank season, but with the holiday falling
AFTER over a decade of waiting, Herbert’s influential sci-fi novel that on the weekend, Halloween
The Many Saints of Newark, the generated US$15.5 million (RM64.3 activities [and] social events are
much-anticipated feature film million), bringing its domestic total conflicting with movie-going,” he
prequel to David Chase’s to US$69.4 million (RM288 million). added.
groundbreaking, award-winning The film was released on HBO Max Last weekend’s estimated box
HBO drama series The Sopranos, simultaneously. office tally below:
premieres first on HBO Go from 1. Dune – US$15.5 million (RM64.3
Nov 11. This film is seen as another million)
“reviver” of the domestic box office 2. Halloween Kills – US$8.5 million
During its six-season run, The since Covid-19 with audiences (RM35.2 million)
Sopranos – widely regarded as one stepping out and returning to their 3. No Time to Die – US$7.8 million
of the greatest and most influential local multiplex to witness the film’s (RM32.3 million)
television drama series of all time – scale on the big screen. Warner 4. My Hero Academia: World Heroes’
was honoured with 21 Primetime Bros. and Legendary announced Mission – US$6.4 million (RM27
Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe that director Denis Villeneuve – and million)
Awards, and two Peabody Awards, stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca 5. Venom: Let There Be Carnage –
to name only a portion. Ferguson, Oscar Isaac and Zendaya US$5.7 million (RM24 million)
– will return to Arrakis for a sequel. 6. Last Night in Soho – US$4.2 million
In The Many Saints of Newark, (RM17.4 million)
young Anthony Soprano is growing Meanwhile, horror movies 7. Antlers – US$4.2 million (RM17.4
up in one of the most tumultuous Antlers and Last Night in Soho million).
eras in Newark’s history, becoming debuted nationwide and struggled
a man just as rival gangsters begin to achieve strong ticket sales.
to rise up and challenge the all-
powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold The executive of Franchise
over the increasingly race-torn city.
Carrying on a legacy ... Gandolfini as young Tony Soprano, and Nivola as his A sequel to Dune has already
Caught up in the changing times uncle Dickie Moltisanti. – HBO GO been greenlit. – WARNER
is the uncle he idolises, Dickie BROS ENTERTAINMENT
Moltisanti, who struggles to manage
both his professional and personal responsibilities – and whose more poignant is the casting of
influence over his nephew will help Michael Gandolfini as a young Tony
make the impressionable teenager Soprano, the iconic role originated
into the all-powerful mob boss we’ll by his late father James Gandolfini.
later come to know: Tony Soprano.
Other cast members include
The Many Saints of Newark was Alessandro Nivola as the enigmatic
shot on location in New Jersey and Dickie Moltisanti, Tony winner
New York, and several beloved Leslie Odom Jr, Jon Bernthal, Corey
characters from the original series Stoll, Billy Magnussen, Michela De
that inspired the film are featured in Rossi, John Magaro, with Emmy
the movie. winner Ray Liotta and Oscar
nominee Vera Farmiga.
What makes this prequel all the

S4 Buzz


█ BY MARINA MUHTAR o When things get overwhelming, remember to take a step back, breathe and disconnect

EXCESSIVE screen time has become a grave everything that has been fogging your mind. unplugged hobby. New hobbies are perfect if you’re Get lost in a book
concern. Undoubtedly, technology has Journaling your thoughts allows you to process really looking to disconnect yourself from the Ever since the pandemic turned our lives up
integrated itself into every part of our lives. things one step at a time. digital world. With our never-ending tasks, chores, down, when was the last time we had a date wi
While technology provides convenience, and errands, venturing into new hobbies can keep good book? Indulging yourself in fiction books
our addiction to screens can damage our To illustrate, you can explore your ideas, reflect you occupied and you won’t be busy searching for provide you serotonin and act as an escape f
productivity and happiness. on your thoughts and list down things that make your phone. Some choice hobbies include knitting, reality. Reading has also been proven to help yo
you happy. When you write about the highs and baking, drawing, painting, or playing a musical communicating and understanding other peo
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, more and lows in your daily life, it’ll aid you in obtaining instrument. better, keeping your brain fit, changing y
more people – including children – have been fully various perspectives on your experiences and you’ll perspectives, and growing as an individual.
immersed in digital content. be able to find lessons in them. When we engage in our hobbies weekly, it gives Goodnight!
It’s nature time! you a purpose in life and helps you find your zen. To When it’s bedtime, switch on the Do Not Disturb
For some, work becomes addicting. You can see City views can be breathtaking but they’re nothing further illustrate, it gives you something that you mode on your phone, or, even better, switch it
people seemingly manacled to their mobile phones compared to nature’s beauty. We spend so much of can look forward to every day, and lets you off. Catch up on the sleep that you’ve missed
and hunched over their laptops in cafes, working our time indoors that we forget what fresh air feels accomplish new goals or solve challenges. Aside out on. Make it a habit to stay away from
non-stop and burning the midnight oil. While hard like. One of the best ways to escape the screens is to from that, it’ll help you build resilience in life. If your electronic devices one hour before
work leads to success, too much screen time can go on a hike or a walk in the park. Step outdoors, be you’re a beginner in baking, you may not succeed going to bed, as winding down will never
affect your sleep, lead to chronic neck and back in the moment, inhale fresh air and embrace the first time but if you stick to it, you’ll find yourself be an easy journey especially when your
pain, depression and anxiety. nature. Soaking up warm rays of the sun gives you learning how to make it a success. mind is on the run. Sleep experts suggest
the extra vitamin D that you need, which is great for adults need seven to nine hours of
Meanwhile, some have a constant need to check both your bones and your mood. Hobbies improve your creativity as well. Most sleep every night. A good night’s
social media every time their phone vibrates, and Card games hobbies involve art. This way, you’d get to explore sleep helps your body
often forget the importance of living in the Card games continue to stand the test of time. your creative side and skills that you didn’t know and mind relax as well
moment. For instance, instead of creating Unbeknownst to many, card games have their own you had! as recover from a
memories, we are busy documenting and mental health benefits. For instance, card games Meditation long day.
uploading precious moments to social media. can provide players with a mental health boost. If Breathe. Meditating will help you reconnect your
done with a group, his leisure activity is often body and mind. It helps you to declutter as well as
Time passes swiftly, and mindful living should packed with chatter and laughs that’ll certainly refresh your mind and release negativity. By
be a priority. It’s time to unplug yourselves from leave you in a good mood long after it ends. meditating, you’d be mentally prepared to cross
your screens and take control of your life. You things off of your to-do list and succeed in it. Sit
should try to relax as much as you work, and never Another benefit is it’ll help you enhance your comfortably, shut your eyes, listen and focus on
disregard the importance of disconnecting and memory since most card games require your breathing. Frequent practice of meditation is
unplugging every once in a while. memorising and you’ll be exercising your short- associated with better immunity and
Switch it off term memory. Consequently, you’d be improving improved sleep.
The first step to unplugging yourselves from your your memorising ability.
screen is to turn off notifications. Whenever our
phone vibrates, we are tempted to check our Venture into new hobbies
phones. When you’re not obligated to work, answer Spark your interests and start exploring an
emails, texts, or phone calls, opt to switch off your
phone. By doing these, you will feel more relaxed
and won’t get distracted easily.
Journal your thoughts
Journal is the perfect tool to increase your
productivity. Journals act as a stress and anxiety
reliever. One of the best methods to relieve your
racing mind is to write it out. This method is known
as “stream of consciousness journaling”. Stream of
consciousness journaling is when you pen down

Buzz S5


On the hunt for inner zen

THE art of inner peace isn’t easy to master,
especially in today’s boisterous and
distracting world. Emotional overload can
jeopardise our sense of serenity and joy.
When it comes to finding your inner peace, it
doesn’t necessarily mean you have to
embark on a journey across the world like
Elizabeth Gilbert from Eat Pray Love did.

There are no specific rules or methods
when it comes to finding your inner peace.
Instead, it can be easily accomplished by just
whipping out a few key books. Here are some
of our recommendations:

The Pearl Wonder by Lilian Woo
The Pearl Wonder is a collection of
Malaysian-born author Lilian Woo’s poems
that comprise three different themes. These
poems focus on
life elements
such as Love,
Inspiration and
Motivation, and
will take readers
on an uplifting
journey. The
author believes
these four Think Like A Monk by Jay Shetty
elements are vital Growing up in a family where you could
in nurturing and become one of three things – a doctor, lawyer,
nourishing our or a failure, the author chose to take the next
lives and it’s all flight to India to become a monk instead of
you need to find attending his college graduation ceremony.
your inner zen. After three years, he wrote down his
experiences and ancient wisdom he had
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho learnt on pieces of paper.
One of the few things that Santiago desires is Think Like A Monk was written to help
freedom. What started out as a journey to individuals implement a monk’s mindset
seek his fortune turns into a discovery of the into their lives. This empowering book
treasure found within – the fine line between teaches readers how to clear obstacles to
reality and the sacred. Being an ambitious their potential and power by conquering
pside explorer, he learns to listen to his heart and negative thoughts, approaching peace, and
ith a follow the language of the omens. For creating true
s will Santiago, there’s always a lesson to learn from purpose. Shetty
from every obstacle. Soon, he realises that his converts abstract
ou in dreams are not just his, but part of the Soul of lessons into advice
ople the Universe as well. and exercises that
your you can implement
b to minimise stress,
relationships, and
give the treasures
that we find in
ourselves to the

What Does Peace Feel Like? by Vladimir
This uniquely illustrated book conveys peace
into the concrete terms of kindergarten
children. The author interviewed dozens of
school kids using the same question and all
based on the five senses. In his piece, the
word “peace” is
defined in
languages with
different senses
and it teaches
you how simple
peace is and how
the smallest
things in life
make it the most

You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero Declutter Your
Written by New York’s #1 bestselling author, Mind by Barrie
Jen Sincero, You Are A Badass singles out Davenport & SJ
everything wrong with your daily choices. Scott
This book will most probably be a wake-up Declutter Your Mind correlates with the
call for you considering how most of quote “when the going gets tough, the tough
us tend to live our lives doing what
others tell us, and what we think we get going”. This inspiring book
are supposed to do. Sincero believes teaches you the habits,
you should be doing what you want, actions, and mindsets that
and that you should do it for love and you can apply to clean up the
for yourself, as it will make you mental clutter that has been
happier and richer. restraining you from being
more focused and conscious
This book helps you identify and in your everyday life.
change the self-sabotaging thoughts
and behaviours that hinder you from Through this masterpiece,
getting what you want, conquer your you’ll discover how to achieve
fears, make large amounts of money, a more simplified, tranquil
and most importantly, learn how to mental life and how to
love yourself and the people around retrieve the time and
you. This book has it all! emotional energy that you
lost to overthinking and


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T he 3008 (left) and 5008.

