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Published by 2019591685, 2022-05-17 03:49:04

The Sun Daily-170522

The Sun Daily-170522

structures to
be improved

ON TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 3page Good move by
Umno to
postpone party
No. 8025 PP 2644/12/2012 (031195) polls: Analysts

STARTING YOUNG ... Ammar Lufti,

eight, learns English as he soaks up the morning
sun at his house front yard in Bangi, Selangor.

Language barrier

█ BY SURAYA ALI oConcerned over poor command of English
[email protected] among Malaysians, social activists call for reset

PETALING JAYA: Social activists She believes many would welcome more communicate in English, French, Chinese,
have expressed concern over the hours to learn English if it means landing or Indonesian, depending on the size of the
poor command of English across better jobs in the future. market we are doing business in.
the board among Malaysians and “We can’t afford to follow Japan or
called for a reset to put the country’s human “Even our rural folk now realise the France’s system of speaking and doing
resources on par with world standards. importance of the English language to business in their language as we don’t want
achieving a better quality of life for their to end up like Sri Lanka,” he said.
Parent Action Group for Education children. I believe our Sultans, too, who Ramon was commenting on how Sri
(PAGE) president Datin Noor Azimah Abdul benefited from British education, and their Lankans were suffering following the
Rahim said the group had for many years royal successors would wholeheartedly political crisis there since they adopted the
advocated the creation of English medium welcome it.” Sinhala only Bill (1956) Act, which made the
schools (EMS) at the secondary level. language the official one in the country.
Azimah said schools must entice He said many Sri Lankans
“Begin with one EMS in every state to students to pursue an English language today cannot converse in
meet the demand for English language degree abroad to reinforce their proficiency English, and that makes it Turn to
teachers and teaching assistants. The aim is and simultaneously adopt a worldview in difficult for them to secure
not to quicken the brain drain, but instead socio-economic affairs. jobs abroad or engage in —
to enhance the labour force and attract the
much-needed foreign direct investments,” Meanwhile, senior economist Tan Sri page 3
she said. Ramon Navaratnam said as Malaysia is a
small economy, there is a need to international business dealings.
Azimah added that the number of class
periods for the English language under the
current school timetable is far from
adequate to produce proficient speakers.

2 theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 17, 2022

Terengganu serious about
resolving water disruptions

MARANG: The Terengganu The Rhu Rendang
government is paying close assemblyman said he also
attention to water supply believed in the ability of
disruption issues that often Syarikat Air Terengganu
occurs in some areas, Sdn Bhd to resolve the issue
especially during the Hari as soon as possible.
Raya Aidilfitri season.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri In another
Dr Ahmad Samsuri development, Ahmad
Mokhtar said he expected Samsuri said the residents’
the matter to be resolved in request to rebuild a
a year or two and among wooden footbridge linking
the topics being discussed Kampung Pulau Sekati and
at the state government Kampung Paloh in Kuala
level was the construction Terengganu to replace the
of new water treatment old bridge that was
plants. destroyed during the floods
“The water supply in February, would be
disruption is not the same discussed at the state
in every area. Some may be executive council meeting
due to the high tide tomorrow.
phenomenon, burst pipes
and so on. However, he said the
“We did expect the meeting would also
problem to occur during consider other mechanisms
Hari Raya due to the influx to assist the residents of the
of holidaymakers and two villages.
visitors to the state. In fact,
we did face some problems “We will look at the best
every year,” he told option, the most immediate
reporters at the Rhu and economical,” he added.
Rendang state constituency
Aidilfitri celebration The wooden footbridge ICONIC COUPLE ... Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali presenting duit raya to children during the
yesterday. was built in 1992 and had Langkawi MP’s Aidilfitri open house in Langkawi yesterday. – BERNAMPIX
served pedestrians, cyclists
and motorcyclists, before a
concrete bridge was built in
2017. – Bernama

Highlight on women Royal treat for special
journalists at media event needs children

oAssociation to also leverage on gathering to reactivate Pertama after two low-key years JOHOR BARU: The Tunku Mahkota of Johor
collaborate with international agencies due to restrictions imposed during the Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim met with a group of
Covid-19 pandemic. children with special needs, including Down
PETALING JAYA: The participation of the “We want to look for opportunities to work syndrome teenager Bella, at the Legoland
Malaysian Women Journalists Association with journalist associations from abroad to “Pertama consistently provides various Malaysia Resort theme park at Iskandar Puteri
(Pertama) in National Journalists Day 2022 further strengthen the involvement of women forms of assistance to female media partners on Sunday.
(Hawana) on May 29 is not only to support journalists by building an international to overcome problems, including the death
journalism in the country but also network,” she said after Pertama’s annual of family members, hospitalisation and He was accompanied by his wife Che’ Puan
to highlight the crucial role of women general meeting (AGM) last Saturday. pilgrimage contributions as well as other Besar Khaleeda Bustamam.
journalists in recording the nation’s history benefits.
and milestone events, said its president Sariha Hawana is being organised by the In a post on his Facebook page, Tunku Ismail
Mohd Ali. Malaysian National News Agency “We hope that Pertama, founded by the expressed hope the children would be able to
(Bernama), with support from Ikatan Setia late Azah Aziz in 1971, will continue to be enjoy themselves at the theme park.
Hawana will be officiated by Prime Kawan Wartawan Malaysia Indonesia resilient as an umbrella for women journalists
Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in (Iswami) and the Communications and in this country,” she said. “Hopefully, this can give them a little joy and
Malacca after it was held for the first time in Multimedia Ministry. happiness.
2018 to recognise the role of Malaysian At the AGM, Pertama members
journalists and media employees. Iswami Malaysia has invited 17 key media unanimously retained Sariha, who is also “It is very important for these children to be
leaders from Indonesia, including Iswami Berita Harian news editor, as president for the given proper protection and they also have the
Sariha said the association would take Indonesia, to attend programmes to be held 2022/2024 term, her third consecutive term. right to live a normal life like other human
advantage of the country’s largest gathering of in conjunction with the Hawana beings,” he said.
journalists and media staff, including the celebration. She is assisted by deputy president Nasriah
presence of colleagues from regional Darus, who is Bernama News Service Malay Bella’s plight went viral on social media after a
countries and foreign correspondents in the Sariha said Pertama would also strive to language chief sub-editor, secretary Nor woman claimed the young girl was splashed with
country. attract more young women journalists to Hasliza Abdullah (Bernama News Service hot water and tied up when under the care of a
join the association as a platform to English language chief sub-editor), assistant non-governmental organisation welfare home.
“This is the ideal opportunity to promote strengthen the network of media workers secretary Minarni Mat Saad, treasurer M.
Pertama not only among local media but also from various organisations, and also to look Saraswathi (Bernama Business and Financial Subsequently, Rumah Bonda founder Siti
abroad as Hawana will also involve journalists after their welfare. Services editor) and assistant treasurer Adlina Bainun Ahd Razali, 30, was charged with two
from neighbouring countries like Indonesia. Abdul Wahab. counts of abandonment and abusing the girl,
She said programmes were planned to causing the victim to suffer physical and
Also appointed were seven committee emotional injuries at a condominium in Wangsa
members from various media organisations, Maju, Kuala Lumpur between February and
including veterans, to help implement June 2021. – Bernama
Pertama programmes.
Sabah CM hosts
‘Several education structures to be improved soon’ luncheon for media

BACHOK: The Education Ministry will from their qualifications to give them an and efficiently. KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk
improve several structures of the country’s added advantage when requesting a He said the context of teacher Seri Hajiji Noor yesterday hosted a luncheon for
education system in the near future, said transfer,” he said at a press conference after some 200 media staff in the state in conjunction
Education Senior Minister Datuk Dr Radzi officiating at the launch of the national level development and well-being will also be with Hari Raya.
Jidin. 51st Teachers’ Day 2022 celebration at given attention to ensure operation of the
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) here school and the responsibilities of teachers The guests were treated to a variety of Raya
He said among the improvements that yesterday. can be enhanced efficiently while they are delicacies, including lemang, ketupat, satay and
would be focused on by his ministry was the on duty. gado-gado, while the event was enlivened with
provision of an application platform for At the event, Datu Dr Adi singing performances.
scheduling and grading schools nationwide. Badiozaman@Badio Zaman Tuah was “We have listened to the views and
named the Tokoh Kepimpinan Pendidikan grievances from educators about the Hajiji also spent time mingling with those
“We will also restructure the teacher Kebangsaan 2022, while Roslan Yatim was problems they faced during the present and took selfies with them.
transfer process, where applications can be announced recipient of the Anugerah Tokoh management engagement sessions held
made throughout the year by involving four Guru Kebangsaan 2022. earlier. Also present were Hajiji’s assistant ministers,
transfers a year according to the suitability of Datuk Abidin Madingkir and Datuk Wetrom
the place applied for and the subject options Radzi said the teacher information filling “We will ensure the inefficiencies that Bahanda, State Secretary Datuk Seri Safar
in the state concerned. database system and more will also be given occur in the structure of the school system Untong, Sabah Journalists Association
focus by the ministry to facilitate the matter are addressed to ensure that every teacher president Datuk Muguntan Vanar, and Kota
“Besides that, we will also ensure that so that it can be implemented easily can spend their time educating or teaching Kinabalu Journalists Association president
teachers can teach other subjects apart optimally,” he said. – Bernama Jimmy Goh.

Media and communications director of the
Chief Minister’s Department, Datin Lucy Irene
Yong said in her speech that apart from
celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the event was
also held to appreciate the important role of the
media in covering state government events.
– Bernama

3theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 17, 2022


Calculated good move by Umno

o Decision to postpone party elections would soon have discussions with the June 30 last year and were due to be before GE15, but they were not
prevent cracks going into GE15, say experts Cabinet on when to hold GE15. held by Dec 30 this year. present on Sunday when the decision
was made.
█ BY RAJVINDER SINGH GE15, there could be friction and “It must be remembered that any Any further postponement must
[email protected] divisions within Umno, which will decision made by Ismail Sabri would be approved by the Registrar of Azmi said Ismail Sabri’s position
PETALING JAYA: Political analysts not bode well for it. Leaders will be depend on what advantage Umno Societies. has not been affected by the move
have said that Umno’s move to vying for posts and this could lead can get for the coming polls. Umno because the party’s supreme council
postpone its party elections serves to them to lose seats in the general has also made it clear that Ismail Nusantara Academy for Strategic said he is the party’s choice for prime
prevent internal squabbles that may election.” Sabri will be the prime minister, and Research senior fellow Prof Dr Azmi minister, and that has not changed.
lead to a disunited party in the 15th the (face of Umno) going into GE15.” Hassan said the postponement
general election (GE15). He said having the party polls after meant that the current leadership in “Umno made an effort to
GE15 would allow Umno to Jeniri also said it was very unlikely Umno will lead the party into GE15. postpone the meeting from Saturday
Council of Professors senior fellow concentrate and focus on the strategy that Ismail Sabri would be replaced to Sunday because they wanted to
Dr Jeniri Amir said Umno wants to needed to win the general election after GE15, and that the people would He said the Umno delegates wait for Ismail Sabri to return from
show that a united front and instead of fighting each other. not trust Umno if it took such action. agreed to the postponement because the US. Ismail Sabri seconded the
solidarity within the party are crucial they want to concentrate on GE15. proposal to delay the party polls, and
if it wants to win big in GE15. Jeniri added that with a united On Sunday, Umno voted this shows how united the party is.”
front, it is likely Umno would win big unanimously to amend its “If party polls were held, there is a
“If party polls are held before in GE15, and that Prime Minister constitution to allow the party likelihood of a split within the party. He added that Ismail Sabri was
Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob may elections to be postponed by up to 18 The postponement is a good move by named prime minister-designate
months, or up to six months after a its leadership,” Azmi said, adding that because he is accepted within and
general election. the unanimous decision shows all outside Umno and is seen as a
Umno divisions supported it. neutral candidate, without any
The party elections for the 2021- liabilities.
2023 term had been postponed from He said some members had
wanted the party polls to be held

‘Focus on English while keeping BM as top priority’ Move to woo West
Asia tourists
“While Bahasa Malaysia as the national “The best option is to follow the present global economic power.
language should be given priority, Malaysia practice of keeping Bahasa Malaysia as a top He also cautioned that if the country failed PUTRAJAYA: Tourism Malaysia is enhancing its
cannot afford to ignore the English priority while English, Chinese, and Tamil partnership with international airlines to woo
language as an important one, should be taught as important languages to acknowledge English as an important more tourists from West Asia to Malaysia, said
otherwise the country and people in schools. By doing this, we will enjoy language, those in the lower-income groups its director-general Datuk Zainuddin Abdul
will suffer,” said the former From international trade with other would be the ones to suffer the most. Wahab.
Transport Ministry secretary- countries.”
general. front “Those who can afford private schools and He said Tourism Malaysia is ramping up its
page Ramon also said if Malaysians were tutors would excel, leaving the lower-income marketing efforts to attract visitors by launching
earners behind. roadshows in Iran, Oman and Qatar from May
He added that if that happens, the multilingual, we would be able to engage 13 to 21 in line with the reopening of
country would decline economically and with China, which is the second-largest world “That is the recipe for keeping the poor international borders.
could face disaster. economic power, and India, which is another down and enriching the rich. In the long
term, it will be bad for the country,” he said. “As we welcome more West Asia travellers to
Malaysia, it is a timely occasion to strengthen
our partnership with international airlines such
as Qatar Airways, Oman Air and Mahan Air,
which offer direct flights to Kuala Lumpur,” he
said in a statement yesterday.

Zainuddin, who is leading the initiative, said
the roadshows bring together Malaysia’s
tourism fraternity consisting of travel agents,
hoteliers, product owners, state tourism bodies
and medical tourism industry players, at the
capital cities of Tehran, Muscat and Doha.

“Apart from formal briefings and
presentations on Malaysia’s tourism industry,
travel trade partners from the West Asian
market will have opportunities to attend travel
mart sessions and networking dinners to
develop new partnerships with their Malaysian

He said travellers from the West Asia market
dominated the top five international tourists
spending group in Malaysia in terms of per
capita expenditure, apart from recording longer
average lengths of stay compared with tourists
from other markets.

Starting May 1, fully-vaccinated inbound
travellers are no longer required to undergo
pre-departure and on-arrival Covid-19 tests,
including children aged 12 and below as well as
for those who have been infected with Covid-19
within six to 60 days before departure to
Malaysia. – Bernama

THANK YOU, SIR ... Sekolah Kebangsaan Simpang Rawai headmaster Che Aslan Che Ismail receiving a cake from a pupil during Teachers’ Day S’pore minister on
celebrations at the school in Terengganu yesterday. – BERNAMAPIX visit to M’sia

Study on sovereign wealth fund for Sarawak PUTRAJAYA: Foreign Minister Datuk Seri
Saifuddin Abdullah will be hosting his
KUCHING: Sarawak will announce its good income for our state. The study is soverign wealth fund, which has gained wide Singaporean counterpart Dr Vivian
decision on a proposal to set up its own ongoing and once completed, we hope to recognition since its establishment in 1996. Balakrishnan during the latter’s three-day
sovereign wealth fund once a study has been emulate Norway, with prudent management working visit to Malaysia starting today.
completed, said Sarawak Premier Tan Sri and transparency in managing our properties “Initially, the Norway sovereign fund was
Abang Johari Abang Openg. and assets and developments for the future,” not big, just two billion kroner. However, it is The Foreign Ministry said yesterday both
he said at an Aidilfitri gathering and opening now reported to be worth US$1.34 trillion. So, ministers are scheduled to meet and exchange
He said a wealth fund was important in the of the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu if we manage (our resources) well, Sarawak views on broad-ranging bilateral, regional and
state’s efforts to manage its revenues better for delegates meeting yesterday. will be like Norway.” international issues of common interest.
a brighter future for the state.
Abang Johari added that he was impressed Sarawak announced its intention to Balakrishnan is also scheduled to have an
“When the economy expands, our with Norway’s success in managing its cooperate with Norway to set up the fund audience with the Sultan of Perak, Sultan
revenues increase. This fund would generate after a delegation visited Norway. – Bernama Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah.

The visiting minister will also meet Defence
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin
Hussein, chairman of the National Recovery
Council Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and
Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad
Samsuri Mokhtar.

“The visit by will provide an excellent
opportunity for Malaysia and Singapore to
further strengthen the longstanding relations
and multifaceted cooperation between the two
countries.” – Bernama


Physical disability not a hindrance for teacher New Covid-19
cases up 119%
KOTA BARU: Being physically students need to be taught according with certain health problems. “They will definitely have a last week
challenged has not stopped Zawati to their level and learning abilities. “I often experienced leg cramps brighter future if they receive good
Yusoff, or fondly known as Cikgu education. I also hope that teachers, KUALA LUMPUR: The number of
Zawati, from giving her best in “Having a high level of patience is when walking long distances or particularly those teaching special new Covid-19 cases for the 19th
serving the nation. one of the reasons why I’m able to standing for a long period of time. needs students, will not get tired of epidemiological week (May 8 to
overcome the challenges when However, I never use it as an excuse educating and training these May 14) increased by 119.2% to
The Islamic Education teacher at teaching students of various to take my teaching career lightly,” students to make them a better 19,137 cases compared with 8,732
SMK Pengkalan Chepa 2 said she categories, including those with she said. person,” she said. cases in the 18th epidemiological
ventured into the field 21 years ago to Down Syndrome, slow learners and week.
teach special needs students, those who are hyperactive,” the Zawati, who graduated from Zawati’s tireless efforts and
including persons with disabilities 52-year-old told Bernama when met Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, said sacrifices throughout her career Health Director-General Tan
(PwD). at her house in Kampung Chekok, her only goal is to educate the less proved to be worthwhile after she Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said
Jalan Rambutan Rendang, here, fortunate students so that they could won several awards including the this brought the cumulative
Zawati believes her disability has recently. achieve success here as well as in the Outstanding PwD Teacher Award Covid-19 case tally to 4,475,873
helped her have a deeper hereafter, and to be on par with (Education) in 2010, 2016 and 2019, with 29,762 active cases.
understanding of the different needs The mother of an eight-year-old normal students. as well as the Tokoh Zinnirah award
of her students. son admitted that being a teacher from the state government last year. He added the average
with disability was not easy, “I am happy to see my students – Bernama infectivity rate also showed an
“Teaching children with special especially when she also had to deal able to live independently and stand increase of 70.2%, reaching 0.97
needs is a huge responsibility as the tall with their normal friends. compared with 0.57 in the 18th
Stay hydrated during hot
weather, public told The number of recovered
cases in week 19 dropped by
o Rising temperature 30,930 cases or 59.2% to 12,618
can cause dehydration, cases.
leading to heat-related
illnesses: Health DG “Fatalities in week 19 showed
a slight increase of 3.1% or 33
█ BY IMAN MUTTAQIN cases from 32 cases in week 18,
[email protected] bringing the cumulative death
toll to 35,612,” Noor Hisham said
PETALING JAYA: Given the rising in a statement yesterday.
temperature and warmer weather,
Malaysians are encouraged to stay The number of patients
hydrated and watch out for admitted at health facilities,
indications of heat-related illnesses. public hospitals and quarantine
and treatment centres also
Health Director-General Tan Sri increased by 38% in week 19.
Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also
advised the public to avoid “The admission of patients to
unnecessary strenuous exercises public hospitals has also
under the blazing sun. increased by 100% involving all
“Go to a cooler, shaded place and
monitor for any signs or symptoms of “The percentage of bed usage
heat exhaustion or heat stroke. at quarantine and treatment
centres increased by 100%,
“Prolonged exposure to high non-critical bed usage up by
temperatures, in combination with 18%, while intensive care unit
dehydration, may lead to heat stroke, bed occupancy decreased by
which is the failure of the body’s 10%,” he added. – Bernama
temperature control system.
More than 2m
“It can also occur as a result of adolescents
internal heat production due to fully vaccinated
strenuous activities,” he told theSun,
adding that the Health Ministry has KUALA LUMPUR: A total of
given an assuranc that all hospitals 1,058,626 children aged between
and health clinics are prepared to five and 11 or 29.8% of their
treat cases related to the current heat population have completed their
wave. vaccination under the National
Covid-19 Immunisation
“Guidelines, especially heat stroke Programme for Children as of
management, have been distributed Boys having fun while cooling off at the Kemensah River in Selangor yesterday while many parts of the country experience Sunday.
to the emergency and trauma unusually hot weather. – HAFIZ SOHAIMI/THESUN According to the CovidNOW
departments and health clinics to website, a total of 1,644,027
assist medical personnel. southwest monsoon might cause said since the start of the southwest Fredolin said the higher specific children in the same age group, or
lower rainfall distribution and there monsoon season, we are still in humidity for a particular 46.3%, have received at least one
“The pamphlets have also been would be more days without rain in transition from the inter-monsoon temperature, for example 35°C, dose of the vaccine.
distributed to the public to create most parts of the country than during period. The inter-monsoon season entails a higher heat index. For adolescents aged between
awareness on signs and symptoms of other seasons. typically occurs from April to May 12 and 17, a total of 2,904,772, or
illnesses related to heat, as well as and the southwest monsoon from “An 80% specific humidity, for 93.4%, have completed their
precautionary measures to be taken.” The southwest monsoon began June to August. example, can lead to a heat index that vaccination, while 3,002,404 or
on May 14 and will continue until can cause heat strokes,” he said. 96.5%, have received at least one
Noor Hisham also said the mid-September. “There is a year-to-year variation dose of the vaccine.
ministry will educate the public on of the onset of the seasons, and it’s a He added that the alarming hot As for the adult population,
the situation via mass media and “However, heavy rain with strong little early this year. During the climate we are experiencing could be 16,064,239 or 68.3% of their
social platforms. winds and lightning due to the squall southwest monsoon when there is a caused by higher specific humidity as population, have received the
line phenomenon – a group of storms lack of rainfall and increased well. booster dose, while 22,971,113 or
The Malaysian Meteorological arranged in a line, often insolation, the temperature usually 97.6% have completed two doses
Department had cautioned that the accompanied by a squall of high increases. This explains why we tend “The inconsistent moisture we of the vaccine, and 23,246,597 or
wind and heavy rain – could still to have heatwaves.” have in the region could be 98.8% received at least one
occur on the west coast of the influenced by the La Nina vaccine dose,
peninsula and western Sabah,” said However, when it comes to the phenomenon, which we are now A total of 23,148 doses of the
its director Muhammad Helmi heat index, it is not just the apparent experiencing,” he said. vaccine were dispensed on
Abdullah. temperature that is important, it also Sunday with 9,511 as the first
takes into account specific humidity, “It is a weather pattern that occurs dose, 12,441 as second dose and
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia he explained. in the Pacific Ocean, that is still
climatologist Prof Fredolin Tangang ongoing. This anomalous moisture
can lead to higher specific humidity.”

