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The Sun-12.11


TELLING IT AS IT IS ‘Urban farm’ offers Contractor loses

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for city folk online job scam
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Get serious
█ BY ALISHA NUR MOHD NOOR oPolitical parties urged to be more men, being louder, drown out our voices. We
committed in increasing women participation just have to learn to deal with them.”
[email protected]
ETALING JAYA: Women make up half of Perikatan Nasional (who is contesting for the Choong said one of the main challenges Kasthuri added that there have also been
of the electorate, yet their participation Tanjung Bidara seat),” he told theSun. women face, is not being taken seriously as instances when women elected representatives
in politics has been nothing but politicians. were accused of not being able to serve their
negligible. But it is going to be anything but a shoo-in constituents just because they had just had
Women politicians and interest groups have for Mas Ermieyati. She is up against “old boy “But some of them are also not as serious as a baby.
pointed out that unless political parties and and big gun” Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh for a men in pursuing their objectives,” he added.
their leaders see that women are equally seat that Umno has never lost. Rauf is Malacca She said the toxicity in politics could have
capable of making a difference, they will Umno chief. He pointed out that with more women in put many women off a political career.
continue to be nothing more than window politics, it would be easier to achieve gender
dressing in the candidates list come election Plantation Industries and Commodities equality and create better opportunities for “In such instances, I believe we should be
time. Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin said 15 women in multiple sectors. focused, committed and driven rather than
women will be contesting in the Malacca being distracted by (sexist or derogatory)
Co-founder of Youth in Politics Kyle Choong election, up from five vying for state seats in He added that things are changing, thanks comments and remarks that come with
said political parties must first realise that 2018. to the bipartisan efforts of Datuk Seri Azalina the job.”
women are not just “fillers” in the political Othman Said of Umno, Nurul Izzah Anwar of
arena, adding that they should start fielding On Wednesday, the Council of Malaysian PKR and Hannah Yeoh of DAP. Kasthuri also advised women politicians to
women in seats where they have a better Women Political Leaders pointed out that to champion issues close to their hearts, and not
chance of winning. achieve 30% women participation in the Batu Kawan MP Kasthuri Patto said she those dictated by their political parties.
Malacca state assembly, at least eight of them continues to face many obstacles.
However, he agreed that there has been must win. “They must believe in the causes they
improvements. “Sometimes, our microphones are muted so pursue. I believe women will fight for what is
we can’t speak in the Dewan Rakyat. Or the important to society. They will lend their voices
“There are more women in the fray now, to children, youth, women, the elderly and the
such as Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s disabled, the minority groups and others who
Department Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsuddin cannot be heard.”

However, she said women would also have
to prove themselves.

2 theSUN ON FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Agenda to help nation face
NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS endemic phase of Covid

‘Memorial Archives o Prime minister unveils initiative to spur Keluarga Malaysia driving force.”
virtual tour can in cultivating healthy lifestyle The prime minister said ANMS involved four
boost national
identity’ KUALA LUMPUR: Agenda Nasional Malaysia “The ANMS agenda is for a period of 10 main thrusts, namely encouraging a healthy
Sihat (ANMS), launched yesterday, is aimed at years, from 2021 to 2030 and the lifestyle, improving health wellness services,
KUALA LUMPUR: A virtual visit of the helping Keluarga Malaysia cope with the implementation is to be divided into two terms, enhancing self-health management and
Memorial Archives, Eksplorasi Negarawan endemic phase of Covid-19, said Prime Minister the first from 2021 until 2025 and the second promoting a clean environment. The agenda
#klikdijari organised by the National Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. from 2026 to 2030.” has 10 strategies and 24 initiatives, Bernama
Archives, could create cultural awareness reported.
towards strengthening national identity, He said ANMS is designed to help the people He was speaking at the launch of ANMS
said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister to cultivate a healthy lifestyle while promoting yesterday, which was aired over TV1’s Selamat According to Ismail Sabri, the agenda is also
Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri. environmental sustainability for the well-being Pagi Malaysia programme. being emphasised in the 12th Malaysia Plan,
of Keluarga Malaysia. with the objective of improving health literacy
She said this is because understanding Ismail Sabri said for the agenda to succeed, and awareness among Malaysians.
statesmen’s struggles to achieve the He said the agenda is a health wellness the government has adopted the whole-of-
country’s independence could lead to package, which was researched, planned and nation approach, by building strategic He added that the government had also
greater awareness among youths as well as introduced by the government through the partnerships with all parties. decided to formulate a National Health Literacy
local and foreign communities. Health Ministry as the main driver, with the Policy to implement several initiatives,
participation of the Housing and Local “The government is responsible for including the organisation of healthcare
She said at the launch ceremony on Government Ministry and other ministries and formulating the ANMS direction, strategy and awareness programmes.
Wednesday that this would lead to more agencies. initiatives, while the private sector and
loyalty and patriotism, Bernama reported. non-governmental organisations are the Ismail Sabri expressed hope that with a high
level of health literacy, the people would
She also expressed hope that the cultivate a healthy lifestyle and adopt self-health
National Archives would collaborate with measures to prevent diseases and
the Education Ministry and the Higher complications.
Education Ministry to include the virtual
tour as an additional co-curricular activity Malaysians laud travel corridor announcement
for schools as well as public and private
institutes of higher learning. JAKARTA: The Malaysian diaspora in Indonesian President Joko Widodo during an relations between the two countries.
Indonesia has welcomed the announcement hour-long meeting at the Bogor Palace on “I believe Malaysia and Indonesia will be
Nancy said the virtual tour could have an by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Wednesday. He also described his
impact in empowering a smart cultural Yaakob to open borders for the relationship with the president, better known able to further strengthen the existing
ecosystem through “archives tourism” by implementation of a travel corridor between as Jokowi, as very cordial. understanding and cooperation,” said Ismail
the National Archives. the two countries. Sabri.
During a media conference with Jokowi in
The virtual tour currently involves six “One of the things I will announce that will the afternoon, the two leaders said both The meeting with Malaysians was the last
memorial archives, namely the Tun Abdul make everyone happy is that we will open the countries had agreed to implement a travel event on the second day of Ismail Sabri’s
Razak Memorial, Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia-Indonesia border,” said Ismail Sabri corridor through the Travel Corridor three-day official visit to Indonesia, his first
Memorial, Negarawan Memorial, at a dinner with Malaysians here. The Arrangement or Vaccinated Travel Lane visit to the neighbouring country since he
Declaration of Independence Memorial, announcement was met with applause from arrangement, as both nations are recovering was appointed prime minister in August.
Tun Abdul Ghafar Baba Memorial and more than 150 Malaysians present. from the pandemic.
P. Ramlee Memorial Library. During his official trip, Ismail Sabri was
Malaysians interviewed by Bernama The initial part of the plan will involve the accompanied by Foreign Minister Datuk
In the next phase, the National Archives expressed gratitude as it had been a long time Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur- Saifuddin Abdullah, Finance Minister
will continue the development of virtual since they returned home. Bali routes. Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz
visits to five more Memorial Archives, and charge d’affaires of the
namely the Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Ismail Sabri said apart from the travel Meanwhile, Malaysia and Indonesia will Malaysian embassy in Indonesia, Adlan
Memorial, Galeria Seri Perdana, Tun Dr corridor, many things were discussed with celebrate the 65th anniversary of diplomatic Mohd Shaffieq.
Mahathir Mohamad’s birthplace, Merdeka
House and P. Ramlee’s birthplace. Ismail Sabri,
The public can access the virtual tour for (centre) and
free on the National Archives official Saifuddin at the PT
website at as well as by Pindad factory
scanning the QR code posted on the yesterday.
National Archives social media platforms. – BERNAMAPIX

Better internet PM visits Indonesian military equipment production facility
access at People’s
Housing Projects BANDUNG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto, PT Pindad mechanical products, electrical optics and
Sabri Yaakob yesterday visited PT Pindad, a chief executive officer Abraham Mose, as well as optoelectronics. The company is a major
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Digital military equipment production facility involved Education, Culture, Research and Technology supplier of armaments and ammunition for the
Network People’s Housing Project initiative in the defence industry since 1983. Minister Nadiem Anwar Makarim, who is also Indonesian National Armed Forces and other
will help raise the standard of living of the accompanying minister. uniformed bodies to support Indonesia’s
residents as well as ensure a more During the visit, he was accompanied by defence and security capabilities.
sustainable lifestyle, said Housing and Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, The visit was the last event in the itinerary of
Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Defence Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri’s three-day official visit to Indonesia. PT Pindad also carries out development,
Reezal Merican Naina Merican. Hishammuddin Hussein, and charge d’affaires engineering and fabrication operations, as well
of the Malaysian embassy in Indonesia Adlan PT Pindad, a state-owned company, as maintenance, among others. The facility here
He said through the initiative, residents Mohd Shaffieq. produces military and commercial products, covers 66ha, with its largest facility in Malang,
will have better access to the internet, which including pistols, rifles, ammunition, special East Java, covering an area of 166ha. – Bernama
has become a basic necessity, including as Also present on behalf of Indonesia were vehicles, pyrotechnic products, explosives,
an income-generating platform.

“Many people were affected during the
pandemic. Some People’s Housing Project
children received tablets to be used for
home-based teaching and learning, but
they did not have internet access.

“Housewives who wished to earn and do
online businesses also faced the same
problem. Most of them come from the
low-income B40 group. If there is no such
facility, their livelihoods will be ruined,” he
said when interviewed after appearing as a
guest on Bernama TV’s Ruang Bicara
programme on Wednesday on the topic
“Budget 2022: Special Focus on Housing

Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku
Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, when tabling
Budget 2022 in the Dewan Rakyat,
announced that the government had
allocated RM30 million for internet facilities
in 40 existing People’s Housing Projects and
for the expansion of 5G services to 36% of
high-density areas.

Reezal added that the ministry
would collaborate with the
Communications and Multimedia Ministry
to implement the initiative, which is
scheduled to begin at the end of this month.
– Bernama



MALACCA: Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) o Green plot near city centre allows community members options. There is no room for gardening, so
yesterday refuted allegations they were to plant vegetables, mingle and relax this is just great for us,” she said, adding that
fielding proxy candidates in the Malacca the gardening activities have become a daily
polls. Its chairman Tun Dr Mahathir █ BY ALISHA NUR MOHD NOOR Chi, a Buddhist relief organisation, to create exercise routine for them.
Mohamad said in his blog the party had [email protected] the little refuge for city folk.
announced they would not be participating IN a little enclave not far from the Kuala Tan said many people, particularly retirees,
in the state election. “I want to stress that Lumpur city centre, there is a hive of activity “It was during the lockdown in August last have found the centre an ideal escape from
Pejuang and I do not support anyone in the daily. year when we hit upon the idea of starting a being cooped up in their apartments because
Malacca polls, let alone to field proxy backyard garden,” Tan told theSun. of the lockdown.
candidates,” he said. Earlier, former Armed with hoes, watering cans and
Pengkalan Batu assemblyman Datuk shears, several individuals are busy planting, He recounted that many who first viewed “They have made new friends and are
Norhizam Hassan Baktee, who is contesting weeding and watering a vegetable patch. the muddy landscape thought the project was exchanging knowledge about gardening and
as an independent candidate, also refuted doomed to fail, but thanks to the interest of the other matters. They have found a purpose in
allegations that he would contest on a Within the same compound, others are local community, the effort quickly bore fruit. life again, and that is liberating.”
Pejuang ticket. – Bernama collecting and sorting out old items to be
reused or recycled. Today, the garden has become a source of a One cannot help but find a sense of peace
ANWAR HAPPY WITH GOVT MOVE variety of vegetables. Every volunteer plants just by strolling between plots of vegetables.
This little gem is the Tzu Chi Taman Desa what he fancies, making the garden a Tan said each participant would use their own
MALACCA: Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Recycle Collection Centre, a humble hodgepodge of local greens. resources and ingenuity to get their individual
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has welcomed the environmental resource centre complete with plots of greens to thrive.
government’s consideration to allow its own backyard garden. “We reap what we sow and the extras are
candidates in the Malacca election to donated to the local community here,” Tan The centre also doubles up as a collection
campaign on government radio and TV The exterior is nothing impressive but said. centre for used items that can be reused or
channels. Anwar suggested that a public within the fenced up compound is a recycled as well as an education centre for
debate among the chief minister candidates community-empowered memory bank of But for many of the regulars, the garden those who want to learn more about
from PH, Barisan Nasional (BN) and Perikatan thousands of stories and lasting impressions serves as more than just a source of food. gardening.
Nasional (PN) be held and aired over official as well as a green haven for local residents.
government media channels. “I am For 65-year-old former bank employee Tan’s wife, who serves as the coordinator,
confident that this proposal provides the Francis Tan, a 58-year-old volunteer who Agatha Saw and her husband, it has become a ensures that the place is properly maintained
best platform to raise Malaysia’s name as a serves as the station master of the recycling place for them to escape the stress of city life. and there is enough room for all.
healthy and mature democracy.“ – Bernama centre, said it has attracted everyone from
students, police officers and retirees to those Saw said she discovered the garden one day Unfortunately, all good things must come
Pledge to solve issues who wish to seek solace from the stress of while walking home to her condominium to an end. The land has been acquired by a
affecting fishermen being cooped up at home by the Covid-19 nearby after a trip out for groceries. property developer and earmarked for a new
lockdown. project.
MALACCA: The Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate “I was amazed by the friendly vibes that
for Pantai Kundor, Tuminah Kadi, has pledged to In fact, it was the pandemic that had exuded from the volunteers and participants. “We will have to relocate soon. It is sad to
prioritise solving the problems faced by the prompted Tan and fellow volunteers from Tzu Now, it has become a place where my see that all our efforts will go to waste,” Tan
fishing community in the Pantai Puteri area if she husband and I go to when we need to get a lamented.
secures a win in the state election later this break.
month. The group is hoping to find an alternative
“Living in a high-rise does not give us many site with the help of Kuala Lumpur City Hall to
She said fishermen in the area have been ensure that the participants can continue with
complaining to her about their problems. their activities.

“I have been living in Taman Tanah Merah Tan at the entrance to the Taman Desa Recycle Collection Centre. – AMIRUL SYAFIQ/THESUN
Jaya for 24 years. The Pantai Puteri fishing jetty
has become part of my daily commute, where I
would buy seafood and downstream products
for my family needs.

“So, one of my missions is to set up a
regulatory body to manage, among others, the
downstream products of fishermen so that they
can increase their income,” she said.

Tuminah, 54, affectionately known as Kak Ina
by the villagers, said she would also focus on
efforts to upgrade fisheries infrastructure that
have been affected by erosion, adding that a lack
of effort to address the problem is affecting the
income of fishermen.

Tuminah, who is also Tanah Merah Jaya
Wanita Umno chief, is running against the
former branch chief Datuk Nor Azman Hassan,
who is contesting on a Pakatan Harapan (PH)
ticket after he withdrew his support for Chief
Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali, which
prompted the dissolution of the state assembly.

Another contender for the seat is Mohd
Ridzwan Mustafa from Perikatan Nasional (PN).

In the 14th general election, Nor Azman
represented BN and won with a majority of 772
votes after he defeated PH candidate Juhari
Osman and Abdul Halim Maidin of PAS.

Tuminah, a first timer, is among five women
candidates fielded by BN in the state polls, along
with Datuk Kalsom Nordin (Pengkalan Batu),
Datuk Khaidhirah Abu Zahar (Rim), Siti Faizah
Abdul Azis (Sungai Rambai) and Leong Hui Ying
(Kesidang). – Bernama

Candidates supportive of restrictions Doctor aims to serve wider community

MALACCA: The campaign guidelines set by the people will give you right decisions. It’s fair for people MALACCA: When Dr Muhamad Akmal the elderly but so many others as well,“ he
Election Commission (EC) for the Malacca election to utilise social media but the important thing is to use Salleh was asked why he chose politics over said in an interview on the Bicara Malacca
may be restrictive but all quarters should accept them it as a medium for educating people to make them being a doctor to serve the community, the programme on the BN COMMS Facebook
in the interests of public safety, said two candidates. mature,” he said. Barisan Nasional candidate for the page.
Merlimau state seat said a platform in
Perikatan Nasional (PN) candidate for the PN candidate for Serkam, Ahmad Bilal Rahudin, politics would enable him to serve more Muhamad Akmal, 33, who served two
Kelebang seat, Bakri Jamaluddin, said politicians said although his constituency is in a rural area, his people. years as a medical officer at the Merlimau
should have no problems adhering to the standard campaign has not been adversely affected as he could Health Clinic before opening his own
operating procedures (SOP) as it is aimed at protecting use social media. He said the decision to enter the 24-hour practice, said he entered politics to
lives against Covid-19. political fray was to allow him to be directly channel his energy to serve the
“Voters have been living in the new normal for two involved in decision making processes and community.
“I’ve been campaigning for two days and I can feel years and I think they can follow our messags online. provide better services to a wider group in
it (restrictions), no ceramah is allowed. It’s a good PN has no problem campaigning online and has the community. “My life is in Merlimau. My parents are
thing to use digital platforms as it ensures the safety of grassroots to explain issues. This matter should be also there, so everything for me is in
the people. emphasised for the sake of public health,” he said in a “Yes, doctors serve the community and Merlimau,“ said Muhamad Akmal, a
joint press conference with PAS vice-president Idris that should suffice. But if a makcik cannot graduate from a Russian medical university.
“If we were to conduct house-to-house campaigns, Ahmad. afford medical treatment, I could help give
we might put children, who are all unvaccinated, and her free medical consultation which would A year ago, the Jasin Umno Youth chief
the elderly at risk of getting infected,” he said on the The EC has banned ceramah, lectures, physical otherwise cost RM50 or RM100, not only for and Malacca Umno Youth vice-chief also
Bicara Harakah programme, that was held online. campaigning, house-to-house visits, walkabouts and that one time, but I could continue to serve mooted the idea of having free ambulance
distribution of pamphlets to the public throughout the her and her grandchildren as well. services for the poor.
Despite the restrictions, Bakri said the polls provide campaign period.
a level playing field for all involved, adding that “It is different in the world of politics as In the state polls, he will be contesting
candidates should use technology to reach out to Early voting is on Nov 16 and polling is set for Nov we are the decision makers, and we can against Pakatan Harapan candidate Azrin
people to educate them and not cause disharmony. 20 to elect representatives to the 28 seats in the state implement policies that not only benefit Ab Majid and Abd Alim Shapie of Perikatan
legislative assembly. – Bernama Nasional. – Bernama
“I believe when you give the right information,

