KOTA KINABALU: The remand period for the two men arrested in connection with the death of a dive instructor and two Chinese tourists at Pulau Kalapuan, Semporna, has been extended. [...]
Immigration Department D-G Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said that on June 22, statements were taken from all of those arrested, and the two Malaysians were released on police bail at 4pm while the Americans were released at 7pm the same day. — Picture by Choo Choy May
KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 — The Immigration Department today clarified that American singer Maggie Lindemann was arrested for less than 24 hours and not five days, as claimed by the celebrity in a news portal report which was picked up by other media organisations.In a statement, immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said a raid was conducted during the singer’s performance at an entertainment outlet in the city on June 21 at 9.30pm.He said two locals and three citizens of the United States were arrested under the Immigration Act 1959/63 (Act 155) for failing to get the necessary approval from the Central Agency for the Application for Filming and Performance by Foreign Artistes (PUSPAL).The director-general said that on June 22, statements were taken from all of them by investigating officers, and the two Malaysians were released on police bail at 4pm while the Americans were released at 7pm the same day.The Americans were fined RM300 each under the Immigration Regulations 1963 for misusing their social visit passes while on June 25, a sponsor was charged in court for committing an offence under section 55E of the Immigration Act and was fined RM30,000 which was duly paid.He added that the department encouraged foreigners to visit the country and at the same time, abide by the country’s laws and regulations to avoid any difficulties. — Bernama [...]
NILAI, July 2 — An aluminium processing plant here which has not been complying with prescribed procedures has been directed to stop operations for 14 days after it was found to release what is believed to be liquid chemical waste.Negri Sembilan Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee chairman S. Veerapan said the directive was issued by the Department of Environment (DoE) Negri Sembilan which found the plant, that has been operating for five years, disposing of chemical waste in an unauthorised area.“Preliminary investigations found that the plant was releasing what is believed to be chemical waste into a pond located behind the plant. The depth of the pond is estimated to be one metre and the size about one hectare.“The waste disposal has caused the trees around the area to die and if left unattended it will affect the environment in the region,” he told reporters after inspecting the Pajam industrial estate near here, today.State DoE director Norhazni Mat Sari was also present during the inspection.In addition, Veerapan said the plant was also directed to clean up the waste and if it failed to do so the shut down period would be extended.“DoE is investigating the matter further before bringing it to court and action will be taken under Section 34B and 25 (1) of the Environmental Quality Act 1974,” he said.Veerapan said the DoE would also send samples of the liquid waste to the Chemistry Department to identify the type of chemicals contained in the waste. — Bernama [...]
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Reports show that sales numbers for Huawei’s flagship P30 series have reached 10 million — in only 85 days. ― SoyaCincau
KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 ― Huawei has certainly had its hands full over the past few months or so — besides the US ban, they’ve also been involved in court cases against former employees. The entire dispute with the US government has also caused a ripple effect with other American companies that are prohibited from dealing with them, with FedEx reportedly also bringing a claim in court against the US government.In fact, the CEO and founder of Huawei has revealed that their international sales have dropped a staggering 40 per cent due to the ban. But that doesn’t seem to be holding Huawei back, with reports showing that sales numbers for Huawei’s flagship P30 series have reached 10 million—in only 85 days.This marks an improvement over the previous P20 series (2 months faster) as the sales over 3 months figure is a new record for Huawei smartphones. Huawei has also sold a total of 100 million devices up till May 2019 this year; indicative of more progress from the Chinese tech manufacturers, the P30 Pro received the “Best Smartphone” award from the European Hardware Awards.What about the ban?As we’ve discussed, the Huawei ban only prohibits US governmental agencies from buying Huawei technology, and American companies in general from dealing with Huawei. This has had many ramifications beyond Huawei’s consumer tech such as smartphones, with American companies starting to feel the pressure.The numbers discussed in this article are somewhat independent of the ban for now, with Huawei smartphones still continuing to support Google apps and services for existing devices for now. However, with reports of a new OS being developed by Huawei for future smartphones, the next few months/years could be crucial for the continued progress of Huawei’s consumer devices. ― SoyaCincau [...]
