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‘No need for 2 Concern over 3
chicken price hike’ psychiatrist shortage


No. 8063 PP 2644/12/2012 (031195)

Vaping has been shown to be
just as dangerous as smoking,
if not more damaging.

Vaping unsafe: DG

█ BY MUHAMMAD YUSRY oE-cigarette damages lungs, lining of
[email protected] respiratory system, warns Noor Hisham

PETALING JAYA: Vaping is not a He said vaping involves breathing Until Feb 18, 2020, there were a
safe alternative to smoking. in aerosol from a container that holds total of 2,807 cases of Evali in the US.
This is the clear message from several chemicals, including nicotine They contributed to 68 deaths as
Health Director-General Tan and flavouring, which can damage the reported to the US Centres for
Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, who cells lining the respiratory system. Disease Control and Prevention.
warned that vapers were damaging “Not only that. Existing research has Several cases of probable Evali
their lungs and the cell lining of their linked chemicals in e-cigarettes to lung had been highlighted among
respiratory system, and should cease and respiratory issues, changes in the clinicians in Malaysia. However, the
the habit immediately. brain and organ damage. And in July number of cases may be under-
2019, a large series of pulmonary reported due to lack of awareness.
What is just as bad is the design and illnesses were reported in Illinois and “Therefore, the Health Ministry
branding of vaping products that make Wisconsin in the US that were linked to developed evidence-based
their content appear safe to use, it (vaping),” he added. Clinical Practice Guidelines
undermining the credibility and Noor Hisham said these were (CPG) on the Management of
effectiveness of health warnings, patients with a history of e-cigarette Evali. This CPG will guide
he said. use within 90 days of the onset of Malaysian healthcare providers
symptoms. They had pulmonary on the best practices in the
Noor Hisham was speaking to infiltrate on imaging with no other management of Evali.
theSun on the growing popularity of contributable cause of the “Healthcare providers are
vaping, which the Malaysian Vape illness. They were termed as E- Turn to also required to report Evali
Chamber of Commerce confirmed is cigarette or Vaping Product — cases to MoH,” he said.
worth RM2.27 billion annually. Use-Associated Lung Injury page 4

The Health Ministry (MoH) 2019 (Evali).
National Health and Morbidity Survey
stated there were 1.12 million vapers in
the country.

He said the Control of Tobacco
Product Regulations 2004 has specific
regulations on packaging and labelling
of tobacco products, which include
mandatory health warnings.

“This measure is important to
decrease smoking initiation and
increase smoking cessation. Under a
proposed Act, new smoking products
such as e-cigarettes will need to follow
regulations on packaging and

2 theSUN ON TUESDAY | JULY 12, 2022

Measures mulled to curb cooking oil leakage

KOTA BARU: Drastic action, the move was among measures “Investigations revealed that our are not going to get away with it,” he has set out to do. Suffice to say, we
including a revamp of the supply proposed after investigations found subsidised cooking oil is being sold said at a Korban Perdana programme already have enough information.
system, will be undertaken if leakage sufficient evidence on subsidised by the cartons. When they come in for the Ketereh parliamentary Action has already been taken and
and smuggling of subsidised cooking cooking oil being smuggled. boxes that are unopened, these are constituency yesterday. there will be more to come.”
oil to neighbouring countries likely coming directly from the
continue, said Communications and He said as a result of the leakage, packaging factories. Annuar, who is also Ketereh He added that the Domestic Trade
Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar some towns in a neighbouring member of Parliament, said initial and Consumer Affairs Ministry has
Musa. country located near the border have “Certain parties were found to be action has been taken to address the identified an action plan to overcome
been getting constant supply of involved. I do not want to divulge our problem of leakage. the shortage and in two months, the
The “Jihad Against Inflation subsidised cooking oil, which is sold plans, but I just want to say that we problem (at retail level) would be
Special Task Force” chairman said at between RM7 and RM8 per kg. are working hard and those involved “If I were to provide details, it solved. – Bernama
would jeopardise what the task force

█ BY SURAYA ALI ‘No need for M’sians in Sri Lanka
[email protected] chicken price hike’ safe: Minister
PETALING JAYA: A Kelantan trader has said he
can sell chicken below the ceiling price of o Possible to turn profit selling below ceiling amount as KUANTAN: The 85 Malaysians registered
RM9.40 per kg. If his claims are true, the farm prices of stock have not changed, says trader with the Malaysian High Commission in Sri
question then is why others cannot do the Lanka were reported to be safe despite the
same? known as Azri said the price was the same for may also have led to consumers not buying latest tensions in the country, said Foreign
live or processed chicken at the wet market. chicken from wet markets. Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah.
Zukila Deraman, 44, said he buys his stock
at between RM5.60 and RM6.30 per kg. “I don’t know where the seller from “They buy all their needs here except for He said the ministry was closely
Kelantan gets his supply, but here we sell our chicken. They probably go to wholesalers or monitoring developments in Sri Lanka and
“The difference is I buy my stock live. After chicken at the government recommended supermarkets.” was prepared to evacuate Malaysians if the
processing, the cost per chicken becomes price,” he said. situation worsened.
RM6.50 to RM7 per kg. Even if I sell below RM8 Consumer Aishah Hamdan, 43, said she
per kg, I can still make a profit,” he told theSun. Chickens sold at the Chow Kit market are went to the Chow Kit wet market to buy “We expect the situation in Sri Lanka to
between 1.7kg and 2.2kg each, bringing the supplies for Hari Raya Aidiladha. ease in a few days after its president and
Zukila, who is also known as Jukee Ayam, price to between RM16 and RM21 per chicken. prime minister hand over power to the
said he sells about 10,000 chickens per day Azri said he usually sells between 40 and 50 “I like shopping here although some items assembly speaker.
from his stalls throughout Kelantan. With the chickens per day but had only sold an average have increased in price. But mostly, the items
government’s ceiling price for chicken set at of 12 per day over the last few days. are affordable. I don’t buy chicken here as I “For now, we advise Malaysians there not
RM9.40 per kg, the price for a whole chicken prefer to get it from the supermarkets as it is far to leave their homes and to immediately
comes to between RM13.50 and RM18.80, a “Customers go to wholesalers, maybe cheaper there.” contact the Malaysian High Commission if
difference of RM5 to RM10 compared with because the price is cheaper there,” he said, necessary, especially with regard to food
Zukila’s prices. adding that he would continue buying from his She said she noticed price increases in supply,” he told the media yesterday after
usual supplier because he believes the other items such as coconut paste, coconut attending an Aidiladha event for the Indera
A video of Zukila has been widely viewed problem is seasonal. leaves (daun ketupat) and red chillies. Mahkota parliamentary constituency at
online after some of his customers shared that Masjid Sungai Karang Darat.
he was selling chicken at RM6.90 per kg. “I have been selling chicken for more than “Most of the price increases are bearable,
However, the price later went up to RM7.50 as 20 years. Prices usually go up near the holiday but it is difficult to buy cooking oil these days as He urged those who failed to contact their
larger chickens were offered. season and would stabilise after a week or so.” the supermarket limits it to two bottles per relatives in Sri Lanka to immediately alert
family, and there is none available here at the the Malaysian diplomatic mission in
He claims the price of live chicken from Azri said the current problems with supply wet market,” she said. Colombo for help.
farmers has not changed and is stable at
RM5.80 per kg. “We do not expect anything bad to
happen to them, it’s just that
“The middlemen are the ones responsible communications there might have been
for price increases. Consumers must play their cut off.”
role to buy only from sellers who offer
reasonable prices. Do not give in to their According to international media reports,
demands for a higher price,” he said. Sri Lanka has been grappling with an
unprecedented economic and financial
Checks at the Chow Kit wet market in Kuala crisis after it failed to repay external loans
Lumpur showed whole chicken and live ones totalling US$51 billion (RM226 billion) and is
being sold at RM9.40 per kg. seeking help from the International
Monetary Fund.
A chicken seller who only wanted to be
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime
Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced
their resignations after thousands of
anti-government protesters barged into the
president’s official residence in central
Colombo on Saturday and torched the
private residence of the prime minister.
– Bernama

Joint Aidiladha
celebrations for
ministry, agencies

FESTIVE KUALA LUMPUR: Aidiladha celebrations
ACTIVITY ... Prime for the Communications and Multimedia
Minister Datuk Seri Ministry this year saw for the first time staff of
Ismail Sabri Yaakob the ministry and all agencies under its
overseeing the purview come together to perform the
packing of meat for animal sacrificial rites.
distribution to the
poor at an Aidiladha Ministry Secretary-General Datuk Seri
event yesterday in Mohammad Mentek said the activity was not
Bera, Pahang. only a form of piety but also a platform to
– BERNAMAPIX strengthen ties among the staff.

Chinese minister on two-day visit “Prior to this, sacrificial rites were held
separately by our agencies, including RTM.
PUTRAJAYA: Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin and Wang Yi are scheduled to Wisma Putra said relations between But for the first time this year, we did it all
Saifuddin Abdullah will host China State hold a bilateral meeting to discuss various Malaysia and China have continuously together. This can strengthen the family
Councillor and Foreign Affairs Minister Wang areas of cooperation and issues, including strengthened and consolidated over the years spirit among the staff under the ministry and
Yi, who will be on a two-day official visit to trade and investment, high technology, digital since the elevation of Malaysia-China relations its agencies, in line with Keluarga Malaysia
Malaysia from yesterday. economy, higher education, Covid-19 vaccine to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership aspirations,” he said at the RTM
cooperation and post-pandemic recovery. in 2013. Muhammadi Mosque yesterday.
The Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) said in
a statement that during the visit, Wang Yi will “Both foreign ministers will also discuss Both countries will celebrate the 10th Fourteen cows and four sheep were
have an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan and exchange views on regional and anniversary of the partnership next year. sacrificed and the meat were distributed to
Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin international issues of common interest,” the staff and B40 families living nearby,
Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara. the statement read. Since 2009, China has been Malaysia’s Bernama reported.
largest trading partner, with trade valued at
Wang Yi will also pay a courtesy call on Wang Yi’s last visit to Malaysia was two RM421.07 billion, accounting for 18.9% of total The activity, which began at 8.15am,
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. years ago. trade, an increase of 27% from 2020. – Bernama involved 150 participants from the ministry’s
Association of Wives and Women Members
of Malaysian Civil Service, Communications
and Multimedia Ministry club, as well as staff
of RTM and the Malaysian National News
Agency (Bernama).

Also present was acting Bernama chief
executive officer Roslan Ariffin.

3theSUN ON TUESDAY | JULY 12, 2022

Plan in motion to replace aged water pipes

LABUAN: There is an urgent need to “One of the ongoing projects is the search,” she said at a briefing for replacement work for underground (are burdened by) weekly water
repair and replace aged pipes Non-Revenue Water Reducing Labuan member of Parliament Datuk pipes being hindered by septic tanks.” supply disruptions.
spanning 150km, or 25% of the Programme 1 for Labuan, involving Rozman Isli recently.
596km water distribution pipeline. an allocation of RM9.3 million. Meanwhile, Rozman appealed to “We have been told a lack of
Trinil also disclosed that the the federal government to resolve the funding caused delays in replacing
Labuan Water Division chief Trinil “The project commenced in April government has approved eight long-standing water supply issue on the pipes. We hope the Environment
Indah Puspita said several water and is scheduled for completion in projects involving allocations the duty-free island. and Water Ministry would look into
projects were being implemented April 2024. The scope of work totalling RM395 million since 2010. this urgently as Labuan is an
and are expected to be completed in includes replacement of pipes, water “The aged distribution pipes international business and financial
2024. pressure management and pipe leak “A few of these projects have been spanning about 150km must be centre,” he added. – Bernama
delayed by circumstances such as replaced immediately as the people

PN to introduce Concern over As for affordable mental health
new logo psychiatrist shortage services in the public sector, Tan said
long-term and sustainable initiatives
IPOH: Perikatan Nasional (PN) will to increase the number and quality
be introducing its new logo for use in of the mental health workforce are
the 15th general election (GE15). needed first.
This includes establishing
Its chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin specialised pathways for mental
Yassin said this followed a suggestion health practitioners so that they can
made at the PN supreme council practise and progress within those
meeting about two weeks ago to pathways, and providing regular
modify its logo. standardised upskilling programmes
(5.24 and 3.38 per 100,000 for allied healthcare workers such as
“The current logo is already good o Current figure of only 410 specialists respectively) compared with Perak psychologists and counsellors so
but we will improve on it and there nationwide significantly lower than WHO and Negri Sembilan (1.59 and 1.32 that they can deliver better quality
will be symbols used. recommended ratio of 1:10,000 per 100,000 respectively),” Tan told and up-to-date services.
theSun. Others include addressing critical
“So, a suitable logo will be issues that affect healthcare workers
introduced and the Election She was responding to the in the public sector in general, such
Commission will be notified on this,” National Health and Morbidity as low remuneration, temporary
he said when met at the Perak PN █ BY SHIVANI SUPRAMANI World Health Organisation Survey 2019, that showed there were contracts, burnout and exhaustion.
Aidiladha Kenduri Rakyat (People’s [email protected] recommended ratio of one close to 500,000 Malaysians affected Tan said the government could
Feast) in Kampung Manjoi yesterday. PETALING JAYA: The Mental psychiatrist per 10,000 population. by mental health issues. also improve public accessibility and
Health Aid Organisation has affordability of mental health
Earlier, he was asked to comment cautioned that mental health Malaysian Medics International “Malaysia has about 300 clinical insurance.
on PAS indicating that it would not be problems could become serious as said as of February this year, the total psychologists registered as full “Currently, three to four
using the PN logo and its own “full Malaysia has a shortage of number of psychiatrists had members of the Malaysian Society of insurance companies have mental
moon” logo for its candidates psychiatrists compared with increased to 492, which was still 1.46 Clinical Psychology, but only health insurance, but
in GE15. developed countries, both in times lower than the 2025 target and approximately 200 are actively reimbursement is limited. It is
numbers and distribution. 1.93 times below the 2030 seeing patients. Our current clinical crucial that the ministry
PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi requirement. psychologist to population ratio is continuously engages with the
Awang reportedly said the party Its co-founder Jernell Tan said as 1:980,000, which is a far cry from the insurance industry, the Finance
would be using a new, suitable of 2018, there were only 410 “As for the distribution of these ideal 1:5000 ratio. Ministry and Bank Negara Malaysia
symbol for its candidates. psychiatrists in the country, with an psychiatrists, only two federal to determine the necessary risk-
average national psychiatrist to territories and two states reported “In 2020, the counsellor-to- based premiums (based on
Muhyiddin said PAS had expressed population ratio of 1.27 to 100,000, psychiatrist to population ratios individual ratio was one per 52,000 transparent actuarial calculations)
intent to look for a more suitable logo which is significantly lower than the above the national average, with population, when the ideal ratio is for mental healthcare services, while
for PN and this was being worked out Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya having one per 500, and there are only 148 taking into account price capitation.
by the coalition secretary-general disproportionately higher ratios counselling psychologists serving in
Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin. the Health Ministry,” she said.
– Bernama
“Other considerations would
Boyfriend of include expanding Social Security
woman who FUN DAY OUT ... Tourists Organisation coverage to include
insulted Islam held joined locals yesterday at mental healthcare services,
popular locations in the city to introducing national-level health
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have enjoy the extended weekend insurance programmes, and having
detained the boyfriend of a woman on occasion of Hari Raya Haji. more transparent regulation of
who allegedly insulted Islam while – HAFIZ SOHAIMI/THESUN private hospital prices.”
performing at a comedy club in Meanwhile, content creator Nur
Taman Tun Dr Ismail recently. Annisa Ibrahim, 27, shared her
experience on her mental health
Police secretary Datuk Noorsiah journey.
Mohd Saaduddin said in a statement “I am on two types of medication,
yesterday the boyfriend was arrested one for depression and the other for
on Sunday and was remanded for anxiety. Recently, I realised that my
three days for investigations. appointments, which were once on a
somewhat regular basis, now have
Noorsiah said police would also large gaps in between sessions.”
apply to extend the remand on the While it used to be twice-a-
woman, who was held on Saturday. month, sessions are now held after
more than two months.
She added that the investigation “I opted for a government
papers would be referred to the hospital for my treatment because it
Attorney-General’s Chambers. is the cheaper alternative compared
with private mental health services.
The case is being investigated But with the current situation, I
under Section 298A of the Penal Code worry that I may spiral into another
(for causing disharmony, disunity or breakdown.
enmity, hatred or ill will on grounds of “Moreover, over the past few
religion), as well as under Section 233 months, I have also been told that
of the Communications and there is a medicine shortage and that
Multimedia Act 1998 for improper use I should consider purchasing my
of network services. medication elsewhere.
“What would usually cost me
A 54-second video was earlier about RM40 would now cost me
uploaded on social media, showing RM900 if purchase my medication
the woman claiming to have elsewhere. I can’t afford to pay so
memorised parts of the Quran and much as I am not earning a lot,”
then discarding her tudung and baju she added.
kurung, leaving her in skimpy clothes.
– Bernama

Unique mosque new attraction in N. Sembilan

SEREMBAN: The Sri Sendayan the mosque’s architectural design, Hasnul Hasan, 45, said he decided to taking our family pictures,” he said. architecture and the materials used
Mosque here has become the centre that resembles the Taj Mahal and take advantage of the school holidays The mosque, which is located in its construction. Some materials
of attention and the preferred place Nabawi Mosque, made her feel like to visit the mosque with his family. were flown in from Egypt, Turkey,
for the public, including from outside she was somewhere abroad. about 15km from Seremban city and Dubai, Morocco and China.
Negri Sembilan, to spend their “This is my first visit. I found out 70km from the federal capital, was
Aidiladha holiday with their families. “It is very beautiful and unique. about the mosque through the endowed by the founder of RHB It can accommodate up to 5,000
This mosque could be a benchmark internet and I am amazed by its Group, Tan Sri Abd Rashid Hussain. people at a time and also has lecture
A visitor from Kuala Lumpur, Siti for other mosques,” said the private uniqueness. It is different from the halls, a library, multipurpose halls,
Najihah Mohd Sariff, 27, who came sector employee. others. I also had the opportunity to The main attraction of Sri mortuary management rooms and
with ten of her family members, said perform prayers here, apart from Sendayan Mosque, which cost more administrative buildings. – Bernama
Another visitor from Malacca, than RM100 million, is its


Call to have clearly visible warnings on packaging

Malaysian Medical Association Koh said smoking is already cause serious lung damage. In play a major role in preventing the before being tabled in Parliament.
president Dr Koh Kar Chai said it hazardous to health, and some cases, the effects are habit among the younger “If the Bill is approved, Malaysia
would be good to mandate plain vaping has been shown to irreversible.” generation. will be the first country in the world
packaging with warnings on the be just as dangerous, if not From Koh said constant On Friday, Health Minister to have a law banning smoking and
dangers of vaping. more damaging. front possession of smoking products,
page awareness of the dangers of Khairy Jamaluddin said the including electronic cigarettes
“The packaging should have “There is evidence that vaping is needed, adding that Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill
warnings clearly visible with the shows the chemicals from the Generational End Game will be taken to the Cabinet (vape), for those born after 2005,”
hope of deterring users.” e-cigarettes and vaping can promoted by the ministry would meeting this week for approval he said.
‘Youths believe vaping
safer than smoking’ Seven million M’sians
yet to take booster
dose, says PM

BERA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri
Yaakob yesterday said seven million Malaysians
have yet to take their booster dose against
o 300,000 students in Malaysia use e-cigarettes because they want to try something Covid-19, and advised them to do so
new, drawn by the taste and smell and think the products are a healthier option: Health DG immediately.

