Wan Muhammed Adam Mohd Suria was said to be playing at the front section of the bus when he suddenly fell through the floorboard. Pasir Puteh OCPD Deputy Supt Mohd Azmir Damiri said the boy was run over by the bus, which was driven by a 45-year-old man. “The bus was carrying 31 pupils from SK Tok Bak in Machang to Besut for an English course. There were no teachers,” he said, adding that the floorboard of the bus was in a bad shape. > Actress Mira Filzah is upset for being harassed with lewd comments and messages on Instagram, Kosmo!
July 06, 2019 00:22 UTC
The senior lecturer at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in psychology counselling, disability and social work is a recipient of the Tokoh Pekerja Negara 2019 award for the disabled category. Ever since she graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in her early 20s, her days have been packed with volunteer work. After completing her studies and returning to Malaysia, Aizan Sofia continued to volunteer with the IRM. At the national level, Aizan Sofia is a member of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities and a Transformasi Nasional 2050 ambassador. “They can start by volunteering – not only with non-governmental organisations but also local community or residential groups,” said Aizan Sofia, who is currently helping UKM to come up with disabled-friendly policies.
July 06, 2019 00:20 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: E-wallet providers in Malaysia need to work together to educate customers on choosing the best service, says Touch ’n Go Sdn Bhd and TNG Digital Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Syahrunizam Samsudin. He said Malaysians were spoilt for choice as the country had many e-wallet providers compared with the world’s second-largest economy, China. “It is natural that customers end up bewildered with the myriad of e-wallet offerings. He also said service providers need to upgrade their products with the latest technology as users were becoming technologically savvy. He said TNG Digital’s Touch ’n Go e-wallet would continue to innovate and create more opportunities for Malaysians to go cashless, primarily in the area of transportation and also lifestyle.
July 06, 2019 00:18 UTC
KUCHING: The St Joseph’s School Band has picked up another international accolade with a second place finish at the European Open Championship in Germany. Their score of 88 points also earned the band a gold medal for their Romeo and Juliet-inspired drill show titled “Star-Crossed Lovers”. The band members are from SMK St Joseph and St Joseph’s Private School. Well done: Uggah (left) congratulating the band members on their arrival at the Kuching International Airport. Tuba player Darell Giem, 17, said the band members were “quite nervous” but managed to overcome it as a team.
July 06, 2019 00:18 UTC
Giggling and laughing with partner Desirae Krawczyk after their first round loss to Marcus Daniell and Jennifer Brady, Kyrgios presented a lighter side to the world. I definitely wanted to play mixed this year," Kyrgios said. "I didn't want to, you know, come off like a creep when I asked her (to play mixed)," he said. No, he just asked a random question, 'Do you want to play mixed at Wimby?' "It was definitely fun.
July 05, 2019 23:37 UTC
PETALING JAYA: A legal advocacy group has questioned Singapore’s refusal to issue a certificate that will spare the life of Malaysian P. Pannir Selvam from the gallows after he helped in the investigation. “Singapore’s denial to issue a certificate of substantive assistance is a breach or deprivation of Pannir’s life. So, we are very surprised why the Singapore Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) did not issue the certificate,” said Surendran in a press conference yesterday. Pannir was granted a stay of execution on May 23, a day before he was to head to the gallows. “He is sad that he has brought the family into this situation but he hasn’t given up,” he added.
July 05, 2019 23:26 UTC
Compiled by CHOW HOW BAN, CLARISSA CHUNG and R. ARAVINTHANHONG Kong Cantopop star Andy Lau has revealed for the first time on television the details of his 33-year relationship with his Malaysian wife Carol Chu, reported China Press. Lau said they enjoyed a strong relationship as they had many things in common, including their personality and perspective on life. Lau, known as one of Hong Kong’s Heavenly Kings, said while they would talk about holding a wedding ceremony, they both agreed that it was old-fashioned. Asked about the kind of ending he would want for himself, Lau said: “My daughter would marry. I don’t know (if my wife and I would hold a wedding together with my daughter).
