KUALA LUMPUR: Perverts are aplenty in cyberspace and frequent social media user Yuna knows this. Over the last year, the US-based singer-songwriter has stood up to them and she has urged social media portal Instagram to help her and fellow Netizens put a stop to online sexual harassment. She tweeted: "Please Instagram, help me and fellow Netizens end online sexual harassment. I've taken all the steps your help centre has offered thus far, but these predators just keep coming back!" Recalling her unfortunate experience, Yuna tweeted that she had been stalked by a mysterious person who left disgusting, sexual comments in her account for half a year.
March 18, 2018 10:41 UTC
SHANGHAI: A unit of Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing has submitted an application to raise 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) through an issuance of asset-backed securities.Didi, which said in December it had raised $4 billion to support its overseas expansion, did not respond to a Reuters' request for comment on how the funds would be used.The funds will be raised by Dirun (Tianjin) Technology Co Ltd, according to a filing published on the Shanghai Stock Exchange's bond market website. Dirun's sole shareholder is Didi Chuxing, local government records show.The state-run Beijing News newspaper, which reported the proposed fundraising on Saturday, cited sources as saying Didi was also preparing to launch a meal delivery business in the eastern city of Wuxi on April 1.Didi, which holds more than 87 percent of the Chinese private ride-share market, is facing new challengers with several firms including Tencent-backed meal delivery company Meituan-Dianping announcing plans to launch ride-hailing services.
March 18, 2018 10:30 UTC
WASHINGTON: The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into a series of deadly crashes in which airbags in Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate. The "failure of the airbag control unit (ACU) may prevent the frontal airbags from deploying in the event of a crash," it said. "Hyundai is aware of three rare and unique accidents where airbag control circuitry was confirmed to be damaged and a fourth accident is under investigation," the South Korean automaker said. "We are actively investigating what exactly causes the airbag control unit to become damaged in these specific types of accidents," it said. Kia is partially owned by Hyundai, and together they form the world's fifth largest automaking group.
March 18, 2018 10:30 UTC
Jones had reacted to defeat by France in the previous round by making 10 changes, seven of them in personnel, to face Ireland. That meant that only prop Mako Vunipola and lock Maro Itoje started all five games in the same position. SMALLER ISSUESNothing much went well on Saturday without anything being awful but, coming after poor displays in defeat by Scotland and France, Jones has some serious thinking to do. "In these three games we've learned about ourselves and it's part of the process of being a better team. Unless you fix the problems, they catch up with you at the big tournaments such as the World Cup."
March 18, 2018 10:30 UTC
PETALING JAYA: It is business as usual at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) following Saturday's fire at the National Institute of Forensic Medicine (IPFN) in the hospital. Hospital director Dr Nor Akma Yusuf said technical functions and systems at a few departments including the forensic, general medicine, pathology and the intake desk were affected. "The hospital's electricity, phone lines and medical gas supply system were temporarily down but we managed to quickly restore the systems and function shortly after the fire. "All systems are back to normal except for a few phone lines that are under maintenance," she said in a statement on the HKL's Facebook page on Sunday. She added that other vital operations like the trauma and emergency centres were not affected.
March 18, 2018 10:18 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The BA of Malaysia (BAM) were expecting decent results from their shuttlers at the All England in Birmingham. BAM president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria is unhappy with the results as he was expecting better performances compared to last year’s edition. In 2017, Lee Chong Wei won his fourth men’s singles title, while Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying reached the final of the mixed doubles. BAM president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria is unhappy with the results as he was expecting better performances compared to last year’s edition. Norza said: “BAM will conduct a thorough assessment on the players’ shortcomings and from there, help them to produce results.
March 18, 2018 10:18 UTC
"This squad has found a soul," said hooker Andrien Pelissie, who replaced injured captain Guilhem Guirado for the Wales game. While Noves started his France spell without centre Mathieu Bastareaud, saying he did not fit his profile, Brunel is banking on the burly centre to lead Les Bleus. We need Mathieu here." Maxime Machenaud, who only missed two kicks during the championship, appears to be making the scrumhalf his own but France still need a consistent flyhalf. As much as France have improved during the tournament, the flyhalf puzzle remains unsolved.
March 18, 2018 10:07 UTC
Titled "Dato: Equal Justice", the petition established by EqualJustice ForMalaysians yesterday has racked up 14,130 signatures as at 3.50pm this afternoon. The outpouring of incredulity against the light sentencing spilled over even in the comments section of the petition. It was reported that Datin Rozita Mohamed Ali was initially charged with attempted murder of her Indonesian maid, Suyanti Sutrinso, 19. However, this was reduced to voluntarily causing grievous hurt, under Section 326 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum 20 years' jail sentence. Suloshani urging for an appropriate jail sentence on the grounds that the case received widespread coverage by international and local media.
March 18, 2018 09:33 UTC
SYDNEY: Australia and its Asean neighbours vowed to boost defence ties while stressing the importance of non-militarisation in the disputed South China Sea Sunday at a summit where the “complex” Rohingya crisis took centre stage. “We discussed the situation in Rakhine state at considerable length today,” Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said at a closing press conference. AFP“We will uphold our commitment to the rules-based order and international law in the region, including the South China Sea,” stressed Turnbull. Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak cited the flow of the displaced Rohingya as a potential new security threat, with desperate people more susceptible to radicalisation. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Sultan of Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah during the Leaders' Plenary Session of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2018.