4 theSUN ON FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 12, 2021

Johor requesting simultaneous
land VTL starting Nov 29

Wong JOHOR BARU: The state wants Package on Wednesday.
explaining cross-border vaccinated travel Hasni, who is also Benut state
the lanes (VTL) on the Johor
correlation Causeway and Second Link to be assemblyman, said land travel
of eating opened simultaneously with the between Singapore and Johor
habits with VTL for quarantine-free air travel require the construction of a
diabetes between Changi Airport and KL Business Travellers Centre (BTC)
risks. International Airport (KLIA) on as proposed in Budget 2022,
Nov 29. which is to be built at the Second
Dangers of diabetes Link.
widely unknown Johor Mentri Besar Datuk
Hasni Mohammad said the He said there is also a need to
o Survey reveals 52% of respondents not aware Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman matter had been discussed with build another BTC at the
there is no cure for life-shortening condition Centre for Biomedical and Nutrition the federal government as more Causeway, for which the state
Research associate professor Dr Anto than 300,000 Johor residents had government has offered to cover
█ BY ELWIN DAVA There are three main categories of Cordelia Dhanapal said Type One to commute to the republic for half the cost.
[email protected] diabetes, namely Type One, Type Two diabetes is caused by a lack of insulin, work.
PETALING JAYA: Diabetes has and gestational. a vital hormone produced by the “We feel that the construction
become a major health concern in pancreas while Type Two diabetes is He said the Johor had asked of the BTC is not too complicated
Malaysia. Yet most people, even The disease manifests in recurrent caused by the body’s inability to the federal government if it was as it would be a place for people
diabetics themselves, have little to no urination, perpetual thirst, dry lips, efficiently utilise the insulin. possible to have the air travel VTL to undergo Covid-19 screening
knowledge of the condition. hazy vision, exhaustion, numbness in simultaneously with the land tests and get a little rest before
hands and feet, increased appetite, Dhanapal said men with diabetes VTL. continuing their journey. We are
According to health experts, the slow-healing wounds, weight loss and may experience lower sex drive, looking at about 100 people at
problem stems from the fact that frequent infections. erectile dysfunction and poor muscle “Maybe the number of people any one time.”
people often underestimate just how strength. In women, it manifests in commuting is not that high ... let’s
pervasive the disease is. Wong said with lifestyle urinary tract or yeast infection as well say between 200 and 500 a day is Hasni said the state
modifications such as increased as dry and itchy skin. enough for a start. government had proposed the
The Malaysian Diabetes Index 2021 physical activity and a balanced diet usage of public transportation
showed 52% of respondents in a that lead to weight reduction, the She said to slow down the release of “(The opening also) needs to such as busses and trains for the
recent survey were unaware that there onset of Type 2 diabetes can be sugar into the blood, one could take ensure that the standard land VTL as it can be done in a
is no cure for diabetes. postponed, or even prevented. small but more frequent meals with operating procedures (SOP) are controlled manner instead of
complex carbohydrates. agreed upon by both countries personal vehicles like cars and
A total of 51% of them even thought “For those who already have that would eventually allow the motorcycles.
that diabetes is not difficult to manage, diabetes, lifestyle changes, medication “Carbohydrates taken along with residents to commute every day.
while 37% have no idea what “elevated and education to foster self-care and protein-rich foods also help to release That is what we are hoping for,“ On Monday, Prime Minister
blood sugar level” means. empowerment are essential.” sugar at a slower pace.” he said during a townhall session Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob
with Johor media in conjunction and his Singapore counterpart
Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh However, the management of It is no misnomer that diabetes is with the launch of the Ihsan Lee Hsien Loong announced the
diabetes educator Wong Soh San said diabetes is not simple. Wong said sometimes referred to as the “silent Johor 3.0 Economic Stimulus implementation of the air travel
the prevalence of diabetes continues among the seven key areas that must killer”. It can lead to other health VTL starting Nov 29. – Bernama
to be on an upward trend due to such be emphasised are healthy eating, complications such as cardiovascular
lack of awareness. increased physical activity and disease, diabetic cardiomyopathy, Chopper Covid logistics missions
constant monitoring of blood glucose. diabetic retinopathy, diabetic
According to the National Health neuropathy and diabetic MIRI: The airspace here has set up low-risk quarantine and
and Morbidity Survey 2019, about 3.9 According to research conducted nephropathy, that cause damage to become familiar ground to Fire treatment centres in those areas
million Malaysians were living with in the United Kingdom, Type Two the heart, eyes, blood vessels and Rescue Department Sarawak until the cases decrease.“
diabetes. That is equivalent to one in diabetes has the potential to shorten and kidneys. Regional Air Base commander
five adults, making Malaysia the life by up to 10 years while life Robert James, who has been He said the team faced
“sweetest nation” in Asia. expectancy for those with Type One Apart from that, diabetes may also involved with Covid-19 logistics various challenges, including
diabetes may be reduced by up to 20 lead to coma and death. since early June. bad weather, during operations
Speaking to theSun in conjunction years. to deliver vaccines to rural areas,
with World Diabetes Day, which falls Dhanapal added that the Covid-19 James, 35, who is a helicopter which usually took between 30
on Sunday, Wong said apart from However, Wong said recent pandemic has showed that diabetic co-pilot, said he and his team minutes and an hour from the
ageing, diabetes is strongly associated advances in diabetes management patients also accounted for the highest have carried out various rescue base.
with obesity that comes from lack of suggest that people with Type One proportion of fatalities caused by the missions apart from delivering
physical activity and urbanisation. diabetes are now living significantly infection. vaccines to rural areas in Miri, James said his helicopter once
longer lives. including Long Lellang, Long almost ran out of fuel as they had
“Hence, it cannot be taken lightly. Banga, Lio Mato, Long Jeeh and to make a detour to avoid bad
Good dietary and lifestyle factors can Long Jekitan. weather.
help lead a long and better quality
of life.” “We also send staff from the He said base currently has two
Health Ministry to rural areas helicopters, a Russian-made MI
with an increase in Covid-19 171 and an Agusta 139 from Italy,
cases. The ministry staff would which are always on standby for
any emergencies. – Bernama

C VID-19

As of noon yesterday

Khairy concerned over ‘unhealthy’ nation Total 2,528,821

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is a million adults suffer from change without having to issue ac�ve cases cNaesews 6,323
considered an unhealthy country as depression. I am confident that this is compounds.
the number of people suffering from lower than the actual figure,” he said 62,890
heart disease and obesity is high, said on the Selamat Pagi Malaysia Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, programme on TV1 yesterday. Sabri Yaakob yesterday launched Total
adding that health awareness among ANMS as part of preparations to help recoveries Current
the people was also low. He said in realising Agenda Malaysians cope with the endemic recovery 96.10%
Nasional Malaysia Sihat (ANMS), phase of Covid-19. 2,430,122
“If you ask me if Malaysia is now a Malaysians need to make a rate
healthy country, my answer is ‘No.’ We behaviourial change voluntarily and The ANMS agenda is for a period of
are among countries that are tops in increase awareness to create a healthy 10 years, until 2030, and its Death 5,961Brought
terms of obesity, heart disease and nation without having to rely on the implementation would divided into toll
among the leading causes of Covid-19 Health Ministry or the government. two terms – the first from this year -in-Dead
deaths in the country is (the fact that) until 2025, and the second from 2026. 29,486
most of the victims had comorbidities “If we depend on the Health
or chronic diseases. Ministry alone to monitor compliance Khairy said a committee has been PROGRESS STATISTICS FOR THE NATIONAL COVID-19 IMMUNISATION PROGRAMME
to standard operating procedures and established to bring together all As of November 10 Received rst doses
“In Malaysia, one in every two issue compounds, we do not have the related ministries to report on Received second doses
people are obese and overweight, manpower. We want the country to measures to be taken to realise ANMS
including myself, while one in four succeed in terms of pandemic at the ministries level. 25,564,214 24,691,110
don’t practise physical activity and management,” he said, citing Japan,
only one in 20 adopt healthy eating. which had successfully managed the He said apart from public health,
pandemic through behaviourial the agenda also takes into account the
“According to official statistics, half quality of air and ventilation involving
new buildings. – Bernama

/thesundaily 5theSUN ON FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 12, 2021

Woman cheated Contractor loses RM100,000
of RM680,000 in ‘lucrative offer’ scam

KUANTAN: A businesswoman from o Victim falls for online job ruse promising to take it up. had spent.
Karak lost RM680,276 after being thousands of ringgit in earnings Jempol police chief Supt Hoo “Initially, the victim was
conned into investing in a
non-existent housing project █ BY CHARLES RAMENDRAN of ringgit. Chang Hook said the man informed that the payment was
introduced by her “good friend”. [email protected] He was told that all he needed to downloaded an app from a link sent being processed and would be
JEMPOL: An oil palm estate by the scammers. deposited into his bank account.
Pahang commercial crime contractor, who tried to supplement do was to download an app on his
investigation department chief Supt his income, lost almost RM100,000 cellphone and purchase items The victim was instructed to use He was then told he was required
Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the after he took up an “online job” by a advertised to earn high his own funds to purchase 60 items, to pay a RM20,000 processing fee to
42-year-old victim said the friend scam syndicate. commissions. including jewellery, worth close to receive the lump sum of almost
often visited her in 2017. RM100,000 from a website. RM147,000.
The 21-year-old contractor had The contractor was also told he
She said her friend told her about come across the job offer on could withdraw his earnings when Hoo added the man completed “The victim realised he was being
a housing project that was allegedly Facebook, and contacted an he was satisfied with the amount he the tasks and paid for the items with conned and decided to lodge a
managed by her younger sister in Ulu individual who made him a had earned, and would receive a his own money by depositing it into police report,” Hoo said.
Tiram, Johor in mid-2018. lucrative offer to earn thousands refund of the cash he used to buy the three mule accounts.
items. Checks on the provided bank
“The victim agreed to invest The victim was then told that he accounts showed that they had
RM780,276 in the project, and Attracted by the offer, he decided had earned commission “points” earlier been used for fraudulent
deposited the money into several worth about RM47,000. activities.
bank accounts provided by the
female suspect between June and Hoo said the man decided to “We advise the public not to be
August 2018,” he said in a statement withdraw the commission and easily taken in with offers made on
yesterday. sought a refund of the funds he social media,” Hoo said.

Mohd Wazir added the victim
claimed she had only received a
return of RM100,000 in 2019 before
the suspect told her that the person
in charge of the housing project had

“The victim asked the suspect to
return her money, but she ignored
her. Earlier this month, the victim
claimed the suspect had threatened
to commit suicide if she continued to
ask for the money,” he said,

The victim lodged a report at the
Karak police station on Wednesday.
– Bernama

GEORGE TOWN: A total of 124 suspect in a murder
people, including 26 suspected case involving a loan
secret society members, were shark is taken to the
detained at a birthday party held crime scene in Klang
at a karaoke centre in Pulau Tikus yesterday as part of
yesterday. Penang criminal investigations.
investigation department (CID) – ASYRAF RASID
chief SAC Rahimi Ra’ais said the /THESUN
1am raid was conducted by the
anti-vice, gambling and secret Three barter trade boats capsize, 27 rescued
societies division, together with
the Northeast district police JOHOR BARU: Three barter trade search and rescue operation at nautical miles off Tanjung Laboh at unknown location,” he said.
headquarters CID, based on boats capsized due to bad weather 11.30am after receiving an 12.27pm. Ten of its crew members MMEA received information that
information and intelligence. in the waters off Pulau Pisang near emergency call from the agent of the were rescued.
During the raid, police found 124 Pontian on Wednesday. company that owned the three 10 KLM Firman Jaya 3 crew were
individuals, aged between 15 and boats KLM Budiman, KLM Alam “Half an hour later, MRSC Johor rescued by a barter trade boat at
70, including several foreign However, all 27 crew members of Makmur and KLM Firman Jaya 3. Baru received information from the 3.45pm, and were taken to Tanjung
nationals, partying to loud music. the three boats were rescued, said Southern Region Marine Balai in Indonesia
There were 99 men and 25 Malaysian Maritime Enforcement “Maritime Rescue Sub Centre Department that seven KLM Alam
women in the group. – Bernama Agency (MMEA) Johor director First (MRSC) Johor Baru received Makmur crew were found by a sand “KLM Firman Jaya 3 had also
Maritime Admiral Nurul Hizam information from the ships’ agent barge 7.4 nautical miles southwest capsized at an unknown location,”
POLICE BUST HEROIN Zakaria, Bernama reported. that a cargo ship had found KLM of Pulau Pisang. The boat was added Nurul Hizam.
SMUGGLING RING Budiman, which was sinking, 8.1 reported to have capsized at an
He said MMEA carried out a He said the rescue operation
JOHOR BARU: Police busted an ended at 5.30pm on Wednesday.
international syndicate which
tried to smuggle heroin using
1.3-tonne fish barrels into Hong
Kong on Saturday. Bukit Aman
narcotics criminal investigation
department director Datuk
Razarudin Husain said the
syndicate was targeting the Hong
Kong market. He added 12 locals
were arrested in four raids
conducted simultaneously in
Kajang in Selangor, Gelang Patah,
Iskandar Puteri and Pekan Nanas
in Pontian. “The modus operandi
was to hide the drugs at the
bottom of the frozen fish barrels.”
– Bernama

‘Instructions by Jho Low accepted as mandate from Najib’

KUALA LUMPUR: 1Malaysia and he would be the one to give prime minister. statement at the trial of Najib, who is especially in matters involving
Development Bhd (1MDB) former information or instructions, which “During my tenure as the 1MDB facing corruption and money investment, finance and national
chief financial officer (CFO) Azmi had to be followed as the instructions laundering charges involving RM2.3 interests.
Tahir told the High Court yesterday were considered to be from Najib. CFO, a clandestine operation was billion of 1MDB funds.
that every instruction given by managed and planned by Low “Apart from myself, among those
fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, “I was also made to understand through instructions and blessings Azmi said he was also told that from the top management involved
or Jho Low, was considered to be a that Jho Low had close ties with Abu from Najib, and certain individuals instructions from Najib were in line in the 1MDB work-in-silo system
mandate from Datuk Seri Najib Dhabi and Saudi Arabia and that he were chosen among the 1MDB top with Article 117 of the 1MDB were former chief operating officer
Abdul Razak, Bernama reported. was also Najib’s confidant. management and board of directors memorandum and articles of Mohd Hazem Abd Rahman, former
to ensure that these instructions were association, as every important chief executive officer Datuk Shahrol
Azmi, 46, said he was once told by “I only followed instructions carried out. I can say that the system decision must be done on Najib’s Azral Ibrahim Halmi, former chief
former principal private secretary to received from Datuk Azlin and was working in silos.” instructions and approval. investment officer Vincent Koh,
Najib, Datuk Azlin Alias, that Low was Najib’s former special officer Datuk former lawyer Jasmine Loo and
the adviser of the former premier, Amhari Effendi Nazaruddin as I The 12th prosecution witness said “Datuk Seri Najib had ultimate deputy CFO Terence Geh.”
considered they were given by the this when reading his witness power in making decisions,

6 theSUN ON FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Storm, a 10m ‘goddess of the sea’ puppet who carries a message of the oceans in crisis, moving
NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS through the streets of Glasgow on Wednesday during the COP26 summit. – AFPPIX

‘Captain America’ US and China announce
jailed over slogans surprise climate deal

BRIEFSHONG KONG: A man known as “Captain o Pact between top two the fossil fuels that are the main cause of attending and Beijing had made no substantial
America 2.0” for carrying the superhero’s emitters boosts COP26 talks manmade global warming. new pledges to achieve carbon neutrality
shield at protest rallies here was sentenced before 2060.
to more than five years in jail yesterday for GLASGOW: A surprise deal between China “Together, we set out our support for a
chanting slogans promoting independence and the United States, the world’s two biggest successful COP26, including certain elements China’s climate plan had also not addressed
from China. greenhouse gas emitters, has boosted the which will promote ambition,” Kerry told a its methane emissions, linked largely to its
COP26 climate summit as it enters its two last news conference. sprawling coal industry.
Ma Chun-man, a 31-year-old food days of hard bargaining to try to stop global
delivery driver, was convicted last month by warming becoming catastrophic. “Every step matters right now, and we have The United States has set a goal to
a judge of trying to separate Hong Kong a long journey ahead of us.” decarbonise its economy by 2050, although
from China by chanting slogans and American climate envoy John Kerry and his President Joe Biden has been struggling to pass
displaying placards, as well as through Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua unveiled an Speaking through an interpreter, Xie told crucial legislation to do so through a politically
interviews with reporters. outline on Wednesday in which China, the reporters that China would strengthen its divided Congress.
biggest producer and user of coal, promised to emissions-cutting targets.
It was the third national security case to accelerate its transition from the dirtiest “It’s really encouraging to see that those
come to trial since Hong Kong authorities fossil fuel. “Both sides will work jointly and with other countries that were at odds in so many areas
began wielding a sweeping new law to snuff parties to ensure a successful COP26 and to have found common ground on what is the
out dissent. The deal by two global powers, which have facilitate an outcome that is both ambitious biggest challenge humanity faces today,” said
been divided by a raft of diplomatic disputes and balanced.” European Union climate policy chief Frans
China imposed the national security law on other issues, sends a powerful message to Timmermans, adding: “It certainly helps us
on the city last year in response to massive delegations at COP26, including producers of The joint declaration said China, home to here at COP26 to come to an agreement.”
democracy protests, a move that has half the world’s coal-fired plants, would begin
brought mainland-style speech curbs to the phasing out its coal consumption from 2026 Institute for Governance and Sustainable
once outspoken business hub. and also cut its emissions of methane. Development president Durwood Zaelke said
it was “the breakthrough that should set the
Hong Kong’s first national security trial Observers at the climate talks in Glasgow tone for wrapping an ambitious COP”. – Reuters
took place in July when former waiter Tong had been worried before the announcement
Ying-kit was sentenced to nine years in jail that Chinese President Xi Jinping was not
for terrorism and secession after he rode his
motorbike into police while flying a protest Xi cements status with resolution Train driver sues
flag. after wages docked
BEIJING: Top Communist Party leaders Jinping’s new era of socialism with Chinese
But the latest trial is more of a legal wrapped up a key meeting here yesterday by characteristics,” the document read. TOKYO: A Japanese train driver is suing his
weathervane because – much like the vast passing an important resolution on the party’s employer after his wages were docked by
majority of upcoming national security trials past, which will cement President Xi Jinping’s This year’s plenum paves the way for the ¥56 yen (RM2) over a minute-long delay to
– the offences do not involve a violent act legacy in Chinese history books. 20th party congress next autumn, at which Xi is the country’s famously punctual rail system.
and revolve instead around what someone widely expected to be handed a third term in
has said. Xi, the uncontested leader of the world’s office, securing his position as China’s most The driver filed the suit against the West
most populous nation, has been heading a powerful leader since Mao Zedong. Japan Railway earlier this year after it fined
Stanley Chan, one of the judges specially pivotal plenary of the ruling party’s top figures him for a work mix-up in June last year
chosen by the government to try national since Monday in the Chinese capital. Analysts say the resolution will help Xi shore which caused the delay, the Yomiuri
security cases, said Ma’s offence was no less up his grip on power by setting in stone his Shimbun daily reported.
serious than Tong’s. Some 400 members of the powerful Central vision for China ahead of next year’s congress.
Committee passed China’s resolution on He is seeking ¥2.2 million (RM80,000) in
“It’s hard to guarantee that other people “Major Achievements and Historical Xi’s tenure has been marked by a sprawling damages for mental anguish caused by the
incited by him won’t become another Ma Experience of the Party’s Centennial Struggle”, anti-corruption crackdown, repressive policies ordeal, the report said.
Chun-man. the third ever such resolution in its 100-year in regions like Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong,
history. and an increasingly assertive approach to The driver had been scheduled to move
“Whether he used violence, whether he foreign relations. an empty train to a garage in Okayama
defied the law enforcers, whether his ideas The lengthy report called for upholding “the station in western Japan, but went to the
got others’ recognition – all these are not correct view of party history”, said official news He has also created a leadership cult that wrong platform.
important.” agency Xinhua, adding the party has “written has quashed criticism, stamped out rivals and
the most magnificent epic in the history of the introduced his own political theory, dubbed The mix-up delayed the driver
The slogans Ma is said to have chanted Chinese nation for thousands of years”. “Xi Jinping Thought”, to school students. changeover and meant the train departed
included “liberate Hong Kong, revolution of the station and arrived at the depot a
our times” and “Hong Kong independence, “The Party Central Committee called on the Xinhua this week described Xi as minute later than scheduled.
the only way out”. entire party, the entire army and people of all “undoubtedly the core figure in charting the
ethnic groups to unite more closely around the course of history”. The firm argues it was appropriate to
In a handwritten letter to the court, Ma Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi dock the driver’s wages because no labour
called himself “a man with no dream” who Jinping as the core, to fully implement Xi Like all meetings of China’s secretive top was performed during the mix-up. – AFP
found inspiration last April in pro-democracy leadership, the four-day plenary has been held
rallies at shopping malls. behind closed doors. – AFP

Ma pleaded not guilty to the charges.
“I am not ashamed or regretful of what I
have done,” he wrote. – AFP


BERLIN: Emergency services numbers
went out of operation across Germany
yesterday morning before being
reestablished later in the day, officials
said, with the cause as yet unknown. The
federal office for civil protection and
disaster relief reported disruptions to
the 112 and 110 emergency numbers
used to contact the police, fire brigade
or the ambulance service, between 0330
and 0440 GMT. Several states, including
southwestern Baden-Wuerttemberg
and central Saxony-Anhalt, were
affected by the outage, as well as major
cities Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt and
Cologne. The last of these was also hit by
widespread cuts to electricity, drinking
water and telephone services. – AFP


JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s last
white president Frederik Willem de
Klerk, who negotiated a peaceful
transfer of power to a black-led
government under Nelson Mandela,
died yesterday aged 85 after a battle
with cancer. De Klerk won praise for his
role in scrapping apartheid and shared
the Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela in
1993. In a message of condolence,
President Cyril Ramaphosa paid tribute
to de Klerk’s “vital role” in South Africa’s
transition to democracy. In a statement,
Mandela’s foundation said de Klerk
would “forever be linked to Nelson
Mandela in the annals of South African
history”. – Reuters


BRIEFS MYANMAR REBELS Clashes as migrants try
LOCK DOWN TOWN to force way into Poland

