PETALING JAYA: Political leaders implicated in any wrongdoing should go on leave, says Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin. Referring to the sex video scandal implicating a minister, the Deputy Primary Industries Minister said politicians who are facing an investigation should take a leave of absence from their official duties. He also urged authorities to ensure that the case is not seen as a political move. Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali was implicated in a sex video scandal, along with Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz. Haziq was previously the senior private secretary to Shamsul before he was sacked on June 20.
July 16, 2019 13:18 UTC
That means few players have the intimate knowledge of the links course that Elliott possesses. "Luckily my caddie has played this golf course I can’t tell you how many times, so that’s a big advantage,” Koepka told a news conference on Tuesday. "And I said, Hey, dude, do you mind if I tag along and play a practice round? It would be even more special if he happened to pick up the bonus for Koepka's first Open. And to top it off, I don't think he ever thought he'd be a part of it," Koepka said.
July 16, 2019 12:22 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): Cable and wire manufacturer Southern Cable Group Bhd is seeking a listing on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia to raise funds for its business expansion and enhance its existing and new operating facilities in Malaysia. Of the public issue, 20 million shares will be made available for application by the Malaysian public via balloting, 11 million shares to eligible directors and employees, 33.67 million to be placed to selected investors, and 40 million shares to selected Bumiputera investors. Southern Cable comprises three wholly-owned subsidiaries, namely Southern Cable Sdn Bhd, Nextol Polymer Sdn Bhd and Daya Forwarding Sdn Bhd. As at May 29, 2019, Southern Cable is a registered supplier of cables and wires with Tenaga Nasional Bhd, Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd, Telekom Malaysia Bhd and Petroliam Nasional Bhd. Southern Cable said it plans to pay out at least 15% of its net profit in dividends, post-listing.
Source:The Edge Markets
July 16, 2019 12:22 UTC
Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Junz Wong said Sabah Veterinary Services Department officials were taking precautionary measures after human infection was detected. The Sabah Health Department has yet to make any statement on the JE case detected on the child from Tambunan. Wong said that standard procedure veterinary department checks were being done in Kg Lubang, where there are seven breeders and 80 pigs. Sabah Health Department has not made any official statement on the JE detection in Tambunan. Sabah Health and Wellbeing Minister Datuk Frankie Phoon said that they were checking with the Health Department.
July 16, 2019 11:48 UTC
The world’s biggest educational publisher will release all future editions of its US titles digitally first, as students dump their traditional textbooks and switch to online learning. Britain’s Pearson Plc used to rely heavily on selling the chunky, expensive textbooks that students needed to pass their exams. “Our digital first model lowers prices for students and, over time, increases our revenues,” chief executive officer John Fallon said in a statement. The company said almost two-thirds of its revenue now comes from digital or digitally enabled products and services. Non-publishing activities such as professional testing and virtual degrees have been growing, with the company expecting overall sales to stabilise in 2019.
July 16, 2019 11:26 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The Bill to amend the Federal Constitution to lower the voting age to 18 has been passed at the Dewan Rakyat. The Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 to lower the voting age was passed with a total of 211 votes in Parliament on Tuesday (July 16). The Bill requires a two-thirds majority of at least 148 votes from the 222-seat Dewan Rakyat to amend Article 119 and Article 47 of the Federal Constitution. Both sides of the political divide expressed their support to lower the voting age, however, the Opposition had some reservations on the mechanism to implement the changes. In addition to lowering the voting age from 21 to 18, the amendments also sought to lower the eligible age of electoral candidates to 18, and to enable automatic registration of voters by the Election Commission.
July 16, 2019 10:50 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Singaporean drivers have the highest number of overdue traffic summonses compared to those from other neighbouring countries, says Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department director Deputy Comm Datuk Azisman Alias. He said that there are 136,601 overdue traffic summonses and 2,131 arrest warrants issued to Singaporeans between 2014 to 2018. "Brunei is second with 40,101 overdue summonses, while Thailand is third with 24,651," he said at a press conference in Bukit Aman on Tuesday (July 17). He added that this type of operation would be conducted continually to reduce the amount of overdue summonses. "We hope the operation will get foreign offenders to settle their summonses and not repeat their mistakes while visiting this country," said DCP Azisman.
