Abang Johari speaking to reporters after officiating Saberkas ‘bubur lambuk’ distribution event held at the Permodalan Satok Berhad offices here today.
KUCHING: Revenue sharing and oil and gas revenue are among the matters that would have a positive outcome in the negotiation on Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said according to the Federal Constitution, Sarawak has rights over revenue sharing as well as oil and gas revenue.
“The matters pertaining to revenue sharing and revenue from oil and gas will be fine-tuned by the Finance Ministry and Ministry of Economic Affairs including the committee members from Sabah and Sarawak.
“I feel we will have a positive outcome after the MA63 Technical Committee has fine-tuned certain matters,” Abang Johari told reporters after officiating the Sarawak United National Youth Organisation (Saberkas) ‘bubur lambuk’ distribution event held at the Permodalan Satok Berhad offices here today.
Abang Johari noted that the fine-tuning process was expected to carry on until July this year.
“Maybe in July, we will reach a conclusion and table it again (in the Parliament),” Abang Johari added.
The Chief Minister was asked to comment on the Special Cabinet Committee on MA63 meeting that was held on May 17.
The meeting, which was chaired by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, was the first after the Bill to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was rejected when Parliament failed to secure two-third majority last April.
During the event, about 800 ‘bubur lambuk’ were distributed to the Satok community and eight individuals from the ‘asnaf’ group.
After distributing the bubur lambuk, Abang Johari also made a visit to the Hikmah Exchange construction site, which is expected to be completed in 2020.
Also present were Permodalan Satok Berhad chief executive officer Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Dato Husain, Petra Jaya MP Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) Datuk Bandar Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Abang Julai.
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Ameer Nashraf Arizan, 21, Muhamad Ariff Jamaludin, 18, Mohd Nordin Yaacob, 22, and the two juveniles, aged 16 and 17, pleaded not guilty after the charges were read out to them. — iStock.com pic via AFP
SEREMBAN, May 10 — Two juveniles were among five males charged in the Seremban Sessions Court today with sexual assault of two teenage girls at a house in Kampung Kuala Sungkak, Kuala Pilah, near here last month.Ameer Nashraf Arizan, 21, Muhamad Ariff Jamaludin, 18, Mohd Nordin Yaacob, 22, and the two juveniles, aged 16 and 17, pleaded not guilty after the charges were read out to them before Judge Junaidah Mohd Isa.Based on the first charge, Ameer Nashraf had raped one of the 15-year-old girls in the house at 11.40pm on April 30.Ameer Nashraf was alleged to have raped the same victim at the same location at 4am, the following day (May 1).He was alleged to have committed the offence under Section 376 (1) of the Penal Code which provides an imprisonment for up to 20 years and whipping, if found guilty.Muhamad Ariff was also charged with raping the same victim at the same location at 4.15am on the same day (May 1).Mohd Nordin was also charged with raping the same victim at the same location, at 1am on the same day (May 1).He was also charged with committing unnatural sex without consent on the same victim under section 377 C of the Penal Code; The offence is punishable with a prison term of between five and 20 years and liable to whipping.Meanwhile the 17-year-old was alleged to have committed unnatural sex on the same victim without consent, at the same location at about 11pm on April 30.The 16-year-old accused was also alleged to have sexually abused another 15-year-old victim by touching her body parts and embracing her.He was charged under under Section 14 (a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 which carries a maximum jail sentence of not more than 20 years and liable to be whipped, if convicted.Deputy Public Prosecutor Norshazwani Ishak appeared for the prosecution while all the accused were represented by counsel P. Jayaprakash.The judge allowed a bail at RM7,000 for Ameer Nashraf, Muhamad Ariff and the 17-year-old suspect. The 16-year-old suspect was allowed bail of RM6,000.Meanwhile, Mohd Nordin was allowed bail of RM14,000 with an additional condition which required him to report to the nearest police station on the 15th day of each month.The accused are not allowed to approach or contact the victims or their families.The case will come up for re-mention on June 17. — Bernama [...]