3008, 5008 by Bermaz Auto Alliance
THE 2021 new Peugeot 3008 capacity. The 3008 is a five-seater, manufacturing plant in Gurun,
and 5008 were officially while the 5008 is a seven-seater that features to protect both its occupants steep slopes. Kedah. All vehicles built there
launched on Monday by has been optimised to offer excellent and other road users. The following 0 Together with the ESP, other undergo specific endurance and
Bermaz Auto Alliance Sdn spaciousness and comes with a technologies are equipped on both standard safety features include six quality testing in Malaysia, to deliver
Bhd, the new sole distributor for the practical modular layout. models: airbags, anti-lock braking system, best-in-class performance for the
Peugeot brand in Malaysia. 0 Visiopark 1, which consists of a electronic brake-force distribution, local conditions and to meet the
Both models feature Peugeot’s 180-degree rear view camera emergency brake assist, dynamic needs of the Malaysian customer.
Both SUVs’ front ends have digital i-Cockpit technology which 0 Active lane keeping assist stability control, anti-skid regulation
evolved towards a style that is as consists of a 12.3-inch digital head- 0 Driver attention warning and hill start assist. The 3008 and 5008 have
distinctive and unique as ever. A new up cluster display, a compact steering 0 Speed limit recognition successfully endured 300,000
frameless grille is featured at the wheel for improved driving dynamics 0 Blind spot monitoring The stylish design is matched by kilometres of testing in Malaysia’s
front, while gloss black side scoops and features a new 10-inch high- 0 Advanced grip control, allowing its responsive performance. Both diverse climate and environmental
and a painted treadplate are definition capacitive touchscreen more optimisation of the traction models are equipped with the 1.6- landscape.
integrated with the new bumper colour display. control system with five grip modes litre twin scroll turbo high pressure
design as standard. The nose of the (Normal, Snow, Mud, Sand and engine, which delivers 165hp and The colour line-up for both
bonnet now proudly displays the It also comes with seven elegant electronic stability programme [ESP] 240Nm of torque. The engine is models include Amazonite Grey,
model’s monogram, as does the piano-styled toggle switches that off ) paired with a quick-shifting, six- Pearl White and Nera Black. In
entire Peugeot range. allow direct and permanent access to 0 Hill assist descent control allows speed automatic transmission and a addition, the model’s exclusive
the main comfort functions: audio, you to safely and perfectly control two-wheel-drive drivetrain. colour includes Cuprite Brown for
The front headlights have also air conditioning, navigation with your vehicle and its trajectory on the 3008 and Emerald Crystal for the
been redesigned to be more voice command, vehicle settings, The new 3008 and 5008 are 5008, making a total of four colours
aggressive and feature LED telephone, mobile applications and assembled at the Stellantis available for both models.
technology with cornering lamps. At hazard warning lights.
the rear, new upgraded taillights Selling prices starts from RM161,
feature full-LED technology with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 616.66 for the 3008 and RM177,
Peugeot’s iconic 3D-effect claw also come as standard. New to both 311.90 for the 5008, which is inclusive
signature rear lights with scrolling models is wireless smartphone of the 100% sales tax reduction on
indicator lights. charging located at the centre CKD models and is valid from now to
console. Dec 31.
Other exterior features are:
0 18-inch Los Angeles rims on the Other interior features include: The prices are for West Malaysia,
3008 0 Mood lighting on-the-road pricing without
0 18-inch Detroit alloy rims on the 0 Paddle shifters insurance for private registration.
5008 0 Dual-zone air conditioning (with
0 Hands-free power tailgate rear blower control for the 5008) Both vehicles come with three-
0 Panoramic sunroof 0 Leather seats year free service maintenance, with a
0 Advanced keyless entry 0 Electric parking brake mileage limit of 60,000km, whichever
0 Front and rear parking sensors 0 Six-way power seats comes first and a standard five-year
0 Drive mode selector (Sport mode) manufacturer warranty, with a
On the interior, the difference coverage period up to five years and a
between both models is the seating Both the new 3008 and 5008 come mileage limit of 100,000km,
with the latest driving aids and safety whichever comes first.

Stellantis now fully owns Naza Gurun plant

STELLANTIS has solidified its senior vice president, Asean & lucrative new compact SUV offering it restarted operations, with volumes authorities in addition to internally
commitment to Malaysia, securing general distributors at Stellantis. from the French brand. now ramping up for the remainder of mandated procedures. Mandatory
full ownership of Naza Automotive 2021, to re-establish car flow to masks and face shields are provided
Manufacturing Sdn Bhd (NAM) and “We have an ambitious growth “We are focused on our mission to Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines to employees, with daily temperature
its manufacturing plant in Gurun, strategy that will enable us to build on achieve world-class manufacturing and other Asean markets. checks, ventilation measures, social
Kedah, on Oct 28. the existing production outputs in in Gurun, to build high-quality, distancing protocols and ongoing
Gurun, as well as extend the breadth Malaysian-produced vehicles for “In spite of the pandemic we are training and communication of
The acquisition marked a of brands and models within the South East Asia. This includes the extremely proud to see increased Covid 19-prevention measures
significant milestone for Stellantis in Stellantis portfolio built in Asean for internationally-acclaimed refreshed customer demand for Peugeot in the mandated on site.
South East Asia, with plans to invest Asean. This is a very exciting 3008 and 5008 updates and the new region,” said Musy.
and dramatically expand its footprint proposition.” 2008, three vehicles that will elevate Over 170 employees have
as part of a robust localisation the superior offering of the Peugeot “We are working closely with our returned to work and Stellantis is
strategy. Stellantis recently restarted brand in this region,” said Musy. partners to increase plant capacity by working with over 50 local suppliers
manufacturing in Gurun, with the almost 40% to meet demand, and this as production increases for the last
“Stellantis is deeply committed to launch of the refreshed Peugeot 3008 The Gurun plant has achieved combined with our strong product quarter of 2021.
growing our presence in Asean and and 5008 currently rolling out across pre-pandemic production rates since plan and determination to achieve
taking full ownership and the region, two vehicles gleaning the highest standards in quality and In 2018, Peugeot owner the PSA
responsibility of the plant in Gurun is international success in Europe. safety has set us up for great success Group (now part of Stellantis)
a very important step towards in Malaysia.” acquired a 56% stake in NAM,
strengthening our operations, Furthermore, the much- looking at making Malaysia its export
production outputs and workforce in anticipated Peugeot 2008 will also Since reopening the plant, hub for Peugeot, Citroen and DS
the region,” said Christophe Musy, commence production this month in Stellantis has strictly enforced safety vehicles.
Gurun, bringing to the Asean region a protocols advised by Malaysian

Out & About theSun on friday 7
NOVEMBER 5, 2021
New City variant
HONDA Malaysia on Tuesday
Jaguar, Land Rover announced the addition of a new “On behalf of the Company, we overhead camshaft i-VTEC engine turning on the air conditioning to
under one local City V-Sensing (pix) variant to its are truly humbled by the coupled with continuous variable cool down the car cabin before
company existing B-segment saloon line- continuous trust as well as transmission that provides an entering.
up. support we have received from ideal balance of performance and
JAGUAR Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd fellow Malaysians particularly fuel efficiency. This powertrain is Having been awarded with the
(JLRM), a joint venture (JV) between Sime Available in a naturally- throughout the challenging able to produce 119hp, the highest “Asean NCAP Excellent Award
Darby Motors and Sisma Auto, will aspirated (meaning non- pandemic and lockdowns and I in its class and a maximum torque category - Consistent 5 Star” at
consolidate and strengthen Jaguar Land turbocharged/supercharged) would like to thank all our of 145Nm. Asean NCAP Grand Prix Awards
Rover retail business operations, making powertrain variant, it is the second customers for their unwavering 2020, the City V-Sensing carries
it the sole importer and dealer in variant after the City RS e:HEV to support towards the Honda Exterior-wise, the energetic the same advanced safety features
Malaysia. This is part of its ambitious plan be offered with Honda Sensing, brand.” and stunning design of the vehicle with the V and RS e:HEV variants,
to improve service capabilities and drive the most complete advanced carries a presence that is eye such as six airbags and Honda
long-term growth for the brand. safety features in the B-segment. In addition to other standard catching with LED headlights and LaneWatch, a camera-based
The move will see the acquisition of safety features, the City V-Sensing LED daytime running lights advanced safety technology which
dealer assets and transfer of staff from The new variant also features a is packed with a host of driver (DRL), LED fog lights, LED helps monitor blind spots through
both companies and the consolidation of seven-inch interactive thin film assistance safety features. The taillights as well as a set of 16-inch an infotainment system.
its central business operations into the transistor (TFT) meter that enhanced Honda Sensing alloy wheels to appear stylish and
Jaguar and Land Rover dealership at Ara provides easy access to technology was developed to trendy. The variant offers a host of
Damansara, Selangor. information according to the realise the vision of a collision free safety features, which are rear seat
driver’s needs while driving. mobile society by utilising front The interior styling features belt reminder, vehicle stability
That outlet is currently the largest wide-view camera to better premium high-quality textures, assist, anti-lock braking system,
Jaguar Land Rover 4S facility within the Honda Malaysia managing recognise road boundaries during which include leather seats** with electronic brake distribution,
South East Asia region. JLRM will also be director and CEO Madoka Chujo day and night driving conditions. ivory highlights** at inner areas. brake assist, emergency stop
operating its retail operations in Jalan said: “Safety is predominantly signal, hill start assist and I-size
Sultan Ahmad Shah, Penang (pix). Honda’s priority and the City has The suite of driver assistance Rear air conditioning type Isofix rear seat. Other
always been the forerunner in safety systems in Honda Sensing ventilation is standard across all additional safety features in this
JLRM managing director Syed Ahmad offering safety features for both are as below: City variants, while an eight-inch variant include reverse sensors
Muzri Syed Faiz said: “This consolidation drivers and passengers using 0 Adaptive cruise control (ACC) display audio with Apple CarPlay with multi-angle reverse
will be a positive move towards better advanced technology. We are 0 Collision mitigation braking and Android Auto*** connectivity camera****.
operational efficiency with elevated delighted to introduce this new system (CMBS) is also available in this variant. *On-the-road price without
levels of premium services which will variant to the Malaysian market, 0 Forward collision warning insurance. Sales tax exemption
help drive long-term growth for the enabling them to now have more (FCW) Besides that, the City V-Sensing period ends on June 30, 2022.
company. These measures will leverage options to choose from in the City 0 Lane keep assist system (LKAS) is also equipped with paddle Terms and conditions apply.
on the company’s vast experience and line-up with a total of five variants 0 Road departure mitigation shifts, which deliver a fun and **Combination leather.
accumulated know-how through the available. (RDM) exciting driving experience. ***Android Auto will be available
decades to strengthen its processes and 0 Lane departure warning (LDW) upon its official launch of the
deliver more value to our customers,” he “Priced at RM90,212.36*, the 0 Auto high beam (AHB). Another notable feature in the service in Malaysia.
added. City V-Sensing appeals to more variant is the remote engine ****Available in E, V, V-Sensing
targeted audiences such as young The City V-Sensing is equipped start**** feature, a first-in-its-class and& RS e:HEV variants.
JLRM expects this consolidation to families or young working adults with the most powerful engine in technology, which provides
continue to elevate customer who seek for ample performance its segment – a 1.5-litre double- drivers the convenience of starting
experiences, differentiating it from the as well as advanced safety features their car with a simple push of a
mass premium brands. Together with for their daily commute. To top it button on the keyless remote and
digitalisation initiatives, it plans to invest off, this variant is equipped with
more on technology and will increasingly Honda Sensing, the most
deploy digitalisation over the next few complete advanced safety
years to improve its service capacity to features in the B-segment with an
deliver top-notch services to its attractive price tag that is below
customers. RM100,000.

The Sisma Auto and Sime Darby “We believe this model will
Motors JV brings together more than 60 continue to receive much
years of cumulative experience in the recognition for its overall package
automotive business. Both entities have of class-leading advanced
been credited with outstanding features, space, comfort and
performances by securing top positions unparalleled performance.
in the Retailer of the Year Award 2020/21
title for their impeccable service and “Since we launched the fifth-
dedication to customers. generation City in October 2020,
we have recorded total sales of
Customers can expect more luxurious more than 23,300 units. To date,
and convenient services to be rolled-out the City has contributed 34% to
at JLRM. The 167,586 sq ft Ara Damansara Honda Malaysia’s total sales
facility houses both new and approved between January and October
Jaguar Land Rover pre-owned vehicles 2021, making it the best-selling
under one roof, giving customers who model in Honda Malaysia.
want to join the Jaguar and Land Rover
family even more value and options. Boost your chances of winning a Navara

JLRM will continue to invest heavily in EDARAN Tan Chong Motor Sdn Ho (right) and CEO of Boost Life, Ungku Norliza Syazwan Ungku Halmie.
training to grow the number of Jaguar Bhd (ETCM) joined home-grown
Land Rover Master Level 4 Technicians eWallet Boost to celebrate its participate in BoostUp Pick & Win as the eWallet service provider “We congratulate Boost on its
and Electric Vehicle Technology Certified fourth anniversary last month, by from now to Dec 31 to win that embraces digital lifestyle that 4th Birthd4y Bash anniversary
Technicians in ensuring customers get rewarding one lucky Boost user rugged, stylish and smart Navara. offers consumers the convenience celebration and we believe the
the most of their vehicles. Sales and with a new Nissan Navara 2.5L in online and offline retail new Navara 2.5L Pro-4X will
service advisors are also trained Pro-4X pickup. On behalf of ETCM, Tan Chong payments, bill settlement, provide the lucky winner an
according to Jaguar Land Rover Motor Holdings Berhad group insurance, transportation and adventurous ride, both on- and
standards so that customers will always Themed “4th Birthd4y Bash”, CEO Daniel Ho said: “It is our many more. off-road.”
feel confident and secure as part of their the Navara grand prize can be pleasure to collaborate with Boost
purchase and ownership experiences. won by one lucky winner when
they spend with Boost and
Service Outreach programmes will participate in the BoostUP Pick &
also be curated to bring coverage to the Win. Other prizes include mobile
southern region of Johore Bahru whilst it phones, smart gadgets, home
assumes retail coverage of the Northern appliances and many more.
region via its outlet in Penang island.
Customers can also expect new models That Navara pickup – a first for
in the near future, namely the Jaguar F- the Navara nameplate, delivers
Pace luxury performance SUV that is more rugged, yet stylish and
refreshed with a new interior and exterior smarter features, while continuing
design, Jaguar XF executive saloon, Nissan’s 80 years pick-up heritage
Jaguar I-Pace all-electric performance of durability, reliability and
SUV, Land Rover Defender 90 and the versatility.
new Range Rover.
Famously known as the
“Mother Trucker” in Malaysia, the
radically-redesigned Navara Pro-
4X comes with many best-in-class
technologies, including an array
of Nissan Intelligent Mobility
driver assisted features and safety
systems, making it the most
advanced Navara ever.

