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No. 7894 PP 2644/12/2012 (031195)

Misplaced priority

█ BY RAJVINDER SINGH oActivist:RatherthangivingRM1.3btocivilservantsinBudget,moneyshouldbespentonsocialneeds
[email protected]
who have been economically affected RM100 billion just to meet Budget duties during the pandemic. He said this is being done because
PETALING JAYA: The by the Covid-19 pandemic. 2022 obligations “is frightening”. Pensioners will also receive RM350 at the moment, there seems to be no
government’s decision to dish each. other source of growth. “Nonetheless,
out cash to civil servants has “By giving less to civil servants, it “The future generation will be Universiti Utara Malaysia professor it is a bit strange. Considering that 30%
raised questions about its would mean more money is available saddled with the debt.” of economics Dr K. Kuperan of the Budget must be financed with
priorities. to those hit hardest by the pandemic, Viswanathan said the economy badly loans, why is the government
especially the B40 group,” he said. The government’s revenue is needs an impetus and a RM1.3 billion borrowing money just to give it away?”
The move has been described as expected to amount to only RM234 cash injection would be a boost. He also expressed concern about
“misplaced”, “strange” and politically Unlike the hundreds of thousands billion next year, against an expected “Most of the money would likely be the government’s ability to repay the
motivated. in the private sector, no civil servant spending of RM332.1 billion under spent on consumption, which is a loan, adding that most of the money
has experienced a pay cut or job loss. Budget 2022. good thing right now. There has allocated for the Budget would be
Social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam been no real growth in the spent on paying bills rather than
Thye said civil servants have worked “I’m not saying that civil servants When tabling the Budget for economy and this payout Turn to on development.
hard and deserve “some kind of should not get anything, but it should debate last Friday, Finance Minister would go a long way in “Development is what we
payment”, but not as much as the be a smaller amount. The government Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz said a total —
RM1.3 billion allocated by the should know where its priorities are, of 1.3 million civil servants in Grade 56 consumption page 3 need to boost economic growth
government. especially when it comes to the and below will receive a one-off increasing
rakyat.” financial aid of RM700 in appreciation spending,” he told theSun. in the long term.”
“This is certainly misplaced.” of their efforts in discharging their
Lee said some of the money should Lee said having to borrow up to
have been diverted to help people


Sultan wants more allowed for prayers

o Move proposed following drop in daily Covid capacity of each mosque while (the According to statistics, as of Oct At the same time, he hoped that
deaths in Selangor to single digits number of people allowed) in 27, the number of fatalities due to the people would shoulder the
institutional mosques is increased to Covid-19 in Selangor totalled 9,581, responsibility to curb the spread of
SHAH ALAM: Sultan of Selangor “For example, the Sultan between 500 and 1,200, and for of which half were Malay Muslims. the disease, Bernama reported.
Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque management mosques, between 400
ordered that the number of people will be able to allow up to 3,500 and 700 people,” said the ruler in a With the latest relaxation, the ruler “We must win and return to
performing Friday prayers be people compared with 2,000 now. statement posted on the Selangor strongly reminded the people to view normal life and I do not want
increased for mosques and surau Royal official Facebook page the matter seriously, continue to be negligence in complying with the
in the state that are allowed to hold “For district mosques (the yesterday. careful and always abide by the SOP to be the cause of a rise in Covid
Friday prayers. number) is increased to between 700 standard operating procedures (SOP) cases that will lead to the
and 1,000, depending on the total He said this after examining the set by the Health Ministry and the reimplementation of the movement
latest data on the spread of Covid-19, Selangor Islamic Religious control order.”
which showed that daily deaths in the Department when performing
state had dropped to single digits. religious obligations at mosques. The Sultan said people can no
longer afford another lockdown.

Allocation augurs well to bridge urban-rural gap PM, CM saddened
over Masing’s death
JOHOR BARU: The Iskandar Regional an allocation of RM4.8 billion. “The MSME sector is the heart of
Development Authority (Irda) said the RM690 In Iskandar Malaysia, the Employment economic growth and national development LAWAS: The death of Sarawak Deputy Chief
million allocation for five economic and the decision to provide various facilities Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing is a
development corridors, including Iskandar Grant in the form of a matching grant has and assistance as well as injection of funds for major loss to the state, said Chief Minister Datuk
Malaysia, reflects the federal government’s created 1,811 job opportunities in 252 them to remain resilient in the face of this very Abang Johari Abang Openg.
aim to reduce the development gap between companies, involving 65% of the challenging post-pandemic economic
urban and rural areas. manufacturing sector and 35% of the services environment is much needed,” he said. He said Masing had made immense
sector, with 70% of them filled by women. contributions to Sarawak, including during his
In welcoming the recent Budget 2022 He added a special strategic investment tenure in the current state Cabinet.
announcement, chief executive Datuk Ismail “Those who also benefitted were fund of up to RM2 billion to attract strategic
Ibrahim said the allocations announced for participants from groups comprising people foreign investments by multinational “He was a partner in this government who
various projects, programmes and initiatives with disabilities, retirees, unemployed companies, as well as for the development of contributed a lot to the state administration. I
will benefit the people in the Iskandar graduates and retrenched workers,” Ismail opportunities for local small and medium am deeply saddened by his passing. It’s a big
Malaysia economic region. said yesterday. enterprises, would also benefit Iskandar loss to me as a friend. My condolences to his
Malaysia. family,” said Abang Johari.
In line with job creation efforts in the On the RM40 billion allocation under the
economic corridor of southern Johor, he Semarak Niaga Keluarga Malaysia initiative, Ismail also welcomed the opening of a Masing had played an instrumental role in
commended the Jamin Kerja Keluarga Ismail said the package is expected to benefit RM10 million one-stop centre in Johor next the rural development of Sarawak, especially for
Malaysia initiative of the Budget to ensure the businesses of all sizes, such as micro, small year for short-term business visitors from the Dayak community, he told reporters after
provision of 600,000 job opportunities, with and medium businesses (MSME) throughout Singapore. – Bernama launching the Sarawak Linking Urban, Rural
the country, including in Iskandar Malaysia. and Nation programme in Kampung Tengah in
Trusan yesterday.

Masing died at the Normah Sarawak Medical
Centre (NSMC) in Petra Jaya, near Kuching, at
7.05am yesterday at the age of 72.

News of his death was confirmed by Parti
Rakyat Sarawak secretary-general Datuk Janang

Masing leaves his wife Puan Sri Corrine
Masing and five children.

In Kuala Lumpur, Prime Minister Datuk Seri
Ismail Sabri Yaakob expressed condolences to
Masing’s family.

“The late Masing was a leader who had the
people’s interests at heart, far-sighted and
authoritative. His services and sacrifices will be
remembered forever.”

The PRS president was admitted to the
intensive care unit of Sarawak General Hospital
in September after testing positive for Covid-19,
before he was transferred to NSMC for further

Masing, an eight-term state assemblyman
for Baleh since 1983, entered active politics by
joining the now defunct Parti Bansa Dayak
Sarawak and then set up PRS in 2004 with
several other leaders.

He joined the state Cabinet as tourism
minister in 1996 before going on to hold three
other portfolios. – Bernama

Customers shopping for snacks at one of the outlets in Kampung Kacang Puteh ahead of Deepavali. – BERNAMAPIX Internet access for
S’wak rural areas
Kampung Kacang Puteh gets cracking for Deepavali
LAWAS: The Gabungan Parti Sarawak-led state
IPOH: The Buntong Kacang Puteh business is T. Seenivasagan, 27, the longing to serve the movement control order period.” government will ensure that rural and interior
back in full swing ahead of the Deepavali visitors, including tourists from all over the Seenivasagan, who is assisted by his wife areas will get to enjoy internet access, said Chief
celebrations, with the presence of visitors country, is now fulfilled as the number of Minister Datuk Abang Johari Abang Openg.
after interstate travel was allowed from Oct 11. arrivals is increasing day by day. G. Ellil Vinootteni, 27, had previously reduced
the working hours for two of his staff to He said there were rural areas in the state
A walkabout by Bernama in Kampung The owner of Selvam Malar Enterprise, stabilise expenses and operating costs. where communication towers have been
Kacang Puteh, Buntong in the city centre which is over 100 years old, said among the constructed but satellite dish transmitters have
found that the Kacang Puteh industrial area best-selling products for the Deepavali The secret ingredients for his traditional not been installed. He added
run by locals was crowded with people out to celebrations are regular muruku, achi items have been passed down through telecommunication companies had not
get their supply of sweets and muruku to muruku and various types of cookies in plastic generations, while Seenivasagan has installed the transmitters in remote areas as it
celebrate Deepavali in their respective containers. expanded his range of items to more than 40 was not profitable to do so due to the low
hometowns. types of nuts and chips that have their own fan number of users there.
“We are very happy that business has base, especially for the best-selling products,
According to a fourth-generation recovered and sales revenue has increased by namely kerepek ubi (potato chips) and mixed “Following discussions, the state
entrepreneur of the business, 70%, which is three times higher than during chips. government has decided to help, as the people
should be given internet access.

“It does not matter if it is going to be costly.
We will pay and for that, we have introduced the
Sarawak Rural Broadband Network initiative,”
he said at the launch of the Linking Urban, Rural
and Nation and Sarawak Rural Broadband
Network at Kampung Tengah in Trusan, Lawas.

He said the move is in line to get 93.6% of
populated areas in the state covered by internet
service. – Bernama


‘An election When joy of having The stigma and social taboo has
budget’ baby turns into pain left PPD under-reported, under-
diagnosed and under-treated, but
He urged the government to start Ng estimated that an average of 15%
reducing the budget deficit as of mothers in Malaysia are affected,
“nothing has been done which is comparable with the global
for the last 20 years to average.
repay government debt”. From o PPD, which afflicts 15% of mothers, makes attempts,” he told theSun.
front them feel worthless, very sad and hopeless It may come as a surprise to Fortunately for Susan, who gave
“The only thing we page birth to her first child in April 2016,
have seen is continuous many that even fathers can be she also realised that something was
growth of the budget similarly affected, Ng said. wrong when she became incapable
deficit.” of taking care of herself and her
Universiti Tun Abdul Razak As he pointed out, having to deal baby.
economist Dr Barjoyai Bardai with a newborn is a challenging
believes the payout is the █ BY SHIVANI SUPRAMANI In extreme cases, it could lead to enough task for new and even “A Caesarian delivery and a long
government’s attempt at showing [email protected] the mother hurting the newborn. seasoned fathers, and to live with a stay in hospital was not what I
appreciation to those at the frontline For instance, Susan recalled losing spouse who has been afflicted with envisioned so I just fell apart. Every
of the Covid war. PETALING JAYA: While most control of her own actions. “There an incapacitating condition is day was a struggle,” she said. “I cried
“Unfortunately, the government women greet their newborn with joy was this voice in my head and it emotionally, cognitively and out to God everyday to help me get
cannot discriminate so it has to give it and excitement, and perhaps a little would tell me to hurt myself or my physically draining. through each day.”
to all civil servants,” he said, adding anxiety, Susan (not her real name) baby. It was scary even to be alone
that it was “essentially an election felt only loneliness. with myself,” she recalled. But this is also when the father’s Susan said that by being more
Budget”. Her daughter was born help is needed most. “The mother open about her feelings and taking
“Instead of making the payout to prematurely and weighed in at only Sunway University psychologist may have mood swings, and the the time to speak to her newborn
civil servants, the money should have 1.7kg at birth, making it necessary and associate professor Dr Alvin Ng father will need to not only manage also helped her on the road to
been used for social spending, which for her to remain in the hospital for Lai Oon pointed out that PPD her emotions but also take over the recovery. She also attributed her
would benefit the people and the two months. Until her daughter was should be differentiated from the care of the baby,” he said. recovery to the support from her
economy. eight months old, Susan’s emotions more commonly known “baby family. “My husband and parents
“We only allocate about 3.5% of fluctuated from feeling blues”. “That is mild and it usually “PPD can be potentially were always by my side. They saw
our gross domestic product (GDP) for accomplished to extreme sadness. does not last more than two weeks.” dangerous because if left untreated, me at my lowest and they always
social spending whereas in countries “And there was no reason for that the mother could harm the child or surrounded me with prayer,” she
such as Japan, social spending emotional roller coaster,” she told On the other hand, PPD herself. It can also lead to emotional, said.
accounts for 20% of GDP,” he said. theSun. manifests in strong feelings of behavioural and cognitive problems
Barjoyai pointed out that money Susan’s is a classic case of worthlessness, deep sadness and a in the child,” he added. Confiding in her doctor and the
used for social spending would bring postpartum depression (PPD), a sense of hopelessness. support of good friends also helped
long term benefits to the people. dejection or despondency that Ng said severe PPD could in her recovery.
“The government needs to occurs during pregnancy or after According to Ng, this then affects manifest in psychotic symptoms
address the issue of unemployment childbirth. the mother’s daily functioning, that result in the mother Ng said more attention should be
because its figures are not accurate. It especially with regard to the care of experiencing altered reality and given to PPD. “If untreated, it could
the baby. “Such depressive feelings neglecting childcare, making it lead to mental illness and
may include suicidal thoughts and essential for professional treatment. complications in relationships. In
the end other members of the
family may also need help,” he said.

“It has an impact on lifestyle,
finances and the general well-being
of the individual and her family.”

estimates some 900,000 people are
unemployed but the actual figure is
much higher because not everyone
comes under the system,” he added.

