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Published by ozzy.sebastian1974, 2021-10-04 21:23:00

The Sun - 5 Oct 2021




2Reopen borders without

quarantine to tourists: MP


3We will leave no one
behind, says PM


No. 7876 PP 2644/12/2012 (031195)


A private clinic staff shows a student of
Pin Hwa High School in Klang how to
use the Covid-19 self-test kit as
in-person classes resumed yesterday
after a prolonged lockdown. Covid-19
self-tests are to be done by students
once a week. – ASYRAF RASID/THESUN

Open with caution

█ BY ELWIN DAVA orunLaewt taoyuirnifsetsctinio,nbsut take steps to prevent LYFE
[email protected]
PETALING JAYA: As the door opens
for the entry of tourists, hopes for a and how to avoid getting infected,” he told Singapore border, which is one of the world’s
quick economic recovery rise. theSun. busiest international routes, will greatly boost
However, experts have warned that economic activities.
the country should learn quickly to strike a He said many experts have recommended “Easing of travel restrictions will give
balance between maintaining public health the “Swiss cheese” model, which entails the tourism industry a glimmer of hope.
and reviving the economy. numerous levels of control, to prevent the But given the severe impact on both
virus from spreading. supply and demand, more time is
While they agree that lifting travel needed to restore businesses to
restrictions and reopening international “Each layer provides its own level of pre-pandemic levels,” he told theSun.
borders are essential for a comeback, they security, and combining all of them will Hazrul said that for the tourism ENTERTAINMENT
also cautioned that public health remains a ensure greater protection. One of these levels industry to return to pre-pandemic
major concern. is movement control, the other is growth rates, the demand for
vaccination,” he explained. leisure activities must be
Universiti Malaya head of social and consistent. “This can only be
preventive medicine Dr Victor Hoe said He added that people who go on vacation achieved when incomes return
allowing unfettered movement remains should continue to exercise caution by to pre-pandemic levels,” he
dicey, but the success of the vaccination always wearing a face mask, practise social said.
programme has greatly reduced the risks. distancing and maintain hand hygiene, as He also pointed out that
required under the set standard operating businesses in the tourism
Malaysia is expected to reach its target of procedures (SOP). sector supply chain,
having at least 90% of its adult population such as hotels, theme Turn to
fully vaccinated this month. In addition, a Hazrul Shahiri of the Faculty of Economics parks and restaurants,
vaccination drive for individuals aged 12 to and Management at University Kebangsaan —
18 is ongoing. Malaysia agreed that lifting prohibitions on
interstate travel and reopening the country’s have been severely hit page 4
Hoe expects the transmission rate to drop international borders require a compromise by the pandemic.
and the risk of serious health conditions between the economy and public health.
among those infected to be considerably
reduced as more people are vaccinated. He said for instance, reopening the Johor-

“Over the past 20 months, we have also
learned a lot about the virus, how it spreads


NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS Reopen borders without

Minister claims
success in reducing

HUMAN Resources Minister Datuk Seri
M. Saravanan boasted about his personal
achievement in managing the unemployment

quarantine to tourists: MPproblemduringtheCovid-19pandemic.
In response to a question from Datuk
Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (PH-Kulim Bandar
Baru), he said the government, or specifically
his ministry, had helped 2.9 million people o ‘If we do not make it easy for visitors, the economy will
secure employment during the pandemic. decline, more jobs will be lost and people will suffer’ is a Sabah deputy chief minister.
Saifuddin wanted to know the impact of an He also called for more development for the
RM18 billion allocation that had been East Malaysian state.
earmarked for boosting employment and “While Sabah was celebrating Malaysia Day,
stabilising the labour market. many districts were flooded and whenever it
Saravanan said his success was achieved KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to act fast ensure the nation’s economy grows? rains heavily around Kota Kinabalu, many roads
through the allocation, which had been and reopen its borders to tourists to kickstart the “If we do not reopen the borders, the become inaccessible.
channelled in stages to his ministry by the economy, said Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin economy will be affected whereby more jobs “Bridges collapse and clean water as well as
Social Security Organisation. (BN-Kinabatangan). will be lost and the people will suffer,” he said electricity are still issues. I hope the federal
“When people ask me what my legacy is as “We must do so without imposing when debating the motion of thanks on the government, Finance Ministry and Energy and
human resources minister during the mandatory quarantine conditions on them. If royal address. Natural Resources Ministry will come up with a
pandemic, I am proud to say that I have saved tourists who come here have to be under Bung Moktar said the health and other solution to solve flooding plaguing Kota
or defended the fate of 2.9 million workers with quarantine, then who is going to come?” he relevant ministries must look into the matter of Kinabalu.”
a contribution of RM18 billion. asked. vaccination to ensure that the borders can be He added that the government seemed to be
“Our country has also prevented more than Bung Moktar said several European reopened. unaware that Indonesia is already developing
300,000 businesses from shutting down.” countries and Australia have announced plans “Then we can open up the borders, major highways in Kalimantan as that nation
The RM18 billion had been allocated in the to reopen their borders this month, with no businesses and the economy, so that foreign plans to move its capital to the region in the near
form of wage subsidies, job search allowances quarantine imposition on travellers. investors will come to invest. future.
and hiring incentives. “I want to ask the government, are we going “Look at this matter rationally and wisely. “If the federal government thinks this is
to remain locked up in the country and The country has been nearly destroyed. down to the relationship between Sabah and
Third dose soon but separated from the outside world? Or, do we “State governments will go bankrupt giving Indonesia, then empower us. Give us the power
follow other countries and reopen borders to food baskets every day,” said Bung Moktar, who to negotiate.”
with different vaccine
Loan repayment relief for businesses, ‘Vaccination
THOSE who want to boost their immunity entrepreneurs may be extended exemption
against Covid-19 can get a third dose soon, but
it may be a different vaccine from their first two THE Entrepreneur Development and affected by movement restrictions to curb the

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the
certs for thoseSpecial Committee has given the green light for moratorium on loan repayment for
Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Cooperatives Ministry will consider extending the spread of Covid-19, Bernama reported.
To another question from Datuk
administering a mix of different types of entrepreneurs if they continue to face financial Hasanuddin Mohd Yunus (PH-Hulu
with health“Studies have been conducted, and last Tiong King Sing (GPS-Bintulu), minister Tan will continue to deliver aid to them.
vaccines, a process called heterologous difficulties. Selangor), on leakages in the allocation of aid
vaccination. In response to a question from Datuk Seri to SME, he gave an assurance that the ministry

issues’from Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun (PN-Beaufort). so far.
week the committee recommended that we Sri Noh Omar said the moratorium has been “If there are any complaints from the
proceed,” he said in response to a question granted for loans amounting to RM5 billion people about our agencies being late in giving
them assistance, please report to me.
Khairy said there had not been any reports He said the government is aware that many “I promise action will be taken against
of deaths resulting from vaccination and the entrepreneurs continue to face numerous officials who delay and make it difficult for INDIVIDUALS who cannot be vaccinated
number of cases with serious side effects is problems because of the Covid-19 health and people to get help.” for health reasons can now get an exemption
“extremely low”. economic crises. Noh said there are specific long-term certificate through MySejahtera.
On the surge in the number of Covid cases “We will look at ways to revive the economy initiatives for SME to be implemented via Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin
in Sarawak highlighted by Datuk Seri Mohd and help entrepreneurs who have been agencies under the ministry. said these individuals can apply for the
Shafie Apdal (Warisan-Semporna), Khairy said affected by the pandemic.” At the same time, the ministry will also vaccination exemption certificate at
it may be largely due to the reopening of Tiong had asked for details on the long- introduce a “rent-to-own” scheme to help district health offices.
businesses earlier than other states as well as term financial policies for small and medium entrepreneurs own their own buildings or Individuals applying for the exemption
the waning effect of the vaccine. enterprises (SME) as well as industries assets. will be required to fill the “Covid-19
Vaccine Suitability Assessment Slip for
Patients With Certain Health Problems”,
then get it certified by a medical expert
before submitting it to a health office.
However, he said, those who cannot be
vaccinated because of medical factors
such as allergies must obtain
confirmation from physicians they see
regularly or those who have been treating
them for their ailments.
The digital certificate will be issued
within a week and it will appear on the
MySejahtera app on applicants’
Khairy said those who are qualified to
give such certification are physicians from
private hospitals or those in private
practice, family physicians, physicians at
public hospitals as well as medical
officers who sometimes provide
treatment in the absence of a physician at
public hospitals.
He was responding to a question from
Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis (Warisan-
Kota Belud), who wanted to know
whether the ministry has a ready
alternative for individuals who are not
able to get vaccinated due to various
factors that could affect their health and if
there is a special document to enable
people in this group to move around
Khairy said there is also a possibility
that a person can be allergic to one
vaccine but not to another. “For example,
if a person is found to be allergic to the
Pfizer vaccine, another vaccine such as
Sinovac can be given.”
He said those certified as unable to be
vaccinated for medical reasons are
HAPPY SHOPPING ... Customers at the Sogo mall in Kuala Lumpur taking advantage of the opening of the economic sector as the capital moved into required to observe the standard
Phase 3 of the National Recovery Plan. – ADIB RAWI YAHYA/THESUN operating procedures more strictly.

Review of system needed 3theSUN ON TUESDAY | OCTOBER 5, 2021

Malacca govt
grinds to a halt

to keep retirees afloat MALACCA: Four state
assemblymen here yesterday
declared that they have lost
confidence in Chief Minister
Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali’s
With this development, the
█ BY ELLY FAZANIZA o Create social welfare initiative and raise to those with lower savings would not Malacca government has in effect
[email protected] retirement age, say experts be sustainable. Instead, he said the collapsed, Bernama reported.
PETALING JAYA: Introducing a EPF could divert excess funds to help The four are former Malacca
social welfare system, economic the 10% or 20% of those in the lowest chief minister Datuk Seri Idris
reforms and raising the retirement income group. Haron (BN-Sungai Udang), Datuk
age have been proposed as ways to (EPF) contributors aged 55 and above have given financial aid to those in Nor Azman Hassan (BN-Pantai
help see Malaysians through their have less than RM10,000 in savings. the low-income bracket,” he said. Universiti Malaya professor of Kundor), Datuk Norhizam Hassan
golden years. Economics Datuk Dr Rajah Rasiah Baktee (Independent-Pengkalan
For many, their savings were He agreed with Ramon’s proposal said the government should view the Batu) and Datuk Noor Effandi
Chairman of the Centre for Public significantly reduced when the that a social security scheme be EPF as purely a retirement fund so Ahmad (Bersatu-Telok Mas).
Policy Studies at the Asia Strategy and government introduced the i-Sinar introduced to provide a monthly that withdrawals are allowed only The state assembly has 28
Leadership Institute Tan Sri Ramon scheme to allow those who have lost allowance to those living below the when the contributor retires. seats, with 14 held by Barisan
Navaratnam said a robust and holistic their jobs or had their income minimum income level, adding that Nasional (BN), two by Bersatu,
social welfare policy is essential to reduced to withdraw from their the scheme could be funded by the He said the government should seven by DAP, two by PKR, two by
build a safety net for people who have savings to meet immediate expenses. National Trust Fund. have given subsidies to the poor from Amanah and one held by an
been badly affected by a crisis or March last year to help them ride independent assemblyman.
disaster. He said the withdrawal scheme Kuperan said the retirement age through the economic fallout. In a media conference, Idris,
was a “good idea” to help the people should also be raised to 65 to representing the four, said all of
He proposed that a living cushion the impact of the economic enhance the level of EPF savings “Counter-cyclical measures are them sent letters to the chief
allowance scheme be introduced, like fallout. upon retirement. critical during economic crises. It is minister yesterday, stating their
the one in place in Australia. strange that a macro-economic withdrawal of support for him.
“It was a survival scheme, but it “The government should also policy has done so little to shield the He said the move was due to a
“Under the scheme, a monthly should not be allowed again.” consider raising EPF contributions by poor during the Covid-19 crisis, while series of decisions not acted on by
allowance is given to each both employee and employer to 10% banks are making windfall profits,” he the state governmment, which he
low-income household.” Ramon said a total review of the and 15% respectively.” added. said portrayed Malacca as a
country’s economic plan to spur “flip-flop” state.
He said the government could growth in difficult times is sorely Another economist, Datuk He said such a policy had only “It is as if there are two lions on
eventually recover the money needed. Dr Denison Jayasooria, said the aggravated economic inequality. a mountain and this is making the
through taxation and increased government should review the people restless,” he said, adding
foreign direct investments. “If anything, the Covid-19 retirement age, given that average life He echoed Ramon’s view that the that the quartet was prepared to
pandemic should serve as a lesson for expectancy has risen to about 80 EPF is the most “incisive instrument” face any eventuality.
Ramon added that the us.” years. that provides old age savings “We put the people first. So, we
government should also form a necessary for income earners. are leaving this matter to the party
committee to engage relevant Universiti Utara Malaysia He told theSun that a person in his and will wait for the Umno
stakeholders to formulate a welfare economist Dr K. Kuperan 60s would be held in high regard for “For the poor, it is often the only disciplinary committee to call us
safety scheme that is sustainable. Viswanathan said the EPF his experience and knowledge in old-age savings instrument. Hence,
withdrawal scheme would technical and professional fields. the government should return to the
He was responding to a report that undermine the welfare of workers in past practice to protect that savings
46% of Employees Provident Fund the long run. However, he said revising the fund from pre-retirement
dividend policy to give higher gains withdrawals,” he added.
“The government should instead

We will leave no one in as both Nor Azman and I are
behind, says PM still Umno members,” Idris said.
Perikatan Nasional took over
the Malacca administration from
Pakatan Harapan in March last
year after four assemblymen from
the previous PH government
withdrew their support.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government would take us out of the pandemic
will uphold the principle of “Leaving into a safe and sustainable plan in Three senators
No One Behind” under the 12th living with an endemic scenario.” sworn in
Malaysia Plan (12MP).
On the Covid-19 situation, he said KUALA LUMPUR: Football
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Malaysia must be prepared to accept Association of Malaysia (FAM)
Sabri Yaakob said with the theme “A that the country can no longer return executive member Datuk Mohd
Prosperous, Inclusive, Sustainable to the “carefree normality” of the past. Hisamudin Yahaya was among
Malaysia”, the 12MP will address three senators sworn in at the
development disparity between “We will implement policies that Dewan Negara yesterday.
states and income gaps between will encourage the attitude and Also sworn in were Penang
socio-economic groups. behaviour necessary in this scenario. DAP secretary Lim Hui Ying and
Terengganu PAS commissioner
“In the name of Keluarga “Malaysians will have clear Datuk Husain Awang, after both
Malaysia, we will ensure that basic standard operating procedures and were re-elected to serve in the
needs such as water, electricity and will be entrusted to exercise senate by their respective state
internet connection are met for all responsibility. In return, they will legislative assemblies.
Malaysians,” he said yesterday at the enjoy resumption of social and The Yang di-Pertuan Agong
virtual Khazanah Megatrends Forum, economic activities, along a clear Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin
that was also attended by Khazanah path defined by a meaningful Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has
Nasional Bhd managing director government strategy,” he said. consented to their appointments,
Datuk Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir. to take effect from yesterday until
On the Keluarga Malaysia Oct 3, 2023.
Ismail Sabri, who is also concept, Ismail Sabri said: “Our Hisamudin, 49, from Bota in
Khazanah chairman, also said that intent must be that all Malaysians Perak, is also chief executive
Budget 2022 would urgently address shall strive for prosperity, economic officer of Gen Rekabumi (M) Sdn
all immediate fiscal issues. security, equal opportunity, Bhd as well as Malaysian Football
education, healthcare, safety, social League board member and FAM
“For the first time ever, we have justice and mutual respect. It is a Futsal and Beach Soccer
also released a pre-Budget statement country of kindness, compassion, committee deputy chairman.
to outline our intentions for the peace and happiness, despite our WONDER BOY ... Four-year-old K. Rashwin, who has autism, proudly Hisamudin said he would focus
Budget, and we have also distributed differences.” holding his Malaysia Book of Records certificate for identifying the flags of 198 on the welfare of civil servants in
five Public Consultation Papers on a countries in nine minutes. Accompanying him at the presentation ceremony Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur, as
variety of structural reform issues.” He emphasised that as Keluarga were his parents S. Kalithas and B. Krishnarani. – BERNAMAPIX well as issues relating to sports,
Malaysia, the country’s most urgent tourism and the community.
Ismail Sabri added that the needs must be fully aligned.
National Recovery Council would
play a leading role in restoring “It should not be a political
economic health and prosperity. competition, but one of national
unity and cooperation. This is an
“We will take a broad and inclusive government, all opinions
inclusive societal approach, drawing will be taken into account before
up strategies and various tactics that decisions are finalised.” – Bernama

Student vaccination drive on track Dewan Negara president Tan
Sri Dr Rais Yatim said Parliament
was working on a transformation
to breathe new life into the Dewan
KUALA LUMPUR: About 90% of ensure that students could return to Dr Radzi Jidin had previously said Immunisation Programme for Negara and Dewan Rakyat.
Form Five and and 88% Form Four classes safely. the initial batches involved students Adolescents, the government is A draft of the Bill and the
students in government schools who will be sitting for examinations. targeting 60% of teenagers between Cabinet memorandum was
nationwide have received at least About 47,000 students in the ages of 12 and 17 to get at least submitted to Minister in the Prime
one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, Terengganu, Kelantan and He said the schools involved will one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by Minister’s Department
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Langkawi in Kedah resumed use a student rotation method, with November, and 80% of them to be (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri
revealed in a Twitter post yesterday. face-to-face classes on Sunday, the weekly attendance set at 50% fully vaccinated before schools Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar on
while another 94,000 in 10 states capacity of classes to reduce the risk open for the 2022 session. Sept 30 to be approved by the
He said as schools are being were back at schools yesterday. of Covid-19 infection. – Bernama government. – Bernama
reopened, it was necessary to
Education Senior Minister Datuk Through the National Covid-19


Face-to-face classes resume in 9 states

o 94,000 students at locations nationwide, including three
federal territories, return to school after long closure

KUALA LUMPUR: Face-to-face school sessions Precinct 11 (1) as parents and guardians arrived A student of SM Datuk Haji Ahmad Badawi in Kepala Batas, Penang checks in via her MySejahtera app,
started yesterday for 94,000 students in nine with their children as early as 7.15am. while another waits for her turn before attending classes yesterday. – MASRY CHE ANI/THESUN
states in Phases Two to Four of the National
Recovery Plan (NRP). The Parents-Teachers Association president attend, were present yesterday. Malacca was smooth and the schools had made
Kahrul Anuar Arsib said about 50 students with In Malacca, State Secretary Datuk Kamel necessary preparations that complied with the
It involved students in Penang, Perak and special needs began their face-to-face school SOP,” he said.
Sabah, which are in Phase Two, the federal sessions yesterday. Mohamad said a total of 3,000 students started
territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, their session in 145 secondary and primary In Sabah, Education director Datuk Dr
Selangor, Malacca, Perlis, Pahang and Sarawak In Perlis, State Education Committee schools. Mistirine Radin said almost 17,000 students
(Phase Three) and Negri Sembilan and the chairman Rozieana Ahmad said more than 50% attended the face-to-face sessions yesterday. A
Federal Territory of Labuan (Phase Four). of the total 8,297 student enrolment attended “I was informed by the Education total of 3,000 teachers were also present.
school yesterday. Department that the opening of schools in
According to provisions in Phase Two, the
opening of schools involved Form Six semester They comprised Form Five, Form Six as well
two and international examination classes, as ISEP and preschool students who strictly
special needs and Integrated Special Education complied with the standard operating
Programme (ISEP) students, who will be procedures (SOP), she added.
attending classes without rotation.
In Perak, State Education, Higher Education
For Negri Sembilan and Labuan, it involves and Human Resource Committee chairman
preschool pupils, special needs and ISEP Ahmad Saidi Mohamad Said told Bernama the
students as well as those sitting for public and school session went smoothly, with students
international examinations in boarding, private arriving as early as 6.30am and all complied
and also day schools. with the SOP.