Eatery ordered to close over failure to meet cleanliness standards 1,196 as booster dose, bringing
the cumulative number of
vaccine doses administered
under the National Covid-19
JOHOR BARU: An eatery in the a video of an alleged food poisoning “The Johor Baru district health statement yesterday. Immunisation Programme to
district has been ordered to close case that went viral on Sunday after a office is actively tracking food He also advised the public to 70,678,279.
after the Johor Health Department customer ate bread at the outlet. poisoning cases related to the According to the Health
found that its level of cleanliness is incident. practise “look, smell and taste” Ministry’s GitHub portal, three
unsatisfactory. The eatery was also issued with before eating at restaurants and to deaths due to Covid-19 were
three notices under Section 32B of “The public is also advised to seek immediate treatment if they recorded on Sunday.
State Health and Unity Committee the Food Act 1983 for offences that choose eateries with a satisfactory experience food poisoning Johor registered two cases and
chairman Ling Tian Soon said they violated the Food Hygiene level of cleanliness to avoid risk of symptoms such as stomach pain, Selangor one case. – Bernama
conducted an investigation following Regulations 2009. food poisoning,” Ling said in a vomiting and diarrhoea. – Bernama

5theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 17, 2022

[Registration Number: 200101019033 (554790-X)]


Miyumi and Jonah ‘Revenge motive
preparing pastries at behind murder’
their home. – MOHD
/THESUN [email protected]
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Revenge is believed to be
Boy inspires mother to the motive behind the murder of a man in his
start bakery business 30’s in Kampung Baru on Saturday.

o Former sales designer said Jonah started to ask if he could have his condition. He is considered the first case at Sources said preliminary investigations
turns full-time baker to bakery. Universiti Malaya Medical Centre,” she said. revealed this after police interviewed
nurture son’s interest witnesses.
“It came as a surprise, but we decided to Skeletal dysplasia, left untreated, can
█ BY ELLY FAZANIZA give it a shot.” result in difficulties in breathing, spinal Central Seberang Perai police chief ACP
[email protected] problems as well as fluid build-up around Shafee Abdul Samad said yesterday that police
PETALING JAYA: They come in little bite Yanagi and Jonah started to scour the the brain. are looking for four male suspects who were
sizes, but former sales designer-turned-full internet, tweaking recipes to suit his involved in the attack and are believed to have
time baker and single mother Miyumi Yanagi customers’ preferences. “Jonah loves to play with children but due gone into hiding following the victim’s death.
is hoping that her son’s pastries will be a hit. to his physical condition, he has to be extra
“We started with an oven and bought careful because a simple fall may cause “We are on the lookout for the suspects and
Yanagi, 33, ventured into her newfound ingredients that totalled RM500,” she said. problems to his bones.” we will only know more details of the motive
pursuit two years ago after her son, Jonah behind the attack after apprehending them,”
Michio Tan, eight, showed a keen interest in Jonah was born with skeletal dysplasia, a There was a time that he could not enrol at he said.
baking. category of rare genetic disorders that affects a normal school since he is physically
bones and joints and hinders growth and handicapped. Three short videos of the incident, which
“I had been juggling a full-time job and development. were shared on social media, showed the
handling orders from friends. I then thought it But through word of mouth and media injured victim on the ground covered in blood.
would be best to fully focus on the business The disorder causes abnormally-shaped coverage, his schooling is being sponsored by
and Jonah’s interest,” Yanagi said at her home bones, especially in the head, spine and the a good samaritan. A woman was also seen holding a parang in
in Damansara Perdana. long bones of the arms and legs. one of the video clips, giving the impression
Although the business is far from she was involved in the attack.
Yanagi, who is of Malaysian-Japanese Yanagi first felt something was amiss profitable, for the duo, it was a start. They
descent, said it all started when the first during her sixth-month ultrasound scan, started baking batches of chocolate chip and However, Shafee clarified that the woman,
movement control order hit Malaysia in which showed that one of Jonah’s bones was gingerbread cookies for Christmas. who is also in her 30’s, was the girlfriend of the
March 2020. not of proper length. The doctor originally victim and investigators learnt that she was
diagnosed him with dwarfism, but later found The total sales came up to RM10,000. holding a parang as she had earlier taken
“We started making a YouTube channel for that the bone was not only short but also “The business depends on the festivities possession of it to prevent the attackers from
Jonah. He’d show how to make his favourite bowed. such as Christmas and Chinese New Year and using it on her partner again.
meals, including pancakes. His brother we have to stretch the funds to pay for
Jamian, six, would happily help him,” she said. “They thought it was broken due to the utilities,” said Yanagi. He said police have recorded a statement
angle and, until the day of the delivery, Their bestsellers are the Salted Egg Yoke from the woman and it is believed that the
With 302 subscribers on Jonah Cooks, she suspected it was Osteogenesis Imperfecta Kaya, which is sold at RM9 a bottle, and suspects were known to the victim.
(OI), otherwise known as brittle bone disease,” chocolate chip cookies at RM15 for a bag
she said. of six. On Saturday, at about 8.20pm near a food
“I want to be the best baker,” said Jonah, court in Kampung Baru, an altercation
“Once I delivered Jonah, he was diagnosed beaming at Yanagi. erupted between the victim and four men
again. This time, it was not OI but skeletal Jonah’s sweet delights are available at before the former was slashed with sharp
dysplasia. weapons, including a parang.

“Initially, I was worried for him, then it The man, who was seriously injured, was
slowly came to a point that I accepted his sent to the Bukit Mertajam Hospital where he
died while receiving treatment.
Couple remanded over death of child
Police urged those with information on the
IPOH: The police have obtained a seven-day He said the medical officer reported that the “The victim is now in stable condition at the case to contact the investigating officer,
remand order starting yesterday against a department received a child patient who was Ampang Hospital Pediatric Ward for further ASP Ahmad Shahir Adnan, at 019-951 7045 or
married couple to assist in the investigation into taken to the hospital in an ambulance and was observation and treatment,” he said in a 04-538 2222.
the death of their eight-year-old niece, who was pronounced dead at about 1.45am. statement yesterday.
believed to have been abused. Fisherman missing
An autopsy was conducted by a pathologist at Police are currently trying to locate the after falling off boat
The remand order was issued by magistrate the forensics department of the hospital and it victim’s caretaker, a man in his 40s who was
Anis Hanini Abdullah following an application was found that the victim died from blunt force suspected of abusing the child. KUALA TERENGGANU: A fisherman is feared
from the police. trauma. to have drowned after falling into the sea in
According to Farouk Eshak, investigations Chendering yesterday morning.
The husband and wife, both aged 40, were Meanwhile, in Kuala Lumpur, a three-year- found that the suspect was a temporary guardian
remanded to facilitate investigations under old boy was hurt in a case of suspected abuse by since last January as the toddler’s parents were In the 5.30am incident, the victim, T Razali
Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder. his guardian at a house in Pandan Perdana serving a prison sentence for a drug offence. Wok, 74, from Kampung Raja in Chendering,
yesterday. was believed to have fallen into the sea, while
On Sunday, Perak police chief Datuk Mior “Anyone with information on the incident is returning from a squid-jigging trip with three
Faridalathrash Wahid said the couple was Ampang Jaya police chief ACP Mohamad asked to contact the Ampang Jaya district police friends, including the skipper.
arrested following a report from a medical Farouk Eshak said they received a report from an at 03-42892222 or any nearby police station,” he
officer at the emergency and trauma individual at 1pm who heard the toddler crying said, adding that the case is being investigated Terengganu maritime director Kapt
department of Raja Permaisuri Banun Hospital at the house and saw injuries on the child’s face under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001. Muhammad Suffi Ramli said the
at about 3.14am. and body. – Bernama disappearance of the victim was only
discovered by his friends four nautical miles
from the Chendering base.

“Upon receiving the report, the Maritime
Rescue Sub-Centre launched a search and
rescue operation.

“Efforts to locate the victim are actively
being carried out,” he said in a statement

Following the incident, Muhammad Suffi
advised the public, especially the maritime
community to prioritise safety and always wear
a life jacket while at sea. – Bernama

Stranded hikers saved

MALACCA: Sixty hikers at the Lama Tiga
Budaya waterfall were rescued after they were
trapped by a water surge following heavy rain

Jasin Fire and Rescue Department
commander Mohd Rizuan Suliman said
another 20 hikers decided to stay at the waterfall
area to continue with their camping activities.

“However, firefighters and police have
advised them to cut short their camping trip
until the situation is resolved and it is really

He said the rescuers got the victims to safety
by crossing a shallow part of the river.

No one was injured in the incident.
– Bernama

7theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 17, 2022

Kim slams officials over pandemic response

PYONGYANG: North Korea’s Kim criticised” healthcare officials for the outbreak, which he has said is He also criticised lapses in official researcher Cheong Seong-jang said.
Jong Un criticised “irresponsible” what he called a botched response to causing “great upheaval” in the legal oversight, flagging “several “He may have guessed but the
officials over the country’s pandemic epidemic prevention – specifically a country. negative phenomena in the
response and ordered the army to failure to keep pharmacies open 24/7 nationwide handling and sale of situation may have been more
help distribute medicine, state media to distribute medicine. The failure to distribute medicine medicines”. serious than he had expected.”
said yesterday. properly was “because officials of the
He ordered the army to get to work Cabinet and public health sector in North Korea has one of the world’s KCNA said as of May 15, a total of
More than one million people “on immediately stabilising the charge of the supply have not rolled worst healthcare systems, with 50 people had died, with 1,213,550
have been ill with what Pyongyang supply of medicines in Pyongyang”, up their sleeves, not properly poorly-equipped hospitals, few cases of “fever” and over half a
refers to as “fever”, state media said, where Omicron was detected last recognising the present crisis”, state intensive care units, and no Covid million currently receiving medical
despite Kim ordering nationwide week in North Korea’s first reported media KCNA reported Kim as saying. treatment drugs or mass testing treatment.
lockdowns in a bid to slow the spread cases of Covid-19. ability, experts say.
of the disease through the Kim, who inspected pharmacies North Korea had maintained a
unvaccinated population. Kim has put himself front and first hand, “strongly criticised the “While visiting a pharmacy, Kim rigid blockade since the pandemic
centre of North Korea’s disease Cabinet and public health sector for Jong Un saw with his eyes began, but with massive Omicron
In a sign of how serious the response, overseeing near-daily their irresponsible work attitude”, the shortage of medicines in outbreaks in neighbouring countries,
situation may be, Kim “strongly emergency Politburo meetings on KCNA said. North Korea,” Sejong Institute experts said it was inevitable Covid
would sneak in. – AFP

Sri Lanka set for uneasy 14 killed in
Indonesia bus crash

‘economic war Cabinet’ JAKARTA: At least 14 people were killed and
more than a dozen others injured when a
o Bitter political rivals form However, two stalwarts from the main However, there is no finance minister yet, bus carrying domestic tourists crashed into
common cause to address Samagi Jana Balawegaya opposition party and it is widely expected that the prime an advertising sign in Indonesia’s East Java
worsening crisis agreed to break ranks and join an “economic minister will retain the crucial portfolio to lead province yesterday, police said.
war Cabinet”, party sources told AFP. ongoing negotiations with the International
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is set to form a new Monetary Fund for an urgent bailout. The bus – which was carrying 31
Cabinet early today as bitter political rivals Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa said passengers, the driver and a crew member –
form a common cause to address a worsening his party would not block in parliament any Wickremesinghe, 73, has also called for hit the pole and then rolled over on a toll
economic crisis after last week’s deadly legitimate “solutions to the economic international support. road connecting the town of Mojokerto to
violence, party leaders said. problems”. the country’s second city Surabaya.
He held talks on Sunday with World Bank
Meanwhile, protesters remained camped Another opposition group, the Sri Lanka and Asian Development Bank representatives The victims were from Benowo, a village
outside President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Freedom Party (SLFP), said they will also offer in Colombo focusing on the issues facing the near Surabaya, and were returning home
residence, demanding that he resign as troops conditional support to Wickremesinghe, supply of medicines, food, fuel and fertiliser. after a long weekend at popular holiday
continued to patrol the streets while ordinary overturning their earlier decision not to. destination Dieng Plateau, about 400km
Sri Lankans queued up for scarce supplies. “While explaining that discussions have away in Central Java, local official Ridwan
“We will support any correct decisions been positive, the prime minister stated that Mubarun told Indonesian television station
Ranil Wickremesinghe, appointed prime taken by the new government to address tour the government is facing an immediate Metro TV.
minister for a sixth time on Thursday, has grave economic crisis,” SLFP leader challenge of securing funds to pay for the fuel
struggled to form a “unity government” after Maithripala Sirisena said in a letter to the requirement for this coming week,” a “Fourteen people have died and 19 others
the main opposition insisted that Rajapaksa premier. statement from his office said. sustained minor and serious injuries,”
should follow his brother Mahinda, who quit as Mojokerto police chief Rofiq Ripto Himawan
premier last week. Official sources said the full Cabinet was The appointment of Wickremesinghe has told reporters yesterday, adding that
likely to be sworn in ahead of today’s so far failed to quell public anger at the authorities were still investigating the cause
parliamentary session, the first since government for bringing Sri Lanka to the brink of the accident.
Wickremesinghe’s appointment. of economic collapse.
Earlier, a spokesman for the East Java
Four ministers were sworn in on Saturday, Thousands continue to protest outside the police blamed the crash on driver error.
all from Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podu Jana president’s sea-front office, demanding his
Peramuna party. resignation. – AFP “This accident was caused by human
error, the driver was exhaused or tired,”
Dirmanto, who goes by a single name, told
Metro TV.

A police report stated that both weather
and traffic were clear when the accident
occurred in the morning.

The driver survived and has been taken to
a hospital for his injuries, the police report

Deadly traffic accidents are common in
Indonesia, where vehicles are often old or
poorly maintained and road rules are
routinely ignored. – AFP

Anti-government demonstrators shouting slogans near the presidential secretariat in Colombo. – REUTERSPIX
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has
Tokyo Covid curbs declared illegal left the hospital one week after being
admitted for tests, including a
TOKYO: Japan’s Kill Bill restaurant operator 40 restaurants, defied the restrictions, taking In a statement, Global-Dining president colonoscopy. Video broadcast by Saudi
prevailed in a court case yesterday that the city government to court over the matter. Kozo Hasegawa, said the case revealed the Press Agency (SPA) on Sunday showed
declared Tokyo’s now defunct Covid-19 “injustice and sloppiness of the Tokyo the 86-year-old walking out of King Faisal
infection curbs were illegal. The district court said the Tokyo metropolitan government”. Specialist Hospital in the coastal city of
government had not provided a “rational Jeddah, using a cane and surrounded by
The orders, enacted in the capital during explanation” for the measures. His company crowd-funded more than ¥25 officials, including Crown Prince
various states of emergency, included million to fight the case. Mohammed bin Salman, before being
shortened operating hours and a ban on The court determined they had been illegal driven away. He left “after conducting
alcohol sales, although there was a but it denied Global-Dining’s claim for ¥104 Global-Dining’s Gonpachi restaurant, with medical examinations and successfully
compensating government subsidy. (RM3.50) in damages. a cavernous inner courtyard, inspired the fight completing the treatment plan and
scene in Quentin Tarantino’s first Kill Bill film. recovery period”, SPA said on Twitter. A
Businesses that did not comply were The restrictions ended in March. week ago, state media said the king’s
subjected to fines. Whether this ruling would inhibit the city It was the site of a dinner between then colonoscopy results were “sound” and
government in acting against any renewed prime minister Junichiro Koizumi and then US that doctors had “decided to keep him in
Global-Dining Inc, which runs more than Covid-19 outbreak is unclear. president George W. Bush in 2002. – Reuters the hospital for some time to rest”. – AFP


SANAA: The first commercial flight in
nearly six years took off from Yemen’s
rebel-held capital yesterday, a major
step forward in a peace process that has
provided rare relief from conflict. The
Yemenia plane carrying 126 passengers,
including hospital patients needing
treatment abroad and their relatives,
took off from Sanaa for Jordanian capital
Amman just after 9am. Before take-off,
the plane taxied through an honour
guard of two fire trucks spraying jets of
water. Sanaa’s airport has been closed to
commercial traffic since August 2016
because of air strikes by the Saudi-led
military coalition, who are fighting
Iran-backed Huthi rebels. – AFP