FOUR STATES More than a dozen
trishaw riders pedal
KUALA LUMPUR: The high tide in a single file as they
phenomenon is expected to take 17 children from
affect Kedah, Perak, Selangor and Shan Children’s
Johor for four days from Welfare Home on a
Thursday. Department of tour of the Unesco
Irrigation and Drainage director- World Heritage sites
general Datuk Nor Hisham Mohd in George Town
Ghazali said the phenomenon yesterday. The riders
will be made worse if strong are among those
winds, huge waves and heavy taking part in the
rain are to occur simultaneously. Ride of Hope
He said there are risks of flash campaign organised
floods, seawater overflow and by Creativity at Heart,
coastal flooding. According to a charity organisation.
Nor Hisham, the areas to be – BERNAMAPIX
affected are Kuala Muda in
Kedah; Bagan Datuk in Perak; MKHA hopes conditions for matching grants will be relaxed
Klang, Kuala Langat, Sabak
Bernam and Kuala Selangor in KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia “Where previous grants were Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz, when tabling Khalid Harun, meanwhile,
Selangor; and Batu Pahat and Kampungstay and Homestay concerned, we had to go through the budget last Friday, said RM1.6 described the allocation for the
Pontian in Johor. “The public Association (MKHA) hopes the bureaucracy that was too rigid billion wuld be channelled through tourism sector as meeting all the
especially residents living in eligibility requirements for which burdened us. So we hope the seven major initiatives, to help the needs requested by the industry. “If
coastal areas are advised to stay matching grant applications for eligibility requirements this time tourism sector, which has been hit compared with the previous budget,
alert of the high tide repair purposes, involving an can be relaxed. hard by the pandemic. this time we are quite satisfied with
phenomenon apart from allocation of RM30 million in what the government has given.”
monitoring the weather,” he said Budget 2022, will be relaxed and be “However, we really appreciate One of them is the allocation of
in a statement on Saturday night. more flexible for homestay owners. the government’s concern in RM30 million for matching grants Malaysia Budget Hotel &
– Bernama helping homestay owners provide for the purpose of repairs to Business Association deputy
Its president Zohaime Muhamad better services to tourists, especially homestay owners and 738 budget president Dr Sri Ganesh Michiel
MALAYSIAN LINKS IN Sori said the existing restrictive after almost two years of not being hotels registered under the Ministry hoped the government would pay
AUSSIE DRUG CASE conditions had caused some able to operate due to the Covid-19 of Tourism, Arts and Culture. more attention to the hotel and
homestay owners to forgo pandemic,” he told Bernama. tourism industry, which he said
JOHOR BARU: Police have not application. Malaysian Association of Travel would take a long time to recover.
ruled out the possibility of other Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Agencies president Datuk Mohd
individuals in the country being
linked to the case of a Malaysian Redeem e-vouchers through Rediscover Fun Campaign
who was arrested for allegedly
smuggling 450kg of heroin KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians can In a statement yesterday, Motac The e-cash vouchers worth industry that has been impacted by
worth RM431.8 million into look forward to an exciting family said Malaysians can redeem a total RM10 are limited to 40,000 early the Covid-19 pandemic.
Australia recently. Bukit Aman escapade with the launch of the of RM400,000 e-vouchers and enjoy birds and can be redeemed from
narcotics criminal investigation “Rediscover Fun Campaign – A discounts of up to 50% for entrance Matfa’s website at “The campaign will benefit at
department director Datuk Theme Park Family Affair” by the tickets at over 25 participating least 40,000 Malaysians, and Matfa
Razarudin Husain, however, said Ministry of Tourism, Arts and theme parks and family attractions The statement quoted Minister is also looking forward to garnering
his department could not Culture (Motac) in collaboration covering indoor and outdoor parks, of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk 50% incremental visitations
disclose any information at this with the Malaysian Association of water parks, adventure parks, Seri Nancy Shukri as saying the throughout the campaign (which
time due to the ongoing Theme Park and Family Attractions animal parks, and family campaign is in line with Motac’s lasts until Dec 10) with high hopes
investigation. “Syndicates like (Matfa) on Oct 30. entertainment centres. Tourism Recovery Plan, which aims that the momentum continues to
this use a modus operandi that is to revitalise the domestic tourism pick up,” Nancy said. – Bernama
very complex, so our
investigations or operations
need to be executed properly.
We are still investigating ... there
is indeed involvement of (other
individuals) here, but we cannot
reveal it now,“ he said at a press
conference yesterday. – Bernama



Dangers of pre-workout supplements

o Professionals urge caution on consumption enhances endurance for those who “It gets worse if it is taken through you keep going for longer.”
method that spikes heart rate, blood pressure practise a wholesome workout dry scooping as it can lead to health Taufiq said compounds such as
regimen and diet, but it does not hazards such as multi-organ failure.
█ BY ELWIN DAVA There is also a risk of breathing in necessarily lead to good results. These include kidney and liver carbohydrates and caffeine could
[email protected] the powder while scooping it into the failure,” he said. also improve performance at the
mouth and that causes coughing, Nirosh said people who want to gym.
PETALING JAYA: Taking wheezing, shortness of breath and enhance their athletic performance He pointed out that a high protein
supplements before hitting the gym even aspiration pneumonia. may consider using pre-workout diet could also cause kidney “It does this mainly by boosting
can help you through a tough supplements. problems. energy and raising mental focus.”
workout. While it is still unclear if it is
However, trainers have warned popular in Malaysia, dry scooping has He explained that pre-workout “Anyone who has developed However, if taken the wrong way,
that a new trend of ingesting pre- become a trend in the US. supplements are usually a mixture of kidney problems will have to go on a the supplements become dangerous,
workout supplements in powder form various minerals or nutriments to low-protein diet and have his kidney he added.
can be dangerous to physical well- In an analysis of 100 videos posted boost energy and focus. function monitored under a doctor’s
being. on social network channel TikTok, guidance,” he added. Taufiq is certain that there is more
A practice called “dry scooping” researchers found only eight of those One of the more popular ones is harm than good in such supplements.
induces a rapid increase in heart rate featured used pre-workout creatine, an organic compound that is According to personal trainer
and blood pressure, putting a strain supplements correctly. said to be effective in building muscle Taufiq Shahfyrul, a scoop of some “This list of risks goes on and on. In
on the heart and causing cardiac mass. powdered supplements can contain my view, you should not do
rhythm issues, health coach and The videos have received a total of as much caffeine as five cups of something just because it appears on
executive personal trainer Nirosh eight million likes. According to the International coffee, making it dangerous to social media. Even at a safe level, side
Kumar Nathan told theSun. Society of Sports Nutrition, creatine consume. effects still cannot be ruled out,”
A pre-workout supplement is also enhances recovery after a he said.
usually mixed with water before it is workout, helps to reduce muscle “If you don’t fuel yourself properly
consumed. damage and aids in convalescence before exercises or tough workouts, “In its milder form, some
after injury. you’ll be less energised, weaker and supplements can cause itching,
According to fitness experts, it will feel fatigue setting in faster than (palpitations) and interrupted sleep,
Nirosh said taking pre-workout normal. Pre-workout supplements which are generally harmless but
supplements without a doctor’s are designed to help fight this, to help uncomfortable anyway,” he added.
prescription is not advisable.
His advice is to go only for half
doses and see how the body reacts.

1,000 digital centres to be set up next year C VID-19
KUALA LUMPUR: The government most important thing is content. (For is the kind of training we want to give
plans to provide 1,000 Malaysian example) the launching of so that it can be a way of earning a As of noon yesterday
Family Digital Economy Centres #SayaDigital will feature experts in living, an avenue for generating
(PEDi) throughout the country by the e-commerce. income. concTafiosrtemasl ed 2,471,642
end of next year, said
Communications and Multimedia “This is to give an early “This is what we want to focus on Total
Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa. introduction to ordinary kampung throughout the country, including in ac�ve cases cNaesews 4,979
folks, single mothers, those staying at Sabah and Sarawak, with big
In addition, the existing 600 to 800 home, petty traders and hawkers, or programmes beginning with 69,153
centres nationwide will be upgraded, even to enable youths to use the #SayaDigital,” he added.
he said during RTM’s Selamat Pagi broadband facility to increase their Total
Malaysia@Ketereh programme titled income,” he said. Meanwhile, Annuar said a good recoveries Current
Ikhtiar Keluarga Malaysia – Bersama education could change lives. recovery 95.83%
Pemimpin Menyantuni Rakyat Annuar added that while the Therefore, it was important to help 2,368,634
yesterday. broadband network was previously B40 students through the extension of rate
only used for communication, the data aid, gadgets and other internet-
PEDi, rebranded from existing facility was now made available by the related learning facilities, with the
community internet centres, is government to transform lives, participation of private companies.
expected to be launched this month in including increasing people’s income
Bera, Pahang. through online marketing of village Annuar said he prioritises
products. education as he had benefited from it
“We will build new ones (PEDi) to become a professional town
throughout the country in areas that “Skills, branding, packaging, planner before going into politics.
do not have the facility yet, but the quality assurance and deliveries, this – Bernama

Death 5,839Brought

As of October 30
Received second doses

22,866,371 22,348,481

THRILL Cops deployed for Malacca polls
SEEKER ... A prioritised for booster shots
visitor having a
go at the zipline KOTA BARU: More than 10,000 Auto group executive director
attraction at police personnel who will be on Datuk S.M. Azli S.M.
Bukit Besi in duty during the state elections in Nasimuddin, and Bukit Aman
Kuala Lumpur. Malacca and Sarawak to be held logistics department principal
– BERNAMAPIX soon, will be given priority to assistant director of transport
receive Covid-19 vaccine booster SAC Adnan Ahmad.
Farmer strikes it big with Lohan guava shots, said Deputy Inspector-
General of Police Datuk Seri Mazlan said the dose was
MALACCA: After facing difficulties He now concentrates fully on Fama Negri Sembilan, Selangor, Mazlan Lazim. important for personnel working
in selling vegetables and losing Lohan guava, or jambu batu, Kuala Lumpur and Malacca, Abdul in the field, as they would have to
money each day following the cultivation and he now has three Halim has been supplying his He said although there had face various situations while on
movement control order since farms over a 2.83ha area around produce to about 50 small traders been no directives on the matter, duty.
March last year, Abd Halim Kampung Tengah in Pulau Gadong and a wholesaler in the state. police had made an application
Abdullah decided to turn to Lohan with about 1,000 trees. to the Health Ministry for the He said there were about
guava farming. He is working on a Lohan guava purpose on Oct 26. 3,700 personnel in Malacca and
“In the beginning, there were pilot project with six friends for the 7,000 in Sarawak at present.
Abd Halim, 45, who has been endless problems, including issues cultivation of 2,000 trees on a 3.24ha “For this booster dose, we will
cultivating vegetables such as over marketing. This resulted in the site in Daeng, Bukit Rambai. focus on personnel in “Nationwide, there are more
chillies and eggplants for the past 13 fruits going to waste, until I began to contingents where state elections than 120,000 personnel. We are
years, said he made the decision collaborate with the Malacca In terms of pricing, Abdul Halim are expected to be held first,” he still waiting for a decision from
after income from his Federal Agricultural Marketing said the fruits are sold directly from told reporters after a handover the ministry on the vaccine, and
telecommunications contractor job Authority.” the farms at RM5 per kilogramme ceremony of 23 Toyota Hilux GS will wait to see if there are further
also suffered during the period. for Grade A, RM4 for Grade B and cargo vehicles and 11 Go Auto instructions.”
Apart from supplying them to RM3 for Grade C. – Bernama Higer Ace vans at the Kelantan
police headquarters yesterday. On the handing over of the
vehicles yesterday, Mazlan said
Also present were Kelantan 400 such vehicles were delivered
police chief Datuk Shafien to various contingents
Mamat and his deputy Datuk nationwide, at a cost of
Muhammad Zaki Harun, GO RM62,784,600, which included
training. – Bernama


BRIEFS W.H.O. CHIEF PROPOSES China rejects US report

GENEVA: With 82 countries at risk of oBeijingdescribesreviewas‘politicalandfalse,’ urges being entirely political and false,” Wang said.
missing a global vaccination target by Washington to ‘stop attacking’ the country He added that the fact intelligence agencies
end of this year, the World Health
Organisation (WHO) chief on Saturday BEIJING: Beijing lashed out against a US probably be needed to reach a conclusive were tapped in origin-tracing efforts was
urged nations that have reached 40% intelligence review into the origins of the assessment on origins, although stressing that “ironclad proof” of politicisation, and urged the
vaccination target to swap delivery Covid-19 pandemic yesterday, calling it Beijing continued to “hinder the global US to “stop attacking and smearing China”.
schedules with vaccine sharing “political and false” while urging Washington to investigation”.
facilities. WHO Director-General Tedros “stop attacking” China. Beijing has come under pressure to consider
Ghebreyesus told a meeting of the G20 The so-called lab-leak theory said the virus a fresh probe into the origins of the pandemic
summit in Rome seven billion vaccine The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s retort came was spread from a research facility in Wuhan, after a delayed and heavily politicised visit by a
doses against Covid-19 have been days after the US Office of the Director of the central city where the contagion was first World Health Organisation team of
administered globally, but issued National Intelligence released a fuller version of reported. The theory remains unsubstantiated, international experts that failed to conclude
caution. “Low-income countries, most its findings from a 90-day review ordered by and China has repeatedly rejected it. how the virus first broke out.
of them in Africa, have received just US President Joe Biden.
0.4% of those vaccines; more than 80% Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin But Chinese officials have resisted this, often
have gone to G20 countries,” Anadolu The paper said, without new information, responded in a statement yesterday that China maintaining that calls for further information
Agency reported Tedros as saying. He intelligence agencies would not be able to offer had expressed firm opposition to initial findings were motivated by politics.
added that vaccine equity is not charity a better judgment on whether the virus published in the summary report in August.
but is in every country’s best interests. emerged via animal-to-human transmission or In August, Biden said China was withholding
– Bernama a lab leak. “No matter how many times this report is “critical information” on the origins of Covid-19,
published and how many versions are adding that Chinese officials had worked to
QUARANTINE-FREE TRAVEL It added that China’s cooperation would concocted, it cannot change the nature of this prevent access for international investigators.
Although Biden’s review was launched while
MELBOURNE: Quarantine-free travel the lab-leak theory gained momentum, the
from New Zealand to Australia will report noted that most agencies believed the
resume from today, Australia’s tourism virus was not genetically engineered. – AFP
minister said yesterday, as the country
readies itself for a partial reopening of UK, French leaders declare Taliban supreme
its international borders for the first truce in fishing row leader makes first
time since March 2020. Vaccinated public appearance
Australian citizens and permanent
residents living in New South Wales, KABUL: Taliban supreme leader Haibatullah
Victoria and the capital Canberra will be Akhundzada addressed supporters in the
free to fly internationally from today southern city of Kandahar, officials
without the need of an exemption or to announced yesterday, his first public
quarantine upon return. For now, only appearance since taking control of the group
tourists from New Zealand will be in 2016.
allowed into Australia, provided they
are vaccinated. – Reuters Akhundzada has been the spiritual chief
of the Islamist movement since 2016 but has
CAMBODIAN‘STOP COVID ROME: The French and British leaders agreed remained a reclusive figure, even after his
QR CODE’WINS AWARD yesterday to defuse days of sniping over change as he prepares to host more than 120 group seized power in Afghanistan in August.
PHNOM PENH: Cambodia’s “Stop Covid post-Brexit fishing rights, according to Paris, world leaders at the COP26 summit from today.
QR Code,” a location and potentially averting a full-blown trade war that His low profile has fed speculation about
contact-tracing app designed to would embroil the entire European Union (EU). But both the UK and French governments his role in the new Taliban government and
prevent the spread of Covid-19, has had been intensifying their angry rhetoric, and even rumours of his death.
won the Global South Covid-19 Digital President Emmanuel Macron and Prime France last week detained a British trawler that
Innovation Challenge award from the Minister Boris Johnson met for about 25 was allegedly fishing illegally in its waters. The On Saturday, he visited the Darul Uloom
International Telecommunication minutes on the margins of a G20 summit in two sides have also been at loggerheads over a Hakimah madrassa to “speak to his brave
Union, the country’s Post and Rome, aides said, a day after Johnson nuclear submarine alliance involving Australia, soldiers and disciples”, according to Taliban
Telecommunications Ministry said complained to EU chief Ursula von der Leyen Britain and the United States that left France in officials.
yesterday. The challenge, launched in that French threats to trigger reprisals over the the cold.
June, in collaboration with the United row were “completely unjustified”. There was tight security at the event and
Nations Office for France is incensed that Britain and the no photographs or video have emerged, but a
South-South Cooperation, sought to They agreed to work on “practical and Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey have 10-minute audio recording was shared by
identify scalable, innovative and digital operational measures” to resolve the dispute in not issued some French boats licences to fish in Taliban social media accounts.
solutions that will enable countries, the coming days, Macron’s office said. their waters since Brexit took full effect at the
communities, institutions and start of 2021. In it, Akhundzada, referred to as “Amirul
individuals from the Global South to They were united on the need for a Momineen”, or commander of the faithful,
deal with the pandemic effects, said “de-escalation” with concrete action to come Paris had vowed that unless more licences gives a religious message.
Xinhua news agency. – Bernama “as soon as possible”, it said. are approved, it would ban UK boats from
unloading their catches at French ports from The speech did not touch on political
Johnson has been stressing at the G20 that all tomorrow, and even impose checks on all organisation, but sought God’s blessing for
sides must focus on the bigger picture of climate products brought to France from Britain. – AFP the Taliban leadership.