On Sunday, face-to-face school sessions In Pahang, face-to-face school sessions
began in Terengganu, Kelantan and Langkawi started for 2,125 Form Six students and 747
after schools nationwide were closed for about teachers as well as 3,091 special needs students,
six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. comprising 2,751 secondary and 340 primary
school students.
Schools in Johor and Kedah will reopen in
stages from Oct 10. In Selangor, Sekolah Kebangsaan Raja Muda
headmistress Zuraidah Abd Azizi said the
In Putrajaya, there was a hive of activity at school has a total enrolment of 84 ISEP
Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Putrajaya students, and 46 out of 74 who are allowed to

‘Travellers have to keep themselves safe’ Child safety seat campaign

“Unsurprisingly, many have closed may not want to operate at full travel bubble, Phua said authorities KUALA LUMPUR: Berjaya Sompo we would like to help ease their
down for good and their assets sold. capacity,” he said. had done their job by strictly enforcing Insurance Bhd (Berjaya Sompo) burden,” he said.
Those that remain will take some Chief executive officer of the the SOP. has given a boost to the safety of
time to recuperate.” From Malaysian Association of Tour children riding in cars. A study by the Malaysian
Hazrul said the fear of a new front and Travel Agents, Phua Tai He said people may tend to “take it Institute of Road Safety Research
wave of infection resulting from page Neng, welcomed the lifting of a bit easy” after the lockdown is lifted. Under its “Bantuan Car Seat” showed that the leading cause of
the reopening of the tourism travel restrictions but said initiative launched last Friday, a death among children aged one
sector may also prompt many travellers have a role to play in “However, it is essential that they total of 30 families with young to four is riding in a private
business owners to adopt a wait-and- keeping themselves and everyone continue to exercise self-discipline children will receive a free child vehicle.
see attitude. safe. and strictly observe the SOP.” car seat.
“Even if they decide to reopen, they Citing the success of the Langkawi The research also shows that
Phua added that gradual easing of The corporate social placing the child in a correctly
restrictions is now necessary for the responsibility campaign is installed car seat will reduce the
benefit of the tourism sector. organised jointly by Berjaya risk of death by 71% for infants.
Sompo, theAsianParentMY as the For children aged one to four, the
Dishing out ‘goodwill meals’ to help less fortunate media partner, and Crolla as the risk of death is reduced by 54%
child safety seat partner. and the risk of landing in hospital
BACHOK: A former cook is sharing her “Not wanting to give up, I decided business in October last year and is drops by 69%.
blessings with the less fortunate by to sell chicken rice complete with chilli assisted by her husband [email protected] Through the campaign, the
selling chicken rice at only RM1.90 per and soy sauces as well as soup, and Salleh, 45. organisers hope to raise Each car seat to be given away
pack. garnished with cucumber, tomato and awareness on the importance of is worth RM499 and is suitable for
lettuce. “With the price of chicken having having a child safety seat and the children who weigh up to 25kg or
Wan Roslina Roslan, 43, from increased to RM10 per kg, selling correct way of installing it. aged below seven. To qualify for
Kampung Bukit Marak said she wants “I have been through hard times chicken rice at a cheap price affects the car seat, a family must own a
to do her bit to help those who are and I know what it feels like when not our profits, but I believe in the Berjaya Sompo chief executive car, has at least one child aged
facing hardship due to Covid-19. having enough money to buy food to blessings of Allah. There is nothing officer Tan Sek Kee said the below seven and has a household
bring home,” she told Bernama. more satisfying than being able to initiative is to help those affected income of below RM4,000.
She was working as a cook at a help ease the burden of others by the Covid-19 pandemic keep
restaurant in Bukit Marak but lost her Wan Roslina, who has four children, without expecting anything in return.” their children safe while in the car. For more information, visit
job following the pandemic. said she started her chicken rice
“Many have lost their source of child-car-seat.
income during the pandemic and

853 PENANG concTafiosrtemasl ed 2,285,640
As of noon yesterday

ac�ve cases
New 8,075
150,317 Cases

19 PUTRAJAYA recoveries New
recoveries 91.90%

219 MALACCA JOHOR 781 Death
As of October 3 Received rst dose 26,683
Received second doses -in-Dead

23,833,382 20,621,994


Former Bersatu veep to be probed over racial slur

KUALA TERENGGANU: Former Pasir investigation under Section 504 of the have been frequent, including this Besar Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri taken against Borhanuddin at the
Puteh Bersatu vice-chairman Penal Code for intentionally insulting case,” he said. Mokhtar. party level after he tendered his
Borhanuddin Che Rahim will be with intent to breach the peace, which resignation and issued an open
investigated for his racial slur against is punishable with a maximum “Sometimes people get too The RM104 million nine-storey apology to the public.
national shuttler S. Kisona. imprisonment of two years or fine, or emotional and say unpleasant things,” headquarters, situated on a two-
both. he told a media conference after a hectare site in central Kuala “Borhanuddin has apologised and
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah groundbreaking ceremony at the Terengganu, is due for completion in tendered his resignation ... so my
Zainuddin said several police reports “Investigations will also fall under Terengganu police contingent late 2024 and will replace the current advice to others is not to commit the
have been lodged nationwide against Section 233 of the Communications headquarters yesterday. 84-year-old building. same misstep. Wrong is wrong ... I
Borhanuddin after his statement went and Multimedia Act 1998. I am think he knows it. We don’t take lightly
viral on social media on Sunday. disheartened to hear a racist comment Also present were Inspector- In a similar development, Hamzah, to (racist statements) but it has already
coming from a leader. Racist remarks General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani who is also the Bersatu secretary- happened,” he said. – Bernama
He said police will conduct an Abdullah Sani and Terengganu Mentri general, said that no action would be

‘Huge budget a breeding Babysitter gets one
ground for corruption’ year, RM10,000 fine
for neglecting infant
o RM400 billion allocation on mega projects untimely as the government to spend prudently because it
people still suffering from Covid-19 pandemic: Activist is obvious that the nation can no longer afford KUALA LUMPUR: The sessions court yesterday
to spend beyond its means,” said Phang. sentenced a baby sitter to a year in jail and a fine
PETALING JAYA: Prominent social The chairman of the Social Care of RM10,000, in default two months’ jail for
activist Tan Sri Robert Phang (pix) has Foundation said the 12MP budget He added that it did not help ensure public neglecting an 11-month-old child, resulting in
warned of the effects of further was huge by any standard and and investor confidence when the prime the boy being injured and becoming partially
worsening the level of corruption in “everyone is asking whether, under minister also revealed in Parliament last week paralysed.
the country with the massive budget the current circumstances, can we that the PM’s official residence, Seri Perdana,
allocated for the 12th Malaysia Plan afford it?”. was undergoing renovations to the tune of Justice Mahyon Talib handed down the
(12MP). RM38 million. sentence on Azlina Lizawati Ahmad Tarmizi, 37,
This was in light of Malysia’s after the woman changed her plea to guilty
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail already ballooning and seemingly According to the prime minister, the when the case came up for mention.
Sabri Yaakob last week unveiled the uncontrollable foreign debts. renovations were necessary to “ensure safety
five-year Plan in the Dewan Rakyat as well as to preserve the country’s image Besides the jail sentence, which was to be
that will cost RM400 billion, the “In this regard, I would urge the during visits by key dignitaries”. served from yesterday and the fine, Mahyon
largest ever to be implemented. government to do away with also ordered the woman to be placed on a good
undertaking prestigious projects or Phang said it was not only the timing of behaviour bond with bail of RM5,000 for three
“It is my deep concern that with hundreds procurements to bring the expenditures to a such extravagance that was highly years and to do 180 hours of community
of billions to be spent on huge projects it will more manageable level. The country and the questionable, but more so the amount when service.
become fertile breeding grounds for rakyat are much better off without such costly millions among the rakyat were suffering with
corruption in the country. In fact, corruption projects. tens of thousands having lost their income Azlina Lizawati was charged with neglecting
in Malaysia can be considered another “Covid-19 has made the country and the amid massive business closures. the child, who was then under her care, at a
emerging pandemic,” said Phang. rakyat so much poorer. In this regard, I call on house in Desa Tun Hussein Onn, Jalan Jelatek in
“I fully agree with former minister Tan Sri Wangsa Maju, between 7am and 10am on July
Rafidah Aziz, that the nation’s image rests 23, 2020.
with the occupants of Seri Perdana and not
the RM38 million renovations. And that it’s a The charge was framed under Section
complete waste of public funds,” he added. 31(1)(a) of the Child Act, which provides a
maximum fine of RM50,000 or imprisonment
for up to 20 years, or both.

Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Nurul
Shahieza Md Hazai requested the court to
impose a severe sentence taking into account
the serious injuries suffered by the victim that
caused him to be disabled for life.

“The accused was also not honest and was
irresponsible, as well as not registered as a
babysitter with the Social Welfare Department.
She also has no certificate or qualification on
early childhood education.

“The increase in cases of ill-treatment,
neglect and abuse of children by babysitters in
Malaysia clearly reflects the need for a severe
sentence to be imposed as a lesson to the
accused and the society,” she added. – Bernama

SHIP WRECKING ... Penang Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency director Kapt Abd Razak disposing four seized boats pursuant to a court
order in Bayan Lepas yesterday. – MASRY CHE ANI/THESUN SEREMBAN: A senior citizen pleaded not
guilty in the sessions court here yesterday
Cops record statements over alleged vaccine-induced deaths to 172 counts of fraudulent concealment of
money, totalling RM2.9 million between
IPOH: Police have recorded statements from “We have recorded statements from all two of the National Recovery Plan at Sekolah 2016 and last year. Lai Ching Wai, 63, made
several individuals, including the suspect, individuals involved in the case, namely the Menengah Kebangsaan St Michael yesterday. the plea before Justice Diana Md Razali. He
over an allegation in a video that two students Ulu Kinta health director, school principal, was charged with concealing the money,
of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tasek medical officers who treated the students, He said an investigation paper was opened made in several transactions involving
Damai have died after getting vaccinated family members, as well as witnesses who under Section 504 of the Penal Code RM4,000 to RM90,000 that were deposited
against Covid-19. were with the suspect while she recorded the (intentional insult with intent to provoke a by Aerial Mix Sdn Bhd, a company
video. breach of peace) and Section 505(b) of the belonging to Lim Ming Shun, into four bank
Perak police chief Datuk Mior same Code (for causing fear to the public). accounts that were registered under his
Faridalathrash Wahid said the 39-year-old “During the process, the suspect admitted name. The offence was allegedly
suspect had her statement recorded at the to making the statement in the viral video,” he Mior Faridalathrash added that the committed at four banks in Seremban
Klang Selatan district police headquarters on told reporters after inspecting the standard investigation paper would be submitted to the between April 26, 2016 and June 2 last year.
Sunday. operating procedures compliance for phase state prosecution director for further action. The charges were framed under Section
– Bernama 424 of the Penal Code which provides an
imprisonment for up to five years, or fine, or
both. – Bernama


KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution in the
child neglect case involving the founder of
a welfare home, “Rumah Bonda”, has
submitted 21 documents to the defence.
Deputy public prosecutor Noor Shakira
Aliana Alias informed sessions court judge
Izralizam Sanusi when the case came up for
mention yesterday. “The documents were
submitted this morning (yesterday) to the
defence, but there are still some documents
yet to be completed, including the medical
and psychiatric reports on the victims.
“Therefore, we request for a new mention
date end of November,” said Noor Shakira.
Lawyer M. Yalini, representing Siti Bainun,
confirmed receiving the 21 documents
yesterday. The court then set Nov 25 for
further case management. – Bernama


Japan’s new premier World leaders reel
set to call election from ‘Pandora’ leaks

TOKYO: Japan’s Prime Minister any further deterioration in the oInvestigation shows rich and powerful long accused of corruption in the
Fumio Kishida exchanged fist Covid-19 situation,” said Corey use offshore tax havens to hide assets Central Asian nation – are alleged to
bumps with lawmakers after he Wallace, an expert in Japanese have been secretly involved in
was formally elected by parliament politics at Kanagawa University. NEW YORK: More than a dozen offshore or to use shell companies to property deals in Britain worth
yesterday, as public broadcaster heads of state and government, from do business across national borders. hundreds of millions.
NHK said he was set to dissolve the “While the progress of the Jordan to Azerbaijan, Kenya and the
body next week and call an vaccination campaign has clearly Czech Republic, have used offshore But such revelations are no less of And the documents also show how
election on Oct 31. helped suppress the fifth wave, we tax havens to hide assets worth an embarrassment for leaders who Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis –
can’t be absolutely sure that a sixth hundreds of millions of dollars, may have campaigned publicly who faces an election later this week –
Earlier in the day, Kishida, a wave will not occur getting closer according to a far-reaching new against tax avoidance and corruption, failed to declare an offshore
64-year-old former foreign to winter.” investigation by the International or advocated austerity measures at investment company used to
minister with an image as a Consortium of Investigative home. purchase a chateau worth US$22
consensus builder, unveiled a New coronavirus cases in Tokyo Journalists (ICIJ). million in the south of France.
cabinet line-up dominated by yesterday totalled 87, the lowest The documents notably exposed
allies of former prime minister since Nov 2 last year. The so-called “Pandora Papers” how Jordan’s King Abdullah II created In total, the ICIJ found links
Shinzo Abe and outgoing finance investigation – involving about 600 a network of offshore companies and between almost 1,000 companies in
minister Taro Aso. Kishida’s cabinet features allies journalists from various media tax havens to amass a US$100 million offshore havens and 336 high-level
of Abe, Japan’s longest-serving outlets, including The Washington property empire from Malibu, politicians and public officials,
While he needs to set out premier, who quit last year citing ill Post, the BBC and The Guardian – is California to Washington and including more than a dozen
policies to deal with the pandemic, health as his dream of another based on the leak of 11.9 million London. serving heads of state and
and follow through on his pledge term faded, though Suga inherited documents from 14 financial services government, cabinet ministers and
to reduce income inequality, his stance. firms around the world. The Jordanian embassy in ambassadors.
Kishida first needs to rally the Washington declined to comment,
Liberal Democratic Party for the Of the 20 posts, 13 were filled by Some 35 current and former but the BBC cited lawyers for the king More than two-thirds of the
upcoming parliamentary election. people with no prior cabinet leaders are featured in the latest vast saying all the properties were bought companies were set up in the British
experience, in line with Kishida’s trove of documents analysed by the with personal wealth, and that it was Virgin Islands.
NHK said Kishida will dissolve pledge to give chances to new ICIJ, facing allegations ranging from common practice for high profile
parliament on Oct 14. people, but many heavyweight corruption to money laundering and individuals to purchase properties via As well as politicians, the public
jobs went to allies of Abe or Aso. global tax avoidance. offshore companies for privacy and figures exposed included Colombian
His plan to call for an election security reasons. singer Shakira, German supermodel
so quickly was regarded as a “He won the election with the In most countries, the ICIJ Claudia Schiffer and Indian cricket
surprise, even though one has to support of Abe and Aso, so now it’s stressed, it is not illegal to have assets Family and associates of legend Sachin Tendulkar.
take place by Nov 28, as time for him to return the favour, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev –
parliament’s term ends on Oct 21. it’s not the time for him to cut them Representatives for all three told
off,” said political analyst Atsuo Ito. the ICIJ the investments were
Aside from taking advantage of legitimate and denied tax avoidance.
the honeymoon period usually Aso’s replacement at the – AFP
given to new governments by the Finance Ministry is his low-profile
electorate, analysts said Kishida brother-in-law Shunichi Suzuki.
probably didn’t want to lose time,
given risks posed by the pandemic. The trade and industry portfolio
was given to an ally of Abe, current
“He will likely want to preempt education minister Koichi
Hagiuda. – Reuters

Taliban claims destruction of Islamic State cell BRIEFS U.N. SAYS WAR CRIMES
KABUL: The Taliban said yesterday A Taliban soldier using his gun to control crowds waiting to get visas at the Iran embassy in Kabul. – REUTERSPIX
they had destroyed an Islamic State GENEVA: War crimes and crimes
(IS) cell in the Afghan capital, hours hours of a deadly attack targeting a who asked not to be named, said people in connection with the blast.” against humanity have been
after a suspected IS attack on a prayer ceremony at the Eid Gah five died and 11 were wounded, He said the device was placed at committed in Libya since 2016, a
mosque killed five people. mosque in memory of Zabihullah’s adding the casualties included both United Nations (UN) investigation
mother, who died last week. civilians and Taliban members. the entrance to the mosque and revealed yesterday. “There are
The Taliban overran Kabul seven detonated as mourners were reasonable grounds to believe
weeks ago and have set up an A cultural commission official, “We have also arrested three leaving. – AFP war crimes have been committed
interim Afghan government, but still in Libya, while violence
face attacks from the regional perpetrated in prisons and against
branch of the Islamic State. migrants there may amount to
crimes against humanity,” said the
Taliban chief spokesman Independent Fact-Finding Mission
Zabihullah Mujahid said fighters on Libya. “All parties to the
carried out the operation in the conflicts, including third states,
north of Kabul on Sunday. foreign fighters and mercenaries,
have violated international
“As a result of the operation, humanitarian law,” said mission
which was very decisive and chairman Mohamed Auajjar. – AFP
successful, the IS centre was
completely destroyed and all the IS U.S. CONDEMNS CHINA
members in it were killed.” AIRCRAFT SORTIES

Witnesses and AFP journalists WASHINGTON: The United States
heard blasts and gunfire in the on Sunday slammed China for
capital at the time of the raid, and “provocative” and “destabilising”
images posted to social media military activity, after Chinese
showed a large explosion and a fire fighter jets and bombers made
at the scene. their largest-ever incursion into
Taiwan’s air defence zone. “The US
Kabul resident and government is very concerned by China’s
employee Abdul Rahaman said a provocative military activity near
“large number” of Taliban special Taiwan, which is destabilising,
forces attacked at least three houses risks miscalculations, and
in his neighbourhood. undermines regional peace and
stability,” said State Department
“The fighting continued for spokesman Ned Price. Beijing
several hours,” he said, adding the buzzed Taiwan with 38 warplanes
sound of weapons kept him awake on Friday. That was followed by a
all night. new record incursion on Saturday
by 39 planes. – AFP
“I don’t know how many were
killed but the fighting was intense.”

The operation took place within

Research on sense of touch and heat wins Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM: American scientists around us”, the Nobel Assembly at The more than century-old prize pandemic, and some scientists had worries about the virus and
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian Sweden’s Karolinka Institute said. is awarded by the Royal Swedish suggested those who developed international travel.
won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Academy of Sciences and is worth 10 coronavirus vaccines could be
Medicine for discoveries of receptors “This knowledge is being used to million Swedish crowns (RM4.8 rewarded this year or in coming Patapoutian, who was born in
for temperature and touch that could develop treatments for a wide range million). years. 1967 to Armenian parents in
pave the way for new pain-killers, the of disease conditions, including Lebanon and moved to Los Angeles
award-giving body said yesterday. chronic pain.” The Nobel Prize for Physiology or The pandemic continues to haunt in his youth, is a professor at Scripps
Medicine often lives in the shadow of the Nobel ceremonies, which are Research, having previously done
Their findings “have allowed us to Their breakthrough discoveries the Nobels for literature and peace, usually full of old-world pomp and research at University of California.
understand how heat, cold and had launched intense research and their sometimes more widely glamour.
mechanical force can initiate the activities that had led to “a rapid known recipients. New York-born Julius, 65, is a
nerve impulses that allow us to increase in our understanding of how The banquet in Stockholm has professor at University of California,
perceive and adapt to the world our nervous system senses heat, cold But medicine has been thrust into been postponed for a second San Francisco, after earlier work at
and mechanical stimuli”, it said. the spotlight by the Covid-19 successive year amid lingering Columbia University. – Reuters


S’pore parliament debates BRIEFS NEW ZEALAND ABANDONS
foreign interference bill ZERO-COVID STRATEGY

o Discussions, advocacy by “The pre-emptive powers ... and broad years 2016 and 2017 as well as 2018 and 2019 WELLINGTON: New Zealand yesterday
citizens not covered: Govt scoping of provisions could potentially provide that aimed to influence sentiment or create abandoned its strategy of eliminating
the government with significant wherewithal to artificial impressions of Singapore’s positions, coronavirus, and will instead look to live
SINGAPORE: The parliament here yesterday curb legitimate civil society activity,” said but he did not name any countries. with the virus while controlling its
began debating a proposed law to counter Singapore Management University law spread. It stayed largely virus-free until a
foreign interference that has sparked concern professor Eugene Tan. In 2016, Singapore went through a choppy Delta variant outbreak in mid-August
from opposition parties, rights groups and period in ties with China over Taiwan and the frustrated efforts to stamp out
experts about its broad scope and limits on “Fica has the makings of being the most disputed South China Sea. transmission. “With this outbreak and
judicial review. intrusive law on the statute books,” he said of the Delta, the return to zero is incredibly
bill, to be formally known as the Foreign Singapore’s bill is unique in targeting foreign difficult,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Singapore, which says it is vulnerable to Interference Countermeasures Act. interference through the internet as well as told a news conference. “This is a
foreign meddling, targeted fake news with a individuals, but not as extensive as US or change in approach we were always
far-reaching law in 2019, and joins nations such The Home Ministry said the bill did not cover Australian laws on transparency and regulation going to make over time. Our Delta
as Australia and Russia that have passed laws in discussion or advocacy by Singapore citizens, or of individuals, said National University of outbreak has accelerated this transition.
recent years to deter foreign interference. the vast array of their collaborations with Singapore political analyst Chong Ja Ian. Vaccines will support it.” – Reuters
foreigners but orders can be issued if a citizen
It allows authorities to compel internet, acts for a foreign principal in a manner contrary Besides aiming to remove content that INDONESIA TO PARTIALLY
social media service providers and website to the public interest. threatens immediate and significant harm, it REOPEN BALI
operators to provide user information, block imposes obligations on those considered
content and remove applications, and is likely to The bill lets the home minister order “politically significant persons”, who are directly JAKARTA: Indonesia will reopen the
be passed, as the ruling People’s Action Party investigations in the public interest to “expose involved in Singapore’s political processes. island of Bali to select international
has a majority in parliament. hostile information campaigns”, based on travellers next week, after the pandemic
suspicion of foreign interference. The main opposition Workers’ Party has starved the holiday hotspot of one of its
But some critics say its broad language risks called for changes to the draft law, such as primary sources of income. The island’s
capturing even legitimate activities, while rights Instead of open court, an independent panel, narrowing the scope of executive powers to Ngurah Rai International Airport will be
group Reporters Without Borders said the law chaired by a judge, will hear appeals against the reduce the chance of an abuse of power. open to travellers from South Korea,
could ensnare independent media outlets. minister’s decisions, a move the government China, Japan, the United Arab Emirates,
said is necessary as matters may involve The Home Ministry said the bill would not Dubai, and New Zealand as of Oct 14,
sensitive intelligence. apply to foreign individuals or publications said Maritime and Investment Minister
“reporting or commenting on Singapore Luhut Panjaitan. All travellers will be
Home Minister K. Shanmugam pointed to politics, in an open, transparent and required to have proof of hotel booked
examples of spurts in online activity over the attributable way.”– Reuters for a quarantine of at least eight days at
their own expense. – AFP

‘Trial taking toll on
Suu Kyi’s health’

Six dead as Tensions high after deadly clash in India YANGON: Ousted Myanmar leader Aung
Thai military San Suu Kyi’s health has suffered from her
battles rebels NEW DELHI: Demonstrators torched a police The protesters kept the bodies of the four frequent appearances before a court run by
vehicle in India yesterday as tensions boiled dead farmers in glass cases for display around the military junta that deposed her
BANGKOK: Six days of gun battles between over after clashes involving protesting farmers the protest site yesterday. government, her lawyer said yesterday.
soldiers and militants in Thailand’s restive killed at least nine people.
south have left six people dead, the military Police banned gatherings, cut off mobile The 76-year-old faces a raft of charges,
said yesterday, as troops hunt insurgents The incident on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh internet services, sent extra forces and detained from sedition to illegally importing
hiding in a swampy forest. state was the deadliest in more than a year of several opposition figures on their way to the walkie-talkies, which could see her jailed for
protests by farmers in northern India against scene, including Priyanka Gandhi from the decades.
Thailand’s three southernmost provinces new agricultural reforms. Congress party.
have been in the grip of a 17-year conflict She applied for hearings to take place
that has killed more than 7,000 people, the Farmers said that a convoy belonging to a In state capital Lucknow, policemen every two weeks instead of weekly “on the
majority civilians. government minister, his son and the state’s detained local Congress chief Akhilesh Yadav. grounds of her health”, said her lawyer Khin
deputy chief minister ran over and killed four Maung Zaw.
The pandemic had brought a lull to the people at a demonstration. Dozens of opposition supporters staged a
clashes, often characterised as tit-for-tat protest in the city and set fire to at least one After new corruption charges were
attacks, but fighting has renewed in recent The minister said later that a driver lost police vehicle, television pictures showed. brought against her last week, the Nobel
weeks. control of his vehicle after being pelted by laureate now must appear most weekdays
demonstrators. Protests organised by opposition parties also at a courtroom in the capital Naypyidaw.
Thailand’s 4th Army Region, which took place in New Delhi and Bangalore.
oversees the southern provinces, said Angry protesters set fire to several cars and at The trial had left Suu Kyi feeling
yesterday that the military has been locked in least five more people, four of them supporters Agriculture has long been a political “strained”, the lawyer said, without offering
gun battles with separatists in Narathiwat of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, were killed. minefield and employs some two-thirds of more details.
province since Sept 28. India’s 1.3 billion population. – AFP
He said the judge would make a decision
Authorities surrounded a swampy forest on her request next week. – AFP
in Bachao district after receiving a tip that a
group of suspected armed rebels were hiding SOURCE OF POLLUTION ... People walking through 4444 Tunnel, built from plastic bottles collected from rivers, at a museum constructed by the
there, said Col Keattisak Neewong, a Ecological Observation and Wetlands Conservation activist group in Gresik regency in Indonesia yesterday. – REUTERSPIX
spokesman for the southern military unit in
charge of security.

