KUALA LUMPUR: Armed with two Brazilians and a South Korean, PJ City FC will head for the new M-League season starting on Feb 28 with much optimism. Meanwhile, PC City FC owner Datuk Seri Vijay Eswaran said they are working to make the PJ Stadium in Kelana Jaya their home. PJ City FC general secretary Ganesh Shanmugam said: “We have collaborated with MBPJ and have a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with them where we will invest, it takes a lot of money for the field, infrastructure and track. The baby-blue home colour of PJ City is similar to that of EPL club Manchester City, which the Qi Group has established ties with. Fans of PJ City FC can buy the team’s new jersey during their first home game on March 6.
February 21, 2020 06:00 UTC
Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Eddin Syazlee Shith was present. “The moment you resort to spreading fake news, that is too much as it will create uneasiness,” he said. Hanipa and Eddin also announced the beginning of a new crackdown against quarters spreading fake news and lies. During the same period, Eddin said, the MCMC received 939 complaints and conducted 62 investigations related to irresponsible persons or quarters who had spread fake news. The cases mentioned by Eddin do not include eight cases investigated and prosecuted for spreading fake news related to the Covid-19 coronavirus.
February 21, 2020 05:48 UTC
“We expect the economic and political backdrop to the housing market to be more robust over the next five years compared to the last five years. The medium-term outlook for the UK housing market is remarkably positive,” says Whitten. However, a housing market rebound will take longer as developers are waiting for greater certainty on prospects before embarking on new developments. “They are savvy investors who are familiar with London’s housing market and are looking for good investment opportunities,” she adds. Interest rates will remain low at below 2%, providing notable support for the housing market, he adds.
Source:The Edge Markets
February 21, 2020 05:48 UTC
BEIJING: The Covid-19 coronavirus has infected 234 people in two prisons outside the province at the centre of the epidemic and top officials deemed responsible for the outbreaks have been fired, authorities said on Friday. Seven prison officials were also fired, authorities told a media briefing. A prison in Zhejiang province has also reported an outbreak, with 27 prisoners found to be newly infected this week. The surge in cases detected at the two prisons ended 16 straight days of declines in new cases in China excluding Hubei. China has found over 75,000 cases of the coronavirus and more than 2,200 people have died, most in Hubei province and its capital of Wuhan.
February 21, 2020 05:37 UTC
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) Recent rumours and misinformation targeting the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have seriously disturbed its research against the novel coronavirus epidemic, but it has "a clear conscience and no regrets". These rumours included the virus being artificially engineered or leaked from the institute's P4 biosecurity lab. "These rumours have seriously harmed our researchers at the front line and have seriously disrupted our institute's research mission to combat the epidemic," the letter said. Over the past week, the institute issued multiple statements refuting rumours implying the institute was responsible for the novel coronavirus outbreak first discovered in Wuhan. China hopes that the international community will continue to work together against conspiracy theories and other "political viruses" while combating the novel coronavirus, Geng added.
February 21, 2020 05:15 UTC
Doppo Narita (left) and Maiya Goshima play the Bandit and the Wife in The Actors Studio's upcoming version of 'Rashomon'. The upcoming take on Rashomon features Japanese actors Doppo Narita and Maiya Goshima, who play the Bandit and the Wife respectively. Hasham wants to pay tribute to the play’s Japanese origins, while at the same time being a reflection of 21st century multiculturalism. Faridah, 81, who portrayed The Wife in a Rashomon play directed by Abdullah Zainol in the 1970s, remembers the role well. Rashomon plays at Pentas 1, KLPac, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah in Kuala Lumpur on Feb 29, March 1 and March 3-8.
February 21, 2020 05:08 UTC
JUKKASJAERVI, Sweden: High above the Arctic Circle and nestled in the snow-dusted forests of northern Sweden, gaggles of tourists gathered on a February morning for a glimpse of hallways, bedrooms and a wedding chapel sculpted from ice, part of the 30th incarnation of Sweden’s ice hotel. Hallways, bedrooms and a wedding chapel sculpted from ice, part of the 30th incarnation of Sweden’s ice hotel. -AFPBuilt every October from the frozen waters of the nearby river Torne, the winter hotel has 35 bedrooms. Guests can also enjoy a drink in the ice bar, where all beverages are served in glasses made from ice. Built every October from the frozen waters of the nearby river Torne, the winter hotel has 35 bedrooms.