He said although the booster dose was not
mandatory, it is still vital as not only have
positive cases returned with an upward trend,
the dose would also help in facing new variants
█ BY MUHAMMAD YUSRY indicating that e-cigarettes may be a gateway “It is also less offensive to non-smokers as of the virus, especially the more infectious
[email protected] to using other substances. vaping products generally smell nice. Even Omicron BA.5 variant.

Noor Hisham said smoking and vaping the mamak restaurants don’t stop us from “I would like to advise those who have yet to
PETALING JAYA: The misconception that have side effects and risks to human health, vaping during late evenings and at night take the booster dose to immediately take it to
e-cigarettes are safer than conventional while the long-term health effects of since there is no enforcement then,” he said. protect themselves from infection, and if they
cigarettes is among the factors youths are electronic cigarettes are still not fully A parent, who provided her name only are having symptoms, go see a doctor for
vaping, Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr understood. Yet, a growing number of as Evelyn, 46, said the colourful packaging of confirmation,” he said after attending the
Noor Hisham Abdullah told theSun. studies have shown that vaping is not a safe e-cigarette products made vaping attractive Korban Perdana programme in conjunction
In February, Health Ministry Tobacco alternative to smoking. to teenagers. with Aidiladha at the Darul Fikri Mosque
Control Sector head Dr Nor Aryana Hassan He said Malaysians should quit smoking “I caught my son having a vaping product here yesterday.
said 9.1% or 300,000 students in Malaysia are and vaping immediately if they want to in his bedroom. When questioned, he said Asked if there was a plan to reopen
using e-cigarettes. maintain good health. unlike cigarettes, vaping is healthier as it large-scale vaccination centres to
“A total of 40.9% vape once a day while “Both are equally bad and may cause only contained nicotine and not other accommodate those who have yet to take the
33.9% vape two to five times a day.” serious health and respiratory problems,” chemicals. booster dose, he said it was up to the Health
Noor Hisham said the majority of teens he added. “Of course, this is ridiculous. All smoking Ministry to decide.
use e-cigarettes because they want to try Meanwhile, a survey by theSun showed products are dangerous to health and Ismail Sabri, who is also Bera member of
something new, are attracted to the taste and that many brands of vaping products have contain various health-threatening Parliament, added that the government had no
smell of the flavours in e-cigarette liquid and few health warnings, apart from nicotine chemicals. I am surprised my son believed plans to shut economic sectors despite an
have the misbelief that the products are safer being an addictive substance. otherwise. We come from an educated increase in the number of positive cases.
than conventional cigarettes. K. Krishnamoorthy, 22, said he switched family, and if he can be deceived, imagine “Life will go on as usual but we need to take
“There is evidence that e-cigarettes used from smoking to vaping because it is cheaper those from less educated families.” proactive measures to protect ourselves and our
among adolescents is associated with than cigarettes in the long term, and he felt it Noor Hisham reiterated that it was best to families, including taking the booster dose
cigarette smoking, alcohol and drug use, was safer for his health. quit smoking and vaping altogether. against Covid-19.”
He said the people are also advised to take
appropriate measures to avoid infection even
Noor Hisham said smoking and vaping have though many relaxations had been given since
side effects and risks to human health. the country entered the transition to the
– SYED AZAHAR SYED OSMAN/THESUN endemic phase on April 1.

“This includes not having to wear a face
mask outdoors, but we can still take our own
initiative to protect ourselves, especially when
we are in a crowded area,” he said.
On the Korban Perdana programme, he said
it has been a tradition for his constituency to
hold the programme and this year, 79 cows were
purchased for the purpose. – Bernama

Public urged to get third vaccine shot New Covid cases on
the rise: Noor Hisham
KUALA LUMPUR: Covid-19 numbers are on available at Health Ministry’s facilities since Khairy also urged Malaysians to wear a
the rise and it is advisable that those who April 15. face mask in enclosed or crowded areas, KUALA LUMPUR: New Covid-19 cases
have not taken their booster dose do so besides practising the TRIIS (Test, report, increased by 27.9% from July 3 to July 9
immediately, said Health Minister Khairy Paxlovid is the first oral antiviral drug in isolate, inform, seek) procedure. compared with the week before, said Health
Jamaluddin. Malaysia to treat Covid-19 patients with mild Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham
to moderate symptoms (categories Two and He said the distribution of Paxlovid is also Abdullah.
He also suggested that non-boosted Three). available at private health facilities for free,
Malaysians, who have tested positive for but patients are still subject to consultation Some 21,355 cases were reported as opposed
Covid-19 or are at high risk, get the antiviral “Get boosted, if you haven’t. Get Paxlovid, and other related charges determined by the to 16,694 from June 26 to July 2.
drug Paxlovid, which has been made if you are high-risk and Covid-19 positive,” he private health facility. – Bernama
tweeted yesterday. “Recoveries during that week also went up
by 14.6%, from 14,293 cases to 16,379,” he said in
a statement on the country’s latest Covid-19
situation yesterday.

Noor Hisham said this brought the
cumulative number of cases to 4,592,710 and
recoveries to 4,521,579. On Covid-19-related
deaths, he said there was a 46.2% increase from
26 fatalities to 38 last week, taking the total
number of deaths in the country to 35,809.

Noor Hisham added that the average daily
active cases was 32,145, an increase of 11%
compared with the previous week.

He said the number of admissions to public
hospitals per 100,000 population also increased
by 15% last week, with Category One and Two
patients up by 14%, and categories Three, Four
and Five patients up by 17%.

“As for the daily active case trend, monitored
virtually by the Virtual Covid-19 Assessment
Centre, it increased 23.4% compared with the
previous week (from 43,203 cases to 53,306).”
– Bernama

5theSUN ON TUESDAY | JULY 12, 2022

6 theSUN ON TUESDAY | JULY 12, 2022

Travel agency Layered cake makers seek tie-ups with baking supply stores
probed over
haj package KUCHING: The Sarawak Layered recent increase in the prices of would ease our access to baking kek lapis entrepreneurs has also
Cake Entrepreneurs Association ingredients such as wheat flour, supplies since we need ingredients increased.
KUALA TERENGGANU: A travel plans to hold discussions with chicken eggs, and butter. It is tough in large quantities,” said Zubaidah,
agency is under investigation by the baking goods suppliers soon to to overcome the rise in costs and to hoping that special prices would be Meanwhile, entrepreneur Azida
Terengganu police for allegedly failing avoid a sharp increase in the price of earn enough to pay for expenses or given to association members. Mohamad Hepni, 45, said she
to manage a haj package. the state’s iconic product. break even.” hoped customers would understand
Zubaidah, 57, said association the situation and the need for the
State commercial crime Its chairman Zubaidah Sahadar Entrepreneurs, who used to members have had to raise the price increase in layer cake prices.
investigation department chief Supt said it is hoped that the discussions order up to 20 trays of eggs a day, of their products from RM10 to
M Zambri Mahmud said police would result in a win-win situation can only afford to buy 10 trays now RM12 per box. “Some of us have made the cake
received a report on the case on July 7 between entrepreneurs, suppliers and this has affected the quantity smaller to ensure its quality and
from a victim who claimed to have and customers. they can produce. The Zue Kek Lapis Sarawak price remain the same. However,
been cheated by the agency. owner who has been in the business some customers are willing to pay
“Kek lapis (Layered Cake) “If there is a cooperative pact for almost three decades, believes more as its a must-have for the
“An investigation paper has been producers are worried over the between the bakers and suppliers, it that demand for baking supplies by festive season.” – Bernama
opened under Section 420 of the
Penal Code for cheating,” he said CRAWLING
yesterday. ALONG ... The
road at the
He added that an initial Gombak toll
investigation found that the victim, a plaza from the
62-year-old retiree, made the first East Coast
payment of RM3,000 on June 2. heading to Kuala
Lumpur getting
“The full payment of RM35,000 congested as
was made into a bank account city-dwellers,
belonging to the travel agency, who went back
making the total loss RM38,000.” to their
hometowns for
M Zambri said the travel agency the long
then gave various excuses and failed weekend in
to book the flight tickets until the conjunction with
victim was stranded at the KL the Hari Raya
International Airport on July 7. Aidiladha festival,
returned to the
“The suspect will be arrested soon capital yesterday.
after the investigations have been – ADIB RAWI
completed,” he said. – Bernama YAHYA/THESUN

Double murder 10,000 affordable homes up
suspect’s remand for grabs at property fair
o Karnival Jom Beli Rumah 2022 aims to help also be at the event to assist, they do not have salary slips because
JOHOR BARU: The remand of a man B40, M40 groups and youth buy first homes especially young people, with the some of them work in the gig
believed to be involved in the murder process of purchasing a home. economy.”
of his wife and her three-month-old KEPALA BATAS: “Karnival Jom Beli government including various
baby at a house in Kampung Bakar Rumah 2022”, scheduled to be held agencies and private developers and Reezal said his team will also Reezal Merican said the carnival’s
Batu here last Monday has been at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre will give the public the opportunity present several initiatives to the target is not limited to the B40 group
extended for another seven days until in Kuala Lumpur for three days to find properties. people, especially the youth, in an but includes the M40 group as
July 18. beginning this Friday, will offer effort to assist them with their first housing units worth between
10,000 affordable homes “We are offering a total of 10,000 home purchase in line with the RM300,000 and RM800,000 are as
Johor Baru magistrate’s court nationwide, said Housing and Local housing units nationwide priced at prime minister’s mission of one yet unsold throughout the country
senior assistant registrar Suhaila Government Minister Datuk Seri RM300,000 and below at the home per family, Bernama reported. and this will be an opportunity for
Shafiuddin yesterday granted the Reezal Merican Naina Merican. carnival,” he said at the Taman them to be offered to the public.
extension against the suspect Penaga Permai surau in Kepala “We want to encourage young
following an application by police to He said the carnival is primarily Batas yesterday. people to buy homes. That is why we “M40 housing units costing
facilitate investigations under Section aimed at youths and the B40 are bringing in financial institutions RM300,000 and above cannot be
302 of the Penal Code. (Bottom 40 income) and M40 Reezal Merican, who is also to them so that prospective buyers sold, so we hope that through the
(Middle 40 income) groups. Kepala Batas member of Parliament, will be aware of the initiatives offered carnival, these units can also move.
The suspect had earlier been said Prime Minister Datuk Seri to them. We want to open the widest possible
remanded for a week from July 5 and “The three-day carnival, Ismail Sabri Yaakob will launch the space for Malaysians who are
the order expired yesterday. organised by the ministry, will carnival on Friday. “Karnival Jom Beli Rumah this recovering from the movement
feature 40 exhibitors from the time is to help the youth buy their control orders.”
The man was arrested on July 4 in Various financial institutions will first homes because they face many
the Permas Jaya area, a few hours after constraints to purchasing a home, He added that the carnival will be
the slain bodies of the victims were especially with regard to the down taken to other zones across the
found in front of their house. payment or deposit on a house and country.

Johor police chief Datuk Kamarul Malaysia hopes to retain ICAO Council seat
Zaman Mamat said statements have
been recorded from 11 individuals in SEPANG: Malaysia hopes to retain council member for the past five in 2007 and re-elected for the fifth Offsetting and Reduction Scheme
connection with the murder and its seat in the International Civil terms since 2007, Malaysia has consecutive term in 2019. for International Aviation and
investigations are ongoing. Aviation Organisation (ICAO) always been an exemplary sustainable aviation fuel initiatives
– Bernama Council after a 15-year track record, contributor to the growth and Wee said Malaysia will attend the set by the ICAO.
says Transport Minister Datuk Seri development of civil aviation.” 41st triennial assembly of ICAO to
Two soldiers crushed Wee Ka Siong. be held in Canada from Sept 27 to Wee said Malaysia Airlines
by falling tree Wee urged airline operators to Oct 13. launched its first flight using
He said the Transport Ministry continue to adhere to and uphold sustainable aviation fuels last
IPOH: A post-mortem conducted on has to work hard for the next two the regulatory standards set by the He added that the country had month, which was a good start.
two soldiers who died during an months as Malaysia is seeking re- Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia, been working hard to obtain the
operation in the interior of Belum election for the sixth consecutive Malaysian Aviation Commission support of other ICAO member Although it cost three times more
Forest in Grik yesterday revealed that term on the ICAO Council for the and the ICAO. countries and was committed as the than the conventional jet fuel, it was
the deaths were due to crush injuries 2022-2025 period. Malaysian aviation industry has a good alternative to the rapidly
from a falling tree. Malaysia, an ICAO member since maintained a high standard and has depleting fossil fuels currently being
“As a responsible and committed 1958, was first elected to the council even implemented the Carbon used, he added. – Bernama
Perak police chief Datuk Mior
Faridalathrash Wahid said the post-
mortem on the bodies of Sjn Mohd
Kamal Ramli, 41, and Kpl
Muhammad Zaki Johari, 31, was
conducted at the Penang Hospital.

“Preliminary information from
members of the patrol group revealed
that there had been a storm in the
sub-unit settlement area and a tree
had fallen at about 1am.

“When the storm had passed, a
check revealed both personnel had
died after a tree fell on them.”

He added that both victims were
evacuated in a helicopter before being
taken to hospital.– Bernama

7theSUN ON TUESDAY | JULY 12, 2022

135 killed in Sri Lanka’s president, people,” said Jude Hansana, 31, who
Pakistan floods cabinet set to resign has been at a protest site outside the
residence since early April.
ISLAMABAD: As many as 135 o Protesters hold firm at Rajapaksa’s house have said crowds would keep
people were killed, tens of occupying the residences of the Another protester, Dushantha
thousands stranded in remote COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s President However, there has been no direct president and prime minister in Gunasinghe, said he had travelled to
regions, and roads in several cities Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the entire word from Rajapaksa on his plans. Colombo until they finally quit office. Colombo from a town 130km away,
were inundated as record rains cabinet will resign to make way for a Prime Minister Ranil walking part of the way because of
pounded Pakistan last week. unity government, the prime Wickremesinghe has said he would Over the weekend at the the fuel crunch.
minister’s office said yesterday, after also step down to allow an all-party president’s house, protesters jumped
According to the National tens of thousands of protesters interim government to take over. into the swimming pool, lounged on He finally reached his destination
Disaster Management Authority, stormed the official residences of Wickremesinghe’s office said a four-poster bed, jostled for turns on yesterday morning.
54 people were hurt in rain-related both men. Rajapaksa had confirmed his a treadmill and tried out the sofas.
incidents across Pakistan. resignation plans to the prime “I’m so exhausted I can barely
After Saturday’s sweeping minister, adding the entire cabinet Colombo was calm yesterday as speak,” said the 28-year-old as he sat
At least 57 people, including protests in the wake of a debilitating would resign once a deal was reached hundreds of people strolled into the on a plastic chair outside the
women and children, were killed economic crisis, the speaker of to form an all-party government. president’s secretariat and residence president’s office.
in the poor southern province of parliament said Rajapaksa would Leaders of the protest movement and toured the colonial-era
Balochistan. resign on Wednesday. buildings. “I came alone all this way because
I believe we need to see this through.
Thousands more people were “We are not going anywhere till This government needs to go home
left homeless, stranded or missing this president leaves and we have a and we need better leaders.”
after their homes collapsed after government that is acceptable to the
torrential rain continued to lash Rajapaksa and Wickremesinghe
the region for more than a week – were not in their residences when the
the worst the country has seen in protesters surged into the buildings
three decades. and have not been seen in public
since Friday.
Huge loss of property and
cattle, including damage to five Rajapaksa’s whereabouts were not
dams and almost 500 houses, was known but Wickremesinghe’s media
estimated in the province. team said in a statement he held a
meeting with cabinet ministers at the
At least 10 dams were breached prime minister’s office yesterday
in several districts of the province, morning. – Reuters
forcing the authorities to issue a
warning to people to evacuate A man standing in the swimming pool as
their houses and move away. people visit the president’s house on the day
after demonstrators entered the building in
Images from the more Colombo. – REUTERSPIX
developed cities of Rawalpindi
and Islamabad showed people
wading along flooded roads.

Climate Change Minister Sherry
Rehman said Sindh and Balochistan
provinces had already seen
recording-breaking rain this month.

