Gabungan Mahasiswa Islam Se-Malaysia (Gamis) said university students would be taking part to show their opposition – not just to Icerd but the National Higher Education Fund Corporation’s (PTPTN) controversial repayment scheme which had been put on hold. “The latest information is that 5,000 university students nationwide will join the gathering. “We are not happy with the recent developments in PTPTN,” said Gamis president Muhammad Faizuddin Mohd Zai. Wan Saiful then gave an assurance that the new repayment scheme would not burden borrowers. Umno Youth chief Datuk Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said he expected the turnout today to be boosted by the presence of more youths and university students.
December 08, 2018 00:22 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he has received assurances from the club's hierarchy that they will not be banned from the Champions League over allegations of a breach of UEFA Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. European football's governing body are investigating allegations made in German publication Der Spiegel last month that City's Abu Dhabi owners inflated sponsorship agreements in order to comply with FFP requirements. In response, Premier League champions City said information had been "hacked" and that they were victims of an "organised and clear" attempt to damage the club's reputation. Punishment for clubs found guilty of breaking the rules could extend to being excluded from the Champions League. Guardiola, appointed with the task of trying to win Europe's biggest club prize, said he was calm about the situation.
December 08, 2018 00:11 UTC
MELAKA: Tailgating at speeds of 120km an hour, heavy vehicles are “terrorising” car drivers along the North-South expressway during the wee hours of the morning. Following numerous complaints, The Star staked out heavy vehicles, especially trailers, plying the expressway. We found that on three occasions, between 2.40am to 6.15am and covering stretches from the Senawang toll plaza in Negri Sembilan to the Bemban lay-by in Jasin here, heavy vehicles were posing risks to other road users. The Star could not capture the images of the speeding vehicles. Heavy vehicles were also parked haphazardly along the exit from the Ayer Keroh rest and recreational area (south-bound), the Ayer Keroh toll plaza and the Bemban lay-by.
December 08, 2018 00:00 UTC
The Prime Minister was to have been the chief guest at the event in Padang Timur, Petaling Jaya. “We received a letter from the police on Thursday night, informing us of the security risks. Razali said police also advised the Prime Minister on the risks and he raised the matter at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting. “We have to take this into account as he is Prime Minister,” Razali said. However, he also said Suhakam was “disappointed and annoyed” that security risks were used as the reason for postponing the event.
December 07, 2018 23:00 UTC
PETALING JAYA: An online snag by Ticket Hotline has forced the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) to sell an extra 10,000 online tickets for the first leg of the AFF Suzuki Cup final. Online ticket sales at www.tickethotline.com.my, which was supposed to start at 9am yesterday, started 30 minutes earlier while the operators of the website were doing a system test. 20,000 tickets were quickly snapped up and many netizens vented their frustration on Twitter and Facebook over the early sales time. The FAM then announced on social media that they have added 10,000 more tickets for sale, which were also quickly sold out. Today, only 10,000 tickets will be sold online.
December 07, 2018 22:30 UTC
JOHOR BARU: A businessman who was awarded almost RM300,000 in a medical negligence suit, says he sued the specialist and private hospital to ensure medical practitioners take their jobs seriously. In fact, many people advised me not to sue (the hospital and the specialist) but I went ahead as I wanted justice. A Sessions Court here which heard the case awarded Lee RM288,494 in damages. Judge Sabariah Atan in her judgement said that the specialist was 80% liable while the private hospital was 20% liable for the death of Tay Yang Boey, 55, at the hospital on June 16, 2014. Lawyers N. Jegatheeson and R. Jayabalan represented the plaintiff while the specialist and hospital were represented by their own lawyers.
December 07, 2018 22:30 UTC
MADRID (Reuters) - Fan violence surrounding the Copa Libertadores final has damaged Argentina and South America and overshadowed the achievements of Argentine football, Boca Juniors coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto said on Friday. Boca and fierce Argentine rivals River Plate will play each other in Madrid on Sunday in the second leg of the final of the Libertadores, South America's equivalent of the Champions League. "Unfortunately, we haven't learnt from the same errors we have made before and we have ended up damaging Argentina and South America." Schelotto said the fact that the game had to be moved to Europe should serve as a turning point in the fight to halt football violence. We need time, we need games of this quality to be played in Argentina or South America and to show that we have matured.
December 07, 2018 16:52 UTC
(Reuters) - Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp believes defender Joe Gomez was unlucky to suffer a broken leg against Burnley on Wednesday but stressed that Premier League teams could be aggressive without injuring opponents. "I really appreciate teams around and tactical things but being aggressive in football means being ready to hurt yourself and not the opponent," Klopp told reporters on Friday, ahead of Saturday's trip to Bournemouth. The challenge against Joe a moment before that, in a fast situation, in our own half, there was no reason for that." Klopp will be without another defender for the trip to the Vitality Stadium after Dejan Lovren was ruled out of the contest with a concussion. Liverpool are second in the league with 39 points from 15 matches while Bournemouth are seventh with 23 points.