YANGON: A Myanmar ethnic rebel o Russia sends two nuclear-capable bombers to patrol unequivocally condemn the deliberate
group has locked down a town on the Belarusian airspace in show of support for ally escalation of the ongoing hybrid attack by the
porous China border following a Belarusian regime, which is posing serious
Covid-19 spike, as Beijing battles a WARSAW: Migrants stranded inside Belarus – an apparent reference to Belarusian and threats to European security”.
Delta-driven outbreak that has spread threw rocks and branches at Polish border Polish border guards – was a source of concern.
across the country. Almost 2,000 cases guards and used logs to try to break down a “Large groups of people are being gathered
had been detected in the town of Laiza, razor wire fence in new attempts to force their The prospect of sanctions on Belarus is a and transported to the border area, where they
said a spokesman for the Kachin way into the European Union (EU), authorities “crazy idea”, it said. are then forced to illegally cross the border.
Independence Army (KIA) that controls here said yesterday.
swathes of territory bordering China’s Trapped between two borders, the migrants “This increases the possibility of
Yunnan province. The KIA has imposed The EU on Wednesday accused Belarus of have endured freezing weather in makeshift provocations and serious incidents that could
a lockdown on the remote town of mounting a “hybrid attack” on the bloc by camps. also spill over into military domain.”
about 20,000 people since Nov 2 to encouraging thousands of migrants fleeing
contain the outbreak, said Col Hein poverty and war-torn areas to try to cross into Poland has reported at least seven migrant The bloc accuses Belarusian President
Wawm. People are not allowed to enter Poland, and is gearing up to impose new deaths in the months-long crisis and other Alexander Lukashenko of manufacturing the
or leave the town and residents have sanctions on Minsk. migrants have expressed fear they would die. migrant crisis in revenge for earlier sanctions
been ordered to stay home unless after he unleashed a violent crackdown on mass
buying food. – AFP The crisis has sparked a new confrontation None of around 150 migrants gathered near street protests against his rule last year.
between the West and Russia, which dispatched the town of Bialowieza managed to breach the
SPACEX LAUNCHES FOUR two nuclear capable strategic bombers to patrol border, said border guards service spokesman The Belarusian authorities said more than
ASTRONAUTS TO ISS Belarusian airspace on Wednesday in a show of Ewelina Szczepanska, adding there had been 2,000 migrants were at the border.
support for its ally. 468 attempts at illegal crossings on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON: After a series of delays, Lukashenko and Russia have blamed the EU
Elon Musk’s private company SpaceX Belarus said the planes carried out drills for a Neighbouring EU state Lithuania, which like for the migrant crisis and said the bloc was not
launched four astronauts to the second day yesterday. Poland has imposed a state of emergency on the living up to its own humanitarian values by
International Space Station (ISS) on border, also reported new attempts to breach preventing the migrants from crossing.
Wednesday on the Crew-3 mission. The The Kremlin said Russia had nothing to do the frontier.
orbital outpost is currently operating with tensions on the border and suggested the Large groups of people fleeing conflicts and
with just one Nasa astronaut in the presence of heavily armed people on both sides In a joint statement yesterday, the defence poverty in the Middle East and elsewhere
American segment to welcome the ministers of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia said started flying to Minsk this spring.
incoming crew, after the astronauts of they saw the crisis as “very alarming, and
the earlier Crew-2 mission splashed They then travel to the border with EU
down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. members Poland, Lithuania or Latvia by taxi,
Crew-3’s Raja Chari, Kayla Barron and bus or cars provided by human smugglers and
Tom Marshburn of the United States try to cross. – Reuters
and Matthias Maurer of Germany
blasted off aboard a Crew Dragon
capsule fixed to a Falcon 9 rocket at
9.03pm local time from the Kennedy
Space Centre in Florida. – AFP

Afghanistan ‘at brink
of economic collapse’

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan is “at the brink of
economic collapse” and the international
community must urgently resume funding and
provide humanitarian assistance, Pakistan’s
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi
warned yesterday at a meeting here with US,
Chinese, Russian and Taliban diplomats.

“Today, Afghanistan stands at the brink of an
economic collapse,” the minister said at the
“troika plus” meeting, adding that any further
downward slide would “severely limit” the new
Taliban government’s ability to run the country.

“It is, therefore, imperative for the
international community to buttress provision
of humanitarian assistance on an urgent basis.”

That included enabling Afghanistan to
access funds frozen by Western donors since the
Taliban took control of the country, he said.

Doing so would also benefit Western
countries, he later told state media.

“If you think that you are far, Europe is safe
and those areas you imagine will not be affected
by terrorism, don’t forget the history. We don’t
want to repeat past mistakes.” – AFP

Revellers celebrating the start of the carnival season in Cologne yesterday. Due to a surge in Covid-19 cases, the German city has restricted events to Meghan apologises
vaccinated and recovered people. – AFPPIX for misleading court

LONDON: Meghan Markle has apologised to a
UK court after admitting being involved in a
Spain spared European coronavirus surge favourable biography of her tenure as a frontline
royal, despite having previously denied it.
The apology came as part of the Associated
MADRID: With the highest Covid-19 vulnerable, elderly people who have received Covid vaccines appears to wane over time and Newspapers group’s appeal against a High Court
vaccination rate of Europe’s big nations, Spain the jab. the risk posed from new variants means ruling that it breached her privacy, by publishing
has been spared the surge in infections seen infections will likely rise. parts of a letter she wrote to her father.
across the continent but experts warn the More than 99% of those over the age of 70 As part of its case at the Court of Appeal, the
country remains vulnerable to the virus. are fully vaccinated in Spain. “These three factors are a very good publisher said Meghan’s former
breeding ground for the coronavirus,” said communications adviser Jason Knauf provided
Spain, one of the nations hit earliest and The lack of vaccine hesitancy, combined Comas, adding that Spain was “entering a very information to the authors of Finding Freedom.
hardest by the pandemic, now has one of the with an inoculation programme that worked critical moment”. But Knauf said in a witness statement that
lowest infection rates in Europe – just 63 cases through age groups, beginning with the oldest, the best-selling book was “discussed on a
per 100,000 people reported in the past 14 yielded good results, said Biomedicine “Spain is in a good position now but it does routine basis” and “directly with the duchess
days. Institute of Valencia researcher Inaki Comas. not mean that it has already reached a point multiple times in person and over e-mail”.
where it will not go back,” said health sciences In a witness statement made public on
The rate is twice as high in Italy, about six Spain’s milder climate has also helped to expert Salvador Macip, who has written a book Wednesday, Meghan apologised for misleading
times higher in Germany and Poland and 12 prevent the spread of the virus as it favours called The Great Modern Plagues. the court about whether she had provided
times higher in Britain, according to an AFP outdoor gatherings on patios instead of details to Knauf to pass on to the authors.
tally based on official figures. indoors, he said. The University of Washington’s Institute for “I accept that Mr Knauf did provide some
Health Metrics and Evaluation predicts Spain information to the authors for the book and that
About 79% of Spain’s entire population is And while limits on the size of social will see a rise in infections during the second he did so with my knowledge.
fully vaccinated, compared to just 67% in gatherings were scrapped in Spain over a half of this month, and soar in December “I apologise for the fact that I had not
Britain and Germany. month ago and nightlife allowed to fully before peaking at the end of the year. remembered these exchanges at the time.” – AFP
restart, face masks are still required indoors
While the vaccination rate is only several and in public places. “Infection rates may be high but if people
percentage points higher than France’s and are vaccinated and do not get seriously sick, it
Italy’s, Spain has a much higher percentage of But experts warn that the arrival of colder is not a problem,” said Comas. – AFP
weather, the fact that protection provided by


Fast track Anti-Party Hopping law
IF there is anything that should be
given top priority in the nation’s Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, dubbed “The proposed the Sabah election at the time, government, both at the Federal and
affairs now, it is that of enacting the paramount chief of Sabah’s law must be although necessary by law, sparked most state governments, with a
the Anti-Party Hopping law. The majority Kadazan community, was designed to deep concerns among everyone two-thirds majority as in the past.
earlier this is done, the better, and re-elected for another term but yet outlaw anti-party (except the party hoppers) of further
everyone can heave a huge sigh of failed to form the government. hopping. If it is spikes in Covid-19 infections. It was The rakyat can only hope that there
relief of not having to go through not consistent held anyway and the incumbent Parti is no more Malacca-like stunts to be
further political turmoils that have Several of its newly-elected with the Federal Warisan was defeated. What followed pulled by the Yang Berhormats from
actually cost a lot of damage both lawmakers crossed over to the losing Constitution, then was thousands of new Covid-19 both sides of the political divide that
financially and socially. Barisan Nasional coalition and it is incumbent clusters appeared, causing panic, will lead to more instability or
subsequently a new terminology – for all lawmakers anxiety and sleepless nights to the worsening the political pandemic, as
The latest example is the state political frog – was added to the to support the already overworked Health Ministry some would call it.
election in Malacca, where voters are political landscape. This political frog necessary frontliners and its leadership. May I
going to the polls on Nov 20 amidst the culture was “exported” to Peninsular amendments to repeat here, if only we had the Are we still a long way off from
ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, just Malaysia when the Perak state facilitate the Anti-Party Hopping law. enacting this much-needed Anti-Party
because of the actions of four state government, made up of PKR, DAP passage of the Hopping law? Law Minister Datuk Seri
assemblymen. They withdrew their and PAS in 2008 that toppled the Anti-Party But all this pales in comparison to Wan Junaidi told me that the proposed
support for the previous Umno-led Barisan Nasional, collapsed after only Hopping law. what happened at the national or Anti-Party Hopping Bill is still a “work
state government to cause its downfall 11 months in office. Anything short of federal level since the GE14 in 2018. in progress”.
upon losing its majority, following that is like The Pakatan Harapan coalition led by
which the state assembly was And Sabah was the scene of yet going back to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that As he put it: “It is a slow process to
dissolved, thus paving the way for the another damage the non-existent square one. toppled Umno from power for the first teach unprincipled Malaysians to
coming polls. Anti-Party Hopping law has done time in 61 years lost it some 22 months accept the concept of trustworthiness
following the 14th General Election in later following a spate of party and integrity.
This is the first time in the nation’s May 2018. The polls ended with none hoppings. In came the Perikatan
history that a state in mainland of the three coalitions of parties Nasional pact that saw Bersatu “The law is to be designed to give
Malaysia is forced to stage a separate securing a simple majority of 31, and President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin freedom envisaged in the Federal
election at state level from the national again party hopping led to Parti appointed as prime minister in March Constitution, but to teach the elected
or general election, a phenomenon not Warisan Sabah, with the support of last year. representatives to be principled”.
unusual to Sabah and Sarawak. several hoppers, forming the state
government, ending then incumbent Yes, he made history of making it to In my view, the proposed law must
Elections, whether at state or chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman’s the coveted post of prime minister but be designed to outlaw anti-party
national levels, as we all know are 15-year grip on power. he was also the shortest serving prime hopping once and for all. If it is not
expensive affairs and the hundreds of minister, for only 17 months, before consistent with the Federal
millions of hard-earned taxpayers’ Warisan president and Chief several Umno Members of Parliament Constitution, then it is incumbent for
money could have been saved and Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal was withdrew their support. all lawmakers from both sides of the
put to better use if not for party on course to leading the state till the divide to support the necessary
hopping yet again among elected 15th general election due in 2023 but Japan or Italy is notorious for its amendments to facilitate the passage
representatives in our legislatures. his government was cut short by yet rather regular change of prime of the Anti-Party Hopping law.
another series of party hopping last ministers after serving for a fairly brief Anything short of that is like going
Those who have caused such a year while the Covid-19 pandemic was period by the standard of most back to square one.
change of government mid-stream, raging fast and furious. But there was a countries but since 2018, Malaysia
although the electorate gave them the difference this time around. Instead of certainly holds the record. We have At the end of the day, putting an end
mandate to rule for a full five-year just handing over to the Umno-led had four prime ministers in Datuk Seri to party hopping is the ultimate
term, would not have done so if there coalition that triggered the party Najib Razak, Mahathir, Muhyiddin and respect for the people’s mandate,
had been an Anti-Party Hopping law. hopping, Shafie decided on seeking a in August, the most surprising of them otherwise what is the the purpose of
fresh mandate through a snap election all, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. elections? It is obvious that an effective
Such a political coup to betray the that was held in September last year. Anti-Party Hopping law is the
people’s mandate started in Sabah in After GE14 in 2018, there is no only vaccine that can cure our
1994 when Parti Bersatu Sabah led by To refresh our memories, holding longer the luxury of the ruling political pandemic.

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COMMENT by Dr Rais Hussin and Dr Margarita Peredaryenko

Time for paradigm shift in public administration

THE primary role of public administration government’s ability to maximise societal So at the planning stage, this is the way before have this level of evidence and
is to maximise the value of every dime benefits for every dime spent is at the to ensure that science and data drive statistical analysis served as a foundation
spent to achieve the high goal of preserving, backbone of citizens’ willingness to pay policymaking. Furthermore, this is the way for a budget not only in New Zealand but
developing and enhancing human lives in higher taxes. As a result, the citizenry to set crystal clear and realistic key worldwide.
the context of inter-generational continuity. enjoys high quality free public services, performance indicators to guide
generous social welfare programmes, implementation, evaluation, continuous Notably, the IOOI model is also widely
However, in third world countries, there guaranteed pension payments and other reflection, learning and adaptation. practised in the corporate world to outpace
is a serious “missing middle” between the societal benefits. competition that nowadays is just one
high goal of nation building and how the When progress along the IOOI pathway mouse-click or even finger-tap away. There,
government and government-related One of the secret ingredients to this is continuously disclosed to the public, this the resources are scarce and every jota is to
agencies spend the peoples’ money. success is the broad deployment of the is also the way to build public trust and maximise the value to customers.
theory of change (ToC), also known as the cooperation. Also, there is no way to
The typical third-world approach is as input-output-outcome-impact (IOOI) ensure complementarity, cohesion and Meanwhile, third-world public
follows: model, as the cornerstone of thoughtful continuity between individual intervention administration mentality says “money is
planning, effective implementation, sound programmes and plans other than through there to [be] spent frivolously” while
In a compressed time frame, the evaluation, radical transparency and science and data-backed if-then links. customers (citizens) have nowhere to go.
government ministries and stakeholders, fruitful inter-ministry and inter-agency However, the brain drain phenomenon that
comprised mainly of their agencies, will collaboration in public administration. And above all, this is the only way to plagues and continues destroying third
develop an ostensibly inclusive plan that finally start breaching the wide gap world economies suggests otherwise.
comes with the budget. Note that the The IOOI framework is straightforward between interventions and real societal
budget must be spent within a stipulated and powerful. It represents a impacts in third world countries and Therefore, there is now a fierce urgency
period. Otherwise, it will be rolled up and diagrammatical depiction of the causal closing the door for a “speed-to-spend” to put the IOOI paradigm in practice in
probably cut for the next period. This, in the pathway between four levels of mentality among public administration and public administration. There is absolutely
absence of proper check and balance measurement: Input, output, outcome and civil servants. no time to protract instilling the
structures, incentivises public servants to impact. mechanisms of prudence and
speed to spend (usually in the last quarter Such countries as Holland, Netherlands, accountability when Covid-19 has pushed
of the budget period). The idea is to start with the high-end Finland and Norway widely practice IOOI our development to at least five years back.
long-term goal – usually those beneficial methodology in their public administration And now is the time to ensure that each
Again, there is no check and balance, societal changes or transformations we to optimise people’s money for genuine dime borrowed contributes to beneficial
and lavish expenditures attributed to the want to see – and then work backwards to nation-building. Therefore, it comes as no societal changes and growth going beyond
claimed outcomes such as numerous identify necessary preconditions. This will surprise that, for example, the Norway shuffling the gross domestic product
events or outreach programmes, are very lead to multiple levels of measurement Sovereign Wealth fund is often cited for its numbers for generations to come.
vaguely associated with the visions and linked through logical relationships: If we exemplary performance, high level of
missions that only read well (on paper or commit A inputs to produce B outputs, then accountability, radical transparency, With that, it is a great hope that the 12th
the wall). This “speed-to-spend” mentality we will have C outcomes, which then investment merit, high returns and savings Malaysia Plan has incorporated the IOOI
begotten by the “input-output” paradigm, should ultimately contribute to D impacts. for the citizenry. model, and if not, it can still be introduced
omnipresent in third world countries, given the fact that, according to authorities,
procreates malfeasance, numerous Now, why is this framework called the The New Zealand government the plan is fluid and dynamic, and subject
leakages, corruption, alongside myopia and “Theory of Change”? Because by introducing the “well-being budget” in to change as we go along.
inconsistency in public policymaking and, assembling it, you are essentially building a 2019 is another example of policy
therefore, hurts the lives of the rakyat “theory” or a conceptual model explaining innovation inspired by the IOOI paradigm. Rais Hussin and Margarita Peredaryenko
directly through low industrial why the societal change should occur. And, The well-being budget framework are part of the research team at EMIR
development and poor quality of life. importantly, each of these “if-then” encompasses 60 indicators of quality of life Research, an independent think tank
between the subsequent outcomes and beyond economic indicators, which serve focused on strategic
A marked contrast to this stands the preconditions must be backed by a sound as concrete measures of outcome and policy recommendations based on
Scandinavian or Nordic model of robust rationale and scientific data, like a line impact. And, according to New Zealand rigorous research.
public administration. In these countries, running through and tying it all together. Finance Minister Grant Robertson, never Comments: [email protected]
the highest degree of trust in the


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o Get your adrenaline pumping with these power-packed MMA movies

█ BY MARINA MUHTAR teacher, is struggling financially and possessing drugs. The set-up was
decides to participate in the arranged by a Russian gangster,
AFTER being around for over championship to save his family. Gaga, and his manager, Phil, so that
a decade, Mixed Martial he could fight the prison champion,
Arts (MMA) has become a The two brothers are forced to Uri Boyka, whose undefeated streak
household name. Although confront each other as well as the has affected illegal betting, and made
MMA is known as a more aggressive forces that tore them apart, and the Gaga lose a lot of money.
forms of the combat sports category, winner takes it all.
it hasn’t hindered people from falling Phil goes along with the plan
in love with it. thinking it would make them rich.
Meanwhile, Chambers won’t be
The love for MMA skyrocketed fighting for a title this time around,
after the Ultimate Fighting but instead he will be fighting for his
Championship (UFC) – an life.
organisation for MMA – was
founded, and the evolution of the
sport began afterwards.

Certainly, this has led to a surge in
popularity within the mainstream
media. The appreciation and love for
this sport has even been depicted in
various movies and television series.
If you’re an MMA enthusiast, here is
a list of movies for you to enjoy the
technicalities of the ground match!

0 Sangkar 0 Creed 0 Blood and Bone soldier, Frank Dux receives an as he is considered AWOL.
Directed by award-winning local Serving as a sequel and spin-off to This pulse-pounding movie tells the invitation to the Kumite by his former Frank eludes the army and
director Kabir Bhatia, Sangkar takes the Rocky franchise, Creed tells the story of an ex-convict, Isaiah Bone teacher.
us on a journey following two MMA story of a young man named Adonis who embarks on a journey to Los spends most of his time training with
fighters, Adam and Johan. Coming Creed, following the footsteps of his Angeles to fulfil his promise to a The Kumite is a secret martial arts Tanaka for a deadly tournament.
from impoverished families, the two late father, world heavyweight fallen friend. competition where only the world’s
friends turn into foes after a fierce champion Apollo Creed. Adonis best fighters are invited. As he advances, Frank may have
competition. never had the chance to meet his Bone is lured into the suspicious to face the reigning champion,
father, who died before he was born, world of underground martial arts When Frank arrives in Hong Chong Li, who has killed a few
When the fight ends with Johan and of course, the fighting spirit runs fighting and instantly finds himself in Kong, the US army is right on his tail fighters. Will Frank survive?
being severely injured, Adam in the family. a conflict with the brutal gang boss
attempts to atone for his previous who leads the ‘sport.’
actions. Adonis then decides to look for
Rocky Balboa, now a retired champ, When Bone defeats the existing
Adam tries to assist in any way to train him. Although Rocky insisted champion, the mob boss wants him
that he can, by participating in that he is out of the industry for good, to participate in a series of high
underground fights for financial gain he sees the same strength and stakes international matches.
and choosing to share his winnings determination that Apollo possessed
with Johan’s family. in Adonis, and decides to mentor Bone turns him down, and this
him as he fights against a deadly leads to an explosive face-off
Meanwhile, Johan is facing his rival. Adonis’s journey as a fighter between two powerful opponents
own struggles as well, and tries to continues in Creed II. with everything at stake.
push through for the sake of his 0 Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing 0 Bloodsport
family. The former undefeated heavyweight Of course, we can never leave out the
Warrior champion boxer, George ‘The classics. A martial arts-trained US
0 Warrior tells the story of an ex- Iceman’ Chambers, gets arrested in
Marine named Tommy Conlon who Russia after he is falsely accused of
returns to his home in Pittsburgh, for
an upcoming championship in
Atlantic City.

