Liverpool gained from mid-season camp in Spain, says Mane - Football

(Reuters) - Liverpool will reap the benefits of their mid-season training camp in Spain when they travel to relegation-threatened Premier League champions Leicester City on Monday, forward Sadio Mane said. The last few weeks have been quite difficult for obvious reasons, but we didn't stop working during that period and that was important," Mane told the club website ( Liverpool's league victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Feb. 11 marked their first league win of the year and was also just their second victory in 11 games. Liverpool's title bid has faltered in recent weeks as they have dropped to fifth, 11 points behind leaders Chelsea with 13 games remaining. We have to play the match against Leicester with the same attitude," Mane said.

February 22, 2017 09:26 UTC

North Korean embassy staff at Sepang police station - Nation

SEPANG: A car with North Korean embassy plates arrived at the police headquarters here at about 4pm Wednesday, catching journalists by surprise. An embassy staff was then seen walking into the office. Reporters had rushed to the car hoping to get comments from the embassy staff. North Korean embassy officials have protested at the way the murder of Kim Jong-nam has been handled. Jong-nam, half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was assassinated at KLIA2 on Feb 13.

February 22, 2017 09:11 UTC

Too many foreigners managing Premier League teams - Giggs - Football

(Reuters) - There are too many foreign managers in the Premier League and little opportunity for local talents, according to former Manchester United winger and assistant manager Ryan Giggs. "I don't think there's enough (British managers) at the moment," Giggs told the BBC. There's a lot of top quality foreign coaches in the Premier League, but there's also a lot of quality British coaches and managers out there." Seven of the 20 Premier League clubs have British managers, but the current top-seven sides are all managed by foreigners, with Welshman Tony Pulis' West Bromwich Albion the highest-placed team with a British manager. "As I say, there are quality foreign coaches as well.

February 22, 2017 08:51 UTC

Engineer who replied 'bomb' detained at KK airport - Nation

KOTA KINABALU: Police arrested an engineer who replied 'bomb' when asked about his luggage at Kota Kinabalu International Airport on Wednesday morning. He replied using the word 'bomb' and then apologised when told he was not supposed to say the word at the airport. However, an airline staff, who heard their conversation, had advised that the man's name be removed from the passengers list and to offload his luggage as a precaution. The man was supposed to board the Royal Brunei Airlines flight when the incident occurred at about 7.45am. ACP Chandra said the airline staff lodged a report at about 8am and the suspect's luggage searched.

February 22, 2017 08:49 UTC

PAS wants 'purple wave' to continue - Nation

PETALING JAYA: PAS wants its supporters to dress in purple every Saturday until the Private Member's Bill seeking harsher penalties under syariah law is tabled in the upcoming Parliament sitting. "The RUU355 wave or the purple wave needs to carry on until the Bill is passed," he said, adding Malaysians should dress in purple every Saturday. Last Saturday, PAS staged a rally in Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur in support of proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355). Nasrudin, who is also Temerloh MP, said the proposed amendments have created an "extraordinary" wave of support. The proposed amendments have been met with criticism from civil society groups and several political parties as there are concerns that it will affect non-Muslims.

February 22, 2017 08:49 UTC

Govt appealing against Court of Appeal's sedition ruling - Nation

PUTRAJAYA: The Government can proceed with its appeal against a Court of Appeal decision striking down a provision in the Sedition Act 1948. This follows a ruling by the Federal Court made on Wednesday to grant the Government leave to appeal against the decision made by the Court of Appeal last November which declares that section 3(3) of the Act is unconstitutional. Federal Court judges Justice Abu Samah Nordin and Justice Zaharah Ibrahim were the other two judges presiding with Zulkefli. The effect of the Court of Appeal ruling is that the prosecution now has to prove the intent of the accused before a person can be convicted of sedition. Mat Shuhaimi brought the constitutional challenge against the Sedition Act after he was charged with sedition on Feb 7 2011 for a blog posting he allegedly made on Dec 30 2010.

February 22, 2017 08:41 UTC

Submission of income tax via e-filing from March 1 - Business News

KUALA LUMPUR: Taxpayers can submit their income tax return form (ITRF) for the year of assessment 2016 via e-Filing starting from March 1, says the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM).For BE Forms, taxpayers may also submit the forms using smart phones and tablets via Mobile Filing application (m-Filing).IRBM said on Wednesday that e-Filing and m-Filing are free applications to enable taxpayers to complete and furnish their ITRF electronically.“These applications may be accessed through IRBM’s official portal at ,” it said in a statement.E - Return form of employer (employers which are not companies), the deadline is March 31, 2017.BE - Return Form of an individual (resident who does not carry on a business), the deadline is April 30.B, P - Return Form of an Individual (Resident who carries on a business) and partnership, the deadline is June 30.The IRBM also pointed out that it was mandatory for employers which are companies to furnish the Return Form of an Employer (Form E) 2016 via e-Filing as stipulated under subsection 83(1B) of the Income Tax Act 1967.It also said that taxpayers who have forgotten their e-Filing passwords may reset passwords using their registered email address with IRBM via the ‘Forgot Password’ menu at the ezHASiL portal.This can also be done using the taxpayers' registered cellphone numbers. The resetting service is only available to Maxis, Celcom, Digi and Umobile subscribers. The fee charged by the telcos is 50 sen for each service.As for taxpayers who have neither a registered email address nor a registered cellphone number with IRBM, they would have to go to any nearby IRBM service counters to obtain the Temporary Activation Code. They would also have to bring the identification card or passport for verification and record purposes.“All income received in 2016 from taxable sources such as employment, tuition classes, businesses, commissions, direct sales, rent, royalties and other income as stated under section 4 and section 4A of the Income Tax Act 1967 must be declared.“All supporting documents pertaining to tax relief and expenses must be kept for seven years for audit or investigation purposes.“IRBM will conduct enforcement activities such audit and investigation according to the Income Tax Act 1967, should there be any doubt regarding the information and income tax declared by taxpayers,” it said.