December 07, 2018 15:56 UTC
(Reuters) - Chelsea's players need to refocus on a 'collective target' to regain the motivation they have lacked in recent Premier League matches, manager Maurizio Sarri said on Friday. Chelsea went unbeaten in their opening 12 matches under new boss Sarri but have lost two of their last three games to drop to fourth in the table with 31 points. Sarri was particularly concerned about his team's "blackout" in Wednesday's 2-1 defeat by promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers where Chelsea squandered the lead in a poor second-half show. "In some matches we lack determination, like in the last match," Italian Sarri said ahead of Saturday's league game at home to leaders Manchester City. "Rather than 11 players doing 11 different things, we need a collective target which can give us motivation, and that can give us determination.
December 07, 2018 14:48 UTC
SIBU: A former Sarawakian MP was cheated of RM8,000 for a tourism package that did not exist. According to Sibu Deputy OCPD Supt Martin Koo, the 67-year-old victim said a priest from Bintangor told him in June that a church would be organising a trip to Europe in conjunction with its 100-year anniversary. "The package, which cost RM12,500 per person was for a trip to Rome, Italy, Lourdes, France and Fatima, Portugal. Supt Koo said after making the payment, the victim tried to call the agent again but could not get through. It is understood that the priest who told the former MP about the tour package was not aware it was a scam.
December 07, 2018 14:03 UTC
PETALING JAYA: The government has proposed for both Malaysia and Singapore to stop sending assets into the disputed area in the Johor Straits. "The action to desist would be undertaken without prejudice to either Malaysia or Singapore's position on maritime boundary claims over the area in question," he said. Saifuddin said Malaysia proposed for a meeting aimed at the amicable resolution of maritime boundary issues between the two countries. He said Malaysia had also communicated its protest to its neighbour over its decision to extend Singapore's port limits off Tuas on Dec 6. "Singapore remains ready to discuss this issue with Malaysia in a constructive manner in the spirit of preserving our important bilateral relationship.
December 07, 2018 13:18 UTC
Drivers can now connect their Touch ‘n Go e-wallet with up to three Touch ‘n Go (TNG) cards so they can use the credit in their e-wallet to pay for toll at selected highways. “Under the first phase, the TNG card feature can only be used at toll booths across the Duke Highway. In the coming months, users can look at the e-wallet as their primary source of funds to pay for their toll fares across all toll booths in Klang Valley,” according to the website. For the pilot project, the TNG card feature can be used at the Duke highway 1 Plaza Tol Batu, Plaza Tol Ayer Panas and Plaza Tol Sentul Pasar, as well as Duke highway 2 Plaza Tol Segambut and Plaza Tol Sentul Pasar Tambahan. The money will then be deducted from the e-wallet instead of the value stored on the card.
December 07, 2018 12:33 UTC
(Reuters) - Arsenal defender Rob Holding will be out for up to nine months after rupturing a ligament in his left knee in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Manchester United, the Premier League club said on Friday. "Further to the injury sustained during our match at Manchester United on Wednesday night, we can confirm that Rob Holding has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee," Arsenal said in a statement. "Rob will undergo surgery to repair this in the coming days. "Everyone at the club will now be working as hard as we can to ensure Rob is back on the pitch as soon as possible." Arsenal are fifth in the table with 31 points from 15 matches and host Huddersfield Town in the league on Saturday.
December 07, 2018 12:33 UTC
MILAN (Reuters) - Former Italy coach Cesare Prandelli replaced Ivan Juric as coach of struggling Genoa on Friday after the Croat was fired by the Serie A club for the third time in his career, this time after only two months in charge. Juric, fired twice by the club last year, was dismissed again after Genoa were knocked out of the Coppa Italia on Thursday by third tier side Virtus Entella on penalties following a 3-3 draw. "Genoa Cricket and Football Club announces that it has entrusted the technical leadership of the team to former Italy coach Cesare Prandelli," the club said in a statement. Juric was again sacked in November 2017 when Ballardini -- who himself has coached the team three times -- was hired. Prandelli coached Italy for four years, leading them to the Euro 2012 final where they lost to Spain.
December 07, 2018 11:43 UTC
JOHOR BARU: Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has expressed his annoyance over rumours that His Majesty will participate in the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Icerd) rally in Kuala Lumpur. “I would like to remind everyone that fake information is being circulated on social media. His statement was in response to viral posts and messages on social media claiming that His Majesty and the Selangor and Pahang Sultans would be attending the anti-Icerd rally. The anti-Icerd rally will begin at 2pm on Saturday (Dec 8) on Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur. Related story:Selangor Ruler denies rumours that he and two other sultans will attend anti-Icerd rally
December 07, 2018 11:43 UTC