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Published by 2019591685, 2022-05-31 02:05:11

The Sun-31.05.22

The Sun-31.05.22



2Political parties should not

demand Cabinet posts: Analyst


3Eateries in a spot
over rising costs


No. 8035 PP 2644/12/2012 (031195)

HIGH FIVE ... Kadazandusun maidens welcoming visitors

to Pesta Kaamatan, or harvest festival, at Hongkod Koisaan, near
Kota Kinabalu. The two-day festival, which was not held for the last
two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, attracted a huge crowd
on the first day yesterday. – BERNAMAPIX

Minimal risk
█ BY SHIVANI SUPRAMANI oNo immediate need for mass
[email protected] monkeypox vaccination or border
closure, say health experts
P ETALING JAYA: There is no
immediate need for mass
vaccination against
monkeypox, despite its
spread in several European and
African countries, said health experts.
Virologist Assoc Prof Dr Chee close contact and even then, not as firsthand the disastrous effects of
Hui Yee told theSun that rapidly as Covid-19. prematurely closing our borders.
monkeypox, which is a zoonotic The country needs to maintain its
disease, is also less transmissible She was commenting on Deputy preparedness for any pandemic,
compared with the well-known Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor and one must continue to maintain
chickenpox and deadly smallpox. Azmi Ghazali’s comment that the a high standard of personal hygiene
“I believe there is no immediate government would not close the to ward off monkeypox and any
need for mass vaccinations to be country’s borders despite cases of other infectious diseases.”
carried out unless the individual is monkeypox being detected in Koh said the smallpox vaccine
from a high-risk category. For several countries. has been found to be effective
example, he may have travelled to against monkeypox, and it should
highly endemic countries or have Similarly, Malaysian Medical be noted that there is no readily
been in close contact with someone Association president Dr Koh Kar available commercial supply
who contracted the virus.” Chai said it would not be wise to of the vaccine as smallpox
Chee said she sees no reason for close borders for now as there is a was declared an Turn to
the government to close need to base our decisions on the eradicated disease by the
international borders as scientific data that is being World Health Assembly in —
collected through worldwide
surveillance of the disease. page 3

monkeypox is only spread through “We have all experienced 1980.

2 theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 31, 2022

King, Queen extend Pesta Kaamatan greetings

KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang Their Majesties, in a post on the would bring prosperity, well-being, Keluarga Malaysia who celebrated gratitude, blessings and success to all.
di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Istana Negara official Facebook page, peace and happiness to all. the festival. “Kotobian Tadau Tagazo Do
Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah expressed hope that the festival
and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku celebrated by the Kadazandusun “Kotobian Tadau Tagazo Do He said in a post on his Facebook Kaamatan,” he said.
Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah community would continue to foster Kaamatan. Happy Pesta Kaamatan,” page that a harmonious Malaysia The festival, which is also known
Iskandariah extended Pesta inter-racial harmony in Malaysia and the post read. with racial and cultural diversity
Kaamatan greetings yesterday to all strengthen unity among the people. celebrates ethnic festivals in a as the Harvest Festival, is celebrated
celebrating the festival in Sabah. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail prosperous country. by the Kadazandusun community in
They also expressed hope that it Sabri Yaakob also conveyed Pesta Sabah as a sign of gratitude at the end
Kaamatan greetings to those in “May this celebration bring of the harvest season. – Bernama

Penang begins ‘Political parties should not
5G pilot tests at demand Cabinet posts’
three locations
o Bersatu cannot pressure PM to fill vacancy left by election is just over a year away. Therefore, the
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has Zuraida’s resignation although position was held by government can carry on with business as
started a pilot test project to develop 5G party member: Analyst usual without having to replace her.”
broadband spectrum infrastructure at three
locations here. █ BY RAJVINDER SINGH recently resigned from Bersatu and joined Jeniri said it would be a bad idea to have a
[email protected] Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM). Cabinet reshuffle now as it could affect foreign
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the PETALING JAYA: No political party has the and local investors’ confidence in the
project is being implemented to test the right to pressure the prime minister for a She said she would discuss her resignation government.
readiness of local and state authorities to receive Cabinet post, and if such demands are with Ismail Sabri.
5G services as well as provision of the necessary continuously made, he might call for an early He added that it is now up to Barisan
infrastructure. general election, said political experts. The Ampang member of Parliament said Nasional to pick the best time for it to hold the
her involvement in PBM would take the party next general election, which must be held by
He added that although there are National Council of Professors senior “to a higher level”, especially ahead of the Sept 14 next year.
engagement sessions with the federal fellow Dr Jeniri Amir said it is normal practice upcoming general election. Zuraida said her
government and agencies that will implement for the prime minister to name a person to a support for the government led by Ismail Sabri Universiti Tun Abdul Razak economist Prof
5G in Penang and nationwide, the pilot tests are Cabinet post. is in line with PBM’s stance. Dr Barjoyai Bardai said now is not the time to
necessary. create problems for the government.
He said no party, even if it is part of the Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin
“Due to uncertainty about which company government, has the right to claim any Cabinet Yassin had said the party would nominate a He added that it is the prime minister’s
will operate the 5G network, Penang has started post. lawmaker to fill the Cabinet opening left by prerogative to decide who sits in the Cabinet,
pilot tests at three locations in George Town,” he Zuraida, and Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad subject to agreement between political parties
said when replying to an oral question from Ong “Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal said the Cabinet forming the government.
Ah Teong (PH-Batu Lanchang) at the state cannot pressure the prime minister for a post, post held by Zuraida “belongs to the party”.
legislative assembly yesterday. even though the vacancy may have been “Foreign analysts are of the view that the
previously held by a Bersatu member. The Jeniri pointed out there is no need for present government is in a shaky position
Chow said one of the main factors for prime minister decides, and Bersatu cannot Ismail Sabri to appoint anyone to take over because it is at the mercy of certain parties. If
existing companies to continue investing and force him to name a Cabinet member from the Zuraida’s Cabinet post. political parties keep making demands of
for new investors to choose Penang as their party,” Jeniri told theSun. Ismail Sabri, he may have no choice but to call
investment destination is the availability of He said the prime minister could assign for a general election.”
rapidly growing infrastructure in the state. Plantation Industries and Commodities another minister to the post.
Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin had He said political parties should not muddy
Among the infrastructure are roads, “The Cabinet is already oversized. the waters by making demands of the prime
electricity and water supply, sewerage Therefore, there is no need to replace a minister, and if one party does so, then others
treatment plants and telecommunications in minister. The other fact is that the general too might be tempted to do so.
old industrial areas, which are constantly being
upgraded and maintained well by relevant Barjoyai said the more the political parties
agencies. push Ismail Sabri into a corner, the more likely
he could end up calling for early polls if he sees
To a supplementary question from no way out of the impasse.
Opposition Leader Datuk Muhamad Yusoff
Mohd Noor (BN-Sungai Dua) on Penang’s CASH CROP
readiness to face challenges after the ... Prime Minister
construction of the Kulim International Airport, Datuk Seri Ismail
Chow said Penang had applied to the Transport Sabri Yaakob
Ministry for the expansion of the Penang viewing a
International Airport. display of frozen
durians meant
He said he was informed that both the airport for export to
projects would have to wait for the National China at
Airport Strategic Plan study to be completed. Bangunan
Perdana Putra in
He added that the Penang International Putrajaya
Airport expansion project would help increase yesterday.
the competitiveness of the airport, but – BERNAMAPIX
applications for both airport projects need to be
approved by the Transport Ministry. – Bernama

Johor hotels enjoying
higher booking rates

JOHOR BARU: The tourism sector in Johor is Fighting graft everyone’s responsibility, says activist
seen to be recovering, with many hotels
recording booking rates of up to 70%, especially PETALING JAYA: As long as there is a willing International Corruption Perception He said the war against corruption cannot
on weekends. giver and a willing taker, there will be corrupt Index (CPI). be won overnight and needs painstaking
practices, said Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. efforts, political will and a propensity to stay
Tourism Johor director Suhairi Hashim said “Malaysia’s position has dropped from 57 the course despite temptations.
this follows the reopening of the country’s He added that steps could be taken to last year to 62 out of 180 countries this year.
borders on April 1, thus attracting more foreign minimise graft through concerted action, The smaller the number in the ranking, the “It has to be a two-pronged assault. One, to
tourists to the state, including for sports and including stringent enforcement of existing less corrupt a country is perceived to be. It is a bring to book all who have been suspected of
health tourism. laws and public education. matter of grave concern that we are now lower having actively solicited and received monies
down the rung,” he said, adding that the or gifts in exchange for favours.
“There has been an increase in tourist Lee, who is an Institute of Integrity question now is whether we should have
arrivals, especially from Indonesia and Malaysia member, was commenting on waited for the CPI report or acted sooner. “Two, to educate people on the need to be
Singapore for health tourism. Malaysia’s recent position in the Transparency ethical and preserve integrity.” – Bernama

“In terms of sports, last month alone, many
tourists from Singapore came to play golf in
Johor,” he told a media conference after the
UUMISM-SportExcel Junior Golf Tour on
Sunday. SportExcel executive director
C. Sivanandan was also present.

Suhairi said apart from Singapore, tourists
from South Korea visit the state to play golf.

“We have seen a drastic increase in golf
tourism and for July alone, about 300 visitors
from South Korea will come here specifically to
play golf.

“They will be staying around Iskandar Puteri
and Johor Baru. All golf clubs are also fully
booked, including by domestic tourists.”
– Bernama

State makes it CREATING AWARENESS ... Consumers Association of Penang president Mohideen Abdul Kader (left) 3theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 31, 2022
easier for Johoreans and its education officer N.V. Subbarow showing cigarette butts collected in an hour at various locations NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS
to own homes in George Town, in conjunction with World No-Tobacco Day today. – MASRY CHE ANI/THESUN
PM: Set up
JOHOR BARU: The state government, commission to
through the Johor State Housing regulate halal industry
Development Corporation, has
launched five new initiatives to help PUTRAJAYA: Regulation of the halal industry
Johoreans own homes. in the country can be consolidated with
the establishment of a syariah compliant
Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi commission, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri
said the initiatives were aimed at Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
simplifying the people’s efforts to own
homes as well as reducing bureaucracy. In his keynote address at the Tun
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Lecture yesterday,
He added that the five initiatives Ismail Sabri said currently, the regulatory
involve the People’s Housing proposal is limited to the Islamic financial
Programme and Rumah Sewa Kerajaan, sector through Bank Negara Malaysia and
RM1,000 voucher application, Rumah the Securities Commission, while the Islamic
Mampu Biaya Johor, bumiputra lots and Development Department regulates the
transfer of ownership. halal industry.

According to him, under the People’s “As such, more comprehensive regulations
Housing Programme and Rumah Sewa can be consolidated, for example, with a
Kerajaan, the people will enjoy rental syariah compliant commission. I urge that
exemption this year, a discount on rental this recommendation be given due attention
arrears of 50% and a reduction in so that the aspirations to make Malaysia the
application documents from 23 to six. main reference model in the field of halal
economy can be realised.”
Meanwhile, for the RM1,000 voucher,
Onn Hafiz said application forms had Also present at the event were Public
been reduced from six to two, and the Service Department Director-General Datuk
vouchers would be paid within 14 days, Seri Mohd Shafiq Abdullah, Tun Abdullah
compared with 30 days previously. Ahmad Badawi Legacy Association
chairman Datuk Jefridin Atan and Universiti
“For Rumah Mampu Biaya Johor, the Kebangsaan Malaysia vice-chancellor Prof
application forms have also been Datuk Dr Mohd Ekhwan Toriman.
reduced from 17 to five, while the offer
letter would be issued within seven days, Ismail Sabri noted that the Malaysian
compared with 30 days previously,” he economy was currently facing uncertainty at
said in a post on Facebook yesterday. the global level as well as stiff competition in
– Bernama the regional economy.

Eateries in conundrum He said the role and contribution of the
over rising costs local halal economy to the national economy
can be improved further to be more
o Restaurateurs facing supply challenges in Catch-22 has not had to deal with complaints so far. significant.
situation over raising prices to cover overheads Meanwhile, Malaysian Indian Muslim
“Based on the Global Islamic Economy
█ BY IMAN MUTTAQIN a plate. But now, it has gone up to RM7, while Restaurant Owners Association president Report (2016/2017 to 2020/2021), Malaysia
[email protected] some restaurants even charge RM9. Datuk Jawahar Ali Taib Khan said their ranks first in terms of the global Islamic
PETALING JAYA: Restaurant operators are members were trying their best to maintain economic indicator score. In fact, Malaysia’s
facing a tough choice – maintain prices and “A few years ago, many would complain prices despite facing supply and cost performance was top in the Islamic
reduce serving portions, or raise prices and about the price increase but now, people are challenges. financial sector.
maintain status quo. However, if both the aware of the situation.”
price and quantity are maintained, they are “We are not sure how long we can “However, there is still room for
sure to suffer losses. He added that his customers shop at maintain our food prices. But if the cost keeps improvement in six other sectors, namely
supermarkets and are aware of the rising increasing, we have to raise them to cover halal food, tourism, fashion, cosmetics and
Sahabat Ramai restaurant owner Md prices of food and essential items that have our costs. pharmaceuticals, media and recreation.”
Arshad Yusof, 52, said the increased price of been shared on social media.”
chicken have forced restaurateurs to reduce “As long as food prices remain affordable, Ismail Sabri noted that the halal economy
portions, adding that his restaurant used to Md Arshad also said restaurateurs have we will not suffer any losses. So far, we can seems to be covering and developing more in
cut chicken into eight pieces, but now cuts experienced a drop in customers as many still survive the situation, and I have told our the financial and food sectors, hence,
them into 12. families have opted to eat at home. members to keep their businesses going.” justifying the need to focus and redress
aspects of the halal economy.
“We have to raise prices but maintain the A Chinese restaurateur in Taman Desa, UiTM lecturer Shamil Hizamie said a plate
quantity of the ingredients. The changes in Kuala Lumpur, who wished to be known only of nasi campur, including meat and He said the rapid growth in Islamic
meal prices are to be expected. as Albert, said his restaurant had to increase vegetables for lunch, was not more than finance was driven by the community’s
the price of dishes as the cost of ingredients RM10 when he started working a decade ago. demand for a usury-free system, which does
“For example, I used to buy cucumbers for keep rising daily. not have elements of gharar and masyir
RM6 per kg but now it is RM9 per kg. The “Now, it can cost about RM15 in some (speculation or gambling).
most evident increase is calamansi, which “The most we can increase is RM2 a dish. restaurants. Even fast food is no longer fast or
went from RM3 per kg to RM11 per kg. For example, the fried chilli chicken, braised cheap, it is expensive.” Ismail Sabri added that there were also
Supermarkets have different pricings, so I pork and pork ribs have gone up by RM2. regulations and models for the expansion of
need to check several of them to get the best Otherwise, we would lose our customers. Shamil said his daily expenses for food, the Islamic financial system available
deals,” he told theSun. including breakfast, lunch and dinner, range globally.
“It is unfortunate for us as our customers between RM28 and RM31. He eats at various
Md Arshad said on average, food prices are now less likely to order more food. We are restaurants throughout the day. Ismail Sabri said the Halal Economy
have risen by about 50 sen per dish. seeing fewer young customers coming to our Master Plan should be pursued and
restaurant as they have to watch their “I am trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle undertaken by stakeholders to empower the
“Before this, fried rice would cost RM6.50 budget.” by eating well, but am not exceeding my daily halal economy, and this could be
allocation for food. accomplished by enhancing its role in the
Albert said despite the increase, his various halal economy sectors. – Bernama
customers are quite understanding, and he “For example, if I take nasi campur for
lunch and it costs RM13 or more, I would Assemblyman denies
compensate on my drink by having just plain rumours of
water,” he said, adding that he also feels the leadership change
pinch from higher food prices.
ALOR GAJAH: Malacca Umno liaison
‘Monkeypox unlikely to cause large outbreaks’ committee chairman Datuk Seri Ab Rauf
Yusoh has denied rumours that there will be a
“There is a vaccine that has been approved potential harm and also the risk or benefit ratio because the virus does not spread easily from change of party leadership in the state in the
by the US Food and Drug Administration in of the vaccine concerned, not to mention the person to person. near future.
2019 for use against monkeypox. Our high cost involved leading to a decision
Health Ministry has said it is looking into that is also based on a cost and benefit Additionally, it is interesting to note that The Tanjung Bidara assemblyman said
the procurement of this vaccine for From ratio. Although every life is priceless, many older Malaysians have received smallpox there were no issues related to the state Umno
targeted usage and not mass these are indices that will affect decisions vaccination many decades ago. leadership at this time.
vaccination. front moving forward,” he said.
page “A mass vaccination campaign is not “The party is at its best,” he said at the
indicated because the risk of human-to- Malacca Umno Liaison Body open house at
“This is a relatively new vaccine. It is not Universiti Malaya professor of human transmission and the risk of severe his residence in Kampung Pulau, Masjid
available for use in large quantities, and this epidemiology and public health Dr Sanjay disease is low. Tanah last Sunday. Also present were the Yang
places limitations on its usage in mass Rampal referred to monkeypox as a Dipertua Negri Malacca Tun Mohd Ali
vaccination programmes. self-limiting disease that typically resolves on “Also, the smallpox vaccination is unlikely to Rustam and Umno vice-president and Prime
“A decision on mass vaccination for any its own. stop transmission of monkeypox,” he said, Minister Datuk Seri Ismail
disease will have to take into account its “It is unlikely to cause large outbreaks adding that the Health Ministry has prepared Sabri Yaakob.
sufficiently for this virus.
Ab Rauf, who is also the state Investment,
Industry, Entrepreneur Development and
Cooperatives Committee chairman,
described the rumours as part and parcel of
the political world.

“I do not consider it a threat to Umno’s
position. Everyone has a right to express their
feelings.” – Bernama


Stay vigilant against infectious diseases, Queen tells public 4.1% drop in new
Covid-19 cases
KUALA LUMPUR: The Raja Tunku Azizah having her blood pressure measured at the IIUM clinic during her visit yesterday. – BERNAMAPIX last week
Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah
Azizah Aminah Maimunah KUALA LUMPUR: The number of
Iskandariah has reminded the new Covid-19 infections in the
public to be more vigilant against country for the 21st epidemiology
communicable diseases, including week, which began from May 22 to
monkeypox. 28, saw a fall of 4.1% to 13,076 cases
compared with 13,630 cases the week
She also called on the people to before.
be more aware of the current
situation and to always practise Health Director-General Tan Sri
good personal hygiene. Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this
brought the cumulative cases to
“Although Covid-19 has entered 4,502,579.
the (transition to endemic phase),
other diseases are around. So, it is “The average rate of Covid-19
our duty to take care of ourselves,” infectivity (Rt) also showed a drop of
she said. 1.1% to 0.93 compared with 0.94 the
week earlier,” he said in a statement
She was speaking after officiating yesterday.
at the International Islamic
University Malaysia (IIUM) He added that the number of
Sejahtera Clinic yesterday. recoveries in week 21 also showed a
rise of 4.2% (15,278 cases to 15,925
Monkeypox is caused by an cases) compared with week 20,
infection with orthopoxviruses, bringing the cumulative recovery
which can be transmitted to cases to 4,441,702.
humans through bite or direct
contact with blood or body fluids of Noor Hisham said the number of
an infected animal. deaths also dropped to 19 cases or
34.5% compared with 29 the week
The monkeypox virus has been before, bringing the cumulative
reported in several countries, deaths to 35,660.
including Canada, Spain, Portugal,
Sweden, France, Italy, the United Meanwhile, the admission of
States, Switzerland and Austria. patients into hospitals and low risk
Covid-19 quarantine and treatment
Earlier, Tunku Azizah joined centres for each 100,000 residents
some 3,000 students and staff for a also dropped by 10% compared with
Raya@IIUM celebration held at the the earlier week.
Activity Centre main hall.
– Bernama “There was no change to patient
admission into public hospitals for
Plan on punitive action over each 100,000 people. The total cases
use of BM gets thumbs down requiring respiratory assistance
dropped by 6.1%.
█ BY SURAYA ALI o English, a universal language, should not be communication was facilitated and
[email protected] made sacrificial lamb in promotion of national effective. “Overall, bed occupancy at
PETALING JAYA: Although Bahasa language, says expert quarantine centres was not critical,
Malaysia (BM) is the national “If this mindset of being inward- while bed occupancy at intensive
language and should be given its due language in the last 60 years. So, it is do not forget China’s progress in looking continues, we will be the care units rose by 17%.”
place and respect, the government’s unlikely that it will be the language of English as well,” she said. bureaucratic outcast in Asean,”
move to consider punitive measures Asean, especially with Indonesia Former International Trade and she said. Noor Hisham said patient visits to
to enforce the use of BM in the civil vying for the top spot.” Industry minister Tan Sri Rafidah Covid-19 Assessment Centres
service does not sit well with English Aziz said putting English in the English Speaking Union Malaysia dropped by 5.1%, while the number
language advocates. She said the government should backburner would be a bad move. chairman Tunku Dara Tunku Tan Sri of new cases undergoing home
realise that Malaysia is not a “We should be raising our levels Naquiah Tuanku Ja’afar said it is monitoring decrease by 6.5%.
Parent Action Group for superpower or a developed country. of proficiency in English and other preposterous to enforce punitive
Education president Datin Noor relevant languages. I sympathise measures if our officials spoke and The number of cases referred by
Azimah Abdul Rahim said language Azimah, who is also the National with ministry officials and others wrote in English for the sake of CAC to quarantine centres or
should not be made a zero-sum Education Advisory Council who have to deal with the foreign efficiency. hospitals also dropped drastically by
game. member at the Education Ministry, community in whatever sphere.” 46.6%, he said. – Bernama
said Malaysia is a trading nation, and Rafidah said foreigners are “Although BM is our mother
“Neither should the English if we fail to communicate in a complaining about this backsliding tongue and we should know how to Almost 33% of
language be made the sacrificial universal language, which is English, in policies and focus. speak it, English is the common children fully
lamb in our promotion of the we have much to lose. “It must be noted that it is in the language of the world. Half the vaccinated
national language,” she told theSun. Cabinet minutes that all world’s population speak it so how
“We should be confident and communications should be can we communicate and interact KUALA LUMPUR: A total of
Azimah said history shows that proud to speak in the English conducted in English for efficiency effectively if we don’t practise or 1,166,385 children aged five to 11 or
the national education system language, which is the language of and efficacy in our delivery of understand it? 32.9% of the child population in the
abolished English medium schools knowledge and diplomacy.” services to our stakeholders,” country have completed their
in 1969, and gradually turned she said, aading that Malaysia was “We were the leader of the vaccination under the National
national schools into Malay medium Azimah said a nation will not go the preferred investment and English language at one time and Covid-19 Immunisation Programme
ones from 1970 for the sake of far if it wants to remain monolingual business destination as always the spokesman representing for Children as of Sunday.
national identity. However, there and exclusive. Asean in all its dealings with the
was every opportunity to strengthen world because of our excellent According to the CovidNOW
the sovereignty of BM. “Even the Indonesians are not English. Now, we can only listen but portal, a total of 1,714,171 children or
merely learning the English cannot talk.” 48.3% have received at least one dose
“While BM proficiency has language but also mastering it. And of the vaccine.
improved among Malaysians, we She said using a translator at
have failed to make it a regional meetings abroad would not give the A total of 2,913,093 adolescents
right impact on what one is trying aged 12 to 17 or 93.6% of the group
to say. have completed their vaccination,
while 3,009,604 or 96.7% received at
Ministry orders recall of ‘Jif’ peanut butter products least one vaccine dose.