LONDON: A smiling Queen
Invaders have been pushed Elizabeth II attended a Platinum
back to border, says Ukraine Jubilee celebration at Windsor on
Sunday, days after ill health and
old age forced her to pull out of
the opening of the UK parliament
for the first time in nearly 60 years.
The 96-year-old monarch used a
walking stick to make her way to
the royal box at the show, entitled
KYIV: Ukrainian troops o Moscow warns of consequences over If confirmed, it would suggest a A Gallop Through History, near her
counter-attacking against Russian Nato move involving Finland, Sweden Ukrainian counter-offensive is
forces in the country’s northeast having increasing success in Windsor Castle home west of
pushing back Russian forces in the London. The audience gave the
have pushed them back from the city northeast after Western military queen a standing ovation at the
of Kharkiv and advanced as far as the agencies said Moscow’s offensive in
border with Russia, Ukrainian two eastern provinces known as the star-studded equestrian
Donbas had stalled. extravaganza, led by Hollywood
officials said yesterday. Ministry adviser Vadym Denisenko seen in Europe since the Balkan wars actors Tom Cruise and Helen
The developments, if confirmed, said was “our counter-offensive”. of the 1990s. In a blow for Russia, which has Mirren. The queen on Friday spent
would signal a further shift in long opposed Nato expansion, almost an hour at the Royal
momentum in favour of Ukrainian “It can no longer be stopped. Russia denies targeting civilians. Finland on Sunday confirmed it Windsor Horse Show at the same
“Thanks to this, we can go to the Ukraine’s Defence Ministry said would apply to join the alliance. venue, in an increasingly rare
forces nearly three months into a rear of the Russian group of forces.” yesterday the 227th Battalion of the public appearance. – AFP
conflict that began when Russia sent Kharkiv, lying about 50km from 127th Brigade of Ukraine’s Territorial Sweden’s ruling Social
tens of thousands of troops over the the border with Russia, had endured Defence Forces had reached the Democrats also backed Nato
border into Ukraine on Feb 24. weeks of heavy bombardments from border with Russia. membership, paving the way for an NO BLANKET AMNESTY
Meanwhile, Moscow warned of Russian artillery. “Together to victory!” it said. application and abandoning FOR N. IRELAND CRIMES
“far-reaching consequences” should The Russians’ routing from there Kharkiv region governor Oleh decades of military non-alignment.
Finland and Sweden go ahead with follows their failure to capture the Sinegubov said the troops had LONDON: The UK government has
plans to join the Nato military capital Kyiv in the early stages of the restored a sign on the border. But Russia’s Deputy Foreign abandoned plans to end all
alliance – a change in the Nordic war. “We thank everyone who, risking Minister Sergei Ryabkov said prosecutions related to the
countries’ long-standing policy of However, thousands of people, their lives, liberates Ukraine from yesterday that Finland and Sweden Northern Ireland conflict, Prime
neutrality brought on by concern including many civilians, have been Russian invaders,” Sinegubov said. were making a mistake that would Minister Boris Johnson said in a
about Russian President Vladimir killed across the country, towns and Reuters could not immediately have far-reaching consequences. newspaper article yesterday,
Putin’s wider ambitions. cities have been blasted into ruins, verify Ukraine’s battlefield account instead promising immunity to
Fighting was reported near and more than six million people and it was not clear how many “They should have no illusions those who cooperate. The
Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest have fled their homes to seek refuge troops had reached the Russian that we will simply put up with it,” government in July last year
city, yesterday in what Interior in neighbouring states in scenes not border or where. Ryabkov said, quoted by the Interfax announced a plan to end
news agency. – Reuters prosecutions related to the
conflict, which left 3,500 people
US in mourning after ‘racist’ mass shooting dead over three decades, but it
was condemned by all sides as an
WASHINGTON: Grieving Buffalo “amnesty”. “Dealing with the past
residents held vigils on Sunday after will still require difficult decisions
a white gunman, who officials have but there will be no blanket
branded “pure evil”, shot dead 10 amnesty,” Johnson wrote in
people at a grocery store in a “racist” Belfast Telegraph. “Immunity will
only be available to those who
cooperate and prosecutions could
follow for those who do not.”– AFP

rampage. Sandstorm
The police commissioner for the brings Iraq
US city in western New York, Joseph to standstill
Gramaglia, told reporters the
18-year-old suspect did BAGHDAD: A heavy sandstorm in
“reconnaissance” on the Iraq, the latest of what Iraqis say is an
predominantly black area unprecedented number to hit the
surrounding Tops Friendly Market country in recent weeks, closed some
and drove there from his hometown state schools and offices and halted
of Conklin, more than 300km away. flights at Baghdad International
Wearing heavy body armour and Airport yesterday.
wielding an AR-15 assault rifle, the
shooter killed 10 people and Authorities in Baghdad, including
wounded three others – almost all of the Education Ministry, declared a
them black – before threatening to day off for local government
turn the gun on himself. institutions, with the exception of
Police said officers talked the health services.
gunman down before arresting him.
The suspect, identified as Payton Hundreds of people across the
Gendron, was arraigned on Saturday capital and southern cities went to
on a single count of first-degree hospitals with breathing difficulties,
murder and held without bail, the medical officials said.
Erie County district attorney’s office
said. Baghdad International Airport said
He pleaded not guilty. in a statement it was closing its
“The evidence that we have airspace and halting all flights until
uncovered so far makes no mistake further notice because of low visibility.
that this is an absolute racist hate A woman chalking a message at a makeshift memorial outside of Tops market in Buffalo. – AFPPIX
crime,” Gramaglia said on Sunday, At least one sandstorm a week has
adding Gendron had a rifle and many black lives as he possibly approximately one day and a half. racist messaging was “spreading like hit Iraq in the past few weeks in what
shotgun in his car. could.” He was then released. wildfire”, especially online. Iraqis say is the worst such spate in
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown was Earlier on Sunday, residents held living memory.
unequivocal about the shooter’s Gramaglia said the gunman had Hours later, a shooting at a church
motivations. last year made “generalised threats” a vigil outside the store. southeast of Los Angeles left one “It’s every three or four days now,”
“This individual came here with at his high school, after which state Hochul, a Buffalo native, person dead and four others “critically said taxi driver Ahmed Zaman, 23.
the express purpose of taking as police referred him to a hospital for a wounded”, according to Orange
mental health evaluation that lasted described the shooting as a County Sheriff’s Department. – AFP “It’s clearly a result of climate
“military-style execution” and said change and lack of rain, whenever
there’s wind it just kicks up dust and
French city rekindles ‘burkini’ row sand.”

PARIS: The Alpine city of Grenoble secular traditions, many long body coverings, beach shorts “I am convinced that what Mr In Baghdad and southern Iraqi
is set to reignite one of France’s right-wingers and some feminists and topless bathing. Piolle is defending is a dreadful dead cities, a red haze of dust and sand
recurring summer debates today would like to ban it outright. end for our country,” said Wauquiez. reduced visibility to just a few
when it votes to authorise the It is prohibited in most state-run “Our intention is to remove all of hundred feet.
“burkini” in state-run swimming pools – for hygiene, not religious the abnormal clothing restrictions. The regional spat has put the
pools. reasons – where strict swimwear The issue is not being for or against burkini back in the headlines Iraq is the fifth most vulnerable
rules apply to all, including men who the burkini specifically,” Mayor Eric nationally, animating French talk country in the world to the climate
The all-in-one swimsuit, used by are required to squeeze into Piolle said recently. shows and the political class ahead of crisis, according to the United
some Muslim women to cover their tight-fitting trunks. parliamentary elections next month. Nations.
bodies and hair while using the pool, Grenoble’s city council, Opponents see it differently,
has become almost as topical as ice dominated by the EELV green party, including the conservative head of The right to worship freely is Drought and extreme
cream and sun hats during the is set to scrap its swimming dress the wider Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes constitutionally protected, but the temperatures are drying up farmland
holiday season in recent years. code today, effectively authorising region, Laurent Wauquiez, who has French state is also bound by law to and making large parts of Iraq barely
promised to withdraw funding from be neutral in religious matters, habitable during the summer
Seen as an affront to France’s the city. including inside institutions. – AFP months.

The country posted record
temperatures of at least 52°C in recent
years. – Reuters

9theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 17, 2022

Workplace bullying must stop
WORKPLACE bullying
is not new. It is that often occurs in abusive “Workplace Workplace bullying is increasingly being recognised as a serious problem in
happening not relationships. It is a covert type bullying is a society today.
only in of emotional abuse where problem that
Malaysia but worldwide, the bully or abuser can be difficult will become a thing of the past in no different breed and they may not have
and there have been misleads the target, to define and time, and it will be back to business as seen hardship in their growing up
researches conducted and creating a false narrative, evaluate usual until another strikes again with years, and it can come as a culture
papers presented on this to make them question accurately. vengeance. shock to be exposed to such toxic work
issue. Sadly, no country is their judgements and Research in environment. Being a doctor is
able to eradicate this menace reality. Ultimately, the this area has While reading the length and considered a noble profession, or
even with all the means it has. victims start to feel unsure been breadth of arguments about the should I be speaking in past tense,
about their perceptions of the hampered by subject, I was disturbed with some now it may be on the high-risk
In Malaysia, with its multicultural lack of comments that it may not be as bad as category just like the 3D jobs or “dirty,
dynamism at the workplace, I suppose world and even wonder if they are appropriate it is appears and that it could be a small dangerous and demeaning”.
bullying may be difficult to ascertain losing their sanity. measurement number. I think even a single case of
and define precisely but we all know techniques. bullying should not be tolerated. We Parents are wary of this situation
it is a reality we would not want to Workplace bullying is increasingly There is always have to zeroise bullying at the and there are a massive undercurrents
accept. being recognised as a serious problem fear and workplace. among them, discouraging their
in society today, and it is also a apprehension children from taking up the
The recent incidents of bullying problem that can be difficult to define of serious And exposing housemen to profession. After all, our life is worth
that had led to deaths of housemen is and evaluate accurately. repercussions extreme working conditions is not the much more.
a fiercely-debated topic now. We have when bullying best way to get them acclimated to
many facets to this issue that are being Research in this area has been is reported. being the best and dedicated doctor. Comments: [email protected]
explicated in full view, which are hampered by lack of appropriate
diverse – from sympathy to outrage, measurement techniques. There is Young doctors these days are a
and even denial. always fear and apprehension of
serious repercussions when bullying
Workplace bullying is defined as is reported.
persistent mistreatment that occurs in
the workplace. It can include People who are exposed to bullying
behaviours such as verbal criticism, are known to suffer psychosomatic
personal attacks, humiliation, stress symptoms such as stomach
belittling and exclusion. upset, muscular aches and tension,
sleep problem and insomnia. The
It can have a negative impact on the effects of psychologic bullying often
health and well-being of employees. It manifest themselves in the form of
can also have a negative impact on depression, anxiety, anxiousness and
productivity and performance, which nervousness.
is why it is the function of the
management to nip it in the bud. We can only imagine the stress and
absolute terror of having to face
Workplace bullying is not always bullies on a daily basis, pushing the
overt or openly hostile. It can also take victims to any eventuality. This is not
more subtle forms, including the first time issues about housemen
gaslighting, where the bully engages in are being highlighted in the media.
abusive behaviours but denies the They have surfaced countless times
abuse. The goal of gaslighting is to and get the desired attention only
make the victims of bullying doubt temporarily, but not long enough for
their reality and experiences. big enough action to tackle the
problem in entirety.
Gaslighting is more difficult to
identify as it is a form of manipulation I am sure the deaths that have been
associated with bullying in hospitals

LETTERS [email protected] Remembering teachers
of forgotten years
Take cogent action over medical issues
YESTERDAY was Teachers’ Day, back, slow-paced life suited her
THE Consumers Association of Penang is Many fatal and non-fatal road crashes The lack of permanent posts and the and it is only apt for me to pay ideally in contrast to the life she
concerned about the recent report about involving medical professionals have opportunity to go for specialist training in tribute to these noble had in the United States.
a houseman from Penang Hospital who been noted, and this is because of the Malaysia are some of the reasons that profession. I would like to say a
committed suicide, the second case in long working hours with minimal rest that doctors quit, and this causes stress due to few words of appreciation to There was no television in
two years. they are subjected to. the element of uncertainty. This has been the teachers of the forgotten Raub during the 60s. Listening
a persistent and worrying issue for period i.e. the 60s, while I was to the radio or records from a
While the working environment of MoH data shows that between 2014 doctors because without a permanent schooling in Raub, Pahang. gramophone was the norm. So,
healthcare professionals has been and 2016, there were 554 commuting post, it is hard for them to plan their career most of them would mark
highlighted, the investigation into the accidents involving medical professionals, path, besides losing out on benefits that I joined the schooling students’ exercise books at
doctor’s suicide should be comprehensive and these are only the reported cases. It is permanent doctors enjoy. bandwagon in 1961 (Standard home while listening to music.
as bullying of trainee and junior medical pertinent to point out that road crashes One) and was in Form Three in This I can safely say because
staff may just be the tip of the iceberg. It involving medical professionals happen in Without solving the ongoing issues, 1969. Teachers of the 60s were our immediate neighbours to
should not be handled on a piecemeal other countries as well and are often the increased number of medical schools simple and fun loving, with no our wooden government
basis or as a kneejerk response whenever associated with sleep deprivation. and medical programmes will continue to airs about them. Many of them house, directly opposite the
a problem arises. churn out medical graduates exceeding cycled to school as their salary Central Electricity Board, now
Stress and depression are also MoH’s capacity to absorb them into those days were paltry. known as Tenaga Nasional
We call upon the Health Ministry associated with how doctors are treated permanent posts. The Higher Education Nevertheless, they were Berhad, were teachers from
(MoH) to conduct a nationwide study as and how their professional and Ministry (MOHE) should help MoH to committed to their profession. Mahmud Secondary school.
bullying of housemen and junior doctors institutional systems handle their address this issue as government service
may not be confined to Penang and complaints. job vacancies for doctors have been Tuition was unheard of then, Our family of eight siblings
doctors alone. It should include other frozen since 2015. probably because most parents were a well-behaved bunch,
healthcare professionals such as nurses Medical professionals are placed in a could not afford it. Even if thanks to my mother, our “guru
because they are in the same system and uniquely vulnerable position as they are According to MOHE, an average of tuition was offered, it was more disiplin”, where a glaring stare
working environment. under constant stress, being responsible 4,000 new doctors are needed every year out of goodwill for a token would suffice.
for people’s lives. The person may feel a for Malaysia to achieve the target of one sum.
Studies in countries such as Finland, sense of failure when a patient under his doctor to every 400 population by 2025, Teachers back then had
Norway, Australia, Singapore and China charge dies despite having tried his best. noting that local institutes of higher Of course, the mode of ample free time to dwell in
show an increase in anxiety, depression It is not only the lives that are lost but the learning have a current total intake teaching during the 60s was fishing, jungle tracking and
and suicidal thoughts among medical agony to see despair of the deceased capacity of 4,820 students. This means chalk and talk, but most of camping during their leisure
students and professionals. Being family members losing their loved ones. we still need doctors but we are in dire them transformed themselves times. Those inclined to sports
prevalent does not mean that the issues shortage of permanent posts – a setback into great actors to make would spend their time
can be overlooked or normalised. Another stressful and depressing that will continue to plague the medical lessons lively and interesting. coaching students.
possibility is that a doctor may be sued for profession for years to come if there is no
There are more than 300,000 studies medical negligence and that may spell concerted effort to solve it. Stress was unheard off as The residents of Raub loved
available online on the subject of doctors’ the end of his professional career. teachers were not under sports. Teachers would take part
suicide and mental illness. It has been We call on the government to set up a duress. The emphasis was in the local football
shown that the suicide rate among In a survey of housemen in Penang, special committee with representations solely on teaching and league, hence, the likes of
doctors is among the highest in any 88.5% of them rated their stress levels from doctors, nurses and civil society to co-curriculum activities after N. Krishnasamy and Gandinesen
profession in the US. Doctor suicide cases between three and five on a scale of one inquire into the alleged ill-treatment of school. or in the hockey league, like R.
range between 28 and 40 per 100,000, to five. And, astonishingly 15.4% rated trainee doctors, their workload and Balakrishnan and V.T. Chandran.
which is more than twice the ratio of the their stress level at a maximum of five. working conditions, and publish a report Discipline was maintained
general population, which is 12.3 per with recommendations to improve their by strict headmasters, so Lastly, just like the medical
100,000. However, we wish to point to a study working conditions and restore a sensible teachers could focus on what field, teaching is a noble
concluding that “the overwhelming work-life balance for them. they know best, that is vocation too. Both are like two
Bullying and the long working hours majority of people who may be viewed as teaching. peas in a pod, steeped in
are also factors that cannot be ignored. high risk for suicide will not kill Mohideen Abdul Kader compassion and passion.
Doctors often work longer hours than themselves, and about half of all suicides President of Consumers Association I remember Peace Corp
scheduled because they may need to will occur among people viewed as low teacher Jane Russell, who had a Thiagarajan
complete their reports and pass them to risk”. Thus, it must be noted that low stress Penang great two years in Raub while Mathiaparanam
those on the next shift. levels do not mean that a person cannot teaching in Sekolah Menengah
have suicidal ideation. Kebangsaan Mahmud. The laid Klang

10 theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 17, 2022

THE International Café & IBnetveernraagteioSnhaol wCa2fé02&2 Coffee Association (MSCA), Café
Beverage Show (ICBS) 2022 Culture, Food Marketing Hub,
will be opening its doors to o5000 visitors and coffee connoisseurs is expected to visit Artisense Digital and Newsav.
the Malaysian café and coffee this international exhibition taking place from May 19-21 at
industry (and coffee connoisseurs) the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre The organisers would also like to
from May 19-21 at the Kuala Lumpur acknowledge the support of the
Convention Centre. ICBS is one of the coffee flavours to as many people as launched Malaysia National Coffee support from both sponsors and Malaysian Ministry of Tourism, The
first international exhibitions to possible during the show – something Championship (MNCC), a platform exhibitors. Sponsors include Dankoff Malaysian Convention Exhibition
return to Malaysia in the wake of the they probably could not have done designed for young professionals to Coffee Specialist, Dutch Lady Bureau (MyCEB) and the Malaysian
pandemic, reflecting the organiser’s without this initiative. We hope that showcase their talent, skill and Profesional, Coffex Coffee, Gruppo Association of Hotels (MAH) for their
faith in the resilience and vibrancy of our visitors, will take advantage of this creativity in the speciality coffee Cimbali, ChungHo Nais, Vitasoy, help and support in ensuring the
the Malaysian coffee and café opportunity to try some really creative industry.” Monin, Hario, Marco Beverage event proceeded, despite the
industry. and innovative coffee roasts produced Systems, Cafetto, Mugged, Farmskin extremely challenging circumstances
by homegrown Malaysian ICBS 2022 will also play host to the Malaysia, Staresso Malaysia, over the past few years.
Over 150 brands from seven businesses,” McCuin concluded. ASEAN Coffee Federation (ACF) Ghostbird Coffee and MONTiGO.
countries including Malaysia, Board Meeting on the 19th of May. Anyone interested in visiting ICBS
Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Yip Leong Sum, President, MSCA, This mini-event will welcome Exhibitors will include Bidfood, 2022 should visit to pre-
Australia, The Netherlands and the added: “As the national trade delegates from Laos, Thailand, Starbucks, Global Coffee Resources, register. Trade and industry visitors
United Kingdom will be exhibiting at association championing speciality Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, London Tea Exchange, Morino Asia, are the focus of the first two days (May
the event which is focused on coffee, MSCA is very excited to be a Myanmar, the Philippines and Kikkoman, 103 Coffee Roasters, 19 & 20 – 10am to 6pm).
speciality coffee, drinks, F&B products part of this event as a strategic partner. Australia – thereby playing a small Stallion Creation, Remedy Drinks,
and café lifestyle, as well as furniture, The dedication of ICBS to going the part in helping the recovery of Westrock Coffee, Coffebot and many The third and final day (Saturday
design and technology related to café extra mile to help Malaysia’s coffee Malaysia’s business events industry in others. May 21 - 10am to 5pm) will also be
operations. industry is perfectly in line with the the aftermath of the pandemic. open to consumers who can enjoy a
vision of MSCA when we first Other partners for the ICBS and true treat for their tastebuds.
In addition, to the exhibition ICBS 2022 has received strong MNCC include the Malaysia Specialty
element, the organisers have teamed The event is being held in Halls 4 &
up with the Malaysia Specialty Coffee 5 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention
Association (MSCA) to host the semi- Centre. For further information please
finals and finals of the 7th edition of visit
the Malaysia National Coffee
Championship (MNCC) at the event.
The newly crowned ‘national
champion’ baristas (in three
categories) will go on to represent
Malaysia at the World of Coffee
Championships (WCC).

Despite a relatively short history of
competing on the world stage,
Malaysian baristas have already won
gold and silver medals at previous
editions of the WCC, highlighting the
passion and world-class standards
that Malaysian baristas are displaying
not only for the judges, but also
Malaysian coffee enthusiasts.

Christopher McCuin, Managing
Director of Montgomery Asia, the
show organiser, said: “We are
delighted to be one of the first
international events returning to
Malaysia in the wake of the pandemic.
Coffee is one of the ultimate ‘pick-me-
ups’ and we hope ICBS will have the
same effect on the Malaysian café and
coffee industry, as it steams back to
life after a few tough years.

“We are currently expecting over
5,000 visitors representing all
elements of the Malaysian café and
coffee industry and we look forward
to welcoming them all while ensuring
they leave the show with freshly
roasted insights and ideas from
around the coffee world, which they
can hopefully deploy to great success
in their own businesses.”

