PETALING JAYA: There is no need for me to resign as I have the support from the majority of the MPs, and I will prove it in the next Parliament meeting, says Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. “I received a letter from the King on Aug 3 that eight Umno MPs had written to the Dewan Rakyat Speaker saying they were withdrawing their support for me. “Firstly, Article 43(2) stated that the King must first appoint a Prime Minister by picking an MP whom he believes has the command of the majority of Dewan Rakyat members. “However, I realise that my position as Prime Minister is often questioned. It was claimed that 11 Umno MPs have signed statutory declarations retracting their support for Muhyiddin, while the bulk of the 40 Barisan Nasional MPs have yet to make their stand public.
August 04, 2021 22:41 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - Heptathlon world champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson's Olympic bid ended abruptly on Wednesday when she collapsed to the track during the 200 metres event, months after she suffered an Achilles tendon injury. I wasn't feeling well at the beginning. That's why I wasn't feeling well. "With long jump coming up, I feel like there’s a bit more tension because there are others out there who are able to collect more points than me," she said. The heptathlon will resume on Thursday, starting with the long jump.
August 04, 2021 12:32 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 4): UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin will resign as Boustead Holdings chairman effective tomorrow. In a separate statement, Boustead managing director Datuk Seri Mohammed Shazalli Ramly said Khaled has been very supportive of the Reinventing Boustead initiative that resulted in significant financial performance improvement for the group. “During his tenure with Boustead, we have seen significant positive progress that serves and protects the interest of our shareholders. Yesterday, UMNO president Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi said a number of UMNO Federal lawmakers have signed a declaration letter indicating their withdrawal of support for Muhyiddin. Another UMNO lawmaker to resign his Federal post is Datuk Seri Shamsul Anuar Nasarah, who announced that he was quitting as the Energy and Natural Resources Minister.
August 04, 2021 11:41 UTC
GEORGE TOWN: Retired Penang politician, Datuk Kee Phaik Cheen, who was credited for the state’s tourism growth, has passed away at 74. Kee, who served as an exco member for tourism and art from 1990 to 2004 succumbed to complications arising from Covid-19. The former Gerakan leader and her husband of 45 years, tested positive for Covid-19 last month and were hospitalised. In 2008, Kee made a comeback in the local tourism scene when she was named the Penang Tourism Action Council (PTAC) chairman. She was the Tourism Malaysia deputy chairman and its board member and audit committee chairman.
August 04, 2021 09:44 UTC
“The EL Group specialises in the cold chain transport of food items and temperature-sensitive products. At the end of 2019, before the outbreak of the pandemic, he had established EL Cold Chain Logistics Sdn Bhd — in line with the EL Group’s target of becoming an integrated logistics company. EL Cold Chain Logistics, which provides rental of cold storage space as well as cold-chain transport services, is Khor’s biggest project to date. “The residential property market may have seen a slump in prices, but this is not the case for industrial properties. But since I prefer to invest directly in a business, I am willing to take on risks that I can manage and mitigate.”
August 04, 2021 05:26 UTC
A 58-year-old table tennis player representing Luxembourg at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been dubbed the “Shanghai auntie” by the Chinese Internet. Ni Xialian was born and raised in Shanghai and is the oldest athlete to compete in table tennis in Olympic history. As Ni’s profile grew, cyber-sleuths discovered that she was once a top athlete for China’s national table tennis team. At her peak, she helped China win the team championship at the 37th World Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo in 1983. She retired from China’s national team in the late 1980s and started playing table tennis in clubs in Europe.
August 04, 2021 05:15 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 4): Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has claimed that the majority of Members of Parliament (MPs) still support him as the prime minister despite eight Umno MPs signing a letter of declaration to pull support from the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government. He said he has had an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at 11am this morning, and informed the King he had also received declarations of support from MPs that signified he still had majority support. Therefore, I have informed His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong that I will determine my legitimacy as the prime minister in Parliament. He added that this will confirm his position as the prime minister and PN as the ruling government lawfully and constitutionally. Yesterday, Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said “enough” Umno MPs had signed a declaration letter indicating their withdrawal of support for Muhyiddin as the prime minister.
August 04, 2021 04:47 UTC
At 50 years old, Paul Lim falls between the baby boomers and the millenials. He prefers to see himself as old wealth who is open to new wealth creators. “Old wealth, which is mainly defined as tangible assets, is the base to society. Managing director and group CEO of Pestech International Bhd, Lim’s wealth comes from the electricity transmission business. The critical challenge Pestech faced in 2000 — when Lim joined the company as general manager — was business expansion.
