“I was driving home towards the Penang Bridge when I noticed him (Ja’afar) standing near a crashed car. “He said ‘turun, turun, turun’ (get down) three times with the gun pointed at my head. He also claimed trial to the attempted murder of Lee, RTM videographer Mohamad Amirul Amin Mohamed Amer, Dr K. Arivarni, TNB Bhd assistant manager Nurul Huda Ab Aziz and bank worker Puoh Bee Joo. “Mohamad Amirul sustained two injuries, two circular wounds on his chest and back due to a foreign object penetrating through him. “If the operation had not been performed immediately, he would have continued to bleed and his breathing would have been affected resulting in probable death,” he said, adding that Mohamad Amirul also sustained fractured ribs.
October 16, 2018 00:00 UTC
Sterling, who had not got an England goal for three years, struck again from another Kane assist to give Gareth Southgate's side a big halftime lead against Spain, who had scored 12 goals in their last three games and beat England 2-1 last month. "It was amazing, Spain are probably one of the in-form teams in the world but we knew we could beat them and we came out of the blocks firing," said England captain Kane. "The second half was difficult but we defended well and soaked up the pressure." Spain lead the group with six points after three games while England are second on four, leaving Croatia bottom with one point although the World Cup runners-up have a game in hand. "We pushed them all the way back in the second half and it's a shame we didn't score the second goal earlier, because our fans would have scored the third goal by themselves."
October 15, 2018 20:57 UTC
NEW YORK: U.S. stocks ended lower in a choppy trading session on Monday, dragged down by technology stocks amid lingering worries over interest rates and corporate earnings.The benchmark S&P 500 index teetered between positive and negative territory for much of the day but moved definitively lower in the last half-hour of trading. The Dow, which was positive for most of the session, reversed course.The technology index fell 1.6 percent, weighing the most on the S&P 500, while defensive sectors such as real estate , consumer staples and utilities led the S&P's major sectors in percentage gains.The major stock indexes sold off sharply last week, which led to their sharpest weekly percentage declines in seven months. It ended the 12 months through September $779 billion in the red as tax cuts hit revenues and the government paid more to service a growing national debt.Yields on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note were at 3.1557 percent, holding above September's levels but below the levels that prompted last week's sell-off. "The market is in wait-and-see mode," said Keith Lerner, chief market strategist at SunTrust Advisory Services in Atlanta. "It's waiting for earnings, waiting for the Fed, and waiting for economic data from China to see if things are stabilizing.
October 15, 2018 20:48 UTC
SINGAPORE (Bernama): A Malaysian bus driver was arrested for attempting to smuggle a man out of Singapore in a luggage compartment, according to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). The ICA said its officers stopped a departing Malaysia-registered bus driven by the 37-year-old man for checks at the Tuas checkpoint on Oct 14 at about 9.20pm. Sensing something amiss, the officers conducted thorough checks of the bus and found a man hiding in the luggage compartment,” it said in a statement on Monday (Oct 15). The driver was promised S$700 (RM2,100) by an unknown agent if he successfully conveyed the Indian national out of Singapore illegally, it said. According to the statement, the driver and the man would be charged in court on Oct 16 for offences under the Immigration Act.
October 15, 2018 15:30 UTC
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): No one has ever accused football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic of shying away from fearsome tackles by rugged defenders. But on Monday (Oct 15), on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he said: "This team is braver than me. Coach Ekkapol Ake Chantawong said the Tham Luang cave network was a tourist attraction - "some of the boys had never been in and they decided to go in just to see what it was like". Ibrahimovic, who now plays for LA Galaxy, scored with the boys when he invited them to a practice session with his team, while DeGeneres provided an assist by coughing up game tickets. - The Straits Times/Asia News Network
October 15, 2018 14:57 UTC
(Reuters) - New Aston Villa boss Dean Smith expects his assistant John Terry to be heavily involved in decision-making despite the arrival of Richard O'Kelly as assistant head coach on Monday. The Championship (second-tier) side last week named former Brentford manager Smith as head coach following the sacking of Steve Bruce. The club said on Monday that the pair would be joined by O'Kelly, who has worked with Smith at Walsall and Brentford. "He (Terry) will be involved in everything I do and I have told him that ... that's how he will learn," Smith told Aston Villa TV. He's a good coach, good person and he challenges me, Smith added.
October 15, 2018 14:15 UTC
PETALING JAYA: A man walked out of a convenience store after buying a pack of cigarettes and was shot several times in the stomach.In the 4.50pm incident on Monday (Oct 15), the 35-year-old man was seen leaving the store at Casa Tropicana Condominium, along Jalan Persiaran Tropicana when the shooting occurred.Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zani Che Din said the gunman was described as fair skinned, around five feet seven inches tall, and dressed in white and black.He said the man fled the scene in a waiting white car after the shooting. "We believe that he may have had an accomplice waiting in the car for him," ACP Mohd Zani said when met at the scene.The victim was rushed to University Malaya Medical Centre for treatment.Police are investigating the motive for the shooting while recording statements from witnesses and studying CCTV footage in the area.Anyone with information is urged to contact the police.
October 15, 2018 13:18 UTC
She and Trump clashed frequently through the 2016 presidential campaign and Trump has cast aspersions on her claim to Native American ancestry. When asked about the DNA test, Trump said: "Who cares?" Warren provided the DNA test results in a statement, showing the lineage goes back six to 10 generations. The professor concluded that most of the senator's DNA showed European ancestry but that it had a Native American segment. Warren has said that her Native American ancestry possibly goes back to the 1700s, including Cherokee blood on her mother's side, according to family lore.
