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█ BY ALISHA NUR MOHD NOOR Test run Asahan assemblyman, left Umno to join PKR
[email protected] oMalacca polls to lay groundwork for next and Nor Azman, who has joined Amanah, will
general election, say analysts defend his Pantai Kundor seat.
PETALING JAYA: In many ways, the
Malacca snap election is shaping up to 18 from 21 currently, and political parties are He added that the fact all three main They are among the four assemblymen who
into a dress rehearsal for the main event already formulating strategies to win over the contending coalitions – PH, Barisan Nasional withdrew their support for sitting Chief Minister
– the 15th general election (GE15). young voters. and Perikatan Nasional – are using the same Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali of Umno last
Candidates as young as 21 are in the fray, a strategy of fielding a mix of candidates shows month, causing the collapse of the state
move an analyst said could herald more new Political analyst Dr Sivamurugan Pandian of that this is early preparation for GE15. government.
faces to woo young voters. Universiti Sains Malaysia said political parties
would be assessing their strengths and However, Tajuddin said the decision by PH “To beat the enemy, you must understand
Another analyst sees it as an opportunity for weaknesses in Malacca, in preparation for GE15. to field defectors from Umno shows that some his weaknesses and to do that, you work with
each political party to test its strategy going into things have not changed. him. This is management of change,” he said.
GE15, which must be held by 2023. “Whatever the outcome, the strategies that
work for the state election will be used for the “This is using your enemy to kill another. It’s Tajuddin pointed out that since an
However, some things remain unchanged, as general election.” just political strategy,” he said in reference to the anti-hopping law has yet to be passed, there is
the tradition of fielding defectors is still being decision to field Datuk Seri Idris Haron and nothing wrong in PH working with the
practised. He said voters could base their choice on Datuk Nor Azman Hassan in their respective defectors.
factors such as the candidate’s educational seats.
For political commentator Dr Mohd background, age, expertise, party affiliation and The decision to field Idris and Nor Azman
Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi, the Malacca election is issues. Idris, a former chief minister and incumbent drew the ire of Malaysia United Democratic
“the best thing that has happened since the Alliance president Syed Saddiq Syed
Sheraton Move” that led to the downfall of the Abdul Rahman.
duly-elected Pakatan Harapan (PH)
government. “This is undignified and politics with no
principles,” he said at a press conference to
“There will be many multi-cornered fights, announce that his party would not be
with coalitions, parties and independents participating in the Malacca polls.
entering the fray. It is a stride towards
democracy,” he said. “Instead, we will focus on preparing for the
next general election,” he added.
Tajuddin added that the decisions by PH to
field 25-year-old Muhamad Danish of DAP and Tajuddin also criticised the Election
21-year-old Farzana Hayani Mohd Nasir of PKR Commission for not allowing gatherings or
were part of a strategy to “test run” newbies in ceramah for the polls.
“Now that many have been vaccinated, just
From next year, the voting age will be lowered ensure that the standard operating procedures
are properly observed during the campaign,” he
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Ex-assemblyman PH Youth accepts nomination
to defend seat of Idris, Nor Azman
MALACCA: Datuk Norhizam Hassan o Decision of coalition’s top leadership must whether the decision is correct.” field individuals from the youth
Baktee, one of the four assemblymen be respected although there are some On Saturday, PH chairman Datuk wings to contest in more than 35% or
who caused the downfall of the Malacca dissenting voices, says wing chief 10 out of the 28 seats.
government, will contest as an Seri Anwar Ibrahim said Idris would
independent in the state election. MALACCA: Pakatan Harapan (PH) were some PH members who did be standing in Asahan, a traditional Among the candidates are
Youth has accepted the decision of not agree with the decision. PKR seat while Nor Azman will stay Muhamad Danish Zainudin, 25,
Norhizam expressed confidence that the coalition’s top leadership to in Pantai Kundor, a Parti Amanah who is standing in Pengkalan Batu,
he would recapture the Pengkalan Batu nominate former Malacca “I do not want to state my seat, Bernama reported. Leng Chau Yen, 37 (Bandar Hilir),
seat because “I am known as a people- assemblymen Datuk Seri Idris personal stand as this is not the Mohamad Asri Ibrahim, 35 (Lendu),
oriented leader by the constituents, Haron and Datuk Nor Azman proper platform but it is clear there Lee said he felt there were Law Bing Haw, 40 (Machap Jaya),
besides having good key performance Hassan in the state election under are quarters who disagree. negative narratives arising from the B. Prasanth Kumar, 27 (Rim) and
indicators. PH tickets. decision but it is considered normal Farzana Hayani Mohd Nasir, 21
“Nonetheless, when a decision and common in an election. (Sungai Rambai).
“I promise that I will continue to Its Youth chief Howard Lee has been made with consensus, it
serve the residents of Pengkalan Batu Chuan How admitted that there should be accepted and for me, it is “For me what is important now is EC has set Nov 20 as polling day,
constituency. Pray for me so that I can the Malacca voters who will decide that we deliver what PH is offering and Nov 16 for early voting,
win.” and to bring the coalition’s following the dissolution of the state
administration agenda to the state.” assembly on Oct 4 when four
He said he was confident that 80% of assemblymen withdrew support for
the votes would be in his favour because Earlier, Lee said PH Youth the Malacca chief minister.
he had been regularly meeting his welcomed the decision of the
constituents for more than three years, coalition’s presidential council to
and during that period had managed to
solve various problems or welfare
Norhizam claimed that apart from
welfare issues and food aid, about 70%
of the problems concerned drainage,
which caused flash floods in Pengkalan
He added that most of the flood
problems had been resolved.
Norhizam is expected to face a four-
cornered fight with DAP, Umno and
In the 14th general election,
Norhizam clinched the seat on a DAP
ticket with a majority of 2,756 votes,
defeating Chua Lian Chye (Barisan
Nasional) and Ramli Dalip (PAS).
KUCHING: The coming landas Election
(monsoon) season early next year Commission
and the fear of a possible emergence employee Nurul
of new Covid-19 variants are the Farah Illyani
main reasons why the Gabungan Zulastry making
Parti Sarawak government preparations
prefers to have the 12th state election yesterday for
now. nomination day
Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister – BERNAMAPIX
Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas
said the decision was reached after Centres in Malacca to open at 9am
much consultation and deliberation
with relevant authorities. MALACCA: Gatherings and allowed to be present at nomination nomination process, candidates are The EC called on all candidates
processions by supporters of centres,” he said in a statement reminded to fill and check the forms involved to abide by the laws, ethics
He said the landas season was candidates and political parties at yesterday. with the office of the respective and directives issued by police, the
expected in January and February nomination centres today for the returning officer or the Malacca Health Ministry and local
next year and holding elections Malacca state election are not Ikmalrudin said nomination Election Commission office before authorities.
during the rainy period will be a allowed. papers can be submitted from 9am nomination day.
Herculean task when widespread to 10am to returning officers at 28 The EC has set polling day on
flooding may happen. Election Commission (EC) nomination centres. “Candidates are also urged to Nov 20 and early voting on Nov 16,
secretary Datuk Ikmalrudin Ishak make deposit payments earlier. following the dissolution of the state
Uggah said the state election too said only candidates, proposers and He said candidates representing They should bring the payment assembly on Oct 4, when four
could not wait for the Covid-19 seconders are allowed to enter political parties are reminded to receipt on nomination day as proof assemblymen withdrew their
situation to get better. nomination centres. bring approval letters for using party of payment. support for chief minister Datuk
symbols and submit them with their Seri Sulaiman Md Ali.
“Our (Sarawak) Covid-19 cases “Supporters of political parties nomination forms. “This is aimed at ensuring a – Bernama
currently are hovering between 400 representing candidates are not smooth nomination process.”
and 500 cases daily. The spikes are He added that to facilitate the
due to the infectious Delta variant.
“And there is no telling if a new,
even more dangerous variant will
emerge in the future. While we are
excited about the election, we must
not let our guard down,” he said in a
Last Friday, Chief Minister Datuk
Abang Johari Abang Openg said the
Sarawak state legislative assembly
had been dissolved effective Nov 3,
making way for a state election.
Abang Johari said the dissolution
was in line with the King’s consent to
revoke the Proclamation of
Emergency for Sarawak. – Bernama
Parties waiting for SOP before starting ‘poster war’
MALACCA: The poster war among to a Bernama survey. Council president Datuk Shadan premises such as operations rooms of consider these as obstructing traffic
contesting parties in the state election Apparently, parties are taking a Othman said putting up party flags political parties but the council would flow and endangering the public.”
has yet to pick up even though the and posters would only be allowed be firm if such promotional materials
Election Commission (EC) has fixed wait-and-see approach on campaign after nomination of candidates is cause any obstruction. He reminded all parties to comply
Nov 20 as polling day. standard operating procedures, over. with the by-laws stipulated by local
expected to be issued by the EC soon. Shadan said several days ago, the authorities when putting up their
Flags of Barisan Nasional and He said the poster war is expected council had to take down party campaign materials.
Perikatan Nasional were only seen in The cautious move was adopted to start after nomination day. posters put up in prohibited spots
several areas such as Masjid Tanah, as several flags which were put up such as traffic light poles, lamp posts “Among them is the need to get a
Lendu and Tanjung Kling, according were taken down by local authorities. He added that the flags and as well as roadside trees. “We permit and pay specific fees before
posters already put up are in private being allowed to set up flags.”
Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal
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Changes in priorities leave Malacca polls to
companies short-handed be barometer for
█ BY ELWIN DAVA o The pandemic has prompted many to consider the phenomenon quite that KUALA TERENGGANU: The
[email protected] reassess how they want to continue working significant in Malaysia, as shown in Malacca state election on Nov 20 will
PETALING JAYA: For many data from the Malaysian Employers be the barometer to determine the
employees around the world, the Federation. direction of PAS with Perikatan
Covid-19 pandemic has brought a She pointed out that several Nasional (PN) in the 15th general
sense of clarity in their life and factors lead people to quit their jobs, election (GE15), said its deputy
career choices, and this has put Index revealed that 41% of strengthened during the Covid-19 but the reasons vary for employees president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim
employers on the edge. employees are considering quitting pandemic. from one generation to another. Tuan Man.
their current employment this year. “I feel job satisfaction is the most
All over the world, industries are In August, a record 4.3 million “Now, technology has shown that significant factor. If I do not Tuan Ibrahim said the results of
facing a shortage of workers and it is Americans quit their jobs. the dream of working from home appreciate the task I’m assigned to I Malacca election, which would
not all because of the economic can become a reality, thereby would rather quit,” she told theSun. witness three-cornered fights among
impact of the infection. In Germany, one-third of all validating that it is possible to work “Remuneration vis-a-vis PN, Barisan Nasional (BN) and
businesses are short of skilled from remote locations,” she told responsibility and personal needs is Pakatan Harapan (PH), would be
While many have lost their jobs, workers and there are at least theSun. another factor, she said. “Am I paid important to decide the plan and
millions more are rethinking their 400,000 skilled job positions to be enough for the responsibility given future of PAS in the alliance.
career priorities or have consciously filled. In India’s tech industry, the She also cited a survey done in to me? Do I get work-life balance?
chosen to leave their current attrition rate has risen 23%. In the July by accounting firm Ernst and These are some of the factors we “PAS will empower the strength of
employment. same sector in China, there is a Young which revealed that half of consider,” she said. parties in PN as PAS is a component
shortage of workers. Malaysian employees are prepared Nia Nuryamien said many people of the alliance.
Anthony Klotz, a psychologist to quit their jobs unless they are also desire flexibility, place
and professor at Texas A&M Many low-wage garment workers given the choice to work remotely. importance on mental health and “The results of Malacca election
University, refers to the new in Vietnam have not returned to the well-being, especially during the will be part of PAS’s future plans and I
phenomenon as “The Great factories. “We are now in a new world Covid-19 pandemic. think many would want to see
Resignation”. where jobs and careers are On the other hand, she said, Malacca election as an indicator (for
It is the same in Malaysia. A concerned. The sooner your people also place a lot of importance GE15 cooperation),” he said in a
Basically, as he explains it, the recent survey by Randstad Malaysia, company starts planning for the on job security, especially now. media conference after the party’s
events of the pandemic have a human resource solutions great resignation, the better.” “We must treat employees like 67th muktamar here yesterday.
prompted people to take a step back provider, shows one in four in the adults, not kids, because the
to re-evaluate their life. Gen Z (aged 18 to 24) and Millennial Chen also pointed out that the workplace is not a kindergarten or a In this regard, he said all PAS
(aged 25 to 34) generations plan to expansion of global online school; we must treat employees candidates contesting in the Malacca
For a start, the need for social switch jobs this year. freelancing platforms has also raise humanely, as we would like to be election on Nov 20 need to take a
distancing has altered the work the prospects for independent or treated; understanding and baiah (pledge of allegiance) as other
culture, and many people have been Catherine Chen, founder of informal work. “This will only communication are the keys,” she PAS candidates did in past elections.
forced to work from home. OKRscoaches.com, which helps accelerate the great resignation,” she added.
companies close the gap between added. Tuan Ibrahim said this is to ensure
As the economy opens up again, strategies and execution, noted that all candidates do not betray the party
many are reassessing how they want the desire to work from home has On the other hand Nia after winning the election on the
to continue working. always existed, and had only Nuryamien Rosli, HR executive at support and ticket of PAS.
Vandewiele Malaysia, does not
A Microsoft 2021 Work Trend “PAS has been consistent against
the agenda of party-hopping unlike
VP incumbents PH, which was against the agenda but
retain posts in suddenly in Malacca they are
party election accepting party-hoppers.
KUALA TERENGGANU: All three “The problem of Malacca now is
PAS vice-president (VP) that they hopped party, so
incumbents successfully Malaysians can evaluate the
defended their posts in the party individuals who created problems to
election at the 67th muktamar the people are suddenly candidates
(general assembly) for the 2021- in the election,” he said and stressed
2023 session. that it will continue operating with
They are Minister in the Prime Umno under Muafakat Nasional.
Minister’s Department (Religious
Affairs) Idris Ahmad, Terengganu PAS is fielding candidates in eight
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr constituencies, namely Kuala Linggi,
Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar and Taboh Naning, Durian Tunggal,
Kelantan Deputy Mentri Besar Kelebang, Bukit Katil, Duyong,
Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah. Serkam and Merlimau. – Bernama
In announcing the results, PAS
central election committee Call for party to
deputy chairman Mohd let more women
Nurkhuzaini Abd Rahman said contest
based on the election held on
Saturday, Idris garnered 1,164 KUALA TERENGGANU: PAS needs
votes, Mohd Amar (956 votes) to give the opportunity for more
while Ahmad Samsuri (778 women candidates to contest in the
votes). 15th general election (GE15), said
He said former PAS central HANDS-ON ... Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob tries his hand at congkak with a young opponent after PAS Muslimat deputy chief Dr Rosni
working committee (CWC) launching the Malaysian Family Month celebration at Taman Botani Perdana in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. – BERNAMAPIX Adam.
member Dr Mohd Zuhdi
Marzuki, who also contested for She said this was not only to gain
the post, could only muster 623 We will field candidates to win: Hadi the attention and support of women
votes and failed to qualify. voters who made up almost 50% of
“For this election, the total the total number of voters but also to
number of delegates eligible to enable the group to fight in their own
vote was 1,299 while the total KUALA TERENGGANU: PAS will field adjournment speech at the party’s 67th willing to “throw” the yacht symbol, we way.
votes received through e-voting candidates not merely to be annual muktamar yesterday. (PAS) stayed with (the symbol of) the
were 1,221,” he said when represented, but have the potential to moon, and used the dacing (weighing “For the Malacca state election,
announcing the election results win in the 15th general election Abdul Hadi said the party’s wings, scale) symbol together. (BN) won big there is only one woman candidate
of PAS CWC for the 2021-2023 (GE15), said its president Datuk Seri namely Dewan Ulama, Dewan (in the 1974 GE),” he said. out of the total eight (from the party),
term. Abdul Hadi Awang. Muslimat, Dewan Pemuda and Dewan or only 12.5%.
Earlier, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Himpunan Penyokong PAS (PAS Abdul Hadi also called on members
Awang and Datuk Seri Tuan He said although there were Supporters’ Club) should continue to to appreciate PAS’s political struggle, “I am confident that in GE15 the
Ibrahim Tuan Man retained their representatives from the party’s wings play their respective roles in attracting which led them to where they were percentage will increase. Give us the
president and deputy president calling on the leadership to choose support for PAS. today as part of the federal chance to fight for the religion
posts respectively uncontested. candidates from among them for government. through the women’s wing because
Also winning without contest GE15, however, the candidates’ ability Marang MP said PAS had always we know almost 50% of voters out
were Hussin Ismail as permanent to win the election should be given played the role of uniting the ummah, “PAS has never failed through the there are women of all ages,” she said
chairman and Kamal Ashaari as priority. which included political parties that ebb and flow of elections, the ups and during the winding-up session of the
deputy permanent chairman. “came” to the party for help during downs of the ruling government, it was 67th PAS muktamar yesterday.
The election was held to “We field candidates to win and difficult times. disturbed from the inside and out, it
appoint 18 members of the CWC play a role. We know many of our was disturbed by the ISA (Internal Rosni said if PAS wanted to field
from 36 candidates. – Bernama candidates who play important roles; “When Umno was in a weak Security Act), the Memali incident, as young women candidates, the wing is
there are scholars, professionals and position, it invited PAS to join the well as internal crisis, (but) PAS did not ready to cooperate and fulfil the set
community leaders,” he said during his coalition government. In 1974, Barisan collapse.” – Bernama criteria. “If (the party) wants young
Nasional (BN) was formed, Umno was women candidates, we can
accommodate. We can give way if the
party wants fresh faces because the
hand that rocks the cradle is also able
to defend Malaysia,” said Rosni to
thunderous applause from the
delegates present. – Bernama
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o Experts highlight dangers of exposure at workplaces onset of symptoms.
Two more flood relief and propose measures to adopt after contact with suspected Hoe added that the company should screen
centres in Kedah infected colleague
all employees who have had contact with the
KUALA LUMPUR: Two more temporary █ BY SHIVANI SUPRAMANI to work. But if it is positive again, he has to infected individual.
flood relief centres have been opened in [email protected] continue to be in quarantine and repeat the PCR
Kedah, bringing the total number to 12 as of PETALING JAYA: While most restrictions to test until it returns negative,” he added. “The screening process should include a
8am yesterday, sheltering 840 evacuees curb the spread of Covid-19 have been eased, questionnaire to see if there was any significant
from 227 families. Malaysia is not out of the woods yet. Rusli said the company should also take exposure (such as) close contact for more than
immediate steps to sanitise exposed areas at the 15 minutes and at less than two metres apart
Kedah Civil Defence Force Disaster With more people returning to workplaces, workplace immediately. from the infected person.”
Management Committee Secretariat chief the risk of being infected is heightened and
Mejar (PA) Mohd Muaz Mohd Yusof said close contact with a colleague who could have Universiti Malaya head of social and Other risk factors to consider are eating
the two new centres were at Sekolah been infected should not be taken lightly. preventive medicine Dr Victor Hoe said a together or chatting without face masks on.
