PUTRAJAYA: Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim had made some personal demands to Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman which made the latter “uncomfortable”, the Youth and Sports Minister claimed. Because I personally believe in not interfering in business and bringing demands which may rattle the sports scene,” said Syed Saddiq in an interview with the media at his ministry here. Syed Saddiq revealed that one of the demands made was for a high-profile boxing match featuring Manny Pacquiao on July 15 to be cancelled. This (demand for the cancellation) was something I could not defend,” said Syed Saddiq. “In the end, the rakyat will be my priority,” said Syed Saddiq.
Compiled by HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM, LIEW JIA XIAN and R. ARAVINTHANFORMER Mr Hong Kong contestant Flow Leung caused a stir when he claimed that actress Jacqueline Wong and her beau, actor Kenneth Ma, were merely a “screen couple”, Sin Chew Daily reported. Leung also reckoned that a lot of men tried to gain sympathy from women by using a troubled marriage as an excuse. He said that based on netizens’ comments, Wong was accused of two mistakes – she did not end her relationship with Ma before starting another and she did not wait for Hui to divorce his wife, singer Sammi Cheng. > A study in South Korea has found that women are more willing than men to divorce their partners. Also, more women than men thought it was unimportant to get married while 69.2% of single women said staying single was better.
Although many are prepared to live with limited water supply over the next four days, there are still some inconveniences they wish they can avoid. He said the restaurant’s water tank was big enough to store sufficient water to see them through the four days. For his business, Wan Nazri said several huge drums were used to store water, which would be used for cooking and cleaning. Meanwhile, Syabas said 82 water tankers and 17 jumbo tankers would be mobilised during the water disruption. ‘’We will also activate 10 local service centres (PKS) to assist in providing water supply.
KUALA LUMPUR: More than RM2.7mil, believed to be part of the RM42mil belonging to SRC International Sdn Bhd, was spent on social media exercises involving the Chinese community, the upkeep of a now defunct news portal and political welfare programmes. The High Court was told that the administration of Datuk Seri Najib Razak paid RM300,000 to a private consulting firm for two months’ worth of Chinese media monitoring services. The Centre for Strategic Engagement (Cense) Sdn Bhd director Rita Sim testified that the firm she co-founded was hired to monitor Chinese media content for the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). “The payment was channeled to AD Network which is in charge of running the social media page in Chinese. Najib faces seven charges involving RM42mil belonging to SRC International Sdn Bhd.
PETALING JAYA: Marvel fans are going to great lengths to be the first to watch Avengers: Endgame, which premieres in cinemas today. Cinema operators recently announced they would be screening the film from as early as 7am on opening day and fans have lapped up the tickets. “As I’m watching the film at mmCineplexes at Mutiara Damansara, I’ve booked a hotel within walking distance from the cinema. The first movie, Iron Man, was released in 2008. Look out for symbols of Marvel superheroes such as Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Hulk, which are made with the help of 300 light-emitting drones.
KLANG: Anybody who doubts that trash is cash is ignoring the fact that Malaysia’s plastic waste crisis is far from over despite an ongoing crackdown on the illegal processing of this waste. Yeo added that her ministry would be going “full force” to clamp down on those responsible for illegal plastic waste imports over the next month. Yeo also added that to date, 148 plastic waste factories had been shut down. The authorities had aimed to shut down all illegal plastic waste recycling factories nationwide by July. According to Greenpeace, only 9% of the plastic waste are clean plastic that can be recycled.
April 23, 2019 23:22 UTC
The Kuala Langat Environmental Action Association secretary constantly receives information that international smugglers pay a huge amount of money to ferry plastic waste to illegal waste disposal factories, including those in her area of Jenjarom in Selangor. “We found that we were surrounded by illegal plastic waste recycling factories, but initially, Port Klang, West Port and Telok Gong were the centres of this type of factories. She claimed that the international syndicates would pay from RM2,000 to more than RM6,000 to have the waste brought to various places. Pua said residents had complained about the fumes emitting from these illegal factories. She claimed that some of the illegal factories had their own incinerators and would simply burn the plastic waste.
April 23, 2019 23:15 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Cheam June Wei is the only men’s singles shuttler taking part in the Asian Badminton Championships in China. He will take on Sitthikorn Thammasin of Thailand in the first round today and a win against the world No. Singapore Open finalists Kian Meng-Pei Jing put up a commendable display before going down 12-21, 21-14, 15-21 to world No. 1 Zheng Siwei-Huang Yaqiong but Tang Jie-Yen Wei went down tamely 15-21, 17-21 to Hong Kong’s Yeung Ming Nok-Ng Tsz Yau. (Matches involving Malaysians only)QualifyingMen’s singlesGroup B: Cheam June Wei bt Amir Jabbari (Iri) 21-13, 21-14; Cheam June Wei bt Niluka Karunaratne (Sri) 21-11, 19-21, 21-18.