October 15, 2018 13:04 UTC
KUANTAN: The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry has announced the members of the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) executive review committee.Minister Yeo Bee Yin said the Cabinet had decided on Oct 10 that the committee should be made up of individuals who had not previously voiced their stance openly - whether they supported or opposed Lynas' operations. "This is to avoid any party from questioning the credibility of the committee due to its members' stand," she said in a statement issued on Monday (Oct 15).On the list of names were Institute for Environment and Development research fellow Prof Datuk Dr Mazlin Mokhtar, United Nations University - International Institute for Global Health visiting professor Prof Dr Jamal Hisham Hashim and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Occupational Safety, Health and Environment unit director Prof Dr Maketab Mohamed.Also in the committee were Universiti Putra Malaysia faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Community Health Department Assoc Prof Anita Abdul Rahman, Universiti Malaysia Pahang's Earth Resources and Sustainability Centre director Assoc Prof Dr Muzamir Hasan and former director of the Department of Environment's Air and Hazardous Substances division Datin Paduka Che Asmah Ibrahim.Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh, who had earlier been announced as the chairman, was not in the revamped committee.Fuziah had previously said that she was prepared to step down to avoid being used as ammunition to criticise the committee's findings.Yeo said the ministry had scrutinised the membership of the review committee and was of the opinion that every candidate had expertise in the relevant field such as environmental management, public health and radioactive safety.She said the committee was responsible for an objective, transparent and open review for the interest of every party, whereby the proceedings would be opened to the public. "The objective of the executive committee is to evaluate the LAMP's operations including the safety, health and environment aspects," she said, adding that review would also be done on the extension of time for scheduled waste storage.Yeo said that the committee had been given six weeks to perform the review and submit a report and recommendations to the government.
October 15, 2018 12:33 UTC
It was very different to the mood after Italy were outplayed by Portugal, prompting Gazzetta dello Sport to publish the headline "Italy always going downwards". "Finally, Italy win and convince," it added. But Mancini said there was still enough talent around to make Italy great again, even if it was going to take time. "Five years ago I was playing in Serie D (the fourth tier) and now, I'm making my debut for Italy," Lasagna said. "We are starting a new chapter but, in football, you need time and there are no magicians.
October 15, 2018 12:00 UTC
Mickael Alain Louvier suffered injuries to his head and chest in the accident at KM428.3 of the North-South Expressway near Bukit Beruntung at about 3.27pm last Friday (Oct 12). Sources said Louvier was being transported from Perlis along with three other French terror suspects from the same learning centre. “The rest of the policemen suffered multiple but not life-threatening injuries, while three other terror suspects also suffered light injuries,” the source said. Louvier and the other three French terror suspects were among eight men detained for terrorist links with groups in Yemen. Bukit Aman’s Counter Terrorism Division arrested the suspects in Perlis, Kuala Lumpur and Johor on Sept 24.
October 15, 2018 11:15 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: A Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) enforcement chief testified in a magistrate's court here that a warrant of arrest was not needed for an arrestable offence. Akmal said he remembers Siti Kasim “continuously shouting” and questioning what powers the department had to carry out the raid and inspection. “I explained to her the purpose of carrying out the inspection and informed her that a warrant was not needed for an arrestable offence,” said the fifth prosecution witness in the trial of Siti Kasim before magistrate Maizatul Munirah Abd Rahman on Monday (Oct 15). Siti Kasim was charged with obstructing Jawi enforcement officer Siti Nor Jihan Saleh @ Md Ghazali from discharging her duties during the raid at the hotel at about 10.30pm on April 3, 2016. Earlier, Akmal had identified 11 enforcement officers out of 16 including Siti Nor Jihan, who were involved in the raid.
October 15, 2018 10:41 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Activist lawyer Siti Kasim (pic) and social activist Mujahidin Zulkiffli have been banned by Facebook for revealing the personal information of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s summonses. "Yes (I have been banned) because I posted the personal details (of Anwar) but that information is available on the Internet. "I don't understand why Facebook banned me and Mujahidin. He was banned for 24 hours and I was banned for 30 days because Facebook said I kept violating their policy," Siti told The Star on Monday (Oct 15). In a Facebook post of online news portal New Malaysia Times, Mujahidin said he was suspended for revealing Anwar's personal information.
October 15, 2018 10:18 UTC
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were said to be “very pleased” to be expecting their first child in spring 2019. The royal baby will become the seventh in line to the British crown. The announcement was made via the Kensington Palace Twitter account Monday morning just as the couple were beginning their first official royal tour in Australia. The baby will follow its father, Prince Harry, in the line of succession to the British throne, moving ahead of Harry’s uncle, Prince Andrew. The Duke of Sussex of sixth in line to the throne after his father, Prince Charles; his brother, Prince William; and William’s children, George, Charlotte and Louis.
October 15, 2018 10:07 UTC
There is no contest for the entire Wanita national line-up of 31 elected posts - chairman, deputy chairman, four vice-chairmen and 25 central committee members. The new Wanita deputy chairman is Wong You Fong and the four vice chairmen are Wang Kim Lean, Lim Nget Yoon, Chiew Hong Lan and Pamela Yong. It is a straight fight between Datuk Tee Siew Kiong and Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon for the deputy president's post. The posts of Youth chairman, deputy chairman, four vice chairmen and 25 central committee members will also see contests. The Youth chairman's post, as expected, is a straight fight between Nicole Wong Siaw Ting and Ng Kian Nam.
October 15, 2018 10:05 UTC