February 22, 2017 08:26 UTC

Kuala Nerus MP: I've every right to buy an expensive car - Nation

PETALING JAYA: Kuala Nerus MP Datuk Dr Khairuddin Aman Razali has defended his decision to purchase an Audi Q7 for his wife, which costs half a million ringgit new, saying he has every right to do so. I could even buy a lorry or a plane, it is none of their business," he told The Star Online. However, it is unknown if the car was purchased new or from a previous owner. Another posting on her Facebook page showed Khairuddin and their children walking on a beach in which she said she is the wife of "YB Kuala Nerus". Khairuddin and Norhayati are known to operate a business selling beauty products.

February 22, 2017 08:17 UTC

Amnesty International: Allowing Rohingya refugees to work a positive step - Nation

PETALING JAYA: A pilot programme to allow Rohingya refugees in Malaysia to work is a positive step taken by the Government with regards to human rights, says Amnesty International Malaysia. Its executive director Shamini Darshni Kaliemuthu said about 300 Rohingya would be allowed to work legally in the country under the scheme. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had said that the Government would provide training in semi-skilled areas for Rohingya who are United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cardholders. Meanwhile, the Amnesty International Report listed the crackdown on freedom of expression and lack of police accountability among six major areas of concern in Malaysia. The National Security Council Act, which came into effect in August, was a highly suppressive law that infringes on basic human rights, she added.

February 22, 2017 07:41 UTC

Gymnastics-Raisman keeps eye on Tokyo during 'crazy' downtime - Gymnastics

"I’ve been working out, staying healthy but I’m not even close to being in the shape of competing. The Final Five's successful defence of the Olympic team title and Simone Biles's four gold medals at Rio opened the insular world of international gymnastics to mainstream America. Raisman, second to Biles in the all-around and floor exercise at Rio, has kept in regular touch with her team mates. In 2012 I got to do a lot of fun stuff but it’s really surpassed my expectations this time." "I think everyone is still in awe of her, of what she is still doing in gymnastics."

February 22, 2017 07:41 UTC

Police to seek more details on 'vague' Balamurugan autopsy report - Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will seek more details from the doctor who carried out a second postmortem on S. Balamurugan, who died in police custody at the North Klang district police headquarters near here. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the postmortem report by the doctor "is very vague." It says pulmonary heart disease and blunt trauma but we do not know where (which part of the body) is the blunt trauma and whether it is blunt trauma or a heart attack that caused the death. Balamurugan, 44, died at the North Klang police headquarters on Feb 7. The court ordered that Balamurugan be taken to a hospital or released but police took him to the police headquarters where he died.

February 22, 2017 07:19 UTC

Selangor cops set up task force to investigate pastor's abduction - Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have formed a task force headed by Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat to search for abducted pastor Raymond Koh Keng Joo (pic). Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said police have so far recorded statements from eight people in the course of the investigations. "We call upon any witnesses to come forward to assist us in the investigation," he told a press conference on Wednesday. Koh was abducted last Monday by a group of masked men on Jalan SS4B/10, Petaling Jaya, less than 100m from the police housing complex. He was driving a silver car bearing the licence plate ST 5515 D.The family is offering a reward of RM100,000 for information on his whereabouts.

February 22, 2017 07:11 UTC

New service in Japan will alert users to vacant toilet cubicles - Regional

TOKYO: Hunting around for an empty toilet cubicle may soon be a thing of the past - as least in Japan. Japanese telecommunications operator KDDI will start a service in March informing people of the number of occupied cubicles at a particular location through their smartphone and computer, reported The Japan Times. "People often waste time by looking around for an available toilet on various floors or by waiting until one becomes available," said KDDI spokesman Daisuke Maruo told The Japan Times. In addition, if the cubicle is occupied for too long, an email will also be sent to a facility administrator in case of possible accidents. The service will be launched first at office buildings, with plans to roll it out at sports stadiums, train stations and shopping malls.

February 22, 2017 06:13 UTC

Family of woman gunned down in Penang claims her body - Nation

GEORGE TOWN: Family members of businesswoman Ruby Lee Poh Ai claimed her body at the Penang Hospital mortuary on Wednesday. Lee, 49, was gunned down hitman-style at around 5.45pm Tuesday, some five minutes after she left her freight forwarding company in Lebuh Pekaka 1. Family members and friends of Lee were seen arriving at about 11.15am. Lee was shot several times in the chest and body by a pillion rider who fired at least 10 shots at her car. Related story:Shooting of woman not linked to triads

February 22, 2017 05:51 UTC

Russian film revives memory of slain Putin foe Nemtsov

MOSCOW: Two years after he was gunned down in Moscow, Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov’s murder remains shrouded in controversy, as supporters insist the masterminds are yet to be unmasked. He personified all that,” current opposition leader Alexei Navalny says in the film, admitting he asked Nemtsov not to publicly campaign for him. In the film, billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov calls Nemtsov a rights activist not a politician because he always said what he thought. But despite focusing on Nemtsov’s life, rather than his death, the film still could not avoid touching on his shocking end. Former oil magnate and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky says in the film that Nemtsov would have wanted to die this way, in the public eye and from a bullet.

February 22, 2017 05:35 UTC

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