Kebangsaan (SK) Sik and SK Chepir, which worker who believes he has been exposed to an
were housing two and five evacuees Public health expert Dr Rusli Nordin said infected colleague should take the RTK-Ag self- Hoe said those who are at low-risk need not
respectively. once a person has been in close contact with test at day five of the last exposure if he does not be quarantined but all workers should continue
someone who is suspected to be infected, he show symptoms. to monitor their well-being on a daily basis and
He said 543 people were placed at six should go for an antigen test (RTK-Ag) test. if even the most minor symptoms show up, they
centres in Kota Star, 281 at two centres in “It must be noted that all tests have their own should see a doctor immediately.
Pendang, five at one centre in Kubang Pasu “If the results are negative, the test should be sensitivity and specificity. To ensure accuracy,
and four at another centre in Pokok Sena. repeated a week later. If the RTK-Ag test returns the instructions on the self-test kit should be Places where infected workers have been
positive, the person should have a polymerase followed to the letter,” he said. should be wiped down with disinfectants of 10%
In Perak, 72 evacuees from 22 families chain reaction (PCR) test at once,” he said. bleach and 70% alcohol, and the area should be
were taking shelter at SK Panchor, Beruas in “Anyone who tests positive should then aired by leaving windows open.
the Manjung district which was opened last “Even if the PCR test is negative, the person is confirm the diagnosis with a PCR test. The
Friday after their houses were inundated not in the clear yet. He should repeat the test management should also be informed so that Arena Middle East and Asia head of human
following the high tide phenomenon. after a week,” Rusli told theSun. the proper procedures to keep others safe can resources Srithren Krishnan said at his
be instituted.” company, employees who have to stay away
A spokesman for the Hilir Perak Disaster If the PCR test results is positive, he should from work will be placed on unrecorded leave.
Management Committee secretariat said be quarantined for 10 days, at the end of which He said an infected person is most
another high tide phenomenon occurred at he has to repeat the test. contagious two days before he tests positive if he “That means their annual leave and salary
about 4.30am yesterday, causing floods in does not show any symptoms. For others, the will not be deducted.”
coastal areas in Teluk Intan. However, no “If the second test is negative, he can return most infectious period is two days before the
residents were evacuated and the water However, he said they are required to take a
started to recede at 7am. PCR test at their own expense unless it is proven
the infection was picked up at the workplace.
In Selangor, the Fire and Rescue
Department said monitoring of the high “The company will reject requests from
tide phenomenon was done at several areas infected individuals to continue working at the
including Bagan Pasir, Pantai Sungai office, and those under quarantine will have to
Kajang, Pekan Tanjong Karang, Pantai complete a PCR test before returning to work.”
Remis and Pantai Jeram. – Bernama
University improves global ranking
BATU PAHAT: Universiti Tun “Both these factors have directly
Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) has assisted in improving the presence of
improved its position to 247th in the UTHM at the global level,” he said.
QS Asia University Rankings 2022,
compared with its placing in the The university’s Risk
291-300 range the previous year. Management and Strategic Planning
office director Dr Muhammad Akmal
Vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Johar said nine out of the 11
Wahid Razzaly said he was thankful indicators used for evaluation had
for the achievement, which was the exceeded the median level among
university’s best since it was first 687 universities listed at the Asian
listed in 2018. level.
He said the success was the result “The achievement also meets
of several new initiatives. UTHM’s mission statement, that is to
provide a technical solution for the
“UTHM also adopted a different needs of the industry and
approach in improving its community based on a faith
international networking, in line with paradigm. – Bernama
the needs under the new normal.
As of noon yesterday
NOT SO SWEET ... Farmers at Pintasan Kelicap in Penang holding a peaceful demonstration to appeal against plans concTaﬁosrtemasl ed 2,506,309
by the local council to demolish structures and destroy fruit trees by the roadside that have been managed by them for
20 years. – MASRY CHE ANI/THESUN
Study on Ivermectin as Covid treatment Total
active cases cNaesews 4,343
PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry take two real-time reverse moderated by Health deputy
and the Institute of Clinical transcription-polymerase chain director-general (Research and 65,505
Research (ICR) are planning to reaction (RT-PCR) swab tests, Technical Support) Datuk Dr
initiate a clinical study as early as once before the study is carried Hishamshah Mohd Ibrahim.
next month to determine the out and again on the eighth day of Kalairasu said they were still
effectiveness of Ivermectin as a the study. waiting for approval from the Total
prophylaxis for close contacts of National Pharmaceutical recoveries Current
Covid-19 patients. “The individuals will be Regulatory Agency to proceed recovery 96.05%
monitored during their with the clinical study. 2,407,205
ICR director Dr Kalairasu M. quarantines in accordance with rate
Periasamy said the study, titled the ministry’s guidelines. They
“Randomised, Double-Blind, will also be given Ivermectin on “The study will end after we
Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial the first and second day of the receive the 300 samples needed.”
of Ivermectin for Post Exposure quarantine period,” he said The results of the ministry’s i-
Prophylaxis for Covid-19 during a virtual media Tech study, which tested the Death
Infection Among Close Contacts”, engagement session regarding the efficacy of Ivermectin on 500 toll 5,919Brought
will target 300 participants aged Ivermectin Treatment Efficacy in Covid-19 high-risk patients,
18 and above selected from close Covid-19 High-Risk Patients (i- concluded that Ivermectin 29,256 -in-Dead
contacts of Covid-19 patients Tech) study yesterday.
from 10 health facilities in several treatment would not be
districts in Kedah, Perak, Penang i-Tech study chief researcher, recommended for inclusion in
and Perlis. infectious diseases specialist Dr existing Covid-19 treatment PROGRESS STATISTICS FOR THE NATIONAL COVID-19 IMMUNISATION PROGRAMME
Steven Lim Chee Loon was also As of November 7, 2021
“Participants will be asked to present for the session, which was guidelines as it did not reduce the Received second doses
risk of severe infection. 25,516,476 24,625,458
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Ex-Johor exco, son to enter defence
o Judge rules sessions court erred in decision Malaysian Anti-Corruption court yesterday. Ahmad Fauzan Hatim and Amir
to acquit the two and real estate consultant Commission (MACC) deputy The prosecution was led by Wan Shariffuddin after ruling that the
of graft, money laundering charges involving director Wan Shaharuddin Wan prosecution had failed to establish a
RM35.7 million Ladin said the court allowed the Shaharuddin while lawyer Datuk prima facie case.
three accused bail of RM1.1 million Salehuddin Saidin led the defence The three were charged under
with property bond as surety for all team. Section 28(1)(C) of the MACC Act
the charges. 2009, and Section 32(8)(c) and
“The High Court judge held that Only immediate families of the Section 89 of the Anti-Money
the sessions court judge made a three accused were allowed in the Laundering, Anti-Terrorism
mistake because he failed to take into courtroom to follow the proceedings, Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful
JOHOR BARU: The High Court Justice Datuk Abu Bakar Katar consideration several important Bernama reported. Activities Act 2001.
yesterday ordered former Johor exco ruled that the sessions court had issues in the case. The proceedings yesterday was to
Datuk Abd Latif Bandi, his son and a erred in its decision to free and “The court has also ruled that all On June 14, 2017, the three decide whether to call the former
real estate consultant to enter their acquit Abd Latif, 55, his son Ahmad prima facie evidence had been accused were charged with 33 counts State Housing and Local
defence on 37 counts of corruption Fauzan Hatim, 29, and real estate proven, and set Nov 14 for of corruption and four counts of Government Committee chairman
and money laundering involving consultant Amir Shariffuddin Abd remention of the case in the sessions money laundering involving RM35.7 and the two other accused to enter
RM35.7 million four years ago. Raub, 48, two years ago. court,” he told reporters outside the million. their defence or to acquit them.
On April 21, 2019, sessions court
judge Kamarudin Kamsun ordered
the release and acquittal of Abd Latif,
BRIEFS PM SEEKS LENIENCY IN
DEATH ROW CASE
CRIME TOOLS ... Machang district police chief DSP Ganti Jimmy (third from left) and his officers showing items seized from a man suspected to be behind a
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister number of mosque donation box thefts and house break-ins in the district. – BERNAMAPIX
Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has
written to his Singapore Drug rings with VIP links busted
counterpart Lee Hsien Loong
seeking leniency in the case of a KUALA LUMPUR: Police have bribery or other means to achieve intensify intelligence activities and Razarudin said according to the
Malaysian scheduled to be busted 221 drug syndicates his goals, said Bukit Aman narcotics operations in collaboration with National Anti-Drug Agency, there
hanged for drug trafficking. nationwide this year, some of them criminal investigation department other government agencies. were 130,000 drug addicts aged
Ismail Sabri has asked the led by VIPs with the title Datuk. director Datuk Razarudin Husain between18 and 45 last year, with an
Singapore government to look “So far, based on information average of one addict in eight
into staying the execution and is There were also syndicates He said these drug kingpins have and intelligence monitoring, these families, adding that the
seeking a fresh application for masterminded by wealthy been using legitimate businesses as drug syndicates have not been able government spends RM45 a day to
presidential clemency in the case individuals who became fronts for their drug trafficking to use their influence on rehabilitate an addict.
of D. Nagaenthran, 33, who is millionaires in a short period of activities, Bernama reported. government institutions and
claimed by his lawyers to be time, after only two or three years in politicians. “If this continues and drug
intellectually challenged. He was business. He feared that these black addiction is not curbed in the next
arrested by Singaporean economy players or kingpins would “There may be one or two police 10 years, the number can reach
authorities on April 22, 2009 and This situation is a cause for become immensely powerful and personnel who have links with these three million,” he said.
charged with smuggling 42.72g concern as the country might one could “influence” police or kingpins but action have been taken
of diamorphine. He was day have a drug lord as notorious politicians. against them. He added that curbing the drug
sentenced to death by the and powerful as the Colombian menace must be dealt with at an
Singapore High Court on Nov 22, cocaine tycoon Pablo Escobar, who Razarudin said the division “I will ensure that my officers and early stage to stop the growing
2010. The death sentence is had dealings with authorities, using would ensure that this would not staff are hard working and have a number of addicts and drug lords.
scheduled to be carried out on happen and would continue to high degree of integrity.”
Wednesday. – Bernama
Six men arrested over killing of loan shark
TODDLER DIES AFTER
FALLING INTO POOL KLANG: Revenge is believed to be yesterday at Jenjarom in Banting restaurant after having lunch. shark who had offices in Klang, Shah
the motive behind the murder of a and Klang. As his sons watched in horror, Alam and Kajang. He also had
IPOH: A toddler died after falling suspected loan shark, who was criminal records for causing
into a swimming pool near his slashed to death by a group of men Shamsul said the Klang the victim tried to escape to a nearby mischief by fire, criminal
home in Kampung Balun, Slim at Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2 on magistrate’s court only allowed a restaurant but was pursued by two intimidation, causing grievous hurt
River in Tanjung Malim on Saturday. day’s remand for the suspects. of the assailants who continued to and cheating.
Saturday. Muallim district police slash him with their parang. The
chief Supt Sulizmie Affendy South Klang police chief ACP At about 12pm on Saturday, assailants fled after the victim Videos of the victim lying on a
Sulaiman said the father found Shamsul Amar Ramli yesterday said three parang-wielding men collapsed. He died at the scene road with multiple slash wounds
the boy unconscious in a police arrested six suspects aged attacked and slashed the 47-year- minutes later. and covered in blood were widely
self-made pool at 4.30pm. “His between 27 and 54 on Saturday and old victim at a car park after he and shared on social media.
father rushed him to the Slim his two sons, aged 10 and 18, left a Police said the victim was a loan
River Hospital and he was given
emergency treatment. The boy
was then taken to Raja Permaisuri
Bainun Hospital in Ipoh for
further treatment as his condition
was not stable. The boy died at
12.04am,“ Sulizmie Affendy said.
He added that a post-mortem
would be conducted. Police have
classified the case as sudden
death and an investigation is
underway. – Bernama
BOY FOUND DEAD
AFTER CROC ATTACK
LAHAD DATU: A Filipino boy, who
was reported missing after he is
believed to have been attacked
by a crocodile in Sungai
Kampung Bakau Lama on
Saturday, was found dead with
bite marks on his waist and left
leg. Lahad Datu Fire and Rescue
station chief Sumsoa Rashid said
the body of Ibrahim Tolento, 10,
was found floating by villagers at
6.41am yesterday about 700m
from the scene. “The body was
handed to police for further
action.” Sumsoa said it is believed
that the victim and his two
friends were looking for shrimps
under his house to be used as
fishing bait before they were
attacked by a crocodile. “Initially,
the victim managed to escape
but the crocodile attacked again
and dragged him into the water,”
he said. – Bernama
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Protesters worldwide BRIEFS UK TO ROLL OUT COVID
demand climate action ANTIVIRAL DRUG TRIAL
o Many thorny issues LONDON: Britain will start to roll
remain at COP26 talks out Merck’s molnupiravir Covid-19
antiviral pill through a drug trial
LONDON: Tens of thousands of Participants at a rally during the COP26 summit in Glasgow on Saturday. – REUTERSPIX later this month, Health Security
protesters braved rain and wind in Agency chief medical adviser
Glasgow on Saturday as part of meeting, some countries have among a group of people dressed in at Friday’s youth march in Glasgow, Susan Hopkins said yesterday.
worldwide demonstrations against upgraded their existing pledges to white jumpsuits with “greenwash where she labelled the conference “a Britain last week became the first
what campaigners say is a failure of reduce greenhouse gas emissions, busters” backpacks. failure”. country in the world to approve
crunch climate talks to act fast while there have been separate deals the potentially game-changing
enough to tame global warming. on phasing out coal, ending foreign She said she wanted to see rich She did not speak at Saturday’s Covid-19 antiviral pill. The
fossil fuel funding and slashing nations live up to their pledge of rally, but sent a tweet in the evening government said last month it
Dozens of events are planned methane. providing US$100 billion annually to saying the global protests sent “a had secured 480,000 courses of
worldwide to demand cuts in fossil vulnerable nations that “keeps being clear signal to people in power at the Merck drug, as well as 250,000
fuel use and immediate help for But many thorny issues remain promised and promised and COP26 to protect people and planet”. courses of an antiviral pill
communities already affected by and many protesters on the streets promised and doesn’t actually developed by Pfizer. Hopkins said
climate change, particularly in said they were there to keep up the materialise”. “Our so-called ‘leaders’ aren’t all the trials so far had been done
poorer countries. pressure. leading – THIS is what leadership with the unvaccinated, so this
Swedish campaigner Greta looks like!” she said over a would provide information on
In Glasgow, police earlier said Jill Bird, 66, who had travelled to Thunberg said the summit had gone photograph of crowds of how the pill will work in the wider
they expected up to 50,000 people to Glasgow’s march from Bristol, was nowhere near far enough in a speech demonstrators in Glasgow. – AFP vaccinated population. – Reuters
parade through the streets.
SYDNEY TO FURTHER
Organisers later claimed more EASE CURBS
than 100,000 had turned out.
CANBERRA: Australia’s largest city
Demonstrators marched close to of Sydney will further ease social
the COP26 summit venue and distancing curbs, a month after
through the centre of the Scottish emerging from a coronavirus
city on Saturday in a colourful lockdown that lasted nearly 100
protest with music and dancing. days, as close to 90% of people
have received both doses of the
Protesters chanted “system vaccine, officials said. Although
change, not climate change”, some limited to people who are fully
carrying placards calling for inoculated, the relaxation in the
“Climate Justice” and a “Fair COP” as state of New South Wales, home
they made their way to a park on the to Sydney, lifts limits on house
edge of the city in the afternoon. guests or outdoor gatherings,
among other measures. “We’re
“We need the biggest emitters to leading the nation out of the
be held responsible,” Kathy pandemic,” said New South Wales
Jetnil-Kijiner, from the Marshall Premier Dominic Perrottet, as he
Islands, told the crowd. called for a “final push” to reach,
and even surpass a milestone of
“We did nothing to contribute to 95% vaccinations. – Reuters
this crisis, and we should not have to
pay the consequences.” Ethiopians vow
to repel rebels
Glasgow is hosting delegates
from nearly 200 countries for the ADDIS ABABA: Tens of thousands of
crucial United Nations talks, tasked Ethiopians vowed to defend the
with hammering out how to meet capital from advancing rebels during
the Paris Agreement goals of limiting a pro-military rally yesterday, where
temperature rises to between 1.5°C attendees dismissed diplomatic
and 2°C. efforts to end a year-long war.
During the first week of the The rally in central Addis Ababa
was the latest attempt to shore up
US court suspends vaccine mandate for businesses public support for the conflict against
the Tigray People’s Liberation Front
WASHINGTON: A US federal reply to the motion for a permanent But Texas Governor Greg Abbott, population was fully vaccinated as of (TPLF) and allied groups.
appeals court on Saturday halted a injunction. a conservative Republican who has early this month, up from half in
vaccine mandate by President Joe opposed mask and vaccine August as mandates began to be It came five days after the
Biden’s administration that is Petitioners include five strongly mandates, applauded the decision announced. government declared a nationwide
intended to push millions of workers Republican states – Texas, Louisiana, in a post on Twitter. state of emergency ostensibly to
at businesses with more than 100 South Carolina, Utah and Biden on Thursday had set a Jan 4 protect civilians from the TPLF, which
employees into getting Covid-19 Mississippi – as well as several “Emergency hearings will take deadline for employees in large has claimed key gains in recent days
shots. private companies and religious place soon,” he said. companies to be fully vaccinated – a while floating a possible march on the
groups. rule the administration said would capital.
The New Orleans-based US “We will have our day in court to affect more than two-thirds of the
Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit If upheld, the suspension would strike down Biden’s unconstitutional country’s workforce. US official Jeffrey Feltman arrived
said that because petitioners “give represent a stunning setback to one abuse of authority.” in Ethiopia on Thursday to try to
cause to believe there are grave of Biden’s most far-reaching and “Vaccination is the single best broker an end to the hostilities.
statutory and constitutional issues high-impact efforts to secure the Vaccine mandates have a long pathway out of this pandemic,”
with the mandate, the mandate is widespread immunisation of history in the US, but have generally he said. The US embassy announced on
hereby stayed pending further American workers ahead of a winter been issued by cities or states. Saturday it was ordering the
action by this court”. when a resurgence of Covid-19 is “Businesses have more power departure of non-emergency staff,
expected. At issue here is the than ever before to accelerate our days after Saudi Arabia, Norway,
The traditionally conservative constitutionality of a US president path out of this pandemic, save lives, Sweden and Denmark urged their
court ordered the government to There was no immediate reaction issuing such a sweeping nationwide and protect our economic recovery.” citizens to leave.
from the Biden administration. mandate. – AFP
Rally-goers yesterday held signs
About 58% of the total US blasting Western media for
broadcasting “fake news” overstating
Abu Dhabi to allow non-Muslim civil marriage rebel gains.
DUBAI: Non-Muslims will be edge as a regional commercial hub. destinations for talent and skills”, number of legal changes, including Other signs urged the US, one of
allowed to marry, divorce and get The decree from Abu Dhabi’s WAM said. decriminalising premarital sexual the harshest international critics of
joint child custody under civil law in relations and alcohol consumption, the war, to “stop sucking our blood”.
