Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Malaysian Navy has found a body during the search for 10 Missing Sailors Following the collision between a US Destroyer and a tanker

Malaysian navy finds body in search for 10 missing US sailors

KUANTAN: The Royal Malaysian Navy has found a body in the search and rescue operation for 10 missing US sailors following the collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker off Johor.   
The body was found eight nautical miles west of the location of the collision, according to a statement by the navy on Tuesday.  
The navy said the body has been transferred to the frigate KD Lekiu and will be handed over to the US navy on Wednesday.  
"Our prayers and thoughts remain with the families of those missing from the USS John McCain after Monday’s tragic incident," said Royal Malaysian Navy chief Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin.  
He said the navy remains resolute and steadfast in its efforts to continue with the search and rescue operation, together with its foreign counterparts and other agencies.  
"We reaffirm our commitment with renewed vigour, sparing no effort in terms of searching for those unaccounted for. 
"Incidents like this remind us about the fragility of life, and to value the ties that bind us together," he said.   
Earlier, the AFP reported that divers have found human remains in the sealed compartments of the damaged warship.   
”The divers were able to locate some remains in those sealed compartments during their search today,” Admiral Scott Swift told reporters, referring to a search by divers of compartments on the damaged warship USS John S. McCain   
The USS John S. McCain, a guided-missile destroyer, suffered a gash on its port side when it collided with the Liberian registered MV Alnic at 5.30am, some 4.5 nautical miles from the coast in Teluk Ramunia on Monday.

It was the second such accident in two months involving a US warship after the USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine-flagged cargo ship off Japan in June, leaving seven sailors dead.


Kharul Hafiz Jantan is the fastest man in South East Asia after winning gold in the 100m 29th SEA GAMES 2017

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SEA Games: Khairul Hafiz bags 100m gold

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian sprinter Khairul Hafiz Jantan won the SEA Games 100m final at Stadium Nasional in Bukit Jalil on Tuesday. 
He clocked 10.38 seconds to bag the gold medal.
The Melaka athlete clocked a time of 10.34 seconds in the heats to book a spot in Tuesday night's final.
Khairul Hafiz,19, holds the national record of 10.18 seconds in the event.
Khairul Hafiz also recently clocked a personal best of 20.90 seconds to break the men's 200m national record.


Malaysian football fans "ULTRAS" slammed for ‘Singapore dogs’ chant (VIDEO)

The chanting was recorded during Malaysia’s 2-1 Group A win over neighbouring Singapore in Shah Alam on August 16. — Picture by Choo Choy MayThe chanting was recorded during Malaysia’s 2-1 Group A win over neighbouring Singapore in Shah Alam on August 16. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — Southeast Asian Games organisers urged fans to behave themselves today after Malaysia football supporters caused anger by chanting “Singapore dogs” during a game.

The organising committee called the incident, footage of which has been circulating online, “highly regrettable” and said it ran counter to the spirit of the 11-nation Games.
“Any incident that is contradictory to this spirit of togetherness and unity, especially hurling of insults at other participating nations in whatever form, is highly regrettable,” the committee said in a statement.
“Fans are urged to refrain from chanting offensive religious or racial slurs at all times,” it added.
The chanting was recorded during Malaysia’s 2-1 Group A win over neighbouring Singapore in Shah Alam on August 16.
Malaysian fans have drawn flak for using the same insult before, including in 2012 when footage of chanting from a Suzuki Cup game also raised hackles in Singapore.
“We Singaporeans only lose the game to them, but they lose their morals and game spirits,” Rashidah Begum Shye posted on Facebook.
“Sports rivalry is good but when it descends into name calling, racist chants and unsporting behaviours, it’s bad,” wrote JJ Chong. — AFP


Police are hunting for several male suspects who beat up two Myanmar supporters after the Malaysia - Myanmar Football Match at the SEA GAMES 2017

Police looking for suspects who beat up Myanmar supporters

PETALING JAYA: Police are hunting for several male suspects who beat up two Myanmar supporters outside the Shah Alam stadium following the SEA Games match between Malaysia and Myanmar on Monday night.

Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Shafien Mamat (pix) confirmed that they had received information of the incident, which occurred at the Bazarena parking lot outside the stadium close to midnight.

