10 Canada enter the fray as the team to beat in the Series Finals starting today at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil. Canada coach Paul Bundy said playing in the Olympic qualifying tournament would be harder than playing in the World Cup. Although Canada are highly rated, Bundy said they would be wary of others as all the teams were competitive. "But playing in the Cup was good as my players got the chance to experience the hot and humid weather here." "This tournament will be tougher than playing in a World Cup," he admitted.
April 25, 2019 13:52 UTC
GEORGE TOWN: It has been more than 12 hours, but the state Fire and Rescue Department is still fighting a blaze at a one-acre illegal dumpsite in Tanjung Tokong, Penang.Firemen are also trying to find the source as smoke is seen billowing from the bottom of the dump layer.The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) provided a backhoe to assist in making a "fire break" so that the blaze does not spread.Residents, especially those staying at the Marina Bay Condominium located near the area, have been affected by air pollution.Details of the owner of the land where the dumpsite is located have yet to be ascertained.Representatives from the Environment Department, Penang Island City Council as well as state Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh also visited the scene Thursday (April 25).
April 25, 2019 12:11 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite studies showing that most eateries adhered to the smoking ban, the Health Ministry has extended the six-month educational enforcement period that was enforced from Jan 1, 2019. The educational enforcement extension would mean there will be no fines imposed until Jan 1 next year. Among the observations made was whether there was a clear display of no-smoking signs, presence of ash trays and people smoking in eateries. "The ministry is of the opinion that the educational enforcement carried out had given a very positive impact," he said. "To give ample opportunity for the smokers to increase their knowledge and awareness about the dangers of smoking, the educational enforcement period will be extended by another six months, until the end of December," he said.
April 25, 2019 11:58 UTC
KUANTAN (Bernama): Not only were her holiday plans ruined, a woman also suffered losses of RM23,288 after being cheated by a man claiming to be a representative of a loan company, which did not exist. Pahang Commercial CID chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the 26-year-old teacher claimed she found out about the loan company through Facebook on Jan 28, 2019. "She was then contacted by a man who claimed to be a representative of a company. "The latter informed her that she had to make process payments as the loan had been approved,'' he told reporters here Thursday (April 25). Supt Mohd Wazir said the victim had made 12 payments in stages, purportedly for numerous purposes, into an account given by the suspect.
April 25, 2019 10:52 UTC
PETALING JAYA: WWF-Malaysia Thursday (April 25) urged the government to consider setting up a National Tiger Task Force to address the ongoing issue of poaching and illegal wildlife trade. In a statement, Conservation Director Dr Henry Chan said the move would be a success if implemented, citing statistics of a similar task force formed in Nepal. "The establishment of the National Tiger Conservation Committee and Wildlife Crime Control Coordination Committee in Nepal made it possible for the country to almost double its tiger numbers, as well as achieve 365 days of zero poaching for rhinos, elephants and tigers between 2013 and 2014," he said. Last week, it was reported that two Vietnamese nationals were found in possession of wildlife parts, including that of two Malayan tigers. The haul was believed to be worth up to RM500,000 in the black market, according to National Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
April 25, 2019 10:52 UTC
"The result was very much disappointing," Chief Financial Officer Takumi Kitamura told reporters at an earnings briefing. "We are making an effort to get our business back at the cruising speed as soon as possible," Kitamura said.As part of its cost-cutting plans, Nomura has already said it will shut more than 30 of its 156 retail branches at home. It also plans to axe about 100 jobs in London, the centre for its European investment banking business, Reuters has reported.On Thursday, Nomura said it would not pay the performance-linked portion of compensation to dozens of executives for the year ended March given the lacklustre financial performance.Pretax profit at Nomura's key retail unit plunged 85 percent year in the fourth quarter. "Stock prices have recovered in some degree since January but our customers remain wait-and-see," Kitamura said.But it is the wholesale business, which serves corporations and institutional investors, that has been the biggest drag for Nomura. The segment swung to a pretax loss of 13 billion yen in the fourth quarter, from a 44.2 billion yen profit a year ago.The segment has been squeezed by lower trading revenue in fixed income.
PUTRAJAYA: The government wants to tackle profiteering that occurs in the supply chain, which has led to the escalating prices of goods, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (pic). The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister said findings by his ministry revealed that profit margins of up to 133% can be made at one stage of the supply chain. Saifuddin acknowledged that while there are no laws stipulating profit margins that can be made, the government is still able to rely on the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act. Saifuddin said online scams come in a close second in the top complaints received at 20%. Saifuddin said other complaints received take up only a small portion of total complaints lodged by consumers, such as buying counterfeit goods.
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the discovery of temporary transit camps and mass graves at Wang Kelian, Perlis, was told that a bank account number written in a note book found at the camp belonged to a Malaysian. Perlis Special Branch staff officer (security protection) ASP Wan Ahmad Hamirudeen Wan Ahmad, who is the 19th witness on Thursday (April 25), said the note book also contained names and telephone numbers. RCI chairman Tun Ariffin Zakaria allowed the request by ASP Wan Ahmad Hamirudeen and ordered members of the public and the media practitioners to leave the Home Ministry's Dewan Gemilang, where the proceedings are being held. Prior to that, ASP Wan Ahmad Hamirudeen said that on Jan 23, 2015, he and members of the Criminal Investigation Department, as well as the General Operations Force, carried out a survey of the border areas in Bukit Wang Burma. ASP Wan Ahmad Hamirudeen, who was the coordinator of the operation which led to the discovery of the transit camps and mass graves, said during the survey, the team found five more transit camps.