To prepare for the fight, Tommy
enlists his father, a recovering
alcoholic, to be his trainer. On the
other hand, his estranged brother,
Brendan, an ex-MMA fighter, who
now works as a public-school

Buzz S3


o Tiger’s annual street
food event returns
with a virtual twist

TIGER BEER has always This drop is available on a first- Tiger Coins when they take a another, festivalgoers will also get to Meanwhile at convenience stores,
championed local street come-first-served basis for fans screenshot of their outfit of the day enjoy RM30 off a minimum spend of fans can get foodpanda vouchers
food culture. The roots of residing in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, within the virtual world and share it RM160 on Tiger Beer or Tiger Crystal, worth RM2 each when they purchase
Malaysia’s No. 1 Beer go Penang, Johor Bahru and Ipoh. on their social media platforms. excluding bundle deals, with the use three cans of Tiger products.
back to being a brand born and of the promo code STREETFOOD30.
raised on the streets of Asia, making The other limited-edition Other ways to earn Tiger Coins are Even more exclusive promotions can Those who order from selected
it the beer of choice to pair with bold merchandise will be available for by playing the exciting Street Food be found at participating local street food
street food flavours. As a progressive anyone at the virtual festival to Dash and Streetwear Hunt games at vendors on foodpanda will enjoy
brand, Tiger is dedicated to hyping purchase at the Hype Store within the the festival. There are many other attractive RM2 off their purchases of big bottles
up fans’ street food experience by virtual world, which will also promotions available for fans outside of Tiger products as well.
continually introducing new and showcase one brand each week for The avatars of local content of the virtual festival too. They can
innovative features. fans to make their purchases. creators Lizz Chloe and Joshua purchase two 6-can packs or a carton Tiger Beer marketing manager
Michael will also be there to host of Tiger Beer or Tiger Crystal at Joyce Lim said: “The previous Tiger
For instance, this year’s Street Festivalgoers can also dress up festivalgoers and bring them through hypermarkets and supermarkets to Street Food Virtual Festival garnered
Food Virtual Festival will allow fans their Hypefeast avatars with the mechanics of the games. get RM5 and RM10 foodpanda an over 101,000 total unique visitors
to participate in the fun from the exclusive streetwear from the vouchers respectively. and together, we helped 88 various
comfort of their own homes. Taking Xclusive Store, and earn even more Besides exploring the virtual local street food vendors gain the
place entirely online, the Tiger Street streets and interacting with one recognition they deserved.
Food Virtual Festival launched
yesterday and will continue for six “This year, we have made the
weeks on every Thursday, Friday, festival bigger by expanding into
Saturday and Sunday only, from more cities so fans can immerse
11am until 9pm. themselves in the virtual world
where street food and streetwear
Instead of having to visit a cultures collide.
physical venue, festivalgoers can log
in to the specially-designed “We hope the 6-week-long
Hypefeast microsite to enjoy festivities will bring something fresh
selections from over 100 street to the table for our fans so they can
vendors that serve both classic and Xperience the Xtraordinary.”
innovative street food dishes, which
can be ordered for delivery, along Fans can be part of the Tiger Street
with ice-cold Tiger Beer and Tiger Food Virtual Festival by signing up at
Crystal., and also
earn one free can of Tiger Crystal,
Festivalgoers can even create while stocks last.
their own custom avatar to walk
around the virtual festival grounds, This event and all other
exploring all the available selections. promotions are open to non-
Muslims aged 21 and above only. For
Another unique highlight at the more information about Tiger Beer
virtual festival are the Tiger Coins – and Tiger Crystal, visit
fans can easily earn these coins or
when they take part in fun games follow @tigerbeermy on Instagram.
and activities, and even from their
food and beer purchases.

The Tiger Coins can then be used
to redeem vouchers to purchase
even more dishes, beers, and
exclusive merchandise.

Take note that while fans from all
over the country can attend the
festival online, food deliveries are
only available for those residing in
Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang,
Ipoh, and Johor Bahru, as long as
they are within 10km radius from the

Tiger is also pairing street food
with an integral part of street culture
– streetwear. The local streetwear
scene has always been a way for
people to express themselves and is
influenced by the many ways of life
here, just like the street food flavours.

Tiger has partnered with
renowned local streetwear brands to
curate two limited-edition
streetwear apparels each from
famous names such as EK Collective,
TNT Co, The Swagger Salon,
Eversince, Pestle & Mortar, and

One of the two streetwear
merchandise will also be included in
the Hypefeast Drop, which will come
with the street food dish that inspired
the exclusive apparel, as well as a
Tiger Beer and a Tiger Crystal.

S4 Buzz


Askar Askarov is one of the world’s finest fighters. – FIRSTSPORTZ Islam o Meet the seven men who
Magomed Ankalaev is currently on a seven match unbeaten run. – MMAFIGHTING Makhachev brutal and grueling
delivering a kick
to his Shalrous. Although Khabib’s striking skills were
opponent. – still unrefined during the match, it was his
MEDIAREFEREE control of the grappling art that garnered
█ BY MARINA MUHTAR attention. He ended his first debut by knocking
down Shalrous via submission in the third
THE founding of the Ultimate Fighting round.
Championship (UFC) has paved the way
for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) to gain Eventually, he learned to employ the
greater popularity, especially after its techniques that defined his career. Khabib
first event that took place in 1993. continued to make history when he became the
undisputed lightweight champion of the world in
Today, MMA is known widely as the fastest 2018, with the longest winning streak. Adding to
growing sport in the world due to its ongoing his success, he surpassed Jon Jones as the No.1
ground fight matches that are streamed live on pound-for-pound fighter in UFC rankings after
ESPN+ for television audiences. he capped off Justin Gaethje in the UFC 254 main
event again, via submission in the second round.
Thus, it is no surprise to see the acceptance of
this full-contact combat sport blossom The UFC legend however announced his
worldwide and continue to rise phenomenally. retirement after he managed to maintain his
Its growing popularity is also influenced by its undefeated record (29-0) against Gaethje in
presence on social media. October 2020.
0 Islam Mackachev
Often, fans around the world take to social Another rising Muslim fighter is Islam
media to share their thoughts and opinions, and Ramazanovich Makhachev, who is said to be the
react to the ongoing matches. As the number of next Khabib. Currently ranked 5th in the world,
viewers increases, the fighters get more exposure the top-ranked fighters in the lightweight
as well. Consequently, MMA has turned into a division are said to avoid getting into the same
cultural melting pot. octagon with Islam due to his first-class fighting
skills. He made his successful debut appearance
UFC has now become a more diverse in M-1 Global where he fought against Tengis
organisation compared to the older days. Most of Khuchua in 2011.
its fighters now come from different parts of the
world. To illustrate, its current champions Throughout his career, Islam only
include fighters from Nigeria, Mexico,
Cameroon, and Brazil. With its diverse stable of
fighters, UFC has successfully made its way into
the international market.

Unbeknownst to many, UFC also has several
Muslim fighters.
0 Khabib Nurmagomedov
Of course, ‘The Eagle’ is no stranger to many.
Born in Dagestan Republic, Russia, Khabib
Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov is the first
Muslim to win a UFC title. This retired
undefeated champion stands among the elite
fighters who are easily recognised by their first

The 33-year-old rise to fame began when he
entered the octagon to square off against Kamal

Amir Albazi (left) locks his
opponent in a triangle
choke. –

Shamil Abdurakhimov is an intimidating presence in the Octagon. – FANSIDED

Buzz S5


Kamaru Usman during his
UFC Championship win. –


o stand tall in one of the most first fight with Colby Covington in 2019. With wins, and just like Islam and Usman, Albazi Alibulatovich Ankalaev is slowly climbing the
g sport in the world three titles at stake, it was said to be one of the experienced only one loss as well when he was light heavyweight rank. After six consecutive
best fights of the year. taken down by Jose Torres during Brave 23: Pride fights, Ankalaev recently extended his winning
experienced one loss when he was capped off by and Honor. streak to seven when he shut out former UFC title
Adriano Martins from Brazil via knockout back in On Nov 7, Usman reunited with Covington in challenger Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 267.
2015. After the rough fight, the Russian redeemed the octagon for UFC 268 and has now dropped Albazi’s last square off was against Zhalgas
himself in a match against Gleison Tibau in 2018 the American fighter twice by unanimous Zhumagulov in UFC 257 in January 2021 and he With the victory, he moved up to No.6 in the
where he cashed in a technical knockout (TKO) decision to retain his title. is now planning to become the first fighter to UFC’s Light Heavyweight ranking. Standing six-
in just 57 seconds. With guidance from Khabib, it 0 Amir Albazi bring the UFC title to Iraq. foot-three, the rising star has showcased an
is no surprise to see Islam succeed in another Hailing from Baghdad, Iraq, Amir Albazi made 0 Askar Askarov incredibly diverse skill set throughout his career.
square off during UFC 267 against Dan Hooker his victorious professional MMA debut in 2009 Askar Askarov, one of the finest fighters, With more to come, Ankalaev is now aiming to
that was recently held. and earned his second professional MMA win in kickstarted his professional MMA career in claim the light heavyweight division title.
the same year. The 28-year-old is an expert in Russia when he faced off Shamil Amirov in July 0 Shamil Abdurakhimov
0 Kamaru Usman both Bellator MMA and Brave Combat 2013. ‘Bullet,’ who was born deaf, has won a gold Ranked 8th in the UFC heavyweight ranking,
Next on the list is a Nigerian-American Federation (CF) promotions. medal for his native Russia in freestyle wrestling ‘Abrek’ is known for delivering the best action-
professional MMA artist, Kamarudeen at the 2017 Deaflympics. packed matches. Before he signed his contract
‘Kamaru’ Usman. This Welterweight Most of Albazi’s finishes are through with UFC, the 40-year-old participated in Abu
champion is currently ranked 1st in UFC’s submissions, and he is known for Ranked 2nd in UFC’s flyweight division, the Dhabi Fighting Championship (ADFC) in 2010
Men’s Pound-For-Pound with 20 MMA executing successful 29-year-old stretched his winning streak to 14-0-
record wins and one loss. Born into a takedowns and has a 1 in professional MMA, with seven where he won three matches via
Muslim family, the 34-year-old migrated very competent submission victories and four unanimous decision and TKO,
to the U.S when he was eight years old and striking defence. knockouts. respectively.
became a wrestler. In 2020, his His last victory in ADFC
Also known as the ‘The Nigerian hard work Askarov made his UFC debut earned him an ADFC
Nightmare,’ Usman has become one and passion in 2019 against the current belt and one million
of the most powerful champions in have all paid UFC’s Flyweight Champion, dirhams (RM 1.1
UFC history. He ripped through the off when he Brandon Moreno, or ‘The million).
welterweight ranks to claim the title, successfully Assassin Baby’ which Since his UFC
and defended it several times before he submitted ended in a draw. debut in 2016,
became one of the club’s top strikers. Malcolm Abdurakhimov has
Usman made Gordon with Following his debut, gained nine wins
headlines a rare triangle the freestyle wrestler has via knockout and
during choke finish put on three four wins via
his in the first continuous submission. To date,
round. performances he has a
Also against Tim Elliot, professional fight
nicknamed ‘The Alexandre Pantoja, record of 20
Prince’, he is now and Joe Benavidez wins, six losses,
ranked 13th in the where he dominated and zero draws.
flyweight all three matches and The six-foot-three
division showcased a variety of fighter is now set to
with skills in every aspect of meet Tom Aspinall in
14 the game. the octagon for UFC’s
0 Magomed Ankalaev event on March 19
Another Russian pro- next year.
MMA artist, Magomed

Khabib Nurmagomedov ( on left) is
known to be one of the best strikers

in the world. – DAILYSABAH



NONVEOMVBEEMRB2E3,R201128, 2021 by

City Hatchback arrives!
HONDA Malaysia on Tuesday efficiency for a hatchback body type. brake with a lift and push of
announced that the highly For an exclusive appearance, the RS- a button is exclusively available
anticipated sporty and stylish all-new in the RS e:HEV.
City Hatchback is now open for specced e:HEV sports a high-gloss piano black
bookings at all Honda dealerships nationwide. front grill, black solid wing and gloss black door Developed by Honda to meet the
mirrors, for a two-toned colour expression. objective of “Safety for Everyone”, the new
Presented as “A Step Above” in its segment, hatchback is the first in its segment to offer the
the hatchback sports a new form factor with its It will also feature RS-exclusive shape in the most complete package of Next Generation
unique values in a stylish hatchback body type. areas of lower grill, foglamp garnish and rear Advanced Safety Technology – the Honda
bumper. The rear bumper is specifically Sensing.
Conceptualised to be an “energetic” designed for hatchback and equipped with a
hatchback, the new model was developed sophisticated diffuser, making the rear look Its advanced safety
through a combination of cutting-edge styling lighter with an “active and young” impression. system utilises
with a sporty feel and it will be front wide view
officially launched before the end of The exterior of RS e:HEV and V camera to
the year. variants will receive LED better
headlamps with LED daytime recognise
The company says the all-new running lights, LED front foglamps, road
City Hatchback has the best-in- LED rear combi lights and 16-inch boundaries
class torque performance as well as alloy rims. during day
advanced technological features. and night driving
A much-coveted and popular conditions. The
It will be offered in two feature synonymous with the Jazz Honda Sensing driver
powertrains – e:HEV and Petrol. that is now made available in the assistance safety systems in the
The former is powered by 1.5-litre new hatchback is the four-mode new City Hatchback RS e:HEV
Sports intelligent Multi-Mode Ultra Seats. This practical and are adaptive cruise control,
Drive (i-MMD) powertrain that versatile first-in-class feature allows collision mitigation braking
delivers a powerful and immediate the rear seats to be folded flat or system, forward collision
response through two electric flipped up in four configuration warning, lane keep assist
motors for effortless drivability and modes – Utility, Long, Tall and system, road departure
efficiency. Refresh, to suit different needs of mitigation, lane departure
storage space by maximising the rear warning and auto high
The e:HEV features Honda’s unique space creatively when transporting items. beam.
hybrid system, that seamlessly combines the Another advanced and first-in-segment
benefits of petrol engines and electric motors to feature is the remote engine start (RS e:HEV An additional segment
provide fuel efficiency and power. The and V variants), which provides added first safety feature in the new
advanced powertrain delivers 107.5hp and convenience, enabling the driver to remotely hatchback is the Honda
segment-revolutionary 253Nm torque that is activate the engine and air-conditioning before LaneWatch (RS e:HEV and V), a
equivalent to a D-segment engine torque entering the car. camera-based advanced safety
performance. The rear air conditioning ventilation technology which reduces blind spots by
provides added comfort and convenience for providing real-time visual in the infotainment
Meanwhile, the Petrol variant is equipped the rear seat passengers, in addition to the system when left turn signal is activated or
with 1.5-litre DOHC i-VTEC powertrain electric parking brake feature that enables the LaneWatch button is pressed.
producing highest-in-class 119hp and a driver to activate and deactivate the parking
maximum torque of 145Nm, offering an ideal
balance of exciting performance and fuel

New Myvi open for booking

PERODUA’s third generation Myvi is getting “We have also increased the fuel efficiency of
an upgrade as its flagship model will come with the new Myvi as it can now go up to 22.2km per
upgraded technology, enhanced intelligent litre (tested on the 1.3L variant) from 21.1km
safety features, improved fuel economy, sporty per litre previously,” Zainal said.
new looks and a new colour (terms apply).
The AV, H, X and one of the G variants will
“These changes represent our efforts to meet have the latest Perodua Smart Drive Assist
our customers’ growing expectations while at (PSDA) system, which was designed with the
the same time offer greater value by introducing safety of the driver and pedestrian in mind.
the Next Standard for Malaysia’s most accepted
model, the Perodua Myvi,” Perodua president The upgraded Myvi is also introducing a new
and CEO Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad said. colour, Cranberry Red, which is only available
for the AV variant.
The new Myvi variants include the 1.5L AV
(Advance) variant, 1.5L H variant, a 1.5L X Other colours include Ivory White, Glittering
variant as well as two 1.3L G variants. Silver, Lava Red (not available for the AV),
Granite Grey, and Electric Blue.
All variants only come in automatic
transmission as Perodua has discontinued the The price range is from RM45,700 to
manual transmission from its line-up. RM58,800 (for Peninsular Malaysia and without

Out & About theSun on friday 7
NOVEMBER 12, 2021

Kona EV coming this month Extra rewarding
HYUNDAI-SIME Darby Motors (HSDM) has road trip with Shell
confirmed the launch of the Hyundai Kona Charging the lithium-ion polymer battery the EV a more sophisticated character.
Electric this month, Hyundai’s first all-electric from 10% to 80% only takes about 47 minutes The signature claddings have been refined SHELL Malaysia is rewarding RM5
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Malaysia. and now in body colour, thus emphasising the BonusLink points collected at Shell
The Kona Electric features an optional model’s width and stance. Low, U-shaped skid stations nationwide, throughout this
The EV will be available in two different 11kW three-phase on board charger. This plate and new DRL design also improve the month and December.
zero-emissions battery electric powertrains – a allows for significantly shorter charging times EV’s styling.
long-range version powered by a 64kWh using public three-phase AC charging stations The “Every Little Point Counts”
battery with a maximum range of 484km and a or with a private compatible wall box at home. The interior features a progressive design campaign started on Nov 8 and ends
39.2kWh battery basic version with a driving with a new horizontal layout and new ambient on Dec 31.
range of 305km (Worldwide Harmonised Light Drivers also have the option of charging lighting technology in the foot area. Ambient
Vehicle Test [WLTP]) with a single charge. their car at a compatible regular household lighting illuminates the passenger and driver Customers can accelerate their
power socket using the in-cable control box. side footwell, emphasising the lifestyle BonusLink Point collection by getting
Pricing is estimated to start under character of the vehicle. their must-have road trip necessities
RM150,000 for the basic model with import The Kona Electric is now even more at Shell stations.
and excise duty exemptions. This follows the recognisable with new bold exterior design The EV is now open for booking via
Budget 2022 announcement last Friday on the updates. Among them are new bumpers, Hyundai’s online shopping platform, Cl!ck to Every transaction at Shell stations
adoption of EVs in Malaysia. lamps, wheel design and colours which gives Buy ( earns BonusLink Points, be it for
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that it is fun to drive with full power available with any purchase at the Shell
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HSDM says the Kona Electric offers
outstanding electric performance in terms of Once you have accumulated 200
battery range and top speed. It also features standard BonusLink points, a RM5 e-
fast charging which makes it perfect for long voucher will be sent to you on the
distance drives. Blink app or e-mail registered with
BonusLink and the e-voucher can be
used immediately at Shell stations

With the BonusLink points and e-
voucher collected, you can then
redeem special treats in-store for as
low as 100 points. These include
popular favourites such as Deli2go
Firecracker sausages, miniature
Vanilla Sultana roll, Shell Select
Keropok Ikan, among others.