US singer Ciara arrives at the 2018 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California October 9, 2018. — AFP pic
NEW YORK, May 7 — Ciara is set to be crowned “Style Icon” at this year's ACE Awards, organised by The Accessories Council.The singer and actress is one of a handful of high-profile names to win big at the awards ceremony, which will take place on June 10 in New York and honour the movers and shakers of the accessories industry, reports WWD.Additional winners include Jackie Demeterio, who will take home the “Style Ambassador” award, and Todd Snyder, who will claim the “Designer of the Year/Collaboration” award.The Breast Cancer Research Foundation has been named the recipient of this year's “Philanthropy award” and the fashion rental service Rent the Runway will take home the “Retail Innovative award.”“Our 2019 ACE Award honoree lineup is an extraordinary mix of retailers, brands and individuals who exemplify excellence in the industry and continuously find new ways to grow a business, and we can't wait to celebrate their accomplishments in June,” Accessories Council president Karen Giberson told WWD in a statement.The award marks the latest in a string of career milestones for Ciara, who recently performed her latest single Thinkin bout You at the Billboard Awards and is reportedly preparing to drop a new album, Beauty Marks, later this month.The star, who is known for her glamorous dress sense, was previously a brand ambassador for the jewelry giant Pandora, and also landed a starring role in Roberto Cavalli's Fall/Winter 2015 fashion campaign.For more information about the 2019 ACE Awards, click here. — AFP-Relaxnews [...]
Jennifer Lopez and Jude Law are among the biggest “swimfluencers” driving swimsuit trends this season. According to the global fashion search platform Lyst’s new Swimwear Trends 2019 report, five powerful celebrities are driving online swimsuit searches this year.
The brand compared the online shopping behaviour of more than five million shoppers per month searching, browsing and buying fashion across 12,000 designers and stores online, in addition to looking at social media mentions and engagement statistics worldwide since the beginning of 2019, to come up with the stars making a splash this season. – AFP Relaxnews
First up is the supermodel Ashley Graham – who, thanks to her longstanding collaborative partnership with the beachwear brand Swimsuits For All, is regularly spotted in the hottest new bikinis and one-pieces. Lyst found a 150 percent increase in searches for “Ashley Graham swimwear” in the US since the beginning of the year, and concluded that her social media swimwear pictures get 158 percent more likes on average than her other uploads.
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JLo almost broke the Internet last month when she posted a photo online from the set of her upcoming film Hustlers in which she was rocking a baby-pink triangle bikini. Searches for “Jennifer Lopez bikini” are up 140 percent worldwide, and the demand for “pink bikini” went up 84 percent in the 48 hours following the post.
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I’m a hustler baby… I just want you to know… #Ramona on fire On set and in character for #hustlersmovie #stxentertainment
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Superstar Mariah Carey sparked a craze for lilac bikinis after she posed in one back in January, with searches shooting up by 81 percent globally.
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When actress and singer Selena Gomez wore a white L*Space bikini to celebrate her best friend’s bachelorette party in February, online searches for white bikinis increased by over 50 percent and social mentions went up by 831 percent in just three hours, landing her the fourth spot on the list.
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My best friend is getting married, so we celebrated her! Future Mrs. Lopez
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Proving that “swimfluencer” isn’t just a title for the ladies is the actor Jude Law, who sparked a 180 percent increase in searches for “men’s white swim briefs” after he was seen in a pair of white briefs while filming of the television series The Young Pope.
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#FitOfTheDay – Jude Law’s still got the body of Dickie Greenleaf. The 46-year-old is currently filming 'The Young Pope' – which involves Speedos, naturally.
