KULAI: A new plastic processing factory storehouse in Taman Desa Idaman here was destroyed by a massive fire. Its owner Tan Tuan Cheng said he bought the 0.67ha land next to his factory for RM5mil several months ago. “I was shocked to see the storehouse engulfed in flames,” he said yesterday. “The fire broke out when all the workers were having their break,” he said, adding that there were about 20 workers. Saiful said about 80% of the storehouse was destroyed and that they were still investigating the cause.
April 19, 2019 22:52 UTC
LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian ex-president Alan Garcia wrote in an alleged suicide note read by family members at a wake on Friday that he had killed himself in order to avoid humiliation at the hands of his political enemies. Before his suicide, Garcia had repeatedly brushed off allegations of corruption as a political hit. One of Garcia´s daughters read the apparent suicide note at a wake held by his APRA political party, which twice helped usher Garcia to the presidency. "I will not be humiliated," read Luciana Garcia, citing a note left by her father before his suicide. The Garcia family declined Vizcarra´s offer, preferring instead a private event with the ex-president´s friends and allies.
April 19, 2019 21:11 UTC
KOTA KINABALU: Police have arrested three more suspects over a gang assault at a popular shopping mall here.The three men, aged between 20 and 25, were arrested by the roadside near Kampung Lok Bunoh, Sepanggar here, at about 7.30pm on Thursday (April 18).The men were rounded up by the police two days after their suspected accomplices - two males aged 18 and 19 - were picked up in Inanam on Tuesday (April 16).The suspects are currently under remand.Kota Kinabalu acting police chief Supt George Abd Rakman said cops are still hunting down three more suspects to assist in investigations in Sunday's (April 14) incident.The series of arrests came after a video of two men being beaten up at a mall in Kota Kinabalu went viral with people condemning the act and calling for justice against the six perpetrators.Supt George said anyone with information on the case can contact their nearest police station, or reach out to investigating officer Insp Nur Shajida Shara at 012-8119794.The case is investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting.
April 19, 2019 15:16 UTC
PETALING JAYA: The revival of the Bandar Malaysia project has come as good news to the Chinese Embassy. The embassy said that Bandar Malaysia would further boost Kuala Lumpur's development and spur Malaysia's economy and benefit the people. Earlier, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced the revival of Bandar Malaysia with some changes. The 200ha integrated property development project was previously linked to the controversial 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and was supposed to host the terminus of High-Speed Rail that would connect Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Related story:Dr M announces revival of Bandar Malaysia project (updated)
April 19, 2019 14:54 UTC
SERDANG: A goldsmith shop manager was shot dead by robbers in a jewellery heist at a hypermarket in Seri Kembangan here on Friday (April 19). In the 7.13pm incident, three men wearing full-face helmets burst into the store waving pistols. When the store manager, 28, did not respond to their demands quickly enough, they shot him in the chest. The only other employee at the shop, a woman, was unharmed. “We have recovered the bullet casing of a semi-automatic pistol and are trying to track down the suspects,” he said.
April 19, 2019 14:39 UTC
(Reuters) - Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp is confident his players will have enough recovery time to avoid a European hangover as they switch focus to their Premier League title bid this weekend. City, who have a game in hand, face Tottenham Hotspur for the third time in just under two weeks on Saturday. "We are still in the Champions League and title race. "Because of another very strong team in the Premier League, we have to win all our games, and the Champions League is like this anyway in pretty much all the games. I don't know; we have a lot of players in a lot of rhythm.
April 19, 2019 13:18 UTC
So the move marks the first time SNAP customers can pay for their groceries online. ShopRite and Amazon are providing the service to the New York City area, and Walmart is providing the service online in upstate New York locations. The pilot programme will test both online ordering and payment. The 2014 Farm Bill authorised the USDA to conduct and evaluate a pilot programme for online purchasing prior to national implementation. Amazon.com Inc. was on the initial list for the government pilot programme, and Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart Inc made the list later.
April 19, 2019 13:07 UTC
ALIRAN condemns the recent assault on freedom of speech by cyber bullies, abetted by officials who need to examine their priorities and review their standard operating procedures (SOPs). The book "Unveiling Choice" - and the discussion surrounding it - principally revolves around the difficulties faced by Muslim women in opting to wear or not wear a hijab. There is a need to discuss and analyse the roots of such coercion and insistence on controlling what women can or cannot wear. It stops by otherwise decent leaders such as Mujahid acting based on their conscience and not based on political expedience. In a supposedly new Malaysia, civilised discourse especially on things considered controversial is not an option; it is essential.
