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Published by lib.kolejkomunitikb, 2021-10-27 22:50:44

The Sun Daily - 28 Okt 21



page Many factors hampering page

3 affordable housing 4

PM proposes cooperation
on health emergencies


No. 7892 PP 2644/12/2012 (031195) GCHEATRATCITENRG... IN

of The Top Theme Park in
Penang showing their
costumes during a rehearsal
yesterday for a Halloween
event to be held on Saturday.

Morale booster
█ BY SHIVANI SUPRAMANI o Experts recommend additional vaccine doses for better protection begun the process of administering
[email protected] booster shots since last week for
high-risk groups, such as frontliners
PETALING JAYA: A third or in the Covid-19 war, the elderly and
even a fourth shot of a million dead over the past two years. vaccine against chickenpox and amounts of Covid-19 vaccines. those with comorbidities.
Covid-19 vaccine may raise Booster shots alone may not be measles, but they eventually develop “In view of the global shortage of Health Minister Khairy
confidence, but whether it enough to keep one safe, especially if a natural immunity to such vaccines, booster dose programmes Jamaluddin said those who have
will strengthen immunity for the long more strains emerge, according to infections. in many countries are likely to received the Sinovac and Pfizer
term has yet to be determined. Universiti Malaya professor of It has yet to be determined how exaggerate global vaccine inequity,” Comirnaty vaccines will be given the
epidemiology and public health much boost is needed before natural he said. booster shots. However, the
Nonetheless, the advantages of Dr Sanjay Rampal. immunity against Covid-19 kicks in. “New strains could develop government is still waiting for
getting a booster shot far outweighs “But a booster shot can help to Sanjay said there must also be from those places, and even more information from Britain
any fears of getting one, health develop natural immunity, which is vaccine equity to keep everyone safe. with booster shots, we may still Turn to on the booster programme for
experts say. our best defence against infection,” He pointed out that many poor be vulnerable to infection,” he AstraZeneca recipients before

Many factors come into play in page 4 making any decision for
shaping humanity’s future with an he told theSun. countries in Africa or parts of Asia still added.
infection that has left nearly five For instance, children may need a do not have access to adequate The Health Ministry has booster shots.

2 theSUN ON THURSDAY | OCTOBER 28, 2021 Moratorium under
BORROWERS who are in need of financial
More mosques as refuge assistance may still apply for moratorium under
for victims of violence the National People’s Well-Being and Economic
Recovery Package (Pemulih).
oThey will serve as safe havens for those temporary protection at the Kuala Lumpur
affected, irrespective of race, religion and gender, Federal Territory Mosque and the Al-Ghufran Deputy Finance Minister I Mohd Shahar
says deputy minister Mosque in Taman Pinggir Taman Tun Dr Abdullah said banks are ready to provide loan
Ismail.” repayment assistance to those in need
KUALA LUMPUR: The initiative to use Siti Zailah said mosques will be used as and they only need to contact their respective
mosques as transit centres for victims of safe havens for victims of domestic violence She explained that the concept of the banks.
domestic violence will now be expanded irrespective of race, religion and gender. programme is to provide immediate protection.
throughout the country. “As for borrowers who need loan repayment
She said 12 mosques in Kuala Lumpur have “Once a victim comes to the transit centre, assistance after the Pemulih package ends,
Deputy Women, Family and Community already been selected for inclusion in the she will be given spiritual guidance by mosque banks will continue to provide assistance
Development Minister Datuk Siti Zailah programme. “Counselling services will be officials and counselling by trained officials on packages, including a reduction in monthly
Mohd Yusoff said that discussions are already provided at these mosques for victims of the next course of action. instalment payments, according to the
under way with states such as Perlis, Kelantan, domestic violence.” borrower’s financial capability.”
Penang and Negri Sembilan, while Selangor “Victims will get to stay in the dormitory, will
will be collaborating with non-profit Siti Zailah was replying to a supplementary be given food and drinks as well as a set of He was replying to an oral question from
organisations to implement it. question by Nor Azrina Surip (PH-Merbok), clothes, blankets, towels and personal hygiene Khalid Abd Samad (PH-Shah Alam) on whether
who wanted to know whether the programme items.” the government is extending the moratorium
“Issues such as the selection of mosques will be launched in states other than Federal for individuals and enterprises and whether it is
for the programme are being ironed out.” Territory of Kuala Lumpur. Siti Zailah said the programme was launched going to introduce a moratorium without
in response to a surge in domestic violence accrued interest.
The programme, which is an initiative of The deputy minister said to date, only one cases during the pandemic.
the ministry and the Federal Territories victim of domestic violence has sought refuge Mohd Shahar added that on Oct 14, the
Islamic Religious Department, kicked off in at a mosque. Based on police statistics, a total of 5,260 banking industry introduced the Financial
the federal territories in May. domestic violence cases were reported in 2020 Management and Resilience Programme for
“In the Federal Territory, victims can seek compared with 3,263 in 2019. From January to the bottom 50% income group (B50), namely
June this year, there were 3,970 cases. households earning up to RM5,880 which are
still affected by the pandemic.
Earlier, the ministry reported that it received
1,621 calls through its Talian Kasih 15999 He said the comprehensive programme not
hotline from January to June, compared with only helps borrowers to repay their loans
1,436 in the same period last year. according to their financial capabilities but also
enables them to benefit from financial
management advice that can increase their
financial resilience in the long run, Bernama

“Under this programme, eligible B50
borrowers will get a three-month exemption
from interest payments and the option to
reduce loan instalments for up to 24 months.”

He said additionally, borrowers can also
apply for various programmes offered by the
Credit Counselling and Management Agency,
such as the debt management programme,
small debt resolution scheme and the financial
resilience support scheme.

‘Lifting of ban depends
on Langkawi experience’

Sam in his MALAYSIA hopes to be ready to welcome
dragon fruit international tourists by early December
farm. – although the original target was to only open its
BERNAMAPIX doors early next year.

Dragon fruit farmer gets creative to boost sales Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk
Seri Nancy Shukri said a decision on whether to
SEPANG: You may have consumed the dragon fruit-themed dishes, desserts and fruit, the first with red skin and purple- bring forward the lifting of the travel ban will be
succulent pulp of dragon fruits, but have you beverages. Their 1.21ha HL Dragon Fruit Eco coloured pulp, the second with red skin and based on the Langkawi experience.
tried dragon fruit bun with chicken-curry Farm, which has some 3,000 dragon fruit white-coloured pulp and the third with yellow
filling, dragon fruit nasi lemak or dragon fruit trees, is located in Jalan Besar, Batu Satu. skin and white pulp, Bernama reported. “The success of the Langkawi travel bubble,
chips? which kicked off on Nov 15, will be the impetus
Apart from dragon fruit buns, nasi lemak The father of three said the restaurant’s for us to bring forward the reopening of all
To counter the rising competition from and chips, the restaurant’s menu features most popular item, Jumbo dragon bun with borders,” she told M. Karupaiya (PH-Padang
other growers, dragon fruit farm operator Sam dragon fruit seafood platter, dragon fruit chicken-curry filling, features a combination Serai).
Chia, 51, and his son Eugene, 24, decided to mashed potatoes and desserts like dragon of the three dragon fruit flavours.
open a restaurant on their premises three fruit waffle and dragon fruit popsicle. Karupaiya had asked the minister for the
years ago to give the fruit a makeover and To enhance the farm’s tourism value, a timeline for reopening the country to
attract more customers by offering a variety of Sam, who was born and raised in Sepang, three-storey structure in the shape of a dragon international tourists.
said his farm has three varieties of dragon fruit has been erected on the premises.
Nancy said the Langkawi experience will
serve as a benchmark for the rest of the country.

“We will keep tabs on what happens in
Langkawi (now that foreign tourists are allowed
entry again), then we will reopen fully

She said standard operating procedures for
incoming travellers are also in place.

She added that despite having set the time-
frame to fully reopen three months from
November, the country could perhaps reopen in
early December.

“That is not my promise but we will try to
work it out.”

Deputy minister taken to task over aid issue

DATUK Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff’s performance the same portfolio through two changes of monthly allowance?” insisting that the assurance made by
as Women, Family and Community government but has been unable to implement “It looks like an empty promise by the former Muhyiddin was just an “empty promise”.
Development deputy minister was put under the dispensing of aid.
the microscope again, and this time it was over prime minister. Or, should we ask the Dewan Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid
aid to the disabled. She reminded Siti Zailah that former prime Bahasa dan Pustaka to amend the definition of Hasnon then put a stop to the argument by
minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had ‘immediately’ to ‘more than a year’,” she telling Teo to sit down as the question had
Teo Nie Ching (PH-Kulai) berated Siti Zailah announced the decision to offer the special aid quipped. already been properly answered.
for what she claimed was the deputy minister’s in conjunction with the International Day of
failure to keep the government’s promise to Persons with Disabilities on Dec 3 last year. In response, Siti Zailah said her ministry had He then told Datuk Che Abdullah Mat Nawi
offer monthly financial assistance of RM200, submitted the proposal to the finance minister (Pas-Tumpat) to pose his supplementary
RM300 or RM1,000 each to disabled persons “A record of the announcement can still be and is awaiting his approval. “This is a huge question to the deputy minister.
who met selected criteria. seen on Facebook,” she said. “What has the financial outlay. So what we are doing is subject
deputy minister done to ensure that to Finance Ministry approval.” Che Abdullah came to Siti Zailah’s defence
Teo pointed out that Siti Zailah has held onto disabled individuals receive the RM1,000 by saying that Teo “did not seem to understand”
Teo then scoffed at Siti Zailah’s reply, what the deputy minister was saying.


Muda keen to contest in Malacca polls

MALACCA: Parti Ikatan Demokratik Muda was set up on Sept 17 last races and religions, and moderation. (PN) announced that it would field history of malpractice, and have
Malaysia (Muda) is in talks with year, but its registration as a political “We reject party hoppers, and experienced individuals and new proven to be committed to serving
Pakatan Harapan (PH), with a view to party has yet to be approved by the faces, Bernama reported. the people of Malacca. We will ensure
field candidates in the Malacca polls. Registrar of Societies. politics without integrity.” that they bring prosperity to the state
The Election Commission has set Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia and not build an empire of personal
Its president Syed Saddiq Syed On whether Muda would contest (Bersatu) information chief Datuk wealth,” he said via WhatsApp
Abdul Rahman said Muda is firm in under a PH ticket, the Muar member nomination date on Nov 8 while Wan Saiful Wan Jan said an yesterday.
contesting. of Parliament said the matter was still polling will be done on Nov 20. agreement was reached after
being discussed. discussions with PN component Meanwhile, Wan Saiful said in a
“We will consult parties in PH and The Malacca polls are being held parties Bersatu, PAS, Gerakan, Parti post on Facebook that the coalition
will announce this together.” He added that Muda would field following the dissolution of the state Solidariti Tanah Airku and Parti would campaign using online media
candidates who are young, dynamic, assembly after four state Progresif Sabah. platforms and print media, following
“We would like to put our name as experienced and have a good track assemblymen declared that they had a Health Ministry ban on all election
a party which intends to contest record. lost confidence in the leadership of “We will offer quality candidates. related activities, gatherings or social
together in the spirit of an opposition Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Most importantly, our candidates are events from Oct 25 to Nov 27.
block to bring about change,” he told “No matter which coalition we Md Ali. those who have integrity, with no
a press conference yesterday. join, our emphasis is on politics for all
Meanwhile, Perikatan Nasional

Many factors hampering C VID-19
affordable housing UPDATE

As of noon yesterday

concTafiosrtemasl ed 2,448,372

o Govt urged to enlist GLC and directly engage professor of economics Datuk Dr
B40 households to get true picture of hindrances Rajah Rasiah said there is a shortage of
affordable housing units.
“The government launched several Total
ac�ve cases cNaesews 6,148
programmes to address the problem,
but have so far fallen short of 73,258
█ BY ELWIN DAVA “There is a lot of government- delivering enough affordable homes.”
[email protected] owned land surrounding public Rajah added that the government
PETALING JAYA: Government-linked transit hubs in the Klang Valley, and should identify individuals in the B40
companies (GLC) at both the federal part of these areas could be group who still lack access to home Total
and state levels should take the lead in recoveries Current
the development of the affordable committed to creating affordable ownership and work with them to find recovery 95.59%
housing segment, said an industry housing. ways to provide them with affordable 2,340,390
player. rate

“Almost every state has GLC that “When enough affordable housing housing.
specialises in real estate development, is built in a certain area, there will be a “It is not enough just to launch
making it easier to carry out affordable demand for retail services such as incentives and rebates to developers to
housing projects rather than depend restaurants, clinics, and build affordable homes as the reasons Death
on the private sector,” said Carey Real supermarkets.” for homelessness are too many. The toll 5,771Brought
Estate Sdn Bhd corporate real estate He said it is not always a dearth of housing ministry officials should
division head, Shawn A. Valerio. 28,576 -in-Dead

“With that, we don’t need to have affordable homes in a particular area actually connect with B40 households
too many agencies all moving in that keeps many low-income people to solve problems of information
different directions.” from buying them. imperfections,” he added. PROGRESS STATISTICS FOR THE NATIONAL COVID-19 IMMUNISATION PROGRAMME
As of October 26
Valerio said in the National “It’s just an issue of constructing He said it is pertinent to establish Received second doses
Affordable Housing Policy (July 2019),
the government said it was targeting to real affordable homes in a certain special home designated sites in high 25,412,086 24,042,758
deliver one million affordable homes geographic location.” demand locations, where leasehold
within a 10-year period. “What I mean by that is for the conditions should be applied. Such
Klang Valley area, affordable housing locations should be government-
“That itself indicates there is a lack needs to be within RM300,000 and owned but leased at affordable rates to ‘Pact meaningless without Warisan’
of affordable housing and that gap can have sufficient built-up for a small the B40 group.
widen if Malaysians’ earning capacity family, say 850sq ft to 1,000sq ft. At that “The construction should be done
isn’t in tandem with inflation and price, a family with an income of by developers who have been audited KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan such an MoU with PH.
higher costs of building homes.” RM3,000 per month would be able to to enjoy reasonable (rather than Sabah (Warisan) information “The political scenario in
afford it,” he said, adding that having windfall) profits. Government chief Datuk Awang Ahmad Sah
He added that affordable housing the correct financing structure for the committees handling the allocation Sahari has expressed agreement Sabah is not the same as in the
in key urban areas must be close to market segment is also important. and maintenance of such housing with Sabah Progressive Party peninsula. The problems and
public transportation. “Rent-to-own is a good model to schemes should include (SAPP) president Datuk Yong issues facing Malaysians in Sabah
encourage home ownership and it’s a representatives from the government, Teck Lee that a pact between are different from what is
win-win structure for all.” construction industry and civil Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) happening in the peninsula,” he
Meanwhile, Universiti Malaya society,” Rajah said. and the Opposition is said in a statement yesterday.
meaningless without Warisan’s
Chong Wei appointed Sabah tourism ambassador participation. On proposed cooperation
between GRS and PH, Yong said
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah He said it was surprising that in a statement on Monday that
government yesterday appointed Pakatan Harapan (PH) feels the any talk of an agreement with the
national badminton legend Datuk Lee need for bipartisan cooperation opposition parties in Sabah
Chong Wei as state tourism with GRS when the matter had should involve Warisan, as it is
ambassador. been decided through a the main opposition party, and
memorandum of understanding not part of PH.
Lee will play the role of Sabah (MoU) with the federal
Tourism Ambassador until December government. Last Saturday, GRS chairman
next year. Datuk Hajiji Noor, who is also
“Furthermore, among the Sabah chief minister, said the
The appointment was announced GRS members are Umno, coalition would hold a discussion
by Sabah Tourism, Culture and Bersatu and PAS, which have to over a proposal from Sabah PH to
Environment Minister Datuk Jafry abide by the wishes of their sign an MoU, and that DAP
Arifin during a briefing and luncheon. leaders at the federal level. No secretary-general Lim Guan Eng
other state in Malaysia has signed had raised the issue when they
Lee thanked the Sabah government met recently. – Bernama
over the appointment and said he
would endeavour to help revive the Report on Gunung Jerai risks
state’s tourism industry, which has
been severely affected by the Covid-19 KUALA LUMPUR: The Minerals Gunung Jerai to develop a
pandemic. and Geoscience Department is geological disaster early warning
preparing a Gunung Jerai Slope system.
“I am very happy. I know Sabah is Lee receiving a certificate from Jafry during the event yesterday. – BERNAMAPIX Risk and Hazard Mapping “To date, the department has
very famous. I always go to Report, which will be submitted
competitions in China, Taiwan and to the National Disaster conducted geological,
everybody knows Sabah. It is a very big trophies as well as fans around the confident that Lee’s role as tourism Management Agency. geomorphological and
state. world, especially in the Asean region, ambassador would help propel the geological engineering analyses
Asia-Pacific, China, Japan, South state’s tourism industry to greater This follows the landslide and to identify slope locations at risk
“I hope I will bring my family and Korea, Denmark and the UK. heights in the next two years. water surge incident at Gunung of collapsing and for water surge
kids to Sabah and visit a lot of places Jerai on Aug 18, that caused hazard mapping,” he said in the
here (so that) I can share more details “These countries make up part of In a related development, Jafry said massive flooding in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.
to help promote tourism in Sabah and Sabah’s traditional market and the a proposal to set up a “Lee Chong Wei surrounding areas. He was responding to Sabri
bring in more tourists,” said Lee. major contributors to tourist arrivals Badminton Academy” in Sabah was Azit (PAS-Jerai), who asked the
in Sabah pre-Covid-19. This is raised during a courtesy call by his Energy and Natural Resources government about mitigation
Jafry said Lee was chosen for the certainly great news and a promising ministry and Lee on Chief Minister Deputy Minister Datuk Ali Biju action taken in Gunung Jerai.
role because of his global reputation outlook for the tourism industry.” Datuk Hajiji Noor on Tuesday. said the department was – Bernama
through his remarkable performances – Bernama identifying suitable sites in
in the international arena, winning Jafry added that the ministry is