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Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reacts during a news conference in Petaling Jaya May 10, 2018, following Pakatan Harapan’s victory in the general election. — Reuters pic
KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was listed among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people this year, following the victory of Pakatan Harapan (PH) on May 9 last year.In the profile written by Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown, she described him as a “formidable old warhorse” who had dazzled during the gruelling election campaign.“You don’t have to be young to fight the power,” Rewcastle-Brown wrote, pointing at Dr Mahathir’s crusade against Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.“Venting moral outrage, the colloquially called Dr M swept back to power in a landslide election victory in May 2018 at age 92.”Introducing the 2019 #TIME100 https://t.co/1WeH62z2pQ pic.twitter.com/iBKrhSl9D0— TIME (@TIME) April 17, 2019She wrote that the PH chairman’s reliance on core values had united various groups, while at the same time inspired trust with his age.“Now 93, [Dr Mahathir] has committed to hand over power to the former leader of the opposition, Anwar Ibrahim, 71, whom he released from jail days after his victory.“For Malaysia, the episode has re-established democracy in a country that almost teetered into totalitarianism,” she said.The Bersatu chairman was listed in the “Leaders” category, together with a diverse list that included from US president Donald Trump and Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern and Pope Francis.See all the 2019 #TIME100 honorees in under a minute — Presented by @Cadillac #KeepRising https://t.co/Bn1xdpAkOR pic.twitter.com/mGODPFEG7u— TIME (@TIME) April 17, 2019 [...]
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SHAH ALAM, April 14 — Four children were among 100 foreigners detained by the Selangor Immigration Department in a four-hour integrated operation conducted around Shah Alam yesterday.Its director, Mohamad Shukri Nawi, said the operation which began around 12 midnight and participated by 96 personnel was concentrated on foreign workers’ living quarters in Padang Jawa and Kota Kemuning areas.He said during the operation 430 foreigners were questioned and of the total 94 men, two women and four children were detained for various offences.“The foreigners aged between 20 and 50 years old are from Indonesia, Bangladesh, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam.“The children, three boys and a girl aged between four months and two years are Indonesians,” he said in a statement here today. — Bernama [...]
Wine imports in Asia is valued at €6.45 billion. — Instants/Istock.com pic via AFP
VERONA, April 10 — French wines are still the most popular among consumers in East Asia, followed by wines from Australia, Chile and Italy.That’s according to a report published out of Vinitaly, a major wine trade fair taking place in Verona, Italy this week.Overall, France holds 50 per cent market share for wine imports among countries in Asia — a value estimated at €3.2 billion (RM14.7 billion). France holds a big lead over its closest rivals Australia (16 per cent), Chile (9 per cent), and Italy (7 per cent).Imports of Bordeaux and Burgundy alone are estimated to be worth more than €1 billion alone.The data considers consumption in China, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Maldives, Cambodia, Mongolia, Laos, Macao, East Timor, North Korea, Brunei and Myanmar.Overall, the import wine market in East Asia is valued at €6.45 billion, not far behind North America where imports are at €6.95 billion.The report makes note of the fact that the Italian wine market has failed to make significant inroads in Asian countries because Italian winemakers have been too late in recognising the burgeoning market.“While Italy marches, competitors are running,” the report reads.“We have to understand that today, in order to stand up against old and new competitors you can no longer march in an uncoordinated manner,” said Veronafiere CEO Giovanni Mantovani in a statement.“You have to move in one direction and with a brand that can lead the way.Mantovani also noted that Italian winemakers need to make bigger improvements when it comes to producing premium, higher-quality wines — a major area of growth within the industry.In Asia, Italian wines are most popular in Japan.Vinitaly opened April 7 and runs through today. — AFP-Relaxnews [...]
PETALING JAYA: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim met with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to discuss various issues during a 40-minute meeting at the Prime Minister's office. [...]
HONG KONG • China’s Anhui Conch Cement Co and Japan’s Taiheiyo Cement Corp have been invited to the next round of bidding for LafargeHolcim Ltd’s listed Philippines unit, people familiar with the matter said.