“The monsoon patterns are
changing. At this moment, the
rains across Pakistan are 87% more
than the average downpour,” she
said. – The Independent

LONDON: British Foreign
Secretary Liz Truss entered the
race to replace Boris Johnson
as prime minister yesterday,
taking the number of
candidates in an increasingly
bitter and unpredictable
contest to 11. Truss, who has
held ministerial jobs in trade,
justice and the treasury, said
she would slash taxes and
maintain a tough line against
Russian President Vladimir
Putin. Former finance minister
Rishi Sunak is the early front
runner, but that has prompted
his rivals to attack his
economic record. Nadhim Russia launches widespread shelling in Ukraine
Zahawi, appointed finance
minister last week, said he was
also being smeared by his
rivals after media reports KYIV: Russia opened fire with strike was “another terrorist attack” umbrella and a plastic shopping bag. covered in blood,” she said, crying.
raised questions about the artillery, multiple rocket launchers and that Russia should be designated Others simply watched rescue “By the time I left the bathroom,
former businessman’s and tanks around Ukraine’s as a state sponsor of terrorism.
personal finances and tax second-largest city Kharkiv and efforts, fearing the worst as the dead the room was full up of rubble, three
record. – Reuters shelled cities in the east, where an Moscow denies it targets civilians, were removed. floors fell down. I never found the
earlier strike killed 15 people in an but Ukrainian cities, towns and kittens under the rubble.”
TRUMP ADVISER TO apartment building, Ukraine’s villages have been left in ruins after “We ran to the basement, there
TESTIFY AT HEARING general staff said yesterday. Russian shelling, with basements were three hits, the first somewhere Ukraine’s general staff said
WASHINGTON: Former and bomb shelters the only safe in the kitchen,” said a resident who yesterday that Russian forces had
Donald Trump adviser Steve An apartment building in Kharkiv place for those who remain. gave her name as Ludmila. launched a wave of bombardments
Bannon has agreed to testify was hit by a missile overnight, but no in the east as they seek to take control
in the Capitol riot hearings, casualties have been reported. On Sunday, rescuers in Chasiv Yar “The second, I do not even of the Donbas industrial heartland.
days before he was to face trial used a crane to lift a concrete slab remember, there was lightning, we
for defying a subpoena from A rocket strike on a five-storey and their hands to dig through the ran towards the second entrance and It said the widespread shelling
the committee investigating apartment building in the eastern debris, while dazed residents who then straight into the basement. We was preparations for an
the attack on Congress, US town of Chasiv Yar on Saturday night survived the attack retrieved sat there all night until this morning.” intensification of hostilities.
media reported on Sunday. killed 15 people and left two dozen personal belongings.
“Mr Bannon is willing to, and people feared trapped in the rubble. Another survivor, who gave her The Kremlin has declared victory
One woman was seen walking out name as Venera, said she had wanted in the Donbas’ Luhansk province
President Volodymyr Zelensky’s of the destroyed building carrying an to save her two kittens. and its troops are now concentrating
chief of staff Andriy Yermak said the ironing board under her arm, an on seizing control of neighbouring
“I was thrown into the bathroom, Donetsk. – Reuters
it was all chaos, I was in shock, all

indeed prefers, to testify at
your public hearing,” his
lawyer Robert Costello wrote World population to hit eight billion this year
in a letter to the House Select
Committee on Saturday.
Bannon was among dozens of NEW YORK: The world’s population and a moment to reflect on where we reduced maternal and child While a net drop in birth rates is
people called to testify on last is expected to reach eight billion on still fall short of our commitments to mortality rates.” observed in several developing
year’s assault on the Capitol Nov 15, the United Nations (UN) one another,” said UN countries, more than half of the rise
aimed at shutting down forecast yesterday in a report that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, The forecast by the UN forecast in the world’s population in
Congress over former said India will surpass China as the without citing specifics. Department of Economic and Social the coming decades will be
president Trump’s baseless most populous country on earth next Affairs said the world’s population is concentrated in eight countries.
claims that Joe Biden won the year. “This is an occasion to celebrate growing at its slowest pace since 1950.
2020 election due to voter our diversity, recognise our common The report said they are the
fraud. – AFP That overall population milestone humanity, and marvel at It should hit 8.5 billion in 2030 and Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt,
“is a reminder of our shared advancements in health that have 9.7 billion in 2050, peaking at 10.4 Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the
responsibility to care for our planet extended lifespans and dramatically billion people in the 2080s before Philippines and Tanzania. – AFP
steadying at that level until 2100.


Abe’s wife Akie sitting in a ‘Abe assassin’s mother is a Moonie’
hearse carrying her
husband’s body to a night TOKYO: The mother of the man accused of comment further, pledging to cooperate with
vigil at a temple in Tokyo murdering Japan’s former prime minister investigators.
yesterday. – REUTERSPIX Shinzo Abe over a grudge against an
organisation belongs to the Unification Church, Officially called the Family Federation for
the group said yesterday. World Peace and Unification, the church was
founded in Korea in the 1950s by Sun Myung
Police investigating Tetsuya Yamagami on Moon, a divisive figure who died in 2012.
suspicion of murder have said he targeted Abe
because he believed he was linked to a particular It is believed to have hundreds of thousands
group, without naming the organisation. of followers, colloquially known as the Moonies,
all over the world, especially in Japan and US.
Local media described the group as religious
and said Yamagami resented it over large Yamagami’s mother joined the church in
donations his mother made to the organisation 1998 and the organisation learned she had
that left the family in financial trouble. declared bankruptcy around 2002, said Tanaka.

The Unification Church’s Japan branch “We don’t know the circumstances that led
president Tomihiro Tanaka confirmed to this family to bankruptcy.”
reporters yesterday that Yamagami’s mother,
who has not been named, is a member. Tanaka said the church was horrified by
Abe’s murder and noted that the former prime
“The mother of the suspect Yamagami minister was not a member, although he had
belongs to our church and she has been spoken at events organised by affiliated groups.
attending our events about once a month.”
Investigators have said Yamagami originally
Tanaka said any donations she made were wanted to kill the leader of the group he resented,
being investigated by police and he could not but decided to target Abe instead in the belief he
was linked to the organisation. – AFP

Avoid being used as ‘chess pieces’, Beijing tells Asean Aboriginal flag to
fly over Sydney’s
JAKARTA: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi “We should insulate this region from the entire South China Sea as its territory based Harbour Bridge
warned yesterday in a policy speech in the geopolitical calculations, from being used as on what it says are historical maps, putting it at
Indonesian capital that countries should avoid chess pieces from major power rivalry and from odds with some Asean countries, which say the CANBERRA: Australia’s black, red and
being used as “chess pieces” by major powers in coercion,” he said, adding: “The future of our claims are inconsistent with international law. yellow Aboriginal flag began flying
a region that he said was at risk of being region should be in our own hands.” permanently above Sydney’s Harbour
reshaped by geopolitical factors. Wang’s speech comes just days after he Bridge yesterday, a symbolic victory for
Southeast Asia has long been an area of attended a G20 foreign ministers’ meeting in Bali. indigenous communities after a
Addressing the Association of Southeast geopolitical friction between major powers years-long fight.
Asian Nations (Asean) secretariat in Jakarta, given its strategic importance, with countries in On the sidelines of the G20, Wang held a
Wang, who was speaking through a translator, the region now wary of being caught in the five-hour meeting with US Secretary of State Over 177,000 people signed an online
said many countries in the region were under middle of US-China rivalry. Antony Blinken with both describing their first petition asking for the flag to be flown 365
pressure to take sides. in-person talks since October as “candid”. days a year over the famed 1,149m long
Heightening tensions, China claims almost – Reuters coathanger-shaped hunk of steel.

Fresh curbs across China “Seeing the flag fly represents equality,
respect and sets the precedence for how
o Shanghai on alert for BA.5, more Covid tests planned Sunday, 46 of these symptomatic and 306 Australia needs to unite as an equal
asymptomatic, said the National Health nation,” said campaigner Cheree Toka.
BEIJING: Multiple Chinese cities are adopting China, has shown signs of greater ability to Commission yesterday.
fresh Covid-19 curbs, from business halts to escape vaccine-triggered antibody reactions Until now, the bridge had been
lockdowns, to rein in new infections, with the than some other Omicron subvariants. In the central province of Henan, the town of festooned with the Australian and New
commercial hub of Shanghai bracing for Qinyang has almost completely locked down its South Wales state flags.
another mass testing campaign after detecting The discovery of one such infection in nearly 700,000 residents from Sunday, with one
the BA.5 Omicron subvariant. Shanghai raises the stakes of quickly limiting a person from each household allowed out every Local authorities agreed to erect a
nascent outbreak to avert more disruptive two days to get groceries. third flagpole, but said the project would
As China sticks to its “dynamic zero-Covid” measures similar to the lockdown in April and cost US$17 million (RM75 million) and
policy of promptly stamping out all outbreaks, May that roiled the global economy and In some areas, people have been told not to take years to complete.
the strict curbs by local governments come markets. leave home at all.
despite low caseloads, at a time when much of After a public outcry, that proposal
the world co-exists with the virus. Shanghai, China’s most populous city of 25 Four major districts in the northwestern city was scrapped and the Aboriginal flag
million, has told people in several districts to get of Lanzhou, in Gansu province, and the will fly instead of the New South Wales
The central government has said curbs must tested twice in another round of mass screening southern cities of Danzhou and Haikou in flag.
be as targeted as possible to reduce damage to from today to Thursday, similar to last week’s. Hainan province, are under temporary curbs for
the economy, after this year’s major disruptions several days, with entertainment and cultural Indigenous Australians have
clogged global supply chains and hit Its residents are already testing every few spaces shut. inhabited the land for an estimated
international trade. days to secure access to various locations and 65,000 years.
public transport. About six million people in the three cities
The highly-transmissible BA.5, which is are affected by the rules. The arrival of British settlers in 1788
driving outbreaks in many countries outside Mainland China reported 352 new signalled the start of two centuries of
domestically transmitted Covid infections on In the northwestern province of Qinghai, the disentitlement and discrimination.
city of Xining kicked off a mass testing
campaign yesterday after one person tested The persecution of indigenous
positive on Sunday. – Reuters peoples has been braided into Australia’s
history, beginning with the decimation of
the population after colonisation and
continuing through policies such as the
forced removal of children. – AFP

9theSUN ON TUESDAY | JULY 12, 2022

When sympathy is scarce during trying times

I read something on WhatsApp price cap was introduced. “Our M40 and B40 not mean anything to the man in the in January 2022 and 81% up at the same
recently that at first tickled me and Having said that, the prices of food households tend to be street as all he can afford to care about time last year.
then got me thinking. more vulnerable to is where the next meal is coming from.
It read, “the poor ask what to eat, that rose didn’t come down after that. high inflation than Daily oil prices reached a high of
rich ask where to eat, while the The checks and balances are not wealthier Inflation is often called the mother US$128 per barrel on March 8, but had
politicians ask whom shall I eat”. households, affecting of major political upheavals and fallen to US$104 per barrel by April 1.
widespread to punish the culprits and the composition of change.
You should get the drift as the pun greedy businesses get away without their income, assets For many households across the
intended and we can very well relate remorse. and consumption Britain has seen its prime minister world, rising inflation poses a
this scenario in our own country. baskets calling it quits and the cost-of-living significant challenge.
Politicians have become a bane to Cooking oil and eggs then took the crisis is quoted as one of the five
people who elected them. spotlight with high prices that hurt the reasons for his resignation. Higher prices can erode the value of
pockets of many. real wages and savings, leaving
There have been blasphemous While British politics is hanging by a households poorer. But these effects
statements made by our high-ranking These are essential items that will tether, inflation in the country has risen are not felt equally.
politicians justifying food prices hitting have grave consequences on food sharply to 9.1%.
the roof which did not go down well prices. Our M40 and B40 households tend
with the people. People expect the government to to be more vulnerable to high inflation
The culprits who were hoarding oil intervene and when it does not than wealthier households, affecting
Promises made by the government reserved for the less fortunate were happen, we have casualties in the the composition of their income, assets
early this year, that prices of essentials tracked and dealt with, but we do not political domain. and consumption baskets.
will be controlled, have turned out to know how widespread this is.
be mere lip service and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has Hence, to keep our heads above
unscrupulousness is leading all the It is saddening that even in times of created immense human suffering, but water we have to adopt massive
way. a food crisis, we have profiteers doing it is also damaging global trade, which changes to our lifestyle, everything
what they do best; cheating, will likely impact low-income countries about our daily life has to be lived on
Just weeks ago, Malaysians were plundering and getting away scot-free. the most, the World Trade calculated spending.
enraged by the escalating prices of Organisation warned.
chicken and it wasn’t before it hit the Inflation is consuming the world As they say, destiny shapes our
M40 and B40 groups badly that the over, with stock markets crashing, Rising fuel prices started in 2020, ends, but making ends meet is our
issue saw some intervention and the currencies being devalued driving before the war in Ukraine. responsibility.
people and businesses into chaos, and
fuel prices hitting new highs of late. In March 2022, a barrel of oil was Comments: [email protected]
US$118 (RM522.39) – 38% higher than
Malaysia is not alone, but that does

Abuse that’s not physical but no less damaging Always deal directly with
licensed tour companies
COMMENT where a person makes the victim question
by Dr Praveena Rajendra his or her reality. COMMENT courses at some expensive hotels. Were they
byYS Chan exercises to collect the balance of payment?
EMOTIONAL abuse can be challenging to Often, the perpetrator will lie to the victim
identify because it often occurs behind about certain events taking place and then EXACTLY what went wrong with the purported Without showing a sample of a furada visa
closed doors. There are several emotional deny they have occurred when confronted. pilgrimage to Mecca for 380 intending pilgrims and flight ticket, alarm bells should have been
cases of abuse that are apparent. This can confuse the victim, who may doubt stranded at the KL International Airport recently ringing.
themself and their memory of the events. will only be known after investigators have pieced
Some may go unnoticed for years or even together the full story. In any case, if tour operators or travel agents
decades before they’re identified as abusive. A “guilt trip” means manipulating have been conned they are still legally liable even
someone into feeling guilty using shaming Although many reports have labelled it as a if they were not charged for the offence.
But make no mistake: emotional abuse is tactics. scam, it was not a typical case where scammers
a severe form of abuse, that can have disappeared together with the money. If insufficient or no refunds were given,
devastating effects on those who experience This form of abuse creates an emotional victims are likely to claim or sue them as they
it. reaction within the victim that could cause Five suspects comprising a tour company were the ones that received the payments.
him or her to feel remorseful of their actions owner, his wife, an agent and two employees of
In an abusive situation, it is not or inaction. the agency have been remanded for Under “Tour Operating Business and Travel
uncommon for an abuser to threaten his questioning. Agency Business” regulations, travel and tour
victims with harm if they don’t do what the The perpetrator then uses this emotion to companies are not permitted to deal with
abuser wants. The threat may be direct or manipulate the victim into doing something A total of 4,683 travel agencies and tour illegitimate businesses.
indirect. they want them to do – often something companies are currently registered with the
against their own will. Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry. The onus is on them to verify the validity of
They control another person by instilling services offered by other tour companies or
fear and may also prevent someone from Sleep deprivation can be a form of Only 702 are listed under Senarai Syarikat wholesalers.
leaving an abusive relationship. emotional abuse in a relationship. Yang Mempunyai Lesen Perniagaan
Pengendalian Pelancongan Luar Negeri Bagi It was reported that several travel agencies
The silent treatment is a form of An abuser might use sleep deprivation as Umrah Atau Ziarah (list of companies that have a have sold some of the ill-fated haj packages.
emotional abuse where an individual refuses part of an attempt to break down a person business licence to operate overseas tourism for
to communicate with another person. emotionally so that they will submit to their umrah or pilgrimage). Although they have shown duty of care by
demands or agree with any suggestions they bearing accommodation costs for their
This is done by ignoring the person and make. Those not licenced to operate umrah and customers while waiting for empty promises, this
refusing to speak or not answer his or her calls. pilgrimage are not permitted to organise trips to alone does not totally absolve them from blame.
It also makes it difficult for people to think Mecca, but their travel agency licence allows
It is a passive-aggressive tactic used to clearly and logically, making it easier for them to be a sales agent for licensed companies As for normal tours, the public should always
manipulate victims into getting what they abusers to get what they want from their that organise wholesale tours, and for other deal directly with reliable tour companies that
want. victims. service providers such as airlines and hotels. organise tours, especially to overseas.

Isolation is a form of emotional abuse that Body shaming is another form of Tour wholesalers not only appoint licensed Always remember that tour operators must
occurs when the abuser tries to cut the emotional abuse that occurs when a person travel and tour companies as sales agents, but make a reasonable profit for its endeavours and
victim off from friends, family and other criticises an individual’s body. some also make use of enterprising individuals be suspicious when tours are offered cheaply.
sources of support. that are freelancing in the market after having
This may involve comments on weight, worked in tour companies and built a sizeable If a local outbound tour operator is unable to
It is meant to control a person’s actions, physical appearance or even sexual customer base of their own. pay the foreign inbound tour operator, Malaysian
thoughts and feelings. performance. tourists may be held to ransom overseas on the
To persuade and convince people into paying last day until the tour group coughs up payment
Isolation can also shame and belittle the The goal is to make the person feel less or investing in something substantial, a personal for all the transport and accommodation services
victim into believing they are worthless if than human or worthless because of their touch is often necessary. provided, plus meals and tickets.
they don’t comply with their abuser’s wishes. appearance.
Recognising this as a very challenging task, life Do bear in mind that no individuals, including
The effects on a survivor can vary This can happen in any relationship, insurance companies have long been paying licensed tourist guides or tour leaders that you
depending on the length and severity of the whether it is between friends, family huge commissions to their sales agents to get have befriended, are authorised to operate any
abuse. members or even coworkers. many people to sign up. tours within or travel out of the country.

Overprotection is when someone in a Body shaming can be intentional or As imams wield considerable influence over Always deal directly with a trusted tour
relationship is excessively protective of his unintentional, but it affects those who their congregation, they have often been company that charges reasonably for their
partner. experience it. approached by those offering umrah tours, services.
which can be performed anytime of the year
It often involves controlling the victim’s Financial abuse doesn’t mean someone except for the six weeks following the conclusion To do otherwise would mean inviting trouble
activities, behaviour and movements. steals money from their partner; it can also of the 10-day haj season. for yourself, if not sooner then it will be later.
include controlling, withholding or
This can be seen in relationships sabotaging money. In 2019, over 300,000 Malaysian pilgrims went Some scammers win over your confidence
between parents and children, and to Saudi Arabia, but the number of scams was first with cheap prices and satisfactory services
romantic partners. They might refuse to give their partner relatively small. These mostly happened when initially, but will strike upon receiving a much
access to a bank account or credit card, take individuals trusted by imams disappeared with larger payment after you have gathered more
While it is normal for parents to protect charge of all their finances and make payments made by the intended pilgrims. people to join in.
their children, overprotective parents may go decisions without consulting them. It can
too far by constantly watching over their also include monitoring their spending and However, the latest case is intriguing as the And don’t seek or fall for special privileges or
children or keeping them away from other judging them harshly. tour company could have been swindled by a entitlements. When you consider yourself as
people or the activities they enjoy. mastermind who must have been very among the lucky ones, the reverse can also
Despite the number of conversations that convincing that furada (private) visas could be happen.
This becomes abusive when it goes too far focus on physical abuse, it is always obtained and a large aircraft chartered to ferry
and negatively affects a child’s well-being or important to remember that emotional 380 passengers to and from Jeddah. Riding on luck is too risky as many people will
development as they grow older. abuse damages a person’s well-being. eventually run out of luck. We usually get what we
It was reported that a month earlier, the agents deserve, not what we want.
In a romantic relationship, an While a physical bruise may heal in time, involved had held extravagant haj preparation
overprotective partner might try to control the impact of abusive words, mean stares YS Chan is AseanTourism MasterTrainer for
what the other partner does or where he or and constant put-downs can linger for years. travel agencies, master trainer for Mesra
she goes.
It is essential to recognise the signs of Malaysia andTravel &Tours Enhancement
They may not want them to go out with abuse and seek help. Course. He is also a tourism and transport
friends or family members without industry consultant and writer. Comments:
supervision. Dr Praveena Rajendra is a certified mental
health and awareness practitioner. Comment: [email protected]
Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse
[email protected]

10 theSUN ON TUESDAY | JULY 12, 2022

BEING Asians, our Tiger wants to
courage to push empower
forward is often held Malaysians to
back by the fear of pursue their
failure and judgment. Tiger Beer passion with the
is no different. Before 1932, it #YetHereIAm
was widely believed that you campaign.
couldn’t brew beer in the Asian
heat – beers at the time were of
European origin. Yet Tiger
defied the odds to create a lager,
born in the streets of Asia, that is
now world-acclaimed and
Malaysia’s No. 1 beer.
With the same courageous
spirit to overcome the odds,
Tiger wants to empower
Malaysians to pursue their
passion with the #YetHereIAm
Everyone has a story of
defying expectations and
showing personal courage –
Tiger fans can now tell theirs
with a custom-made image for
social media, based on the
brand’s iconic label design, and
inspire others.
To commemorate their spirit
of not giving up while chasing
their dreams, Tiger will turn
their stories into personalised Tiger Beer turns iconic labels
limited-edition Tiger bottles. into symbols of courage
All they have to do is visit, and
follow a few simple steps to
generate their customised label
for the world to be inspired by
their stories with the hashtag
#YetHereIAm. All successful
submissions will be entitled to
redeem a personalised Tiger
bottle for keepsake.
“Tiger is a brand that
tirelessly champions individuals
with potential and bold
determination. As a true o Tiger will turn your story of defying the odds
testament to what the brand into a personalised limited-edition Tiger bottle
stands for, the #YetHereIAm to showcase your personal courage
campaign encourages
Malaysians to embody the spirit
of Tiger, come forward and
share their courageous story of
challenging and defying the or Tiger Crystal will walk away The Discord community will
odds to achieve their passion. with one bum bag. Speaking of be voting for their preferred
This campaign is apt as we exclusive promotions, shoppers talents in July, and the winner
continue to ROAR together in at hypermarkets and will be revealed at the next NFT
the Year of The Tiger, and supermarkets can get their holders’ event held exclusively
UNCAGE unexpected hands on a limited-edition pack for the community.
possibilities,” said Joyce Lim, (containing eight cans of Tiger
Marketing Manager of Tiger Beer and two cans of Tiger For more information about
Beer Malaysia. Crystal) the #YetHereIAm campaign,
Besides the personalised Furthermore, to keep the visit
limited-edition Tiger bottles, momentum going in
fans will get to enjoy exclusive conjunction with the spirit of For more details on the
promotions and giveaways the Year of The Tiger, Tiger Beer ongoing promotions and
during the campaign period too. also embarked on a journey to participating outlets, visit The Tiger
From now until the end of discover and reward upcoming Tiger’s social media pages at Credentials
July, exclusive Tiger Bum Bags talents through the Uncage
are up for grabs. Fans who Fund platform. as well as 2022
purchase two six-can-packs of With the proceeds gathered exclusive
my. Bum Bag

Tiger Beer or Tiger Crystal from from the sales of ‘The Tiger *Tiger Beer and all related, will receive Archives’, an exclusive NFT promotions and activities are
one bum bag while those who collection created in strictly for non-Muslims aged 21
purchase a 24-can-pack will collaboration with Pestle Mortar and above only. Tiger Beer
receive two bum bags. Clothing (PMC), 30% of the sum advocates responsible
Meanwhile, at participating will go towards supporting local consumption and urges
pubs and bars, those who musicians, artists, and street consumers to not drink and
purchase two sets of Tiger Beer food chefs throughout the year. drive.