KUALA LUMPUR: The importer of took note of the product recall from bacteria, Bernama reported. the affected batch. Meanwhile, a total of 16,094,258
Jif peanut butter products has been the US market for potential “Apart from Malaysia, the peanut Salmonella is a type of bacteria adults or 68.4% have received the
asked to recall them from the salmonella contamination through a that can cause food poisoning if booster dose, while 22,974,281 or
market. notification from the International butter products had been found in meat, eggs, fruits, 97.6% have completed two doses of
Food Safety Authorities Network. distributed to several countries such vegetables and processed food. the vaccine, and 23,250,933 or 98.8%
Health Director-General Tan Sri as Canada, Thailand, Honduras, Consumers can contact the received at least one dose.
Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said a “The notification stated that the Spain, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and district health office or visit
check conducted by the Health United States Food and Drug Singapore,” he said in a statement or the Food As for daily vaccine doses, 10,883
Ministry on the Food Safety Administration has ordered Jif yesterday. Safety and Quality Division’s were dispensed on Sunday, with
Information System of Malaysia data peanut butter products with batch Facebook page at 5,172 as first doses, 4,709 as second
found that the product had been numbers 1274425 to 2140425 to be He added that the ministry, doses and 1,002 as booster doses,
imported into the country. recalled because they were through the Food Safety and Quality /bkkmhq. bringing the cumulative number of
contaminated with salmonella Division, would continue to monitor vaccine doses administered under
Noor Hisham said the ministry all entry points into the country for the National Covid-19 Immunisation
Programme to 70,908,659.

The Health Ministry’s GitHub
portal reported that five Covid-19
deaths were recorded on Sunday,
with two of them in Sarawak and one
each in Perak, Perlis and Selangor.
– Bernama

5theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 31, 2022

No reports on ‘stupefying’ drug: Cops

o Expert warns public to be vigilant when scopolamine, are not new as it is is disabled, the serious criminal Sundaramoorthy said it is very
dealing with strangers handing them items commonly used in South America offences will take place,” he said. difficult to differentiate between a
and is labelled “Devil’s Breath”. legitimate salesperson and a
█ BY MUHAMMAD YUSRY the drug, which was allegedly used to As a precaution, Sundaramoorthy potential criminal, but as a safety
[email protected] lace items such as leaflets and He said the drug’s chemical warned the public to be cautious measure, you can always choose not
PETALING JAYA: The police are on pamphlets, disabling those who composition would temporarily around strangers and not just accept entertain any of them and make
the lookout for criminal activities touch it. disable victims, while they remain anything that is handed out. yourself vulnerable.
using the “Burundanga” drug. conscious of their surroundings – a
“There are no reports that condition that would enable “We live in a world full of dangers, He said just because salespersons
Kuala Lumpur Narcotics Crime Burundanga has been used in perpetrators to take advantage of so be cautious around strangers. offer us a product at cheap prices
Investigation Department deputy Malaysia, but we are keeping our eyes them. Don’t be too accommodating of does not mean that we should
director SAC Adnan Azizon was open,” he said. salespersons in public parking areas accept it.
responding to a question regarding “This modus operandi is usually who attempt to sell you their
WhatsApp messages that claimed Former Universiti Sains Malaysia for more serious crimes involving products. “Trying to save a few ringgit can
some people had been affected by professor of criminology Datuk Dr robberies, kidnapping, rape, and cost us our health or even our lives.
P. Sundaramoorthy said crimes other sexual assaults. The “It all comes down to being alert
involving Burundanga, or perpetrators would usually act as a and safeguarding ourselves “We tend to tell our children to be
salesperson and give out pamphlets regardless of the situation. If aware and not talk to strangers. But
and leaflets laced with the drug. Once someone is persistent and forces you most of the time, adults fall prey to
the victim touches the chemical and to take (an item), scream and seek scams by engaging with strangers. It
help.” is better to be safe than sorry”.

Plan to call Arul Kanda as witness postponed Company director
claims trial to fraud
KUALA LUMPUR: The hearing of the In response to this, Judge Mohamed Zaini two or more people are charged with an
prosecution’s application to call Arul Kanda Mazlan, who was amused by Rahmat’s offence under this same law, the court may KUANTAN: A company director pleaded not
Kandasamy as a witness in the 1Malaysia reference to the actor, said Connery was not a require one or more of them to give evidence guilty at the sessions court here yesterday to
Development Bhd (1MDB) audit report good example as the Hollywood actor was as witnesses for the prosecution if a written cheating Alliance Steel (M) Sdn Bhd (ASSB), the
tampering trial has been postponed to Friday already dead, Bernama reported. application is made by the public prosecutor. first investor at the Malaysia-China Kuantan
as Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s lead Industrial Park (MCKIP), involving a total of
defence lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Meanwhile, deputy public prosecutor On May 20, lead prosecutor Datuk Seri RM7.38 million, three years ago.
Abdullah is unwell. Ahmad Akram Gharib said the prosecution Gopal Sri Ram said Arul Kanda may have
had no objection to the postponement. information relating to transactions with Teh Teng Cheng, 52, was charged with
Another lawyer for Najib, Rahmat Hazlan Najib, which would affect the outcome of the committing the offence on June 28, 2019, in the
informed the High Court yesterday that The court then set Friday to hear oral prosecution of the former finance minister. ASSB office at the MCKIP in Gebeng, by
Shafee has developed a high fever and sore submissions from both parties on the submitting the project payment receipt
throat. prosecution’s application to call Arul Kanda Najib, 68, is charged with using his position account, which prompted ASSB to pay RM7.38
as their witness. to order amendments to the 1MDB final audit million to Sureland Industrial Fire Safety (M)
“When he (Shafee) called me this morning report before it was presented to the Public Sdn Bhd, which it would not have done if it was
(yesterday) he sounded like Sean Connery. Arul Kanda was initially scheduled to Accounts Committee to avoid any action not deceived.
He has not gone to the clinic yet but he is testify against Najib yesterday, in a hearing of being taken against him, while Arul Kanda,
going there soon and we will send the MC an application under Section 63 of the 45, is charged with abetting Najib in making The charge read before judge Datuk Ahmad
(medical certificate) to the court once he Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission the amendments to the report, to protect Zamzani Mohd Zain was framed under Section
obtains it.” (MACC) Act 2009. Najib from being subjected to such action. 420 of the Penal Code, which provides for a
maximum jail term of 10 years, whipping and a
Section 63 states that in a situation where fine.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission
deputy public prosecutor Siti Sarah Zainal
Abiddin set bail at RM2 million in two sureties,
after taking into account the seriousness of the

However, lawyer Mohd Shahrullah Khan
Nawab Zadah Khan who represented Teh,
appealed for the amount to be reduced on the
grounds that Teh’s wife could only afford to pay
RM30,000 with her client willing to be subjected
to additional conditions set by the court.

“The accused’s company is now in the
process of winding up and the accused has not
had a fixed income for the past two years.

“Teh’s wife is a trader but her business has
also been adversely affected by the Covid-19
pandemic, which has made it hard for her to
raise the bail.

“Teh also suffers from sleep apnea and needs
the assistance of a breathing machine every

“He also has three children aged eight to 19,
and a 74-year-old mother to care for,” Mohd
Shahrullah Khan said.

Ahmad Zamzani allowed bail of RM750,000
in two sureties on the condition that the
accused surrender his international passport to
the court and report to the MACC office every
month until the disposal of the case. – Bernama

Bid to smuggle in
wild birds foiled

CONTRABAND HAUL ... Kelantan acting police chief Datuk Muhamad Zaki Harun (centre) and other officers showing seized drugs during a press KOTA BARU: The 8th Battalion of the General
conference at the state police contingent headquarters yesterday. Three men were also arrested in Tumpat and Kota Baru during the anti-narcotics Operations Force (GOF8) thwarted an attempt
opearation. – BERNAMAPIX to smuggle in 541 white-rumped shama birds
from Thailand on Sunday.
Toy gun lands motorist in jail
GOF8 assistant commanding officer DSP
PETALING JAYA: A 28-year-old man with a motorist and showed the driver of a red suspect, police also seized the toy pistol and Ramesh K. Krishnan said in the 4pm incident,
criminal record was remanded yesterday for Proton Wira holding the gun, which was being impounded the car he was driving during the “Strike Force” members conducting Op
investigations under the Firearms Act after he pointed upwards. incident. Wawasan came across a suspicious-looking car
held a RM2.40 toy gun out of his car window in Kampung Jubakar, Tumpat.
as he drove along the Damansara-Puchong Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Mohamad According to Mohamad Fakhrudin, the
Expressway. Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid said police received suspect said the toy pistol was purchased for “An inspection on the vehicle led to the
a report on the case at about 7pm. RM2.40 and belonged to his four-year-old discovery of 32 baskets containing 541 white-
A video of the incident, which occurred nephew who was also in the car. rumped shama birds, suspected of being
near the 1 Utama Shopping Centre in Within three hours, they had traced the smuggled in from Thailand.
Damansara at 6.15pm, was taken by a passing suspect to an apartment in Bandar Seri “The suspect claimed he was playing with
Damansara. He said upon arresting the his nephew at the time of the incident.” “The birds are estimated to be worth
RM571,500,” he said in a statement yesterday.

He added that the 28-year-old driver from
Perak was detained for investigation, while the
seized birds were handed over to the
Department of Wildlife and National Parks for
further action. – Bernama


Record one billion China fails to ink security pact with Pacific nations
meth pills seized
in East, Southeast SUVA: Talks between Chinese “As always, we put consensus expand political ties, conduct Jinping sent a message that China
Asia last year Foreign Minister Wang Yi and 10 first,” co-host and Fijian Prime sensitive marine mapping and gain would be “a good brother” to the
Pacific Island nations failed to reach Minister Frank Bainimarama said greater access to natural resources region and that they shared a
BANGKOK: A record one billion an agreement on a wide-ranging after the meeting, indicating that on land and in the water. “common destiny”.
methamphetamine pills were seized security deal yesterday, after sharp broad agreement would be needed
in East and Southeast Asia last year, warnings the proposal would push before inking any “new regional As enticement, Beijing offered But in a letter to other regional
the United Nations (UN) said the region into “Beijing’s orbit”. agreements”. millions of dollars in financial leaders, Federated States of
yesterday, as crime gangs exploited assistance, the prospect of a Micronesia President David Panuelo
the Covid-19 pandemic and instability A virtual summit of leaders and Wang is in the Fijian capital Suva China-Pacific Islands free trade warned the proposed agreement
in Myanmar to boost their activities. foreign ministers was expected to as part of a 10-day diplomatic blitz, agreement and access to China’s was “disingenuous” and would
Southeast Asia’s so-called Golden discuss proposals to radically as Beijing jostles with Washington vast market of 1.4 billion people. “ensure Chinese influence in
Triangle has long been an infamous increase China’s involvement in the and its allies over influence in the government” and “economic
hotspot for drug trafficking, with security, economy and politics of the strategically vital Pacific. China has pitched itself to the control” of key industries.
Myanmar, Laos and Thailand’s porous South Pacific. South Pacific as a “major developing
Ahead of his visit, China country” that stands shoulder to Following yesterday’s meeting,
But the effort appeared to have proposed a pact that would see shoulder with small and Wang said the two sides would
fallen short after some regional Beijing train Pacific Island police, medium-sized nations. “continue to have ongoing and
leaders voiced deep concern. become involved in cybersecurity, in-depth discussions”. – AFP
Before the meeting, President Xi

borders and lax local policing allowing Sri Lanka police tear-gas
illegal substances to slip across.
The UN Office on Drugs and
Crime (UNODC) said law
enforcement netted nearly 172
tonnes of methamphetamine –
approximately seven times more than students in fresh clashes
a decade ago – and the surging supply
has sent street prices in Thailand
crashing to all-time lows.
“The scale and reach of the
methamphetamine and synthetic
drug trade in East and Southeast Asia
is staggering,” Jeremy Douglas of committees,” he said, adding that Wickremesinghe is the sole
UNODC said in a statement. o Govt offers young protesters greater say they could be drawn from the parliamentary representative of the
He said crime syndicates and in how country is administered current protesters. United National Party, a
armed groups had capitalised on the once-powerful political force that
region’s political instability and the The demonstrations led to tense was nearly wiped out in Sri Lanka’s
pandemic to make dramatic gains. scenes in Colombo, where last elections.
He said they crucially had a COLOMBO: Police fired tear gas to seafront office, demanding he step authorities struggled to disperse
“massive population with spending disperse thousands of students down over the country’s worst large crowds and chemical irritants Rajapaksa’s party, which has a
power to target”. trying to storm the Sri Lankan economic crisis since hung over the streets. majority in the legislature, has offered
UNODC regional synthetic drugs president’s home on Sunday as the independence. to provide him with the necessary
analyst Kavinvadee government offered an olive branch Prime Minister Ranil Several men were seen picking up support to run a government.
Suppapongtevasakul said the drug’s to demonstrators demanding his Wickremesinghe went on national canisters spewing tear gas and
plummeting prices had made it resignation. television on Sunday evening offering throwing them back towards the Sunday’s student action came a
“much more accessible and available young protesters a greater say in how police who fired them. day after a similar clash when
to those that could not afford it before”. Anti-riot squads used a water the country is administered. protesters tried to storm Rajapaksa’s
Myanmar’s northern Shan state cannon followed by tear gas, as “The youth are calling for a Female medical and science heavily guarded colonial-era official
remains the region’s primary source of furious protesters pulled down change in the existing system,” he students joined the protests, with residence, where he has bunkered
meth, with the drug increasingly yellow iron barricades across a road said, laying out plans for 15 many running for cover when down since thousands surrounded
shipped to Laos, then Thailand before leading to President Gotabaya committees that would work with authorities used a water cannon. his private home in March.
reaching Malaysia, where it is trafficked Rajapaksa’s official residence in parliament to decide national
onward to countries throughout the Colombo. policies. Wickremesinghe is not from An unprecedented shortage of
Asia Pacific, the report said. – AFP “I propose to appoint four youth Rajapaksa’s party, but was given the foreign exchange to import even the
Nearby, thousands of men and representatives to each of the 15 job after the president’s elder most essential supplies, including
women demonstrated for the 51st brother Mahinda resigned as prime food, fuel and medicines, has led to
straight day outside Rajapaksa’s minister on May 9 following weeks of severe hardships for the country’s 22
protests, and when no other million people. – AFP
legislator agreed to step in.

BRIEFS 11 MISSING AFTER Bodies pulled from wreckage of Nepal plane
KATHMANDU: Nepali rescuers Jomsom, a popular trekking mountainside, including a wing Sanosware area of Thasang
JAKARTA: Thirty-one people have yesterday retrieved 16 bodies from destination. with the registration number municipality in Mustang district.
been rescued and 11 are still the mangled wreckage of a 9N-AET clearly visible.
missing after a ferry ran out of fuel passenger plane strewn across a Helicopters operated by the “Analysing the pictures we
and sank in bad weather off the mountainside that crashed in the military and private firms braved “So far, 16 bodies have been received, it seems that the flight did
coast of Indonesia, an official said Himalayas with 22 people on board. poor weather to scour the remote recovered and teams are searching not catch fire. Everything is
yesterday. Local tugboats and mountainous area on Sunday, aided for the remaining six,” said Civil scattered at the site. The plane
fishermen took many of the Air traffic control lost contact by teams on foot, but called off the Aviation Authority spokesman Deo seems to have collided with a big
survivors ashore after KM Ladang with the Twin Otter aircraft fruitless search when night fell. Chandra Lal Karn. rock on the hill,” said Pokhara
Pertiwi sank while sailing through operated by Nepali carrier Airport spokesman Dev Raj Subedi.
the Makassar Strait in South Tara Air shortly after it took off from After resuming yesterday, the “Chances of survival are low but
Sulawesi province. “Until now, 31 Pokhara in western Nepal on army shared on social media a our efforts continue to find them.” Four Indians were onboard, as
people have been rescued and 11 Sunday morning headed for photo of aircraft parts and other well as two Germans, with the
are still missing,”said head of local debris littering a sheer The authority said that the plane remainder Nepalis. – AFP
search and rescue team Djunaidi, “met an accident” at 4,420m in the
who goes by only one name.“ The
vessel did not have a permit to The wreckage
transport passengers, he said, of the aircraft
adding both the ship’s captain strewn over the
and owner have been taken in for mountainside.
questioning. – AFP – AFPPIX


TOKYO: Japan’s Prime Minister
Fumio Kishida scored his highest
approval ratings since taking
office eight months ago in a
weekend survey by Nikkei daily
and TV Tokyo, with critical upper
house elections just weeks away.
Should Kishida and his ruling
Liberal Democratic Party win a
decisive victory in July’s election,
he will not face another
scheduled ballot for three years.
That would give him full scope to
focus on a policy programme that
includes revising Japan’s pacifist
constitution at some point in the
future. Support for Kishida and
his cabinet climbed to 66%, a rise
of 5% from the previous April
survey and the highest since he
took office last October. – Reuters

7theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 31, 2022

Pleas to end gun violence greet Biden in Texas

WASHINGTON: Desperate pleas for responded to the crowd, before gunman walked in with an AR-15- accident, made the sign of the cross, “Our hearts are broken,”
a stop to the gun massacres plaguing heading to private meetings with type semi-automatic and began his appearing to wipe away a tear. Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller
the United States rang out on Sunday relatives of the dead and first slaughter last Tuesday. said at the church.
during President Joe Biden’s visit to responders. The arrival of the Bidens’
Uvalde, where he prayed for the 19 Both wearing black, the Bidens motorcade at the school was met Biden was not scheduled to speak
children and two teachers slain by a Biden, accompanied by his wife, held hands in front of the memorial, with applause from a crowd. publicly in Texas, but on Saturday he
teen gunman in the small Texas town. Jill, was in Uvalde less than two weeks walking slowly along the thicket of renewed his so-far fruitless call for
after making a similar trip to the site of wreaths, bouquets, white crosses and However, illustrating the tension Congress to overcome years of
“Do something!” rang out from a another mass shooting targeting blown-up photos of the slain in the town, there were boos at the paralysis to toughen firearms
crowd in the street as Biden left African Americans in a racist attack in children. appearance of Republican Texas regulations – especially on weapons
Sacred Heart Church where he Buffalo, New York. Governor Greg Abbott, who strongly like the AR-15.
attended mass with mourning Biden, whose adult son Beau died opposes new restrictions on gun
relatives. The First Couple began by visiting seven years ago this Monday from ownership. “We cannot outlaw tragedy, I
a makeshift shrine at Robb cancer, and whose first wife and know, but we can make America
“We will. We will,” Biden Elementary School, where the teen infant daughter perished in a car “We need changes,” shouted one safer,” Biden said. – AFP

Russian invaders advance Death toll from Brazil
downpours mounts
into key eastern city BRASILIA: Torrential rains in northeastern
Brazil have left at least 79 people dead and
o Ukraine pleads for “Capturing Sievierodonetsk is a “You know now what I’m most afraid of, dozens missing, civil defence officials said on
more weapons from West fundamental task for the occupiers. now that the fighting is so intense, so tough?” Sunday, as rescuers capitalised on a lull in
Dmytro, a former English language teacher, downpours to search for survivors.
KYIV: Russian troops entered the outskirts of “We do all we can to hold this advance.” told Reuters television.
the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on “As of 6pm this Sunday, the number of
a regional governor said yesterday, describing Sunday said the “liberation” of the Donbas, an “That we would be told: That’s it, stop it, we people killed as a result of the rains has reached
the fighting as “very fierce” in a city that industrial region which includes Luhansk and have a ceasefire.” 79,” the civil defence authority of Pernambuco
become a key objective for Moscow’s Donetsk, was an “unconditional priority” for state, where the affected communities of Recife
offensive in the Donbas. Moscow. “A negotiated settlement can only happen and Olinda are located, said in a statement.
Ukrainian forces in the Donbas said they on Ukrainian terms and at present if it
Shelling killed two civilians and wounded were on the defensive all day on Sunday. happened it would be a horror,” he said, The disaster is the latest in a recent series of
five others as Russian troops advanced into Russian forces fired on 46 communities in adding that such a move could end deadly landslides and floods triggered by
the city’s southeastern and northeastern areas the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, killing at Zelenskiy’s career. extreme weather in Brazil.
fringes, said Luhansk region Governor Serhiy least three civilians, wounding two others or
Gaidai. destroying or damaging 62 civilian buildings. European Union (EU) leaders will meet The number of dead has mounted steadily
Russian shelling also continued on Sunday today to discuss a new sanctions package over the weekend, including dozens in
Incessant shelling has left Ukrainian forces across several regions such as in Novy Buh in against Russia including an oil embargo. landslides, as heavy rains caused rivers to
defending ruins in Sievierodonetsk, but their Mykolaiv and Sumy. overflow and torrents of mud swept away
refusal to withdraw has slowed a massive The Ukrainian government urged the West EU governments have been unable to everything in their path.
Russian offensive across the Donbas region in to provide more longer-range weapons to turn agree on a sixth package of sanctions against
eastern Ukraine. the tide in the war, now in its fourth month. Moscow because the proposed embargo on The latest statement from the civil defence
Zelenskiy said he expected “good news” in Russian oil is not acceptable to Hungary and a did not offer an update on the number of people
“Some 90% of buildings are damaged. the coming days. big problem for Slovakia and the Czech missing, though the agency had earlier reported
More than two-thirds of the city’s housing A Ukrainian soldier on patrol in trenches Republic. 56 people still unaccounted for and nearly 4,000
stock has been completely destroyed. There is near the town of Bakhmut, southwest of who had lost their homes.
no telecommunication,” Ukrainian President Sievierodonetsk, spoke of a nagging fear that German Economy Minister Robert Habeck
Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a televised his government could be drawn into expressed fears that EU unity was “starting to “We still don’t have an exact number, but
speech. negotiating an end to the conflict that would crumble” and draft conclusions of the there are still reports of victims ... who have not
result in Ukraine losing territory. meeting, seen by Reuters, indicated there will been found,” Pernambuco Governor Paulo
be little in terms of new decisions. Camara said during a press conference.

But EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell “The search will continue until we can
said “there will be an agreement in the end”. identify all the missing people.”
– Reuters
While the storm subsided, some 1,200
personnel – some in boats or helicopters –
resumed search and rescue work, state officials

“Although it has stopped raining now, we are
forecasting heavy rains for the next few days,“
Minister of Regional Development Daniel
Ferreira said during a press conference on
Sunday in Recife.

“So the first thing is to maintain
self-protection measures.”

Between Friday night and Saturday
morning, rainfall volume reached 70% of what
was forecast for all of May in some parts of
Recife. – AFP

A woman walking past a heavily damaged residential building in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. – AFPPIX
TEHRAN: Iranian authorities have seized a
Hardliner elected Australian opposition leader vessel carrying 106,500 litres of smuggled
fuel and arrested nine crew members, the
CANBERRA: Australia’s conservatives elected a plan to “clean up Labor’s inevitable mess”. “appropriate response” to emissions reduction. Tasnim news agency reported yesterday.“On
hardliner and China hawk Peter Dutton as the Elected unopposed, Dutton inherits a Dutton made a name for himself in politics the orders of the Qeshm prosecutor, the
country’s new opposition leader yesterday, an officers of the marine base, while identifying
outcome many will see as a lurch to the right Liberal party decimated by Australia’s May 21 with tough talk and a penchant for a vessel carrying 106,500 litres of smuggled
for his party. election, when many of its long-time voters headline-grabbing commentary. fuel, started the process of seizing it,”said the
swung to independent candidates who chief justice of Hormozgan province. Iran,
Dutton came out swinging after accepting promised action on climate change. As defence minister, he often likened which has some of the world’s cheapest fuel
the top spot, saying the country’s newly China’s expansionist ambitions to Nazi prices due to heavy subsidies and the fall of
elected Labor government was not “ready to The new opposition leader will have to Germany in the 1930s. its currency, has been fighting rampant fuel
govern and we are already seeing their rebuild his shattered party and try to unite its smuggling by land to neighbouring states
inexperience on display”. fiercely divided moderate and conservative “The only way you can preserve peace is to and by sea to Gulf Arab countries. It has
wings, with climate a key sticking point. prepare for war,” he said at the time. frequently seized boats it says are being
The ex-police officer promised his party used for smuggling oil in the Gulf. – Reuters
will go to the next election, due in 2025, with He described himself yesterday as “a very “The issue of China under President Xi
passionate believer” in Australia’s need for an (Jinping) is the biggest issue our country will U.S. HOUSE SPEAKER’S
face in our lifetime,” he said yesterday. – AFP HUSBAND ARRESTED

WASHINGTON: The husband of US House of
Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi was
arrested on suspicion of drunk driving on
Saturday night in Napa County, California
after being involved in a two-vehicle crash,
the California Highway Patrol said on
Sunday. Paul Pelosi, 82, was booked into the
Napa County Detention Centre after being
charged with two misdemeanors and bail
was set at US$5,000. The California Highway
Patrol said he was driving a 2021 Porsche
and attempting to cross State Route-29,
when his vehicle was struck by a 48-year-old
man driving a 2014 Jeep. No one was
injured, the highway patrol said. The other
driver was not arrested. – Reuters

8 theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 31, 2022 LETTERS [email protected]
Zuraida is about women,
The harsh reality for youth and multi-racialism
women of colour
FOR those who know Datuk Zuraida believes in.
█ BY FURVAH SHAH I know I code-switch constantly, would think Kamaruddin well, her recent decision to join She wants to empower women and youth
twice about bringing ethnic food to the Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM) would come as no
ENTERING the workforce or starting a workplace and have simply settled with various surprise. from all races, religions and walks of life, which
new job is nerve-wracking enough as it is mispronunciations of my name. is something she can achieve using a multi-
– picking the right outfit for your first day, From the time I knew her, she has always racial platform such as PBM.
meeting new people and trying to make a As a society, we’ve been able to have shared her aspirations that we need to tap the
good impression in front of your bosses and conversations about sexism in the workplace and potential of women and youth towards a Zuraida is also a very prominent leader
colleagues. have progressed to make things more inclusive stronger, more liberal society. One that pays outside Malaysia and is also the Women
and balanced for women, but the particular heed to the voices of women and youth with Political Leader’s (WPL) country ambassador
This is made even more stressful when you’re difficulties women of colour face have often been regard to the formulation of national policies for Malaysia, a position she has held since
a woman of colour at risk of racism, sexism and left out of the conversation. and decisions. 2018.
The impact workplace discrimination can The reason being, Zuraida has always been During the WPL summit in Iceland three
A new report by the Runnymede Trust and have on the mental health of women of colour is a strong advocate for the rights and equal years ago, she spoke strongly for the rights of
Fawcett Society has revealed that three-quarters clear. opportunities for women and youth, across all Malaysian girls and women.
of women of colour in the UK have experienced platforms, including politics.
some form of racism at work and more than 60% On average, 76% of participants said We know her as a no-nonsense minister
change their use of language, hairstyle, clothes or experiences of racism in the workplace negatively It is because of her firm and unwavering when it comes to dedication and commitment
diet in order to fit in. impacted their mental health, well-being, belief in fighting for the rights of the weaker for her ministry and she has worked hard to
confirmed at work, job satisfaction and desire to ones, that she made this bold, unselfish promote local commodities and open new
From changing the pronunciation of our stay in a role. decision. markets.
names to constantly code-switching and missing
out on promotions while our white peers excel, I For some, they even moved to self- There is no other reason for her to make We believe she is a leader with the caliber
and many other women of colour can sympathise employment in order to escape this and have such a move and jeopardise her ministerial and drive to fill the void of women leadership
with how hard it can be navigating majority- more flexibility for other commitments. position. in the country, while also playing a key role in
white workspaces. shaping the younger generation for the future.
But, what can be done to change this? For me, What she did has drawn even more respect
Institutional racism refers to the ways in which I think it’s education and support. from me – that she is willing to make changes Voon Shiak Ni
racism resides in workforces, organisations and and sacrifices to fight for what she truly Sarawak Social Activist
other influential institutions, and how it is When people are well-versed in what
perpetuated through policies, processes and institutional racism looks like and how it Building a foundation of peace
attitudes. manifests itself, they can help in making change
in a workplace. IN comprehending the theological identity and ideological politics would hold
For example, a police officer stopping and understanding of reality, one of those truths sway that could lead the nation to a destructive
searching a black man without cause for There are things we can all do – for example, if that I have learned, that has inspired my part in the long run.
suspicion, or a Muslim person having to undergo you see that your female colleagues of colour are approach to social issues is the understanding
extra security checks at the airport for no good burnt out, being ignored for progression that peace can be realised in a polarised world, if For example, if there is empathy between
reason would both be instances of this type of opportunities or are being subjected to racism or there is respect for distinctions of persons, unity communities of different ethnic and religious
racism. micro-aggressions, lend a hand of support to in being, and equality before the eyes of God. backgrounds on existential fears, insecurity and
them and try to call out the behaviour. aspirations of the other – and at same time
Institutional racism also, arguably, plays a role This approach is relevant in our country since coming together in opposing the ills of
in why many women of colour in the workplace This starts from the very beginning of the the first principle of the Rukun Negara is the corruption and injustice in the country –
are treated differently compared with white application process, as the report suggested. belief in God. Malaysia could move progressively to the realm
women. of truth in politics.
Workplaces should commit themselves to If one speaks about distinctions of persons, it
The report, fittingly titled Broken Ladders, reducing bias in recruitment and making hiring accepts the reality that people’s beliefs and Distinctive persons of different cultures and
revealed that 25% of participants had been processes more transparent and inclusive. consciousness are varied and plural, while the backgrounds but being in unity-of-being by
subjected to racial slurs, more than 50% of black unity of being is a metaphysical reality that we coming together in respect to abhor corruption
women were likely to change their characteristics Then, when women of colour do enter your are one in humanity even though distinct, and and injustice, is a great milestone in breaking
to fit in, and that 36% of women from Pakistani workforce, make sure they are recognised as equality before God means that everyone is away from a polarised situation.
and Bangladeshi backgrounds have been told candidates for progression and address racial equal in the eyes of the law and inclusivity takes
they don’t have the right leadership qualities to bias in your workplace in order to make sure no precedence over exclusivity. In the same way at the global level, if the
be promoted. one is subjected to discrimination. West, Russia and China could see the good in
Understanding wisdom at this level has the opposite ideological framework of each
These statistics should be shocking, but to me It’s also and always important to be become imperative in our national and global other, which has benefited the people, and also
and my fellow women of colour in the workforce, intersectional in our outlook when it comes to consciousness which are deeply divided by respect the unity of being and equality in the
they aren’t. sexism and while all women may be at risk of ideological inclinations, ethnic and religious eyes of God without being condescending,
experiencing sexist discrimination at work, identity that is exclusive, social economic there is a possibility of minimising geopolitical
I have friends who haven’t been promoted in women of colour also have the added battle of disparities that have created a gigantic gap tensions in the South China sea or even could
more than three years, have been told by bosses racism to fight which can be very taxing. between the rich and the poor, and the most have prevented the current Ukrainian war.
that their English is really good despite being obvious reluctance of the secular world to being
born in the UK and been encouraged by their At a governmental level, transparent reporting open to the reality of transcended truth. Therefore, lets build a society that respects
colleagues to drink alcohol despite their religious on the ethnicity pay gap needs to become a the distinctiveness of persons, the unity of being
beliefs. requirement and increased funding for In Malaysia today, society is sucked into a and equality of all in the eyes of God in our local,
organisations that are committed to making polarising perspective of identity politics that national and global vision of the world.
From outright individual acts of workplaces more inclusive is needed. determines the survival of the political elites.
discrimination to subtle yet pervasive micro- Ronald Benjamin
aggressions, it sometimes feels like a never- All women should be made to feel that they Unless there is respect for the distinctiveness Association for Welfare, Community and
ending, uphill battle. belong in the workforce, and by taking small of persons or respect for plurality, where truth
steps to making sure our workplaces are more can be paradoxically seen in the opposites, Dialogue Secretary
inclusive to women of colour, we can make sure
that happens. – The Independent

9theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 31, 2022

Long-term solutions to chicken problems

COMMENT abandoned agricultural lands,” he was To attract the The government had grappled with A total of RM3 million was allocated
by Jamari Mohtar quoted as saying. participation of the grain corn production issue since the for the joint venture, involving 238.3ha of
the youths in 1980s when it was identified as a key land, with land clearing expected to
ONE long-term solution which He added, that the farmers need this animal vulnerability to the nation’s food security. begin in the third quarter of this year.
was mentioned in Prime support from the federal government feed farming
Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s through incentives and subsidies related industry, the From 1989 to 1992, a commercial trial The project is expected to produce
statement after the May 23 to fertilisers and pesticides because they government was conducted, but the yield was low 5,490 metric tons of grain corn a year,
Cabinet meeting to discuss solutions to are burdened with a double increase in has to make compared with other crops such as oil with the aim of reducing import
the shortage of chicken in the country is the price of planting materials and need this industry palm and thus deemed unsustainable. dependence by 2% to 3%.
for Malaysia to be self-sufficient in to ensure that they can be sold, for more The project was terminated in 1996.
producing chicken feed. example through contract agreements appealing and Another long-term solution that
with any relevant parties. ‘sexier’ to them In the past years, the ministry has needs to be thought of is the impact of
This will reduce the hefty cost of by introducing evaluated grain corn industries in climate change on farming in which
poultry farming in light of the high cost of Also, the state government is working extensively neighbouring Thailand, the Philippines unpredictable rain-causing floods occur
fertilisers and wheat, and the to increase its maize yield in Jeli, from one fourth and Indonesia, and believes it can with greater frequency.
vulnerability of imports to currency million crops to 10 million. industrial succeed this time by following these
fluctuations revolution countries’ lead according to the This is actually the province of the
“Kelantan also has maize crops of technologies in Malaysian Agricultural Research and Environment and Water Ministry where
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food these types in Lojing, Gua Musang, the industry Development Institute (Mardi). global warming has caused climate
Industries (Mafi) and the Domestic Trade Tanah Merah and Bachok which can be change with tragic consequences.
and Consumer Affairs Ministry have used as animal feed based on a study. It’s Indonesia produced 12 million metric
been tasked to present plans on the just that the corn needs to go through a tons of grain corn in 2020, followed by the What Mafi can do is to think of ways
proposal for the cultivation of corn and drying process and be crushed as well as Philippines (8 million metric tons), and means on how the animal feed
the use of palm kernel cake as chicken added with ingredients such as soy to Thailand (5.5 million metric tons) and farmers can be financially compensated
feed alternatives. increase the nutrition to be given to Vietnam (4.54 million metric tons). when force majeure occurs, i.e
livestock,” he said. unforeseeable circumstances that
In response to this, the Kelantan state In contrast, Malaysia produced 80,000 prevent someone from fulfilling a
government is ready to cultivate corn as a On May 23, the federal Cabinet asked metric tons of corn, much of which is contract.
long-term alternative to poultry feed. state governments, government agencies sweet corn not used for animal feed.
and government-linked companies to Common examples of force majeure
Its state executive councillor for grant Temporary Occupancy Licences to Under the 2016 Master Plan, the events include acts of war, terrorist
Agriculture, Agro-based Industry, farmers so they could cultivate maize as ministry aimed to open 30,000ha of land attacks, epidemics, pandemics like
Biotechnology, Green Technology and poultry feed. for grain corn farming in low humidity Covid-19, deaths, labour strikes, riots,
Environment, Tuan Mohd Saripudin flatlands like in Chuping, Perlis, Seberang crime or property theft, acts of God,
Tuan Ismail is reported to have said The Cabinet also gave an immediate Perai in Penang and Bachok in Kelantan, natural disasters (like blizzards,
several corn varieties of the cereal crop green light for cooperatives involved in which was estimated to result in the earthquakes, or hurricanes) or acts of
for animal feed planted in Bachok four the plantation sector to hire foreign production of 1.4 million metric tons of terrorism.
years ago have proven to have high yields, workers, to overcome the current poultry grain corn.
but the programme was stopped due to shortage in the country. This can take the form of legislation
the lack of market demand at that time. A pilot project commenced in 2020 in for the animal feed farmers to keep aside
The government’s move towards self- which Mardi has been collaborating with a certain sum, with ringgit to ringgit
“In the past, we planted grain corn to sufficiency in animal feed was already the Indonesian Cereals Research matching by the government so that they
be processed as animal feed, including announced last month by the Agriculture Institute to share technology and hybrid can continue their farming operation
chicken, but it had to be replaced with and Food Industries Minister Datuk Seri seeds since 2018. after a certain force majeure occurs.
sweet corn, pearl corn and fat corn Ronald Kiandee when he said the
because grain corn was less popular in government is formulating a policy to Mardi researchers said Indonesia’s Or an insurance scheme against force
the market at that time. reduce dependence on animal feed grain production grew after it replicated majeure in which the annual premium is
imports by promoting grain corn and adapted what was done in the US, so partly subsidised by the government.
“Now the government is ready to farming. Malaysia is learning from Indonesia and
convert the existing maize crop to grain adapting these practices locally. Finally, to attract the participation of
maize to be processed into food for He announced then 80,000ha the youths in this animal feed farming
livestock. nationwide will be used to plant grain “It is not too late to revitalise the corn industry, the government has to make
corn by the year 2023, and it encouraged industry and become one of the grain this industry more appealing and “sexier”
“The state government and farmers private large scale farming of this crop. corn players in the world,” the to them by introducing extensively
are ready to work together for the researchers said. Fourth Industrial Revolution
development of animal feed that can be It is unclear if this is linked to the Grain technologies in the industry.
done on a large scale, including on Corn Development Master Plan (2018- On May 18, the Selangor and Negeri
2032) launched by the government in Sembilan governments also signed a Jamari Mohtar is the Editor of Let’s Talk!,
2016 to produce 30% of grain corn memorandum of agreement to plant an e-newsletter on current affairs.
required for domestic consumption. grain corn in Gemas and the Kuala
Langat Selatan Forest Reserve. Comments: [email protected]

How sincere is love for our national language?

