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Actor Zul Ariffin has claimed that a viral sex video with a man resembling him is a "deepfake".


Actor Zul Ariffin makes ‘deepfake’ claims after sex video goes viral on social media


Thursday, 12 Dec 20193:00 PM MYT

By Angelin Yeoh





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Zul Ariffin is a popular actor who has starred in films like Hantu Kak Limah, Sangkar and J Revolusi. — CHAN TAK KONG/The Star


Local actor Zul Ariffin has claimed that a viral sex video with a man resembling him is a "deepfake".

In an interview with website Xtra, Zul expressed his disappointment over how he came to be associated with the viral video. He cited Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as an example of a popular figure whose face has been digitally-added with machine learning onto another person's face in an effort to produce a deepfake video.


"It's easy to find visuals of myself to make a deepfake video," he said.

Zul said he did not expect to become a deepfake victim, adding that he thought it only happens to someone with more prominence.



He expressed sadness over the viral video situation and also advised other local artistes to be careful, fearing they too may become victims of deepfakes.

Zul, 33, was a popular trending topic on Twitter yesterday after users claimed he is the man in a short sex video that has gone viral on the platform. When the video came to light, Zul reportedly deactivated his Instagram account and his official fan club said the actor is taking a break from social media.

Some users on Twitter were even selling copies of the alleged sex video, some reportedly for as little as RM5.

In June this year, Vice reported that two artists and an advertising company released a deepfake video of Zuckerberg where he was made to give a sinister-sounding speech about Facebook. The same artists have also created deepfakes featuring Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump as part of an exhibition in the UK.

In September, Chinese app Zao went viral on social media after a user showed how it can be used to create convincing deepfake videos in just under 10 seconds.


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50% discount to settle summonses during the Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police’s “Meet the Customers Day” - 8.30am and 4pm on Dec 24 and Dec 26


50% discount for traffic police summonses

Friday, 13 Dec 2019


KUALA LUMPUR: The public will have a chance to settle their summonses at a 50% discount during the Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police’s “Meet the Customers Day”.

Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya (pic) said the event would be held between 8.30am and 4pm on Dec 24 and Dec 26 in conjunction with the Christmas celebration.


“We are offering a 50% discount for various types of traffic summonses.

“We hope that the public will use the opportunity to settle any outstanding summonses, ” he said when contacted yesterday.



Among the types eligible for the 50% discount are non-compoundable summonses and those attached to ongoing trials as well as those issued during Ops Selamat and for accidents, he added.

ACP Zulkefly said such discounts were last offered during the Chinese New Year celebration earlier this year.

“At that time, 1,600 people came forward to settled their summonses.

“We hope that more people will come forward this time, ” he said.

He said sufficient police staff would be on duty at its KL headquarters located at Balai Polis Trafik, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee on both days.

“We advise the public to come early to avoid any inconvenience.

“Offering discounts is one of our ways to encourage the people to settle their summonses before they are blacklisted, ” said ACP Zulkefly.

For more information on the Meet The Customers Day event, members of the public can check KL JSPT’s official Facebook page.


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Bukit Aman's Probe on Claims by Yusoff Rawther to include Polygraph test


Polygraph test, alibi to form part of Bukit Aman probe on claims by Anwar’s ex-staff
FMT Reporters
-December 13, 2019 10:23 AM

Police have questioned both Anwar Ibrahim and Muhammed Yusoff Rawther over the latter’s police report.

KUALA LUMPUR: A polygraph test is among the options being considered by police as investigators zero in on details surrounding allegations of sexual assault by Muhammed Yusoff Rawther against Anwar Ibrahim, a source familiar with such cases told FMT.

The source also said that investigation methods this time appeared to be different from previous sexual misconduct cases involving the PKR leader, including the Sodomy 2 case where he was accused of sodomising Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

“Here, cops are dealing with outrage of modesty, where no sexual penetration has been claimed. This means police have to look at other ways to establish a case.”

The so-called Sodomy 2 case ended with Anwar being sentenced to five years’ jail, before he was released last year following a royal pardon.
In all the cases, Anwar has strongly denied allegations against him, saying they were politically motivated.

Speaking to FMT under conditions of strict anonymity, the source told FMT that the “other ways” to probe the claims against the PKR leader would include establishing Anwar’s whereabouts on Oct 2 last year, the day the alleged assault took place.