April 19, 2019 12:45 UTC
MELAKA (Bernama): Police detained a man for allegedly committing mischief by splashing the front door of the Tengkera Mosque here with purple paint early Friday (April 19). Central Melaka district police chief ACP Afzanizar Ahmad said the 39-year-old man was arrested in Tengkera at about 9am, and a can of purple paint was also seized. “The incident was discovered by a member of the mosque congregation who wanted to perform the dawn prayers at the mosque at about 6am before contacting his son, who was at Surau Kampung Lapan at that time. “The son, 40, then came to the mosque to check on the incident and found the mosque door was splashed with paint before lodging a police report,” he said in a statement here. He said the suspect, who had a criminal record, was arrested to assist in investigations under Section 427 of the Penal Code.
April 19, 2019 12:45 UTC
Japanese car giant Toyota and investment fund SoftBank Vision Fund unveiled an investment of US$1bil (RM4.14bil) in US company Uber to drive forward the development of driverless ride-sharing services. Toyota has already invested US$500mil (RM2bil) in Uber as the firm races Google-owned Waymo and a host of other companies, including major automakers, to develop self-driving vehicles. Toyota and Denso are stumping up US$667mil (RM2.7mil) and SoftBank Vision Fund, the investment arm of Japanese tycoon Masayoshi Son's SoftBank, will pour US$333mil (RM1.3bil) into the venture. Sharing economyLast week, Uber filed official documents for its much-anticipated public share offering. SoftBank started as a software firm but has increasingly been pushing into investments under tycoon Son, one of Japan's richest men.
April 19, 2019 12:00 UTC
SINGAPORE (Bernama): Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has decided to terminate the collaboration agreement relating to the divestment of the Tuaspring integrated water and power plant (IWPP) with immediate effect, said water treatment firm Hyflux Ltd. The Singapore-based firm announced today it had received a letter from Maybank terminating the agreement signed with Hyflux and its unit Tuaspring Pte Ltd in July 2018. "(According to Maybank,) this constitutes a breach which is incapable of remedy under the collaboration agreement entitling Maybank to terminate the collaboration agreement,” it added. Hyflux also announced today that it had received notices from Maybank to PUB and the Energy Market Authority of Singapore in relation to the direct agreement between Tuaspring, PUB and the bank dated Nov 21, 2013. The termination of the collaboration agreement is expected to have a material impact on the financial performance of the group, it said.
April 19, 2019 11:37 UTC
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The licence of the bus company in the incident which took 12 lives near MASkargo complex in Sepang on April 7 has been suspended for seven days starting Friday (April 19). "This is a violation of the conditions stipulated under Section 22 and Section 41 of the Land Public Transport Act 2010,” he said. APAD said the safety of passengers was of utmost importance and all land public transport operators should uphold the highest standards in managing their fleets. "APAD will not tolerate any violations of safety practices, operators found failing to adhere to the requirements of ICOP Safety could face action under the law, including the cancellation of the licence and permit of the operators,” he said. Two more workers died in Putrajaya Hospital while another died in Hospital Serdang.
April 19, 2019 11:26 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is hoping that its annual report will be debated at the next sitting of Parliament in July. "How can Malaysians and MPs not be participating in issues of human rights of the country. This is a Malaysian document," he told reporters after the public release of Suhakam's 2018 annual report on Friday (April 19). The Pakatan manifesto stated it would debate the Suhakam report in Parliament. Pakatan's manifesto also pledged that financial support for the activities of Suhakam and other human rights bodies will be improved.
April 19, 2019 11:15 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The appointment of the next Chief Justice is awaiting the approval of the Conference of Rulers, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. “It seems that there is a provision for the appointment to be submitted to the Conference of Rulers and not just to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Dr Mahathir was responding to reports yesterday which claimed that he and the Malay Rulers are in a stalemate over the appointment of the next Chief Justice. Malanjum, the first Sabahan to hold the top post in the judiciary, served as the Chief Justice for nine months. Earlier, at a press conference, Dr Mahathir announced the revival of the Bandar Malaysia project with some changes.
April 19, 2019 10:47 UTC
After bringing over the Galaxy M20 over to Malaysia (which we reviewed here) last month, Samsung is poised to bring over yet another device from the series – the Galaxy M10. The M10 features a 6.2in HD+ (720 x 1,520) display that uses the same Infinity-V design, with a v-shaped notch and thin bezels, as the M20. Like the M20, the M10 also has a dual camera setup for its rear shooter that is equipped with a 13-megapixel main sensor and a 5-megapixel ultrawide sensor. The M10 also has a 3,400mAh battery but lacks a fingerprint reader, only having face unlock as an option for biometric security. According to a post on the Samsung Malaysia Facebook page, the Galaxy M10 will be launched as an online exclusive on April 22 with two colour options available, Charcoal Black and Ocean Blue.
April 19, 2019 10:30 UTC