“We lost our first officer in the gunfight
last Tuesday.

“We continued to negotiate with them
with the help of local religious leaders but
they have rejected the talks and kept firing.”

The group tried to escape on Sunday,
sparking a gunfight that left four suspected
rebels and one soldier dead.

The colonel said there were still some
people hiding in the forest.

The police and military have long been
accused by residents of Thailand’s so-called
“Deep South” of heavy-handed tactics.

The region is culturally distinct from the
rest of Thailand, which colonised the area
bordering Malaysia over a century ago.

Relations between the Thai state and key
rebel group Barisan Revolusi Nasional,
which has insurgents on the ground,
appeared to be warming early last year when
they met for the first time in Kuala Lumpur.

But the military continued to attack the
rebels, said security analyst Don Pathan.

“The military on the ground are still stuck
in a zero-sum game approach.”

By July this year, the insurgents “decided it
was enough and they wanted to go on the
offensive”, he said, adding there will likely be
more retaliatory attacks to come from both
sides. – AFP


COMMENT by Prof Dr John Arul Phillips COMMENT by Prof Dr Ain Nadzimah

Finding a perfect Abdullah and Prof Dr Chan Swee Heng
blend in learning
Uplifting Malaysia as
a global education hub

WHAT are the government international education.
imperatives for educational Government measures in
change that have been exerted their reactive role can lay down
and will continue to be exerted clear policies for educational
THE Covid-19 pandemic on the internationalisation of institutions to improve their
prompted a sudden shift to Teachers and instructors need to but rather adopting (or adapting) education in the 12th Malaysia existing infrastructure. For
online or remote learning with find the best “blend” that addresses modalities that seamlessly ensure Plan (12MP)? example, a digital environment
the closure of schools, colleges, what is being taught, where it is taught, oscillation between virtual and Imperatives can be both or campus should be a priority.
universities and training institutions. by whom, to whom and how learning is in-person teaching towards reaping proactive and reactive. In the Social mobility can be greatly
As Malaysia inches towards the assessed. Appropriate technologies the full benefits of HyBL. Apparently, 12MP, internationalisation of facilitated through enhanced
endemic phase, educational and will have to be integrated for each of implementing HyBL necessitates education is a major playing field digitalisation, enabling students
training institutions have begun to these blends or combinations. consideration of several factors. First, is for Malaysia’s educational to develop their self-confidence
reopen. However, a return to the the effective use of time focusing on the growth. In orchestrating proactive and have up-to-date exposure to
traditional in-person classroom does Courses or subjects that require ideal duration for online learning and imperatives, the government global search or research and
not seem to be an option, such as hands-on application of concepts and time invested in in-person teaching. must contextualise actions, with networking. By extension,
cramming 300 students in a lecture principles will invariably require more an understanding of the digitalisation is also linked to
hall. Instead, the hybrid-blended in-person interaction, whether it be in Second, is the amount and type of internationalisation of education, being reactive to the international
learning (HyBL) approach is proposed the laboratory, workshop, clinical content that is to be apportioned to and not move without a map or a lingua franca (the English
as a viable and feasible alternative. setting, field or undergoing internship virtual learning and in-person compass to steer their actions. language). The Malaysian
or practicum. Given the uncertain instructions. The government needs to be language policies can be more
The HyBL approach is a merger of behaviour of the Covid virus and its consciously aware of the quality open to the enhancement of
hybrid and blended learning, that variants, it may be prudent not to plan Third relates to the types of conundrum that constantly must learning the English language at
provides teachers and learners with a for fully in-person teaching-learning pedagogical strategies and assessment be addressed to ensure that the the educational institution.
wider scope of flexibility and choices of sessions, signalling that online learning methods to be employed that enables enterprise of internationalisation The government, in providing
modality. It is broadly defined as the is here to stay and will be the new switching back and forth between the of education is attractive and reactive drivers, can lead in
delivery of education that blends normal. HyBL allows for greater online and face-to-face environment. sustainable. In order to engage affording clearer directions for
online learning with traditional flexibility, wherein students are able to proactively, the government educational institutions to put in
in-person classroom learning in terms move back and forth between Fourth focuses on the enhancement must look into the future and see place improvements for this
of time allotted, learning spaces, in-person and online learning. There of the pedagogical skills of teachers a fit into relevant global purpose, thus facilitating
content design, assessment and may be students comfortable with and instructors to effectively engage developments, to not only the connection to global
pedagogical strategies. virtual learning and who choose to students in both the physical and maintain but uplift its position as developments and the harvesting
attend classes from home. virtual space. an international education hub. of mutual benefits from
On the one extreme is the International student cross-country alliances.
conventional in-person classroom For certain courses or subjects, Fifth, is emphasis on the enrolment in educational Living in an isolated comfort
approach, which has been the practice students may spend more time online competencies of teachers and institutions is coupled with zone is no longer the way to go.
in our educational and training while in others, they may spend more instructors in the integration of financial considerations and The government, in partnership
institutions for decades. On the other time interacting in-person. In other appropriate technology and tools when tangible takeaways. with educational institutions, will
extreme is the fully online approach situations, half the students in a class teaching in the classroom and online. If international students (or have to work hand in hand in the
that has been enabled with the advent may be online while the other half are parents) are unable to see a more implementation of the proactive
of the internet, accompanied by in school interacting in-person, which Finally, is the need to equip concrete scaffolding structure for and reactive imperatives for the
various web tools and technologies. is followed by students rotating students with the skills to learn international education in growth of internationalisation
accordingly. The different modalities independently, be motivated, resilient, Malaysia, they would be more of education.
In between the two are various will help reduce digital fatigue among empowered to learn in both the attracted to another country for The impact will actualise all
permutations, or modalities, of the students (or even among teachers), as a physical and cyber world. their education plans. three fronts of the 12MP.
HyBL approach, that varies depending consequence from spending long The scaffolding structure must Concerted efforts in developing
on the subject matter and the specific hours with remote learning. HyBL offers teachers and students a remain innovative and the internationalisation of
needs of each learner. For example, in range of pedagogical modalities. collaborative through the education will impress merged
modality 1, students and teachers Currently, there is no single right Whatever the modalities or blend, predictive lens for educating visible outcomes, affecting
spend about two-thirds of the time way of implementing HyBL. Teachers focus should be on three types of international students of today directly and indirectly prosperity
online and about a third of the time in and instructors will have to experiment interaction, namely student-content and the future. Education these initiatives that encompass
face-to-face, or in-person, interaction. with different modalities, leveraging on interaction (referred to as cognitive days has long-term goals that economic empowerment,
the advantages of in-person and online presence), student-student interaction moulds life-long players. environmental sustainability and
In modality 2, students and teachers learning. More importantly, it (referred to social presence) and They must be equipped with social re-engineering.
spend an equal amount of time online necessitates a change in mindset student-teacher interaction (referred to the necessary skills to meet
and in face-to-face sessions in the because it is not simply transitioning as teacher presence). immediate needs and to attend
classroom. Borrowing a phrase from traditional in-person teaching to re-skilling awareness for Prof Dr Ain Nadzimah Abdullah
the culinary arts, “the secret is in the strategies, content and assessment For the immediate future, HyBL will the future. and Prof Dr Chan Swee Heng are
blend” – teachers and instructors methods to the online platform, and invariably remain a permanent feature Innovations in curricular
decide on the modality that is calling it HyBL. Teachers and in the Covid-19 endemic era, and directions should take on this Senior Research Fellows at the
appropriate for their respective course instructors have to rethink how courses Malaysia should plan and prepare macro picture, to devote its School of Education, Faculty of
or subject. or subjects are designed, and which for it to be an integral approach in resources to develop skill
components are best for online the delivery of learning from potentialities aligned to Social Sciences and Leisure
Usually, this will be determined by instruction, and which should remain kindergarten to tertiary education, Management, Taylor’s
the learning outcomes of a course or as in-person classroom teaching. including training. University. Comments:
subject, pointing to the knowledge,
skills and values to be acquired. It is not selecting one over another Prof Dr John Arul Phillips, [email protected]
Dean, School of Education and

Cognitive Science Asia.
Comments: [email protected]

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A leap into stardom
o Actress Jung Ho Yeon reflects upon her sudden Game, Jung (below
fame since starring in Netflix’s Squid Game and left) is determined

to stay humble. –


THE new South Korean Netflix surprised as I checked in real-time. together for me, and I joys were also her own, that I
series Squid Game has When I opened the app once, the know that my wondered how such an angel could
become a global hit and number went up, and when I opened personal skills are exist.”
brought international fame to it again, it went up further. lacking. I’m thankful
its stars, including one of its for all of the love When asked about her goals, she
prominent actresses. “I thought that the love for Squid people have been explained: “I don’t have any goals as
Game was being reflected in giving me despite an actress. I want to improve every
Jung Ho Yeon, who portrayed the numbers, like fate, and I was thankful. that, and I will work day and maintain a steady pace
character Kang Sae-byeok, also Just the fact that so many people harder in the future to without ever losing my resolve to
known as No. 067, has become the around the world are showing their improve.” work hard. I may waver a lot, but I’ll
second most followed Korean actress interest puts me in a good mood.” work really hard and keep going.”
on Instagram, surpassing The actress is also
Descendants of the Sun star Song Hye She also explained how surreal she known to be good friends with
Kyo. felt when taking part in interviews BLACKPINK’s Jennie, who sent a
with the press: “I was in a call with coffee truck to the production site of
Jung Ho’s Instagram follower Park Hae Soo the other day, and he Squid Game, and even visited her to
count has shot up virtually overnight said, ‘Let’s keep our feet on the cheer her on.
from its original 400,000. As of ground.’ Whenever I feel
yesterday, she has gathered 12.8 overwhelmed, I live with the thought Sharing her gratitude for Jennie,
million followers on Instagram. that my feet are on the ground. Jung said: “Jennie is always there on
the list of people I’m grateful for while
The model-turned-actress “In terms of my acting, I think I was acting in Squid Game. She
commented on her growing fan base: lacking in many ways. The director, congratulated me so happily, as if my
“In the beginning, I was very senior actors, and staff put it all

Security breach shocks K-pop world

Ratajkowski’s damning allegation ON Sunday, Starship Members of K-pop group CRAVITY. – ALLKPOP
Entertainment released a
ACTRESS and model Emily Ratajkowski has spoken about his past abuse of drugs statement revealing that a talent agencies. looks like the oldest was born in
has alleged that she was groped by singer and alcohol, was “a little drunk” and woman had trespassed into the On an online community ‘99 and the youngest is‘03? Are
Robin Thicke during the filming of his “didn’t seem to be enjoying himself in the agency’s building in Seoul, and they crazy?”
Blurred Lines music video. same way” on set. “made physical contact” with a forum, netizens discussed the 0 “Okay, this is serious but also
She made the allegation in her member of K-pop group incident and expressed their what if they had some kind of
upcoming book My Body, claiming the “I pushed my chin forward and CRAVITY, while the nine- shock over the news. While the weapon? Why was security so
incident happened on the set of the 2013 shrugged, avoiding eye contact, feeling member group was waiting for member of CRAVITY who was lenient?”
music video, in which she and two other the heat of humiliation pump through my a scheduled event. accosted remained unnamed, 0 “I don’t like how they
near-naked models had appeared body,” she further wrote. netizens were concerned that it publicised the identity of this
alongside Thicke, Pharrell Williams and According to the statement, may have involved one of the group. They are legitimate
T.I. “I didn’t react – not really, not like I the group’s manager group’s four members who are victims. They should have at least
Ironically, it was this same music video should have.” immediately contacted the minors. kept the group name
that was criticised for objectifying women police. When the police arrived anonymous.”
Video director Martel corroborated and told the woman to leave, Some of the comments said:
Ratajkowski’s account. she did not comply and 0 “I just looked them up and it
continued to cause a
“I remember the moment that he disturbance in front of the
grabbed her breasts. One in each hand. building. The woman is
He was standing behind her as they were currently under investigation.
both in profile,” Martel told the Times
newspaper. The agency’s statement
reiterated that visits to the
In her book, Ratajkowski says she agency building or artistes’
didn’t dwell on the alleged incident until living accommodations are
she realised that Thicke, now a judge on strictly prohibited, and that
future incidents will be “strictly
The Masked Singer, had blocked her punished”.
on Instagram.
“With that one gesture, Robin The shocking incident raised
Thicke had reminded everyone questions about the building’s
on set that we women weren’t security, and whether or not K-
actually in charge,” she says of pop artistes are being
her experience. adequately protected by their
“I didn’t have any real
and promoting rape culture. power as the naked girl Stars express support for abortion rights
The 30-year-old actress and model dancing around in his
alleges that Thicke took her by surprise by music video. I was nothing
touching her chest ‘from behind.’ more than the hired
“Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the mannequin.” MOVIE stars Jennifer Lawrence
coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s Thicke has not yet and Amy Schumer took part in
hands cupping my bare breasts from publicly responded to the Rally for Aborting Justice in
behind,” Ratajkowski wrote. Ratajkowski’s Washington, DC, over the
“I instinctively moved away, allegations. weekend.
looking back at Robin Thicke. Ratajkowski (left) Schumer (far
“He smiled a goofy grin and revealed the Schumer, 40, shared a photo left) and
stumbled backward, his eyes harassment she on Instagram of herself Lawrence
concealed behind his endured from Thicke standing alongside a pregnant lent their
sunglasses. My head turned (above) on the set of Lawrence, 31, at the Women’s support
to the darkness beyond the Blurred Lines. – AFP March protest held in Freedom during the
set. Plaza. reproductive
“[The director, Diane rights rally. –
Martel’s] voice cracked as she The comedienne, who was GETTY
yelled out to me: ‘Are you dressed in a jumpsuit and a which has come increasingly
OK?’” blue cap, held a sign saying: The caption referred to the under fire in the US.
Though the “Abortion Is Essential”, while the fact that after enduring years of According to Reuters, more
alleged moment Silver Linings Playbook actress pain, Schumer recently had her than 650 marches took place
made her feel was decked in a checkered uterus and appendix removed across the country as the US
“naked for the dress displaying her baby bump following a diagnosis of Supreme Court prepared to
first time that and holding a handwritten sign endometriosis, while Lawrence consider another restrictive ban
day”, she was reading: “Women can’t be free if is currently expecting her first on abortion rights, including a
“desperate to they don’t control their bodies” child with husband, Cooke plea by Mississippi lawmakers
minimise” during the rally. Maroney. to overturn the landmark 1973
the situation. Roe v. Wade case, which
She In her caption for the picture, Despite their different guaranteed a woman’s right to
reasoned that Schumer wrote: “I don’t have a circumstances, both stars were abortion.
Thicke, who uterus and she is pregnant but united in their support for
we out here”, in a show of women’s reproductive rights,
support for women’s
reproductive rights.



█ BY MARK MATHEN VICTOR Syahira initially took be something extraordinary (and)
guitar lessons, but due to different from the rest. (However), I
HOPING to become an financial constraints, she felt insecure when I [made] it
artiste, singer-songwriter taught herself to play the bilingual and I was worried it might
Farah Syahira sent her instrument. – COURTESY be messy for listeners. But each time
resume to several music OF FARAH YAHIR I sang the song, I felt it was
companies and labels in Malaysia. comfortable,” she said.
Unfortunately, she only
encountered rejection, or received Despite her doubts, the single
no response at all. was well received by listeners. It was
included on several Spotify playlists
Fearing that her music and received airtime on local radio
aspirations might come to an end, stations.
the 21-year-old co-founded an
independent label, Glass House Syahira has no plans to slow
Music, with two close friends. down, and said she will continue to
make music until she is where she
This eventually led Syahira to wants to be.
release her debut single Tell Me on
July 25, under the stage name Farah “I do have one song that is in
Yahir. progress, but it doesn’t have an
official release date yet,” she said.
Breaking past prejudices
The hurdles she had to face were To keep up with Syahira, follow
just the tip of the iceberg, she told her on Instagram @farahyahir and

“I had a hard time trying to make A worthy debut She said she initially thought
it as an artiste because of my dark she would be unable to find
complexion,” she said, adding that o Singer-songwriter Farah Yahir speaks about the right words, but gradually,
her dreams of becoming a singer overcoming both societal and inner challenges the lyrics of the song came
were often met with ridicule straight from her heart.
throughout her school years.
“It was the easiest song
“I think there are still people who I’ve ever written. I have
think that my dream of becoming an written and composed
artiste is unrealistic because of my several songs [in the
complexion and [because they past]. But I have this
think] I am plain-looking. But I have habit of ‘ghosting’
the full support of my family and (ignoring) a song when
friends.” it doesn’t go so well.
Tell Me was actually one
Syahira said there were also of them. I left it for a year
those who could be mean and cruel. because of my own
“I once stopped singing because Undeterred passion
some people would call me keling Sung in both English and
(racial slur for Indians) and hitam Bahasa Malaysia, Tell Me was
(black) back then,” she added. something of a risk as most
newcomers to the music
After some years, Syahira industry tend to play it safe
decided to get back on her feet and with their debut singles by
that led her to try and get a job with being monolingual.
a music company.
But Syahira had no
Syahira only “Tell Me was created because of intention of playing it safe.
started writing that, the phase of feeling lost in life,”
and composing she said. “I wanted my first single to
music in her third One song, many stories
year of college. – Tell Me chronicles the turmoil and None of Syahira’s
COURTESY OF experiences Syahira has gone immediate family are
FARAH YAHIR through. singers or musicians. –
“What I highlighted in the song YAHIR
was being ‘lost in life’, because that
was how I felt from time to time. I
was also worried that I could not
provide a proper life for myself and
my family,” Syahira said.

The singer added she was also
envious of those who were
successful in the music industry.

“I think everyone goes through
this phase of feeling lost and scared
of life.”

According to Syahira, Tell Me is
the most “vulnerable” song she has
ever written, as it reflected upon her
capabilities as a songwriter.

Star studded lineup
CALIFORNIA icons Dr. Dre, Snoop do it in my own backyard, will be one
Dogg and Kendrick Lamar along with of the biggest thrills of my career,” Dre California icons Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar along with Mary J. Blige and Eminem will perform at this NFL
Mary J. Blige and Eminem will said in a statement, vowing “an season’s Super Bowl halftime show. – AFP
perform at the Super Bowl halftime unforgettable cultural moment.”
show in February 2022, the National
Football League announced The star-studded performance on
Thursday. Feb 13, 2022 will fall three years after
the NFL faced sharp criticism by
The celebration of West Coast hip- choosing pop-rock band Maroon 5 to
hop in one of the music industry’s lead the marquee show – whose
most visible gigs is fitting for Super audience usually tops 100 million – in
Bowl LVI, which will be held in Los Atlanta, for years seen as America’s
Angeles for the first time in nearly hip-hop capital.
three decades.
Prominent artists including
In 2019, the NFL tapped Jay-Z to Rihanna, P!nk and Cardi B had
steer its musical performances – the reportedly turned down the offer to
halftime show is among pop’s most headline that year, amid controversy
coveted slots – which the league over protests calling attention to
hailed as a move to promote social police brutality against African
justice. Americans that were spearheaded by
former San Francisco 49ers
Music mogul Dr. Dre has quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
produced albums for each performer
in the lineup, with Eminem and Canadian artiste The Weeknd
Lamar both signed to the producer’s headlined the halftime performance
Aftermath Entertainment label. at this year’s Super Bowl, with
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira taking the
“The opportunity to perform at stage in 2020. – ETX Studio
the Super Bowl halftime show, and to


4 theSun LYFE ON TUESDAY | OCTOBER 5, 2021

Five things to Goodnight,
know about 007 Mr Bond

THE Bond franchise retains its status as oWith NoTimeTo Die, actor
one of the most popular in the world, Daniel Craig finally hangs up
with No Time to Die as the 25th official his tuxedo and closes the
Bond film. chapter on his Bond career
Born on paper
James Bond started life on the page, his AFTER 15 years playing the legendary incarnated by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, actress Fiona Loudon.
name taken from the cover of a Jamaican British spy James Bond, Daniel Craig is Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce ‘I’m not James Bond’
bird-watching book because author Ian making way for a new generation of Brosnan. Born in 1968 in Chester, northwest England, to a
Fleming wanted something as mundane actors after his fifth 007 film, No Time To pub landlord father and art teacher mother, Craig
as possible. Die, which had its world premiere in London on “I got drunk,” Craig told the official James Bond spent part of his childhood in Liverpool, where he
Sept 28. podcast. moved with his mother and sister following hi
Fleming was able to draw from some parents’ divorce.
rich real-life experiences, having served The blond-haired, blue-eyed actor was not well “I bought a bottle of vodka and a bottle of
in naval intelligence during World War II. known to the general public before he took over vermouth, a cocktail shaker and made myself He started acting at an early age, attending
from Pierce Brosnan in 2006, and seemed far three or four vodka martinis,” he said, referencing drama school in London before landing a string o
One of Commander Fleming’s key removed from the character created by writer Ian Bond’s favourite tipple. roles in television, art house cinema and on stage
missions was Operation Goldeneye, Fleming. before breaking through in Hollywood with film
aimed at sabotaging ties between Spain Producer Barbara Broccoli, however, explained like 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
and Germany – which later gave him the Even Sam Mendes, director of 2015 Bond film that Craig had resisted her advances for some time
name for his Jamaican home, and Spectre, admitted that he thought at the time that it before agreeing, saying “the big problem was that He has played the painter Francis Bacon’s love
inspired the 1995 movie. was a bad fit. he didn’t want to do it”. in Love is the Devil (1998) and starred alongside
Tom Hanks in Sam Mendes’ Road to Perdition
His first novel, Casino Royale, was “I thought Bond had become the opposite of Although a fan of the famous MI6 agent since (2002).
released in 1953 and was a huge what Daniel is – a slightly disengaged, urbane, childhood, the actor feared that his personal life
escapist hit at a time of postwar rations jokey, eyebrow-raising, you know, a pastiche in a would suffer from the pressure and fame that He is also known for playing a cocaine dealer in
and hardship in Britain. way,” he told the BBC. come with being the franchise figurehead. Matthew Vaughn’s 2004 film Layer Cake, before
signing for the James Bond films.
He went on to write 13 more Bond But the intensity Craig brought to the part won His private life remains relatively secret,
novels and also penned the hit over doubters and allowed the multi-million although the tabloids have reported he had affairs After 2006 debut Casino Royale, he starred in
children’s musical Chitty Chitty Bang dollar franchise to be rebooted with a harder, with supermodel Kate Moss and actress Sienna Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and
Bang for his son. more serious edge. Miller before marrying the Oscar-winning actress Spectre (2015).
Rachel Weisz in 2011.
He died in 1964 at the age of 56, just He celebrated landing the role by paying a Craig, 53, then seemed intent on calling it quits
two years after the first film appeared. boozy tribute to the iconic spy, previously The couple had a baby girl in 2018. He already
Big money had a daughter, Ella, with his first wife, Scottish
The figures vary, but Bond is clearly one of
the most successful film franchises of all No time to lose: 007 fans flock to UK cinemas
time, having spawned 25 official films and CINEMA chains have been selling tickets for
enough product placements to make a weeks to No Time To Die, the latest superspy entertainment which feels like half its actual Daniel Craig
glossy magazine editor blush. blockbuster which premiered in London in late running time.” and his
September, and has since earned widespread costars
Industry data site The Numbers critical acclaim. However, the praise was not universal and during
places Bond in third place for worldwide others disagreed about its length of two hours world
box office takings, behind only the It is set to give chains around the UK their and 43 minutes. premiere of
Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star biggest opening since 2019, with Vue cinemas No Time To
Wars. selling more than 270,000 tickets and Odeon John Nugent, writing in Empire magazine, Die in
over 175,000 in advance. criticised the middle of the movie for getting London. –
Although it has been running for “bogged down by plotting” and that it “doesn’t ETX STUDIO
fewer years than other franchises such The film, originally set for release early last justify that heaving runtime”.
as King Kong and Godzilla, it is perhaps year but repeatedly postponed due to the Enduring popularity
the most consistent – rarely going more pandemic – in fact, Malaysia is only set to Impatient movie-goers, who have been waiting
than two or three years between premiere the film on Nov 25 – is Daniel Craig’s since 2015’s Spectre for the 25th instalment in
instalments. fifth and final outing in the role of the sauve the 007 franchise, were able to watch the new
secret agent. film from as early as 8.00 am (0700 GMT) on
The longest gap was between Sept 30.
Timothy Dalton’s last outing Licence to “It’s better than good. It’s magnificent,” The
Kill in 1989 and the renaissance with Times newspaper’s film critic Kevin Maher
Pierce Brosnan’s Goldeneye in 1995. gushed, giving it a maximum five stars.