COMMENT past 53 years. Aside from those who can speak and write Many pseudo-champions of languages are
byYS Chan I seldom speak to my colleagues, customers well, I have great admiration for those who only good at rhetoric, denouncing others as
truly love and promote a language or for that talk is cheap and does not require hard work.
IN the 1950s, my parents were Chinese school and suppliers in Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, matter, a religion, culture or art.
teachers. We were then staying at the teachers’ Hokkien or Hakka. As debates on BM have been ongoing, it is
quarters behind a school in Pandamaran, the The French are renowned for their pride in time to show our love for BM through action
new village adjacent to Port Klang. Initially, I worked in sales, service and their language and culture. by offering free language classes to the
spares (3S) of the motor industry before millions of people in our midst.
But they sent me to study in an English switching to sales of life and general insurance. For example, they set up 850 Alliance
school in Klang, a few kilometres away. Francaise centres in 137 countries, an They include citizens and millions of
From 1973 until today, I have been involved irrefutable testament to their commitment. foreign workers, their spouses and children
I remember the first time I approached a in the travel industry and have also set up living here.
teacher during class. I requested, in Hokkien, many tours and car rental companies, and as a In contrast, we have sent Malay textbooks
that I wish to go to the toilet. freelance trainer. to universities in the US and Netherlands. Funding would be minimal by making use
of the numerous underutilised government
She uttered some words that I could not Using English, I have interviewed This was recently disclosed by Universiti centres and community halls nationwide,
understand and so I returned to my seat. thousands of job applicants and recruited and Kebangsaan Malaysia lecturer Prof James with volunteers recruited as teachers.
successfully trained hundreds of staff. Collins, who was reported to have said:
I only realised many years later that she “Thousands of books have been given to the Teaching should be student-centred,
wanted me to say, “please excuse me”. I have also conducted training seminars for Ohio University library but who knows who is informal and fun, which includes singing,
thousands of tourism industry practitioners in using these books, as Malay was never taught dancing and winning token prizes.
I was the first among my siblings to study in courses mostly organised by the government in this university.”
an English school and was not subject to and travel associations. Throughout my Had we done this, many among the tens of
English being spoken at home or in my village. career, English has served me well. He divulged that all the Malay language millions of foreign workers that have passed
books given to libraries in Leiden, the through our shores over the past decades
In Standard Two, I was first in class and the Initially, I easily found jobs with large Netherlands, have been returned and there is would have mastered BM, not just basic
prize was a racquet. But I could not play motor firms that were distributors for no longer a Malay section nor Malaysia’s Malay.
badminton with it and did not realise that it Volkswagen, Audi, Rover, Volvo and Datsun profile there.
was a tennis racquet. (changed to Nissan in 1984). They in turn could be actively teaching and
He proposed that BM teachers be sent promoting BM in their home countries.
In school, I learned Bahasa Malaysia (BM) Later, I received continuous job offers abroad to teach the language overseas.
like a duck to water as it was a breeze for me to without having to apply for any. Teaching foreign workers and their families
spell and pronounce BM words. But this requires funding which is in short BM would be a great way to show our
But my life would have been very different supply as many people in this country have appreciation to them for contributing
I was among the top scorers which was no if I was sent to study in a Chinese school as I difficulty putting food on the table. immensely to our convenience, comfort and
mean feat as, from Standard Five onwards, half would have to look for jobs in typical Chinese economy.
of my class were students who have completed businesses. If foreign universities have the facilities to
Standard Six in a Malay school. offer additional courses and students are Instead of bitter experiences, they would
However, if I had immersed myself in this required to learn an additional language, have fonder memories of their years spent in
But my interest in the language began to community, I would have acquired would they pick BM over others? Malaysia.
wane after Malaysia and Indonesia adopted entrepreneurship and emerged as another
the common spelling in 1972. rich towkay. In primary school, my classmates and I So, is our love for Bahasa Malaysia
learned the proverb “where there’s a will superficial or sincere enough for action to be
I did not learn the New Rumi Spelling and But alas, I remained a poor employee and there’s a way”. Unfortunately, the will to taken?
was not confident writing in BM, often still working freelance. promote BM has been lacking.
forgetting whether it should be spelt kampong YS Chan is an Asean tourism master trainer for
or kampung, for example. I speak, read, write and dream in English Although raised repeatedly by many, travel agencies, master trainer for Mesra
and communicate with my siblings in English. nothing concrete has been done to popularise
I started working in 1969 and English was the language internationally. Malaysia andTravel &Tours Enhancement
officially used, both spoken and written, in all My brother is Australian, and so are my Course. He is also a tourism and transport
the organisations that I have served for the elder daughter, granddaughter, and son-in- Those who genuinely promote BM deserve
law. My younger daughter works in Singapore. our salute but not those who pretend to do so industry consultant and writer.
by condemning other languages or dialects. Comments: [email protected]
Nevertheless, I have the greatest respect for
all languages and dialects, especially our BM.

10 theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 31, 2022

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SkyWorld sets new milestone
CITY-DEVELOPER SkyWorld exclusively unobstructed views of
Development Group (SkyWorld) the Kuala Lumpur city skyline.
achieved two significant Besides the beautiful cityscape,
milestones with the timely there are other facilities such as a (left to right)
completion of SkyAwani 3 jogging track, chess games, outdoor Lee Chee Seng,
Residences – an affordable housing fitness and ample spaces to
project in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur encourage healthy social CEO of
and most significantly, the interaction. SkyWorld
SkyBridge located on the 52nd floor “We are so proud to see another together with
is bestowed with the title of new record is set and milestone Mr Jwan Heah,
‘Highest Residential SkyBridge in marked by city developer SkyWorld Chief Marketing
Malaysia’ by The Malaysia Book of for achieving ‘Malaysia’s Highest Officer of The
Records. Residential SkyBridge’,” Malaysia Book
commented Jwan Heah, Chief of Records pose
“We are not only providing a Marketing Officer of The Malaysia for a picture to
comfortable home but also Book of Records. commemorate
elevating the living lifestyle of those “I am truly amazed that an the event.
residing here. With a strong affordable home can be so comprises 1,905 units and offers a achievements. The celebration was affordable homes given its
commitment to quality impressive with such 24-hour, three-tiered security held at ‘Malaysia’s Highest extraordinary value of good price,
workmanship and comprehensive comprehensive facilities, surrounding. It boasts 22 active and Residential SkyBridge,’ high up at practical layout, quality
facilities, our homebuyers will be outstanding façade and quality recreational facilities that suit all Level 52 with a splendid display of workmanship and full-fledged
experiencing an enjoyable sky workmanship. Well done, SkyWorld generations such as a swimming fireworks and laser show to mark condominium facilities. Therefore,
living experience at SkyAwani 3,” team and ‘Congratulations’ to its pool with bubble jet jacuzzi, a the occasion. all its Awani Series are fully taken
said SkyWorld Chief Executive future residents who will be games room, a full basketball court, and his team is in the planning
Officer, Lee Chee Seng during the enjoying the million-dollar a gym and many more. SkyWorld is in full support of the stage for its sixth instalment.
media night at the brand new panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur These three-bedroom and two- government’s initiative to provide 1
SkyAwani 3 Residences in Setapak high up from Level 52,. bathroom units with a built-up size million units of affordable homes SkyWorld plans to launch four
on Friday evening. SkyAwani 3 Residences is a of 800 sqft, are priced at RM300k by 2029. To date, SkyWorld has projects in Kuala Lumpur this year
‘Residensi Wilayah Keluarga and were quickly snapped up as launched 6,236 units of affordable at various strategic locations in
SkyAwani 3 SkyBridge stands Malaysia’ project that is compliant soon as it was launched. homes and is one of the biggest Setapak, Cheras, Taman Melawati
170.55-metre and is located on the with Qlassic (Quality Assessment Business Associates were contributors to ‘Residensi Wilayah and Setiawangsa.
52nd level of the residences’ System in Construction) invited to tour the newly completed Keluarga Malaysia’. According to
facilities floor. This 550-metre long workmanship. The development project and celebrate the Lee, Awani Series is cemented as For the latest updates please visit
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100.0 1820.9 1820.9 0.0 3.74 8.37 426.57 18.82 587.75 344.40 31.61 103.90
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Source: Bursa Malaysia 21,123.93 16,610.62 7,286.60

May 30, 2022

INDICES 10,991.10 CHANGE -19.90
FBMKLCI 1,543.02 -3.74
CONSTRUCTION 161.99 +1.09
FINANCIAL SERVICES 16,601.60 -42.80
ENERGY 829.78 +15.88
HEALTH CARE 1,916.75 -10.30
PROPERTY 672.54 +1.15
PLANTATION 7,942.77 -66.90
FBMSHA 11,385.20 -6.62
FBMACE 5,191.37 +44.67
TECHNOLOGY 67.52 +1.07

TURNOVER VALUE From left: RHB group CFO Nik Rizal Kamil, Mohd Rashid and group chief strategy and innovation officer Dr Siew Chan Cheong at the unveiling
3.054 BIL RM1.820 BIL of the group’s three-year strategic plan, Together We Progress 24, yesterday.

5 MOST ACTIVES RHB Bank sets modest
May 30, 2022 2022 loan growth target

STOCK VOL CLSG (sen) +/– (sen)
G3 592,640,200 5.5 -1.5
GPACKET 159,220,900 8.0 UNCH
SAPNRG 139,140,400 8.5 +0.5
MNC 68,461,200 1.5 UNCH
HSI-HA7 55,961,700 14.5 -6.5

5 TOP GAINERS o Group unveils three- and Singapore. Domestic loans and Mohd Rashid commented that RHB’s
May 30, 2022 year strategy – Together financing grew 1.0% year-to-date. exposure to foreign investment is
We Progress 24 or TWP24 currently still modest due to the
STOCK VOL CLSG (RM) +/– RM – with three objectives The group also unveiled a three-year weakening of the ringgit against the US
IHS046000824 200 103.30 0.80 strategy named Together We Progress 24 dollar,
MPI 112,300 31.66 0.66 █ BY HAYATUN RAZAK (TWP24) – with a new purpose statement
DIN045801028 10 102.80 0.50 [email protected] of “Making Progress Happen for “I think the impact will be very
HENGYUAN 4,603,600 6.70 0.38 PETALING JAYA: RHB Bank Bhd has set a Everyone”. It centres on three objectives: minimal or near to nil for the group’s
HARISON 21,900 6.10 0.24 loan growth target for 2022 at 4–5%, be everyone’s primary bank, prioritise TWP24. Our focus is still on ringgit.
slightly lower than the industry average of customer experience, and drive quality Besides, volatility can sometimes help.
5 TOP LOSERS 5.2% in anticipation of uncertainties that growth. We also advise customers in terms of how
May 30, 2022 are affecting the country’s economy. and when is the right time to hedge their
Several key targets have been set, exposure in foreign currency,” Mohd
STOCK VOL CLSG (RM) +/– RM Managing director and CEO Mohd including a return on equity of 11.5% and Rashid said.
NESTLE 74,100 133.10 1.00 Rashid Mohamad said a 4–5% growth rate a cost-to-income ratio of ≤44.5% by 2024,
PPB 362,800 16.62 0.58 is more realistic at this juncture. as well as non-financial targets relating to RHB’s net profit for the first quarter
BAT 693,400 12.22 0.56 digital, information technology, and ended March 31, 2022 decreased 7.69% to
AEONCR 70,400 14.76 0.44 “The inflation and the OPR (Overnight analytics. The sustainability targets RM600.27 million from RM650.29 million
SP500-HZ 159,200 0.65 0.37 Policy Rate) hike will have an impact but include mobilising RM20 billion in in the same quarter a year ago due to
the continuous growth of the economy sustainable financial services and a higher taxes and lower net income.
EXCHANGE RATES MAY 30, 2022 will neutralise the impact so people will financial inclusion target of empowering Revenue was lower at RM2.86 billion from
come back to borrow,” Mohd Rashid told two million people by 2026 and for the RM2.90 billion a year ago.
Foreign currency Bank sell Bank buy Bank buy the media at the group’s Q1’22 results group to be carbon neutral by 2030.
announcement and the launch of RHB’s Mohd Rashid served as RHB group
1 US DOLLAR TT/OD TT OD 2022-2024 strategy yesterday. Mohd Rashid disclosed that TWP24 is treasurer from 2014 before being
1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 4.4450 4.3120 4.3020 set at a shorter period compared with its appointed managing director of RHB
1 BRUNEI DOLLAR 3.2000 3.0740 3.0580 The group’s gross loans and financing previous plan as the group needs to move group wholesale banking in July 2021. He
1 CANADIAN DOLLAR 3.2460 3.1520 3.1440 grew 1.4% year-to-date to RM201.3 quickly to adapt to the fast and ever- was then named group managing director
1 EURO 3.4900 3.3970 3.3850 billion, mainly supported by growth in changing market environment and and CEO effective April 1, 2022.
1 NEWZEALAND DOLLAR 4.7770 4.6230 4.6030 mortgage, small and medium enterprise operating environment, in addition to the
1 SINGAPORE DOLLAR 2.9170 2.8100 2.7940 changing needs of customers. Mohd Rashid said his leadership style
1 STERLING POUND 3.2460 3.1520 3.1440 will stay, noting that he was appointed
1 SWISS FRANC 5.6180 5.4430 5.4230 “So, in a way to respond to that, we felt internally. “My leadership is more
100 UAE DIRHAM 4.6250 4.5210 4.5060 that it’s better to do a three-year rolling inclusive and I make decisions collectively
100 BANGLADESHTAKA 122.4100 116.0900 115.8900 long-term planning rather than our with the team. I’m open to feedback
100 CHINESE RENMINBI 5.1390 4.8210 4.6210 traditional five-year plan that we have because that’s the way I believe I will
100 HONGKONG DOLLAR 66.3000 63.8000 done prior to this,” he said. progress.”
100 INDIAN RUPEE 57.2200 54.3900 N/A
100 INDONESIAN RUPIAH 5.8200 5.4600 54.1900 TNB first-quarter net profit slips to RM893.1m
100 JAPANESE YEN 0.0315 0.0286 5.2600
100 NEWTAIWAN DOLLAR 3.4990 3.3900 0.0236 KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional previously, mainly due to higher fuel prices. effective Feb 1, 2022. However, the group
100 PAKISTAN RUPEE 16.2000 3.3800 Bhd’s (TNB) net profit for the first quarter Nonetheless, its operating profit remains cautious on the prolonged increase
100 PHILIPPINE PESO 2.2600 N/A ended March 31, 2022 (Q1’22) eased to in coal prices and impact from increased
100 QATAR RIYAL 8.6300 2.1200 N/A RM893.1 million from RM958.7 million in recorded a slight increase of RM41.8 customer credit risk outlook.
100 SAUDI RIYAL 122.7600 8.1400 1.9200 Q1’21. million, or 1.8% y-o-y to RM2.67 billion due
100THAI BAHT 119.8000 116.5400 7.9400 to lower net loss on impairment of financial “Ongoing risks to growth remained,
13.6200 113.7300 116.3400 However, its revenue increased 36.4% instruments. particularly the expectation of higher core
12.0800 113.5300 year-on-year (y-o-y) to RM15.65 billion inflation arising from global commodity
11.6800 from RM11.47 billion previously, mainly The power utility group put up a resilient price surge.
due to the under-recovery position of performance in the quarter under review,
Source: Malayan Banking Berhad/Bernama Imbalance Cost Pass-Through (ICPT) of underpinned by electricity demand growth “The heightened geopolitical conflicts
RM3.5 billion in Q1’22 compared with ICPT of 4%, consistent with the overall and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict
of RM327.3 million in Q1’21. improvement of Malaysia’s gross domestic could have an impact on growth, thus the
product of 5% y-o-y. group will continue to take prudent
In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, TNB said measures in terms of its operational and
operating expenses rose by 46.9% y-o-y to TNB said it foresees a reasonable financial requirements to ensure it remains
RM13.43 billion from RM9.14 billion performance this year with the resilient,” it said. – Bernama
implementation of Regulatory Period 3

12 theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 31, 2022

BRIEFS HONG LEONG BANK’S Petronas, Samsung C&T in clean hydrogen supply JV
EARNINGS IMPROVE PETALING JAYA: Petroliam advisory support to establish of achieving net zero carbon portfolio. The entity will provide
Nasional Bhd subsidiary Petronas sound and viable industry emissions by 2050, covering customers with lower carbon
KUALA LUMPUR: Hong Leong Hydrogen Sdn Bhd has signed a standards. growth in non-conventional solutions through three initial core
Bank Bhd’s (HLB) net profit in the memorandum of understanding energy sources such as offerings which are renewables,
third quarter ended March 31, (MoU) with Samsung C&T Corp to Petronas Hydrogen CEO Adlan renewables and hydrogen, it said hydrogen and green mobility.
2022 (Q3’22) increased marginally develop a clean hydrogen supply Ahmad said Petronas’ move into in a statement.
to RM784.79 million from chain in South Korea. the hydrogen sector is a natural Meanwhile, Samsung C&T, a
RM774.46 million in Q3’21, thanks next step in the energy partnership Recently, Petronas announced global trading & investment
to a higher share of profit from its Petronas and Samsung C&T will with Samsung C&T, which has been that it will set up a new, company, is actively seeking
subsidiaries, among others. explore opportunities involving the its long-term partner in the LNG independent entity focused on opportunities in the hydrogen
Revenue stood at RM1.35 billion potential supply of blue or green and ammonia businesses. cleaner energy solutions to capture sector, which include building and
during the quarter under review, hydrogen into South Korea. opportunities in the energy operating a hydrogen-related
compared with RM1.39 billion Additionally, Petronas will extend The partnership supports the transition sector alongside its core infrastructure.
previously. Group managing Petronas group’s overall ambition
director and CEO Domenic Fuda
said gross loans and financing YX Precious Metals aims
maintained grew by 6.3% year- to raise RM31.26m from IPO
on-year (y-o-y) to RM162.5 billion
due to the continuing expansion
in HLB’s mortgage, small and
medium enterprises and
corporate businesses portfolio. –

VERSA INVEST PETALING JAYA: YX Precious o Group to expand product portfolio and amongst the younger consumers,”
OFFERS THREE Metals Bhd (YXPM), a wholesaler introduce new range of hollow gold jewellery Ng said in a statement in
INVESTMENT FUNDS and manufacturer specialising in conjunction with its prospectus
gold jewellery, aims to raise machinery and equipment as well advantage of the surge in demand launch yesterday.
PETALING JAYA: Continuing a RM31.26 million from its initial as upgrading of operational for gold jewellery.
partnership with Affin Hwang public offering (IPO) on the ACE facilities, while 66.73% or Besides, Ng said YXPM will
Asset Management, digital all- Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities. RM20.86 million is allocated “We will be expanding our implement more automation
in-one savings and investing towards working capital product portfolio to introduce a within the manufacturing
platform Versa is expanding its YXPM is a wholly owned requirements. The remaining new range of hollow gold processes to enhance operational
product range to introduce subsidiary of Main Market-listed 11.2% or RM3.5 million is to jewellery to the market. This is efficiency and reduce the reliance
Versa Invest. The platform offers Tomei Consolidated Bhd. defray listing expenses. timely for us as global preference on manual labour.
affordable wealth management for gold jewellery has been
to all Malaysians. Versa Invest The IPO comprises 111.65 YXPM managing director Ng shifting towards the more Applications for the public
offers three different types of million new shares, or 30.00% of Sheau Chyn said the IPO exercise affordable and trendy hollow issue are open from yesterday and
low- to high-risk investment YXPM’s enlarged issued share will allow the company to take gold jewellery, particularly will close on June 9. YXPM is
funds – Versa Conservative, Versa capital, at 28 sen per share. scheduled to be listed on the ACE
Moderate and Versa Growth. Market on June 23 and will have a
Through a pooled investment About 22.07% or RM6.9 million market capitalisation of RM104.2
fund managed by global fund from the proceeds has been million upon listing.
managers, users are able to earmarked for purchase of new
diversify their investments
across active and passive funds.


PETALING JAYA: Serba Dinamik
Holdings Bhd’s unit Serba Dinamik
Sdn Bhd is strengthening its
presence in the Middle East by
signing a memorandum of
agreement (MoA) with the UAE,
which is expected to “generate
billions in annual revenue” for
Serba Dinamik. Serba Dinamik
group managing director and CEO
Datuk Dr Mohd Abdul Karim
Abdullah said the MoA signed on
May 19 focuses on three areas:
vertical farming, infrastructure
and property development, and
integrated solutions for the oil and
gas industry.

Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB)
net loss for the first quarter (Q1)
ended March 31, 2022 narrowed
to RM104.76 million from the
RM221.3 million loss recorded in
the same period last year.
Revenue rose to RM570.85 million
from RM336.91 million previously,
the group said in a filing with Bursa
Malaysia yesterday. “Encouraging
air traffic recovery at the group’s
Turkey operations, Istanbul Sabiha
Gokcen International Airport
continued to contribute towards
reducing the impact of the Covid-
19 pandemic on the group’s From left: YXPM directors Aw Ee Leng and Wong Phait Lee, Ng Sheau Chyn, chairman Tan Sri Azlan Mohd Zainol, Public Investment Bank Bhd CEO Lee Yo-Hunn,
earnings. – Bernama YXPM director and Tomei managing director Datuk Ng Yih Pyng, and YXPM director Tang Yow Sai at the prospectus launch.

Local retail investors back as net buyers of Malaysian equities last week

PETALING JAYA: Local retailers It said foreign investors were weeks of 2022, with a total net inflow million. The local institutions have 13 out of 21 weeks of 2022. Year-to-
returned as net buyers of Malaysian net sellers once again after being of RM6.92 billion. They were net been net sellers for 18 out of 21 date, local retailers have been net
equities last week with RM135.1 net buyers for two weeks. Net sellers on Monday and Tuesday at weeks this year. To date, they have buyers at RM1.24 billion. In terms
million, following net selling by both outflows from the foreign investors RM199 million before turning net sold RM8.16 billion of equities. of participation, all investor classes
local institutions and foreign summed up to RM83 million last buyers from Wednesday to Friday, saw a decline for the week. Foreign
investors. week. Meanwhile, local totalling RM116 million. Local retailers were net buyers investors saw a decrease in the
institutions remained net sellers every day of the week except on average daily trade value (ADTV)
“The previous occurrence when for the third consecutive week at Local institutions were net Wednesday, when they net sold by 19.7%. Additionally, local
local retailers were the sole net RM52.1 million. sellers the entire week except on RM260,000 of equities. Their retailers and local institutions
buyers was on the week ended To date, international funds have Tuesday, where they net bought strongest net buying day was posted declines of 6.5% and 17.5%
April 15,” MIDF Research said in its been net buyers for 16 out of the 21 RM87.1 million. Their heaviest Tuesday, at RM75.9 million. Local respectively in ADTV.
fund flow report yesterday. outflow came on Friday at RM77.6 retailers have been net buyers for

13theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 31, 2022

BCorp posts 33% increase in revenue, registers pre-tax profit for Q3

PETALING JAYA: Berjaya Corp Bhd (BCorp) corresponding quarter of the previous year due the previous year, mainly due to the higher retail segments, coupled with the share of
registered 33% higher revenue of RM2.42 to higher pre-tax profit reported by the revenue recorded from the retail and better results of associates and joint ventures,
billion for the third quarter ended March 31, services, retail and hospitality segments hotel segments. as well as higher net investment-related
2022 compared with revenue of RM1.82 billion and higher net investment-related The group reported a pre-tax profit of income.
in the corresponding quarter of the previous income. RM241.93 million for the financial
year mainly from the services and retail period under review compared with “The directors expect the performance of
segments. For the nine months period, the the pre-tax profit of the business operations of the group for the
group registered higher RM18.60 million in the final quarter of the financial year ending June
The group registered a pre-tax profit of revenue of RM5.86 billion previous year’s corresponding 30, 2022 to be satisfactory, despite having to
RM93.44 million in the quarter compared with compared with revenue of bear the rising operating costs going forward,”
a pre-tax loss of RM28.16 million in the RM5.71 billion in the corresponding period of period, mainly attributed to the hospitality and BCorp said in a statement.