Bukit Aman’s Classified Criminal Investigation Unit this week launched a probe under Section 354 of the Penal Code, which deals with using criminal force to outrage a person’s modesty, based on a police report filed by Yusoff on Dec 7.

Yusoff, a grandson of late Penang consumer advocate SM Idris, was questioned for hours at Bukit Aman accompanied by his lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla. In his statutory declaration, Yusoff said he had thwarted Anwar’s attempt to outrage his modesty when the two met at the PKR president’s house on Oct 2 last year.

Yesterday, police visited the PKR leader’s house in Bukit Segambut, after taking a statement from Anwar at Bukit Aman.

“Officers are believed to have inspected several areas in the house which Yusoff Rawther referred to during questioniong at the Bukit Aman police headquarters,” the source told FMT.

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Oct 2, 2018 was just days after Anwar was nominated to contest the Port Dickson by-election, where he later won handsomely to make a parliamentary comeback.

While Anwar had a busy schedule with campaigning during that period, news reports have also placed the PKR leader in Kuala Lumpur, where he spoke at a memorial held for Mahatma Gandhi in Brickfields.

“That’s the easy part. The more difficult part is to establish specifics, and ultimately, the truth,” said the source.

The source further said he would not be surprised if investigators seriously contemplate the use of a polygraph test, the results of which can be admissible in court based on a judge’s discretion.

“But at this stage, it helps investigators to sift through the claims,” he added.

Polygraph tests, which have been used by the police, armed forces and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in their investigations, give physiological indicators such as blood pressure, pulse and respiration during questioning.

“But a person must agree to undergo the test,” said the source, who also added that polygraph tests are not necessarily an accurate lie detector as widely believed.

Lawyer Haniff Khatri should resign as chairman of the Penang Regional Development Authority (Perda) if he still wants to actively practise


Anwar loyalists urge Yusoff Rawther’s lawyer to quit Penang federal agency
Predeep Nambiar
-December 12, 2019 1:21 PM
FMT
Loyalists of Anwar Ibrahim at a press conference in Penang today, where they stated support for the PKR leader in the wake of a criminal investigation.

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A group of Anwar Ibrahim loyalists today questioned lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla for representing an ex-staff of the PKR leader in a sexual misconduct probe launched by Bukit Aman this week.

Pro ’98 Reformis Malaysia accused Haniff of “gutter politics” for representing Muhammed Yusoff Rawther, who was questioned by police over claims that Anwar had tried to outrage his modesty last year.

The group also urged Haniff to resign as chairman of the Penang Regional Development Authority (Perda).

“If Haniff does not want to stop this gutter politics, he should resign from Perda and berambus (get lost) from Penang,” said the group’s Penang spokesman Amir Ghazali.


Speaking to reporters at Yayasan Aman, a PKR-linked outfit, Amir said Haniff should instead focus on reforming the federal body.

He questioned Haniff’s claim that he was acting professionally.

“Does he want a bigger leadership post, by doing this?

“He appears to be more willing to use his legal expertise to become a tool of a certain leader,” he added.Haniff Khatri Abdulla.

Amir asked if Haniff, who had appeared for Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, was tasked with destroying Anwar’s image.

“Haniff must ask himself, who does he represent? He is the chairman of a federal body, can he do something like this?”

Haniff has hit out at “conspiracy theorists” in the wake of Bukit Aman’s probe into Yusoff’s police report and statutory declaration.

Yusoff, 26, was a research assistant at Anwar’s office in Petaling Jaya until earlier this year, when he claimed he was assaulted by the Port Dickson MP’s political secretary, Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak. He has since slapped a civil suit against Farhash, although Farhash denies the accusations.

At a press conference streamed on Facebook Live on Dec 4, Yusoff claimed that a senior politician had committed a crime against him which he described as “un-Islamic, vile, insidious and morally repugnant”.

Bukit Aman has since summoned Yusoff twice to record his statement.

Anwar strongly denied the claim, calling it baseless and politically motivated. He also instructed his lawyer Ramkarpal Singh to take legal action.