February 21, 2020 04:52 UTC
Authorities sacked the chief of the provincial justice department in Shandong after the extent of the outbreak in Rencheng prison in Jining city was detected. Seven prison officials were also fired, authorities told a media briefing. A prison in Zhejiang province has also reported an outbreak, with 27 prisoners found to be newly infected this week. The surge in cases detected at the two prisons ended 16 straight days of declines in new cases in China excluding Hubei. China has found 74,000 cases of the coronavirus and more than 2,100 people have died, most in Hubei province and its capital of Wuhan.
February 21, 2020 04:41 UTC
KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will build 50 telecommunication towers throughout Sabah this year, under phase one of the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP 1) project. Sabah and Labuan MCMC director Roslan Mohamad said that all 50 towers were expected to be operationalby early next year, in addition to the 516 towers under the Universal Service Provision fund. Roslan added that Sabah had the highest number of towers under the NFCP 1 project, accounting for 33 per cent of the 152 towers to be installed throughout the country. “The NFCP 1 project is an infrastructure-based initiative aimed at providing wider, higher quality and affordable digital conectivity. “It is an effort to provide 3G and 4G services to people living in areas with limited network connectivity and coverage,”“NFCP 1 will further enhance the quality of broadband services by providing an average speed of 30Mbps,” he said.
February 21, 2020 04:41 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Businesses severely affected by the Covid-19 outbreak can expect direct aid from the government’s economic stimulus package, especially the tourism, retail and aviation sectors, said Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming. “Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we are cautiously optimistic that we can continue to attract quality investments once business resumes as usual,” said Ong. On the STZ, he said the facility allowed businesses to converge and harvest new leads, especially through the Smart Partners Programme. She was commenting on reports claiming that the Malaysian Employers Federation predicted that the outbreak would spiral out of control. “APOSHO members and health experts should help form an interim guideline to prevent new infections, such as Covid-19.
February 21, 2020 04:30 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 21): Approved permits (AP) for imports of foreign cars will remain in the National Automotive Policy 2020 (NAP 2020). Speaking at a press conference following the launch of the NAP 2020, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said APs are there to ensure customers receive vehicles that are of quality. On how the NAP 2020 would impact Bumiputera players, Dr Mahathir said most bumiputera players are involved in the production and that more education in terms of marketing needs to be given. As such the government through the NAP 2020 will look at how to provide such training to address the issue, he added. For more stories on the NAP 2020, click here.
Source:The Edge Markets
February 21, 2020 04:18 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: AN international inquiry will reveal whether Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was downed intentionally by the pilot, as alleged in an Australian news documentary. Senior Australian journalist Ean Higgins, who backed the claim, said in an interview with Sky News Australia that an international inquiry would affirm the allegation, although the confirmation could be made only when the aircraft was found. “I think (an international inquiry) is an excellent idea. An international inquiry would help towards that end by reevaluating the evidence, maybe getting public hearings. On Wednesday, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang said an international commission of inquiry into the MH370 disappearance would be necessary in light of Abbott’s revelations.
February 21, 2020 04:18 UTC
We hope you take good care of your pets by showering them with lots of TLC (tender loving care). This special day focuses on giving extra care to pets. Angele Ng Xuan En, 9Nine-year-old Angele Ng Xuan En loves her pet hamster very much. I also have a pet fish called Satellite," says, 11.Nine-year-oldloves her pet hamster very much. How about a do-it-yourself tree house featuring recyclable material?
February 21, 2020 03:56 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The proposed new Malaysian Vehicle Project will be implemented under the National Automotive Policy 2020 (NAP2020). “NAP2020 will set the pace for improvements and prepare our automotive industry to move towards the next phase of connected mobility,” he said. The NAP2020 was formulated to enhance the NAP2014 and to continuously develop the domestic automotive sector and its whole ecosystem in order to realise the National Automotive Vision. “The third national car, we call it the new vehicle project. So, there are (currently) only four (including the third national car),” he said.
February 21, 2020 03:45 UTC
The National Health Commission also said in its daily update that China had confirmed 889 new cases. More than 75,000 coronavirus infections have now been reported in China, and hundreds more overseas in more than 25 countries. The vast majority of the deaths and overall cases in China remain in Hubei and particularly the provincial capital of Wuhan, where the virus first emerged in December. That led to a huge one-day increase in the number of confirmed cases -- 14,840 -- on February 13. A World Health Organization official noted the progress in China but warned it had not yet reached a turning point.
February 21, 2020 03:11 UTC