Don’t miss out the chance to

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NOVEMBER 5, 2021

Concept Recharge-ing
towards sustainability
LABELLED a manifesto for Volvo Cars’ easy approach is to add more batteries, but it is Volvo designers can reduce the use of plastics in
future, the pure electric “Concept not the same as simply adding a bigger fuel tank interior parts. largely to the vehicle’s
Recharge” (pix) does much more than today – batteries add weight and increase battery range. This means tyres for EVs always
showcase the company’s future design carbon footprint. Instead we have to increase The seat backs and headrests, as well as part have to be on top of technology development.
language and product strategy. overall efficiency to increase range. With of the steering wheel, use a new material
Concept Recharge, we explore the tension created by Volvo Cars called Nordico. It is soft Hence the Concept Recharge feature special
With it, Volvo Cars demonstrates the steps it between the need for efficiency and the desire material made from bio-based and recycled tyres made by Pirelli, which are completely free
will take in all areas of pure electric car (EV) for the same space, convenience and driving ingredients that come from sustainable forests from mineral oil and are made from 94% fossil-
development to reduce its cars’ and its overall experience as in today’s SUVs.” in Sweden and Finland, providing a CO2 free materials, including recycled and
carbon footprint; the company plans to sell footprint that is 74% lower than leather. renewable materials like natural rubber, bio-
only fully-electric cars by 2030 and aims to be a Volvo Cars is in the forefront when it comes silica, rayon and bio-resin.
climate-neutral and circular business by 2040. to working with sustainable and natural Elsewhere in the interior, including in the
materials in its cars, and the Concept Recharge lower storage areas, back of the headrest and This reflects the circular approach shared by
By using sustainable materials inside the car, is another proof point of its commitment to footrest, the Concept Recharge uses a flax Volvo Cars and Pirelli, with a focus on reducing
equipping it with tyres from recycled and push forward with this ambition. composite, developed by Volvo Cars in resource consumption and environmental
renewable material, improving aerodynamics collaboration with suppliers. It uses fibres from impact.
and through other measures, Volvo Cars can The interior design is rich in sustainable the linseed plant, which are mixed with
take huge steps to reduce its carbon impact materials, both natural and recycled materials – composites to provide a strong and lightweight, Beyond its sustainable materials, electric
through the car itself. think of responsibly-sourced Swedish wool, yet attractive and natural aesthetic. powertrain and special tyres, Concept Recharge
environmentally-responsible textiles and also improves the environmental credibility of
When combining those steps with the use of lightweight composites created from natural On the exterior, the front and rear bumpers SUVs through efficiency and aerodynamics.
clean energy throughout a decarbonised supply sources. plus the sill moldings also consist of flax
chain, manufacturing process and use phase of composite. Using flax composite both inside With the Concept Recharge, Volvo Cars
the car, Volvo Cars believes it can reduce a car’s Responsibly-sourced Swedish wool is and out in this way results in a significant envisions the future of aerodynamics. It
lifecycle CO2 impact by 80% versus a 2018 Volvo transformed into fully-natural breathable cloth, reduction of plastics used. incorporates innovative aerodynamic features
XC60, without losing the inherent premium free from additives. This warm and soft material such as exterior design details that smooth the
qualities that Volvo cars have become known is used in the seat backrest and instrument “With the Concept Recharge, we’ve created a airflow, a new wheel design, a lower roof and a
for. panel top. Meanwhile, the floor and lower doors comfortable and functional family space,” said more upright rear end.
are covered by a rich carpet of 100% wool. Lisa Reeves, head of interior design. “The cabin
This would mean that the Concept Recharge offers sophisticated forms through the use of As such, it takes the classic SUV shape and
would have an overall life cycle CO2 impact The seat cushions and touch surfaces on the natural materials and the harmonisation of improves airflow to increase range, while
below 10 tonnes, when charged with 100% doors are made from an environmentally- textures and tones, reflecting the timeless offering the incredible space opportunities that
renewable energy. responsible material that contains Tencel fibres elegance of premium Scandinavian design.” comes naturally with an EV and its lower floor.
from cellulose. This fabric has a great durable
“As we enter the age of the electric car, how strength and is soft to the skin. By using Tencel With the internal combustion engine “While consumers continue to drive
far you can drive on a full charge will be a key fibres, which have been produced through a making way for pure electric powertrain, tyres demand for the benefits of SUVs, we are
consideration,” said Owen Ready, head of highly water- and energy-efficient process, play an even more important role. Not only are determined to produce cars that offer all the
strategic and brand design at Volvo Cars. “The they crucial for safety, they also contribute safety and comfort they look for, as well as slash
their environmental impact,” said Ready.

Ghibli Hybrid now in Malaysia
NAZA Italia-Maserati on Tuesday announced interior. distribution. Even with all the new electrical bits from RM427,800 and RM456,800 for the
that the first electrified vehicle in Maserati’s The common denominator of the restyling, and pieces, the new Ghibli Hybrid still weighs GranSport trim (before local duties and taxes)
history – the new Ghibli Hybrid (pix), is now about 80kg less than the V6 Diesel variant. and inclusive of full specifications and options.
available in Malaysia, expanding the Maserati developed by the Centro Stile Maserati, is the Its hybrid powerplant generates 330hp and
range and thus making it more competitive and blue colour, which is universally adopted as the 450Nm of torque, delivered from just 2,250rpm. The prices include three years standard
responsive to the demands of the market. symbol of clean mobility. It was chosen to The vehicle’s top speed is 255km/h and zero-to- warranty coverage with no mileage restriction
identify all cars with hybrid technology and the 100km/h acceleration time is 5.7 seconds. plus a free maintenance programme of three
“The choice to introduce the hybrid new world they represent. Other features for the Malaysian market years/60,000 km, whichever comes first
technology on the Ghibli sedan is not a include GranSport trim, Nerissimo package, 20- (inclusive of Maserati Premium Service Plus of
coincidence: this model, with over 100,000 The new hybrid Maserati’s powertrain has inch rims, sport seats upholstered in premium three years/60,000 km).
units produced globally since its launch in 2013, been completely restyled by Maserati
perfectly embodies the Modena-based Innovation Lab in Modena, to achieve greater full-grain “Pieno Fiore” natural leather,
manufacturer’s DNA,” said Datuk Nik torque. It combines an internal combustion dashboard’s wood trim finished in carbon
Hamdam, group CEO, automotive group of engine (four cylinders, turbocharging and 2.0- twill high-gloss, premium Alcantara
Naza Corporation Holdings. litre displacement) with a 48-volt alternator and roof lining, Bowers & Wilkins
an additional electric supercharger (e-Booster), premium surround sound
“In fact, the real challenge that Maserati supported by a battery. system with 15 speakers,
faced was to enter the world of electrification 1,280-watt amplifier and
without altering the brand’s core philosophy This solution is unique in its segment as it perfectly-configured
and values. The result is the creation of the best enables the turbocharger and e-booster to QuantumLogic Surround;
possible hybrid. What’s more, Ghibli Hybrid deliver even more power. It is the first in a new and Advanced Driver
will retain the unmistakable sound that has generation of powertrains, with the perfect Assistance Systems
always distinguished every Maserati.” trade-off between performance, efficiency and (ADAS).
driving pleasure. The Ghibli Hybrid sells
This new Ghibli Hybrid is easily recognisable
with the new design of both exterior and The battery is mounted in the rear of the car,
with benefits in terms of improved weight


NCT Alliance seals RPGT move boon for
its first white knight M’sian residential market
o Removal of tax on sale of units after five years of “The house owners shall keep all original
PETALING JAYA: NCT Alliance Bhd ownership seen as apt measure to curb speculation receipts in English or Malay language for the
(formerly Grand-Flo Bhd), through its allowable claim of losses incurred during the
wholly-owned subsidiary NCT Noble Sdn █ BY JUNE MOH acquisition till the disposal of the properties. In
Bhd, has been proposed by the liquidator to addition, a property owner may offset allowable
undertake the scheme proposal to revive PETALING JAYA: Under Budget 2022, Chloe Lim Thenesh Kannaa losses incurred from a single transaction against
and complete the development of Phases 2 individuals who are Malaysian citizens and another transaction of disposal as long as both
and 3 of the Genting Valley project in permanent residents will benefit from the higher, under several circumstances. of the transactions fall under the same year,” she
Batang Kali, Selangor. removal of the Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) “First is a transfer of property by way of love said.
on the disposal of any residential property in the
Comprising 168 individual bungalow sixth year of ownership and beyond. and affection between husband and wife, RPGT Handbook co-author and TraTax
plots on 79.9 acres of freehold land intended parent and children or grandparents and partner Thenesh Kannaa said the RPGT
to be part of a landed residential “With regard to commercial properties or grandchildren. This exemption is not applicable abolition for sale of properties after five years of
development, upon successful appointment properties owned by companies, they are still for transfers between siblings. ownership is welcomed by tax advisers as apt to
under the scheme, the arrangement will subject to payment of RPGT at the rate of 10% curb speculation.
mark NCT Alliance’s first direct imposed by the government,” Chloe Lim & Co “Second, one may opt for the lifetime
appointment for a rehabilitation project. founder Chloe Lim Yen Hwa told Property exemption under Paragraph 9 Schedule 3 of “It is hoped that the present 10% RPGT rate
Genting Valley was initiated in 2000 with 665 Take. Real Property Gains Tax Act 1976 for disposal of on companies and foreign investors for the
bungalow plots over five phases, namely one private residence only,” she said. same holding period of more than five years
Phases 1, 2, 3, 2A & 2B, However, it was She said that as the RPGT amendments would also be considered by the government, in
abandoned by the initial developer in 2004. under Budget 2022 take effect from Jan 1, 2022, Leong said house owners are allowed to which, the rate was 5% before 2019,” he told
all sale and purchase agreements that are deduct incidental costs incurred from the RPGT Property Take.
Rehabilitation work on 73.6 acres of land executed and dated before Dec 31, 2021 will not chargeable on disposal of the properties such as
is under way for Phases 2A and 2B of be affected. legal fees, accounting fees, surveyor fees, real Meanwhile, Thenesh said the removal of the
Genting Valley by NCT Platinum Sdn Bhd, a estate commission fees, administrative fees, foreign income exemption proposed in Budget
privately owned entity under the NCT “To date, the Real Property Gains Tax renovation costs, and repair costs. 2022 might impact the return on investment
group of companies. Since the (Exemption) Order 2020 (P.U.(A) 218) remains from foreign properties.
rehabilitation scheme started in 2020, NCT effective till Dec 31, 2021. We hope that the
Platinum undertook a bond with the initial RPGT announcement in Budget 2022 will “Malaysians are advised to keep an eye for
purchasers of Phases 2A and 2B via a court stimulate and boost sales in the property market the details in the to-be-tabled Finance Bill and
sanctioned appointment to complete the in 2022.” seek professional tax advice regarding gains
refund process for the rehabilitation from foreign investments. For example,
exercise. Phases 2A and 2B are targeted for On legitimate ways to reduce RPGT from Jan depending on the provisions in the Finance Bill,
launch by end-2021, with a total estimated 1, 2022, Chloe Lim & Co’s Carmen Leong Jia Wen some investors may find it beneficial to remit all
gross development value of RM500 million. said Malaysian citizens or permanent residents foreign income into Malaysia by December
may apply for an exemption of 10% of the profit 2021 to avoid any potential tax on repatriation
NCT Alliance executive chairman and or RM10,000 per transaction, whichever is after Jan 1, 2022. Much of this depends on the
group managing director Datuk Seri Yap legal provisions in the Finance Bill and
Ngan Choy said it is encouraged by the implications may be complex for many
progress made by NCT Alliance and this situations,” he said.
involvement in Genting Valley is testament
to its expertise as a specialist in the Oakwood Premier Kuala Lumpur offers comfort for both business and leisure residents.
rehabilitation of abandoned projects.
PNB’s Merdeka 118 to house Oakwood Premier
“Coupled with our property development serviced residential tower
projects, including Grand Ion Majestic,
Grand Ion Delemen, Mahkota Kampar, and PETALING JAYA: Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s Ahmad Zulqarnain Onn said Oakwood Premier Oakwood CEO Dean Schreiber.
Acacia Residences, we are on track towards (PNB) wholly owned subsidiary, PNB Merdeka is a leader in premium residential services and The 118-storey tower is set to become the
realising our vision of becoming one of the Ventures Sdn Bhd (PMVSB), has signed a with this comes its signature hallmark of
top 10 developers in the country.” management agreement with Oakwood Premier comfort and convenience. world’s second and Southeast Asia’s tallest
Kuala Lumpur to welcome an Oakwood building at a height of at least 644 metres upon
Located within a 20-minute drive from Premier-branded residential tower to Kuala “PNB is confident that the Oakwood Premier completion.
Gohtong Jaya, Genting Valley aims to Lumpur’s iconic Merdeka 118 precinct. brand will enhance the appeal of the Merdeka
capitalise on its edge as an affordable 118 development. Oakwood Premier Kuala Merdeka 118 will have the highest
landed property on sizeable freehold land Oakwood Premier Kuala Lumpur will occupy Lumpur complements Merdeka 118’s mix of observation deck in Southeast Asia, the first
as an alternative to the various high-rise one of the residential towers within the Merdeka components, creating a desirable place to work, Park Hyatt Hotel in Malaysia occupying the top
developments in the vicinity. 118 development, featuring 348 serviced live and socialise in with fully activated, well 17 floors of the tower, a retail mall surrounded
residences with one, two and three-bedroom thought out spaces for our visiting guests and by four acres of greenery and open spaces, as
“Having a full perspective of the categories with living space up to 120 square resident community,” said Ahmad Zulqarnain well as three premium residential towers
rehabilitation exercise of the Genting Valley metres. Onn in a statement. encircling the Merdeka 118 tower, this mixed-
project, we are optimistic of the smooth use development is anticipated to attract
progress and expect this to contribute Scheduled to open in December 2024, Oakwood Premier Kuala Lumpur’s proposed business and leisure travellers from around the
positively to our earnings in 2023. This is Oakwood Premier Kuala Lumpur will be the facilities include an all-day dining world. The tower overlooks two national
further supported by the government’s brand’s second property in the city, following restaurant/bar, executive club lounge, residents’ historical landmarks, Stadium Merdeka and
recent announcement of the RM2 billion Oakwood Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur. It lounge, meeting facilities, fitness centre, Stadium Negara.
housing guarantee scheme in line with the joins a rapidly expanding portfolio of Oakwood swimming pool, and children’s playroom.
nation’s economic recovery as part of Premier properties in Bangalore, Guangzhou, The Merdeka 118 tower will be the first tower
Budget 2022. Backed by the group’s Hangzhou, Incheon, Jakarta, Melbourne, “In Kuala Lumpur’s most prestigious new in Malaysia to achieve both local and
established expertise and proven track Phnom Penh, Singapore, Seoul and Tokyo, with development, Oakwood Premier will deliver our international triple green platinum
record in this niche sector, we look forward more in the pipeline. brand of residential lifestyle for discerning accreditations, namely the Green Building
to continue undertaking rehabilitation guests who seek indulgence and style without Index, Green Real Estate and Leadership in
projects in the near future,” Yap said. PNB president and group chief executive compromising on hospitality excellence,” said Energy and Environmental Design.