A woman who claims to be a companion of S Samy Vellu has filed for an interim order to have unrestricted access and restore RM25k allowance




Meeriam shows thali as proof she is Samy’s second wife

NATION


Friday, 13 Dec 2019

By ILI AQILAH

IPOH: There was drama in the courthouse grounds here as the woman claiming to be the second wife of Tun S. Samy Vellu arrived accompanied by her family members and lawyers.

The large number of reporters and photographers did not know who she was, until Meeriam Rosaline Edward Paul, the woman embroiled in a legal controversy with the former MIC president, was approached by her lawyer RSN Rayer.


Dressed in a gold saree with orange bodice, she showed her thali (a chain tied by the groom around the bride’s neck in traditional Hindu marriages) to reporters as proof that she and Samy Vellu were married.

A High Court hearing for an interim order to grant Meeriam full access to Samy Vellu was fixed for yesterday, but Justice Hashim Hamzah put off the proceedings following a request by the legal team representing Samy Vellu’s son, Datuk Seri S. Vell Paari.


The decision was made in chambers by the judge. The case will now be heard on Jan 17.

The 59-year-old woman has claimed that she and Samy Vellu held a customary marriage in Kuala Lumpur in 1981.

Meeriam, who was also represented by Ramesh Sivakumar, filed the interim order in March this year.Besides the unrestricted access, she is also seeking to be paid a monthly RM25,000 maintenance fee pending the outcome of her main suit.



image: https://apicms.thestar.com.my/uploads/images/2019/12/13/435503.jpgSeeking reunion: Meeriam (centre) with Rayer (second from right) at the Ipoh High Court. — Bernama



Rayer said the court granted the postponement as Vell Paari’s legal team was seeking a declaration from the Kuala Lumpur High Court that his father was mentally unfit to defend himself in the wake of two legal cases brought against him.

“They want Samy Vellu’s mental state to be assessed by the court, with the hearing set on Dec 17 where we will also be intervening, ” Rayer told reporters yesterday.

Vell Paari had filed an originating summons against Samy Vellu at the Kuala Lumpur High Court to determine whether the latter was mentally incapacitated, as under Section 52 of the Mental Health Act.

He claimed that his 83-year-old father was suffering from dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease.

Ramesh said he believed the marriage between Meeriam and Samy Vellu was recognised even though it was not registered.

He said traditional marriages were deemed valid as registration was only required from 1982.

Approached outside the courtroom, Meeriam said she last met Samy Vellu at a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur on June 13.

“I want him to return home like he used to all the time and care for me like he promised, ” she said.

“I am fully dependent on him, what am I supposed to do now?” she asked, claiming that she has been his wife for the past 38 years.

She said they did not have any children together.


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AG Tommy Thomas Grilled former PM Najib for doing nothing to investigate on what happened to RM4billion loan to SRC


Thomas and Najib lock horns

NATION


Thursday, 12 Dec 2019

By NURBAITI HAMDAN





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KUALA LUMPUR: A war of words broke out between former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the Attorney General as the two went head to head over SRC International Sdn Bhd’s funds that were frozen by the Swiss government in 2015, allegedly for money laundering.

Najib, 66, insisted that the subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) was supposed to take steps to recover the monies when he was asked by Tan Sri Tommy Thomas about the missing funds.


Thomas told the witness that the money – loaned to SRC from the Retirement Fund Inc (KWAP) – was frozen and this had caused a cash flow problem where SRC could not pay back its debt to KWAP.

Najib said he was not sure how much money there was in the Swiss account.


“But if the money was frozen by the Swiss government, then it means there was money in that account, ” he said at the SRC International trial here yesterday.

Things got heated up when Najib said he wanted the money to be brought back and SRC’s management was “supposed to take action”.

Thomas: You didn’t take action.

Najib: SRC is supposed to take action.

Thomas: SRC is not on trial Datuk Seri, you are on trial. Were you shocked (about the money being frozen)?

Najib: Yes, I was shocked but SRC was supposed to do it.

Thomas then asked Najib if he had asked the five SRC directors what had happened to the RM4bil loan, to which the witness replied he did not summon the directors.

Thomas: I put it to you that you did nothing to investigate. This was taxpayers’ money, but you did nothing.

Najib: SRC was supposed to do it!

Thomas: The RM4bil from the two loans from KWAP that was given to SRC has totally disappeared.