Abu Dhabi according to a new Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed The report described the civil law and cancelling provisions for
decree issued yesterday by its ruler, al-Nahayan, who is also president of regulating non-Muslim family leniency when dealing with Addis Ababa Mayor Adanech
state news agency WAM said. the UAE federation of seven matters as being the first of its kind in so-called “honour killings”. Abebe said in a speech that Ethiopia’s
emirates, said the law covers civil the world “in line with international foes were trying to “terrorise our
It is the latest step in the marriage, divorce, alimony, joint best practices”. These reforms, alongside population”.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) – where child custody and proof of paternity, measures such as longer-term visas,
personal status laws on marriage and inheritance. A new court to handle have been seen as a way for the Gulf “They say Addis Ababa is
and divorce had been based on non-Muslim family matters will be state to make itself more attractive surrounded, but Addis Ababa is only
syariah principles, as in other Gulf It aims to “enhance the position set up in Abu Dhabi and will operate for foreign investment, tourism and surrounded by its incredible people,
states – to maintain its competitive and global competitiveness of the in both English and Arabic. long-term residency. – Reuters by its vigilant, heroic children.”
emirate as one of the most attractive
The UAE last year introduced a She was particularly critical of the
US government, which last week
announced plans to boot Ethiopia
out of a vital trade pact because of
rights abuses related to the war.
“If aid and loans will strip us of our
freedom, if they will lead us to
sacrifice our freedom, we won’t
sacrifice our freedom.” – AFP
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Iraqi premier survives drone attack
BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister o US and Saudi Arabia condemn ‘terrorist act’ “We cannot accept that Iraq will Iran’s top security official, Ali
Mustafa al-Kadhimi escaped be dragged into chaos and a coup Shamkhani, condemned the attack,
unharmed in an assassination Six members of Mustafa’s personal No group immediately claimed against its constitutional system.” calling it “a new sedition” in a tweet.
attempt by armed drone, officials said protection force stationed outside his responsibility.
yesterday, in an incident that residence in Baghdad’s Green Zone Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, Images published by INA showed
dramatically raises tension in the were wounded, said security sources. The attack came two days after whose party was the biggest winner damage to some parts of the prime
country weeks after a general election violent clashes in Baghdad between in last month’s election, called the minister’s residence and a damaged
disputed by Iran-backed groups. Three drones were used in the government forces and supporters of attack a terrorist act against Iraq’s SUV vehicle parked in the garage.
attack, including two that were Iran-backed political parties, most of stability that aimed to “return Iraq to
Mustafa appeared in a video intercepted and downed by security which have armed wings, since those a state of chaos to be controlled by Remains of a small
footage published by his office forces while a third drone hit the groups lost dozens of seats in non-state forces”. explosive-laden drone were retrieved
yesterday chairing a meeting with top residence, state news agency INA parliament after a general election on by security forces to be investigated, a
security commanders to discuss the quoted an Interior Ministry Oct 10. The United States offered security official with knowledge of the
drone attack. spokesman as saying. assistance with the investigation. attack said.
Mustafa has ordered an
“The cowardly terrorist attack that A spokesman for the armed forces’ investigation into the deaths and “This apparent act of terrorism, “It’s premature now to say who
targeted the home of the prime commander in chief said the security injuries of demonstrators and which we strongly condemn, was carried out the attack,” the security
minister last night with the aim of situation was stable inside the security forces in those clashes. directed at the heart of the Iraqi state,” official on condition of anonymity as
assassinating him, is a serious fortified Green Zone, which houses State Department spokesman Ned he was not authorised to comment
targeting of the Iraqi state by criminal the residence, government buildings President Barham Salih Price said in a statement. on security details.
armed groups,” the premier’s office and foreign embassies. condemned the attack as a heinous
said in a statement issued following crime against Iraq. Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry “We’re checking our intelligence
the meeting. said the attack was a “cowardly reports and waiting for initial
terrorist act”, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya investigation results to point the
TV reported. finger at perpetrators.” – Reuters
BRIEFS SNOWSTORM ORANGE 70 mobsters
ALERT IN CHINA convicted in
Burnt vehicles at the scene of the explosion in Freetown on Saturday. – AFPPIX Italian ‘maxi trial’
BEIJING: China’s weather agency
issued the winter’s first 98 killed in Sierra Leone fuel tanker explosion ROME: Italy struck an early blow on Saturday
snowstorm orange alert, the against the country’s powerful ‘Ndrangheta
second-highest level, yesterday FREETOWN: A massive fireball sparked by a fuel volunteer worker Jusu Jacka Yorma, who was at organised crime group, convicting 70 mobsters
while nationwide cold wave tanker explosion killed 98 people in Sierra the scene. and others in a first, crucial test of the largest
alarms fuelled concerns over Leone’s capital, the West African country’s mafia trial in more than three decades.
traffic disruptions and flu disaster management agency said on Saturday. The National Disaster Management Agency
outbreaks. The National said in a statement that 98 deaths had been Judge Claudio Paris read out verdicts and
Meteorological Centre forecast The blast happened when a fuel tanker recorded so far and “92 survivors are currently sentences against 91 defendants in the massive
blizzards in northeastern China, collided with another truck at a petrol station admitted to various hospitals in Freetown”. courtroom in the city of Lamezia Terme.
with some regions getting 45mm in Freetown on Friday night, according to
of snow over 24 hours. A cold witnesses. A nurse at a hospital where victims were sent While 355 people have yet to be judged in
snap is also sweeping from Beijing said many women, men and children had proceedings that are expected to last two years
to Shanghai to Guangzhou, The flames then spread, burning people in sustained “serious injuries”. or longer, those judged on Saturday had opted
pushing down temperatures by as cars and on roads nearby. for a speedy trial.
much as 14°C yesterday. – Reuters Rescue operations continued under police
The majority of the victims were street vendors supervision on Saturday. That procedure, which took place behind
ITALY LETS 800 and motorcyclists, many of whom were caught in closed doors, allowed them to have a third of
MIGRANTS DISEMBARK the blaze while trying to retrieve fuel leaking from Hundreds of people gathered at the scene of their sentence shaved off if they were convicted.
the tanker before it ignited, according to the tragedy, many searching for missing relatives
ROME: Italy on Saturday agreed to under the eye of security forces. – AFP Since January, a specially adapted courtroom
let 800 migrants, including has hosted the “maxi trial” of hundreds of
hundreds of minors and five suspects affiliated with the ‘Ndrangheta, Italy’s
pregnant women, disembark after richest and most powerful mafia group.
they were stuck at sea aboard an
overcrowded vessel. German Famed anti-mafia prosecutor Nicola Gratteri,
charity Sea Eye said the boat had whose efforts to defeat the ‘Ndrangheta have
received permission to dock at caused him to live under police escort for 30
Trapani in Sicily. There were over years, said the sentencing had gone “very well”.
200 minors, including “many
children under the age of 10” on “Out of 91 defendants, there were 70
board, it said. Italy is one of the presumed innocent who were convicted,”
main points of entry into Europe Gratteri told AdnKronos news agency, adding
for North African migrants. – AFP that those acquitted had been minor players.
MEXICO ARRESTS DUO Some of the group’s most dangerous
IN BEACH SHOOTING members received the maximum 20-year
sentence requested by prosecutors.
MEXICO CITY: Mexican authorities
on Saturday arrested two people They included Domenico Macri of the
suspected of involvement in a group’s military wing; Pasquale Gallone, the
shooting between rival gangs on right-hand man of alleged mob boss Luigi
a beach near the city of of Cancun Mancuso, whose trial is still pending; and
that left two people dead last Gregorio Niglia, whose role included procuring
week. The attorney-general’s weapons and extortion.
office for the state of Quintana
Roo said it had managed to locate About a third of the group received sentences
three of the four vehicles the of a decade or more, while 21 individuals were
suspected shooters used to travel acquitted, seven at the request of prosecutors.
to the beach. Two people who had
been driving were arrested but The ‘Ndrangheta, which is entrenched in
one managed to escape. – AFP Italy’s poorest region of Calabria in the toe of the
peninsula’s boot, has surpassed Sicily’s Cosa
Crowd surge at Texas concert leaves eight dead Nostra in power and wealth.
WASHINGTON: Authorities in Texas were “And they got hot and just dancing and it More than 300 people were treated on The group controls the bulk of cocaine
investigating on Saturday a tragedy in which all caved in and just, they couldn’t breathe, the scene for minor injuries in the first night flowing into Europe.
the crowd at a huge Travis Scott rap concert and passed out left and right. of the two-day Astroworld Festival, which
surged towards the stage in a crush that Scott helped organise, authorities said. The biggest fish in the prosecution’s case
killed eight people and injured at least 17 “Some people didn’t care and just have opted for the more lengthy trial, namely
more. stomped on them or ignored them. Scott halted his act several times when Mancuso “The Uncle”, 67, considered the leader
he saw fans in distress near the stage. of the ‘Ndrangheta families who dominated the
Around 50,000 people were in the “It was intense,” said Marquez. Vibo Valentia province of Calabria, and
audience at Houston’s NRG Park on Friday Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the Survivors described chaotic scenes of ex-senator and lawyer Giancarlo Pittelli, 68,
night when the crowd started pushing crush left at least eight people dead and 17 people squeezed up against one another accused of being Mancuso’s white-collar fixer.
towards the stage as Scott was performing, to 23 injured. with many struggling to breathe.
triggering chaotic scenes. Turner told CNN that authorities are The ‘Ndrangheta has approximately 150
looking at video footage, talking to Gavyn Flores, 18, said he was standing on families jockeying for position within the
“People were being pushed, people were witnesses, concert organisers and people the edge of the crowd near a barricade and organisation.
being trampled, and then as I fought my who were hospitalised. could not move, for hours on end.
way out of there, I saw people on the “So we’re looking at everything,” Turner They are supported by at least 6,000
ground,” said Logan Morris, a Dallas native said. The teenager said he tried to hoist people members and affiliates in Calabria, swelling to
who was at the show. Houston is known for staging high- over that wall. thousands worldwide, experts estimate.
profile events, he said, but “we’ve never had
Raul Marquez, 24, said he saw a lot of anything like this occur”. “People were trying to get out, but you Its reach is now international, with illegal
drinking and drug use in the crowd. can’t move. So there kind of wasn’t a point gains reinvested in the legitimate economy.
of trying to get out, because they couldn’t,”
said Flores. – AFP The ‘Ndrangheta’s ability to infiltrate nearly
all segments of public administration back
home in Calabria has allowed it to reap lucrative
contracts and cement its power. – AFP
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Johnson, seen here in a scene from F9: The Fast
Saga, has vowed to only use rubber guns in his
future films. – UNIVERSAL PICTURES
oThe Rock becomes the latest star in Erivo (left) and Grande are the new stars of the upcoming musical film. –
not real guns Ariana Grande, Cynthia
Erivo to join Wicked film
IN the aftermath of the death of THE upcoming live adaptation of
cinematographer Halyna the musical Wicked has found its
Hutchins on the set of Rust, Red stars.
Notice star Dwayne Johnson has
become the latest Hollywood power Ariana Grande and Cynthia
player to put the use of real firearms Erivo will appear in Universal’s
on film and TV sets on notice. Jon M. Chu’s adaption of the
During the premiere of his Broadway smash hit. Grande will
upcoming Netflix blockbuster action play Glinda, while Erivo will play
film, the actor and producer behind Elphaba.
such firepower-heavy films as
Skyscraper and Rampage vowed that The news was announced by
rubber guns would be the rule going Chu on his Twitter account:
forward for all of the projects made “Goooood Newwwws!!! The
under his Seven Bucks Productions incredible #CynthiaErivo and
banner. @ArianaGrande will be our
“I can’t speak for anyone else, but Elphaba and Galinda in The two shared their mutual joy on
I can tell you, without an absence of @WickedMovie @UniversalPics. social media. – INSTAGRAM
clarity here, that any movie that we Get ready for a matchup like received a Tony, Grammy and
have moving forward with Seven you’ve never seen!!! In pink and Emmy for her portrayal as Celie in
Bucks Productions – any movie, any green!! (sic)” The Colour Purple.
television show, or anything we do or
produce – we won’t use real guns at The two actresses celebrated Inspired by the famous The
all,” Johnson said in an interview Investigations into Hutchins’ death are ongoing. – TWITTER the good news together on Wizard Of Oz, Wicked is a spin on
with Variety. Instagram. the classic tale. While the former
“We’re going to switch over to the American Society of that the fatal incident might have focused on the perspective of
rubber guns, and we’re going to take Cinematographers – including been due to possible “sabotage”. “Dear Cynthia, honoured Dorothy Gale, Wicked will follow
care of it in post-production. We’re Emmy-winner Reed Morano and doesn’t even begin to cover it. I the events before Dorothy’s
not going to worry about the dollars; Oscar-nominee Bradford Young – The attorney, Jason Bowles cannot wait to hug you. See you in arrival. In other words, the
we won’t worry about what it costs.” have signed an open letter calling for claimed that Reed loaded the prop Oz,” Grande wrote to Erivo. relationship between the witches
Johnson’s decision to prohibit real a ban on functional firearms on gun with dummy rounds before her – Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of
guns from his sets follows similar movie and TV sets, and vowing not to lunch break on Oct 21, before giving The singer sent a pink and the West and Glinda, The Good
choices made by The Rookie work on sets where they are used. the gun to the assistant director, green floral arrangement (the Witch.
showrunner, Alexi Hawley, and Eric David Halls, which then eventually signature colours of Glinda and
Kripke, who oversees the streaming In the latest update regarding the ended up with actor Alec Baldwin. Elphaba) along with the message. As of yet, the release date has
superhero series The Boys. Rust shooting investigation, the not yet been announced.
Meanwhile, over 200 members of attorney of the film’s armorer Bowles further reiterated that Erivo shared the same gesture, However, production is expected
Hannah Gutierrez Reed has alleged Reed does not know how live rounds sending over a bouquet with the to begin sometime next year.
ended up on set. message: “Congratulations Miss
A. The part was made for you. I
look forward to sharing this
musical journey with you.”
This news should not come as
a surprise as both stars are true
multi-hyphenates. Grande, a
Grammy winner, started as an
actress in musical 13 and shows
like Victorious. Whereas, Erivo has
Jungkook Ahn Bo-hyun’s hairy tale
moments with FOLLOWING the season finale of the
imginative drama series Yumi’s Cells, actor Ahn
Bam. – Bo-hyun – who played one of the leads, Goo
WEVERSE/BTS Woong – revealed the story behind his
transformation for the television series.
In his effort to perfectly portray the
Puppy love for Jungkook character, he endured having to be fitted with a Ahn in his wig during a scene
long-haired wig. from Yumi’s Cells. – TVN
JUNGKOOK from BTS has been showing off intelligent breed, and Bam is definitely a
his adorable new dog, Bam, in the second smart dog. “I spent my summer days with my He is much more at ease
season of their reality series, BTS In The Soop. wig,” he said. “I couldn’t eat anything in his normal short
Bam also does not bark too much, no hot.” hairstyle. – ALLKPOP
Bam is a big brown Doberman, so most matter how much playtime it is getting.
people expected a confident and cool dog, The only time fans hear a bark from Bam is He then added: “I learned to
only to be surprised with an affectionate when it is seemingly cheering Jungkook respect all those who have long
canine. after he sings – or perhaps Bam is just hair.”
Bam loves playing with BTS members Before its adaptation, the original
and gets super excited when Jungkook Netizens have even commented that it webtoon series had already gained a
appears, clearly showing its joy with its long has helped them change their view of the large fanbase. For this reason, the 33-
wagging tail. Doberman breed, thanks to how loveable it year-old worked hard to carry the role of
is! Goo Woong as accurately as possible.
Dobermans are also known to be an
Grateful for the freedom granted by his
director, he aimed in giving his character
an unforgettable journey despite
the struggles that he endured
behind the camera.
“Even if I had a harder
time, I wanted [Goo
Woong] to have
everything. I was also
happy that the viewers
felt satisfied [with my
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Freedom in sight
o Britney Spears’ lengthy conservatorship
battle takes a huge step towards the end to claims
herself, in a
POP star Britney Spears hard-fought
may be able to celebrate “Now, it means ending her hearing in
Christmas as a free conservatorship. So it is said in no September in
woman. Her father Jamie uncertain terms, Jamie believes which she
Spears filed court documents last that the conservatorship should pleaded before
week supporting the “immediate end, immediately. Jamie will not a judge to have Britney and her mother Lynne in happier times. – GETTY
termination” of her seek to continue to serve as her father
conservatorship, while insisting conservator.” removed as her
that no strings are attached. It goes on to say that the conservator. termination of the conservatorship
conservatorship “was necessary to The hearing had been set is ending it without the star having
According to Yahoo protect Britney”, 39, when it was following huge rallies by members to undergo a psych exam.
Entertainment, the report was filed put in place in 2008. “Her life was of the public and celebrities under When Britney addressed the
The poster for The Book of Boba Fett. – by a new legal team hired by Jamie in shambles and she was in the Free Britney movement. court at an earlier hearing in June,
DISNEY STUDIOS after his recent ouster as physical, emotional, mental and The singer alleged that her she said she doesn’t want to have
conservator, and accusations that financial distress.” father had abused his position, to go through another one
Boba Fett gets his he was abusing his power. The statement further went on taking the opportunity to siphon because, due to the
own series to detail how Jamie was key in some of the money she had made conservatorship, she doesn’t trust
A statement released by his helping to turn his daughter’s life through her live performances. doctors.
DISNEY+ dropped the action-packed legal team read: “Jamie around through the She also claimed she was forced Her new lawyer, Mathew S.
trailer and brand-new key art for The unconditionally loves and conservatorship, and help her to work, take birth control and be Rosengart, has also indicated that
Book of Boba Fett, a new series from supports his daughter. Full stop. As “return to a path towards stability”. treated at a mental health facility he will be bringing up the issue of
Lucasfilm, launching exclusively on the he has done for her entire life, It also indicated that Jamie against her will. her father spending more than
streaming service on Dec 29. Jamie will do everything he can to maintained he was always acting The next hearing of Britney’s US$1 million (RM4.14 million)
protect and care for her. For the last in the best interests of his daughter. case is set for tomorrow. One of the from Britney’s estate in legal fees to
The Book of Boba Fett was first teased 13 years, that included serving as This was in stark contradiction issues to be raised in the potential fight to remain conservator.
in a surprise end-credit sequence her conservator. Meanwhile, People magazine
following the Season 2 finale of The
Mandalorian, focuses on legendary Supporters of the Free Britney movement outside the reported that Britney has set her
bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary courthouse during her conservatorship hearing. – AP sights on another member of her
Fennec Shand. family whom she believes had a
hand in keeping her under
A postcredits scene sees the pair conservatorship all these years.
taking over Jabba’s former palace on Last week she wrote an
Tatooine, suggesting that Boba is setting Instagram post blaming her
himself up as a crime lord on the mother Lynne for masterminding
galaxy’s Outer Rim. the entire conservatorship, writing:
“[What] people don’t know is that
The two must now navigate the my mum is the one who gave [my
galaxy’s underworld as they stake their dad] the idea. I will never get those
claim on the territory once ruled by years back.”
Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate. It was also revealed that Lynne
filed a petition in court requesting
The series stars Temuera Morrison US$650,000 (RM2.7 million) in fees
and Ming-Na Wen with Jon Favreau, for her attorneys’ involvement in
Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Britney’s conservatorship case.
Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson Lynne’s attorneys said she had
serving as executive producers. contacted them to “help Britney
free herself from what she saw as a
Scan the very controlling existence” and
QR code that they had vetted expert doctors
to watch for Britney in May 2019 and called
trailer for Jamie’s removal from the
OneRepublic headlines MTV World Stage
MTV recently announced that The iconic band released their Native followed in 2013, featuring
Grammy-nominated OneRepublic debut studio album Dreaming Out the No.1 hit and 41 million-selling
will headline MTV World Stage Loud in 2007, with the 20 million single Counting Stars.