The Alley to launch the brand’s
first drive-thru outlet in Malaysia

THE Alley has reached its 5-year Academy, The Next Face Model
mark since it began serving quality Management & Academy and Tuftin’
beverages to Malaysia’s tea and boba Asia for this grand celebration by
lovers in 2017. The Alley is proud to hosting a trendy fashion show,
announce that they will be various fun activities and prizes to be
celebrating this milestone with the won.
launch of The Alley’s first-ever drive-
thru outlet at Taman Daya, Johor Save the date and come on down
Bahru on July 15, 2022. to The Alley’s first drive-thru outlet at
6E, Jalan Sagu 18, Taman Daya, 81100
The lifestyle tea brand will be Johor Bahru, Johor on July 15, 2022
introducing an exclusive line of and join in the grand opening.
beverages (inspired by Stoned & Co.) For further information on The Alley’s
which will only be available at this
outlet. They will be partnering with Drive-Thru Outlet, stay tuned to The
Stoned & Co, Vivo, Hair Legacy Alley Malaysia’s Facebook page as
Studio, Unique Expired Makeup & well as Instagram at

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RM m
% RM m RM m

42.8 Institutions 476.9 480.9 -4.0

27.7 Retail 305.9 313.2 -7.3

29.5 Foreign 335.8 324.5 11.3 601.58 42.49 124.00 10.34 75.80
100.0 1118.6 1118.6 0 CLOSED CLOSED 295.11 2,340.27
Preliminary stats (excluding trade amendments). For final data, please refer to 21,124.20 3,313.58 26,812.30 14,340.53
Source: Bursa Malaysia

JULY 8, 2022
KYM builds ‘dream
INDICES 10,136.50 CHANGE +44.40 team’ in its boardroom
FBMKLCI 1,425.79 +7.10
CONSTRUCTION 153.98 +1.07
FINANCIAL SERVICES 16,077.10 +79.87
ENERGY 636.44 +4.07
TELECOMMUNICATIONS 555.58 +6.41 o Darren Lee, being groomed to take over as CEO, a smooth leadership transition.
HEALTH CARE 1,628.44 -12.40 eyes mergers and acquisitions in growth areas such Kheng Yew, the retired founder, has
TRANSPORTATION 788.24 -3.72 as electronics, electric vehicles and renewable energy
PROPERTY 619.17 -0.05 served the group for over four decades since
PLANTATION 6,634.86 +46.39 1982. Meanwhile, Isahak was the executive
FBMSHA 10,193.90 +41.35 chairman and CEO of KYM from 2006 to
FBMACE 4,667.81 +63.81 2013. He was redesignated as non-
TECHNOLOGY 59.95 +0.57 independent non-executive chairman in
█ BY HAYATUN RAZAK it can secure more customers,
TURNOVER VALUE [email protected] which is what the group is 2014, helming the group for almost 16
1.617 BIL RM1.118 BIL PETALING JAYA: KYM Holdings Bhd is working hard on. years.
priming its founder’s nephew Darren Lee Ji
5 MOST ACTIVES Jin (PIX), the current deputy CEO cum KYM, through its subsidiaries, The company also announced the
JULY 8, 2022 executive director, as the next CEO. is a specialist in the manufacture resignations of two independent
and sale of high-quality multiwall directors who have served for more
STOCK VOL CLSG (sen) +/– (sen) “I’m glad they have confidence in me. I industrial paper sacks and than 15 years, Datuk Seri Mohamad
HSI-CJB 63,864,400 70.5 UNCH never knew this was coming,” Darren, 40, corrugated carton boxes. About Othman Zainal Azim and Datuk Seri
YONGTAI 45,009,000 8.0 UNCH told SunBiz. 80% of KYM’s revenue comes Rahadian Mahmud Mohamad Khalil.
HSI-CQW 44,253,700 22.5 from industrial cement bag KYM said their resignations are in line
TOPGLOV 39,249,800 99.0 -1.0 Last week, the company announced a production and the other 20% with the mandatory 12-year tenure
DNEX-CU 39,005,400 3.0 -2.0 major boardroom reshuffle with the comes from pizza box production for food limit for independent directors. KYM
UNCH retirement of its founder, Datuk Lim Kheng and beverage establishments such as Pizza appointed a new independent
Yew, as well as the departure of executive Hut and Domino’s. director Lee Li Choon to its board.
5 TOP GAINERS chairman Datuk Seri Isahak Yeop Independent director Datuk Mohd Azmi
JULY 8, 2022 Mohamad Shar and four of its directors. “Now we have roughly 30% export, Othman did not seek re-election at the AGM
mainly to Indonesia, Singapore and while Tang Kae Sue, who was appointed as
STOCK VOL CLSG (RM) +/– RM “This is part of our plan to form a ‘dream Thailand. The plan is to increase exports to an independent non-executive director in
FANG-2XL 300 7.12 0.74 team’, which comes from diverse 40%, back to our 2018-2019 level, if not March 2022, did not stand for re-election
NESTLE 25,600 0.70 backgrounds,” Darren said. higher. due to health reasons.
PETDAG 269,100 133.70 0.64 KYM’s new board line-up comprises five
SOP 700,500 21.90 0.23 Darren, giving a peek into his vision for “The outlook continues to be strong, directors, two of them women. The group
MPI 113,300 3.97 0.20 the company, said he is hungry for mergers there’s strong demand. But having said that, previously had 10 board members.
28.20 and acquisitions. “Mainly alongside we still face adverse market conditions such For the first quarter ended April 30, 2022,
megatrends such as electronics, electric raw material pricing is on the rise,” Darren KYM posted a net profit of RM4.49 million
5 TOP LOSERS vehicles, and renewable energy,” he added. said. and revenue of RM29.80 million,
JULY 8, 2022 respectively, driven by higher contribution
He disclosed that KYM factories are Lim Tze Thean, 44, the founder’s son, from the multiwall industrial paper sacks
currently operating at only 50% capacity. assumes the positions of executive division.
There is room for revenue growth, assuming chairman and CEO in the interim to ensure

HEIM 76,800 22.40 0.40
AEONCR 10,200 13.62 0.30
BKAWAN 21.50 0.20
DSR 900 1.10 0.19
HARTA 910,000 2.62 0.18


Foreign currency Bank sell Bank buy Bank buy Batik Air cabin crew displaying models of the carrier s new Boeing 737-8 aircraft model at the event. – BERNAMAPIX

1 US DOLLAR TT/OD TT OD Batik Air, formerly Malindo Air, adds Boeing 737-8 to fleet
1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 4.4900 4.3560 4.3460
1 BRUNEI DOLLAR 3.0910 2.9690 2.9530 PETALING JAYA: Batik Air, formerly regional sister airline, Batik Air Indonesia, airline, after 10 years of being known as
1 CANADIAN DOLLAR 3.2060 3.1120 3.1040 Malindo Air, yesterday launched its latest hence being recognised as a wider entity Malindo Air.
1 EURO 3.4570 3.3650 3.3530 aircraft, a Boeing 737-8, in addition to its internationally.
1 NEWZEALAND DOLLAR 4.5750 4.4270 4.4070 current fleet of Boeing 737-NG and n the new aircraft, Mushafiz said the
1 SINGAPORE DOLLAR 2.7850 2.6830 2.6670 turboprop ATR72-600 in conjunction with “With this rationalisation, we are induction of B737-8 into its fleet is a key
1 STERLING POUND 3.2060 3.1120 3.1040 the rebranding of the carrier. anticipating a gradual but tangible element in its overall capacity growth and
1 SWISS FRANC 5.4070 5.2370 5.2170 passenger traffic growth to our existing fleet expansion strategy.
100 UAE DIRHAM 4.5970 4.4900 4.4750 Batik Air CEO Capt Mushafiz Mustafa network. Subsequently, this will ensure
100 BANGLADESHTAKA 123.6600 117.2600 117.0600 Bakri said that being a larger part of the Lion seamless and exceptional customer service “Its improved operating efficiency offers
100 CHINESE RENMINBI 4.8890 4.5830 4.3830 Air group with a renowned network and experience across Batik Air Malaysia and us the option to open up even more new
100 HONGKONG DOLLAR 67.1000 64.6000 substantial passenger base, the rebranding Batik Air Indonesia,” he said in a statement routes, providing better travel options for
100 INDIAN RUPEE 57.8200 54.9500 N/A enables it to be synchronised with its in conjunction with the rebranding of the our passengers.”
100 INDONESIAN RUPIAH 5.7700 5.4100 54.7500
100 JAPANESE YEN 0.0310 0.0280 The event was graced by Transport
100 NEWTAIWAN DOLLAR 3.3060 3.2020 5.2100
100 PAKISTAN RUPEE 16.2000 0.0230
100 PHILIPPINE PESO 2.2000 N/A 3.1920
100 QATAR RIYAL 8.1500 2.0600
100 SAUDI RIYAL 123.5800 7.6800 N/A
100THAI BAHT 120.9300 117.3200 1.8600
13.0200 114.8000 7.4800
11.5500 117.1200

Source: Malayan Banking Berhad/Bernama

Seek advance rulings
to avoid uncertainties
PROVIDING certainty
taxpayers is one of the to interpretation of the laws which have the taxpayer has the right to appeal
cardinal principles of not been enacted, or issues against the tax treatment through the
a good taxation centering around the normal appeal procedures.
system. Taxpayers do not question of facts. What is happening in the ground
want to be “left in limbo”. What are the charges level?
This is especially true and procedures? Generally advance rulings are not
when businesses are The application must be being extensively used by taxpayers.
undertaking large made through a Why? It could be due to the onerous
transactions and the tax prescribed form, but the conditions stated in the regulations
consequences could be substance of the and guidelines. For example, the
substantial if there is a application would include transaction must be seriously
disagreement between the taxpayer contemplated is a big impediment
and the Inland Revenue Board (IRB). providing the relevant facts and the because businesses cannot assure
Advance rulings provide taxpayers an parties involved and highlighting the IRB that the transaction will be
avenue to avoid uncertainties. underlying issues relating to the undertaken. Another problem is
application. It is also advisable to there is a possible contradiction
Who and when can you apply? provide IRB with the tax where IRB discourages taxpayers During a trade mission in March, there were discussions to make Turkey a
All taxpayers can apply for advance position/rationale adopted by the from seeking an opinion on a hub for Malaysian agricultural commodities, besides palm oil, to enter
rulings. The application for a ruling applicant together with the transaction, while taxpayers’ Europe and Central Asia. – BERNAMAPIX
should be made before the commercial reasons for the intention is to seek an alignment of
transaction is undertaken. You arrangement. their tax position with IRB, which is PM’s Turkey visit will boost
cannot apply for the ruling once you tantamount to seeking an opinion M’sian exports of palm oil,
have effected the transaction. There is an application fee of from IRB. other commodities: Zuraida
RM500. A further processing fee will
IRB will not entertain taxpayers be charged by IRB after the first 4 There may also be a KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of natural rubber technology, mainly
seeking opinion on a future hours at the rate of RM150 an hour, misunderstanding among taxpayers Plantation Industries and in seismic rubber bearings which
transaction. It requires evidence that and IRB will also seek a that rulings issued by IRB tends to Commodities (MPIC) is confident are capable of absorbing
the transaction for which you’re reimbursement on any other costs sway in favour of IRB rather than the that bilateral ties will be enhanced earthquake-related tremors for the
seeking a ruling is seriously (with the consent of the applicant) taxpayer. with the recent visit by Prime construction industry, including
contemplated. Once a ruling has incurred in processing the Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri bridges and railways which are
been issued, it is binding on IRB and application. In the current climate where IRB is Yaakob to Turkey. rapidly growing in Turkey, Zuraida
the taxpayer is expected to adopt the pushing towards greater compliance said.
ruling. However, the taxpayer has the The normal processing time is 60 rather than enforcement, the use of “I am confident that warmer ties
right to choose whether to go ahead days from the time the complete advance rulings should be promoted between both countries will boost During the trip in March, she
with the transaction or not. application is submitted. The actively, and the conditions should bilateral trade, especially in the also called on Turkey to support
director-general can withdraw the be relaxed to provide sustainable tax export of Malaysia’s commodities, Malaysia’s palm oil products, she
When will advance rulings not be advance ruling on a prospective basis revenues. such as palm oil,” Plantation said.
given? if the applicant does not comply with Industries and Commodities
Advance rulings will not be given the conditions imposed by the IRB or This article is contributed by Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamarudin There were also discussions to
where the law is clear, or matters the facts provided at the time of the Thannees Tax Consulting Services said in a statement yesterday. make Turkey a hub for Malaysian
involving interpretation of foreign application differs from the actual agricultural commodities to enter
laws, or where the taxpayer seeking transaction. Sdn Bhd managing director The visit, which witnessed the Europe and Central Asia, Zuraida
the opinion is under audit on a SM Thanneermalai. signing of several memorandums said.
similar arrangement, or where the If the taxpayer disagrees with the of understanding (MoU) between
request is frivolous. Advance ruling and goes ahead with the both countries, added impetus to Turkey is an important market
rulings will not be issued on transaction, Malaysia’s efforts to boost its for Malaysia’s agri-commodities.
matters involving transfer commodities exports to Turkey, The trade value of Malaysia’s agri-
pricing, advance pricing Zuraida said, adding that she led a commodities with Turkey
arrangements, any tax avoidance trade mission to Turkey in late amounted to RM6.02 billion in
schemes, accounting principles March this year. 2021, with an export value of
or commercially accepted RM5.99 billion versus RM4.01
practices, on the Zuraida said she met Turkish billion in 2020.
Minister of Trade Dr Mehmet Mus
All taxpayers can apply for on March 27 and delved into The four agri-commodities
advance rulings, but Malaysia’s intentions to intensify exported to the republic are palm
generally it is not being downstream activities of the palm oil-based products (RM4.38 billion),
extensively used by them oil industry. followed by rubber (RM1.29 billion),
due to the onerous cocoa (RM304.5 million), and
conditions stated in the Malaysia offered its expertise in timber (RM8.43million). – Bernama
regulations and guidelines.


