KUALA LUMPUR: An own goal by Muhammad Akmal Afnan Shahridzan denied Akademi Mokhtar Dahari (AMD) Malaysia Panthers a ‘valuable victory’ over Paris Saint German (PSG) in a Supermokh Cup under-14 match today. PSG, however, piled on the pressure in search of the equaliser and were rewarded when Akmal scored an own goal in the 35th minute. We had our chances but failed to finish them.”“Besides their physical size advantage, the PSG players were also technically superior to my players. Defending champions AMD Malaysia Cougars opened with a 4-1 win over Qatari side Aspire Academy in Group B. Cougar's goals were scored by Mohamad Akif Afizi Ramzi (ninth minute), Azannis Adzri Abdul Halim (18th), Muhammad Faiz Amer Runnizar (20th) and Muhammad Danish Mohamad Zahir (25th).
December 13, 2017 11:26 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Ekuiti Nasional Bhd (Ekuinas) has acquired 100 per cent stake in a lighting design, consultancy and manufacturer, Davex (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd for RM255 million, its largest investment in the manufacturing sector. As the industry experiences a shift from conventional to energy-efficient LED lighting, Davex is well-placed to capitalise on the increasing demand for energy efficient lighting solutions. Davex group managing director Yap Chung San said the acquisition by Ekuinas is a defining milestone for the company. "We look forward to working with Ekuinas to take Davex to the next phase. This acquisition is Ekuinas’ largest investment in the manufacturing sector thus far.
December 13, 2017 11:03 UTC
“We are united - Christians, Muslims, we are one,” said the 59-year-old Palestinian musician, standing in an alley in the heart of the Old City, surrounded by shops selling religious trinkets. We are guarded by his angels in Jerusalem,” Hazo added. Christians make up around just one percent of the Palestinian population in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem - though they punch above their weight in local and national politics. It removed the metal detectors after days of bloody clashes, scenes that have not been repeated in the city since Trump’s declaration. People of all faith in Jerusalem were united in prayer, the 33-year-old said, even if they were divided over politics.
MELAKA: A concerned father recalled seeing his then 10-month-old daughter developing fever and red rashes after drinking what he suspected could have been counterfeit baby milk formulas. The graphic designer, who only wished to be known as Koh, 33 said he became worried after seeing news on the discovery of fake baby milk formula in the market. Koh said previously, the baby milk formulas for his daughter were usually purchased by his aunt's daughter from Singapore. "In the first three months, I think my daughter consumed authentic baby milk formula as they were purchased from reputable outlets in Singapore. He added that at 5pm yesterday, a representative from Mead Johnson, the company currently embroiled in the fake baby milk formula scandal had come to explain to shop owners on how to differentiate between real and counterfeit milk formula.
KUALA LUMPUR: Kejuruteraan Asastera Bhd (KAB), an electrical and mechanical engineering company, yesterday received the Letter of Acceptance from Kerjaya Prospek (M) Sdn Bhd to act as the latter’s nominated subcontractor for a RM14.5 million electrical and telephone services works for a luxury condominium project here. The contract involves the installation, testing and commissioning of electrical systems as well as telephone and telecommunications infrastructure throughout the development. KAB is expected to commence work on 8 January 2018 and completion is to be by 24 May 2020. KAB’s main business activities involve the installation, testing and commissioning of electrical systems including electrical distribution systems, communications and information technology networks and ELV or Extra Low Voltage systems. KAB also provides mechanical engineering services such as the installation, testing and commissioning of air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation systems.
ISTANBUL: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital was a crime which showed that Washington should no longer play a role in Middle East peace talks. Addressing an emergency meeting of Muslim leaders in Turkey, Abbas said President Donald Trump was giving Jerusalem away as if it were an American city. "Jerusalem is and always will be the capital of Palestine," he said, adding Trump's decision was "the greatest crime" and a violation of international law. "I invite all countries supporting international law to recognise Jerusalem as the occupied capital of Palestine. It says any credible future peace deal will place the Israeli capital in Jerusalem, and ditching old policies is needed to revive a peace process frozen since 2014.
December 13, 2017 10:41 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Lee Chong Wei passed his first hurdle in Group A of the Super Series Finals by overcoming Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long 21-14, 21-13 at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates today. National coach Tey Seu Bock said the win in Chong Wei’s first group match was important and a positive start for the World No 2 in his mission to win the prestigious tournament. Chong Wei was scheduled to play Rio Olympics champion Chen Long in the second match, but the China player pulled out with a knee injury. “Tomorrow Chong Wei will undergo light training as usual as part of his recovery and rehabilitation process. For the record, Chong Wei has never won the Super Series Final which has been held in Dubai since 2014, and this is the last year it will be held there.