Foreign funds inflow
will continue in H2’22

o Rakuten Trade advises investors to remain defensive, line with economic recovery in addition to
go for less volatile sectors lower credit cost inputs with possible write-
backs from provisions.
█ BY GLORIA HARRY BEATTY earnings (PER),” said Yee during View of a Texas Chicken Drive-Thru outlet.
[email protected] Rakuten Trade’s H2’22 market Concerning oil and gas, Thong expects oil
PETALING JAYA: Foreign funds outlook briefing yesterday. prices to continue staying elevated. The Envictus secures renewal
are expected to gravitate ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine of franchise rights
continuously into Malaysia in The performance of the local coupled with subsequent sanctions on to develop, operate
the second half of this year bourse has been immensely Russia have created significant market Texas Chicken Malaysia
(H2’22) on the back of low impacted by global disruptions.
valuations and a relatively steady uncertainties primarily from PETALING JAYA: Food and beverage group
economic outlook, despite the the US, he said. After a period of underinvestment, he Envictus International Holdings Ltd has
subdued sentiments on the local expects Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s capital renewed its international multiple unit
bourse, according to Rakuten However in line with the expenditure (capex) to normalise to the franchise agreement with US-based Cajun
Trade Sdn Bhd. high crude oil prices coupled range of RM40-50 billion a year for the next Global LLC to continue to develop and operate
with more inflows of foreign few years (versus 2020/2021 capex of RM33 Texas Chicken restaurants in Malaysia and
Its head of research, Kenny funds, it reckoned that the billion/RM31 billion). Globally, total Brunei.
Yee (pix), believes a flight of funds ringgit will strengthen by year- upstream spending is also expected to
back to Asia, with spillovers to end to around the RM4.15-4.20 continue its steep recovery trajectory from The Envictus group was first awarded the
Malaysia, is imminent in the level against the greenback. the low of 2020-2021. franchise rights for the quick-service
event of heightened uncertainties on Wall restaurant (QSR) chain in July 2012, and
Street. The prevalent weak ringgit may be an On investments, Rakuten On the plantation sector, Rakuten Trade launched the first Texas Chicken restaurant in
added incentive for foreign funds. Trade advised investors to “stay believes palm oil prices will likely stay Malaysia in January 2013, through its wholly
defensive” and to invest in less elevated beyond the first half of 2022 and owned subsidiary, Texas Chicken (Malaysia)
“Therefore, we should see these foreign volatile sectors such as banking, gaming, oil into 2023 due to the Russian-Ukraine Sdn Bhd. To date, the company owns and
funds provide the much required liquidity in and gas, plantation, real estate investment conflict having compounded the supply operates 85 restaurants throughout Peninsular
the market, thus anticipating the FBM KLCI to trust, technology and utilities, which it gave bottleneck. Malaysia, which exceeded its initial
possibly touch 1,670 by year end premised on an overweight rating for H2’22. commitment of opening 80 restaurants in its
a very reasonable 13.5 times 2022 price-to- For the banking sector, Rakuten Trade “Already, rising grain prices are first 10 years.
vice president of research Thong Pak Leng threatening to limit the prospective planting
said banks are expected to see an uplift in season for oil crops. Palm oil supply, Almost 60% of Texas Chicken restaurants
earnings on the back of better loan growth in however, looks set to improve seasonally so are centred in the Klang Valley, and over half
expect some downward pressures on CPO of its existing outlets are located in high-traffic
prices but staying elevateddue to tight overall malls nationwide. With the renewal of the
edible oils and fats supply internationally.” franchise agreement, the company is expected
to invest at least RM230 million to open 115
Public Bank reports Q1 net profit of RM1.4b new Texas Chicken restaurants by 2030, which
includes its maiden foray into Sabah and
PETALING JAYA: Public Bank Bhd posted a rate of 4.6% to RM356.7 billion. vigilant and continued to take a prudent Sarawak. This will bring its total restaurant
net profit of RM1.40 billion in the first quarter “The group’s financing growth remained approach in setting aside loan loss reserves. count to 200 outlets by 2030.
ended March 31, 2022 (Q1), 8.6% lower than
the RM1.53 billion in the corresponding well supported by its healthy funding At the end of the quarter under review, the Moving forward, the company plans to
quarter in 2021, primarily due to structure, as reflected in its gross loan to fund group’s loan loss coverage ratio stood at build more drive-thru restaurants and will
the imposition of the one-off 382.5%, significantly higher compared with expand its delivery services in efforts to
prosperity tax introduced by the and equity ratio of 80.7% as at the the banking industry’s loan loss coverage provide greater convenience to consumers.
government for 2022. end of March 2022.” ratio of 115.7%. The group’s loan loss The new restaurant openings and robust
coverage ratio inclusive of regulatory growth prospects are expected to create more
Revenue was also lower at For Q1, the group’s non- reserves was higher at 402.7%. job opportunities for Malaysians and raise the
RM4.89 billion compared with interest income was lower by company’s staff strength to an estimated 6,000
RM5.03 billion a year ago. 10.9%, compared with the Meanwhile, the group has assisted about employees by 2030.
previous corresponding quarter, 24% of its borrowers with total loans
Public Bank founder, due mainly to the decline in the amounting to more than RM80 billion under “The renewal of the franchise agreement is
chairman emeritus, director and group’s income from its unit trust various Repayment Assistance Programmes. a testament of Cajun Global’s confidence in
adviser Tan Sri Teh Hong Piow and stockbroking businesses as With the expiry of some of the loans under the Envictus group’s leadership and capability
(pix) said the overall operating well as lower investment income the Pemulih repayment assistance scheme, in growing and developing the Texas Chicken
environment remains highly arising from the unfavourable the group is still proactively providing further brand in Malaysia. Within a relatively short
challenging. However, the market condition during the assistance to customers who continue to face period, we have established Texas Chicken’s
group’s sound fundamentals, quarter. However, the other financial constraints. As at the end of April position as one of the leading chicken QSR in
coupled with its vigilance and banking-related fee income 2022, about RM20.1 billion domestic loans the country. We are honoured to be given the
agility, continued to enable it to remained stable. were still under the Repayment Assistance trust and opportunity to further crack the
sustain financial resilience. Programmes, accounting for 6% of the untapped potential of this brand as we strive to
The group’s unit trust group’s total domestic loans. take it to the next level,” said Envictus
In Q1, the group continued to sustain a business, undertaken by its International executive chairman Datuk Jaya
resilient net return-on-equity of 11.8% and wholly owned subsidiary, Public Mutual, Overseas operations contributed 7.5% to Tan.
efficient cost-to-income ratio of 33.2%. remained the main contributor to the group’s the group’s profit, whereby Public Financial
non-interest income and contributing 10.1% Holdings Ltd Group and Cambodian Public Cajun Global CEO and president Joe
At the end of March 2022, the group’s total to the group’s profit. As at the end of March Bank continued to be the main contributors. Christina said: “As one of our largest
loans recorded an annualised growth of 5.3% 2022, Public Mutual continued to capture a franchisees in Southeast Asia, Envictus has
to RM362.7 billion. Domestic loans grew large retail market share of 35.4%, with a total At the end of March 2022, the group’s been a true collaborator in working with us to
stronger at an annualised rate of 5.9% to of 177 unit trust funds and total assets under common equity Tier 1 capital ratio, Tier 1 grow the Texas Chicken brand. We are excited
RM339.6 billion. This was mainly contributed management of RM99.8 billion. capital ratio and total capital ratio stood at a that this partnership can continue to thrive in
by its retail sector, in particular financing for “For Q1, the group recorded an increase of healthy level of 14.3%, 14.4% and 17.4% Malaysia and soon Brunei.”
residential properties and hire-purchase. 1.5% in overhead expenses. In pursuit of cost respectively, while liquidity coverage ratio
optimisation strategy, the group continues to remained healthy at 126.2%.
Total loans approved rose by 14% in the adopt a prudent approach in managing its
first quarter of 2022, compared with the operating overhead. In Q1, the group’s cost- “After two years into the pandemic, the
corresponding period in 2021. The group to-income ratio remained at an efficient level group’s resilience to challenges has been
sustained its leading position in the of 33.2%, compared with the domestic strengthened. Coupled with its sound
residential properties, commercial properties banking industry’s average of 48.1%.” fundamentals built over the years, the group
and hire purchase financing with market As at the end of March 2022, the group’s will remain in good stead to capitalise growth
share of 20.5%, 34.0% and 30.4% respectively. gross impaired loans ratio remained low at opportunities in the post-pandemic economy.
0.3%, well below the industry’s gross
In terms of funding, the group’s total impaired loans ratio of 1.5%. Despite its “The group will remain steadfast in pursuing
customer deposits recorded an annualised resilient credit profile, the group remained its organic business strategy, improving cost
growth of 4.6% to RM384.8 billion. Domestic efficiency and maintaining superior asset
deposits expanded at the same annualised quality to support sustainable growth,” said Teh.

BRIEFS14 theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 31, 2022 Japan Q2, full-year growth
SUNBIZ to be weaker than estimated

SINGAPORE’S ROBOT o Country at risk of being hobbled by slowing Research Institute. Asked when Japan’s economy
WORKFORCE HELPS economy in China and a surge in global raw “Corporate profit could be would recover to pre-coronavirus
PLUG LABOUR GAPS material prices levels of end-2019, 20 of 28
severely squeezed if raw material economists said it would happen
SINGAPORE: After struggling to TOKYO: Japan’s economy will grow However, the slower expansion prices continue to rise as there’s this quarter, after shrinking less
find staff during the pandemic, at a weaker rate than previously still indicates growth will be strong limited pass-through of those costs than expected in January-March.
businesses in Singapore have thought this quarter despite hopes enough for the economy to recover into final prices.”
increasingly turned to deploying for a strong rebound in to its pre-coronavirus pandemic But analysts also said that even if
robots to help carry out a range of consumption after showing levels of end-2019 this quarter, A slowdown in Chinese the economy were quick to recover
tasks, from surveying construction resilience in the three months about 70% of poll respondents said. economic growth was the most- to end-2019 levels, it was likely to
sites to scanning library through March, a Reuters poll of frequently cited issue posing a risk still fall short of higher levels seen
bookshelves. The city-state relies economists showed. The economy was projected to to Japan’s economy in the latter half earlier that year, before taking a hit
on foreign workers, but their expand an annualised 4.5% this of the year, the poll showed. from a sales tax hike in October
number fell by 235,700 between The world’s third-largest quarter, below April’s estimate for 2019.
December 2019 and September economy is at risk of being hobbled 5.1% growth, according to the In recent weeks, China
2021, according to the manpower by slowing economic growth in median forecast of 36 analysts in paralysed economic activity in “The economy will likely exceed
ministry, which notes how Covid- China and a surge in global raw the May 18-27 poll. major cities such as Shanghai with its pre-sales tax hike level in July-
19 curbs have sped up“the pace of material prices – both issues that extreme Covid-19 lockdowns, September next year,“ said
technology adoption and could hurt Japan’s key “The speed at which the disrupting supply chains and Tsunoda.
automation” by companies. At a manufacturing sector, the poll economy is recovering at home is clouding the country’s economic
Singapore construction site, a four- showed. slow,“ said Takumi Tsunoda, senior outlook. Looking ahead, economists’
legged robot called “Spot”, built by economist at Shinkin Central Bank second-most frequently cited risk
US company Boston Dynamics, China’s hard-handed measures for the second half of 2022 was
scans sections of mud and gravel against the pandemic have already “soaring raw material costs”,
to check on work progress, with led to a fall in Japan’s shipments to followed by “faster than expected
data fed back to construction and from Asia’s top economy in US monetary policy tightening”. –
company Gammon’s control room. April, Japanese trade data showed Reuters
Meanwhile, Singapore’s National earlier this month.
Library has introduced two shelf-
reading robots that can scan labels How the Ukraine conflict is reshaping global oil markets
on 100,000 books, or about 30% of
its collection, per day. – Reuters LONDON: Russia’s invasion of Oil price soars after Ukraine invasion sea – a costly process where the risk of
Ukraine has reconfigured the global spills is greater.
TATA TO ACQUIRE FORD oil market, with African EsuurpoppleiearnsOil
INDIA PLANT IN EV PUSH stepping in to meet stung by prices have surged to over $125 a barrel as the United States and Overall, the flow of Russian oil to
demand and Moscow, European allies explore a ban on imports of Russian supplies Asia via the sea has jumped at least
BENGALURU: Indian automaker 50% since the start of the year,
Tata Motors Ltd has signed an Western sanctions, increasingClyRUDE OIL PRICES ($ per barrel) Brent: $125.75 according to tanker-tracker Petro-
agreement to potentially buy a tapping risky ship-to-ship transfers1to40 Texas Intermediate (WTI): $123.07 Logistics and other data.
Ford Motor manufacturing facility get its crude to Asia. $125.81 West
in the western state of Gujarat as it $107.06 Transfers between vessels, which
looks to ramp up its production of The reroutings mark the biggest account for a small fraction of the
electric vehicles. The MoU supply-side sthhaekUeuSpsohfatlheeregvloobluatlioo1ni2l0 overall sea trade, have shifted away
announced yesterday covers the trade since Dec 2016: 2018: Spring 2020: from the Danish coast to the
land, assets and all eligible altered the shape of the market OPEC and U.S.-China Prices plunge Mediterranean Sea to avoid sanctions
employees working at the Sanand around a decade ago and suggest non-OPEC trade war in response and protests.
facility. Tata said it would invest in Russia will be able to navigate1a00 $84.16 to impact of
new machinery and equipment at European Union (EU) oil ban, members Covid-19 Russian oil is loaded on Aframax or
the plant through its electric provided Asia and China continue to agree deal Suezmax tankers that carry less than 1
mobility unit and expects the buy its crude. 80 to cut output million barrels and it is transferred at
facility to have a production sea to larger vessels that can take 2
capacity of 300,000 units each Sanctions imposed on Moscow million barrels, making shipping
year after the works complete. – after the conflict in Ukraine kicked off more cost effective, traders said.
Reuters in February, including a US ban on it6s0 2014:
oil imports, have prompted Russia to Global financial To compensate for the loss of
NORWEGIAN TO BUY pivot away from Europe, where its slowdown and Russian oil, European refiners have
50 BOEING 737 MAX, crude is shunned, to customers uinp40 boom in U.S. $42.53 been turning to imports of West
OPTION FOR 30 MORE India and China who are picking shale oil $16.94 African crude, which are up 17% in
cargoes at a steep discount, according production April compared to the 2018-2021
OSLO: Low-cost carrier Norwegian to industry data and traders. $28.94 average according to Petro-Logistics.
Air Shuttle said yesterday it would Russian exports were back to pre2-0
buy 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes, invasion levels in April, according to Eikon data also shows an increase
in another boost for the crisis-hit data from the AgePnacryisa-bnadseodil0 Feb 24, 2022: Russia invades Ukraine and indicates 660,000 bpd mostly
US aircraft after two deadly International Energy around US$110 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 from Nigeria, Angola and Cameroon
crashes. The 50 new aircraft will be prices have stabilised is arriving in northwest Europe in
delivered between 2025 and after hitting a 14-year high aboSvoeurces: BBC, Reuters, Trading Economics Data correct at 1030GMT, Mar 7 © GRAPHIC NEWS May, with three cargoes of Nigerian
2028, or around the same time US$139 a barrel in March. Amenam coming compared to one in
that Norwegian’s aircraft leasing Even if the EU agrees to an oil ban pressure on Asian buyers, we do not and British sanctions have prohibited February.
deals come to an end, and the in its next round of Russian sanctions, see the supply gap widening and oil Russian-owned or flagged ships from
contract includes an option for 30 analysts said the impact could be prices spiking,“ said Norbert Rücker of calling at ports meaning that some of Volumes of west African crude to
more, the company said in a tempered by demand from Asia. Julius Baer. the increased trade to Asia is being India, meanwhile, have nearly halved,
statement. Norwegian and Boeing “Unless the West puts diplomatic A complex patchwork of US, EU facilitated via ship-to-ship transfer at according to Gerber, with 280,000 bpd
have meanwhile been locked in a delivered in April from 510,000 bpd in
legal battle for several years, with March as Delhi switches to Russian
the Norwegian carrier launching supply. – Reuters
legal proceedings against the US
giant for compensation following Slower contraction in China’s May factory activity likely
setbacks related to its 737 MAX
and 787 Dreamliner long-range BEIJING: China’s factory activity Julian Evans-Pritchard, an economist heading towards making 2,600 cars stuck in lockdown.
jets. The low-cost airline did not likely contracted at a slower pace in at Capital Economics, said in a note. daily. Compared with a 4.8% growth in
say whether the order was part of May, a Reuters poll showed, as some
any dispute resolution. – AFP virus curbs were lifted in key “Some manufacturers in Shanghai Analysts say factories are only the first quarter, many private-sector
manufacturing hubs. that had to halt operations in April slowly ramping up production levels economists expect the economy to
THAI KASIKORNBANK were allowed to resume production going by the weak growth in steel shrink this quarter from a year earlier
TO TAKE STAKE IN INDO- The official manufacturing this month. And measures production and depressed power given the government has shown no
NESIAN LENDER Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) is implemented in the major generation. sign of relaxing its “zero-Covid”
expected to rise to 48.6 in May from manufacturing hubs of Changchun policy.
BANGKOK: One of Thailand’s 47.4 in April, marking the third and Shenyang were rolled back. The The relatively weak reading
largest banks bought a US$220 straight month of contraction, lifting of intercity restrictions also reflects “the slow recovery in Yangtze On Wednesday, Premier Li
million (RM964 million) majority according to the median forecast of 30 eased supply chain disruptions,“ he River Delta supply chain dislocations Keqiang said China will strive to
stake in Indonesia’s Bank Maspion economists polled by Reuters said. post-Shanghai lockdown” as well as ensure reasonable economic growth
yesterday. The deal will give yesterday. A reading below 50 “the subdued new orders given still- in the second quarter and lower the
Kasikornbank, the kingdom’s indicates contraction from the The commercial hub of Shanghai, weak domestic consumption and unemployment rate as soon as
second-largest lender by assets, previous month, above 50 expansion. located at the heart of manufacturing softening global demand,“ Morgan possible.
67.5% of Maspion’s shares and is in the Yangtze River Delta, is taking Stanley analysts said in a note.
expected to be finalised by the Early signs suggest that conditions gradual steps towards ending a The official PMI, which largely
end of the year. It comes as improved a little in May, after the prolonged city-wide lockdown on China’s economy still faces focuses on big and state-owned firms,
Thailand looks for investment manufacturing PMI tumbled in April June 1. Tesla added a second shift at downward pressure in the second and its sibling survey for the services
abroad with the local economy to the second-weakest on record, its Shanghai plant on Thursday, quarter, with problems in the sector, will be released on today. –
stagnating under low interest property sector and some places still Reuters
rates and burdensome household
debt. The latest deal will allow
Kasikornbank to establish a more
permanent foothold in Indonesia,
following a 2017 decision to invest
US$20 million for 10% of Bank
Maspion. – AFP

Giving back to nature T U E S DAY
o Could the next generation of hotels return 3 1 M AY 2 0 2 2
more to their environment than they take?
The planned energy-
positive hotel Six
Senses Svart has a
firm wellness slant. –

