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SHAH ALAM – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today raided the offices of a Selangor government’s subsidiary, wholly-owned university and a private company, to assist in the investigations into contract payments which allegedly caused losses to the state government.

A source close to the investigation said the commission raided the subsidiary’s office here at 10.45 am.

The MACC had also raided two of the university’s campuses here and in Bestari Jaya, Kuala Selangor, as well as the private company’s offices at the university’s campus in Bestari Jaya, and in Desa Pandan, Kuala Lumpur, the source said.

The company was said to be responsible in developing and managing the students’ accommodation at the university’s main campus.

Meanwhile, MACC Investigation Division director Datuk Simi Abd Ghani confirmed the raids.

“(At press time,) the investigating team is still at the raiding locations. Details on the raids will be announced later today,” he said when contacted by Bernama here. – BERNAMA



PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today received 793 cows from 16 companies for the sacrificial slaughter during the upcoming Aidiladha.

Representatives of the companies handed over the donation at a special ceremony at Perdana Putra here.

Some 458 of these cows will be distributed to mosques and surau in Najib’s parliamentary constituency of Pekan, and the rest to other areas.

The companies which donated the cows are Sapura Holdings Sdn Bhd, JL99 Group, Naza Corporation Holdings Sdn Bhd, Maju Holdings Sdn Bhd, GIG Technology Holdings Sdn Bhd, Roadcare (M) Sdn Bhd, Ahmad Zaki Resources Berhad, Bumi Borneo Highway Sdn Bhd.

Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd, Zetro Aerospace Corporation Sdn Bhd, Wekajaya Sdn Bhd, AJ Aeroservices Sdn Bhd, S.N. Akmida Holdings Sdn Bhd, DRB-HICOM Bhd, Heitech Padu Bhd and Icah Sdn Bhd.

Muslims in the country are expected to celebrate Aidiladha on Sept 1. – BERNAMA


KUALA LUMPUR – Fever did not stop national archer from giving his best in the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.

He and partner Nur Aliya Ghapar clinched the silver in the mixed recurve event today. They lost 3-5 to Indonesian pair Diananda Choirunisa and Riau Ega Agata Salsabilla in the final at the Synthetic Turf Field, National Sports Complex here.

Khairul Anuar contracted fever since a week ago but it did not stop him for helping the national squad from picking up a gold, in the men’s team recurve and two silver, in the mixed team and individual.

The senior squad member with 13 years experience under his belt was happy with this year’s outing as he made it to three finals (individual, team and mixed), which is his best performance to date in the SEA Games.

“I was feeling down and saw the doctor three times but with the backing of the coach and teammates, I psyched up myself to do my best. Of course I would have been extra happy if we had won all three gold but I have to be satisfied we what we achieved,” the 26-year-old from Terengganu said when met after the recurve events.

Nur Aliya, meanwhile, said she did expect to do this well and was looking forward to better things to come. – BERNAMA


KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian exponents Ho Mun Hua and Loh Jack Chang secured a gold each on the final day of the three-day wushu competition at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games (KL2017) today.

In this morning’s session, Ho accumulated 9.67 points to upset Vietnam’s Pham Quoc Khanh who took the silver with 9.66 points in the men’s nanquan category. Brunei’s Md Sufi Shayiran Roslan claimed the bronze with 9.65 points.

In the men’s taijiquan event, Loh bagged the gold with 9.66 points while Singapore’s Samuel Tan Wei Han took the silver with 9.52 points and the bronze medal went to Khant Min Htet of Myanmar with 9.36 points.

In the women’s nandao / nangun category, Indonesia’s Juwita Niza Wasni scored 19.29 points to take the gold while Vietnam’s Nguy Thuy Linh collected silver with 19.25 points and her compatriot Nguyen Thuc Anh took the bronze with 18.77 points.

Six gold medals are at stake in the wushu arena today with three in the morning and three in the evening sessions. – BERNAMA


NILAI – The cycling squad delivered another gold medal in the team time trial event at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games in Dataran Nilai here today.