Underlining the immense value of “Craig is a towering charismatic presence
the franchise, Amazon this year bought from opening frame to closing shot, and he
the Bond rights from MGM for a cool bows out in terrific, soulful, style.”
US$8.45 billion (RM35.35 billion).
International agent Peter Bradshaw, of The Guardian, also
The various Bonds of the past 60 years lavished five stars on the film, arguing its
have included Englishmen Daniel Craig duration of nearly three hours – unusually long
and Roger Moore, Scotsman Sean for the franchise – is justified.
Connery, George Lazenby from Australia,
Timothy Dalton from Wales and Irishman “Craig’s final film as the diva of British
Pierce Brosnan. intelligence is an epic barnstormer,” he wrote.

In the novels, Bond is actually the son “You can see the pleasure everyone takes in
of a Scottish father and Swiss mother – this gigantic piece of ridiculously watchable
both of whom die in a climbing accident
when Bond is a boy.
The codename“007”has a specific mean-
ing. The“00”designation signifies the
agent’s licence to kill, while the“7”is his
identification within the elite unit of MI6,
Britain’s external intelligence service.

The M designating Bond’s boss
comes from the “Missions Department”.

Q, who furnishes Bond with all his
nifty gadgets, gets his moniker from
“quartermaster” – a military term
referring to the person in charge of

The bad guys also have some

“SPECTRE”, the organisation that
causes Bond so much trouble, is short
for “Special Executive for Counter-
intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and
A famous fan
One big name who gave Bond an early
boost was President John F Kennedy, who
cited From Russia With Love in his top 10

Reportedly, it was also the last film he
ever watched before leaving for Dallas in
November 1963.



After 15 years playing the
legendary British spy James
Bond, Daniel Craig is
making way for a new
generation of actors after
his fifth film. – ETX STUDIO

Sean Connery David Niven George Lazenby
Pierce Brosnan
The many faces of Bond

BRITISH journalist and novelist Ian Fleming created the beloved superspy in 1952
which spanned a total of twelve Bond novels two short story collections. There have
been twenty-seven films in total, produced and released between 1962 and 2021
culminating in the latest Bond movie No Time To Die.

Here is a list of all the actors who played the suave British spy in the past 58 years.

but Broccoli convinced him to make a swansong Sean Connery Pierce Brosnan
in No Time to Die. Dr No (1962) Goldeneye (1995)
From Russia with Love (1963) Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
He has always insisted his own personality is a Goldfinger (1964) The World is Not Enough (1999)
a long way from the tuxedo-wearing, Martini- Thunderball (1965) Die Another Day (2002)
g drinking Bond. You Only Live Twice (1967) Daniel Craig
e In real life, he prefers jeans, a T-shirt and a cold Diamonds are Forever (1971) Casino Royale (2006)
is beer in the pub. Never Say Never Again (1983) Quantum of Solace (2008)
David Niven Skyfall (2012)
Shortly after the birth of his daughter with Casino Royale (1967) Spectre (2015)
g Weisz, he was pictured carrying her in a sling on George Lazenby No Time to Die (2021)
of his front. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
e British TV host Piers Morgan lashed out at the
ms image, with the Twitter hashtag Roger Moore
Live and Let Die (1973)
#emasculatedBond, but his comments sparked a The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
er backlash on social media. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
e Between Bond films, Craig has chosen roles far Moonraker (1979)
n removed from the suave spy, including an For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
acclaimed 2013 Broadway production of Harold A View to a Kill (1985)
n Pinter’s Betrayal with Weisz.
e “I’m not James Bond,” he once told Esquire Timothy Dalton
The Living Daylights (1987)
magazine. “I’m not particularly brave, I’m not License to Kill (1989)
n particularly cool-headed.”
d He added: “The day I can walk into a pub and

someone goes, ‘Oh, there’s Daniel Craig’ and then
s, just leaves me alone, that’ll be great.” – ETX Studio

Cineworld, which closed the doors to its 127
UK cinemas when the film was last year delayed
again until 2021, said it had sold out a number
of upcoming screenings.
Meanwhile Odeon noted around 40% of
tickets were going to patrons who are returning
to the cinema for the first time since they re-
opened following pandemic closures.
More than a third of its tickets sold to the
g film have been to customers aged over 46, it
“The film has seen the strongest level of
demand from an older audience for over 18
months, showing the enduring popularity of
everyone’s favourite spy,” an Odeon statement
No Time To Die is part of a backlog of major
productions held back by distributors during
the pandemic, hitting cinemas hard, and
O forcing some new films to be streamed.

It is hoped the movie will kickstart new
releases alongside a sustained return of
At the star-studded premiere at London’s
g historic Royal Albert Hall, Craig said he was
n “relieved” the film had finally arrived on the
w big-screen.
n “We make Bond movies for the cinema,” he
told Sky News from the red carpet. – ETX Studio Roger Moore Timothy Dalton

TRAVEL oThe moveisexpectedtorejuvenate
the island’s flagging tourism idustry
6 theSun LYFE ON TUESDAY | OCTOBER 5, 2021

Phuket opens to
all vaccinated travellers
THAILAND’S tourism industry has been
on its knees, with the coronavirus The sandbox the sandbox model from the start of November, warnings as the country grapples with a deadly
pandemic and related restrictions programme followed by 20 more locations in December third wave of the virus and low vaccination
slashing visitor numbers from 40 has already once vaccination rates increase. rates.
million in 2019 to a mere trickle over the last two lured more
years. than 38,000 However, travel advice from other countries Daily new case numbers are hovering at
visitors to the discouraging would-be tourists could hamper around 11,000, following a peak of 23,000 in
Pre-virus, the sector made up a fifth of white sands Thailand’s plans to reboot the industry. August – but testing levels have also declined. –
Thailand’s national income, and the travel of Phuket, ETX Studio
curbs have fed into the country’s worst and Britain and the US have issued travel
economic performance in more than two generated
decades. RM278.65
million. – ETX
The kingdom launched a “sandbox” scheme STUDIO
in July, which allowed fully vaccinated travellers Indonesians and Malaysians to travel to Phuket.
from countries considered low-to-medium risk
to roam free on the popular beach island for a Before the pandemic, Malaysia was
fortnight, and then afterwards travel to the Thailand’s second biggest source of tourists,
mainland without quarantine. with more than four million travellers visiting in
Last week, authorities cut the required stay
to a week, in line with national changes to Thai authorities hope to reopen five other
quarantine rules. destinations, including capital Bangkok, using

The Tourism Authority of Thailand
announced late Friday that the scheme had
been broadened from the around 80 countries
already eligible.

“This means Thailand is now welcoming
travellers from any country in the world to the
sandbox programme,” it said in a statement.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanee Sangrat
said unvaccinated children would be able to
travel with their vaccinated parents.

The sandbox programme has already lured
more than 38,000 visitors to the white sands of
Phuket, and generated US$66.67 million
(RM278.9 million).

But tourism operators are lukewarm on the
revival of the island’s economy, where 90% of
hotels have been shuttered. They have been
pleading for the government to simplify entry
requirements to increase visitor numbers.

The changes will allow previously excluded

The greatest shows on earth
FOR over two centuries these mega- industrialists and inventors from
events have introduced the world to around the world to London in 1851,
tomato ketchup, colour television marking the birth of genuinely
and mobile phones and have left us universal exhibitions.
the Eiffel Tower, Seattle’s Space An immense glass Crystal Palace
Needle and Shanghai’s enormous was built to host nearly 14,000
China Pavilion. exhibitors from 40 countries in Hyde
This year it is the turn of Dubai in Park.
the United Arab Emirates, which had Later reassembled in the south
to postpone the 2020 expo because of London suburb that still bears its
the pandemic. name, the building was destroyed by
We look at the history and the a fire in 1936.
organisation of these major
international gatherings. Paris strikes back
Among the six million visitors to the
Born in Paris Crystal Palace was Louis-Napoleon
The first universal exposition took Bonaparte, the future Napoleon III,
place in Paris in 1798 to show off who decided to create a universal World expos have created some of the world’s most famous Japan’s Harmonious Diversity pavilion at the 2015 Milan
French industrial know-how at the exposition in the French capital. monuments, not least the Eiffel Tower. – ETX STUDIO Expo. – AFP
dawn of the industrial revolution. In 1855 the expo was held in an
Similar events took place in the enormous building called the Palace Millions of visitors And the expo of 1937 saw a titanic Every five years
French capital sporadically until of Industry and Fine Arts near the From then on they became major ideological clash between the Since 1928 the Paris-based
1849. Champs Elysees, which was global events, with 32 million people German Third Reich and the Soviet International Exhibitions Bureau has
demolished at the end of attending the Paris expo of 1889 to Union, whose pavilions faced each run the expos.
London’s Crystal the 19th century to see the latest inventions and gadgets, other near the Eiffel Tower. Some 170 countries are members
Palace make way for an and 51 million coming in 1900. Meanwhile, the Spanish pavilion and the host city is chosen by a vote of
Imperial even bigger The record is held by the Chinese showed Guernica, Pablo Picasso’s its general assembly.
Britain then expo. city of Shanghai, which drew 73 immense canvas denouncing fascist Since 2000 international expos
took up the million visitors in 2010. violence, during the country’s civil have taken place every five years,
challenge, war that dictator General Francisco with a hiatus in 2020 due to the
inviting Propaganda tool Franco would later win. pandemic.
As well as symbolising the triumph of The 2025 expo is planned for
modernity, the fairs have often been Iconic landmarks Osaka in Japan.
used for propaganda. The expos have also created some of
The Paris expo of 1867 the world’s most famous Promoting progress
celebrated the victories of monuments, not least the Eiffel A universal expo is expected to both
Napoleon III – three Tower, the centrepiece of the 1889 mirror and predict the needs of
years before his Paris expo. contemporary society.
ignominious The city’s Grand and Petit Palais, The event is meant to improve
downfall. and its Chaillot and Tokyo palaces of knowledge, respond to human and
culture, were also inherited from social aspirations and promote
expos. progress.
Seattle’s Space Needle became the In Milan in 2015 the theme was
emblem of the northern US city after “Feeding the planet, energy for life!”
it was built for the pivotal 1962 world after Shanghai in 2010 organised
fair, just as the huge steel spheres of under the banner of “Better city,
the Atomium sculpture had helped better life” and Aichi in Japan centred
put Brussels on the map five years on the idea of “Nature’s wisdom” in
The Polish pavilion at the site of the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai on April 27, 2010. – AFP earlier. 2005.




THE size of a house should never be a
barrier to those who want to
decorate and achieve their dream
home design. Standing as a
testament to this, Mardhiah Syazwani’s 750
sq ft home is the epitome of simple elegance.

Diha, as she is best known, and her
husband took eight months to create their
ideal home, with multiple shades and hues
of grey as their primary colour of choice.

They also share pictures of their home’s
interior on Instagram (@adsweethome).

“We started in December last year. Our
kitchen was done before we moved in and
our planning process to design other parts of
the house continued from there. Now, our
house is 100% complete,” Diha said.

She added that a home should be a place
where one is able to feel calm and is happy to
come back to, especially after a hectic day,
and that one should not be afraid of
decorating one’s own home.

What are some of the DIY challenges
you faced?
“Since we did our laundry area, installed
our own SPC floors, kitchen tile
backsplash and constructed the
wainscoting for our master bedroom wall,
picking and purchasing the right tools for
each project was the main challenge for
us, considering how my husband and I
were both new to this.”

Diha’s dream home is also her passion project. – Size doesn’t matter What advice do you have for others
o Homeowner Diha documents and shares her first home “Doing a lot of research and reading are
journey with the world on social media definitely key. From there, you will be
able to choose the right tools and get the
Where do you get your inspiration proper measurements. Always get your
from? tools prepared before you start, as it
“My inspiration came from watching a lot makes the process a whole lot easier and
of house transformation videos on you can get it done quickly. Other than
TikTok. I’ve always loved seeing the that, it is also crucial for you to plan and
process of a house being transformed prepare correctly.”
from ‘nothing’ to something amazing, What preparations are needed?
and I have always wanted mine to look “It is important to do sketches
like that. beforehand, and choose the right
container or basket (when buying
“I hop on Pinterest and follow other necessities) to avoid overbuying products,
home deco accounts and communities and ensure that it will fit perfectly into
on Instagram as well to stay inspired.” your drawers or cabinets. Make sure you
compare products as well, so that you are
able to get affordable but high-quality
ones, and be sure to choose your theme.”

Find our more about Diha and her
husband’s journey by visiting their

Instagram page.

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8 theSun LYFE ON TUESDAY | OCTOBER 5, 2021

AFTER a successful launch Assisting those in need
of the Kita Jaga Kita value
pack in August, which has o AirAsia and to support children in need through AirAsia Grocer
benefited more than 400
families, AirAsia grocer reinforces supplements. Moving forward, platform where those in need will off to greater heights.” up this form, and they will be
its commitment to assist those in AirAsia will be organising regular be able to be provided with fresh Individuals or organisations who contacted for further details.
need, especially children, through visits to communities-in-need to and nutritious food.”
its collaboration with a Sustainable provide support to locals.” wish to collaborate with or donate Stay up to date by following
Social Impact Action Platform, “The AirAsia ecosystem has via AirAsia grocer to help those in @airasiasuperapp on Instagram for to identify and Farizul Hazli Baharom, co- been a strong fulfilment partner for need can contact the latest on AirAsia super app’s
provide help to deserving families founder and chairman of us in delivering fresh goods at [email protected] for delivery offerings!
with children. Zer0Hunger said: “Zer0Hunger is affordable prices right to the last further information. *For monetary donations, please
proud to be partnering with AirAsia mile. Some of the places include direct the proceeds to Zer0Hunger’s
Brand new Kita Jaga Kita value grocer in the kita jaga komuniti remote areas in Sabah and villages AirAsia grocer is continuously CIMB Bank account number
packs, which comprises a range of campaign. AirAsia grocer’s in other parts of the country. expanding and interested 8604598755, with the reference:
essential items such as milk comprehensive network nicely merchants can register their GROCER.
powder, baby food and complements our Samaritan “We hope everyone jumps on interest to be part of the fast-
supplements were curated to help board in making this campaign take growing AirAsia super app, by filling
ensure no matter what the
situation, children will have access
to nutritious food as the country
recovers from the pandemic.

Generous donors can participate
by purchasing affordably-priced
Kita Jaga Kita value packs from
AirAsia grocer directly via or by clicking on the
‘grocer’ icon on the AirAsia Super

Each pack is priced at an
affordable RM79 (Large) or RM43
(Small), and donors can choose
from five different Value Packs
based on their requirements: dried
foods, supplements, fresh produce,
baby food, and milk powder.

To kick off the launch of the new
Value Packs, AirAsia hosted a Kita
Jaga Kita Value Packs cooking demo
at the Masjid Abu Ubaidah Al Jarrah
central kitchen, which was attended
by representatives from 14 Projek
Perumahan Rakyat.

One hundred Kita Jaga Kita
Value Packs were also donated to
the local community during the

Lim Ben-Jie, head of e-
commerce for AirAsia Super App
said: “Currently, there are over 600
merchants on AirAsia grocer, which
offers a very wide range of products
from fresh produce, grocery items,
supplements and more, and this
allows us to further collaborate with
our merchant partners to serve
those in need.

“The new extension of our Kita
Jaga Kita value pack programme
will ensure that essential food items
are reaching those in need,
especially children.

“Our collaboration with has been a humbling
experience for all of us. It reminded
us of the important lesson of
serving our underprivileged
community with a better
understanding of their needs.

“The new products will provide
infants, children and young adults
with the nutritional support that
they require, such as baby food,
milk powder, dried goods as well as


Gearing up for endemic phase

COMMENT seeing that anywhere in the world, It takes Langkawi recorded a total of 9,500 domestic tourist arrivals as of Sept 20, since the travel
by Jamari Mohtar whether an endemic strategy or a everyone to bubble to the island began on Sept 16. – REUTERSPIX
Covid-zero strategy is pursued, at some shoulder
AS of last Friday, all states have point in time after loosening restrictions their and contact tracing, and a ban on foreign to a pre-endemic phase in June, the
moved to Phase 2, 3 or 4 of the and opening up the economy when daily personal and visitors. By September, cases had risen vaccination rate then must have been
National Recovery Plan, which infections are relatively stable, the social exponentially – from 180 on Sept 1 to lower than 80%.
means that the pre-endemic virus returns with a vengeance in responsibility roughly 500 by mid-September, and to
phase is proceeding well, and a good sign the form of an exponential increase in in observing 2,268 on Sept 29, causing the Singapore In this context, when Ismail Sabri
of better things to come. And when all daily infections. the SOP that government to announce on Sept 27 the declared that reopening of island resorts
states are in Phase 4, the stage will be set is key to reintroduction of some social distancing and tourism centres or destinations, and
for an endemic strategy that will get life The saving grace in this situation is successful measures, including reducing dining inter-state travel would only be allowed
and livelihood back to a semblance of high vaccination rates, where the pre-endemic groups from five to two people at when the country’s adult population that
normalcy, as in pre-pandemic times, majority of the exponential increase in and endemic restaurants, and directing companies to are fully vaccinated has reached 90%, is a
albeit with the need for us to co-exist daily cases (about 96% to 98%) are phases. allow employees to work from home. move in the right direction.
with the virus. the fully vaccinated, exhibiting
asymptomatic or mild infection. These measures will be in place for at But again, Singapore’s 80% fully
Valuable lessons in inter-state travel least a month to prevent the healthcare vaccinated refers to its population, not
learnt from the Sabah state election last The remaining serious cases system from being overwhelmed and to just its adult population.
year have been fully grasped as Langkawi requiring hospitalisation and intensive allow the city-state to scale up services to
remains the only tourism bubble as a care unit (ICU) admissions, more often help infected patients recover at home. So perhaps, the re-opening of island
pilot project, while a similar plan for than not, comprise those who are not resorts, tourism centres and inter-state
Tioman Island and Genting Highlands vaccinated. Since early September, Singapore has travel in Malaysia should wait for 90% of
on Oct 1 has been put on hold opened up “vaccinated travel lanes”, the population to be fully vaccinated,
indefinitely. This is despite Langkawi’s Here is the irony of it all: It is the through which vaccinated travellers from instead of just our adult population. Or
success for the country’s travel concept, breakthrough infection – fully vaccinated low-risk places like Hong Kong and better still, wait for 100% of our
when it recorded a total of 9,500 people being infected – that is causing an Germany can enter without quarantines. population to be fully vaccinated!
domestic tourist arrivals as of Sept 20, exponential increase in daily cases but
since the travel bubble to the island these do not require hospitalisation, and The republic had hoped to expand the However, this comes at a cost of
began on Sept 16. where it does, lives are not upended. programme later this year in an effort to slower growth to the economy. To still
Data in many countries show that the fully reopen its border, and says those continue with 90% of our adult
What is more, as of Sept 30, there was non-vaccinated make up the majority of plans are still on track despite the population to be vaccinated for
only one positive case recorded among Covid-19 deaths. ongoing outbreak. reopening, perhaps another additional
the tourists. This shows that everyone variable should be relied on, and this is
concerned – from hotel and tourist Another irony is: As the exponential An important lesson that can be learnt the infectivity rate, the R number that
operators to enforcement officers and increase in breakthrough infections does from the Singapore experience is that the must be below 1.
tourists – are taking seriously the crucial not require hospitalisation, the current high vaccination rate of 80% of its
need for observing standard operating healthcare system is not overwhelmed, population fully vaccinated helped in As of Sep 29, Malaysia’s infectivity rate
procedures (SOP) associated with the but because it is an exponential increase, containing the death rate to a was at 0.89, compared to Singapore’s
travel bubble. This bodes well for the there will be a doubling of infections manageable proportion, but it did not above 1.
steady recovery of the tourism industry every week or so, and the small number help in alleviating an exponential
in Malaysia, which has been hard hit by of breakthrough infections that require increase in daily infections sooner or But as Langkawi’s success shows, it is
the pandemic. hospitalisation will balloon, which in no later down the road after loosening everyone shouldering their personal and
time will result in the healthcare system restrictions and opening up the social responsibility in observing the SOP
The Tourism, Arts and Culture being overwhelmed. economy, albeit gradually. that is key to successful pre-endemic and
Ministry had previously targeted about endemic phases.
200,000 domestic tourists to visit Nowhere is this exhibited than in Perhaps, an important question to ask
Langkawi from Sept 16 until December, Singapore, which experts have hailed as a is how high a vaccination rate should be Jamari Mohtar is Director, Media &
after the resort island’s tourism industry model for countries going the path of an to alleviate the exponential increase? Communications at EMIR Research,
was reopened. It also targeted about endemic stage. In May, Singapore Prime Obviously, as the Singapore experience a think tank focused on strategic policy
30,000 travellers to visit the island in Minister Lee Hsien Loong introduced the shows that 80% is not high enough, and
September alone. government’s plan to “live with the virus” logically too that when Singapore moved recommendations based
and transition away from a “Covid-zero” on rigorous research.
Plans for the reopening of Tioman approach.
Island and Genting Highlands were Comments: [email protected]
halted following intervention from Prime “Our aim must be to keep the
Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, community as a whole safe while
who declared on Sept 28 that reopening accepting that some people may get
of island resorts and tourism centres or infected every now and then,” Lee said in
destinations, and inter-state travel would May, announcing that Singapore would
only be allowed when the country’s adult gradually open up internally and then to
population that are fully vaccinated has foreign visitors.
reached 90%.
In June and July, Singapore began
Based on the current vaccination rate loosening restrictions for dining
of 84%, and figures showing around establishments, workplaces and
150,000 people receiving their second entertainment venues. By August, many
dose each day, this would mean the two businesses were allowed to operate at or
tourist spots are likely to be re-opened in near full capacity. But then in July and
two weeks. This is indeed a wise move August, cases in Singapore ticked up to
over 100 per day after nearly a year of
almost no infections, due to its previous
zero-tolerance policy which included
stay-at-home orders, intensive testing