HALLO-KITTY ... He prays for the Taliban martyrs,
A woman and her cat taking wounded fighters and the success of the
part in a Halloween parade Islamic Emirate’s officials in this “big test”.
in New Taipei, Taiwan.
– REUTERSPIX Widely believed to have been selected to
serve more as a spiritual figurehead than a
military commander, Akhundzada’s
statements will fuel speculation that he now
plans to take a more central role in leading
the new government.

Akhundzada rose from low-profile
religious figure to leader of the Taliban in a
swift transition of power after a 2016 US
drone strike killed his predecessor, Mullah
Akhtar Mansour.

After being appointed leader,
Akhundzada secured the backing of
Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri.

This endorsement by Osama bin Laden’s
heir helped seal his credentials with the
Taliban’s long-time allies.

Akhundzada was tasked with unifying a
Taliban movement that briefly fractured
during the bitter power struggle after Akhtar’s
assassination, and the revelation that the
leadership had hidden the death of their
founder Mullah Omar for years.

His public profile has largely been limited
to the release of messages during Islamic
holidays, and Akhundzada is believed to
spend most of his time in Kandahar, the main
city in the Taliban’s southern Afghan
heartland. – AFP


New socio-economic model needed
THE 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) is
largely a reaffirmation of the NEP Building income, particularly among NOTHER TA KE Safety net assistance to ease the burden of the ever-rising
(National Economic Policy). Its the B40 For those not employed, the solution is emoluments.
target offers no improvement in One of the key strategies in building Y LIM TECK GHEB putting income into the hands of those
the Gini index. While mean monthly income across the B40 is increasing wages A who need income assistance and In addition, there are many federal
income has increased from 2016 to 2019, to reduce poverty and decrease income If Malaysia does protection. This requires a total overhaul and state owned government-linked
the overall Gini coefficient has actually inequality. This is perhaps one of the most Enot gear upof the social safety net programmes. companies (GLC) which are debt ridden,
increased from 0.399 to 0.407, pointing to a challenging aspects of policy but it can be with a realistic, loss making, and with outputs that
widening of income inequality (12MP, accomplished through labour market and competitive and Some form of universal income- compete with private enterprise
p.189). This is at a time where Malaysia’s other reforms. sustainable testing based on a fund or insurance providers. These GLC should be
Gini ranking is at the top of Asian economic scheme basis is required to assist those identified and closed to save further
inequality. The bottom end of the labour market recovery plan, who fall into unemployment, sickness, wastage.
has an estimated two million migrant it will fall incapacity, or otherwise fail to earn an
The issue that needs to be addressed is workers who exert a downward pressure further behind adequate income. The above savings could be
that the B20, or bottom 20% of income on wages. In addition, working conditions the rest of the channelled back into a national safety net
earners share comes to only 5.9% of the are poor and even dangerous. region. According to economist Geoffrey assistance scheme. Creating a universal
national income, while the T10, or top 10% Williams, a scheme to cover the above income-tested safety net is the
of income earners share is 30.7%. The The next problem is socio-cultural. contingencies of 1.24 million households redistribution game changer that
12MP will do little or nothing to reverse Jobs traditionally undertaken by migrant currently below the relative poverty line Malaysia needs right now.
this situation. workers are seen by today’s younger income of RM2,937 per month, would Conclusion
generation as totally undesirable. Local cost RM10.2 billion, or 3.2% of the Finally but not lastly, minister in the
The incidence of relative poverty has employers complain about the government’s annual budget. prime minister’s department, Mustapa
increased from 15.6% in 2016 to 17% in spasmodic attendance and poor Mohamed, said the RM400 billion tagged
2019, and is continuing to increase rapidly. productivity of local employees. A safety net scheme, could be to be spent through the 12MP is the
Economic statistics are lagging behind, partnered by a universal income-tested highest in Malaysia’s history.
and economic recovery and relief is set to Reforms should also address barriers pension scheme, built upon the current
be delayed, with little contained within the to female participation, young and old Employee Provident Fund (EPF) system. It is not the size which counts but the
12MP to assist. Elevated unemployment employability, equal opportunity across Currently, 2.23 million people are aged 65 effectiveness and the impact of what is
and inflation are not taken into account. ethnic groups and investment in or above, and this percentage is growing. spent that is important. Funding the
workforce skills development. growth of the public sector, setting up new
To prevent the economy from doing Assisting more SME According to EPF statistics, 46% or 2.7 agencies and departments and incurring
much worse, a new socio-economic The 12MP was scant on identifying the million workers have less than RM10,000 more debt will be counter productive.
paradigm is needed. issues facing Malaysia’s 1.15 million SME saved. This means that only a small
today. The major problems SME face number of people at retiring age have It is urgent to look at policy innovation,
Here are some important components include liquidity issues, access to enough funds to stay out of poverty. This which the 12MP lacks. There are
that the government needs to prioritise: appropriate technology, the inability to situation is worsening Overhauling the examples from home and the region that
Focus on wealth creation and targeted develop relevant skill sets and lack of pension system is a must if a crisis in aged can be drawn from and utilised for the
social safety net ability to collect market information and poverty is to be averted in the near future. betterment of policy making.
The nation needs to move from wealth gain customers. Institutional reforms
and equity redistribution to wealth Malaysia’s civil service is bloated. There is One approach to assist financing a
creation. This requires nurturing a Past government programmes to much wastage of financial resources and Malaysian safety net could be by
prosperous Keluarga Malaysia as officially assist SME have only reached a small over staffing across many ministries and channeling Petronas profits to the EPF
enunciated. It means protecting the number of those in need. Following the agencies. While the civil service has been to fund a scheme similar to the highly
buoyancy of households through a safety pandemic, too many SME have found the automating many jobs through IT, successful government pension fund of
net, and creating employment and conditions to obtain assistance difficult as employee numbers have been growing Norway.
economic opportunity for all. banks have imposed strict loan rather than declining through increased
Making macro-policy more agile conditions such as collateral, support productivity. Covid is forcing change throughout
With poverty and unemployment documentation and past performance the region and the world. There is going to
increasing, macro policy requires effective record. The civil service costs 47.4% of the be an economic scramble and battle to
micro-economic initiatives to have total operational spending within the recover. If Malaysia does not gear up with
aggregate effect. This requires developing Rather than create another agency to annual budget. In 2019, this amounted to a realistic, competitive and sustainable
and implementing effective programmes. assist contractors to get paid quicker from RM122 billion. This budget could economic recovery plan and a new socio-
the government, a national factoring realistically be cut down by 25%, or RM30 economic paradigm, it will quickly fall
The priority concerns that should be scheme could be put into place to billion, or even more without operational behind the rest of the region.
focused on are building income among expedite quicker payments and increase loss of efficacy.
the bottom 40% of the population; the velocity of money around the The 12MP, in its present form, will miss
assisting small and medium enterprises economy. Staff numbers have grown to 1.71 this opportunity.
(SME), which employed 48.9% of the million employees, even though systems
workforce of seven million people before Immediate tax relief is necessary to and procedures have been computerised. Jointly written with Murray Hunter and
the pandemic began in 2019; providing assist landlords to lower rental and leasing The 12MP plans an even greater Ramesh Chander. Ramesh Chander is a
safety net assistance; and implementing costs to SME to enable them to survive. expansion of the civil service, mostly for former chief statistician of Malaysia and a
targeted regional and urban development the purpose of monitoring markets within
where the poor reside. Industry 4.0 and digitisation are well the economy, which is unnecessary. senior statistical adviser at the World
and good once the nation’s SME develop Bank in Washington, DC Murray Hunter is
a critical level of health, are skilled up and The government needs to reduce the
ready to expand. Unfortunately, for most size of the civil service and implement a an independent researcher and former
of Malaysia’s SME, this is not so. “flexible and varied” contractual scheme professor with the Prince of Songkla

University and Universiti Malaysia Perlis.
Comments: [email protected]

Expedite initiatives to save our tigers

COMMENT have the best laws but will still lose the fight to destruction of 460 wire snares and seizures management favourable for tiger conservation
by Dr Mark Rayan Darmaraj conserve wildlife if we do not have sufficient worth RM2.7 million. to be made and implemented.
enforcement capacity and resources to enforce
THE Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia the laws. This is another commendable initiative but Our national symbol is on the line, and we
Programme (WCS Malaysia) is heartened by to further strengthen these efforts, WCS must pull out all the stops to protect them from
the news that the Wildlife Conservation In the past couple of years, the government Malaysia hopes that the formation of a Wildlife going extinct. Through various government-led
(Amendment) Bill 2021 has been passed, had initiated a couple of major initiatives to Crime Unit within the police force can be initiatives rolled out over the past two years and
which provides heftier punishments for curb poaching and wildlife crime. The enabled to further aid enforcement as well as with the recent announcements, Malaysia
wildlife offenders (“Amendments to Act 716 Biodiversity Protection and Patrolling intelligence gathering on wildlife poaching and seems to be headed on the right direction in
more responsive to wildlife conservation Programme has been set up to mobilise trade syndicates, in which the police is well making a strong stand that we will not tolerate
current needs – Energy and Natural Resources hundreds of patrollers consisting of veteran equipped and trained to carry out. wildlife poaching and illegal wildlife trade.
Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan”, army personnel and Orang Asli. This is one of
theSun, Oct 26). the most significant initiatives for on-the- No less significant is the announcement by WCS Malaysia is hopeful that through these
ground protection of wildlife, and also has Takiyuddin recently about the formation of a efforts we will stand a chance to halt the
Some of the notable amendments include active participation by environmental non- National Conservation Task Force (MyTTF) decline and eventually recover our tiger
an increase in fines of up to RM1 million for governmental organisations (NGO). that would be chaired by the prime minister. population, provided these initiatives are
certain offences, and an increase in jail terms This is exactly what environmental NGO in backed up with committed political will,
up to fifteen years for others. However, this needs to be sustainable over Malaysia have been advocating for the past sufficient funding and resource allocation,
the long-term with the enabling of permanent decade, and this comes at a critical time when continued multi-agency cooperation,
WCS Malaysia commends the Energy and hired positions to not only ensure consistent preliminary results from Malaysia’s first particularly from the police, with stepped-up
Natural Resources Ministry and Wildlife and and sufficient boots on the ground but also as a National Tiger Survey have shown that there intelligence on wildlife poaching and trade
National Parks Department for spearheading means of sustained livelihood and are less than 200 Malayan tigers remaining in syndicates that lead to arrests and prosecution,
the passing of this Bill, and looks forward to it empowerment for the Orang Asli as stewards of the wild. as well as unwavering commitment from states
being formally gazetted to potentially further conservation. in halting natural forest clearing and
deter poachers from carrying out their illegal The formation of a Tiger Working Group fragmentation.
activities. Another notable initiative is Operasi (MyTWG) at the state level was also
Bersepadu Khazanah, led by the police and the announced, which is much welcomed, as land But time is of the essence, and how well we
In tandem with this, there is also a need to Wildlife and National Parks Department, with is a state issue and the plight to save tigers maximise the initiatives and plug the gaps will
increase the number of enforcement personnel participation by other enforcement agencies would need to include efforts to halt habitat dictate how our wildlife will fare in the near
to patrol forests, beef up intelligence gathering and environmental NGO. loss of tigers and restore connectivity in states future.
and increase capacity building on gathering that have the authority to do so. Dr Mark Rayan Darmaraj is country director of
evidence to be able to prosecute wildlife Earlier this year, Operasi Bersepadu
offenders. This is particularly critical as we can Khazanah won international recognition for Ultimately, how MyTTF and MyTWG the Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia
being one of the winners of the 2020 Asia structure themselves and work together will be Programme. Comments:
Environmental Enforcement Awards for its role crucial to ensure executive decisions on policy, [email protected]
in the arrest of 87 wildlife offenders, allocation of resources, enforcement and land




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BTS fans once again demand justice for Jimin

Fans have rushed to support Jimin. – AFP BTS fans are urging South Korean entertainment company HYBE to A screenshot of the episode with the offending subtitle.
respect Jimin from BTS by asking them to remove a controversial and
The filter is always on degrading nickname, regularly used by anti-BTS fans, from appearing in
the behind-the-scenes video of an event.
RECENTLY a TikTok user named AVA
(@glowwithava) went viral for pointing out The episode featured BTS during their time at the 76th United Nations
the obvious differences in the appearance General Assembly (UNGA) as speakers and special presidential envoys for
between the American and Korean versions President Moon Jae In, uploaded by BTS’s BANGTANTV.
of the app.
In the subtitles of the video, the words “Chicken Jimin” could be seen.
She showed the differences by opening The term is a nickname used by Jimin’s anti-fans to disparage the singer.
the app in a phone bought in the United
States, and another from South Korea. Both Fans took to social media to trend “HYBE RESPECT JIMIN” to express
devices produced drastically different their frustration, and to demand for the subtitles to be corrected. They
images for her in the live videos recordings. also demanded the company stop using “Chicken Jimin” in BTS content in
the future.
Despite not switching on the beauty
filter on either phone, AVA appeared lighter New target in Rust probe
on the app in the South Korean device, with o The film’s armorer and assistant director will be the focus of the shooting investigation
clearer skin and a small size face while her
eyes and lips looked different. ON Friday, the investigation into the A sign calling for workplace safety at a vigil for cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who died after
fatal shooting on the Rust film set in being shot on the set of Rust. – REUTERS
The stark differences shocked many New Mexico had a new
viewers, as they realised that they did not development. Neama Rahmani, a former federal prosecutor.
have the freedom to choose whether to Santa Fe county sheriff Adan Mendoza However, Rahmani said that Baldwin could
turn on the filter or not. revealed more details about the investigation
into the shooting following his joint press be held liable if evidence suggests the actor
Another American TikToker named Alexa conference with the District Attorney. behaved irresponsibly with the gun despite
Niwata, who works in Japan, also pointed knowing the risks which could amount to
out a similar issue when she purchased a He made it clear that Alec Baldwin has not criminal negligence.
phone in the country. been cleared, and that armorer Hannah
Gutierrez-Reed and assistant director David “If corners were cut and had any role in the
Many people feel that the always-on Halls are the focus of the investigation. shooting, then Baldwin is very much liable, not
automatic filter could have a negative as the actor but as the producer. Assuming it
impact on one’s self-image, as they could Asked what evidence was needed for was just incompetence, that rises to the level of
never attain that level of beauty standard in investigators to determine whether it was an criminal negligence, which would be sufficient
real-life. accident or a criminal act, Mendoza said that for a manslaughter prosecution,“ he said.
they were investigating to see how the live
However, there were those who said they rounds got there. According to Rachel Fiset, managing
actually preferred having the automatic partner at the Los Angeles firm Zweiback, Fiset
beauty filter on. They found it impressive Halls told investigators that he couldn’t & Coleman, damages in a civil lawsuit would
that the filters worked even when one does remember if Gutierrez-Reed spun the drum for include any future profits Hutchins could have
TikTok dance trends. him, which is part of his job in checking to brought to her family that could amount to
make sure only blanks or dummies were millions. She also says that corporate charges
Nevertheless, the serious issue remains inside, so Mendoza will be speaking to him usually amount to large fines and not jail time.
that the unattainable beauty standards set again for clarification.
on by Korean society, which are damaging
to both average citizens and celebrities. Mendoza also added that they were trying
to verify reports stating that there were two
accidental discharges on that set prior to Investigators have not yet ruled out charges for
Hutchins’s death. Baldwin, who fired the gun. – AFP

After Hutchins was hit with a live round,
investigators found a total of 500 rounds of
ammunition – a mix of live, dummy rounds
and blanks – which they took into evidence,
even though the set’s armorer told
investigators that there was no live
ammunition on set.
Is Baldwin liable?
AS the investigation ramps up, questions have
surfaced as to whether Baldwin, who pulled
the trigger during the incident, would be held
responsible in any way.