Eldery gain most from PM proposes cooperation
booster shot on health emergencies

Sanjay said concerns He said apart from the
aside, older population will elderly and frontliners,
gain the most from a expectant mothers
booster programme. should also be given
“Priority should be From priority to get the o Asean, Australia urged to work together on proposed Asean-Australia Mental
booster shots. readiness to address emerging diseases in future Health Experts Meeting.
given to those who are front
immuno- page Universiti Putra On education, Ismail Sabri
underscored the importance of
compromised. Malaysia associate Technical Vocational Education and
“There is also the professor and medical Training, and how it could contribute
argument that healthcare epidemiologist Dr Malina to the micro, small and medium
professionals should be Osman said booster shots are KUALA LUMPUR: Asean and Australia Dialogue Relations to a comprehensive enterprises (MSME) and start-ups.
prioritised but the benefits of essential. should prepare for future public health strategic partnership. This annual
a booster shot also vary with “From emerging data and emergencies and emerging diseases engagement at the highest level will He said MSME account for more
age, comorbidities and observations, we can deduce through exchange of knowledge and provide greater impetus to further than 60% of employment in the
location of workplace,” that protection by the vaccine capacity building programmes, strengthen partnership for mutual region.
he said. decreases over time,” including by leveraging on digital benefits, Bernama reported.
He also insisted that it she said. technologies, said Prime Minister “Malaysia welcomes the “Education is a significant element
should be voluntary until and “This then lowers your Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob at the announcement by Morrison on further of Asean-Australia partnership. In
unless there is strong defences against the Delta inaugural Asean-Australia Summit assistance of A$124 million (RM387 strengthening the cooperation in this
evidence that it is highly strain of the coronavirus.” held virtually yesterday. million) for the next 10 years. area, Asean can work together with
effective in preventing Malina said in general, “The proposed areas of cooperation Australia to equip the under-served
transmission and risk of booster doses are He also expressed Malaysia’s are highly relevant. Malaysia looks communities, including youth,
severe symptoms. recommended for all types of appreciation for Australia’s strong forward to the beneficial projects women and children in the region,
Public health expert Dr vaccines, but whether or not support for Asean’s efforts to mitigate across the three Asean Community particularly with critical ICT skills.
Rusli Nordin said a booster it is done depends on the the impact of Covid-19. pillars.”
dose is administered to policy of each country. The prime minister also said “This will significantly assist in
prolong protective immunity, She added apart from “Almost A$700 million (RM2.1 another area that demands attention is upskilling and developing skilled
particularly if there is senior citizens and those who billion) have been earmarked for mental health. Malaysia, Brunei and workers. It would also enhance the
evidence that the protection work in elderly care centres, various intiatives. This would greatly Australia have been working closely on quality of labour force, increase the
is waning after a period of as well as frontliners, others assist Asean in pursuing its the issue. effectiveness and efficiency of MSME
time. who should also be given Comprehensive Recovery Framework He said Malaysia had launched the and start-ups, and ultimately boost
“It is a sort of booster shots are those with to implement Asean’s recovery Mental Health Strategic Plan supply chain and manufacturing
reinforcement. Studies have diabetes mellitus, strategies and build a future that is 2020–2025 and plans to establish the productivity in the region,” he said.
shown that Pfizer and hypertension, heart sustainable and resilient,” he said at the National Centre of Excellence on
Sinovac recipients should problems, kidney diseases summit. Mental Health. He also extended appreciation to
consider getting a booster and other chronic ailments. “Malaysia looks forward to working Australia for its participation in the
shot, but not much She also said the method His Australian counterpart Scott with member states and Australia to recent Five Power Defence Agreement
information is available for of appointment distributions Morrison was also present. make mental health care more “Bersama Gold” exercise.
those who have received the as suggested by the accessible and available through
Astra-Zeneca vaccine,” he government should be Ismail Sabri said since 1974, digital platforms,” he said, adding that The First Asean-Australia Summit
told theSun. maintained. Asean-Australia dialogue relations Malaysia also looks forward to the was held on the sidelines of the
have continued to grow into many new three-day virtual 38th and 39th Asean
areas of cooperation. Summits and related summits, which
began on Tuesday.
He added that Malaysia supports
the elevation of Asean-Australia

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Court dismisses appeals Feline lover duped
in conversion case of RM70,000

o Three-member panel finds no error in previous In Indira’s case, the Hindu mother had filed SEREMBAN: A kindergarten teacher pining to
judgment, says it is bound by decision in Indira Gandhi suit a similar judicial review application to own a Scottish-fold breed cat lost almost
challenge her Muslim convert ex-husband’s RM70,000 after she was cheated by an online
PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal yesterday The other two judges were Datuk S. Nantha unilateral conversion of their three children. scammer.
dismissed appeals by a Muslim-convert Balan and Datuk Nordin Hassan.
mother and the Federal Territory registrar of In yesterday’s case, the father of the children The 25-year-old woman, from Taman Nusa
Muallaf against a High Court decision to quash On Oct 16, 2018, the High Court in Kuala had filed a judicial review to quash the Intan here, came across an advertisement for
the unilateral conversion of two children Lumpur allowed a judicial review by the father conversion of his two young children who were the sale of the cat on Facebook last Saturday.
to Islam. of the children, a Buddhist, to quash the converted to Islam in May 2016 without his
unilateral conversion to Islam of his two knowledge and consent. The identities of the She called an Indonesia-registered mobile
A three-member bench led by Justice Datuk children born in a civil marriage by the woman, family cannot be disclosed due to a High Court phone number to make enquiries with the
Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah, in a who was a Buddhist then. order issued on May 21, 2018. purported seller and was told that the cat was in
unanimous decision said that the Court of Indonesia and cost RM900.
Appeal was bound by the decision of the Then High Court Judge Datuk Azizah The Court of Appeal decision in September
Federal Court in the case of kindergarten Nawawi (now Court of Appeal judge) had said 2018, which granted full custody of the children The seller told her that she needed to pay
teacher M. Indira Gandhi, Bernama reported. it was not in dispute that the certificates of to the father, was affirmed following the only half and the balance upon receiving the
conversion of the children were issued without mother’s failure to obtain leave to pursue her feline, which would be shipped via courier
“We find no appealable error made by the the consent of the children’s father. appeal in the Federal Court. service. Negri Sembilan police commercial
learned High Court judge. Therefore, we find crime investigation department chief ACP
no merit in this appeal. Both appeals are She said she was bound by the Federal Lawyer Nizam Bashir represented the Aibee Abd Ghani said yesterday the woman was
dismissed. The decision of the High Court Court decision in the Indira Gandhi case, in registrar of Muallaf, while senior federal given a Malaysian bank account number and
judge is affirmed. No order as to costs,” which a Federal Court five-man panel in counsel Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman she deposited RM450 into it.
Mohamad Zabidin said during virtual January 2018 ruled that the consent of both appeared for the Federal Territories Islamic
proceedings yesterday. parents were required before a child born in a Religious Department director-general, the “She was then told that the cat had been
civil marriage can be converted to Islam. Education Ministry director-general and the shipped. However, the scammer contacted her
government. Lawyer K. Shanmuga again and demanded for several more
represented the father, while lawyer Arham payments, claiming it was to facilitate certain
Rahimy Hariri appeared for the mother. procedures to ship the cat. She made 14 cash
deposits of between RM1,250 and RM15,000 in
Court reserves BRIEFSsubsequent transactions. She lost RM69,030 in
judgement total, and never received the cat.”
on Guan Eng case FILTHY ... A Health Department enforcement officer inspecting a tray at a soy-based food
factory in Simpang Ampat, Penang yesterday. The premises was ordered to close for two weeks Aibee said the victim had also given a copy of
PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has after it was found contravening hygiene standards. – MASRY CHE ANI/THESUN her identity card and address to the scammer.
reserved its judgement on Lim Guan Eng’s
appeal to transfer his corruption case He said after realising she had been cheated
involving the construction of an undersea and fearing her particulars may be misused by
tunnel and paired roads project in Penang the scammer, she lodged a police report on
worth RM6.3 billion, from the sessions court Tuesday. – by Charles Ramendran
to the High Court.
Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Nor Bee WITH MURDER
Ariffin, who led a three-member bench, made
the ruling after hearing submissions from the TAIPING: A soldier and a trader were
former Penang chief minister’s counsel charged in the magistrate’s court here
Gobind Singh Deo and deputy public yesterday with the murder of an army
prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin. retiree. However, no plea was recorded
after the charge was read out to warrant
“We need time to decide on the matter. officer Mohd Hafidz Ibrahim, 34, and
The trial at the sessions court fixed for next Muhammad Ahmad Md Yusoff, 31, before
Monday will proceed. Our decision will come magistrate Nur Farah Syahidah Mohd Noh.
after that,” said Nor Bee. The two were charged with murdering
Mohd Zaki Md Aluwee, 42, in a forest area
The other two judges on the bench were near Jalan Kubu Gajah-Lenggong in
Datuk Che Mohd Ruzima Ghazali and Datuk Selama between 5.30pm and 10.50pm on
Hashim Hamzah. Lim attended yesterday’s Oct 10. The charge, framed under Section
proceedings. 302 of the Penal Code, provides the death
sentence upon conviction. The court set
On July 8, Lim filed an application to have Dec 9 for mention. – Bernama
his case transferred to the High Court on the
basis that the case, among other factors, COMPOUNDS TOTALLING
involved Section 62 of the Malaysian RM260,000 ISSUED
Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009,
relating to the filing of the defendant’s KUALA LUMPUR: A total of RM235,000 in
statement, a key issue in ensuring a fair compounds were issued to 43 customers of
trial and it could be appealed up to the an entertainment centre here during a raid
Federal Court. on Tuesday night. Kuala Lumpur crime
prevention and community safety
For cases heard at a sessions court, the department chief Datuk Azman Ayob said
appeals would end at the Court the individuals, comprising 27 men and 16
of Appeal. women, were found violating Regulation
19 of the Prevention and Control of
On July 12, High Court Judge Datuk Infectious Diseases Act 1988, by engaging
Muhammad Jamil Hussin dismissed the in activities at an entertainment outlet
Bagan member of Parliament’s application to during Phase Four of the National Recovery
transfer the case from the sessions court to the Plan. “Urine tests conducted came back
High Court. – Bernama negative for drugs,” he said yesterday.
Azman said police also issued RM25,000 in
compounds to the owner of the premises
and seized 431 bottles of liquor, worth
RM220,500. He said they will continue to
conduct inspections from time to time to
ensure compliance with the standard
operating procedures set by the
government to curb the spread of Covid-19
in the country. – Bernama

Mohd Sabu’s son freed of drug charge

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court yesterday guidelines, by omitting to take two containers of in one container.” amount of RM9,000 is to be returned to the
acquitted and discharged former defence urine has rendered the conviction flawed.” Sequerah said it was evident that the appellant,” he said.
minister Mohamad Sabu’s son, Ahmad Saiful
Islam, of a drug abuse charge made against him The judge said the inspector-general of police presumption under Section 37(K) of the Lawyers Datuk Nicholas Kow, Nasar Khan and
two years ago. Standing Order F103 and Health Ministry Dangerous Drugs Act needed to be rebutted on a Emile Ezra Hussain represented Ahmad Saiful
guidelines required two empty and clean plastic balance of probabilities, which was of a higher while deputy public prosecutor Izalina Abdullah
Justice Datuk Collin Lawrence Sequerah containers for collection of urine from drug abuse standard than merely to raise a reasonable doubt. appeared for the prosecution.
allowed the appeal by Ahmad Saiful, 33, to quash suspects.
the conviction and eight months’ jail sentence “There is a more compelling reason why the Ahmad Saiful was charged with using a
imposed by a magistrate’s court on June 24 “The suspects should be given the option to process of taking the urine sample must be THC-type drug at a hotel on Jan 5, 2019. On June
last year. choose the two containers, one of which is for conducted with strict compliance with the 24 last year, magistrate Mohamad Aizat Abdul
screening purposes by the police, while the procedure, which in this case are the guidelines Rahim sentenced him to eight months’ jail after
In his judgment, Sequerah said the taking of second sample should be sent to a hospital for a and the possibility of contamination of the finding that the defence had failed to raise a
only one conatiner of urine had created the confirmation test after the first container is sample being minimised, if not obliterated reasonable doubt in the prosecution’s case.
possibility of contamination as the same sample confirmed positive for drugs. altogether.
was used by the police for screening and the The court also ordered Ahmad Saiful to
chemist for a confirmatory test. “The second container must be properly “Therefore, the prosecution has failed to prove undergo monitoring under the national
sealed and secured. Health Ministry guideline the case against the appellant, and this appeal anti-drugs agency after completing the jail
“I find that the failure by police to abide by the No. 6/2002 requires at least 30ml of urine sample and conviction ought to be set aside. The bail sentence. – Bernama


Taiwan not seeking arms race with China but maintains self-defence option

TAIPEI: Taiwan is not seeking to get missions by Chinese warplanes in In its report to parliament, the Communists’ threat to our national regional security situation, the
into an arms race with China but Taiwan’s air defence identification Defence Ministry described the security, we will do our best to defend report said.
needs to defend itself and will not zone, or ADIZ, which covers a situation in the Taiwan Strait that our country’s sovereignty and will At a briefing in Beijing yesterday, a
submit to pressure, its Defence broader area than Taiwanese separates it from its giant neighbour never give in under duress.” Chinese government spokesman
Ministry said in a report to territorial air space that Taipei as “severe and unstable” and labelled It added that the “confrontation” reiterated the mainland’s
parliament yesterday. monitors and patrols to give it more the actions of China’s military as between Taiwan and China, would be determination to prevent Taiwan’s
Tensions between Taiwan and time to respond to any threats. provocative. “difficult to alleviate in the short formal independence and bring the
China, which claims the China is in the midst of a military “Taiwan will not engage in an term”. island under China’s rule, preferably
democratically-governed island as its modernisation programme, building arms race with the Chinese The military will strive to hone peacefully.
territory, have spiked over the past new aircraft carriers and stealth Communists’ military and will not its abilities to monitor Chinese But China’s Taiwan Affairs Office
year as Beijing ups military and fighters, while Taiwan is also seek military confrontation, hoping aircraft and ships so it can react spokesman Ma Xiaoguang said: “We
political pressure to force Taipei to increasing military spending, for peaceful coexistence across the earlier, and will also exchange do not promise to renounce the use
accept Chinese sovereignty. especially on developing new strait. intelligence with foreign countries of force and reserve the option to take
That has included repeated missiles and submarines. “But in the face of the Chinese so it can be fully informed of the all necessary measures”. – Reuters

Japan champions open Scientists create
seas at Asean summit lab-grown coffee

HELSINKI: Latte drinkers may in the future be
sipping on java sourced from a petri dish rather
than a plantation, said scientists behind a new
technique to grow in a lab what they hope to be
sustainable coffee.
“It’s really coffee, there is nothing else other
o Australia says Aukus pact Beijing’s vast maritime fleet, which it deploys Prime Minister Scott Morrison proposed a than coffee material in the product,” said Heiko
supports regional stability to buttress its claims to sovereignty over most strengthening of relations to the level of Rischer.
of the South China Sea. comprehensive strategic partnership, which
would make it the first country to agree such a His team of researchers at the Finnish
An international arbitration tribunal in technical research institute VTT believe their
2016 invalidated China’s claims, which deal with the bloc. coffee would avoid many of the environmental
overlap those of Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Morrison also sought to reassure Asean pitfalls associated with the mass production of
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Japan Prime the Philippines and Brunei. that Aukus did not mean a pursuit of nuclear one of the world’s favourite drinks.
Minister Fumio Kishida yesterday stressed to A trilateral security pact agreed last month arms and was not a security threat. The coffee is not ground from beans, but
Southeast Asian leaders his country’s strong between the United States, Britain and “Aukus adds to our network of instead grown from a cluster of coffee plant cells
opposition to challenges to a free and open Australia, under which Canberra will get partnerships that support regional stability under closely controlled temperature, light and
maritime order, underscoring regional access to nuclear-powered submarines, has and security.” oxygen conditions in a bioreactor.
concerns about China’s growing military clout. added to fears of an arms race taking shape in A day earlier, Asean addressed another Once roasted, the powder can be brewed in
Kishida took part in a virtual summit with Southeast Asia. burning issue in Southeast Asia – the crisis in exactly the same way as conventional coffee.
leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian According to Indonesian Foreign Minister Myanmar following a coup eight months ago. Rischer’s team used the same principles of
Nations (Asean), who earlier discussed Retno Marsudi, President Joko Widodo said Asean chairman Brunei said they cellular agriculture that are used to produce
concerns about militarisation and yesterday he was concerned the agreement, reiterated a call for special envoy Erywan lab-grown meat, which does not involve the
confrontation in the South China Sea and known as Aukus, “could spark rivalry in the Yusof to visit the country as mediator “with slaughter of livestock and which last year was
called for the conclusion of an Asean-China region”. full access to all parties concerned”. given approval by Singapore authorities to go
code of conduct “consistent with The Philippines has backed Aukus but Myanmar was not represented at the on sale for the first time.
international law”. President Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday it summit, as Asean had snubbed the leader of “Coffee is of course a problematic product,”
Southeast Asia has become a strategic “must complement and not complicate our the coup, Min Aung Hlaing, for his failure to Rischer said, in part because rising global
battleground in the rivalry between the working methods for cooperation”. follow an agreed peace process, and the junta temperatures are making existing plantations
United States and China, with Washington The leaders’ remarks were made at a refused the bloc’s offer to send an alternative less productive, driving farmers to clear ever
and its allies stepping up patrols to challenge meeting between Asean and Australia, whose representative. – Reuters larger areas of rainforest for new crops.
“There is the transport issue, the fossil fuel
use. It makes sense to look for alternatives.”
The team is carrying out a fuller analysis of
how sustainable their product would be if
manufactured on a large scale, but believe it
would use less labour and fewer resources than
conventional coffee.
“We know already that our water footprint,
for example, is much less than what is needed
for field growth,” Rischer said. – AFP

TECHNOLOGICAL MARVEL ... The XTurismo Limited Edition hoverbike during a demonstration at Fuji Speedway in the Japanese town of Oyama
yesterday. – REUTERSPIX MOSCOW: The Kremlin yesterday denied a
media report suggesting that Russian
Hong Kong to censor old movies energy giant Gazprom was using gas talks
with Moldova to try to extract political
HONG KONG: The legislature here passed a In June, the city announced censors would Film censorship inspectors can enter and concessions and said the negotiations were
toughened film censorship law yesterday check any future films for content that search any premises suspected of displaying purely commercial. The Financial Times,
empowering authorities to ban past films for breached the security law. unlicensed movies without a warrant and citing unnamed people briefed on the talks,
“national security” threats and impose stiffer titles deemed a security risk will not be able to reported on Tuesday that Gazprom had
penalties for any breaches. But the law passed yesterday by the appeal via the usual channels. offered Moldova a cheaper gas deal in
legislature allows scrutiny of any titles that exchange for it adjusting its free trade deal
Authorities have embarked on a sweeping had previously been given a green light. Instead, they will have to launch a judicial with the European Union and delaying
crackdown to root out Beijing’s critics after review in Hong Kong’s courts, a long and energy market reforms agreed with
protests convulsed the city two years ago. It empowers Hong Kong’s chief secretary costly legal procedure. Brussels. When asked about the report,
to revoke the screening license of past and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said
A new China-imposed security law and an current films that are deemed “contrary to the The new censorship rules bring Hong that politics did not factor in the talks with
official campaign dubbed “Patriots rule Hong interests of national security”. Kong much closer to the Chinese mainland, Moldova. – Reuters
Kong” has since criminalised much dissent. where films are rigorously vetted and only
Maximum penalties for screening an a handful of Western movies or AMNESTY URGES RELIEF FOR
Films and documentaries have become unlicensed movie have been raised to up to documentaries see a commercial release FAMINE-HIT MADAGASCAR
one of many cultural areas authorities have three years in jail and a HK$1 million each year. – AFP
sought to purge. (RM530,000) fine. ANTANANARIVO: Amnesty International
yesterday urged Madagascar’s government
and the rest of the world to step up relief
efforts for the island nation’s drought-hit
south. More than a million people on
Madagascar’s parched southern tip are on
the brink of famine and some are already
dying, the rights watchdog said. The
months-long drought, stoked by climate
change, is the worst in four decades, it said
in a report released ahead of the United
Nation’s climate conference in Glasgow.
Amnesty called on rich nations to provide
humanitarian aid and offer financial and
technical support to help Madagascar
adapt to climate change. – AFP