Takata airbag: MBM
recalls some models

conducting a safety recall of potentially
affected Takata airbag modules from specific
models in compliance with the European
type approval.
New Mitsubishi showroom in Kota Damansara MBM and Daimler AG reassures
customers that all presently produced
Mercedes-Benz passenger cars are no longer
MITSUBISHI Motors Malaysia (MMM), equipped with Takata (or other
together with authorised dealer Millennium manufacturers’) airbags which are based on
Autohaus Sdn Bhd, opened a new 3S Centre ammonium nitrate as their primary
(sales, service and spare parts) in Kota propellant.
Damansara recently. Locally, passenger cars across a variety of
model platforms, including the 169 (A-
With the opening of the showroom (pix), Class), 203, 204 (C-Class), X204 (GLK), 207
there are now 15 Mitsubishi Motors dealer (E-Coupe/ Convertible), 212 (E-Class), 164
outlets within the Klang Valley. The new 3S (ML- and GL-Class), 251 (R-Class), 171
Centre is located at No. 2A-E, Jalan Teknologi (SLK), 197 (SLS AMG) from production
3/1, Pusat Teknologi Sunsuria, Kota period 2004-2016 have been identified as
Damansara, Petaling Jaya. models covered under this programme.
All affected owners can check their
The facility is easily accessible via the New vehicle identification number on the
Klang valley Expressway and is in a prime Mercedes-Benz microsite
location to serve every Mitsubishi customer or by calling the
within the neighbouring areas. company’s customer care centre at 1-800-88-
1133 to confirm if their car has been
With a built-up area of 12,370 square feet, identified for this voluntary monitoring
the 3S Centre presents Mitsubishi Motors’ as establishing more dealerships and 2022. This move will certainly help more programme.
brand identity and works in concert with the upgrading our facility, as well as digitally Malaysians to purchase cars with extra savings MBM urges all affected customers to
global brand message “Drive Your Ambition”. advancing our platforms to provide our and at the same time boost the nation’s contact its Mercedes-Benz authorised
customers with the best shopping experience,” economy through the automotive sector. We dealers, customer care centre or use its
In addition to housing a comfortable said Shinya Ikeda, MMM CEO. would also like to thank our customers for their online booking facility upon the receipt of
customer lounge with WiFi, it can great support and patience towards the the notification to replace the airbag, subject
accommodate three display cars and a fully- “MMM has also achieved highest recorded Mitsubishi Motors brand. We will continue to to parts availability. Customers will also be
equipped service centre, with five service bays. sales in October with 2,041 units of Mitsubishi enrich our customer’s touchpoints, providing updated online and offered a new
Motors vehicles sold. Taking this opportunity, them with more convenience and only the replacement airbag free of charge should
“Congratulations to Millennium Autohaus we are appreciative of the government’s effort best.” their airbag be affected.
for opening a Mitsubishi Motors showroom to extend the sales tax exemption until June
here in the Klang Valley. As business
operations have restored nationwide,
Mitsubishi Motors is placing a lot of emphasis
on enhancing our network development such

8 theSun on friday Out & About
NOVEMBER 12, 2021

█ BY AZLAN RAMLI contributed to the D400’s refinement; in
September Modenas introduced an upgraded by the renowned Italian brand. no fairings to scream and slice through the air. It
DURING a 2017 Modenas trip to get to “D400UG”, that is pretty much the bike I was To those who heard from owners of the old is labelled as a “sports tourer”, after all. Heck, it
know its new collaborator Bajaj Auto hoping it would be. even has a nice, factory-fitted engine guard...
Limited (BAL) in India, my media D400 that their bikes need a bit more speed, this
friends and I took the D400 for a few It had received several technical upgrades, new D400 certainly has it. I can’t remember the Those things and a recommended selling
laps around BAL’s test track and also on a short, such as new inverted fork that replaced the exact top speed I reached with the old D400 price of RM13,997 (excluding insurance and
relatively quiet and bendy stretch of public conventional telescopic fork, a twin-barrel other than it was 160km/h-plus. This new one road tax) make this Dominar D400 worthy of a
road, in Pune, India, but those rides was exhaust system, a 320mm front and 230mm did 170km/h (that’s what its speedometer said, serious consideration.
nowhere near a real-world use of the bike. rear disc brakes paired to a dual-channel ABS, anyway) and I felt it could do another 5km/h, *India-based BAL owns nearly half of Austrian
adjustable Nitrox monoshock absorber and an with steady confidence too. motorcycle and sports car manufacturer KTM
Not a lot could be gleaned from those rides assist and slipper clutch system. AG, in case you’re not aware.
other than the compact sports tourer seemed Keep in mind that this bike is not made for
very promising as an entrant to the Malaysian More stylish than ever, the refreshed D400’s outright speed, being just a single cylinder with
market. Still, the bike looked very good, with now comes in two new colour options, the nice
impressive build quality and decent all-round Savanna Green you see here and Charcoal
fit and finish. Its 373cc engine is based on Black.
KTM’s* brisk-selling Duke 390 after all, so
there’s confidence there for the D400’s potential The fuel tank pad now has a carbon fibre
buyers, on top of BAL’s long experience in two- finishing, as well as the Dominar logo stamped
and three-wheeled vehicles. on its rear seat. The fully-digital LCD
instrument console is complete with
The Dominar D400 did make its debut in speedometer, rev counter, fuel gauge, odometer
Malaysia, in 2018 , retaining the same model and gear position indicator. Its automatic
name. Officially branded as a “national” headlights are of the “LED mosaic” type that is a
motorcycle – with just a couple of tiny lot brighter.
“Modenas” stickers on it saying so – its sub-
RM15,000 pricing made it even more attractive. All those, working together with a more
powerful 39.5hp (an impressive 5hp gain over
And so, the media folks sampled it again; this the old D400) and 35Nm twin-camshaft (single
time for several days. I could feel that it was camshaft in the old D400) engine create a very
slightly rough around the edges, in terms of ride nice package, where we now have a superbly
and handling, plus the single-cylinder, liquid- value-for-money bike that is happy and more
cooled engine could use with a couple more enjoyable nearly anywhere that has tarmac.
horses that would’ve made it a nicer bike. But
that’s just me; many owners who bought the That clutch system is very useful in dense
D400 don’t have much to complaint about it. stop-and-go urban traffic and also when having
Good job, BAL! a bit of fun in the twisties. Braking is the job of
Modenas, BAL and I’m sure feedback from the D400’s ByBre stoppers that work very well. If
countries where the D400 were sold must have you’ve never heard of that brand, it is an
abbreviation of “By Brembo” – a brand
specifically dedicated to small-to-medium
displacement motorcycles and scooters, owned

Sportster S officially launched here
LOCAL importer and distributor of performance characteristics of the outgoing calls.
Harley-Davidson products Didi motorcycle – plus two custom modes The powertrain is a stressed
Resources Sdn Bhd launched the all- for the rider to create a set of
new “sport custom motorcycle”, the performance characteristics to meet member of the chassis, eliminating
Sportster S, last Friday. personal preferences or for special the traditional frame, a design that
Harley-Davidson states that the situations. significantly reduces motorcycle
new bike ushers in a new era of Cornering rider safety weight and results in a very stiff
Sportster performance, designed enhancements, a collection of chassis that contributes to precise
with a taut, lightweight chassis and technologies intended to enhance handling. A welded tubular steel
premium suspension, for a rider confidence during unexpected trellis swingarm features a braced
responsive, intuitive handling on a situations or adverse road conditions, design and stamped X-member to
stylish and powerful ride. are designed to match motorcycle further stiffen the chassis.
An addition to the 2021 Harley- performance to available traction
Davidson motorcycle line, the during acceleration, deceleration The Sportster S model is pre-wired
Sportster S was unveiled on July 14, and braking, in a straight line or while for accessory heated hand grips for
via a global virtual launch. in a turn. added comfort in wet-and-cold
The Sportster S is powered by a All those technology intervention weather and is equipped with two
121hp, 1,250cc “Revolution Max” V- are presented on a round, 4.0-inch- dedicated power points for heated
twin engine and is equipped with a diameter TFT screen, which also riding gear (heated hand grips and lightweight cast aluminium rims, wide-profile tyres and lightweight
host of technologies designed to the displays all instrumentation and heated riding gear/apparel each sold cruise control, proximity-based magnesium engine covers,
enhance the riding experience. supports infotainment generated by separately), plus a USB-C port for security system, all-LED lighting
Three pre-programmed, the rider’s Bluetooth-equipped charging a phone or other device. system, high-mount 2-into-1-into-2 The new Sportster S sells from
selectable ride modes (Sport, Road mobile device and helmet headset, exhaust, slim solo seat inspired by the RM92,900 and is available in Vivid
and Rain) electronically control the including music, incoming and Other standard features include Harley-Davidson XR750 flat tracker, Black, Stone Washed White Pearl and
fully adjustable, premium Showa Midnight Crimson.
front inverted fork and rear
suspension, Brembo brake system,


BRIEFS MEGAH RISE BRINGS BACK Data centres a growing

PETALING JAYA: Designed as a o Large population, sizeable gross national product and rapid and cold storage is student accommodation due
community-centric neighbourhood digitalisation among reasons that attract cloud services to the Covid-19 pandemic, distance learning,
mall, the four-storey retail space located players into the country and remote working,“ Foo cited the survey results
adjacent to Megah Rise is curated as a of REIT investors in the region.
placemaking space in Taman Megah. █ BY JUNE MOH that attract data centre providers and cloud
With 145,000 sq ft net lettable area, an [email protected] services players into the country,“ Foo said In terms of the data centres in the Asia-Pacific,
estimated 100 retail lots will welcome PETALING JAYA: Tech giants such as Alibaba, during the virtual Real Estate Investment Trust Indonesia has been enjoying huge inquiries by
homegrown brands, varied dining Microsoft, and NTT are attracted by Malaysia’s (REIT) webinar “Movers and Shakers in investors in new hyperscale data centres in the
options, a premium grocer, and a low tariff rate over its neighbours in Southeast Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and China – last two years.
communal space. The retail space will Asia in setting up data centres, according to real What to look out for in 2022?” yesterday.
house a multipurpose hall with estate services provider CBRE-WTW group “There were four mega hyperscale data
badminton courts, bringing back a managing director Foo Gee Jen. Foo said data centre and cold storage have centres being searched by (REIT) investors.
beloved community hangout in Taman been named as the most sought-after REIT Meanwhile, Singapore’s disadvantages over its
Megah. The development will also bring “We have a large population of 32 million, a assets moving forward. neighbouring countries in providing date centres
more than 400 parking lots to ease the sizeable gross national product and rapid are space, cost, and energy supply constraints,“
parking difficulties in the area. digitalisation, these are among others reasons “The demand for data centres in the Asia Foo said.
Pacific has grown tremendously over the years.
MIDA, CIDB TO LIFT The least favoured REIT compare to data centres In the same webinar, CIMB Investment Bank
STANDARDS OF managing director and head of real estate
CONSTRUCTION SECTOR Data centres are finance Faez Jumabhoy said security,
physical earthquake-proof, dual grade power supply, and
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian structures or large internet pipes are the primary
Investment Development Authority spaces within requirements when technology companies set
(Mida) and the Construction Industry buildings that up data centres.
Development Board (CIDB) have inked house computer
a memorandum of understanding systems, servers, Contrary to the survey by CBRE-WTW, Faez
(MoU) to promote technology networks, said data centre providers had not expressed
adoption and global best practices applications and interest in opening data centres in Malaysia.
among Malaysian construction data.
industry players in order to raise the “If we had the opportunity of having a dual
standards and competitiveness of the grade power supply and large (underground
sector. “The collaboration will see both internet) pipes in Malaysia. It could house large
parties enhancing the areas of policy numbers of data centres, especially in the Johor
development and advocacy; research region. Currently, the number of data centres in
and development, training, and Malaysia is limited. The issue is that we do not
promotion of Industrialised Building have dual grade supply, it is not about land but
Systems; Industrial Revolution 4.0 and infrastructure,” he said.
Construction Revolution 4.0
technologies; green initiatives and Data centres are physical buildings or spaces
building materials quality; as well as within buildings that house computer systems,
investment promotion in relevant servers, networks, applications and data. Such
sectors,” it said. – Bernama facilities have increasingly been important,
especially in this digital era, and are becoming a
MIEA LAUNCHES VIDEO ON property investment asset class of its own.
Amendments to Housing Development Nippon Paint unveils
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Institute Act to be tabled in Q3 next year improved anti-viral,
of Estate Agents (MIEA) Sabah Branch anti-bacterial coatings
Committee has produced an KUALA LUMPUR: The proposed amendments deducted five%. For example, if the claim is 40%,
educational video for all parties to to the Housing Development (Control and then the buyer will only have to pay 35%. The PETALING JAYA: Nippon Paint Malaysia
adhere to the real estate SOP based on Licensing) Act 1966 (Act 118) is expected to be remaining amount will be made after the project (NPM) this week launched two additional
the National Security Council guidelines tabled in Parliament in the third quarter of 2022 in gets the CCC. anti-viral and anti-bacterial coatings solution
combining real estate practice. “We are an effort to address issues concerning abandoned with improved formula that are proven
grateful that estate agency practice housing projects and prevent such problems in “This is to prevent (the developer) from effective in preventing the spread of
sector has reopened and playing its part the future. making claims that do not match the certified infectious diseases including Covid-19.
to revitalise the economy. Whilst we are work,” he said during the question and answer
excited to resume work, we want to Housing and Local Government Minister session at the Dewan Rakyat yesterday. The coating range includes first, Spot-less
remind our agents to be wary to Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said Plus, a low sheen indoor stain repellent paint
safeguard our clients as well as the real the move to amend the Act was in line with the He was replying to a question from William and second, Vinilex Fresh Plus, a smooth
estate practitioners themselves against country’s housing development direction and the Leong Jee Keen (PH-Selayang) who wanted to matt finishing paint with low odour and good
the spread of Covid-19. The video adoption of the Build-Then-Sell (BTS) concept. know whether the government would adopt the washability properties ideal for interior walls.
highlights the preparations before the BTS 10:90 concept to adress the problem of The products addition will complement the
viewings and handling of the viewing of He said among the proposed amendments is abandoned housing projects. existing VirusGuard mid sheen paint that
a property. the Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) resist mold and fungus growth and providing
payment under Schedule G and H will be more Under the BTS 10:90 concept, buyers are ultra-low VOC, superior washability and
SIME DARBY PROPERTY’S similar to the BTS concept involving an advance required to make a 10% downpayment of the long lasting colours.
ELMINA GREEN FIVE payment of 40%, while the remaining amount is property’s purchase price while the remaining
AND TRILIA FULLY TAKEN UP to be paid after the buyer receives the vacant 90% can be paid when the house is ready. Surfaces we come into contact with on a
possession notice, supported by the Certificate of regular basis can act as a vector of
PETALING JAYA: Sime Darby Property Completion and Compliance (CCC) from the Reezal Merican said with the amendment of transmission for viruses and bacteria. Some
Bhd has achieved 100% take-up rates of developer. the Act, the government is of the view that the bacteria such as E. Coli may persist on
Elmina Green Five (EG5) in the City of adoption of the BTS concept in the country’s real inanimate surfaces for months, while
Elmina and Trilia in Bukit Jelutong, “The payment claim by the developer will be estate industry can be implemented infectious yeasts can survive for weeks. This
Selangor. Sime Darby Property comprehensively after 2023. – Bernama emphasises the importance to disinfect and
continues the momentum of sanitise frequently touched surfaces on a
introducing in-demand products as 136 OCR ventures into industrial development regular basis. Covid-19 virus is also airborne
units of EG5 and 46 units of Trilia homes and able to remain and transmit in the air for
with a combined gross development PETALING JAYA: Integrated property developer five plots of lands with total sales of RM139.1 up to a few hours.
value of RM239 million were snapped OCR Group Bhd has proposed its first venture million. OCR Selayang is expected to materially
up during their respective early bird into industrial development through the improve OCR’s financial performance in the next Formulated with Silver Ion Technology,
previews in late October. Sime Darby acquisition of a 50% stake in OCR Selayang 12 months. the newly improved anti-viral and anti-
Property’s in-house developed Online Industrial Park Sdn Bhd for RM14.1 million, to be bacterial coatings can destroy microbes with
Booking System is the key enabler that satisfied by the issuance of 105 million shares. OCR managing director Billy Ong Kah Hoe high efficacy and proven from lab-test
allows homebuyers to reserve units at said this first industrial land acquisition effectively reports by Antimikrop R&D and Biocidal
their own convenience without having OCR Selayang holds three pieces of freehold diversifies its portfolio, which currently consists of Analysis Laboratory to be 99.9% effective
to step into a sales gallery. industrial lands totalling nearly 600,000 sq ft in residential properties across affordable, mid- against harmful viruses and bacteria on
Selayang, Selangor, of which two pieces will be range and high-end offerings. painted surfaces. The technology inhibits the
THE PARK 2 WELCOMES subdivided into five saleable industrial detached spread of viruses and bacteria through a
ITS FIRST RESIDENTS plots. The group’s role includes the construction “Moreover, the exercise will immediately be three-step approach – destroying the viruses
and establishment of key infrastructure in the earnings-accretive for the group, complementing and bacteria cell wall or membrane making
KUALA LUMPUR: Malton Berhad has industrial park such as roads, drainage, sewerage the new sales and billings from existing projects them non-functional, reducing their
started handing over keys to privileged systems as well as other common facilities to that will be delivered across Klang Valley and reproduction capability, and inhibiting their
owners of The Park 2 Pavilion Bukit Jalil enhance the lands’ readiness for buyers. Pahang in FY2022. These land are located within survival which ultimately causes the death of
where living meets world-class retail immediate vicinity of industrial properties in the viruses and bacteria.
Pavilion Bukit Jalil at their doorstep. As at to-date, OCR Selayang had entered into Selayang including factories and commercial
Despite several lockdowns and conditional sale and purchase agreements for all shop-offices, as well as residential developments.”
movement control orders, Malton has
completed the two residential towers
comprising 709 units of luxury serviced
apartment on schedule. The Park 2
achieved 81% CIBD Malaysia Qlassic
score in workmanship quality, a
testament of Malton’s steadfast
commitment to continuously deliver
quality homes to its homebuyers.

NOVEMBER 12, 2021
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RM m
% RM m RM m

45.2 Institutions 821.9 775.8 46.1

35.7 Retail 948.2 1077.5 -129.3

19.1 Foreign 470.5 387.3 83.2 1.89 107.13 5.25 41.96
100.0 2240.6 2240.6 0.0 1,518.85 6.75 251.85 40.32 171.08 17,452.52 2,924.92
Preliminary stats (excluding trade amendments). For final data, please refer to 3,238.07 3,532.79 29,277.86
Source: Bursa Malaysia 25,247.99

KL MARKET SUMMARY BFood Q1 net profit rises to RM11.63m
NOVEMBER 11, 2021

INDICES CHANGE PETALING JAYA: Berjaya Food Bhd a result of the gradual easing of Covid- easing of restrictions.
FBMEMAS (BFood) posted a net profit of 19 restrictions. BFood declared a first interim dividend
FBMKLCI 11,241.10 -25.30 RM11.63 million for its first Revenue for the period stood at
CONSUMER PRODUCTS 1,518.85 -1.89 quarter ended Sept 30, 2021, a RM187.72 million, a 3.9% increase of 1 sen per share to be paid out on Dec 30,
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS 602.38 -2.10 12.1% improvement from from RM180.72 million previously due 2021.
CONSTRUCTION 200.89 -0.52 RM10.37 million in the to higher same-store-sales growth,
FINANCIAL SERVICES 163.98 -0.89 corresponding quarter of the particularly from Starbucks outlets, The directors expect overall operating
ENERGY 15,118.20 +24.00 previous year, in as business trends results of the group to gradually improve in
TELECOMMUNICATIONS 791.38 -10.60 tandem with towards normalcy the remaining quarters of the financial year
HEALTH CARE 653.05 -1.22 higher revenue as with the gradual as the economy starts to recover with
TRANSPORTATION 2,307.95 -17.70 further lifting of restrictions and the
PROPERTY resumption of interstate and overseas travel.
FBMSHA 896.32 +1.22 Look beyond taxes to
FBMACE 748.49 +4.79
TECHNOLOGY 6,616.09 -13.80
12,233.50 -45.00
6,958.28 +19.70
98.39 -0.77

TURNOVER VALUE boost revenue, govt told
3.020 BIL RM2.240 BIL

5 MOST ACTIVES o Expert suggests harmonising direct and indirect taxes
NOVEMBER 11, 2021 andformulatinglonger-term measures.

STOCK VOL CLSG (sen) +/– (sen) KUALA LUMPUR: Budget 2022 tax (MIER) yesterday.
DNEX 177,129,300 83.0 +2.5 initiatives may not contribute significantly Farah said one of the ways to increase
HSI-CI1 98,603,400 32.0 +3.5 to government revenue and there is a need
XOX 61,616,000 4.0 +0.5 to look for other ways to increase it for the revenue is by harmonising direct and
SCOPE 59,535,700 46.0 +1.5 sustainable economic growth of the indirect taxes and formulating longer-term
PERMAJU 52,601,300 7.0 +0.5 country, according to a tax expert. tax measures.