Maya Ara Residences
hits 90% take-up
rate at virtual launch

PETALING JAYA: Sime Darby Property Bhd
has achieved a 90% take-up rate at the
virtual launch of its Maya Ara Residences in
Ara Damansara.

The developer utilised Facebook Live to
attract home buyers and sealed the deals
through an online booking system it had
developed inhouse.

Sime Darby Property group managing
director, Datuk Azmir Merican, stated the
project had attracted demand prior to its
launch and the take-up rate is a testament
to its strategic location and price points.

Azmir believes the development appeals
to the younger generation and attracts first-
time home buyers seeking to make a good

Maya Ara residences offers a choice
between two configurations – 764 sq ft or
1,055 sq ft built-up – with prices from

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46.5 Institutions 1102.5 1088.2 14.3

31.5 Retail 781.5 701.4 80.1

22.0 Foreign 469.3 563.7 -94.4 43.30
100.0 2353.3 2353.3 0 CLOSED CLOSED 200.44 28.33 273.47 17,078.86 7.51 35.26
Preliminary stats (excluding trade amendments). For final data, please refer to KLCI STI 29,794.37 2,983.22
Source: Bursa Malaysia 25,225.19 3,526.87 7,427.99

KL MARKET SUMMARY Corporate governance
November 3, 2021 does not hinder growth

INDICES 11,358.51 CHANGE -39.98
FBMKLCI 1,531.33 -6.30
CONSTRUCTION 165.37 -0.58
FINANCIAL SERVICES 15,187.09 +7.28
ENERGY 792.68 -10.82
TELECOMMUNICATIONS 660.60 -4.32 o Professor: It ensures long-term sustainability and more about growth than risk management or
HEALTH CARE 2,407.48 +15.59 boards must promote entrepreneurship and innovation, accountability.”
TRANSPORTATION 909.28 -4.18 not just compliance
PROPERTY 755.07 +0.60 Speaking from experience, EquitiesFirst’s
PLANTATION 6,788.50 -54.42 Asia CEO Gordon Crosbie-Walsh believes
FBMSHA 12,399.65 -57.94 corporate governance is more than just a
FBMACE 7,073.96 -48.51 noble idea, at its core it is about creating
TECHNOLOGY 99.64 -1.22 long-term value. He observed that strong
█ BY AMIR IMRAN HUSAIN SAFRI governance and management of investee corporate governance can lead to actual
TURNOVER VALUE [email protected] companies to allow them to exit their economic benefit as it serves as the
3.418 BIL RM2.353 BIL PETALING JAYA: With the rising focus on investments at better valuation. He stated foundation for good business performance
accelerating companies in early stage growth that PE investors may improve the financial regardless of the development stage of the
5 MOST ACTIVES through angel investors, private equity (PE) management and controls in these firms. company.
November 3, 2021 and venture capital (VC) outlined in the third
Capital Market Masterplan (CMP3), there is “To protect their investment, they are also “As a co-investor alongside our partners,
STOCK VOL CLSG (sen) +/– (sen) a need to be cognisant of the corporate likely to put in authority limits and have EquitiesFirst has seen first-hand how good
NWP 201,744,000 30.0 +6.0 governance issues surrounding the move. certain veto rights, so they are cultivating governance has led to successful businesses
DNEX 184,462,100 78.5 -4.0 some discipline in how the firm is run.” and driven business growth.”
AAX 94,385,300 4.5 -1.0 National University of Singapore (NUS)
SAPNRG 78,087,600 10.0 UNCH accounting professor Mak Yuen Teen However, Mak acknowledged the To cultivate the right governance culture,
SEDANIA 74,795,700 69.5 +6.5 stressed that corporate governance is interests of these investors may not be fully Crosbie-Walsh pointed out these early
essential for long-term sustainability. aligned with the interests of public investors investors should carefully consider the
5 TOP GAINERS Contrary to popular belief that corporate as they are often looking to exit at the IPO or corporate governance of the companies in
November 3, 2021 governance hinders growth or risk-taking, he shortly after. which they invest.
opined that boards are supposed to promote
STOCK VOL CLSG (RM) +/– RM entrepreneurship and innovation, not just “Thus they have an incentive to improve On the local front, the CEO observed that
SAM 425,200 23.42 1.42 compliance. valuations, but not necessarily through Malaysia has been more progressive in
GENETEC 534,100 49.68 0.88 improving governance and management but driving corporate governance reforms
MPI 161,300 48.00 0.42 “But this requires selecting the right by helping to hype up the valuations. For compared to its regional peers.
BLDPLNT 9.25 0.36 directors who can strike the balance example, through various series of funding,
AEONCR 500 14.36 0.20 between promoting entrepreneurship, these investors may help push startup firms Despite political activities over recent
111,500 innovation, transparency or accountability, into unicorn status and beyond – and the years, he pointed out research suggests that
and ensuring proper risk management,” Mak valuations may be inflated.” the regulatory framework and corporate
5 TOP LOSERS told SunBiz. governance for issuers listed on the local
November 3, 2021 The professor also offered caution for stock exchange are better than previous
In a hypothetical scenario where an companies filling their board with these assumptions.
STOCK VOL CLSG (RM) +/– RM entrepreneur wants to open up many new investors, that is, individuals with investment
NESTLE 66,200 134.00 1.00 stores quickly to grow revenue in order to backgrounds, or startup experience – as they “We are optimistic that Malaysia is
VITROX 191,300 19.54 0.46 capture market share before achieving may lack the broader diversity in skills and evolving in a positive manner. The start of
HEIM 58,300 22.40 0.24 profitability, he said this does not mean the experience. any meaningful evolution would always look
PMBTECH 147,500 12.30 0.20 board should not support the idea but it modest but we are confident that if the
CANONE 262,300 4.41 0.16 needs to understand that there is a path to He brought the attention of an aborted momentum continues, Malaysia will fully
profitability and while there may be no American initial public offering of a realise the benefits of good governance in
EXCHANGE RATES NOVEMBER 3, 2021 assurance that all stores will succeed, it commercial real estate company focused on due course.”
should ensure that management has shared workspaces in 2019, which had a
Foreign currency Bank sell Bank buy Bank buy considered issues such as different risks they board made up exclusively of PE and VC According to Malaysia’s corporate
may face in different markets and right investors. The company’s board did not governance report 2021 by EquitiesFirst-
1 US DOLLAR TT/OD TT OD placement of the stores. appear to have an “accounting expert” Nasdaq, the country has made strategic
1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 4.2150 4.0900 4.0800 required for an audit committee; a member decisions and is progressive in making
1 BRUNEI DOLLAR 3.1480 3.0240 3.0080 The NUS professor, who also authored with real estate industry beyond investing in reforms to its corporate governance rules.
1 CANADIAN DOLLAR 3.1220 3.0320 3.0240 EquitiesFirst/Nasdaq’s Malaysia corporate real estate and the board also lacked
1 EURO 3.3900 3.3000 3.2880 governance report, noted that angel, VC and diversity in gender and international “These are informed by regular
1 NEWZEALAND DOLLAR 4.8860 4.7290 4.7090 PE investors positively impact corporate experience. regulatory reviews designed to address
1 SINGAPORE DOLLAR 3.0110 2.9010 2.8850 problems that ail the market. It has
1 STERLING POUND 3.1220 3.0320 3.0240 “Their boards are often built not so much developed strong regulatory and market
1 SWISS FRANC 5.7450 5.5640 5.5440 with corporate governance in mind – it’s institutions, and ratcheted-up enforcement
100 UAE DIRHAM 4.5940 4.4860 4.4710 for capital market breaches in the past few
100 BANGLADESHTAKA 116.1000 110.0900 109.8900 years,” it said in the report.
100 CHINESE RENMINBI 5.0060 4.6920 4.4920
100 HONGKONG DOLLAR 65.8000 63.3000 Reviving M’sian economy via expansionary budget
100 INDIAN RUPEE 54.7500 52.0300 N/A
100 INDONESIAN RUPIAH 5.7400 5.3900 51.8300 KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is debts or bonds required not be a business-friendly move, saying that
100 JAPANESE YEN 0.0306 0.0277 5.1900 on track to revive its economy in domestically,” he pointed out. the market would somewhat adjust to the
100 NEWTAIWAN DOLLAR 3.7030 3.5870 0.0227 2022 through an expansionary announcement.
100 PAKISTAN RUPEE 16.2000 budget announced last Friday, Under the largest ever budget
100 PHILIPPINE PESO 2.5200 N/A 3.5770 said Finance Minister Tengku worth RM332.1 billion, the “I am not concerned about that
100 QATAR RIYAL 8.4600 2.3500 N/A Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz government has introduced tax (perception). If we look at where we are
100 SAUDI RIYAL 117.0600 7.9700 (pix) yesterday. proposals under Budget 2022 today, if you look at the strength of the
100THAI BAHT 113.6200 111.1200 2.1500 including the prosperity tax, a currency and the economy, and as I’ve said,
13.2200 107.8600 7.7700 Speaking in an interview with review of real property gains tax, the progressive tax (will) only involve 230
11.7400 110.9200 Bloomberg earlier yesterday, as well as imposition of service tax listed companies.
107.6600 Tengku Zafrul said the on delivery services to boost its
11.3400 government has planned to coffers. “If you look at the businesses, we even
minimise the economic scarring have a RM40 billion assistance package just
Source: Malayan Banking Berhad/Bernama brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic by “We did announce one for the business sector and we also have a
bringing growth to a medium-term particular tax – the prosperity tax – which is a RM4.8 billion programme for jobs,
trajectory. one-off tax. It only involves a marginal guaranteeing 600,000 Malaysians
increase in tax (collection) involving more employment,” he added.
“We shouldn’t pull the brakes too early, than 230 large companies listed on the stock
we want to make sure that the economic exchange, which make excess profits during Meanwhile, the government is very
scarring is minimised and the economic the pandemic. bullish on the economy in 2022, driven by
growth returns to its medium-term strong economic performance next year, with
trajectory. “It is a progressive tax of 9%. So it is not a estimated growth of between 5.5% and 6.5%.
big amount and that is to assist the funding of
“In terms of funding the debt, we have our healthcare package during the Covid-19 Tengku Zafrul said Malaysia’s fiscal and
enough liquidity in the market. Obviously, we pandemic,” said Tengku Zafrul. monetary policy were still accommodative
have a diverse investors’ base and we are and the government is looking to reduce the
confident that we will be able to raise the He also brushed aside the perception that fiscal deficit to 6% of gross domestic product
the introduction of the prosperity tax might in 2022 from 6.5% this year. – Bernama