HSI, FBM KLCI puts and MyEG attract demand

LAST week, overall warrants before falling 1.2% to 21,586.66 on Top warrants by value traded by MYEG-C2S which saw a turnover
turnover rebounded 10.5% week-on- Wednesday. However, the index of RM2.5 million for the week. The
week (w-o-w) to RM412.9 million, rebounded again, adding a total gain Warrant Value Issuer Exercise Expiry date underlying MY EG Services closed in
partially due to the Hong Kong of 0.6% over two days following name (RM mil.) Macquarie level 29/09/2022 negative territory, down 2.3% to 84
holiday on July1, with the majority of reports of China’s consideration to HSI-CJB Macquarie 21,400 28/07/2022 sen last Friday, 6.7% lower w-o-w.
turnover comprised of warrants over sell a special bond of US$220 billion HSI-CQW 140.2 Macquarie 22,200 28/07/2022 To view the full list of structured
the Hang Seng Index (HSI), which as a fiscal stimulus measure to bolster HSI-HB6 69.6 Macquarie 22,400 28/07/2022 warrants available on Bursa Malaysia,
made up more than 86% of total infrastructure. Despite the two-day HSI-HB5 32.3 Kenanga 20,400 30/08/2022 visit
turnover. Meanwhile, warrants over gain, the HSI recorded a weekly loss HSI-HB9 27.9 19,800 Provided for Malaysian residents’
Malaysian share MY EG Services of 0.6%. 21.8 information only. This commentary has
recorded a turnover of RM13.5 not been reviewed by the Securities
million, contributing 3.3% to overall Call warrant HSI-CJB which was sold back this warrant on Thursday Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) to 2.25% Commission Malaysia. It is not an offer
turnover. down 8.4% w-o-w recorded the and Friday ahead of the long announced by Bank Negara Malaysia or recommendation to trade and is not
highest turnover of RM140.2 million weekend. recently with analysts expecting two research material.
Despite Beijing’s announcement with investors net buying over 10 more hikes happening this year. Past performance is not indicative of
on another stimulus package worth million units of this warrant out of the On the local front, put warrants Week-on-week, the FBM KLCI was future performance. You should make
US$45 billion to finance 197.8 million units traded. over the FBM KLCI such as down 1.7%. your own assessment and seek
infrastructure projects, the HSI had a FBMKLCI-HGN and FBMKLCI-HGH professional advice.
rather weak start to the week, trading HSI-CQW (expiry: July 28, 2022) also garnered good demand among MYEG-C3A was among the top The warrants will not be offered to any
lower at 21,830.35 last Monday as the was also popular as investors investors due to the bearish traded warrants over Malaysian US persons.
Hong Kong market resumed trading accumulated over 14 million units of sentiments in the local market shares, recording the highest
after a long weekend. It rebounded this warrant, resulting in this following another increase in the turnover of RM2.7 million followed
slightly by 0.1% the following day warrant being added to the sold out
list last Tuesday. However, they then

13theSUN ON TUESDAY | JULY 12, 2022

Celcom-Digi merger seen as precursor to better end-user experience

KUALA LUMPUR: With the aim set by the complement each other. They can provide as latency, as demonstrated during the Covid- connections are there to support it and
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia services on their extensive combined network 19 pandemic, when many users access the Singapore’s geographical terrain attributes
Commission (MCMC) for the amalgamation of of bay stations. internet. made it easier to implement.
the fifth-generation network (5G) into 80% of
Malaysians’ lives by 2024, the Celcom-Digi “Certain operators have some advantages in “Whenever a network is busy with too many He said Malaysia’s 5G rollout will take some
merger announcement will undoubtedly certain areas and through this merger, they’re users, there will be bottlenecks in the network. time, particularly in areas that do not have
enhance and be the precursor to a better end- able to combine their infrastructures and assets On capacity ratio, we don’t have enough extensive availability of high bandwidth fibre
user cellular experience, said an academician. so that they are able to offer the best experience bandwidth to cater to users’ demand and by the links and may need additional time for
to the end-users,” he told Bernama in an end of the day, users’ experience will be construction of fibre networks to provide
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) School interview recently. affected,” he said. connectivity to 5G bay stations.
of Electrical Engineering lecturer Assoc Prof Dr
Leow Chee Yen said after these two colossal Leow, who is also a research fellow with the On the 5G rollout, Leow said that although “We already have commercial 5G services in
operators merge, they will be able to share their UTM Wireless Communication Centre, said the slower than other developed countries which Malaysia since 2021 in several major cities and
network infrastructure and leverage on each infrastructure from these two companies will started in 2019, Malaysia has to deal with it will be coming to different parts of Malaysia
other’s signal strength in areas in which any of undoubtedly be a plus point from the cellular challenges other countries may not have. eventually. Based on MCMC’s plan to have 80%
them has an advantage. user point of view. population to be 5G-enabled by 2024, we are on
Citing South Korea and Singapore as track although we started a bit later compared
“In certain areas, maybe one of the operators He said the inculcation of 5G enhances the examples, he said they have very extensive and to other developed countries,” Leow added. –
has better network coverage and they can limitation of the existing technologies - 4G, in comprehensive fibre connectivity and just Bernama
terms of bandwidth, connection density as well needed to install 5G bay stations as fibre

set up shop in Malaysia PHARMANOVIA TO BOOST
o Convenience store
operator teams up with KK PETALING JAYA: DKSH has partnered
Group to bring in GS25 outlets with life cycle management company
Pharmanovia to bring pharmaceutical
SEOUL: Southeast Asia is becoming a new A GS25 convenience store in Seoul. GS Retail and KK Group will open their first GS25 convenience products to patients across the Asia-
battleground for South Korean convenience store in Malaysia next year. – RETAILNEWS.ASIA PIX Pacific, including Malaysia. Teaming
store chains, with local brands rushing to up in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar,
open stores in countries such as Malaysia rapidly growing fast-moving consumer by the number of stores, operates 20 stores in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan,
and Vietnam. goods (FMCG) sector. Malaysia. Malaysia and the Philippines, the two
companies seek to solidify brand
Local convenience store chain GS25’s South Korea’s largest convenience store Competition is heating up in Mongolia as presence, grow market share, and
operator, GS Retail, said yesterday it has chain by the number of stores, BGF Retail, well. ultimately improve patient health
joined hands with Malaysian retail recently opened its 100th CU store in Perak outcomes in Southeast Asia. DKSH
conglomerate KK Group to make forays into and plans to increase the number to 500 CU operates 225 stores in Mongolia as of will support Pharmanovia by building
the Malaysian market, reported Yonhap within the next five years. June this year. Its competitor GS25 operates sales and marketing teams on the
news agency. 70 stores there since its entry last May. – ground in Asia and manage product
Emart 24, the fourth-largest local player Bernama distribution in the markets.
KK Group operates 610 KK Mart Pharmanovia’s mission is to progress
convenience stores in Malaysia and owns iconic medicines for the benefit of
other businesses, such as hotels and patient health.
The two companies will open their first LAST-MILE DELIVERY
GS25 convenience store in Malaysia next SAFER, EASIER FOR COURIERS
year, under a “master franchise deal” where
KK Group pays royalty fees to operate GS25 PETALING JAYA: OCBC Bank (Malaysia)
stores in the Southeast Asian country. Bhd and delivery company J&T
Express (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (J&T) are
Their goal is to expand the number of collaborating to make “last-mile”
GS25 stores to 500 over the next five years, it delivery safer and more convenient for
said. more than 1,500 couriers through the
use of the bank’s digital collection
Malaysia is GS25’s third entry overseas, solution OCBC OneCollect. “The
after Vietnam and Mongolia. collaboration, which follows from
previous successes since the two first
Southeast Asia is seen as a promising got together in 2021, will see the
market for local convenience store operators digital collection solution being
due to its relatively young population and progressively used by all J&T Express
couriers nationwide, along with an in-
store presence as well,” it said in a
statement yesterday. The partnership
harnesses OCBC Bank’s OCBC
OneCollect to overcome seemingly
insurmountable “last-mile” delivery
challenges related to collection of
payment by these couriers.

GHL Systems launches Thailand’s first all-in-one QR code payment channel

PETALING JAYA: Payment service appeal to small and especially pandemic has led to a 54.4% domestically and internationally, their payment channels, such as
company GHL Systems Bhd mobile merchants and service increase in Thais adopting e- such as Promptpay, True Money, insurance agents, direct sales, food
yesterday launched GHL QR providers who can now increase payments. Since 2020, the volume Rabbit Line Pay, Dolphin, Sabuy, delivery, logistics, travel group as
Payment, an all-in-one QR code sales by adding credit card and e- and value of internet and mobile and Alipay. It is also developed with well as smaller merchant groups to
payment channel in Thailand, via wallet QR payment channels. banking grew 67.9% and 16.9% a growing number of partners to increase payment options other
the popular messaging app LINE. Merchants are able to verify respectively while the value of e- cover as many payments and than cash resulting in more sales.
transactions, cancel error Money grew 15.1% and 39.4%, customer groups as possible.
Businesses and merchants can transactions and view historical respectively. GHL has organised a special
now receive payments from reports. GHL can also provide GHL plans to roll out this campaign for small shops (non-VAT
multiple QR code and e-wallet merchants with multiple branches GHL chose LINE OA because it is innovative solution to all merchants registered) with a credit card fee of
providers via the convenience of to accept payments through a single the number one chat application in groups, ranging from large store only 1.5%, the rate is applicable for
their mobile phones. account with multiple locations and Thailand for both iOS and Android organisations that want to expand all card types.
devices. mobile operating systems. GHL has
GHL QR Payment was developed now enabled cashless payment
on the LINE Official account as an GHL Thailand CEO Prinya acceptance for merchants and
alternative for merchants to receive Jinantuya said: “The launch of GHL businesses to conveniently use on
secure QR payments based on the QR Payment is the first in Thailand LINE, without the need to download
EMVco standard QR code. GHL is that QR payment service is available additional apps on their mobile
expecting this new payment through a LINE Official Account. phone. It is also a communication
acceptance channel via a The growing usage of cashless channel for GHL to contact, news
merchant’s mobile phone to payments is evident in Thailand, updates, and send information such
cascade the full range of businesses further demonstrated by the as promotions, news, frequent
ranging from big corporations and government’s increasing efforts in problems or new services to
retail businesses to micro small and this area, such as the rollout of the merchants.
medium enterprises to gig workers. national e-payment project that
aims to reduce the use of physical GHL QR Payment’s main
The GHL QR Payment via LINE is cash within the country.” highlight as an all-in-one payment
a cost-effective mobile payment service, which accepts all types of
solution which does not require the Central bank data from the Bank QR code payments, whether it is
need of a physical EDC terminal of Thailand revealed that Covid-19 credit cards or e-wallets
and its associated costs. This will

14 theSUN ON TUESDAY | JULY 12, 2022

The chips are down in Macau

o Shares of gaming companies slump as all during the fourth quarter. More than 30 zones in the city that testing centres while some residents
casinos are shut for the first time in over two “We would probably need to have been deemed high risk are now have had to queue for more than 20
years to contain Covid-19 outbreak under lockdown, meaning no one is hours to access healthcare facilities.
write-off July and likely August as well allowed to enter or exit for at least five
HONG KONG: Macau shut all its Police will monitor flows of people from the models,“ said DS Kim, an days. While the government said it Residents will be required to take
casinos for the first time in more than outside and stringent punishments analyst at J.P. Morgan. was not imposing a citywide part in mass Covid-19 tests four times
two years yesterday, sending shares will be imposed for those who lockdown, the stringent measures this week. They have already been
in gaming firms tumbling as disobey, the government said. Shares in Sands China plunged mean Macau is effectively closed. tested six times since mid-June and
authorities struggle to contain the 9%, while shares in Melco are expected to do rapid antigen tests
worst coronavirus outbreak yet in the Although many casinos have been International, Wynn Macau, SJM , Casinos were last shut in Macau in daily.
world’s biggest gambling hub. effectively closed for the past three Galaxy, MGM China dropped February 2020 for 15 days. The
weeks with only minimal staffing between 6% and 7%. government has previously been More than 90% of Macau’s 600,000
The city’s 30-plus casinos and allowed, the more drastic measures hesitant to close casinos due to its residents are fully vaccinated against
other businesses will shut for one hit investor confidence hard. Some Macau has recorded around 1,500 mandate to protect jobs. The industry Covid-19 but this is the first time the
week and people were ordered to stay analysts predicted that any recovery Covid-19 infections since mid-June. employs most of the population directly city has had to grapple with the fast-
at home though short trips for in gaming revenue might not happen Around 19,000 people are in and indirectly and accounts for more spreading Omicron variant.
essential services were allowed. until the end of the third quarter or mandatory quarantine as the than 80% of government revenues.
government adheres to China’s Authorities have added two hotels
“zero-Covid” policy that aims to Frustration is mounting at the in popular casino resorts to be used
stamp out all outbreaks, running government’s handling of the as Covid medical facilities as they try
counter to a global trend of trying to outbreak. Fights have broken out at to increase capacity to handle the
co-exist with the virus. surge of infections. – Reuters

BOJ chief warns of ‘very high’ economic uncertainty BRIEFS ANA FINALISES ORDER FOR 20
TOKYO: Bank of Japan (BOJ) governor “We won’t hesitate to take additional the US Federal Reserve’s aggressive rate hike
Haruhiko Kuroda yesterday warned of “very monetary easing steps as necessary” with an plan. SYDNEY: Japanese airline ANA Holdings Inc
high uncertainty” over the economic outlook eye on risks, Kuroda said in a speech to a said yesterday it had finalised an order for 20
and stressed anew the central bank’s readiness quarterly meeting of the central bank’s branch The dollar climbed to a 24-year high on the Boeing 737 MAX jets first announced in
to ramp up stimulus as needed to underpin a managers. yen yesterday after Japan’s ruling coalition’s January 2019 that also includes options for
fragile recovery. strong election result indicated no change to another 10 of the narrowbody type. The
Kuroda also repeated the BOJ’s policy ultra-easy monetary policy. carrier also said it would switch two of 20
The remarks reinforce market expectations guidance that the bank expects short- and 777-9 passenger planes it has on order to
the BOJ will remain an outlier among a global long-term interest rate targets to “move at Under its yield curve control policy, the BOJ the 777-8F freighter model as part of efforts
wave of central banks raising interest rates to current or lower levels.” pledges to keep short-term rates at -0.1% and to expand its cargo business. The 737 MAX
combat soaring inflation. the 10-year bond yield around 0% as part of planes, intended to replace older 737-800
In a quarterly report issued yesterday, the efforts to fire up inflation to its 2% target. jets on domestic routes, will be delivered
“Uncertainty regarding Japan’s economy is BOJ raised its assessment for seven of Japan’s from the financial year starting in April 2025,
very high” given risks such as the Covid-19 nine regional areas as consumption showed While inflation exceeded 2% for two straight the airline said in a statement. The order for
pandemic’s impact, Ukraine crisis and rising signs of recovery from the pandemic’s hit. months in May due largely to rising fuel costs, 20 737 MAX 8 planes would be worth
commodity costs, Kuroda said, adding the BOJ Kuroda has shrugged off the chance of a near- US$2.4 billion (RM11 billion) based on
was closely watching the impact currency The yen has slid against the dollar on term rate hike on the view such cost-push Boeing’s latest list prices available on its
moves may have on the economy. expectations the BOJ will keep monetary policy inflation will prove temporary unless website, but airlines typically receive
ultra-loose, widening the divergence between accompanied by higher wage growth. – Reuters substantial discounts on orders. – Reuters

Europe’s energy alternatives if Russian gas flows stop CHINA INDUSTRY BODY CUTS
LONDON: The Nord Stream 1 pipeline that EU bid to replace Russian gas FORECAST TO 3%
transports gas from Russia to Germany will
undergo planned maintenance starting Europe plans to replace Russian energy by increasing purchases of SHANGHAI: China’s automobile industry
yesterday, prompting concerns about gas liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the U.S., Qatar and Australia. However, association downgraded its 2022 sales
supplies to Europe if the outage is extended. forecast yesterday as anti-pandemic
LNG terminals have limited capacity to store extra supply measures weighed on the economy and its
Russian gas flows through Nord Stream 1 car market, the world’s largest. The industry
have already been cut to 40% of capacity. LNG fleet: Some 600 specialized tankers will sell 27 million cars this year, up 3% on
transport gas liquified at minus 162° Celsius 2021, the China Association of Automobile
Ukraine also halted a gas transit route to Manufacturers forecast, cutting its outlook
Europe in May, blaming interference by Global LNG production (2022 forecast, million tonnes) 455.0 from the 27.5 million sales and 5.4% growth it
occupying Russian forces, and several predicted in December Weak demand for
European countries being cut off from Russian Long-term contracts 318.5 Spot market 136.5 commercial vehicles was a factor in the
gas supply following their non-compliance downgrade, the association said at a regular
with a new payment mechanism. EU gas imports from Russia 118.0 65.0 EU spare press conference on yesterday. It now
capacity expected a 16% fall in sales of commercial
The following outlines Europe’s options. vehicles to 4 million units. Overall growth of
What are the main routes for Russian gas to European LNG import capacity (Million tonnes per annum) 00.0 Mtpa around 3% compares with the 4.4% achieved
Europe? in 2021 and the 1.9% fall of 2020. Authorities
Russia supplies about 40% of Europe’s natural LNG terminals Most Russian gas as share of consumption 00% are trying various incentives to revive the
gas, mostly by pipeline. Deliveries last year were automobile market, with the central
around 155 billion cubic metres (bcm). United Estonia 46% government last month halving purchase tax
Kingdom Latvia 100% to 5% for cars priced at less than 300,000
The Ukraine transit corridor mostly sends yuan (RM199,000) and with engines no larger
gas to Austria, Italy, Slovakia and other east 35.3 Mtpa than 2.0 litres. – Reuters
European states. Ukraine has closed the
Sokhranovka transit pipeline that runs through Netherlands Poland Lithuania GLOBAL FINANCIAL WATCHDOG
Russian-occupied territory in the east of the 8.8 Mtpa 2.9 Mtpa TO STEP UP CRYPTO REGULATION
Germany 3.7 Mtpa 50% LONDON: The Financial Stability Board said
Alternative routes to Europe that do not go yesterday it will propose global rules for
via Ukraine include the Yamal-Europe pipeline, 46% 46% Russia cryptocurrencies, saying recent turmoil in
which crosses Belarus and Poland to Germany, markets has highlighted the need to make
and Nord Stream 1, which runs under the Baltic Belgium Czechia 86% progress on regulating the sector. “The FSB
Sea to Germany. will report to the G20 Finance Ministers and
Where else can Europe get gas? 6.6 Mtpa Austria Slovakia 88% Central Bank Governors in October on
Some countries have alternative supply options regulatory and supervisory approaches to
and Europe’s gas network is linked up so 80% Hungary 100% Ukraine stablecoins and other crypto-assets,“ the
supplies can be shared, although the global gas FSB, a body of regulators, treasury officials
market was tight even before the Ukraine crisis. France 26.6 Mtpa Slovenia and central bankers from G20 countries, said
in a statement. – Reuters
Southern Europe can receive Azeri gas via Spain Croatia
the Trans Adriatic Pipeline to Italy and the 44.1 Mtpa 1.9 Mtpa SHELL INVESTS RM168M IN CARBON
Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline through CREDIT PROJECTS IN BRAZIL
Turkey. Bulgaria 73%
SAO PAULO: Shell said yesterday it has
The US has said it can supply 15 bcm of Italy Greece invested 200 million reais (RM168 million) into
liquefied natural gas to the European Union Portugal 5.6 Mtpa 10.9 Mtpa 5.1 Mtpa a Brazilian preservation-focused company.
this year. Carbon credit developer Carbonext runs
Are there other options to cope with a gas Sources: Bloomberg, Bruegel, House of Commons Library, Reuters 39% preservation projects across more than two
supply crunch? million ha of the Amazon Forest that are
Several nations could seek to fill any gap in © GRAPHIC NEWS owned by companies seeking to capitalize on
energy supplies by turning to electricity imports the carbon market. Carbonext then generates
via interconnectors from their neighbours or by carbon credits that can be sold. Shell will now
boosting power generation from nuclear, have preferential access to the company’s
renewables, hydropower or coal. – Reuters carbon market, although will not receive
discounted prices. – Reuters

A life sized tapir T U E S DAY
sculpture which Lee 12 JULY 2022
made from plastic
products. – CO2 Lee’s amazing
The Last Pride
of Tiger will be
on display at
until the end
of July. – CO2

█ BY MARIETTA MU Turning trash into art total of 10 life-size animal sculptures
made from used plastic containers
THE environmentally- o Co2 makes upcycled life-size animal sculptures to educate schoolkids which will be gifted to a total of 10
conscious duo behind Co2, about the importance of taking care of the environment primary schools throughout the
also known as Karbon duration of the project.
Dioksida, is Celine Tan and cabinet. environment.” home state Johor. “We wanted to let
Oscar Lee. After meeting in university Their first sculpture made entirely Shortly after that, Hutan Tutan the kids learn about the endangered The 10 endangered animals they
while studying for their architectural and extinct animals so that they have have chosen to build for Hutan Tutan
degree, they went on to become out of used plastic containers was a came about. “Hutan Tutan” is a play a connection with them and are the Malayan Tiger, the Malayan
architects. Now, as freelancers, they model of the Marvel comic character on words from a Chinese idiom that understand the severity of the Tapir, the Borneon Orangutan, the
find the time to do what they love, Venom. “The alien antihero was signifies the animals under threat situation,” explained Tan. Asian Elephant, the Proboscis
making art as Co2, from painting considered a villain because of its from deforestation. Monkey, the Sumatran Rhinoceros,
murals to making life-size animal toxic relationship with his host. Just Along with online workshops to let the Black Panther, the Siamang, and
sculptures. like how plastic is something that Growing up with shows like Art the children learn about wildlife, the the Gaur.
made our lives easier, we made Attack, Lee has always been an art Hutan Tutan project also consists of
Lee said: “When the pandemic hit, Venom to signify how the lover and decided to collaborate with an art and video competition SJK(C) Pu Nan in Bakri was the
we started to do a lot of takeaways. In overconsumption of plastic was also a to spread element. first school to win their life-sized
my family, there’s five of us, so you toxic relationship that harmed our awareness about endangered species Malayan Tapir sculpture.
can only imagine how much plastic to primary school students in their The duo are planning to make a
we accrued.” Since Lee’s family had a For the second event, the theme
habit of cleaning the plastic was the Sumatran Rhinoceros which
containers after eating, he got the idea is extinct in Malaysia. The country’s
to turn the containers into art instead last rhino, Iman, died of cancer in
of just taking up space in their kitchen 2019 and the species is down to about
80 animals, all living in Indonesia.
Lee and Tan in front of their
quaint single-storey terrace In memory of the rhinos, Lee
art studio in Muar. – CO2 painted murals of the Sumatran
rhinos for the runner-up school as a
token of appreciation, and gifted the
rhino sculpture to the winning school
SJK (C) Chee Chuin in Sagil.