KUALA LUMPUR: A 25-year-old woman was duped into becoming a mule bank account holder after lending her ATM card to her good friend. [...]
‘Fortnite’ event 14 Days of Summer brings new modes, archived weapons, and new costumes. ― AFP pic
SAN FRANCISCO, June 25 ― Each day brings back a different retired weapon, new Limited Time Mode, challenge, and reward, as well as the obligatory outfits and new featured islands in Creative mode.Running June 24 to July 8, the annual mid-year programme of Fortnite events contains a daily rotation of Limited Time Modes, vaulted weapons, challenges, and rewards.Cosmetic character outfits will also be going up in the Fortnite in-game store for those looking to spend their V-Bucks accordingly.The official Fortnite blog spelt out the 14 Limited Time Modes that players could look forward to as the event went live.Posted in no particular order, those included Heavy Metal Squads, in which only weapons with heavy in the name would be made available (plus faster metal farming rates and storm times) to a water balloon event called Splashdown Squads.Squad game Storm Chasers: Surfin' pops every player on a vehicle, Tank Battle cranks up players' health and shields but withholds healing items, while Builders' Paradise bolsters structure health and resource gathering rates while letting any player alter any other player-created wall.The John Wick elimination mode, Wick's Bounty, returns as one of several LTMs designed for two-player Duo teams.It's joined by Leave None Behind, resource scarcity mode Use With Care, and a headshots-only mode.Solo players have Arsenal, which starts players with the best weapons but gives them worse weapons with each elimination, and Power Up, which has players consuming shields to increase overall capacity.The remaining Squads modes are to be a high-stakes Rumble, automatic arsenal refresher Loadout Swap, and the metal and stone Strategic Squads mode. ― AFP-Relaxnews [...]
Park Jung-ho, CEO of SK Telecom, attends a launching ceremony for its 5G service, in Seoul April 3, 2019. — Reuters pic
KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — South Korea is the first country to roll out commercial 5G services.In less than 3 months, the country has hit its 1 million 5G subscriber milestone, surpassing its 4G adoption rate.According to the Ministry of Science and Technology in South Korea, the number of 5G subscriptions exceeded 1 million in just 69 days.As a comparison, it took 80 days to acquire 1 million 4G LTE subscriptions back in 2011. It was also reported that there’s an average of 17,000 new 5G subscriptions daily.Among all the operators, SK Telecom has the biggest chunk of 5G users with 40 per cent market share followed by KT and LG U+ at 30per cent each.It is forecasted that 5G subscriptions could hit 4-5 million by end of this year especially when more 5G enabled devices such as the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Fold are released to the market.Since 5G is still new, coverage is still limited to key market locations, and coverage will play an important role to accelerate 5G adoption. — SoyaCincau [...]
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When someone talks about Selangor as a travel destination, images of shopping malls, food courts and chic cafes pop up. But is that all there is to the Malaysian state? I decided to eschew the urban jungle of Selangor to discover the real image. Over the span of three days, I went on an adventure in two towns — one upstream and the other by the mouth of historical Selangor River.
Selangor Part 1: Kuala Kubu Bharu
Day 1 – Morning
1) Dip in the Cool Mountain Waters of Sungai Chilling Waterfall
I waved the city goodbye as I drove on the old trunk road heading north to Kuala Kubu Bharu. My first stop is Sungai Chiling, a river which stream originates from the Titiwangsa Range. Its crystal clear water serves as a sanctuary for the prized native mahseer fish (kelah).
After registering at the counter, I began my 45-minute trek along a hanging bridge and a trail that zigzags across Sungai Chiling. I had so much fun dipping my feet in the water as cold as the river’s name, and I even tested my balancing skills by crossing over fallen logs.
By the end of the trail lies the Sungai Chilling Waterfall, an 80-metre drop of gushing mountain waters.
While I was taking a dip in the pool, I could see hundreds of mahseers scampering around. The fish were so cheeky — they came up trying to probe me, but as soon as I reached out to touch them, they swam away!
