(Reuters) - Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has signed a two-year extension to his current contract which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2023-24 season, the Premier League champions announced on Wednesday. "I'm thrilled to have signed a new deal," England international Walker said in a statement on City's website. "Playing for City has been everything I'd hoped it would be and more. The 29-year-old made 52 appearances in the last campaign as City won an unprecedented domestic treble, taking his personal trophy haul at the club to five in two seasons. City kick off their Premier League title defence next season with an away trip to West Ham United on Aug. 10.
June 19, 2019 13:30 UTC
MELAKA (Bernama): Melaka police are tracking down a woman to facilitate investigations in connection with a kitten found dead in front of an eatery in Bukit Beruang here on last Saturday (June 15).A video clip of the cat has gone viral on social media.Central Melaka district police chief ACP Afzanizar Ahmad said police received a report from a 34-year-old male complainant at 10.30 am on Wednesday (June 19) on the Saturday incident after his neighbour informed him about a dead kitten in front of his eatery.He added that the three-month-old kitten belonged to the complainant, and after checking the closed-circuit television (CCTV) at his shop, he found the footage showed a woman riding a blue Modenas Kriss motorcycle in front of his eatery and appeared to be looking for something. "Subsequently, the complainant found a few minutes later, a kitten crossed in front of his shop, and the woman picked up the kitten by the roadside and did ‘something uncertain’ to it. "Yesterday, the complainant found the incident had gone viral on Facebook. The investigation found no witness who saw the incident,” he said in a statement via Whatsapp here on Wednesday.Afzanizar said the investigation showed although there was a CCTV recording on the incident, the suspect’s act of hitting the cat cannot be seen.He said police are still investigating the suspect’s identity and her age.
June 19, 2019 12:45 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): Malaysian palm oil futures jumped more than 1% on Wednesday, as traders bet upcoming export data would overshoot forecasts. The benchmark palm oil contract for September delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange was up 1.2% at 2,047 ringgit (US$491) per tonne at the close. Malaysia's Southern Peninsular Palm Oil Millers Association reported a 26.4% drop in production on Monday, which also helped boost prices. The September soyoil contract on the Dalian Commodity Exchange fell 1.2% and the Dalian September palm oil contract was also down 0.2%. Palm oil prices are affected by movements in related edible oils, with which it competes for global market share.
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June 19, 2019 12:33 UTC
KUALA KANGSAR: A man was arrested here Wednesday (June 19) after allegedly threatening to use black magic on a traffic police officer and throw his son's faeces on him. Kuala Kangsar OCPD ACP Razali Ibrhaim said the 36-year-old labourer was arrested shortly after the traffic police officer Isma Nizam Ishak issued a summons to him for not wearing his seat belt. Suddenly, he threatened to throw his son's faeces and expressed his intention to cast santau (black magic) on Isma Nizam. “Other officers nearby heard him threatening Isma Nizam. The suspect said he allegedly threatened our officer because he was dissatisfied about receiving the summonses,” he said.
June 19, 2019 10:18 UTC
NIEUWEGEIN, NETHERLANDS (AFP): International investigators said Wednesday (June 19) that they were issuing arrest warrants for three Russians and one Ukrainian suspect over the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in 2014. The Dutch-led probe said it was going to prosecute Russian nationals Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinskiy and Oleg Pulatov as well as Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko. Dutch broadcasters RTL and NOS reported late last week that investigators would reveal the names of individual suspects. Interfax Ukraine quoted Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Olena Zerkal as saying prosecutors would name four "top" suspects. A joint investigation team formed in 2014 by Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine found that the plane was shot down by a Russian missile.
June 19, 2019 10:07 UTC
Apple Inc has asked its major suppliers to assess the cost implications of moving 15%-30% of their production capacity from China to South-East Asia as it prepares for a restructuring of its supply chain, according to a Nikkei Asian Review report on June 19. The iPhone maker has decided the risks of depending heavily on manufacturing in China are too great and even rising, it said. Key iPhone assemblers Foxconn, Pegatron Corp, Wistron Corp, major MacBook maker Quanta Computer Inc, iPad maker Compal Electronics Inc, and AirPods makers Inventec Corp, Luxshare-ICT and Goertek have been asked to evaluate options outside of China, Nikkei reported. China is a key market for Apple as well as a major production centre for its devices. Apple and Foxconn did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the report.
June 19, 2019 09:33 UTC
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah remains a popular and safe travel destination despite the recent kidnappings of fishermen in the state's east coast. "MAH is confident that the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) is in full control in safeguarding the security area that covers 1,400km of the east coast of Sabah from Kudat to Tawau, including protecting the island resorts. "It is safe to travel to Sabah, and the Sandakan and Tawau districts are ideal destinations for nature and seafood lovers. "Tours to the islands there are safe since security in the east coast of Sabah is under control under Esscom supervision," he said in a statement on Wednesday (June 19). However, police said no ransom calls have been made so far to the Sabah-based employers of the fishermen.