The team comprising Nik Mohd Azwan Zulkiflie, twins Muhammad Ameer Ahmad Kamal and Muhammad Ameen as well as Muhammad Fauzan Ahmad Lutfi as team leader clocked 1 hour 1 minute and 37 seconds to clinch the 51 kilometre race gold medal.

The Thai team came in second in 1 hour 1 minute 56 seconds to take the silver while the bronze medal went to Vietnam who recorded a time of 1 hour 2 minutes.

The Team Time Trial event was last held in the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar in which Malaysia won the silver medal.

It was not offered in the 2015 edition in Singapore.

Nine countries including hosts, Malaysia participated in today’s team time trial event. – BERNAMA

SEMPORNA – A car skidded and caught fire here early today, causing one person to be burnt to death and another injured, according to the Semporna Fire and Rescue Station.

The dead person has yet to be identified while the injured man was identified as Muhammad Basran Tuara, Semporna Fire and Rescue Station chief Fazizul Hizam Borhan said in a statement.

He said the station was summoned at 2.15 am following the accident and it rushed seven fire-fighters in two trucks to the scene at the Perumahan Semporna Centre in Jalan Batu.

Muhammad Basran was sent to hospital, he added. – BERNAMA

SIBU – A fire damaged a store for old files at the Sibu District Police headquarters here today, according Sibu Police chief ACP Saiful Bahari Abdullah.

He said officers and staff coming in to work at about 7 am became aware of the fire, which is believed to have been caused by a short circuit.

The Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department was summoned at 7.20 am, said a spokesman of the department operations centre. – BERNAMA


KUALA LUMPUR – Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) secretary-general Datuk Yong Wui Chung was sworn in today as a senator.

Yong, 53, who hails from Kota Kinabalu, took his oath of office before Dewan Negara president Datuk S.A. Vigneswaran.

The civil engineer, who holds a degree from the University of South Dakota, United States, will serve for a three-year term beginning today..

Vigneswaran congratulated Yong and said he hoped that the new senator would be able to help strengthen the image of parliament as a credible and highly respected legislature in the international arena.

Yong, when approached by Bernama, said his appointment was an honour and that it was his responsibility to serve the people.

He said he would give priority to the various issues affecting the people, regardless of whether they were at the Sabah or national level. – BERNAMA


KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian swimmers will be appearing in four final events of the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games swimming competition at the National Aquatic Centre here tonight.

Daniel Lim Jun Liang clocked a time of 2 minutes 19.72 seconds in the heat and qualified for the fifth place in the 200m breaststroke final.

Phee Jinq En and teammate Erika Kong Chia Chia will feature in the women’s 50m breaststroke final.

Jinq En booked her berth after recording 32.21s in the heat and qualified for second place, while Erika clocked 32.50s for the fourth spot in the final.

Tia’a Faang Der swam into the men’s 200m butterfly final after recording 2:02.67s in the heat.

A Malaysian quartet will also be in the final of the men’s 4x100m freestyle event. – BERNAMA


GEORGE TOWN – A Sessions Court here has fixed Sept 29 for mention of the case involving four teenagers charged with assaulting a youth, who was with T. Nhaveen when he was beaten to death.

J. Ragesuthen and S. Gokulan, both 18, along with two other youths, aged 16 and 17, were jointly charged with causing grievous hurt to T. Previin, 19, using a helmet.

On June 19, all four pleaded not guilty to committing the offence between 11pm and midnight on June 9 in Jalan Kaki Bukit, Bukit Gelugor.

They were charged under Section 326 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum jail sentence of 20 years and a fine or whipping upon conviction.

Judge Irwan Suainbon fixed the new date for mention pending the case’s medical report when the case was brought up yesterday.

The four have also been jointly charged with murdering Nhaveen, 18, at the same time and place.

It was reported that Nhaveen was found unconscious around midnight on June 10.

He died at Penang Hospital on June 15.

The offence carries the mandatory death sentence on conviction.

The murder case was earlier fixed for mention on Sept 28. – The Star Online