KUALA NERUS: The taskforce set up by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) will guide the police team investigating the allegations involving Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad. Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali said today that the AGC would not be involved in the investigation because it was not its job but that of the police. “We will monitor the investigations and if there is any wrong doing we will give specific guidelines to ensure that the truth prevails. The AG’s taskforce is internal and we set it up because the allegations touch on the integrity of the MACC. The taskforce will monitor the investigation and provide guidelines like all other police cases nationwide.
October 21, 2017 07:52 UTC
Is just the best feeling that I ever had in my tennis career so far," the 26-year-old told reporters in Singapore on Saturday. I'm happy when I'm going to the courts now," added Halep, who has won 15 WTA tournaments since her breakthrough year in 2013. "Well, the day that I won the match against Ostapenko, that was the best day, by far, best feeling. Here everyone is going to play the best tennis, and every match is going to be like a final, as I said many times. "She played really well in China and she deserved to win that title," Halep added of Garcia.
October 21, 2017 07:41 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: National squash player S. Sivasangari (pic) has captured the Malaysian Open women's title for the biggest victory of her career so far.The 18-year-old fourth seed beat fifth seeded Milnay Louw of South Africa 11-9, 11-3, 11-5 in the final at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil on Saturday.With her victory, Sivasangsari who is world no. 47 become the only second Malaysian winner in the tournament's history after Nicol David.Ng Eain Yow, a wildcard entrant, failed to make it a double joy as he went down tamely 6-11, 2-11, 4-11 to third seed Leo Au of Hong Kong in the men's final.The storied Malaysian Open made its come back after a two-year lapse, albeit as a lower-tier tournament.The men's event offers US$25,000 (RM105,000) while the women's offers US10,000 (RM42,000).
SINGAPORE: A 23-year-old Malaysian man has been arrested for his involvement in a police officer impersonation scam amounting to $270,000 (RM837,514), the police said in a statement on Friday (Oct 20). The call was transferred to a person who identified himself as a police officer from a foreign country. The victim was told to provide her mobile number, bank account number and credit card details. She was then given a web link which listed her as a "suspect" in a money-laundering case, which made her afraid. The Singapore Police Force will do its utmost to track down those who have committed crimes here and flee Singapore thereafter.
Despite dropping two shots at the eighth and another at the 10, Thomas hit back quickly each time, picking up strokes at the ninth, 11th and 12th holes. With gusty conditions expected again for Sunday's final round, Thomas said keeping it tight was key. "It's going to be tough but everyone has to play in it," he said in a televised interview. Kim is joined in fifth place by Cameron Smith (73) and 2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover (74). Day shot a 71 and is six shots back on three under.
ISTANBUL: The Organisation for Economic Cooperation (D-8) bloc of eight countries have responded positively to a call by Malaysia to take proactive steps to help the Rohingya people. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the commitment as chairman of the 9th D-8 summit which ended last night. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamid said Erdogan urged Islamic countries in the D-8 bloc to give due attention and assistance to the Rohingya refugees. “He appreciates efforts undertaken by Malaysia in providing humanitarian aid to the Rohingya people,” Ahmad Zahid said to members of the Malaysian media after the D-8 summit last night. Also present were Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and Malaysian Ambassador to Turkey Datuk Abdul Razak Abdul Wahab.
October 21, 2017 07:07 UTC
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - French manufacturer Michelin will continue to be the exclusive supplier of tyres to the MotoGP world championship until the end of 2023 after agreeing a new five-year deal with commercial rights holders Dorna Sports. Michelin took over from Bridgestone at the end of the 2015 season after the Japanese company spent seven years as the first exclusive provider of tyres to the series. "MotoGP has only continued to grow, excite and thrill fans since Michelin came on board ... and we are proud that our partnership will once again form the foundations of a further five years of stunning racing," said Dorna chief Carmelo Ezpeleta. Italian manufacturer Pirelli has been the sole tyre provider to the Formula One world championship since 2011, while American companies Goodyear and Firestone are control suppliers to NASCAR and IndyCar racing series respectively. (Reporting by Nick Mulvenney in Sydney, editing by Peter Rutherford)
October 21, 2017 06:56 UTC
KOTA KINABALU: The remand of Lahad Datu assemblyman Datuk Mohd Yusof Apdal was extended today to assist the ongoing probe over misappropriation of RM1.5 billion federal funds for Sabah rural development projects. Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus granted the remand extension application by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). Yusof, 57, who is the younger brother of Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, was represented by counsel Edward Paul and Peter Lee. Speaking to the New Straits Times briefly, Yusof, while being whisked to MACC vehicle, said: "I am fine. He was detained on Oct 17 after giving his statement at the Sabah MACC office here, and was remanded the next day.