Plea from mother to vaccinate all children

LETTERS disclosed that 47 children under the age of 18 with taking the Covid-19 vaccines, the harm of administrators can do to make sure the SOP are
had died from Covid-19. Of that figure, 41 of the not being vaccinated is much higher. This is not adhered to.
[email protected] fatalities happened this year. unlike other forms of harm reduction
programmes, like needle exchange for drug As some classes hold up to 40 students who
I AM a mother of two boys, aged 14 and 16. As a mother, that is a frightening number. users or the use of heated tobacco to help come from different localities, the risk of
Recently, my eldest son received his first jab of Had the children been vaccinated, they smokers kick their unhealthy habit. transmission is real. Children who are infected
the Covid-19 vaccine in Stadium Axiata probably would have survived. Based on the can spread the disease at home or through their
vaccination centre while his sibling has just research I have done and having spoken to But what I am particularly concerned about own social circles.
received an appointment for the inoculation on health professionals, I am convinced that the is the reluctance of some parents to allow their
Oct 10. benefits of vaccinating children far outweigh the children to be vaccinated. It is bad enough for So I implore fellow parents of children aged
risks. As a parent, I chose the far less risky adults to reject science, and endanger 12 to 17 out there: “Please vaccinate your
I am grateful that the government has given option for my children by allowing them to themselves and the society. But to subject their children! It is a matter of time before physical
the green light for children between ages 12 and get vaccinated. children to a life-threatening disease based on learning resumes and sending your
17 to be vaccinated. To be honest, I was initially conspiracy theories is the height of unvaccinated child to school is most
a bit reluctant to allow my children to get While they may still contract the virus or pass irresponsibility. irresponsible (unless he or she cannot receive
vaccinated. I am not an anti-vaxxer as my it on to someone else, scientific studies have the Covid-19 vaccine due to medical reasons).”
husband and I registered to be vaccinated the shown that the harm is far less. Even if they do Unvaccinated children are at high risks of
moment the application was opened, and we contract the coronavirus, they are unlikely to contracting the virus. During the few months I am raising the alarm because I still receive
are now fully vaccinated. suffer severe symptoms or die, compared with if where physical learning took place in schools messages in parents’ chat groups or within my
they had not been vaccinated. this year, I could tell that strictly enforcing social circles of how some people are adamant
My initial hesitation with vaccinating Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) in not wanting their children to be vaccinated.
children stemmed from uncertainties over its On top of all the reading I have been doing on is next to impossible.
side-effects. Unlike adults, research into the this topic, I recently watched a video of former Perhaps the government can do something
implication of Covid-19 vaccination on children minister Idris Jala talking about the benefits of Children being children, will tend to gather in about this, such as finding out why students
was limited (at least initially). But as time passed, harm reduction, which made me understand groups with their close friends, with scant regard have not applied for vaccination, and
more empirical studies on this were conducted, why harm reduction should be considered for for physical distancing rules, whether in counselling the parents who refuse to enrol their
and this had given me the comfort to allow my public health policy. It is such an important tool classrooms or outside school. children under the National Immunisation Plan.
children to be vaccinated. to minimise risk when it cannot be avoided.
Some of them do not wear their face masks Together, we can all play a part in keeping
Recently, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin I would like to think that choosing to properly and many classrooms are not well our children and the community safe.
vaccinate my children is a form of harm ventilated to cut the risks of transmission. And
reduction. While there is still risks associated there is only so much that teachers and school Deborah Liew
Petaling Jaya

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43.6 Institutions 1266.6 1163.6 103.0

35.0 Retail 967.5 986.6 -19.1

21.4 Foreign 555.0 638.9 -83.9 2.01 539.27 326.18 162.54

100.0 2789.1 2789.1 0.0 38.54 CLOSED CLOSED 92.99
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Source: Bursa Malaysia 1,522.47 3,089.65 24,036.37 28,444.89 16,408.35 7,278.54

KL MARKET SUMMARY Fepo’s launch timely
October 4, 2021

INDICES 11,237.43 CHANGE +13.24 o MPOC:EastMalaysiaCrudePalmOilFuturessettotaprisingdemandfromChina
FBMKLCI 1,522.47 -2.01
CONSTRUCTION 163.35 +0.29 █ BY AMIR IMRAN HUSAIN SAFRI soyoil in tandem with soymeal demand.” sector in Sabah and Sarawak will not escape
FINANCIAL SERVICES 15,131.88 -28.20 [email protected] In addition, the manager highlighted that the challenges faced by the industry.
ENERGY 729.33 +8.74 PETALING JAYA: The introduction of the
TELECOMMUNICATIONS 664.61 -1.29 East Malaysia Crude Palm Oil Futures demand for CPO’s competitors will be further CGS-CIMB Securities’ regional head of
HEALTH CARE 2,499.52 -35.22 (Fepo) by Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Bhd curbed as indicated by the technical agribusiness and head of Malaysia research,
TRANSPORTATION 891.53 +2.79 is timely as it can take advantage of the blueprint for reduction and substitution of Ivy Ng, concurred that Sabah and Sarawak
PROPERTY 721.72 +3.93 increase in demand from China’s importers corn and soymeal inclusion in swine, layer will not be spared the challenges plaguing
PLANTATION 6,324.49 -23.59 given the strategic location for exports to hen and broiler feed released in April. The the industry. She pointed out that one of the
FBMSHA 12,271.84 +23.77 East Asia, according to the Malaysian Palm blueprint signals China’s intention to diversify most recent factors is due to labour shortage,
FBMACE 7,058.46 -5.96 Oil Council (MPOC). its reliance on corn and soymeal imports. following the government’s ban on intake of
TECHNOLOGY 95.86 +1.41 foreign workers in March last year.
TURNOVER Its Shanghai representative office Overall, these policies are expected to
3.900 BIL VALUE regional manager, Desmond Ng, pointed stem soyoil output growth given its ties to the “The industry is heavily dependent on
RM2.789 BIL out that China’s demand for oils and fats livestock industry through the use of soymeal foreign workers, hence the acute labour
has been growing steadily to reach a range as a feed. As a result, Ng foresees a steady shortage situation in Malaysia that has
5 MOST ACTIVES of 500,000 to 1 million tonnes a year despite increase in demand for palm oil imports. affected productivity and CPO yield. In
October 4, 2021 a slowdown in population growth, offset by addition, there is the usual issue of adverse
rising living standards which leads to “The increased demand is expected to weather risks, such as El Nino and La Nina.”
STOCK VOL CLSG (sen) +/– (sen) higher consumer demand. spur the republic’s purchase of CPO from
OPCOM 143,064,700 128.0 +17.0 East Malaysia as well as the use of Fepo by At the moment the government is
SAPNRG 127,251,100 10.0 UNCH He sees an opportunity for crude palm China’s importers to hedge against price contemplating a decision to allow foreign
KNM 121,069,100 23.5 +2.0 oil (CPO) to edge out its biggest competitor, fluctuations.” workers to come in to resolve the labour
CTOS 84,488,700 187.0 -5.0 soyoil, in China, due to policy developments shortage issues, Ng said.
AIRASIA 81,345,600 113.0 12.0 pursued by Beijing. UOB Kay Hian Securities’ Asean
plantation research director, Leow Huey Apart from that, planters have to
5 TOP GAINERS “China’s trade dispute and the African Chuen, sees good prospects for Sabah and contend with the rising estate costs due to
October 4, 2021 swine fever outbreak have led to a push Sarawak in the coming years given the an increase in minimum wage, a new
towards more organised farms by the higher proportion of mature trees in the multi-tier foreign worker levy laid out in the
STOCK VOL CLSG (RM) +/– RM government,” Ng said at a virtual panel high-yielding 8- to 15-year-old bracket. She 12th Malaysia Plan, windfall tax as well as
PMBTECH 1,870,800 13.70 2.30 discussion to mark the launch of BMD’s pointed out this is complemented by the rising compliance costs from higher
PMBTECH-WA 361,000 10.50 1.91 latest palm oil futures yesterday. list of infrastructure improvements which is environment social governance standards.
PMBTECH-LA 17,000 13.30 1.90 essential to accommodate the higher
GENETEC 435,700 36.38 0.66 He said this will lead to closure of small volume of fresh fruit bunches and CPO She also said the industry will have to
OMH 2,583,300 3.37 0.44 and medium livestock farms which do not production. contend with negative perception of palm
rely on commercial compound animal feed oil.
but their own mixed feed. “Not to forget the ongoing Pan Borneo
Highway and the continued improvement For 2021, the research head has forecast
“The increased efficiency from the of port facilities in Bintulu, Sandakan and the CPO price to average at RM3,700 a
change in feed used as these smaller farms Lahad Datu that will help sustain the tonne and subsequently moderate to
scale up will translate to slower growth in growth for East Malaysia.” RM2,900 next year. UOB-Kay Hian has
projected the CPO price to range between
Nonetheless, the oil palm plantation RM3,500 and RM3,800 in 2022.

5 TOP LOSERS ‘New contract provides greater price transparency’
October 4, 2021

STOCK VOL CLSG (RM) +/– RM PETALING JAYA: Bursa Malaysia Bhd CEO downstream. As a result, their refining “In a highly volatile environment, it is
HLBANK 775,400 18.78 0.32 and Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Bhd margins and competitiveness in selling end critical for businesses to consider
CARLSBG 97,300 22.00 0.28 chairman Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift products to their customers will also improve,” implementing a more robust price risk
HSTECH-CE 12,500 0.125 0.245 believes the East Malaysia Crude Palm Oil said Umar during his welcoming address at management strategy to mitigate against
BKAWAN 2,200 20.60 0.20 Futures (Fepo) will provide greater price the virtual launch of Fepo yesterday. fluctuating commodity prices while
CHINAETF-MYR 25,700 6.52 0.15 transparency for palm oil and risk remaining competitive.
management for oil palm players in Sabah Aside from the physical delivery location,
EXCHANGE RATES OCTOBER 4, 2021 and Sarawak. trading of the East Malaysia futures contract “Looking ahead to 2022, market
begins at 9am compared with FCPO’s start participants need to brace themselves for
Foreign currency Bank sell Bank buy Bank buy Compared to the crude palm oil futures of 10.30am. The CEO explained that this is another uncertain year, with numerous key
(FCPO), he pointed out that Fepo has designed to meet the needs of participants elements having the potential to cause
1 US DOLLAR TT/OD TT OD physical delivery ports in Sabah and who have exposure to East Malaysian palm heightened price volatility. These include
1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 4.2400 4.1120 4.1020 Sarawak, which efficiently eliminates the oil as well as to meet the demand of the unpredictable weather conditions,
1 BRUNEI DOLLAR 3.1020 2.9770 2.9610 logistical cost barrier that prevented East arbitrageurs trading in China’s market. uncertain economic recovery, and
1 CANADIAN DOLLAR 3.1250 3.0330 3.0250 Malaysians firms from hedging with the potential changes to global trade policy.”
1 EURO 3.3550 3.2620 3.2500 existing futures contracts. Umar commented that the Covid-19
1 NEWZEALAND DOLLAR 4.9280 4.7670 4.7470 pandemic has greatly affected the global Despite the volatile conditions, Umar
1 SINGAPORE DOLLAR 2.9530 2.8440 2.8280 “This will improve the cost effectiveness of commodities sector, in production and said, Bursa’s derivatives market continued to
1 STERLING POUND 3.1250 3.0330 3.0250 managing price risk for palm oil industry demand, besides creating supply chain and see remarkable growth in 2020 to hit a total
1 SWISS FRANC 5.7610 5.5770 5.5570 players in East Malaysia, both upstream and market disruptions. trading volume of 18.2 million contracts.
100 UAE DIRHAM 4.5480 4.4400 4.4250
100 BANGLADESHTAKA 116.8000 110.6700 110.4700 Malaysia’s rainforest canopy pavilion opens at Expo 2020 Dubai
100 CHINESE RENMINBI 5.0370 4.7200 4.5200
100 HONGKONG DOLLAR PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is leveraging export destination. It is also Malaysia’s The 1,234 sq m
100 INDIAN RUPEE N/A N/A N/A trade and investment opportunities at the second largest import market after Saudi Malaysia
100 INDONESIAN RUPIAH 55.0500 52.2800 52.0800 Expo 2020 Dubai and anticipates about 40 Arabia. Total bilateral trade in 2020 was Pavilion at
100 JAPANESE YEN 5.4500 memorandums of understanding to be valued at US$4.91 billion (RM20.4 billion). Expo 2020 Dubai
100 NEWTAIWAN DOLLAR 5.8100 5.2500 signed at business-to-business, government-to- will come from 21 government ministries,
100 PAKISTAN RUPEE 0.0307 0.0277 0.0227 government and government-to-business Malaysia’s presence at Expo 2020 Dubai 70 government agencies, and five state
100 PHILIPPINE PESO 3.8270 3.7050 3.6950 levels, which will strengthen the prospects governments. About 300 companies will
100 QATAR RIYAL 16.3000 of achieving between RM8 billion and participate in the expo’s weekly trade and
100 SAUDI RIYAL 2.5400 N/A N/A RM10 billion in business leads. business programmes.
100THAI BAHT 8.4900 2.3600 2.1600
117.0100 7.9900 7.7900 Malaysia, which has always viewed the
114.2800 111.0800 110.8800 world expo as an important platform for
13.1600 108.4900 108.2900 global collaboration and trade and
11.6700 11.2700 business opportunities, is among 192
countries participating in Expo 2020 Dubai,
Source: Malayan Banking Berhad/Bernama from Oct 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

Among the Gulf Cooperation Council
countries, the United Arab Emirates is
Malaysia’s largest trading partner and


IN PUTRAJAYA OPENS 4,400 new jobs for Perak

PETALING JAYA: Hilton yesterday o State government to focus on attracting investments to Perak. respectively, to build an integrated
announced the opening of DoubleTree by business opportunities to spur economy as “Perak needs to focus on the glove manufacturing facility and
Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside, its first country recovers from Covid-19, says MB plant expansion with three
DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Putrajaya. production of electrical, electronic additional factory blocks at
Owned by Indaman Putrajaya Sdn Bhd, █ BY JUNE MOH after he chaired the Perak state and optical products as well as Kamunting Raya Industrial Estate,
the 290-room hotel is managed by Hilton. [email protected] steering committee meeting rubber products, especially Kamunting that have created
DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside before the virtual ceremony. gloves. This is because Perak has 2,353 jobs.
is the third DoubleTree by Hilton hotel to PETALING JAYA: The Northern an advantage in these industries
open in Southeast Asia in under a year. It Corridor Implementation NCIA has forged a closer compared to other states. Perak’s Hicom Teck See
joined the portfolio of four DoubleTree by Authority (NCIA) has secured five cooperation with the Perak state investment-related promotions Manufacturing has built an
Hilton hotels in Malaysia as the 12th hotel high-impact investments totalling government to plan, implement, need to be expanded so that it integrated bumper, instrument
in its operating estate in Malaysia. RM2.34 bilion out of the total becomes an investment panel, and door module
investment target for 2021 and coordinate development destination in the country,“ he manufacturing facility with IR4.0
PETRONAS TO PROVIDE amounting to RM3.8 billion from in less developed regions added. technology in Tanjung Malim,
EXERTISE TO SARAWAK’S five local companies with 4,400 such as Kamunting, Perak that created 198 jobs. PNA
FIRST MEGA METHANOL PLANT Kampung Gajah, NCIA, as an investment Technologies has invested
facilitator through various RM1.72 million in the building,
PETALING JAYA: Petronas Global Tanjung Malim, and Sitiawan. incentive programmes said installation, testing, and training
Technical Solutions Sdn Bhd has entered These investments can investing companies are now for Wire Harness Production Line
into an agreement with Sarawak in Kampung Gajah, Perak, that
Petchem Sdn Bhd to provide advisory enhance local economic growth more will create 140 jobs.
and technical support services for as well as contribute towards
Sarawak’s first mega methanol plant. The jobs creation in Perak, according Perak’s economic recovery. The NCIA also announced
agreement covers advisory on technical to NCIA CEO Datuk Seri state government encourages improvements to incentive
services, procurement and turnaround, Jebasingam Issace John. high value investments in the programmes including the NCER
as well as critical operations and The Perak Investment manufacturing and services Tax Incentives, NCER Talent
maintenance support for the landmark Commitment Council yesterday sectors especially in research and Enhancement Program, and
Sarawak methanol project throughout its presented the letter of awards at a development (R&D) activities, Entrepreneur Fund ([email protected])
project execution and operation stages. virtual ceremony to the five digitisation, and adoption of new in an effort to support the
companies namely Eco Medi technologies in line with the Perak confident in their decision to business community in Perak to
MESINIAGA BAGS TWO Glove Sdn Bhd, Onetexx Sdn Bhd, Development Plan 2040. expand operations in Perak due to overcome the challenges of the
PROJECTS FROM MEASAT PNA Technologies Sdn Bhd, the state’s comprehensive Covid-19 pandemic.
Hicom-Teck See Manufacturing Saarani appealed to the NCIA business ecosystem and
PETALING JAYA: Mesiniaga Bhd has (M) Sdn Bhd, and Dynacare Sdn to attract more high-impact infrastructure, an adequate Through the [email protected]
accepted two contracts from Astro Bhd. number of trained manpower, program, NCIA has provided
Malaysia Holdings Bhd’s wholly owned “To accelerate the recovery and attractive fiscal incentives. financing grants to local small and
subsidiary Measat Broadcast Network process following the Covid-19 Meanwhile, Dynacare has medium enterprises (SMEs) in
Systems Sdn Bhd for the supply of RGW & pandemic, the Perak state pledged to build a RM1.19 billion Perak to address the economic
MESH wi-fi routers as well as the supply government will continue to focus integrated manufacturing implications caused by the
and commissioning of internet service on attracting strategic and high- medical examination gloves pandemic. To date, the
provider core infrastructure. The first impact investments to spur the factory at Lumut Port Industrial [email protected] programme has
contract has a minimum contract value of economy that includes providing Park, Sitiawan that will create supported the development of 13
RM4.06 million to a maximum of more employment opportunities 1,194 jobs. Onetexx and Eco Medi local SME entrepreneurs with a
RM114.84 million, while the latter is to the people,“ said Perak Mentri Glove have invested RM373.9 total new investment of RM135
valued at RM49.33 million. Besar Datuk Saarani Mohamad milion and RM300 million, million and created 520 new jobs.

MASKARGO GOES LIVE Ferrosilicon price hike due to China policy, freight rates
KUALA LUMPUR: OM Holdings substantially supported the prices 29,” it said. The Sarawak Smelter Plant is
PETALING JAYA: MASkargo, the cargo Ltd (OMH) said the recent for FeSi for the better part of 2021,“ OMH said the price changes will currently operating 12 furnaces
business unit of the Malaysia Aviation unprecedented rise in international it said in a filing to Bursa Malaysia (out of 16 furnaces) as of Sept 30
Group, is the first carrier in the Asia Pacific prices for ferrosilicon (FeSi) was yesterday. continue to be modulated by the with six FeSi and six
region to distribute its global capacity on due in part to government policies forward delivery nature of silicomanganese furnaces in
the digital air cargo in China in relation to the ongoing It cited an S&P Global Platts ferroalloy sales, where newly operation.
solution platform. Freight forwarders can power shortage there. report that the price of “FeSi contracted prices will be reflected
now benefit from e-Quote and e- shipped CIF (cost, insurance, and in its financial results with a lag of “As previously announced, it
Booking services across the carrier’s It said the power rationing being freight) Japan” in the first half of several months, subject to should be emphasised that
global network of more than 100 imposed on energy-intensive 2021 was US$1,582 (RM6,616) per previously committed sales. production plans at the Sarawak
destinations and over six continents. The industries there has limited metric tonne, and it closed at Smelter Plant in the fourth quarter
integration was just finalised after the ferroalloy production and caused US$1,920 per metric tonne CIF The firm sells the ferroalloys it 2021 will be subject to changes
start of the partnership in September Chinese ferroalloy futures to surge Japan at the end of June 2021. produces using a blend of formula given anticipated pressures and
2021 and the MASkargo product is now to historical highs. (index-based) and fixed-price constraints on the existing labour
live and bookable on CargoAi. “S&P Global Platts has contracts. force brought about by the Covid-
“These factors, in conjunction subsequently reported a significant 19 pandemic and the resultant
SILVER RIDGE AWARDED with record-high ocean freight increase in the price of FeSi closing Ferroalloy is produced by the restrictions inhibiting cross border
TM’S RM21M INTERNET JOB rates and uncertainty in global at US$4,150 per metric tonne, a company’s 75%-owned smelter movements,“ it noted. – Bernama
ferroalloy production, have jump of 116% CIF Japan as of Sept plant in Sarawak, Malaysia
PETALING JAYA: Silver Ridge Holdings (Sarawak Smelter Plant).
Bhd’s wholly owned unit Silver Ridge Sdn
Bhd has accepted a RM20.64 million
contract from Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM)
for the supply, delivery, testing,
commissioning, maintenance and
support services of Metro Ethernet
Forum Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Complaint
Network Interface Device with its
associated accessories and Element
Management System.