D█ BY LUCYTHACKRAY the creation of the building. A rendering of Six Senses Svart, an energy-positive hotel slated for 2024. – THE off the back of producing heat,”
OES the average traveller Early designs for Six Senses’ off- INDEPENDENT Currie explains.
care how sustainable their
hotel is?Recent statistics grid Norway utopia show it looking a Hotel Marcel opened in Connecticut this month, billing itself as the US’s first “net- “Another area is heat-recovery
suggest that an increasingly little like a UFO glinting at one end of zero hotel”. – THE INDEPENDENT technology. If one area of the hotel is
engaged travel crowd really does a tranquil lake. hot, you can take heat from those
care. or heating goes off; and use of grey trees during the build, or to kit out rooms and distribute [it] to another
Early PR material says it will be water – for example, flushing toilets interiors with upcycled materials side. Or harnessing naturally
An April survey built from “earthy, organic materials using rainwater gathered on the roof.” destined for landfill and sourced generated heat – like warmth from
found that 71% of global travellers that use the least embedded energy”, locally, often within a few miles of the the sun – to transfer to a part of the
want to travel more sustainably over sit “poised on poles above the crystal- Now, he says, the focus has shifted new site. hotel where it’s needed, such as
the coming year – a 10% increase on clear waters of the Holandsfjorden towards the physical building: “Like heating a pool.”
its 2021 data. In the same study, 35% fjord”, and “harvest enough solar green roofs – they insulate the Another big focus is designing
said the sustainability efforts of energy to go back into the system” building, prevent heat loss, capture smart heating and lighting systems: And Six Senses Svart isn’t the only
accommodation providers play a through its roof. the rainwater slowly, and avoid “For one particular hotel group we next-gen design aiming to be a model
strong role in their booking decisions. flooding the sewer system, as well as started looking at CHP, or combined citizen of the hotel community. In
Its position on poles will “ensure limiting pollution.” heat and power. Hotels take out a Connecticut, Hotel Marcel opens this
Unfortunately, and quite rightly, minimal land impact and seabed massive amount of energy. With CHP month, billing itself as the US’s first
many hoteliers have come under fire disruption”, while the off-grid energy Some developers aim to use you’re using one piece of equipment “net-zero hotel”, powered completely
for “greenwashing” – adding nice- collected from the building will sustainable materials such as timber, to do two things – generating energy by electricity from renewable
sounding but vague or flimsy details power everything from light and which can be offset by planting new sources.
to their hotels as a shiny distraction to heating to the boat shuttle to reach
wave in front of prospective guests, the resort. In a major adaptation of a
while refusing to confront the deeper landmark Brutalist building designed
issues around the environmental The design is inspired by the Paris by Marcel Breuer, solar panels on the
impact of travel accommodation. Agreement, where countries agreed building will run its lighting, heating,
to cut greenhouse gas emissions to cooling and hot water systems, while
One such issue is the undeniable keep climate temperatures at 1.5C an efficient “power over ethernet”
impact of construction. The “built above pre-industrial levels. “Such lighting system aims to cut energy use
environment”, which includes energy-positive buildings could by around 305.
construction, accounts for around deliver 89% of the 45% decrease in
40% of global carbon emissions. emissions required to reach the The hotel is expected to use 80%
scenario where global warming is less energy overall than the median
With this in mind, some built-up limited to 1.5C,” says Six Senses. amount used by US hotels.
tourist destinations are choosing to
limit new builds in a bid to make their The luxury hotel will also be self- It’s part of a wider wave of hotel
travel scene more sustainable – the sustaining, with its own waste and design that takes into account not just
Balearic Islands, for example, have water management, recycling, and how damaging building a hotel might
committed to no new hotels or rental renewable infrastructure; the food be, but how much impact it might
accommodation for the next four and drink venues will work with make in terms of emissions or waste
years. sustainable fishing and farming during every year of its existence –
organisations for ingredients, as well factoring in the need for future works,
At the other end of the scale is as other local, like-minded suppliers. repairs or upgrades.
design and construction innovation: It will have an Earth Lab and a Design
the concept of making the impact of a Lab to continue education and While some in the construction
new building, such as a hotel, as light innovation around sustainability and industry have been slow to adopt
in footprint as possible – or even conservation. better practices in line with climate
designing it to help contribute concerns, Currie is optimistic that
positively to its surroundings. The considerations that go into a thinking in the tourism sphere is
carbon-neutral or energy-positive becoming more holistic, with more
Now, at least one hotel group hotel are many. focus on the “lifetime of a building”
reckons it’s dreamt up the ideal, low- concept.
to-no-impact resort: Six Senses Svart, “Over the past 10 years, architects
which is positing itself as the world’s and designers have been looking at “Hopefully more people are
first “energy-positive hotel”. water usage, paint specifications – thinking long-term – in terms of a
changing from oil-based to water- lifecycle cost, rather than a set
A quick jargon lesson: energy- based paints – and limiters on taps amount of money at the outset.”
positive buildings (also known as and showers,” says architect Graham
“net zero”) create as much energy as Currie, director of Edinburgh-based In this sense, we may see a
they take to run, or more. In many design agency S+Co. chicken-and-egg scenario with hotel
cases, their developers also aim to sustainability – holidaymakers will
use minimal energy and to minimise “We looked at how to limit care, because the designers and
the use of damaging techniques in obvious things, like people leaving developers care. And they’re doing
heating or lights on. Things like key something about it. – The
cards, where your light or the power Independent

ENTERTAINMENT again this weekend in the eagerly
anticipated Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi.
16 theSun LYFE ON TUESDAY | MAY 31, 2022 In another interview at Star Wars
Celebration, Kennedy elaborated on her
Jisoo shares mental thoughts regarding recasting.
health struggles “We have so many different great stories
we can tell, and new characters we can
BLACKPINK member Jisoo has constantly been in create and expand upon the mythology that
the news over the past few months, with [George Lucas] created,” she said.
numerous endorsement deals and public “I think just deciding that we’re gonna
appearances that have thrilled her adoring fans. start cherry-picking legacy characters and
However, a recent interview with Rolling Stone has recasting and doing stories around them, I
shed some light on the stresses she has faced just don’t think we need to do that right
from her busy career. now.”
Another beloved character – and one of
The singer confessed that despite her recent the brightest spots to the otherwise divisive
activities, she is still unsure about her path in life. Solo – was young Lando Calrissian, played
by Donald Glover.
“I think I’ll keep searching my entire life [for A Lando “event series” that is to be
who I am],” she told the magazine. “I still haven’t developed by Justin Simien (Dear White
found anything where I feel ‘This is it for me!’ People) was announced in December 2020,
Maybe I will never feel it.” but updates about the spinoff have been few
and far between.
She added that she feels limited by the fact It was also not mentioned in Thursday’s
that she is a public personality, and has to Lucasfilm presentation, which focused on
constantly be careful about her image both on Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, The Mandalorian,
and off stage. One well-received recast has been that of Glover (right) as a younger Lando. – LUCASFILM Ahsoka and Skeleton Wars.
“The only updates are that Donald
The BLACKPINK vocalist agreed that it is aGseettcionngd chance Glover and all of us keep having
difficult for celebrities to talk about their mental conversations. He’s a popular guy, and he’s a
health. Though she is thankful for the countless very busy,” Kennedy says about the Atlanta
number of people who support her, she creator and star.
recognises that she still has things she struggles In a segment from
with. Jimmy Kimmel Live!,
Glover didn’t
She said: “I can compromise with my reality deny his
because I’m part of BLACKPINK, and I’m not alone. involvement
I have the girls in the same boat, and the fans. And when asked,
that gives me the power and a sense of responding
responsibility.” – by Anansa Jacob with a vague:
o Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy shares how “Am I? Just
Jisoo spoke about the stress of having to care for past experiences made them approach telling all
her public image. – INKIGAYO recasting Star Wars icons my
business”. –
McConaughey brings by Mark
comfort to Uvalde
ACTOR Matthew McConaughey is showing his
support for the people of Uvalde, Texas following LUCASFILM president Kathleen Victor
the recent shooting at Robb Elementary School. Kennedy surprised Star Wars fans
The tragic incident saw the murder of 21 recently by admitting that 2018’s Mark Hamill”, in relation to Alden
individuals – 19 of whom were fourth-grade Solo: A Star Wars Story made the Ehrenreich’s casting as a younger
students and two school teachers. company rethink the practice of recasting Han Solo.
the franchise’s most iconic characters. Solo was the lowest-grossing
The 52-year-old star, who was born in Uvalde, Star Wars movie of all time upon
visited his home state and was seen in Republican Speaking to Vanity Fair, Kennedy its release.
congressman Tony Gonzalez’s Twitter photo, admitted that the prequel underperformed Two of the franchise’s most
where the pair posed with school district staffers. because of it. popular characters, however,
are a younger Obi-Wan Kenobi Kennedy says that fan
McConaughey also posted a heartfelt message As Kennedy noted it at different points in (Ewan McGregor) and Anakin reactions spurred them
on his Instagram after news of the shooting the interview, saying: “We can’t do Skywalker (Hayden to expand upon Star
surfaced. “Once again, we have tragically proven something with Luke Skywalker that isn’t Christensen), who clash once Wars mythology. – AP
that we are failing to be responsible for the rights
our freedoms grant us,” he wrote in his post. Kourtney marks 2-week wedding anniversary
RECENTLY married Kourtney Kardashian wrote in the caption. legally married on May 15 in a small
“The true call to action now is for every celebrated the two-week anniversary of her The couple held a luxurious wedding courthouse ceremony in Santa Barbara,
American to take a longer and deeper look in the marriage to drummer Travis Barker with an California.
mirror, and ask ourselves, ‘What is it that we truly Instagram post on Sunday. ceremony in Portofino, Italy which was
value? How do we repair the problem? What small attended by several of their friends and In Italy, Kardashian demonstrated her
sacrifices can we individually take today to “Two weeks ago today, when we drove to family members. unique style by donning a low-cut white
preserve a healthier and safer nation, state and the courthouse to sign our marriage license dress that exposed her upper chest, and
neighbourhood tomorrow?” before our wedding ceremony in Italy,“ she Before their Italian ceremony, the couple accessorised with a heart-shaped necklace
had obtained a marriage licence and were that sparkled brightly. The 43-year-old
Despite this being a devastating frequent socialite completed her wedding attire with
reality, McConaughey believes Americans should Kardashian and Barker were friends for years before beginning a relationship. – COBRA a white veil and high-heeled shoes.
start thinking of ways to combat the issue. TEAM/BACKGRID
Meanwhile, Barker looked dapper in
The Dallas Buyers Club star concluded his post slim-fitting black suit and matching slacks.
by sending his condolences to the victims’ He also wore shoes that matched the colour
families. “To those who dropped their loved ones of his wife’s heels.
off to school not knowing that today was
goodbye, no words can comprehend or heal your The pair held their reception in Castello
loss, but if prayers can provide comfort, we will Brown, a 16th-century castle, and
keep them coming.” – by John Tan celebrated their first dance as a married
couple to the Elvis classic, Can’t Help Falling
McConaughey showing up to cheer up Uvalde in Love.
residents. – TWITTER
The bride’s famous siblings were also
fully dolled up for the big day. Sisters Kim
and Khloe were seen attending the
ceremony with their children, while Kendall
Jenner was joined by her boyfriend Devin

The newlyweds have always been
famous for their public shows of affection,
and this included sharing cheeky images
from the reception showing the two getting
cozy on a couch and Barker removing his
bride’s lace garter with his teeth.

Following the weekend of wedding
festivities, the Kardashians star also
changed her Instagram name to Kourtney
Kardashian Barker, followed by a red heart
and a fire emoji.

Congratulations to the happy couple! – by
Thashine Selvakumaran

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Cyber hell: Korea’s
IRL horror story
o Netflix’s latest 0DIRECTOR:
documentary reveals the Jin-Seong Choi Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror documentary recounts true events of Nth Room. – IMDB
dark side of the internet
HE documentary Cyber Hell: Exposing
an Internet Horror recounts the true ACTING
events surrounding the existence of Nth 9
Room. Nth Room was a South Korean
sexual slavery group that existed on Telegram PLOT
between 2018 and 2020. 9

A number of victims, including juveniles, Nth Room was a sexual slavery group that existed
were coerced into making and distributing between 2018 and 2020. – YES MOVIES
explicit videos and photographs of themselvea
by the administrators of these Telegram tactics to convey information to the spectator,
chatrooms, who then sold the pornographic including reenactments, extensive use of
content to thousands of users from all over the visuals, and interviews with police, journalists,
world, who paid them in cryptocurrency. and others involved in the case.

When the story became public on South This includes Team Flame, a code name for
Korean media in early 2020, it was a massive two female students who did a brave
scandal. undercover investigation in 2019. They
provided police and journalists with enough
The story of how the Nth Room Case came to evidence to prosecute those behind Nth Room.
light began with an anonymous email sent to a
journalist. Kim Wan, a journalist for the South The combination of all of these components
Korean daily The Hankyoreh, tells how the results in a documentary that is intriguing not
email led him to a Telegram user named just because of the story, but also because of the
“Baksa”, who was blackmailing his victims, production values. Overall, the documentary
whom he referred to as his slaves, into recording was absolutely worth watching. However, after
themselves performing sexual acts and sending conducting some internet research on the case,
them to him. These images and videos were I realised that the documentary did not go into
then shared within the Telegram chatroom to great depth and kept the narrative light. It
be viewed by members. avoids public outrage and does not focus too
much on its victims and their traumas.
Even after cyber detectives were summoned,
the criminal mastermind remained audacious, This is definitely not the type of true crime
even threatening to force one of the victims to documentary that audiences are accustomed
throw herself off the roof of the newspaper’s to. It’s dark, harsh, and horrifying. The majority
building, or to set herself on fire, should any of it is spent with people recounting the
news be published about his crimes. torturous experiences inflicted upon a number
of young girls by vicious males on Telegram.
The perpetrator was eventually There are even recreations of victims being
apprehended and identified as a young college dragged into phishing scams, with messages
student. It was also revealed that he had ended appearing in real time.
up exploiting around 103 individuals.
However, Cyber Hell does leave an impact.
Cyber Hell is a heartbreaking story about The documentary investigates the remarkable
violence against women and how technology power of secrecy in the era of social media, how
enables horrible crime. When it comes to it can protect some genuinely heinous activity,
production quality, this might be one of Netflix’s and how it leaves victims of digital abuse
finest documentaries. It employs a variety of wondering how they can ever feel safe and

Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror is
now available on Netflix.

How Tom Cruise survived the end of the star era

TOM CRUISE jets into Cannes for the Top Gun: Maverick could add as With two more instalments of the hugely successful Mission: Impossible coming in whole life is devoted to the cinema
first time in 30 years to launch Top much as US$390 million (RM1.7 2023 and 2024 - possibly followed by a long-rumoured film to be shot in space - experience. His movies are conceived
Gun: Maverick, and much has billion) from the US alone, according there is little sign of Tom Cruise fading into obscurity. – AFP and executed with the big screen in
changed in the film industry since his to Box Office Pro. mind,“ said Dergarabedian.
last visit – except his continued box thrive by presenting himself as Devoted to cinemas
office power. And with gushing reviews from something like a real-life superhero. With two more instalments of the Cruise has become an
critics, it looks set to cement his status hugely successful Mission: Impossible ambassador for cinemas – even
That kind of longevity is a rare as, in the words of IndieWire, “the last “Part of the mystique is that he coming in 2023 and 2024 – possibly sneaking into a screening of
thing in Hollywood where superhero Hollywood movie star of his kind – does his own stunts – flies jets, jumps followed by a long-rumoured film to Christopher Nolan’s Tenet at the
franchises have become far more short as ever but still larger-than-life off buildings – it’s hard not to watch be shot in space – there is little sign of height of the pandemic in summer
financially important to studios than in an age where most famous actors him without thinking: is there Cruise fading into obscurity. 2020 in a bid to boost sales.
individual actors and actresses. are only as big as their action figures.” anything this guy can’t do?” said Paul
Career wobble Dergarabedian, of media analysts “Theatre owners have an intense “I’ve produced 30 to 40 movies,“
When Cruise was last in Cannes Cruise’s continued success looked far Comscore. love for Tom Cruise because his he told Empire magazine recently. “I
for the premiere of the ill-fated Far from certain in the early 2000s when am responsible for thousands, if not
and Away with his then-wife Nicole his ties to the controversial Church of tens of thousands, of jobs.”
Kidman, he was just one among Scientology – and the infamous time
many in the Hollywood star system. he leapt around on Oprah Winfrey’s That devotion has put him at odds
couch professing his love for Katie with his own studio partners: Cruise
It was 1992 and the likes of Kevin Holmes – threatened to derail his reportedly sued Paramount last year
Costner, Mel Gibson and Bruce Willis career. for only giving the next Mission:
ruled the roost – all names that have Impossible a 45-day window in
since faded. The Hollywood machine was also cinemas before streaming, according
changing, with stars like Cruise to The Hollywood Reporter – a
“Cruise is unusual as someone becoming less important than dispute that remains unresolved.
who has managed to retain that superhero brands.
commercial weight even as the But it goes down very well in
studios have become dominated by “Batman is a great example of the Cannes – which is part-run by theatre
superhero franchise films,” said Paul shift that happened around 2000 owners and has banned streamers
McDonald, professor of media when franchise films took over. For from competing at the festival.
industries at King’s College London. half the film or more he’s covered
with a mask – people don’t hugely “This is someone that we haven’t
“And it’s particularly remarkable care who’s in there, whether it’s seen on streaming platforms, TV
given that he’s going to be 60 this Robert Pattinson or Ben Affleck or series, or doing adverts,” said festival
year.” anyone else,” said McDonald. director Thierry Fremaux.

According to analysis site The Cruise managed to recover and “He is someone who is devoted to
Numbers, Cruise’s 39 films as lead cinema. To see Tom Cruise, you have
actor have pulled in just shy of US$8.5 to see a feature film in a cinema
billion (RM37.13 billion) worldwide. theatre.” – ETX Studio


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Top Ikan Bakar spots in the Klang Valley

o Take your hunger to one
of these five mouthwatering
Ikan Bakar places

█ BY HAZIQUE ZAIRILL Ikan Bakar is a favourite
comfort food among
THE name “Ikan Bakar” – which literally Malaysians – 123RF
translates to “grilled fish” in English – is
a Malay dish that features a broad
variety of seafood charred to perfection
while being cooked above an open grill. A
favourite dish in both Malaysia and Indonesia,
you may discover plenty of dining options
within the region that will provide you with the
best smoky and crisp platter of whichever type
of seafood strikes your fancy.

Some popular ikan bakar restaurants may be
found right here in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.
We’ve compiled a list of the five top sites, listed
in no particular order. You can satisfy your ikan
bakar cravings the next time you’re near any of
these locations.

The Jalan Bellamy ikan bakar stalls that stand out the most. – TRIPADVISOR.COM

Kajang cuisine is not just about the satay, but the ikan bakar too. – IKANBAKARTERANGKATHQ FB Gerai No. 3 Kedai Kak Jat (Kuala Lumpur)
Address: Lorong Bellamy, Istana Negara, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah
Ikan Bakar Terangkat (Kajang) Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Address: No.1, Lot 3083, Jln Ayer Hitam, Kampung Sungai Merab Luar, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
The majority of people who enjoy ikan bakar room for debate. Look for Kedai Kak Jat. Keep
The first dish that leaps to mind while thinking including fresh fish from the local market. You are aware of the fact that Jalan Bellamy hosts in mind that when you decide to go for some
of Kajang is its satay. However, the discovery of can also find crustaceans such as crabs, prawns, a great number of Ikan Bakar stalls that are of the most mouthwatering seafood in the
a delectable Ikan Bakar dish at Ikan Bakar and even cockles. Also, try their steamed ready to be visited, but the question is, which area, you should be prepared to wait for it, as
Terangkat in the Kajang region was quite stingray and you won’t be disappointed. It’s the one will you choose? When it comes to that the line to order your dish is typically rather
suprising. There is a wide variety of seafood at perfect combination when slathered with their particular subject, there isn’t a whole lot of long.
Ikan Bakar Terangkat that you can choose from, homemade sambal.

Restoran Arang Ikan Bakar (Shah Alam)
Address: No.49 Jln Keluli AL7/AL, Pusat
Perniagaan Bukit Raja Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah
A good grilled fish is only one half of the puzzle
when it comes to Ikan Bakar hunting. Any
experienced Ikan Bakar hunter will be able to
tell you that. The second half is comprised of the
flavours that you have at your disposal to go
along with your fish that is crispy on the outside,
crisp on the inside, and creamy soft in the
middle. If this is the case, you should pay
attention to Restoran Arang Ikan Bakar, which is
located in the Section 16 neighbourhood of
Shah Alam.

Another hidden gem of Ikan Bakar selections in the Kuala Lumpur area. –

Pak Din Ikan Bakar Tanglin (Kuala Lumpur) Cyberjaya never fails when it comes to food. – VKEONG
Address: Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur,
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Bawal Power Ikan Bakar (Cyberjaya)
Address: Futurise Centre, Block 3710, Persiaran Apec, Cyberjaya,
Pak Din Ikan Bakar Tanglin is a smattering of char on the 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor
must-visit if you’re in the area of surface. Almost all of the meat
the KL Bird Park and searching slips off the bone since it’s so A selection of perfectly grilled seafood from Foodies flock to Cyberjaya for When it comes to Ikan Bakar,
for something loca. To avoid the soft and flavourful. The sauce, Restoran Arang Ikan Bakar in Shah Alam. – the mouthwatering fare look no further than Bawal
crowds, we recommend arriving on the other hand, is the main ARANGIKANBAKAR IG available at every turn. There Power Ikan Bakar. Their fish is
a few minutes early to avoid reason customers continue are so many great restaurants to dipped in a turmeric sauce
missing out on the best coming back. It’s the perfect choose from that we have before being grilled to
selection. This stall’s Ikan Bakar complement to the fish because developed a knack for deciding perfection. Not forget to
is a must-try as their fish is it’s sweet and flavoury at the which one is the best to go to. mention their sotong is also
cooked to perfection, with just a same time. Then again, you’ll be surprised. huge and tempting.