Survey: Sentiment
Yeoh (left) posing alongside Stellantis’ Asean & general distributors senior vice president, Christophe Musy at the launch of Peugeot 3008 and 5008 of Japanese firms in
Malaysia to improve
BAuto: SST waiver extension in first-half 2022
will drive up auto demand
KUALA LUMPUR: Business sentiment among
o Group hopes to maintain achieved last month, similar to its pre-pandemic conscious and also creating a supporting Japanese companies in Malaysia is forecast to
four-figure sales achieved in levels, in the next couple of months. Nonetheless, industry focused on the electric and electrical improve in the first half of 2022 (H1’22) based
October in the next couple of he acknowledged that business is not all smooth sector as the EV segment has different on a survey by the Japanese Chamber of Trade
months sailing as it faces supply constraints. technology altogether. and Industry Malaysia (Jactim).

█ BY AMIR IMRAN HUSAIN SAFRI “We are practically in a selling hand-to- “All of us, at some point of time, will According to the survey, which is
[email protected] mouth situation but we will be stepping up.” introduce some EV products, basically to conducted bi-annually, the business
PETALING JAYA: Bermaz Auto Bhd (BAuto) acquire the technology, knowhow and to sentiment diffusion index is projected to
sees a smoother road ahead on the back of the Yeoh elaborated that the Covid-19 pandemic upskill our own human capital to prepare for improve to 3.1 points in H1’22, after being in
sales and service tax (SST) exemption extension resulted in the shutdown of its plant, which the next generation vehicle,” said Yeoh. negative territory since H2’18.
to June 30, 2022 as well as an overall increase in affected its completely knocked down (CKD)
demand, according to its executive chairman, operation, which accounts for 70% of the Personal preference aside, he pointed out Jactim general adviser cum Japan External
Datuk Seri Ben Yeoh. group’s sales, placing pressure on its inventory. that everyone is working on EV, therefore it has Trade Organisation (Jetro) Kuala Lumpur
This is further exacerbated by global logistics to follow suit and assess the situation. managing director Mai Onozawa said many
“The continuation of the SST exemption for issues, such as getting containers, but he Japanese companies are positive about
vehicles will create demand, especially now that believes these challenges will iron themselves “There may be a lot of mushrooming Malaysia’s outlook, premised on the global
people are concerned about travelling on public out as the global economy normalises. industries coming up as a result of this as EV is recovery, and plan to continue their business
transport. So, there is a shift into individual easier to produce, as it has less componentry, activities in Malaysia.
mobility, then it will drive demand for small The BAuto executive chairman pointed out less heritage and legacy issues, as well as less
vehicles and the used-car market,” he told the that the waiting time for its CKD units has come challenges in terms of intellectual property (IP) Jactim’s survey on business trends in
media following the launch of the Peugeot 3008 down to one month at the moment and is not rights as there is little registration of IP in the Malaysia in H2’21 was conducted in
and Peugeot 5008 SUVs on Wednesday. too far from the ideal waiting time of one week. electronic industry.” September, involving 552 Jactim member
companies, including 120 companies from
Bermaz Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd is sole “As a whole, with the SST exemption Yeoh is confident the 3008 and the 5008 will the manufacturing sector and 71 companies
distributor of the Peugeot brand in Malaysia. extension, the coming festive season and the meet customers’ expectations. from the non-manufacturing sector.
opening up of the economy, the mood is right
With the rosy outlook, Yeoh hopes the group for economic activity.” However, he said there are legacy issues that “In the survey, many respondents pointed
will be able to maintain the four-figure sales have developed over the years and affected the out that production activities are gradually
On the subject of electric vehicles (EV) and Peugeot brand image, noting that consumers resuming following the relaxation of the
tax exemption laid out by the government in are very cautious and the group has to rebuild Malaysian government’s restrictions on
Budget 2022, Yeoh sees it as the first step in confidence in the brand. social and economic activities, in line with
embracing the industry’s direction towards the rising vaccination rates,” Onozawa told
carbon neutrality. “Customer expectations over ownership Bernama in an interview recently.
experience and cost of ownerships are the
While this might be a small step, he believes issues that we have to address. I think our focus The extension of the sales and service tax
this will drive a change in the industry, creating will be on this area before we really push exemption for new car purchases to June
opportunities for those who are environmentally volume sales,” he added. 2022 has supported the automotive industry,
she said.
Bank Negara expected to rebuild policy buffers in 2022
“As for the services sector, especially
PETALING JAYA: Fitch Solutions expects Bank Bank Negara decided to hold its benchmark OPR a result of very low base effects; inflation outside
Negara Malaysia (BNM) to increase its at 1.75% at its policy meeting on Wednesday. – those months averaged a lower 1.3% y-o-y.” manufacturing-related services, the
Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) by 50bps to 2.25% BERNAMAPIX government’s move to ease restrictions with
in 2022, compared with a “hold throughout” expected. To be sure, Fitch Solutions’ oil and gas Fitch Solutions said there are upside and the transition to Phase Four of the National
previously, in order to rebuild policy buffers, as team now expects Brent crude oil prices to downside risks to its forecast. On the upside, it Recovery Plan has galvanised manufacturing
the central bank seeks to protect the value of the average slightly higher at US$72.00 per barrel in noted that Malaysia had seen 125bps of interest companies to increase their production
ringgit and maintain its interest rate advantage 2022, compared with an estimate of US$71.50 rate cuts in 2020 in order to support the activities.
over the United States especially, which is now per barrel in 2021. economy and that the central bank could in fact
likely to begin increasing in 2022 rather than in accelerate the pace of hikes in 2021 in order to “This led to an increase in demand for
2023. “We reiterate our expectations for the rebuild policy buffers in anticipation of future related services such as import/export, sales
economic recovery to lead to higher inflationary hikes. This contingency becomes more likely if and transportation of related products,” she
“On Wednesday, BNM decided to hold its pressures in 2022, especially given the relative major central banks accelerate their tightening, said.
benchmark OPR at 1.75%, which means our disinflation that Malaysia experienced, which perhaps in response to a swifter increase in
view for the central bank to hold through 2021 was unusual given the rise in inflation in other inflation than they currently anticipate. Onozawa noted that business sentiments
has played out,” Fitch Solutions said in a emerging markets. Indeed, inflation has only were low in H2’21 due to the economic
report. averaged 2.3% y-o-y in the first nine months of “Indeed, in 2010, the BNM hiked by 75bps, downturn and low operating rate due to the
the year, which was largely the result of a spike after cutting by 125bps in 2009 to counter the prolonged lockdowns.
The government expects growth to range in transport inflation between April and June as impact of the global financial crisis. We have
between 5.5% and 6.5% in 2022, against Fitch adopted 50bps in hikes as our base case due to She said labour shortage has been a
Solutions’ own forecast of 5.5% growth, and the the more uncertain economic picture Malaysia prevailing issue even before the Covid-19
stronger growth picture will allow the central faces compared to 2010 but if the economy and pandemic, as large-scale manufacturing
bank space to increase in order to head off inflation were to perform better then that may industries have been finding it difficult to
inflationary pressures and rebuild policy space. see the BNM hike by a further 25bps like they secure a sufficient number of workers.
Fitch Solutions’ average inflation forecast for did in 2010.”
2022 is now 2.5%, upwardly revised from 1.9% “With the suspension of new hiring of
year-on-year (y-o-y) previously. On the downside, there remains the foreign workers from June 2020, in addition
possibility of another negative shock to the to the Covid-19 infection countermeasure,
The main driver of this upward revision is economy from perhaps the emergence of many companies said the number of general
the stronger Malaysian economic outlook in another Covid-19 variant of concern that causes workers they were able to secure had
2022 as well as oil prices likely to provide slight greater strain on the healthcare sector despite decreased significantly.
upward price pressures, rather than the the high vaccination rates, or a sharper
disinflationary pressure that it previously slowdown in China than it currently expects. “Japanese companies are actively
recruiting Malaysian workers, but the
turnover rate is very high, particularly for
companies located in areas with a high
concentration of companies such as
Selangor and Johor,” she said.

To continue their economic activities in
Malaysia, Onozawa stressed that Japanese
companies also need highly skilled human
resources such as engineers and production
managers. However, the number of talent is
insufficient and the companies have
difficulties in hiring them.

“It is also important to secure a stable
minimum workforce. We would like to
request the Malaysian government to
provide more opportunities to train
Malaysian workers to promote recruitment
and resume hiring new foreign workers
where it is needed,” she added.