December 13, 2017 10:30 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: ACE-listed PUC Bhd is spending RM36 million for its e-wallet business expansion, which is expected to come online by the first half of 2018. Cheong said the RM36 million will come from the RM42 million that the company already raised, which was initially planned for the expansion of its renewable energy business. In February 2016, the group had raised RM42.65 million from a rights issue of irredeemable convertible unsecured loan stocks to fund its solar expansion. “For the last one year, we have not been able to secure any new project for our solar panel business. Therefore, we have proposed a variation use of the fund, of which we planned to utilise RM36 million for our e-wallet business.
December 13, 2017 10:30 UTC
BERNAMAErdogan — who regards himself a champion of the Palestinian cause — described Israel as a state defined by "occupation" and "terror". Abbas warned that there could be "no peace or stability" in the Middle East until Jerusalem is recognised as the capital of a Palestinian state. "Jerusalem is and will forever be the capital of the Palestinian state... His top diplomat early Wednesday indicated that Ankara would be pushing for OIC states to, in a counter move, recognise East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. "We will never be silent," he said, urging countries to recognise Palestine on the basis of its 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as the capital.
December 13, 2017 10:15 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd (Mydin), a leading local hypermarket operator, believes the government's 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) initiative has helped the retail businesses in the country. Its managing director Datuk Ameer Ali Mydin said the government's move has reduced concerns over the decline in retail sales, especially in the supermarket business segment. The ceremony witnessed Mydin's collaboration with AmMetLife Takaful Bhd (AmMetLife Takaful) to launch a takaful protection plan specifically for Mydin's Cardmembers nationwide. The launch was officiated by Ameer Ali representing Mydin, while AmMetLife Takaful by its chief executive officer Noor Azam Mohd Yusof. AmBank Group Corporate Corporate and Marketing Head Syed Anuar Syed Ali and Mydin Executive Director, Datuk Murad Ali Mydin was present as well.
December 13, 2017 10:07 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: FIDE Forum, an alumni of directors among banking and insurance companies, has launched a book titled "DNA of a Board Leader" and mobile app named MyFORUMinsights for its members' benefits. More than five years ago, the FIDE Forum was initiated to promote good corporate governance among directors in banking and insurance companies. “FIDE Forum presents an ideal platform for engagement and interaction with other influential directors, where we can share our knowledge and experiences," said chairman Tan Sri Dr. Abdul Samad Alias. "The book 'DNA of a Board Leader' and MyFORUMinsights mobile app can help our members to better serve their organisations and stakeholders to the high professional standards expected of them," she said. "The 'DNA of a Board Leader' book and the mobile app are exciting developments, and I am looking forward to using them," said Johan.
December 13, 2017 09:56 UTC
(Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Pardew will decide his transfer strategy by the end of the week and has confirmed that the club were interested in signing striker Danny Ings from Premier League rivals Liverpool in January. "I'd be foolish not to say I don't like Danny Ings because I quite like him," Pardew told a news conference on Tuesday. West Brom, who have not won a league match since August, have slipped to 18th in the standings and Pardew says he is acting as a psychologist to help his players deal with the pressure. I'm the psychologist," Pardew said when asked if the club had employed one. All three relegation-threatened teams face top-six sides on Wednesday, with West Brom travelling to fifth-placed Liverpool and needing a reversal of form to end a 14-game winless run.
December 13, 2017 09:56 UTC
PETALING JAYA: A posting of a 20-year-old mother publishing an advertisement online intending to sell her twin babies has stirred controversy. Activist Syed Azmi Alhabshi posted about the attempted sale of the twin babies on his Facebook page, but was accused by some of deliberately embarrassing the young mother. "I was disappointed when the individual claimed that what I wrote was humiliating people of my faith," said Syed Azmi. It's not fair to say they have no religious education," Syed Azmi explained. "I was trembling when I heard her say a number of times that she wanted to sell her babies," said Syed Azmi.
December 13, 2017 09:33 UTC
SEOUL: South Korea on Wednesday banned its financial institutions from dealing in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, as the cryptocurrency soars in a bubble fuelled by retail speculators, many of them from the country. The Prime Minister’s Office said Seoul would ban financial institutions from dealing in virtual currencies – including buying, possessing, or holding them as collateral. Prices on Bithumb, South Korea’s biggest Bitcoin exchange, fell nearly five percent after the announcement. But the measures fell short of speculation that authorities might ban Bitcoin trading in South Korea altogether, or tax profits from it. South Korea’s Financial Services Commission in September ordered a ban on ICOs, declaring “cryptocurrencies are neither money nor currency nor financial products.” — AFP
December 13, 2017 09:22 UTC
AI research has the potential to boost developments in self-driving cars and automated factories, translation products and facial recognition software, among other innovations. Chinese search engine Baidu’s team was banned for a year for breaking the rules during the 2015 competition. “There’s a trend of AI talent in China being quite young,” she said. For now it is focusing on making use of Chinese talent. The China centre will join Google’s other research facilities outside of its Silicon Valley hub, including in New York, Toronto, London and Zurich.
December 13, 2017 09:11 UTC