Hungary, closing out MTV Music selling smash single Apologize,
Week at the country’s spectacular which shattered digital sales and In 2022, the band will embark on
Heroes Square on Nov 13. airplay records worldwide and a European tour, kicking off April
received a Grammy nomination. 19th in Dusseldorf, Germany, and
The concert will take place ahead will visit cities throughout Europe,
of the 2021 MTV EMAs, which will The band’s sophomore album, the UK and Russia.
take place on Nov 14 at 9pm CET 2009’s Waking Up, produced the hit
(Nov 15, 4am Malaysia) from the singles All the Right Moves, Secrets Fans can catch the same-day
Papp László Budapest Sportaréna in and Good Life. premiere with OneRepublic’s
Hungary. performance on the MTV Asia
The certified-platinum album channel at 8pm on Nov 15.
A scene from the final season of hit show Money Heist. – NETFLIX
The end is near for Money Heist
ON Dec 3, the world will discover Facing their darkest hour and
the fate of The Professor (Álvaro greatest challenge yet, the gang
Morte) and his gang. hatch a bold plan to get the gold
out without anyone noticing.
Netflix recently revealed the
official trailer for Money Heist Part 5: To make matters worse, the
Volume 2, the final five episodes Professor makes the biggest
that will end this heist when they mistake of his life.
Reeling from the death of team QR code
member Tokyo in the previous to watch
episode, the team still has to deal trailer
with an enemy lurking in the Bank
of Spain, wounded but as OneRepublic is set to grace the World Stage. – VIACOM CBS NETWORK
dangerous as ever.
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█ BY S. TAMARAI CHELVI Designing beautifu
INTERIOR architect Amy Liang is o CocoKacang Design St
one of Malaysia’s most sought- is renowned for inspiring a
after designers for her skill at bring spaces to life with a
creating amazing and attractive
concepts for trendy cafés. designing would be my life-long
She has won many hearts with her
distinctive style, as is her ability to craft How do you craft a theme for your
an ambience with a difference. projects?
“I do not really have a concept or
Liang’s projects include theme for my projects as I believe
contemporary cafés. She creates a studying the surroundings and the
comfortable atmosphere and adds her nature of the business to define the
signature green elements: plants or a character of a project is more
small garden space are a “must-have” important.
in most of her café designs.
“V88 is a space that is connected to
She also adds her personal touch by nature (dining by the Desa Park City
creating bespoke furniture pieces that waterfront park), and TYO is about
are customised accordingly to fit the nature interacting with people and
interior design. space (part of the park). It’s a marriage
or balance of outdoor and indoor, and
Amy, who founded CocoKacang natural and man-made.”
Design Studio, recently completed
designing two cafés in Kuala Lumpur – What did you consider when
Three Years Old (TYO) in Jalan Sin creating the ambience at both cafés?
Chew Kee and V88 Bar and café in “For V88, I was thinking ... what if the
Desa Park City – all done despite the spaces were not just a place for eating,
Covid-19 pandemic. but also served as the community’s
living room for people to meet and
At TYO, she converted an old house chit-chat with friends, family and to
into a unique new café. The white bring pets?
walls and natural lighting in the
minimalist-style house was optimised “I wanted to give it a sense of
to create a calm and welcoming warmth with a design that is not too
atmosphere. loud, not too shy, but just balanced so
that people can feel welcome.
Wooden beams and high ceilings
gave it a spacious feel, while vintage “TYO is a place that is enlivened by
windows rendered a unique feature. shadows in the day, and glows by night
The outdoor space was, of course, through the old and new windows.
designed with tall trees.
“The shadows of surrounding trees
At V88 café and Bar, Amy custom- are projected onto both front and side
designed elegant and functional ‘flip- facades, bringing a poetic moment of
able’ tables at the outdoor space, to light and natural shadows into the
suit the café’s function during the day inner space.”
and “flipped” for use during bar hours
at night. Liang’s designs have become a favourite among Malaysian Instagram users, who enjoy the unique, picturesque spaces. What were the unique features in
What inspired you to become an designer from The One Academy, I felt both cafés?
interior designer? that it would be nice to gain some “I will share two design thoughts for
“My dream was to open a bookstore, experience before I open a bookstore each of the projects, but I am not sure
so I thought by studying interior or go for further studies or run a design if these are considered as features. For
design, I could design for my own studio on my own. I practiced in TRIDI V88, the perimeter benches serve to
bookstore in the future when the day Sdn Bhd and Juteras Design Workshop function as a visual threshold between
comes.” until one day, I thought that maybe I the ‘public space’ and ‘private spaces’
How did your journey into interior should give myself a try and start a solo as the whole dining area is alfresco and
designing begin? studio. This happened at the end of this could also help to define it as a pet-
“After I graduated as an interior 2015.” friendly area. Its transformable
What is your greatest joy as an furniture design is meant to create
Liang made clever use of a interior designer? different vibes, as V88 is a café by day
few bespoke tables that “I feel that the most magical part of and bar by night.
came with a mirror top being a designer is watching things
when designing V88 Cafe. transform from thoughts to real life, “For TYO, the main facade and
and the most touching part is when I entrance is located at the side instead
see people whom I don’t even know of the front as it is a corner unit. We
using the space or furniture. lowered down some external walls in
“I remember the feeling when I saw order to get more exposure to the
the first piece of furniture that ‘came to driveway and pedestrian walkway that
life’ in my first project. It was a mock- is next to it.
up workstation. I purposely went
earlier that day, as I thought it would “By entering through the side
be good to check it before anyone entrance, the counter area would be
arrives. The moment I touched the sandwiched within the courtyard
table and pulled the drawer out, I knew garden and the front garden. It has
reconfigurable furniture designed in a
half or full moon form that opens up
for different functions, as seats or
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and innovative ideas to
a touch of nature ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF AMY LIANG
What challenges did you face when
designing the cafés?
“For V88, it had a room for kitchen
equipment, storage, bar counter, take
away counter, merchandise display,
cashier and facade. Thus, it was just
too small to waste even a single inch.
However, it turned out awesome as we
still managed to work it out together
with all the relevant parties.
“For TYO, I would say the biggest
challenge was the coordination with
the contractor, as a contractor with
passion and patience is important for
How does converting a house differ area.” recognising the little inconveniences (above,
from designing a commercial unit? What do you think of your custom in our everyday lives, and finding new and left)
“For TYO, besides taking care of the furniture designs? ways or solutions to improve on it, Liang
‘design brief’ from the client, we also “I look at my furniture designs as even if it is about making it just a little utilised a
wanted to celebrate the past and the playful and creative works that may bit better than before. minimalist
existing or original features of the 100- surprise even me, as I don’t limit it as design
year-old building that was constructed just a furniture piece but as a part of “I feel that observing our everyday and chic
in the 1920s. interior design or architecture design. lives is really an important element to custom
inspire innovation.” furniture
“The interesting part of this project “Through my journey of exploring, What is your future goal? at Three
was to figure out how to merge the old I found that design is not only about “I am open to anything, as everyday Years Old
building features while transforming it creating beautiful objects, but about life and design have many parallels.” Cafe.
from an old private house to a
“For V88, we had to follow the
guidelines from the landlord (Desa
Park City). We had to design it
according to certain requirements.
“One of which was, we were only
allowed to place flexible furniture or
moveable elements in the alfresco
grow root vegetables like carrots or Smart gardens
onions, but anything that grows above are taking over
ground can be incorporated. apartment
interiors – ETX
The concept of a smart garden is STUDIO
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to reconnect with nature and obtain
fresh produce is becoming
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flourishing crop of home-grown food.
– ETX Studio
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WILL we all be swapping o First, there was soya, and in 2022 we
our oat milk for potato could see potato milk trending as a new
milk in 2022? According dairy-free milk alternative
to a report by the British
Bulles de Ruche is a new drink that brings mead up to date in a sparkling retail giant Waitrose on the food thought of expanding its range to creator Bianca The Green Creator
version. – ETX STUDIO trends heading to our plates next year, reach more people, with a sugar-free takes on the task by boiling previously
this culinary oddity has every chance version and a “barista” version for peeled potatoes. The spuds are then
Raise a glass of finding its way into our cappuccino preparing drinks like cappuccino (so mixed with almond powder, water, a
to sparkling mead cups. the liquid doesn’t split once mixed, little vanilla and sweetener. The
says the brand). potato milk can then be consumed
WHAT if you swapped your glass certain bitterness coat the palate, The humble potato could be the after being filtered.
of champagne for a glass of it gives rise to an obvious next big thing in plant milk. But it Potato milk is available in Sweden,
sparkling mead this holiday comparison with a lager. But takes more than just squeezing spuds China and the UK. In the UK, some But the idea of using potatoes to
season? This honey wine was here, in a different form, beer to get the desired drink. In Sweden, a seriously believe in the potential of make plant milk isn’t actually all that
already being concocted in the drinkers can revel in an scientist at Lund University, north of this unusual foodstuff – so much so new.
early days of history, relying on altogether more floral drink. Malmö, has developed a new recipe that potato milk is being tipped as
the transformation of sugars for a plant milk-based on potato flesh, trend of the year for 2022! Or so In Taiwan, people have been
contained in honey into alcohol. The brand has chosen three mixed with rapeseed oil, chicory fiber predicts a report recently published sipping bubble tea (tea with added
types of honey to create versions and pea protein. The question that by British retail giant Waitrose. tapioca pearls) made with taro milk
Aristotle himself even of the drink with different immediately comes to mind is: why? for a long time. Taro is a root
described a recipe for this highly aromatic profiles: lychee honey Indeed, potato milk is forecast to vegetable that’s widely used in Asian
alcoholic tipple back in his day. sourced in southeastern Well, because using potatoes be as trendy as ready-made cocktail cooking. It’s frequently added to egg
The Greeks and Romans also Madagascar, lavender honey instead of almonds to make plant preparations, or the return of rolls, for example, to give substance.
consumed it and passed on this harvested on the Valensole milk is more environmentally breakfast as the star meal of the day.
habit to the Gauls. plateau in Provence, and lime friendly. Potatoes require much less That’s saying something! For this bubble tea recipe, taro
honey gathered in the Forest of water and are some of the easiest Homemade potato milk cubes are cooked beforehand, in the
Mead is also getting a new Halatte in the Oise region of vegetables to grow. On social networks, people are same way as any potato (its texture
lease on life thanks to an France. The drink is sold for €12 already starting to make their own when cooked is very similar). Then,
entrepreneur who has had the (RM57.66) at the Grande Epicerie Last spring, Swedish brand Dug potato milk. The vegan content the drink is prepared with black tea,
good idea of revisiting the recipe de Paris, as well as at the Halles entered this new niche, hoping to cow’s milk (or any plant milk) and
in a sparkling version – perfect for Modernes and at Cigoire in Lille. conquer vegans and consumers tapioca pearls. – ETX Studio
celebrating events – and with allergic to cow’s milk proteins, among
reduced alcohol content, meeting And if ancient wines are your others. Crowned with a 2021 Food
new customer demands for low- thing, it’s possible to sup Innovation Award, the firm even
alcohol alternatives. concoctions that are as close as
possible to the recipes that the In 2022, we’ll
Created by Paul-Augustin Romans used to make wine at a all be drinking
Delattre, Beeche’s Bulles de vineyard in France’s Gard region, potato milk,
Ruche mead comes in at just where excavations have says the British
4.5%, while other variations can unearthed amphorae. Heir to a retail giant
have an alcohol content of 18%. Gallo-Roman villa that made Waitrose. – ETX
The production process is similar containers for exporting wine, STUDIO
to that of a wine, with a stainless- Mas des Tourelles has developed
steel tank for the fermentation three original wines, including
stage, which takes place at low Mulsum, a blend of wine and
temperatures. honey and a certain number of
plants and spices to make an
When first sampling the drink, unusual and delicious drink! –
its lightness immediately leads to ETX Studio
comparison with cider. However,
the similarities end there. As a
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BUILDING on the excitement VowteinfnoerrywouinrnersLegendary category, fans will be Choose your champions
from the PUBG MOBILE able to take part in the Golden Bullet PUBG MOBILE fans can vote for
PRO LEAGUE MY/SG Award and vote for their favourite their favourite nominees from now
SEASON 4 (PMPL MY/SG talents, players and teams and till Nov 12 by logging in to the
S4) where Geek Fam was crowned experience the PUBG MYDCF 2021 cyber world.
Champion, PUBG MOBILE Esports is MOBILE booth.”
launching its first-ever awards show, MDEC chief digital To participate in MYDCF 2021,
the PMPL MY/SG S4: Golden Bullet industry officer Gopi PUBG MOBILE fans can visit
Awards in collaboration with MDEC Ganesalingam added: mydcf.my to sign up and experience
and eGG Network. “MDEC would like to MYDCF 2021 anywhere, through
engage with youth and their phone or PC.
Aiming to honour the greatness o The first Golden Bullet Awards aims to communities, in our continuous
and creativity of players, teams, and support for digital content. One of the teams nominated for
talents in the PUBG MOBILE esports honour the best PUBG players “And for that, we thank PUBG the Golden Bullet Awards is
scene, the Golden Bullet Awards will MOBILE for their involvement with SEM9.GANK, which is up for the
recognise a wide range of categories, MYDCF and their continuous Best Performance Team award.
featuring the best players and talents support and effort to rally the Several of its members are also up
in the recent PMPL MY/SG S4. gaming community with events and for individual awards, due to their
activities like the Golden Bullet exceptional performance during the
In addition to official recognition tournament.
by PUBG MOBILE Esports, each
winner will receive a Golden Bullet SEM9.GANK consists of
Trophy Award. ManParang (In-Game Leader),
Draxx (Fragger), Bravo (Rusher),
According to PUBG MOBILE SEA Putra (Support) and the youngest
director Oliver Ye: “During these member Wrydep (Stand-in Rusher).
challenging times, we have witnessed
tremendous growth of the local ManParang (playing under the
esports industry, thanks to the name S9Hahaman) is up for two
opportunity it provided for our fans to awards: Best Support and Best In-
stay excited and connected. Game Leader, while teammates
Bravo (S9HahaBravo1) and Draxx
“This was demonstrated by the (S9HahaDraxx) are up for Best
success of PMPL MY/SG Season 3 & Scouter and Best Sniper
4. With over 36 days of competition respectively.
and 13,000,000+ watch hours, we
saw the local esports community Up for the Best Fragger award is
come together in excitement and Dep (S9HahaDep), who already
camaraderie. won the Golden Bullet award for his
spectacular game-winning play
“As such, we want to continue the during Match 3 of Super Weekend 3
excitement for our fans by Day 3, landing a pan kill that led to a
participating as a Legendary Partner Chicken Dinner.
in MYDCF 2021, in collaboration
with MDEC. The final results for PMPL MY/SG
S4: Golden Bullet Awards will be
“As the only game in the unveiled during the official live
stream on PUBG MOBILE Malaysia’s
SEM9.GANK official Facebook and Youtube
(left) is up for channels, as well as eGG Network
the Best channel (Astro CH800) on Nov 28 at
Team award, Awards and various esports
as well as
(right ) The
for the PMPL
Epic pulls Fortnite from China as part of regulatory crackdown
BEIJING has embarked on a wide- The Chinese test version was US tech giant
ranging regulatory clampdown on a released in 2018, but Fortnite never focusing on profit and gaining fans, “I’m genuinely crying so hard – I Epic Games
number of industries in a drive to received the government’s green light with enterprises that are seen as was just playing with my boyfriend said it will
tighten its control of the economy, for a formal launch as approvals for flouting rules threatened with and was really looking forward to shut down its
with tech firms taking the brunt of the new games slowed. punishment. what was coming next,” one Weibo popular
pain. user wrote. “This is just so sudden.” survival game
The action-packed shooter and Fortnite’s announcement was met Fortnite in
In September, officials said they world-building game is one of the with sadness from fans in China, who Many said they had poured China. – EPIC
wanted to curb addiction in the most popular in the world, boasting took to social media to mourn the hundreds of hours into building up GAMES
gaming-mad nation by announcing more than 350 million users – more loss of the game. their characters and social networks on the game.
drastic cuts to the amount of time than the population of the United Multiple Fortnite fan accounts on
children can spend playing online States. Weibo shared a link to a petition
and ordering players to use ID cards Industry crackdown where players urged Epic to transfer
when registering. Epic is the second US-based players’ data to servers outside
company to pull a popular product China, writing they would lose the
The moves dealt a severe blow to from China in recent weeks, after gaming data with “our heart and
companies’ ability to make profits Microsoft announced in October that mind” stored in it. – ETX Studio
and sent the share prices of gaming it will close its career-oriented social
firms tumbling. network LinkedIn.
Now, Epic has pulled the plug on In September, hundreds of
Fortnite, saying it will shut down the Chinese video game makers
massively popular game on Nov 15. including Tencent vowed to better
police their products for “politically
“Fortnite China’s Beta test has harmful” content and enforce curbs
reached an end, and the servers will on underage players, as they looked
be closed soon,” it said in a statement. to fall in line with government
“On Nov 15 at 11am, we will turn
off game servers, and players will no The 213 gaming firms promised in
longer be able to log in.” a joint statement to ban content that
was “politically harmful, historically
Hong Kong-listed shares of nihilistic, dirty and pornographic,
Tencent, which has a large stake in bloody and terrifying”.
Epic, were down last week.
Chinese gaming firms have also
The move brings an end to a long- been ordered by regulators to stop
running test of Epic’s version of
Fortnite specifically created for the
Chinese market, where content is
policed for excessive violence.
8 theSun LYFE ON MONDAY | NOVEMBER 8, 2021
█ BY MARIETTA MU Fun with GPS artStreet art ... The writer created this piece of GPS art that spells out the name of theSun near the office in Petaling Jaya. – GOOGLE MAPS
normal marathon. With a GPS device,
GPS DRAWING or GPS Art is you can also make a GPS art to
a type of art where artists use motivate you to exercise.
a GPS device to create a Besides the motivation to exercise,
large-scale picture or making GPS art maps can also be
pattern on a world map. informative for people to visit the city.
o Record your next journey with your GPS and turn it into a work of art For example, the Cherry Blossom in
The art style consists of designs Osaka Castle GPS art is a map that
with different motifs, from animals to can be completed within the Osaka
current affairs issues, to cartoon and Castle grounds.
real-life characters. sport tracking app, you can even track added each week), which you can For air drawings, some choose to Since it has thousands of cherry
and make GPS art by swimming. also submit via the SEND! tab. use drones, and some even use their blossoms planted, it’s one of the best
Yasushi Takahashi, also known as Some artists prefer a printed-out GPS art in water is usually found in personal aircraft. This shows that cherry blossom viewing spots in the
Yassan, got interested in geo-located map and a pencil alongside their GPS open water such as a lake or the sea. there are endless ways you can make Kinki area. By following the map,
media and began GPS Drawing. The tracker. By having a physical copy of However, only a very small minority GPS art, whether on land, air, or sea. you’d be able to check out all the
Japanese artist had his first work the map, they can sketch out the of artists actually swim. One of the During the lockdown, many excellent sightseeing spots.
authorised by Guinness World drawing first and mark down the first known GPS drawings was made Malaysians stopped exercising Before you embark on your GPS
Records as the Largest GPS Drawing. main places they’d like to pass by Reid Stowe, titled The Odyssey of outdoors altogether because of the art journey, make sure you
The map he made in 2010 was through. After that, they work on the the Sea Turtle, which was an ocean restrictions. Now that restrictions are understand the length of your course
7,163.67km long, in which Yassan details as they go about their route. drawing made using a sailboat in loosening up, exercising outdoors and have the required endurance as
spelt “Marry Me” across the length of The website, strav.art, calls itself 1999. He spent 200 days at sea again is possible. The new norm of well as a fully-charged phone. If
Japan to propose to his girlfriend. the Keeper of the Strava Art, and without stopping, and sailed in the exercising is virtual runs, where each you’re planning to drive a car to make
Fortunately, she said ‘yes.’ contains a wide collection of GPS art shape of a giant sea turtle in the South runner completes the race in their a large piece of GPS art, make sure
from all over the world (over 2,000 Atlantic ocean. own time without congregating like a you obey all traffic laws.