Net worth of China’s
top 100 wealthiest swells BENGALURU: Ant Group-backed
fintech firm Paytm said it has
o Forbes list for 2021 puts The top 10 richest in China allocated shares worth 82.35
the collective figure at billion rupees (RM4.6 billion) to
US$1.48 trillion, Nongfu Rank Name Net worth Company more than 100 institutional
Spring’s Zhong Shanshan Nongfu Spring chairman and founder investors, including the
tops table for first time 1 Zhong Shanshan US$65.9 billion government of Singapore, ahead
ByteDance founder of what is expected to be India’s
SINGAPORE: Despite a challenging year for its 2 Zhang Yiming US$59.4 billion Contemporary Amperex Technology chairman largest stock market listing.
billionaire entrepreneurs, the collective wealth of Paytm’s offer of up to 183 billion
the 2021 Forbes list of China’s 100 Richest 3 Robin Zeng US$50.8 billion Tencent chairman and CEO rupees, which was increased last
increased to US$1.48 trillion (RM6.1 trillion) Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman month from 166 billion rupees,
from US$1.33 trillion from a year ago. 4 Ma Huateng US$49.1 billion garnered interest from 122
Former Pinduoduo chairman institutional investors who bought
It has been a tumultuous 12 months for 5 Jack Ma US$41.5 billion Midea Group founder more than 38.3 million shares for
mainland China’s richest. Shifts in government 2,150 rupees apiece, according to
policy covering the education and tech 6 Colin Huang US$33.1 billion Great Wall Motor chairman a regulatory document dated Nov
industries, along with worries about real estate Netease CEO 3. BlackRock Global Funds, Canada
debt, led to many of the country’s largest private- 7 He Xiangjian US$32.1 billion Pension Plan Investment Board
sector companies experiencing steep share SF Holding founder and Abu Dhabi Investment
declines. A government push to promote 8 Wei Jianjun US$31 billion Authority were among the
“common prosperity” saw tycoons and tech No. 1 Jack Ma, fell to the fifth spot on the list with investors. Paytm’s IPO is likely to be
companies announce billions of dollars in 9 William Lei Ding US$30 billion an estimated fortune of US$41.5 billion, the biggest in the country’s
donations to social causes. following the postponement of the listing of corporate history, breaking a
10 Wang Wei US$28.8 billion Alibaba’s online financial services arm Ant record held by Coal India Ltd,
Yet overall, China’s 100 Richest saw their Group, and a slide in Alibaba’s own shares. which raised 150 billion rupees. –
collective net worth rise from last year’s list. by policies that limited the fallout from the Reuters
Among the biggest gainers are those pandemic. Zhong’s fortune also benefited from a Newcomers on this year’s list include Deng
who benefited from increased sales successful investment in Beijing Wantai Weiming (No. 63, US$9.07 billion) of CNGR ROCHE BUYS BACK
at companies tied to green energy Biological Pharmacy, a pharmaceuticals supplier Advanced Material; Lin Muqin (No. 84, US$7.05 VOTING RIGHTS
industries in which China is a global whose Shanghai-listed stock was up 76% in mid- billion) of Eastroc Beverage and Wang Junshi FROM RIVAL NOVARTIS
leader such as lithium-ion batteries. October from a year ago. (No. 100, US$5.74 billion) of Ginlong
China, the world’s largest auto Technologies. Making a return to the top 100 is ZURICH: Novartis AG, a
market, also leads the world in EV Zhang Yiming, founder of video platform Jiang Weiping (No. 79, US$7.31 billion) of Tianqi shareholder in Roche for more
sales. ByteDance — operator of the global social media Lithium. than 20 years, said yesterday the
phenomenon TikTok — is the biggest wealth two Swiss drugmakers had
Topping the list for the first time gainer on this year’s list. He climbed seven spots The minimum net worth needed to make the agreed Roche would buy its
with a net worth of US$65.9 billion to No. 2 as his fortune more than doubled to top 100 rose to US$5.74 billion compared with nearly one-third voting stake in its
is China’s bottled water king Zhong US$5.03 billion a year ago. cross-town rival for US$20.7
Shanshan (pix), chairman and US$59.4 billion from US$27.7 billion billion (RM86 billion). The deal,
founder of Nongfu Spring, following in 2020. Russell Flannery, Forbes editor-at-large and which means Novartis will give up
gains in revenue in the first half. editor of the China Rich List, said: “Whether it’s its influence over strategic
Consumer spending in China has been helped At No. 3 is Robin Zeng, who saw the batteries for electric vehicles, solar power decisions taken by Roche, is likely
second-biggest increase in wealth. equipment or even factory machinery for making to send Roche shares higher.
Zeng, who is chairman of batteries, many Chinese entrepreneurs are Novartis has agreed to sell 53.3
Contemporary Amperex Technology, benefiting from growth in global demand for million Roche bearer shares for
the world’s largest supplier of batteries goods that help fight climate change. That’s a key US$388.99 per share, a price that
for electric vehicles, saw his wealth driver for many of the fastest-growing fortunes reflects the volume-weighted
more than double to US$50.8 billion on this year’s list and points to new business and average of the Roche non-voting
from US$20.1 billion last year. investment opportunities.” equity certificates over the 20
trading days to Nov 2, Novartis
Tencent chairman and CEO said in a statement. In a separate
“Pony” Ma Huateng saw his net worth statement, Roche said it will use
fall to US$49.1 billion compared with debt to finance the deal and plans
US$55.2 billion a year ago, which saw to reduce its capital by cancelling
him drop two spots to No. 4 this year. Last year’s the repurchased shares to regain
“full strategic flexibility”. – Reuters
Credit Suisse pares back investment banking,
sharpens focus on well-heeled clients for growth JAPANESE SHIPPERS
ZURICH: Credit Suisse will pare back its with defunct financier Greensill, racked up – investment bank, Swiss bank and asset SUPPLY CHAIN CHAOS
investment bank and focus on building its wealthy US$5.5 billion (RM23 billion) in losses when management, in addition to wealth
client base, the Swiss bank said yesterday, as it Archegos collapsed, and has been rebuked by management, and four geographic regions - TOKYO: Nippon Yusen and
regroups following a string of scandals. regulators for spying on executives. Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia- Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Japan’s
Pacific, Americas and Switzerland. biggest and third-biggest shipping
The bank will shutter much of its prime That cast a cloud over the bank, prompted firms, reported record quarterly
broking business that dealt with hedge funds an exodus of key staff and fuelled speculation Yesterday’s announcement is the first step on a profits as they benefited from
such as failed investment outfit Archegos, the group, whose stock price has languished, road to reining in the bank being chartered by higher freight rates amid the chaos
instead ploughing an additional 3 billion Swiss could even be bought by a rival. Horta-Osorio, who took over in April as the bank hitting global supply chains. The
francs (RM14 billion) into its private bank for grappled with the fallout of reckless earmarking. logjams and bottlenecks in the
the wealthy, which will be centralised into one The bank posted a 21% fall in third quarter world’s trade system, which
global business. profit and said it expected to report a net loss in The bank’s drive to centralise its operations is threatens to derail a recovery from
the fourth quarter as it writes off its investment drawing on lessons from some of its recent the worst health crisis in a century,
“Risk management will be at the core of our bank-related goodwill for a one-off charge of failures, including Archegos. has provided a bonanza to such
actions, helping to foster a culture that around 1.6 billion Swiss francs. companies as freight rates soared
reinforces the importance of accountability and The slimmed down investment bank will focus to the highest since 2008. Quarterly
responsibility,“ said chairman Antonio Horta- Credit Suisse plans to hire 500 more private on advising companies on deals and listings, and profit came to ¥260 billion yen
Osorio. bankers over the next three years, with the aim trading cash equities and other products that are (RM9.5 trillion), more than 25 times
of having 1.1 trillion Swiss francs of assets under of interest to its private banking clients. It will cut last year’s amount, according to
Over the past year, Credit Suisse has been management by 2024 compared with 0.9 back its emerging market lending, structured calculations by Reuters from the
fined for arranging a fraudulent loan to trillion currently. derivatives and other “non-core” market firm’s first fiscal half earnings
Mozambique, tarnished by its involvement businesses as well as prime broking. – Reuters announced yesterday. – Reuters
It will simplify its structure into four divisions

Unit of Chinese developer Kaisa misses payment on wealth management product

SHENZHEN: Chinese property developer government lending restrictions. months, with the next maturity worth conditions in the property sector and the
Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd missed a payment The Shenzhen-based developer has the US$400 million falling on Dec. 7. broader economy are likely to deteriorate
on a wealth management product (WMP) further in coming months.
issued by a unit, a company source said most offshore debt coming due over the next It has coupon payments totalling over
yesterday, adding to worries about a cash year of any Chinese developer after US$59 million due on Nov 11 and Nov 12. Kaisa Finance’s headquarters was nearly
crunch at the debt-strapped firm. embattled China Evergrande Group, which is empty on Thursday morning, with several
teetering on the brink of collapse. Kaisa’s woes come amid concerns about a police vehicles stationed outside the
Kaisa Finance in Shenzhen met with more deepening liquidity crisis in the Chinese building.
than 100 investors earlier in the day to Hong Kong-listed shares of Kaisa, which property sector, with a string of offshore debt
explain the situation, the person, who has a market value of about US$1 billion defaults, credit rating downgrading and sell The developer said late on Wednesday its
declined to be identified due to the (RM4.2 billion), plunged more than 14% at offs in the developers’ shares and bonds in October contracted sales have dropped
sensitivity of the matter, told Reuters. one point yesterday to an all-time low. Its recent weeks. 30.5% to 8.195 billion yuan (US$1.28 billion),
December 2021 6.5% dollar bond slumped while sales in the first 10 months rose 23%.
Kaisa, in common with other heavily- more than 17% to 51.5 cents, yielding over The worsening health of China’s US$5
indebted Chinese property developers and 1,000%, according to Marketaxxess. trillion property sector, a key economic Reuters reported last week that Kaisa is
conglomerates, issues high-yielding WMPs to growth driver, is testing Beijing’s resolve to seeking buyers for its Hong Kong-listed
mostly mom-and-pop investors – a popular Kaisa, which was downgraded by rating press on with painful structural reforms such property management unit, Kaisa Prosperity
way of borrowing that sidesteps stringent agencies last week, has around US$3.2 billion as reducing high debt levels. Holdings Ltd and two residential sites in the
in offshore senior notes due in the next 12 city. – Reuters
Analysts at Nomura said this week that


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said India’s “fearless” and not think too much about what is Sharma said the dominating
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win at the Twenty20 World team.
Senior Executive “I think the approach today from
everyone was different. I wish it was “We are a very good team, it’s just
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· Design and develop online marketing strategies, helped thrash Afghanistan by 66 runs. didn’t happen. And when we play particular day against Pakistan and
digital roadmap, creative campaigns that aligned with Sharma smashed 74 and put on fearlessly this is what we get.” New Zealand,” said the Indian vice-
the business goals and directions. 140 runs with opening partner KL Sharma came into the game with captain.
· Provide creative ideas for content marketing. Rahul, who made 69, to guide India to scores of zero and 14 but tore into the “Today the game we played pretty
· Plan and manage our social media platforms. an imposing 210 for two in their Afghanistan attack with eight fours much sums it up that this is the kind
· Able to create content & produce graphics for social must-win Super 12 match in Abu and three sixes in his 47-ball blitz. of team we are.
media postings. Dhabi. Sharma, popularly called “hit- “We have played consistent cricket
· Prepare a copywriting for marketing campaign. India, bounced back from their man” for his swashbuckling batting, for years now. You have to reflect on
two opening losses, kept down raised his 23rd T20 half-century in an your mistakes and comeback,”
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- Diploma/Degree in Marketing, Digital Marketing or in the hunt for a semifinals spot. spinner Rashid Khan for two sixes. “And we did that, learnt from our
“We know that if we lose any game Rahul also found his groove in his mistakes and made sure that they are
equivalent from here we are out of the 48-ball knock. not repeated.”
- Excellent understanding of digital marketing tournament, so we have to win Returning off spinner India face Scotland and Namibia
everything,” man of the match Ravichandran Ashwin then got in their final two group games but can
concepts and best practices Sharma told reporters. figures of 2-14 in his first white-ball still be beaten to a semifinal spot by
- Required Skill(s): Google Adwords, Google Analytics, “And when you are in that kind of international since 2017 to flatten the either Afghanistan or New Zealand. –
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Babar, Rizwan Pakistan’s heart and soul
Send in your application with your photo
to [email protected] PAKISTAN’S Babar Azam and semifinals with four wins in four “We support each other and
Mohammad Rizwan, the most games. although we are not power hitters, we
322 Notices 322 Notices DALAM MAHKAMAH destructive opening pair at the T20 have a good record,” Rizwan said.
SESYEN DI PETALING JAYA World Cup, have been described as “They are very independent players
IN THE MATTER OF THE NOTICE DALAM NEGERI SELANGOR “unique” by batting coach Matthew with their own styles but that blend “If I get out early, he is needed to
COMPANIES ACT 2016 DARUL EHSAN, MALAYSIA Hayden. and mix make for the perfect anchor the innings; if he falls, I am
2021 Pre-University/ GUAMAN NO.: BB-A52NCC-86-08/2021 combination. given the task to carry on.”
AND Diploma/University The Australian legend should know
IN THE MATTER OF Scholarship. The Selangor – over a 15-year international career, “They are unique and it’s special to Babar added: “The whole team
DUSUN MURAI SDN BHD And Kuala LumpurTeo Chew left-hander Hayden was a fixture at watch the way they have gone about takes inspiration watching Rizwan bat
Company Number: Association Scholarship the top of the order, compiling more playing in this World Cup. They chased and it brings us confidence.
201101015187 (943321-K) Fund Committee. Members than 8,000 Test runs and over 6,000 in down a target against India for victory
(In member’s voluntary winding-up) of this Association(other ODIs. in a perfect run chase, none down for “His commitment and belief is
NOTICE OF RESOLUTION than members of this a victory that Pakistan will remember.” exemplary and I enjoy his company at
At an Extraordinary General Meeting of committee) & other “Babar and Rizwan have created a the crease.”
Dusun Murai Sdn Bhd duly convened children of poor Malaysian unique opening for themselves,” In 2021, skipper Babar and
and held on 01/11/2021, the following families who have fulfilled Hayden told AFP at the T20 World Cup wicketkeeper-batsman Rizwan have Now both Babar and Rizwan are
resolutions was passed to approve a entry Qualifications to local where Pakistan have already made the amassed 826 runs in 14 Twenty20 the heart and soul of the Pakistan
members’ voluntary winding up of the or overseas universities/ international partnerships. team as they target a second T20
Company: - colleges of Higher learning World Cup title. – AFP
SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS: & currently pursuing
(i) That the Company be wound up courses in such universities, Antara Guptill leads New Zealand to 16-run win over Scotland
voluntarily by way of a members’ colleges but not enjoying
voluntary winding up pursuant to any scholarship from other B2B FinPal Sdn Bhd …Plaintif MARTIN GUPTILL hit 93 and became only the second man to
Section 439(1)(b) of the Companies institutions, may apply to (No. Syarikat: 1192385-H) pass 3,000 Twenty20 International runs as New Zealand
Act 2016; the committee for the above defeated Scotland by 16 runs at the World Cup on Wednesday.
(ii) That the Liquidator be granted the scholarship. Application Dan
powers to distribute part or the forms are obtainable New Zealand made 172-5 before Scotland battled to a
whole of the Company’s assets in from the Secretariat 1) IST Solution & Engineering respectable 156-5 off their 20 overs.
specie or in kind in accordance to of The Selangor and (No. Syarikat: 201103168275
the Company’s Articles of Association. Kuala Lumpur Teo Chew [002057891-A]) The Kiwis’ second win in three matches in the Super 12
(iii) That the Liquidator be authorised Association Scholarship stage kept them on course for the semifinals.
to exercise his powers as set out in Fund Committee, at Level 2) Lim Chee Yoon
Section 456 and Eleventh Schedule 13A, Menara Teo Chew, (No. K/P: 760809-14-6111) Pakistan have already reached the last four from Group 2
of the Companies Act, 2016. No. 1, Jalan Lumut, …Defendan-Defendan leaving New Zealand, Afghanistan and India to fight for the
ORDINARY RESOLUTION: 50400 Kuala Lumpur & last qualifying spot.
(i) That in accordance with Section completed forms together NOTIS
445(1) of the Companies Act 2016, with relevant documents Kepada: Tournament favourites India have to beat Afghanistan in
Mr. Loo Hin Lam of Messrs Infosearch must be submitted to the IST Solution & Engineering Abu Dhabi later Wednesday to avoid elimination after two
Consultancy PLT, 42B, Jalan SS6/8, above address on or before (No. Syarikat: 201103168275 losses in two games.
Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, 15th December 2021. Any [002057891-A])
Selangor Darul Ehsan, be hereby late application will not be No.87, Jalan PUJ 3/3,Taman Puncak Jalil, Put into bat, 35-year-old opener Guptill put on 105 for the
appointed as the Liquidator for the entertained. Bandar Putra Permai, 43300 Ser Kembangan, fourth wicket with Glenn Phillips.
purposes of such winding up. Selangor
(ii) THAT the Liquidator be indemnified by Guptill made his runs off 56 balls with six fours and seven
the company against all cost, losses, DAN sixes.
expenses and liabilities sustained by
him in the execution and discharge of Lim Chee Yoon (No. K/P: 760809-14-6111) His first six off Alasdair Evans in the sixth over allowed him
his duties as Liquidator and in relation No.39, Jalan BK 5/8D, Bandar Kinrara, 47180 to pass 3,000 runs in the format, second only to India captain
hereto. Puchong, Selangor Virat Kohli.
Liquidator Ambil perhatian bahawa suatu tindakan telah New Zealand’s “I was pretty cooked. We’ve got a day off so I won’t be
Petaling Jaya dimulakan terhadap kamu dalam Mahkamah Martin Guptill doing much tomorrow,” said Guptill after batting almost the
Dated this: 5 November 2021 Sesyen Di Petaling Jaya, Selangor dalam (left) celebrates entire innings in blistering heat.
Guaman No: BB-A52NCC-86-08/2021 oleh after scoring a
B2B Finpal Sdn Bhd (No. Syarikat: 1192385- half-century (50 “We didn’t have a great start, losing three wickets in the
H) yang mempunyai alamat di Unit T2-L9, runs) next to powerplay. Glenn and I had to assess the situation and get a
Level 9, Tower 2, PJ33 (Jaya 33), Jalan Prof teammate Glenn partnership together. We created a bit of momentum.”
Khoo Kay Kim (Jalan Semangat), 46200
Petaling Jaya, Selangor yang mana Plaintif Phillips on Guptill now has 3,069 runs in T20 Internationals while Kohli
menuntut daripada Defendan-Defendan Wednesday. leads the way on 3,225.
seperti berikut –
(a) jumlah prinsipal Issued Notes sebanyak – AFPPIX “It’s pretty cool but it’s not necessarily about the personal
milestones or anything like that,” added Guptill.
(b) faedah pada kadar 18.00% setahun “It’s about getting the wins for the team. Today was a good
day for us and we go again in a couple days’ time to hopefully
mengikut pengiraan faedah harian, ke do it again (against Namibia).” – AFP
atas jumlah prinsipal Issued Note dari
tarikh pinjamam diberi kepada Penerbit
(“Issuer”) (“Disbursement Date”) sehingga
tarikh penyelesaian penuh dan muktamad;
(c) faedah penalti lewat pada kadar 8%
setahun ke atas setiap Issue Note dari
tarikh matang setiap Issue Note sehingga
tarikh penyelesaian penuh dan muktamad;
(d) kos; dan
(e) relif-relif yang yang dianggap sesuai dan
berpatutan oleh Mahkamah yang Mulia ini.