“One specific initiative we are very
proud of at ICBS is the new ‘Roasters
Pavilion.’ The Roasters Pavilion has
been designed to provide a cost-
effective way for many smaller
Malaysian coffee roasters (a relatively
niche and specialist part of the
business) to showcase their unique

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32.3 Foreign 816.5 806.0 10.5 * MAY 16, 2022

100.0 2508.0 2508.0 0 CLOSED CLOSED 51.44 10.54 119.40 68.50 7.66 17.90
Preliminary stats (excluding trade amendments). For final data, please refer to KLCI STI 3,073.75 26,547.05 15,901.04 2,596.58
Source: Bursa Malaysia 19,950.21 7,093.00

KL MARKET SUMMARY Fiscal policies to play key
May 13, 2022

INDICES 11,010.80 CHANGE +57.76 role in stabilising prices
FBMKLCI 1,544.41 +5.61
CONSTRUCTION 162.16 -0.85
FINANCIAL SERVICES 16,534.30 -167.10
ENERGY 787.24 +23.17
TELECOMMUNICATIONS 608.35 +11.28 o At 2.00%, the OPR will
HEALTH CARE 1,980.94 +21.27 not really affect spending
TRANSPORTATION 843.95 -2.11 and consumption despite
PROPERTY 689.38 +3.44 higher prices, says
PLANTATION 8,179.28 +157.39 economist
FBMSHA 11,468.40 +166.63
FBMACE 5,342.63 +112.85
TECHNOLOGY 65.69 +2.37

3.166 BIL RM2.507 BIL

May 13, 2022 [email protected]

STOCK VOL CLSG (sen) +/– (sen) PETALING JAYA: The increase in the
SERBADK 349,422,400 12.0 +3.5 Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) will indirectly
MNC 214,461,100 2.0 UNCH affect price stability as higher interest rates
DGB 99,754,500 2.0 UNCH support the ringgit and limit the pass-
TECHNAX 93,665,300 11.5 UNCH through effects to overall prices, experts say
KNM 81,179,200 17.5 +2.0 in the wake of Bank Negara Malaysia’s
(BNM) decision to raise the OPR by 25 basis
5 TOP GAINERS points to 2.00% last week.
May 13, 2022
“But in any case, we expect fiscal policies
STOCK VOL CLSG (RM) +/– RM to do most of the work through subsidies A better economy will increase discretionary and non-essential spending. – BERNAMAPIX
MPI 325,700 31.76 2.46 and price controls to stabilise prices for
PETDAG 402,700 21.50 0.90 now,” MARC Ratings Bhd chief economist impacted during the Covid-19 pandemic. Following BNM’s decision to raise the
BJFOOD 1,418,800 4.56 0.51 Firdaos Rosli told SunBiz. Firdaos said: “We foresee that the OPR last week, UOB continues to expect
DLADY 2,300 34.00 0.50 another 25bps increase in Q3’22. This
HEIM 306,700 24.48 0.48 Malaysia’s headline inflation moderated unemployment rate will continue to trend implies a total 50bps hike this year to bring
to 2.2% during the first quarter of 2022 lower amid a more expansive economic the OPR to 2.25% by year-end.
5 TOP LOSERS (Q1’22) from 3.2% in Q4’21 while core reopening since January this year. This
May 13, 2022 inflation increased to 1.7% (Q1’22) from scenario would reduce the probability of Fitch Solutions, too, continues to expect
0.8% (Q4’21), according to Bank Negara job losses, but the degree of decline in the BNM to raise the OPR to 2.25% in 2022, as
STOCK VOL CLSG (RM) +/– RM Malaysia (BNM). Headline inflation unemployment rate would depend on how the central bank seeks to ensure the stability
NESTLE 69,200 131.50 0.50 decreased mainly due to the dissipating quickly the services sector performs in the of the ringgit and maintain its real interest
HSI-HA1 1,544,000 0.61 0.21 base effects. Core inflation, however, coming months.” rate differential over that the US.
SP500-HZ 105,500 1.45 0.21 increased amid improving demand and a
WPRTS 15,450,600 3.89 0.20 high-cost environment. The unemployment rate is a factor that “Indeed, while inflation appears to be well
AIRPORT 10,136,900 6.33 0.19 could predict whether it is probable for the contained by government subsidies and
For the rest of the year, core inflation is BNM to increase OPR rate again in the next price controls for key essential items and fuel,
EXCHANGE RATES MAY 13, 2022 expected to average between 2.0% and 3.0%, half of the year as well as the country’s the ringgit has depreciated by 4.1% since
reflecting the improvement in economic economic growth, he said. However, he also April and further losses could feed through to
Foreign currency Bank sell Bank buy Bank buy activity and continued cost pressures. The noted that getting a pay raise is trickier to higher imported inflation, lowering the
inflation outlook continues to be subject to assess as it is contingent upon the purchasing power of consumers. We
1 US DOLLAR TT/OD TT OD global commodity price developments, as bargaining power between workers and continue to see upside risks if major central
1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 4.4580 4.3250 4.3150 well as domestic policy measures on employers. banks around the world were to tighten
1 BRUNEI DOLLAR 3.0830 2.9600 2.9440 administered prices. monetary policy even quicker than we
1 CANADIAN DOLLAR 3.1920 3.0990 3.0910 Firdaos agreed with the central bank currently expect due to growing underlying
1 EURO 3.4210 3.3290 3.3170 While price increases were more broad- monetary policy committee’s assessment inflationary pressures,” said Fitch.
1 NEWZEALAND DOLLAR 4.6330 4.4840 4.4640 based, Consumer Price Index (CPI) items that the OPR must go up once the signposts
1 SINGAPORE DOLLAR 2.7970 2.6940 2.6780 recording above-average inflation were to solid growth become clearer. It appears The data and research agency has
1 STERLING POUND 3.1920 3.0990 3.0910 largely driven by supply factors. that domestic demand performed much revised down its average inflation forecast
1 SWISS FRANC 5.4520 5.2780 5.2580 better than anticipated amid higher for 2022 to 2.8% y-o-y, from 3.3% previously
100 UAE DIRHAM 4.4320 4.3320 4.3170 Firdaos said at the current rate of 2.00%, government spending. and 2.5% in 2021. Inflation came in at just
100 BANGLADESHTAKA 122.7700 116.4400 116.2400 the OPR will not really affect spending and 2.2% y-o-y in March, holding steady from
100 CHINESE RENMINBI 5.2260 4.9050 4.7050 consumption despite higher prices as a BNM said the increase in the OPR is to February and slightly down from 2.3% y-o-y
100 HONGKONG DOLLAR 65.7000 63.2000 better economy will increase discretionary recalibrate Malaysia’s monetary policy and in January, despite rising commodity prices
100 INDIAN RUPEE 57.3800 54.5400 N/A and non-essential spending. to avoid having to be aggressive down the over that period.
100 INDONESIAN RUPIAH 5.8500 5.4900 54.3400 road which is the case with other central
100 JAPANESE YEN 0.0316 0.0286 5.2900 BNM has said that targeted repayment banks. “This is likely due to the price controls
100 NEWTAIWAN DOLLAR 3.4720 3.3630 0.0236 assistance is still available for the more and subsidies implemented by the
100 PAKISTAN RUPEE 16.0000 vulnerable segment of the rakyat who might Additionally, the economist said a weaker government, which we expect to keep
100 PHILIPPINE PESO 2.3600 N/A 3.3530 be affected by the hike in interest rates. ringgit is expected due to external factors headline inflation relatively subdued over
100 QATAR RIYAL 8.6200 2.2100 N/A including the strengthening of the US dollar. the rest of 2022.
100 SAUDI RIYAL 123.3500 8.1300 “I think the overall impact on the more
100THAI BAHT 120.1600 117.1000 2.0100 vulnerable rakyat is still manageable since the “But we are living in a very strange time “Although inflation may not present a
13.4100 114.0700 7.9300 Malaysian economy continues to trend in a right now. Because US dollar and oil price very strong case for further interest rate
11.9000 116.9000 low-interest rate environment,” Firdaos said. has decoupled. In the past, when oil prices hikes, we believe BNM will still raise interest
113.8700 go up, the US dollar would weaken. But now rates by an additional 25bps over the
11.5000 On what the rakyat can do due to cost- the US dollar is strong when the oil price is coming months to support the ringgit. The
push inflation, he said it differs from person high.” ringgit has weakened by 5.1% against the US
Source: Malayan Banking Berhad/Bernama to person. He delineated that there is no dollar since the beginning of the year and
point in saving when the interest rate is not UOB Research noted: “While BNM’s 4.1% just between April 1 and May 11, to
that high. Firdaos instead suggested that findings suggest that household’s inflation trade at RM4.38/USD on May 11. We
people make investments; and that they can expectations remain anchored in Q1’22, our attribute this weakness largely to the much
invest in themselves to increase their skills channel checks informed that prices of more hawkish stance of the US Federal
so they can earn better wages. various household items may adjust higher Reserve since March as well as rising global
in coming months as new stocks are financial market volatility,” Fitch said.
“Saving only makes sense if you save replenished at higher cost and also to
against the inflation rate. If it (interest rate) is account for the increase in wages.”
less than the inflation rate, your money is
actually diluting.”

BNM governor Tan Sri Nor Shamsiah
Mohd Yunus, however, suggested that the
higher OPR may encourage Malaysians save
more and rebuild their savings that have been

12 theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 17, 2022 Prioritise adoption of travel
SUNBIZ tech for tourism resurgence

11 ways tech innovation A SIMPLE search on Google occupancy and revenue.
will make plants smarter reveals that a typical online travel Furthermore, communication
consumer is exposed to more than
oAutomation – perhaps the most important benefit – removes 38,983 micro-moments in a 60-day with customers is key to business
human input from processes to improve production, quality and safety timeframe and visits an average of success in this service-heavy
18 websites via multiple devices industry. Manual processes such as
MALAYSIA’S manufacturing sector Smart manufacturing brings together individual components to create an across eight sessions before making bookkeeping through excel sheets
has been critical to the country’s adaptable, data-rich manufacturing process. – BERNAMAPIX a hotel booking. This means that can be tedious and highly
economic transformation. Despite a technology continues to play a ineffective.
challenging economic environment downtime. 0 Blockchain – A distributed ledger significant role in travel. For
due to the pandemic over the last two 0 Faster decision-making – By technology that can help improve instance, tools like voice search, Lastly, digital marketing is an
years, Malaysia has continued to combining big data, the internet, and asset tracking, trade finance, and augmented reality, artificial inevitable part of all future-forward
attract massive investments in the cloud computing, manufacturers can conduct transaction settlements. intelligence, the Internet of Things businesses as it is used to engage
manufacturing sector. predict, diagnose, prescribe, and 0 Cyber-physical systems – and contactless payments aid to travel consumers in the dreaming
describe the events impacting their Systems where a computer-based reduce friction and cut waiting and planning phases, acquiring
The IHS Markit Malaysia operations and quickly take proactive program (the “cyber”) interacts with times. them in the booking phase, and re-
Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ or corrective action. and controls a real-world engaging them in the reminiscence
Index was 50.9 in February 2022, up 0 Better supply-chain efficiency – mechanism (the “physical”). More than that, the emergence and post-stay phase. Combined
from 50.5 the previous month, From forecasting demand to defining 0 IIoT - the Industrial Internet of of more meticulous hygiene with the use of RMS and CRM,
indicating the fifth month of growth. customers’ payment terms, Things connects machines over a practices as a result of Covid-19 has hoteliers will be able to create a
manufacturers can reduce risks and network, improving output, energy also brought some other travel- novel experience for guests, while
Furthermore, the manufacturing the cost of nearly anything they can management, and supply chain related technologies to the also optimising the hotel’s
sector is expected to strengthen its quantify. traceability while enabling predictive forefront including mobile check- resources for maximum potential.
recovery momentum in the first half 0 A more efficient remote and maintenance. ins and cleaning robots that More can be done
of 2022, according to the 20th edition mobile workforce – With Preparing for Industry 5.0 minimise direct human contact. By understanding hoteliers’
of the Federation of Malaysian automation, workers don’t always The benefits of smart manufacturing reluctance to digitalise and the
Manufacturers-Malaysian Institute of have to be on-site to be on the job. are vast. It is why it is growing so fast, In terms of hospitality potential they could be missing out
Economic Research Business They can monitor production or with tech-savvy companies becoming management, digital technology on, the key question now is what
Conditions Survey. control physical equipment from a early adopters. According to a report like revenue management and can be done to help these small
mobile device. from Markets and Markets, the global customer relationship management and budget hotel owners overcome
In terms of technology-related Powering smart manufacturing smart manufacturing market is (CRM) are fast becoming part of the their barriers and eventually
strategies for the first six months of There are several technologies and projected to reach US$228.2 billion new norm, making their way into convince them to adopt travel tech.
2022, the survey revealed that 74% new IT paradigms that are crucial for (RM1 trillion) by 2027 with CAGR of every facet of the industry. It boils down to education.
plan to implement Industry 4.0, while smart manufacturing: 18.5% from 2022 to 2027. Hoteliers need to be more open to
66% and 44% are considering 0 Industry 4.0 – A new phase in the However, there are still a education surrounding the
automation and digitalisation, industrial revolution that harnesses Sustainability will also be another number of Malaysian hoteliers that digitalisation topic, and be receptive
respectively. connectivity, automation, machine driver of smart manufacturing. have yet to adopt even a fraction of towards change that can bring
learning, and real-time data. Preliminary data already show that the digital solutions. Instead, these about a positive and long-lasting
With technology continually 0Artificial intelligence – A smart manufacturing could help hoteliers have continued relying on impact. Industry players, including
shaping the landscape of every computer’s ability to perform tasks boost sustainability with less waste, manual practices and this associations and other hotels,
industry, being “smart” is the only and make decisions without human smarter energy consumption, ultimately results in an inability to should band together and organise
way to go. intervention. better-maintained systems, and maximise opportunities and support campaigns and outreach
0 Machine learning – Machine more. reduce inefficiencies. initiatives to aid fellow industry
Smart manufacturing brings learning allows artificial intelligence This article is contributed by Epicor members especially within the
together individual components to to adapt and improve over time as it Types of tech and what they each small and budget segments.
create an adaptable, data-rich gathers more data. Asia regional vice-president can do for hoteliers
manufacturing process. Vincent Tang. Enhanced technology and Moreover, in pushing for
Benefits of smart manufacturing operational capabilities can ensure digitalisation in this industry,
Smart manufacturing builds upon seamless management of a incentives, grants and subsidies
itself. When everything is property, from accurate revenue will continue to play imperative
quantifiable, manufacturers gain tracking, automated price roles. For instance, hoteliers should
real-time insights into shop-floor adjustments, and ensuring continue leveraging the RM600
processes. That interconnectivity can memorable day-to-day guest million Penjana Tourism Financing
lead to a host of benefits: experiences. Moreover, technology that was announced during Budget
0 Automation – Perhaps the most like omnichannel distribution 2022’s tabling, which will enable
significant benefit of all, it removes across online and offline channels them to receive the financial
human input from processes to have demonstrated notable support needed as they look to
improve production, quality, or even effectiveness. For instance, OYO implement tech-centric solutions
safety. reports that the hoteliers under its to better manage their premises.
0 Fewer production errors – Data umbrella have experienced 90%
helps smart factories self-monitor guest occupancy after At the end of the day, the
and self-optimise while allowing implementing its system. hospitality industry too must
them to locate and correct potential However, before delving into actively work on defining
production errors before they turn omnichannels, traditional hoteliers Hospitality 2.0 in the new normal.
into major problems. are still struggling with issues like For OYO, we believe that
0 Less machine downtime – Data selling rooms at optimised prices technology combined with human
can help smart factories learn the and reaching their customers commitment is the key in making
best service intervals for each piece of through the right channels. This is all of this possible.
equipment and plan proactive where the predictive capabilities of This article is contributed by OYO
maintenance, reducing unexpected revenue management technology
(RMS) can help forecast demands country head for Malaysia and
and optimise prices to increase Singapore Tan Ming Luk.

HSI calls and DNEX-CU the top traded warrants last week

WARRANTS WATCH Other than HSI warrants, trading Top warrants by value traded million units traded respectively.
activity in warrants over single stocks The shares of index heavyweight
TRADING activity picked up in the was also higher, more notably for Warrant Value Issuer Exercise Expiry date Meituan bounced off its Tuesday
second week of May as the country warrants over Hengyuan Refining name (RM’ mil) Macquarie level/price 29 Sep 2022 low of HK$144 to wrap the week on
returned to business-as-usual post Company (Hengyuan) as the calls, HSI-CJB Macquarie 29 Jun 2022 a stronger note at HK$167.6, up
Hari Raya holiday celebrations with that is, HENGYUANC24 and HSI-HA7 50.1 21,400 27 Jan 2023 6.8%.
the total trading turnover in HENGYUANC25, clocked in HENGYUANC24 34.8 RHB 19,200 28 Jul 2022
warrants coming in at RM256.9 turnovers of RM9.9 million and HSI-CQW 9.9 Macquarie 31 Oct 2022 To view the full list of structured
million while the average daily RM8.2 million respectively last week HENGYUANC25 8.5 4.15 warrants available on Bursa Malaysia,
turnover was RM51.4 million last and ending up in the top five 8.2 CIMB 22,200 visit
week, a drop of 21.4% versus the warrants by turnover list. The share
previous week. price of Hengyuan jumped 10.1% 4.30 Provided for Malaysian residents’
week-on-week (w-o-w) to finish at its information only. This commentary has
Turnover continued to be largely highest level since December 2020 at range of 19,063 to 20,047. On the back with up to RM50.1 million and not been reviewed by the Securities
dominated by Hang Seng Index (HSI) RM6.98, notching its fourth straight of this volatility, HSI warrants took up RM34.8 million in value traded while Commission Malaysia. It is not an offer
warrants, which represented 57.2% of week of gains. the first two spots as well as the fourth HSI-CQW registered RM8.5 million in or recommendation to trade and is not
the overall amount despite a holiday- spot in the list with investors trading value traded. research material.
shortened week in Hong Kong in On the foreign front, the HSI May in both call and put warrants, which
conjunction with the day following futures contract saw a rollercoaster allows them to potentially profit from Meanwhile, other warrants that Past performance is not indicative of
the Birthday of the Buddha public week where prices capped the week either market direction. were popular among investors last future performance. You should make
holiday on Monday. with two red days out of four before week included the call warrants your own assessment and seek
closing down by 0.5% w-o-w at 19,768 The week saw the call warrant DNEX-CU, HIBISCS-C30 and professional advice. The warrants will
after choppy trading within a weekly HSI-CJB and the put warrant HSI- MEITUAN-C12 which had up to not be offered to any US persons.
HA7 occupying the top two spots 45.8 million, 24.6 million and 13.7

/thesundaily 13theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 17, 2022

GIIB’s latex glove-making facility starts operation

PETALING JAYA: GIIB Holdings interchangeable to produce latex or contribution from this plant can “In fact, we have already era, we believe demand for
Bhd, via its 51% owned subsidiary nitrile gloves. reach about RM94 million per secured strong sales orders gloves will remain strong in
GIIB Healthcare Products Sdn Bhd, annum. For comparison, the group for the year and we expect light of the heightened health
has started its latex glove GIIB will manufacture the latex reported a revenue of RM36.6 million the glove business to start awareness brought about by
manufacturing facility in Nilai, Negri gloves under its own brand “GIIB for the 12-month period ended Dec contributing to our financial this pandemic. We are
Sembilan. Healthcare” and serve as an original 31, 2021. year ending June 30, 2023. optimistic that this foray will
equipment manufacturer for local We expect the exports for provide the group with a
The glove-manufacturing outfit and international clients. GIIB CEO and executive chairman rubber gloves to remain sustainable recurring income
has five double former glove-dipping Tai Boon Wee (pix) said the launch of robust, with growth in the stream and enhance the
production lines with a production Under a maximum scenario, its first glove-manufacturing plant double digit region. group’s bottom line going forward,”
capacity of 1.05 billion pieces of glove producing at full capacity and given yesterday marks the group’s successful Tai said in a statement yesterday.
per annum. The production lines are the current average selling price of foray into glove production. “Overall, even into the post-Covid
RM90 per 1,000 latex gloves, revenue

Kasa generates RM16.3b Has bitcoin reached
potential trade, investment the bottom?

o Environment and water BITCOIN is down 9.4% over the past week,
ministry’s programmes ending at around US$31,000 (RM136,000).
result in 19 partnerships Ethereum lost 16.1%, while other leading
and 246 business enquiries altcoins in the top 10 fell from 13.9% (Binance
at Expo 2020 Dubai Coin) to 25.4% (Solana).

KUALA LUMPUR: Business programmes led Tuan Ibrahim (right) with a business delegate from the UAE at a networking dinner held during The total capitalisation of the crypto market,
by the Ministry of Environment and Water Expo 2020 Dubai recently. according to CoinMarketCap, sank 15% over the
Malaysia (Kasa) at the recently concluded week to US$1.3 trillion. The bitcoin dominance
Expo 2020 Dubai have provided opportunities and water sectors. that forged deals at the expo during Kasa index jumped 2.9 points to 44.4% over the same
for local industries to expand their green Kasa said the programmes were Week included Intelligent Aqua Sdn Bhd, period due to a sharp weakening of altcoins.
footprint globally with RM16.33 billion in Potaglas Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Pipeco Tanks Sdn
potential trade and investment leads participated by 72 companies which were Bhd and PTS Tech Solution Sdn Bhd, The cryptocurrency fear and greed index fell
garnered. given opportunities to link up and team up involving international collaboration and 8 points in the week to 10 and continues to be in
with global partners, including those from the cooperation programmes, product research “extreme fear”. By Monday, the index had
In a statement yesterday, minister Datuk United Arab Emirates (UAE). and development activities as well as MoU. climbed to 14 points, thanks to the
Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said the trade cryptocurrency market’s retreat from local lows
and investment leads were generated through “A collaboration with the UAE involves “Kasa’s programmes at the expo is part of at the end of last week.
the signing of 19 partnership documents with sewerage technology from Malaysia by Indah the ministry’s initiative to involve all
parties from various nations as well as 246 Water Konsortium,” it said. stakeholders in our national climate change Bitcoin has declined for six weeks in a row,
business enquiries received during business- agenda. along with stock indices. A prolonged one-way
matching sessions. Among the MoU signed was a move in Bitcoin was last seen in late 2018 when
collaboration with the Netherlands on flood “Industry and international cooperation the first cryptocurrency hit a cyclical bottom.
The memorandums of understanding mitigation and another with Australia on the are also crucial in our country’s aim to achieve That was followed by many more months of
(MoU), memorandums of cooperation and subject of governance modelling between net-zero emissions earliest in 2050, including sluggish momentum, so investors have an
letters of intent signed alone are valued at states for the responsibility of pollutants in through sharing of knowledge and expertise,” essential question: choose a low point to buy or
RM12.31 billion. rivers and water bodies. it said. – Bernama join the move when it is certain. Prudence
suggests that it is less risky to follow the second
“In line with the theme of Kasa’s The ministry said Malaysian companies strategy.
programmes which was ‘Green Growth:
Ready for Global Opportunities,’ the ministry Last week’s decline intensified after breaking
wanted to provide opportunities for our local through last year’s lows near US$30,000,
industries to access global markets and forge becoming the most significant weekly drop
international partnerships and investments,” since January.
he said.
The story of the Terra (Luna) crash and the
Tuan Ibrahim said this would aid the local TerraUSD stablecoin project added to the
industries’ economic recovery that was negativity on the crypto market, hitting all
affected by Covid-19 as well as grow the green altcoins hard.
economy. “There were also collaborations
with various parties on a government-to- According to Global Macro Investor CEO
government and government-to-business Raul Pal, May and June will be the most
levels,” he said. worrying months, so a new wave of sell-offs in
the crypto market is inevitable.
The ministry said that together with its
agencies, the Malaysian Green Technology Legendary investor Bill Miller said he sold
and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC) some of his BTC holdings. Although bitcoin
and the National Water Services Commission may continue to decline in the short term and
(SPAN), it hosted five trade and business even drop by half from current levels, Miller
programmes during the expo to promote looks at bitcoin positively and expects it to grow
sustainable solutions relating to environmental over a long time.