He said the two victims, aged 29 and 34, suffered injuries to their faces and bodies after being punched and kicked by the suspects.

“The victims were sent to the Shah Alam Hospital for treatment. One of the victims received outpatient treatment while the other is still being treated at the hospital,” Shafien said in a statement on Tuesday.

The incident had earlier gone viral on social media, with reports that the victims had suffered serious injuries while one of them was robbed of his handphone.

ACP Shafien said investigations were still being carried out, and advised members of the public not to speculate on the matter.

He added that an operation was underway to arrest the suspects involved, and urged those with information to report it to the police.

The case is being investigated under Section 148 of the Penal Code for rioting.


29th SEA GAMES 2017 Medal Tally As of 22/8/2017 7PM . Malaysia has won 33 golds so far.


KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — Malaysian athletes were unstoppable when they resumed their hunt for gold on Day 3 of the 29th SEA Games, grabbing another 11 by late afternoon with a smashing display of three gold medals from the gymnastics and two from wushu.
The hosts maintained a stranglehold on the medals board with 35 gold, 23 silver and 16 bronze, leaving Singapore a distant second with 15, Indonesia and Vietnam 10,  Thailand seven, the Philippines six and Myanmar three.
Malaysia also opened their bid in athletics with Muhammad Irfan Shamsuddin ripping his shirt in delight after retaining the men’s discus gold soon after a host of home sprinters advanced into tonight finals led by Khairul Hafiz Jantan who timed the fastest of 10.34s in the 100m semifinals .
Jonathan Nyepa will be joining Khairul for the 9.40pm sprint face-off against defending champion Eric Cray of the Philippines who advanced with 10.58s and previous winner Jirapong Meenapra clocking 10.46s.
National women sprinter Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifli and Siti Fatima Mohamad are also through to the women’s showdown where defending champion Shanti Pereira of Singapore showed she is the one to beat after timing her best of 11.73s in the semifinals. 
Landing a surprise double gold in the pommel horse were first timer and Sukma champion Tan Fu Jie,  and Jeremiah Loo who broke a 10-year drought for the Malaysian men’s team while in the women’s vault, Tan Ing Yueh, Singapore Games silver medallist,  nailed the gold and Tracie Ang the bronze for Malaysia too.
Malaysia’s last gold in men’s gymnastics was in 2007 Games through Ooi Wei Sian in the horizontal bar and in the prevous outing in Singapore, Loo was the only member of the team with a silver medal also in the horizontal bar.
In wushu, veteran Loh Jack Chang became the second exponent after Yeap Wai Kin to be a doubles medallist with a classy performance to defend the Taijiquan gold after taking the Taijijian title on Sunday.
Four gold were reined in by the men’s cycling team in the team trial event, the equestrian team in dressage, woman shooter Alia Sazana Azahari in the 25m pistol and in karate, Celine Lee and Lim Chee Wei took the women’s and men’s kata.
Alia had an emotional day in defending the gold in a Games record of 31 points as her mother and siblings had come all the way from Terengganu to surprise her at the national range in Subang.
"First of all, I would like to thank Allah S.W.T for giving me a blessed day with fair weather and secondly to my mother, siblings and supporters from Terengganu as well as my teammates, Joseline Cheah and Bibiana Ng who were most helpful to me during training,” she said.
The archery team closed their campaign with a silver in the recurve mixed team through Khairul Anuar Mohamad and Nur Aliya Ghapar. Overall they won five gold – three from compound and two from recurve events – as well as three silver and two bronze. — Bernama


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Joy Revfa memfailkan permohonan faraq iaitu pembubaran perkahwinan.dengan penyanyi hafiz hamidun