DAN MAHKAMAH TELAH MEMERINTAHKAN BRIEFS ideas every day,” he told Speedweek. 10th concussion of his career after
BAHAWA penyampaian Writ dan Pernyataan Hamilton undecided “But we both know that an F1 career being hit by a ball at training a
Tuntutan tersebut dalam tindakan tersebut on retirement: Wolff is a moving goal. There is no date he month ago and is still dealing with
disampaikan kepada kamu melalui is committed to. What is certain is symptoms. The 23-year-old has been
penampalan salinan Writ dan Pernyataan LEWIS HAMILTON hasn’t decided that we will do the best possible job all but ruled out of the first Ashes
Tuntutan tersebut di atas berserta dengan when he will walk away from together next year too.” test in Brisbane from Dec 8. “It’s really
salinan perintah untuk penyampaian Formula One, according to Mercedes sad for him, frustrating for him first
ganti bertarikh 1 Oktober 2021 dengan chief Toto Wolff. Speculation over the Australia should not give up and foremost,” Gilchrist told Reuters. “I
menampalkan sesalinan serupa di seven-time world champion’s on Pucovski: Gilchrist can’t imagine going through that
Papan Notis Mahkamah Sesyen Petaling immediate future was put to bed type of disappointment and physical
Jaya, Selangor dan serta mengiklankan when he signed a new two-year deal WILL PUCOVSKI’S struggles with challenge, trying to get yourself up
penyampaian dalam bentuk notis di dalam with Mercedes in the summer. But concussion are frustrating for the and fit and ready to go. So hopefully
surat khabar harian tempatan untuk satu now 38, talk over when Hamilton will young opener but Australia’s Pucovski can get through and we
terbitan dan bahawa segala penampalan call it quits refuses to go away. “We selectors should be patient with him, can see him fulfil every bit of
dan pengiklanan setelah tamat tempoh tujuh are very close and we exchange former Test wicketkeeper Adam potential that we’ve heard about and
(7) hari selepas tarikh akhir penampalan dan Gilchrist said. Pucovski suffered the seen glimpses of.”
pengiklanan tersebut hendaklah disifatkan
sebagai penyampaian yang sempurna
dan mencukupi bagi Writ Terpinda dan
Pernyataan Tuntutan tersebut ke atas kamu.
Jika kamu berhasrat untuk membela dalam
tindakan tersebut kamu mestilah dalam
masa tujuh (7) hari dari tarikh tersiarnya
iklan ini, memasukkan kehadiran di Pejabat
Pendaftaran Mahkamah Sesyen Petaling
Jaya, Selangor. Jika ingkar memasukkan
kehadiran, penghakiman boleh diberikan atau
perintah dibuat terhadap atau berhubungan
dengan dirinya sebagaimana yang difikirkan
adil dan suaimanfaat oleh Mahkamah.

Bertarikh pada 1 November 2021

Tetuan Maylee Gan & Tai
Peguamcara bagi pihak Plaintif

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Red Bull hoping for a strong finish
FORMULA ONE leader Max Verstappen,
along with tens of thousands of fervent Perez can help Verstappen with dream podium in Mexico returned to the calendar in 2015.
fans, will be hoping to see Red Bull team “Red Bull have gone well there in the past and
mate Sergio Perez stand on his home we are fighting for the championship,” Verstappen we will see what we are able to achieve.”
Mexican Grand Prix podium for the first time on said. Team player Perez knows, however, that it hasn’t been our strongest circuit,” said Mercedes
Sunday. team principal Toto Wolff of the high-altitude
Mexico City could see him take a decisive step something will have had to go awry for Verstappen challenge.
Verstappen is favourite at the Autodromo towards a first title and realise a dream for Perez, for him to be in with a shout of winning, given the
Hermanos Rodriguez and a perfect one-two with who has never finished higher than seventh at tight championship battle and importance of “But this year has shown that anything is
Perez would put even more of a gap between him home but now has a winning car. every point. possible and circuits where you were previously
and Mercedes’ seven-times world champion weak, you are suddenly strong, and vice versa.”
Lewis Hamilton. Perez has won twice in the last 12 months, the Verstappen won the last round in Texas,
first with Racing Point (now Aston Martin) in something of a Mercedes stronghold over the Behind the title battle, another tough fight is
The Dutch driver is 12 points clear of the Briton Bahrain last December, and will be racing at home years, with his team mate finishing third. being played out between McLaren and Ferrari for
after 17 of 22 races, with Mercedes 23 ahead of Red for the first time as a winning F1 driver. third in the championship.
Bull in the constructors’ standings going into a run Both Hamilton and Verstappen have won twice
of three races on successive weekends. “It’s just great to finally have a team and a car in Mexico, the Briton most recently in 2019 with Mercedes-powered McLaren are just 3.5 points
that we can dream of a victory in my home the 2020 race cancelled due to the Covid-19 ahead of their old Italian rivals.
“It’s incredibly important for myself and the country,” said the Mexican. pandemic.
team to try and nail the next three races now that “It is a track where power sensitivity is less
“We have a chance to make a big result happen The pair are the only drivers on the current grid important,” said Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto. “I
this weekend, so I will prepare as well as I can and to have tasted victory in Mexico, whose race think the Mexico track will be in our favour
compared to what we saw in Austin.”
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frustrate Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was fourth in the US
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20 38 first place in Group A and left them a point they have failed to win any of their
behind new leaders Manchester City, who opening four Champions League games.
thrashed Club Brugge 4-1.
They now must pick up maximum
PSG meet City in Manchester in three points in their remaining Group B games
weeks’ time. away to Atletico and at home to Liverpool
to stand any chance of progressing to the
“Being second to City doesn’t change last-16. – AFP
anything for us,” PSG coach Mauricio

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EPL PREVIEWS & FIXTURES Varane’s absence is a major
blow for United Scholes tears into Pogba
(All matches in Malaysian time)
MANCHESTER UNITED have revealed United, who have struggled defensively for PAUL SCHOLES tore into Paul Pogba yesterday
SATURDAY Raphael Varane will be ruled out for up to a much of this season. United have conceded after the Manchester United midfielder’s
month after suffering a hamstring injury, 13 goals in their last five matches in all performance against Atalanta in the Champions
SOUTHAMPTON vs ASTONVILLA (4am) : adding to the French defender’s troubled start competitions. League, saying the Frenchman needs to be
Southampton have lost just one of their last nine at Old Trafford. “babysat” and does “stupid things” on the ball.
Premier League games against Villa (W5 D3). Villa United are now without the former Real
are looking to win consecutive away league games Varane was forced off in the first half of Madrid star when they go up against City on Pogba was back in the United team amid a
against Southampton for the first time since a run of United’s 2-2 draw at Atalanta in the Sunday. three-game suspension in domestic competition
four between 1995 and 1998. Champions League on Tuesday. following a straight red card earned in the 5-0
MAN UNITED vs MAN CITY (8.30pm) : United are Meanwhile, Paul Scholes has admitted he’s defeat by Liverpool.
unbeaten in their last four league games against The 28-year-old had only just returned to worried about United ahead of their
City (W3 D1). City have won seven Premier League the United side in Saturday’s victory at showdown with City on Saturday. But he struggled to make an impact on the
away games against United, the joint-most of any Tottenham after a groin problem sustained in game playing and gave the ball away on several
team at Old Trafford in Premier League history (tied the Nations League final. “I don’t want to say it again but with the occasions, before being substituted in the second
with Liverpool). There have been eight red cards in performance like that second half, especially half as United chased an equaliser – delivered in
48 Manchester derby matches in the Premier Now the World Cup winner faces another with no [Raphael] Varane, Saturday has to be a the dying minutes by Cristiano Ronaldo.
League. spell on the sidelines and will miss Saturday’s slight worry,” Scholes told BT Sport.
BRENTFORD vs NORWICH (11pm) : Brentford derby against Manchester City and a host of “Pogba needs somebody on him all the time,”
have lost three of their last four home league other key fixtures for club and country. And he added: “You’d think you have a Scholes said, speaking on BT Sport. “Somebody
matches (D1), as many as in their previous 33 com- good chance of winning. City are a brilliant there that he totally respects, he needs
bined (W19 D11). Norwich are only the second “The club confirms that Raphael sustained football team, brilliant players. experienced people behind him.
team who have failed to score in their first five away a hamstring injury, which is expected to keep
top-flight matches of a season while conceding him out of action for around a month,” United “At any point, whether United have Varane “How old he? 28? He’s a really experienced
more than 15 goals – the other were Derby County said in a statement. or not it was always going to be a difficult player. But he’s one of them that will get to 35 and
in 2007-08. game. be exactly the same.
CHELSEA vs BURNLEY (11pm) : Chelsea have won “We’d like to wish Raphael all the best as
their last four Premier League games against he works on his recovery.” “But with no Varane now I think it makes it “He’ll still be doing the stupid stuff where he’s
Burnley, scoring 12 and conceding twice during the more difficult for United.” – AFP/Express stud rolling the ball, holding people off showing
run. Burnley have won just one of their 14 Premier Varane’s absence is a major blow for Newspapers how strong and skilful he is.
League games against Chelsea (D3 L10).
CRYSTAL PALACE vs WOLVES (11pm) : Palace “The biggest thing with Paul is his
have lost just two of their first 10 Premier League concentration. He goes away with the fairies at
matches this season (W2 D6). Wolves have won 10 times.” – The Independent
points from their last four away league games (W3
D1), just one fewer than they managed in their pre- What Conte
vious 15 on the road. must fix at Spurs