Instead of colouring the
sculptures, they’ve decided to leave
them transparent to show that one
day, the animals will be gone if we
don’t take action.

In the future, Lee and Tan are
hoping to compile and exhibit all
their upcycled plastic sculptures that
they’ve created in their quaint single-
storey terrace art studio in Muar.

Besides using plastic containers,
they’ve also done a wall sculpture
made with Tetra Paks and a batik-
themed art piece made from plastic

Besides being a lover of art, Lee is
also a nature lover who loves to
garden and landscape.

With his architecture background,
his passion for sustainability came
naturally and one of his biggest
inspirations is a Taiwanese architect
named Arthur Huang, who started his
own construction company
dedicated to upcycling consumer
trash and industrial waste into
construction material.

Art fans in KL can also see the
couple’s other creation, a 3.5 metre
sculpture titled The Last Pride of
Tiger, which will be up in The LINC
until the end of July.

16 theSun LYFE ON TUESDAY | JULY 12, 2022 /theSunMedia


A proud Murphy with newlywed daughter Bria. – D Not overdoingWaititi (far left) with Hemsworth (right) on the set of Thor:Love and Thunder. – MARVEL STUDIOSIRECTORTaikait
instalment of the Thor
Eddie Murphy walks film franchise – Thor:
daughter down the aisle Love and Thunder – hammered
home a box office win with its
CELEBRITY wedding season is far from over. US$143 million (RM633 a disappointment for fans who
The latest celebration of nuptials in Hollywood million) domestic debut, o Taika Waititi shuts down idea for an were hoping to see a little bit
took place on Saturday, when legendary notching up the third biggest more of Waititi’s take on
funnyman Eddie Murphy saw his eldest opening weekend of the year extended cut of Thor: Love and Thunder Marvel’s Asgardian thunder
daughter Bria wed her actor fiancé Michael following Jurassic World: god. Still, the filmmaker still
Xavier in a private ceremony in Beverly Hills. Dominion and another Marvel shared a few ideas of what his
Cinematic Universe film, The film’s success has New Musical Express, Waititi extended cut of the film would
Murphy escorted Bria, a 32-year-old artist Doctor Strange in the Multiverse inevitably left many fans said: “I watch director’s cuts of look like.
and actress, down the aisle with ex-wife Nicole of Madness. wanting to see more. a lot of other directors. They “I’d say my cut would
Mitchell looking on. Murphy was married to The film features the return Reports of an assembly cut suck. Director’s cuts are not probably have a few more jokes
former model and actress Mitchell for 13 years of Chris Hemsworth in the role, that clocks in at around four good. Directors need to be in there,” he explained. “There
and shares five of his 10 children with her. together with Valkyrie (Tessa hours have sparked calls of controlled sometimes and if I might be a couple of deleted
Thompson) and his former love “ # R e l e a s e T h e Wa i t i t i C u t ” was to say, ‘Ah you wanna scenes but as I always say, a
The now 61-year-old comedy veteran has interest Jane Foster (Natalie among some viewers who watch my director’s cut? It’s scene is deleted because it’s not
long ditched his old playboy lifestyle and Portman), who has taken on the would like to see an extended four and a half hours long!’ It’s good enough to be in the film. I
embraced fatherhood over the past decade. In role of the Mighty Thor. version of the film. not good at four and a half think the deleted scenes section
2020, he spoke about how proud he was of his Together they must face the However, Waititi moved fast hours. There’s a lot of cup-of- on the DVD, not that they use
daughter during one of her art shows in Los universe’s greatest threat, Gorr to put down all talk of a tea breaks in there, you don’t them anymore, should just be a
Angeles, saying: “We’ve known for years how the God Butcher (Christian director’s cut. even have to pause it.” list of the scenes and no links so
talented she is. It’s exciting to see her stuff up Bale). In a recent interview with The news will surely come as you can’t click on them!”
on the walls … I’m having all of those proud
parent feelings.” Evans affirms Mackie as Captain America
THERE was a minor panic among Marvel
He added: “I really got lucky with my kids. Cinematic Universe fans over the weekend, Mackie becomes Captain America in Falcon and the Winter Soldier. – DISNEY+
There really isn’t a bad one in the bunch, after an article by The Hollywood Reporter
everyone turned out to be really good people.” was shared online that speculated that the controversial Hollywood Reporter article, though a specific start date was not provided.
character Steve Rogers (played by Chris tweeting: “Sam Wilson is Captain America.” Captain America 4 will be directed by Julius
There’s a chance that another one of his Evans) could return for Captain America 4. Onah, a rising Nigerian-American filmmaker,
children could soon walk down the aisle. His While little is known about the plot of the and will explore “what makes Captain
eldest child Eric, 33, is dating fellow actor and The implication was that this would mean fourth instalment in the Captain America America”, particularly when the main
comedian Martin Lawrence’s daughter Jasmin. that Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) would franchise, Mackie himself revealed as of April character isn’t a super-soldier.
have to give up the title of Captain America, that filming would begin “in a few weeks”,
Last month, Lawrence, 57, joked that if the which Rogers passed on to him – along with
two ever get married one day, he’s willing to put his shield – at the enad of 2019’s Avengers:
aside tradition and have the groom’s father take Engame.
care of the bill for a potential wedding: “I’m
gonna try to get Eddie to pay for it.” Mackie, who portrayed Sam
Wilson/Falcon in the MCU alongside Evans’
Aespa speaking at the UN. – YOUTUBE Steve Rogers, cemented his role as Captain
America in the Disney+ series, Falcon and the
Aespa shares insights into Winter Soldier, and is slated to headline
important speech at UN Captain America 4.

LAST WEEK, K-pop girl group aespa became Fans appeared upset that Marvel may be
the second South Korean music act to speak at considering replacing one of its most
the United Nations in New York over the past prominent Black superheroes so soon after
year. The four member group were special Mackie took on the role, especially after the
guests at the United Nations’ High-level Political studio had been making positive changes to
Forum 2022, where they talked about the include more diversity in the superhero film
importance of sustainable development in the franchise.
real world and advancement in the metaverse.
Whether or not Evans would return in
Aespa’s four members – Winter, Karina, some capacity for the fourth Captain
Ningning and Giselle – comprise the group America film is something the actor has
alongside their AI counterparts that exist in the previously addressed. Evans has stated that
metaverse, a concept frequently used in their he would be reluctant to return as Rogers
music videos and social media promotions. after Endgame, and that to return the story
would need to be “perfect.”
Over the weekend, the group released a
video showing their preparations for the big In a more recent interview, Evans also
speech, in which they shared how nervous they said that his potential return could be too
were over this huge responsibility. To relieve the “upsetting” to Mackie’s story.
tension, they even joked about “performing” at
the podium. He also responded directly to the

Last September, supergroup BTS spoke at
the 76th United Nations General Assembly
about the experiences of the younger
generation during the pandemic, as well as
other topics including sustainability issues.

Fans have responded positively to aespa’s
speech, saying that they were encouraged and
impressed by the fact that K-pop idols were
proving that they could make an impact on the
global scale for important issues, as well as for
their music.

/thesuntelegram 17theSun LYFE ON TUESDAY | JULY 12, 2022

IN an industry deemed Joe took his fans on a trip down memory lane during the recent Satu malam di Temasek showcase at The Bee, Publika. – ALL about defying the odds and writing
unpredictable, Joe Flizzow PIX BY UNIVERSAL MUSIC your own history, by any means
seems to have the Midas hiWsroitwinnghistory necessary.
touch when it comes to alongside his partner in crime, the
expanding his career and multi-talented SonaOne. A principle that he has long
variegating his persona. lived by, the track is also hoped to
With the catchy line: “Imma be inspire those who wish to pursue
From his early days as one-half an hour late to my funeral” by their dreams and aspirations.
of the legendary rap duo Too Phat, SonaOne on the hook, the song
he has evolved through the years to personifies Joe’s journey as it talks The showcase SATU MALAM DI
become the country’s number one TEMASEK recently took place at
rapper. Add producer, songwriter The Bee, Publika. Joe did not
and entrepreneur to the mix and celebrate the evening alone as he
you have someone who isn’t was also accompanied by fellow
content to let the grass grow stars Yonnyboii, Gard, Pele L,
beneath his feet. Fuego and ALYPH.

His solo debut The President Choosing this venue, Joe shares
took home the award for Best Local that he wished to bring his fans
English Album at the 2009 AIM. He down memory lane, reminiscing
repeated that success story with his early days in the industry.
the Malay language album Havoc
in 2013, which earned the number “People asked why didn’t I hold
one spot on Malaysia’s iTunes the event at a bigger venue? Well, I
chart. just love remembering my humble
beginnings. It doesn’t mean that
Till today, it is constantly in the this specific venue was where it all
top three spots for hip hop. A single started for me, but symbolically I
from Havoc, Apa Khabar, then started performing at smaller
snagged the award for Best Hip venues,” he added.
Hop Song at the 2014 AIM,
historically making it the first in The showcase was set on fire
that genre to win Song of the Year with the performance of Joe’s
at the nation’s 29th-year-old song biggest hits such as Havoc, Baek,
competition, Anugerah Juara Lagu. Kongsi, Jampi and of course Satu
Malam Di Temasek, aside from
And despite so much success, other tracks by the accompanying
he seems to be showing no signs of guest artistes.
quitting. Set to make waves yet
again, the reigning President of The song is already out on all
Malaysian hip hop returns with digital platforms including Spotify,
another masterpiece called Satu Apple Music, Joox, KKBOX, and
Malam Di Temasek. Deezer while the music video will
be available now on Joe Flizzow’s
“Satu Malam Di Temasek is a YouTube channel.
track about myself, foretelling my
days from being that naughty kid o Local rap veteran Joe Flizzow and SonaOne
who has now reached the phase of set to repeat success with their new song
marriage while also talking about Satu Malam Di Temasek
today’s situation. It is also some
form of advice from me for my
good self. Although the core of the
track is a message of advice and a
celebration of life,” he said.

Joe hopes that his new song will inspire those who wish to pursue their dreams and Satu Malam Di Temasek, or Satu Malam Di Temasek is a collaboration between Joe and SonaOne.
aspirations. translated to ‘One Night In
Singapore’, is a masterfully crafted
lyrical exhibition by Joe Flizzow
full of metaphors and punchlines
that again, raise the bar in
Malaysian hip hop.

“The Malay proverb ‘hutang
emas boleh dibayar, hutang budi
dibawa mati’ summarises this
piece quite well. As the Malay
saying loosely translates to
‘physical debt can be paid, but a
debt of deeds is eternal’.

“Everything we aspire to
achieve in this world is merely
material and not eternal. It
reminds us that the world is only
temporary,” said Joe.

The track is written, composed,
produced, and performed

VIU releases Malaysian adaptation of K-drama She Was Pretty
THE Malaysian version of the markets.” love also resonates with our
Korean hit series She Was Pretty is Steven Lim, Viu Malaysia’s direction.” Viewers can catch the Malaysian version of She Was Pretty on the viu app. – VIU
here! Viu, the leading pan-regional MALAYSIA
OTT video streaming service, has associate director for development, As such, Viu’s She Was Pretty
officially just released its original echoed similar remarks, noting the follows the original show’s plotline,
remake. The series which was high demand for local adaptations. centring around two past
recently premiered features a acquaintances who meet up after a
prominent Malaysian cast. “This Made-In-Malaysia version, reversal of both fortunes and
is the 15th Viu Original production, appearances.
According to Viu Malaysia and is produced by Viu in
country manager Kingsley Warner, collaboration with Independent Diana Danielle and Aiman
the local adaptation was inspired by Pictures,” said Lim at the show’s Hakim Ridza star as the show’s leads,
the success of the original Korean media launch. Nadia and Haniff. Supporting
show. “She Was Pretty has a storyline characters Ashraff and Kejora ‘Jo’
that has proven successful,” Warner “As Viu’s Original works are the Yusoff are portrayed by Alvin Chong
said in a statement. cornerstone of our content strategy, and Daniella Sya.
we hope to continue producing
“It has become a popular title works which our viewers want. From In addition, the local romantic
beyond Korea with remakes done our experience, adaptation has comedy is directed by Datuk Yusry
across different languages set in worked for us in the past like Black Abdul Halim, who has worked with
different countries.” and The Bridge.” Viu previously to release Ganjil.

He added: “With such a strong He continued: “Undeniably, Considering his filmography and
following, the Viu Original team there are many K-drama fans out Viu’s popularity, it is no surprise that
decided it was time to give the story there, as well as Malay drama viewers will very much enjoy the
a uniquely Southeast Asian setting followers. It’s only sensible to marry local production.
and brought together a strong cast to these two by adapting a popular K-
bring the series to Viu-ers across our drama series into a Malaysian She Was Pretty is currently
version. And the universal theme of available for streaming on the Viu
app. – by John Tan

EDUCATION FTPeorcuohngndraoamltoiomgnyei(nFICCoT)mputer

18 theSun LYFE ON TUESDAY | JULY 12, 2022

Wan Suriyani the
Head of
Foundation Centre,

THE global pandemic close to 300 students
has resulted in an enrolling on the one-year
increased demand for programme ever since it was
an IT-skilled introduced in November
workforce. More and more 2018.
people opt to work from
home offices which require “Who could resist the
integrating existing opportunity of being directly
technologies into their absorbed into any of the
daily work routines. degree programmes offered
Universiti Kuala by Universiti Kuala Lumpur
Lumpur via Malaysian after just a year of study,” said
Institute of Information Wan Suriyani Che Wan
Technology (UniKL Ahmad, Head of Foundation
MIIT) has recently Centre, UniKL MIIT.
introduced a new
programme, Foundation “FiCT is a combination of
in Computer academic skills and content-
Technology (FiCT) on specific modules, providing
top of its other an introductory ground to
existing academic computer technology as well
programmes. as developing one’s critical
FiCT aims to thinking, academic literacy,
provide a fast-track and communication skills.”
opportunity for
those who wish to Irfan Badzlin Badrul Irfan Badzlin owes his success and new-found confidence to his
pursue a Hisham, 21, a participant of FiCT experience.
bachelor’s degree the Worldskills Asia 2021
in Information (Online Friendly Skills Just like Irfan, Emirul is a discounted tuition fee of
Technology. Games) and one of the currently attending a RM5,500 per whole
Thus, it is hardly competitors for the Global Bachelor of Information programme from its original
surprising to see Cybersecurity Camp 2022 Technology (Hons.) in amount of RM15,000!
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programmes that await the
“The programme has FiCT students as they venture 266 0774 (Miss Radziana
shaped me into what I am into their undergraduate Abdul Rahman); e-mail at
now. During our FICT year, degree year would be [email protected] or
we were encouraged to Computer Engineering,
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nationalities. We were given Interactive
tasks that required Multimedia Emirul
exploration and challenged Design, Iskandar
our critical thinking and that Networking won the
was when I discovered my System, Silver Award
passion for cybersecurity!” Software
Engineering, in the
Currently attending the and UniKL International
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Technology (Hons) in offering,
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programme at UniKL MIIT, Things. Innovation
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Being one of the leading IT study at UniKL MIIT
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the place where cutting-edge
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Emirul Iskandar Haris
Leong, another 21-year-old
FiCT alumni, won the Silver
Award in the International
Virtual Expo of Innovation
Product and System Design
2021 (In-ViDE 2021) with
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Cyber Security and Cruise
Operations are among the
new skill-based courses
offered to all students by BERJAYA
TVET College (BTVET) starting
August 2022 intake. Students who
are 16 years old, and have no PT3 or
SPM qualifications can start their
vocational education under the
renowned vocational education,
BTVET located in Berjaya Times
BTVET includes a diverse range
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sought after. BTVET believes that
every student should be given the
opportunity to pursue a recognised
vocational education from
Foundation Certificate to Graduate
Diploma with value-added
programmes to provide
international recognition The TVET cutting edgeMemorandum of Understanding signing ceremony between BTVET College and Hatching Group PJ Sdn Bhd.
BTVET offers the best vocational
education in the field of business, community and also Special
information technology, culinary Teachers scheme for both private
arts and hospitality management and government school teachers.
with in-house practical training
during their course of study in Working adults who wish to
various reputable companies. pursue vocational education can opt
BTVET graduates have good (IMI), Switzerland, France and IT era grew economically of graduation in the Middle East, for a hybrid mode through various
career opportunities, local and London Academy of Professional worldwide. With the current launch Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and schemes provided by BTVET.
internationally with promising Training (LAPT), UK. of MyDIGITAL and Malaysia Digital Australia. Custom-tailored courses which are
incomes as most developed Economy Blueprint by the The hospitality and culinary HRDF claimable can be designed
countries are pushing for higher job BTVET College offers Business Malaysian government, this project programmes have obtained specifically for organisations who
placements with TVET Management programmes with Top contains various initiatives for three- recognition from various colleges are keen to train their staff.
qualifications. Up degrees from the United phased implementations until 2030, and universities in the world. The
TVET programmes range from Kingdom, New Zealand and France. including investments to be made by international recognition has BTVET is also the Authorised
Level 3 Certificates to Level 6 This programme offers specialisation the government and private sectors enabled the students to be Training Provider for PERKESO,
Degree, of which each level in Retail, Business Management and requiring special IT skills in the “industrial –vocational” experts in offering a variety of short courses
represents one year. Students are E-Sports Management. highly-tech industries. their respective fields. Confident under the PENJANA and EIS
encouraged to do Value Add and poised with good personalities, schemes.
programmes based on their Collaborating with NCC, BTVET BTVET prepares and moulds the the students are ‘hand-picked” for
expertise with our foreign partners offers a Level 7 Post Graduate students into a digital literacy job employability being benched- “Being a prime institution in
for additional certifications from Diploma in Business for working society to enhance and upgrade the marked at international standards. providing vocational education at
recognised institutions aside from adults who wish to pursue higher digital economy vision for students BTVET also has a programme for both local and international
programmes endorsed by Jabatan studies and it is conducted in part- specialising in programmes such as “Special Needs” students, especially standards, BTVET strives to prepare
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(UK), American Hospitality courses applying practical- Communication, Application BEGIN HERE and EXCEL HERE,”
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322 Notices 322 Notices 322 Notices Star-studded Open