Philippine tycoon Ramon Ang’s Eagle Cement Corp has also been selected for the next round, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. Holcim Philippines Inc has also attracted interest from China Resources Cement Holdings Ltd and Hongshi Group Co, the people said.
Europe’s biggest cement maker is exploring the divestment as part of a broader strategic review of its SouthEast Asia operations following the sale of its Indonesian business. Shares of Holcim Philippines have risen more than 50% since Bloomberg News reported the potential sale in January, giving the cement maker a US$1.3 billion (RM5.33 billion) market value. The stock snapped a three-day losing streak and rose as much as 3.6% yesterday morning.
Binding bids are expected in the second half of April, although the timing could change, the people said. LafargeHolcim may seek to value the Philippines business at around US$2.5 billion, though some suitors have indicated they think it is worth less, people with knowledge of the matter have said.
Deliberations are still ongoing, and LafargeHolcim could still decide against pursuing a sale if it can’t reach an agreemeent on terms, the people said. — Bloomberg
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PM Imran says Mahathir Mohamad, Erdogan stand out among Muslim leaders
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Malaysian counterpart Dr Mahathir Mohamad held one-on-one meeting here at the PM House on Friday, focusing on further strengthening relations between the two countries.
The two leaders emphasized on taking effective measures to cement relations at people-to-people level, besides encouraging their businessmen to initiate joint ventures.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan and Malaysia enjoyed brotherly relationship and stood by each other in difficult times.
He termed Dr Mahathir Mohamad an inspirational personality whose vision made Malaysia a developed and modern country.
Later, the two leaders led their sides at the delegations-level talks, which encompassed diverse areas that include cooperation in trade, automobiles, agriculture, tourism and food processing, particularly Halal meat.
Pakistani delegation included Finance Minister Asad Umer, Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, PM’s Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, PM’s Special Assistant for Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Bukhari and Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua.
Guard of Honor at PM House
The Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was given guard of honor as he arrived in the Prime Minister House.
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ASP Sherman Salleh and Lance Corporal Faizal Miza Zakariah were allowed bail of RM10,000 in one surety each for all charges. — Reuters pic
KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — Five public servants, including two policemen, pleaded not guilty, in separate Sessions Court here today to charges with soliciting and accepting bribes from operators of massage parlours during an operation code-named ‘ops kotaraya’ last year.They are Qairul Redza Mohd Nadzri, 35; Khairil Faezi Mohd Aziz, 32; ASP Sherman Salleh, 42; Lance Corporal Faizal Miza Zakariah, 35, and Mohd Fadzli Jamaluddin, 48.In the court before judge Azman Ahmad, Qairul Redza, who is an administrative assistant at the Hawkers’ Licensing and Development Department of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), was charged with soliciting RM30,000 and two counts of accepting bribe, for RM13,000 and RM15,000, respectively.He was alleged to have solicited and accepted the bribes from one Gilbert Juin anak Damu as an inducement to help obtain a health treatment licence for his massage business.Qairul Redza, represented by lawyer Noor Mousa Azaddin, was alleged to have committed the offences at Coffee House, Menara Commerce, Jalan Raja Laut and Angel Massage Centre, Block F-45-1, Platinum Walk, No 2 Jalan Langkawi, Setapak, on April 4, 10 and 27 last year.The court allowed him bail of RM15,000 in one surety for all charges.Qairul Redza was also ordered to surrender his passport to the court and to report himself at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office on the first week of every month.In the court before judge Rozina Ayob, Qairul Redza and Khairil Faezi, also an administrative assistant with DBKL, were jointly charged with soliciting RM1,500 from Gilbert Juin as an inducement for them to not take any action against Angel Massage Centre.They were charged with committing the offence at Restoran Paparich. No 1, Jalan Rampai Niaga 5, Rampai Business Park, Taman Sri Rampai, Setapak, at 10 pm on May 3 last year.Rozina allowed Khairil Faezi bail of