5 TOP GAINERS Farah Rosley, the president of the “Tax regime measures are necessary to
NOVEMBER 11, 2021 Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and narrow the budget deficit and there may be
Malaysia tax markets leader at Ernst and ways to bring back the goods and services
STOCK VOL CLSG (RM) +/– RM Young Tax Consultants, noted that tax. And how about the shadow economy, There is a need to transform the tax
TOCEAN 559,300 3.75 0.86 government revenue is forecast at around whereby 18% of the Malaysian economy is administration system and framework through
KOBAY 2,274,800 5.88 0.36 RM221 billion in 2021 and RM234 billion in shadowed with revenue sitting in there?” digitalisation and automation, says an expert. –
RAPID 128,700 10.50 0.34 2022. she asked. BERNAMAPIX
MPI 35,400 47.84 0.24 taxation, maybe the net impact would be
KEINHIN 30,586,100 1.13 0.225 “The tax revenue target for 2021 is Farah said there is a need to transform the halved, which would be around RM1.5
RM162 billion, which is 10.3% of the gross tax administration system and framework via billion to RM2 billion.
5 TOP LOSERS domestic product (GDP), of which a big digitalisation and automation.
NOVEMBER 11, 2021 chunk, or about 73% of the government “We must see whether the impact (from
revenue, is from tax. Of that, direct taxes Studies have shown countries, such as this move) would affect Malaysia as an
STOCK VOL CLSG (RM) +/– RM comprise 54% while the balance is from Brazil and Mexico, that pursue tax attractive investment destination,” she
FANG-2XL 200 17.14 0.86 indirect taxes such as the sales and service digitalisation have increased their tax said.
BKAWAN 6,000 21.82 0.52 tax and Customs excise duty. revenue, she noted.
HEIM 37,600 22.10 0.52 Farah also questioned whether Cukai
F&N 79,000 26.64 0.46 “There will be quite a lot of pressure on On the tax proposals in Budget 2022, Makmur, the one-off so-called “prosperity
PETDAG 74,800 20.06 0.44 tax revenue as there is a high reliance on Farah highlighted the removal of tax tax” on corporations which make more than
taxes to fill up government coffers,” she said exemption for foreign-sourced income RM100 million in profit, would result in
EXCHANGE RATES NOVEMBER 11, 2021 at the virtual ‘Economic Chat: Post-Budget effective Jan 1, 2022. them delaying to report a “super profit” and
2022: Towards Recovery’ organised by the push it instead to 2023. – Bernama
Malaysian Institute of Economic Research “This move is expected to contribute
about RM3 billion to government revenue
but if it is netted off against the credit
because there should not be double

Foreign currency Bank sell Bank buy Bank buy Normalisation of interest rates expected after mid-2022

1 US DOLLAR TT/OD TT OD PETALING JAYA: Bank Negara Malaysia Meanwhile it expects exports to remain offsetting robust export performance. The
1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 4.2210 4.0960 4.0860 (BNM) is expected to maintain the in positive territory as they recorded double- brunt of lockdown on the economy is
1 BRUNEI DOLLAR 3.1140 2.9910 2.9750 Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at the current digit growth of 18.4% and 24.7% y-o-y in evident in the steep decline in retail and
1 CANADIAN DOLLAR 3.1190 3.0290 3.0210 level (1.75%) before normalising interest August and September 2021, respectively. recreation footfall to the lowest level since
1 EURO 3.3770 3.2880 3.2760 rates after mid-2022, according to the first movement control order (MCO 1.0)
1 NEWZEALAND DOLLAR 4.8550 4.6980 4.6780 Malaysian Rating Corp Bhd (MARC). “A rally in the prices of crude oil and imposed in March-May 2020, based on data
1 SINGAPORE DOLLAR 2.9960 2.8860 2.8700 crude palm oil (CPO) has lent some support compiled by Google Mobility. Consequently,
1 STERLING POUND 3.1190 3.0290 3.0210 MARC offered an alternative scenario to the export growth. We expect a rebound retail sales suffered contractions of 8.1% and
1 SWISS FRANC 5.6710 5.4940 5.4740 whereby the OPR would be raised earlier if in Q4’21 following a relaxation in the 7.5% y-o-y in July and August, respectively.
100 UAE DIRHAM 4.5840 4.4790 4.4640 the US Federal Reserve and other regional mobility restrictions as vaccination rates are
100 BANGLADESHTAKA 116.2600 110.2500 110.0500 central banks unexpectedly embark on approaching the requirement to achieve Meanwhile, the rating agency pointed
100 CHINESE RENMINBI 5.0090 4.6960 4.4960 monetary policy normalisation. This herd immunity,” said MARC. out that the Manufacturing Purchasing
100 HONGKONG DOLLAR 66.1000 63.5000 probable scenario would help curb capital Managers Index reading was below 50
100 INDIAN RUPEE 54.7500 52.0300 N/A from flowing out and ringgit from “We believe that the pent-up demand throughout the third quarter, indicating a
100 INDONESIAN RUPIAH 5.7700 5.4100 51.8300 weakening, but post-Covid recovery could and sustained export growth will be the deterioration in conditions for the industrial
100 JAPANESE YEN 0.0306 0.0277 5.2100 be incomplete. main growth drivers in Q4’21 since all states, sector.
100 NEWTAIWAN DOLLAR 3.7090 3.5920 0.0227 except Kelantan and Sarawak, are now in
100 PAKISTAN RUPEE 16.3000 3.5820 However, it outlined that the central Phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan.” MARC cautioned that weaker-than-
100 PHILIPPINE PESO 2.4900 N/A bank’s recent Monetary Policy Statement expected economic performance among
100 QATAR RIYAL 8.5500 2.3300 N/A (MPS) signalled no imminent changes. It elaborated that domestic demand was Malaysia’s largest trading partners, supply
100 SAUDI RIYAL 117.2200 8.0500 2.1300 depressed due to the nationwide lockdown chain disruptions and another wave of
100THAI BAHT 113.8000 111.2800 7.8500 “We hope the following MPS will provide and concerns about the pandemic, Covid-19 containment measures will pose
13.4200 108.0300 111.0800 more hints on how BNM would tackle downside risks to Malaysia’s growth
11.9100 107.8300 interest-rate normalisation in the coming outlook.
11.5100 year. With that in mind, we project the
Malaysian economy to experience a trough “We concur with BNM’s view that the
Source: Malayan Banking Berhad/Bernama in Q3’21, with GDP growth to come in at - underlying inflation will remain muted to
3.7% year-on-year (y-o-y),” MARC said in a average below 1.0% due to spare capacity in
statement yesterday. the near term,” said MARC.


Destini to partner Heineken remains resilient,
with Indonesia’s 9-month net profit up 50%
PT Inka for
regional expansion o Group hopeful that further relaxation of restrictions will accelerate quarter of the previous year as sales
recovery of F&B sector and improve its performance in Q4 were adversely affected by the
PETALING JAYA: Destini Bhd has continued suspension of the
entered into a heads of agreement PETALING JAYA: Heineken sector and will improve the group’s strategy to accelerate our business brewery’s operations which lasted
(HOA) with Indonesia’s state-owned Malaysia Bhd, whose net profit performance in the fourth quarter. recovery,“ it said in a statement until Aug 15, 2021 in line with the
entity PT Industri Kereta Api (PT Inka) increased 50% to RM149.9 million yesterday following the release of its full lockdown imposed by the
for a collaboration to identify and in the first nine months of 2021, is “The group will continue to third quarter financial results. government on June 1, 2021.
pursue opportunities in the railway hopeful that further relaxation of navigate this challenging external Revenue for the quarter fell 18% to
system business sector and the restrictions and opening of the environment by adapting to the new Heineken’s net profit declined RM389.8 million from RM473.8
infrastructure projects in both tourism sector will accelerate the market reality, ensuring the safety of 17% to RM51.02 million for the third million previously.
countries and the region at large. recovery of the food & beverage our people, keeping a tight rein on quarter ended Sept 30, 2021 from
cost and staying focused on our RM61.25 million in the same For the nine months, the group’s
The group outlined that this net profit increased 50% to
collaboration would further enhance Group welcomes government’s decision of not increasing excise duties on beer in Budget 2022, as any hike in excise RM149.83 million from RM100
its capabilities within the rail segment rates will further fuel illicit alcohol demand. million in the corresponding period
as well as to position it to expand its of the previous year principally due
footprint regionally. to revenue growth, effective
allocation of marketing investment,
In a statement, Destini said the right-sizing of organisation and cost
HOA will be valid for a duration of 12 base, faster adoption of
months. Barring any unforeseen digitalisation, and the absence of
circumstances and having obtained all the one-off settlement of the
required approval, the collaboration is Customs’ Bills of Demand of RM7.2
expected to be completed by Q4’22. million incurred in June 2020.
Revenue increased 4% to RM1.29
Destini had made its first venture billion from RM1.24 billion
into the segment with the delivery of previously mainly due to better
motor trolleys to Keretapi Tanah revenue management and higher
Melayu Bhd (KTMB) in 2018. It in-home consumption as business
continuously explores opportunities to and economic activities started to
expand its capabilities and footprint recover.
within the segment.
Heineken Malaysia managing
PT Inka is a fully integrated rolling director Roland Bala said the group
stock manufacturer that has supplied welcomed the government to not
to various countries including increase excise duties on beer in
Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Budget 2022, as any hike in excise
Philippines, Bangladesh and rates will further fuel illicit alcohol
Australia. demand.

In February 2021, Destini formed a “Malaysia’s excise rate for beer
joint venture company with KTMB to and stout ranks second highest in
explore business opportunities in the the world. Illegal trade and
maintenance, repair and overhaul smuggling have caused the
(MRO) services in the rail segment. It government to incur huge tax
had also inked a memorandum of revenue losses, disrupted legitimate
understanding with Siemens Mobility businesses, and risked exposing
Sdn Bhd to explore MRO services of more consumers to cheaper,
electrical trainsets in Malaysia. unregulated illicit alcohol,“ he said.

Sarawak Consolidated
secures RM64m KL
serviced apartment job

PETALING JAYA: Sarawak Consolidated Dialog ventures into recycled plastic business via SPV
Industries Bhd’s (SCIB) subsidiary SCIB
Industrialised Building System Sdn Bhd PETALING JAYA: Dialog Group Bhd’s wholly proposed venture marks its first foray into post- Malaysian government’s initiatives in sustainability.
has accepted a letter of award and owned subsidiary Dialog Chemicals Sdn Bhd consumer plastics recycling industry as well as its Furthermore, the group has set a long term
acceptance (LOA) for an engineering, yesterday entered into a shareholders’ agreement first investment into the downstream
procurement, construction and with Diyou PCR Sdn Bhd to form a special purpose petrochemicals and renewable business. climate goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050
commissioning (EPCC) contract vehicle (SPV) to build, own and operate a food and the venture will be in line with that goal and to
totalling RM63.91 million from grade recycled polyethylene terephthalate The venture will serve to meet the increasing fulfil its environmental, social and governance
Twinwood Development Sdn Bhd. The (recycled PET) pellets production facility. demand for food grade recycled PET materials agenda through commercially viable ventures.
contract proposes to construct a block of resulting from the drive by the international
35-storey serviced apartment The facility will use recycled PET flakes as raw community to support a circular economy. It has invested in a startup which has
comprising 332 units in Kuala Lumpur. material to produce food grade recycled PET developed, and continues to develop proprietary
pellets for sale. The SPV will sell food grade Dialog pointed out that recycling plastic waste as technology to capture carbon and utilize the
The project is expected to have a recycled PET to food & beverages customers. feedstock will further support its initiatives and carbon in the production of fuels and chemicals
duration of 20 months beginning Dec 5, contribution towards making a positive impact which will result in the reduction of greenhouse
2021, which includes the time for the According to the group’s Bursa filing, the towards the environment, as well as supporting the gas emissions.
mobilisation of the project.
UMW’s October auto sales surge 64%
Group managing director and CEO
Rosland Othman said the project gave PETALING JAYA: UMW Group saw automotive Perodua saw a record-breaking monthly sales of year-end promotions.
the company the momentum it needed sale spike 63.8% to 36,358 units in October 2021 27,858 units in October, an impressive recovery “We are thankful to the
to continue its expansion into compared with 22,193 units sold in September from the 14,160 units registered in the previous
Peninsular Malaysia. “This shows that 2021 as both UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) and its month. It attributed the record to agile and government for the
despite the setback we had in associate company Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua responsive production and sales capabilities to extension of the sales
terminating the contracts for our Middle Sdn Bhd (Perodua) continued their sales recovery deliver vehicles to customers. tax exemption as
East projects, we managed to stay following easing of the full movement control order announced in the
resilient and secure opportunities in the (FMCO) restrictions. For the national carmaker, the Perodua Myvi recent Budget 2022,
country. We are focusing on leveraging was its best seller for the month, followed by the which we believe will
our strength as the largest precast For the month, UMWT registered sales of 8,500 Axia and Bezza. continue to hasten
concrete and Industrialised Building units, 5.8% higher than the 8,033 units sold in the recovery of the
System manufacturer in East Malaysia September 2021 and Toyota Vios continues to be its Similarly, October 2021 also saw the highest local automotive
to develop opportunities not only in best-selling model followed by the Hilux and Yaris. number of vehicles ever produced within a month industry. In addition,
East Malaysia but also in Peninsular at 29,803 units. the incentives
Malaysia. Year-to-date, the carmaker sold 54,618 units, proposed for electric
24.7% higher than the 43,807 units registered in the For the first 10 months of the year, it delivered a vehicles is expected to
“Furthermore, by adopting 3D corresponding period last year. total of 146,951 units, 14.5% lower than the 171,861 promote a greater
technology in our construction projects, units registered in the corresponding period of adoption of
this will give us the necessary To diversify its offering in the electrified vehicle 2020, mainly due to the FMCO and partly due to electric
competitive edge in the construction space, UMWT has started order-taking for the the semiconductor chips shortage. vehicles in
industry. Leveraging on our IBS Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid, its first locally the
offerings and the adoption of 3D assembled Toyota model with hybrid electric UMW Holdings Bhd president and group CEO c o u n t r y ,”
technology, our projects will become technology in early November. Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Kenali (pix) is pleased by the he said in a
more efficient than ever before and can strong recovery reported by the two automotive statement.
be completed within a shorter time In addition, it has also announced order-taking manufacturers and expect the sales recovery to be
frame without sacrificing the quality of for the new updated Toyota Hilux, Fortuner and sustained through November and December,
the building material,” he said in a Innova to refresh its product lineup. supported by the introduction of new models and

Evergrande makes bond
payment, averts default SINGAPORE: Indonesia’s biggest
tech firm, GoTo Group, said on
o International clearing house Clearstream customers shadow over hundreds of its residential projects. yesterday it had raised more than
receive overdue interest on debt issued by Chinese developer Investor focus is now also shifting to other US$1.3 billion (RM5.4 billion) in
the first close of its pre-IPO
SINGAPORE/HONG KONG: Cash-strapped dollar bonds, exacerbating a debt crisis looming cash-strapped developers which have a string of fundraising, backed by investors
developer China Evergrande Group once again over the world's second-largest economy. offshore payments coming due in the short term, including Fidelity International,
averted a destabilising default with a last-minute including Kaisa Group. Google and Tencent. Malaysian
bond payment but the reprieve did little to Although the developer managed to sidestep largest fund manager, Permodalan
alleviate strains in the wider property sector. imminent disaster, woes in the country's US$5 Kaisa has the most offshore debt of any Chinese Nasional Bhd, Chinese private
trillion property sector showed no signs of developer after Evergrande and pleaded for help equity firm Primavera Capital
Customers of international clearing firm abating with a wall of debt coming due. from creditors this week. It has coupon payments Group and Fidelity are among
Clearstream received overdue interest payments totalling over US$59 million due yesterday and Gojek’s new investors. More
on three dollar bonds issued by Evergrande, a “The near-term fix seems to be happening but today, with 30-day grace periods for both. investors are expected to join the
Clearstream spokesperson said yesterday. there’s a long way to go before this issue gets pre-IPO fundraising round ahead
sorted out. These are early days,” said a source It was not immediately known if Kaisa, which of the final close in coming
Evergrande, the world's most indebted with knowledge of the matter, referring to became China's first property company to weeks, GoTo said in a statement.
developer, has been stumbling from deadline to Evergrande and declining to be named without default on an overseas bond in 2015, has made GoTo’s biggest investors include
deadline in recent weeks as it grapples with more authorisation to talk to the media. payment for the tranche due yesterday. It has Alibaba Group Holding , SoftBank
than US$300 billion (RM1.25 trillion) in liabilities, already missed payments on some wealth Vision Fund 1, Singapore sovereign
US$19 billion of which are dollar bonds. Evergrande did not respond to Reuters management products at home. wealth fund GIC and Tencent. –
request for comment. Reuters
The latest payments were made at the end of The developer did not immediately respond
a 30-day grace period that ended on Wednesday, Bankers and analysts told Reuters that to Reuters request for comment. MUSK SELLS US$5B
and was the third time in the past month the Beijing would stand firm on policies to curb TESLA SHARES DAYS
company has paid up perilously close to a excess borrowing by property developers even In another development, data centre provider AFTER TWITTER POLL
deadline. The bonds had a total of more than as it makes financing tweaks amid an industry VNET Group Inc said it has pulled a planned
US$148 million due. liquidity crunch. US$300 million bond offering, amid increasing NEW YORK: Tesla CEO Elon Musk
caution in global sentiment towards Chinese has offloaded company shares
A failure to pay would have resulted in a Evergrande has coupon payments totalling high-yield debt deals. worth US$5 billion (RM20.8
formal default by the company and triggered more than US$255 million due on Dec 28. It has billion), days after setting off a
cross-default provisions for other Evergrande come under pressure from its other creditors at “Due to adverse market conditions, the Twitter poll – in which millions
home and a stifling funding squeeze has cast a company decided not to proceed with the voted – asking whether he
proposed USD bond transaction at this time, and should sell 10% of his huge stake
will notify the investors and the market of our in the electric carmaker. The
financing plans when it is appropriate to do so,” a billionaire sold 4.5 million shares
company spokesperson said. – Reuters this week, according to
regulatory filings made on
Grab’s third-quarter US rejects bid by solar makers Wednesday. But they did not
revenue slips as group for tariffs on Asian imports suggest the unconventional
mobility business slows virtual referendum he issued on
WASHINGTON: US trade officials on The group, which calls itself the American Saturday was behind the
SINGAPORE: Southeast Asia's largest ride-hailing Wednesday quashed an effort by a group of Solar Manufacturers Against Chinese decision. Yesterday, Tesla shares
and food delivery firm Grab Holdings Inc domestic solar manufacturers to seek tariffs Circumvention, had argued that identifying its rose in US premarket trading,
yesterday reported a 9% decline in third-quarter on panels imported from three South Asian members publicly could expose them to climbing 3.6% to US$1,106.48,
revenue, as its mobility business was hit by nations, citing the group’s request to keep its retribution from Chinese industry. recouping some of the heavy
coronavirus curbs in some countries in the region. members anonymous. losses suffered earlier in the
In a Wednesday letter to an attorney for the week. Its Frankfurt-listed shares
Fresh outbreaks in Southeast Asia hit Grab's The rejection was a victory for the largest group, an official with the US Commerce rose 4.7% and were the second
mobility unit that fell behind its deliveries US solar trade body, which argued that tariffs Department’s International Trade most actively traded issue on
business, its largest by billings. Its mobility would cripple a sector that is critical to Administration said the companies’ request to German trading platform Lang &
business brought in S$88 million (RM366.8 meeting the Biden administration’s goals to maintain confidentiality would prevent the Schwarz. – AFP, Reuters
million) in revenue, down 26% from a year earlier, bolster clean energy and combat climate agency from obtaining information it needed
while sales at its deliveries unit rose 58%. change. US solar developers rely on cheap to evaluate the request. SINGAPORE AIRLINES
imports to make their projects competitive. HAS SMALLER Q2 LOSS
The SoftBank Group-backed company The group’s attorney, Timothy Brightbill,
operates a “super app”, which provide ride-hailing, The manufacturing group asked the said it was reviewing the letter and had no SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines
food and grocery delivery, mobile banking and Commerce Department in August to additional comment. Ltd (SIA) reported yesterday a
payments in over 400 cities in eight countries in investigate whether imports from Malaysia, narrower second-quarter loss due
Southeast Asia. Thailand and Vietnam were unfair, arguing The US Solar Energy Industries Association to cost-cutting efforts, record cargo
that Chinese companies had shifted trade body praised the decision, saying it revenue and an improvement in
The company's adjusted loss before interest, production to those nations in recent years to “provides a rush of certainty for companies to passenger numbers from a low
taxes, depreciation, and amortisation widened avoid existing US duties on solar cells and keep their investments moving, hire more base. The net loss of S$427.6
66% to US$212 million. Total revenue fell to panels made in China. workers and deploy more clean energy”, – million (RM1.31 billion) for the
US$157 million for the quarter ended Sept 30, Reuters three months ended Sept 30 was
from US$172 million a year earlier. – Reuters down from a record S$2.34 billion
loss in the same period a year
earlier, when the airline took large
impairment charges on older
planes. – Reuters