October 21, 2017 06:56 UTC
SEPANG: Two WorldSkills Competition (WSC) bronze medal winners were awarded with RM10,000 cash incentive and an Advanced Diploma in Skills by the Human Resources Ministry today. Twenty-two-year-old Mohd Asyraff who also won the best participant award, took home an additional RM4,000 incentive from the ministry. Mohd Asyraff, who took part in the automotive technology, came in third out of the 37 contestants from all over the world. "We only took home a bronze medal in the last WSC in Sao Paulo, Brazil. They also received cash incentives of RM4,000 and were awarded Diploma in Skills by the ministry.
October 21, 2017 06:45 UTC
Family of Henry VIII, an allegory of the Tudor succession. Suffice to say, all that sexy powerplay of the Tudor court and the romance of 16th century England continue to capture our imagination. email@example.comThe Last Tudor is Gregory’s 15th novel from the bestselling Plantagenet and Tudor series. The Last TudorAuthor Philippa GregoryPublished by Simon & ShusterPages Hardcover 528PUBLISHED in August, the The Last Tudor is Gregory’s 15th novel from the bestselling Plantagenet and Tudor series. In the Last Tudor, Gregory allows them all to narrate their respective story in a book that’s divided into three parts.
October 21, 2017 06:22 UTC
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Garbine Muguruza feels fit and fresh ahead of the WTA Finals with the Spanish world number two keen to bank on her experience of previous visits to Singapore to emerge from a group containing the tour's hardest hitters in the round-robin phase. "Honestly, I had no preference about who I played," the 24-year-old told reporters of the draw on Saturday. "But I have improved that side of my game, and, yeah, it's good that I'm going to play with them again." I feel like, you know, every week, depends who is playing well, can be in the top," she said. The Red Group includes current world number one Simona Halep of Romania, along with Ukraine's Elina Svitolina, Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki and Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia.
I think that’s wrong,” said the Prime Minister on Saturday (Oct 21). I believe in national unity and national harmony,” he said. Responding to a question on his plans for Chinese schools, Najib said the Government treats vernacular schools equally with national schools. He said the Government spends RM2.5bil a year to fund the operating expenditure for Chinese schools. He said the Government has also agreed to set up new Chinese schools in areas where the Chinese population has increased.
GEORGE TOWN: The body of a third victim in the Tanjung Bungah landslide has been recovered. Fourteen workers were at the Tanjung Bungah construction site when thousands of tons of laterite earth slid down from a cut slope about 10m high on Saturday (Oct 21). Fourteen workers were at the Tanjung Bungah construction site when thousands of tons of laterite earth slid down from a cut slope about 10m high on Saturday (Oct 21). MBPP issued a stop-work order on the construction site until the search and rescue is completed. Related stories:Tanjung Bungah landslide, up to 20 feared buriedTanjung Bungah landslide: Two victims foundTanjung Bungah landslide: 14 workers on site, two found deadTanjung Bungah landslide: Distraught family members eagerly await news
Simply translated as powdered tea, this super food is recognisable by its emerald green hue and earthy bitter taste. Matcha procures its dark green shade and powerful properties through a carefully regulated growing method. At present, Kyoto is unrivalled for producing the best quality green tea and premium grade matcha. Good quality matcha is mixed into the waffle batter and cooked to perfection — crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. However, I notice that the matcha used here is slightly more pungent, sweeter and thicker in consistency.
October 21, 2017 06:11 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Defending RHB-New Straits Times National Spell-It-Right (SIR) Challenge national primary school winner Sidessh Sivalingam has qualified for the grand final after surviving a nail-biting tiebreaker here today. Sidessh, who is this year’s KL state champion, won by a whisker in the sudden death round against challenger Vanessa Yap from Negri Sembilan. Sidessh Sivalingam the defending champion in the primary school category. The SIR challenge for both the primary and secondary school categories is co-organised by the NST and the RHB Banking Group. Muhammad Zainal Arshad in action during the RHB-NST National Spell-It-Right Challenge for primary school.
October 21, 2017 06:00 UTC