KUALA LUMPUR (May 6): Two police officers — a Superintendent who investigated the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu and another Assistant Superintendent — who were picked up to assist investigations over alleged links to fugitive businessman Nicky Liow were released last night. “They along with some other officers and two Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission officers were picked up and detained in the Johor Bahru police contingent headquarters. “Some were released last night including my client and some expected to be released today,” he said. He explained that his clients were not directly involved with Liow but were detained under unfortunate circumstances. Read also:Pahang Palace strips Nicky Liow of Datuk Seri title12 police, MACC officers allegedly linked to Nicky Gang detained
Source:The Edge Markets
May 06, 2021 03:49 UTC
The decision of the authorities to make the AstraZeneca vaccine a voluntary opt-in option for individuals living in the Klang Valley has proven to be an interesting phenomenon. Most interesting perhaps is the effect this opt-in policy has had on vaccine registration as a whole. I have a feeling this happened last Sunday (May 2) as well, as it became increasingly apparent that people were registering for AstraZeneca in droves. I realised that there was no ‘sweet spot’ with regards to how long one was willing to wait regarding long-term data concerning the vaccines. We do hope that such opt-in options will become available throughout the country, and that it will somehow prioritise people according to vulnerability and need.
May 06, 2021 03:38 UTC
MALAYSIA has adopted the strategy used by Western countries in vaccinating the general public, which is to prioritise senior citizens or the elderly who are considered the most vulnerable. In fact, senior citizens are the most obedient people; if you ask them not to go out because they are too vulnerable, chances are that they will stay at home. If the government wants to open up the economy as soon as possible, then the working population should be prioritised. Give employers a timeline as to how they must get their workers vaccinated. With this ruling in place, I believe employers will be lining up to get their workers vaccinated before the targeted dates.
May 06, 2021 00:56 UTC
Compiled by JO TIMBUONG, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHANTHE Malaysian chapter of Buddhist association Fo Guang Shan will be sending 200 oxygen concentrators to India to help Covid-19 patients, Sin Chew Daily reported. India, which is the birthplace of Buddha, is currently experiencing a severe shortage of oxygen supply following a sharp rise in the number of patients, with over 300,000 infections daily. The abbess for Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, Venerable Jue Cheng, organised a fundraiser on April 27 to buy the oxygen concentrators. The machines will be sent to New Delhi, Chennai and Gandhinagar, Gujarat, with the help of a Malaysian businessman. “My ideal villain is not one who chops a person up without reason or someone who is disliked by the audience.
May 06, 2021 00:13 UTC
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May 06, 2021 00:05 UTC
Hejnowska, who is among those vying for the state-level Unduk Ngadau (Harvest Queen) title on May 30 and 31 for the Kaamatan or Harvest Festival, said there were – and still are – many doubters when she first decided to join the pageant. “But it doesn’t really bother me because I know I speak the language well. The Unduk Ngadau is held to commemorate Huminodun, daughter of ancient gods Kinoingan and Sumundu, who was said to be the most beautiful and kindest girl who ever lived. The chosen Unduk Ngadau will be a symbol of beauty and portray what a true Sabahan woman is. Kaamatan is when the people of Sabah, especially farmers, traditionally give thanks to the gods for an abundant harvest.
May 05, 2021 23:45 UTC
“We are supposed to connect with a ferry terminal in Singapore. As an international entry point to the country, the new ferry terminal will allow guests from Changi Airport to be brought here directly. Desaru Development Holding One Sdn Bhd, the master developer of Desaru Coast, owns and manages the ferry terminal. On the development of the ferry terminal, she said the terminal was designed to handle about 300 passengers at any one time. Johor Public Transportation Corporation chief operating officer Fadzil Abdul Hamid said that Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal would be the state’s ninth international ferry terminal.
May 05, 2021 23:19 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Thomas Tuchel added Zinedine Zidane to his list of victims as the German's stunning transformation of Chelsea continued on Wednesday with his vibrant side eclipsing Real Madrid to reach the Champions League final in style. But with Tuchel having taken Chelsea from ninth in the Premier League to fourth, into the FA Cup final and now into their first Champions League final since 2012, few would deny that hiring the 47-year-old was anything other than a masterstroke. Wednesday's 2-0 cruise past 13-times European champions Real Madrid for a 3-1 aggregate win, a scoreline that flattered the Spaniards, was Chelsea's 18th clean sheet under Tuchel. Zidane was looking to secure his fourth Champions League semi-final progression, a feat managed only by Alex Ferguson, Carlo Ancelotti and Marcello Lippi. He will have to outwit Pep Guardiola in Istanbul as Chelsea take on Premier League champions-elect Manchester City in the second all-English Champions League final in three years.
