Chong Wei has always been Lin Dan's biggest rival in badminton. A file photo of Chong Wei and Lin Dan from Aug 17, 2008 at the Beijing Olympics. "Dear Lee Chong Wei. Since the announcement of Chong Wei's retirement Thursday, his name has been trending on social media. Social media was also flooded with netizens expressing their sadness over Chong Wei's retirement after 19 illustrious years of playing for the country.
June 13, 2019 13:07 UTC
Two oil tankers were attacked, leaving one ablaze and both adrift, shipping firms said, driving oil prices as much as 4% higher over worries about Middle East supplies. The attacks were the second in a month near the Strait of Hormuz, a major strategic waterway for world oil supplies. "Lately we have been seeing a strengthening campaign of political, psychological and military pressure on Iran. Russia and Iran share common interests in the Middle East. Moscow has spoken out against Washington's decision to unilaterally withdraw from a deal with Tehran on its nuclear programme and impose sanctions.
June 13, 2019 12:46 UTC
(Reuters) - Southampton have signed Mali international Moussa Djenepo on a four-year deal from Standard Liege, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The clubs did not disclose the transfer fee but British media reported Southampton paid 14 million pounds for the 20-year-old winger. Djenepo arrives at St Mary's on the back of an impressive season with Standard Liege, where he scored 11 times, across all competitions, to help them finish third in the Belgian top flight. Djenepo becomes Hasenhuettl's first signing at Southampton as he looks to build a team that is suited to his intense style of play. Southampton is a great club and I am very happy," he said.
June 13, 2019 12:33 UTC
Maxis has extended its Zerolution offer so subscribers of its MaxisOne Plan can also purchase smartphones for their supplementary lines, also known as Share Lines. Though the Zerolution offer was originally only for the principal line holder, with the new MaxisOne Share plan, the offer is now open to all Share Lines – meaning up to five people can get a smartphone under one family plan. The MaxisOne Plan 98 (RM98) is entitled to one Share Line, while the 128 plan (RM128) is entitled to two, the 158 plan (RM158) is eligible for three Share Lines and the 188 plan (RM188) is entitled to four Share Lines. Share Lines with a MaxisOne Home Fibre plan will continue to get unlimited data, and will also be eligible for the Zerolution offer. Since each Share Line adds 10GB, the maximum possible for the 188 plan is 100GB in the shared data pool with four Share Lines.
June 13, 2019 12:33 UTC
GEORGE TOWN: Hotel industry players should help promote palm oil at their establishments to boost the "Love My Palm Oil" campaign. Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said they should promote the nutritious value of palm oil to create awareness, especially among foreign tourists. She said the anti-palm oil groups in the US and Europe were spending US$600mil in their campaign against palm oil. "I have been going around the country to promote the 'Love My Palm Oil' campaign and it has received very good response. Kok said an aggressive campaign was needed to promote palm oil which has an export revenue of RM67.5bil annually.
June 13, 2019 12:22 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - Chris Froome underwent surgery for six hours on broken bones and will remain in intensive care in France for the next few days following a crash at the Criterium du Dauphine that ruled him out of the Tour de France, Team Ineos said on Thursday. "He will remain in hospital for the next few days for observation, but he's already actively engaging in discussing his rehabilitation options, which is very encouraging. The team said that Froome had offered his thanks for the overwhelming number of messages of support from fans and would release a statement of his own in the coming days. In Froome's absence, defending champion Geraint Thomas and Colombian Egan Bernal will lead Team Ineos on the Tour, which starts in Brussels on July 6, although the team tactics have yet to be decided on. The British outfit have won six of the last seven Tours as Team Sky before being re-launched as Team Ineos earlier this year.
June 13, 2019 12:09 UTC
Sukanya, however, wrote a message of thanks to Lloyd on Twitter alongside a picture of the two embracing after the final whistle at Stade Auguste-Delaune. "Thanks so much, Lloyd. Firstly, I felt disappointment in worst situation but this is the biggest experience in my life," Sukanya said on Thursday. Thailand are making their second successive World Cup finals appearance but failed to make it out of the group stage last time out in Canada, 2015. Lloyd responded to Sukanya with a message of hope for the rest of the tournament.