Najib: I disagree because we couldn’t ascertain about the funds in Switzerland.

Thomas: So you’re still playing “some assets are in Swiss”.

Najib: (That) we must establish!

Thomas: I put it to you that the money has disappeared. They were absolutely misspent.

Najib: I disagree.

Thomas: They (the loans) become non-performing.

Najib: We have not come to that part.

Najib also denied suggestions that he refused to send former Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah to Switzerland because he did not want Husni to discover the truth about the monies.

“Husni’s request to go to Switzerland was an informal one and made on a whim, ” he said.

“I was told that there was already a delegation that went there earlier to inquire about the money and they were satisfied.”

For the record, the court had heard a testimony from former SRC board chairman Tan Sri Ismee Ismail who said that the entire board of directors visited the Swiss bank in Lugano, Switzerland, in September 2013 to ensure the company’s money was safely kept.

Husni testified in court that Najib refused to allow a government delegation to go to Switzerland to clarify about the frozen money.

Najib also denied limiting or restricting Husni in matters relating to 1MDB or SRC.

“He is involved in matters like loan agreements, ” Najib said.

Thomas: Those were the things you wanted him to do, when you wanted him to sign the government guarantee and such. You would instruct him to do so.

Najib: I disagree.

Thomas: I put it to you that you didn’t want him to get into the operational aspects of 1MDB because at that time 1MDB was getting notorious.

Najib: No. I disagree because Husni answered for 1MDB in Parliament. If he is the one answering then he would know the operations.

Thomas: You didn’t want him to know the truth about 1MDB and SRC. I put it to you, you didn’t want Husni to discover your cover-up is false.

Najib: Disagree.

Thomas: Even your answer today in court is a cover-up. Not the truth.

Najib: I disagree.

Najib is facing seven charges –three for criminal breach of trust, one for abuse of power and three for money laundering involving SRC funds totalling RM42mil.

The hearing before Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali continues next Wednesday.


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Court Told Zahid Hamidi gave money to PDRM FA and A Private company using Yayasan Akalbudi Cheque's


PDRM football body received RM1.3 mil from Yayasan Akalbudi, court told
Bernama
-December 11, 2019 11:40 PM
Former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi faces 47 charges of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and bribery.

KUALA LUMPUR: A witness told the High Court here today that the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) Football Association received a cheque for RM1.3 million from Yayasan Akalbudi for the management of the association in November 2015.

The association’s assistant secretary, ASP Mohd Nizam Mohd Noor, 39, said the cheque dated Nov 19, 2015 was received from Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s son-in-law, Zul Hisham Zainal, who was the intermediary between the association and the former deputy prime minister.

According to the 20th prosecution witness, the cheque was later handed to the association’s assistant treasurer, Sergeant Khairul Azuan Ramli, to be banked into the association’s account.

When referred to a CIMB Bank account statement of the association dated Nov 30 2015 by deputy public prosecutor Nur Aishah Maulat Ahmad Zakiuddin, Nizam confirmed finding the sum of money amounting to RM1.3 million banked into the association’s account via a transaction dated Nov 23, 2015.


The police officer, who had been holding the position since 2008, said this when reading his witness statement on the 11th day of trial against Zahid, who is facing 47 charges involving Yayasan Akalbudi funds amounting to millions of ringgit.

When cross-examined by counsel Rosal Azimin Ahmad, who is representing Zahid, Nizam said before receiving the cheque, he had informed Zul Hisham that the association needed RM1.3 million to pay about three to four months’ salary arrears of players.

Rosal: I am suggesting that the RM1.3 million was a form of assistance from Zahid through the foundation to PDRM, which was badly in need of the assistance.

Nizam: Agree.

Rosal: Zahid need not have helped the association but he himself wanted to give the aid (money).

Nizam: Yes, correct.



When Rosal proposed that on July 14 2016, the National Sports Council (MSN) had paid RM1 million back to the foundation and the remaining RM300,000 was a form of assistance from the foundation to PDRM, the witness replied he was not sure.

Earlier when reading his witness statement, Hisham said as Zahid’s son-in-law since 2004, he did not know that his father-in-law owned Yayasan Akalbudi or any other foundations.