RM10,000 with two sureties, while Qairul Redza was allowed to use the bail imposed by judge Azman.Both the cases were fixed for mention on April 23.In the court before judge Azura Alwi, Sherman, who is Setapak police station chief, and Faizal Miza, were jointly charged with soliciting RM3,000 from Gilbert Juin as an inducement for them to not take any action against Angel Massage Centre.The offence was allegedly committed at Restoran Hayaki Kopitiam, 87-G, Jalan Langkawi, Platinum Walk, Setapak, between 8 pm and 10 pm on Nov 27 last year.Sherman, represented by lawyer Ahmad Ishrakh Saad, and Faizal Miza, represented by lawyer Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent, also faced another count with accepting RM3,000 from Gilbert Juin for the same purpose.The offence was allegedly committed at Dobi Speedy Wash and Restoran Ayam Gepuk Pak Gembus in Setapak on Dec 3, 2018 and Jan 11, 2019.Meanwhile, Mohd Fadzli, a fire officer at the Fire safety Division, Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department headquarters, was charged with agreeing to accept RM500 from Gilbert Juin as an inducement to support his application for a business licence for Redantz KL Enterprise.Mohd Fadzli, unrepresented, was alleged to have committed the offence at Angel Massage Centre between 8 pm and 11 pm on Nov 5, 2018.Sherman and Faizal Miza were allowed bail of RM10,000 in one surety each for all charges, while Mohd Fadzli was allowed bail of RM7,000 in one surety.Their cases were fixed for mention on April 18.The prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutors from MACC Nor Diana Nor Azwa, Mohamad Fadhly Mohd Zamry and Abdul Rashid Sulaiman. — Bernama [...]
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A Google survey showed that teachers here are more worried than parents about cyber bullying, while parents are most concerned about their children’s privacy and security online. — Picture by Tim Gouw/Unsplash via TODAY
SINGAPORE — Eight years old — that’s the average age children here get their first Internet-connected device.This makes them among the youngest in the world to go online, two years earlier than the global average of 10 years old, a survey by Google revealed.The survey findings also showed that while teachers here are more worried than parents about cyber bullying, parents are most concerned about their children’s privacy and security online, said the Internet giant in a press release yesterday.Google surveyed parents and teachers in 14 countries such as Britain, India, Japan, the United States and Vietnam to get their thoughts on digital literacy and habits among young children.In Singapore, 400 parents with at least one child under 18 years old living at home took part in the survey last December, as well as 200 teachers who have taught students between the ages of 6 and 18 in the past year.Google said that the survey reveals the “need for collaboration in schools and homes” when it comes to educating children about online safety.This was also reflected in the differences between what teachers and parents listed as their key areas of concern.
Parents’ concerns:Privacy and security Oversharing of information Inappropriate content Cyber bullying Teachers’ concerns:Preventing cyber bullying Privacy and security Inappropriate content Information sharing Parents and teachers here agreed on one thing, though — more can be done both at home and in schools to teach children how to be safer online.However, only half of the parents interviewed were satisfied with schools’ education on online safety, while about three-quarters of the teachers said that parents are not doing enough to keep their children safe on the Internet.More worryingly, even though a majority of teachers said that online safety is now part of their school’s curriculum, almost all said that they were not well-equipped to effectively teach their students about online safety.They added that they need more resources to do so, and most indicated that they wanted to attend online safety training or workshops, too. Eight out of 10 teachers also said that children should learn about online safety both at home and in school.About three-quarters of the parents said that they wanted to learn the right skills through workshops or training to help keep their children safe online.So far, Google, which has been a partner of the Media Literacy Council since 2012, has conducted nine Digital Parenting workshops reaching more than 1,000 families.Lucian Teo, Google’s user education and outreach manager for trust and safety, said: “With support from parents and teachers, we hope to work with the community to educate children on the risks and enable them to become confident navigators in the online world.” — TODAY [...]