TEHRAN: The Taliban are eager to have
dialogue with the rest of the world, and US challenges Assange
the international community should extradition block
help Afghanistan with its development,
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said o British judge ‘wrong’ has two children – joined two dozen protesters obtaining the documents from secure computer
yesterday. In an address delivered by and‘misled’ inherruling, demanding his immediate release from the systems.
video link to a conference in Iran, Wang say American govt lawyers high-security Belmarsh jail.
said Beijing was ready to host further If convicted in the United States, he faces a
talks between Afghanistan and its LONDON: The United States yesterday “I’m very concerned for Julian’s health,” maximum sentence of 175 years in jail.
neighbours on the country’s future.“The appealed against a British judge’s decision to Moris told reporters, after visiting Assange in the
Taliban are eager to have dialogue with block the extradition of WikiLeaks founder London prison on Saturday. The US government has said the judge who
the world,” he said. The Neighbours of Julian Assange to face charges that could jail the made the ruling in January, Vanessa Baraitser,
Afghanistan meeting was attended in divisive Australian for life. “He is very thin. And I hope that the courts “didn’t appreciate the weight” of expert
person by the foreign ministers of will end this nightmare.” evidence that said Assange was not at risk of
Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and At the start of a two-day hearing in London, suicide.
Uzbekistan, while China and Russia the US government asked Britain’s High Court One demonstrator dressed in black and a
participated by video link. – Reuters to overturn a ruling in January that Assange is a funeral veil held a banner reading “RIP British Baraitser rejected US experts’ testimony that
serious suicide threat if sent across the Atlantic. Justice”. Assange would be protected from self-harm,
AFRICAN UNION SUSPENDS noting that others such as disgraced financier
SUDAN OVER COUP “We maintain that the district judge was Another, Ruby Allen, 20, said Assange was an Jeffrey Epstein had managed to kill themselves
wrong to come to the conclusion she did,” said innocent defender of “press freedom”. in American custody.
NAIROBI: The African Union (AU) said James Lewis, lawyer for the US government.
yesterday it had suspended Sudan until “Extradition is a death sentence basically. But US government lawyers argued that
civilian rule in the country is restored, The two senior judges sitting on the High “If he’s extradited to America the conditions Baraitser was “misled” in evidence from
adding it rejected the military takeover Court will deliver their own ruling at a later date, will be so much worse.” Assange’s psychiatric expert Michael Kopelman,
as an “unconstitutional” seizure of but the issue is likely to drag on for longer still. Assange, 50, is wanted in Washington to face who they claim concealed things such as that his
power. The continent-wide bloc said it 18 charges relating to the 2010 release by client had fathered children with Moris while
“strongly condemns the seizure of Outside the court in central London, WikiLeaks of 500,000 secret files detailing holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
power” and was suspending Sudan Assange’s partner Stella Moris – with whom he aspects of military campaigns in Afghanistan
from all AU activities “until the effective and Iraq. Assange was arrested in Britain in 2019 for
restoration of the civilian-led He has been indicted for violating the jumping bail after spending seven years inside
transitional authority”. Sudanese Gen US espionage act and for hacking, based on the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden
Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Monday the alleged aid he gave former military where he faced allegations of sexual assault.
ordered the dissolution of the intelligence officer Chelsea Manning in
government and declared a state of These were later dropped. – AFP
emergency, sparking widespread
international condemnation. – AFP Assange
India court protesting
orders probe outside the
on snooping Royal Courts
of Justice in
NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court London
yesterday ordered an independent yesterday.
investigation into the alleged government – REUTERSPIX
use of Pegasus spyware on journalists,
opposition politicians and activists with the UK report slams failure of Covid tracing Hackers-for-hire
chief justice calling the implications programme after £37 billion spent biggest online threat
LONDON: The UK government largely wasted country now has the second-highest death toll BRUSSELS: Hackers-for-hire emerged as the
India was one of 45 countries where tens a mammoth £37 billion (RM212 billion) on a in Europe, behind Russia. biggest threat to online security in the last 15
of thousands of numbers were targeted by test and trace programme that failed to control months, with the Covid-19 pandemic and home
the spyware made by Israeli firm NSO, the spread of Covid-19 last year, a report by Harding and the government had relied too working creating opportunities for
according to leaked documents released lawmakers said yesterday. much on expensive outside contractors cybercriminals, EU cybersecurity agency Enisa
this year. instead of existing networks in the state-run said in its annual report yesterday.
The government and its inexperienced National Health Service, the report said.
More than 1,000 of the numbers were head for the programme, Dido Harding, The study, which covered the period from
Indian and the Supreme Court order displayed “gung-ho confidence”, said the Uptake of services offered by the April last year to July this year, seeks to help
followed petitions from individuals that the House of Commons public accounts programme was “variable” and “only a governments and companies understand
Chief Justice N. V. Ramana said “raise an committee chairman. minority of people experiencing Covid-19 cybersecurity threats and develop techniques to
Orwellian concern”. symptoms get a test”, the report said. tackle the problem.
“But in the end it massively over-promised
He said the court had accepted the for what it delivered and it was eye-watering Overall, it concluded, the scheme “has not High profile ransomware attacks in recent
petitions because “there has been no sums of money,” Meg Hillier, of the opposition achieved its main objective to help break months include that against the Colonial
specific denial” by the government. Labour party, told BBC. chains of Covid-19 transmission and enable Pipeline that caused fuel disruptions in the US
people to return towards a more normal way of in May, and a separate case involving Brazilian
The state cannot be given a “free pass “That is one of the biggest concerns – it is life”. firm JBS SA, the world’s largest meatpacker.
every time the spectre of national security is almost as if the taxpayer was an ATM machine.
raised”, the court said as it named cyber and The government defended the testing “The Covid-19 crisis has created possibilities
computer science experts to look into the “That lack of regard for taxpayer funding programme, insisting that more people now for adversaries who used the pandemic as a
allegations. is a real concern for us as a committee,” she receive tests than in any other European dominant lure in campaigns for e-mail attacks
said. country. for instance. Monetisation appears to be the
Phones infected with Pegasus software, main driver of such activities,” the report said.
which is normally only sold to governments When the pandemic erupted early last year, UK Health Security Agency head Jenny
or security agencies, give the user access to Britain tried to build from scratch a mass Harries said it was “saving lives every single The health sector was a significant target as
the target’s messages and photos, and track programme to test for new cases and trace day and helping us fight Covid-19 by breaking hackers searched for vaccine information, the
their location. infected people. chains of transmission and spotting outbreaks study said. – Reuters
wherever they exist”. – AFP
Critics say that in India it is part of a But its caseload soon exploded and the
growing assault on dissent and civil liberties
under the nationalist government of Prime
Minister Narendra Modi.

The Indian government would not deny
or confirm the use of Pegasus because of
national security.

It offered to set up its own committee.
Soon after the Pegasus reports emerged
in July, the parliament was disrupted by
opposition calls for an investigation.
The Indian phone numbers put under
surveillance reportedly included senior
opposition leader Rahul Gandhi,
journalists, activists, government critics and
former judges.
A woman who had accused India’s
former chief justice of sexual harassment
was also reported to be on the list.
Gandhi called the snooping an attempt
to crush Indian democracy.
The Washington Post newspaper said an
analysis of more than 20 Indian phones on
the list showed that 10 had been targeted by
Pegasus, seven successfully. – AFP


Northeast Syria: Why have we forgotten it?

█ BY BEL TREW defeated, and there is a tense (but often violated) in terms of daily Covid-19 cases. Vaccination rates supplies, destroyed homes. And nowhere to go.
internationally-brokered ceasefire in place with are punishingly low. There is still the ever-present spectre of war
THE landscape of northeast Syria stretches Turkey, it feels somewhat forgotten despite the
grimly into the horizon like a staging of fact a humanitarian and environmental crisis One of the contributing factors is that in 2020 too. Tensions are flaring in the border regions
F Scott Fitzgerald’s valley of the ashes. there deepens every day. There is dangerous the only cross border UN aid delivery point to with Turkey, that the Kurdish authorities accuse
Once Syria’s breadbasket, the region has fatigue that has to end before it’s too late. northeast Syria was closed. of continuing to drone strike and shell their
been ravaged by multiple wars, an economic crisis towns.
and, more recently, drought and pollution. Earlier this year the United Nations’s food and UN operations through al-Yarubiyah to Turkey
agriculture agency warned of a drought in the were supposed to be replaced by deliveries from Further south in Deir Ezzor – once held by Isis
In places that have dissolved into a haze of region caused by climate change but also conflict the government-held capital, but according to but now split between Kurdish and government
dust and smog, which to poorly paraphrase Scott (and possibly political manipulation). Amnesty, the volume of aid – especially medical control – residents told me of their concerns of a
Fitzgerald, takes the form of buildings, villages aid – reaching the area declined sharply, due to possible regime offensive supported by allied
and artisanal oil refineries, people are This has, as predicted, played out with bureaucratic impediments and restrictions on Iran-backed militias and, separately, attacks by
increasingly desperate. devastating consequences. Tributaries to the access. This year the UN security council failed to Isis sleeper cells which are apparently regathering
Euphrates have run dry, crops have failed and vote on whether to reopen the crossing. And the strength.
For a while, the spotlight of the world shone farmers I spoke to said they were afraid to plough miserable cycle continues.
fiercely on this comparatively small corner of the and plant their seeds for next year as it would There are mounting concerns over the surge
globe that is home to more than two million likely fail again. The World Food Programme has even warned in violence in the sprawling camps housing
people. that all of these factors could see mass starvation, internally displaced people and families
Just last week Save The Children said the lives or mass exodus across northern Syria if (including Brits) associated with the Islamic State.
This reached a peak when it became the of millions were “hanging in the balance” something isn’t done.
capital of the Islamic State’s brutal caliphate and because of low levels of water in key rivers, and This is of course not unique to Kurdish-held
so the battlefield of the international war to stamp damaged water infrastructure. “This is already happening. People have northeast Syria. There are equally alarming
out the terrorist group. already had to leave the area,” said one shepherd droughts, famine and violence warnings in
They urged global leaders to tackle the climate I interviewed last week, sitting on the dry bed of a northwest Syria, the last opposition pocket in
In 2019, this region, which is now almost crisis ahead of the gathering at the UN’s Cop26 river that once serviced multiple villages in the Syria as well as in regime-held areas where Syria’s
entirely run by Kurdish self-administration, was summit which starts in Glasgow this week. They area. “But where can I go?” she asked, watching economic crisis is biting. The fatigue applies to
once again thrust into headlines as it was ripped have also called for increased humanitarian her goats graze on patches of thorns growing in the entire country.
apart by fighting following Turkey’s invasion and funding. Piling pressure on the area is the global the widening cracks of the parched land.
subsequent occupation of parts of the border pandemic and the lack of medical supplies. This year is breaking many miserable
region. Her words were echoed by inhabitants in humanitarian records, and all the indications
Doctors Without Borders warned last week nearby villages. They all repeated the same show that next year could be worse. We must act
Now that Isis has been largely geographically that northeast Syria was breaking its own records problems: no water, no work, dwindling food now before it is too late. – The Independent

Final years count more than success, failures

COMMENT compared with when they were much younger. For example, I walk or cycle for an hour every While it is natural for the elderly to grow
byYS Chan Without a doubt, health is the most morning before the sun is up and I would feel weaker and shorter, it is imperative they
energised instead of lethargic for the rest of the continue to use all physical and mental faculties.
WHILE a large number of people may die of important factor for those in their 70s or older. day.
premature death, many will live through their Without good health, everything else Otherwise, whatever that is not used will be
60s, fewer in their 70s and some in their 80s and If I am living in the countryside instead of lost. Without mental exercise, I suspect my brain
beyond. becomes meaningless, the world uninteresting holed up in an apartment, I would be busy and head would have shrunk.
and the most delicious foods, no longer tending fruit trees, vegetable beds, flowering
Whatever age they may be at the time of enjoyable. plants and fishponds, with free range chickens Although I am agnostic and do not believe or
passing, how the last few years are spent count and ducks running about. disbelieve in God, I am at peace spiritually and
more than anything in the past. Old men or women can easily become bitter do not need to anchor myself to any religion.
and miserable. By offering rural homestay and activities, I
Whatever success or failure decades ago are could comfortably live off the land. Instead of interpreting sacred texts doggedly,
nothing more than a distant memory and likely For those who wish to be healthier when they I subscribe to universal values and embrace
to be forgotten by others. reach old age, they must start with a healthy But I was just dreaming. Back to reality and in everyone regardless of their faith or ethnicity.
lifestyle in their 40s or earlier by having a my apartment with internet connection, I could
Having crossed off many items in a long balanced diet, not overeating, exercising easily catch up with all the local and It is easy for me to do so as I grew up in a
bucket list would pale in significance when one regularly, resting well, limiting alcoholic and international news using a laptop with an family and society where there were no racial or
undergoes untold sufferings for months before sugary drinks, not smoking or indulging in oversized screen while being bombarded non- religious prejudice or discrimination.
succumbing to a disease. narcotics. stop with messages, reports and videos received
via WhatsApp. I was colour blind and mixed with many
Those seemingly well but die in their sleep Their last chance is in their 50s when it is Indian schoolmates in my village and used to
get to rest in peace. Those who die after a major crucial to consume a great variety of foods, Also, there are countless videos to watch and speak English with an Indian accent without
heart attack or stroke are better off than those minimise oils and fats, maximise vegetables and listen to, but too much of anything is good for realising it.
who survived but have become half-paralysed. fruits, and have regular cardiovascular exercises nothing.
such as brisk walking, jogging or cycling. If not, it I am in my 70s and continue to participate
The worst are those bedridden, with some is too late by the time they hit the 60s. A friend of mine makes sure he finishes actively in the tourism industry, particularly in
even in comatose state and suffering a living playing Sudoku printed daily in a newspaper for travel, transport, training and consultancy
death. Those in the 70s and 80s would be least mental exercise. He is in his 70s but looks 20 sectors.
affected by the food they consume. years younger.
For those with a lifespan of 76 years, they Although interrupted by the pandemic, I am
would have lived for 25,932 days by the time they Therefore, it would be pointless to discipline As for me, I write. I spend long hours geared to act as a catalyst for change, which is
reach 71 years old, or 93.4% of the 27,759 days. by limiting to healthy but bland foods. crystallising my thoughts and opinions in much needed by the industry for its recovery.
writing letters to the media, preparing
This means they are left with only 1,827 days In their sunset years, they should be allowed recommendations for my consultancy work, or The writer was in Form 5 at La Salle Klang in
or 6.6%. to enjoy whatever food they fancy while they still developing training programmes. 1967. This letter is dedicated to his school and
can. classmates. Many are still around while others
For the elderly, the days pass swiftly After a strenuous mental workout, I felt great
And fortunately, they can still have the best instead of mentally exhausted. have moved on. Comments:
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HE controversy surrounding South
South Korean actor Kim Korean
Seon-Ho and his former Youtuber
Lee (far left)
T The drama continuesgirlfriend seems to only get revealed
more sensational by the minute! claims
Earlier this week, an expose by o More salacious allegations have emerged about the
Dispatch revealed the complete past actions
timeline of their past dating history regarding Kim Seon-Ho’s ex-girlfriend of Kim’s ex-
and refuted some of her claims. girlfriend. –
Now, well-known YouTube NETFLIX/
reporter Lee Jin Ho is chiming in with YOUTUBE
new details of Kim’s former partner.
While several online portals have in a settlement, but she kept asking their house sofa.
mentioned a name, it should be for money, so I decided to go harsh According to the man, these were
noted that her identity has yet to be (on her).” just a few of the “antics” commited by
officially confirmed. He claimed that the money was all his ex-wife during their short-lived
According to his new video titled, used for plastic surgery. During their marriage and divorce trial.
The shocking true nature of Kim Seon trial, she also allegedly kicked him Despite the recent flurry of
Ho’s ex-girlfriend: Voice recording out of their home. counter allegations against his ex-
revealed, the reporter revealed what “So, I left the house we used to live girlfriend, Kim himself has yet to
he claimed were voice recordings by in and she stayed there. Then slowly speak out. His management
the former spouse of the woman said her family began to occupy the house company, SALT Entertainment,
to be Kim’s ex-girlfriend. and I couldn’t go back,” he added in has since stated they have no
The individual in question was the recording. “What’s funny is that – further comment to share
said to have once appeared as a guest I went back to get some stuff, and about Dispatch’s latest
on a podcast show. there was already a CCTV camera report.
On the podcast, the man revealed installed.” As for the lady at the
how his ex-wife had lied throughout To make matters worse, he said centre of the storm, she
their marriage and made their that he saw (through CCTV footage) reportedly set her
divorce process difficult. that his ex-wife had brought three Instagram account to
He said: “The divorce proceeding men home within three months. He private in light of the
was quite long. So, I wanted to end it also caught them doing the deed on recent revelations.