“It’s unlikely [Baldwin] will face criminal
charges, especially if he didn’t know the
firearm contained live ammunition”, says

Superhero reunion for Game of Thrones stars

Screenshots of the video by TikTok user AVA ACTOR KIT Harington has spoken up about
showing the differences in the app on US his delightful Game of Thrones reunion with
and South Korean phones. Richard Madden.

Since the casting announcements were “If you add up all the scenes that me and Harington
made last year, fans of the HBO series have Richard have shot in anything, Thrones and and Madden
been excited to see the pair share scenes on this, I think it comes in it at about four scenes. reunite
the big screen. Isn’t that weird?” onscreen in
Eternals. –
While Harington was pleased to reunite Eternals will mark the pair’s debut in the WIREIMAGE/
with his former co-star, he had one issue with Marvel Cinematic Universe. GETTY
the arrangement. a race of immortal beings who have lived on
Directed by Oscar-winning director, Chloe Earth very long. The superhumans will reunite
“It’s so little together. It’s the funny thing. Zhao, the film will centre around the Eternals, to battle the evil Deviants.
It’s like we existed, like memories. We’ve been The film boasts one of the most diverse
friends for a long time now. But actually, look casts of any Marvel movie.
at the amount of screen time we’ve had, Apart from the duo, the film will star
Gemma Chan, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek,
“It’s very, very little. I just want more, you Kumail Nanjiani and more promising actors.
know? That’s all I want,” said the British actor
in a recent virtual global press conference.
However, this is not the first time Harington
has publicly opened up about the cinematic

Speaking with Variety recently, Harington
discussed the matter further. “We’ve been
close friends for a long time. We’d kind of
came up together and that creates quite a
special bond. So actually, we have a very close
friendship, but screen time doesn’t reflect that,



Saweetie to host 2021 MTV EMAs
o The rap superstar will also be performing
at the event, in which she is also nominated Here is a
selected list of
MTV today confirmed to get out there and perform nominees for
that because I’ve got some surprises of this year’s
rapper/actress/entrepr my own!” awards:
eneur Saweetie will host
and perform Best Friend and Back “We’re thrilled to have Saweetie Best artiste
To The Streets from her upcoming host and perform on this year’s Doja Cat
debut album Pretty B*tch Music at EMAs in Budapest,” said Bruce Ed Sheeran
the 2021 MTV EMAs happening on Gillmer, President of Music, Music Justin Bieber
Nov 14 (Nov 15 in Asia). Talent, Programming & Events for Lady Gaga
ViacomCBS. “Saweetie is a multi- Lil Nas X
The multi-hyphenate star will talented force who will The Weeknd
join previously announced undoubtably light up the stage on Best song
performers Maluma, Kim Petras one of music’s biggest nights.” Doja Cat ft. SZA - Kiss Me More
and Eurovision Song Contest 2021 Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits
winners Maneskin at the event, Saweetie nabbed a 2021 MTV Justin Bieber - Peaches ft. Daniel
which will take place at the Papp EMA nomination for Best New Caesar, Giveon
László Budapest Sportaréna in alongside Giveon, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X - Montero (Call Me By Your
Hungary. Additional performers Rauw Alejandro, Griff and The Kid Name)
and presenters are set to be LAROI. Earlier this year she took Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License
announced in the coming days. home her first-ever MTV VMA The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber –
Award for Best Art Direction for Best Stay
“Anything can happen at the Friend ft. Doja Cat. Best video
MTV EMAs,” said Saweetie said in a Doja Cat ft. SZA - Kiss Me More
statement after she was announced Justin Bieber leads with eight Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits
as host. nominations, while Doja Cat and Lil Justin Bieber - Peaches ft. Daniel
Nas X each have six. Fans can cast Caesar, Giveon
“The EMAs celebrate the their votes for their favourite artiste Lil Nas X - Montero (Call Me By Your
universal language of music for the ahead of the awards show on Name)
whole world to see and I can’t wait until Nov 10. Normani ft. Cardi B - Wild Side
Taylor Swift – willow
Singing stars ... Host Saweetie will be performing alongside fellow artistes Best collaboration
Maluma, Kim Petras and Maneskin at the 2021 MTV EMAs. – THE Black Eyed Peas, Shakira - Girl Like
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars,
Anderson.Paak) - Leave the Door
Doja Cat ft. SZA - Kiss Me More
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow - Industry
The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber –
The Weeknd & Ariana Grande -
Save Your Tears (remix)
Best group
Imagine Dragons
Jonas Brothers
Little Mix
Silk Sonic
Best new
Olivia Rodrigo
Rauw Alejandro
The Kid Laroi

Cumberbatch to play poisoned spy in new series

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH is set to star in interviews and making statements from his first shot to fame playing the legendary
the limited series Londongrad currently in deathbed. detective Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series
development at HBO, according to an Sherlock, for which he earned multiple
exclusive report by Variety. Much like the book, Londongrad will Emmy and BAFTA nominations.
depict the agent’s life story, as well as the
The series, which is based on the book investigation into how his assassination was David Scarpa is writing Londongrad and
The Terminal Spy by Alan Cowell, will tell eventually pulled off. will also executive produce. Bryan Fogel will
“the true story” of Alexander Litvinenko. direct and executive produce via Orwell
Cumberbatch will star as Litvinenko, and Productions.
A former KGB spy and eventual defector, will also serve as an executive producer on
Litvinenko was mysteriously poisoned in the project under his Sunnymarch banner. Len Amato of Crash&Salvage will
London in 2006. executive produce as well alongside Adam
While the actor is primarily known for his Ackland and Claire Marshall of Sunnymarch.
Litvinenko claimed the poisoning was film work, most notably for his role as Dr
ordered by Russian President Vladimir Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Surprisinngly, this is not the first
Putin, as similar assassinations and he has held multiple highly-regarded TV announced project that will take on the
attempted assassinations had also been roles during his career. Litvinenko case. It was previously
linked to Putin critics. Litvinenko eventually announced that David Tennant had signed
died in hospital 22 days after being Londongrad will mark his first leading on to star in the ITV drama Litvinenko back
hospitalised, but not before doing media role in a TV series since the 2018 Showtime in September.
limited series Patrick Melrose. And the actor



HEALTH Vaxx rules for travel to US
COVID vaccine o Starting Nov 8, foreign adult air travellers to the US will be
6 theSun LYFE ON MONDAY | NOVEMBER 1, 2021 requirements taking required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19
effect next month for
Some 93% of all detected cases of the subvariant people entering the exemption reflected the fact that in
were in Britain. – ETX STUDIO United States by air will not apply many countries coronavirus
to children, a senior US official vaccines have not been authorized
WHO keeping close eye said Monday. or made available for minors.
on Delta subvariant “For children under 18 there is
a uniform exemption from that Also exempted will be travelers
THE WHO said it was closely tracking a Delta vaccination requirement,” the from countries with a lower than
subvariant to determine whether it was more senior official, who spoke on 10 percent vaccination rate, due to
transmissible than the original strain, as Covid-19 condition of anonymity, told lack of availability, which is the
cases rise globally again. reporters two weeks ahead of the case across much of Africa and
reopening of US borders to much other large parts of the world.
It was also examining whether people were of the world.
more resistant to the particular subvariant, called The Biden administration However, all travelers,
AY.4.2, which has been detected in at least 42 announced earlier this month that regardless of citizenship or
countries. land and air borders will reopen vaccination status, will have to
on Nov 8 to foreign visitors who show proof of a negative
“An increase in AY.4.2 sequence submissions have been fully vaccinated. This coronavirus test.
has been observed since July,“ the World Health ends a more than 18-month
Organisation said in its weekly epidemiological suspension of travel from much of For vaccinated passengers, the
update. the globe, including close allies test can be taken within three days
and trade partners like Canada of travel, but for those not
“Epidemiological and laboratory studies are and western Europe. vaccinated the test must be within
ongoing” to see if there was a change in The official said the under-18 one day. – ETX Studio
transmissibility of the variant, or a decrease in the
ability of human antibodies to block the virus.” Moderna: Positive results for Covid vaccine in kids

The lineage has three additional mutations US biotech firm Moderna said Monday its FDA meeting on Pfizer US biotech
compared to the original Delta variant, including Covid vaccine was safe and produced a strong The Moderna news comes as the US Food firm Moderna
two in the spike protein – the part of the virus immune response in children aged 6-11, and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing said its Covid
which latches on to human cells. adding it would submit trial data to global to convene a panel of advisors to vote on vaccine was
regulators soon. whether to greenlight the Pfizer shot for safe and
Some 93% of all detected cases of the younger children, paving the way for 28 produced a
subvariant were in Britain, according to data The news comes as a panel of government million more Americans to be vaccinated. strong
uploaded to the GISAID global science initiative. advisors was preparing to meet Tuesday on immune
the question of whether to authorise the Pfizer A briefing document posted on the FDA’s response in
The lineage accounted for an estimated 5.9% vaccine in kids aged 5-11, with top infectious website indicated the agency believes children aged
of all Delta cases reported in Britain in the week disease expert Anthony Fauci predicting it benefits outweigh the most worrying side 6-11. – ETX
beginning Oct 3. would be available by mid-November. effect for this age group, namely myocarditis, STUDIO
or heart inflammation. excess myocarditis cases,” the document said.
The WHO also said that as a proportion of all “We are encouraged by the The FDA also uploaded Pfizer’s efficacy
infections, an increase in the number of cases immunogenicity and safety profile of mRNA- “The overall analysis predicted that the analysis, with the company estimating a two-
among those aged under 25 had been reported 1273 in children aged 6 to under 12 years and numbers of clinically significant Covid-19- dose course of its vaccine at 10 micrograms
since early July, particularly in the European and are pleased that the study met its primary related outcomes prevented would clearly was more than 90% effective in preventing
Western Pacific regions. immunogenicity endpoints,” Moderna chief outweigh the numbers of vaccine-associated symptomatic disease.
executive Stephane Bancel said in a Overall, more than 150 children aged 5 to
The reason could be that older people are statement. 11 have died from Covid in the United States
more likely to be vaccinated, or that young since the start of the pandemic.
people are more likely to be mixing socially. An interim analysis from a mid-to-late “If all goes well, and we get the regulatory
stage clinical trial of 4,753 children showed approval and the recommendation from the
It could also be that the virus is circulating at that two doses of vaccine produced a high CDC, it’s entirely possible, if not very likely,
schools, with more young people back in level of neutralizing antibodies – Y-shaped that vaccines will be available for children
classrooms. proteins that bind to the coronavirus and from 5 to 11 within the first week or two of
block it from entering human cells. November,” Fauci told ABC News Sunday. –
The WHO said it had data on the gender of ETX Studio
123 million recorded Covid cases. Of these, 51% The vaccine was dosed at 50 micrograms,
were female. But males accounted for 58% of which is half of what is used among adults, but
deaths. still produced on average 1.5 times as many
antibodies in children as it did in young adults
The WHO said that among those aged over given the higher dose.
65, the death rate has plummeted since
September 2020. The majority of adverse events were mild
or moderate, including fatigue, headache,
That is likely because more people in the age fever, and injection site pain.
bracket have been vaccinated but also improved
clinical care. – ETX Studio These early results, released via a press
statement, do not yet include a vaccine
efficacy estimate, which may be expected at a
later time once cases have accrued.


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█ BY MARINA MUHTAR Survive and get spooked

ONE of the most anticipated o Halloween might be over but it is never too late to play these scary games
seasons of the year is
lurking just around the hidden somewhere in the mansion
corner. Halloween does and use it on the main door to flee.
not only revolve around unique In pursuit of the key, you will have to
costumes, haunted houses, horror solve puzzles and find items which
movies and candies – it is also a will help pave your way.
season where you get to revisit
classic horror games or experience The frightening aspect of the
the newly released ones to receive game is the eager anticipation for
your dose of adrenaline. jump scares as Ayuwoki is able to
hear you through your microphone.
Horror video games typically If you do not want to encounter the
range from those with slow and eerie eccentric creature, being careful
atmospheric storylines to fast, with your tone is the way to go. This
intense action thrillers that ritual-gone-wrong game can be
encompasses a gaming experience bought on Steam.
which will certainly keep you on the
edge of your seat and send chills
down your spine.

If you are ready to get armed to
the teeth, these horror games are the
epitome of the trick-or-treat season.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent In Silence
According to GamesRadar+, this Similar to Escape the Ayuwoki, In
survival horror adventure video Silence has a voice recognition
game was ranked 3rd in 2017 for the feature as well. This six multiplayer
best horror game of all time. horror co-op game allows one player
Developed and released by to take the role of the monster, or
Sweden’s independent game choose the AI, whereas the other
developer studio, Frictional Games, players are on a mission to escape
the plot takes gamers on a journey the terrifying monster by finding
alongside the protagonist Daniel parts to your car.
who explores the dark and sinister
Brennenburg Castle. In this game, you will get to use
Jack-In-The-Boxes and dummies to
Daniel tries to solve various escape or kill the creature. You are
puzzles while preserving his sanity given two options to survive, one is
and evading monsters. As you to enter the secret armoury, and the
explore the game deeper, events that other is to look for car parts (tires, car
came to place him in the situation batteries, keys) that are scattered in
that he discovers himself in begin to the map.
The creature a.k.a. The Rake is
This first-person perspective partially blind, with its movement
game allows users to choose being fully dependent on sounds.
between Normal mode and Hard Thus, the fewer sounds you make,
mode. Amnesia: The Dark Descent the less this creature can see. As a
is available on Steam, PlayStation 4, walking survivor, a sound meter is
Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. displayed on the screen.

Phasmophobia Alien: Isolation
This fresh and collaborative If being trapped in the real world is
gameplay allows up to three players not daunting enough for you,
who enact the role as paranormal challenge yourself and escape a
investigators. Created by Kinetic space station while being chased by
Games, players will enter various a xenomorph. This exhilarating first-
haunted locations that are equipped survival horror game requires you to
with paranormal activities. Roam scavenge resources, improvise
and gather as much evidence of solutions to stay alive.
paranormal activity as you can and Silent Hill 2
sell it to ghost removal teams. To fully embark on the horror video
game Halloween journey, Silent Hill
With the full-voice recognition 2 should be on your list. This beloved
feature, players can interact with and classic game continues to stand
each other and communicate with the test of time for its storyline.
ghosts using Ouija Boards. This indie
horror video game that is crafted Released in 2001, this game will
with realistic graphics and high-end keep your eyes glued to the screen
sounds is available on Steam. with its disturbing creatures,
Escape the Ayuwoki brilliant puzzles and haunting noise
In this game, stealth is your best design. Prepare to get spooked as
friend. The player is kidnapped and you handle intense situations that
locked up in a spooky old mansion. are crafted with unexpected
You will have to look for a key that is pathways and puzzles.