Joy Revfa Mohon Perkahwinan Dengan Hafiz Hamidun Bubar
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SHAH ALAM: Isu rumah tangga antara penyanyi Hafiz Hamidun dan isterinya Joy Revfa memasuki episod baharu apabila wanita itu memfailkan permohonan faraq iaitu pembubaran perkahwinan.
Permohonan itu dibuat oleh Joy atau nama sebenarnya Siti Arifah Mohd Amin, 30, di Mahkamah Rendah Syariah Daerah Petaling di Subang Bestari di sini Jumaat lalu selepas meragui perkahwinan yang dibina bersama Hafiz pada 1 Mei lalu.
Joy berkata, dia terpaksa membuat permohonan itu selepas Hafiz, 33, mula meragui perkahwinan mereka dengan mendakwa ia sebagai tidak sah.
“Saya datang sini untuk berdamai dan bukan untuk bergaduh atau berbalah dengan suami. Apa yang saya lakukan untuk pertahankan hak sebagai isteri dan wanita yang teraniaya.
“Saya nak buktikan perkahwinan kami ini sah, bukan seperti Hafiz katakan. Saya nak tuntut keadialan,” katanya kepada mStar Online.

Saat indah Hafiz dan Joy Revfa disatukan sebagai suami-isteri pada 1 Mei 2017.
Joy ditemui di mahkamah berkenaan pada Isnin yang hadir untuk melengkapkan beberapa dokumen selepas memfailkannya pada Jumaat lalu.
Dia ditemani peguam syarie Aznor Syuhada dan Muhammad Nur  Hafiz Roslan.
Turut menemani Joy ialah ibunya, Sofia Abbas, kakaknya iaitu Dyana Sofia dan adik, Mohd Zarif.
Permohonan dibuat mengikut Seksyen 61 (3)(b)(1) dan Seksyen 62(1)(b) Enakmen Pentadbiran Agama Islam Negeri Selangor 2003.

Joy mendakwa, Hafiz ada berjumpa dengannya pada 23 Mei 2017 iaitu hampir sebulan berumah tangga dengan memberitahu perkahwinan mereka tidak sah.
“Selepas tarikh itu dia mengabaikan saya dan saya rasa macam teraniaya,” katanya.
Dalam pada itu Muhammad Nur Hafiz berkata, mahkamah menetapkan 14 September depan untuk mendengar permohonan yang dibuat pihaknya.
Katanya, pihak beliau akan mengemukakan beberapa dokumen bagi membuktikan perkahwinan yang dibina itu sah.
Dalam pada itu mStar Online difahamkan, konflik rumah tangga antara Hafiz dan Joy timbul apabila status perceraian wanita itu dengan bekas suaminya sebelum ini tidak jelas sama ada ia sah ataupun tidak.

Disebabkan berasa curiga atas perkara itu, Hafiz tidak dapat melaksanakan tugasnya sebagai suami dan perkara itu perlu dirujuk kepada mahkamah terlebih dahulu sebelum hakim membuat keputusannya.
Hafiz dan Joy Revfa diijabkabulkan di Masjid Negeri, Shah Alam pada 1 Mei 2017 dengan sekali lafaz.
Mereka bertunang dua bulan sebelum itu, pada 23 Mac 2017.
Joy Revfa pernah berkahwin sebelum ini dan mempunyai seorang anak lelaki bernama Arryan Firdaus yang kini berusia tiga tahun.

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Brutal attack of a man by several others in Melaka Raya, which went viral on social media, may be gang-related.

Melaka Raya assault may be gang-related, say cops

Kelly Koh
New Straits TimesAugust 22, 2017

MELAKA: Police believe that the recent brutal attack of a man by several others in Melaka Raya, which went viral on social media, may be gang-related.

State police chief Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan said investigations revealed that the attackers and the victim might have been from rival groups.

“We suspect that Geng 24 was behind the incident that went viral (on social media),” he said at a press conference during the state police’s monthly assembly at their headquarters in Bukit Beruang here today.

Jalil said the victim and attackers were drunk.

“The cause of their fight was because they were drunk. If they had not been drunk, the fight would not have happened.”

He said the attack on Aug 15 at 2am was an isolated incident, as gangster activities in the state was under control.

“We want to prevent such things from happening, because when it goes viral on social media, it gives the impression that Melaka is not safe. This was an isolated incident.

“Gangsterism in Melaka is under control and we have always taken preventive measures.”

He added that the case was considered solved. The suspects will be charged in court and the video will be tendered as evidence.

Jalil issued a stern warning on rival gangs here, which might have been involved in a turf war.

“We have warned them not to continue with their plans as we are monitoring their activities.”

He added that police have a list of groups that were declared illegal by the Home Ministry.