Robert Kiyosaki, the world-famous author of
the bestselling book Rich Daddy, Poor Daddy, is
looking to buy bitcoin once it tests the “bottom”
at US$17,000. The businessman has once again
expressed distrust of the US government of a
new wave of long-term growth, the first impulse
of which was in 2018-2020, followed by a
prolonged wide side trend. A potential bull
target, in this case, could be the US$2,500 area.

This article is contributed by FxPro senior
market analyst Alex Kuptsikevich.

Apec members shift into higher gear to promote new-tech vehicles

BANGKOK: Members of the Asia-Pacific to solution for the auto industry to achieve a of reducing global carbon dioxide emissions Bitcoin has declined for six weeks in a row, along
Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum are net zero or low-carbon future, we need to by 45%, from 2010 levels, by 2030. with stock indices. – AFPPIX
intensifying coordination to develop remember that each Apececonomy is unique,
measures that promote the uptake of new- therefore, we need multiple approaches to “Officials and industry experts deliberated
technology vehicles in a bid to meet climate achieve our climate commitments. on policies to reduce the price of new-
commitments and to realise the Apec technology vehicles, looking at tax credits,
Putrajaya Vision 2040. “Both policymakers and industry players subsidies and rebates, among others,” he said.
recognise the critical role of policy because
In his remarks at the Apec Automotive without it, the industry will not be able to fast- He added that officials and experts
Dialogue, deputy director-general of Thailand’s track technology deployment and make the recognised the urgent need to incentivise
Office of Industrial Economics Krit Chansuwan necessary transition,” he said. innovation, research and development,
said that in line with the bio-circular-green manufacturing and recycling the components
economy model as part of Apec’s 2022 Krit said Apec member economies have of new-technology vehicles such as batteries
priorities, the region’s auto industry should made notable progress in the past years in and semiconductors.
seize the momentum and push ahead with its transitioning to electric vehicles through the
net zero and low emission commitment to redevelopment of regulatory regimes, Apec officials and senior auto industry
contribute to economic recovery and address common standards and targets to encourage representatives convened in Bangkok last
global environmental concerns. the shift to a low-carbon-vehicles option. week for the Apec Automotive Dialogue. The
dialogue is a forum for industry and
“While electric vehicles have been the go- “More needs to be done as member government to discuss a broad range of issues
economies race to achieve their commitment that affect the auto trade. – Bernama

14 theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 17, 2022

China’s economy skids on lockdowns

o Retail and factory activities suffer big dent in April, downturn may be harder to shake off spokesperson at China’s statistics government’s 2022 target of below
survey-based jobless rate highest since February 2020 than the one seen during the onset of bureau, said at a press conference in 5.5%.
the coronavirus pandemic in early Beijing yesterday.
BEIJING: China’s retail and factory heavily dependent on China. 2020, with exports unlikely to swing Analysts say China’s official 2022
activity fell sharply in April as wide Retail sales in April shrank 11.1% higher and policymakers limited in Fu said he expects economy to growth target of around 5.5% is
Covid-19 lockdowns confined their stimulus options. improve in May with Covid-19 looking harder and harder to achieve
workers and consumers to their from a year earlier, the biggest outbreaks in Jilin, Shanghai and other as officials maintain draconian zero-
homes and severely disrupted supply contraction since March 2020, data “The upshot is that while the worst places coming under control. Covid policies. The economy grew
chains, casting a long shadow over from the National Bureau of Statistics is hopefully over, we think China’s 4.8% in the first quarter.
the outlook for the world’s second- (NBS) showed yesterday, a steeper economy will struggle to return to its Data showed a 22.7% drop in
largest economy. decline than forecast in a Reuters pre-pandemic trend,” Capital catering revenue in April as dining- The extended lockdown in
poll. Economics analysts said. out services were suspended in some Shanghai and prolonged testing in
Full or partial lockdowns were provinces. Auto sales plunged 47.6% Beijing are adding to the concerns
imposed in major centres across the Factory production fell 2.9% from Industrial output around the as carmakers slashed production about growth for the rest of the year,
country in March and April, a year earlier, dashing expectations Yangtze River Delta, which includes amid empty showrooms and parts said Nie Wen, a Shanghai-based
including the most populous city for a rise and the largest decline since Shanghai, fell 14.1% in April, while shortages. economist at Hwabao Trust.
Shanghai, hitting production and February 2020, as anti-virus that in China’s northeast shrank
consumption and heightening risks measures snarled supply chains and 16.9%. Both regions saw a more than The Covid shock also weighed on “It’s still possible to achieve a GDP
for those parts of the global economy paralysed distribution. 30% dive in retail sales. the job market, seen now as a top policy growth of around 5% this year if
priority for Beijing to maintain Covid curbs are only going to affect
Analysts now warn China’s current “In April, the epidemic had a economic and social stability. the economy in April and May. But
relatively big impact on the economic the virus is so infectious, and I remain
operation, but this impact was short- China’s nationwide survey-based concerned about growth going
term and external,” Fu Linghui, a jobless rate rose to 6.1% in April, the forward.” – Reuters
highest since February 2020 and above

Surging natural gas U.S. natural gas prices soar BRIEFS FTX: BITCOIN HAS NO FUTURE
prices squeeze AS A PAYMENTS NETWORK
US industrial sector U.S. gas prices have surged to a 14-year high as suppliers struggle to
meet a post-pandemic demand exacerbated by the war in Ukraine BENGALURU: Cryptocurrency exchange
FTX’s founder has said that bitcoin has no
GAS PRODUCTION (Terawatt-hours) future as a payments network and
criticized the digital currency for its
10,000 inefficiency and high environmental costs,
the Financial Times reported yesterday.
HOUSTON: Skyrocketing natural Peter Huntsman told Reuters. 8,000 Feb 2022: Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency,
gas prices have raised “Consumers are going to see 6,000 Germany freezes is created by a process called “proof of
manufacturing and Nord Stream 2 work” that requires computers to “mine”
transportation costs across many (price) shocks,” he said. The gas pipeline the currency by solving complex puzzles.
US industries, and the situation company has passed through following Powering these computers needs large
more than US$1.5 billion in raw Russia’s amounts of electricity. Bankman-Fried
material cost increases in the last invasion of also said he didn’t believe bitcoin had to
year, he said, most due to energy. Ukraine go as a cryptocurrency, and it may still
have a future as “an asset, a commodity
should persist as the US exports Westlake Chemical, which and a store of value” like gold, the report
more gas to Europe to make up for makes plastics and building said. – Reuters
Russian supplies lost to sanctions. siding, calculates for every US$1 Russia
per million British thermal units JETBLUE TO LAUNCH HOSTILE
US natural gas futures have (mmBtu) increase in natural gas, 4,000 U.S. OFFER FOR SPIRIT: REPORT
its annual costs rise about
doubled this year, far more than US$100 million. 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 BENGALURU: JetBlue Airways Corp plans
the increases in retail gasoline to launch a hostile takeover offer for Spirit
and diesel that have made “Inflation coming from energy U.S. NATURAL GAS FUTURES ($ per MMBtu*) Airlines Inc, The Wall Street Journal
is just the next insult to injury,” reported yesterday, days after the ultra
Americans angry at the US adds Chip McElroy, CEO of 9 low-cost carrier rejected the company’s
McElroy Manufacturing, which US$33 per share buyout proposal. JetBlue
energy industry and the makes giant machines that fuse 8 Aug 2008: Hurricanes Apr 18: Post-pandemic intends to offer US$30 per share in cash in
government. thermoplastic pipes. threaten Gulf of Mexico gas surge, worsened by war its tender offer, but remains open to
Many industrial company 7 platforms as hot weather fuels paying the initial price if Spirit is willing to
US natural gas futures have in Ukraine, sees price negotiate and provide data the company
executives believe the United surged to US$7.854 per mmBtu 6 high demand for air conditioners briefly break above $8 has requested, the report said, citing
on Friday from US$3.730 at the people familiar with the matter. JetBlue
States, once a large importer of start of 2022 but remain far lower 5 Feb 24: Russia and Frontier Group Holdings have been
natural gas, should stop than Europe’s benchmark of locked in a battle for Spirit, arguing that
exporting gas and prioritize its US$31 and Asia’s of US$24 per invades its takeover would help them better
own needs. But gas producers are mmBtu. 4 Ukraine compete with the “Big Four” US airlines
that control nearly 80% of the passenger
pushing for more export capacity Surging demand from Europe, 3 market. – Reuters
which is trying to wean itself off
along with more permits for Russian imports, has analysts 2 VODAFONE SHARES UP AFTER
drilling. expecting prices will remain UAE GROUP BUYS 9.8% STAKE
Gas output in key locales in the elevated. 1
LONDON: Shares in Vodafone jumped 4% in
US has slowed this year, partly “The manufacturing sector 0 Gas stockpiles currently 18% lower than usual early trade yesterday after the United Arab
due to insufficient pipeline cannot invest and create jobs Emirates-based telecoms company e&
capacity. Bad weather also cut without assurances that our Aug 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020 Apr revealed it had bought a 9.8% stake in the
natural gas and electricity prices 2008 2022 British mobile operator. Formerly known as
will not be imperiled by excessive Emirates Telecommunications Group, e&
production and boosted demand. LNG exports,“ Paul Cicio, U.S. is exporting as much natural gas as possible to said it had no intention of making an offer
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine president of the Industrial Energy help Europe reduce reliance on Russian energy for the whole of Vodafone and it had spent
and subsequent sanctions have Consumers of America (IECA), a US$4.4 billion (RM19 billion) to invest at an
caused a scramble for US exports trade group whose members *Metric Million British Thermal Unit – used to measure heat content or energy value “attractive valuation” to benefit from a
include smelters, plastics and Sources: Bloomberg, TradingView, Our World in Data Picture: Getty Images © GRAPHIC NEWS diversification in currencies. The company
paper-goods makers, said last said it was fully supportive of Vodafone’s
of gas chilled to liquid form. US board, which has come under pressure from
liquefied natural gas (LNG) month in a letter to US Energy prices in the spring as heating other investors after the group struggled in
plants consumed 15% of Secretary Jennifer Granholm. demand dips. its mature European markets where
domestic production in mid- competition and regulation have pushed
March. The group wants Washington Last winter’s heating bills were prices lower. – Reuters
Higher gas prices are driving to stop approving LNG export unsustainable, said John
up costs for specialty chemical permits until low US gas Schmeiser, CEO of the Western TESLA RECALLING 107,293
maker Huntsman Corp, which stockpiles are rebuilt. Equipment Dealers Association, CHINA-MADE MODEL 3, MODEL Y
produces polyurethanes used to a trade group. “When you look at
make electronics, building Some businesses are worried shop sizes of 30,000 sq ft to 40,000 BEIJING: China’s market regulatory agency
materials and furniture, CEO that heating bills could skyrocket sq ft, that’s a big natural gas bill.” said yesterday that Tesla Inc is recalling
next winter, noting that this year – Reuters 107,293 China-made Model 3 and Model Y
has not had the usual ebb in vehicles due to overheating that may cause
the centre touchscreen display to
S. Korea central bank chief says big-step rate hikes a possibility malfunction, among other issues. The
overheating could also lead to other
SEOUL: The South Korean Rhee Chang-yong, who took The Bank of Korea usually “We are in a situation when malfunctions, including windshield
central bank chief’s comment office last week and is due to changes its benchmark rate in hawkish comments are needed settings and gear displays, according to a
that he could consider big-step chair his first policy meeting on 25-basis point increments, but to contain inflation and in turn statement published by the State
interest rate raises in coming May 26, said he could consider the US Federal Reserve’s big- help stabilise the bond market,” Administration for Market Regulation. –
months shook the local bond bigger interest rate increases, step approach means South said Moon Hong-cheol, Reuters
market yesterday, as Asia’s depending on data that will Korea’s interest rate premium economist at DB Financial
fourth-largest economy also become available around July over the US will disappear and Investment, adding Rhee’s
braced for fast slowing in and August. could soon become a discount. comment may have been a well-
growth. calculated one.
“(I may be able to say) after Another senior Bank of Korea
Yields on government bonds watching the May policy official later played down Rhee’s The yield on the country’s
rose as traders rushed to cut meeting and more data by remark, saying it merely benchmark 10-year treasury
their bets on a slower pace of around July and August,” Rhee emphasised the principles of bonds, which had fallen nearly
policy tightening ahead, while said when asked by reporters making policy decisions. 30 basis points over the past
stock prices reversed early gains whether the bank was week, shot up as much as 12.4
to fall modestly on weakening considering a 50-basis-point Still, analysts said Rhee’s basis points to 3.34% in early
economic growth prospects. interest rate rise at its May 26 comment made it clear that trade. It later cut gains to trade
meeting. inflation still took the priority in 3.0 basis points higher. – Reuters
Bank of Korea Governor the central bank’s policy.

1 7 M AY 2 0 2 2

Members of the band Kalush Orchestra pose onstage with the winner’s trophy and Ukraine’s flags after winning on behalf of Ukraine the Eurovision Song contest 2022. – AFP
KRAINE won the
Eurovision Song Contest
Sunday with an infectious

U Finding hope in musichip-hopfolkmelody,asthe
embattled nation rides a wave of
public support across Europe.
Kalush Orchestra beat out 24
competitors in the finale of the
world’s biggest live music event with oFolk rappers Kalush Orchestra takes Eurovision crown in musical morale boost
Stefania, a rap lullaby combining
Ukrainian folk and modern hip-hop
rhythms from an energetic, yellow wolf masks, and Serbia’s Nostalgic lyrics such as “I’ll always “Like every Ukrainian, we are Man and its high notes belted by the
breakdancing band. Konstrakta, who questioned national find my way home even if all the ready to fight as much as we can and affable, long-haired Ryder.
“Please help Ukraine and healthcare while meticulously roads are destroyed” have taken on go until the end.” The UK had been ahead after votes
Mariupol! Help Az vstal right now,” scrubbing her hands onstage. outsized meaning as millions of were counted from the national
frontman Oleh Psiuk said in English “Only at Eurovision do people Ukrainians have been displaced by Stratospheric singing juries, but a jaw-dropping 439 points
from the stage, referring to the port celebrate bananas, heartbreaks and war. Other contenders at Eurovision awarded to Ukraine from the public
city’s underground steelworks where wash their hands in one and the same President Volodymyr Zelensky included Sweden’s break-up belt pushed it to the top spot.
Ukrainian soldiers are surrounded by show,” Swedish fan Martina Fries told thanked the group for topping the Hold Me Closer from Cornelia Jakobs, Eurovision is a hit among fans not
Russian forces. AFP Saturday ahead of the finale. contest. Greece’s sombre Die Together by only for the music, but for the looks
Following the win, Psiuk – whose “Eurovision is a way to show that “Our courage impresses the world, Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord, and on display and this year was no
bubblegum pink bucket hat has made different countries can celebrate our music conquers Europe!” he Brividi (Shivers), a gay-themed duet exception. Lithuania’s Monika Liu
him instantly recognisable – thanked peacefully together.” wrote on Facebook. from Italy’s Mahmood and Blanco. generated as much social media buzz
everyone who voted for his country in British Prime Minister Boris Italy won the competition last year for her bowl cut hairdo as her sensual
the contest, which is watched by Ready to fight Johnson called the win “a clear with Zitti e Buoni (Shut up and and elegant Sentimentai.
millions of viewers. The joy of Eurovision is in its camp reflection of not just your talent, but of Behave) from high-octane glam Meanwhile, Sheldon Riley of
“The victory is very important for and theatrics, although the nearly the unwavering support for your fight rockers Maneskin, who performed Australia – one of Eurovision’s few
Ukraine, especially this year. Thank three-month war in Ukraine hung for freedom”, while European Council their new single Supermodel during non-European entries – sang his self-
you from the bottom of our hearts. heavily over festivities. President Charles Michel said he Saturday night’s finale. affirmation ballad Not the Same
Glory to Ukraine,” Psiuk told The European Broadcasting hoped next year’s contest “can be Eurovision’s winner is chosen by a through a sparkling face veil laden
journalists. Union, which organises the event, hosted in Kyiv in a free and united cast of music industry professionals – with crystals.
Coming in second place was the banned Russia on Feb 25, the day Ukraine”. and members of the public – from And since no Eurovision is
United Kingdom with Sam Ryder’s after Moscow invaded its neighbour. Kalush Orchestra received special each country, with votes for one’s complete without a smattering of
Space Man and its stratospheric Stefania, written by Psiuk as a authorisation from Ukraine’s home nation not allowed. gyrating and undulating bodies
notes, followed by Spain with the tribute to his mother before the war, government to attend Eurovision, After a quarter- onstage, Spain’s
reggaeton SloMo from Chanel. mixes traditional Ukrainian folk since men of fighting age are century of being Chanel came to the
Ukraine beat out a host of over- music played on obscure flute-like prohibited from leaving the country, shut out from the Scan the QR rescue with her
the-top acts at the kitschy, quirky instruments with an invigorating hip- but that permit expires in two days. top spot, the United code for the energetic dancing
annual musical event, including hop beat. The band donned richly Psiuk said he wasn’t exactly sure Kingdom had and memorable
Norway’s Subwoolfer, which sang embroidered ethnic garb to perform what awaited the band as war rages hoped to have a “booty hypnotic”
about bananas while dressed in their act. back home. winner in Space performance refrain. – ETX Studio

16 theSun LYFE ON TUESDAY | MAY 17, 2022 /thesuntelegram

In perfect harmony
o Danny Elfman reveals Stewart), Elfman also slipped in Michael
Doctor Strange 2’s musical Giacchino’s original Doctor Strange theme from Elfman at the premiere of the Doctor Strange sequel. – AFP
Easter eggs the original 2016 film.
In fact, Elfman’s now-teenage son Oliver was tickets to the premiere of the 2015 film Avenger:
THE Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest He also pulled out all the stops during ths main reason why he got involved in the Age of Ultron, and took on a job writing
blockbuster film Doctor Strange in the another memorable sequence in the film, MCU in the first place. additional scoring for the film as a way to get
Multiverse of Madness looks set to which shows Doctor Strange (Benedict invitations to the event.
continue breaking records globally, Cumberbatch) literally weaponising musical Elfman had been asked by his son to get
following its huge debut on May 5. notes in a battle against a multiverse variant of
himself, which Elfman said Marvel chief Kevin
On Friday, Disney revealed that the film had Feige explained to him was like a visual battle
earned more than US$550 million (RM2.4 between Beethoven and Bach.
billion) worldwide during its first nine days of
screening, making it one of the studio’s biggest The film also marked Elfman’s reunion with
blockbusters for the franchise. director Sam Raimi. The two became friends
after working together on 1993’s Evil Dead
In a recent interview with Yahoo sequel Army of Darkness, and worked on four
Entertainment, composer Danny Elfman, who movies together over the next decade; however,
wrote the score for the film, revealed that there they famously fell out after 2004’s Spider-Man 2.
were a number of musical Easter eggs in the
movie. Elfman said of his reconciliation with Raimi:
“In a many-decade relationship, you’re gonna
Aside from incorporating the classic X-Men have moments where you go off-track, but what
theme song during a scene revealing X-Men matters is that you love each other and you
founder Charles Xavier (a cameo by Patrick come together again. It’s just like a relationship
with family.”

The composer famously met his wife
[Bridget Fonda] on the set of Raimi’s Evil Dead
sequel, and the two share a son together.

Maneskin to feature on Elvis OST Britney’s
heartbreak over
SINCE pulling off a surprise win at last year’s to feature on the soundtrack of Baz Luhrman’s Luhrmann is known for infusing period miscarriage
Eurovision Grand Final, Italian rock band highly-anticipated Elvis biopic, which features films with modern songs, from a cover of
Maneskin has gone from strength to strength. Austin Butler as mercurial rock icon Elvis Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit in the turn of SINGER BRITNEY Spears and fiance Sam
Presley. the century-set Moulin Rouge to The Asghari took to Instagram on Sunday to reveal
The group, composed of Damiano David, Cardigans’ Lovefool in his adaptation of Romeo the heartbreaking news that Spears had
bassist Victoria De Angelis, guitarist Thomas Frontman David told the Eurovision + Juliet. suffered a miscarriage.
Raggi, and drummer Ethan Torchio, have had audience the glam rockers had collaborated
a whirlwind year since taking home the with Luhrmann on the track If I Can Dream. The director also happens to hail from In April, Spears had announced that she was
Eurovision trophy last May. “We felt a huge connection and we decided Australia, where Eurovision is such a big deal expecting the couple’s first child together, and
to jump on it,” David said of working with that in 2015 the country was permitted to told fans that she would be stepping away from
At the 2022 Eurovision Grand Final on Luhrmann. “We’re really proud of what we did, take part in the contest, and has been the limelight for a time in order to rest and
Saturday which took place in Turin, Italy, we can’t wait to see it.” sending participants there ever since. prepare for the baby, which was apparently
Maneskin delivered a sizzling performance of conceived during a lengthy vacation in Maui.
their latest track Supermodel. The song is a cover of a track originally Elvis is set to have its world premiere at
released by Presley in 1968. Cannes later this week. The joint statement by the couple read: “It is
The group also revealed that they are set with our deepest sadness we have to announce
that we lost our miracle baby early in the
Maneskin performing at Eurovision 2022 in Turin, Italy. – AFP pregnancy.