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█ BY HAZIQUE ZAIRILL The humble coffee, buttered
toast and soft boiled eggs is
ROASTING and brewing synonymous with Malaysian
coffee was first kopitiams. – 123RF
demonstrated in Arabia in
the 15th century. During Life is too short to ruin your day
European colonisation in the 18th with a bad cup of coffee. – PEXELS
century, Southeast Asia and South
America emerged as important The evolution of Malaysia’s
coffee-producing regions. kopitiams to cafés

Did you know that Malaysia has oCoffee is consumed in almost every
its own coffee plantations? However, country on the planet, but it’s fascinating
due to their lower altitude and to see how much the culture surrounding
Robusta variety, beans produced coffee differs from one to another
here are regarded as lower-quality.
Malaysia’s coffee culture evolution Today, everywhere you go, you’ll Coffee shops evolved to aesthetic, modern style cafés. – THE SMART LOCAL
Because of this, they can be In recent years, Kuala Lumpur’s encounter this big name coffee brand,
roasted darker, compared to most coffee scene has been on the rise. In Starbucks. Over the past several
other beans. After being roasted with the blink of an eye, cafés are springing decades, they’ve had a significant
palm oil and margarine, the beans up all over the city. It all started when impact on the way the world
are used to make instant coffees, some Malaysians who studied in consumes caffeine. Whenever you
such as Ipoh White Coffee. They are Melbourne, the city known as the visit one of these establishments, you
also used in kopitiams, where in “Café Capital of the World”, were expect a certain level of consistency,
terms of flavour, baristas agree that inspired to bring coffee culture back and you’ll always get it.
the coffee produced is thicker, more to their homeland. Different style, different taste
robust, earthier, and has a slightly In the end, there will be no right
bitter aftertaste. There then emerged a seemingly answer to the question “How do you
Kopitiam history never-ending stream of coffee shops enjoy your coffee?” because when it
Kopitiams have been open in staffed by neighbourhood baristas, comes to preferences, everyone has
Malaysia since the 1800s, and they each one more endearing than the their own choices.
are considered a vital element of the one that came before it.
country’s culture and history. It all Modern coffee connoisseurs will
began with the migration of Some coffee shops even focused order their coffee decaf, double shot
Hainanese people from southern on aesthetics to tempt consumers or maybe ‘Arabica beans only’ as they
China’s Hainan island. who enjoy snapping pictures and have that sense of taste and their own
sharing them on social media. preferences. While the old man at the
During that time, members of Nowadays, coffee shops, or kopitiam prefers plain “kopi-O” and
other major dialect groups such as kopitiams, have been transformed will just enjoy it till the last sip, the
the Hokkien, Cantonese, and into hip hangouts by Third Wave same as any coffee connoisseur.
Teochew had already settled and coffee connoisseurs.
dominated the more lucrative International chain The most important point here is
industries in Malaya such as trade, It was after travelling to Italy in the that “the finest coffee” is the one that
mining and agriculture. 1970s that Starbucks’ then-CEO you enjoy the most, regardless of the
Howard Schultz was inspired to sort or manner in which it is served.
As a result, the Hainanese were transform Starbucks from its humble
compelled to find alternative means beginnings as a coffee roaster and They are a part of
of income, and the majority of them café in Seattle, Washington to what it our past and
decided to participate in the is today: a massive coffee culture, believed to
hospitality industry inside British conglomerate. have originated in
military bases and ship galleys. Penang and created
by Chinese traders.
However, with the end of World – PINTEREST
War II, there was an economic
collapse, and employment in hotels
and European homes were limited.
Hainanese people who worked as
chefs for the British embraced this
chance and bought up premises to
open tiny restaurants and kopitiams
across the country.

From that, the term ‘kopitiam’ is a
combination of the words ‘kopi’
(coffee) and ‘tiam’ (shop) in Bahasa
Melayu and Hokkien.

The classic kopitiam was
characterised by its white marble
tables and green floral ceramics,
which were already a part of its
identity. Food such as toast with
butter and coconut jam, soft-boiled
eggs, pastries, and roasted coffee
sweetened with condensed milk is
still in high demand today.

By the 1960s, kopitiams, with
their combination of low-cost
cuisine and community gatherings,
had spread to practically every
corner of Malaysia and most of them
are still in operation today with
businesses being handed down from
father to son.

Rarer beans and an expanded array of brewing methods mark the ‘Special Reserve’
outlets at Publika and Pavilion KL. –STARBUCKS MALAYSIA


Memorable moment ...
MSU President, Prof
Tan Sri Dr Mohd Shukri
(centre) with a MSU
graduate for 1st
session of MSU’s 29th

MSU’s 29th Convocation Ceremonyceremony.
MANAGEMENT and Science
University (MSU) awarded a total of Best of the best ... from
2,434 graduates from 115 left Dhaasuen Kaur,
programmes of study at its 29th Uzundemir Ayse (Mohd
Convocation Ceremony recently. It is the first Shukri Yajid
convocation ceremony held since the country’s Outstanding Award),
transition to endemic, including the full Nur Aqila Syafiqa
opening of institutes of higher learning (IPT) (Chancellor Gold Medal
under the Ministry of Higher Education Award), Aleaa Nur
(MOHE). Insyirah, Lim Chong
Wen and Amirah
The scrolls for the five-session ceremony Tahirah Azman
were awarded by MSU President Professor Tan (President Award).
Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid. Also, in
attendance were MSU Vice-Chancellor plaque, cash and scholarship from Yayasan Kaur Gopal Singh, Bachelor in Biomedical Grant Commission (UGC).
Professor Puan Sri Datuk Dr Junainah Abd MSU. Science (Hons) were received the Mohd Shukri MSU currently ranks in the Top 100 among
Hamid and the senior management of the Yajid Outstanding Award which comes with a
University. Overall, a total of 21 graduates will Receiving the President Award were Aleaa plaque, cash and scholarship from Yayasan MSU. the world’s top young universities, Top 150
receive a Doctor of Philosophy, 38 graduates Nur Insyirah Dr Haji Alias, Master of among Asia’s best universities and Top 301+ for
with a Master’s degree, 1,211 graduates with a Education (Teaching English as Second Meanwhile, 26 graduates received Academic Graduate Employability Ranking. Ranked by
Bachelor’s degree and 1,164 graduates with a Language), Lim Chong Wen, Bachelor in Awards and 20 graduates received Industry both QS and Times Higher Education (THE),
Diploma. International Business (Hons) and Amirah Awards. They also received a plaque, cash, and MSU’s world rankings place it in the Top 601+ of
Tahirah Azman, Diploma in Event a scholarship from Yayasan MSU. the world’s best universities in the QS World
Faculty of Business Management and Management which comes with a plaque, University Rankings (WUR) 2022 and Top 401+
Professional Studies (FBMP) contributed the cash and scholarship from Yayasan MSU. Local and multinational industry, sponsors in THE University Impact Rankings 2022.
most number of graduates, with 791 graduates included Affin Bank Berhad, Fire Fighter
and the Faculty of Information Sciences and Whereas Uzundemir Ayse Gul, Bachelor in Industry Sdn Bhd, Mega Fortris (M) Sdn Bhd, In QS WUR by Subject 2022, MSU has
Engineering (FISE) presented the most number International Business (Hons) and Dhaasuen Association of Chartered Certified Accountants emerged as Malaysia #1 in for Subject’s Art and
of programmes, with 28 programmes. (ACCA), Eyecon Group Sdn Bhd, UEM Edgenta Design category, at World Top 151-200 list as
Berhad, Putra World Trade Centre (WTC), well as places at World Top 101-150 and Top 5
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302 Jobs 21theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 31, 2022

(Company No. 1116970-A) IN THE MATTER OF
2)EXECUTIVE / SENIOR EXECUTIVE 2022 Champions Prize car, a 1979
LIQUIDATION) SDN. BHD. Schwab Firebird following the
Job Description: Registration No. 198101009388 Charles Schwab Challenge golf
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that tournament. – USA TODAY Sports
• Building and sustaining strong working relationships with pursuant to Section 459 & 518 of (75505-A)
advertising clients. the Companies Act 2016, that a (In Members’ Voluntary Liquidation) SAM BURNS sank a 38-foot birdie putt American overcomes
Final Meeting of the Members of from off the green on the first playoff seven-shot deficit to
• Plan and executive new, creative, exciting and innovative the above-mentioned company NOTICE OF FINAL MEETING hole to defeat world No. 1 Scottie win Charles Schwab
marketing campaigns for the company will be held at No. 83-1B, Jalan NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Scheffler and win the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial
3/62A, Bandar Menjalara, 52200 Section 459 of the Companies Act, 2016 Challenge yesterday in Fort Worth, Texas.
• Develop and continuously improve marketing materials, Kuala Lumpur on 30th June, that a Final Meeting of the Company will rough and read the long double-breaker to
product/service presentations and proposals. 2022 at 11.00 a.m. for the be held at Suite 729, 7th Floor, Menara Burns’ improbable victory was his third of perfection. Scheffler could not match it with a
following purposes :- Hai-O, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala the PGA Tour season, pushing him to second long birdie putt of his own.
• Passionate in serving client accounts to improve sales revenue Lumpur on Thursday, 30th June 2022 at place – behind only Scheffler – in the FedEx
1) To receive an account from 11.00 a.m. for the following purposes:- Cup standings. “I just played such a good round of golf
Requirements: the Liquidator showing the 1) To receive an account from the today and (caddie Travis Perkins) did a great
manner in which the winding- After starting the day seven shots off the job all day just keeping us in it, especially after
• Minimum Diploma/Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, up has been conducted and Liquidator showing the manner in pace, Burns posted a 5-under 65 to reach 9- hitting a foul ball or 12 and kind of killing our
or any other related field. the property of the Company which the winding-up has been under 271. Scheffler was one of five players at momentum,” Burns said.
disposed of and hearing any conducted and the assets of the one point tied for the lead at 10-under with
• Assistant Manager/Manager: minimum 5 years of experience in explanation that may be given Company has been disposed of and Burns in the clubhouse, but one by one they “Just proud of the way we finished, and
sales and marketing in media industry by the Liquidator. to hear any explanation that may be all faltered down the stretch. then to make that putt is just icing on the
given by the Liquidator. cake.”
• Executive/Senior Executive: at least 2 years of sales and 2) To determine by ordinary 2) To determine pursuant to Section Scheffler, who held at least a share of the
marketing experience in media industry resolution, that the books, 518(3)(b) of the Companies Act, lead after each of the first three rounds, shot a Burns, 25, also won tournaments in
accounts or any other 2016 the manner in which the 2-over 72 with two bogeys and no birdies. He October and March of this season. His seven-
• Good communication, presentation, problem solving and documents of the company books, accounts and documents of made a crucial up-and-down from a shot deficit tied for the largest a player has
organizational skills be kept by the Liquidator for the Company and of the Liquidator greenside bunker at No. 18 to save par and overcome to win at Colonial Country Club. –
a period of 6 months after the thereof, shall be disposed of. ensure the playoff. Field Level Media
• Possess own transport and willing to travel company has been dissolved, Dated this 31st day of May 2022.
• Able to start work immediately. and that thereafter such book, FONG WAI @ FOONG KAI MING Burns and Scheffler replayed the par-4
accounts and documents Liquidator 18th. After his second shot missed just over
DIGITAL MARKETING may be destroyed by the A member of the Company entitled to the green, Burns putted from the first cut of
Liquidator. attend and vote at the above meeting
EXECUTIVE / SENIOR EXECUTIVE may appoint a proxy to attend and vote
Dated this 31st day of May, 2022. on his behalf. A proxy need not be a
Job Description: KUALA LUMPUR member of the Company. The instrument
LIM JIEW SIEW appointing a proxy shall be in writing
• Design and develop online marketing strategies, digital roadmap Liquidator under the hand of the appointer or his
and creative campaigns that aligned with the business goals and attorney duly authorized in writing or,
directions. IN THE MATTER OF if the appointer is a corporation, either
THE COMPANIES ACT, 2016 under its common seal or signed by its
• Provide creative ideas for content marketing. attorney or by an officer of the Company
• Manage all digital marketing channels AND IN THE MATTER OF duly authorized in writing in that behalf.
• Plan and manage social media platforms. YF PRO-LINK SDN. BHD. The instrument appointing a proxy must
• Able to create content & produce graphics for social media (200501018491 (700606-X)) be deposited at the Liquidators’ office,
Suite 729, 7th Floor, Menara Hai-O, Jalan
postings. (IN MEMBERS’ Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, not
• Prepare copywriting for the marketing campaign. VOLUNTARY WINDING UP) less than 48 hours before the time for
holding the meeting.
Requirements: NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to
Section 439 of the Companies Act,
• Diploma/Degree in Marketing, Digital Marketing or equivalent. 2016, that the special resolution set
• At least 2 years of experience in implementing digital marketing out below was duly passed by the
members of the Company at a General
strategies Meeting held on 30 MAY 2022.
• Excellent understanding of digital marketing concepts and
“That the Company be wound up
best practices. voluntarily pursuant to Section 439(1)
• Required Skill(s): Google Adwords, Google Analytics, SEO/SEM, (b) of the Companies Act, 2016 and that
Mr. LUM KOK WENG (NRIC No.: 750420-
social media marketing and optimization. 14-5859) of No. 13A, Jalan RP 7/11,
• Team player Prima Ville, Taman Rawang Perdana,
• Great interpersonal and communication skills 48000 Rawang, Selangor be and is
hereby appointed as Liquidator for the
Office based in Petaling Jaya (5 days a week) purposes of such winding up with all
Closing date - 30 June 2022 powers given by Section 456 of the
Companies Act, 2016.”
Send in your CV with your photo via email to :
[email protected] Director
Kuala Lumpur
Date: 31 MAY 2022 Ji defeats Furue to capture
Match-Play crown
DALAM PERKARA IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 2016 SOUTH KOREAN Ji Eun-hee won the LPGA LPGA triumph and the last berth in tjis week’s
AKTA SYARIKAT 2016 THE COMPANIES ACT, 2016 Match-Play tournament yesterday, defeating US Women’s Open. Ji’s only major title came at
KOVA PAINTS JV SDN. BHD. AND IN THE MATTER OF Japan’s Ayaka Furue 3&2 in the championship the 2009 US Women’s Open.
DAN (Company No. 1233587-U) YF PRO-LINK SDN. BHD. match at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas.
DALAM PERKARA SIGIL SDN BHD (IN MEMBERS’ VOLUNTARY (200501018491 (700606-X)) “Definitely day off tomorrow and then try
At 36, Ji became the oldest South Korean to work hard again,” Ji said. “I hit it pretty well
201801046211 (Syarikat No : LIQUIDATION) (IN MEMBERS’ winner of an LPGA title, taking her first tour this week. I was really positive going to play.”
1308243 D ) VOLUNTARY WINDING UP) victory since the 2019 Tournament of
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Champions. World No. 27 Furue, who turned 22 on
(PENGGULUNGAN pursuant to Section 459 & 518 of NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Friday, is a seven-time winner on the LPGA
SYARIKAT SECARA SUKARELA AHLI) the Companies Act 2016, that a creditors of the above-named Company Ji called it the hardest victory of her career. Japan Tour who earned her way onto the US
Final Meeting of the Members of which is being voluntarily wound up “Very much. It was really hard,” she said. “We LPGA circuit for 2022 at qualifying school.
NOTIS adalah diberikan bahawa anggota- the above-mentioned company are required to, on or before 22 JUNE have to play 36 holes. That makes it a lot
anggota SIGIL SDN BHD (Co no 1308243 will be held at No. 83-1B, Jalan 2022 to send in their names and harder. In the morning semifinals, Ji ousted
D) telah meluluskan Resolusi Khas seperti 3/62A, Bandar Menjalara, 52200 addresses with full particulars of their “My feet almost not moving last couple American Andrea Lee 4&3 while Furue
yang berikut di Mesyuarat Agong Syarikat Kuala Lumpur on 30th June, debts or claims and the names and holes. My back hurts. Really tired now.” defeated American Lilia Vu 2&1.
bertempat di A-3-9 , 8 Avenue Business 2022 at 11.00 a.m. for the addresses of their solicitors (if any) Ji, ranked 83rd, claimed her sixth career
Centre, Jln 8/1, 46050 Petaling Jaya, following purposes :- to the undersigned, the Liquidator of Vu beat Lee 3&2 in the third-place match,
pada 28 MAY 2022:- the Company, and, if so required by each earning her best LPGA finish. – AFP
1) To receive an account from notice in writing from the Liquidator,
BAHAWA Syarikat ini digulungkan the Liquidator showing the either personally or by their solicitors,
menurut Seksyen 439 (1) (b) Akta Syarikat manner in which the winding- to come in and prove their debts or
2016, dan Then Vei Yee dilantik sabagai up has been conducted and claims at such time and place as shall
Penyelesai untuk tujuan penggulungan the property of the Company be specified in such notice, or in default
tersebut dan mengagihkan asset Syarikat disposed of and hearing any thereof they will be excluded from
mengikut kuasa dan hak yang diberi. explanation that may be given the benefits of any distribution made
by the Liquidator. before such debts or claims are proved.
BAHAWA buku, akaun, dokumen Syarikat Hardik eyes T20 WC after IPL triumph
dan Pelikuidasi boleh dimusnahkan 2) To determine by ordinary LUM KOK WENG
selepas tempoh tiga (3) bulan dari tarikh resolution, that the books, Liquidator
Mesyuarat Akhir . accounts or any other No. 29-2, Jalan 46A/26, Taman Sri
documents of the company Rampai, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, W.P.
DENGAN INI DIMAKLUMKAN BAHAWA be kept by the Liquidator for Kuala Lumpur.
pemiutang-pemiutang SIGIL SDN BHD a period of 6 months after the Date: 31 MAY 2022
(Co no 1308243 D) yang sedang digulung company has been dissolved,
secara sukarela, diminta menghantar and that thereafter such book, CALL TO PLACE
nama dan alamat dengan butiran hutang accounts and documents CLASSIFIED ADS
atau tuntutan kepada Penyelesai di may be destroyed by the AFTER leading Gujarat Titans to the Indian Asked what would be his next goal, the 28-
bawah ini di alamat A-3-9 , 8 Avenue Liquidator. KLANG VALLEY Premier League (IPL) title in their first season, year-old said: “Absolutely to win the World Cup
Business Centre, Jln 8/1, 46050 Petaling PENANG | KEDAH winning the Twenty20 World Cup with India is for India no matter what happens.
Jaya sebelum 30 JUNE 2022. Sekiranya Dated this 31st day of May, 2022. PERAK | PERLIS | PAHANG | next on Hardik Pandya’s bucket list.
notis secara bertulis daripada Penyelesai KUALA LUMPUR “I am going to give it everything I have.
diperlukan, pemiutang-pemiutang LIM JIEW SIEW KELANTAN Hardik led by example in yesterday’s final Always been that kind of guy to put the team
diperlukan menulis dan membuktikan Liquidator TERENGGANU against 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals as first. For me the goal will be simple: to make
hutang atau tuntutan mereka seperti yang Gujarat triumphed by seven wickets in front of sure my team gets it the most.
dinyatakan dalam notis sedemikian, atau MS. Shoba more than 100,000 fans at their home ground
secara lalainya, mereka akan dikecualikan TEL: 03-7784 8888 in Ahmedabad. “It has always been a pleasure for me to
daripada faedah pengagihan yang dibuat FAX: 03-7784 4424 represent the country… Long term, short
sebelum hutang dan tuntutan dibuktikan. Hardik claimed three crucial wickets, term, I want to win the World Cup no matter
MALACCA | N.SEMBILAN including that of the tournament’s leading what happens.
NOTIS MESYUARAT AKHIR DISAMPAIKAN scorer Jos Buttler, to restrict Rajasthan to a
BAHAWA menurut Seksyen 459 (2) Akta MR. Rajah total which Gujarat chased down with 11 balls “I consider myself very lucky that I have
Syarikat 2016, Mesyuarat Akhir Ahli- Ahli TEL: 012-628 2844 to spare. played five finals, and have lifted the trophy
Syarikat yang dinamakan di atas akan FAX: 06-764 2051 five times.
diadakan bertempat di A-3-9,8 Avenue It also proved Hardik has fully recovered
Business Centre,Jln 8/1, 46050 Petaling JOHOR BAHRU from a back injury which had forced him to “Obviously this will leave a legacy because
Jaya pada 9 pagi 30 JUNE 2022 untuk play purely as a batter over the last two we are a new franchise, playing for the first
tujuan berikut:- MS. Anne Lim seasons. time, and we are champions in the first
TEL: 013-770 6699 season.” – Reuters
Untuk menerima penyata akaun akhir FAX: 07-355 5549
Penyelesai yang menujukkan bagaimana
penggulungan telah dijalankan
dan menerima apa apa penjelasan