August 04, 2021 03:22 UTC
And if it is true about the natural sciences community, how much truer is it not about the social sciences? The old often manages to absorb and conform the young, ageing them before their time as it were. There are generational interests, just as there are class interests, gender interests or community interests. The future is an asset always held in (dis)trust by the old for as long as they like, or live. And if the old generation is not to be trusted, then the young need to repossess the future using their own strength.
August 04, 2021 03:22 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The political worries besetting the country continued to weigh on the stock market, sending the FBM KLCI down below the key 1,500 again. "Hence, the KLCI which saw strong buying support yesterday may experience a reversal today underscore by the jittery sentiments. Attorney General Tan Sri Idrus Harun is also expected to seek an audience with the King. CTOS-CD skidded 17 sen to eight sen.Kelington warrant-B rose 1.5 sen to 32 sen in active trade. SEAL gained seven sen to 46 sen.China100-MYR rose 11.5 sen to RM2.10, Scientex-WC eight sen to RM1.27 and Mercury seven sen to RM1.24.
August 04, 2021 02:15 UTC
New evidence about the Delta variant’s ability to infect and spread even among those who are fully vaccinated has been particularly alarming for parents of young children who are still not eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine. Many parents who thought their children faced limited risks of getting the coronavirus are now reassessing their stance. Photo: Unsplash/AtomsThe school debateMany health experts said moving forward with school reopening plans still makes sense. "Children need to be in school,” said Julie Swann, a health systems engineer at North Carolina State University. "To make sure we vaccinate as many people as possible to protect the kids who are too young to be vaccinated.” – dpa
August 04, 2021 01:52 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: Embarking on the digitalisation journey need not be daunting for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), as they can start small by optimising their daily business processes and tasks. Sharing the simple steps and insights on how SMEs can leverage on digitalisation for growth and sustainability was the focus of the recent Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA) 2021 #SOS Save Our SMEs webinar. It saw industry heavyweights such as Credit Guarantee Corp Malaysia Bhd (CGC) chief corporate officer Rahim Raduan, Maxis Business SME head Kevin Lee, PKT Logistics Group Sdn Bhd chief marketing officer Kuan Eu Jin and RHB Bank Bhd chief digital officer Dev Raaj Shanmugam diving deep into the topic. “You can’t be looking for the solution and then identifying the problem, especially in digitalisation where there are so many tools and opportunities out there.”Kuan, on the other hand, said that while digitalisation may seem to be daunting for SMEs, it was not hard to start the journey, especially starting small through basic automation in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. “The whole premise of digitalisation for me is in reducing manpower in terms of reducing the duplication of work tasks and improving accuracy and efficiency.
August 04, 2021 01:07 UTC
IPOH: All Umno MPs should follow the party supreme council's decision to rescind their support for the Perikatan Nasional government and Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, says Datuk Mohd Zolkafly Harun. The Perak party information chief said it was now the time for all members to prove their loyalty to the party. "My praise and gratitude go to God who has opened the hearts of the supreme council members in making a firm decision with total agreement. Ahmad Zahid had on Tuesday said the decision for all its MPs to retract their support came after an emergency supreme council meeting, with signed statutory declarations to back the decision. Mohd Zolkafly, who is Lintang assemblyman, also congratulated Dr Shamsul Anuar over his decision and upholding the supreme council's decision.
August 04, 2021 00:56 UTC
“Welcome to Miyagi Stadium,” one reads. They were even billed as the “Recovery and Reconstruction Games”, and the Olympic torch relay started from Fukushima prefecture, the heart of the nuclear disaster area. Olympic volunteer Onuma talking about her experiences of the 2011 earthquake at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai, Japan. On March 11, 2011, the magnitude 9.0 quake sent a tsunami that triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. “I want to pass on the message to the next generation that we have received so much support from overseas, and we shall never forget that support,” Muramatsu said.
August 04, 2021 00:56 UTC
Nur’Awatif said when she learned about the walk-in programme, she immediately told her grandma that she would take her there for her jab. Another senior citizen who came for the walk-in vaccination was 84-year-old Rasadan Arrof and her granddaughter Rohaiyah Ishak, 30. Many made their way to the vaccination centre as early as 8am yesterday. Two other PPVs at SP Arena in Seberang Jaya and the Jawi Multipurpose Hall in Nibong Tebal are also open for walk-in vaccination for citizens aged 60 and above. Another PPV for walk-in vaccination for senior citizens has also opened at the Setia SPICE Convention Centre on Penang island.
August 04, 2021 00:45 UTC