July 16, 2019 10:30 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): The FBM KLCI closed down 3.43 points or 0.21% as investors appeared to favour Bursa Malaysia's lower liner and small market-capitalisation (small cap) stocks over large cap entities amid external uncertainties. Analysts said these uncertainties include a potential US interest rate cut and the outlook of the US-China trade dispute. At Bursa, the KLCI closed at 1,668.94 at 5pm while the FBM70 index rose 41.84 points or 0.28% to 14,950.68. In Malaysia today, analysts said lower liner and small-cap stocks could be in demand as investors evaluated the impact of global uncertainties on the broader market. Such sentiment on lower liner and small cap stocks helped volume across Bursa reach 3.32 billion shares worth RM2.09 billion.
Source:The Edge Markets
July 16, 2019 10:07 UTC
PETALING JAYA: We are breaking Parliament's embargo on the Sabah delineation report and we are willing to be punished, says electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0. The Bersih 2.0 steering committee said that it was “left with no choice” but to expose the Sabah delineation report after “its call on July 9 for the embargo to be lifted was ignored”. “Bersih 2.0 offers to pay the fine of RM1,000 to the Speaker’s office for breaking Parliament's embargo. “We express deep disappointment that the public is kept in the dark on this important decision, as no media could report on the report. Bersih further urged all concerned citizens to email their parliamentarians (details here) to vote against the adoption of the Sabah delineation review report or to at least abstain from voting.
July 16, 2019 10:07 UTC
"On the matter of the cheque, I verify that the RM2mil payment was a donation to Tengku Adnan, as he had asked a donation from me for (Umno's) political funds. "As I remember, Tengku Adnan stated that Umno needed political funds of about RM5mil to RM6mil for by-elections. Chai was a witness at the corruption trial of Tengku Adnan, who was charged on Jan 23 with receiving RM2mil as bribery from him. The court had prior to this heard that Tengku Adnan was a major shareholder of Tadmansori Holdings. Chai also told the court that he himself gave the cheque to Tengku Adnan at his office at the DBKL headquarters.
July 16, 2019 09:45 UTC
Amazon’s Prime Day gives shoppers an opportunity to flex their deal-spotting muscles ahead of Black Friday. Nextdoor, a social-networking app for neighbourhoods, says user comments about package theft spiked 85% between July 18 and 20 last year, the main delivery period for Prime Day packages. “Criminals know about Prime Day – everyone has access to the Internet these days,” said James Crecco, a police captain in Jersey City, New Jersey. During last year’s Prime Day, members bought more than 100 million products. BoxLock launched on Prime Day last year and sold out within hours of being posted to the Amazon website, he said.
July 16, 2019 09:45 UTC
Others urged people to stop circulating the images, which had appeared in online chat sites including 4chan and Discord. Authorities began receiving calls around 7.20am on July 14, reporting that a man posted on a social media site that he had killed a person. Devins’ family said in a written statement that the teen was “a talented artist” and “a wonderful young girl, taken from us all too soon”. “She will always be remembered as our Princess.”The family statement said Devins graduated from high school last month and looked forward to attending a community college in the fall. Utica police said they are working to address the sharing of the images with various social media platforms.
July 16, 2019 09:22 UTC
PETALING JAYA: More than 758,000 accounts, or an estimated three million users, will be affected by a water supply disruption in seven districts in Selangor, as well as certain areas in Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam from July 23 to 26. The disruption is to facilitate seven upgrading works at the Sungai Selangor Phase 1 Water Treatment Plant (SSP1 WTP). Water supply restoration period will vary – some within 12 hour, and others between 24, 36 and 48 hours – depending on the location of the affected areas. Users are urged to store water for the scheduled water cut as water tanks and local service centres will only be activated starting July 25 at 8am. For the latest information on the water disruption, consumers are advised to refer to Air Selangor mobile application or visit their website.
July 16, 2019 08:47 UTC
The Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) network has recorded a new highest traffic peak point of 412Gbps (gigabits per second) in May 2019. In the previous year, the highest traffic peak point was 319Gbps. The Internet traffic that traverses within the MyIX network is reflective of the country’s stage of Internet traffic and data consumption, claims MyIX. The association also added that Internet traffic on its network has increased over 70 times since 2009, when the highest recorded traffic peak point was 5.8Gbps. The latest member additions to MyIX include Lynuxtel Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Felda Prodata Systems Sdn Bhd, among others.
July 16, 2019 08:38 UTC
"The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report never touched on that, that is something the Opposition wants to raise. Last August, Lim had told Parliament that RM19.4bil in GST refunds had been "robbed". Lim said that the PAC used wording which he termed as "in line with parliamentary customs", but its meaning was obvious. You want me to depart from the PAC report? I can, but then you are not asking me about the PAC report anymore."
July 16, 2019 08:37 UTC