The dystopian sci-fi film has been a worlwide hit. – WARNER BROS. PICTURES Novak’s Instagram story of his stock photo images. – INSTAGRAM

Sequel to Dune greenlit for 2023 Stock photo shock for Novak

AFTER a flop adaptation attempt in moving forward with Dune: Part Based on the plot of the original DID you know that BJ Novak is the and textbook covers,“ Simu wrote
1984, Frank Herbert finally got a Two,” Villeneuve said in a statement. novel, most of the surviving cast of face of a cologne in Sweden and on an Instagram Story in
movie adaptation worth watching. He added that the sequel was Dune: Part One will presumably be paint in Uruguay? Well, neither did September.
Yesterday, Legendary Pictures and planned for 2023. back for the second movie. The Office actor, who recently
Warner Bros. announced that Dune: found out he was the face of a “Moral of the story; Think twice
Part Two has officially gotten the “It was a dream of mine to adapt That includes Timothée Chalamet cologne brand in Sweden, and a before doing a stock photo shoot
green light after the first film’s US$41 Frank Herbert’s Dune and I have the as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson paint company in Uruguay. because they own the photos
million (RM170 million) opening in fans, the cast, and crew, Legendary as Lady Jessica, Zendaya as Chani, forever.”
North America this past weekend. and Warner Bros. to thank for and Stellan Skarsgård as Baron “Years ago, someone
supporting this dream. This is only Harkonnen. mistakenly put an image of me on On Sept 6, Simu, in a self-aware
Dune has received praise from the beginning.” a public domain site,“ Novak said in Twitter post, posted one of the
both critics and audiences since its Dune: Part Two will begin with an Instagram Story on Oct 26. stock pictures with him and two
premiere at the Venice Film Festival. In an interview with Nate Hill, Paul, Lady Jessica, and their new other models, saying, “Me laughing
While the film will only get minimal Timothée Chalamet talked about Fremen allies beginning their war to “And now apparently I am on at the people who thought we’d
profits at best with US$225 million how he had to go through 6 months overthrow the new overlords of products all around the world.” flop”, in response to Marvel’s latest
(RM933.17 million) grossed so far of training for the fight scenes where Arrakis, House Harkonnen. Paul will film.
against a US$165 million (RM684.32 he had to train in a wine cellar in begin to realise his destiny as the The actor revealed some of the
million) budget during its time in France and with co-star Josh Brolin in Kwisatz Haderach, the prophesied many items his face is used to As of September, the actor
theatres, Warner’s plan is to make the Budapest. messiah-like figure whom the Bene advertise, including a rain poncho, made a
franchise available in theatres and on Gesserit foretold would bring peace electric face shaver, and hair promise
HBO Max. In the interview, Zendaya also to the planet. clippers, along with the online. “No
said that she had actively pursued the aforementioned face paint and more stock
“I just received news from role before they even started casting The second movie still has a long cologne. photos for
Legendary that we are officially and that she was a big fan of way to go, but Villeneuve will return this guy,“ he
Villeneuve’s work. to direct the sequel. Novak noted that he did tweeted,
nothing about the mistake as he captioning a
was “too amused to do anything”. photo of
himself taken
Novak isn’t the only now- at the 2021 Met
famous actor whose old photos Gala.
are still kicking around.
Dalgona ‘danger’ for Heechul
Prior to the release of
SUPER JUNIOR’S Heechul is now company, right? If I fail, I’m out of SM Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the
concerned about his wellbeing after #SquidGame Legend of the Ten Rings, fans
receiving a strange gift from his label, #GoodbyemygoodfriendSM.” spotted the film’s lead Simu
SM Entertainment. Liu in ads as well.
It certainly looked like his agency
The 38-year-old star was seen wanted to have some fun with Stock images he posed for
holding up a familiar sugar candy, Heechul, inspired by Netflix’s hit, in 2014, years before his
with the shape of SM Entertainment’s Squid Game. starring role on Kim’s
logo pressed on the surface, on his Convenience, continue to be
Instagram. His caption read: “A In the meantime, Heechul is set to used to this day for things
dalgona game that SM gave me as a appear in the upcoming South like gym ads, storefronts and
gift. At this difficulty level, they’re Korean variety series New World, pamphlets.
basically expecting me to leave the which premieres on Netflix on Nov
20. “I did one stock photo
shoot for 100 bucks cash in
2014… and I have ended up
on hundreds of ads and
storefronts and pamphlets

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Ayumi Hamasaki
shows support for C-
section mums

Cast members AFTER giving birth to her second child a few
Zendaya and months ago, Ayumi Hamasaki suddenly
Timothee announced that she is a proud “C-section
Chalamet at mother”.
the London
premiere of On Oct 24, the singer posted an image on
Dune. – Instagram to show her support for mothers
who did not welcome their children through
Dune reigns supreme at REUTERS normal births, with a description on the image
North America box office that read: “My body didn’t fail me. It might not
o The success sparks hope among fans of the Frank In fourth was Sony superhero film Venom: have been what I planned, but it’s my story.
Herbert books for more movies on the series Let There Be Carnage, at US$9.1 million Csection is still birth.”
(RM37.74 million). Tom Hardy stars as a
NEW sci-fi thriller Dune, a classic that for survival on a treacherous desert planet. journalist whose symbiotic link to an alien In the caption, Ayumi posted: “I’m a C-
almost demanded big-screen Dune, with a plainly relevant gives him superpowers. section mom. After spending 10 months
treatment, topped the North without worrying about it, it’s hard to say which
American box office this weekend environmental subtext, has taken in US$180 And fifth went to a new 20th Century one is right or wrong, or how easy it is to create
with a take estimated at US$40.1 million million (RM746.54 million) overseas, and release, computer-animated sci-fi comedy a new life in this world. No. I want the world to
(RM166.3 million), industry watcher Villeneuve, whose growing sci-fi catalogue Ron´s Gone Wrong, at US$7.3 million be a world where no one else can judge it. I love
Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday. includes Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival, is (RM30.28 million). Zach Galifianakis and Ed and take pride in the wounds on my stomach.”
set to make this the first in a two-part saga. Helms are among the voice actors telling the
Yet that solid three-day showing for Denis story of a socially awkward middle-schooler It is noted that the topic of normal birth vs
Villeneuve´s adaptation of the Frank Herbert In distant second was last weekend´s in the future who receives a defective but caesarean birth has caused countless
opus came even as studio Warner Bros. leader, Universal´s horror flic Halloween good-hearted robot as a present. arguments over the years, with studies in Japan
released the film simultaneously for small- Kills, at US$14.5 million (RM60.14 million). A revealing that many view that the pain
screen streaming via HBO Max, an follow-on to 2018´s Halloween, it again stars Rounding out the top 10 were: experienced during childbirth is a necessary
increasingly common pandemic-era Jamie Lee Curtis, and the studio has said she 0 The Addams Family 2 (US$4.3 step to becoming a mother – a mindset that
practice. will be back for another sequel next year. million/RM17.83 million) could spark prejudice towards delivery via
0 The Last Duel (US$2.1 million/RM8.71 surgery.
With an all-star cast led by Timothee Third place went to United Artists´ latest million)
Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, James Bond film, No Time to Die, at US$11.9 0 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Ayumi has been notoriously private
Jason Momoa and Zendaya, the film tells the million (RM49.35 million). Daniel Craig (US$2 million/RM8.3 million) regarding her personal life, but it is known that
tale of a family in the distant future fighting stars, supposedly for the final time, as 007 is 0 The French Dispatch (US$1.3 she gave birth to her second child back in May
dragged out of retirement for one last run. million/RM5.4 million) this year, although there has been no mention
0 Free Guy (US$258,000/RM1.07 million) – as to the gender of the baby, nor the identity of
ETX Studio the father.

Ayumi was equally mum about the birth of
her first child, who was believed to have been
born in November 2019.

The Japanese music icon is currently in the
middle of her first Asian tour in 14 years – ASIA
TOUR 2021-2022 ~ 23rd
Monster ~. The tour began
this month in Japan, and
will gradually see the
singer travel to other
countries by January
next year.
The Japanese
music icon
revealed that
she welcomed
her second
child via C-
section. –

New trailer drops for Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop series

AFTER weeks of waiting, a brand new trailer dangerous criminals — for the right price. But
for the highly-anticipated live action Netflix they can only kick and quip their way out of so
adaptation of the action-packed space many scuffles before their pasts finally catch
Western Cowboy Bebop was released on up with them.
YouTube, giving fans a glimpse of the stylised Cowboy Bebop is based on an iconic anime
action and moody visuals that were hinted at series by the legendary Sunrise studios that
in the energetic teaser that was released las ran in the late 90s, famous for its compelling
week. characters, dark storyline and upbeat jazz
The trailer begins by introducing us to our soundtrack.
hero Spike Spiegel (played by Original anime series director Shinichirô
John Cho), a bounty hunter Watanabe is a consultant on
with a mysterious past, who Scan the QR the Netflix series, and original
works alongside his friend Jet code for composer Yoko Kanno is also
Black (Mustafa Shakir) a gruff working on the project,
man who pilots their Bebop trailer reassuring fans that the live
distinctive ship, The Bebop. action series will be a faithful
Amidst short scenes that serve to highlight adaptation of the show that they enjoy.
the dangerous world they live in, the trailer One shot in the trailer even shows Cho and
then shows how the two men are forced to his co-star Alex Hassell, who plays Red
team up with fellow bounty hunter Faye Dragon crime syndicate henchman Vicious,
Valentine (Daniella Pineda), much to Spike’s recreating the famous fight scene from the
dismay. anime’s Ballad of Fallen Angels episode.
Scenes from the upcoming Cowboy Bebop The trio form a scrappy, snarky crew ready Cowboy Bebop will be available to stream
series. – NETFLIX to hunt down the solar system’s most on Netflix on Nov 19.


4 theSun LYFE ON THURSDAY | OCTOBER 28, 2021

Banana Reef. – PICKYOURTRAIL.COM Seville Cathedral. –


ON Oct 10, the Malaysian government
announced that travel restrictions
would be lifted for the fully
vaccinated, both for interstate and
outbound international travel.

But instead of rushing to Genting or
Langkawi each weekend by the thousands, it is
wiser to weigh the option of overseas travel.

While the world at large is still slowly lifting
restrictions for inbound travelers depending
on the evolving situation of Covid-19 coming
up control due to rampant vaccination, most
countries are either still shut off or have strict
restrictions for visitors.

theSun has compiled some of the countries
that are allowing Malaysians to visit, without
having to quarantine upon arrival, albeit with
several requirements as detailed below.

0 England Time to travel
In early October, the United Kingdom
announced major relaxations in travel o Here is a list of countries that have opened for fully vaccinated travelers
restrictions for those flying in from several
countries, including Malaysia. from all over the world on July 15, and at of Gozo, the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, and the be sent that allows access to the destination Warwick C
present, visitors only need to show proof of a Island of Comino’s Blue Lagoon. airport.
Currently, Malaysians only need to book negative Covid-19 test that is taken no more 0 Mexico Attractions: The Sagrada Familia and Gaudi
and pay for a post-arrival Covid-19 test to be than four days prior to their arrival. Arguable the closest anyone can get to the Sites, the Seville Cathedral, Gran Canaria
taken on the second day after arriving in United States at this point in time, beaches, and the White Towns of Andalucia.
England, with no need to self-quarantine. The certificate has to show the name and neighbouring Mexico is currently open to 0 Switzerland
address of the laboratory, as well as the date of travellers, with no need for visitors to provide a Like Spain, anyone entering Switzerland has to
They are also required to fill in a passenger the sample taken, and the result needs to be negative PCR test or quarantine on arrival. present an entry form. This has to be filled out
locator form 48 hours prior to their arrival in attached to the Traveler Health Declaration Attractions: The Cozumel, the Monarch on a computer or smartphone before travel,
England. form that has to be submitted online within 24 Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, the San Ignacio and afterwards, an email with a QR code will be
Attractions: Canterbury Cathedral, The hours before arriving in the Maldives. Lagoon, Taxco’s Santa Prisca Church, and the sent as a confirmation.
British Museum, Stonehenge, Warwick Castle, Uxmal ancient Mayan city.
York Minster. Similar to France, travellers are to download 0 Spain For the fully vaccinated, they will not have to
0 France the national contact tracing app, TraceEkee Somewhat similarly, Malaysians who are fully show negative Covid-19 test results or undergo
Those travelling with children aged 12 years that is to be used during their stay. vaccinated are not required to have a negative quarantine. The same applies to children
and older to France will have to present the Attractions: Any of the islands, particularly the Covid-19 test result for entry into Spain, as long under 16 years of age.
child’s negative Covid-19 test result. Banana Reef, Fihalhohi Island and Veligandu as they present valid proof of vaccination.
Island Beach. Like Malaysia, a Covid-19 vaccination
For adult Malaysians who are fully 0 Malta Keep in mind that a Health Control Form certificate will be required to enter restaurants,
vaccinated against Covid-19, there are no Fully vaccinated travellers who have been in needs to be presented upon arrival at the bars and clubs. This also applies to attractions
restrictions for entry into the country. Visitors Malaysia in the past 14 days before travel are airport, and thisis mandatory. It has to be such as general tourist attractions such as
will need to download and activate the not required to quarantine on arrival in Malta. completed within 48 hours prior to the flight. museums.
TousAntiCovid application, which is a contact Mask restrictions still apply, even for children Upon submission, an email with a QR code will Attractions: The Interlaken, Lake Geneva,
tracing app similar to MySejahtera. above the age of three. Matterhorn, St. Moritz, Zurich, and the Swiss
Attractions: The Malta Capital, Valletta, Island National Park.
They will also need to have proof of
vaccination and a sworn declaration that they
have had no symptoms of Covid-19, and have
not been in contact with any confirmed cases
of the virus 14 days prior to the trip.
Attractions: The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre
Museum, the Palace of Versailles, the
Provence region.
0 Maldives
The Maldives reopened its borders to travelers

Paris has already spent millions of euros on an initial biking Paris pushes vision of ‘10
plan, calling this the start of a “revolution” for the capital. – AFP

THE city of Paris on Thursday promised to develop capital’s urb
its network of secure cycling lanes as part of a five- are seen as
year plan to make the French capital “100-percent country.
bikeable” with €250 million (RM1.2 billion) of extra
spending. “Our tar
bikeable,” D
Socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo, who runs Paris urban trans
with support from the Green party, placed a push for told AFP.
more bike-friendly policies at the centre of her
platform that got her re-elected by a wide margin in Some €1
June of last year. spending is
plans for m
She is now also the Socialist party’s candidate in surrounding
next year’s presidential election, hoping to unseat make crossi
President Emmanuel Macron, but her campaign safer for cyc
has got off to a woeful start with single-digit ratings.
Some fla
Her policies have found wide support among the cyclists and



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00-percent bikeable’ city

ban elites with short commutes, but they any car traffic, he added. another 390 kilometres of streets. By 2026, he said, Paris would have 100,000 new
s a much harder sell in the rest of the The city already spent €150 million (RM720 Bike-friendly Paris? dedicated parking spots for bikes, of which 40,000,
rget is to make our city 100 percent The mayor’s bike-friendly policies have sparked notably near train and metro stations, would be
David Belliard, deputy mayor in charge of million) on an initial biking plan, calling this the anger from motorists, with decisions such as turning guarded.
sformation and Green party member, start of a “revolution” for the capital. stretches of urban motorways along the river Seine
180 million (RM865.2 million) of new over to bikes and pedestrians. Paris will also curb inner-car traffic further,
s earmarked for infrastructure, including An added sense of urgency came with the Covid- aiming to end cross-city car transit completely, and
major bike routes across the city and into 19 pandemic that sparked a rapid extension of the Paris now often makes it into the top leagues of cutting car traffic by half in a designated city centre
g suburbs, and additional measures to city’s cycling path network, dubbed “corona-pistes”, the world’s most bike-friendly cities, ahead of any zone.
ings and key entry points into inner Paris as commuters shunned public transport for fear of other mega-city, although still well behind
clists, Belliard said. infection. European cycling models Copenhagen and Schools in the capital are to boost bike training to
ashpoints will get dedicated paths for Amsterdam. ensure that “all young Parisians know how to ride a
d pedestrians completely separate from As part of the new plan, those lanes, often hastily bike when they leave primary school”, Belliard said.
built to meet sudden demand, are to be made The city also plans to help prevent bike theft,
permanent and secure. which Belliard said was “one of the obstacles to Hidalgo, who will also face Green candidate
bicycle use”. Yannick Jadot in the election, is now looking to
By 2026 the Parisian network of safe cycling paths kickstart her flagging presidential campaign with a
is to total 180 kilometres. Cyclists will be allowed to rally in the city of Lille on Sunday. – ETX Studio
use one-way streets against oncoming car traffic on


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for more

oWater sommeliers and factors
that affect the taste of water

█ BY MARIETTA MU animal waste. Due to its high interaction with medicinal, but the right amount of it can make activity in which the carbon dioxide inside
rocks, it has a higher mineral content. When an it taste more refreshing. Bicarbonate, which is helps absorb minerals in high levels. Naturally
WHEN you see someone swirling artesian aquifer is tapped, pressure in the often found in limestone-rich wells, creates a carbonated waters have historically been highly
their drink in a stemmed glass, aquifer forces the water up the well and may clean, fresh taste that mineral water has. sought after for their supposed healing
sniffing it, tasting and slurping it, create a permanent fountain. properties.
you might automatically think that A study from Virginia Polytechnic Institute
they’re a wine sommelier. For deep sea water, it comes from icebergs and State University showed that the ideal In Malaysia, you might have heard of
near Greenland that melted thousands of years drinking water temperature is 15°C–25°C which mineral water brands such as Cactus, Spritzer,
A sommelier is a trained and knowledgeable ago. This creates water of a different allows the flavour shine through. Alpine, and Evian.
wine professional who works in fine restaurants temperature and salinity compared to the
and specialises in wine. However, there’s also surrounding seawater. The pH of water also strongly influences its Cactus Natural Mineral Water is
another type of sommelier – for water. taste. A pH range of 6.5–8.5 is desirable to avoid groundwater that comes from Taiping, Perak.
The difference in temperature and salinity a bitter taste. A metallic taste can occur at pH Alpine Natural Mineral Water comes from
One of the most popular water sommeliers is kept the melted water ‘separate’ as it sank to the levels lower than 6.5, whereas a slippery feel or Mukim Ulu Sg. and Kota Tinggi in Johor. Similar
Martin Riese, who has made a profession out of ocean floor. soda taste can be detected in water with pH to Cactus, Spritzer’s water sources also come
tasting and judging water. levels above 8.5. from Taiping, Perak. Evian, which has a TDS of
Most people would turn up their noses at 345, is bottled at the Cachat Spring in France.
Drinking tap water is actually where Riese water that is priced five times the typical Just like wine tasting competitions, there are
first discovered his love of water. He recalls amount for purified drinking water, but that’s also contests to rank the best bottled waters. The difference between mineral water and
going on vacation with his family when he was because natural water from different sources spring water is the mineral concentration. Most
young, and the first thing he did wherever they actually has subtle taste differences. This year, the FineWaters International jurisdictions require mineral water to contain
went was to drink tap water and see how it Water Tasting Competition was held in Bled, 250 ppm of minerals and regular testings.
tasted. He realised that water tasted differently The minerals inside the water are what gives Slovenia on Sept 4.
wherever they were, and he wanted to try it all. it a flavour, and the mineral level is measured by This means that spring water can be mineral
a standard called TDS, or total dissolved solids. According to FineWaters, vintage, hardness, water, and mineral water can come from a
Eventually, Riese received his certification virginality, and carbonation of the water can natural spring source.
from the German Mineral Water Trade Some regions of Norway produce fruity also influence the taste.
Association. water with a TDS level of 40, while regions, like Water sommeliers are now making water
in Slovenia, produce salty or metallic water with For example, young water and bottled rain which has a reputation of being tasteless,
The water he tastes isn’t your typical RM1 a TDS level of 7,400. water don’t have much time to absorb minerals, flavourful and sensational.
reverse osmosis water that comes in a plastic so they tend to have lighter, cleaner tastes.
bottle. Rather, it is water from different sources, Research has shown that calcium, Personally, I only buy bottled water when I
including spring water, artesian water, well magnesium, bicarbonate, and sulphate in water A water’s hardness is based on its combined have emptied the bottle that I carry around, and
water, rain water, iceberg water, glacier water, affected taste perception the most. calcium and magnesium levels, and the term I have noticed that it has a different taste, which
and deep sea water. ‘virginality’ is used to indicate how protected a I’ve always enjoyed without understanding
Calcium is naturally found in most spring water is from its surroundings. why. Perhaps next time when you drink mineral
A deep spring or artesian well is a spring that and well water, and makes water taste smooth water, you too can observe if you can taste any
is generally more protected from human and and almost milky. Too much magnesium Besides that, certain rare geological differences.
sulphate in water can make it taste bitter or conditions can produce naturally carbonated
water which can be attributed to volcanic


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█ BY MARINA MUHTAR Lsokvininygotuh’ree in
o The founder of local skincare company
REGARDLESS of how Herbbies talks about educating the public
rapidly technology is on psoriasis and eczema
evolving, the stigma of
psoriasis and eczema HEAL & Mugwort Eczema & Psoriasis Series.
remains prevalent in today’s
society. When I noticed that my products What do you think is the biggest
actually helped, that was when I myth and misconception about
Growing up, the founder of decided to come up with my own psoriasis and eczema?
skincare company Herbbies, Siau brand to help more people.” “I think some of them truly believe
Pheng, witnessed her sister and that only one particular cream or
several of her cousins suffer from Since many are still unaware of skincare product can rescue them
psoriasis and eczema. the negative side effects of using from all sensitive skin issues, when
topical steroid creams, Harper actually it does not.
Determined to ease their pain, stressed on the importance of “Apart from skincare, you’ll
Harper (as she is popularly known) choosing the right products, and always have to
took a one-year course to has made her goods plant- think about your
understand more about traditional based and own lifestyle or
Chinese medicine. vegan. your own

“From there, I started to know allergies. For
more about herbs that (are
effective in treatment of ) sensitive
skin, like eczema and psoriasis,”
she said.