Heineken Malaysia joins 30% Club Perodua sales soar 102% in
September as recovery continues
PETALING JAYA: Heineken Malaysia healthy gender balance on the
Bhd has joined the 30% Club Malaysia, board and in management positions in each region to PETALING JAYA: Perusahaan Perodua sold 119,093 vehicles
a local chapter of the global business- to foster effective leadership within comprise regional nationals by 2023. Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd between January to September
led campaign focused on building an the company.” The target is part of the group’s effort in (Perodua) vehicle sales continue compared with 145,012 in the
ecosystem of businesses to promote enhancing cultural diversity and local to improve for the third same period of last year.
diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) About 43% of Heineken leadership representation. consecutive month registering a
with a focus on gender balance on Malaysia’s board of directors are 102% increase to 14,160 units in Comparing the second quarter
boards and C-suites. women, exceeding the government’s Concurrently, Heineken also has a September from 6,988 units in of the year to the third quarter,
target of having at least 30% women target to have 100% of people August as the supply situation sales plummeted by 44.6% to
Joining the 30% Club further on the boards of public listed managers trained in inclusive gradually improves. 21,803 units between July and
underlines Heineken Malaysia’s efforts companies. The brewer is also ranked leadership by 2023 building on the September from 39,381 vehicles
in promoting inclusion and diversity number two out of 312 Bursa listed thousands who have already received “The automotive supply chain registered between April and June.
within the group as part of its 2030 companies in the Board Diversity training to-date. has shown improvements but
Brew a Better World (BaBW) Index 2021 and has a 50:50 male to have yet to reach their full “The fourth quarter of 2021
sustainability commitment. female ratio in the middle to senior potential. We are continuously does offer a better outlook than the
management positions. working with our suppliers and previous two quarters especially
Heineken Malaysia managing dealers to further improve the marked improvement in the
director Roland Bala said: “We As part of the company’s global 2030 productivity and safety,” said reduction of Covid-19 cases
recognise that diversity and inclusion BaBW sustainability strategy, Heineken Perodua president and CEO Datuk nationwide as well as the nearly
are important drivers of performance, will have a continued focus on inclusion Zainal Abidin Ahmad. 90% vaccination rate of the
and everyone should have equal and diversity. In addition to the gender Malaysian adult population,” said
opportunity to contribute to our balance, the brewer’s commitment is to On a year-to-date perspective, Zainal.
business success. We maintain a have 65% of country leadership teams

12 theSUN ON TUESDAY | OCTOBER 5, 2021

‘US Justice Dept probing suspected manipulation of Platts benchmarks’

WASHINGTON: The US Department data from traders on their deal prices have brought two cases of alleged use Platts’ benchmarks to price data to regulators when requested,
of Justice is investigating suspected to determine a daily market price for manipulation of Platts’ oil billions of dollars’ worth of contracts. said Dave Ernsberger, global head of
manipulation of energy pricing a number of physical commodities. benchmarks by traders at two pricing and market insight for S&P
benchmarks published by S&P different companies, but prosecutors The sources said prosecutors are Global Platts.
Global Platts, expanding the agency’s US prosecutors are probing are now probing similar behaviour focused on traders’ behavior and
crackdown on misconduct in the suspected manipulative behaviour by across the market, the sources said. gave no indication of suspected “We’ve spoken with US and global
global commodities market, individual traders when submitting wrongdoing by Platts. authorities across a whole range of
according to four people familiar those deal prices to Platts’ price The previously unreported, markets for many years,” Ernsberger
with the matter. assessments for oil and other energy industrywide probe opens up a new In response to a request for said.
benchmarks, the four people said, front in the Justice Department’s comment by Reuters, Platts said it
London-based Platts is a data and without specifying which ones. crackdown on fraud, bribery and conducts reviews to ensure the He declined to comment on any
news provider which focuses on manipulation in the commodities integrity of its price assessments. potential probes.
energy, metal and agricultural The people declined to be named market, raising the stakes for traders Platts publishes data and
commodities. The company collects as the probes are not public. and companies globally which daily correspondence used to determine a A spokesperson for the Justice
price assessment and provides this Department declined to comment. –
Over the past year, US authorities Reuters

Evergrande to sell majority Opec+ sticks to plan
stake in property unit: Report to boost November
output by 400,000 bpd
o Hopson Development to pending an announcement related to a major was also profitable in the first half of 2021, BRIEFS
acquire 51% interest for acquisition of a Hong Kong-listed firm and a based on its financial statements. LONDON: Opec+ agreed yesterday to stick to an
HK$40 billion, says Global possible mandatory offer. existing pact to increase oil output by 400,000
Times If the deal goes ahead at the price reported barrels per day (bpd) in November, despite
Both Hopson and Evergrande did not by the Global Times, it represents a roughly consumer calls for more crude and surging
HONG KONG: China Evergrande will sell a respond to requests for comment on the 17.5% discount to the Services’ Group’s prices that threaten an economic recovery from
majority stake in its property management Global Times report. December 2020 listing valuation. the pandemic.
business for more than US$5 billion (RM20.87
billion), Chinese media said yesterday, a deal Analysts said the possible deal signals the Yesterday’s share trading suspension The Organization of the Petroleum
which would be the largest asset sale yet at the company is still working to meet its knocked the offshore yuan , which fell about Exporting Countries, Russia and allies, known
debt-laden property developer if it goes obligations. But it also rekindled broader 0.3% against the dollar, and weighed on the as Opec+, have been under pressure from big
ahead. concerns about the risk to China’s property Hang Seng benchmark index. consumers, such as the United States and India,
sector and economy if Evergrande is to add extra supplies after oil prices climbed
Once China’s top-selling property group, liquidated at low prices. The possible deal activity lifted shares in 50% this year.
Evergrande is facing what could be one of the Evergrande’s electric vehicle unit by 29% but cast
country’s largest-ever restructurings as the “Selling an asset means they are still trying a pall over regional stocks and global markets. Opec+ ministers “reconfirmed the production
company is weighed down by debts of around to raise cash to pay the bills,” said OCBC adjustment plan” previously agreed for adding
US$305 billion. Uncertainty over Evergrande’s analyst Ezien Hoo. “Looks like the property “It is definitely a positive move towards 400,000 bpd in November, the group said in a
fate has unsettled financial markets worried management unit is the easiest to dispose in solving Evergrande’s liquidity crisis and we statement issued after their online ministerial talks.
about any fallout from its troubles. the grand scheme of things.” expect more to come,” said Gary Ng, senior
economist Asia Pacific at Natixis. Brent crude roared above US$81 (RM338) a
Evergrande yesterday said it requested a In August, Reuters had reported that barrel on the news that the group would not
halt in the trading of its shares in Hong Kong Evergrande was in talks with state-owned and “However, having said that, offloading adjust its plan, sending prices back to three-year
pending an announcement about a major private companies to sell stakes in its electric some assets may not be totally sufficient, the highs and adding to inflationary pressures in the
transaction. Evergrande Property Services vehicle and property management key for Evergrande is to get project global economy. “There are calls for more of a
Group, a spin-off listed last year, also requested businesses, citing a source close to the matter. construction going and to sell inventory.” production increase by Opec+,” an Opec+ source
a halt and said it referred to “a possible general had told Reuters ahead of yesterday’s ministerial
offer for shares of the company”. Beijing has also prodded government- Shares in Evergrande have plunged 80% so talks. “We are scared of the fourth wave of
owned firms and state-backed developers to far this year, while its bonds have held steady corona, no one wants to make any big moves.”
China’s state-backed Global Times said purchase some of Evergrande’s assets, people at distressed levels.
Hopson Development was the buyer of a 51% with knowledge of the matter told Reuters last The group had agreed in July to boost output
stake in the property business for more than week. The group said last month it had by 400,000 bpd a month until at least April 2022
HK$40 billion (RM21.44 billion), citing negotiated a settlement with some domestic to phase out 5.8 million bpd of existing
unspecified other media reports. Hopson also Hopson stands in good stead compared bondholders and made a repayment on some production cuts, already much reduced from
said it had suspended trading in its shares, with other property developers in China, wealth management products, largely held by curbs that were in place during the worst of the
owning more assets than liabilities and Chinese retail investors. pandemic.
improving profit in the first half.
Holders of the company’s US$20 billion in A senior aide to US President Joe Biden met
Shares in Hopson, which has a market value offshore debt appear further back in the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in
of HK$60.4 billion, have jumped 40% so far this creditor queue and bondholders have said Saudi Arabia on a range of issues last week, saying
year and it was rated B+ by Fitch in June. interest payments due in the past few weeks oil was “of concern”. India, another big oil
have failed to arrive. consumer, has pushed for more supply. – Reuters
Evergrande’s property services business,
which says it managed a total contracted floor Evergrande faces deadlines on dollar bond WORLD TOURISM SURGES
area of 810 million sq m at the end of June, coupon payments totalling US$162.38 million IN JULY, BUT FALLS
in October. – Reuters SHORT OF PRE-COVID LEVELS

Grab to boost stake in Indonesian e-wallet OVO to 90% MADRID: World tourism surged in July,
thanks to vaccination rollouts and fewer
SINGAPORE: Southeast Asian ride-hailing A sign of OVO payment is seen at a mall in Jakarta, Indonesia. – REUTERSPIX travel restrictions, but traveller numbers still
and payments firm Grab will more than fell far short of pre-pandemic levels, the
double its stake in Indonesian e-wallet OVO with Grab rival Gojek to form GoTo. “This transaction has been planned for UN’s tourism body said yesterday. Some 54
to 90%, the Indonesian firm said yesterday, Gojek operates its own e-wallet, GoPay. some time and will allow us to continue to million tourists crossed international
pending approval from regulators. As regulations require Indonesian firms to focus on further deepening the market-leading borders in July, the highest figure since
strategy of GoPay,” GoTo said in a statement. April 2020, in the early months of the
Three sources with knowledge of the deal own stakes in only one e-wallet at a time, the coronavirus crisis, the World Tourism
told Reuters that Grab had purchased the deal is expected to clear the way for GoTo’s Grab and Lippo declined to comment. – Organization said in a statement. That
stakes of Indonesian conglomerate Lippo, merger. Reuters represented an increase of 58% compared
which launched OVO, and e-commerce with the level recorded in July 2020, but
platform Tokopedia. was still a drop of 67% from the 164 million
recorded in July 2019. “ In the first seven
Sinagpore-based Grab’s stake will expand months of the year, Asia and the Pacific
from 39% currently, according to a regulatory continued to see the steepest declines, with
filing submitted to Indonesian authorities, in a drop of 95% in international arrivals,
what is the first phase of its restructuring. followed by the Middle East where numbers
were down 82%, Europe and Africa, which
“We welcome a greater commitment from registered a fall of 77%, and the Americas
Grab in OVO. We’re working in close which sustained a drop of 68%. – AFP
consultation with the regulators to complete
the ownership restructuring process,” OVO WTO RAISES FORECASTS
said in a statement.
GENEVA: The World Trade Organization
OVO is one of Indonesia’s biggest e- (WTO) revised up its forecasts for growth of
wallets. As of 2019, it was valued at US$2.9 global goods trade this year and in 2022,
billion (RM12.1 billion) and had been but warned of a two-track recovery and
downloaded more than 100 million times. downside risks from the Covid-19
pandemic and supply chain problems. The
Indonesia’s booming digital economy is WTO expected merchandise trade to grow
expected to grow to US$124 billion by 2025, this year by 10.8% after a fall of 5.3% in
according to a 2020 study by Google, Temasek 2020. In March, it had forecast 2021 growth
Holdings and Bain & Company. of 8.0%. The organisation said that trade
growth should slow to 4.7% in 2022, more
Half of the country’s population of 270 than its previous forecast of 4.0%, with
million lack bank accounts but most now trade approaching its pre-pandemic long-
have mobile phones. term trend. – Reuters