May 05, 2021 23:11 UTC
(Reuters) - Zynga Inc said on Wednesday it would buy mobile game ad network Chartboost and raised its full-year bookings forecast, counting on robust performance of titles such as "Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells" and the expected launch of "Farmville 3". In the first quarter, the company generated net bookings of $720 million, beating estimates of $686 million, according to Refinitiv data. Mobile gaming firms across the world profited last year as restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic fueled a surge in spending. Player spending revenue on mobile gaming jumped 25% to $22.2 billion globally in the first quarter, data from analytics firm Sensor Tower showed. Zynga raised its full-year bookings to $2.9 billion from $2.8 billion, slightly above estimate of $2.84 billion.
May 05, 2021 20:24 UTC
Everyone at Holy Family Hospital – patients, relatives and staff – knows there aren't enough beds, not enough oxygen or ventilators to keep everyone who arrives at the hospital's front gates alive. He is minutes into his rounds when he receives an urgent call – one of his patients is sick. Sumit Ray, the hospital's medical superintendent and head of the ICU, says the hospital staff are doing everything they can. "She might die at any time," he tells her nephew Pulkit, imploring him to move her to a hospital with an ICU bed free. While helping out in the ICU, Aggarwal sees a senior colleague.
May 05, 2021 08:32 UTC
HIS Grace the Most Rev Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan has passed away at the age of 104. Philipose Mar Chrysostom, fondly known to local Mar Thoma parishioners as Valiya Thirumeni, was the emeritus Metropolitan of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church, and a bishop for close to 68 years. "The passing on of our revered Philipose Mar Chrysostom Valiya Metropolitan is a great loss to the church and the numerous people he touched through his life and ministry. In 2007, Valiya Thirumeni announced his resignation as supreme head of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church on grounds of old age and ill-health. On Mar Chrysostom's 90th birthday, the Mar Thoma Church devised a project, the Navathy Home Project, to build homes for 1,500 families in India, irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
May 05, 2021 08:08 UTC
So like a hopeful K-pop concertgoer waiting for ticket reservations to open, I was all ready by 11.45am with the MySejahtera app on my phone. I logged onto the booking website after a few tries and secured the same day and PPV for my mother and me. The MySejahtera app has been part of our lives for more than a year now. The morning after we got home, we got a slightly ominous message on the MySejahtera app. We do not know where and when as MySejahtera does not reveal that information to prevent the place from being stigmatised.
May 05, 2021 00:17 UTC
IPOH: After experiencing hardship while growing up, Issac Chin decided to do his part by charging as low as RM1 to service air-conditioners for the needy. For replacement of spare parts and minor repairs, the 38-year-old owner of a shop selling air-conditioners charges a maximum of RM10. Chin said many had questioned him on how come people who were needy had air-conditioners in their houses. “I also have second-hand air-cond sets that I repair and donate to the needy, ” he said. Together with a few others, we helped to clean his house and provided him with a new mattress, cupboard and food, ” he said.
May 05, 2021 00:11 UTC
KOTA KINABALU (May 4): The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) will temporarily close an office and several branches here from Wednesday (May 5) for sanitisation. IRB, in a statement on Tuesday, said the premises involved are the Sabah Director's Office, Kota Kinabalu branch, Kota Kinabalu investigation branch and multinational tax branch. It said the multinational tax branch will resume operations on May 6, while the Sabah Director's Office, the Kota Kinabalu branch and Kota Kinabalu investigation branch will reopen on May 10. For enquiries, the public can contact the IRB Hasil Care Line at 03-8911 1000 / 603-8911 1100 (overseas), HASiL Live Chat or https://maklumbalaspelanggan.hasil.gov.my/MaklumBalas/ms-my/.
Source:The Edge Markets
May 04, 2021 15:22 UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP): The chairman of one of South Korea’s biggest dairy companies has resigned over a scandal in which his company was accused of deliberately spreading misinformation that its yogurt helps prevent coronavirus infections.While stepping down as the company’s head, Hong Won-sik and other members of his family will retain their commanding share in Namyang Dairy Products.Namyang financed research it aggressively promoted through the media and a symposium it funded last month that claimed its Bulgaris yogurt drinks were effective in lowering the risk of coronavirus infections.Namyang’s stock price rose temporarily before the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety sued the company for false advertising, saying the research was dubious and never involved any animal testing or clinical trials.Police searched Namyang’s Seoul headquarters last week. Namyang’s CEO, Lee Kwang-bum, also offered to resign following a public uproar. "I express my sincere apology for causing disappointment and anger to our country’s people with the Bulgaris-related controversy at a time when the nation is undergoing a hard time because of Covid-19,” Hong said, tearing up.He said he will take "all responsibility” by stepping down as chairman and promised not to pass on management rights to his children, which is a much-criticised practice at South Korea’s family-owned businesses.
May 04, 2021 13:11 UTC