“This is a devastating time for any parent.
Perhaps we should have waited to announce
until we were further along. However we were
overly excited to share the good news.”

Both Spears and Asghari have spoken openly
in the past about their desire to have children. It
had been one of the reasons behind the singer’s
much-publicised quest to end her 13-year
conservatorship, which was finally terminated
by a judge last November.

“I would like to progressively move forward
and I want to have the real deal, I want to be able
to get married and have a baby,” Spears testified
in court last June. “I was told right now in the
conservatorship, I’m not able to get married or
have a baby.”

Spears currently shares two teenage sons
with Kevin Federline, her former backup dancer
to whom she was married from 2004 to 2007.

Fans have reacted by sending the couple
messages of support and love following the
devastating announcement.

“Our love for each other is our strength,” the
joint post concluded. “We will continue trying
to expand our beautiful family. We are grateful
for all the support. We kindly ask for privacy
during this difficult moment.”

Sakura said LE SSERAFIM’s Sakura’s surprising
she met her encounter with estranged father
father FANMEETS are usually memorable for fans, as being shown a photo of him.
during a they get an opportunity to be close to their She said that during her first handshake
fanmeet. – favourite idols.
TWITTER event in Japan, a man came up to her.
However, LE SSERAFIM member Sakrua “[He] told me he was rooting for me,” she
recently revealed an encounter with one fan Spears and her fiance Asghari during a public
that surprised her. said. “And as soon as we shook hands, I knew, appearance late last year. – AP
‘This is my dad.’ I felt it right away.”
On Saturday’s episode of JTBC’s show
Knowing Bros, Sakura and fellow groupmate She added: “The next person in line was
Chaewon appeared as special guests, and my grandmother – the mother of my father.
were asked to describe their most memorable And she suddenly asked me, ‘Don’t you
encounters with their fans. remember us?’ So I knew: ‘That really was my
father after all.’”
Sakura then revealed that she had once
met her estranged father at a fanmeet. Her Amazed by her story, the host then asked
parents divorced when she was a year old, if Sakura had ever seen her father again after
and she grew up not having met him or that, and she shared that she hadn’t seen him

/theSunMedia 17theSun LYFE ON TUESDAY | MAY 17, 2022

DEVOTED to promoting sustainability, Borneo Jazz
eco-footing and building a cohesive Festival 2022
music, arts and culture ecosystem
within the local community, the o Festival to promote social empowerment
highly anticipated Borneo Jazz festival will be and building a sustainable Jazz culture
empowering the community through its social
empowerment platforms such as Borneo Jazz
Talent Search, Borneo Jazz FAB LAB, ECO
DRUM JAM Project and Eco Art Project.
Pre-Festival Activities
One of main Borneo Jazz’s objectives is building
on the music tourism ecosystem in Miri to
elevate the resort city as a cultural and music
centre. In line with Sarawak Tourism Board’s
goals to promote sustainable and responsible
tourism, Borneo Jazz will be providing fun and
educating workshops and eco-friendly projects
prior to the festival.

1. Borneo Jazz Talent Search (1st April 2022 –
31st May 2022)
The Borneo Jazz Talent Search is a platform to
provide musicians between the ages of 15 years
and above from all over Malaysia, who wants to
make their talent known on the world stage with
categories for Jazz, DJ and Open categories.

BJTS prize Steve Thornton and MASIA ONE are among the talented musicians scheduled to perform at the arranged by Mr Anderson Kalang & Mr Garry
Jazz Category Borneo Jazz Festival. Sudom Raymond, who were among the co-
First prize: RM 5000 founders of KL Sape’ Collective (the first
2nd prize: RM 3000 Festival Workshops art with it. network of Sape’ artistes based in Kuala
3rd prize: RM 2000 1. Borneo Jazz FAB LAB / Talent Search 0 Borneo Boat Lute Exhibition Lumpur est. in mid 2016).
Open Category Masterclass with the Pros: (June 24, 2pm - The exhibition will consist of four different boat 4. Wellness Programme (June 25-26)
Prize: RM 3500 3.45pm) lutes from Borneo island to be showcased Sun Meditation & Yin Yoga Flow with Sape
Winners of Borneo Jazz Talent Search 2022 will 2. Borneo Jazz FAB LAB / Talent Search physically (Sape ting dua, Sundatang, Tapi, Accompaniment (8.00am- 9.30am)
not only win cash prizes, but the opportunity to Showcase Performance: (June 25, 4pm - Kecapi). Workshop and informative talks by two
attend a MasterClass by an international band 5.30pm) practitioners on the boat lute processes and Social Experiments on Human Connection:
on 24th June in Miri, Sarawak, and to perform 3. Eco Drum Workshop & Jam with Lewis sounds. Eye Contact in Silence, Mirror Work Join us for
during Borneo Jazz Festival on June 25. Pragasam & Steve Thornton: (June 26, 3.30pm - 0 Miri Sape Movement - ‘Evolution of the Sape’ a 15-mins experience to engage in meaningful
2. Borneo Jazz FAB LAB (May 9 – June 18, 5.30pm) For the first time at the coming Borneo Jazz human connection and a shared sense of
2022) Borneo Jazz Fringe Activities (24th -26th June, Festival 2022, the story & the evolution of the humanity (9.30am - 11.30am)
Bringing musicians of diverse cultural 8am – 5:30pm) Sape’ will be dramatised through live Sape’
backgrounds together to celebrate jazz music 0 Eco Art Project instrumentals performed by professional Sape’ Recharge Station: A quiet space where
and empower the local community, a new artist An Eco-Art Installation project in collaboration artistes from the Sape’ Movement (Miri) people can meditate while listening to sounds
residency programme called FAB LAB will be an with Miri City Council and MYY Living Arts as a community. of nature and or/sounds of Sape to recharge.
intensive six-week interactive workshop in Miri continuation of the Borneo Jazz Beat Plastic 5. Artisanal Craft Bazaar by Artsy Fartsy (June
for 30 musicians starting 9th May – 18th June Campaign initiated in 2019 as part of the This 30 minute Sape’ instrumental 25-26, 10am onwards)
2022. Borneo Jazz festival ‘Responsible Tourism’ dramatisation is aimed to bring audiences to The bazaar will feature Sarawak’s basketry and
programme to transform Miri to a sustainable “travel through a legendary journey” in getting a beads. Visitors will also have the chance to
FAB LAB aims to empower and enliven and eco-friendly city. Themed ‘Trashing the glimpse of the beginning & evolution of witness the Batik Painting demonstration by
musicians prior to the Borneo Jazz festival Jungle,’ this is a reminder that the plastics that Borneo’s prized & once known to be a Miri-based artist, Noel Belulok. There will also
through four workshops, namely Music make our lives convenient also choke and “spiritually soul healing” instrument. be a Tattoo Gallery featuring Miri tattoo artists.
Appreciation – Listen and Make It Your Own; pollute our natural environment through our Estimating between 12 to 15 young & senior Performer line-up and tickets
Methodology – How to FEEL Free Playing own actions. The objective of this eco-project is Sape’ Masters from various native ethnicity will Themed “Jazz in The Jungle”, the 17th edition
Music; Sound Engineering- Make It Sound to re-purpose recyclable plastic waste and make collectively perform various Sape’ genres & will be held in a hybrid format for the first time
Good!; and Performance Module- Let’s Play. songs. to reach out to the greater jazz-loving
community worldwide and will be joined by
FAB LAB will be led by two (2) international The Sape Movement performance will be performers from countries namely Singapore,
musicians, Chris Stalk, a saxophonist, Japan, France, Switzerland, USA, Hungary and
composer and arranger from France and Jules India.
Vulzor, a bassist, producer and DJ from
Switzerland. Among those performing at the Borneo Jazz
3. ECO DRUM JAM Project (June 5 2022, festival are Afro Asia Feat. Steve Thornton,
2:30pm – 6:30pm) ASIABEAT (Malaysia/Hungary), Gecko &
ECO DRUM JAM is an eco-friendly initiative Tokage Parade (Japan), Alemay Fernandez &
and community music outreach programme Richard Jackson (Singapore/USA), MASIA ONE
with Lewis Pragasam and FAB LAB artists at (Singapore), QSOUND, DJ Estephe Feat. Chris
Coco Cabana to create unique drums and Stalk and Jules Vulzor with more to be
percussion instruments from recycling waste announced in the run-up to the festival.
and to produce feel-good beats from
community drumming sessions as a lead up to For more information on Borneo Jazz festival
Borneo Jazz Festival 2022. 2022, log on to BJ’s official website at

Return to Westworld!
THE Emmy-winning HBO Original
drama series Westworld will debut (Reminiscence, The Good Guys).
its eight-episode fourth season same Oscar-winner Ariana DeBose
time as the US on Monday, June 27 at Scan the QR
9am only on HBO (Astro Ch 411) and (West Side Story) joins the Westworld code to
HBO GO, with a same-day encore at cast as a recurring guest star this watch the
10pm on HBO. season. teaser

Subsequent episodes will follow Westworld was created for
every Monday. television by executive producers
Westworld Season 4 is set to Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy with
continue the dark odyssey about the Alison Schapker, Denise Thé, J.J.
fate of sentient life on earth. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J.
Returning cast members include Lewis, and Ben Stephenson.
Evan Rachel Wood (Mildred Pierce,
Thirteen), Emmy winner Thandiwe Production companies include
Newton (Crash, Line of Duty), Ed Kilter Films and Bad Robot
Harris (Game Change, Empire Falls), Productions in association with
Jeffrey Wright (Angels in America, Warner Bros. Television and are
The Batman), Tessa Thompson based on the film written by Michael
(Men In Black: International, Sylvie’s Crichton.
Love), Luke Hemsworth
(Neighbours), Aaron Paul (Breaking Stream or download Westworld
Bad) and Angela Sarafyan Season 4 from June 27 on HBO GO.
The previous three seasons of
Westworld are also available on HBO
GO. You can also access HBO GO via


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WITH his hand pushed On May 11, 1997, Kasparov shot a final dark glance at the chessboard before storming out of the room: the king of chess had just been beaten by a computer. – AFP
firmly into his cheek
and his eyes fixed on Deep Blue legacy dollar companies in the process.
the table, Garry o The 1997 chess game that thrust AI into the spotlight AI technology now helps to
Kasparov shot a final dark glance at
the chessboard before storming out now have much bigger worlds to set of 200 languages” or “to have a evolution of methods that had been decide anything from the
of the room: the king of chess had conquer. single neural network that around since the 1950s. temperature of a room to the price
just been beaten by a computer. understands 100 languages”. of vehicle insurance.
Korf cites notable advances in “It was also a piece of dedicated
May 11, 1997, was a watershed facial recognition that have helped It is a far cry from 1997, when hardware designed just to play Devices from vacuum cleaners
for the relationship between man make self-driving cars a reality. Facebook didn’t even exist. chess.” to doorbells come with arrays of
and machine, when the artificial Machines ‘not the danger’ sensors to furnish AI systems with
intelligence (AI) supercomputer Yann LeCun, head of AI research Experts agree that the Kasparov Facebook, Google and other data to better target consumers.
Deep Blue finally achieved what at Meta/Facebook, told AFP there match was important as a symbol tech firms have pushed AI in all
developers had been promising for had been “absolutely incredible but left little in the way of a sorts of other directions. While critics bemoan a loss of
decades. progress” in recent years. technical legacy. privacy, enthusiasts believe AI
They have fuelled increasingly products just make everyone’s lives
It was an “incredible” moment, LeCun, one of the founding “There was nothing powerful AI machines with easier.
AI expert Philippe Rolet told AFP, fathers of modern AI, lists among revolutionary in the design of Deep unimaginable amounts of data
even if the enduring technological the achievements of today’s Blue,“ said Korf, describing it as an from their users, serving up Despite his painful history with
impact was not so huge. computers an ability “to translate remorselessly targeted content and machines, Kasparov is largely
any language into any language in a advertising and forging trillion- unfazed by AI’s increasingly
“Deep Blue’s victory made dominant position.
people realise that machines could
be as strong as humans, even on “There is simply no evidence
their territory,” he said. that machines are threatening us,“
he told AFP last year.
Developers at IBM, the US firm
that made Deep Blue, were ecstatic “The real danger comes not
with the victory but quickly from killer robots but from people –
refocused on the wider because people still have a
significance. monopoly on evil.” – ETX Studio

“This is not about man versus
machine. This is really about how
we, humans, use technology to
solve difficult problems,” said Deep
Blue team chief Chung-Jen Tan
after the match, listing possible
benefits from financial analysis to
weather forecasting.

Even Chung would have
struggled to comprehend how
central AI has now become –
finding applications in almost
every field of human existence.

“AI has exploded over the last 10
years or so,” UCLA computer
science professor Richard Korf told

“We’re now doing things that
used to be impossible.”
One man cracked
After his defeat, Kasparov, who is
still widely regarded as the greatest
chess player of all time, was furious.

He hinted there had been unfair
practices, denied he had really lost
and concluded that nothing at all
had been proved about the power
of computers.

He explained that the match
could be seen as “one man, the best
player in the world, (who) has
cracked under pressure”.

The computer was beatable, he
argued, because it had too many
weak points.

Nowadays, the best computers
will always beat even the strongest
human chess players.

AI-powered machines have
mastered every game going and

EA Sports to end FIFA video-game partnership after 30 years

THE wildly popular FIFA video- more than US$20 billion in sales game plays are anticipated and and associations, such as UEFA, However, FIFA events such as
game series will be rebranded EA over the past two decades. EA said that it has retained the Premier League and Spain’s the World Cup will not feature.
Sports FC next year, its publisher relationships with other leagues La Liga.
Electronic Arts said on Tuesday, No major changes to how the “Our vision for EA Sports FC is
ending a three-decade to create the largest and most
relationship with football’s impactful football club in the
governing body. world, at the epicentre of football
fandom,” said EA chief executive
Launched in 1993, a Andrew Wilson.
generation of millions of
football fans and gamers across “For nearly 30 years, we’ve
the globe grew up playing the been building the world’s biggest
game and it became a huge football community with
money-spinner. hundreds of millions of players,
thousands of athlete partners,
But “months of tense and hundreds of leagues,
negotiations” between California- federations, and teams.
based Electronic Arts (EA) and
governing body FIFA failed to end “EA Sports FC will be the club
in an agreement to extend the for every one of them, and for
partnership, The New York Times football fans everywhere.”
FIFA swiftly responded by
FIFA reportedly wanted the saying that it will launch “new
US$150 million (RM656 million) football video games developed
it gets annually from EA to be with third-party studios and
increased to US$250 million publishers”.
(RM1.1 billion) or more.
“I can assure you that the only
The game has more than 150 authentic, real game that has the
million player accounts, FIFA name will be the best one
according to EA, and The New available for gamers and football
York Times said it had generated fans,” said its president Gianni
Infantino. – ETX Studio


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Paper creations can be turned into wearable

Dora’s work for a Chinese New Year display. Gorgeous free standing paper flowers.

Art folded into life level, I had to craft it in a way that it turns out
oPaper artist Dora Haron creatively transforms like a real painting.”
paper into astonishing artworks
It took two months to prepare to create the
AN ordinary piece of paper can turn For example, Dora skillfully moulds papers stunning 30-foot Paper Art Garden, which Something cute for the office workstation ... Dora’s
into an incredible artwork. Paper has to create life-size human figurines using the happens to be one of the most challenging paper plants.
endless possibilities and as such, any low-poly 3D structure technique, meticulously projects ever for Dora and her team. One of the The stunning canopy display at Bookxcess.
imaginative idea can turn into reality. making geometrical shapes like little triangles hardest parts of the project was making a hill
Due to its flexibility, paper can be used to and squares out of papers to form the human out of cardboard.
create artwork, sculptures, paintings or even face.
window displays. Her most recent project was a three-window
Other unique creations include intricate but Eid Mubarak display at Fireworks Multibrand
A paper artist can craft a masterpiece with realistic-looking paintings, larger-than life Concept at The Curve shopping centre. She
paper and sometimes, the creations look just paper flowers, and cakes made using papier created a visual impact with soft colours and
like the real thing. In Malaysia, there are few mache. In this technique, papers are soaked floral designs, and the display conveyed a
paper artists, and one who caught our eyes and blended and added with colour and clay to special meaning about Ramadhan and Syawal.
with her talent is Dora Haron. build the layers of the cake.
“I wanted to do the display with quite
The artist developed a passion for paper Looking at the exquisite artworks, we can’t different elements than the common elements
creation when she was in secondary school. help but wonder – how did she do it with just of Hari Raya like ketupat, pelita, tudung saji.
Even as an adult, the psychology graduate papers? Instead, I want to emphasise the harmony,
continued crafting paper and six years ago, calmness, purity and holiness of the Ramadan
Dora turned her hobby into a business – DH “I do a lot of research,” admits Dora. “Some and Syawal months,” she said.
Paper Art ( or Instagram people choose to read books but I ‘read’ Future of paper artwork
page @DH.Paper.Art). pictures. I have collected a lot of pictures over Being a part of a small industry in Malaysia,
A beautiful piece the years and I have been using it as a guide. Dora has been pushing paper artworks to art
Dora, who was once a wedding planner, used Every time, I come up with an idea, it’s in a galleries but she finds it difficult to promote the
to work with fresh flowers but later came to the visual form in my mind.” craft.
realisation that paper is the right medium for One-of-a-kind
her remarkable art. For Dora, every commission is unique and “We want people to know that the artwork is
thus, each project is a custom-made design. very unique. In Malaysia, I hope event
“I fell in love with paper because paper is Firstly, she would get a brief about her clients’ companies and wedding planners consider
something so simple and at the same time, ideas and after some discussion, she would having decorations with paper artwork. You
fragile and easy to manipulate. You can do create a prototype piece and show it to them can always put fresh flowers together with
wonders with paper. It can be moulded, folded, prior to starting a project. paper flowers,” said Dora.
cut, dried, blended and made into anything.
Most importantly, it does not hurt the Dora takes two to six months before any “A detailed paper artwork is the best as it can
environment,” said Dora. event to prepare. For perfect wedding bring your imagination to reality. Besides,
decoration, preparation has to begin at least six paper can be recycled and reused, and it does
“I like to make things beautiful. I like months earlier. not hurt the environment. In the end, we have
beautiful things. In fact, every time I come to put it in the landfill to disintegrate.”
across something amazing or beautiful, I would Dora’s works includes the Blooms of
wonder; ‘how did they put everything together. Prosperity decoration at the Pavillion Kuala Dora purposely chooses to work with
Then, I would think to myself; ‘how can I make Lumpur Shopping Centre for the Chinese New premium papers that are Forest Stewardship
it?” Year festive season, based on a design by Council (FSC) certified only.
Journey into paper Master Chen Xiao.
Inspired by its intricacies, Dora began her own The paper is sourced from forests that
journey into paper art, creating impressive “It was one of the most challenging managed or comply with FSC’s strict social and
delicate paper crafts, from avant-garde commission to date. It consists of all types of environmental standards. FSC products have
headpieces to enchanting garden designs for paper artwork methods, ranging from low poly been verified as 100% recycled papers,
weddings or a fantasy world using various to 3D artwork to layering methods,” revealed therefore, she is helping to protect the forest by
colourful papers with just papers and adhesive. Dora. using recycled papers.

“We have to put them together to look like a Despite the gorgeous paper artwork she
painting. Paper can turn into a masterpiece or creates, for Dora, choosing the right material
complete rubbish. To reach the ‘masterpiece’ that has no negative impact on the
environment is important. She also ensures
that she recycles each sheet of paper until the
last life the paper!