Day 1 – Afternoon
2) Devour Jumbo Freshwater Prawns at Restoran Asam Pedas
The physical exercise made me ravenous, so I made my way to a food court in search of a local legend. The strong aroma of chilli and tamarind from a crowded stall confirmed I was at Restoran Asam Pedas.
The shop specialises in everything asam pedas – meat or seafood cooked in a pot of sour and spicy stew for hours. They had a variety of dishes from freshwater fishes to meat, but I was here for the giant freshwater prawn.
I could not stop salivating at the sight of the jumbo prawns in the piping hot claypot bowl. Using my fork and spoon to clockwork precision, I ‘de-shelled’ each prawn and stuffed them in my mouth with a scoop of rice and omelette.
The plate was clean within 5 minutes, with not a single drop of asam pedas left.
Day 1 – Evening
3) Check-In at Chic Container Hotel “Sarang by the Brook”
It was finally time for some R&R, so I checked-in at Sarang by the Brook, a chic container hotel in the middle of the jungle not far away from Kuala Kubu Bharu town.
The private hotel only has 11 rooms built in cargo containers. Every residence comes with a tasteful, modern touch that blended with the environment. With a saltwater swimming pool in the middle of the compound, the logical thing for me to do was to make a splash!
The night gave way to the natural “orchestra” of insects screeching and birds hooting. It sounded scary at first but eventually became familiar and oddly-soothing. As the temperature slowly dropped, I snuggled under the blanket and had the best sleep in ages. A much-needed rest for what lies ahead the next day!
Day 2 – Morning
4) Conquer The Majestic Bukit Kutu
I found myself at the foothills of Bukit Kutu by 7 in the morning.
This 1,053-meter mountain takes about four solid hours to conquer, and I did not waste any time, successfully scaling it by noon. After crossing a stream, I breezed past a dense bamboo jungle and could gradually feel the elevation rising.
I started the second hour by taking on steep climbs that seriously pushed my physical and mental limits. I met a bunch of hikers at a huge boulder and thought the worst was over.
Little did I know I was only halfway through the climb and I kept my pace soon after. With each new step, I knew I was nearing the mountain’s peak.
A few flights of stairs and I was rewarded with sweeping views of the Selangor Dam and the Titiwangsa Mountain Range while the occasional mist passed through the valley.
I started chomping on my sandwiches, which after the long hike up, was one the most satisfying lunches I’ve ever had. I mean, c’mon, coupled with such a gorgeous view, nearly any meal that I feasted on would taste good!
Adventure in Selangor Part 2: Kuala Selangor
Day 2 – Evening
5) Be Amazed By the Fireflies of Kampung Kuantan
It was time to leave the hills for the sea as I drove to Kuala Selangor, a once royal town where the river meets the Straits of Melaka.
I arrived by sundown to catch one of the most mesmerising light shows in Malaysia. The river by Kampung Kuantan is home to the kelip-kelip, a species of fireflies that live off the local Berembang tree.
Photo credit: @stayalive91
As the daylight disappeared, I hopped on a rowboat to the magical light show. I was completely in awe of the fireflies flickering like the decorative lights of a Christmas tree. We moved from tree to tree, witnessing these marvellous creatures. Only when we returned to the jetty did I realise that we had spent half an hour on the river!
Day 2 – Night
6) Feast on the Freshest of Seafood at Pasir Penambang
Starving from a jam-packed day, I drove to Pasir Penambang for dinner at one of the many floating seafood restaurants lining the shores.
I devoured everything on our table – sweet and sour fish, deep-fried soft shell crabs, butter prawns and a heap of fried rice! I was so full that the server asked if I was okay, fearing that I could not stand up, let alone return to my car.
It was then time for me to retreat to De Palma Hotel, a resort located just behind the Kuala Selangor old town. The solitude of De Palma exuded a similar vibe to the container hotel at Kuala Kubu Bharu. Another way to get a night of uninterrupted sleep.
Day 3 – Morning
7) Wildlife Spotting at Kuala Selangor Nature Park
Fully recharged, I paid a visit to the Kuala Selangor Nature Park for a pleasant walk and fauna spotting. The park has four trails around a secondary forest, mangrove swamp and a brackish wetland lake.
My stroll in the forest wasn’t anything sp [...]
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