SUNDAY The Italian has been appointed as Santo’s successor

have never lost in eight previous Premier League to address having been appointed Harry Kane has endured a tough start to
meetings with Newcastle (W4 D4). Newcastle have the new head coach of Tottenham
faced Brighton without ever winning more often Hotspur. the campaign. A failed move to Manchester
than they have any other side in the Premier League Spurs moved quickly to hire the Italian, City in the summer damaged his
(D4 L4). who has signed an initial 18-month relationship with some Spurs fans and Nuno
ARSENAL vs WATFORD (10pm) : Arsenal have contract, after firing Nuno Espirito Santo on was unable to get him back to his best. Conte
won 11 of their 14 Premier League games with Monday morning. will know that, so long as Kane remains at
Watford (D1 L2). Watford have lost six of their seven the club, he will be reliant on the England
away Premier League games against Arsenal. Conte had previously been in advanced captain and will need him to improve on his
EVERTON vs TOTTENHAM (10pm) : This will be talks with Spurs in June about becoming one goal in nine league games this season.
Tottenham’s first league game under new manager Jose Mourinho’s successor, but they broke
Antonio Conte. Everton have won just one of their down after the two parties were at odds over GET CREATIVE
last 17 Premier League games against Tottenham key issues. After Saturday’s loss to United,
(D8 L8). Tottenham have scored just nine goals from
LEEDS vs LEICESTER (10pm) : Leeds are looking to However, managing director Fabio their 10 league games – something Conte will
win consecutive league games against Leicester for Paratici is now in position at the Premier have to fix quickly to turn things around.
the first time since December 1999. Leicester have League club and has a strong relationship
lost seven of their last 14 Premier League games with the 52-year-old, having worked with THE ITALIAN JOBS
(W5 D2). him at Juventus. While forming a strong working
relationship with chairman Daniel Levy is
MONDAY “I am extremely happy to return to always key for a new Tottenham boss,
coaching, and to do so at a Premier League building a similar bond with Fabio Paratici
WEST HAM vs LIVERPOOL (12.30am) : West Ham club that has the ambition to be a is now also important. Conte already has a
are winless in their last 10 Premier League games protagonist again,” Conte told the club head start here given he worked alongside
against the Merseyside club (D2 L8). Liverpool have website. Paratici at Juventus and the two will be keen
won four of their last five away league games to hit the ground running.
against West Ham (D1). “Tottenham Hotspur has state-of-the-
art facilities and one of the best stadiums in DRIVING FORCE
Reuters the world. Suffering from a poor run of form is one
thing, being accused of not putting in the
RESULTS “I can’t wait to start working to convey to effort to address a slump is something quite
the team and the fans the passion, different. While the attacking figures were
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE mentality and determination that have not Nuno’s friend, the defensive numbers
Group A: Manchester City 4 (Foden 15, Mahrez always distinguished me, as a player and as make for grim reading.
54, Sterling 72, Jesus 90+2) Club Brugge 1 (Stones a coach.
17-og), RB Leipzig 2 (Nkunku 8, Szoboszlai 90+2- START THE FANS, PLEASE
pen) Paris Saint-Germain 2 (Wijnaldum 21, 39). “Last summer our union did not happen There has been a increasingly negative
Group B: AC Milan 1 (Mbemba 61-og) FC Porto because the end of my relationship with atmosphere around the Tottenham Hotspur
1 (Luis Diaz 6), Liverpool 2 (Jota 13, Mane 21) Inter was still too recent and emotionally Stadium in recent weeks. Conte will be
Atletico Madrid 0. too involved with the end of the season, so I welcomed by most, despite having
Group C: Sporting Lisbon 4 (Goncalves 31-pen, felt that it wasn’t yet the right time to return previously won the league at London rivals
38, Paulinho 41, Sarabia 56) Besiktas 0, Borussia to coaching. Chelsea, and he will want to reconnect the
Dortmund 1 (Reus 37-pen) Ajax 3 (Tadic 72, team and the fans as soon as possible.
Haller 83, Klaassen 90+3). “But the contagious enthusiasm and
Group D: Real Madrid 2 (Benzema 14, 61) determination of Daniel Levy in wanting to The Independent
Shakhtar Donetsk 1 (Fernando 39), Sheriff entrust me with this task had already hit the
Tiraspol 1 (Traore 90+2) Inter Milan 3 (Brozovic mark. Now that the opportunity has
54, Skriniar 66, Sanchez 82). returned, I have chosen to take it with great
Championship: Banrsley 2 Derby 1, Blackburn 0 conviction.”
Fulham 7, Blackpool 0 Stoke 1, Bournemouth 1
Preston 2, Cardiff 0 QPR 1, West Brom 1 Hull 0. Here, we take a look at what could be the
Italian’s most pressing tasks.


Pogba needs somebody on him all the
time. Somebody there that he totally
respects, he needs experienced people behind him…
He’ll still be doing the stupid stuff… The biggest
thing with Paul is his concentration. He goes away
with the fairies at times.”

Paul Scholes

Slick City close to last 16 place after Brugge rout

MANCHESTER CITY got back on track picked on Philippe Clement’s team,
as they thrashed Club Brugge 4-1 although the victory wasn’t without a
yesterday to move within touching few scares.
distance of a place in the Champions Guardiola had described Brugge’s
League last 16. visit as “much more important” than
Saturday’s derby at Manchester
Pep Guardiola’s side recovered United and his players got the
from the shock of conceding a John message.
Stones own goal after Phil Foden’s Joao Cancelo was a constant
early opener at the Etihad Stadium. menace and the leftback was inches
away from scoring with a curling
Riyad Mahrez put City back in front effort that cannoned off the post.
in the second half and Raheem Manchester City manager lauded
Sterling came off the bench to end his the special ability of the rightback
goal drought before Gabriel Jesus after his three assists in the 4-1 defeat
capped the rout. of Club Brugge yesterday.
Cancelo set up City's opener for
City sit top of Group A, one point Phil Foden then provided the perfect
above Paris Saint Germain, after their cross for Riyad Mahrez to restore their
third win in four matches in the lead early in the second half after
competition. Brugge had hit back.
The Portuguese then gifted
Last season’s Champions League substitute Gabriel Jesus a goal with
runners-up are five points clear of the last kick of the game.
third-placed Brugge and will reach the “He has been playing incredibly
knockout stages with one point from well all season,” Guardiola said. “Of
their last two games against PSG and course, he sometimes has to improve
Leipzig. his quality.
“He has highs and lows, but he has
“Fully deserved. I liked how we a special ability to do something
played. After conceding we dropped a good.”
little bit, but the second half was really Victory lifted City top of Group A
good,” Guardiola said. with nine points, one more than Paris
St Germain, and they now need one
“When you’re at Manchester City, Club Brugge’s Eduard point to seal progress to the group
you realise nobody will help you. Sobol (front left) in phase for the ninth successive season.
Everything to do, we’ve done it. action with Manchester
City’s Aymeric Laporte With progress almost assured,
“All the titles I won before were (front right) and John Guardiola said thoughts would now
because I was at big clubs. Absolutely, Stones during the UEFA quickly turn to Saturday's Premier
the pleasure is higher (to win with Champions League League derby against Manchester
City).” group A match at the United.
Etihad Stadium in
After a strong start to the season, Manchester yesterday. “I know the game against United is
City had suffered their worst period of – REUTERSPIX the most important thing. We are
the campaign. going to create a good environment
but you cannot imagine how
Saturday’s shock home defeat important today was,” the Spaniard
against Crystal Palace came hot on the said.
heels of a penalty shoot-out loss at “We have done two fantastic
West Ham that ended their four-year games (against Brugge) and now we
reign as League Cup holders. think about United.” – AFP/Reuters
at Anfield
Guardiola responded to those
setbacks by defiantly claiming City
were playing at an “incredible” level,
labelling their current form among the
“best moments” of his time at the club.

Having thrashed Brugge 5-1 in
Belgium last month, City once again

Jota and Mane struck before Felipe was sent off for the visitors,
as Klopp’s side qualified for the knockout rounds
LIVERPOOL are “favourites” to win the
Champions League after Jurgen Klopp’s to go,” Klopp told BT Sport. defender Rio Ferdinand warned on BT Sport Fellow former Liverpool striker Michael
side continued their perfect start to the “I didn’t expect we would be through after that Liverpool will be the one team that every Owen added: “I’ve watched Liverpool in
competition by beating Atletico Madrid side left in the competition will want to avoid in Europe for a few years and at Anfield on
2-0 yesterday and booking their place in the four games but the boys did it and it’s really the draw for the knockout stages. European nights, they verge on being
knockout stages, according to Peter Crouch. well-deserved.” unbeatable.
Eluding to Liverpool’s European record at
The Reds have won all four of their matches After the match, Klopp said he “hated” taking Anfield, Ferdinand said: “I would go as far to say “How do you stop [them]? They are so good
in Group B and have qualified for the last 16 as Mane off at halftime of their 2-0 Champions that it’s the ground everybody would say is the and have been for a number of years now. They
group winners with two games to spare after League win over Atletico but with the Senegal last they want to go to,” with Crouch then adding showed it against Barcelona, if there is a second
their latest victory against the Spanish striker on a yellow card the Liverpool manager that the Reds had rediscovered their sense of leg at Anfield you just can’t see them ever being
champions at Anfield. feared the visitors would try to get him sent off. invincibility at home following last season’s beaten.”
Covid-hit campaign.
Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane struck first half “Probably everybody in the stadium Ajax continued their marvellous run in
goals before Felipe was sent off for a cynical expected I would do it and I thought it was the Klopp’s side were eliminated by Real Madrid Europe this season by coming from behind to
challenge on the Senegal international, as right thing to do,” Klopp told reporters. in the quarterfinals last season but Crouch win 3-1 at 10-man Borussia Dortmund as
Liverpool advanced from the group stage for the believes Liverpool will be much harder to beat Sebastien Haller scored his seventh goal in just
fifth year in a row under Klopp. “I hated it more than you can imagine his campaign. four Champions League appearances.
because Sadio played an incredible game, but
Liverpool are now guaranteed to top the then what’s the decision? I was not worried that “It was amazing when the fans weren’t in the “We want to annoy Europe’s elite teams.
group, sitting seven points clear of Porto with Sadio cannot handle his emotions, he was calm. ground, that you didn’t think that,” Crouch told We’re not saying we are favourites, but nobody
two games remaining, while Atletico are BT Sport. wants to get Ajax in the draw,” Ten Hag told
another point back in third. “The thing is, the ball comes in the air, you go broadcaster DAZN.
in for a heading challenge and the other player “You didn’t believe that they would turn it
“You earn a lot of money to win Champions is going down… we all saw what some Madrid around [when they were behind]. Ajax will go through with either Dortmund or
League games. The first target was to get players did, rolling over more and more in all Sporting Lisbon, the Portuguese side boosting
through this group but we did it with two games the situations to equal the number of players “Now it’s a different ball game. They look back, their hopes by crushing Besiktas 4-0. – The
again.” they are firing and the fans are back in. At the Independent/AFP/Reuters
moment you have to say Liverpool are favourites.”
After the match, former Manchester United

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