“They are here, but they don’t dare expose themselves. But, we know that they are gang members,” he said.

Jalil declined to reveal the number of groups on the list.

“The active groups here are Geng 18, Geng 24 and Geng 36,” he sai

RCI concludes BNM lost RM31.5 billion, and the figure was hidden from the Bank Negara reports

RCI 'concludes' massive forex losses were hidden from BNM; puzzled how this could have been done

New Straits TimesAugust 21, 2017

PUTRAJAYA: The first day of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the Bank Negara Malaysia foreign exchange (forex) losses has revealed that a massive RM31.5 billion lost between 1991 and 1994 was hidden from the central bank.

The commission’s chairman, Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, said: “We have made the finding today that BNM lost RM31.5 billion, and the figure was hidden from the Bank Negara reports. We have to find out who asked for it to be concealed.”

RCI panel members, he said, were puzzled as to how losses of such a grand scale could have gone unknown.

Sidek, after hearing former BNM assistant governor Datuk Abdul Murad Khalid's testimony, said he could not wrap his head around the fact that no action was taken by the central bank despite knowing that something was amiss.

“I find it very odd, for the life of me. Bank Negara Malaysia is a respected and distinguished institution. Surely there must be checks and balances and standard operating procedures?”

Seen scratching his head during parts of the proceedings covered by the media, Sidek also questioned why no efforts were taken by “those in the know” to dig up more information on the matter.

“When I was the chief secretary to the government, any issues related to public funding I would korek (dig) more to get more information from the secretaries-general,” he added.

Murad was the third witness called in to testify today.

In his 42-point testimony, Murad said he had told the then BNM governor, the late Tan Sri Jaafar Hussein, and also Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was then the finance minister, of the alleged losses.

Earlier, Murad said he was certain that there were no investigations launched by BNM or any other enforcement agencies on the forex losses during that period.

“In my opinion, there were no investigations made by BNM or any other agency as it involved a huge amount of losses and the government was scared to disclose the amount of actual losses to the public. If the losses were disclosed (at the time), the finance minister, prime minister (at the time, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad) and the cabinet would be blamed and be held responsible.”

He also said there was no written policy in BNM at that time regarding forex.

“The practice that was adopted then was decided by the Banking Department manager and adviser, that was Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop.”

He also said the method used by the Accounts Department to record the Bank Department's forex trading was done in the Dealers Room and at the same time the processing division under the Banking Department would make confirmation with counter parties via telex.

“By right, the telex and dealers chits were handed over to the Accounts Department on a daily basis for record purposes. I am not sure if the telex and dealers chits had been submitted to the Accounts Department every day for them to be recorded correctly and accurately regarding the forex trading.”

Murad also said he was unsure who was responsible for keeping the dealing chits during the said period and this should be referred to the then Banking Department accountant Nasaruddin Zakaria.

He also testified that under the law, it was permissible for forex trading to transfer or convert assets to other foreign currencies, but the forex trading committed during that period was “speculative”, where assets were not backed up, but more in the form of gambling.

Technical Glitch on MRT Sungai Buloh Kajang line Caused Trains Delay; Thousands Arrive Late For Work

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KUALA LUMPUR: Thousands of commuters on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line arrived late for work this morning after a technical glitch caused considerable delays to train operations.
Disgruntled passengers hurrying to their officers were overheard grumbling over the late trains.
M Surach, who regularly takes the MRT to his office in Bangsar, said that for some reason, his train stopped for between five and 10 minutes at each station, beginning at around 6.30am.
"I usually take the train from the Bandar Tun Hussein Onn MRT Station to the Pasar Seni (interchange) Station – a journey will usually takes about half an hour.
"However, due to the long delays today, the train took about one hour and a half to reach the Pasar Seni Station," he said.
Some passengers have taken to social media to vent their frustrations and are demanding an explanation from the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) and RapidKL.
Sheh Hezmee, who posted a comment on MRT Corp’s Facebook page said: "Why were the trains delayed today? Please enlighten us," he said.
When contacted, a RapidKL spokesman said that the MRT line is experiencing a signalling issue at the Pusat Bandar Damansara Station (northbound and southbound).
"Due to the problem, the trains moved more slowly along the entire line," he added.
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