Digi has brought their home fibre pilot to select areas in Bandar Sunway, Bangi, Kajang, Rawang, Shah Alam and Subang. Currently there are two plans on offer from Digi – a 50Mbps plan with 20Mbps upload speed and a 100Mbps plan with 50Mbps upload speed – priced at RM99 a month and RM129 a month respectively. There is no usage quota for the fibre plans. Digi will also be introducing additional plans soon with the FAQ on the Digi website saying that the upcoming plans will have speeds up to 1Gbps. Users interested in subscribing to one of these plans will need to check if Digi has coverage of their area here.
April 25, 2019 09:56 UTC
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The 29th witness in the inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim has lodged a police report, denying that he had threatened other witnesses. Dr Shahrom Abd Wahid, a former senior forensic and pathology consultant at Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, lodged the report at the Subang Jaya Police headquarters on Tuesday (April 23). The lawyer representing the Housing and Local Government Ministry and the Fire and Rescue Department, Syazlin Mansor, said a news report, which claimed that Dr Shahrom had threatened other witnesses in the inquest, was untrue and unfounded. Two expert witnesses, both specialist doctors in the Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) Forensic Department, who had testified in the inquest, claimed that they were threatened before lodging a report over the matter on Saturday (April 20). "For information, Dr Shahrom retired in 2017, but he's still willing to share his expertise for free and assist in the inquest.
April 25, 2019 09:22 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Global medical technology company, Edwards Lifesciences Ltd is setting up its second regional business hub in Kuala Lumpur and will be investing RM100mil over the next five years.The California based company with a market capitalisation of US$37bil said that currently there are two Malaysian companies who are their global suppliers - Supercomal Medical Products Sdn Bhd, which is a 100% owned subsidiary of Supercomnet Technologies Bhd , as well as SteriPack Asia Sdn Bhd. "Supercomal has been supplying to Edwards for the last ten years,” said Edwards Lifesciences Corporate Vice President for Japan, Asia and Pacific (JAPAC), Huimin Wang.“They are our global suppliers. We have an existing business relationship with them. We have no plans to change our suppliers,” said Edwards Vice President, Strategy and Marketing (JAPAC) Jeremy J. Curtis.Presently, the JAPAC region contributes some US$600mil or 16% to Edwards Lifesciences 2018 revenue. The company made US$3.7bil last year.Curtis said that the Kuala Lumpur business hub would provide key support functions such as finance, IT, supply chain, human resource, digital health and marketing across tthe JAPAC region.Also present at the launching of Edwards Lifesciences business hub was Deputy Minister of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Ong Kian Ming and United States Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir.
April 25, 2019 08:25 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: A 44 year-old married man befriended a woman through Facebook and ended up being blackmailed and losing RM3,200. Wong said he first got in touch with the woman, who introduced herself as Jia Inarisi, a Filipino, on Facebook in March. “She then requested that I masturbate during the video call, and I did what she requested,” he said. Wong said the woman later told him that their conversation had been recorded and sent him the video clip. After seeking advice from his friend, he decided to get help from Chong and later lodged a police report.
April 25, 2019 06:55 UTC
PETALING JAYA: The gesture by the Sultan of Johor to work out things is good but the Palace must also admit its mistakes and stop interfering with the affairs of the state government, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. “It is not good to see what is happening today,” said the Home Minister and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president. It is not that he cannot interfere in the management of the state, but interfering in the running of the governance of the state must not be continued. He was referring to the current situation where there have been allegations of interference in the Johor state government by the Palace, which goes against the Federal Constitution. Related stories:Sultan: Exco must work for betterment of the stateJohor MB unveils new excoPM: Govt decides, monarchs endorseJohor Sultan calls for renewed effort with reshuffled state leadership
April 25, 2019 06:43 UTC
SIBU: A second suspect wanted in connection with the Cambodia jobs scam has been arrested at the Kuching International Airport (KIA). He said the suspect was wanted on suspicion of cheating five persons in the Cambodia job scam. Supt Mustafa added that the suspect would first be remanded before the deputy public prosecutor filed charges against him later. Police believe the two suspects – and another who is still at large – were local facilitators in the scam. The Cambodia job scam case saw 47 Malaysians being detained at the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Prison, Cambodia.
April 25, 2019 06:22 UTC
MESSAGES of thanks and congratulations flooded the Air Selangor Facebook page, as hundreds showed their appreciation for the speedy repairs undertaken at the Sungai Selangor Phase 2 Water Treatment Plant (SSP2). The water supply is expected to come back on in stages 24 hours, following the repairs. Muhammad Farriz said he hoped water would reach all homes soon, especially those living far away from the water treatment plant. For water supply assistance, you can send SMS: Tanker <Name><Address> to 15300 or WhatsApp at 019-281 6793 or 019-280 0919. Related stories:Klang Valley residents prepare for 4-day water disruption starting Wednesday (April 24)Stay updated about water disruptions with the Air Selangor appAnxious over water cutStocking up, as early as possibleSelangor MB: Water supply disruption won't last more than three daysBusinesses can buy water at Air Selangor regional offices
April 25, 2019 04:52 UTC