March 18, 2018 09:33 UTC
"I know what Solehin can give because last year he played many games under me," said Maciel after KL advanced to the FA Cup quarter-finals for a second time in three years. KL recovered from going behind in the fourth minute when Yahor Zubovich headed in his eighth goal of the season before Guilherme De Paula equalised in the 31st minute. Following the dismissal of centre-back Boburjon Akbarov for earning a second yellow card in the 63rd minute, KL defended resolutely for the rest of the game before heading to a shoot-out. Solehin saved from Khair Jones, G. Puaneswaran and Tiago Gomes while De Paula, Indra Putra Mahayuddin and Paulo Josue converted their spot-kicks to send KL through. "We played half the match with 10 men but we practiced in training for this kind of situation and we were well-prepared.
March 18, 2018 09:22 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Player agent Michael Omujuwa considers the high registration fees imposed by the FA of Malaysia (FAM) should not be an excuse for any intermediary not to obtain a legal licence from the governing body. Player agent Michael Omujuwa considers the high registration fees imposed by the FA of Malaysia (FAM) should not be an excuse for any intermediary not to obtain a legal licence from the governing body. However, some foreign agents claim the annual fee of RM47,700 charged by FAM is too high while for local agents, the fee is only RM10,600. "I just registered at FAM because in Nigeria I was exempted from registering for having a football academy involving 40 players. I am sure if there is any problem, FAM can help and I have nothing to fear because I've registered," he said.
March 18, 2018 09:22 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Safawi Rasid scored the first hat-trick of his senior career in Johor Darul Ta'zim's (JDT) 3-2 FA Cup win Universiti Teknologi Mara on Saturday but claims he still has more to learn. Just days after scoring against Tampines Rovers in the AFC Cup, Safawi took his tally for the season to five goals in all competitions with his treble in the third round tie at the UiTM Stadium in Shah Alam. "Among the three goals, I was only satisfied with the third goal," said Safawi, who has already exceeded the three goals he scored in 2017. Safawi Rasid scored the first hat-trick of his senior career in Johor Darul Ta'zim's (JDT) 3-2 FA Cup win Universiti Teknologi Mara on Saturday but claims he still has more to learn. "The players are tired after playing many games in the Super League, FA Cup and AFC Cup," said JDT caretaker coach Raul Longhi.
March 18, 2018 09:11 UTC
SYDNEY: The leaders of Australia and Singapore closed a regional summit on Sunday with a stand against against protectionism, arguing in favour of multi-nation trade deals as fears mount that U.S. plans for new tariffs could stoke a global trade war. "We strongly believe that a free, open and rules-based multilateral trading system is key to the region's growth and prosperity," Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said at a news conference to mark the end of a summit between Australia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).President Donald Trump announced the tariffs on March 7 to protect domestic steel and aluminium producers on national security grounds. The United States is also looking at tariffs on up to $60 billion worth of Chinese imports, targeting technology and telecommunications sectors.Lee and Turnbull urged Asean to speedily agree to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a China-backed alternative to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact that Trump withdrew the United States from last year. "We emphasise the importance of non-militarisation and the need to enhance mutual trust and confidence, exercise self-restraint...and avoid actions that may complicate the situation," the communique said.Asean members Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, also have claims in the important trade waterway that is mostly claimed by China, which has been building artificial islands on reefs, some with ports and air strips. "This is a security and stability question in Southeast Asia which will affect all Asean countries if it goes wrong," Lee said.Asean also called for the "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" and urged all U.N. members to strictly apply Security-Council sanctions on North Korea.Earlier in the summit, Asean and Australia announced new measures to co-operate on counter-terror intelligence.
March 18, 2018 08:48 UTC
MANILA: Four people were killed and 19 feared trapped by a major hotel fire in the Philippine capital Manila on Sunday, with others plucked from the rooftop by helicopter, authorities said. Of the four who died, two were identified as hotel employees, said Manila city’s disaster risk reduction chief, Johnny Yu. They were likely trapped, suffered from suffocation and were brought to the hospital but declared dead on arrival,” Yu told reporters, adding 19 were missing. Hotel guests wait on a rooftop to be rescued after a fire engulfed the Manila Pavilon hotel in Metro Manila, Philippines. Firefighters douse water after a fire engulfed the Manila Pavilon hotel in Metro Manila, Philippines.
March 18, 2018 08:37 UTC
SANDAKAN: A mother and daughter were injured when the pickup truck they were travelling in catapulted over a storm drain after it skidded along Jalan Buli Sim Sim on Sunday (March 18) morning. Driver Juliah Matnoor, 49, and her 24-year-old daughter Hafizatul Bazila Mohd Dahau sustained minor injuries in the crash. Bernardinus said the women were heading to Sandakan when the four-wheel-drive vehicle veered out of control and ploughed into an electric pole. The impact of the collision catapulted the vehicle to the other side of the drain. The vehicle spun for a few times before stopping completely," he explained, adding that the incident left the women traumatised.
March 18, 2018 08:26 UTC