Fascinated by the idea of drawing
with GPS, he has since published
more than 1,300 courses. Courses are
GPS art map plans and there are over
1,000 of them in gpsart.info, although
most of them are located in Japan.
Even though there are no Google
directions for the maps, you can look
at them on your phone or print them
out on paper.
With the help of Google Maps, you
can even make your own GPS art
without needing to step foot out of
your door. Go to My Maps in Google
and select create a new map. Pick a
spot where you’d like to start drawing
and mark out the main spots with the
Marker. After that, you can use the
Add directions button to create the
directions for your points. If you
would like to have separate letters,
you can click Add layers.
If you prefer to run or bike your
course instead, you can use any sort
of GPS tracker app on your phone, or
use a smartwatch to track your
journey. The popular sport tracking
apps are Strava and Relive. With a
(above) The Odyssey of the Sea Turtle; and (left) an image of a cherry blossom
created in GPS art on the grounds of Osaka Castle, Japan. – PINTEREST/GPS ART
9tthheeSSuUnNOONNWMEODNDESADYA|YNO| VEMBER 8, 2021
NEWS WITHOUT SBPOERADKERUSP
RUKUN NEGARA: THE PRINCIPLES THE OBJECTIVES
BELIEF LOYALTY TO KING TO achieve greater unity TO maintain a TO create a just society in which
IN GOD AND COUNTRY among Malaysians democratic way of life the wealth of the nation shall be equitably shared
THE SUPREMACY OF THE RULE COURTESY AND TO ensure a liberal approach to her rich TO build a progressive society which shall be
THE CONSTITUTION OF LAW MORALITY and diverse cultural traditions oriented to modern science and technology
COMMENT Kuala Lumpur as an enhanced
FOLLOWING the relaxation of liveability model city
lockdown measures and reopening of
inter-state travel, traffic frequency and control or management is lacking. “When nature 0 Installing pedestrian walkways or implemented within the specified time
volume along major highways, They would rather drive their own is fully cycling pathways – promoting not frames. The Ministry of Housing and
expressways and strategic arteries integrated more than 15-minutes of walking or Local Government via the Department
nationwide during recent weeks have vehicle or use e-hailing services (i.e., with the urban cycling distance for most shops, parks, of Town and Country Planning
increased substantially. Grab or AirAsia ride). jungle, such a leisure facilities and residential areas. (PLANMalaysia) should coordinate
model With these facilities, people can enjoy closely with the Commonwealth
According to Bukit Aman traffic In addition, WapCar revealed in eventually nature, get fit, relax and release stress Association of Planners, local city
investigation and enforcement their survey (August 2020) that 57.9% of could be through cycling and jogging activities; councils and Think City, etc.;
department deputy director Datuk Malaysians are concerned about taking replicated in 0 Installing more streetlights, road 0 Allocate funding to conduct
Mohd Nadzri Hussain, a total of 4.27 public transport due to fear of getting other cities, signs and CCTV cameras to promote research and development (R&D) in
million vehicles travelled along the infected with Covid-19. They preferred promoting safety and comfort, discouraging the area of climate-resilient
major highways as of Oct 15, similar to self-driving as safety measure. better criminal activities and accidents; infrastructure to promote liveability
the pre-movement control order period liveability 0 Creating mini-forests to remove not only in the city centre of Kuala
with 4.5 million vehicles a day. Out of the 318 respondents, 55.4% throughout carbon dioxide and air pollution, Lumpur but which also could be
considered purchasing a car in the next urban reduce water pollution and serve as a replicated in other cities such as
Such a phenomenon is particularly six months as prices are expected to be Malaysia. noise buffer. They also provide habitat Petaling Jaya, Johor Baru, Kota
apparent in the Kuala Lumpur city relatively lower during the pandemic. for other organisms such as birds and Kinabalu, George Town and Kuching;
centre, with more people resuming insects. Even though mini-forests are 0 Organise regular townhall sessions
work in the office or dining in. This includes second-hand cars, small, they can restore biodiversity to (i.e., at least once a month) to enable
with Federation of Motor and Credit cities; citizen voices to be heard at all levels of
And with people from other states Companies Associations of Malaysia 0 Adopting Singapore’s approach by government. Local city councils could
driving to Kuala Lumpur for business or (FMCCAM) president Datuk Tony Khor using hydroponics on roofs of car park lead and foster an intergenerational
leisure trips, traffic congestion is Chong Boon stating that the country structures and installing urban farms transfer of experience, knowledge and
getting deplorable. recorded a 20% increase in such sales. into existing unutilised buildings. skills; and
Indoor vertical farming within the 0 Develop more high-skilled and
The latest TomTom’s Traffic Index Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, a existing building allows local food high-income job opportunities in the
revealed that drivers in Kuala Lumpur total of 347,000 used cars were sold production besides providing stressed- main cities of Malaysia to ensure more
lost 126 hours, or five days and six between January and May 2021. out individuals a safe space to enjoy a young Malaysians could secure jobs
hours a year, as they require extra time quality indoor environment and well- that match their academic
to overcome the rush hour traffic. Due to a lower cost of car ownership, ventilated indoor spaces; and qualifications, giving them the ability
the government could not convince 0 Providing affordable housing for the to earn higher income. A higher
The traffic volume in Kuala Lumpur more people to shift from private to urban poor that is equipped with good employment rate builds upon and
is expected to increase further as Year 1 public transport. facilities for better living and learning leads to more investment, and
to 3 primary school pupils and Form 3 environment such as playgrounds, production and, by extension, higher
to 4 secondary school students head As of 2018, Malaysia only reached mini-parks and community halls GDP growth.
back to schools for physical learning. 21% public transport modal share, far equipped with internet connectivity,
from its desired target of 40% by 2020. learning tools and a library. The rakyat also must play their role
If there are road accidents or flash in shifting their mindset by adopting
floods, driving Malaysians have had to Meanwhile, the total number of EMIR Research also urges the and adapting to public transport and
spend more than 1½ hours on average registered vehicles increased by government to continue to: slowly reduce the usage of privately
as a result of the traffic jam. approximately 6% per annum from 20.2 0 Enhance federal-state coordination owned vehicles.
million in 2010 to 30 million in 2018. in terms of public transport and urban
Despite the current administration planning policies. Initiatives include When nature is fully integrated with
introducing the My30 travel pass to As the rising number of car usage increasing car-free zones, increasing the urban jungle, such a model
encourage higher public transport has significantly increased carbon frequency of public transport service. eventually could be replicated in other
usage, Malaysians still prefer private emissions, Kuala Lumpur recorded a Prioritising walking, cycling, shared cities, promoting better liveability
vehicles either in the form of car temperature increase of 1.64°C over vehicles and public transport would throughout urban Malaysia.
ownership or e-hailing services. three decades (i.e., between 1989 and help to reduce carbon footprint in
2019). highly urbanised areas; Amanda Yeo is a research analyst at
This is due to the longer journey 0 Conduct periodic reviews (i.e., once EMIR Research, an independent think
time, low On-Time Performance (OTP) A rising urban temperature has in three months) of all short-, medium-
and lack of safe pedestrian crossings, contributed to more frequent rainfalls, and long-term urban development tank focused on strategic policy
among others, associated with usage of flash floods, landslides, freak storms plans and ensuring all strategies are recommendations based on rigorous
public transport. and haze in Kuala Lumpur over the past
few years. research. Comment:
The My30 travel pass costs only [email protected]
RM30 per month for Malaysians to The government should start
enjoy unlimited travels in the Klang developing more open spaces in Kuala
Valley via the Light Rail Transit, Mass Lumpur to combat the impact of
Rapid Transit, KL Monorail and bus climate change and enhance liveability.
rapid transit services.
Following are the initiatives that
Malaysians, in general, also prefer should be implemented for Kuala
not to take public transport during the Lumpur city centre:
pandemic as they may not able to apply
physical distancing measures properly
and effectively, especially if crowd
Without investing in care we can’t tackle the climate crisis
█ BY ANNA JOHNSTON and jobs. like the school run, groceries or caring for It has also shown how vital care is to the
ON Tuesday, Nicola Sturgeon joined other Housing affordability is one of the biggest elderly relatives. wellbeing of a community, society and an
female world leaders in calling for women and economy.
girls to have a more prominent role in contemporary public policy issues; current Currently, government investment
addressing climate change. private rental costs are the highest on record prioritises longer transport routes from The move towards decarbonisation is an
with average private rents in England using up suburban to urban centres – journeys mostly opportunity to address these care crises whilst
The declaration, backed by the Scottish 43% of women’s and 28% of men’s median taken by men. also providing rewarding and well-paid care
government and UN Women, acknowledged earnings. jobs.
that women and girls are often It is also likely that any additional costs
disproportionately impacted by climate change. Housing is also a known public health issue, involved in decarbonising public transport will Modelling carried out by the Women’s
and prior to Covid-19, housing cost the NHS be passed onto passengers, further impacting Budget Group found that investment in a
For those of us working towards an inclusive upwards of £1.4 billion per year. the most disadvantaged, limiting their access to universal care system in which care work is
and sustainable economy, it was a welcome vital services and, critically, curtailing their valued as a well-paid career would create 2.7
move — and one that Downing Street would do Those most vulnerable to the harm caused employment opportunities. times as many jobs as the equivalent
well to follow. by poorly insulated and damp homes tend to be investment in construction. That’s 6.3 times as
tenants who spend the most time at home, such Of course, these employment opportunities many jobs for women and 10% more for men.
This autumn has been a busy one for the as disabled people, older people and caregivers, will also change as we decarbonise the
current government: the Budget, recent net the majority of whom are women, and children. economy, and while jobs in green tech are The fact that this seems a radical ask of the
zero strategy and now COP26. crucial, they only tell part of the story. government highlights how little paid care work
And while heat pumps will help to lower is considered in the net zero strategy.
Yet throughout these key moments, we’ve household fuel bills, the strategy lacks clarity for The other part is care. The time for a green
heard more about prosecco prices and belching private renters and vulnerable fuel-poor and caring economy has come, an economy The government’s strategy is promising in
cows than we have about the impact of climate households. that prioritises care of one another and of the addressing the scale of the change needed, yet
policy on women. environment in which we live. contradictory Budget announcements like the
Transport faces a similar problem. Last fuel duty freeze and opaque pledges to “level
The government anticipates additional week’s Budget saw a welcome £2 billion to We can do this in how we insulate the homes up” confuse and hamper the drive towards a
annual investment of £50 billion to £60 billion increase walking and cycling, with £3 billion to of the most vulnerable, how we enable people decarbonised economy.
by 2030 in the transition to net zero. increase the use of buses. But any investment in to move around and partake in society, and in
public transport, particularly bus, walking and how we design our labour market. The COP26 climate talks provide an urgently
On the face of it, this may seem encouraging, cycling routes, must do more to meet diverse needed opportunity for system change. But this
but there is a noticeable failure to consider how transport needs, prioritising safety, accessibility As the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed, can only be achieved if social justice and
this transition will impact women and other and affordability. there is a crisis of care in the UK, from adult climate justice are undertaken together, and we
marginalised communities in the UK, social care and childcare, to unpaid care, all of move towards a green caring economy, for
particularly in areas such as housing, transport Women are more likely to make multiple which are being shouldered disproportionately people and the planet. – The Independent
short journeys throughout the day for things by women.
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42.1 Institutions 912.4 1042.1 -129.7
32.8 Retail 782.6 739.9 42.7
25.1 Foreign 627.9 540.9 87 354.68 35.30 182.80 13.95
HANG SENG SCI NIKKEI KOSPI
100.0 2322.9 2322.9 0 0.40 22.65 29,611.57 218.04 2,969.27 28.95
KLCI STI 24,870.51 3,491.57 TSEC S&P/ASX200
Preliminary stats (excluding trade amendments). For final data, please refer to www.bursamalaysia.com 1,531.73 17,296.90
Source: Bursa Malaysia 3,242.34 7,456.94
KL MARKET SUMMARY Capital Markets Malaysia
NOVEMBER 5, 2021
INDICES 11,364.13 CHANGE +5.62 helps Elevate mid-tier firms
FBMKLCI 1,531.73 +0.40
CONSUMER PRODUCTS 604.36 -0.55
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS 202.56 -0.49
CONSTRUCTION 165.65 +0.28
FINANCIAL SERVICES 15,166.88 -20.21
ENERGY 782.62 -10.06 among MTCs on fundraising options such
TELECOMMUNICATIONS 662.65 +2.05 o Securities Commission arm runs tailor-made as venture capital and private equity apart
HEALTH CARE 2,413.65 +6.17 programme to ensure the sustainability and continuity from the traditional methods MTCs’
TRANSPORTATION 907.88 -1.40 of such businesses founders are familiar with, such as bank
PROPERTY 757.87 +2.80 loan, initial public offering, or bond issue.
PLANTATION 6,726.57 -61.93
FBMSHA 12,411.74 +12.09 Elevate is a 12-month programme that
FBMACE 7,124.49 +50.53 aims to upskill MTCs’ founders and senior
TECHNOLOGY 100.64 +1.00 █ BY JUNE MOH they needed. Simultaneously, management to be in a better position to
TURNOVER [email protected] we talked to private investors raise funds. The training has three parts,
3.151 BIL VALUE PETALING JAYA: There are few such as venture capitalists and including fundraising, and equity on the
RM2.322 BIL policy measures and training private equity firms. valuation of their companies.
programmes available to mid-
5 MOST ACTIVES tier companies (MTCs) in the “There are some pain Zalina said: “For example, the benefits
NOVEMBER 5, 2021 country. Recognising this points, such as some MTCs do of fundraising through the sale of equity,
situation, Capital Markets not know how to sell their the benefit of fundraising to debt, what are
STOCK VOL CLSG (sen) +/– (sen) Malaysia (CMM) has made stories. Some of them have the repercussions on the business model in
NWP 170,244,800 32.0 +2.0 available Elevate, a programme great stories but they do not terms of what they want to achieve and
KNM 113,945,200 21.0 +1.5 tailored to assist mid-tier know how to put together how to achieve their goals. Besides the
ARBB 79,183,800 20.0 -7.0 companies and to ensure their long-term stories and do not have the financial beats, the programme helps them
ALAM 76,955,400 3.0 -1.5 sustainability and business continuity. right team to sell the story. re-evaluate their business model in a
HSI-CIV 65,953,800 28.0 -2.5 Usually it is the founder who is the story but course known as the ‘nine thinking.’
CMM general manager Zalina the founder might not be the right person
5 TOP GAINERS Shamsudin (pix) said support for MTCs can to sell the story. “The key thing is a lot of them don’t
NOVEMBER 5, 2021 be better targeted. “Another point we found is related to know how to market themselves, how to
governance structure; traditional founding engage investors, and sell their stories. A
STOCK VOL CLSG (RM) +/– RM “The total number of registered companies focus on growing the business strong element of the training includes all
FANG-2XL 900 18.12 0.96 companies with Companies Commission but they do not put into place strategies to of the above.
MPI 314,000 48.90 0.90 of Malaysia is 1.5 million. MTCs are improve or to reinforce governance issues,
AEONCR 382,900 14.98 0.62 between the 936 public listed companies which is an area of concern,” Zalina said. “Besides training, we will identify a
PMBTECH-WA 35,900 9.67 0.52 and the 1.3 million small and medium Another point of concern is disagreement mentor to help them implement what they
VITROX 162,900 20.00 0.46 enterprises (SMEs). between business owner and his children have learnt. At the end of the programme,
who are the working family members. we will give them pitching opportunities.
5 TOP LOSERS “These are the companies that are not “Another thing is there are founders who We will guide them on the process of IPO.
NOVEMBER 5, 2021 accounted for and, by Malaysia External do not have a successor to continue the We will also introduce venture capitalists
Trade Development Corp’s (Matrade) business and just want to sell it but they do and private equity firms for them.
STOCK VOL CLSG (RM) +/– RM definition, they are categorised as MTCs. not know how to value their business they
GENETEC 339,600 48.44 1.24 MTC founders worked very hard with their do not know the price they should be “Many people do not know that venture
KLK 770,300 20.70 0.54 strategy or network to build their looking at to sell the business. capitalists (VCs) and private equity (PE)
HLCAP 1,498,700 7.35 0.43 businesses, and now they have reached a “We looked at all these pain points and investors bring a lot of value to a business.
CARLSBG 169,600 21.60 0.36 point where they are clueless on how to we created the Elevate programme last year Besides giving funding, they guide the
ANNJOO-PA 23,600 0.86 0.29 scale up,” she told SunBiz. to address all these problems to a certain company because they have so much
degree, and it will benefit the capital market experience and investing in sectors similar
EXCHANGE RATES NOVEMBER 5, 2021 According to Matrade, MTCs in too,” she said. to that of the MTCs. VCs and PE can bring
Malaysia are defined as companies with CCM’s primary role is to support the best practices from other countries or
Foreign currency Bank sell Bank buy Bank buy annual revenue between RM50 million and growth of the capital market. The purpose of introduce MTCs to potential supply chain.”
RM500 million in the manufacturing sector Elevate, which was launched in August 2020,
1 US DOLLAR TT/OD TT OD and between RM20 million and RM500 is to build the pipeline for people who are Another highlight of Elevate is that it will
1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 4.2190 4.0930 4.0830 million in other sectors. willing to raise funds in the capital market. start a business clinic to guide programme
1 BRUNEI DOLLAR 3.1360 3.0110 2.9950 One of the main things Elevate aims to participants. Furthermore, it will invite
1 CANADIAN DOLLAR 3.1200 3.0290 3.0210 Currently, there are only two programmes achieve is to create awareness of the instructors from VCs and PE firms to talk to
1 EURO 3.3830 3.2910 3.2790 – Mid-Tier Companies Development different fundraising opportunities within the participants.