Nintendo hopes smartphones will be fertile soil for Pikmin Bloom
POKEMON Go maker Niantic on Go with Pikmin Bloom, which
Tuesday began rolling out a Pikmin Pikmin Bloom’s launch comes 20 years after the debut of the original video game created by Nintendo legend Shigeru involves walking to cultivate animated
Bloom smartphone game in its latest Miyamoto, and is a rare step by the company to let its beloved titles be played on hardware other than its own. – ETX STUDIO plant-like characters.
collaboration with Japanese video
game icon Nintendo. more than $5 billion in revenue from string of key updates and the huge challenge for a title focused on Finding seeds and engaging with
in-app purchases since its release in consistent addition of new Pokemon players being outside, but the addition Pikmin is done through smartphone
Pikmin Bloom’s launch comes 20 2016. to collect,“ Sensor Tower said in a July of more stay-at-home functionality to cameras and augmented reality
years after the debut of the original blog post. keep users playing has paid off.” features.
video game created by Nintendo “Pokemon Go continues to be a
legend Shigeru Miyamoto, and is a powerhouse in the global mobile “The Covid-19 pandemic and Niantic and Nintendo are evidently “Pikmin bloom is designed to
rare step by the company to let its games market, kept relevant by a lockdowns could have represented a out to repeat the success of Pokemon make your time outside, perhaps your
beloved titles be played on hardware daily walk, more fun and enjoyable,“
other than its own. Hanke said.

“It does reflect a strong, ongoing “I know from my personal
partnership with Nintendo,“ Niantic experience, I’ve turned to my daily
chief executive John Hanke said, walk as the thing to keep me active
providing an early look at the new and sane throughout the craziness of
game. the past year-and-a-half plus at this
“Nintendo has been part of the
Niantic story since the beginning.” The free Pikmin Bloom game
launched in the App Store and Google
Niantic collaborated with Play shop in Australia and Singapore
Nintendo on a free Pokemon Go and is to be quickly rolled out in more
smartphone game that market-tracker countries, according to Niantic. - ETX
SensorTower estimates has generated Studio


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Cashoinngnoinstalgia the brand Makeup Revolution.
According to GlobalData, this marketing
strategy is linked with “retrophilia”, and it
corresponds to the current expectations of
consumers. It can also be seen in the fashion
industry, the 1990s and 2000s have also made
a remarkable comeback on the catwalks since
the end of lockdowns, with bootcut jeans,
visible underwear, platform shoes, and more
testifying to the consumers’ enthusiasm for
o Cult television series of the ‘90s are making a comeback these two decades.
... in some colourful new cosmetics collections The return of the 1990s supermodels – in
particular Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss –
on the catwalks of the four fashion capitals
during the latest ready-to-wear shows is also
AH the power of nostalgia! Cosmetics noteworthy.
brands are turning to TV series from This is reinforced by the themes of the new Nina Nowak, Senior
Hyundai launches its Re:Style 2021 ready-to-wear the 1990s and 2000s to attract the collections, namely Consumer Researcher at
collection using materials from end-of-life vehicles. attention of millennials. That’s the some of the most GlobalData explained:
– HYUNDAI finding of a new study from GlobalData, emblematic series of “In a society that highly
which is based on the recent launches of the 1990s and 2000s, values individuality, film
Fashion made several industry players in the run-up to thus accessing the and TV-themed
from Hyundai Halloween, a time of year when consumers nostalgia of an entire makeup taps into that
vehicles often like to buy new makeup products. generation. deeply rooted emotion:
nostalgia. We feel
THE fashion industry is evolving and on the The data analytics platform tells us that Some examples connected to
lookout for alternatives that can help reduce its younger consumers are the most likely to include the Saved by characters – especially
environmental impact. Initiatives include experiment with new skincare and makeup the Bell collection from ones that we grew up
clothing rental; the secondhand market; use of products, with millennials leading the way the brand Wet n Wild watching – and having
new, more responsible materials; recycling; and (76%) ahead of Zers and those in generation Beauty, Gilmore Girls an opportunity to in
even upcycling. X. makeup from Ulta some way be
The Simpsons and Saved by the Bell Beauty, and a tribute to connected to those
Now Hyundai has also gotten into the act with Millennials are likely the preferred target of The Simpsons Treehouse shows can be
its Re:Style project, based entirely on upcycling. cosmetic brands for these new fall launches. of Horror, the chilling enjoyable.
This fall, the automaker is launching the third Halloween episodes of “The makeup market is pretty
edition of this initiative with an entire collection of the animated series, by oversaturated, so using such pop culture-
ready-to-wear clothing designed from materials
derived from automotive manufacturing. The inspired themes could help a brand deliver a
shorts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and sweatpants in unique edge and help reach consumers that
the collection are made from airbags, would not otherwise purchase.”
windshields, seat leather, carpets, and seat belts.
The makeup collection Saved by the Bell by Wet n Wild Beauty. – WETNWILDBEAUTY INSTAGRAM The increasing influence of TV series
While the collection primarily looks to If cosmetic brands are currently tapping
upcycling, Hyundai also chose to incorporate eco- into the nostalgia chord, it’s probably because
friendly materials, including bio-based PET and TV shows are more than ever considered
hanji – a traditional Korean paper, which is found powerful fashion and beauty influencers. This
in the Hyundai Ioniq 5 – to add a touch of comfort was already the case in the 2000s with series
to the garments. like Sex and the City and Gossip Girl, strongly
inspired by the world of fashion, but the
“We are stepping up our collaborations phenomenon has been growing in recent
steadily with various industries around the world years.
to usher in a sustainable future ... we hope Emily in Paris, The Queen’s Gambit, and
[Re:Style 2021] serves as a focal point for young Bridgerton are among the television series
consumers worldwide to understand the impact that have helped to bring certain pieces back
of manufacturing leftover materials on our shared to the forefront. Not to mention the success of
environment and how we can creatively and Squid Game which has even managed to
practically reutilize them,” said Thomas boost the search for vintage tracksuits.
Schemera, Global Chief Marketing Officer and “We are witnessing a grand return of the
Head of the Customer Experience at Hyundai. ‘90s and early 2000s styles in fashion. As
fashion and beauty coexist, and influence
Available in Seoul and Paris, the collection is each other, retrophilia in the makeup category
distributed through a partnership between is a natural consequence. The key resonating
Hyundai and two ready-to-wear boutiques, point of such themed lines is allowing
L’Eclaireur and Boontheshop. consumers to project a certain image – which
is in line with the self-branding trend,”
The 12 pieces from this collaboration are outlines Nowak.
available on their e-shops until Nov 10th. The It remains to be seen whether this trend
proceeds will support projects supported by the will continue after Halloween, which is a good
United Nations Development Programme. – ETX time to slip into the shoes of fictional
Studio characters who have left their mark not only in
the form of a personal story but on a whole
generation. – ETX Studio

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% RM m RM m RM m

39.6 Institutions 925.7 936.0 -10.3

31.2 Retail 761.5 707.3 54.2

29.2 Foreign 665.8 709.7 -43.9 4.55 5.65 178.49 54.22 38.87 106.64
100.0 2353.0 2353.0 0.0 1,562.31 3,198.17 28.92 72.60 16,987.41 2,970.68
25,377.24 SCI NIKKEI 7,323.74
Preliminary stats (excluding trade amendments). For final data, please refer to 28,892.69
Source: Bursa Malaysia 3,547.34

KL MARKET SUMMARY Tight fiscal headroom
October 29, 2021 raises eyebrows

INDICES 11,559.00 CHANGE -17.51
FBMKLCI 1,562.31 -4.55
CONSTRUCTION 171.84 +0.13
FINANCIAL SERVICES 15,589.21 -97.52
ENERGY 800.90 +0.75
TELECOMMUNICATIONS 675.88 -1.60 o Economists say Malaysia will need to resort and pandemic response. Yeah said: “The
HEALTH CARE 2,443.14 +27.52 to borrowings, voice concern over debt service initiative and measures laid out in the
TRANSPORTATION 912.80 -3.29 budget will support Malaysia’s export
PROPERTY 782.14 -7.22 engine amid favourable global demand.
PLANTATION 6,788.82 -74.23 Domestically, the measures introduced will
FBMSHA 12,591.59 +2.11 provide support for those badly affected by
FBMACE 7,096.17 +60.74 █ BY AMIR IMRAN HUSAIN SAFRI concern over the third straight year of the pandemic particularly the B40 and
TECHNOLOGY 99.00 +0.36 [email protected] expansionary budget’s impact on the debt those in the tourism sector.”
PETALING JAYA: The record high service charge, which is at risk of tipping Moving forward, he said, the
TURNOVER VALUE allocation of RM322.1 billion for Budget over into the unsustainable threshold of government should adopt a more prudent
3.034 BIL RM2.353 BIL 2022 is raising eyebrows among 20%. fiscal development with an emphasis on
economists, who expressed concern over He pointed out the latest auditor general developing its primary revenue.
Malaysia’s fiscal headroom. report has highlighted the worrying trend of With regard to fiscal space, MIDF
5 MOST ACTIVES the government’s reliance on new debt to Research said the introduction of and
October 29, 2021 The Socio-Economic Research Centre finance payment for the principal of its compliance with the FRA will result in more
(SERC) executive director, Lee Heng Guie, existing mature debt. transparent and credible reporting of the
STOCK VOL CLSG (sen) +/– (sen) noted that although the fiscal deficit is “Nonetheless, the fiscal management
MMAG 239,123,200 10.5 +1.0 projected to narrow to 6% of gross domestic move to address tax and help to enhance
BENALEC 105,888,000 15.0 -0.5 product (GDP) compared with 6.5% in the leakages and confidence in public
SCIB 68,300,800 23.0 UNCH previous year, this means the country still revenue through the sector finance.
KANGER 57,540,700 4.5 UNCH has to resort to borrowings. introduction of a tax Aside from the
TAWIN 51,098,000 15.5 +0.5 identification FRA, it noted that
“The fact that the government had to go
to parliament twice in little over a year to number (TIN) and the government’s
raise the debt ceiling indicates there is little the FRA in 2022 will commitment
5 TOP GAINERS fiscal headroom left,” he told SunBiz. help manage the towards its
October 29, 2021 country’s fiscal medium-term fiscal
Lee pointed out that the International discipline in the consolidation will
STOCK VOL CLSG (RM) +/– RM Monetary Fund’s (IMF) assessment of the medium term,” said Yeah. also help to improve confidence in fiscal
MPI 338,100 47.68 2.28 country’s debt sensitivity found Malaysia to To escape this fiscal predicament, both management. Subsequently, the improving
GENETEC 375,600 46.50 1.50 be vulnerable to future shocks. economists agreed that a return to a broad- fiscal space will provide greater flexibility
FANG-2XL 2,300 16.36 0.86 based consumption tax like the goods and for the government to provide support to
BAT 2,008,100 15.10 0.66 With regard to the measure to bolster services tax in the medium term is inevitable. the economy during future crises.
DLADY 6,100 33.50 0.50 revenue in the Budget, particularly the one- The fiscal situation aside, the professor “Guided by the Medium-Term Fiscal
off tax of 33% on companies with over believes the record high budget is a prudent Framework, the government’s fiscal deficit
RM100 million profit, he sees it as an move as a premature withdrawal of support is projected to fall to 5% of GDP in 2022-
5 TOP LOSERS impediment to Malaysia’s competitiveness may result in a deceleration of recovery 2024, a slower decline compared to the
October 29, 2021 as the existing rate of 24% is already higher momentum. projection during Budget 2021 because of
than those of its Southeast Asian peers. In Budget 2022, Finance Minister Tengku the prolonged global health crisis led to a
STOCK VOL CLSG (RM) +/– RM Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz has projected wider fiscal deficit this year.
PPB 711,500 18.18 0.28 However, Lee views the intention to an economic expansion of 5.5-6.5% based “We expect this medium-term fiscal
F&N 160,500 27.06 0.24 introduce the Fiscal Responsibility Act on Malaysia’s strong fundamentals and target can be achieved, barring any
HLCAP 1,192,000 8.14 0.19 (FRA) in 2022 as a step in the right direction. diversified economic-based contingent on unexpected events and crises which could
KLK 556,000 21.62 0.16 the robustness of the global economy, the derail Malaysia’s growth trajectory and
BKAWAN 44,900 22.30 0.14 “With the debt service charge standing country’s trade prospects as well as the therefore require more fiscal supports,”
at 18.4%, the government should think success of the domestic vaccination efforts MIDF said in a report.
hard about fiscal reform going forward,”
said the SERC executive director.

Similarly, Sunway University economics
professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng voiced

EXCHANGE RATES OCTOBER 29, 2021 Initiatives to help micro businesses, SMEs lauded

Foreign currency Bank sell Bank buy Bank buy █ BY JUNE MOH is an important phase for SMEs to go “If SMEs take this opportunity to
[email protected] forward. If the government can assist automate and modernise their business
1 US DOLLAR TT/OD TT OD PETALING JAYA: Some of Budget 2022’s SMEs go forward then there will not be facilities, they will be entitled to RE, which
1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 4.2060 4.0810 4.0710 initiatives are seen as instrumental to the more retrenchments and bankruptcies,” has been extended for two years. I advise
1 BRUNEI DOLLAR 3.1860 3.0600 3.0440 recovery of local small and medium Koong told SunBiz. SMEs to apply for all the funds and tax
1 CANADIAN DOLLAR 3.1270 3.0360 3.0280 enterprises (SMEs), namely microcredit He said the ACCCIM had been fighting benefits announced in the budget. If
1 EURO 3.4010 3.3110 3.2990 loans at a 0% interest rate, deferment of for postponement of income tax instalment SMEs go for renovation or refurbishment
1 NEWZEALAND DOLLAR 4.9210 4.7620 4.7420 income tax instalment payments, payments, which the government finally of premises to comply with Covid-19
1 SINGAPORE DOLLAR 3.0360 2.9230 2.9070 Reinvestment Allowance (RE), and the approved. SOPs, they will be entitled to a maximum
1 STERLING POUND 3.1270 3.0360 3.0280 RM40 billion Semarak Niaga. “Businesses should apply for a of RM300,000 tax deductions.”
1 SWISS FRANC 5.8090 5.6260 5.6060 deferment of income tax instalment He said several funding measures for
100 UAE DIRHAM 4.6000 4.4950 4.4800 Associated Chinese Chambers of payments for MSMEs for six months until startups announced by the government
100 BANGLADESHTAKA 115.8500 109.8600 109.6600 Commerce and Industry of Malaysia June 30, 2022. It is a good way to save cash were innovative.
100 CHINESE RENMINBI 5.0010 4.6810 4.4810 (ACCCIM) treasurer-general and SMEs flow. The revision of monthly tax payment “For example, the government’s
100 HONGKONG DOLLAR 65.8000 63.3000 committee chairman Koong Lin Loong is a laudable move by the government, in support for crowdfunding and peer-to-
100 INDIAN RUPEE 54.6500 51.9300 N/A said the microcredit loans up to which, all businesses are allowed to peer lending platforms with an allocation
100 INDONESIAN RUPIAH 5.7200 5.3700 51.7300 RM75,000 at 0% interest rate for the first amend the estimated income tax payable of RM80 million in matching grants for
100 JAPANESE YEN 0.0307 0.0278 5.1700 six months of the loan tenure, with a six- on the 11th month before Oct 31, 2022,” the Malaysia Co-investment Fund. In
100 NEWTAIWAN DOLLAR 3.7050 3.5890 0.0228 month moratorium, is a good initiative by he said. addition to the investment by Bank
100 PAKISTAN RUPEE 16.2000 3.5790 the government and a beneficial move to Previously, an accumulated Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd
100 PHILIPPINE PESO 2.4900 N/A support and assist micro businesses. It is a unabsorbed business losses tax totalling RM100 million.
100 QATAR RIYAL 8.5200 2.3300 N/A continuity of last year’s Prihatin SME Plus. treatment could be carried forward Turn to “Besides, fundings for high
100 SAUDI RIYAL 116.8000 8.0300 2.1300
100THAI BAHT 113.3700 110.8800 7.8300 Besides, under Bank Negara Malaysia’s —
13.2300 107.6300 110.6800 Funds for SMEs, the Targeted Relief and for seven consecutive years of page 8 gearing businesses or companies
11.7500 107.4300 Recovery Facility has been upsized by assessment. Now it has been facing leverage problems are
11.3500 RM2 billion from RM6 billion. revised to a maximum of 10 innovative moves, such as the
consecutive years of assessment. allocation of RM2.1 billion to support
“It is a popular demand by SMEs. I Koong advised SMEs to be aware of the equity and quasi-equity investment
think RM2 billion is too low because tax benefits made available by the schemes led by SME Bank in collaboration
SMEs have entered the recovery phase. It government. with Teraju and BSN with a fund worth
Source: Malayan Banking Berhad/Bernama