20 theSun LYFE ON TUESDAY | MAY 17, 2022

Taking it to a new level
oMSU provides continuing education in tandem with society’s current needs

Science University (MSU)
has signed a
Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) with the
Malaysian Qualifications Agency
(MQA) for the provision of Micro-
Credential qualifications at MSU.
Signing for the University in a
ceremony held at the Ministry of
Higher Education in Putrajaya
recently was MSU President
Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd
Shukri Ab Yajid, MQA chief executive
officer Profesor Dato’ Dr Mohammad
Shatar Sabran and representatives
from seven institutions of higher
education. Witnesses of the signing
ceremony were Higher Education
Minister Datuk Seri Dr Noraini
Also, present were ministry
secretary-general Datuk Seri Abdul
Razak Jaafar, deputy secretary-
general (policy) Datuk Dr Megat Sany
Megat Ahmad Supian, its deputy
secretary-general (management and
development) Dr Mohd Zabri Yusoff,
and Higher Education director-
general Prof Datuk Dr Husaini Omar.
Offered through MSU’s
Continuing and Extended Education
Centre (CEdEC), Micro-Credentials
are qualifications awarded upon MSU President Professor Tan Sri Dr Mohd Shukri (fifth from right), on his left MQA chief executive officer Profesor Dato’ Dr. Mohammad Shatar with MSU delegation after
completion and assessment of short, signing ceremony.
competency-based training designed
to fulfil a growing need for flexibility in the scheduling and Health Sciences, Language and to fit their situation best: whether to undergraduate, postgraduate and
comprehensive education in overall conduct of the teaching and Communication, Education and attend classes on the weekdays, the flexible programmes through an
preferred areas of study. learning experiences. Social Sciences, and Information weekends, or in the evenings or to opt entry system that facilitates
CEdEC was established with the Science and Technology. for virtual learning that runs via video admission of students, where it aims
aim to excel at providing continuing MSU currently offers Micro- conference supported by online to TRANSFORM LIVES and
education in tandem with society’s Credential courses in Music, Lifelong learners from all walks of discussion. ENRICHING FUTURES.
current needs. Promoting lifelong Hospitality, Culinary Arts, Fashion life may access MSU’s range of In all, as an applied, enterprise,
education, CEdEC offers programs and Beauty, Account and Finance, undergraduate as well as holistic and international university, Call 03-5521 6868, email
that suit best those in need of Business and Marketing, Media postgraduate programmes, and MSU offers foundation, [email protected], or visit
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302 Jobs 322 Notices Djokovic relieved Swiatekmakes
it five in a row to
THE COMPANIES ACT, 2016 after Rome win extendher
ADVERTISING SALES & winning streak
1)ASSISTANT MANAGER / MANAGER (CO. NO.: 200801022059 sixth Italian Open title on The 34-year-old won his first An emotional Djokovic spoke to
2)EXECUTIVE / SENIOR EXECUTIVE Sunday after a straight-sets tournament of the season and the crowd in Italian, telling them that
(823378-P)) victory over Stefanos confirmed his return to form after an they were the reason he had such a
Job Description: NOTICE OF SELECTIVE SHARE Tsitsipas, 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) in Rome, while opening few months of the season good record there and revealing his
CAPITAL REDUCTION BY WAY OF Iga Swiatek won her fifth straight dominated by Covid-19 vaccination son Stefan was playing in his first
• Building and sustaining strong working relationships with REPAYMENT OF SHARE CAPITAL tournament by dispatching Ons controversy. ever tennis tournament.
advertising clients. NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Jabeur.
Section 117(10) of the Companies “I’ve been building my form for the He later beamed with pride as he
• Plan and executive new, creative, exciting and innovative Act, 2016, that a Special Resolution World No. 1 Djokovic saw off last couple of weeks and like the revealed Djokovic junior had
marketing campaigns for the company to reduce the share capital of underwhelming Monte Carlo Masters previous years I knew that my best claimed the honours at a small club
BLUEBROS E&C SDN. BHD. (CO. champion Tsitsipas to claim the last shape on the clay is usually coming competition back home in Serbia.
• Develop and continuously improve marketing materials, NO.: 200801022059 (823378-P)) major tournament before Roland around Rome time,” Djokovic said on
product/service presentations and proposals. (“the Company”) has been duly Garros gets underway later this the court. “My son actually won the
passed by the Members on 11 month. tournament. It’s a sunshine double
• Passionate in serving client accounts to improve sales revenue MAY 2022. “So it couldn’t be a better time today,” Djokovic told reporters.
An extract of the Special Resolution Iga Swiatek poses coming into Roland Garros with a title.”
Requirements: is set out below: with the winner’s Iga Swiatek said she was going to
THAT the Company approves the trophy after treat Roland Garros as “any other
• Minimum Diploma/Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, selective share capital reduction defeating Ons tournament” after beating Jabeur 6-
or any other related field. of 1,200,000 units of ordinary Jabeur (unseen) to 2, 6-2 to retain the women’s title.
shares by way of repayment win the final of the
• Assistant Manager/Manager: minimum 5 years of experience in of share capital amounted to Women’s WTA World No. 1 Swiatek dropped to
sales and marketing in media industry RM1,200,000.00 or RM1.00 per Rome Open on her knees in tears of joy after winning
share. Saturday. – AFPPIX her 28th match in a row, and will be
• Executive/Senior Executive: at least 2 years of sales and Pursuant to Section 118(2) of the red-hot favourite in Paris.
marketing experience in media industry Companies Act, 2016, any creditor
of the Company may apply to the “I’m going to treat it as any other
• Good communication, presentation, problem solving and Court for the Special Resolution to tournament, I think it’s going to be
organizational skills be cancelled within six weeks from fine and I’m going to be able to keep
the date of the Special Resolution. it that way,” said Swiatek.
• Possess own transport and willing to travel A copy of the Solvency Statement
• Able to start work immediately. made by all the Directors of “I already know that I did some
the Company in relation to great stuff this season, so I feel like I
DIGITAL MARKETING the reduction of share capital can just play freely and not think I
is available at the Company’s have to win.”
EXECUTIVE / SENIOR EXECUTIVE Registered Office at Wisma
Bluebros, No. 28-3, Jalan 8/23E, The 20-year-old Pole has dropped
Job Description: Taman Danau Kota, Off Jalan just one set in her last 20 matches
Genting Kelang, Setapak, 53300 and calmly dealt with Jabeur in a
• Design and develop online marketing strategies, digital roadmap Kuala Lumpur, W.P. Kuala Lumpur largely one-sided final in Rome.
and creative campaigns that aligned with the business goals and for inspection free of charge during
directions. business hours, by any creditor of Tunisia’s Jabeur had made history
the Company for a period of six last week after becoming the first
• Provide creative ideas for content marketing. weeks from the date of the Special Arab or African woman to win a WTA
• Manage all digital marketing channels Resolution. 1000 title but could not extend a
• Plan and manage social media platforms. LAM KONG FOO career-best 11-match winning streak
• Able to create content & produce graphics for social media Director against her relentless opponent. –
Date: 17 MAY 2022 AFP
• Prepare copywriting for the marketing campaign. DALAM MAHKAMAH TINGGI DI IPOH Medvedev still hopeful of playing in Wimbledon
• Diploma/Degree in Marketing, Digital Marketing or equivalent. NO: AA-28NCC-20-04/2022
• At least 2 years of experience in implementing digital marketing
Dalam perkara Seksyen 465(1)(e) dan
strategies 466 dalam Akta Syarikat 2016
• Excellent understanding of digital marketing concepts and
Dan WORLD NO. 2 Daniil Medvedev has not given the British government is involved,” the
best practices. up hope of competing at Wimbledon next Russian, who will be returning to action in
• Required Skill(s): Google Adwords, Google Analytics, SEO/SEM, Dalam perkara PETROGAZ ENGINEERING 322 Notices month even though tournament organisers Geneva after spending the last six weeks
SDN BHD [No. Syarikat: 200701029902 have banned Russians and Belarusians from recovering from a hernia operation, told
social media marketing and optimization. (787927-K)] IN THE MATTER OF THE playing at the grasscourt Grand Slam due to reporters on Sunday.
• Team player COMPANIES ACT 2016 Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
• Great interpersonal and communication skills Dan AND IN THE MATTER OF “It’s a tricky situation and like every
ANSON ABATTOIR SDN. BHD. The decision was swiftly condemned by the situation in life, you ask 100 players,
Office based in Petaling Jaya (5 days a week) Dalam perkara Kaedah-Kaedah (199501000537 (329731-D)) men’s and women’s tours and a number of everybody’s going to give a different opinion.
Closing date - 31 May 2022 Penggulungan Syarikat 1972 (In Members’ Voluntary players, with Rafa Nadal calling the ruling
“unfair”. “(When) you show a tennis ball to 100
Send in your CV with your photo via email to : Winding-Up) people, I’m sure some of them are going to say
At the General Meeting of the Over the past week, there have also been it’s green and not yellow. I think it’s yellow.
[email protected] members of Anson Abattoir Sdn. suggestions that Wimbledon could be stripped (But) if somebody tells me it’s green, I’m not
Bhd. (In Members’ Voluntary of its ranking points by the two tours if the ban going to get in conflict with this person.”
ANTARA Winding-Up) duly convened and remains in force – effectively reducing the
held at the Registered Office of world’s most famous tennis tournament to an The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC)
PERI FORMWORK MALAYSIA SDN BHD the Company, No. 1135-B, Ground exhibition event. barred players from the two countries from
(No. Syarikat: 199101010001/220313-U) Floor, Jalan Syed Abu Bakar, 36000 competing at this year’s Wimbledon.
Teluk Intan, Perak Darul Ridzuan on “I tried to follow what’s happening because
… PEMPETISYEN Monday, 9 May 2022, the following I don’t have any decisions to make. It’s right Medvedev said he remained hopeful that
resolutions were duly passed:- now about Wimbledon itself, the ATP, maybe the AELTC might make a late u-turn on its
DAN THAT the Company will be decision. – Reuters
liquidated by way of members’
(No. Syarikat: 200701029902/787927-K) Ng Yuet Seam of 47A Jalan Chung
Ah Ming, Pasir Puteh, 31650 Ipoh,
… RESPONDEN Perak Darul Ridzuan be appointed
as Liquidator to act for the purpose
IKLAN PETISYEN of winding-up the Company’s
affairs and distributing its assets
322 Notices NOTIS ADALAH DENGAN INI DIBERI AND THAT the Liquidator be hereby
bahawa suatu Petisyen untuk indemnified by the Company
penggulungan Syarikat yang against all losses, damages,
dinamakan di atas oleh Mahkamah causes of action, claims, demands
IN THE MATTER OF Tinggi di Ipoh telah pada 20 April 2022 whatsoever, whether at law or
THE COMPANIES ACT, 2016 dikemukakan oleh PERI FORMWORK in equity, including legal fees,
322 Notices MALAYSIA SDN BHD (No. Syarikat: incurred or sustained by her in the
AND 199101010001/220313-U), B-12-02, execution and discharge of her duty
IN THE MATTER OF IN THE MATTER OF Level 12, Block B, East Wing, PJ8, No. 23, as liquidator and in relation thereto.
LIFETIME BUSINESS SDN. BHD. THE COMPANIES ACT 2016 Jalan Barat, Seksyen 8, 46050 Petaling By Order of the Board
198301001624 (96857-M) Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. THEEBAH D/O KANDIAH
IN THE MATTER OF DAN bahawa Petisyen tersebut Secretary I’ve gotten a lot stronger, says Woods
LIQUIDATION) WASPADA PRESS SDN. BHD. diarahkan supaya dibicarakan di 17 May 2022
NOTICE OF FINAL MEETING (Company No. 198401018639 hadapan Mahkamah yang bersidang NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT di Ipoh pada pukul 9.00 pagi pada 19 the creditors of the abovenamed
pursuant to Section 459 of the (131196-D)) Julai 2022. Company which is wound up
Companies Act, 2016 the Final (In Members’ Voluntary Winding-Up) voluntarily, are required on or
Meeting of the Members of the DAN mana-mana pihak Pemiutang atau before 16 June 2022 to send in TIGER WOODS played a nine-hole practice was leg day. So, we went right back after it.
Company will be held on Monday, NOTICE OF FINAL MEETING Penyumbang Syarikat tersebut yang ingin their names and addresses with round Sunday afternoon at Southern Hills “We started ramping up a week or so ago,
20 June, 2022 at 10.00 a.m. at Suite NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to menyokong atau menentang sesuatu particulars of their debts and Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., ahead of this
#8-13-6, Mutiara Bangsar, 8, Jalan Section 459 of the Companies Act 2016 Perintah mengikut Petisyen tersebut claims, and names and addresses week’s PGA Championship. played a little bit more golf, and it was good.
Liku, 59100 Kuala Lumpur for the that a Final General Meeting of the boleh hadir dengan tujuan itu secara of their solicitor (if any) to the Everything is better.”
following purposes :- Members of the Company will be held at peribadi atau melalui peguambelanya undersigned Liquidator at 47A, The 15-time major winner told reporters on
1. To receive and consider the 4th Floor, Acctax Corporate Centre, No. pada masa perbicaraan. Salinan Jalan Chung Ah Ming, Pasir Puteh, site that he felt his surgically repaired leg and Woods has made clear that he will pick and
Liquidator’s Statement of 2, Jalan Bawasah, 10050 Georgetown, Petisyen tersebut akan dibekalkan oleh 31650 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan foot were feeling stronger than when he choose which tournaments he will play going
Accounts showing the manner Penang on 17th day of June, 2022 at pihak yang bertandatangan di bawah and, if so required by notice in played the Masters a month ago. forward rather than return to playing the PGA
in which the winding up has 2.00 p.m. ini kepada mana-mana Pemiutang atau writing from the said Liquidator, Tour fulltime. He is three major titles shy of
been conducted and the property Penyumbang Syarikat tersebut yang or by its solicitors, to come in “I’ve gotten a lot stronger since the tying Jack Nicklaus’ career record of 18.
disposed of and of hearing any AGENDA memintanya dengan membuat bayaran and prove their said debts and Masters,”Woods told reporters. “We went back
explanations that may be given 1. To consider and, if thought fit, adopt yang ditetapkan. claims at such time and place as to work on Tuesday (after the Masters). Woods won the PGA Championship the
by the Liquidator. shall be specified in such notice, Monday was awful. I did nothing and Tuesday last time it was held at Southern Hills, in 2007.
2. To determine by ordinary the final account of the Liquidator Alamat Pempetisyen adalah B-12-02, or in default thereof they will be – Field Level Media
resolution the manner and period showing the manner in which the Level 12, Block B, East Wing, PJ8, No. 23, excluded from the benefits of any
in which the books, accounts winding-up has been conducted and Jalan Barat, Seksyen 8, 46050 Petaling distribution made before such
and documents of the Company the property of the Company has Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. debts or claims are proved.
and of the Liquidator shall be been disposed of; and NG YUET SEAM
disposed of. 2. To resolve under Section 518(3)(b) of Peguamcara Pempetisyen ialah Tetuan Liquidator Gujarat seal top-two league finish in IPL
TEW PENG HWEE @ the Companies Act 2016 that after the Nazri Aziz Masura Mak & Tan yang 17 May 2022
TEOH PENG HWEE expiration of three (3) months from beralamat di No. 30-1, Jalan Galloway,
Liquidator the date of Final General Meeting, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur the books, accounts and documents
Dated this 17 May 2022 of the Company and of the Liquidator t.t
Any member entitled to attend be destroyed. ………………………….…
and vote at this meeting is entitled Dated this 17th day of May, 2022 Peguamcara bagi Pihak Pempetisyen
to appoint a proxy who need not Chan Tuck Vai
be a member of the Company to Liquidator PERINGATAN:- WRIDDHIMAN SAHA’S unbeaten 67 led including the key wickets of Devon Conway,
attend and vote in his stead. The Notes: Gujarat Titans to a thumping seven-wicket for five, and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni,
instrument appointing a Proxy 1. A member entitled to attend and vote Sesiapa yang ingin hadir pada win over Chennai Super Kings on Sunday for seven, to restrict title holders Chennai to
must be deposited at Suite#8-13-6, at the General Meeting is entitled to perbicaraan Petisyen tersebut hendaklah and a top-two finish in the IPL league stage. 133-5.
Mutiara Bangsar, 8, Jalan Liku, appoint a proxy and vote in his stead. menyampaikan, atau menghantar
59100 Kuala Lumpur, not less than The proxy may but need not be a dengan pos, kepada peguamcara Chasing a tricky 134 for victory, table- The four-time winners slumped to their
48 hours before the time for holding member of the Company. Pempetisyen yang dinamakan di atas toppers Gujarat reached the target with five ninth loss in 13 matches to stay just one spot
the Meeting or at any adjournment 2. The instrument appointing a proxy suatu notis bertulis tentang niatnya balls to spare on the back of Saha’s 57-ball above bottom-placed Mumbai Indians in the
thereof. must be deposited at the Liquidator’s sebegitu. Notis tersebut mestilah knock at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. 10-team table.
Office at 4th Floor, Acctax Corporate menyatakan nama dan alamat pihak
Centre, No. 2, Jalan Bawasah, 10050 berkenaan, atau jika ia sebuah firma, A disciplined attack led by fast bowler Gujarat, one of two newcomers to the
Georgetown, Penang, not less than 48 nama dan alamat firma, dan mestilah Mohammed Shami set up the win for Twenty20 tournament and the first team to
hours before the time for holding the ditandatangani oleh pihak atau firma Gujarat. qualify for the playoffs, now have 10 victories
meeting or any adjournment thereof. berkenaan atau peguamcaranya, jika in 13 matches. – AFP
ada. Notis hendaklah disampaikan, atau The pacer returned figures of 2-19
jika dihantar dengan pos, hendaklah
dihantar dalam jangkamasa mencukupi,
supaya sampai kepada pihak yang
dinamakan di atas sebelum pukul 12.00
tengah hari pada 18 Julai 2022 (sehari
sebelum tarikh yang ditetapkan untuk
perbicaraan Petisyen tersebut).

22 theSUN ON TUESDAY | MAY 17, 2022


LUIS SUAREZ said he will always have Suarez bids Atleti farewell
Atletico Madrid in his heart after the striker … as Sevilla qualify for Champions League
waved goodbye to the club’s home fans away at Barcelona on the last day to qualify for the
following a 1-1 draw against Sevilla appearances and his own dip from last year’s high give Atletico victory and with Real Betis beating Europa Conference League.
yesterday. standards has been symptomatic of Atletico’s Granada, Sevilla’s fight for fourth would have gone
malaise more generally. down to a nail-biting final day. Barcelona sealed second place although a drab,
The result meant Sevilla finally confirmed their goalless draw away at Getafe extends an
place in La Liga’s top four as a late equaliser by Suarez has often started on the bench since the Instead, En-Nesyri nodded in Oliver Torres’ underwhelming end to the campaign for the
Youssef En-Nesyri at the Wanda Metropoliano turn of the year, with Joao Felix increasingly cross with five minutes remaining to earn Sevilla Catalans.
secured qualification for the Champions League. preferred by Atletico coach Diego Simeone. the point they needed to guarantee their top-four
spot, after a hugely disappointing few weeks that The result, though, suited both teams as a point
“Thank you Lucho for making us champions”, “I thank all the Atletico fans, every one of them,” has seen their coach Julen Lopetegui come under guaranteed Getafe’s survival while Barca qualify for
read a giant banner unfurled in the crowd before said Suarez afterwards. pressure. the Spanish Super Cup.
kickoff while Suarez was visibly tearful as he
paraded the pitch with his family after fulltime. “The love they gave me since I arrived has been Real Sociedad came from behind to defeat Cadiz are right in the middle of the relegation
amazing and I will not forget it. I tried to return it on Villarreal 2-1 at La Ceramica in what was billed as fight and left the Nuevo Mirandilla disappointed,
The 35-year-old is set to leave Atletico when his the pitch, I gave myself 200 per cent to a club that the sudden-death match for Europa League despite a 1-1 draw at home to already-crowned
two-year contract expires this summer. opened its doors to me. qualification. champions Real Madrid.