IN THE HIGH COURT OF MALAYA IN THE HIGH COURT OF MALAYA AT IN THE MATTER OF St Andrews offers iconic setting as stellar field gathers for battle
IN THE STATE OF iconic setting for a historic That means the likes of four-time is hoping to pull off the rare feat of
IN STATE WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, AND IN THE MATTER OF British Open this week as in- major winner Brooks Koepka, Sergio successfully defending the title, but
SELANGOR DARUL EHSAN, MALAYSIA MALAYSIA THIN YEN HOLDINGS SDN. BHD. form Rory McIlroy and world Garcia, Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin the 25-year-old Californian is
(COMMERCIAL DIVISION) Registration No: 198901003968 No. 1 Scottie Scheffler lead the Johnson and former Open champion unfamiliar with the surroundings.
IN THE FEDERAL TERRITORY OF contenders to win the Claret Jug and Phil Mickelson can tee off on
COMPANIES (WINDING UP) NO: KUALA LUMPUR (181275-P) maybe divert attention away from the Thursday. “I don’t know the golf course. I
BA-28NCC-362-06/2022 (Members’ Voluntary Liquidation) continuing fallout over the breakaway don’t know how I am going to play it,”
COMPANIES (WINDING UP) NO : NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT at the LIV Series. All will hope to make an impact as he told the BBC.
In the matter of Section 465(1)(e) and WA-28NCC-510-06/2022 Extraordinary General Meeting of the record crowds totalling 290,000 get set
466(1)(a) of the Companies Act, 2016 Company held at Lot 4.81, 4th Floor, The home of golf welcomes the to descend on the legendary links on In contrast, one man who does
IN THE MATTER OF SECTION 465 (1) Wisma Central, Jalan Ampang, 50450 final major of 2022 after a turbulent Scotland’s east coast. know all about what it takes to win an
And (e) & 466 (1) (a) OF THE COMPANIES Kuala Lumpur on 5th July, 2022 the few weeks dominated by the Open at St Andrews is Tiger Woods.
In the matter of PYONGSAN (M) SDN. ACT 2016 following special resolutions were duly controversial launch of the Saudi- However it is Scheffler, the world’s
BHD. [Company No: 200101017130 passed. backed tour. top-ranked player and Masters Two of his three Open triumphs
(552887-M)] AND 1. THAT the Company be wound up champion who also came second at have come here, in 2000 and 2005, well
IN TH MATTER OF KAOYANG voluntarily pursuant to section 439(1) The sight of the world’s top golfers last month’s US Open, who leads the before injuries began to wreak havoc
BETWEEN INDUSTRIES SDN. BHD (COMPANY NO: (b) of the Company’s Act 2016 and that teeing it up in the Fife town for the field of contenders. with his body.
UCM INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION BERHAD 199501030570 (359776-U)) Miss POO CHOOI YING, Chartered 150th Open will be a stark contrast to
[Company No.: 198501000727 Accountant of Lot 4.81, 4th Floor, the brash eruption onto the scene of Meanwhile McIlroy is hoping to Now 46, he did not play at last
(133170-W)] BETWEEN Wisma Central, Jalan Ampang, the LIV Series, which has torn up end an eight-year wait to add to his month’s US Open as he continues
KAOYANG & SONS SDN. BHD 50450 Kuala Lumpur be appointed tradition with its shotgun starts, 54- four Major victories after his recovery from severe leg injuries
… PETITIONER (COMPANY NO: 198201001740 Liquidator for the purpose of such hole tournaments and no cuts. finishing as the runner-up
AND (81486-T)) winding-up. to Scheffler in Augusta sustained in a car crash last year.
PYONGSAN (M) SDN. BHD. 2. THAT the liquidator be and is hereby But while the PGA Tour and DP and sharing fifth at the However, Woods is in St
[Company No.: 200101017130 … PETITIONER authorised to divide all or such parts World Tour moved to ban the rebels US Open.
(552887-M)] AND of the surplus assets of the Company who left to join the new series, British Andrews and impressed
KAOYANG INDUSTRIES SDN. BHD as she think fit in specie amongst the Open organisers followed the US “I can’t go into The partner Justin Thomas
… RESPONDENT (COMPANY NO: 199501030570 members of the Company and may Open in allowing them to compete in Open approaching it like during a practice round
ADVERTISEMENT OF PETITION (359776-U)) exercise any power and duty specified St Andrews. I’ve got unfinished business yetserday.
NOTICE is hereby given that a petition in accordance with Section 456, at this golf course,” McIlroy
for the winding-up of the above-named … RESPONDENT Companies Act 2016. “The Open is golf’s original told “This has been the one
company by the High Court of Malaya at ADVERTISEMENT OF PETITION KWAN KEOK KIN championship and since it was first circled for him,” Thomas
Shah Alam was, on the 20th day of June, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Director played in 1860, openness has been “I feel like there’s
2022 presented to the said court by the Petition for the Winding-Up of the DATED THIS : 12TH JULY, 2022 fundamental to its ethos and unique enough pressure said. “He’s excited to be
abovenamed Petitioner, UCM Industrial above named Company by the High KUALA LUMPUR. appeal,” said Martin Slumbers, the on me anyway here.
Corporation Berhad [No Syarikat: Court dated 23/6/2022 presented chief executive of the R&A. without “I feel about
198501000727 (133170-W)] And that by KAOYANG & SONS SDN BHD IN THE MATTER OF putting more Tiger being
the said petition is directed to be heard (COMPANY NO: 198201001740(81486- THE COMPANIES ACT, 2016 Therefore, while LIV Golf chief on myself,” here like I
before the Court sitting at Shah Alam at T) the above said Petitioning Company Greg Norman has not been invited to he admitted. always
9.00 o’clock in the morning, on the 21st and that the said Petition is directed AND IN THE MATTER OF attend events for former Open do – he’s
day of September, 2022; and any creditor to be heard before the Court sitting THIN YEN HOLDINGS SDN. BHD. champions in St Andrews this week, Reigning going to
or contributory of the said company at the High Court of Malaya at Kuala Registration No: 198901003968 the rebel players will be there. champion find a
desiring to support or oppose the making Lumpur at 9.00 o’clock in the morning, Collin way to
of an order on the said petition may on the 21/2/2023; and any creditor (181275-P) Morikawa be just
appear at the time of hearing by himself or contributory of the said Company (Members’ Voluntary Liquidation) fine.” –
or his counsel for that purpose; and a desiring to support or oppose the NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the AFP
copy of the petition will be furnished to making of an order on the said Petition creditors of THIN YEN HOLDINGS
any creditor or contributory of the said may appear at the time of hearing SDN. BHD. which is being wound up
company requiring the same by the by himself or his Counsel for the voluntarily, are required on or before
undersigned on payment of the regulated purpose and a copy of the Petition the 12TH AUGUST, 2022 to send
charge for the same. will be furnished to any creditor or their names and addresses and the
The Petitioner’s address is at No. 42 – 46, contributory of the said Company particulars of their solicitors (if any)
Level 2, Jalan SS 19/D, 47500 Subang requiring the same by the undersigned to the undersigned Liquidator at Lot
Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. on payment to the regulated charge for 4.81, 4th Floor, Wisma Central, Jalan
The Petitioner’s Solicitors is Messrs. the same. Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur and
Kandasamy of Unit No. B-03-06, Blok B, The Petitioner’s address is at No. Unit if so required by notice in writing from
Casa Kiara 1, No. 20, Jalan Kiara 3, Mont A-6-2A, Wisma Yoon Cheng, No. 726, the Liquidator or by their solicitors or
Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Batu 4 1/2, Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala personally required to come in and prove
Lumpur. their said debts and claims at such time
Signed The Petitioner’s solicitors are Messrs and place as shall be specified in such
................................ Gary Wong & Co address is at No. notice, or in default thereof, they will
Messrs. Kandasamy BL-8, Prima Court, Jalan Ukay Prima, be excluded from the benefit of any
Solicitors for the Petitioner Saujana Melawati, 53100 Kuala distribution made before such debts and
NOTE: Lumpur. claims are proved.
Any person who intends to appear on the POO CHOOI YING
hearing of the said petition must serve MESSRS GARY WONG & CO Liquidator
on or send by post to the abovenamed Solicitors for the Petitioner DATED THIS : 12TH JULY, 2022
Messrs. Kandasamy of Unit No. B-03- NOTE:- KUALA LUMPUR
06, Blok B, Casa Kiara 1, No. 20, Jalan Any person who intends to appear on
Kiara 3, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, the hearing of the said Petition must 322 Notices Tiger Woods during a practice
notice in writing of his intention so to serve on or send by post to the above round. – REUTERSPIX
do. The notice must state the name and named Solicitors for the Petitoner NOTICE OF CONVERSION FROM A PRIVATE COMPANY
address of the person, or, if a firm, the notice in writing of this intention to TO A LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP Two in a row for Schauffele
name and address of the firm, and must do so. The notice must state the name [Section 31(2)(a)(v) of the Limited
be signed by the person or firm, or his or and address of the person, or, if a firm, Liability Partnerships Act 2012] XANDER SCHAUFFELE didn’t have the week.” Schauffele shot 65 in the second
their solicitor (if any) and must be served, the name and address of the firm and greatest final round yesterday, but an even- round and 66 in the third to get in position
or, if posted, must be sent by post in must be signed by the person or firm, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Santapan Nusantara Sdn. Bhd. par 70 was enough to do the trick as he won for the victory.
sufficient time to reach the abovenamed or his or their Solicitors (if any) and 202001031912 (1388232-T), a Private Company incorporated under the Genesis Scottish Open in North Berwick,
not later than twelve o’clock noon of the must be served, or, if posted, must the Companies Act, 2016 will be making an application to convert Scotland by one shot over Kurt Kitayama. Kitayama posted his second 66 of the
20th day of September, 2022 (the day be sent by post in sufficient time to from a Private Company to a Limited Liability Partnership pursuant week – the other came in the first round – to
before the day appointed for the hearing reach the above named not later than to Section 30(1) of the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2012 within Schauffele carded four birdies and four keep the heat on Schauffele.
of the petition). 12.00 o’clock noon of the 20/2/2023 fourteen (14) days after the publication of this notice. bogeys at The Renaissance Club while
This ADVERTISEMENT OF PETITION is (the day before the day appointed By Order of the Board winning his second consecutive PGA Tour “I just knew that I had to get off to a
filed by Messrs. Kandasamy, Solicitors for the hearing of the Petition). [This Aw Kam Mei event. He won the Travelers Championship good start,” Kitayama said. “Yesterday I kind
for the abovenamed Petitioner, whose Advertisement of Petition is prepared Director at the end of June. of fumbled a little bit. So I knew I could do it
address for service is at Unit No. B-03- Messrs Gary Wong & Co address Ipoh in these kind of conditions if I was able to be
06, Blok B, Casa Kiara 1, No. 20, Jalan No. BL-8, Prima Court, Jalan Ukay Dated this 12th day of July, 2022 The 7-under 273 total resulted in the steady all the way through.”
Kiara 3, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Prima, Saujana Melawati, 53100 seventh career PGA Tour victory for the 28-
Ref:K/0107/UCM-PMSB/21/VK/L Kuala Lumpur, solicitors for Petitioner 322 Notices 322 Notices year-old Schauffele, who also won the South Korea’s Kim Joo-hyung shot 67 to
Solicitors for the Petitioner. Olympic gold medal in Japan last year. finish alone in third at 5-under while Patrick
322 Notices (Our ref: GWC(94)LIT/WINDING- In The Matters Of Companies Act In The Matters Of Companies Act Cantlay and England’s Tommy Fleetwood
UP(KSSB)/3-2022/G) 2016 And Matters Concerning 2016 And Matters Concerning “It was stressful,” said Schauffele. “It was a also shot 67s and finished in a tie for fourth
IN THE MATTER OF VIRTUAL GENTING SDN. BHD. PRO EAGLE SDN. BHD. very average day, probably my worst of the at 4-under 276. – Field Level Media
THE COMPANIES ACT 2016 322 Notices Reg. No. 200601023520 Reg. No. 199801013872
(743274-H) (470001-T) INSIDE EDGE scored with 77 in England’s 215-7, a total
AND IN THE MATTER OF IN THE MATTER OF THE (In Members Voluntary (In Members Voluntary England avoid T20 whitewash boosted by Liam Livingstone’s 42 not out
FRIENDS TRADING CO. (M) SDN. COMPANIES ACT 2016 Liquidation) Liquidation) off 29 balls.
BHD. (149189-K) 3R CORPORATION SDN. BHD. victory in their Twenty20 international Bangladesh registers first
(In Members’ Voluntary 200101013927 (549684-T) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT series against India after a stunning win on Windies tour
pursuant to Section 459 of the pursuant to Section 459 of the century from Suryakumar Yadav
Winding Up) (In Members’ Companies Act, 2016 a FINAL Companies Act, 2016 a FINAL threatened to lead the tourists to a BANGLADESH registered their first win
(Incorporated in Malaysia) Voluntary Winding up) MEETING of the members of the MEETING of the members of the remarkable win at Trent Bridge yesterday. on their West Indies tour with a six-wicket
At the General Meeting of the (Incorporated in Malaysia) above Company will be held at Lot above Company will be held at Lot India had already made sure of a series victory in the first of three One-Day
members of the abovenamed At the General Meeting of the 4.81, 4th Floor, Wisma Central, 4.81, 4th Floor, Wisma Central, success after taking an unassailable 2-0 Internationals yesterday at the
Company duly convened and held members of the abovenamed Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala lead in a three-match campaign with Providence Stadium in Guyana. Due to a
at 81 (1st Floor), Jalan Market, Company duly convened and held at Lumpur on 5TH AUGUST, 2022 at Lumpur on 5TH AUGUST, 2022 at victories at Southampton and Edgbaston. wet outfield, the game was reduced to 41
30000 Ipoh, Perak on the 4th day of No. 568-8-11, Kompleks Mutiara, 3 ½ 11.00 a.m. for the purpose of passing 10.00 a.m. for the purpose of passing They were in trouble, however at 13-2 overs. Shoriful Islam and Mehidy Hasan
July, 2022, the Special Resolution Miles Jalan Ipoh 51200 Kuala Lumpur, the following special resolutions :- the following special resolutions :- inside three overs as they chased a target claimed figures of 4/31 and 3/36
set out below was duly passed :- W. Persekutuan (KL) on the 4th day of 1. To receive and discuss the final 1. To receive and discuss the final of 216. But Yadav, who made a blistering respectively to help Bangladesh restrict
That the Company be wound up July 2022, the Special Resolution set 117 off just 55 balls, including 14 fours the Windies to 149/9. For the hosts,
voluntarily pursuant to Section out below was duly passed:- liquidation account laid before liquidation account laid before and six sixes, kept them in the hunt. Shamarh Brooks top-scored with a 66-ball
439(1)(b) of the Companies Act That the Company be wound up the meeting showing the manner the meeting showing the manner India’s hopes of a whitewash, however, 33, while Anderson Phillip and Jayden
2016 and that Ms. Lam Chui voluntarily pursuant to Section in which the winding-up of the in which the winding-up of the effectively ended when he fell in the Seales hit 21 off 22 and 16 off 23
Yoke be appointed as Liquidator 439 of the Companies Act 2016 Company has been conducted Company has been conducted penultimate over to leave Rohit Sharma’s respectively for an unbeaten 39-run last-
of the Company for the purpose and that Mr. Christopher Heng Kee and the assets of the Company and the assets of the Company men 191-7. England all-rounder Chris wicket stand to give some respectability
of the winding-up and that the Chai be appointed as Liquidator disposed off and hearing any disposed off and hearing any Jordan then closed down the game after to the score. “The wicket was difficult for
said Liquidator be empowered to of the Company for the purpose of explanation that may be given by explanation that may be given by recalled left-arm quick Reece Topley, the both the teams. Winning the toss was the
distribute amongst the members, the winding-up and that the said the Liquidator. the Liquidator. player of the match, had taken 3-22 in best part of the game,” said Tamim Iqbal.
in cash or specie, the whole or any Liquidator be empowered 2. To direct under Section 518(3)(b), 2. To direct under Section 518(3)(b), four overs. Earlier, Dawid Malan top-
part of the surplus assets of the to distribute amongst the members, in Companies Act 2016, the manner Companies Act 2016, the manner
Company. cash or specie, the whole or any part in which the books of accounts and in which the books of accounts and
CHI ON WENG of the surplus assets of the Company. documents of the Company and of documents of the Company and of
Director DATUK MOHAMED ROZHAN BIN the Liquidator shall be disposed off. the Liquidator shall be disposed off
12 July 2022 MOHD GHAZALLI Poo Chooi Ying Poo Chooi Ying
AND NOTICE IS HEREBY Director (Liquidator) (Liquidator)
GIVEN that the Creditors of the 12 July 2022 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur
abovenamed Company are required AND NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Dated This : 12th July, 2022 Dated This : 12th July, 2022
on or before the 13th August 2022 Creditors of the abovenamed Company NOTE : NOTE :
to send their names, addresses are required on or before the 13th day 1. A member entitled to attend and 1. A member entitled to attend and
and the particulars of their debts of August 2022 to send their names, vote at this Meeting is entitled vote at this Meeting is entitled
or claims to the undersigned, the addresses and the particulars of their to appoint a proxy to attend and to appoint a proxy to attend and
Liquidator of the said Company at debts or claims to the undersigned, vote in his stead; such proxy, may vote in his stead; such proxy, may
No. 81 (2nd Floor), Jalan Market, the Liquidator of the said Company at but need not be a member of the but need not be a member of the
30000 Ipoh, Perak and if so No. 568-8-11, Kompleks Mutiara, 3 ½ Company. Company.
required, are to come in and prove Miles Jalan Ipoh 51200 Kuala Lumpur, 2. The instrument appointing a 2. The instrument appointing a
their debts and claims at such time W. Persekutuan (KL) and if so required, proxy must be deposited with proxy must be deposited with
and place as shall be specified in are to come in and prove their debts the liquidators office at Lot 4.81, the liquidators office at Lot 4.81,
such Notice or in default will be and claims at such time and place as 4th Floor, Wisma Central, Jalan 4th Floor, Wisma Central, Jalan
excluded from the benefit of any shall be specified in such Notice or Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
distribution made before such in default will be excluded from the not later than 48 hours before the not later than 48 hours before the
debts are proved. benefit of any time fixed for the meeting or any time fixed for the meeting or any
LAM CHUI YOKE distribution made before such debts adjournment. adjournment.
LIQUIDATOR are proved:-
Liquidator for Voluntary Winding Up
12 July 2022