June 19, 2019 09:11 UTC
LONDON: Oil prices were broadly steady on Wednesday as data suggesting a smaller-than-expected fall in U.S. crude inventories countered support from hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal.Brent crude futures were down 18 cents at $61.96 a barrel by 0839 GMT.U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude fell 5 cents to $53.85 a barrel. President Donald Trump offered some support, by saying preparations were starting for him to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next week at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.Talks between the United States and China broke down last month after Washington accused the Chinese of backing away from previously agreed commitments.Interaction between the two sides has been limited since then. Trump has repeatedly threatened to slap more tariffs on Chinese goods.European Central Bank President Mario Draghi also offered a boost, saying on Tuesday that the central bank would ease policy again if inflation failed to accelerate.Elsewhere, tensions in the Middle East after last week’s tanker attacks remain high. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the United States have mounted since last Thursday’s attacks.
June 19, 2019 09:00 UTC
IPOH: The state government has never approved the sale of land where the Taiping Aerodrome stands, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu (pic). He said the group demonstrating over the issue last week should have got their facts right in the first place. Abu Bakar had condemned the alleged sale, stating that the aerodrome was one of the contributing factors for Taiping to be named a Heritage City. He said the old cars have a mileage of about 400,000, and thus the engines were not in the very best of shape. “With the new cars, for the next five years the costs of maintaining the cars are much lower if compared to the old cars.
June 19, 2019 08:37 UTC
PUTRAJAYA: There will be no increase in the price of cement, says Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. The minister said the decision was made following a meeting with industry players on Tuesday (June 18). Following our discussions, all parties have agreed not to increase the price of cement,” said Saifuddin at a press conference at the ministry here. Saifuddin added that the price of cement is controlled by the Government and the industry cannot raise the prices without approval. Recently, several developers and cement product manufacturers have expressed concern that the price of cement could go up by 40% to 50% .
June 19, 2019 08:03 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Shares in companies linked to businessman Tan Sri Lim Kang Hoo - Iskandar Waterfront City Bhd (IWCity) and Ekovest Bhd - jumped on Wednesday in active trade. More than 162 million shares were traded. Ekovest was up 2.5 sen, or 3% to 86.5 sen on volume of 137 million shares. The RM140bil project will be awarded to the original consortium of Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Bhd and China Railway Engineering Corp Sdn Bhd (IWH-CREC). The consortium will take up a 60% stake in Bandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd, with the government holding the remaining 40% stake.
June 19, 2019 07:41 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Government is still servicing the RM4bil loan taken by SRC International Sdn Bhd from Retirement Fund Inc (KWAP) due to the company’s failure to pay its debt. “Based on the agreement between SRC International and KWAP, the loan would be settled in 2022, which is 10 years from the year the loan was disbursed in 2012,” she said here Wednesday (June 19). The witness was reading from her witness statement at the corruption trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who faces seven charges relating to misappropriation of RM42mil in SRC funds. “But for SRC International, its loan was for the purpose of investments which it should have gained profits from. As of May this year, the witness said the balance from the interest and principal loan taken up by SRC from KWAP – which is currently financed by the government – stood at RM4.15bil.
June 19, 2019 06:56 UTC
SINGAPORE (ANN): The wife of Singaporean actor Benjamin Heng, Michelle Ng, died in her sleep last Saturday. Heng, who is in his early 40s, announced her death on Facebook and Instagram on Sunday. But you will always hold a special place in Sophie's and my heart... We love you and miss you dearly! The post also read: "Despite the tragedy, Benjamin is staying strong for his family." On social media, several celebrities have expressed their condolences to Heng, who is a Fly Entertainment artist.
June 19, 2019 06:56 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Dagang NeXchange Bhd (DNeX) expects to secure more projects this year especially in its core businesses, namely information technology (IT) and e-services, as well as energy sector, said executive deputy chairman Datuk Samsul Husin.He said the company targeted to bid for more jobs as more government tenders were expected to roll out this year.“We will participate in more tenders this year and hope to see (better) earnings in the next financial year,” he told reporters after DNeX’s annual general meeting here, today.Samsul said the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, OGPC Sdn Bhd, had tender books worth RM140 million in its energy segment as of May 2019.“Out of the total, OGPC managed to get an order book of about RM30 million,” he added.Meanwhile, DNeX will continue to intensify its focus on the information technology (IT) and e-services sector as part of efforts to drive business growth.The company had made strides in expanding its IT and e-services business last year despite challenges in the domestic and global markets.DNeX recorded its highest revenue since 2007 with a year-on-year growth of 44 per cent at RM293.5 million in the financial year ending Dec 31, 2018 from RM203.9 million in the previous year.Going forward, Samsul said the company’s focus remained on solidifying the foundation of its core divisions to ensure long-term business resilience and sustainability amidst the challenging operating landscape.
June 19, 2019 06:33 UTC
PUTRAJAYA: The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry will meet with the Finance Ministry this month to finalise the targeted fuel subsidy scheme. Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said the meeting would finalise all things related to implementation, policy, financial implication, data and processes related to the scheme. Saifuddin, however, said the date for when the targeted fuel subsidy scheme would be implemented had yet to be decided. "After the meeting, I will present a Cabinet paper to finalise the date. The targeted fuel subsidy scheme was announced during the presentation of Budget 2019.
June 19, 2019 06:22 UTC