1 NEWZEALAND DOLLAR 4.8790 4.7210 4.7010 Programme by Matrade and Endeavor the capital market.
1 SINGAPORE DOLLAR 3.0060 2.8960 2.8800 Malaysia – that provide targeted support to Zalina said there is low awareness “We will do business matching and
1 STERLING POUND 3.1200 3.0290 3.0210 MTCs. networking and prefer Malaysians as
1 SWISS FRANC 5.7000 5.5200 5.5000 mentors because they know the problem,”
100 UAE DIRHAM 4.6060 4.5010 4.4860 “We spoke to many MTCs to know their Zalina said.
100 BANGLADESHTAKA 116.2100 110.1700 109.9700 pain points, ambitions, and the support
100 CHINESE RENMINBI 5.0120 4.6890 4.4890 CMM, formerly known as Capital
100 HONGKONG DOLLAR 66.0000 63.4000 Markets Promotion Council, was set up by
100 INDIAN RUPEE 54.7800 52.0500 N/A the Securities Commission Malaysia in 2012.
100 INDONESIAN RUPIAH 5.7600 5.4100 51.8500
100 JAPANESE YEN 0.0304 0.0276 5.2100 Ivory Properties upbeat on Penang residential market
100 NEWTAIWAN DOLLAR 3.7110 3.5940 0.0226
100 PAKISTAN RUPEE 16.2000 3.5840 GEORGE TOWN: Ivory Properties Group In Budget 2022 tabled on Oct 29, the launches of various projects with a total
100 PHILIPPINE PESO 2.5300 N/A Bhd expects to see an increase in demand Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul GDV of RM2.14 billion.
100 QATAR RIYAL 8.4600 2.3600 N/A for residential properties in Penang, Abdul Aziz announced the allocation of a
100 SAUDI RIYAL 116.6400 7.9700 2.1600 underpinned by the opening of borders, RM2 billion guarantee through the One of the projects, Crown Penang, a
100THAI BAHT 113.7200 110.7300 7.7700 the government’s stimulus plan and Housing Credit Guarantee Scheme to RM340 million 40-storey serviced suites
13.2100 107.9500 110.5300 softening of property prices. facilitate loans for those without proof of development on a 0.81ha site, is expected
11.7200 107.7500 steady income, as well as the waiver of the to be launched next year and will feature
11.3200 Group CEO Datuk Low Eng Hock said real property gains tax for property smart-home technologies.
property prices have softened due to Covid- disposed of from the sixth year onwards.
Source: Malayan Banking Berhad/Bernama 19 and this would likely stimulate property- Ivory Properties is also planning to
buying from investors or occupiers, especially Currently, Low said, the group’s ongoing launch phases four and five of Penang
after the announcement of Budget 2022. projects include a 312-unit serviced suites Times Square, comprising a hotel with
development atop a four-storey commercial RM410 million GDV and a boutique hotel
“We foresee an increase in demand for podium, called The Wave, which is phase with an estimated GDV of RM155 million.
residential properties, especially from three of Penang Times Square.
Hong Kong, China, Singapore, as well as Low said Ivory Properties has been
from Penangites residing overseas. “With an estimated gross development scouting for prominent areas outside
value (GDV) of RM500 million, the project Penang with growth potential for the past
“We expect the international border to is currently at 90% completion, and is few years, including Kuala Lumpur and
reopen soon and we look forward to expected to be completed in the second Perak, but some of its plans have been
welcoming more foreign purchasers and quarter of 2022,” he added. delayed due to Covid-19. “There are several
investors, as well as foreign financial projects in the pipeline outside Penang,
providers as they are the key drivers of our Moving forward, Low said, the Penang- including Grand Connaught and Avenue 8
operations,” he told Bernama. based property group will be occupied with Residence in Sungai Besi.”
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ME * SUNBIZ
How is foreign LEGALLY SPEAKING
income taxed? Business restructuring – best strategies
for your company
THIS is certainly a hot topic as be received in Malaysia without an HAVE you considered what actions you action against the company. period, the judicial manager must table
many taxpayers were surprised actual transfer or remittance into or your company can take to ensure The nominee will summon a restructuring plan for creditors’
by the Budget 2022 measure to Malaysia. This can happen where a business continuity when your approval. If the restructuring plan is
tax foreign sourced income taxpayer offsets an amount receivable company is in financial distress? meetings of shareholders and creditors approved by 75% majority in value of
received by Malaysian individuals and against an amount payable to a foreign to consider the proposal. For approval, a creditors, it will be binding on all the
corporate residents. Malaysia only taxes party, or dividends are paid to This article sets out three corporate majority of the shareholders and 75% company’s creditors.
income that arises in Malaysia. shareholders of Malaysian resident rescue mechanisms that may assist in majority invalue of creditors must agree. Scheme of Arrangement (SOA)
companies out of funds located the rehabilitation of a distressed A SOA is a court-approved restructuring
Taxation of foreign source income is overseas. company so that it can continue to Upon approval, the CVA takes effect agreement between a firm and its
not new to Malaysia. Such income was Bilateral and unilateral credits operate as a going concern. and will be binding on all creditors. creditors. The firm, its creditors, the
taxed prior to the year of assessment Where any taxes have been paid Corporate Voluntary Arrangement Judicial Management (JM) Order judicial manager or the liquidator may
1995. overseas on the foreign income (CVA) A JM order is a court order that places the apply to court for leave to summon a
Income vs capital remitted, such taxes can be offset A CVA is a voluntary compromise or company under the management of a meeting(s) of creditors or class of creditors.
The first hurdle to cross is to determine against the Malaysian tax applicable on arrangement which allows a company qualified insolvency practitioner
whether the monies remitted into the foreign income. However, the to present a restructuring proposal to its (judicial manager). The company or Once the court grants the order, the
Malaysia is income or capital: Income creditors. The CVA may be proposed by creditor(s) may make an application to meeting(s) will be held. Each meeting
is taxed whilst capital is not. bilateral credit cannot exceed the the directors of the company, the judicial court for the JM order. must approve the proposed SOA by a
total amount of Malaysian tax manager or the liquidator/official 75% majority in value of the creditors (or
Taxpayers are going to charged on the foreign receiver (applicant). The court will grant the order if it is class of creditors) present and voting.
have difficulties in dealing income. satisfied that:
with this issue since the Such bilateral credits The applicant has to put forward the (a) the company is or will be unable to Once approved, the court has to
monies would have been are provided for under the terms and details of the proposed pay its debts; and sanction the SOA. The court will
accumulated over a long double tax agreements restructuring and appoint an insolvency (b) the order will likely achieve one or approve the SOA subject to such
period of time and unless and an election to claim practitioner as a nominee who will be more of the following purposes: alterations or conditions as the court
you have good records, the tax credit should be responsible for the supervision and 0 thesurvivalofthecompany,where thinks just whereupon the SOA will be
you may have difficulty in made within two years after implementation of the Proposal. the whole or part of its undertaking(s) will binding on all creditors listed in the SOA.
arguing that the amount continue as a going concern;
remitted is capital in nature. the end of the year of The nominee will determine 0judicial approval for a compromise or Additionally, a restraining order (RO)
What income is taxable? assessment in which the foreign whether the proposal has a reasonable arrangement with the company’s may be sought if necessary for the
All types of income will be taxable, and income is remitted. prospect of being approved and creditors; or company to restrain further legal or
this will include dividend income, Where such income is received from whether the company has sufficient 0 if a JM order is a more advantageous enforcement proceedings to preserve
interest income, rental income, countries without a double tax funds to continue during the 28-day realisation of the company’s assets than the company’s assets whilst allowing the
pension income, employment income, agreement with Malaysia, the taxpayer moratorium period. This moratorium winding up the company. company to focus its efforts and
and annuities even though some of can claim a unilateral credit and the tax is automatically implemented once resources on formulating and
these types of income will not be credit will be limited to one-half of the the proposal and other relevant Once the JM order is granted, a implementing the SOA.
taxable in Malaysia if the income had foreign tax paid on the foreign income documents have been filed in court; moratorium automatically applies. The Key differences
arisen in Malaysia. or the Malaysian tax chargeable on the and the moratorium may be judicial manager will then manage the Set out below are the key differences of
same income, whichever is lower. extended. The moratorium suspends affairs, business and property of the the three corporate rescue mechanisms:
An example would be dividend Problems around claiming tax credits the power of creditors to take legal company for six months (which may be
income paid by Malaysian companies If income accumulated over many extended upon application). During this
will not be taxable. years is remitted into Malaysia,
Need to understand the type of determining the amount of the tax paid Court approval CVA JM SOA
income received overseas over the period, can be Not required Required Required
The income received must be classified difficult unless you have good records. Only the proposal
into one of the categories such as When you receive dividends, there and the relevant documents
business income, employment income, are special provisions in some double have to be filed for the automatic
dividend income, and other categories tax agreements that allow you an moratorium to apply
specified in the Income Tax Act 1967. underlying tax credit. This is another
area of complexity which needs to be Moratorium 28 days automatic Six months No automatic moratorium
The reason for classifying the understood by the taxpayer before a moratorium automatic moratorium RO may be applied. The initial RO period
income is due to the different tax claim is made. will not be more than three months
treatment accorded to each class of The calculation of double tax credits
income. For example, if you are is complex, and this is set out in the Extension of A further 32 days A further six months RO: A further nine months
receiving income from a business Public Ruling No. 11/2011. moratorium
source, then such income can be used upon application
to offset against losses from another This article was contributed by
Malaysian business source. Thannees Tax Consulting Services Formulation of Under management of the By the judicial manager Under management of the company
Constructive remittance proposal company with the nominee’s who is an external party
Constructive remittance can arise in Sdn Bhd managing director supervision
cases where income can be deemed to SM Thanneermalai.
Who can Directors; judicial Company; creditors Company; creditors;
propose/apply manager; liquidator judicial manager; liquidator
Conclusion available for restructuring; the situation should always seek
Which of the three corporate rescue viability of the company’s business; independent legal advice before
mechanisms a distressed company the number and classes of proceeding.
will pursue depends upon a creditors; and whether the
multitude of factors including the distressed company is a listed This article was contributed by Ooi
company’s debt value; the assets company. Businesses in such a Tian Hong of Christopher & Lee Ong.
Dagang NeXchange attracts increased interest Top warrants by volume traded
DESPITE the holiday-shortened RM100 million income, while the volatile week with a 1.3% decline on Warrant Volume Issuer Exercise Expiry date
week, total warrants turnover last excess will be subjected to a 33% Monday, a 7.1% surge on Tuesday name (’mil) Macquarie level 28 Jan 2022
week fell only 0.7% to RM198.2 income tax rate. In addition, the and a 4.9% decline on Wednesday HSI-CIV 170.0 Macquarie 26,600 29 Nov 2021
million as the average daily turnover government announced a stamp before closing unchanged at 78.5 sen HSI-HMD 98.7 Kenanga 25,600 30 May 2022
rose from RM39.3 million in the duty increase for share trading in on Friday. Call warrant DNEX-CG DNEX-CG 81.5 Macquarie 1.20 29 Nov 2021
previous week to RM49.6 million last 2022 from 0.1% to 0.15% along with with an exercise price of RM1.20 HSI-CIL 77.0 Macquarie 27,000 28 Jan 2022
week. With calls and puts over indices the removal of the cap of RM200 per landed third on the top traded list HSI-CIU 54.8 28,600
available on Bursa Malaysia, bullish or transaction. with 81.5 million units traded.
bearish investors may gain leveraged 2022) was the top traded warrant by To view the full list of structured
exposure to the broader markets. The FBM KLCI fell 2% last Monday Other than that, warrants over volume at 170 million units, while put warrants available on Bursa Malaysia,
as investors digested the news and Dialog, Genting Malaysia and CTOS warrant HSI-HMD (expires on Nov visit malaysiawarrants.com.my.
Malaysians reacted to Budget 2022 the index failed to recover, ending the Digital also saw interest. 29, 2021) was the top traded warrant
announced on Oct 29 with a notable week at 1,531.73 points, 2% lower by turnover at RM53.3 million. Provided for Malaysian residents’
item being the implementation of week-on-week (w-o-w). Meanwhile, warrants over the information only. This commentary has
Cukai Makmur, a one-off prosperity Hang Seng Index (HSI) continued to Among the Hong Kong stock not been reviewed by the Securities
tax on companies with annual Warrants over the FBM KLCI took take up the majority of turnover at underlyings, warrants over Meituan, Commission Malaysia. It is not an offer
taxable income of more than RM100 up 1.3% of last week’s turnover. 66.1% or RM131 million as the HSI Cansino, Tencent and BYD were or recommendation to trade and is not
million, where the usual 24% income Among the local stock underlyings saw another week of decline, ending popular among investors. research material.
tax will be implemented on the first that saw increased attention was at 24,870.51 points, 2% lower. Call
Dagang NeXchange – its shares saw a warrant HSI-CIV (expires on Jan 28,
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2022 Post-Budget Q&A: The overview
1. What are your thoughts on the o Deloitte Malaysia replies to all tax questions date of acquisition will apply to notes for trading of listed
proposed Cukai Makmur? of the recently concluded Budget 2022 disposals from Jan 1, 2022. As your shares/marketable securities, and
While the intention is to tax SPA was signed on Nov 1, 2021, you increased the rate to 0.15% from
companies that have done well of doing so at the port of import is express delivery services regardless of are not eligible for the 0% RPGT rate. 0.1%. This would increase cost of
despite the pandemic, it remains to difficult and does not commensurate licence. The only exceptions are food However, if your SPA is conditional shares and securities trading
be seen how much tax revenue can with the tax that could be collected. It and beverage delivery services and upon obtaining approval from the especially for high volume
be generated from this proposal, is possible that the government logistics services. Consequently, the government or state government, the transactions. A quick comparison
considering more than 90% of would adopt alternative methods broad range of delivery services date of disposal shall be the date between the new proposal and
business establishments in Malaysia such as requiring foreign sellers or e- including those provided in relation when such condition is satisfied. existing provisions indicates that
are SMEs. As this proposal affects all commerce platform operators to to the purchase of goods through Should the condition be satisfied trading of listed shares with
companies, it appears that the oil collect tax at the point of sale and online websites and platforms would after Jan 1, 2022, you should be transaction values above RM134,000
palm plantation sector, that is already remit this to Customs. be within the scope of the tax. eligible for 0% RPGT rate. Please also will incur higher costs from Jan 1,
subject to the Windfall Profit Levy, take note of the RPGT exemption on 2022.
will be caught too. Perhaps, the 3. Are there any additional details 5. Budget 2022 proposes some one private residence if you have not 9. I heard about tax relief for
proposal to increase the threshold of on the Indirect Tax Special measures to allow businesses to elected to do so for prior disposals (if individuals on costs incurred for
crude palm oil prices for imposition Voluntary Disclosure Programme amend their estimated income tax any). self-funded booster vaccination.
of this levy is intended to provide (SVDP)? payable. Will this apply to all 7. I am a Malaysian citizen and tax Tell me more.
some relief to this sector. On the flip The SVDP will be introduced in companies? resident. I have been paying Based on the existing tax law, the tax
side, Cukai Makmur could incentivise phases, with a 100% penalty The proposal to allow all businesses Singapore tax on rental income relief for medical expenses includes
large corporates to increase business remission proposed for the first to revise the estimated income tax from a factory that I own. Will my RM1,000 for vaccinations such as the
spending and accelerate capital phase and a 50% penalty remission payable in the 11th month before Oct rental income be subject to tax in Covid-19 vaccination. Budget 2022
investment in an effort to reduce for the second phase. Tax remissions 31, 2022 is a welcomed relief. It offers Malaysia? proposes individual tax relief on costs
taxable profits below the threshold. will also be considered for specific businesses some flexibility in Effective Jan 1, 2022, foreign-sourced associated with self-funded booster
The proposed extension of various cases. Although certain to cover Sales managing their tax estimates and income remitted into Malaysia would vaccines. Pending further details
incentives such as the special Tax and Service Tax, it is still unclear cash flow. However, the cut-off on Oct be subject to Malaysian tax. Since you from the government, it is hoped that
reinvestment allowance would be a if it would also cover the legacy 31, 2022 would mean that companies are a tax resident in Malaysia and the self-funded booster vaccination is
strong influence to encourage Goods and Services Tax, as well as closing their financial year on Dec 31, there is an incidence of Singapore tax, given an additional relief.
corporates to invest more. customs and excise duties and other 2022 will not be able to benefit from the Malaysia-Singapore double tax 10. I intend to purchase a new
2. What is the rationale behind indirect taxes administered. We this amendment as their 11th month agreement (DTA) will come into play. laptop and a printer next year. Will I
imposing sales tax on low-value anticipate Customs will release more of the basis period will fall after Oct Malaysia, being the country of be able to claim a relief for this new
goods (LVG)? information on the procedures, 31, 2022. As many companies in residence will have the right to tax but purchase in my 2022 tax return?
Goods that are imported into timing, and other details soon. Malaysia adopt a December financial since the factory is located in Budget 2022 announced that the
Malaysia by air that is below RM500 4. It was announced delivery year end, this proposal may not Singapore, the DTA also allows special individual income tax relief of
in value are currently not subject to services will now be subject to 6% provide much relief. Singapore to do so. Given the double up to RM2,500 in respect of the
sales tax. Effectively, local consumers service tax. Does this apply to all 6. I am a Malaysian citizen and I taxation, Malaysia, being the country purchase of mobile phone, personal
who buy goods online from types of delivery services? signed a sale and purchase of residence would grant a foreign tax computer, and tablet will be extended
international sellers are enjoying tax- Currently, express delivery services agreement (SPA) on Nov 1, 2021 to credit based on a prescribed formula for another year until Dec 31, 2022.
free purchases. This puts local sellers for documents and parcels not dispose of a residential property that takes into account the taxes paid However, as the printer is considered
at a disadvantage. In line with moves exceeding 30kg by a licensed service that I have acquired 10 years ago. in Singapore, against the Malaysian a computer peripheral and not a
seen regionally and globally, the provider under the Postal Services Will I be eligible for the Real tax payable. You will still need to pay personal computer, the special tax
government is now seeking to collect Act 2012 are subject to service tax, Property Gains Tax (RPGT) the net tax to the Malaysian relief will not apply. Likewise, this
tax on the import of such goods. This while unlicensed service providers exemption? government. cost is not claimable under the
ensures that there is equal treatment are not. The proposed change would The proposed 0% RPGT rate for 8. Is share trading subject to higher lifestyle tax relief.
for goods acquired from both local apply service tax to all forms of disposals in the sixth year after the stamp duty moving forward?
and foreign sellers. The government has abolished the This article was contributed by
RM200 stamp duty cap on contract Deloitte Malaysia’s tax experts.