June 13, 2019 12:00 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: YTL Corp Bhd has proposed to delist its property development arm via a share swap deal. Under the plan, YTL Corp has offered to acquire all remaining shares it did not own in YTL Land & Development Bhd (YTL Land) at 36 sen each, to be settled via the issuance of new YTL Corp shares. The offer price translates to an exchange ratio of about 0.32 YTL Corp share for every YTL Land share. This translates to an exchange ratio of 0.28 new YTL Corp shares for every one YTL Land ICULS. YTL Corp said the offer provides an opportunity for investors in YTL Land to reduce their exposure to a single industry in exchange foran investment in the more diversified range of businesses the YTL Corp Group.
June 13, 2019 11:51 UTC
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has sought assistance from China to find the best investors to help develop major infrastructure in the state. "This is one area where we request your help to identify well-known and capable investors. I know we have many investors (from China) but we have to do our due diligence to find out whether they operate in these areas of interest. In response to Shafie's request, Minister Miao said he will raise the issue of Sabah's railway and infrastructure development with the relevant departments and agencies in China upon returning from his trip. "The extremely strategic position of Sabah to China enables the economic powerhouse to bring many investment opportunities to Sabah and through it, many new jobs will be created for local residents.
June 13, 2019 11:48 UTC
SIBU: A female accountant caused her company to suffer RM240,000 in losses when scammers sent a letter of instruction for payment of vehicle engine oil using a fake email account. He said the 37-year-old accountant, acting on behalf of her company in Jalan Lanang here, had previously paid their supplier for vehicle engine oil in Singapore, amounting to RM240,879 on May 7 through bank transfer. "On May 17, she received an email, purportedly from the supplier, saying it had not received the payment," he added. However, the accountant did not notice that the email address differed from the real supplier's by just one letter. On May 30, the accountant checked the email address from the scammer and was shocked that it was a different one.
June 13, 2019 11:20 UTC
GUA MUSANG: Search and recovery operations here have found eight out of the 12 Bateq graves in the Kuala Koh settlement. National Unity and Social Well-being Minister P. Waytha Moorthy said the operation, conducted with the help of the Bateq people, would continue until all 12 graves are located. Waytha Moorthy added that extracting the remains would take some time to ensure it is done properly. Earlier in Kota Baru, Waytha Moorthy visited a three-year-old Bateq boy who was admitted into the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit of Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II for suspected pneumonia. "He is expected to recover and will soon be placed with close family members," he said.
June 13, 2019 10:52 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) says the fund transfer advice document being circulated online, which alleged a transfer of money to a federal minister using the bank’s account, was forged. “The ‘fund transfer advise (sic) document’ which is being circulated online was not issued by the bank and the Maybank account number indicated therein is an invalid one. “As the document bearing Maybank’s mark appears to be a forged document, Maybank is taking the necessary action to protect its interests,” a Maybank spokesman told Bernama Thursday (June 13). On Wednesday (June 12), UEM Group Bhd also shot down claims that it was involved in the transfer. UEM Group has lodged a police report and is ready to cooperate with the relevant authorities, it added.
June 13, 2019 10:41 UTC
To everyone of you who have been a part of my life, thank you. I am just someone who loves to play badminton. After few days of light training, I wanted to get clearance from my doctor to heighten my training intensity. I thought: "How am I supposed to hang up my racket after nearly twenty years of competitive badminton? I hope my name, Lee Chong Wei, has inspired you all one way or another – same like the way you guys inspired me.
June 13, 2019 10:30 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has appointed former Celcom Axiata Bhd senior executive Datuk Noor Kamarul Anuar Nuruddin as its new managing director and group chief executive officer (CEO). The post was held by former acting group CEO Datuk Bazlan Osman for three months before his abrupt departure in November. Bazlan was replaced by chief operating officer (COO) Imri Mokhtar, who also assumed the role of acting group CEO. "Imri will resume his role as the COO to drive the business operations of unifi, TM One, TM Global and information technology & network technology (IT&NT) to better serve our customers,” Rosli said. Noor Kamarul, 60, has 34 years experience in managing telecommunication networks and services in Malaysia and Indonesia focusing on fixed network, mobile network and mobile broadband services.
June 13, 2019 10:07 UTC
KOTA KINABALU: Those inciting hatred and causing racial tension in Sabah will be hauled up and investigated, says state police commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah. He said there is a worrying trend of social media users inciting hatred among locals and immigrants following incidents of fights and deaths that involved these two groups. Omar said police at all districts are monitoring social media as well as increasing patrols in their areas to prevent hate-related crimes. "The man had bought some RM4.50 worth of chips and paid to a first Pakistani at the counter before heading out of the shop," Omar said. A group of locals were believed to have gone to burn the Pakistani's car after that.
June 13, 2019 09:45 UTC