Harper’s motivation to produce
such products is also mirrored by
her parents’ interest in exploring
different types of herbs and
traditional Chinese medicines.

“I started exploring which herbs
were suitable for making balms
and skincare products that can
help reduce sensitive skin issues.

example, some
people can’t
use normal
detergent for
their clothes,
and their
have to be
100% cotton,
but they don’t
know that.
“It needs
error to
figure out what kind of allergies
you have to fully solve your
sensitive skin issues.”

Harper aims to create awareness on eczema and psoriasis. Do you think the public needs HEAL Facial & Body Oil. information on lifestyles for those
more awareness on this issue? syndrome’, and I need to create with eczema issues, such as what
“Definitely. Not just the person more awareness on this and the kind of foods to eat and avoid, what
with sensitive skin issues, but other side effects associated with steroid should be done when the itching
people as well because I believe use on sensitive skin, and that starts and what to do to avoid
there’s a lot of stigma associated there’s actually a better alternative.
with eczema and psoriasis. scratching. It is all very
“It doesn’t just affect your skin, educational for them.”
“Those who don’t have this it also affects your mental health Herbbies skincare
issue tend to think people with bad as well as your bodily and products are available at
skin are dirty or lazy or just not internal health and toxicity level. Unplug! and M+ Natural
earnest enough to get rid of the What was the inspiration behind Remedies in Bangsar as
problem. the name? well as Re:Health in
“At first, we wanted to create a Publika, Kuala Lumpur.
“Actually, it’s not that. The brand with products that are Harper also gives
person may have already tried safe for babies. So, we back to society by
everything but others don’t know combined ‘herbs’ and donating a percentage
it, and they tend to assign bad ‘babies’.” of profits to Sekolah
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Anya Taylor-Joy signs with Dior
DIOR has named British-
American actress Anya Taylor-Joy It was a role that earned her a came back to the forefront as soon ahead. As well as starring in Anya Taylor-Joy is
as its latest global brand host of awards, including as the drama was released, Edgar Wright’s psychological the newest Dior
ambassador in the brand’s core prestigious accolades like a inspiring new collections from thriller Last Night in Soho, global brand
domains of fashion and makeup. Screen Actors Guild Award and a many fashion houses. out Oct 29, the actress will ambassador. –
Golden Globe. appear two period films – in DIOR
The 25-year-old movie star – This iconic style will now serve Robert Eggers’ The
whose style encompasses A true chameleon in front of a one of the world’s most iconic Northman and in David
supreme sophistication and retro camera, the actress also seems luxury brands, as Dior has chosen O. Russell’s Canterbury
glamour – will showcase creations able to effortlessly enhance any the rising star as its newest global Glass, both slated for
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seems to favor classic Hollywood-
After winning over audiences esque styles. In addition to embodying the On a lighter note,
and critics with her captivating future fashion creations of Maria she will also lend her
performance in the 2015 In The Queen’s Gambit, the Grazia Chiuri, creative director of voice to Princess
supernatural film The Witch, vintage looks worn by Taylor-Joy Dior’s women’s collections, the Peach, the heroine of
Taylor-Joy brilliantly slipped into were so popular that searches for actress will also represent the Nintendo’s Super
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prodigy, Beth Harmon, in The series really took off. image director of makeup, Peter series, in an animated
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Checked coats, white wool
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8 theSun LYFE ON THURSDAY | OCTOBER 28, 2021

LuLu Grocer opens at
Amerin Mall
LULU GROUP has further sections for grocery, dairy
strengthened its presence in products, fish and seafood, fruits Leftutnhebegin! visitors as many Malaysians look
Malaysia by opening its fourth and vegetables, meat and poultry, o Berjaya Times Square Theme Park presents forward to a quick adventure with
store. and hot foods among others. The Return of Big Bang Festival 3.0 their families in the heart of Kuala
Datuk Seri Haji Hasnol Zam A major highlight of the newly BERJAYA Times Square ensure that the theme park would be
Zam Bin Haji Ahmad, Secretary- opened store is that it has an Theme Park (BTSTP) is back safe and ready to receive guests for its In light of the reopening of the
General, Ministry of Domestic exclusive store-in-store that will with The Return of Big Bang eventual reopening. Needless to say, theme park and an uptick in daily
Trade & Consumer Affairs, offer an extensive imported line Festival 3.0, featuring the all customer-facing theme park visitors, BTSTP has increased the
officially inaugurated the of gluten-free, organic, sugar-free, best in wholesome family personnel have been fully vaccinated frequency of its sanitisation at key
Hypermarket in the presence of no-additives, no-preservatives entertainment. The campaign as an added safety and precautionary touchpoints and cleaning of common
Tuan Haji Najmuddin Bin and other speciality foods from features add-on vouchers for an measure. areas. Moreover, temperature,
Jemain, Yang Dipertua, Kajang around the world. ancillary of VR & Carnival games, vaccination status and risk status
Municipal Council and other entrance to the award-winning Kids Operating from 12pm – 8pm on checks are conducted before patrons
dignitaries and businessmen. As always, Lulu Grocer Crochet Playground, Cosmo Rock Mondays to Fridays and 11am – 8pm are allowed to purchase tickets to the
provides the widest range of Climb & Zoofari Animal Ride for on Saturdays, Sundays and Public theme park.
The new shopping quality and value-for-money every purchase of an adult ticket. Holidays, BTSTP has seen a surge in The Return of Big Bang Festival 3.0
destination, which is strategically products all under one roof. Add-on Vouchers worth RM58 | Oct 8
located at Amerin Mall in Seri What’s more, is that anyone born – Nov 30, 2021
Kembangan, Selangor, will be the LuLu Group entered the in the month of October or November
first of its kind – a LuLu Grocer Malaysian market in 2016 and will enjoy free entry into the theme Each (1) adult ticket purchase
with a smaller scale express store already has three popular park. enjoy add-on vouchers for VR &
that still offers all the hypermarkets in the country. Carnival games, Crochet Playground,
convenience of the more familiar LuLu Malaysia currently employs Since the reinstatement of the Cosmo Rock Climb and Zoofari
LuLu Hypermarket. more than 500 Malaysians in its movement control order in May 2021, Animal Ride. No daily limit.
three hypermarkets. the staff of BTSTP took the Monthly Babies Birthday Bash | Oct
This is the first LuLu outlet of opportunity to ensure that all rides 8 – Nov 30, 2021
its kind in Malaysia and will Yusuff Ali MA, Lulu Group are properly and thoroughly
provide a wide variety of choices chairman and managing director maintained. In addition, daily Those born in October or
at unbeatable prices to the local said: “Lulu Grocer is a new sanitisation of the theme park is November get one (1) free entry.
residents. concept that brings the retail conducted to ensure the health and
excellence and brand promise of safety of the theme park workers.
The Amerin Mall is easily LuLu for everyday convenience.
accessible from nearby The management of BTSTP took a
established and large population “It is part of our journey in step further to ensure that proper
areas of Cheras, Serdang & Malaysia and as promised during SOPs were planned out carefully
Kajang area by SILK Highway. the inauguration of our first along with speedy crisis management
Hypermarket in Malaysia, we are frameworks were put in place to
The 31,000 sq ft store has been firm on our expansion plans in
designed using the latest retail the country and are committed to
space concepts and equipped launching five more new
with modern technology for ease hypermarkets in different parts of
of shopping. It has dedicated Malaysia before end of 2022”.

Lulu Group executives and dignitaries at the launch of the latest Lulu
Grocer outlet at Amerin Mall in Seri Kembangan.


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COMMENT by Muzaffar Syah Mallow

UN needs major reforms to stay relevant

THE time has come for the block a five-nation proposal initiated The UN is an inter-governmental The 193 member states have members” means that any of those
United Nations (UN) to by Malaysia to establish an ad hoc organisation created way back in Oct pledged to give their full permanent members can prevent
implement major reforms criminal international tribunal to try 24, 1945 with the aim of promoting commitment and cooperate with the the adoption by the council of any
within the organisation in those responsible for the downing of international cooperation, replacing body in the best possible way. draft resolutions on “substantive
order to remain relevant at the world MH17 on July 17, 2014 in Eastern the ineffective League of Nations matters”.
stage. Ukraine, which had killed all 298 (1920 – 1946), which failed to stop There are many answers which
people on board, including 43 the atrocities of the World War II can be given here, but the main This de facto control over the
This came as the UN celebrated Malaysians. (1939 – 1945) that witnessed millions answer which can clearly be seen by UNSC by the five governments is
its 76th anniversary on Oct 24 of casualties. many is the unfair treatment given to seen by many as the most
recently. The Russian act in using its veto their own members since the body undemocratic character of the UN.
power to block the proposal has been At the very beginning of its was created.
Many have seen that the UN has condemned by many nations which creation, the UN had 51 member All the objectives that were
failed in its role as global peacemaker see it as an act to prevent bringing states, now there are 193 member Since its establishment in 1945, highlighted when the UN was first
and as a organisation which can any move to bring the perpetrators to states. several countries have been given created can be carried out efficiently
bring unity to all countries. justice. huge privileges and special and effectively if major reforms can
The main objectives of its creation treatment over others. be implemented, especially through
Among major reforms that need In 2014, despite repeated appeals include maintaining international its existing charter.
to be carried out is the total abolition by senior UN officials for peace and security, promoting These five countries have also
of veto power which has been given accountability on crimes being human rights, fostering social and been adorned with great power by All nations which have chosen to
to its permanent members, namely committed in Syria, the council was economic development, protecting the body which is often subjected to join the international body since its
the US, UK, France, Russia and unable to adopt a resolution that the environment, and providing abuse. creation should be treated equally at
China. For many years, veto power would have referred the situation in humanitarian aid in cases of famine, all levels.
has been abused by these permanent the war-torn nation to the natural disaster and armed conflict. The veto power has only been
members to serve their own International Criminal Court, due to given to the five permanent No special treatment, privileges
interests. vetoes by the organisation’s However, in light of the increasing members of the UNSC, enabling or even veto power should be given
permanent members, namely Russia global conflicts, such as the ongoing them to prevent the adoption of any to any of its members.
As a result of this abuse, many and China. fighting in Syria, suffering of the substantive resolution.
major issues and conflicts around Rohingya in Myanmar and Uighurs Therefore, the time has come for
the globe continue without end. The resolution, which was backed in China, the rise of several militants Such power has been given all UN members, administrators and
by the other 13 members of the and extremist groups in several through Article 27(3) of the UN policy makers in the UN to work
The ongoing conflict between the council, would have given the court countries and not forgetting the Charter itself which states: together and act immediately to
Palestinian people and Israel has the mandate to investigate the ongoing struggle of the Palestinians “Decisions of the Security Council remove the veto provisions along
been wrought with many obstacles horrific crimes committed during to gain independence from Israeli on all other matters shall be made by with other provisions that can be
due to the extensive use of such veto the course of the conflict in Syria, occupation, the UN as the world’s an affirmative vote of nine members, interpreted as differentiating or
power by the US against many UN which – since March 2011 – has most important international body including the concurring votes of the giving special treatment to any
resolutions that condemn the Israeli witnessed the deaths of over 100,000 has clearly failed to play its basic permanent members; provided that, particular member of the body from
government for all the acts of terror civilians, the displacement of function. in decisions under Chapter VI, and the existing UN charter. This would
and aggression carried out against millions and widespread violations under paragraph 3 of Article 52, a make sure the UN stays relevant for
Palestinian civilians in the occupied of human rights. Many have started to see the party to a dispute shall abstain from many years to come.
territories of the West Bank and Gaza organisation as being weak and voting”.
Strip. These are only a few examples of controlled by global players in the Muzaffar Syah Mallow is an
the abuse of such special powers West. Although the veto power has not associate professor of Faculty of
The impact of this veto power has given to the five permanent been explicitly mentioned in the UN Syariah and Law, at Universiti Sains
also affected us in Malaysia when in members. The question that needs to be Charter, the fact that “substantive”
2015 Russia had used its veto right in asked now, why did this happen? decisions by the UNSC require “the Islam Malaysia. Comments:
the UN Security Council (UNSC) to concurring votes of the permanent [email protected]

COMMENT byAmandaYeo

Greater concerted effort needed to mitigate impacts of flood

JUST as Malaysians has settled down to phenomenon in Malaysia. lying, flood-prone areas to regulate seep through its surface and infrastructure to protect individuals
enjoying some form of normalcy after Even before the emergence of the water flows, act as barriers against become groundwater or drain into and communities against natural
months of lockdown, downpours in the storm surges and protect against drainage systems. With no more hazards. The current administration
Klang Valley, Negri Sembilan, Perak, Covid-19 pandemic, the government erosion and mudslides; than 15-minute walking or cycling could construct more large dams and
Kedah and Malacca during the past spent billions of ringgit on flood 0 Introduce new market-based distance for most shops, parks, build more high-capacity sewage
week have disrupted their daily mitigation measures alone. incentives for restoring degraded leisure facilities and residential treatment plants to restore polluted
routine. forests and increase the penalty for areas, local citizens can enjoy rivers to their original clean water
Many on their way home after office The average annual cost of illegal logging; nature, get fit, relax and release quality condition;
hours were caught in traffic jams in structural flood mitigation projects 0 Regularly clearing solid pollutants stress through cycling and jogging
some parts of the Klang Valley. increased from about RM3 million that clog drains and rivers; activities; and 5. Allocate funding to conduct
As some roads either have sinkhole under the 2nd Malaysia Plan (1971- 0 Increase the carrying capacity of 0 Create awareness campaigns and research and development in the area
issues or car accidents, citizens who 1975) to approximately RM1 billion rivers and drains – either widening, education programmes to promote of flood mitigation with academic
commuted to and back from work had during the 11th Malaysia Plan (2016 - deepening or both; better understanding of institutions, state governments and
to spend more than 1½ hours on 2020). 0 Create a floodplain along the river to environmental issues, especially local authorities; and
average. increase the water carrying capacity. disasters.
For residents staying in low-lying, In response to flash floods in Kedah During monsoon seasons, the Emir Research also urges the 6. Adopt and adapt the US
flood-prone areas, they may not be able recently, Prime Minister Datuk Seri floodplain could become a government to: government’s approach in developing
to drive to work if their vehicles were Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced an sacrificial piece of land to protect 1. Conduct periodic reviews (i.e., flood insurance programmes –
damaged by floodwater. immediate aid of RM75 million for inhabited areas. In contrast, the once in a month) of all short-, medium- protecting flood victims in Malaysia
For homes that were filled with repairs to the damaged infrastructure floodplain could act as a water- and long-term flood mitigation plans against losses from flooding. To ensure
mud-damaged electrical and home in Yan and Merbok following the dense, fertile, agricultural land together, ensuring all strategies are the premium is affordable, the
appliances, residents may have to stay Gunung Jerai mudflow in August. where villagers could plant implemented within the specified time government perhaps could introduce
at temporary accommodation. vegetables to generate their frames. The Department of Irrigation an “income-based subsidy” to
There is increasing concern that Environment and Water Minister economic livelihoods during non- and Drainage and local councils, for subsidise B40 and M40 households.
residents who stay in flood-prone areas Datuk Sri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man also monsoon seasons; instance, should coordinate closely While letting T20 households pay the
will experience floods again anytime revealed that the government has 0 Install simple, custom-designed with the Environment and Water full flood insurance premium, the
soon. allocated over RM9 billion for almost surveillance Internet of Things (IoT) Ministry; government could consider providing
Emir Research has written an article 100 flood mitigation and urban modules at designated spots along 2. Plan for more evacuation centres up to 80% and 50% subsidies for B40
on how extreme weather events would drainage projects under the 12th the river. They can consist of a at high-rise places that take into and M40 households, respectively,
result in Malaysia facing the worst flood Malaysia Plan (2021-2025) to manage pollution detection sensor, a account the risk of Covid-19 in terms of which will help compensate them with
scenario by the end of the year. the flood issue. camera, a micro-controller, a ventilation and physical distancing, the potential losses arising from
According to Malaysian transmitter and a rechargeable and ensure citizens are fully damaged property.
Meteorological Department The Covid-19 pandemic not only lithium-ion battery to prevent the vaccinated;
(MetMalaysia) director-general limits our ability to absorb unexpected river from clogging; 3. Continue developing effective Lastly, rather than purely relying on
Muhammad Helmi Abdullah, four to costs from flooding, but we also 0 Construct swales along major early warning systems and disaster government effort in mitigating flood
six episodes of significant heavy rain become more vulnerable in making highways, roads and housing areas risk-reduction plans. For instance, issues, all Malaysians must do their part
with possible flooding are expected to ends meet due to the economic losses that are prone to flooding. Swales MetMalaysia and National Disaster not to throw any rubbish into the drain
occur in the early phase of the North- arising from the lockdown measures. are shallow, broad and vegetated Management Agency could apply or river.
East Monsoon from November to channels that can convey Geographic Information System to
January. With a loss of jobs and income, the stormwater and treat run-off to produce a flood hazard map daily, The government could upgrade the
States which will experience heavy hardcore poor and B40 households reduce pollutants. In turn, the water identifying high flood risk areas. In existing drainage system without
rainfall from November to December from flood-prone areas would does not collect on land and turn, citizens who stay in low-lying further delay and reduce the number of
are Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang. prioritise spending on basic needs (i.e., reduces the likelihood of flooding; areas can prepare to put their flood victim deaths and property
On the other hand, Johor, Sabah food, transport and shelter) over 0 Install pedestrian pathways or belongings in waterproof containers damages.
and Sarawak will experience heavy rain clothing, education and health etc to cycling pathways by using and relocate electrical appliances to Amanda Yeo is research analyst at Emir
from December to January. cope with the rising cost of living. permeable, highly-porous higher ground in advance;
However, this is not a new materials. Thereby, the water would 4. Develop disaster-proof Research, an independent think tank
Therefore, to address the recurring focused on strategic policy
losses associated with multiple
occurrences of flood in Malaysia, the recommendations based on rigorous
Environment and Water Ministry research. Comments:
should increase efforts in the following
initiatives: [email protected]
0 Introduce reforestation around low-