One of the reasons why tax is not
collected on LVG is because the cost
Enhancing the future of Malaysia’s customer service with AI & automation
THROUGHOUT the pandemic, one expected to grow three times, In fact, to emerge stronger from the volume and average handle time in Such as predicting certain behaviors
of the hardest-hit areas of business reaching a total gross merchandise pandemic, contact centres need to the contact centre. and patterns based on analysis of
has been the contact centre. Starting value (GMV) of RM125 billion by 2025 move beyond their traditional system millions of calls, to drive the core
with the sudden, wholesale shift from across key service industries like e- of engagement to a system of With the right CA platform, contact purpose of contact centres such as
brick-and-mortar to a work-from- commerce, healthcare and intelligence that automates, centres can achieve measurable and driving revenue or reducing churn
home model, contact centres and technology. Therefore, new and personalises, and optimises every sustainable efficiency and cost savings through improved customer
agents were faced with enormous disruptive technologies like AI present conversation for better customer and without negatively impacting the experience. CA uses natural language
challenges to maintaining operations a massive opportunity for the agent experiences. customer experience. A CA platform processing (NLP) and conversational
– all while being inundated with calls, customer experience industry to understands customer sentiment and AI to analyse 100% of interactions
texts, chats, emails, and even video address the rapid pace of The best foundation for a system of intent to drive higher self-service across phone, email, and text
interactions. The result was far from transformation. intelligence is conversational automation rates while passing the channels – extracting actionable
stellar for most consumer brands, automation (CA), which combines context from self-service to agents insights on patterns, trends, topics,
with many experiencing drops in The contact centre gets elevated to conversational AI, robotic process should customers need assistance. and more.
customer satisfaction. primary revenue channel automation (RPA), and workflow The platform reduces call handling
For decades, contact centres have automation in a conversation-centric times and creates a frictionless According to a Bain & Company
A year after the onset of the tried to make the case for being an platform. experience for customers and agents report titled A New Dawn for
pandemic, many companies find important revenue-generating alike. Automation, “Companies that
themselves still stuck in neutral, With CA, contact centres can easily invested more in automation before
unable to scale and transform their function of the business instead of progress through the essential steps of Moving to strategic automation the pandemic have weathered the
operations effectively. What they need being viewed as simply another cost deploying automation, from The next step is to expand the use of AI crisis better than others.” According to
is a roadmap to the future of customer centre. While some contact centres foundational to strategic to and automation to achieve strategic the report, these companies
service, where conversational artificial successfully changed the company transformational, using cost savings business outcomes such as revenue, generated higher revenues and
intelligence (AI) and automation mindset in this respect, most didn’t from early projects to fund initiatives customer satisfaction, and customer experienced fewer disruptions to the
transform the customer and agent get the recognition or the support that deliver sustainable business loyalty. This requires advanced, supply chain, workforce productivity,
experience, enable scalability to from the business that a primary value. conversational AI that can understand and demand. “It’s no longer primarily
handle greater volume, create cost revenue driver deserves. Times have Starting with foundational the nuances of human language and about lowering costs. Companies are
efficiencies, and drive outcomes that certainly changed. The pandemic automation make sense of intricate human speech increasingly deploying automation to
fulfill the core purpose of the contact dramatically shifted how customers In the decade when the internet first patterns to improve the agent and strengthen business resilience, reduce
centre. engage with brands, thrusting the took off, it was viewed primarily to customer experience. Using the risk and generate useful business
contact centre into the role of primary automate repetitive tasks such as operational backbone of a CA insights more easily.”
The contact centre world is at a revenue driver. order entry instead of entering orders platform, contact centres can
critical inflection point in its According to Andrea Ayers, former manually. Now it is part of our optimise every conversation by Conversational AI, RPA, NLP, and
application of advanced AI president & CEO of Convergys Corp, everyday lives, delivering value in enabling agents to be more productive automation are changing the future of
technology. Companies and contact “The contact centre just became the many ways that we never imagined and empathetic while personalising customer service – not because they
centres must begin implementing biggest revenue centre for many possible in the early days. Likewise, the experience for customers. are replacing agents, but because they
conversational AI and automation companies. Going into the pandemic, companies getting started with enable them to deliver better
now or risk emerging from the most contact centres were focused on conversational AI and automation can Achieving transformational experiences for both customers and
pandemic weakened and unable to investments in areas such as the start by automating certain, lower- automation agents. Using a CA platform to achieve
compete effectively. network to connect the customer to value interactions and customer The first two phases of automation transformative automation makes
an agent. Now those contact centres journeys to improve scalability and focused on automating activities and customer service more convenient,
This is more so relevant for a must shift their investment to AI and agent efficiency while reducing tasks that humans routinely perform faster, responsive, and personal.
country like Malaysia that saw automation solutions if they want to contact centre costs. These types of within the contact centre. The third
increased adoption of digital leverage the opportunity to return to early projects often involve phase takes automation to a new level: This article was contributed by
transformation during the pandemic. and sustain strong revenue growth.” automating self-service to reduce call handling things that humans cannot. Ravi Saraogi, co-founder and
According to the e-Conomy SEA 2020
Report, Malaysia’s digital economy is president of Asia Pacific, Uniphore.
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302 Jobs 322 Notices 322 Notices
WE ARE HIRING IN THE MATTERS OF IN THE MATTER OF
THE COMPANIES ACT 2016 THE COMPANIES ACT, 2016
Senior Executive IN THE MATTERS OF IN THE MATTER OF
HEAN SENG TONG SDN. BHD.
Job Description: 1) PANARENA MARKETING SDN. BHD.
· Design and develop online marketing strategies, (46915-H) 201001011522 (896182-D)
digital roadmap, creative campaigns that aligned with (IN MEMBERS’ VOLUNTARY (In Creditors’ Voluntary Winding Up)
the business goals and directions.
· Provide creative ideas for content marketing. WINDING-UP) 2) TAKDIR TULIN SDN. BHD. Canelo Alvarez (right) and Caleb Plant at MGM Grand
· Plan and manage our social media platforms. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant 201001035013 (918936-K) Garden Arena yesterday. – USA TODAY Sports
· Able to create content & produce graphics for social to Section 439 of the Companies (In Creditors’ Voluntary Winding Up)
media postings. Act, 2016 that the Special
· Prepare a copywriting for marketing campaign. Resolution set out below was 3) WIDE DELTA SDN. BHD.
duly passed by the members of 200701020436 (778452-K)
Requirements: the Company on the 3rd day of (In Creditors’ Voluntary Winding Up)
- Diploma/Degree in Marketing, Digital Marketing or November 2021:
RESOLVED: NOTICE OF FINAL MEETING Alvarez KO-ed Plant Djoker break world
equivalent 1. THAT pursuant to Section 439 ranking record
- Excellent understanding of digital marketing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to CANELO ALVAREZ overcame a
of the Companies Act, 2016, Section 459 of the Companies Act, 2016 frustrating night to deliver a NOVAK DJOKOVIC made another
concepts and best practices the Company be wound up that a Final Meeting of the Members and ruthless knockout of Caleb Plant to piece of history by beating Hubert
- Required Skill(s): Google Adwords, Google Analytics, voluntarily and that Chen Siew the Creditors of the abovenamed Company further enhance his glittering Hurkacz 3-6, 6-0, 7-6(5) in the
Yoke of No. 24, Jalan Abdul will be held entirely on a fully virtual basis legacy and become boxing’s first semifinals of the Rolex Paris
SEO/SEM, Social media marketing and optimization Samad, 05- 01, Sri Mulia Condo, through live streaming at Level 2, 33B ever undisputed super- Masters to ensure he will finish a
80100 Johor Bahru, Johor be Jalan Pahang, 10400 Georgetown, Pulau middleweight world champion. The season ranked world No. 1 for the
Send in your application with your photo appointed as Liquidator for the Pinang on Monday, 13th December 2021 Mexican superstar was forced into a seventh time. The 20-time grand
to [email protected] purposes of such winding up. at the following time:- patient approach over 10 cagey slam champion cannot now be
2. THAT the said Liquidator be and rounds before finally opening up caught by US Open winner Daniil
is hereby authorised to distribute 1) PANARENA MARKETING Time the American in a thrilling 11th Medvedev and breaks the record
either in cash, specie or in kind SDN. BHD. 10.00 a.m. round to capture his IBF title, he jointly held with Pete Sampras.
amongst the contributories (In Creditors’ Voluntary complimenting his WBA Super, He has now been No. 1 for 345
the assets of the company in Winding Up) WBO, and WBC belts to complete weeks and counting, with his most
accordance with their respective the set. Plant had long evaded recent spell beginning in February
rights and interest therein. 2) TAKDIR TULIN SDN. BHD. 10.30 a.m. Canelo’s signature left hook by 2020. Djokovic said: “(I’m) just
CHIN PIN YOKE (In Creditors’ Voluntary shortening the distance and proud and extremely happy.
Director Winding Up) smartly leaning away in an Obviously that was one of the
08 November 2021 impressive tribute to Floyd biggest goals, and it’s always one of
Johor Bahru 3) WIDE DELTA SDN. BHD. 11.00 a.m. Mayweather Jr. But that famous the biggest goals, to try to be No. 1
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the (In Creditors’ Voluntary shot eventually pierced his guard, and end the season as No. 1. To do
creditors of Hean Seng Tong Sdn. Winding Up) opening up a hole where his glove it for the record seventh time and
Bhd., which is being voluntarily was and forcing him to absorb a surpass my childhood idol and role
wound up, are required on or for the following purposes:- disorientating shot that left him model Pete is incredible. Very
before 03 December 2021 to send 1. To receive an account from the vulnerable to a thudding right grateful, very blessed to be in this
their names and addresses with uppercut that finally sent him position.”
particulars of their debts or claims Liquidator showing the manner in which spiralling towards the canvas.
and the names and addresses the winding up has been conducted and Raducanu arrives in Linz
of their solicitors (if any) to the to receive any explanation thereon; Proteas exit‘a bitter pill to
undersigned, Liquidator of Heng 2. To determine pursuant to Section 518(3) swallow’, says Boucher EMMA RADUCANU arrived in
Seng Tong Sdn. Bhd. c/o Suite P1- (c) of the Companies Act, 2016 the Austria on Saturday for her final
03, Level P1 City Plaza, 21 Jalan manner in which the books, accounts SOUTH AFRICA’S exit from the tournament of the season. The US
Tebrau, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor and documents of the Company and of Twenty20 World Cup despite Open champion is the top seed
and, if so required by notice in the Liquidator thereof shall be disposed winning four our of their five group and star attraction at the Upper
writing from the said Liquidator, or of. matches is “a bitter pill to swallow”, Austria Ladies Linz and she flew
by their solicitors or personally to Please contact us at [email protected] said coach Mark Boucher. “It’s not into the city with her mother Renee
come in and prove their debts or mooresrowland.com.my to obtain the successful (campaign) because and agent Chris Helliar. Raducanu is
claims at such time and place as meeting platform and ID before the you’re knocked out of the World expected to play her first match
shall be specified in such notice, meeting. Cup. It’s a bitter pill to swallow,” today, having received a bye in the
or in default thereof, they will be NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that an former Test player said after their first round, and she will face the
excluded from the benefit of any account of the receipts and payments of 10-run victory against 2010 winner of a clash between two
distribution made before such the abovenamed Company have been champions England. “I think we qualifiers. Two-time grand slam
debts or claims are proved. made up to 8th November 2021 and is played some very good cricket champion Simona Halep is the
CHEN SIEW YOKE opened for inspection by any creditor or throughout the campaign, under a second seed, while third seed
Liquidator contributory of the abovenamed Company lot of pressure as well after having Danielle Collins showed good form
08 November 2021 at the Liquidator’s Office, Level 6, 33B lost our first game. We beat the in- for the United States at the Billie
Johor Bahru Jalan Pahang, 10400 Georgetown, Pulau form side in world cricket tonight… Jean King Cup finals in Prague this
Pinang between the hours of 9.00 a.m. It’s tough for the guys.” week.
322 Notices to 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.,
Monday to Friday except public holiday.
NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY
WINDING UP BY MEMBERS KHOR YONG YONG
OF CEKAP BENAR SDN. BHD. Liquidator
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Dated this 8th day of November, 2021.
at the Extraordinary General
322 Notices IN THE HIGH COURT OF MALAYA AT IN THE MATTER OF THE Meeting CEKAP BENAR SDN. BHD. 322 Notices 322 Notices 322 Notices 322 Notices
KUALA LUMPUR COMPANIES ACT, 2016 200001000265 (502870-W) held on
322 Notices 29th October 2021, the following IN THE MATTER OF DALAM PERKARA AKTA SYARIKAT 2016 IN THE MATTER OF IN THE MATTER OF
NOTICE OF APPLICATION IN THE FEDERAL TERRITORY OF AND Special Resolution was duly THE COMPANIES ACT 2016 DAN THE COMPANIES ACT 2016 THE COMPANIES ACT, 2016
FOR VOLUNTARY WINDING KUALA LUMPUR IN THE MATTER OF LINK passed :-
UP OF LIMITED LIABILITY COURT HOTEL SDN. BHD. RESOLVED THAT the Company be AND IN THE MATTER OF DALAM PERKARA EXOSIS SDN BHD AND AND
PARTNERSHIP (COMMERCIAL DIVISION) 199001001840 (193402-X) wound up voluntarily, AND THAT Mr. PUBLICIS COMMUNICATIONS 201801011276 IN THE MATTER OF IN THE MATTER OF
(Section 50(4)(a) of the COMPANIES (WINDING-UP) (In Members’ Voluntary Koh Kheng Hwa (MIA 20499) of No. DYNABRO ENGINEERING PONY TALE BW SDN. BHD.
Limited Liability NO.: WA-28NCC-282-04/2021 30-A, Jalan Melaka Raya 25, Taman MALAYSIA SDN. BHD. (Syarikat No : 1273292-X ) (Registration No. 201601035712
Partnerships Act 2012) In the Matter of HAPPY BELLIES SDN. Winding Up) Melaka Raya, 75000, Melaka be (Registration No. (PENGGULUNGAN SYARIKAT SECARA SDN. BHD.
BHD. (formerly known as Brotzeit NOTICE OF FINAL MEETING and is hereby appointed Liquidator (Co Reg No. 641317-W) (1206653-A))
Notice is hereby given that TBSAL Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.) (Company No.: TAKE NOTICE THAT THE FINAL for the purpose of such winding up. 198301006453 (101677-V)) SUKARELA AHLI) (In Members’ Voluntary (In Creditors’ Voluntary
PARTNERSHIP PLT (LLP No. 201001019438 (903148-P)) MEETING of the Company AND THAT the Liquidator be (In Members’ NOTIS adalah diberikan bahawa anggota-
0019828-LGN) will be making pursuant to Section 459(2) of empowered to distribute to the anggota EXOSIS SDN BHD ( 1273292-X) Liquidation) Liquidation)
an application to the Registrar And the Companies Act, 2016, will be members in specie any part of the Voluntary Winding Up) telah meluluskan Resolusi Khas seperti NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, NOTICE OF FINAL MEETING
of Limited Liability Partnerships In the Matter of s. 465(1)(e) and s. held at Suite 19-02D, 19th Floor, assets of the Company. At a General Meeting of the yang berikut di Mesyuarat Agong Syarikat pursuant to Section 459 of NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
for a declaration of dissolution 466(1)(a) of the Companies Act 2016 Menara Zurich, No. 15, Jalan By Order of the Board, abovenamed Company held on 1st bertempat di A-3-9 , 8 Avenue Business the Companies Act 2016, that to Section 459 of the Companies
pursuant to section 50(2) of the Dato’ Abdullah Tahir, 80300 Johor Datuk Yee Ah Kuon, JP day of November, 2021, the following Centre, Jln 8/1, 46050 Petaling Jaya, pada a Final Meeting of the above Act, 2016 that a Final Meeting of the
Limited Liability Partnerships BETWEEN Bahru, Johor on 08-12-2021 Chairman of Meeting resolutions were duly passed:- 8 NOVEMBER 2021:- named Company will be Members and the Creditors of the
Act 2012 within seven (7) days BROTZEIT INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD. at 10.00 a.m. for the following Dated : 29th October 2021 “THAT pursuant to Section 439(1)(b) of BAHAWA Syarikat ini digulungkan held at Falcon Management abovenamed Company will be held
after the publication of this (Singapore Company Registration No.: purposes :- the Companies Act 2016, the Company menurut Seksyen 439 (1) (b) Akta Syarikat Services Sdn. Bhd., B-5-4, entirely on a fully virtual basis through
notice. Any partner or creditor of 200905758E) 1. To receive the liquidator’s final In the Matter of the be wound up voluntarily.” 2016, dan Then Vei Yee dilantik sabagai Block B, Megan Avenue 1, 189, live streaming at Level 2, 33B Jalan
the LLP desiring to object to the accounts showing the manner Companies Act, 2016 “THAT the Liquidator may exercise any Penyelesai untuk tujuan penggulungan Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Pahang, 10400 Georgetown, Pulau
application may do so in writing … PETITIONER in which the winding-up has powers in accordance with Section tersebut dan mengagihkan asset Syarikat Lumpur on 10th December Pinang on Friday, 10th December
to the Companies Commission of AND been conducted and to hear and 456 and Eleventh Schedule of the mengikut kuasa dan hak yang diberi. 2021 at 10.00 a.m. for the 2021 at 11.00 a.m. for the following
Malaysia within thirty (30) days HAPPY BELLIES SDN. BHD. explanations that may be given In the Matter of CEKAP BENAR Companies Act 2016.” BAHAWA buku, akaun, dokumen Syarikat purpose of having an account purposes:-
from the date of this notice. (formerly known as Brotzeit by the liquidator. “THAT in accordance with the Articles dan Pelikuidasi boleh dimusnahkan laid before the members, 1. To receive an account from the
Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.) (Company No.: 2. To determine pursuant to SDN. BHD. 200001000265 of Association of the Company, the selepas tempoh tiga (3) bulan dari tarikh showing the manner, in which Liquidator showing the manner in
201001019438 (903148-P)) Section 518(3)(b) of the Act, (502870-W) Liquidator may distribute to the Mesyuarat Akhir . the winding up has been which the winding up has been
the manner in which the books, (In Members’ members in kind the whole or any part DENGAN INI DIMAKLUMKAN BAHAWA conducted and the property conducted and to receive any
… RESPONDENT accounts and documents of the of the assets of the Company.” pemiutang-pemiutang EXOSIS SDN BHD of the company disposed of, explanation thereon;
NOTICE OF WINDING-UP ORDER Company and of the liquidators Voluntary Winding up) “THAT Mr. Ong Khai Jiet of Level (1273292-X) yang sedang digulung secara and of hearing any explanation 2. To determine pursuant to Section
In the matter of Happy Bellies Sdn. thereof shall be disposed of. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 7, 33B, Jalan Pahang, 10400 sukarela, diminta menghantar nama that may be given by the 518(3)(c) of the Companies Act,
Bhd. (formerly known as Brotzeit Teo Mong Nguan 201908003279 the creditors of the abovenamed Georgetown, Pulau Pinang be and is dan alamat dengan butiran hutang atau liquidators. 2016 the manner in which the
Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.) (Company No.: (MACS00579) Company which is being voluntarily hereby appointed Liquidator to act tuntutan kepada Penyelesai di bawah ini di A member entitled to attend books, accounts and documents of
201001019438 (903148-P)). (Liquidator) wound up, are required on or before for the purpose of such winding-up alamat A-3-9 , 8 Avenue Business Centre, and vote at the above meeting the Company and of the Liquidator
Winding Up Order made on 26 October Dated: 08-11-2021 the 30th day of November 2021, of the Company and that he shall Jln 8/1, 46050 Petaling Jaya sebelum 10 may appoint a proxy to attend thereof shall be disposed of.
2021. being the day for that purpose fixed be indemnified by the Shareholders DECEMBER 2021. Sekiranya notis secara and vote instead of him. A Please contact us at [email protected]
Name and address of liquidator: IN THE MATTER OF by Mr. Koh Kheng Hwa of No. 30- against all costs, charges, losses, bertulis daripada Penyelesai diperlukan, proxy need not be a member mooresrowland.com.my to obtain the
Official Receiver of Malaysia THE COMPANIES ACT 2016 A, Jalan Melaka Raya 25, Taman expenses and liabilities incurred or pemiutang-pemiutang diperlukan menulis of the Company. Proxies to be meeting platform and ID before the
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14 theSUN ON MONDAY | NOVEMBER 8, 2021 Real edge Rayo have come as little surprise to Xavi.