Tokopedia is finalising its own merger


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1. To receive and consider the CCoommppaanniieess AAcctt,, 22001166 tthhaatt aafftteerr tthhee bbaahhaawwaa sseelleeppaass ttaammaatt tteemmppoohh ttiiggaa DDAANN IINN TTHHEE MMAATTTTEERR OOFF career WTA title and yesterday and boost
Liquidator’s Statement of eexxppiirraattiioonn ooff tthhrreeee mmoonntthhss ffrroomm tthhee bbuullaann ddaarrii ttaarriikkhh mmeessyyuuaarraatt aakkhhiirr,, PPOOLLIICCYYAAVVEENNUUEE SSDDNN.. BBHHDD.. NNIIGG FFIILLLLEERR AALLLLOOYY SSDDNN..BBHHDD.. second tour crown of the his chances of
Accounts showing the manner ddaattee ooff tthhee ffiinnaall mmeeeettiinngg,, tthhee CCoommppaannyy SSyyaarriikkaatt aakkaann ddiibbuubbaarrkkaann;; ddaann ((NNOO.. SSYYAARRIIKKAATT:: 220011880011003399556644 // RREEGGIISSTTRRAATTIIOONN NNOO..:: 220000000011001144773399 year after Dubai in March. Sinner reaching the ATP
in which the winding-up has sshhaalll bbee ddiissssoollvveedd;; aanndd iiii.. UUnnttuukk mmeennyyeelleessaaiikkaann ddii bbaawwaahh 11330011559955--UU)) “That was a battle, Finals. Top seed
been conducted and the property iiii..TToo rreessoollvvee uunnddeerr SSeeccttiioonn 551188((33))((bb)) SSeekkssyyeenn 551188 ((33)) ((bb)) AAkkttaa SSyyaarriikkaatt ((551177334455--PP)) especially those first sets,” Sinner, 20, won 6-3, 6-
disposed of and of hearing any ooff tthhee CCoommppaanniieess AAcctt 22001166,, tthhaatt tthhee 22001166,, bbaahhaawwaa bbuukkuu--bbuukkuu,, aakkaauunn ddaann …… RREESSPPOONNDDEENN ((IInn MMeemmbbeerrss’’ VVoolluunnttaarryy WWiinnddiinngg UUpp)) Muguruza told the press, after her 4 to claim his fourth
explanation that may be given by bbooookkss,, aaccccoouunnttss aanndd ddooccuummeennttss ooff ddookkuummeenn SSyyaarriikkaatt ddaann PPeelliikkuuiiddaassii IIKKLLAANN PPEETTIISSYYEENN NNOOTTIICCEE IISS HHEERREEBBYY GGIIVVEENNTTHHAATT tthhee CCrreeddiittoorrss ooff win. “We’ve played recently, this career title as he sights a spot in
the Liquidator. tthhee CCoommppaannyy aanndd ooff tthhee LLiiqquuiiddaattoorr bbee ddiimmuussnnaahhkkaann mmeenneerruussii rreessoolluussii NNOOTTIISS AADDAALLAAHH DDEENNGGAANN IINNII DDIIBBEERRII tthhee aabboovveemmeennttiioonneedd CCoommppaannyy wwhhiicchh iiss bbeeiinngg year at Wimbledon, and it was a the season-ending ATP finale. “The
2. To determine by ordinary ddeessttrrooyyeedd aass tthhee ccoommppaannyy rreessoolluuttiioonn ssyyaarriikkaatt ddaallaamm tteemmppoohh ttiiggaa bbuullaann bbaahhaawwaa ssuuaattuu PPeettiissyyeenn uunnttuukk wwoouunndd uupp vvoolluunnttaarriillyy aarree rreeqquuiirreedd,, ttoo sseenndd iinn very tough match, and I knew that level was high today,” Sinner, who
resolution the manner and period ddiirreeccttss aafftteerr tthhee eexxppiirraattiioonn ooff tthhrreeee ddaarriippaaddaa ttaarriikkhh mmeessyyuuaarraatt aakkhhiirr.. ppeenngggguulluunnggaann SSyyaarriikkaatt yyaanngg ddiinnaammaakkaann tthheeiirr nnaammeess aanndd aaddddrreesssseess oonn oorr bbeeffoorree 44tthh she’s having one of the best moved into 10th place in the race
in which the books, accounts and mmoonntthhss ffrroomm tthhee ddaattee ooff tthhee ffiinnaall PPeennaanngg ddii aattaass oolleehh MMaahhkkaammaahh TTiinnggggii tteellaahh ppaaddaa NNoovveemmbbeerr 22002211,,wwiitthh ppaarrttiiccuullaarrss ooff tthheeiirr ddeebbttss seasons that a player can have. I for the eight-man Turin field, told
documents of the Company and of mmeeeettiinngg.. BBeerrttaarriikkhh 55 OOkkttoobbeerr 22002211 11hhbb SSeepptteemmbbeerr,, 22002211 ddiikkeemmuukkaakkaann oolleehh oorr ccllaaiimmss aanndd tthheeiirr nnaammeess aanndd aaddddrreesssseess ooff was prepared, I went out there reporters. “We had long, long
the Liquidator shall be destroyed. PPeennaanngg ................................................ PPOOLLIICCYY SSTTRREEEETTSS SSDDNN.. BBHHDD.. tthheeiirr ssoolliicciittoorrss ((iiff aannyy)) ttoo::-- with all the fighting spirit in the rallies and it was physical as well. I
Chua Yoke Bee DDaatteedd tthhiiss OOccttoobbeerr 55,,22002211 LLaammWWaaii MMiinn DDAANN bbaahhaawwaa PPeettiissyyeenn tteerrsseebbuutt pocket. That gave me the extra am happy to be the winner here in
Liquidator ............................................................ PPeelliikkuuiiddaassii ddiiaarraahhkkaann ssuuppaayyaa ddiibbiiccaarraakkaann ddii TThhee LLiiqquuiiddaattoorr confidence I needed, and also the Sofia again. It was the best match I
Petaling Jaya LLaammWWaaii MMiinn NNoottaa :: SSeeoorraanngg aahhllii yyaanngg bbeerrhhaakk hhaaddaappaann MMaahhkkaammaahh yyaanngg bbeerrssiiddaanngg ddii NNIIGG FFIILLLLEERR AALLLLOOYY SSDDNN..BBHHDD.. have played this week because I
Date: 5th October, 2021 LLiiqquuiiddaattoorr mmeenngghhaaddiirrii ddaann mmeenngguunnddii ddii mmeessyyuuaarraatt MMaahhkkaammaahh TTiinnggggii SShhaahh AAllaamm,, TTiinnggkkaatt 55,, RReeggiissttrraattiioonn NNoo..:: 220000000011001144773399 had to.”
NNoottee ::AA mmeemmbbeerr wwhhoo iiss eennttiittlleedd ttoo aatttteenndd iinnii bboolleehh mmeellaannttiikk sseeoorraanngg pprrookkssii BBaanngguunnaann UUttaammaa,, KKoommpplleekkss MMaahhkkaammaahh
322 Notices aanndd vvoottee aatt tthhee mmeeeettiinngg mmaayy aappppooiinntt aa ddaann mmeenngguunnddii bbaaggii ppiihhaakknnyyaa.. PPrrookkssii SSSSAAAASS,, PPeerrssiiaarraann PPeeggaawwaaii,, SSeekkssyyeenn 55,, ((551177334455--PP)) 322 Notices IN THE MATTER OF THE
pprrooxxyy aanndd vvoottee iinn hhiiss sstteeaadd.. TThhee PPrrooxxyy ddiibbeennaarrkkaann tteettaappii ttiiddaakk sseemmeessttiinnyyaa 4400000000 SShhaahh AAllaamm,, SSeellaannggoorr ppaaddaa 11hhbb BBOO33--BB--1133--11,,LLeevveell 1133,,MMeennaarraa 33AA,,KKLL EEccoo COMPANIES ACT, 2016 MALAYSIA
IN THE MATTER OF mmaayy bbuutt nneeeedd nnoott bbee aa mmeemmbbeerr ooff tthhee sseeoorraanngg aahhllii SSyyaarriikkaatt.. SSuurraattccaarraa DDiisseemmbbeerr,, 22002211.. IN THE MATTER OF
THE COMPANIES ACT, 2016 CCoommppaannyy.. TThhee iinnssttrruummeenntt aappppooiinnttiinngg aa ppeerrllaannttiikkaann pprrookkssii hheennddaakkllaahh ddiisseerraahhkkaann DDAANN mmaannaa--mmaannaa ppiihhaakk ppeemmiiuuttaanngg aattaauu CCiittyy,,NNoo..33,,JJaallaann BBaannggssaarr,, THE COMPANIES ACT, 2016 AND IN THE MATTER OF
pprrooxxyy mmuusstt bbee ddeeppoossiitteedd aatt tthhee ooffffiiccee ooff ddii ppeejjaabbaatt ppeelliikkuuiiddaassii,, 33--1199,, MMeeddaann ppeennyyuummbbaannggSSyyaarriikkaatttteerrsseebbuuttyyaannggiinnggiinn 5599220000 KKuuaallaa LLuummppuurr SUNSHINE EXPRESS & LOGISTICS
MALAYSIA tthhee lliiqquuiiddaattoorr,, 33--1199,, MMeeddaauu PPeerrnniiaaggaaaann,, PPeemmiiaaggaaaann,,PPaauuhh JJaayyaa,,JJaallaann BBaarruu,,1133770000 mmeennyyookkoonngg aattaauu mmeenneennttaanngg sseessuuaattuu AND
AND IN THE MATTER OF PPaauuhh JJaayyaa,, JJaallaann BBaarruu,, 1133770000 PPrraaii,, PPuullaauu PPrraaii,, PPuullaauu PPiinnaanngg ttiiddaakk kkuurraanngg ddaarriippaaddaa ppeerriinnttaahh mmeennggiikkuutt PPeettiissyyeenn tteerrsseebbuutt aanndd iiff ssoo rreeqquuiirreedd bbyy nnoottiiccee iinn wwrriittiinngg ffrroomm IN THE MATTER OF SDN. BHD. (NO. SYARIKAT:
FOXSTAR RESOURCES SDN. BHD. PPiinnaanngg nnoott lleessss tthhaann 4488 hhoouurrss bbeeffoorree tthhee 4488 jjaamm sseebbeelluumm mmeessyyuuaarraatt.. bboolleehh hhaaddiirr ddeennggaann ttuujjuuaann iittuu sseeccaarraa tthhee ssaaiidd LLiiqquuiiddaattoorr,, oorr bbyy tthheeiirr ssoolliicciittoorrss oorr BIG TREE MANAGEMENT 201501019958(1145294-X)
(COMPANY NO. 201601016032 mmeeeettiinngg.. ppeerriibbaaddii aattaauu mmeellaalluuii ppeegguuaammbbeellaannyyaa ppeerrssoonnaalllyy,, ttoo ccoommee iinn aanndd pprroovvee tthheeiirr ddeebbttss SERVICES SDN BHD (INCORPORATED IN MALAYSIA)
IINN TTHHEE MMAATTTTEERR OOFF ppaaddaa mmaassaa ppeerrbbiiccaarraaaann.. SSaalliinnaann aanndd ccllaaiimmss aatt ssuucchh ttiimmee aanndd ppllaaccee aass sshhaalll bbee (Company No: 238163-K) (IN MEMBER’S VOLUNTARY
(1186963-W) IINN TTHHEE MMAATTTTEERR OOFF TTHHEE CCOOMMPPAANNIIEESS AACCTT,,22001166 PPeettiissyyeenn tteerrsseebbuutt aakkaann ddiibbeekkaallkkaann oolleehh ssppeecciiffiieedd iinn ssuucchh nnoottiiccee,, oorr iinn ddeeffaauulltt tthheerreeooff,, (In Voluntary Liquidation)
(INCORPORATED IN MALAYSIA) TTHHEE CCOOMMPPAANNIIEESS AACCTT 22001166 AANNDD IINN TTHHEE MMAATTTTEERR OOFF SSTTYYLLIISSHH ppiihhaakk yyaanngg bbeerrttaannddaattaannggaann ddii bbaawwaahh tthheeyy wwiilll bbee eexxcclluuddeedd ffrroomm tthhee bbeenneeffiitt ooff aannyy (Incorporated in Malaysia) WINDING UP)
FFOOOOTTWWEEAARR MMAARRKKEETTIINNGG SSDDNN..BBHHDD.. iinnii kkeeppaaddaa mmaannaa--mmaannaa ppeemmiiuuttaanngg aattaauu ddiissttrriibbuuttiioonnmmaaddeebbeeffoorreessuucchhddeebbttssaannddccllaaiimmss NOTICE OF FINAL MEETING NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(IN MEMBER’S VOLUNTARY AANNDD ((119999550011001111227799 ((334400448800--XX)))) ppeennyyuummbbaanngg SSyyaarriikkaatt tteerrsseebbuutt yyaanngg aarree pprroovveedd.. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
WINDING UP) IINN TTHHEE MMAATTTTEERR OOFF ((IINN MMEEMMBBEERRSS’’ VVOOLLUUNNTTAARRYY mmeemmiinnttaannyyaa ddeennggaann mmeemmbbuuaatt bbaayyaarraann NNGG HHEENNGG HHOOOOII THAT pursuant to Section creditors of the above Company
yyaanngg ddiitteettaappkkaann.. LLiiqquuiiddaattoorr 459 The Final Meeting of the which is being wound up voluntarily
NOTICE TO CREDITORS TTHHEEAANN CCHHEEOONNGG WWIINNDDIINNGG--UUPP)) AAllaammaatt PPeemmppeettiissyyeenn aaddaallaahh 3366--22,, DDaatteedd tthhiiss 55tthh ddaayy ooff OOccttoobbeerr 22002211 Members of the Company will are required on or before 4 November
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the AASSSSOOCCIIAATTEESS SSDDNN..BBHHDD.. NNOOTTIICCEE OOFF TTHHEE FFIINNAALL MMEEEETTIINNGG JJaallaann PPuutteerrii 55//55,, BBaannddaarr PPuutteerrii,, 4477110000 be held on 5th November 2021, 2021 to send in their names and
creditors of the above Company ((CCoommppaannyy NNoo..117788884422--VV)) NNOOTTIICCEE IISS HHEERREEBBYY GGIIVVEENN tthhaatt ppuurrssuuaanntt PPuucchhoonngg,, SSeellaannggoorr.. DDAALLAAMM MMAAHHKKAAMMAAHH TTIINNGGGGII MMAALLAAYYAA at 10.00 a.m., at 82-F, Jalan addresses and the particulars of their
which is being wound up voluntarily ((IInn MMeemmbbeerrss’’ VVoolluunnttaarryy WWiinnddiinngg--UUpp)) ttoo SSeeccttiioonn 445599 ooff tthhee CCoommppaanniieess AAcctt,, PPeegguuaammccaarraa PPeemmppeettiissyyeenn iiaallaahh TTeettuuaann DDII SSUUNNGGAAII PPEETTAANNII Pulasan, 41000 Klang, Selangor debts or claims and the names and
are required on or before 4 November NNOOTTIICCEE OOFF FFIINNAALL MMEEEETTIINNGG 22001166 aa FFiinnaall MMeeeettiinngg ooff tthhee aabboovveennaammeedd DDeennnniiss NNiikk && WWoonngg yyaanngg bbeerraallaammaatt ddii for the following purpose:- addresses of their solicitors (if any)
2021 to send in their names and NNOOTTIICCEE IISS HHEERREEBBYY GGIIVVEENN ppuurrssuuaanntt ttoo CCoommppaannyy wwiilll bbee hheelldd aatt tthhee ooffffiiccee ooff tthhee SSuuiittee 660011--660022,, LLeevveell 66,, BBaanngguunnaann AANNGG,, PPEENNGGGGUULLUUNNGGAANN SSYYAARRIIKKAATT 1. To receive and consider to the undersigned, SIMON KHOR
addresses and the particulars of their SSeeccttiioonn 445599 ooff tthhee CCoommppaanniieess AAcctt 22001166 lliiqquuiiddaattoorr,, NNoo.. 2299--22,, JJaallaann 4466AA//2266,, TTaammaann NNoo.. 11,, JJaallaann JJeerraamm,,TTaammaann TTaasseekk,, 8800220000 NNOO..:: KKBB--2288NNCCCC--77--0099//22002211 the Liquidator’s Statement & CO., Chartered Accountants of No
debts or claims and the names and tthhaatt aa FFiinnaall GGeenneerraall MMeeeettiinngg ooff tthhee SSrrii RRaammppaaii,, 5533330000 KKuuaallaa LLuummppuurr,, WW..PP.. JJoohhoorr BBaahhrruu,,JJoohhoorr.. DDaallaamm ppeerrkkaarraa SSeekkssyyeenn 446666 ((11))((aa)) ddiibbaaccaa of Accounts showing the 4-1 Suite 1, Bangunan SIMVEST,
addresses of their solicitors (if any) MMeemmbbeerrss ooff tthhee CCoommppaannyy wwiillll bbee hheelldd aatt KKuuaallaa LLuummppuurr oonn 0088 NNOOVVEEMMBBEERR 22002211 ddeennggaann 446655 ((11))((ee))AAkkttaa SSyyaarriikkaatt 22001166 manner in which the winding Jalan Seri Bintang 4 (7/36), Bukit
to the undersigned, SIMON KHOR 44tthh FFlloooorr,, AAccccttaaxx CCoorrppoorraattee CCeennttrree,, NNoo.. ((MMoonnddaayy)) aatt 88..3300 ffoorr tthhee ppuurrppoossee ooff PPeegguuaammccaarraa bbaaggii ppiihhaakk PPeemmppeettiissyyeenn up has been conducted, and Sri Bintang, 52100 Kuala Lumpur,
& CO., Chartered Accountants of No 22,, JJaallaann BBaawwaassaahh,, 1100005500 GGeeoorrggeettoowwnn,, rreecceeiivviinngg tthhee aaccccoouunnttss aanndd rreeppoorrtt ffrroomm tthhee PPEERRIINNGGAATTAANN:: DDaann 2. To consider and, if thought fit, the Liquidator of the said Company
4-1 Suite 1, Bangunan SIMVEST, PPeennaanngg oonn 66tthh ddaayy ooff NNoovveemmbbeerr,, 22002211 lliiqquuiiddaattoorr sshhoowwiinngg tthhee mmaannnneerr iinn wwhhiicchh SSeessiiaappaa yyaanngg iinnggiinn hhaaddiirr ppaaddaa DDaallaamm PPeerrkkaarraa KKaaeeddaahh--kkaaeeddaahh pass the following resolution and in default thereof they will be
Jalan Seri Bintang 4 (7/36), Bukit aatt 22..0000 tthhee wwiinnddiinngg uupp hhaass bbeeeenn ccoonndduucctteedd aanndd ppeerrbbiiccaarraaaann PPeettiissyyeenn tteerrsseebbuutt hheennddaakkllaahh PPeenngggguulluunnggaann SSyyaarriikkaatt 11997722 as Ordinary Resolution: ‘‘That excluded from the benefit of any
Sri Bintang, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, ttoo hheeaarr eexxppllaannaattiioonnss tthhaatt mmaayy bbee ggiivveenn bbyy mmeennyyaammppaaiikkaann,, aattaauu mmeenngghhaannttaarr the books, accounts, and distribution made before debts are
the Liquidator of the said Company AAGGEENNDDAA tthhee lliiqquuiiddaattoorr.. ddeennggaann ppooss,, kkeeppaaddaa TTeettuuaann DDeennnniiss NNiikk DDaann documents of the Company proved.
and in default thereof they will be 11..TToo ccoonnssiiddeerr aanndd,, iiff tthhoouugghhtt ffiitt,, aaddoopptt CCHHOONNGG NNYYUUKK PPHHIINN && WWoonngg yyaanngg ddiinnaammaakkaann ddii aattaass ssuuaattuu DDaallaamm ppeerrkkaarraa LLKK LLIINNKK SSDDNN.. BBHHDD.. and of the Liquidator be KHOR SIAM HUAT
excluded from the benefit of any LLiiqquuiiddaattoorr nnoottiiss bbeerrttuulliiss tteennttaanngg nniiaattnnyyaa sseebbeeggiittuu.. ((NNOO.. SSYYAARRIIKKAATT::220011000011000011772222 destroyed 3 months after (Liquidator)
distribution made before debts are tthhee ffiinnaall aaccccoouunntt ooff tthhee LLiiqquuiiddaattoorr KKuuaallaa LLuummppuurr NNoottiiss tteerrsseebbuutt mmeessttiillaahh mmeennyyaattaakkaann ((888866229999--PP)))) the Company has been Dated this: 5 October 2021
proved. sshhoowwiinngg tthhee mmaannnneerr iinn wwhhiicchh tthhee DDaatteedd::0055 OOCCTTOOBBEERR 22002211 nnaammaa ddaann aallaammaatt ppiihhaakk bbeerrkkeennaaaann,,aattaauu dissolved.” NOTICE OF WINDING-UP
KHOR SIAM HUAT wwiinnddiinngg--uupp hhaass bbeeeenn ccoonndduucctteedd aanndd NNootteess::-- jjiikkaa iiaa sseebbuuaahh ffiirrmmaa,, nnaammaa ddaann aallaammaatt AANNTTAARRAA YET KIONG SIANG At the General Meeting of Members of
(Liquidator) tthhee pprrooppeerrttyy ooff tthhee CCoommppaannyy hhaass bbeeeenn 11.. OOnnllyy mmeemmbbeerrss wwhhoossee nnaammeess aappppeeaarr iinn ffiirrmmaa,, ddaann mmeessttiillaahh ddiittaannddaattaannggaannii LLIIEENN SSOOOONN MMAARRKKEETTIINNGG SSDDNN.. BBHHDD.. the Company held on 28 September
Dated this: 5 October 2021 ddiissppoosseedd ooff;; aanndd tthhee RReeggiisstteerr ooff MMeemmbbeerr oonn 0055 OOCCTTOOBBEERR oolleehh ppiihhaakk aattaauu ffiirrmmaa bbeerrkkeennaaaann ((NNOO.. SSYYAARRIIKKAATT::449944661144--VV)) Liquidator 2021 the Special Resolution set out
22..TToo rreessoollvvee uunnddeerr SSeeccttiioonn 551188((33))((bb)) ooff 22002211 sshhaalll bbee eennttiittlleedd ttoo aatttteenndd aanndd vvoottee aattaauu ppeegguuaammccaarraannyyaa,, jjiikkaa aaddaa.. NNoottiiss Klang below was duly passed:
NOTICE OF WINDING-UP tthhee CCoommppaanniieess AAcctt 22001166 tthhaatt aafftteerr tthhee aatt tthhiiss FFiinnaall MMeeeettiinngg.. hheennddaakkllaahh ddiissaammppaaiikkaann,, aattaauu jjiikkaa …… PPEEMMPPEETTIISSYYEENN 5th October 2021 “That SUNSHINE EXPRESS
At the General Meeting of Members of eexxppiirraattiioonn ooff tthhrreeee ((33)) mmoonntthhss ffrroomm 22..AA mmeemmbbeerr eennttiittlleedd ttoo aatttteenndd aanndd vvoottee ddiihhaannttaarr ddeennggaann ppooss,, hheennddaakkllaahh ddiihhaannttaarr DDAANN NOTE: & LOGISTICS SDN. BHD. (NO.
the Company held on 28 September tthhee ddaattee ooff FFiinnaall GGeenneerraall MMeeeettiinngg,, aatt tthhiiss mmeeeettiinngg iiss eennttiittlleedd ttoo aappppooiinntt aatt ddaallaamm jjaannggkkaammaassaa mmeennccuukkuuppii,, ssuuppaayyaa LLKK LLIINNKK SSDDNN.. BBHHDD.. Any member entitled to attend SYARIKAT: 201501019958(1145294-
2021 the Special Resolution set out tthhee bbooookkss,, aaccccoouunnttss aanndd ddooccuummeennttss lleeaasstt oonnee pprrooxxyy ttoo aatttteenndd aanndd vvoottee iinn hhiiss ssaammppaaii kkeeppaaddaa ppiihhaakk yyaanngg ddiinnaammaakkaann ((NNOO.. SSYYAARRIIKKAATT::220011000011000011772222 and vote at this meeting is X) be wound up voluntarily pursuant
below was duly passed: ooff tthhee CCoommppaannyy aanndd ooff tthhee LLiiqquuiiddaattoorr sstteeaadd.. AA pprrooxxyy mmaayy bbuutt nneeeedd nnoott bbee aa ddii aattaass sseebbeelluumm ppuukkuull 1122 tteennggaahhaarrii ppaaddaa ((888866229999--PP)))) entitled to appoint a proxy who to Section 439 (1) (b) of the
“That FOXSTAR RESOURCES SDN. bbee ddeessttrrooyyeedd.. mmeemmbbeerr ooff tthhee CCoommppaannyy..TThheerree sshhaalll bbee 3300hhbb NNoovveemmbbeerr,,22002211.. need not be a member of the Companies Act, 2016, Malaysia, and
BHD. 201601016032(1186963-W) DDaatteedd tthhiiss 55tthh ddaayy ooff OOccttoobbeerr,,22002211 nnoo rreessttrriiccttiioonn aass ttoo tthhee qquuaalliiffiiccaattiioonn ooff NNoottiiss PPeennggiikkllaannaann iinnii ddiikkeelluuaarrkkaann oolleehh …… RREESSPPOONNDDEENN company to attend and vote that Mr. Khor Siam Huat, of Simon
be wound up voluntarily pursuant to NNeeoohh CChhiinn WWaahh tthhee pprrooxxyy.. AA pprrooxxyy aappppooiinntteedd ttoo aatttteenndd TTeettuuaann DDeennnniiss NNiikk && WWoonngg bbeerraallaammaatt ddii IIKKLLAANN PPEETTIISSYYEENN instead of him. The instrument Khor & Co., Chartered Accountants of
Section 439 (1) (b) of the Companies LLiiqquuiiddaattoorr aanndd vvoottee aatt tthhee mmeeeettiinngg sshhaalll hhaavvee tthhee SSuuiittee 660011--660022,, LLeevveell 66,, BBaanngguunnaann AANNGG,, NNOOTTIISS AADDAALLAAHH DDEENNGGAANN IINNII DDIIBBEERRII appointing the proxy must be No 4-1 Suite 1, Bangunan SIMVEST,
Act, 2016, Malaysia, and that Mr. NNootteess:: ssaammee rriigghhttss aass tthhee mmeemmbbeerr ttoo ssppeeaakk NNoo.. 11,, JJaallaann JJeerraamm,,TTaammaann TTaasseekk,, 8800220000 bbaahhaawwaa ssuuaattuu PPeettiissyyeenn uunnttuukk deposited at the Liquidator’s Jalan Seri Bintang 4 (7/36), Bukit
Khor Siam Huat, of Simon Khor & 11..AA mmeemmbbeerr eennttiittlleedd ttoo aatttteenndd aanndd vvoottee aanndd vvoottee aatt tthhee mmeeeettiinngg.. JJoohhoorr BBaahhrruu,, JJoohhoorr.. PPeegguuaammccaarraa bbaaggii ppeenngggguulluunnggaann SSyyaarriikkaatt yyaanngg ddiinnaammaakkaann office not less than 48 hours Sri Bintang, 52100 Kuala Lumpur be
Co., Chartered Accountants of No aatt tthhee GGeenneerraall MMeeeettiinngg iiss eennttiittlleedd ttoo 33..WWhheerree aa mmeemmbbeerr aappppooiinnttss mmoorree tthhaann PPeemmppeettiissyyeenn ddii aattaass.. ddii aattaass oolleehh MMaahhkkaammaahh TTiinnggggii tteellaahh ppaaddaa before the time appointed for and hereby appointed as LIQUIDATOR
4-1 Suite 1, Bangunan SIMVEST, aappppooiinntt aa pprrooxxyy aanndd vvoottee iinn hhiiss sstteeaadd.. oonnee pprrooxxyy,, tthhee aappppooiinnttmmeenntt sshhaalll ((RRuujj.. KKaammii::LLLLMM//lliiyyaa//GGLL55448877)) 77hhbb SSeepptteemmbbeerr,, 22002211 ddiikkeemmuukkaakkaann oolleehh holding the meeting. for the purpose of winding up of the
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14 theSUN ON TUESDAY | OCTOBER 5, 2021 Lille hand Marseille
SPORTS second defeat in a row