13theSUN ON FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 12, 2021

302 Jobs 322 Notices

Senior Executive IN THE MATTER OF HARDWARE SDN. BHD. IN THE MATTER OF Winding-up) (201001027421 (911340-W))
AUTO RACO SDN. BHD. (Company No. 741949-K)
Job Description: 200401034493 (673002-H) (IN MEMBERS’ VOLUNTARY MAGNETRON (Company No. 199101001500 (In Members’ Voluntary
· Design and develop online marketing strategies, TECHNOLOGY SDN. BHD. (211811-D)) Winding-Up)
digital roadmap, creative campaigns that aligned with (IN MEMBERS’ VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION) 201701033034 (1247205-P)
the business goals and directions. WINDING-UP) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that (IN MEMBERS’ VOLUNTARY (Incorporated in Malaysia) At the General Meeting of the
· Provide creative ideas for content marketing. pursuant to Section 459 & 518 members of Extreme Power Sports
· Plan and manage our social media platforms. Notice is hereby given pursuant to of the Companies Act 2016, that WINDING-UP) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sdn. Bhd. (In Members’ Voluntary
· Able to create content & produce graphics for social Section 439(2)(a) of the Companies a Final Meeting of the Members Notice is hereby given pursuant to pursuant to Section 459 of the Winding-Up) duly convened and
media postings. Act, 2016, that the Special Resolution of the above-mentioned Section 439(2)(a) of the Companies Companies Act 2016, the Final held at the Registered Office of
· Prepare a copywriting for marketing campaign. set out below was duly passed by the company will be held at No. Act, 2016, that the Special Resolution Meeting of the Company will be the Company, 47A Jalan Chung
members of the company on 08th 83-1B, Jalan 3/62A, Bandar set out below was duly passed by the held at the Liquidator’s Office, 47A Ah Ming, Pasir Puteh, 31650 Ipoh,
Requirements: November, 2021. Menjalara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur members of the company on 08th Jalan Chung Ah Ming, Pasir Puteh, Perak Darul Ridzuan on Monday,
- Diploma/Degree in Marketing, Digital Marketing or on 13th December, 2021 at November, 2021. 31650 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan on 8 November 2021, the following
“That the company be wound up 11.00 a.m. for the following “That the company be wound up Wednesday, 15 December 2021 at resolutions were duly passed:-
equivalent voluntarily and that LEE SHOOK MUN purposes :- voluntarily and that LEE SHOOK MUN @ 10.00 a.m. THAT the Company will be
- Excellent understanding of digital marketing @ LEE YUE YEE (f) (NRIC No.: 661003- 1) To receive an account from LEE YUE YEE (f) (NRIC No.: 661003-10- liquidated by way of members’
10-6088) of No. 31-3, Jalan Tasik 6088) of No. 31-3, Jalan Tasik Selatan AGENDA voluntary winding-up AND THAT Ms
concepts and best practices Selatan 3, Metro Centre, Bandar Tasik the Liquidator showing the 3, Metro Centre, Bandar Tasik Selatan, Ng Yuet Seam of 47A Jalan Chung
- Required Skill(s): Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Selatan, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, be and manner in which the winding- 57000 Kuala Lumpur , be and is hereby 1. To receive and consider the Ah Ming, Pasir Puteh, 31650 Ipoh,
is hereby appointed liquidator for the up has been conducted and appointed liquidator for the purposes of Liquidators’ account of receipts Perak Darul Ridzuan be appointed
SEO/SEM, Social media marketing and optimization purposes of such winding up.” the property of the Company such winding up.” and payments and statement as Liquidator to act for the purpose
disposed of and hearing any LEE SHOOK MUN @ LEE YUE YEE (f) of final distribution among of winding-up the Company’s
Send in your application with your photo LEE SHOOK MUN @ LEE YUE YEE (f) explanation that may be given (MAICSA 7000634) the contributories and any affairs and distributing its assets
to [email protected] (MAICSA 7000634) by the Liquidator. Secretary explanations arising therefrom. AND THAT the Liquidator be hereby
Secretary 2) To determine by ordinary Kuala Lumpur indemnified by the Company
Kuala Lumpur resolution, that the books, 12th November, 2021 against all losses, damages,
12th November, 2021 accounts or any other causes of action, claims, demands
documents of the company IN THE MATTER OF whatsoever, whether at law or
IN THE MATTER OF be kept by the Liquidator for THE COMPANIES ACT, 2016 2. To resolve that under Section in equity, including legal fees,
THE COMPANIES ACT, 2016 a period of 6 months after the 518(3)(b) of the Companies Act incurred or sustained by her in the
company has been dissolved, AND 2016, the books, accounts and execution and discharge of her duty
AND and that thereafter such book, IN THE MATTER OF documents of the company be as liquidator and in relation thereto.
IN THE MATTER OF accounts and documents destroyed after the expiration of By Order of the Board
AUTO RACO SDN. BHD. may be destroyed by the MAGNETRON three (3) months from the date of NG YUET SEAM (MAICSA 7005639)
200401034493 (673002-H) Liquidator. TECHNOLOGY SDN. BHD. the final meeting. Secretary
Dated this 201701033034 (1247205-P) 12 November 2021
WINDING-UP) KUALA LUMPUR the creditors of the abovenamed
LIM JIEW SIEW WINDING-UP) Company which is wound up
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Liquidator NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the NG YUET SEAM voluntarily, are required on or
the creditors of the abovenamed creditors of the abovenamed company Liquidator before 12 December 2021 to send
322 Notices which is being wound up voluntarily in their names and addresses
company which is being wound are required on or before 12th Dated: 12 November 2021 with particulars of their debts and
up voluntarily are required on or DALAM MAHKAMAH TINGGI December, 2021 to send their names claims, and names and addresses
before 12th DI SHAH ALAM and addresses with particulars of their of their solicitor (if any) to the
December, 2021 to send their names debts or claims and the names and undersigned Liquidator at 47A,
and addresses with particulars of their DALAM NEGERI SELANGOR DARUL addresses of their solicitors (if any) Note:- Subject to any Jalan Chung Ah Ming, Pasir Puteh,
EHSAN, MALAYSIA to the undersigned, the Liquidator of rights or restrictions as to voting 31650 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan
debts or claims and the names and the said Company; and if so required upon which any shares may be held, and, if so required by notice in
addresses of their solicitors (if any) NO. PENGGULUNGAN SYARIKAT: in writing from the said, are by their writing from the said Liquidator,
to the undersigned, the Liquidator of BA-28NCC-505-10/2021 solicitors or personally to come in and on a show of hands every member or by its solicitors, to come in
prove their debts or claims at such time present in person or by proxy, or and prove their said debts and
the said Company; and if so required Dalam Perkara HT GLOBAL MARKETING and place as shall be specified in such attorney, or by a duly authorised claims at such time and place as
in writing from the said, are by their SDN. BHD. (No Pendaftaran Syarikat: notice or in default thereof they will shall be specified in such notice,
solicitors or personally to come in and 201101034851 (962984-K) be excluded from the benefits of any representative entitled to vote, shall or in default thereof they will be
prove their debts or claims at such distribution made before such debts have one vote only. A proxy need not excluded from the benefits of any
time and place as shall be specified in Dan are proven. distribution made before such
such notice or in default thereof they Dalam Perkara Seksyen 465 (1) (e) dan Kuala Lumpur be a member of the Company. debts or claims are proved.
Seksyen 466 (1) (a) Akta Syarikat 2016 12th November, 2021 NG YUET SEAM
will be excluded from the benefits of LEE SHOOK MUN @ LEE YUE YEE (f) The instrument appointing Liquidator
any distribution made before such ANTARA Liquidator an attorney or a notarially 12 November 2021
debts are proven. JMB 32 AVENUE Liquidator attested copy thereof and the
(No. Pendaftaran: BP7-113) No. 31-3, Jalan Tasik Selatan 3, instrument appointing a proxy or a NOTICE TO ALL CREDITORS
Kuala Lumpur Metro Centre, Bandar Tasik Selatan, representative as aforesaid and the IN THE MATTER OF THE
12th November, 2021 … PEMPETISYEN 57000 Kuala Lumpur power of attorney or other authority COMPANIES ACT, 2016
LEE SHOOK MUN @ LEE YUE YEE (f) DAN (if any) under which it is signed or a AND
Liquidator HT GLOBAL MARKETING SDN. BHD. notarially certified copy of that power
(No. Pendaftaran Syarikat: 201101034851 or authority shall be deposited at the IN THE MATTER OF CHARU
Liquidator (962984-K) registered office of the Company not ELECTRONICS &
No. 31-3, Jalan Tasik Selatan 3, less than twenty-four hours before SUPPLY SDN. BHD.
Metro Centre, Bandar Tasik Selatan, … RESPONDEN the time for holding the meeting or (In Members’
57000 Kuala Lumpur IKLAN PETISYEN adjourned meeting as the case may
NOTIS ADALAH DENGAN INI DIBERI bahawa be, at which the person named in Voluntary Winding-Up)
322 Notices 322 Notices IN THE HIGH COURT OF MALAYA AT suatu Petisyen untuk penggulungan such instrument proposes to vote (Company No. 851936-V)
KUALA LUMPUR Syarikat di Mahkamah Johor Bahru unless in the case of a power of NOTICE OF SUBMISSION OF
CALL TO PLACE DALAM MAHKAMAH TINGGI MALAYA DI telah pada 22 haribulan Oktober 2021 attorney or other authority it has
CLASSIFIED ADS JOHOR BAHRU, JOHOR IN THE FEDERAL TERRITORY, dikemukakan oleh JMB 32 Avenue yang already been registered in the books FORMAL PROOF OF
MALAYSIA beralamat di LG-1, Management Office @ of the Company and in default of DEBT OR CLAIM
KLANG VALLEY DALAM NEGERI JOHOR DARUL TA’ZIM, Pusat Perniagaan Bukit Serdang, Jalan BS such deposit or prior registration
PENANG | KEDAH MALAYSIA (COMMERCIAL DIVISION) 14/3, Seksyen 14, 43300 Seri Kembangan. such instrument shall not be treated NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
PERAK | PERLIS | PAHANG | COMPANY (WINDING UP) DAN bahawa Petisyen tersebut diarahkan as valid. creditors of CHARU ELECTRONICS
NO. PENGGULUNGAN SYARIKAT: NO. WA-28NCC-725-10/2021 supaya dibicarakan di hadapan & SUPPLY SDN. BHD., whose
KELANTAN JA-28NCC-114-10/2021 In the Matter of Section 465(1)(e) of the Mahkamah yang bersidang di Mahkamah 322 Notices debts or claims outstanding as
TERENGGANU Companies Act 2016; Tinggi di Johor Bahru pada 19 haribulan at 3rd November 2021 have not
Dalam Perkara Seksyen 466 Akta Syarikat- Januari 2022 pukul 9.00 pagi. IN THE MATTER OF THE already been admitted or settled,
MS. Shoba Syarikat 2016; And DAN mana-mana pihak pemiutang atau COMPANIES ACT 2016 AND are required not later than 5.00
TEL: 03-7784 8888 In the Matter of the Companies (Winding penyumbang Syarikat tersebut yang IN THE MATTER OF ALTOLUCK p.m., 4th December 2021, to
FAX: 03-7784 4424 Dan Up) Rules, 1972; ingin menyokong atau menetang sesuatu SDN. BHD. (200701009029 prove their debts or claims they
Dalam Perkara BPT ENTERPRISE SDN.BHD. perintah mengikut Petisyen tersebut may have by delivering by hand or
MALACCA | N.SEMBILAN (No. Syarikat: 379041-K) And boleh hadir dengan tujuan itu secara (767031-W)) sending by post to the Liquidator a
In the Matter of QUANTUM MOD SDN BHD peribadi atau melalui peguambelanya (In Members’ formal PROOF OF DEBT OR CLAIM
MR. Rajah ANTARA 201901002994 (1312320-X) pada masa perbicaraan. Sesalinan Voluntary Winding-Up) in accordance with the Proof of
TEL: 012-628 2844 LTL PLYWOOD SDN. BHD. Petisyen tersebut akan dibekalkan oleh Debt General Form (Form 77) or
FAX: 06-764 2051 (NO. SYARIKAT: 1060414-V) BETWEEN pihak yang bertandatangan di bawah At the General Meeting of the NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY Employees’ Group Form (Form
SEMANGAT JULANG SDN BHD ini kepada mana-mana pemuitang atau members of Altoluck Sdn. Bhd. (In WINDING-UP 78).
JOHOR BAHRU …PEMPETISYEN [Company No.: 200901029949 penyumbang Syarikat tersebut yang Members’ Voluntary Winding-Up) Any outstanding debts or
DAN (873055-T)] memintanya dengan membuat bayaran duly convened and held at the IN THE MATTER OF THE claims are to be made up to 3rd
MS. Anne Lim BPT ENTERPRISE SDN.BHD. yang ditetapkan. Registered Office of the Company, COMPANIES ACT, 2016 November 2021, enclosing all
TEL: 013-770 6699 (NO. SYARIKAT : 379041-K) … Petitioner Alamat Pempetisyen adalah di LG-1, 47A Jalan Chung Ah Ming, Pasir relevant supporting documents
FAX: 07-355 5549 AND Management Office @ Pusat Perniagaan Puteh, 31650 Ipoh, Perak Darul AND such as statements, invoices,
...RESPONDEN QUANTUM MOD SDN BHD Bukit Serdang, Jalan BS 14/3, Seksyen 14, Ridzuan on Tuesday, 9 November IN THE MATTER OF delivery orders, contracts, etc.,
IKLAN PETISYEN [Company No.: 201901002994 43300 Seri Kembangan. 2021, the following resolutions CHARU ELECTRONICS & SUPPLY to be submitted to the Liquidator.
NOTIS ADALAH DENGAN INI DIBERI bahawa (1312320-X)] Peguamcara Pempetisyen adalah were duly passed:- If you do not prove your debt by
suatu Petisyen untuk penggulungan Tetuan Christopher Yeo & KP Chang yang SDN. BHD. 4th December 2021, you will be
Syarikat yang dinamakan di atas oleh … Respondent beralamat di Unit 9-08, Menara MBMR, No. THAT the Company will be (In Members’ Voluntary excluded from any distributions.
Mahkamah Tinggi telah pada 05 OKTOBER ADVERTISEMENT OF PETITION 1, Jalan Syed Putra, 58000 Kuala Lumpur, liquidated by way of members’
2021 dikemukakan oleh LTL PLYWOOD NOTICE is hereby given that a Petition Malaysia. voluntary winding-up AND THAT Ms Winding-Up) Dated this
SDN.BHD. (No. Syarikat: 379041-K). for Winding up of the abovementineod Bertarikh pada 8 haribulan Oktober 2021 Chen Peak Hooi of 47A Jalan Chung (Company No. 851936-V) 12th day of November, 2021
DAN bahawa Petisyen tersebut telah Company in the High Court was on the Ah Ming, Pasir Puteh, 31650 Ipoh, Notice is hereby given pursuant
diarahkan supaya dibicarakan di 12.10.2021 presented by Semangat t.t Perak Darul Ridzuan be appointed to Section 439(2)(b) of the V. Venkatachalam
Mahkamah Tinggi Malaya Johor Bahru Julang Sdn Bhd. …………….……… as Liquidator to act for the purpose Companies Act, 2016 that the Liquidator of Charu Electronics &
pada hari KHAMIS bersamaan dengan 09 AND that the said petition is directed to TETUAN CHRISTOPHER YEO & KP CHANG of winding-up the Company’s Resolutions set out below
DISEMBER 2021 jam 9.00 pagi. be heard before the Court sitting at Kuala PERINGATAN: Sesiapa yang ingin affairs and distributing its assets were deemed passed on 3rd Supply Sdn. Bhd.
DAN mana-mana pihak pemiutang atau Lumpur High Court (Commercial Division) hadir pada perbicaraan tersebut hendaklah AND THAT the Liquidator be hereby day of November, 2021 at an c/o Ahmad Abdullah & Goh
penyumbang Syarikat tersebut yang ingin 10, Kompleks Mahkamah Kuala Lumour, menyampaikan, atau menghantar dengan indemnified by the Company Extraordinary General Meeting
menyokong atau menentang sesuatu Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim, 50480 Kuala pos, kepada Peguamcara Pempetisyen, against all losses, damages, of the Members of CHARU Chartered Accountants
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England ‘devastated’ SHORTS