22 theSUN ON TUESDAY | JULY 12, 2022 Ferrari prancing again

SPORTS Leclerc issues rallying cry after beating Verstappen in Austria

CHARLES LECLERC has insisted that incredibly difficult. in my mind. “To finally show that we’ve got the pace in
Ferrari will be looking to keep pushing “I had this problem with the throttle. It “I knew it was not a problem with the engine the car and we can do it is incredible, we need to
Red Bull all the way after sealing an push until the end.”
impressive victory ahead of Max would get stuck at 20 or 30% throttle in the low because it was the pedal that was feeling weird.
Verstappen at the Austrian Grand Prix. speeds, so it was very tricky. But we managed to Luckily it went until the end of the race. Verstappen admitted after Sunday’s race that
make it stick until the end and I am so, so happy. he was pleased with his second-placed finish,
The Monegasque driver was simply too “I definitely needed that one. The last five though, given the superiority of Ferrari and the
quick for the vast majority of the 71-lap contest “Weirdly (the throttle issue) was more or less races have been incredibly difficult for myself difficulty of managing his tyres around the
and managed to hold off his Red Bull rival in the same time (as Sainz’s retirement), so I had it but also for the team. twists and turns of the fast-paced Red Bull Ring.
spite of a late throttle pedal issue that plagued
his efforts during the closing stages of the race. “It was a tricky day, it seemed like we were
struggling a bit with the tyres and that
Leclerc was left audibly frustrated by the continued on every single compound,”
problem, which surfaced just after Carlos Sainz Verstappen said.
was forced to retire due to a power unit failure
with only a few laps remaining. “Too much degradation to really attack
Charles especially but nevertheless second
The 24-year-old was able to manage the place is a good result on a difficult day.
issue enough to hold on to his lead, though,
before underlining his desire to continue “It is great to see so many fans coming here
bringing the fight to Red Bull and Verstappen in to Austria. Unfortunately I couldn’t give them a
the immediate aftermath of proceedings. win today but second place is still a good result.”
– Express Newspapers
“It was a really good race,” said Leclerc in his
post-race interview with Sky Sports F1.

“The pace was there. At the beginning we
had some good fights with Max and the end was

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The Australian maverick’s run to the RM17,846,398.10
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swearing – which earned him a US$4,000 played in a lot of finals. I thought I dealt
(RM17,500) fine – he recovered his with the pressure pretty well. 255 446 + HORSE RM2,083,333.30
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19 39 stranglehold of the match. Wimbledon finalist. I can kind of draw
from experience.
“My level is right there. I feel like
you look at what Novak has done to “I felt like I belonged, though. I feel
some other opponents, and it’s not a like my game, my level has always been
there. I feel like I’ve kind of put it
together a little bit this couple of weeks.”
– The Independent

Hamilton surprised by podium finish

7 8 10 30 31 35 LEWIS HAMILTON was again satisfied women in the garage. We made some 446 137 416
20,432,260.65 with another podium finish at the improvements this weekend so we just
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100,000.00 securing another podium when Carlos won on 09/07/2022!
Sainz retired due to an engine problem “Especially after a difficult Friday with
14 laps from the end. the crash, I was not expecting it (the
podium). I’m so proud of everyone for
It was the seven-time world working so hard on the car. Hopefully
champion’s third successive third-place we have some new better bits to come,”
finish and after a big shunt on Friday, Hamilton added in the interview pen.
Hamilton paid tribute to his team for
giving him a car capable of securing “We’re slowly eating into the guys
more important points at the Red Bull ahead but they’re still very quick! I do
Ring. feel like our qualifying pace is in the
top-three now and again.
“I definitely wasn’t expecting that – it
was a rough weekend but it’s good to “Completely new car, new chassis,
get points for the team,” Hamilton said change of gearbox, everything,
in an interview prior to the podium. naturally you don’t want to damage the
car again. It got better as I got more
“A big thank you to the men and dialled in with it.” – The Independent


TOUCHLINES Time to strike “It means you have to deliver every day, that
Ten Hag hopes young Devils make right impression demands a certain style, a certain way of life that
BAYERN MUNICH are considering they have to adapt to, that they probably don’t
Tottenham Hotspur and England for- █ SIMON PEACH While the Portuguese has been concerned know yet.
ward Harry Kane, 28, as a replacement by the lack of activity at Old Trafford and wants
for Robert Lewandowski, with the 33- ERIK TEN HAG hopes some young to play in the Champions League, there is a “But I am really looking forward to seeing if
year-old Poland striker eager to leave players come to the fore during genuine personal reason as to why he has they can do it. I hope one or two, they can prove
the Bundesliga champions this Manchester United pre-season tour missed training, which has naturally not been themselves and they come into the squad but, if
summer. and prove they “deserve” to be part of reported due to privacy issues. they want to enter the dressing room, they have
CHELSEA and Paris St-Germain will enter this season’s rebuild. to deserve it.”
the race to sign Lewandowski should his The club have accepted this, and their
desired move to Barcelona fail to material- The Red Devils, who kicked off pre-season comfort with the situation is illustrated by the Teenagers Alejandro Garnacho, Zidane Iqbal
ise. training on June 27, continue preparations with fact Ronaldo was still included in all the and Charlie Savage are among the group, so too
BARCELONA believe they will be able to today’s match against bitter rivals Liverpool at publicity for the launch of the new shirt last are Ethan Laird, James Garner, Facundo Pellistri
sign Portugal midfielder Bernardo the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok. week. and Amad Diallo following their loan stints
Silva, 27, from Manchester City. away from the club.
CHELSEA boss Thomas Tuchel is reluctant United travel from Thailand to Australia for United are working to add to Tyrell Malacia’s
to bring Manchester United and Portugal matches in Melbourne against Melbourne acquisition from Feyenoord and Ten Hag hopes United trained at the STB Academy as they
forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, to Stamford Victory and Crystal Palace, with a Perth friendly the younger members of the travelling party attempt to acclimatise to the hot and humid
Bridge this summer. against Aston Villa following before they head take this chance to impress. conditions in Bangkok, where Ten Hag is
WEST HAM UNITED have turned their back to Europe. looking forward to his first match as manager
attention to Roma and Netherlands “What I want to see is that they learn but also against Liverpool.
winger Justin Kluivert, 23, after missing Frustrated star Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence they show themselves because they have to
out on Villarreal’s Arnaut Danjuma, 25. from the 31-man squad due to family issues has deserve a position in top football,” the “It’s important, they are good tests – a
CHELSEA are preparing to match Napoli’s dominated discussion around a tour that begins Dutchman said. “You have to deserve your playing level you have to face in every game,”
£34m asking price for Senegal centreback with just one new face. position. Ten Hag said of a pre-season tour comprising
Kalidou Koulibaly, 31. three matches against Premier League sides.

“So, immediately, you know we want to
transfer our way of playing and we can test that.

“What I say is it’s really good to do that
immediately against opponents who will then
be your opponents.” – The Independent

United given De Jong assurances

HOWEVER, Juventus are planning to MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly been Barcelona need to pay De Jong £17 million
fund the signing of Koulibaly with the given assurances when it comes to signing (RM95m) in deferred wages and bonuses,
£90m fee they hope to receive for Frenkie de Jong. while the 25-year-old is set to return to
Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, training with the La Liga giants today.
with Bayern Munich and Chelsea Over the weekend, claims in Spain
favourites to sign the 22-year-old. emerged saying the midfielder had turned United have a “broad agreement” with
EVERTON are set to offer England goal- down a move to Old Trafford due to his Barcelona to pay them an initial £55m
keeper Jordan Pickford, 28, a new long- determination to stay at Barcelona. (RM308m) with an extra £16 million (RM89m)
term contract. in bonuses.
ARSENAL are in talks with Benfica after However, it appears there’s still a chance
submitting a £6.4m offer for their he’ll move to the Premier League this summer. The Catalan giants are primed to use the
Spanish leftback Alex Grimaldo, 26. money to go on a deal for Robert
ARSENAL midfielder Lucas Torreira, 26, Manchester United have been pushing for Lewandowski, who is eager to swap the Allianz
has spoken to Roma manager Jose the signing of De Jong ever since it was Arena for the Nou Camp.
Mourinho about a switch to the Serie A confirmed Erik ten Hag would be their new
club. manager. Speaking to The Metro, former United
MANCHESTER UNITED are prepared to defender Gary Pallister expressed belief De
go through the transfer window with- The Dutch duo previously worked together Jong would be a good addition to United.
out signing a defensive midfielder as at Ajax, achieving success there and helping
they chase Barcelona’s Netherlands the team reach the semifinals of the “Barcelona know how desperate United are
midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, and Champions League in 2019. to bring in players,” Pallister said.
Denmark’s Christian Eriksen, 30.
MANCHESTER CITY will sign a new cen- Over the weekend, reports suggested that “They are going to push to get whatever
treback this summer if Netherlands United were wasting their time with De Jong money they can and that is the case whenever
defender Nathan Ake, 27, joins Chelsea. said to be eager to stay at Barcelona. United come knocking.

Yet the Telegraph say that the Red Devils “They are still seen as one of the richest
have been given assurances that the 25-year- clubs in the world.
old is willing to join.
“Hopefully they can get that deal done, De
Club insiders have stressed United wouldn’t Jong is at the right age, has plenty of
be putting so much resources and effort experience and is the type of player that can
towards a deal if they thought there wasn’t a really express himself at a place like United.
chance of landing their man.
“He is used to the pressure and the
The report says United’s deal for De Jong is spotlight having been at Barcelona so he
currently being held up due to money owed to would certainly tick a box. Midfield has been
the player. an area of concern.” – Express Newspapers

ARSENAL and Newcastle are interested Reguilon wants out after Conte snub
in Lyon and Brazil attacking midfielder
Lucas Paqueta but both Premier
League sides feel the French club’s SERGIO REGUILON has and lost his first-team place towards the end of
valuation of £55m for the 24-year-old reportedly tasked super agent last season.
is too high. Kia Joorabchian with finding The leftback penned a five-year deal after
him a new club after he was leaving Real Madrid – but is now seemingly
CHELSEA want £7m from left out of the Tottenham not in Conte’s plans going forward.
Barcelona for Spain defender Cesar squad for their pre-season According to a new report from Marca,
Azpilicueta, 32, who has already tour to South Korea. Reguilon was left out of the travelling party
agreed personal terms with the Antonio Conte has from Tottenham’s pre-season tour “due to a
Catalan club. snubbed a number of possible transfer”.
senior stars, including It’s likely that Spurs will be looking to
NEWCASTLE UNITED have been Reguilon, for the trip. recoup the majority of the £27 million
offered Watford and Nigeria forward Reguilon has struggled (RM150m) fee they shelled out to bring the
Emmanuel Dennis, 24, along with to make much of an fullback to the Premier League less than two
Burnley’s 25-year-old Ivory Coast impression since he years ago.
winger Maxwell Cornet. arrived in north The report goes on to outline that the 25-
London back in the year-old is now actively seeking a summer
ARSENAL face competition from summer of switch and has “put himself in the hands” of
Manchester United to sign Chelsea and 2020 Joorabchian in a bid to kickstart his career.
France midfielder N’Golo Kante, 31. Reguilon is unlikely to be the only
Tottenham star to leave the Londoners in the
BARCELONA and Spain coming weeks, with the same report claiming
midfielder Sergio that Giovanni Lo Celso is also attracting
Busquets, 33, has interest from elsewhere.
been approached by Much like with Reguilon, Spurs would be
MLS clubs over a bidding to recoup the majority of their
move next summer. €40m (RM180m) outlay; something that
Villarreal would struggle to do unless
NORWICH CITY have they can raise significant funds
agreed a club-record through player sales this summer.
deal worth £11.5m for Harry Winks and Tanguy
Sao Paulo’s Brazilian Ndombele were also snubbed
attacking midfielder from the club’s pre-season tour,
Gabriel Sara, 23. with both midfielders also
Sergio Reguilon believed to be up for sale. –

£1 = RM5.30 Express Newspapers


Reason I definitely wasn’t expecting that – it
was a rough weekend but it’s good to get points
for the team... We’re slowly eating into the guys
ahead but they’re still very quick! I do feel like our
qualifying pace is in the top-three now and again.”

Lewis Hamilton


Joker finds happiness inWimbledon surroundings to claim seventh title

█ ELEANOR CROOKS how Kyrgios would both
perform and behave in his
WIMBLEDON provided Novak Djokovic first major singles final.
with another important career boost as The 27-year-old was
victory over Nick Kyrgios brought a immaculate on both
fourth consecutive title and 21st grand counts for a set but
slam crown. began increasingly to
lose his cool as the
The Serbian has now won seven of the last 11 titles scoreboard turned in
at the All England Club, equalling Pete Sampras’ tally Djokovic’s favour, earning a
and closing to within one of both Roger Federer’s warning for swearing while
men’s singles record here and Rafael Nadal’s overall also constantly
mark. berating his
It has been a difficult season for Djokovic but he Winning a
has once again been able to rely on the lawns of Centre set against
Court to bring the best out of him, and he raised his Djokovic has
arms aloft after securing a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3) victory. not meant
much at
Having come so close to completing the calendar Wimbledon this
Grand Slam last year, Djokovic was unable to bid for a year, though, and
10th title at the Australian Open in January following the top seed did what
his deportation and has seen Nadal surge ahead to 22 he does best, finding a
titles. metronomic rhythm both
on return and from the
“Certainly this year has not been the same like the baseline and gradually
last years,” said Djokovic. wearing his opponent
“It has started the way it has started and it has “It was part of the
affected me definitely in the first several months of the strategy obviously playing
year. somebody who is so
talented and flashy as Nick,
“I was not feeling great generally. Mentally, who has one of the best, if
emotionally, I was not at a good place. not the best, serve that we
have in the game. Just so
“I wanted to play but, at the same time, when I difficult to read his serve.
went out on the court in Dubai, was the first “He puts constant
tournament of the year, I just felt so much pressure pressure on his opponents
and emotions happening. I wasn’t feeling myself on when he’s cruising
the court. through his service
“I realised at that point that it’s going to take some “Return was serving
time, that I have to be patient, and sooner or later I will me quite well throughout
get myself in the optimal state where I would like to be. my career. But it was
frustrating at times today,
“Wimbledon historically has always come at such just seeing balls pass by.
important stages of my life and my career. I think it was “We all know what he’s
in 2018 when I was starting the year with elbow capable of. Plus I lost to him
surgery, trying to work my way back in the rankings, twice when we played against
not playing well. each other.
“All these things were kind of
“This was the first slam that I won that served as a there present. But I think at the end of the day I Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy after winning the
springboard for the later US Open win, 2019 managed everything pretty well.” – The men’s singles final against Nick Kyrgios. – REUTERSPIX
Australian Open. It’s not a coincidence that this place Independent
has such relevance in my life and career.

“It’s a relief, as well, considering what I’ve been
through of course this year. It adds more value and
more significance and more emotions.”

Kyrgios’ support for Djokovic over the Australia
situation prompted a thawing in their less-than-
cordial relationship, with Djokovic joking in his on-
court interview: “I never thought I’d say so many nice
things about you. OK, it’s officially a bromance.”

Much of the excitement for the match centred on

Klopp keen to repay Thai fans for wild welcome

█ SIMON PEACH Thai ceremony in the VIP arrivals area, Klopp took the chaotic set-up in his don’t play friendlies, obviously both trophy.
JURGEN KLOPP was blown away by before throngs of reporters and stride as he spoke about the glamour teams don’t play friendlies against “But to play a good season you
Liverpool’s remarkable reception in cameramen crammed into the room, friendly against United. each other, so we will see what we can
Bangkok, leading him to jokingly ask which was hurriedly transformed into do.” need first and foremost consistency,
whether rivals Manchester United had a chaotic press conference. “Usually football matches are the that’s what it’s all about and that’s
received a similarly fervent welcome to most important thing for us but in this There was only a handful of what we will try. I have no doubt
Thailand ahead of today’s glamour Jordan Henderson and James specific case it is really more for the questions before jet-lagged Klopp, about the quality of the boys.
friendly. Milner looked taken aback as they people,” the Liverpool boss said. Henderson and Milner were whisked
took their seat alongside grinning out to the team coaches, where shrill “We brought in new players – yes,
The Reds headed straight from the Klopp, who was presented with a “We brought here 37 players, so we screams followed Liverpool’s every we lost a few players – but we brought
plane into a wall of excitement in the football featuring drawings of him and have all generations here and we have move. in new players; if you want, fresh
Thai capital, where the bitter rivals will his players. to use all of them because the boys blood, really helpful. There are no
meet in hot and humid conditions at who were on international duty in the That match sees Erik ten Hag take places already sorted, who will play
the cavernous Rajamangala Stadium. “First question I have, did it look like summer only arrived today pretty charge of his first match as United where.
this yesterday when Manchester was much and they cannot play too long. boss and Liverpool play for the first
A sell-out crowd is expected for a here as well?” the German said before time since last month’s Champions “The boys will make pressure,
match that has captured the locals’ smiling and shaking his head. “But we will try to give them a few League final defeat to Real Madrid. which is important. We have five subs
imagination, with more than a minutes as well, so it will be really from now on in the Premier League as
thousand Liverpool supporters Those comments were followed by exciting. Asked about his confidence of well – we have to get used to that, we
flocking to Suvarnabhumi Airport on a 10-minute press conference that was winning trophies this season, Klopp have to adapt to that. I’m really
Sunday hoping to catch a glimpse of more a celebration of Liverpool’s visit “Manchester United – a new said: “As confident as possible. You looking forward to it.
their heroes. to Thailand than a chance to quiz the manager, trained a little bit longer never know, obviously, but I saw today
manager and his players in any detail. than us so might be, I’m not sure, in a on the plane a squad full of quality. “There are no guarantees in
Klopp led the squad in a traditional better situation in the moment. football but there’s a good chance that
Henderson and Milner spoke briefly “You always need a little bit of luck, we (will) play another good season, I
about the reception and ever-smiling “But we see it as an important test how we all know, if you want to win a would say.” – The Independent
because it’s against United and we

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