Work at the site continued despite the Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) issuing a stop work order and seizing vehicles from the site. The stop work order was issued on April 19 and four lorries have been seized so far. There was earth almost two storeys high piled up on the private land up to the edge of the peat swamp. He urged the authorities to enforce a buffer zone against development to protect the swamp. “We have Prai River on one side as the natural buffer zone, but development on the other side is getting too close.
“We think Malaysia is on the right direction because more palm oil in Malaysia is now certified with MSPO (Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil). Introduced in 2015, the certification is exclusively for palm oil that is sustainably and responsibly grown and produced in Malaysia. Italy is one of the most important importers of Malaysian palm oil, which we use in the food industry. He said Italy’s import of palm oil from Malaysia last year was €250mil (RM1.16bil) or 372,000 tonnes. The EU is the second-largest importer of Malaysian palm oil after India, buying 12% of the total palm oil produced in 2018.
MELAKA: Despite Melaka being known as a habitat for monitor lizards, a state exco has dispelled concerns about the reptile creeping into homes. He said there were few reports about encroachment by monitor lizards as the Melaka River is a sanctuary for these reptiles known as sei keok ser (four-legged snake in Cantonese). “Decades ago, it was a common sight to see them lazing along the banks of Melaka River. Any sightings of it were usually inside drains in Jalan Bukit Cina and Bandar Hilir, he added. Related story:Exco: No, Melaka is not besieged by 'Godzilla' monitor lizards
Afterwards a clearly delighted Gauff, who beat five-times champion Venus Williams in the first round before taking the scalps of former semi-finalist Magdalena Rybarikova and Hercog, switched between reflective adult and excited teenager. "I remember before I played Venus, as you know, when you walk to leave the practice courts, there are people waiting. I'm still excited I get to keep living it," she said, adding that defeats she had suffered in the past had helped her to achieve success this week. I'm so excited to go on Instagram," she laughed. And she said it was "cool" to have won some $220,000 so far this week so she would probably buy some hoodies.
July 05, 2019 22:30 UTC
"I don't know, like I hope Beyonce saw that. The youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon since tennis turned professional a little over half a century ago, Gauff has captured the imagination. "I don't really believe in fate and destiny," she said. "But, you know, at the end of the day I don't really care because I'm playing for myself and not for the people. But I don't think because she's seeded will change me at all."
July 05, 2019 22:30 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome came out of hospital and returned home on Friday, more than three weeks after a high-speed crash ruled him out of this year's race. Team Ineos rider Froome, 34, struck a wall at 54kph while on a training ride during the Criterium du Dauphine on June 12, suffering multiple fractures. "It's a huge disappointment not to be at the Tour but I'm relieved to finally be out of hospital and home," he said. Earlier Team Ineos sporting director Dave Brailsford confirmed the news that Froome, who would have been going for a record-equalling fifth Tour title, had left hospital. "Chris has left hospital and was transferred home," he said.
July 05, 2019 22:18 UTC
(Reuters) - One of international football’s newest but fiercest rivalries will resume on Sunday when the United States take on Mexico in the Gold Cup final and the U.S. coach is betting on a growing young strike partnership to bring him his first title. The two 20-year olds have combined well going forward, each getting goals in the quarter-final and semi-final wins over Curacao and Jamaica. "They are fearless, they have a good mentality, they give you solutions," the coach said. The last time the two met in the Gold Cup final was in 2011 when Mexico won 4-2. Although the United States have beaten Mexico just once in the final, back in 2007, they did it at the same ground where Sunday’s final will take place, at Soldier Field in Chicago.
July 05, 2019 22:18 UTC
Senegal will play rank outsiders Benin in the quarter-finals after the Squirrels earlier beat Morocco on penalties following a 1-1 draw. Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said, however, that he remained Senegal's penalty taker. After a scrappy start to the second half, Onyango again charged off his line and this time flattened Mane. But Mane's penalty was saved by the keeper who, at that point, was lucky to still be on the field. Senegal nearly paid when Allan Kateregga curled a free kick over the Senegal wall but Gomis made another good save and Uganda's dream run was over.
July 05, 2019 21:16 UTC