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22.8 Foreign 598.1 540.2 57.9 1.12 409.53 35.33 7.77 23.59
100.0 2502.8 2502.8 0.0 1,583.08 13.60 3,562.31 29,098.24 40.21 3,025.49 5.29
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KL MARKET SUMMARY MARC: Budget 2022 likely to be strongly expansive
OCTOBER 27, 2021

INDICES 11,665.76 CHANGE -8.40 PETALING JAYA: Budget 2022’s fiscal does not anticipate further monetary easing administrative ceiling of 15%.”
FBMEMAS stance is expected to remain strongly from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), As Budget 2022 will likely be the last
FBMKLCI 1,583.08 -1.12 expansive, with government spending considering possible adverse side effects
CONSUMER PRODUCTS 617.15 +0.81 presumed to be further escalated, according such as those seen in previous economic budget before the 15th General Election,
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS 208.69 -1.22 to Malaysian Rating Corp Bhd (MARC). downturns, namely rising asset prices and MARC expects the slew of populist
CONSTRUCTION 171.65 -0.53 household indebtedness. measures currently in place will remain and
FINANCIAL SERVICES 15,749.85 +34.42 It said recovery prospects appear to be may even be further enhanced. This could
ENERGY 812.18 -8.61 difficult particularly due to an anaemic As the case for sooner-than-expected include various handouts to firms and
TELECOMMUNICATIONS 683.12 +0.83 labour market, among other factors. monetary policy normalisation continues to households affected by the pandemic,
HEALTH CARE 2,435.21 -10.32 Observing the uncertainties surrounding gather steam among major central banks which will be critical to sustaining the
TRANSPORTATION 918.06 -8.41 the Covid-19 pandemic, it noted that this due to rising global inflation expectations, it recovery momentum of the economy going
PROPERTY 771.10 +6.28 scenario could constrain household said the government will need to factor in into 2022. The populist splurge is also likely
PLANTATION 6,954.79 -39.52 spending and potentially subdue private the eventuality of interest rate normalisation to manifest itself in the form of more
FBMSHA 12,707.62 -31.89 investment. As such, Malaysia’s gross in Budget 2022. With this, stronger policy funding for the government’s welfare
FBMACE 7,121.66 -48.45 domestic product (GDP) may be expected measures to offset the negative impact of support, primarily to address the
TECHNOLOGY 98.35 +0.14 to remain well below pre-pandemic levels higher interest rates on growth are expected. inequalities exacerbated by the pandemic.
until mid-2022.
TURNOVER VALUE “We expect Covid-19-related “Although we laud policies to support
4.015 BIL RM2.502 BIL “Hence, further fiscal support, with government aid to continue, as indicated by sluggish demand, we believe that they have
broader and stronger measures, will be moves to raise the statutory debt limit to to be complemented with supply-side
5 MOST ACTIVES necessary to mitigate long-term economic 65% of GDP. In fact, the statutory debt level liberalisation efforts in order to tame prices.
OCTOBER 27, 2021 scarring and ensure a strong foundation for might even expand due to the government
sustainable recovery. This should pursuing private consumption as the “It is likely, though, that hints suggesting
STOCK VOL CLSG (sen) +/– (sen) subsequently help reduce the risk of weak primary engine of GDP growth. Going the reintroduction of the goods and services
VC 302,994,200 8.0 -2.0 recovery prospects becoming a trigger forward, we expect debt service charges to tax could surface in the following fiscal
KNM 204,498,500 20.0 -1.5 factor for a sovereign rating downgrade,” rise, though low borrowing costs will help to plan,” MARC said.
MTRONIC 153,899,900 2.5 MARC said in a statement yesterday. mitigate some of the pressures for now. By
HIAPTEK 135,917,300 57.0 UNCH 2021, debt service charges as a percentage Given the expected headwinds in 2022,
SCIB 117,552,500 29.0 -8.0 As central banks across the world pivot of revenue is expected to come in higher policies to address both the demand and supply
-11.5 towards a more hawkish stance, fiscal policy than the 15.3% in 2020. To clarify, the ratio is sides of the economy are crucial for higher
will likely continue to take centre stage in already 50 basis points higher than the growth. All in all, MARC is cautiously optimistic
Malaysia to support the economy. MARC that the economy will return to its pre-pandemic
quarterly growth rates after mid-2022.

5 TOP GAINERS Glomac: Glow of optimism
OCTOBER 27, 2021

STOCK VOL CLSG (RM) +/– RM in medium term
MPI 153,600 46.10 0.60
PETDAG 167,800 20.60 0.56
PMBTECH-LA 13.60 0.40
HLFG 2,000 18.50 0.26
PMBTECH 330,600 13.54 0.26

5 TOP LOSERS o Prices of input materials expected to stabilise as
OCTOBER 27, 2021 pent-up demand eases, says managing director/CEO

STOCK VOL CLSG (RM) +/– RM █ BY AMIR IMRAN HUSAIN SAFRI the managing director and CEO said.
GENETEC 304,600 45.92 1.48 [email protected] With regard to sales, he hopes to achieve
F&N 202,500 27.20 1.10 PETALING JAYA: Glomac Bhd expects the
DIN045801028 104.50 1.01 challenging conditions faced by the group over RM282 million sold for the financial
SAM 200 21.70 0.48 and the construction industry at large to year on the back of the group’s current
NESTLE 362,500 133.80 0.20 improve in the medium term as prices of unsold stock and work in progress valued
23,400 construction inputs recover from the at RM100 million. FD Iskandar noted it
elevated levels driven by pent-up demand. had achieved just that in the preceding
EXCHANGE RATES OCTOBER 27, 2021 year with sales of RM235 million despite
Its group managing director and CEO new launches of RM195 million.
Foreign currency Bank sell Bank buy Bank buy Datuk Seri Fateh Iskandar Mohamed
Mansor (pix), better known as FD Iskandar, For the near term, he believes the
1 US DOLLAR TT/OD TT OD pointed out that the price of steel is currently easing of economic restrictions would
1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 4.2060 4.0810 4.0710 up roughly 30% to RM3,500-RM3,800 per result in an improvement especially for
1 BRUNEI DOLLAR 3.1830 3.0580 3.0420 tonne from RM2,800-RM3,000 per tonne construction activities to commence
1 CANADIAN DOLLAR 3.1220 3.0310 3.0230 and similarly cement prices have also seen and for the group’s sales gallery to
1 EURO 3.3920 3.3010 3.2890 an increase of about 20%. reopen.
1 NEWZEALAND DOLLAR 4.8870 4.7290 4.7090
1 SINGAPORE DOLLAR 3.0290 2.9180 2.9020 “Definitely, the pent-up demand should Glomac remains optimistic over its
1 STERLING POUND 3.1220 3.0310 3.0230 stabilise in the medium term, at least in the long-term prospects despite the
1 SWISS FRANC 5.8000 5.6180 5.5980 next three to six months. There is no excuse lingering effect of the Covid-19
100 UAE DIRHAM 4.5620 4.4560 4.4410 for it to continue to go up, unless there is a pandemic on the property market. FD
100 BANGLADESHTAKA 115.8500 109.8600 109.6600 huge shortage all over the world, like for Iskandar pointed out the group is backed
100 CHINESE RENMINBI 4.9980 4.6810 4.4810 aluminium and copper,” he told a virtual by its portfolio of prime development
100 HONGKONG DOLLAR 65.9000 63.4000 press conference following the group’s AGM landbank, located mostly in the Klang
100 INDIAN RUPEE 54.6600 51.9500 N/A yesterday. Valley, with an estimated gross
100 INDONESIAN RUPIAH 5.7100 5.3600 51.7500 development value of RM8 billion.
100 JAPANESE YEN 0.0307 0.0278 5.1600 FD Iskandar believes production will
100 NEWTAIWAN DOLLAR 3.6910 3.5740 0.0228 return to normal in the next three to six “We believe our RM580 million unbilled
100 PAKISTAN RUPEE 16.2000 3.5640 month translating into stability of prices, sales will provide funding visibility, at least
100 PHILIPPINE PESO 2.4500 N/A leading to improving prospects for the for the next two years, and we are focused
100 QATAR RIYAL 8.4100 2.2800 N/A group, and the industry at large. on converting our sales of ongoing projects
100 SAUDI RIYAL 116.8000 7.9200 2.0800 and RM282 million worth of new launches
100THAI BAHT 113.3800 110.8800 7.7200 For FY2022, Glomac has RM282 million in the FY2022.”
13.2400 107.6400 110.6800 worth of new launches, lower than usual
11.7500 107.4400 given that the market is not conducive for The group highlighted that its balance
11.3500 bigger launches and it does not want to sheet remains robust with a cash position
carry unsold stock unnecessarily. of RM218.3 million, while its net gearing
Source: Malayan Banking Berhad/Bernama improved to 0.25 time against shareholders’
“The new launches comprise mainly funds of RM1.2 billion.
landed residential phases within the
midmarket and affordable segments that At the AGM, the shareholders approved
have continued to garner a solid response,” a final single-tier dividend of 1 sen per share
proposed by the board, which translates to a
dividend yield of 2.9%.


BRIEFS REDTONE UNIT GETS MCMC Maybank extends RM20b repayment
NOD FOR JENDELA PROJECT assistance to over 26,000 SME loan accounts

PETALING JAYA: Redtone Digital Bhd’s PETALING JAYA: Maybank has extended some its SME customers to help accelerate their “Microenterprises make up 78% of SMEs in
wholly owned subsidiary Redtone RM20 billion worth of repayment assistance as recovery. Malaysia, and may often lack credit history or
Engineering & Network Services Sdn Bhd at Sept 30, 2021 to over 26,000 small-and- collaterals to qualify for financing.
(RENS) yesterday received the notice of medium enterprises (SME) loan/financing “Maybank currently serves almost 60% of all Understanding their plight, Maybank’s first-in-
approval from the Malaysian accounts which have been impacted by the SMEs in the country, and we want to ensure that market SME Digital Financing offers
Communications and Multimedia pandemic. they are able to sustain and rebuild their microenterprises and SMEs quick and easy
Commission (MCMC) to appoint RENS as a businesses particularly through this early stage financing from RM10,000 to RM250,000
universal service provider for the Jendela In addition, the bank has also continued to of recovery.” through online application,” he said.
Phase 1 (Part 2) project. This covers the make financing accessible to them, with more
design, supply, installation, testing, than RM15 billion in loans/financing approved Chong added that Maybank continues to From application to approval, the process
commissioning and operations of network and disbursed to SMEs since 2019. accept repayment assistance applications can be completed in as fast as 10 minutes, with
service equipment. It also includes services under the Pemulih programme, with the total disbursement as fast as 1 minute. In total, the
relating to the provisioning of 2G and 4G Maybank group CEO of community number of SME loans/financing currently bank has approved RM1.87 billion
public cellular services for 14 clusters financial services Datuk John Chong said with under repayment assistance representing 8% of loans/financing to more than 15,000 SMEs via
covering 213 sites which are part of the the economy gradually reopening, the bank is Maybank’s total Malaysia consumer and small SME Digital Financing, since its launch in
Jendela initiative. committed to continue providing assistance, in to mid-sized business loan/financing portfolio September 2020.
both financial and non-financial capacities to based on outstanding balance.
VIA BOND/SUKUK Millennials, Gen Z invest
ISSUE NEXT MONTH to a different tune

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Debt Ventures o Nuanced, tiered approach
Bhd (MDV) plans to raise RM2 billion to financial policy and
funding from the capital market via a products needed for young
bond/sukuk issuance programme next investors to make informed
month. Chairman Khairul Azwan Harun decisions, says ICMR
said MDV is moving away from
government-guaranteed bonds and PETALING JAYA: Millennials and Gen Zs are Between the three, ICMR found distinct Moreover the findings on the three groups
sukuk since its establishment in 2002, as found to favour online sources (69%) and demographic and behavioural differences. highlight there is a plethora of factors linked
part of its funding diversification strategy family & friends as their preferred sources of Geographically, there’s a high proportion of to investment behaviour including income
in growing its funding capacity, ensuring information for their investment decision, respondents from the East Coast in group A, level, actual and perceived financial literacy,
liquidity, and long-term self-sustainability. according to the Institute for Capital Market while group C has more respondents from financial confidence, and risk tolerance. This
“This will be MDV’s fourth fund, which also Research (ICMR) Malaysia’s research report the central region. indicates that a one-size-fits-all policy may
marks our first fund to be raised based on “The Rise of Millennial and Gen Z Investors: be ineffective, as it does not address the
our standalone credit rating,” he said at a Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges for It also observed a gradual shift in the bell nuanced behaviour and attitudes seen across
media briefing entitled “Driving the Malaysia”. curve of household income whereby 69% of the three groups.
Technology Sector’s Post-pandemic Group A earn less than RM5,000 in monthly
Growth” yesterday. The RM2 billion This showed how trust and relatability are household income, while there is a skew in Given the intersectionality between the
bond/sukuk funding is part of MDV’s five key in how investors make financial decisions Group C towards higher incomes, with 31% various factors that influence an individual’s
key initiatives that the company is taking among the largest generational cohorts with having household incomes above RM10,000. behaviour, ICMR called for a nuanced and
to strengthen its role in developing the the power to influence consumer and market tiered approach in policy for investors in
technology (tech) sector. – Bernama trends over the next decade. On the subject of self-assessed financial different life stages, a renewed mandate for
literacy knowledge, only 9% of Group A felt financial literacy that incorporates the right
US$2B NOTES MARK The research attempts to understand that they are quite knowledgeable about tools, self-awareness and techniques,
IOI INVESTMENT’S RETURN financial attitudes and behaviours of investing, compared to 23% in Group B and behavioural approaches and design for
TO GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKET millennials and Gen Z investors, the largest 48% in Group C. policy and products, and acknowledging the
generational cohorts with the power to underlying structural challenges that cannot
KUALA LUMPUR: IOI Corporation Bhd’s influence consumer and market trends over The think-tank noted self-assessed be solved by market-based solutions.
wholly owned subsidiary IOI Investment (L) the next decade. The Securities Commission financial literacy knowledge is an indicator of
Bhd has completed the new offer of (SC) Malaysia-linked think tank’s report is one’s self-confidence when it comes to Its chairman Tan Sri Munir Majid
US$300 million (RM1.2 billion) 10-year based on a nationwide quantitative survey of financial matters. remarked that achieving the delicate balance
senior unsecured notes on Oct 26, a 1,500 respondents and supplementary between investor protection and investor
drawdown from its US$1.5 billion Euro qualitative interviews. In addition, it found behavioural empowerment requires a tiered approach to
Medium-Term Note Programme. In a filing difference in the self-assessed risk tolerance policy and products.
with Bursa Malaysia yesterday, the group Subsequently, the survey found the between the three groups, as only 26% of
said the successful transaction marked IOI respondents aged 21-40 years old could be respondents in Group A identified “Policy and products need to cater for
Investment’s return to the international divided into three mutually exclusive groups: themselves as risk takers, compared to 39% in individuals at different stages of readiness,
capital markets – demonstrating its ability Group B and 57% in Group C. and this is defined by individual life stages as
to navigate a challenging environment and Group A – those who do not invest in any opposed to the broad categorisations of age
respond efficiently to capture conducive capital market products (22%) The report suggests that there is a link and income,” he said in a statement
market conditions. “With strong orders between the likelihood of one investing, the yesterday.
over US$1.2 billion at its peak, the notes Group B – those who invests only in kind of product one invests in, and ones’
successfully attracted interest from a wide Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) funds demographics and behaviour.
array of high-quality institutional investors. and/or unit trusts (33%)
The notes were priced at US Treasury
spreads of T+185 basis points (bps), which Group C – those who invests in capital
was a 25 bps tightening from the initial market products not limited to ASNB and
pricing guidance,” it said. – Bernama unit trusts (45%)

PROTON STARTS ASSEMBLY TDM pays oil palm JV partner RM1.87m as share of profit
PETALING JAYA: TDM Bhd paid out RM1.87 execution of the company’s business plan and RM1.87 million against RM1.05 million,
KUALA LUMPUR: Perusahaan Otomobil million to Lembaga Tabung Amanah Warisan support from our staff, alongside prudent risk previously.
Nasional Sdn Bhd (Proton) has rolled off Negeri Terengganu (LTAWNT) as part of its management practices since the coronavirus
the production lines in Karachi, which is profit-sharing agreement for their joint venture outbreak,” he said in a statement yesterday. Moving forward, the group will continue
operated by its partner Al-Haj (JV) in an oil palm plantation. strengthening its plantation division by
Automotive, the exclusive distributor of For FY2020, the group’s plantation business remaining focused on improving productivity
Proton models in Pakistan. The first model Its plantation division, TDM Plantation Sdn posted a profit before tax of RM24.8 million, a and oil palm age profile, optimising production
to roll off the production line at the Al-Haj Bhd manages a 1,336ha oil palm plantation turnaround from loss before tax of RM24.5 cost for its plantation business and at the same
Automotive assembly plant is the Saga, owned by LTAWNT in Air Putih Estate through million posted for the preceding year, while time exploring agro-commodity projects.
which will then be followed by the X70 the JV established in 1996. the division’s earnings before interest, tax,
with a potential rollout date of Dec 2021. depreciation and amortisation (ebitda) stood For its healthcare division, it will prioritise
Proton said the X70 would be its second TDM executive director Najman at RM89.8 million, compared to RM42.4 million reinventing its services and products by
model assembled in Pakistan. – Bernama Kamaruddin said it reported significant during the previous year. The results were leveraging on technology to improve its
financial growth backed by a stronger attributed to a 33% higher crude palm oil patient-care and treatment deliverables to the
SENI JAYA PROPOSES BONUS performance from the plantation division, (CPO) and 29% higher palm kernel (PK) local community in Klang Valley and East Coast
ISSUE, PRIVATE PLACEMENT despite the challenges brought on by the average prices in 2020 compared to 2019, of Peninsular Malaysia, and follow through
Covid-19 pandemic. which translated to bigger JV payout of with its brownfield and greenfield hospitals
PETALING JAYA: Outdoor advertising acquisition plan accordingly.
services provider Seni Jaya Corp Bhd has “This was supported by the disciplined
proposed a private placement exercise to
raise up to RM33.98 million. It involves the
issuance of up to 14.56 million new
ordinary shares not exceeding 20% of the
total number of issued Seni Jaya shares at
an issue price to be determined later. It also
proposed a bonus issue of up to 262.08
million new shares on the basis of three
bonus shares for every one Seni Jaya share.
CEO Cheah See Heong said the group is
undergoing a three-year business
transformation by enlarging its portfolio
with more technology or digital-centric
products to offer comprehensive solutions.