April 23, 2019 23:03 UTC
Like the previous model, the new plane allows travelers to book bespoke adventures around the world, with Four Seasons arranging the trip itinerary and lodging at each stop. The PlaneAn narrowbody Airbus A321LR aircraft, part of the new Airbus NEO family, will be tailored by Four Seasons and have room for 48 passengers. The previous model, a reconfigured Boeing 757-200ER leased by luxury tour operator TCS World Travel from TAG Aviation, fits 52 passengers in lie-flat seats. The company chose the Airbus model because it allowed for greater customization and can go on longer flights, enabling more direct routes, Clerc says. The idea is to allow guests to mingle in the space and learn from staff about the next destination through hands-on seminars.
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April 23, 2019 21:33 UTC
KOTA KINABALU: Badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei is without a doubt a national hero, especially to youngsters. It was no surprise then that hundreds of children turned up for the talent search programme Astro Kem Badminton in Sabah over the weekend. These children aspire to be the next Chong Wei, the Malaysian badminton star who is one of the top world singles’ players and a triple Olympic silver medallist. “I love badminton and I want to be like Chong Wei,” said 10-year-old Joshua Lim who was seen prepping for his turn to demonstrate his skills at the event on Saturday. Another hopeful, Kamarul Izdani, 11, said apart from Chong Wei, he was also in awe of other famous Malaysian names in the game like Rashid Sidek and his brother Datuk Misbun.
April 23, 2019 20:48 UTC
April 23, Reuters - Southampton striker Shane Long struck the fastest goal in Premier League history, inside seven seconds, but his team conceded a last-minute equaliser as they drew 1-1 at Watford on Tuesday. The draw leaves the Saints still with work to do to guarantee their Premier League survival. Southampton are on 37 points, six ahead of 18th-placed Cardiff City, who occupy the final relegation slot, with three games remaining. Long snatched the record from former Tottenham defender Ledley King, who scored after 9.9 seconds against Bradford in 2000. Watford moved above Everton into seventh place to keep up their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League.
April 23, 2019 19:48 UTC
(Reuters) - Kevin Anderson has pulled out of all clay tournaments this season, including next month's French Open, to give himself time to recover from an elbow injury, the South African said on Tuesday. "I will unfortunately be missing the clay season this year," Anderson said in a statement on Twitter. "After discussing with my doctors and team, we thought the best decision is to rest and rehab my elbow injury for a few more weeks. "I will keep working hard each day to get healthy again in time for (the) grass (season). Anderson, currently ranked sixth in the world, will look to return for the grass court season with an eye on Wimbledon which begins on July 1.
April 23, 2019 15:33 UTC
(Reuters) - Arsenal's hopes of finishing in the Premier League's top four and qualifying for the Champions League are still in their own hands despite losing ground over the weekend, manager Unai Emery said on Tuesday. "We have it in our hands," Emery told reporters ahead of Wednesday's trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers. We are in our way at the end of the season with a big possibility to take our target. Emery brushed aside suggestions that mid-table Wolves, who have nothing to play for this season, might take their foot off the pedal. "They're going to push a lot tomorrow," Emery said.
April 23, 2019 15:11 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Hard work and good knowledge - these are the two values Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says are needed for Malaysia to be a successful nation. "The first life value is hard work. "That is why if we want to be a successful nation, our people must have these two life values – hard work and good knowledge of our fields," the Langkawi MP added. He pointed out that expertise comes from hard work in chasing knowledge. The post, which sees the Prime Minister looking at some files in his office, ended with the hashtag #MalaysiaMembaca.
April 23, 2019 14:48 UTC
Amazon became the top spender among American technology companies in the quarter as Google’s lobbying outlay dropped to US$3.4mil (RM14.04mil) from US$5mil (RM20.65mil) a year earlier. Amazon topped its previous company quarterly record from the last quarter of 2018, when it spent US$3.7mil (RM15.28mil). Cloud competitionFour tech giants involved in the Pentagon’s winner-take-all competition for cloud services all increased lobbying spending significantly in the first three months. Amazon and Google disclosed lobbying on antitrust or competition, although the filings don’t always detail companies’ exact positions on the issues. The first quarter decrease in spending belied Boeing’s longer-term trend in lobbying outlays.
April 23, 2019 13:41 UTC