AT RM332.1 billion, Budget Budget 2022 measures
2022 is the largest budget in to spur economic revival
the history of Malaysia. The
clear focus of this budget is condition that you can only buy use unutilised capital allowance and will be taxed in Malaysia. This government coffers, excise duty is
to revive the economy and to computers once in three years is investment tax allowance. applies to both individuals and now imposed on gel/liquids used in
selectively help the sections of society no longer there. corporates. In case the foreign vape pens. The vape industry needs
that require immediate assistance Employee contribution to Reinvestment allowance has been sourced income suffers tax overseas, to get its act together quickly to
through a direct cash injection of the Employees Provident extended up to year of assessment the Malaysian taxpayer should be comply with the excise duty which
RM8.2 billion to 9.6 million Fund can be maintained 2024 which will certainly help able to claim tax relief through the will be implemented in 2022.
recipients. through election at 9% subsidise and spur manufacturing double tax agreements or unilateral
instead of 11% until June 2022. and selected agricultural businesses tax credits. SMEs have been given numerous
Assistance to businesses and Tax relief for Socso to reinvest in plant, machinery, and tax and non-tax benefits in this
individuals has been given in via cash contributions is increased to industrial buildings. However, there are many budget, and among them is the
transfers, grants, loans, complicated issues in this matter and deferment of the income tax
guarantees, moratoriums, RM350 and will include Extremely profitable companies an example would be although instalment payment for six months
and through the contributions for the Employment generating taxable income of more than Malaysian dividends are not taxed, up to June 30, 2022, and new SMEs
taxation system. Insurance System. RM100 million will be subject to a one- foreign dividends received in Malaysia established and operate from July 1,
Major tax measures off prosperous tax of 33% on the excess will be subject to tax from 2022 and 2020 to Dec 31, 2022 will be allowed a
to help the revival You will be able to purchase cars at of RM100 million. In the event such there could be more than one level of maximum rebate of RM20,000.
Individuals a lower price due to a 100% companies are attempting planning taxation on the foreign dividends.
Disposal of real exemption on CKD assembled cars, measures to accelerate the income into An important change in stamp
properties and real property 50% exemption for CBU imported 2021 before the introduction of this tax, Similar complications could exist duty is that the cap of RM200 for
companies shares held by individuals vehicles for six months up to June 30, please be mindful of the anti-avoidance for interest income, rental income, contract notes for trading listed
for investment purposes will no 2022 and a 100% sales tax provisions which the Inland Revenue business income and other income. shares has been removed. The stamp
longer attract Real Property Gains Tax (CKD)/customs duty (CKD and CBU) Board will invoke in case such moves Other important measures dutyalso has been increased from
if the sale takes place after the fifth exemption for electric vehicles from are not commercially explainable. In order to discourage Malaysians 0.1% to 0.15%. Those who undertake
year. This will certainly invigorate the 2022 to 2025. Similarly, if such companies attempt to from consuming sugary drinks, high value transactions will feel the
property market which is currently in Corporates defer the income from 2022 to 2023 excise duty has been extended to pinch.
its doldrums. Since this is effective Extension of period to utilise purely for tax purposes, you will be in include sugary premixed drinks, such
from Jan 1, 2022, it may be advisable business losses from seven to 10 years trouble. as 3-in-1 sachets. This article was contributed by
to defer the transactions to post Jan 1, will be welcomed by businesses who Foreign sourced income Thannees Tax Consulting
2022. suffered losses during the pandemic From Jan 1, 2022 onwards, foreign To bring the taxation regime of the Services Sdn Bhd
period. There is no time limitation to sourced income received in Malaysia vape industry on par with the managing director
Special relief of RM2,500 for cigarette industry and to increase the SM Thanneermalai.
purchase of smartphone, personal
computer or tablet will be extended
until Dec 31, 2022. This is an addition
to the existing RM2,500 lifestyle relief.
In case you buy a smartphone costing
more than RM5,000, you can claim a
relief up to RM5,000 and the previous

WARRANTS WATCH Six-month relief will ease SME cash flow woes

Market turnover shrinks, RM600 million for all businesses. relief for SOP compliance is and to rehire workers. This has now
Greatec and MyEG draw interest However, we have yet to know the welcomed as the cost of doing been announced as JaminKerja with
execution processes for these business will be less. The Syarikat a subsidy of up to 30%.
funds,” he said. Jaminan Pembiayaan Perniagaan
IT was a rather quiet week for the and HSI-HMC soared 31.9% and Malaysian Associated From is a good move with wider “For SMEs which are cash
Malaysia warrants market with 29.2% on-week respectively on the Indian Chambers of page 7 coverage. strapped, we are happy that the
only RM199.6 million’s worth back of the HSI’s weakness. Commerce and Industry “The government must look at government has announced
traded, which is a 16.7% drop from secretary-general Datuk Dr AT a new paradigm in reaching out to measures such as instalment for
the prior week. Warrants over Since put warrants move in the Kumararajah said while the budget is businesses especially SMEs and the corporate income tax, as well as
foreign indices contributed to opposite direction to their expansionary, it will only succeed if micro-business community,” he additional funds of up to RM40
more than half of the warrants underlying, this allows investors to applied to those most in need. said. “The government must do billion under the SemarakNiaga
turnover with Hang Seng Index benefit from a downtrend market. The RM40 billion Semarak Niaga more towards building consumer initiative,” he said in a statement.
(HSI) warrants taking the lead with will hopefully be targeted towards confidence as 70% of our GDP is
RM113.3 million turnover. Besides the HSI warrants, call SMEs that need cash flow urgently. domestic driven. “We remain hopeful that our
The HSI November 2021 futures warrant MEITUAN-C5 also came The RM14.2 billion out of the RM40 “Also, the public-private proposal for 30% of government
had the worst weekly performance under the spotlight last week as the billion for SemarakNiaga is a partnership 3.0 must be enhanced procurement to be allotted to SME
in October after starting the month shares of the Chinese delivery giant welcome shot in the arm for SMEs to and be less reliant on the government. vendors will still be considered by the
on a stronger note. Apart from the tumbled 6.8% on the week to finish bounce back in 2022m he said. The post-Covid economy must be led government for implementation in
flattish closing last Monday, the below the HK$270 level last Friday. The establishment of a special by the private sector and powered by 2022,” he said.
Hong Kong benchmark futures Another call warrant MEITUAN-C4 purpose vehicle (SPV) for big the government,” he said.
closed in the red for four saw up to RM2.2 million in value companies to recapitalise is Small and Medium Enterprises Malaysian Industrial Development
consecutive sessions from Tuesday traded last week. hopefully not a rescue but will Association Malaysia central Financial Bhd group managing
through Friday. Week-on-week, the capitalise high-impact companies, chairman Datuk William Ng said the director Datuk Charon Wardini
HSI futures were down 3.1%, On the local front, GREATEC-CJ Kumararajah told SunBiz. budget is pro-growth and is timely in Mokhzani said supporting and
underperforming its regional peers and MYEG-C2E were among local “The SPV must also be for MSMEs supporting businesses, especially boosting business activities
such as the Nikkei and A50 China stock warrants which garnered (micro, small and medium SMEs, in recovery post-pandemic. especially for MSMEs has been given
Index. investor interest last week with enterprises) as they need it most. “We’re glad that the government strong emphasis.
Call warrant HSI-CIV which will RM2.5 million and RM2.3 million Besides, we need a new credit has heeded our plea for a wage
expire on Jan 28, 2022 emerged as traded respectively. Both call evaluation system,” he said. subsidy for the rehiring of workers. “Access to financing with various
the top traded warrant by value last warrants are deep in-the-money Other laudable initiatives are the This is crucial as most SMEs which loans and financing and credit
week with more than RM34.4 and have more than five months six months’ tax relief which will give are in a recovery mood are cash guarantee schemes have been
million traded while HSI-CIL with left to expiry. ease businesses’ cash flow. The tax strapped to procure raw materials made as one of the key initiatives to
a shorter expiry on Nov 29, 2021 ensure businesses especially
To view the full list of structured MSMEs will be able to recover and
warrants available on Bursa thrive after enduring a difficult
Malaysia, visit malaysiawarrants. period this year.”
also appeared on the list with EPF: Special withdrawals have eroded members’ savings
RM14.9 million turnover. Provided for Malaysian residents’
Generally, warrants with longer information only. This commentary
time to expiry tend to experience has not been reviewed by the
lower time decay as compared to Securities Commission Malaysia. It is PETALING JAYA: The Employees the end of this year,” EPF said in a have less than RM1,000.”
shorter dated warrants assuming not an offer or recommendation to Provident Fund’s (EPF) special statement yesterday. In addition, the distribution of
all factors are constant. trade and is not research material. withdrawal facilities, namely i-
Meanwhile, massive profit- Lestari, i-Sinar, and i-Citra, have While the withdrawal facilities savings has become increasingly
taking activities in HSI-HMD and Past performance is not indicative disbursed RM101 billion to over 7.4 provided some financial relief to skewed. The bottom 40% of EPF
HSI-HMCresulted inheavy of future performance. You should million members, which is close to members during the Covid-19 members (about 5.0 million members)
turnover in these put warrants last make your own assessment and seek half of all EPF members, but those pandemic and various MCOs, the saw their savings drop by 38% to just
week. The bid price of HSI-HMD professional advice. The warrants will withdrawals have left 73% or nearly withdrawals have inevitably led to 6.1 RM8 billion, translating into a median
not be offered to any US persons. three quarters of members in a million members now having less savings balance of RM1,005. The
serious state of having inadequate than RM10,000 in their EPF accounts, middle 40% also suffered a decline of
Top warrants by value traded funds to retire above the poverty line. of which 3.6 million have less than 18% to RM155 billion, or a median
RM1,000, leaving them vulnerable balance of RM24,995. Only the top 20%
Warrant Value Issuer Exercise Expiry date “The EPF estimates that members and unprotected for their retirement. of members aged below 55 saw an
name (RM mil) Macquarie level 28 Jan 2022 will need to work between an extra increase in savings, but this translates
HSI-CIV Macquarie 26,600 29 Nov 2021 four and six years to rebuild the “The drop in savings is to a median of RM152,043, or
HSI-HMD 34.5 Macquarie 25,600 29 Nov 2021 savings that have been utilised during particularly worrying for bumiputra equivalent to just RM633 a month for
HSI-HMC 25.2 Macquarie 23,600 29 Nov 2021 the pandemic, which has also led to a members, as they made up 78% or 20 years.
HSI-CIL 15.6 Macquarie 27,000 02 Mar 2022 significant drop in the percentage of more than three quarters of the
MEITUAN-C5 14.9 250 members meeting the Basic Savings withdrawal applicants. As a result, Following the special withdrawal
3.7 threshold (RM240,000 at age 55) from 4.4 million or 54% bumiputra facilities, the EPF is now focused on
36% in 2020 to an estimated 27% by members now have less than assisting members to rebuild their
RM10,000, and 2.0 million or 25% savings for their retirement.



Much-awaited amateur golf tournament returns
THE Perodua National Amateur Golf Azmi emerged champion in before the national final next year.
322 Notices 322 Notices 322 Notices Series (PNAGS) resumed with the category A when he carded 67 nett “I suggest golfers to register online
Pahang qualifier at Mahkota Golf & while Raden Norhafifi dominated
IN THE MATTER OF THE IN THE MATTER OF Country Club (MGCC) in Kuantan on category B with a score of 65 nett. quick for the qualifying round slots in
COMPANIES ACT, 2016 THE COMPANIES ACT, 2016 Saturday after a seven-month pause Malacca, Terengganu, Kelantan, Perlis
due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For category C, Jusmi Ahmad and Sarawak which are still available,”
AND AND emerged champion with 61 nett he said.
IN THE MATTER OF IN THE MATTER OF Five golfers, including former while Mohamed Faisal topped
POWER HARDWARE & COURIERPAC INDUSTRIAL SDN. BHD. national football goalkeeper, Azmi category D with 60 nett and Wan “The return of PNAGS is good
TRADING SDN. BHD. 199601038698 (411051-K) Mahmud, managed to grab a slot in Zainuri Wan Jusuh led category E with news for our local golfers and the
(Incorporated in Malaysia) the final round of the Perodua 65 nett. golfing industry itself.
(030656 - U) (In Members’ Voluntary Winding-Up) National Amateur Golf Series which
(IN MEMBERS’ VOLUNTARY NOTICE OF FINAL MEETING will be held at Forest City Golf Resort Organising chairman, Lokman “We wish to thank our sponsors for
UNDER SECTION 459 OF Johor at the end of January next year. Ishak said there are another nine their patience and continuous
WINDING UP) THE COMPANIES ACT, 2016 qualifying rounds to be completed support that enable this tournament
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Final to move on,” Lokman added.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Meeting of the Company will be held at
pursuant to Section 459(1) of No 7, JALAN ROTAN CUCUR, TAMAN
the Companies Act 2016 that SRI JAYA, 83000 BATU PAHAT, JOHOR
the Final General Meeting of on 1ST DECEMBER 2021 at 10.00
the abovenamed Company a.m.
will be held at the Office of AGENDA
the Liquidator, L.K. SERVICES 1. To receive and consider the Liquidators
SDN. BHD., Lot 6.06, 6th Floor, account of receipts and payment and
Semua House, Jalan Bunus statements of distribution among the
6, 50100 Kuala Lumpur on contributories and any explanations
Thursday, the 2nd day of arising therefrom.
December, 2021 at 10.30 a.m. 2. To resolve that under Section 518
for the following purposes:- of the Companies Act 2016, the
books, accounts and documents of
1. To receive and consider the Company be destroyed after the
the Liquidator’s account of expiration of three (3) months from
receipts and payments and the date of the final meeting.
statements of distribution Dated : 1st NOVEMBER 2021
322 Notices among the contributories PHAN LI CHING
and any explanations
arising there from. IN THE MATTER OF
2. To determine the manner in
which the books, accounts AND IN THE MATTER OF
and documents of the T. KUMAR ORTHOPAEDIC
Company and of the Liquidator CONSULTANCY SDN. BHD
thereof, shall be disposed off. (In Members Voluntary