China developers mull debt Heineken cheers
revamp, maturity extension increase in
nine-month profit
o Some companies made proposals during interest on their foreign bonds and Fantasia Holdings Group, Sinic
meeting with regulators, say sources to “jointly maintain their own Holdings and Modern Land all THE HAGUE: Heineken yesterday
reputations and the overall order of defaulted on their maturing dollar posted a €2.6 billion (RM9.63 billion)
BEIJING/HONG KONG: Some named because of its sensitivity. the market”, NDRC said in a bonds this month. jump in year-on-year net profit
Chinese property developers have SAFE and NDRC did not respond to statement late on Tuesday. three-quarters into 2021, but
proposed extending their offshore Reuters' request for comment. “Developers were asked to report reported a slump in beer sales in Asia
bond maturities or undertaking a The meeting underlines the in great details about all their markets because of Covid-19
debt restructuring to regulators, It was not immediately clear behind-the-scenes efforts by the offshore bond repayment plans; restrictions.
sources said yesterday, as an which developers raised those debt-laden developers and they need to voice out if there are
increasing number of defaults shakes proposals, and what decision the regulators to contain the fallout particular payments (for which) Net profit for the first nine months
investor confidence in the sector. regulators would settle on. centred around embattled China they’re seeing some difficulties in was up to €3.082 billion as opposed
Evergrande Group, as worries over repayment,” one of the sources said. to €396 million last year and €1.66
The developers made the The regulators, however, told a liquidity crisis in the sector billion in 2019, the world’s number
proposals at a meeting jointly held developers facing large offshore mount. A total of eight developers two brewer said in a statement.
by the National Development and debt maturities to evaluate their including Kaisa Group, Shimao and
Reform Commission (NDRC) and repayment risks and report Broader concerns about China's Sino-Ocean Group attended the But the profits were boosted by an
the State Administration for Foreign difficulties, the sources said. real estate sector, which accounts for meeting on Tuesday, financial exceptional gain of €1.3 billion from
Exchange (SAFE) on Tuesday, said a quarter of its gross domestic media outlet Caixin reported a remeasurement to fair value of a
two sources with direct knowledge The regulators also asked the product, still loom large for investors yesterday. previously held equity interest in
of the matter, who asked not to be unnamed companies in the and Chinese policymakers. United Breweries in India – and full-
meeting to proactively prepare for China Vanke, Central China Real year expectations remained below
repayment of both principal and The meeting with the regulators Estate and Oceanwide Holdings that of 2019.
took place in Beijing on Tuesday were also among the attendees, the
against the backdrop of several bond two sources with direct knowledge Heineken took control of United
defaults in the sector. Developers of the discussions told Reuters. Breweries – which makes India’s
popular Kingfisher brand – in July,
US bans China Telecom over national security concerns pushing its holding to 61.5% from
46.5% before.
WASHINGTON: The United States fixed-line operator, and its shares BRIEFS
on Tuesday banned China Telecom jumped some 20% in August in its Overall beer volumes grew by 4%
from operating in the country citing China Telecom says the US FCC’s decision is disappointing and it plans to Shanghai stock debut. since the start of the year, but the
“significant” national security pursue all available options while continuing to serve its customers. – Amsterdam-based brewer saw a
concerns, further straining already REUTERSPIX But it has faced turbulence in the 37.4% drop in key markets such as
tense relations between the US for years, particularly during Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia and
superpowers. The announcement came hours while continuing to serve our Trump’s presidency. Vietnam in the third quarter.
after Chinese Vice Premier Liu He customers.” There was no response to
The move marks the latest salvo and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen an email sent to the press contact at The company was delisted by the “As anticipated, our Asia Pacific
in a long-running standoff that has held a video call, with discussions on the Chinese embassy in Washington. New York Stock Exchange in region was deeply impacted by the
pitted the world’s biggest two trade that Beijing described as Tuesday’s announcement January along with fellow state- pandemic,” Heineken chief executive
economies against each other over a “pragmatic, candid and constructive.” ramped up concerns about further owned telecoms firms China Dolf van den Brink said, adding “we
range of issues including Taiwan, measures against Chinese tech Mobile and China Unicom. see the first signs of recovery.” – AFP
Hong Kong, human rights, trade It will also raise the stakes for firms and battered their shares
and technology. virtual talks planned to take place listed in New York. The selling That followed a Trump executive ‘TIKEHAU CAPITAL
later in the year between Biden and continued yesterday in Hong Kong, order banning investments by APPLIES TO
It also comes as US President Joe his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. where the Chinese technology Americans in a range of companies LIST SPAC ON SGX’
Biden presses ahead with a hardline firms, and the selling continued in deemed to be supplying or
policy against Beijing broadly in line “The FCC’s decision is Hong Kong with the Hang Seng tech supporting China’s military and SINGAPORE: European asset
with that of his predecessor Donald disappointing,” China Telecom Index losing more than 3%. security apparatus. manager Tikehau Capital has
Trump, whose bombastic approach spokesman Ge Yu said in an email, China Telecom is China’s largest applied to list a special purpose
sent tensions soaring. according to Bloomberg News. “We The US Justice Department had acquisition company (SPAC) on
plan to pursue all available options already threatened to terminate the Singapore Exchange (SGX),
The Federal Communications China Telecom’s American dealings three sources with knowledge of
Commission (FCC) ordered China in April last year, saying US the matter said yesterday. The
Telecom Americas to discontinue its government agencies “identified SPAC, sponsored by Tikehau
services within 60 days, ending a substantial and unacceptable Capital and Financiere Agache, a
nearly 20-year operation in the national security and law holding company of LVMH luxury
United States. enforcement risks associated with goods chief Bernard Arnault, will
China Telecom’s operations”. raise about S$200 million
The firm’s “ownership and (RM615.4 million), said the sources.
control by the Chinese government US regulators have also taken SGX declined to comment. There
raise significant national security action against other Chinese was no immediate response to a
and law enforcement risks,” the FCC telecoms, notably Huawei. query sent to Tikehau Capital.
said in a statement. Reuters was not immediately able
“(The move) sends a broader to contact Financiere Agache.
It warned that it gives message to Beijing, that regardless
opportunities for Beijing “to access, of who’s president, the US continues THAI ECONOMY TO
store, disrupt, and/or misroute US to be concerned about the risks GROW MORE THAN 1%
communications, which in turn posed by Chinese tech firms THIS YEAR: MINISTER
allow them to engage in espionage operating in the US,” Martijn Rasser,
and other harmful activities against of the Center for a New American BANGKOK: Thailand’s economy is
the United States”. Security in Washington, told expected to grow by more than
Bloomberg. – AFP 1% this year, helped by improved
exports and government measures
Investment banks say HK’s proposed SPAC listing rules too rigid as well as a gradual recovery in
tourism, Finance Minister Arkhom
HONG KONG: Investment banks Nicolas Aguzin, CEO of Hong listing, 40% of which must be The SPAC consultation paper Termpittayapaisith said yesterday.
and corporate advisers are pushing Kong Exchanges and Clearing, institutional while retail investors says the bourse does not want to The Thai economy suffered a 6.1%
back against Hong Kong’s proposed speaking after the company’s cannot participate until after the replicate US SPAC rules but instead slump last year, with the vital
rules for blank cheque listings, quarterly results, said the bourse company has carried out its merger plans to create a regime “tailored to tourism sector still struggling.
arguing they are too onerous and “will be combing through responses – requirements likely to make the particular risks and Thailand will reopen to vaccinated
will not make the city competitive, (to the consultation) and addressing trading illiquid, the sources added. requirements of the Hong Kong visitors from 45 countries from
three sources with knowledge of the issues raised”, adding it wanted to market”, adding that several Nov 1. The government also plans
matter said. introduce “a high quality product” The rules also require the proposals are “designed to provide a to introduce additional economic
and protect investors’ interests. merged entity to appoint a financial high entry point for SPAC listing measures, he told reporters. –
Interested parties have until Oct 31 sponsor to carry out due diligence applicants and De-SPAC targets.” Reuters
to lodge submissions with the Hong The sources, who have worked and meet the exchange’s existing
Kong stock exchange over its proposed on submissions, said key concerns listing requirements which could Hong Kong’s Securities and EU UNVEILS NEW
framework for Special Purpose raised include a proposed tack on another three to six months Futures Commission told Reuters in BANKING LAW
Acquisition Companies (SPACs). requirement that any SPAC deal be to the listing process. a statement it would work closely
worth at least HK$1 billion (RM533 with the exchange to take into BRUSSELS: The European Union
The criticism comes at a time million) as that excludes smaller “It is of the view to some account market feedback when (EU) yesterday unveiled a new
when rival Asian financial hub buyout targets. The sources were practitioners that it could undermine finalising the new rules. banking law to avoid a repeat of
Singapore has shot ahead with its not authorised to speak to media the intention of offering the SPAC as the 2008 financial crisis that
preparations to allow SPACs, which and declined to be identified. an alternative and streamlined listing Singapore last month became delays key aspects of an
raise money on stock markets to buy approach,” the city’s Financial the first Asian market to allow internationally agreed deal. The
private companies, giving those The proposed rules also stipulate Services Development Council said SPACs to list, making concessions proposals are the European Union’s
businesses a quick and cheap route that there need to be at least 75 of the due diligence requirement in a after the initial proposals were seen interpretation of the Basel III
to a listing. professional investors in a SPAC submission lodged yesterday. as too strict. – Reuters reforms of international standards
on how banks evaluate credit and
market risks. Implementing the
rules will require Europe’s biggest
banks to keep more cash on their
books, something that could lead
to hundreds of billions of euros in
additional costs. – AFP


322 Notices Too close to call
Horner dismisses Hamilton’s claims that Red Bull are guaranteed wins
PERAK DISTRIBUTORS BERHAD (1328-T) RED BULL boss Christian Horner has
dismissed claims that his team are
NOTICE OF DIVIDEND strong favourites to win the next two 24, who prevailed in Sao Paulo. Verstappen and Sergio Perez is to keep
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an interim dividend of single tier races in Mexico and Brazil. Horner however, rubbished Hamilton’s attacking.
of 1200% per share in respect of the Financial Year ending 31
December 2021, will be paid on 28 October 2021 to all shareholders suggestions that his team would have the “So we’ve got to keep attacking race
of the Company as at 1 October 2021. advantage, and said things were too close to call weekends and get the most out of them that we
By order of the Board, On Sunday, Max Verstappen held off Lewis as the season reaches an enthralling climax. possibly can. And five to go, the pressure only
Edwina Chee Ong (MACS 01523) Hamilton in a thrilling finale to the US Grand “You’ve got to chuck the form book away. It’s gets bigger.”
Company Secretary [SSM PC202008000806] Prix to extend his championship lead to 12 very tight between the two teams,” Horner told Verstappen said the championship will
Ipoh, Perak. points. The Sun. come down to small “details” that the team
28 October 2021 And afterwards, the British driver conceded “Mexico has been a good track for us, but it’s really have to “nail” to beat Hamilton and
Red Bull’s record at the venues coming up been a good track for them as well, on occasion. Mercedes.
would make it difficult for him to catch his So we don’t underestimate them.” “We need to nail the details and we have to
Dutch rival. The two races in South America are part of a start over again in Mexico, to try to get the best
Registered office: 175 Jalan Chung Ah Ming, Pasir Puteh, “There are two circuits (Mexico and Brazil) pivotal period in November, with Qatar then out of our whole package.
31650 Ipoh, Perak.

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COMPANIES ACT 2016 AND Zealand in Sharjah yesterday, as the “We needed these two wins for a head Lahore Qalandars team for discovering
IINN TTHHEE MMAATTTTEERR OOFF 2009 champions followed Sunday’s start in the Twenty20 World Cup and through Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf. Host
TTHHEE CCOOMMPPAANNIIEESS AACCTT,, 22001166 IN THE MATTER OF impressive victory over arch-rivals some good bowling and fielding we have Nauman Niaz took issue with Shoaib’s
SB BIOMASS SDN. BHD. India. achieved that,” said Shadab. comments and said: “You’re being a little
IINN TTHHEE AMAMNNAADDTTTTEERR OOFF Shadab said Shoaib’s experience was rude and I don’t want to say this, but if
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(In Members’ Voluntary bowled to a plan. saying this on air.” Akhtar, who was on the
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NNOOTTIICCEE IISS HHEERREEBBYY GGIIVVEENN TTHHAATT NOTICE OF FINAL MEETING happy that I executed that well and has and with him anchoring the innings continue. “A lot of apologies guys,” Shoaib
ppuurrssuuaanntt ttoo SSeeccttiioonn 445599 ooff tthhee got four wickets,” said Rauf whose we were sure that we will cross the said before storming off the set. “I am
CCoommppaanniieess AAcctt,, 22001166 tthhee FFiinnaall NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN effort restricted New Zealand to 134-8 target. resigning from PTV. The way I have been
MMeeeettiinngg ooff tthhee MMeemmbbeerrss ooff tthhee pursuant to Section 459 of in 20 overs. treated on national TV, I don’t think I
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11.. TToo rreecceeiivvee aanndd ccoonnssiiddeerr tthhee Johor Bahru, Johor on 30th stand in 3.5 overs. semifinals.” – AFP Aussie Open in state of flux
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iinn wwhhiicchh tthhee wwiinnddiinngg uupp hhaass of taking wickets, having featured in the 2019 special dispensation for the Australian
bbeeeenn ccoonndduucctteedd aanndd tthhee pprrooppeerrttyy 1 To receive and consider Big Bash in Australia. Open, the top official in the state holding
ddiissppoosseedd ooff aanndd ooff hheeaarriinngg aannyy the Liquidators’ Statement the Grand Slam said yesterday, potentially
eexxppllaannaattiioonnss tthhaatt mmaayy bbee ggiivveenn bbyy of accounts showing how “It is a learning process for me,” said Rauf ruling out reigning men’s champion Novak
tthhee LLiiqquuiiddaattoorr.. the winding up has been who took 20 wickets for Melbourne Stars. “Big Djokovic. A leaked email earlier this week
22.. TToo ddeetteerrmmiinnee bbyy oorrddiinnaarryy conducted and to receive any suggested that players who were not
rreessoolluuttiioonn tthhee mmaannnneerr aanndd ppeerriioodd explanation thereon. 322 Notices West Indies’ inoculated against the coronavirus would
iinn wwhhiicchh tthhee bbooookkss,, aaccccoouunnttss captain be able to take part as long as they
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ddiissppoosseedd ooff.. Act, 2016 that the books, – AFPPIX that unvaccinated players would be
CCHHOO WWAAII LLOOOONN accounts and documents NNOOTTIICCEE OOFF FFIINNAALL MMEEEETTIINNGG permitted to enter the country if they
LLiiqquuiiddaattoorr of the Company and of NNOOTTIICCEE IISS HHEERREEBBYY GGIIVVEENN TTHHAATT Windies must dig deep to received an exemption, which the host
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aanndd vvoottee aatt tthhiiss mmeeeettiinngg iiss eennttiittlleedd dissolved. 11.. TLTLooiiqquuiirrddeeaacctteeooiirrvv’’sese aannddSSttaatctceeoommnnsseeiinnddtteerr tthhooeeff it takes” to revive their moribund team. We have to dig deeper as a are locking people who are unvaccinated
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bbee aa mmeemmbbeerr ooff tthhee CCoommppaannyy ttoo KOH HONG SHEN AAccccoouunnttss sshhoowwiinngg tthhee mmaannnneerr World Cup, skipper Kieron Pollard MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) and all
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iinnssttrruummeenntt aappppooiinnttiinngg aa PPrrooxxyy Johor Bahru bbeeeenn ccoonndduucctteedd aanndd tthhee pprrooppeerrttyy defeat in the tournament on board now. We’ve put ourselves going to be applying for an exemption.
mmuusstt bbee ddeeppoossiitteedd aatt SSuuiittee##88--1133--66,, Dated : 28th October, 2021 ddiissppoosseedd ooff aanndd ooff hheeaarriinngg aannyy Tuesday. in a position whereas from a run Therefore, the issue is basically resolved.”
MMuuttiiaarraa BBaannggssaarr,, 88,, JJaallaann LLiikkuu,, eexxppllaannaattiioonnss tthhaatt mmaayy bbee ggiivveenn bbyy rate perspective that’s pretty low,
5599110000 KKuuaallaa LLuummppuurr,, nnoott lleessss tthhaann Note: A member entitled to tthhee LLiiqquuiiddaattoorr.. Routed by England in their and from a win percentage we Smith welcomes Stokes return
4488 hhoouurrss bbeeffoorree tthhee ttiimmee ffoorr hhoollddiinngg attend and vote at this meeting 22.. TToo ddeetteerrmmiinnee bbyy oorrddiinnaarryy tournament opener, West Indies haven’t won any games.
tthhee MMeeeettiinngg oorr aatt aannyy aaddjjoouurrnnmmeenntt is entitled to appoint a proxy to rreessoolluuttiioonn tthhee mmaannnneerr aanndd ppeerriioodd put up a slightly improved AUSTRALIAN batsman Steve Smith has
tthheerreeooff.. attend and vote instead of him iinn wwhhiicchh tthhee bbooookkss,, aaccccoouunnttss performance in their second “So we have to win the next welcomed Ben Stokes’ return to England’s
and that proxy need not be a aanndd ddooccuummeennttss ooff tthhee CCoommppaannyy Group I match against South three games. We just have to take Ashes team, saying the talismanic all-
member of the Company. aanndd ooff tthhee LLiiqquuiiddaattoorr sshhaallll bbee Africa but that was not enough to it one at a time and try to rounder makes Joe Root’s side a “more
ddiissppoosseedd ooff.. avert an eight-wicket defeat. improve each and every time.” dangerous” proposition. Stokes
CCHHOO WWAAII LLOOOONN announced this week that he would be
LLiiqquuiiddaattoorr The Caribbean side, the only West Indies, who face available for the five-Test series in Australia
KKuuaallaa LLuummppuurr team to win the title twice, could Bangladesh in their next match after taking a break from cricket to address
DDaatteedd tthhiiss 2288 OOccttoobbeerr 22002211 not capitalise on a strong start on Friday, are now bottom of the mental health issues and a nagging finger
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5599110000 KKuuaallaa LLuummppuurr,, nnoott lleessss tthhaann which their rivals chased down champions Sri Lanka as well as best players and it’s great to hear he is
4488 hhoouurrss bbeeffoorree tthhee ttiimmee ffoorr hhoollddiinngg with 10 balls to spare. Australia. going to be getting on the plane,” Smith
tthhee MMeeeettiinngg oorr aatt aannyy aaddjjoouurrnnmmeenntt said. “I think any team is more dangerous
tthheerreeooff.. “Well, we just have to do what Top two teams from the when you have got someone like Ben
it takes,” a dejected Pollard said. group will make the semifinals. – Stokes playing, it adds a lot to their
AFP depth… it should make for a really good