After being forced out by cash-strapped “I will always carry the affection of this club with Sociedad and Real Betis will play in the Europa Carlo Ancelotti continues to rotate his team
Barcelona in 2020, Suarez exacted revenge by me after not being able to enjoy myself the previous League next season while Villarreal sit a point ahead of the Champions League final against
proving instrumental in Atletico’s monumental La season. I will take Atletico with me in my heart.” ahead of Athletic Bilbao and might need a result Liverpool on May 28 and Cadiz were the latest team
Liga title triumph last season, when he scored 21 to profit.
goals in 32 league appearances and finished as the Jose Gimenez’s first half header looked set to
team’s top scorer. Mallorca are level on points with Cadiz after
beating Rayo Vallecano 2-1.
The Uruguayan has been useful but less
emphatic this term, scoring 14 goals in 48 Granada, who are one point ahead of Mallorca
and Cadiz, lost 2-0 away at Real Betis. Alaves join
5459/2022 15/05/2022 (SUN) Levante in being relegated after they lost to Levante
3-1. – AFP

7871 Atletico Madrid’s DrawDate:15/05/22(Sun) DrawNo:5406/22 Venue: PERAK TURF CLUB
6296 Luis Suarez (right)
8907 controls the ball
during the
6828 2600 4671 0915 Spanish L Liga 3651
1391 0566 6764 4919 match against
9511 8088 7287 1655 Sevilla yesterday. 8897
3533 6815 8134 6537 – AFPPIX
3119 4334 2571 8068 9120

10,022,312.02 Inter take title race to final week 7753 + 4402 1368 + 6743
6296 7871 9359 + 2175 1642 + 5666
7871 6296 8907 7871 LAUTARO MARTINEZ ensured the Serie A minutes on Wednesday.” 8414 + 8556 9968 + 6698
7871 8907 8907 6296 title race will head into the final week of Cagliari meanwhile stay two points 0417 + 4603 7766 + 0416
6296 8907 312,407.56 the season yesterday with a brace in Inter 1508 + 4842 0181 + 7982
Milan’s 3-1 win at Cagliari to stay two behind Salernitana, who sit just outside
points behind leaders AC Milan. the relegation zone. RM2,458,860.50

7871 Reigning champions Inter had to win They had already had a Milan Skriniar 3651 + 8897 8897 + 3651
6296 to have any hope of retaining thir league goal ruled out for handball when Darmian 3651 + 9120 9120 + 3651
crown after Milan beat Atalanta 2-0 earlier did put the away side ahead, and once 8897 + 9120 9120 + 8897
8907 in the day. Martinez lashed home his first six minutes
RABBIT after the break he thought that was that. RM100,000.00
And goals in each half from Mattia
Darmian’s and Martinez ensured that Charalampos Lykogiannis thumped 173 651 + DOG RM1,843,333.30
Simone Inzaghi’s side would push their home from distance almost straight
01546 local rivals down to the wire with a hard- afterwards to give Cagliari hope of getting 968 897 + RAT RM3,385,381.20
1546 fought victory in Sardinia. an unlikely result, but with six minutes
73246 546 remaining Martinez dinked home his 439 120 + ROOSTER RM1,400,000.00
32953 46 Simone Inzaghi’s Inter could have been second to calm Inter nerves.
tired after a thrilling, extra-time Italian Cup
498199 triumph over old foes Juventus on On the final day Inter host Sampdoria, 287 753 974 402 961 368 506 743
Wednesday but came through a tricky test who are now safe thanks to defeat for 439 359 122 175 431 642 615 666
49819 98199 against a side scrapping for their top flight 18th-placed Cagliari, while Milan travel to 588 414 308 556 909 968 126 698
4981 8199 lives. Sassuolo needing just a point to secure 900 417 604 603 357 766 330 416
498 199 their first Scudetto since 2011. 181 508 454 842 100 181 137 982
49 99 “The emotions were on Wednesday,
winning a trophy we cared about a great In Naples, Lorenzo Insigne scored on
deal,” Inzaghi told DAZN. his final home game for Napoli, a 3-0 win
over Genoa, who are now relegated to
“It wasn’t easy after Milan’s win, but the Serie B.
team played really well against an
opponent who is problematic on their It was an emotional final match for
own turf. I congratulate my lads, because Insigne at the Diego Maradona Stadium
this was by no means to be taken for after 12 years in his hometown club. The
granted, especially after playing 120 Napoli captain will join MLS club Toronto
FC as a free agent from July 1. – AFP

PSG boss says French title ‘not enough’

9 19 24 44 52 54 EMBATTLED Paris Saint-Germain coach coach. 651 897 120
11,840,949.28 Mauricio Pochettino said yesterday that “The important thing is to learn from
the team can rebuild from their latest RM666,315.50
1 2 20 26 39 50 Champions League failure but admitted the experience. This football club is
4,959,577.28 that their 10th French league title was not building to win.” 651 + 897 + 120 897 + 120 + 651
enough. 651 + 120 + 897 120 + 651 + 897
1 5 23 26 43 45 39 Pochettino reaffirmed his claim that 897 + 651 + 120 120 + 897 + 651
2,114,344.62 Amid repeated media reports that the Paris were “better” than Real Madrid, who
100,000.00 Qatari owned French giants are looking for will take on Liverpool in this year’s final, in 1+3DJP1 RM5,560,049 & 1+3DJP2
a new coach, Pochettino spoke out during their clash. RM747,257 won on 14/05/2022 !
a brief trip to Doha where he could meet
with club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. He insisted that the team with Neymar,
Lionel Messi has the “tools” to fight again.
He told a press conference that Paris
had to learn from the last 16 defeat by Real “I think the players have the mentality
Madrid, who scored three times in the final to start again and to rebuild again the run
30 minutes to send the French side to… compete again.”
crashing out.
Even the 10th league title has not
“The objective is always in a club like calmed reports of Pochettino’s departure.
Paris Saint Germain to win the Champions
League,” said the 50-year-old Argentine. “It’s difficult in a club like Paris Saint
Germain because the objectives are so big
“The most important (thing) is to try to and when you win the league, sometimes
build something special,” added the former it looks like it’s not enough.
Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton
“Of course for us it’s not enough
because we also want to win every single
competition that we play.” – AFP


HARRY KANE’S penalty saw off a Kane boost top four hopes
stubborn Burnley side as Tottenham Conte’s men move two points clear of rivals Arsenal
moved above Arsenal into fourth place decision.
and kept the Clarets’ survival hopes in to quit, but he is close to making this season a euphoria that had greeted their win over Arsenal “He has worked really hard while he has been
the balance. success. He needs only a win at Norwich and for on Thursday but they dug in to ensure it brought
Arsenal to drop points. the same result. here, he’s a great guy, a really passionate man, so
A second win in four days again included a whatever his decision is you have to respect it - but
contentious penalty but, regardless of why they are A ground fit for Champions League football They got it despite four of their players I am enjoying it and the boys are enjoying working
awarded, Harry Kane converts them and his 37th echoed to the sound of Conte’s name at times; a suffering from a stomach bug - goalkeeper Hugo with him.
goal of the season for club and country left Burnley season that began here with Nuno Espirito Santo’s Lloris, who played the 90 minutes, plus his deputy
contemplating life in the Championship. victory over Manchester City has reached a Pierluigi Gollini, winger Dejan Kulusevski and “I am a big fan of his. We get on really well so it
rousing conclusion under his successor this week. midfielder Harry Winks who were all on the would be great for the club if he stays. But he’s his
The Champions League may instead beckon bench. own man, I’m sure he will talk to the club and
for Tottenham after a win, if not necessarily a If the groundwork was laid in beating Arsenal, decide on his future.
margin of victory, that reflected their and that was the more spectacular scoreline and Tottenham’s bid to finish fourth is still not in
transformation. emphatic performance, Spurs dominated their own hands but they have put the pressure on “There is still a lot of work to do - but the
possession and chances. They ought to have taken the Gunners now, with only seven days of the improvement has definitely been there since the
The low point of Antonio Conte’s reign was at least one in open play. season to go. boss came in, to where we are now. It shows it can
defeat at Burnley, prompting his histrionic threat be done in a short space of time.
Burnley’s tactics fashioned a role reversal of Meanwhile, Kane has revealed that he loves
RESULTS & STANDINGS sorts: eight days earlier Jurgen Klopp had accused working under Conte and wants the Italian to stay Obviously we will see what happens over the
Conte of being overly defensive, now they faced a at Tottenham. summer and look forward to the next season with
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: Tottenham 1 side who were. a great manager.”
(Kane 45+8-pen) Burnley 0, Leeds 1 (Struijk The Spurs captain believes their players now
90+2) Brighton 1 (Welbeck 21), Wolves 1 (Ait- Burnley fall to 18th and into the relegation zone really ‘get’ Conte’s ideas, and what he wants from The Tottenham captain added: “The manager’s
Nouri 55) Norwich 1 (Pukki 37), West Ham 2 following Leeds’ draw with Brighton. them. ideas are really getting into us now.
(Bowen 24, 45) Man City 2 (Grealish 49, Coufal
69-og), Watford 1 (Joao Pedro 6) Leicester 5 This Spurs performance brought none of the Kane said: “The manager’s future is his “We are learning every week. We have still got
(Maddison 18, Vardy 22, 70, Barnes 46, 86), Aston work to do, but when we look at where we were to
Villa 1 (Watkins 69) Crystal Palace 1 (Schlupp where we are now we can be proud.” – The
81), Everton 2 (Calvert-Lewin 10, Richarlison Independent/Express Newspapers
45+2-pen) Brentford 3 (Coleman 37-og, Wissa
62, Henry 64).
P W D L F A Pts
Man City 37 28 6 3 96 24 90
Liverpool 36 26 8 2 89 24 86
Chelsea 36 20 10 6 73 31 70
Tottenham 37 21 5 11 64 40 68
Arsenal 36 21 3 12 56 45 66
Man Utd 37 16 10 11 57 56 58
West Ham 37 16 8 13 59 48 56 695/22 15/05/2022

Wolves 37 15 6 16 37 40 51 8493
Leicester 36 13 9 14 57 57 48 4018
Brighton 37 11 15 11 39 43 48 6812
Brentford 37 13 7 17 47 54 46
Crystal Palace 36 10 15 11 47 43 45
Aston Villa 36 13 5 18 49 50 44
Newcastle 36 11 10 15 40 61 43
Southampton 36 9 13 14 41 61 40
Everton 36 10 6 20 39 59 36 3666 4094 1549 1566
Leeds 37 8 11 18 40 78 35 3444 3759 8951 3714
Burnley 36 7 13 16 32 50 34 8426 2600 9257 6726
Watford 37 6 5 26 33 75 23 8108 6346 8877 2200
Norwich 37 5 7 25 23 79 22 2657 3241 9587 9664

LA LIGA: Atletico Madrid 1 (Gimenez 30)
Sevilla 1 (En-Nesyri 85), Celta Vigo 1 (Suarez 9)
Elche 0, Athletic Bilbao 2 (Berenguer 33,
Villalibre 79) Osasuna 0, Levante 3 (Duarte 53,
Roger 74, Morales 90+5) Alaves 1 (Joselu 36),
Getafe 0 Barcelona 0, Cadiz 1 (Sobrino 36)
Real Madrid 1 (Mariano 5), Real Betis 2 Tottenham’s Harry Kane (left) celebrates scoring their first goal with Son Heung-min during
(Juanmi 14, 88) Granada 0, Villarreal 1 the English Premier League match against Burnley yesterday. – REUTERSPIX RM 3,333,795.31

(Coquelin 43) Real Sociedad 2 (Isak 56, Souness digs out Lampard 8493 + 4018 8493 + 6812
Zubimendi 73), Real Mallorca 2 (Muriqi 13, over Everton’s collapse 4018 + 8493 4018 + 6812
Abdon Prats 90+2) Rayo Vallecano 1 (Ciss 60), 6812 + 8493 6812 + 4018
Espanyol 1 (Tomas 45+2) Valencia 1 (Gomez
TOP 7 P W D L F A Pts RM 279,134.07

Real Madrid 37 26 7 4 80 31 85
Barcelona 37 21 10 6 68 36 73
A. Madrid 37 20 8 9 63 42 68 GRAEME SOUNESS has criticised Frank down and goes over how they’re going to
Sevilla 37 17 16 4 52 30 67 Lampard for his negative tactics after his play.
Betis 37 19 7 11 62 40 64 Everton side were beaten 3-2 by Brentford on 2nd Prize Won
Sociedad 37 17 11 9 39 35 62 Sunday. They just sat three or four yards deeper - 1 winner(s)
because of what the manager said, there’s
Villarreal 37 15 11 11 61 37 56 The Toffees ended the game with nine nothing wrong with what they’ve said. But
men after Jarrad Branthwaite and Solomon psychologically for the players, they were on
SERIE A: Bologna 1 (Orsolini 90+2-pen) Rondon were both sent off, though the latter the backfoot, whereas in the first half, even
Sassuolo 3 (Scamacca 35, 80, Berardi 75), was dismissed with just minutes left on the with 10 men, they were more adventurous.
Napoli 3 (Osimhen 32, Insigne 65-pen, Lobotka clock. Branthwaite, on the other hand, was 02 05 06 08 09 15 22 27
81) Genoa 0, AC Milan 2 (Leao 56, Hernandez given his marching orders after 18 minutes – “During the first half, when they were 24 26
75) Atalanta 0, Cagliari 1 (Lykogiannis 54) just eight minutes after Dominic Calvert-Lewin down to 10 men, they were doing well. You
Inter Milan 3 (Darmian 25, Martinez 51, 84), had put Everton ahead. have to say, what they said would be correct,
Empoli 1 (Cutrone 31) Salernitana 1 (Bonazzoli but it plants a negative seed in the players’
76), Verona 0 Torino 1 (Brekalo 19), Udinese 2 Everton were 2-1 up at the break, with heads.”
(Molina Lucero 26, Pablo Mari 90+4) Spezia 3 Richarlison grabbing the second from the
(Verde 35, Maggiore 47, Gyasi 45+3), Roma 1 penalty spot, and were on top when the The Toffees take on Crystal Palace on Friday
(Shomurodov 76) Venezia 1 (Okereke 1). halftime whistle sounded. But the tables before travelling to the Emirates Stadium to
TOP 7 P W D L F A Pts turned in the second half, with Brentford face Arsenal on the final day of the season.
AC Milan 37 25 8 4 66 31 83 scoring twice in the space of three minutes,
Inter Milan 37 24 9 4 81 32 81 and Souness has criticised how former Speaking after his side’s defeat, Lampard
Napoli 37 23 7 7 71 31 76 Chelsea boss Lampard for changing his tactics. said: “The important thing is that we have a
Juventus 36 20 9 7 55 33 69 positive attitude to what the next few days 931812
Lazio 36 18 8 10 72 53 62 Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “I thought look like going into Palace because it’s in our
Roma 37 17 9 11 56 43 60 they’d do well today and win today. They’ve hands. 93181 31812
Fiorentina 36 18 5 13 56 47 59 put themselves back into a difficult situation. 9318 1812
They can’t complain. “To be here at Goodison again, hopefully 931 812
CHAMPIONS RELEGATED with 11 on the pitch, and go for it ourselves.
“Everton were doing okay. This isn’t a We’ve got two more games, three more points
criticism, halftime comes, Frank sits them will do it and a home game is the next one.” –
Daily Star

Arteta relishes opportunity to secure top four finish 93 12

ARSENAL boss Mikel Arteta is refusing to to celebrate, Arteta was unequivocal. runners-up, and have had to make do with 14
accept that a top-five Premier League finish He said: “No. We want to be playing in the eighth in each of the last two campaigns.
would represent success as he targets RM 7,945,682.34
Champions League qualification. Champions League, and that’s the end. We’ve That said, Arteta is adamant his players
come so far. should relish the opportunity to take the club RM 205,101.24
The Gunners are locked in a battle for back into European football’s big time.
fourth place with neighbours Tottenham, who “It’s in our hands and we want to now
kept up the heat by following up Thursday’s 3- capitalise on that and the excitement and the He said: “It’s not pressure, it’s excitement,
0 north London derby triumph with a 1-0 win opportunity’s there, and we will really want to and this is what we have built over the last few
over Burnley yesterday. go for it.” months. And as I said, top four is the target.
Now, it’s in our hands, and we want to deliver
However, asked if fifth would be something Arsenal have not finished in the top four that.” – The Independent
since they ended the 2015-16 season as


We’ve come so far. It’s in our hands and
we want to now capitalise on that and the
excitement and the opportunity’s there, and we will
really want to go for it… this is what we have built
over the last few months. Now, it’s in our hands, and
we want to deliver that.”

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta

Alisson inspires Liverpool’s journey for unlikely quadruple

█ RICHARD JOLLY magic moment,” said John Achterberg, the long- Alisson and Virgil van Dijk often look the two president of his fan club. Klopp often hails him as

THE MOST important goal of Liverpool’s season serving goalkeeping coach. calmest men at Anfield, the Dutch defender coolly the world’s best.
There have been many others in the marshalling the offside trap, the Brazilian He can seem the king of one-on-ones. It is his
wasn’t scored in this season. Alisson’s most subsequent 12 months, each reflecting Alisson’s goalkeeper isolated in acres of room behind defining attribute, but Achterberg added: “He is an
significant contribution wasn’t the penalty save excellence at the day job. Penalties are not actually Liverpool’s high defensive line. He can be both amazing all-round package in every department.
from Mason Mount that ultimately won the FA his specialist subject, though there is case for spectator and star. In each department he is either good or the top.”
Cup. It wasn’t a save at all. arguing he represents such an intimidating Relatively few chances are created against There may have been a hint of bias when
Today marks the anniversary, one-year to the presence that players miss; perhaps Cesar Liverpool – only Manchester City’s goalkeepers Achterberg nominated Alisson as man of the
day when the Brazilian became the goalscoring Azpilicueta, usually so precise from 12 yards, have made fewer saves in the Premier League – match: rather, however, this felt another occasion
goalkeeper, soaring to head in Trent Alexander- clipped the post because of a sense he had to find but they can be disproportionately good when he made one or two defining saves in a
Arnold’s injury-time corner away at West Bromwich the corner to beat Alisson. opportunities. And some of his saves do not end narrow triumph.
Albion. A point became three. A top-four finish Mount veered too far in the other direction but, up on the register: brilliant stops are then For Liverpool, it completed an unlikely hattrick.
became feasible. painstaking as Liverpool’s preparation for Chelsea’s discounted when offside flags are belatedly raised. They have won three penalty shootouts in finals
Without that, talk of a quadruple may have spot-kick takers was, Achterberg confirmed the He has a capacity to psyche out strikers by against Chelsea with three different goalkeepers in
incorporated the Europa League or the Conference final decision which way to dive rested with being there; it is an invaluable asset and perhaps the last three years. Adrian, in the Super Cup, and
League but not the Champions League. It Alisson. Marcos Alonso, often such an assured finisher, was Caoimhin Kelleher, in the Carabao Cup, were
represented a far greater turning point in His greatest strength may be his judgment, guilty of a poor touch when presented with a fine deputising for Alisson.
Liverpool’s recent history than winning their first which in turn reflects his personality. “He is really chance on Saturday because of the Alisson factor. Each showed the depth of Liverpool’s squad,
FA Cup in 16 years. calm and clear in his mind,” Achterberg said. “He is a big presence,” said Achterberg. “The but the most telling example of a player taking on
It highlighted the capacity for the extraordinary “Nothing fazes him. He is an unbelievable main thing is he is always calm and he can change another’s duties came when Alisson assumed the
that Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool possess. When human being.” And if there was a hyperbolic his speed in a split second. He has such great goalscoring mantle from Mohamed Salah and
keepers are praised for their ability to deal with element to that praise, Liverpool’s tactics can reactions, but it is all about his decision-making.” Sadio Mane. It has been quite a year since then. –
crosses, it rarely involves heading them in. “It was a require that clarity of thought. His manager can seem to double up as the The Independent
Title within grasp
City comeback keeps title in their hands despite draw

MANCHESTER CITY came Manchester City’s incredible chance to win one game to as Pascal Struijk’s late leveller at invested so much to get us that point,
from 2-0 down to salvage Fernandinho (centre) be champions.” Elland Road gave Leeds hope. which could end up being a massive
a vital point in a 2-2 draw controls the ball past point for us.
at West Ham to keep the West Ham United’s At the Tottenham Hotspur “Nothing comes easy for us. We
Premier League title in their hands on Michail Antonio (right) stadium, Harry Kane’s penalty moved seem to dig holes and then have to “We need some help and then we
Sunday. during the English Spurs into fourth with a nervy 1-0 win find a way to dig out,” said Leeds boss need to be ready next weekend to do
Premier League match over Burnley. Jesse Marsch. whatever it takes.”
City travelled to the London at the London Stadium
Stadium knowing they needed a on Sunday. – AFPPIX Defeat sees Burnley drop into the “We’re alive right now,” said Leeds Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes
maximum of four points from their City move four points clear of relegation zone after Leeds snatched boss Jesse Marsch, whose side was each scored twice as Leicester
final two games of the season to Liverpool at the top of the table, but a late 1-1 draw at home to Brighton. decimated by injuries and thrashed already-relegated Watford
guarantee a fourth title in five years. the quadruple-chasing Reds have a suspensions. 5-1, while Aston Villa and Crystal
game in hand away to Southampton Burnley now need something Palace played out a 1-1 draw. – AFP
However, the Hammers took full on Wednesday (2.45am in Malaysia). from their final two games to survive “They emptied their tanks and
advantage of City’s injury crisis at the “Now there is no debate about
back as the pace and poise of Jarrod goal difference, just win our game
Bowen put Liverpool right back in the and we will be champions,” said
title race. Guardiola.
“Our stadium will be sold out and
Pep Guardiola was without Ruben we will give all our lives to do it. It’s an
Dias, John Stones and Kyle Walker
and a makeshift defence was easily
cut open on the counter-attack.

Bowen burst onto Pablo Fornals’
ball over the top to round Ederson
and put City behind in a league game
for the first time since February.

City did not learn their lesson as
Bowen broke the offside trap once
more in the final seconds of the first
half to fire low past Ederson.

The champions were rattled but
responded to keep the destiny of the
title in their own hands.

Jack Grealish has failed to live up
to his £100 million (RM538m) price
tag, but came up with his biggest City
goal four minutes into the second
period to get the comeback started.

West Ham still had huge chances
to restore their two-goal lead as
Bowen hit the side-netting from a
narrow angle and Michail Antonio’s
lob drifted wide with just Ederson to

City had fortune on their side to
get level when Vladimir Coufal
turned Riyad Mahrez’s freekick into
his own net.

But Guardiola’s men missed the
chance to complete the comeback
and move to the brink of the title
when Mahrez’s penalty was saved by
Lukasz Fabianski four minutes from

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