Dated this Liquidation)
1st day of November, 2021.
WONG SIEK KONG that a Final Meeting of the Champions of the Perodua National Amateur Golf Series which got under way in Kuantan on Saturday.
LIQUIDATOR members of the abovenamed
Company will be held at Warne on warpath
L.K. SERVICES SDN. BHD. 108, (2nd Floor), Jalan Raja
Lot 6.06, 6th Floor, Semua House Ekram, 30450 Ipoh, Perak
Darul Ridzuan on Tuesday,
Jalan Bunus 6 30th November, 2021 at
50100 Kuala Lumpur 10.00 a.m. for the purpose
of laying before it an account
NOTE: A member entitled to showing how the winding FLegendary spinner blasts Smith selection after England thump AustraliaORMER spinner Shane Warne
attend and vote at the above up has been conducted and has questioned the inclusion
meeting is entitled to appoint the property of the Company of Steve Smith in Australia’s
a proxy to attend and vote in has been disposed of and of line-up at the Twenty20 World
322 Notices his stead. A proxy must be giving any explanation of the widely viewed as one of the leading defended sending Maxwell to bat in
a member of the Company. account and of determining batsmen in the longer version of the the power play overs and Smith’s
A proxy form is enclosed . by resolution the manner in game but struggled against England selection.
An instrument appointing a which the books of accounts, in Dubai, scoring one run off five
proxy must be deposited at documents and records of Finch, whose battling 44 was the
the office of the Liquidator the Company and of the
not less than forty eight hours liquidators shall be disposed
before the time appointed of.
for holding the meeting.
Lee Hoong Ch’ng
DALAM MAHKAMAH TINGGI 322 Notices (Liquidator) Cup in a scathing assessment of the balls. highest score in Australia’s below-par
MALAYA DI KLANG c/o. 108, (2nd Floor), country’s loss against England Warne praised Eoin Morgan’s total, said they wanted to benefit from
IN THE HIGH COURT OF MALAYA AT Jalan Raja Ekram, yesterday. team, who now sit on top of Group 1 Maxwell’s free-scoring ability.
SAMAN PEMULA NO: BA-28NCC-460-09/2021
NO.: BA-33-248-05/2021 Note:
In the matter of Section 465(1)(e) and A member entitled to attend
Dalam Perkara Mengenai Seksyen 466(1)(a) Companies Act 2016; and vote at this meeting is Warne, one of the all-time great in the 12-team Super 12 phase of the “When you’ve only got six
53 dan 54 (b) dan (d) Membaharui entitled to appoint another spin bowlers, criticised team selection competition with six points from their specialist batters, you’re backing your
Undang-undang And person (whether a member or on social media after Australia opening three matches. top six to get the job done, so there’s
(Perkahwinan In the matter of Cakara Maritime not) as his/her proxy to attend slumped to an eight wicket loss after The top two teams from each of no issues there,“ Finch said.
dan Penceraian) 1976; Sdn. Bhd. [Company Registration No. and vote in his stead.
ANTARA 322 Notices England chased down 125 with more the two six-nation groups advance to “Maxi has done extremely well in
YU GUAT NGOH SEABRIGHT SDN. BHD. IN THE MATTER OF THE than eight overs remaining. the semifinals. Pakistan currently lead the past. He’s as destructive as anyone
(No. K/P:621106-10-7490) [Company Registration No. COMPANIES ACT, 2016 AND “Disappointing selection from Group 2 ahead of Afghanistan. if he gets through the powerplay.”
DAN AND Australia leaving (Mitch) Marsh out & “Proper T/20 cricket that from Referring to Smith’s selection,
CAKARA MARITIME SDN. BHD. GROUP SDN. BHD. (Glenn) Maxwell batting in the power England!” wrote Warne. Finch said it was the best
KHOO KOK KEONG [Company Registration No. Registration No. play (he should always come in after “Australia will hopefully learn how combination to go with in the Super
(No.K/P:550424-10-5575) 199701033754] 201601015281 power play),” he wrote on Twitter. they need to play after that smashing 12 contest at Dubai International

Kepada :- NOTIS NOTICE is hereby given that a petition for “(Marcus) Stoinis should have they copped from the Poms. Stadium.
winding-up of the abovenamed company Winding Up)
by the High Court was, on 29 September gone in. Poor strategy & tactics from “Pakistan & England are showing “That’s just subjective, isn’t it?
2021, presented by SEABRIGHT SDN. NOTICE is hereby given that the Aussies. I love Smith but he how to play T/20 cricket. Australia Everyone has got a different opinion
KHOO KOK KEONG BHD. having its registered address at Lot pursuant to Section 459 of the shouldn’t be in the T/20 team. Marsh need to change their thinking re style on it, and that’s okay.
No 31, Jalan Batu Unjur 3 1035, Blk 4, MCLD, Piasau Industrial Area, Companies Act, 2016, the Final has to be.” of play plus the team.” “We thought we picked a team to
Taman Bayu Perdana 98000 Miri, Sarawak. And that the said Meeting of the members’ of Former Test captain Smith is Australia captain Aaron Finch win the game tonight.” – Reuters
41200 Klang, petition is directed to be heard before the abovenamed Company will
Selangor Darul Ehsan the Court sitting at Shah Alam at 9:00 be held at Pine Valley Business
o’clock in the forenoon, on 10 January Centre, No. 26-02, Lebuh Rambai
AMBIL PERHATIAN bahawa 2022; and any creditor or contributory 11, 11060 Paya Terubong, Morgan marvels at game-changing Buttler
satu Petisyen Perceraian telah of the said company desiring to support Penang on 2 December 2021
dikeluarkan terhadap kamu dalam or oppose the making of an order on the at 10:00 am for the following ENGLAND captain Eoin Morgan fours in his incendiary knock to put the forefront of change, like positive
Mahkamah ini oleh Pemohon dan said petition may appear at the time of purposes:- considers Jos Buttler among a England on the brink of the change, taking the game forward
Mahkamah telah memerintahkan hearing by himself or his counsel for that handful of players trying to change semifinals. type stuff, it says a lot about the guy.”
supaya Petisyen Perceraian purpose; and a copy of the petition will be i) To receive the Liquidator’s the game and marvelled at the
diserahkan kepada kamu secara furnished to any creditor or contributory Account showing the manner in batsman’s constant effort to improve “I think he’s certainly one of our Buttler’s whirlwind knock
penyampaian ganti dengan of the said company requiring the same which the winding up has been after their crushing win over Australia players, and there are a few of them, reminded Morgan of the 31-year-old’s
menampalkan sesalinan Petisyen by the undersigned on payment of the conducted and to receive any in the Twenty20 World Cup yesterday. that are at the forefront of changing 46-ball century against Pakistan at
Perceraian, Afidavit, Borang regulated charge for the same. explanation that may be given by the game,” Morgan said after their the same venue in a one-day match
Pengurusan Anak-anak, Akuan The Petitioner’s address is at Lot 1035, the Liquidator. Buttler, considered one of third consecutive victory that came six years ago.
Penerima Penyampaian, Notis Blk 4, MCLD, Piasau Industrial Area, England’s finest white-ball batters with 50 balls to spare.
Prosiding, serta sesalinan meterai 98000 Miri, Sarawak. ii) To resolve that pursuant ever, enhanced his reputation with an “There’s actually a game that we
Perintah Untuk Penyampaian The Petitioner’s solicitors are WONG LU to Section 518(3)(b) of the unbeaten 71 off 32 balls to lead an “He’s one of the best players in the were talking about while he was
Ganti Petisyen Perceraian pada PEEN & TUNKU ALINA, 21-6, Block B, The Companies Act, 2016, the books, eight-wicket rout of their Ashes rivals. world but yet he’s still trying to going bananas out there,” he said.
Papan Notis Mahkamah Tinggi Boulevard, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran accounts and documents of the improve his game and get better
Shah Alam dan Penampalan di Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur. Liquidator and of the Company The wicketkeeper-batsman toyed against every single bowler that he “He’s obviously one of the best
alamat perniagaan Responden thereon shall be destroyed three with the Australian attack, smashing faces. players in the world. And when he
iaitu diNo 31, Jalan Batu Unjur Signed (3) months after the Company five sixes and an equal number of comes off like today, it’s very difficult
3, Taman Bayu Perdana ,41200 …………………………… has been dissolved. “When you’ve got guys that are at to stop him.” – Reuters
Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan dan WONG LU PEEN & TUNKU ALINA
juga melalui penerbitan sekali NOTE: iii) To discharge the Liquidator.
dalam surat khabar tempatan Any person who intends to appear on the
berbahasa Inggeris dan bahawa hearing of the said Petition must serve Dated this
penampalan dan pengiklanan Notis on or send by post to the abovenamed 1st day of November 2021.
ini adalah merupakan penyampaian solicitors, notice in writing of his
yang cukup dan memadai akan intention so to do. The notice must state CHUA HENG HONG
penyampaian tersebut kepada KHOO the name and address of the person, or, Liquidator
KOK KEONG yang dinamakan di atas if a firm, the name and address of the
selepas Empat Belas (14) hari dari firm, and must be signed by the person
perbuatan akhir penampalan atau or firm, or his or their solicitor (if any)
pengiklanan sedemikian. and must be served, or, if posted, must
be sent by post in sufficient time to reach
Petisyen Perceraian ini boleh di the abovenamed not latter than twelve INSIDE EDGE returning for training. “I think we T20 World Cup on Saturday. With
periksa oleh kamu atas permohonan o’clock noon of the 9 January 2022 (the Ausies to take a break have got a couple of days off to South Africa needing 15 off the final
kepada Mahkamah. day before the day appointed for the after mauling refresh and recharge. The boys have over bowled by Lahiru Kumara, Miller
hearing of the Petition). been training really well and they smashed two sixes and Rabada struck
Bertarikh pada 27 OKTOBER 2021. This Advertisement of Petition is taken SKIPPER Aaron Finch said Australia deserve a couple of days off,” said the winning boundary as South Africa
out by WONG LU PEEN & TUNKU ALINA, will take two days off “to recharge Finch. reached their target of 143 with one
t.t. 21-6, Block B, The Boulevard, Mid Valley the batteries” after yesterday’s brutal ball to spare in Sharjah. Miller finished
........................................... City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala eight-wicket defeat to England in Proteas pull off thrilling win with 23 off 13 balls while Rabada
PENOLONG KANAN PENDAFTAR Lumpur, solicitors for the petitioner the Twenty20 World Cup. But Finch made 13 off seven to carry their team
abovenamed whose address is at Lot remains positive the team would DAVID MILLER and Kagiso Rabada home after Hasaranga took the third
MAHKAMAH TINGGI 1035, Blk 4, MCLD, Piasau Industrial Area, bounce back in their next clash combined to propel South Africa to a hat-trick in tournament history.
SHAH ALAM 98000 Miri, Sarawak. against Bangladesh on Thursday as thrilling victory as they edged Sri Hasaranga’s figures of 3-20 were not
Petitioner’s solicitors’ they plan two days rest before Lanka by four wickets despite a enough for Sri Lanka who made 142 in
NOTIS ini dikeluarkan oleh Tetuan telephone no: 03-29388833 hattrick by Wanindu Hasaranga in the their innings.
Tan Choon Hong & Associates yang Facsimile: 03-29388811
beralamat di No. 7A, Level 1, Lorong File reference: L3 15708
Sentosa 4, Taman Bayu Tinggi, Email: [email protected]
41200 Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Peguamcara bagi pihak Pemohon
yang dinamakan di atas.
No.Tel : 03 3323 2782
No. Faks : 03 3322 1913
[Ruj: TCH/T/FM/063/17]

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BARCELONA dropped more points in Giants stumble again
La Liga after failing to beat Alaves
yesterday as their first game since the Barca woes continue against Alaves in first game after Koeman dismissal
sacking of Ronald Koeman ended in a
disappointing 1-1 draw at the Nou Camp. Yet the removal of Koeman, and even the 2-1 thanks to two goals from Vinicius Junior and Barjuan admitted on Friday that it is “difficult
prospect of Xavi, produced no obvious uplift as aided by a red card for Elche’s Raul Guti. to change things in a short time” but also said
Sergio Aguero had to be taken to hospital for a superb second half strike from Memphis the team’s style, a key factor in Koeman’s
tests after suffering breathing problems during Depay was quickly cancelled out by an equally Even more worrying for Barca will be the gap dismissal, is “non-negotiable”.
the first half of the game. impressive run and finish from Alaves’ Luis behind the top four is five points while
Rioja. attendances suggest the team’s form is creating But while the first half an hour was slightly
Aguero was able to walk off the pitch and a sense of apathy amongst supporters, with only more purposeful from Barcelona, they still
Barca’s interim manager Sergi Barjuan said “What I have to do is win over the players, 37,238 inside the 99,000 Nou Camp. struggled for chances and the defence was
afterwards: “I asked him and he told me he was make them believe in themselves,” said beaten too easily for Rioja’s equaliser.
dizzy. I was told he went to hospital. I don’t Barjuan. Club president Joan Laporta has suggested
know anything else.” Barjuan will still be in charge for the trip to Kiev, Earlier, Vinicius’ sensational start to the
After three league games without a win, with Xavi, or the next coach, arriving in time for season continued as he scored twice in
Gerard Pique was also taken off with a calf Barcelona stay ninth, eight points adrift of the weekend game against Celta Vigo or during Madrid’s victory over Elche to ensure the rested
strain and, along with Aguero, will now be a leaders Real Madrid, who earlier defeated Elche the international break. Karim Benzema was not missed.
doubt for Wednesday’s (4am Malaysan time)
crunch Champions League game away at Madrid made life difficult for themselves late
Dynamo Kiev. on when a Casemiro mistake allowed Pere Milla
to pull a goal back but Elche’s brief hope of a
Xavi Hernandez is expected to be appointed comeback came to nothing.
Koeman’s successor this week but with the
details of his move still to be agreed with Qatari “We were very practical,” said Madrid coach
side Al Sadd, Barca B coach Barjuan has been Carlo Ancelotti. “After only two days rest it’s not
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RESULTS & STANDINGS Frustrated Reds RobertsonsaysLiverpoolfuming
after letting Seagulls back into game
Arsenal 2 (Gabriel 5, Smith Rowe 18), Burnley 3 █ CARL MARKHAM nice,” he told LFCTV. are on the defensive side of their game.
(Wood 4, Lowton 32, Cornet 36) Brentford 1 “There’s frustration. We couldn’t have asked They cannot afford to be so disconnected
(Ghoddos 79), Liverpool 2 (Henderson 4, Mane 24) LIVERPOOL defender Andy Robertson
Brighton 2 (Mwepu 41, Trossard 65), Manchester admits the team were left frustrated at not for a better start, we scored two great goals but we against Diego Simeone’s streetwise side on
City 0 Crystal Palace 2 (Zaha 6, Gallagher 88), being able to turn around the in-game let Brighton do what they were good at. Thursday (4am Malaysian time), even if with
Newcastle 0 Chelsea 3 (James 65, 77, Jorginho momentum which saw them drop two three wins out of three Liverpool have a
81-pen), Watford 0 Southampton 1 (Adams 20), points at home to Brighton. “They started getting a wee bit confident. At considerable cushion in Europe with one more
Tottenham 0 Manchester United 3 (Ronaldo 39, half-time we needed to put it right and we didn’t victory guaranteeing them progress to the
Cavani 64, Rashford 86). Two up after 24 minutes thanks to goals from do that. knockout stages.
Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane, Jurgen
P W D L F A Pts Klopp’s side conceded one to a brilliant Enock “When we’re playing at Anfield and we’re 2-0 “There are different things, it is not always the
Chelsea 10 8 1 1 26 3 25 Mwepu strike just before halftime and from that up, we expect to come away with three points and same,” said Klopp when asked about their
Liverpool 10 6 4 0 29 8 22 moment the direction of the game turned we’ve not done that and that’s why it’s so defensive deficiencies.
Man City 10 6 2 2 20 6 20 towards the visitors and remained with them for frustrating.”
West Ham 9 5 2 2 16 10 17 the rest of the match. “I know now when we talk now about
Man Utd 10 5 2 3 19 15 17 Klopp rarely criticises his players in public but defending and the whole football world will say
Arsenal 10 5 2 3 12 13 17 Unlike against Wednesday’s Champions voiced his displeasure at the second half body that’s why I am a pretty well-paid coach, but I
Brighton 10 4 4 2 11 11 16 League opponents Atletico Madrid two weeks language of some of his players, who nevertheless don’t discuss on that level.
Tottenham 10 5 0 5 9 16 15 ago when they bounced back from letting a 2-0 remained unbeaten for a 24th match to equal a
Everton 9 4 2 3 15 14 14 lead slip to win 3-2, Liverpool looked strangely similar run from 1989. “It’s not only the last line, it’s not only a
Leicester 10 4 2 4 15 17 14 out of sorts in the second half in direct contrast to centrehalf, it’s a common thing. We didn’t defend
Wolves 9 4 1 4 9 9 13 the confidence they had played with for the Brighton’s attacking intent and a breakdown the half-spaces right and that was our problem.
Brentford 10 3 3 4 12 12 12 opening 40 minutes. in the home side’s defensive organisation made
Crystal Palace 10 2 6 2 13 14 12 the Reds look something of a ragged outfit in the “If you don’t defend the half-spaces well then
Southampton 10 2 5 3 9 12 11 “In the dressing room it feels like a defeat. second half. the last line has to drop a little bit, which makes
Aston Villa 9 3 1 5 13 15 10 Being 2-0 up and giving away a lead, it’s never no sense.
Watford 10 3 1 6 12 18 10 Their manager admitted in his pre-match
press conference on Friday there were “All of a sudden it is then not to defend any
improvements to be made and it is apparent they more and that’s how it is.” – The Independent