However, Fati’s hamstring injury will be a
SPORTS Barcelona welcome Xavi with three-goal collapse
concern, especially with a crunch Champions
BARCELONA threw away a three-goal “We forgot how to play in the second half,” said team’s new coach watching from Barcelona, League game against Benfica to come on Nov 23,
halftime lead on the day Xavi Hernandez Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong. “We lacked where he had landed around three hours before shortly after the international break.
was appointed coach as Celta Vigo scored personality.” kickoff.
in the 96th minute to complete a stunning Eric Garcia was also forced off with a calf strain
comeback in La Liga yesterday. Aspas’ equaliser, with a brilliant shot from the The 41-year-old had flown from Doha while Nico Gonzalez appeared to be in discomfort
edge of the area, came with 95 minutes and 34 following confirmation of his sensational return to when he was substituted before the hour.
Real Madrid then held off Rayo Vallecano’s seconds on the clock and left the Barcelona the club in the early hours of Saturday morning.
revival to win 2-1 and return to the top of the table, players crumpled on the floor. “It’s not an excuse but the injuries meant we
two points clear of Real Sociedad, who face Barcelona’s chaotic defending and inability to had to change the whole strategy of the game and
Osasuna on Sunday. Radamel Falcao gave Rayo It is now Xavi’s job to pick them up, with the manage a game when they looked in charge, will the players,” said Sergi Barjuan after his last match
hope late on. in interim charge.
Celta Vigo’s defender
“We had a lot of chances to finish the game and Javi Galan (left) vies “If you look at the line-up, you’re playing kids.
when they scored, we suffered,” said Ancelotti. with Barcelona’s We were relying on kids. With everyone, we are
“But I’m happy. Until their goal it was our best midfielder Gavi stronger.”
performance of the season.” during the Spanish
La Liga match at the Fati’s absence for any length of time would be a
Another deflating result for Barca was made Balaidos stadium blow for Barca, and also for Spain, who will be
worse by another injury for Ansu Fati, who put his yesterday. – AFPPIX without the 19-year-old for crucial World Cup
team in front and then had go off with a hamstring qualifiers against Greece and Sweden next week.
Madrid were comfortable too when Kroos and
Goals from Sergio Busquets and Memphis Benzema put them two ahead of Rayo Vallecano at
Depay had Barcelona 3-0 ahead after 34 minutes halftime. Kroos stroked home Marco Asensio’s
at Balaidos but Celta stormed back, Iago Aspas pass before Benzema touched in an inch-perfect
scoring twice either side of a Nolito header to seal cross from David Alaba.
a 3-3 draw.
But Madrid grew slack and Rayo capitalised,
5371/2021 07/11/2021 (SUN) Bebe hitting the post before Falcao, off the bench,
headed in his fifth goal in eight appearances for
the club he joined on a free transfer in the
summer. – AFP
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RESULTS & STANDINGS Cardiff’s Davies helped down Huddersfield
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: Manchester FROM Rubin Colwill to Isaak Davies to Kieffer final game of last season against Rotherham. into the back of the net and the entire stadium
United 0 Manchester City 2 (Bailly 7-og, Moore, Cardiff City’s winner against Huddersfield McCarthy even handed him his first-team debut into rapture in the process.
Silva 45), Brentford 1 (Henry 60) Norwich 2 Town was certainly made in Wales. during his last game in charge against
(Normann 6, Pukki 29-pen), Chelsea 1 (Havertz Middlesbrough. And caretaker boss Steve Morison, a former
33) Burnley 1 (Vydra 79), Crystal Palace 2 Moore’s double was enough to earn the Wales international, spoke of how proud he was to
(Zaha 61, Gallagher 78) Wolves 0, Brighton 1 Bluebirds a late comeback win over the Terriers, But while his name has been bandied around in see that Welsh link-up come together at the end,
(Trossard 24-pen) Newcastle 1 (Hayden 66), their first triumph in 11 games, but the Welshman recent times, we’ve yet to see just what he can do. with Davies smack bang in the middle of it.
Southampton 1 (Adam Armstrong 3) Aston was aided by his compatriots for that winning
Villa 0. strike. Well, in the space of no more than five seconds, “If you know Isaak, he’s a great kid. There’s not a
he showed the whole of Cardiff City Stadium what bad bone in his body,” Morison said.
P WD L F A Pts While Colwill is a player who has burst on to the he was about.
Chelsea 11 8 2 1 27 4 26 scene this year and is certainly some fans are “For him, his family, the academy, this football
Man City 11 7 2 2 22 6 23 getting excited about, Davies is an unheralded As the clock ticked just seconds away from club. As soon as he walked on the pitch they
Liverpool 10 6 4 0 29 8 22 starlet sneaking under the radar. fulltime, Colwill shifted the ball out to Davies, who started singing ‘He’s one of our own’. It’s incredible.
West Ham 10 6 2 2 20 11 20 zipped past his man before standing up an inviting
Man Utd 11 5 2 4 19 17 17 Mick McCarthy was a big admirer of the 19- ball into the middle of the box. “The ball breaks to Rubin, then it’s to Isaak – so
2 12 12 17 year-old forward, indeed he was going to start the academy player to academy player to Wales’ No.9.
3 12 13 17 Moore, of course, did the rest, sending the ball What a great time to be around and witness that.”
Brighton 11 4 5 5 11 12 16 Cardiff City’s Kieffer
Arsenal 10 5 2 2 15 14 15 Moore (left) Moore himself was delighted with Davies’
Wolves 11 5 1 5 9 16 15 celebrates his goal contribution. “Amazing,” Moore said of Davies. “For
Crystal Palace 11 3 6 4 16 16 14 with teammates a young lad to come on and beat his man, see me
Tottenham 10 5 0 4 15 17 14 during the English and pick out a ball I was desperate for... it was a
Everton 10 4 2 3 10 12 14 Championship great cameo. Long may it continue.”
Leicester 10 4 2 5 13 14 12 match against
Southampton 11 3 5 7 14 20 10 Huddersfield on The Huddersfield win marked the end of
Brentford 11 3 3 6 12 18 10 Saturday. Morison’s three-game reign, but when asked about
Aston Villa 11 3 1 4 10 17 10 what was next, he kept his cards incredibly close to
Watford 10 3 1 5 11 17 8 his chest.
Leeds 10 2 4 6 12 24 5
8 5 26 5 “I was told that someone was going to be put
in charge for Preston, I suppose we’ll all just have
to watch this space,” he added. – Wales Online
Burnley 11 1 5
Newcastle 11 0 5
Norwich 11 1 2
CHAMPIONSHIP: Barnsley 0 Hull 2, 607/21 07/11/2021
Birmingham 1 Reading 2, Blackburn 3
Sheffield Utd 1, Blackpool 1 QPR 1, 8881
Bournemouth 4 Swansea 0, Cardiff 2 7342
Huddersfield 1, Coventry 3 Bristol 2, Luton 0 4777
Stoke 1, Millwall 1 Derby 1, Nottingham
Forest 3 Preston 0, Peterborough 0 Fulham
1, West Brom 1 Middlesbrough 1.
TOP 5 P WD L F A Pts ‘It’s our fault’
Bournemouth 17 12 4 1 31 10 40
Fulham 17 12 2 3 44 14 38 9850 1149 7057 3787
West Brom 17 9 5 3 27 15 32 0773 3828 6666 9929
Coventry 17 9 3 5 25 21 30 3353 2711 2444 7739
Stoke 17 8 4 5 22 19 28 7458 6467 1936 2302
THOMAS TUCHEL admitted Chelsea 7118 6771 6568 9047
LA LIGA: Espanyol 2 (Pedrosa 30, Tomas 42) had only themselves to blame as the Wasteful Chelsea pay
Granada 0, Celta Vigo 3 (Aspas 52, 90+6, Premier League leaders were held to a the price as Burnley RM 7,389,636.58
Nolito 74) Barcelona 3 (Fati 5, Busquets 18, surprise 1-1 draw by struggling snatch late point
Depay 34), Alaves 2 (Joselu 77-pen, 90+1) Burnley on Saturday. 8881 + 7342 8881 + 4777
Levante 1 (de Frutos 13), Real Madrid 2 have them. But we let them believe it was 7342 + 8881 7342 + 4777
(Kroos 14, Benzema 38) Rayo Vallecano 1 Tuchel’s side led through Kai Havertz’s first possible to steal a point by pure luck and that’s 4777 + 8881 4777 + 7342
(Falcao 76), Athletic Bilbao 0 Cadiz 1 (Ponce half header and were 11 minutes away from what happened.”
6). moving five points clear at the top before
Matej Vydra stunned Stamford Bridge into Tuchel will hope both Lukaku and Werner
TOP 10 P WD L F A Pts silence. are available soon after the forthcoming RM 221,622.31
Real Madrid 12 8 3 1 28 13 27 international break.
Sociedad 12 7 4 1 17 10 25 It was a brutal blow to Chelsea given their
Sevilla 11 7 3 1 19 7 24 territorial dominance, but they had no “We are in a good place. It was a fantastic
Atlético 11 6 4 1 18 10 22 response as their four-match winning run in 90 minutes. We deserved more. On another
Betis 12 6 3 3 19 15 21 the league came to an end. game we maybe get lucky and steal some
Vallecano 13 6 2 5 19 14 20 points,” Tuchel added.
Osasuna 12 5 4 3 14 15 19 The Blues sit three points clear of second
Bilbao 12 4 6 2 11 8 18 placed Manchester City, who won at Chelsea’s failure to take three points
Barcelona 12 4 5 3 19 15 17 Manchester United earlier on Saturday. overshadowed a fine display from Ross
Espanyol 13 4 5 4 14 13 17 Barkley.
Although Chelsea are unbeaten in eight
SERIE A: Spezia (Sala 58) 1 Torino 0, matches in all competitions, this setback Barkley, who spent last season in exile on 07 09 13 14 17 30 35 36
Juventus 1 (Cuadrado 90+1) Fiorentina 0, underlined their lack of cutting edge without loan at Aston Villa, has never looked at home 31 34
Cagliari 1 (Joao Pedro 27) Atalanta 2 (Pasalic injured strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo with Chelsea since his move from Everton in
6, Zapata 43), Empoli 2 (Di Francesco 62, Werner. 2018.
Zurkowski 71) Genoa 2 (Criscito 13-pen,
Bianchi 89). Burnley should have been dead and buried But, with Mason Mount only available
before Vydra’s late invention. from a bench after a tooth infection, the
TOP 5 P WD L F A Pts midfielder produced one of his most
Napoli 11 10 1 0 23 3 31 But a fine display from Burnley keeper influential performances in a Chelsea shirt.
Milan 11 10 1 0 25 10 31 Nick Pope and some wasteful Chelsea
Inter 11 7 3 1 28 12 24 finishing allowed the visitors to escape with a The 27-year-old, deployed in a ‘false nine’
Atalanta 12 6 4 2 22 15 22 point. role, surged towards the Burnley area and teed
Roma 11 6 1 4 19 12 19 up Callum Hudson-Odoi for a shot that was
It was just the second goal Chelsea had saved by Pope before the winger fired the
BUNDESLIGA: Bayern Munich 2 Freiburg 1, conceded in their last seven games in all rebound wide. 814277
VfL Wolfsburg 1 Augsburg 0, VfB Stuttgart 0 competitions.
Arminia Bielefeld 1, VfL Bochum 2 Hoffen- That was the signal for a period of 81427 14277
heim 0, RB Leipzig 2 Borussia Dortmund 1, “It’s our fault. We should have scored more. sustained Chelsea pressure, with Andreas
Mainz 1 Borussia Moenchengladbach 1. We created so many chances,” Tuchel said. Christensen glancing a header just wide. –
“Of course I’m disappointed. If we played
this game 100 times, we’d win 99 times.
“You have the opponent where you want to
SIDENETTING 8142 4277
Norwich sack Farke
TOP 5 P WD L F A Pts Howe to be new Magpies boss 814 277
Bayern 11 9 1 1 40 11 28 PREMIER LEAGUE strugglers Norwich City
Dortmund 11 8 0 3 28 17 24 sacked manager Daniel Farke on Saturday EDDIE HOWE seems poised to take over as 81 77
Freiburg 11 6 4 1 18 9 22 hours after they picked up their first Premier Newcastle United manager after watching the
Wolfsburg 11 6 1 4 12 12 19 League win of the season away to Brentford. In Magpies draw 1-1 with Brighton & Hove Albion 42
Leipzig 11 5 3 3 23 11 18 a club statement, sporting director Stuart at the Amex Stadium on Saturday. Howe, who
Webber said:“In continuing to demand the was seated alongside part-owner Amanda 18
very best for our football club, this decision was Staveley, agreed a deal in principle to become
FRENCH LIGUE 1: Lille 1 Angers 1, not an easy one. I know how determined the new head coach earlier this week, RM 6,927,401.72
Bordeaux 2 Paris Saint-Germain 3, Lens 4 Daniel and his staff were to succeed at this according to British media reports, following
Troyes 0. level, but we feel that now is the right time for a the departure of former boss Steve Bruce last
change to give ourselves the best opportunity month. Caretaker boss Graeme Jones said that
TOP 5 P WD L F A Pts of retaining our Premier League status.” Newcastle had shown great fighting spirit in RM 100,000.00
PSG 13 11 1 1 29 13 34 the second half and that Howe would take
Lens 13 7 3 3 25 14 24 over a healthy club.
Nice 12 7 3 2 23 9 23
Marseille 12 6 4 2 20 12 22
Rennes 12 5 4 3 18 11 19
QUOTE OF THE DAY
MONDAY • NOVEMBER 8, 2021 It’s our fault. We should have scored more.
We created so many chances. Of course I’m
disappointed. If we played this game 100 times, we’d win
99 times. You have the opponent where you want to
have them. But we let them believe it was possible to
steal a point by pure luck and that’s what happened.”
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel
MANCHESTER CITY’S ‘Evisceration’ foot, a team that I like to see.
clinical 2-0 demolition of Knives out for Man Utd’s Solskjaer after sobering derby loss “Then we’ve had two or three or
rivals Manchester United
dominated the airwaves crumpled up in a little ball in the corner say, ‘Why are you playing Fred!’” first goal as early as you do in an four weeks now, a disappointing spell.
and British newspapers as Ole Gunnar waiting to be beat,” Neville told Sky Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called the unfortunate way, it makes the game a “Yeah, the result against Tottenham,
Solskjaer came under more scrutiny Sports. “A Manchester United player lot more difficult.
following the one-sided contest that has to show guts and courage on the chastening loss to Manchester City “a the performance, was good but it’s not
many described as an “evisceration”. pitch.” big step backwards” as Manchester “We needed to be more front foot, what we want to look like, to put it that
United’s lifeless derby defeat heaped aggressive up there, but then of course way.
The Times described the defeat as “a Rio Ferdinand was shocked after more pressure on the under-fire we’re playing against a very good team
90-minutes evisceration of one football Eric Bailly scored an own goal while his manager. that made it hard for us to do that. “We want to be on the front foot, we
club and its floundering leadership”, defensive partner Victor Lindelof want to be more aggressive, of course.
adding that City were “playing a forced goalkeeper David De Gea into Only some superb David De Gea “Then we had the ball, they pressed
different game, from a different planet” preventing another. saves prevented City adding to Eric us really well, we couldn’t get the “But unfortunately we’ve had to try
on a grey and rainy day in Manchester. Bailly’s own goal and Bernardo Silva’s angles that we knew we had to get and to get a few results. We got a couple of
“Utd have had more shots against effort in a one-sided first half that the quality that we knew we had to get. good results, Atalanta and Tottenham,
Such was the visitors’ domination De Gea than against (City goalkeeper) ended with boos from a number of the and today was a big step back.
that United were outclassed and out- Ederson,” he wrote on Twitter. “This Old Trafford faithful. “So, we never got to the level we
passed as Pep Guardiola’s side, the can’t be real.” need to be at to win against good “We’re human beings, players are
most any team has made in a Premier “Of course it’s very disappointing,” teams.” human beings and when you lose a
League game against United since Opta Roy Keane blasted the Norwegian the 1999 treble hero said. “Of course it game of football there’s no better
began collecting such data in 2003. manager for persisting with an feels like after last week that we have Asked if he is still confident he can remedy than winning a game,”
ineffective Fred in midfield after the made a step or two forward. Results- turn this around and get United back to Solskjaer added. “Getting your
United’s expensively assembled home fans cheered his substitution wise, it’s a big step backwards. where they should be, the United boss confidence by winning a game.
attack had only one shot on target. The following a poor performance. said: “Yeah, definitely and you’re right
Guardian’s Barney Ronay described “Probably, for me, it’s a way of losing (about) back to where we should be. “Hopefully the ones that go away do
their passive play as “zombie-ball” as “Anyone who tells me Fred is good that we don’t like. When you lose a that, do well and for us it’s all about
he questioned Solskjaer’s credentials. enough for United, they’re in cuckoo game against a good team you want to “For me, it is about back to what we Watford.
land,” a furious Keane said. “If Ole see a better Man United team than that. were starting to look like.
“What is the point of assembling all walked in here now, I’d grab him and “We have to come out against
this talent and playing like that?” he “Of course when you concede the “We started to look like a proper Watford like a proper hurt animal.
wrote. “How have we reached this team, we started to look on the front We’ve got to get back to what we know
creative and intellectual dead end?” we can be.
The club’s former players turned “That’s your only way to approach
pundits were also left stunned, with this and attack this situation.
Gary Neville saying United looked
“frightened to death” in and out of “The short answer is I think (the
possession. international break) has come at a good
time for us now because as a group
It was “almost like they were we’ve had a difficult spell, we’ve come
through it but this was a big step
backwards.” – Reuters/The
defender Eric Bailly
(right) scores an own
goal during the English
Premier League match
City at Old Trafford on
Saturday. – AFPPIX
Guardiola credits City players after impressive derby performance
PEP GUARDIOLA praised his team for silencing City manager Guardiola said: “Huge credit Guardiola, however, did not wish to be drawn on the counter-attack.
Old Trafford after his Manchester City side eased and my admiration again – and pride – to these on suggestions the convincing nature of City’s Guardiola insisted their plan did not overly
to a comfortable 2-0 derby win over Manchester players for the commitment and the fact that we victory had firmly re-established them as the
United. played a really good game from the beginning dominant force in Manchester. concern him as he focused on his own side.
until the end, except the first 10 minutes of the He said: “Let me be gentle – I never analyse or
An early own goal from Eric Bailly and a second half when we missed some stupid balls. He said: “For our fans Manchester City is the
Bernardo Silva effort proved enough for the best club in Manchester and for red fans United judge what the opponents do or what they have
champions on Saturday but their margin of “The best way to silence Old Trafford is to is the best club. done.
victory in a one-sided Premier League encounter have the ball with a lot of passes and attack the
could have been even more emphatic. box in the right moments and we did that. We “All we can say is we have done really well, “The (derby) games in previous seasons have
played a really good game.” winning a lot of titles and being up there all the been quite similar. They wait behind and use one
City were thwarted a number of times in the time. I see how proud we are and how hard we mistake to punish us on the counter-attack.
first half by United goalkeeper David De Gea Despite all their recent success, City had not can run.”
while the hosts struggled to create meaningful won any of their four previous derbies in the “They didn’t control the games but they
chances throughout. Premier League. United began with three centrebacks in the waited, maybe because they respect us and
hope of absorbing City pressure and hitting back that’s a big compliment to us. We did our game.”
– The Independent
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