Que sera sera enjoy the time that I have left, else. You have to find a way. It’s a social
Koeman content to enjoy the ride either if it is eight years, six problem.”
at Barca as pressure intensifies months, one year, or some weeks.
RONALD KOEMAN is concentrating on Ousmane Dembele’s contract at Barcelona
enjoying his time as Barcelona coach, start to the season “I think it’s important that we comes to an end next summer and, with the
conceding that it could end in a matter which has yielded win this game in Madrid, we can’t Frenchman not having agreed a new deal, there
of weeks as he faces mounting pressure 15 points from afford back-to-back losses.” is uncertainty about his future at the Nou Camp.
nine league
after his side’s El Clasico defeat by Real Madrid games. Koeman also dismissed the “The most important thing is that we want
which leaves them ninth in La Liga. “I’m a grown significance of some supporters him to stay,” Koeman told Spanish sports daily
Barca travel to in-form Rayo Vallecano up and I know surrounding his car as he made his Marca. “He is key and has quality. The goal is for
overnight in the league in a match that could how those him to renew.
determine Koeman’s future as manager. things work,” exit from the Nou Camp following
The Dutch former Barcelona player was Koeman told the loss to Real. “Another thing is if he doesn’t want to renew.
appointed in August 2020 but has had to r e p o r t e r s We have to talk as a club about the best way to
contend with the club selling talisman Lionel yesterday. “It is a social problem. deal with it.
Messi earlier this year and an underwhelming “I want to Uneducated people that don’t
understand rules and values. “We haven’t yet talked about what our
5365/2021 27/10/2021 (WED) Barcelona Inside the stadium the strategy will be if he doesn’t renew.”
manager environment was completely
Ronal different and that is what I keep in Barcelona have a few injuries at present, with
Koeman. mind, that festive vibe, not with Frenkie de Jong joining the likes of Pedri, Ronald
those kinds of people,” he said. Araujo and Dembele on the sidelines, and
Koeman is concerned about the situation in the
“With the video, with the medical room.
recording… we already see it here
every day. It seems that it was only “We are all worried about injuries. We are
me, but you have to know that the trying to analyse the situation so that the players
same thing has happened to many can get better,” he said.
players, with their families.
“Maybe for me, being responsible, “It could be that Pedri will be out for a bit
it has been more exaggerated. It has longer. We have to be concerned about that.
even happened to (Carles) Puyol. You
can’t just walk off the pitch like anyone “That’s why we don’t put a date on [the return
for] Dembele, Pedri and Araujo. We talk about it
every day. We know exactly what’s going on.” –

SPORTS TOTO MALAYSIA SDN BHD (8420 - D) Real manager Ancelotti DrawDate:27/10/21(Wed) DrawNo:5312/21 Venue: PERAK TURF CLUB
delivers Hazard warning

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3rd Prize 7851

Special Consolation CARLO ANCELOTTI delivered a reality Ancelotti said Gareth Bale has returned 5930
check to Eden Hazard yesterday by saying to light training after recovering from a
4716 3551 9475 0333 the Belgian is being left out of Real hamstring injury and that the Welshman 2696
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The 30-year-old has only started four
222,072.42 La Liga games this season under “The only game before the break that I
Ancelotti, with an unknown muscle injury can see him playing is the game against
Winning combination of any 1 of Top 3 & any 1 of Special prizes. the latest fitness issue to rule him out of Rayo (Vallecano).”
action earlier this month.
With Bale and Hazard each lacking RM11,256,592.80
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4th Prize “He has absolutely everything... But he
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characteristics of a Real Madrid player – that change of pace.
5th Prize Consolation Prize + quality and motivation – but there are
times when the coach prefers other “He has to improve without the ball
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humble footballer.
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6,169,264.74 overnight with a home win over Antonio Sanabria wasted Torino’s best
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Serie A win for Stefano
Pioli’s side on the day Milan Giroud
announced they had halved
their losses to €96.4 million


SIDENETTING Gunners aiming high

Solskjaer has three games to save his job.

NEWCASTLE are willing to offer Erik ten Hag a Chambers eyes Carabao Cup trophy after helping Arsenal into last eight
salary of £6m-a-year (RM34m) after tax but the
Dutchman, 51, is reluctant to leave Ajax. CALUM CHAMBERS may have scored is keen to go one better, having rarely featured in bench who were putting me on, the set-piece
NEWCASTLE have not given up hope of immediately after coming on against the Premier League recently. coach Nico (Jover), the boss, they all said: ‘Go and
luring back former boss Rafael Benitez, Leeds, but the centreback is now targeting score on your first touch.’
with the Spaniard, 61, now in charge at a more lasting impact as he aims for “We want to go all the way,” he told Arsenal
Everton. Carabao Cup glory with Arsenal. Media. “A club like Arsenal needs to be going all “So that was all that was in my head and, yeah,
FORMER Roma boss Paulo Fonseca, 48, is pre- the way and competing for silverware in every it was nice to see it come off my head and go over
pared to accept the manager’s position at The 26-year-old struck with his first touch after competition, so that’s obviously our aim. the line. It was definitely a first and a pretty unique
Newcastle, but the club’s new owners are still replacing the injured Ben White to set the Gunners way to score.”
mulling over their decision. on course for a 2-0 win as Eddie Nketiah wrapped “That’s our goal, we’re fully focused on that and
TOTTENHAM and England midfielder Dele up the fourth-round victory with a tap-in. believe we can do that.” While Leeds will now go back to focusing on
Alli, 25, was left out of the squad against addressing their recent poor league form, there
Burnley in the Carabao Cup this morning, Arsenal have now reached at least the The goal for Chambers was his first in over two were some positives for Marcelo Bielsa.
putting his future in fresh doubt. quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup in five of the last years and he ran straight over to the bench he had
BARCELONA retain hope of securing six seasons. stepped from just 21 seconds earlier to celebrate England midfielder Kalvin Phillips came
Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp, 54, with his teammates and coaching staff. through the game unscathed on his return to the
as a replacement for current boss Ronald Arsene Wenger’s side lost the 2018 final to a side following a calf injury, while teenage defender
Koeman. Manchester City team that had Arteta on the “They were all getting in my ear as I came on, Cody Drameh made his debut.
ARSENAL are struggling to convince coaching staff – a 3-0 defeat in which Chambers saying, ‘you’re going to score on your first touch,’
William Saliba that his future is at Emirates started as part of a three-man defence. and it convinced me so I had to go and run over to “It is bittersweet,” the 19-year-old told LUTV. “I
Stadium and could be forced to cash in on them and celebrate,” he added. am happy to make my first-team debut, but we
the French defender, 20, who is impressing Now the thrice-capped England international didn’t get the result and we got knocked out of the
on loan at Marseille. “It happened pretty quick. All the guys on the cup.

“So it is disappointing, but I am happy to have
made my debut. I have got to keep working hard in
training, keep pushing myself and showing the
manager I am ready.” – The Independent

ARSENAL are also preparing to compete with
Manchester City to secure the signing of 29-
year-old Spain defender Sergi Roberto from
Barcelona on a free.

FOOTBALL agent Mino Raiola has been
rejected by Manchester United midfielder
Donny van de Beek after he approached
the 24-year-old Dutch midfielder to be his
new representative.

CHELSEA have been offered 22-year-old Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah (2nd left) celebrates scoring the second goal
Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt as with teammates during the English League Cup round of 16 match
Juventus look to get him off their huge against Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium yesterday. – REUTERSPIX
wage bill.
BRAZIL defender Marcelo, 33, intends to Lijnders hails Reds’
stay in Europe after his departure from Real Jurassic Park raptors
Madrid at the end of the season was
ASTON VILLA, AC Milan and Bayer
Leverkusen are among the clubs interested
in River Plate’s Argentina forward Julian
Alvarez, 21.

BARCELONA have told French winger LIVERPOOL assistant manager Pep Lijnders they look like raptors in Jurassic Park, they go
Ousmane Dembele, 24, he has one month said the team’s forwards look like “raptors in for it, they are lethal and that’s what we want.
to accept their latest offer to extend his con- Jurassic Park” as he hailed their relentless If you score in the right moments, these games
tract, which expires next summer. goalscoring form. against Manchester United can happen.”

RESULTS Liverpool are the top goalscorers in the Lijnders said nothing significant has
Premier League so far this season with 27 changed tactically this season, but having a
ENGLISH LEAGUE CUP (4th round): Arsenal goals from nine games, having just beaten lengthy preseason with plenty of key players
2 (Chambers 55, Nketiah 69) Leeds 0, Chelsea Manchester United 5-0 at Old Trafford, and available to prepare for the campaign ahead
1 (Havertz 44) Southampton 1 (Adams 47) – they are yet to score less than three away from was crucial in hitting the ground running in
Chelsea win 4-3 on pen, QPR 0 Sunderland 0 home. front of goal.
– Sunderland win 3-1 on pen.
LA LIGA: Alaves 1 (Ndiaye 47) Elche 0, While Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and “Did we change anything? No. We always
Espanyol 1 (De Tomas 33-pen) Athletic Bilbao Diogo Jota have all chipped in, Mohamed want to improve and sometimes improving is
1 (Williams 52), Villarreal 3 (Torres 43, Dia 80, Salah has been particularly devastating and his just going back to basics, and that’s what we
Danjuma 90+5) Cadiz 3 (Lozano 14, 45+1, 52). Premier League tally of 10 is three clear of his did in pre-season.
SERIE A: AC Milan 1 (Giroud 14) Torino 0, nearest rival for the Golden Boot, Jamie Vardy.
Spezia 1 (Sirigu 66-og) Genoa 1 (Criscito 85), “Also top players, and we have a few, they
Venezia 1 (Aramu 14) Salernitana 2 Asked why the team is in such prolific form, need a break. After an emotional period, a lot
(Bonazzoli 61, Schiavone 90+5). Lijnders said: “You can never judge scoring just of finals, a lot of intense seasons, it’s good for
by the goals, it’s the way we move the ball out them to have a break because if you want to
at the back, how we protect it, how our front reach consistency, you have to respect the
players are in constantly good positions to process of recovery, not only between the
score. games but also between the seasons. Long
may it continue.” – The Independent
“And then the quality of our front three,

Pogba blasts Solskjaer snub talk

MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Paul apologised to his teammates in the dressing nothing to see.
Pogba has squashed reports claiming he room after full-time but ignored his manager. “The only reason I address this b.s. is out of
“snubbed” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after
Sunday’s 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at Old It stated the 28-year-old had also put all respect for my coach, club and fans to send a
Trafford. contract talks on hold while the Norwegian’s clear message: the less you read these people
future remains up in the air. the better you are, they have no shame and
Solskjaer brought Pogba on at halftime, will say just anything with no basis at all.”
but the Frenchman saw red just 15 minutes But Pogba came out on yesterday to pour
into his cameo on a horrid afternoon. water over the report, touting it as “fake news” But despite his public show of respect for
across his social media accounts. the club great, Pogba openly admitted that
He cut a deflated figure as he trudged off “change” was needed after the 4-2 defeat at
the pitch following his dismissal after giving Accompanied by an image of the headline, Leicester City earlier this month.
away the ball for Liverpool’s fifth goal 10 he tweeted: “Big lies to make headlines.”
minutes prior. “We’ve had these kinds of games for a long
He also took to Instagram to publish a time. We have not found the problem,
And after the game, which many thought longer statement “out of respect” for Solskjaer, conceding easy goals,” Pogba explained.
would be Solskjaer’s last in charge, English United and the club’s fans.
outlets jumped on stories that he had lost the “We need to be more mature, play with
dressing room. It read: “Tabloid press once again wants to more experience and arrogance in a good
create polemic with 100% fake news. way. We need to find something, we need to
A report from The Sun claimed Pogba change.” – Express Newspapers
“Big lies to make headlines. Journalists
who use my name to be seen when there is


Tabloid press once again wants to create
polemic with 100% fake news. Big lies to
make headlines. Journalists who use my name to
be seen when there is nothing to see. The only
reason I address this b.s. is out of respect for my
coach, club and fans.”

Paul Pogba

Tuchel happy to see Chelsea progress despite last-minute changes

THOMAS TUCHEL was pleased Chelsea effort whizz past the post before another
were able to overcome some last-minute was tipped over by Forster but his header
changes to team selection to edge past from Barkley’s corner in the 44th minute
Southampton following another penalty Chelsea’s Ross Barkley found the net to take him up to three
shoot-out in the Carabao Cup. (front) and goals this season.
Southampton’s Yan
The Blues required spotkicks to see off Valery in action during Southampton responded straight after
Aston Villa in the previous round at the English League the break when Adams tapped home
Stamford Bridge and it was the case again Cup round of 16 after Kyle Walker-Peters had been denied
in the last 16 after Che Adams’ tap-in match at Stamford and despite late pressure from the visitors,
cancelled out Kai Havertz’s 44th-minute Bridge yesterday. – it went to penalties where Chelsea came
opener. AFPPIX out on top to secure a place in the last
Both sides had chances to grab a Tuchel added: “Every competition is an
second but penalties were required and important competition. We don’t want to
although Mason Mount was denied from judge what is more or less important.
12 yards by Fraser Forster, Theo Walcott “When you go out and wear the shirt
and Will Smallbone fired off target for and prepare matches we play all in. No
Saints to ensure Chelsea progressed by a matter what competition because this is
4-3 score. what the club is all about and what the
players want.
After Tuchel saw Cesar Azpilicueta, “There is no judging. Players get their
Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus- chance and used it. The problem is we
Cheek ruled out a day before the fourth- have another match now in December
round tie, he was happy to reach the which is pretty full.”
quarterfinals. Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl
made nine changes from the weekend
“We had some last-minute changes draw at Burnley and praised his players.
because three potential starters got “It was a superb intense game and we
injured in training so it was not planned had five subs which was perfect. It gave
like this and not so many options from the us the chance to get to penalties,” he
bench,” he said. insisted.
“We have done everything we could
“We knew it was the first time we today and it was a fantastic game to
played together like this and things would watch for everybody in the stadium.
be tough against a team who put so “It was a thriller and a typical cup tie.
much pressure on you like Southampton We wanted to give them a tough evening
and that was the way it was. and we did, I think.
“It is a pity we couldn’t take the win
“It was a nice match of football, good but I am very proud of my team. Everyone
performances by both teams and a tough did a fantastic job.”
match but in the end we win with a The Southampton boss was also full of
penalty shootout.” praise for Chelsea keeper Kepa
Arrizabalaga after he made several saves
Tuchel expects Azpilicueta (shoulder) to ensure the game went to penalties.
to be fit to face Newcastle at the weekend “We played against a fantastic
while Christensen is set to return to goalkeeper,” Hasenhuttl told Sports
training today following surgery on his Illustrated.
tooth. “Kepa had two good saves and then
he made the decisive saves in the penalty
Meanwhile, Loftus-Cheek reported shootout.” – The Independent/Agencies
some discomfort in his hip on Monday eye Poch
which meant Saul and Ross Barkley got
the nod but it was Havertz who grabbed
the opener a minute before half-time
having failed to net in the 7-0 thrashing of

The German had seen one earlier


Senior stars save Solskjaer from sack despite club chiefs wanting PSG manager
Mauricio Pochettino reportedly has of the squad. admiration does not appear to have waned. Tottenham, but talks broke down with Nuno
“growing support” within the Manchester It is understood many members of the squad Pochettino was often considered the favourite Espirito Santo eventually taking the role.
United hierarchy, as Ole Gunnar
Solskjaer’s future as United boss hangs by a have come forward and highlighted the to replace Mourinho at the time of his sacking, The former Chelsea boss has seemingly been
thread. popularity and belief Solskjaer still has amongst however Solskjaer’s outstanding performances as happy to wait for the right opportunity to arise
the squad, despite the horrific run of results. interim boss saw the board remain with the and it may well come at United.
The current picture is a glum one for the Norwegian instead.
Norwegian boss, after he watched in horror as his Sacking Solskjaer, just a few months after Transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio claims
side were decimated 5-0 by Jurgen Klopp’s giving him a new £20 million (RM116m) contract It is believed Pochettino is United’s first Conte has supposedly “said yes” to taking over at
Liverpool side at Old Trafford. and spending the best part of £140 million choice, however his current contract and Old Trafford.
(RM800m) on Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, commitment to PSG would mean any efforts to
Solskjaer’s reign at the Theatre of Dreams is and Cristiano Ronaldo, would be a huge prize him out of the French capital would likely be It is said that there is one main reason for
now in serious peril, as the Red Devils are now admission of defeat for the United board. very expensive. Conte’s eagerness in taking the job at United.
floundering in seventh place eight points behind
Premier League leaders Chelsea. And while they appreciate how “brutal” the Meanwhile, Antonio Conte is currently Conte reportedly feels that he won’t need to
home defeat to Klopp’s men was, the United considered to be the bookies favourite, with many change much at United, with a strong squad in
But the way United were obliterated by board are showing no signs of rushing into an reports claiming the former Chelsea and Inter place already.
Liverpool, particularly in the first half which saw abrupt decision on his future. Milan manager would be very interested in taking
them concede four remarkably soft goals, looks to the reins at Old Trafford. However, this speculation could all lead to a
have really frightened the United hierarchy. It is understood the board are intent on buying dead end, as Solskjaer’s reign has not yet ended.
themselves more time to consider Solskjaer’s Conte has reportedly made it clear to the
It was believed United director Richard Arnold current performance, as well as any potential United’s hierarchy that he is ready and willing to United have difficult away trips to Tottenham
even cancelled all his prior engagements to hold a candidates to replace him. take over from Solskjaer after holding initial talks Hotspur and Atalanta in the Champions League
crunch meeting with owner Joel Glazer yesterday. on Tuesday. before a hugely important, if not ominous, match
And the Daily Star claims Pochettino remains against Manchester City at Old Trafford.
However, a report from the Daily Star claims very high on United’s managerial watchlist. The Italian boss has been out of work since
Solskjaer has been spared the Old Trafford axe, leaving his post at Inter Milan at the end of last With the international break proceeding after
courtesy of intervention from the senior players Many reports and speculation linked the season. the meeting with Pep Guardiola’s side, Solskjaer’s
Argentinean boss to the Old Trafford hotseat future will likely be decided at the end of that
when he was still managing Tottenham, and their He was strongly linked with taking over at terrifying tripartite of matches. – Express

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