Burnley 10 1 4 5 10 16 7
Leeds 9 1 4 4 8 16 7
Newcastle 10 0 4 6 11 23 4
Norwich 9 0 2 7 2 23 2

CHAMPIONSHIP: Fulham 3 West Brom 0, Bristol Liverpool’s Alex
City 2 Barnsley 1, Derby 1 Blackburn 2, Hudders- Oxlade-
field 1 Millwall 0, Hull 0 Coventry 1, Middles- Chamberlain (left)
brough 0 Birmingham 2, Preston 2 Luton 0, in action with
Sheffield United 0 Blackpool 1, Stoke 3 Cardiff 3, Brighton & Hove
Swansea 3 Peterborough 0, Reading 0 Bourne- Albion’s Tariq
mouth 2. Lamptey (front
right) during
TOP 5 P W D L F A Pts Saturday’s English
Bournemouth 15 11 4 0 26 8 37 Premier League
Fulham 15 10 2 3 36 14 32 match at Anfield.
West Brom 15 8 4 3 25 14 28 – REUTERSPIX
Coventry 15 8 3 4 21 17 27
Huddersfield 15 7 3 5 19 17 24

LA LIGA: Elche 1 (Pere Milla 86) Real Madrid 2 Tuchel not getting carried away
(Vinicius Junior 22, 73), Sevilla 2 (Carlos 40,
Ocampos 60) Osasuna 0, Valencia 2 (Guillamon
43, Soler 77-pen) Villarreal 0, Barcelona 1 (Depay
49) Alaves 1 (Rioja 52).

TOP 10 P W D L F A Pts
Real Madrid 11 7 3 1 26 12 24
Sevilla 11 7 3 1 19 7 24
Sociedad 11 7 3 1 16 9 24 REECE JAMES scored twice yesterday to we celebrate results on the other pitches.
Real Betis 11 6 3 2 19 12 21 help Premier League leaders Chelsea beat First of all, it’s far too early. And second of
Vallecano 11 6 1 4 18 12 19 Newcastle United at a packed St James’ all, we want to focus on ourselves because
Atletico 10 5 4 1 15 10 19 Park. what goes around comes around. We
Osasuna 12 5 4 3 14 15 19 don’t do this,”Tuchel told
Bilbao 10 4 5 1 10 6 17 James blasted the ball into the roof of
Barcelona 11 4 4 3 16 12 16 the net after Callum Hudson-Odoi’s cross “There is a long way to go and if you
Valencia 12 4 4 4 18 17 16 was headed into his path to put the think we’re even happier now (because of
visitors ahead after 65 minutes. other results), this is not true.
SERIE A: Atalanta 2 (Zapata 45+1, De Roon 90+4)
Lazio 2 (Pedro 18, Immobile 74), Verona 2 It became 2-0 12 minutes later when “We should have our feet on the
(Simeone 11, 14) Juventus 1 (McKennie 80), England wing-back James again struck ground and be aware of what we put into
Torino 3 (Praet 17, Singo 52, Belotti 90+3) powerfully past goalkeeper Karl Darlow the games that we are capable of winning.
Sampdoria 0. after a shot from substitute Ruben Loftus- I am very happy about the team effort
Cheek was blocked. today,” he said.
TOP 10 P W D L F A Pts
Napoli 10 9 1 0 22 3 28 Darlow then fouled Kai Havertz to give “We don’t celebrate other teams’
AC Milan 10 9 1 0 23 9 28 Chelsea a penalty, which Jorginho results. You can lose to any team in any
Inter Milan 10 6 3 1 26 12 21 converted for a third goal. match in this league. So we focus on
Roma 10 6 1 3 18 10 19 ourselves, keep going and let’s see where
Atalanta 11 5 4 2 20 14 19 The Blues extend their lead at the top it goes but it is a long way to go.
Lazio 11 5 3 3 22 19 18 to three points after second-placed
Fiorentina 10 5 0 5 13 13 15 Liverpool drew 2-2 at home to Brighton “I think we deserved to win, but you
Verona 11 4 3 4 24 20 15 and champions Manchester City suffered a know, it can get more and more awkward
Juventus 11 4 3 4 15 15 15 shock 2-0 home loss to Crystal Palace. But and difficult the longer you attack.
Sassuolo 10 4 2 4 14 13 14 Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel downplayed
the importance of the other results. “It was difficult for them because we
had a good game, especially off the ball
“There will never be a moment where and that’s why I am happy.” – Agencies

BUNDESLIGA: Borussia Dortmund 2 FC Ramsdale keen to share praise
Cologne 0, Bayer Leverkusen 0 VfL Wolfsburg 2,
Union Berlin 2 Bayern Munich 5, Freiburg 3 AARON RAMSDALE praised his 10 the Foxes but was quick to share the
Greuther Furth 1, Arminia Bielefeld 1 Mainz 2, outfield teammates for contributing to approval with his teammates.
Eintracht Frankfurt 1 RB Leipzig 1. the clean sheet which helped Arsenal see
off Leicester on Saturday. “We should have had a clean sheet
TOP 5 PWD L F A Pts against Aston Villa,” Ramsdale told Arsenal
Bayern 10 8 1 1 38 10 25 Gabriel Magalhaes and Emile Smith Media.
Dortmund 10 8 0 2 27 15 24 Rowe’s early goals set the Gunners on
Freiburg 10 6 4 0 17 7 22 their way to a 2-0 victory at the King “It was one of those where they
Leverkusen 10 5 2 3 23 16 17 Power Stadium but it was the should have been stopped and I made a
Mainz 05 10 5 1 4 14 10 16 performance of goalkeeper Ramsdale point about it after the game.
which secured three points.
FRENCH LIGUE 1: Metz 1Saint-Etienne 1, Lyon 2 “It’s a collective – it’s not just down to
Lens 1. Plenty of eyebrows were raised as me and the four lads at the back. It’s for
Arsenal spent an initial £24 million everyone.
TOP 5 P W D L F A Pts (RM139m) on the former Sheffield United
Paris SG 12 10 1 1 26 11 31 player but he has impressed since “I said that to the attacking lads again
Lens 12 6 3 3 21 14 21 replacing Bernd Leno. and they were excellent. I just felt like we
Nice 11 6 3 2 21 8 20 weren’t going to get beaten.
Marseille 11 5 4 2 19 12 19 His distribution and ability to start
Lyon 12 5 4 3 20 17 19 attacks has drawn praise and he also “Even when they had chances, it was
showed his shot-stopping skills against me or the lads blocking it, or the strikers
closing the ball down.” – The


MONDAY • NOVEMBER 1, 2021 In the dressing room it feels like a
defeat. Being 2-0 up and giving away a
lead, it’s never nice. There’s frustration. We
couldn’t have asked for a better start, we scored
two great goals but we let Brighton do what they
were good at.”

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson

Sigh of relief chanted his name throughout the second half.
Solskjaer pleased to end “That is the most important thing for the fans
‘difficult week’ on high with
convincing win and players and me, that we connect together. It
is hard to be sitting as your local journalists then
█ JONATHAN VEAL Edinson Cavani (centre) to write about your own fans singing for your
celebrates scoring manager,” he added.
MANCHESTER UNITED manager Ole Manchester United’s
Gunnar Solskjaer was pleased to second goal with Bruno “That is just a dig at someone who is wanting
come out of the other side of a Fernandes (left) and to portray a different story. These fans are
“difficult week” in style with a 3-0 win Cristiano Ronaldo during brilliant.”
at Tottenham. the English Premier League
match against Tottenham Solskjaer changed tactics and personnel,
Solskjaer has been under pressure Hotspur at the Tottenham bringing in Cavani to play alongside
following the previous week’s 5-0 home Hotspur Stadium yesterday. Ronaldo in a two-man attack and it
defeat to Liverpool, with plenty of – REUTERSPIX paid dividends.
speculation about his future, but once Ronaldo opened the
again his side came up with a result scoring in the first half with
when he needed it the most. a brilliant volley, with
Cavani adding a
Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo second midway
Edinson Cavani and Marcus through the
Rashford sealed the points in north second half
London and gave the Norwegian before
some breathing space. Rashford
killed the
If Solskjaer was feeling the heat game at
after the Liverpool drubbing, it was end.
his counterpart Nuno Espirito Solskjaer
Santo’s turn as the Spurs fans had special praise for his veteran
turned on the Portuguese, strikeforce and in particular Cavani.
chanting “You don’t know He said: “Both of them have been
what you’re doing” and loudly really, really good. Tuesday morning’s
booing at fulltime. session by Edinson Cavani was the best

Solskjaer will know he by an individual since I came here.
needs to come out of a “He led the line, he was a good
Champions League trip to
Atalanta and the Manchester derby example for everyone how to go about
unscathed, but he was happy his side changing the mood and the performance.
showed a response. The two of them were told early on they
were going to play as a two.
“It has been a difficult week for the “They have been two peas in a pod, they
players, the fans, the club, for me,” he said. have been really close, they worked really
well, and excellent goals from both of them.”
“I have stayed away from most of the Nuno’s reign at Spurs is only 10 games
noise, but you know what is happening out old, but it already looks in a perilous state as
there. And you know you have to put a Tottenham fans have rejected his style of
performance up. play.
They have now gone two hours and 16
“It’s the worst feeling in the world when minutes without having a shot on target, flying
you lose and you just want the next game in the face of chairman Daniel Levy’s demands
to come. For us, we needed this week, a for “attacking, free-flowing and entertaining
whole week to work on this performance football” from his new manager.
and it is the last time for a while we have a Nuno is not worried about his future, but has
long week to work on fitness and asked fans to stick with the team.
mentality.” “I’m only thinking about the next training
session because no words will solve this
The Norwegian could also not help situation,” he said.
hitting back at media reports that the fans “The booing and disappointment of the fans
were against him as a vocal away contingent is understandable when they don’t see the team
they expect.
“A team that should play – and I truly believe
we are better than what we showed today –
they’re going to boo. It’s up to us to change the
“I believe we can do better and I trust these
players. I will support them and stick with them
until the end but in a humble way I ask the fans to
keep helping us and supporting us so we
change.” – The Independent

City got many things wrong, says Pep after shock Palace defeat

█ SIMON PEACH boss, the referee. Palace came here under (Roy) Hodgson. We lost “I think both of them, like the rest of the
PEP GUARDIOLA says “many, many things” went “The goal disallowed I didn’t see but I imagine one game one year and we drew another one. players, worked really hard,” Palace manager Vieira
wrong as Manchester City suffered their first home said.
loss of the season to Patrick Vieira’s impressive the linesman said it’s offside. “It’s the same process. It takes time to change
Crystal Palace side. “The goal we concede in Brighton it was offside the rhythm because the keeper all the time takes “We knew that coming to City we’re not going
the momentum, long balls. They are good at to have the possession, so we have to work really
Wednesday’s surprise Carabao Cup exit at West and they continued, they score a goal, we didn’t keeping the ball. well as a team and we couldn’t allow ourselves not
Ham was compounded by a shock defeat for the lose for that. to have one player not taking part of the defensive
reigning Premier League champions at the Etihad “They have quality, they defend really well with work.
Stadium. “We’re not able to win the game, we conceded solidarity and defend the gaps and block the shots.
our first goal (at home in the Premier League this “I am really pleased of course for Wilfried for the
Wilfried Zaha got Pep Guardiola’s 200th League season) and after we work really well in the first “We cannot say that we had many but we had goal he scored but I’m really pleased even more
match at the City helm off to a bad start and it got half and, I would say, 25 to 30 minutes in the enough chances in the first half to score. about how he worked with the rest of the team to
worse just before the break when Aymeric Laporte second one. make it difficult for City.
was sent off for bringing the Palace star down. “When 10 against 11 it is more difficult, we
“But after playing for 45 minutes 10 against 11, scored a goal, it was disallowed and even Rodri “I think we worked really well, we worked hard
Gabriel Jesus saw an equaliser ruled out by VAR a team like us we need the process and do had one or two chances to score. At the end, the and when you come to a place like City and you
for offside and impressive loanee Conor Gallagher everything right, that the people, the players, show counter-attack anything can happen.” don’t concede a goal and you take your chances
wrapped up a memorable 2-0 win late on. character. that’s really good.
It was a second Premier League win for Palace
“Could be yellow card or could be the red “But unfortunately it went wrong in many, under Vieira, who began his coaching career at City “But today I am really pleased because I see a
card,” Guardiola said of Laporte’s red card, having many things and we lose the game. having ended his playing days there. side of the team that I didn’t see before and I am
been judged to have denied a goalscoring really happy that we showed we are capable of
opportunity. “It depends on the decision of the “We conceded the goal early on but how many Yesterday’s performance was comfortably the defending well and defending well together.”– The
chances did they have? They had that goal and no Eagles’ best under the Frenchman, with impressive Independent
more (in the first half). duo Zaha and Gallagher capping a superb team
performance with goals.
“It is quite similar the last seasons when Crystal

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