Frankfurt stun mighty Bayern LILLE handed Olympique de Marseille their second
consecutive Ligue 1 defeat when Jonathan David’s double
JULIAN NAGELSMANN suffered his first performance as they succumbed to their Frankfurt captain Hinteregger. gave them a 2-0 home win yesterday as the visitors finished
defeat as Bayern Munich coach yesterday as first league home defeat since 2019. Leon Goretzka gave Bayern a deserved with 10 men.
Eintracht Frankfurt snatched a dramatic,
smash-and-grab 2-1 away win with a late The slip leaves them level on points with lead after a dominant first half-hour, slotting David struck after 28 minutes and again deep into
winner from Filip Kostic. their next opponents Bayer Leverkusen, in a low finish after a smart lay-off from stoppage time to lift the French champions to eighth in the
who beat Arminia Bielefeld 3-0 in Robert Lewandowski. standings on 14 points from nine games as they continue to
Kostic drilled a low shot past Manuel yesterday’s late game to go second in the recover from a bad start to the season.
Neuer seven minutes from time to hand table. But the hosts were left reeling a few
Frankfurt their first win in Munich for more minutes later, as Martin Hinteregger sent a Earlier, leaders Paris St Germain dropped their first points
than two decades and condemn Bayern to Kostic’s winner also gave Frankfurt their thundering header past Neuer at a corner to of the season in a 2-0 defeat at Stade Rennes.
their first defeat of the season. first league win of the season, lifting the level the scores.
pressure on new coach Oliver Glasner. “We played 25-30 minutes of very good quality,” said PSG
“It always hurts to lose, but this defeat Lewandowski almost restored the lead coach Mauricio Pochettino. “We were in control of the game.
hurts a bit more because it was avoidable,” “It was the first time I have won in shortly before the hour-mark, but Frankfurt
Nagelsmann told DAZN broadcaster. Munich as a coach, and you don’t forget keeper Kevin Trapp denied the Polish star at “We conceded the goal in a strong moment for them.
your first time,” joked a beaming Glasner. point-blank range with a brilliant reflex save. When we started the second half we were down 2-0 right
“We were punished today for not taking away, it was a different game after that.
our chances.” “We’ve been chasing this win for a It was the first of a string of second-half
while now and have had plenty of stops from Trapp, whose heroics kept “I’m a little bit angry. Without underestimating what
Bayern recorded 20 shots to Frankfurt’s chances. The fact that we’ve got it against Frankfurt in the game before Kostic’s winner Rennes did, we are frustrated and disappointed that we did
five, but failed to capitalise on a dominant Bayern makes it even sweeter,” added sealed Bayern’s fate. – AFP not convert our chances and to concede these goals. These
situations leave us bitter and disappointed.” – AFP/Reuters
Real chaos
Madrid slip to ‘worst defeat of SHORTS
the season’ against Espanyol Sam Burns Sanderson Farms
REAL MADRID slipped to their
“worst defeat of the season”, SAM BURNS shot a final-round 5-under 67 yesterday to
according to coach Carlo Ancelotti, emerge from the pack and win the Sanderson Farms
following up a shock Champions Championship in Jackson, Mississippi.
League reverse with their first La Liga loss of
the season, going down 2-1 at Espanyol Burns’ 22-under 266 was enough for his second title
yesterday this calendar year, after winning last season’s Valspar
Real, who lost to Moldovan minnows Championship in May. Nick Watney (65) and Cameron
Sheriff Tiraspol last week, blew a chance to Young (68) tied for second at 21-under.
pull ahead of Atletico Madrid, who beat
crisis-hit Barcelona 2-0 on Sunday to draw “It hasn’t really set in yet. Still looking out there at
level with their city rivals on 17 points. the golf course like kind of trying to figure out what
Real Sociedad are also on 17 points after happened,” said Burns, 25.
they too missed the chance to go top when
they were held to a 1-1 draw at Getafe on PGA Tour rookie Sahith Theegala held at least a share
Sunday. of the lead after each of the first three rounds. But his
“There is not much to say,” admitted final-round 71 led him to a tie for eighth at 19-under
a crestfallen Ancelotti after a defeat with Seth Reeves (69) and South Korea's Si Woo Kim
that leaves Real without a win in three (66).
games after they were held to a
goalless draw by Villarreal in their “It was a fantastic week,”Theegala said. “I played
previous league match. some really good golf and just a little unfortunate how
“We did not manage to keep our that sort of how that back nine is.
calm, to put in place what we had
planned. The team was not well set-up, “But it’s my first one and first time really being in that
with or without the ball. position, so I’m obviously going to learn a lot and just
“You have to be honest. It’s the Real Madrid’s take so many positives away.”
Karim Benzema
worst game of our season.” (right) in action Boutier Shops-Rite in New Jersey
Espanyol took the lead on 17 with Espanyol’s
Adria Pedrosa CELINE BOUTIER of France rolled in eight birdies during
minutes when Raul de Tomas found during the La a bogey-free final round of 63 to win the ShopRite LPGA
the net and Aleix Vidal scored a Classic yesterday in Galloway, New Jersey.
sparkling second 15 minutes into the
second half. Boutier’s 14-under 199 was one shot better than
South Koreans Jin Young Ko and Inbee Park – the 36-hole
Karim Benzema pulled a goal back co-leaders and the second- and third-ranked players in
for Madrid on 71 minutes but the home Liga match the world – and Canadian Brooke Henderson.
side hung on grimly to take all three yesterday. –
points. REUTERSPIX Boutier finished the front nine 6-under and added
birdies on Nos. 16 and 18, with the last one proving to be
“We now need to use the international decisive. Ko and Park had opportunities to tie Boutier at
break to think about why this team’s attitude the 18th, but both missed birdie attempts.
has changed in the space of a week,” said
Ancelotti. “I just made a lot of putts today and it wasn’t the case
“But this defeat is no accident. We didn’t yesterday,” Boutier said.
play well.” nothing from the game and that it hadn’t produced a 68th minute equaliser to cancel
The Italian went on to explain what he gone according to plan. out Sandra Ramirez’s opener for Getafe five “So I just feel like I honestly played really solid, gave
meant by that attitude change and it was clear “We deserved the defeat, our reaction minutes before halftime. myself a lot of opportunities, and dropped a lot putts, so
he was far from impressed with his players on that was definitely helpful.”
Sunday. came too late and we are concerned, because The point was Getafe’s first of the season
it isn’t usual for us to lose two games (in a after seven straight losses. Yesterday marked Boutier’s second LPGA Tour title
“I noticed (the change in attitude) today,” row),” said Ancelotti. and her first win on US soil.
Ancelotti told Spanish sports daily Marca. A goal in each half from Dutch
“Our plan was clear, I’m not going to international Arnaut Danjuma saw Villarreal “It’s unbelievable. I think I’m still not realizing it yet,”
“We weren’t very aggressive, we lost out in explain now what it was. But it’s true that we bounce back from their midweek defeat at she said. “I just feel like my first win in Australia (2019)
duels. seemed disorganised and we didn’t control the hands of Manchester United in the was so long ago. It’s definitely time for another one, and
“I’m referring to the technical and tactical the ball well.” Champions League with a 2-0 win over Real I’m just over the moon.”
aspect of the game.” Victory for Sociedad would have shunted Betis while a lone strike from Dario
In an honest reflection on the game, them to the top of the table but they had to Benedetto gave Elche a 1-0 win over Celta Perfect birthday present for Willett
Ancelotti was clear that Real Madrid deserved settle for a point after Mikel Oyarzabal Vigo. – AFP/Agencies
DANNY WILLETT gave himself the perfect birthday
Milan stay on heels of perfect Napoli present with victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links
Championship in Scotland yesterday.
SANDRO TONALI said yesterday that the three down with 12 minutes remaining. attitude as he delighted in his team’s victory.
Serie A title is AC Milan’s only goal for the And asked by DAZN if he remembered “We played really well with intensity, The 2016 Masters champion went into the final round
season after he helped the Rossoneri stay in at St. Andrews with a three-shot lead and carded a 68 to
touch with leaders Napoli in a 3-2 win at Milan winning the league in 2003-04, the energy and quality. It’s a brilliant end to a get to 18-under and win by two from fellow Englishman
Atalanta which underlines their Scudetto last time they had 19 points from their first difficult set of fixtures and the team is Tyrrell Hatton and Joakim Lagergren of Sweden.
credentials. seven games, the 21-year-old said: “No, I improving both in Serie A and the
really was young back then”. Champions League,” said Pioli. Following his triumph at Augusta National, Willett
Milan came out on top in a frenetic slipped to 462nd in the world before winning two of the
encounter to stay two points behind Napoli, But then he added: “We don’t talk about There are signs that a three-way title race European Tour's elite Rolex Series events in 2018 and
whose 2-1 win at Fiorentina was their these things but it (the league title) is the is taking shape with Inter Milan a further 2019.
seventh in as many games so far this season, only aim Milan have this season.” two points back in third, while Roma are
after a nervy ending in Bergamo which saw also lurking in fourth on 15 points following This season he has struggled with coronavirus,
Atalanta pull back two late goals after going Having heard Tonali speak while waiting their 2-0 win over Empoli earlier yesterday. – wisdom teeth problems, appendicitis and a hernia but
for his own interview, Milan coach Stefano AFP he has once again bounced back to win his eighth
Pioli praised the midfielder for his positive European Tour event and is set to move back into the
world's top 100.

An emotional Willett, who turned 34 on Sunday,
described his win on British soil as “magical”.

“It’s been a very unfortunate last eight months, really,”
he said.

“For everyone watching, this seems quite out of the
blue, but the practice I’ve been doing at home and the
inner belief we have every time we get in and out of
position to do something was proven again.”

Crystal Palace 2 (Olise 61, Schlupp 72) Vieira salutes players after dramatic draw
Leicester 2 (Iheanacho 31, Vardy 37),
Tottenham 2 (Hojbjerg 27, Targett 71- █ MARK MANN-BRYANS against Brighton last week. decision and sometimes it is right and sometimes
og) Aston Villa 1 (Watkins 67), West PATRICK VIEIRA insists the credit for Crystal Vieira, who stuck with the same starting XI as wrong.
Ham 1 (Bowen 80) Brentford 2 Palace’s comeback against Leicester belonged to
(Mbeumo 20, Wissa 90+4), Liverpool 2 his players as two substitutes struck to earn the in the Seagulls draw, was praised for his “I’m really pleased because when they came
(Mane 59, Salah 76) Manchester City 2 Eagles a Premier League point. substitutions but was keen to give his team the on they came on with determination and that for
(Foden 69, De Bruyne 81). recognition for making the difference. me is the most important detail, when you are on
Leicester were two goals ahead at the interval, the bench it is not easy.”
P W D L F A Pts capitalising on defensive errors as birthday boy “I think it is all the credit to the players,” he
Chelsea 7 5 1 1 15 3 16 Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy struck to said. Leicester looked to be on course for their first
Liverpool 7 4 3 0 17 6 15 silence Selhurst Park. win since beating Norwich on Aug 28 but
Man City 7 4 2 1 14 3 14 “They were concentrated, ready to come on allowed their lead to slip.
Man United 7 4 2 1 14 6 14 But the Foxes remain without a League win and bring some of the energy we needed. For
Everton 7 4 2 1 13 8 14 since August as Michael Olise scored his first them to score the goals, it is what we needed, it “I think when you are 2-0 up you are obviously
Brighton 7 4 2 1 8 5 14 Palace goal off the bench before fellow is want we wanted. disappointed,” Foxes’ Brendan Rodgers said.
Brentford 7 3 3 1 10 6 12 replacement Jeffrey Schlupp headed in to secure
Tottenham 7 4 0 3 6 10 12 a 2-2 draw against his former club. “I was really pleased with the support they “The overall performance, we probably didn’t
West Ham 7 3 2 2 14 10 11 gave to the team – when you prepare a game deserve much more, the players showed grit and
It was a positive reaction from Palace, who you always have the first options (for substitutes) determination, we scored two very good goals
had conceded a last-gasp equaliser in the derby regarding how the game is going; whether you but we are still searching for that stability when
are winning or losing. we are defending and that is something that
needs to improve.” – The Independent
“All credit to the players, we make the

Aston Villa 7 3 1 3 10 9 10 Nuno’s special Son Munoz stung
Arsenal 7 3 1 3 5 10 10 by Hornets
Wolves 73045 6 9
Leicester 7 2 2 3 9 12 8
Crystal Palace 7 1 4 2 8 11 7
Watford 7 2 1 4 7 10 7
Leeds 7 1 3 3 7 14 6 Korean earns Espirito Santo some breathing room atTottenham sacking
Southampton 7 0 4 3 5 10 4
Burnley 7 0 3 4 5 11 3
Newcastle 7 0 3 4 8 16 3 █ VITHUSHAN EHANTHARAJAH happens the team plays better, it is back to winning ways and he has no XISCO MUNOZ admitted he
natural, so I am pleased.” problems taking responsibility for did not expect his sacking by
Norwich 7 0 1 6 2 16 1 “SOMETIMES games leading Tottenham out of trouble. Watford after becoming the
change on players At the end of a week in which first managerial casualty of
LA LIGA and today they had The Athletic reported unrest within “This win brings us a lot of the Premier League season
Espanyol 2 (de Tomas 17, Vidal 60) Real the outstanding the Spurs dressing room towards good energy. We needed that on Sunday following a poor
Madrid 1 (Benzema 71), Elche 1 player on the pitch in Son.” Nuno, it is no surprise he veered especially before the international start to the campaign.
(Benedetto 49) Celta Vigo 0, Getafe 1 Dean Smith’s review of away from playing favourites. break. It is a good feeling to win
(Ramirez 40) Real Sociedad 1 Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 win over this game and going away,” Son Watford fired the Spaniard
(Oyarzabal 68), Villarreal 2 (Danjuma Yet it is hard to imagine anyone said. after seven games with a club
45+1, 69) Real Betis 0, Granada 1 his Aston Villa was pretty spot on. would begrudge lavishing Son with statement saying recent
(Rochina 25) Sevilla 0. As was his summation that this 10 times as many superlatives than “Every single game I will try to results “strongly indicate a
was an “untidy” game, littered with the rest of them combined. bring my best with positive negative trend at a time
TOP 10 P W D L F A Pts when team cohesion should
Real Madrid 8 5 2 1 22 10 17 mistakes, albeit the kind that The only thing missing energy. I got two assists but be visibly improving”.
Atletico 8 5 2 1 11 6 17 creates the impression of an from his performance the lads were fantastic. I
Real Sociedad 8 5 2 1 11 7 17 engaging back-and-forth was a goal, though just crossed the ball Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at
Sevilla 7 4 2 1 10 3 14 encounter, when really at times it with five efforts in and passed the ball. Leeds left the club with seven
Osasuna 8 4 2 2 11 11 14 was a bit slapstick. the match. “Everyone is points from a possible 21.
Rayo Vallecano 8 4 1 3 13 8 13 Son Heung-min, though, was a experienced, After Sunday’s results they
Athletic Bilbao 8 3 4 1 7 4 13 constant measure of excellence Spurs and everyone wants to were 15th in the table.
Valencia 8 3 3 2 12 8 12 throughout. Even after he laid on Nuno still have win and take
Barcelona 7 3 3 1 11 7 12 both of Spurs’ goals, he was plenty to do to responsibility. We Munoz took charge at
Real Betis 8 3 3 2 11 9 12 beavering away. show the last month have to keep this Vicarage Road in December
After three consecutive Premier was a blip rather than mindset. and successfully guided the
SERIE A League defeats, this was a win that the norm. “When we win it club back to the top flight
Atalanta 2 (Zapata 86-pen, Pasalic could not have been anything but. is not everything, it with a second-placed finish in
90+4) AC Milan 3 (Calabria 1, Tonali 43, And it did not matter that it But after patience is a long season and we the Championship last
Leao 78), Bologna 3 (Barrow 14, Theate ultimately came from one was wearing thin start on zero again for season.
17, Hickey 68) Lazio 0, Fiorentina 1 individual’s brilliance. following humbling the next game.” – The
(Martinez Quarta 28) Napoli 2 (Lozano Had Spurs not taken three defeats to Crystal Independent/AFP His departure means The
39, Rrahmani 50), Roma 2 (Pellegrini 42, points, the pressure on Nuno Palace, Chelsea and Son Heung-min Hornets are now looking for a
Mkhitaryan 48) Empoli 0, Sampdoria 3 Espirito Santo would have ramped Arsenal, the most 17th new manager in just
(Stryger Larsen 24-og, Quagliarella 48- up over the upcoming international important thing going into over 10 years.
pen, Candreva 69) Udinese 3 (Pereyra break. this two-week break was
15, Belo 44, Forestieri 82), Verona 4 Instead, the Spurs manager was the win. Munoz expressed his
(Simeone 4, Faraoni 15, Caprari 42, Bessa serenaded with applause at surprise at his dismissal on
71) Spezia 0. fulltime, and even spent time after Son admitted his personal Twitter account.
it was a
relief to “It’s been a wonderful
get journey and it concluded in a
way that I neither expected
TOP 10 P W D L F A Pts his television engagements signing or wished for,” he said.
Napoli 7 7 0 0 18 3 21 autographs and posing for selfies
AC Milan 7 6 1 0 15 5 19 with fans who had congregated to “I’m grateful and I will only
Inter Milan 7 5 2 0 22 8 17 see him in front of the media area. remember all the good things
Roma 7 5 0 2 16 8 15 Unsurprisingly, when given the I have experienced.
Fiorentina 7 4 0 3 10 11 12 opportunity to praise Son, Nuno
Lazio 7 3 2 2 15 12 11 diplomatically spread the love “It’s a sad day for me and
Juventus 7 3 2 2 11 10 11 around the rest of the side who my family because it marks
Atalanta 7 3 2 2 10 9 11 grafted for Sunday’s victory. the end of a period at a
Bologna 7 3 2 2 12 14 11 “Sonny, the way he took the club and in a city where
Empoli 7 3 0 4 9 12 9 team forward and the way he
imbalanced them on one-vs-one we have felt at home.
BUNDESLIGA situations was very important,” he “I’ve got nothing but
Bayern Munich 1 Eintracht Frankfurt 2, said in the post-match press
Mainz 1 Union Berlin 2, Arminia conference. words of gratitude for
Bielefeld 0 Bayer Leverkusen 4. “But all the team, there were a the club that gave me
lot of good individual the opportunity to
start my first
adventure in this
exciting country.” – AFP

TOP 5 P W D L F A Pts
Bayern 7 5 1 1 24 7 16 performances and when this
Leverkusen 7 5 1 1 20 7 16
Dortmund 7 5 0 2 19 13 15 Thomas gets Frank about buzzing Bees
Freiburg 7 4 3 0 11 5 15
Wolfsburg 7 4 1 2 9 8 13
█ NICK PUREWAL maybe no one in the world knows who we are,” “But I’m also very aware everything changes
FRENCH LIGUE 1 THOMAS FRANK believes Brentford are making said Frank. very quickly in football. So we must keep on
Rennes 2 Paris Saint-Germain 0, the football world sit up and take notice after the working.
Lorient 1 Clermont 1, Angers 3 Metz 2, Bees’ fine Premier League start continued with a “So we need to show them with good
Monaco 3 Bordeaux 0, Nantes 2 Troyes dramatic victory at West Ham performances on the pitch.” “I’m always honest, so I believe in the team
0, Lille 2 Marseille 0, Saint-Etienne 1 and the players massively.
Lyon 1. Yoane Wissa scored a stoppage-time winner Bryan Mbeumo’s sliding finish saw the Bees
to send Frank’s side up to seventh in the table leading at half-time after another industrious “And I believed that we could do something in
TOP 5 P W D L F A Pts with a 2-1 win at the London Stadium on Sunday. overall showing. the Premier League, also from the beginning I
Paris SG 9 8 0 1 22 9 24 knew we would be strong defensively and
Lens 9 5 3 1 16 10 18 Brentford now boast three wins and 12 points When quizzed on what he thinks about pressing forward and aggressive.
Nice 8 5 2 1 17 4 16 from seven matches, with boss Frank revealing Brentford potentially becoming everyone’s
Angers 9 4 4 1 14 9 16 his delight at such a robust start to their debut favourite second team, Frank replied: “I guess “And I also knew we’d try to be brave, that’s
Marseille 8 4 2 2 14 10 14 Premier League campaign. that’s okay! my biggest message to the players. But of course
12 points; that’s a lot.
“Outside of London, outside of west London, “It’s nice and I understand why; I think we’re a
good story. We are approachable and positive, so “We are proud, but I think it’s also a truly
I understand it. deserved 12 points.” – The Independent


There is not much to say. We did not
manage to keep our calm, to put in place what we
had planned. The team was not well set-up, with
or without the ball. You have to be honest. It’s the
worst game of our season.”

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti

Mancini’s Euro kings welcome big hitters to Nations League Final Four

ITALY face their first true test since without midfield lynchpin N’Golo Deschamps after announcing his Pedri, who was excellent at the Euro
winning Euro 2020 this week when Kante who contracted Covid-19 in squad last week. but is injured for the second time in
Roberto Mancini’s side host the Final the run up to Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat at less than a month and misses
Four of the Nations League with Juventus last week. Hoping to spoil Italy’s party will be another youthful squad which also
three of Europe’s best ready to Luis Enrique’s Spain, who defied features his 17-year-old Barcelona
pounce. Also out for the Les Bleus is Olivier expectations to reach the Euro semis teammate Gavi.
Giroud, who was dumped from and had Italy on the back foot for
The Azzurri face Spain in the first the squad after Deschamps large periods before being knocked As of Sunday morning 31,000
semifinal on Thursday (2.45am ended Karim Benzema’s out. tickets had been sold for the first
Malaysian time), with the San Siro long international match in Milan, with 13,000 bought
awaiting a repeat of the Euro last-four exile ahead of They will be
clash with Luis Enrique’s side which the Euro. without teen for Sunday’s final at the same
ended with a penalty shootout ground.
victory for Italy. Pellgrini sensation Both the San Siro and the
Veteran Allianz Stadium will be at
The other semifinal, on Friday, forward Calabria Kean most half-full for the Final
features world champions France and Giroud, who Four as Italy’s current Covid-
Belgium, ranked the planet’s best sits just five beauty! 19 legislation allows football
side despite also being eliminated goals away stadia to open up to only
from the summer’s European from 50% capacity to help guard
Championship by the Italians. equalling
Thierry against the spread of the virus.
Italy have been on a high after Henry’s all- There had been hopes that limit
beginning a memorable summer of time France
sport for the Mediterranean nation record tally of would be moved up to 75% ahead of
by beating England in the Wembley 51, was also left this week’s matches as case numbers
final of the Euro. out of AC Milan’s trip to have remained largely under control
Atalanta on Sunday with a since the spring and nearly 80% of
Mancini has largely stuck with the back problem which along
heroes of that tournament for the with a bout of Covid has Italy’s population over 12 have
Final Four, initially picking 22 of the hampered his start to life in been fully vaccinated.
Euro squad and adding in-form Roma Italy. But Italian Football
midfielder Lorenzo Pellgrini. “This can’t erase what Federation president
happened at the Euro, that Gabriele Gravina said
He has since been forced to drop is behind us now,” said that would have
starting striker Ciro Immobile who been impossible
has picked up a thigh injury and has You even if the rules
drafted in Juventus striker Moise had been
Kean, who shone in Italy’s last match, changed from
a 5-0 hammering of Lithuania during the start of
last month’s 2022 World Cup October.
qualifiers. “We’re not
ready, regardless
Rafael Toloi of Atalanta is also out of any decisions
injured with AC Milan’s Davide (from the
Calabria called up. government),”
Gravina told
France go into the tournament reporters.
still smarting from their last-16 exit at “I wish we had
the hands of Switzerland in the Euro known this a
and underwhelming performances in month ago, so our
last month’s World Cup qualifiers. communications
could have been clearer… I
Their 2-0 World Cup qualifying win
over Finland last month was their first have already said we cannot go
victory after a run of five draws, not beyond 50% capacity in the Nations
what is expected of a team packed League.” – AFP
with some of the world’s best players.

Coach Didier Deschamps will be

Klopp says Salah’s exceptional goal against City will be remembered for ’50 or 60 years’

█ CARL MARKHAM he has scored – highlighted just how valuable whistle. just once but twice and that makes me
he is to them. “If we had played only the second half I incredibly satisfied,” he added.
LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp
believes Mohamed Salah’s wonder goal “The second goal only the best players in the would have actually have liked to have won the “Always I believe the way a team loses shows
in yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester world score goals like this,” Klopp said. game but together with the first half I think a how good a team is and the way we lose in Paris
City at Anfield will still be talked about point is fine.” shows me we are good.
in 60 years’ time. “The first touch, the first challenge he wins
then putting it on his right foot and finishing the City boss Pep Guardiola was furious when “It is in the bad moments you have to make a
City, who had suffered at the hands of Lionel situation was absolutely exceptional. James Milner was not shown a second yellow step. After the way we play the first half and lose
Messi in their midweek Champions League card for a foul on Silva a couple of minutes (be behind) 1-0 and then 2-1 is still good.
defeat to Paris St Germain, had seen Phil Foden “This club never forget these things so before Salah’s goal, remonstrating with fourth
cancel out Sadio Mane’s opener only to go people will talk about this goal for a long time official Mike Dean. “That won’t make you champions but the
behind again to a brilliant individual goal of and in 50 or 60 years’ time they will remember satisfaction is there.”
which the diminutive Argentina international this goal.” “It is yellow card. Maybe he (referee Paul
would have been proud. Tierney) believed it was not yellow card,” he City have also reported to Liverpool an
Salah’s goal was not enough to win the game said. alleged spitting incident reportedly involving a
Salah twisted and turned past Joao Cancelo, however as Kevin De Bruyne struck nine fan and their backroom staff during the game.
Bernardo Silva, Aymeric Laporte and Ruben minutes from time but Klopp said, on the “He has to show the yellow card to me (for
Dias before firing an angled right-footed shot balance of play over 90 minutes – Liverpool remonstrating) but before he has to show the Guardiola said he was not aware of the
inside the far post for his ninth goal in as many were completely out-played in the first half – a second one (to Milner). incident at the time but is confident the host
matches. point was satisfactory. club will take the necessary action.
“In these games so tight he has to. It doesn’t
Liverpool are still to tie down the Egypt “Quite an exciting game with two completely mean you are going to win against Liverpool in “I didn’t see it, I heard it. The people tell me
international to a new contract with just over 18 different halves. The first half was exactly how Anfield but it is too obvious this action, to give this happened,” he added.
months remaining on his current deal but this we shouldn’t do it against City, the second half James the second yellow.”
effort – the seventh successive match in which was how we should do it. “I am pretty sure Liverpool FC is going to
Guardiola felt his side responded well to the take a measure against this person. I know
“I don’t remember a chance for us in the first defeat to PSG and is satisfied with their week. Liverpool is greater than these actions.
half and I was really happy for the halftime
“We were in the game and we came good not “In every club there are persons who make a
bad action.” – The Independent

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