Mitchell, Neesham star as New Zealand reach T20 World Cup final Morgan keen to lead England
2022 T20 World Cup
DARYL MITCHELL smashed an tonight and he’ll be pretty chuffed.” “I thought we fought unbelievably well today
unbeaten 72 while Jimmy Neesham was England skipper Eoin Morgan yesterday said on a wicket that didn’t necessarily suit our ENGLAND captain Eoin Morgan hopes to
hailed as a “momentum changer” as batting, but we managed to post in and around a lead the team at the 2022 Twenty20 World
New Zealand defeated England by five his team were “devastated” after Jimmy par score. Cup in Australia, the 35-year-old said after
Neesham’s clean striking took them by surprise in his side bowed out of this year's edition in
wickets to reach the Twenty20 World Cup final their tense Twenty20 World Cup semifinal loss to “We were brilliant with the ball. We were right the semifinals on Wednesday.
yesterday. New Zealand. in the game probably until Jimmy Neesham came
Chasing 166 for victory, New Zealand were in “We’re devastated. To be on the wrong side of a to the wicket, if not ahead of the game.” England lost a dramatic contest by five
deep trouble at 13-2 and 107-4 when Neesham close game is not easy to take,” said Morgan. wickets to New Zealand in Abu Dhabi,
turned the semifinal on its head with an 11-ball 27 He added: “I think bowling to the short side is putting an end to their dream of becoming
to help achieve the target with one over to spare in never easy. We’ve played against Jimmy a lot. He’s the reigning champions in the one-day and
an Abu Dhabi thriller. not struck the ball like that against us ever. It’s T20 formats.
With 20 needed off the final 12 balls, really good batting.”
Mitchell smashed Chris Woakes for two Morgan, who led England to 50-over
sixes and a four before his 47-ball blitz “The competitive nature in which we play the World Cup glory in 2019, has played more
triggered wild celebrations in the New Black Caps is always healthy. than 100 T20 internationals for the team.
Zealand dug out.
New Zealand will face either “There’s a huge amount of respect between Asked if he would like to continue as
Australia or Pakistan in Sunday’s both sides because we know every time we play captain after yesterday’s defeat, Morgan
final. said: “I hope so.”
“We knew it would be a great them, we’re going to be up against it.
game of cricket,” said New Zealand They don’t give you a lot of “I’m still offering enough within the side.
captain Kane Williamson whose leeway.” I absolutely love playing cricket at the
team lost the 50-over World Cup Injuries to moment for that changing room.
final to England on a Super Over at pace bowler Tymal Mills
Lord’s in 2019. and opener Jason Roy “The guys give everything. They’re at
“I am really chuffed with the forced England to change the forefront of change on and off the field
heart that was shown their combination. and we have a lot of things to be proud
throughout that performance.” However Morgan did not about. I’m incredibly proud to be the
He added: “It was leader.”
outstanding from Mitchell at offer any excuses on a day they
the top. His character stood were eventually outplayed by the England won the T20 World Cup in
out, an incredible knock. opposition. 2010.
“T20 cricket is a game of “I don’t think you can put a measure
small margins. Jimmy came on missing a player. I think the 11 guys that took NZ are the strongest team
out and hit the ball hard, and the field today gave absolutely everything,” said in all formats: Atherton
changed the momentum of Morgan.
the game. Ultimately the “I’m extremely proud of the performance NEW ZEALAND have shown they are the
deciding factor.” that they put in. When you play really well, it strongest team across all formats of the
Mitchell said he was doesn’t always guarantee that you win games. game after reaching the final of the
delighted to reach the final. “It Unfortunately we found ourselves on the wrong Twenty20 World Cup, former England
was a bit of a whirlwind, but side of a really tight game today. captain Michael Atherton said.
nice to get the job done and “Full credit to Kane and his team, they
move onto the big dance,” he outplayed us today,” said Morgan. – AFP The ‘Black Caps’ reached the final of the
said. 50-overs World Cup in 2019 and beat India
“It was cool to have dad New Zealand’s James Neesham this year to win the inaugural World Test
hits a boundary during the ICC Championship title.
there in the stands.
Obviously with the bubble men’s Twenty20 World Cup “They are an outstanding team, in all
life I can’t catch up with semifinal match against formats of the game really,” Atherton told
England yesterday. – AFPPIX Sky Sports.
him, but I’m sure I’ll have
a chat to him on the phone “Across formats, you would have to say
they are the strongest team at the moment
Max can sprint further clear of Hamilton in Brazil so congratulations to them, a fantastic
achievement with limited resources in
FORMULA ONE leader Max Verstappen can sprint in the season and expect these titles to go right plans for six such races. terms of personnel and money and things
to his third win in a row in Brazil on Sunday but down to the wire, with both teams fighting hard Points are awarded 3-2-1 for the top three on that we’ve often talked about.”
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes intend to hit back to the very last lap,” added the Austrian.
hard after painful defeats in Texas and Mexico. Saturday which means there is room for New Zealand will face either Australia or
“We’ve got some catching up to do and know Verstappen to forge further ahead than usual or Pakistan in Sunday’s final in Dubai.
Verstappen is 19 points ahead of seven-times it’ll be an intense battle, but we’ll continue to for Hamilton to rein in the advantage to a greater
world champion Hamilton with four races push hard and keep our eyes firmly set on the end extent. McIlroy returns to swing
remaining and a first title is within the Dutchman’s goal.” coach Bannon
reach heading into the final stages of one of the “I’m looking forward to Brazil. I have also very
closest and most exciting seasons in years. The odds favour Verstappen, winner from pole good memories there,”Verstappen said after FOUR-TIME major winner Rory McIlroy of
last time Interlagos featured pre-pandemic in winning last weekend in Mexico City, while Northern Ireland decided yesterday that
His Red Bull team need to score two points 2019. Hamilton won in 2016 and 2018 in front of a expecting Mercedes to be more competitive. the best way to get back to winning top
more than Mercedes to take over at the top of the crowd that always brings something of a carnival tournaments is to return to his former
constructors’ standings. atmosphere. Hamilton was less sure of that. swing coach.
“With their superior speed, if they were to carry
The 24-year-old Verstappen has nine victories “It’s not been our strongest track in recent that into the next ones then we may be in trouble McIlroy yesterday parted ways with Pete
to Hamilton’s five this year and one more will seasons and has tended to suit Red Bull more, but – or we will be in trouble,” he said. Cowen, his swing coach of eight months,
mean he ends the season with the most, but this year has proved anything can happen,” said There are also big battles being fought further and returned to longtime instructor
Mercedes hope to regain lost momentum at Sao Wolff. down the field, with historic rivals Ferrari and Michael Bannon, Golfweek reported.
Paulo’s Interlagos. McLaren scrapping for third place overall while
“It’s the last sprint race weekend, too, which Renault-owned Alpine and Red Bull’s AlphaTauri “Yes, Michael and I are back working
“We’ll be throwing everything we’ve got at the opens up more opportunity.” are level on points in fifth. together,” McIlroy said, according to
Brazilian Grand Prix and the races beyond,” said AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly, fourth in Mexico, took Golfweek. “I’ve always had a relationship
team boss Toto Wolff, using the old name of a race The sprint format – qualifying on Friday for a his first Formula One podium with second place in with Pete and I’ll ask for his input if I feel I
rebranded as the Sao Paulo Grand Prix. 100km race on Saturday to set Sunday’s starting Brazil in 2019. – Reuters need it. But now it’s Michael and me.”
grid – has been trialled at Silverstone and Monza
“We’re privileged to still be in the fight so late and is set to feature much more in 2022, with Usyk, Joshua rematch
talks to begin soon
Win against Sinner convinces Murray he can compete at the top
OLEKSANDR USYK and Anthony Joshua
FORMER world No. 1 Andy Murray is convinced “I’m convinced I can play… well, I can. I’m of long rallies and a lot of running. But it’s probably will initiate plans for a rematch by
that he can once again compete at the top level playing at the top level and I’m winning matches my best win this season. I want to keep it going discussing the probable venue for the fight,
after taking down Italian Jannik Sinner at the against the best players in the world,” Murray told now,” Murray said. Usyk’s promoter Alexander Krassyuk said
Stockholm Open yesterday for only his second win reporters after taking down top-seeded Sinner, yesterday.
over a top 10 player in 2021. ranked 10th, 7-6(4) 6-3. “If I want to move back up the rankings and
have good runs in tournaments again, I need to Joshua lost his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO
The 34-year-old Murray had hip surgery in 2018 “The ones that I’m losing, I’m pushing the best win these matches.” belts to Ukraine’s Usyk on a unanimous
and 2019. Since his breaks for injury, the British players in the world. That argument is finished. I points decision in front of a sell-out crowd
player has not been able to revive the old form and can compete at the top level.” American Tommy Paul, ranked 52nd, will be at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in
consistency that saw him win three major singles Murray’s next opponent and a victory will see the September.
titles. The 20-year-old Sinner is one of the most Briton reach his first tour-level semifinal in two
promising young talents in men’s tennis and he years. Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, said last
Murray, ranked 143rd, secured his first win over made Murray work hard for the victory in the month that the British boxer triggered his
a top 10 player in 14 months when he beat second round. “I said in the last few weeks, it’s coming,” he said. clause for a rematch against heavyweight
Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz in the opening round of I don’t know if it will be this week or the beginning rival Usyk and that the fight could take
the Vienna Open last month. “It was a very tough match. He hits the ball of next year, but I’m going to be pushing and place in March.
huge from the back of the court so there were a lot getting deep in tournaments again.” – Reuters
“We plan to meet with Eddie Hearn
within the next couple of weeks to initiate
the rematch activities,” Usyk’s promoter
Krassyuk told .

“We have three options under
consideration: the United Kingdom,
Ukraine and the Middle East. Hopefully, by
the end of 2021, we will be in the position
to take the final decision.” Hearn told


Edwards to step down TOUCHLINES

Liverpool sporting director leaving the club at the end of the season PAUL POGBA wants to renew his
contract with Manchester
LIVERPOOL sporting director entire year. He lost all his rhythm – as critics argue that, as a methodical, Bruce Grobbelaar left in 1994. United but the 28-year-old
Michael Edwards will step well his first-team spot to Fabinho – technically gifted passer, Thiago simply MOHAMED SALAH: The Egyptian is France midfielder is demanding
down following the expiry of and has been nothing more than an doesn’t fit. arguably in the form of his life right he overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo
his contract at the end of the impact sub ever since. LORIS KARIUS: Poor old Karius. His now, which is saying something. Signed to become the Premier League’s
season, the Premier League club said TAKUMI MINAMINO: Speaking of career will forever be defined by one for what looks now like a measly fee of highest-paid player.
in a statement yesterday. squad players, Minamino’s Liverpool match, no matter what he does. In just £37m (RM206m), Salah has BARCELONA are preparing to bol-
career has never really managed to get truth, the German was never good become one of the Premier League’s ster their forward line in January
Julian Ward, currently assistant going. Signed from Red Bull Salzburg in enough to be Liverpool’s long-term No. most prolific goalscorers and has with Manchester City’s England
sporting director, will be promoted January 2020, Minamino arrived at 1 goalkeeper, but managed to find undoubtedly etched his name into the forward Raheem Sterling, 26,
after Edwards’ departure, taking on the Anfield with a lot of promise, but himself between the sticks for the biggest Liverpool history books. Manchester United’s Uruguayan
more senior role. unseating Mo Salah or Sadio Mane in game in club football, the Champions VIRGIL VAN DIJK: The signing that striker Edinson Cavani, 34, and 25-
the first team was never going to be an League final, in 2018. Liverpool were truly turned Liverpool into world- year-old German international
“(Edwards) has given notice to the easy task. After showcasing very little of beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid and Karius beaters was that of Van Dijk. The giant Timo Werner of Chelsea all being
club’s ownership of his wish to pursue his supposed ability, and falling down was comically at fault for two goals. Dutchman immediately shored up considered.
a new challenge when his contract the pecking order following the arrival Klopp’s leaky defence after arriving in SIX-TIME Ballon d’Or winner
ends, allowing for a carefully managed of Diogo Jota, the Japan international Best signings January 2018 for an eye-watering £75m Lionel Messi, 34, could be set for
and orderly transition to take place,” was loaned out to Southampton last (RM418m) from Southampton. Rival a move back to Barcelona
Liverpool said on their website. season where – aside from scoring on JOEL MATIP: He might not be the fans mocked the size of the fee, but they despite the Argentina forward
his debut – he spent a largely forgettable biggest name on the team-sheet, or the wouldn’t be laughing for long. 18 having only quit the La Liga
Edwards, 42, joined the Anfield side few months. most glamourous player, but the value months later Van Dijk had a giants for Paris St-Germain
in 2011 as head of analytics before NABY KEITA: Time is running out for for money Liverpool got for Matip Champions League winner’s medal three months ago.
eventually taking on the role of Keita to prove his worth at Liverpool. cannot be understated. After arriving and a PFA Player of the Year award to ASTON VILLA will pay Rangers
sporting director in 2016. Despite becoming the Reds most on a free transfer from Schalke in 2016, show off. His leadership, reading of the around £3m (RM16.7m) in com-
expensive midfielder after signing for a Matip has developed into one of the game, commanding presence and pensation if Steven Gerrard
Liverpool won the 2018-19 whopping £52m (RM290m), the most consistent centrebacks in the ability on the ball have proved to be becomes their new manager.
Champions League and 2019-20 Guinea internatonal has largely failed Premier League. worth their weight in gold, and the RANGERS are looking at bring-
Premier League title with him in to establish himself in the first team. ANDY ROBERTSON: Eyebrows were defender’s arrival was the first proper ing in Swansea boss and former
charge. Gini Wijnaldum’s summer move to raised when Liverpool signed a recently signal that Liverpool were no longer Scotland international Russell
PSG has freed up a midfield spot, and relegated young leftback from Hull City content with a top-four spot. They were Martin if Gerrard leaves.
“I had always planned to cap my the 26-year-old is finally playing to form a central part of their title push, coming for the Premier League title, LEICESTER CITY manager
time at the club to a max of 10 years. regularly, but is yet to truly warrant the but it didn’t take long before Andy and nothing was going to stop them. Brendan Rodgers, who has been
I’ve loved working here, but I am a big mammoth fee Liverpool payed for him. Robertson was one of the first names on linked with replacing Ole Gunnar
believer in change. I think it’s good for The jury is definitely still out, but Keita the team-sheet. Together with Trent Reuters/Daily Star Solskjaer at Manchester United, is
the individual… and good for the is well into his fourth season at the club, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson has believed to have a release clause
employer, too,” Edwards wrote in a and hasn’t come close to living up to the almost reinvented what it is to be a in his contract that allows him to
letter to supporters. hype yet. fullback. His crossing ability, as well as leave if a club in the Champions
THIAGO ALCANTARA: Speaking of his pace and energy down the flank League makes a move for him.
Earlier , Newcastle United’s new failing to live up to the hype, Alcantara’s have turned the Scot into one of NEWCASTLE are eyeing up a
manager Eddie Howe clarified that arrival at Anfield mere weeks after Liverpool’s biggest attacking assets. move for Juventus’France mid-
Edwards would not be joining him at Klopp’s side secured the Premier ALISSON BECKER: Becker’s fielder Adrien Rabiot, 26, in the
St James’ Park. League title must have sent importance to Liverpool’s recent success January transfer window.
shivers down the spine BUT Newcastle may find it difficult
“As far as I know, absolutely not. I of every opposition cannot overestimated. The Reds paid to buy or loan players from
know nothing about Michael Edwards’ fan in the a hefty fee for his services in 2018, Premier League clubs in January
future. He is someone that I hugely division. But but they got exactly what they because some top-flight teams do
respect in the game, what he does and despite the paid for – one of the world’s not want to do business with
what he has done at Liverpool,” Howe S p a n i a r d ’s finest goalkeepers. Not only them.
said. impressive is a world-class keeper ENGLAND keeper Dean
history with absolutely vital for any Henderson, 24, wants to leave
Edwards has been a key man both title push, it also plugged Manchester United at the end of
behind the scenes and played a vital Barcelona a gap Liverpool the season if he cannot overtake
role in building the team that would go and Bayern have struggled Spain stopper David de Gea, 31,
on to win the Champions League and Munich, to properly as the first choice at Old
the Premier League. he’s plug since Trafford.
struggled to LIVERPOOL are lining up a triple
Ever since being appointed stand out in January transfer swoop to cover
sporting director in November 2016, Klopp’s high- for Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane
Edwards has worked closely with energy, quick- and Naby Keita when the trio head
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and transition off to the Africa Cup of Nations,
in that time the club has signed a midfield and with Inter Milan’s Croatia mid-
handful of players who will no doubt fielder Marcelo Brozovic, 28,
go on to become club legends – if they among those being considered.
haven’t done already. SUPER-AGENT Jorge Mendes is
wooing Fulham’s 19-year-old
But they haven’t all been great England youth international
signings. midfielder Fabio Carvalho and is
trying to fix him up with a move
Daily Star take a look back at to Liverpool.
Edwards’ five best and five worst
signings for Liverpool.

Worst signings

This is perhaps a little unfair on the
former Arsenal and Southampton
man, but Oxlade-Chamberlain
makes the list because his
unfortunate injury record. While
‘the ox’ made a bright start to his
career at Liverpool, the knee
injury he suffered in the
2018 Champions
League semifinal
against Roma
sidelined him for an Liverpool’s sporting director Michael Edwards (left) and manager Jurgen Klopp.

Immediate focus is avoiding relegation, says Newcastle boss Howe

NEWCASTLE UNITED’S new it’s all about the short-term. The aim he left Bournemouth in August 2020 While stressing that he did not is the type of football Newcastle fans
manager Eddie Howe said yesterday is to stay in the league, that’s my after the south-coast club were want to look too far ahead, Howe want to see.”
that his first goal was to keep the main focus. relegated from the Premier League said he wanted his side to play an
club in the Premier League following on the final day of the season. entertaining brand of football. Howe confirmed that Jason
their dismal start to the season, “Absolutely confident (can avoid Tindall, Stephen Purches, Simon
adding that his team must “suffer” relegation), but I make no promises The 43-year-old said that the time “I feel I have a good idea of the Weatherstone and Dan Hodges will
and “sacrifice” to stay up. on that. I’ll give everything to the away from the sport had re- teams strengths and weakness… the make up his backroom staff while
club. I believe we have the ability in energised him and made him a game is always about how much you Graeme Jones, who was appointed
Newcastle are winless and second the squad but it’s going to take a lot better manager, one who was more commit one way or the other but if caretaker boss following Bruce’s
from bottom in the league standings of hard work and sacrifice.” in touch with the modern game. you watch my Bournemouth teams departure, will also be part of the
with five points from 11 games. always tried to play on the front foot team.
Bruce left the club by mutual “I felt I needed to rest, recharge and play brave attacking football,” he
Speaking for the first time since consent last month, two weeks after and re-educate myself… I’m better said. The new manager’s first game in
succeeding Steve Bruce on Monday, Newcastle were acquired by a Saudi organised now and my way of charge will be against Brentford in
Howe said: “I’ve had some good Arabia-backed consortium. working is more streamlined,” added “I want to play football that the league at home on Nov 20 after
conversations with the owners but Howe. entertains and excites and I think that the international break. – Reuters
Howe had been out of work since


We’re devastated. To be on the wrong
side of a close game is not easy to take,. I thought
we fought unbelievably well today on a wicket
that didn’t necessarily suit our batting, but we
managed to post in and around a par score.”

England skipper Eoin Morgan

Italy eye return to World Cup as Switzerland come to town

ITALY head into Saturday’s (3.45am Malaysian However Mancini tried to maintain a In the run up to the match Mancini lost absence of Borussia Moenchengladbach
time) crunch visit of Switzerland with their semblance of calm for a fixture that would put starting centre-forward Ciro Immobile to a calf forward Breel Embolo, who picked up an thigh
World Cup hopes still in the balance, as the Italy back on football’s biggest stage after eight injury, as well as Roma midfielders Lorenzo injury in Friday’s 1-1 draw with Mainz and
newly-crowned European champions aim to years. Pellegrini and Nicolo Zaniolo. leaves the Swiss short up front.
definitively banish the ghosts of their Playoff defeat to Sweden in late 2017 left However the most keenly felt absence will “I couldn’t believe it, I told myself it couldn’t
disastrous 2018 qualifying campaign. the country feeling like it was in a footballing be that of captain Giorgio Chiellini, who failed be true, not before such an important match,”
Still on a high from triumph at Euro 2020, black hole, lagging well behind the rest of to recover from a thigh injury in time and left Yakin told La Regione, an Italian-language Swiss
Italy lead Group C on goal difference from the Europe and no longer a conveyor belt of world the national team camp yesterday. newspaper.
Swiss, with the pair battling for a single class talent. The one good news for Italy is that midfield “His injury was the result of his application
guaranteed place in next year’s tournament in Since then the former Inter Milan and dynamo Nicola Barella should be fit to play in on the pitch. He is often played out of position
Qatar. Manchester City coach has brought the front of over 50,000 fans at the Stadio Olimpico but he adapts and always gives his all.”
Roberto Mancini took control of the Azzurri feelgood factor back to the national team by on Saturday. Embolo, 24, has only scored once in the
in the toxic aftermath of their failure to make getting a stylish tune from both a new crop of Barella left the San Siro field in the second Bundesliga this season but hit a brace in
the last World Cup in Russia, the first time they players and some hardy veterans. half of the weekend’s Milan derby with a Gladbach’s 5-0 cup hammering of Bayern
had missed out on a place in six decades, and is “I don’t think we have everything to lose,” muscle problem, but on Wednesday trained Munich a fortnight ago.
well aware of the significance of making it this Mancini said of the pressure to win. with the squad. He also starred in Switzerland’s most recent
time round. “It’s an important match, very important in The Swiss are also missing several key qualifiers last month, setting up both goals in a
“It’s important that we play well because fact, and it’s true that if we win it will open the players, with Granit Xhaka and Benfica Haris 2-0 win over Northern Ireland and netting
after the Euro it’s the biggest match of the year. door to the World Cup, but it’s just a game of Seferovic among the big names out. twice as the Swiss rolled over Lithuania 4-0. –
We know we have to win,” said Mancini. football.” Coach Murat Yakin is especially irked by the AFP
The return of Stevie G
STEVEN GERRARD will get his Villa appoint former Liverpool captain as new head coach
first taste of management in how ambitious their plans are for the
the Premier League after the club and I am looking forward to
Liverpool legend was highly at Aston Villa. deal, with new signings Danny Ings, helping them achieve their aims.”
appointed Aston Villa boss “He then took the brave decision Leon Bailey and Emi Buendia Rangers thanked Gerrard for his
yesterday. struggling for form and fitness. contribution to ending bitter rivals
to test himself in the intense and Celtic’s domination of Scottish
Gerrard has left his role as high-pressured environment of the Villa are languishing in 16th place football.
Rangers manager to take charge at Scottish Old Firm. in the Premier League, two points The Hoops won the league in
Villa, who sacked Dean Smith on above the relegation zone, after 11 Gerrard’s first two seasons in
Sunday after five successive league “His subsequent achievement in games. Glasgow to match a record nine
defeats. winning the Premiership title with consecutive titles, but were blown
Glasgow Rangers really caught our Gerrard, who never won the away as Rangers romped to a 55th
Considered one of the greatest eye as did his experience in Europe.” Premier League title as a player with title by 25 points last season.
players in Premier League history, Liverpool, is widely expected to “I would firstly like to put on
former England midfielder Gerrard Villa finished 11th in the Premier return to Anfield as manager at some record my thanks to Steven for his
made a promising start to his League last season, but have stage but now has the task of proving outstanding efforts over the last
managerial career by reviving the ambitions of challenging for Europe himself in one of the toughest three-and-a-half years at Rangers,”
fortunes of the Glasgow giants. after spending nearly £300 million leagues in the world. said Blues chairman Douglas Park.
(RM1.67 billion) on players over the “He has provided us all with some
The 41-year-old guided Rangers past three seasons. “Aston Villa is a club with a rich unforgettable moments,
to a first Scottish Premiership title in history and tradition in English not least his delivery
10 years last season, with the club However, Smith paid the price for football and I am immensely proud of the Scottish
finishing the campaign losing Jack Grealish to Manchester to become its new head coach,” said Premiership title
undefeated in the league for Gerrard. back to Ibrox last
the first time in 122 City in August in a
years. British record “It was
£100m apparent
Gerrard, (RM558m)
who took the
reins at Ibrox season having not
in May 2018, lost a match in the
also made entire league
progress in campaign.
Europe, “In European
reaching the competition, he has
knockout restored the good
stages of the name and credibility
Europa of our club on the
League for the continent and leaves
past two us in a very healthy
seasons. position on the
“The board Former
of Aston Villa European
are delighted to champions Villa
appoint Steven are one of the
as our new head great names of
coach,” said Villa English football
CEO Christian but have not
Purslow, who was won a domestic
managing director trophy since 1996.
of Liverpool when Gerrard’s first game
Gerrard was at the will be at home to
club. Brighton on Nov 20,
following the current
“Since moving into international break.
coaching after his illustrious He takes his side to face
playing career, Steven Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool
began by managing and on Dec 11 and also has
developing top young tough fixtures against
players in the Liverpool Manchester City and
FC Academy, which is Chelsea next month. –
experience we value AFP

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