Then Vei Yee

Tarikh 30 MAY 2022

‘I know every match Novak Rafael
could be my last’ Djokovic Nadal

RAFAEL NADAL admitted Blockbuster
yesterday that his injury-hit career clash
has forced him to contemplate that Nadal wins in five sets to set up
“every match I play here could be French Open battle with Djokovic
my last”.
RAFAEL NADAL set up a my best and fight until the end,” said ready for it,” said Djokovic of facing “Americans in Paris… I think it’ll
Nadal, who made the French blockbuster French Open Nadal on facing the defending his old rival. be a great match and I’m looking
Open quarterfinals for the 16th quarterfinal against world champion today (6pm Malaysian forward to it,” said Stephens who is
time yesterday, arrived in Paris No. 1 Novak Djokovic when time). Djokovic or Nadal could face currently 64th in the WTA rankings.
unsure if he would be able to take he defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime in Spanish teenage sensation Carlos
part after suffering a recurrence in a five-set fourth round epic Djokovic has been responsible Alcaraz in the semifinals. Canadian teenager Leylah
Rome of a chronic foot injury which yesterday and pledged to “fight until for two of Nadal’s three defeats in Fernandez reached the quarterfinals
has plagued him for large parts of the end”. Paris – in the quarterfinals in 2015 The 19-year-old romped into his for the first time.
his career. and last year’s semifinals. first French Open quarterfinal
Nadal, the 13-time champion at yeterday with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win over Fernandez, seeded 17th, and who
Last year, he missed Wimbledon, Roland Garros and holder of a Nadal hailed 21-year-old Auger- Russian Karen Khachanov. was US Open runner-up last year,
the Olympics and the US Open to record 21 Grand Slam titles, Aliassime, who has been working fired an impressive 40 winners past
recover. triumphed over the Canadian 3-6, 6- with his uncle and former coach “I had a great match from start to 2019 semifinalist Amanda Anisimova
3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in a match which Toni since April last year. finish,” said sixth seed Alcaraz who to secure a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win.
“I know my situation, and I lasted four hours and 21 minutes. will face German third seed
accept it. I can’t complain much. I “Felix is a great player. He’s very Alexander Zverev in the last eight. She next faces Martina Trevisan,
am in the quarterfinals of Roland It was only the third time in his young with a lot of power and great the world No. 59 from Italy who
Garros. Two weeks and a half ago, I 17-year, 112-match career in Paris mobility,” said the 35-year-old In the wide open women’s event, booked her place in the quarterfinals
didn’t know if I would be able to be that Nadal had been stretched to five Spaniard who has made the last- which saw nine of the top 10 seeds for the second time in three years,
here,” said Nadal. sets. eight for the 16th time. fall before the second week, edging out Aliaksandra Sasnovich
American teenager Coco Gauff set up from Belarus 7-6 (12-10), 7-5.
“So just enjoying the fact that I Nadal and Djokovic will meet for Djokovic also reached the a quarterfinal duel with compatriot
am here for one more year. And the 10th time at Roland Garros and quarter-finals for the 16th time when Sloane Stephens. Veronika Kudermetova reached
being honest, every match that I 59th overall in a rivalry stretching he eased to a 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 victory her first Grand Slam quarterfinal late
play here, I don’t know if it’s going back to 2006. against 15th seed Diego Gauff, 18, reached the last-eight yesterday, setting up an all-Russian
to be my last match here in Roland Schwartzman of Argentina. for the second successive year with a clash against Daria Kasatkina.
Garros in my tennis career. “We know each other well, we 6-4, 6-0 win over Belgium’s Elise
have a lot of history. The only thing I “It’s a huge challenge and Mertens while 2018 runner-up The world No. 29 came back from
“That’s my situation now. Of can say is that I will be focussed, try probably the biggest one that you can Stephens defeated 23rd-seeded Jil a set down to defeat Madison Keys 1-
course I went through a tough have here in Roland Garros. I’m Teichmann of Switzerland 6-2, 6-0. 6, 6-3, 6-1. – AFP
process again with my foot, so I
don’t know what can happen in the Proud Perez makes history for Mexico We cannot do that,
near future with my career.” says angry Leclerc
Red Bull driver Sergio Perez (left) and Max Verstappen celebrate after the Monaco GP yesterday. – AFPPIX
Hamilton slams delayed CHARLES LECLERC raged at his
Monaco start SERGIO PEREZ celebrated a dream Monaco Grand and Perez and Rodriguez are the sole winners. Ferrari team after their mistakes cost him
Prix win yesterday and made history as Mexico’s all- Perez started third on the grid, behind the Ferraris the Monaco Grand Prix.
LEWIS HAMILTON said the start to time most successful Formula One driver.
Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix should of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, but a strategic The star, racing in his home city, had
not have been delayed because of The 32-year-old now has three career victories, one masterstroke on the pitstops and a bit of “tyre pole position and led the race until Ferrari
rain, declaring: “We are Formula more than the late Pedro Rodriguez managed in the whispering” made the difference. told him to pit for a tyre change.
One drivers”. 1960s and 70s, but the latest success was his first in
Europe and at one of the sport’s historic circuits. Nothing can ever be taken for granted in Monaco, However, the team changed their
The sport’s most famous race where going a few millimetres too wide can spell mind at the last moment – but by the
was pushed back by nine minutes Perez’s previous two wins were in Azerbaijan, with disaster on the metal-fenced track, but Perez made no time they told Leclerc, who was looking
and then by an additional seven Red Bull last year, and in Bahrain in 2020 with Aston mistakes as he was hustled through the closing laps to regain the driver standing lead, he had
after a downpour. Martin’s predecessors Racing Point. by Sainz. already boxed.

Two laps followed behind the The Mexican was also the first Mexican to conquer He had crashed in Saturday qualifying at the end of “No words,” Leclerc said over the radio
safety car before race director the streets of Monaco, one of the races every driver the session, but Formula One fortunes can change in reaction after the race. “The season is
Eduardo Freitas, officiating just his yearns to win, and first Latin American driver since quickly. long, but we cannot do that.”
second F1 event, suspended the Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya in 2003.
grand prix. “I’m a big fan of my sport,” said Perez. “So, certainly Leclerc finished in fourth with direct
“Winning Monaco is a dream come true as a driver,” knowing what it means to win a race like this. I mean, rival Max Verstappen claiming third and
A power outage then knocked he said. they’re all very important, but certainly this is very the defending champion’s Red Bull
out the starting lights, leading to a special. And it goes very, very high in the list for my teammate Sergio Perez claiming the win.
further 45-minute hold-up, with the “When you come to Formula One and when you country.
seventh round of the campaign come to Monaco and drive it for the first time you It sees Leclerc trailing Verstappen by
eventually starting – albeit behind always dream about one day winning the race. “I’m the only Mexican, or even Latin American, nine points and it compounds on another
the safety car – one hour and five driver on the grid,” he added. disappointing result for Ferrari.
minutes later than advertised. “It’s just incredible, such a big day for myself. I was
driving with Pedro Rodriguez’s helmet today and I’m “So, it just shows how difficult it is for us… to make Leclerc was leading the standings until
Hamilton, who started eighth sure that up there he will be super proud of what we it into the sport and to have a successful career in this the previous Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix
and finished eighth, said: “You think have achieved in this sport.” sport. It is quite hard, but I have to say I’m extremely where car issues meant he had to retire
they didn’t do a good job? proud of it.” – Reuters from the race, which Verstappen went on
Mexico has only ever had six Formula One drivers to win.
“I was not saying it was a
mistake – I don’t know the reason Leclerc had warned his team to
for them not sending us out at the prevent issues going forward, saying
get-go – but we are Formula One post-race in Spain: “I think we have
drivers so (the weather) is not a definitely found something this weekend
good enough reason. on that, so it gives me the confidence for
the season.
“That is what I was saying. I was
like ‘let’s go’ when it was just “But on the other hand, we’ll look at
drizzling a little bit at the beginning. this issue, and we cannot afford for this to
happen many times during the season, so
“We will talk about it in the we need to find the problem.”
drivers’ briefing but we should have
started the race.” The 24-year-old will next have a
chance to overtake Verstappen in the
Stewards throw out standings at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on
Ferrari protest June 12. – The Independent

SERGIO PEREZ was confirmed as
the Monaco Grand Prix winner on
Sunday after Formula One stewards
rejected Ferrari protests against the
Mexican and his world champion
teammate Max Verstappen.

Both Red Bull drivers were
accused of failing to obey pit-lane
exit rules after a pitstop during the
race but the stewards dismissed
both protests.

“At the hearing Ferrari conceded
that Car 11 (Perez) did not have any
part of its front or rear tyres on the
left of the yellow line and conceded
that the protest was unfounded,”
the stewards said in a statement.

“The protest is therefore
dismissed and the protest fee is


Liverpool fans caused initial problems, says French minister

FRANCE’S sports minister said yesterday that what happened first of all was this mass after police tried to hold back people said he was shocked by the images.
Liverpool fans without valid tickets were gathering of British supporters of the Liverpool attempting to force their way into the national “I was horrified to see those pictures of fans
responsible for the initial crowd problems at the club, without tickets, or with fake tickets,” French stadium without tickets, while some ticket
Champions League final, with the problem then Sports Minister Amelie Oudea-Castera said. holders complained that they were not let in. including children, disabled fans, being pepper-
exacerbated by local youths trying to force their sprayed by French police,” he added. “And from
way in to the game. “When there are that many people by the Television footage showed images of young the pictures I saw there was no obvious
entrance to the stadium, there will be people men who did not appear to be wearing red justification for that kind of behaviour.”
The crowd trouble at the match in Paris has trying to force their way in through the doors of Liverpool jerseys jumping the gates of the
become a political issue ahead of French the Stade de France, and a certain number of stadium and running away from security to get Oudea-Castera said that there were no
parliamentary elections in mid-June, and the youths from the nearby area who were present into the match. Others outside, including problems with Real Madrid supporters and that
sports ministry was due to meet with police and tried to get in by mixing in with the crowd,” she children, were tear-gassed by riot police, said a the Spanish side had managed to control their
football officials today. told French radio RTL. Reuters witness. travelling fans better than Liverpool.

“What we really have to bear in mind is that The match had to be delayed by 35 minutes Chris Philp, Britain’s minister for technology, “Liverpool left its supporters on the loose,
this is a major difference,” she said.– Reuters
Reds want replacement Back after
signed before Mane exit 23 years Nottingham Forest players
celebrate with the trophy after
LIVERPOOL will only sell Sadio Mane if they can first Cooper hails ‘magical’ club winning the Championship
recruit a replacement and would want more than as Forest return to Playoff Final against Huddersfield
€30 million (RM140m) to let the Senegalese forward Premier League Town at Wembley stadium
leave this summer. yesterday. – REUTERSPIX

Bayern Munich are interested in Mane, who has
one year left on his contract at Anfield and is yet to
agree a new deal.

The 30-year-old had promised to provide an
announcement on his future after the Champions
League final but, as Liverpool rushed to leave the
Stade de France, did not, amid suggestions that he
wants to leave.

Jurgen Klopp has often said that players who
want to leave Liverpool will be allowed to providing
they give the club warning so they can plan but the
FA Cup and Carabao Cup winners are also
determined to ensure Mane does not depart for a
cut-price fee, with a mooted price of €30m to go to
the German champions deemed insufficient.

While he could leave on a free transfer next year, if
a new deal is not agreed, Mane has established
himself among the leading wingers in world football
since joining Liverpool from Southampton in 2016
and has proved a prolific striker in the last two
months of this season.

While Liverpool have a ready-made replacement
for Mane on the left wing, the position he long
occupied, with Luis Diaz excelling since joining in
January, the task of finding another forward is made
harder as the Senegalese has proved he can play in
all three positions in their front line.

Liverpool are already set to lose one attacker this
season, with Divock Origi leaving when his contract
expires. The Belgian will sign for AC Milan. – The

TOUCHLINES █ NICK PUREWAL said Cooper. Premier League and the supporters and
“There’s no doubt we deserve to be everyone connected to the club can
LIVERPOOL have made contact with the representa- A TEARFUL Steve Cooper hailed experience that.
tives of Barcelona’s France winger Ousmane “magical” Nottingham Forest for promoted, the football we played, the
Dembele, 25, who is also being pursued by Chelsea. reminding the world of the City games we’ve won, the attitude we’ve “It’s been a brilliant season, the players
LIVERPOOL were considering a bid forTottenham’s Ground club’s rich history by given. Every time we’ve had an average have provided a fantastic attitude and
South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 29, if Spurs failed securing a Premier League future. game we’ve recovered. culture, and the training ground is such a
to finish next season in the Premier League top four. good laugh; there’s a real pride and
MANCHESTER CITY forward Gabriel Jesus, 25, will Forest will return to the Premier “I’m just really proud of everybody togetherness.
resolve his future after returning from Brazil duty League for the first time in 23 years next connected with the football club: it’s a
amid interest from Arsenal. season, after defeating Huddersfield 1-0 magical football club, and we’ve just “It’s been brilliant to be a part of it from
VILLARREAL and Spain defender PauTorres, 25, is in yesterday’s Championship playoff final reminded the world of that. It isn’t about day one. It takes a group of men to get off
edging closer to a move to Manchester United after his at Wembley. individuals, success is about the team, the the canvas and fight back, and that’s what
agents travelled to England to continue discussions. football club. they’ve done. Everyone’s probably looked
WEST HAM and Southampton are monitoring devel- Luckless Levi Colwill’s own goal down their nose at them where they were.
opments with 20-year-old Red Bull Salzburg and settled football’s most lucrative match, “I knew it before I came but when I
Austria striker Junior Adamu. with Forest standing to benefit to the tune walked in the biggest thing that struck me “They’ve fought back, and in a really
LEICESTER CITY are interested in signing Manchester of £170 million (RM950M) through top- is how proud people are of this football attractive way. The first objective was to
United’s English midfielder James Garner, 21, after he flight promotion. club.” get out of the relegation zone. And there
impressed on loan at Nottingham Forest. were times I was thinking we’re not
ARSENAL have quoted Benfica £8.5m for 30-year-old Cooper inherited a Forest side bottom Cooper talked of nostalgia in running making much progress here, and maybe
Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno. of the table and winless after seven the rule over Forest’s top attributes. But we won’t get into the top 10.
LEEDS UNITED’S Brazil forward Raphinha, 25, may matches in September: at the end of an now the men from the east midlands can
favour a move to Manchester United over Barcelona. arduous route to promotion, the 42-year- forget about harking back to former “Then as soon as you get into the top
BOURNEMOUTH and Rangers are interested in 29- old struggled to keep his emotions in glories, and start plotting new days of 10, you think ‘right, top 10 now,’ then you
year-old Crystal Palace and England goalkeeper Jack check on assessing a journey complete. success ahead. start hoping for top six. It was April that
Butland. really put us in there for the playoffs. And
ASTONVILLA and Southampton are among a group of “I’m so glad everybody at the club gets “It’s such a nostalgic, brilliant, massive we never gave up, we just kept playing.” –
clubs chasing Peterborough’s 19-year-old English to do their job in the Premier League,” club that everyone knows,” said Cooper. The Independent
defender Ronnie Edwards.
TOTTENHAM have toldVillarreal they want £17m for “And I’m so delighted we can go to the
26-year-old Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso.
Rangnick told he was out of his depth at Old Trafford
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RALF RANGNICK has been told time after his role as interim boss backside of every German coach. couple of games, maybe after
he cannot blame the Manchester came to an end. But quite frankly, he was just out three or four months.
United players for his performance of his depth wasn’t he?
as interim boss and he was simply United’s squad has received “So it was crystal clear he was
“out of his depth”. strong criticism for how they have “It became quite apparent out of his depth but just notch this
performed in recent months. early on that he was out of his on the board as one of the
Former Chelsea and Scotland However, Burley says there was no depth. Now, there was a bit of hundreds of bad decisions this
midfielder Craig Burley has given a improvement early on under everything going on here. club has made in the last eight or
scathing verdict on the German Rangnick and therefore that blame nine years since Sir Alex Ferguson
manager. lies at the feet of the manager. “There were underperforming left the club.
players, there were leaks to the
United announced on Sunday He told ESPN FC: “You think media, there was everything. But it “The amount of poor decisions
that Rangnick would not be about (Thomas) Tuchel and was crystal clear that he had no they have made, player-wise and
continuing at the club as planned (Jurgen) Klopp, it seems if you solution on the field, nothing. coaching-wise, amongst all the
on a consultancy basis. He instead listen to some, and quite a few, other stuff, has been quite scary.” –
will focus on managing Austria full that the sun shines out of the “And that’s not down to players Express Newspapers
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Paris disappointment can make Reds even stronger: Hendo

LIVERPOOL captain Jordan Henderson the 31-year-old, who has still led the sometimes you can’t do more than overshadow their achievements and, single competition was. It shows the
admits another Champions League team to a Carabao-FA Cup double. that. having delivered a positive message to mentality and talent of the squad.
defeat to Real Madrid is difficult to the players in the dressing room in his
process but believes recent history “I felt as though we had three or “Football’s fine margins, that’s the post-match interviews, Klopp told fans “We couldn’t give any more and
repeating itself may not be such a bad four good chances and the keeper way it is. We’ve had a little bit of luck in to “book the hotel” for next year’s final football is down to fine margins.
thing. (Thibaut Courtois) made world-class domestic cups on penalties when we in Istanbul.
saves. won them. Against Real and in the “It is really difficult to stand here
In 2018 in Kyiv, Jurgen Klopp’s side League we didn’t. “To be fair, the manager in these and be positive, but I really hope in the
were beaten 3-1 after two freakish “Hopefully we can have a good situations is really good and he can see next few weeks (when) we can look
goals from Gareth Bale but went on to break now and then use that to process “We have to deal with that and use the bigger picture. As players it’s really back on the season it can be a positive
win a sixth European Cup 12 months this season and everything that’s it in the right way and use it to go difficult,” added the Liverpool captain. one.”
later with victory over Tottenham and happened and use it to go again next forward and be stronger and better
followed that up the next year with a season when we come back. next season.” “It will take a little bit of time for us, As the bus carrying players and
first league title in 30 years. but I have no doubt we will use it in the officials displaying both Cups made its
“We’ve had this feeling before and Despite a domestic cup double, a right way and use it to be better and way through the city amid loud cheers
So Henderson hopes the 1-0 defeat reacted in the right way. Hopefully we campaign in which Liverpool played stronger. and a vibrant backdrop of flares and
at the Stade de France to a La Liga side can do the same again, I’m sure we will. every one of the 63 matches for which flags, a defiant Klopp said: “This is the
winning the competition for a 14th they were eligible and took the Premier “We have always reacted in the right best club in the world.
time can be a catalyst for something “The mentality and character within League title race down to the last 10 way and I am sure we will do it again.
better next year. the dressing room is outstanding and minutes of the season ended on a “We lost a Champions League final
yes, we will be disappointed, and it’s negative with crushing “I hope when we are on holiday and yesterday and this is the reception we
“It’s still difficult now to process hard because we have such a long time disappointments on back-to-back having a break we realise that this received. I really couldn’t care less what
everything with how the game went in to think about it now. weekends. season has been special. other people think. What a club,” the
the end. It’s hard to speak about it,” said German added. – The Independent/
“But I can say we’ve given But Henderson said that should not “I don’t know when the last time we AFP
absolutely everything all season and went to a final or the last game in every
Real Madrid coach
The godfather Carlo Ancelotti.

of football
Ancelotti stands alone in the pantheon of managerial
greats after another Champions League success

█ RICHARD JOLLY Ancelotti has on his own. Arrigo Sacchi influences and the 4-
“I am the record man,” said 4-2 formation that brought
CARLO ANCELOTTI had greatness for his mentor’s AC
not been Everton the Italian. From another, that Milan team.
manager for long when would have sounded like boasting.
one of his new charges Ancelotti merely appeared mildly He prospered at San Siro with
had a question for him. Had he, amused. four playmakers and a Christmas
the player wondered, been a tree formation but he isn’t wedded
professional footballer himself? He has so many records that to anything; just players, and no
Ancelotti being Ancelotti, he was some escape notice: for instance, one has managed as many great
wryly amused at it. no other manager has won the ones as Ancelotti. Which, in turn,
Champions League 19 years after is another reason his own input
Another man might have he first did. can be underrated.
pointed out that he was a double
European Cup winner, found at Ancelotti has contrived to The Italian contrives to make
the heart of one of the most construct an image as the amiable management look easy. He picks
revered teams in the sport’s everyman of management, forever good players and they win games.
history. fortunate enough to occupying And yet his inheritance at Real
one of the game’s most coveted second time around is such that
Another man may simply have roles, collecting silverware and this Champions League is his
wondered why the ignorant payoffs in equal measure while finest ever achievement.
Everton footballer had simply not savouring the fine dining along his
thought to google his new way. Real have arguably been
manager. outsiders in four consecutive ties.
His second spell at the They struck a blow for the ancien
Whichever, Ancelotti’s playing Bernabeu may have burnished regime in defeating the nouveaux
days form part of an astonishing that image. “I have to say that it’s riches in three, starting with Paris
CV. He has six Champions Leagues easier to win a Champions League Saint-Germain.
now, as many as Liverpool and with Real Madrid than with any
Bayern Munich, only one short of other club,” he reflected. They reined in the Premier
AC Milan. And four of the League with a hattrick of scalps in
Rossoneri’s seven came with Ancelotti’s first European Cup Chelsea, Manchester City and
Ancelotti either in the midfield or with Real was their first for 11 Liverpool. They flew in the face of
the dugout. years. His second came when he footballing fashions, not
took over what seemed the worst pressing like Jurgen Klopp or
He has conquered Europe in Real side in a generation, if not passing like Pep Guardiola.
five different decades and if that is two.
enough to make many a dictator And at the end of it all, the
envious, it is unlikely to ever be “I think the fact that nobody laidback godfather of
equalled. He has an unrivalled thought we could win it helped us,” football had reasserted his
four wins as a manager. he said. That may be true but authority. Don Carlo has
writing off the most successful club been the king of calm and if
Put the idealists Rinus Michels and manager in the competition’s it is not always entirely
and Johan Cruyff together, add the history came with obvious perils. clear what he does, it is
pragmatic pair of Giovanni increasingly hard to
Trapattoni and Marcello Lippi and Maybe Ancelotti, despite his deny he is one of the
they have only masterminded as medal collection, is easily greatest managers of
many European Cup-winning underestimated. In an era when all time. – The
campaigns between them as everyone seems to want a Independent
manager with a philosophy, he
eschewed his, ditching many of his

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