When cross-examined by Rosal on the RM1.3 million fund, the 19th prosecution witness, who initially was not directly involved with the PDRM football association around 2014, said Nizam told him that the RM1.3 million was for payment of players’ salaries and the association’s administrative expenses.

The businessman, who was appointed officially as PDRM football team manager for the 2017 season, said the average total monthly renumeration for 30 PDRM players and management was about RM500,000 to RM600,000 a month. The allocations received from PDRM and the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) were not enough to cover the expenses.

Asked by Aishah whether he saw any financial statement of the association in relation to the allocation of between RM500,000 to RM600,000 a month needed to pay player salaries and management of the PDRM football team, the witness said he did not see the details and was only informed on the matter by Nizam.

RM10 million loan

Earlier, the court was told that Zahid had lent RM10 million of Yayasan Akalbudi funds to a local coal company after the CEO was introduced to him by the husband of a pop songstress in 2015.

Armada Holdings Sdn Bhd CEO Wasi Khan @ Wasiyu Zama Israr, 50, said his company needed the RM10 million paid-up capital to meet the minimum requirements for registration to get TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd’s spot contract.

“However, my company did not have that amount in our accounts.

“Since we were hoping to get a project and we have to register with TNB Fuel, I contacted my friends, including (the songstress’s husband) Datuk Seri Khalid Mohamad Jiwa to ask if they could lend me RM10 million to be used as our paid-up capital.

“I initially asked for Khalid’s help to set a meeting for me with Zahid with the hope to reduce the required capital from RM10 million to only RM5 million.

“Khalid agreed and asked me to come and meet Zahid,” the 21st prosecution witness said during the examination-in-chief by deputy public prosecutor Nur Aishah Maulat Ahmad Zakiuddin.

Wasi said he knew that Khalid was a close friend of Zahid.

The witness also said that he and Khalid then went to see Zahid at the latter’s office at the home ministry in Putrajaya.

“The meeting lasted about 20 minutes as it was aimed at getting Zahid to suggest for the reduction of the required paid-up capital for the project.



“But, Zahid said he could not interfere in TNB matters and policies,” Wasi said.

The witness said a month after the meeting, he was verbally invited by Zahid to come to Parliament the following day.

Wasi said during their meeting at Parliament, the former deputy prime minister asked an Affin Bank officer to give him (Wasi) a cheque of RM10 million and a month to repay the loan.

“I looked into the details and found that the RM10 million cheque, dated Nov 16, 2015, was issued to Armada Holdings. The name Yayasan Akalbudi was also on the cheque, meaning that it was issued by Yayasan Akalbudi.

“During our previous meetings, Zahid did not mention anything to me that the loan given to the company would be from Yayasan Akalbudi,” he said.

The witness said a month later, he had made full repayment of the loan with interest of 4%, or RM69,722.65, using two CIMB Bank cheques belonging to his company.

“Unfortunately, Armada Holdings did not succeed in securing any project with TNB Fuel,” he said.

Earlier, Zahid’s former special officer, Wan Ahmad Wan Omar, said he saw his boss signing a Yayasan Akalbudi cheque for RM100,000 for TS Consultancy & Resources.

He said Zahid signed the cheque after being informed that TS Consultancy & Resources was facing a financial problem as it had not received an allocation from Umno headquarters as it normally would.

He said the cheque was prepared by Zahid’s special aide, Major Mazlina Mazlan.



“I saw Zahid sign the cheque. He then gave it to me and I gave it to my officer, Sabri Said,” the 18th prosecution witness said.

Zahid, 66, is facing 47 charges, 12 of which are for criminal breach of trust, eight for corruption and 27 others for money laundering involving Yayasan Akalbudi funds.

The trial before Justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah continues tomorrow.

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Malaysian PM Tun Dr Mahathir arrived in Doha, Qatar Early This Morning for a 4 day Visit



Dr M arrives in Doha for four-day official visit to Qatar

Thursday, 12 Dec 20199:15 AM MYT





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Dr Mahathir (left) is greeted by Qatar’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari upon arrival at the Hamad International Airport on Wednesday (Dec 11) to begin his four-day official visit to Qatar. - Bernama


DOHA (Bernama): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad arrived here Wednesday (Dec 11) to begin his four-day official visit to Qatar.

After his special aircraft touched down at the Hamad International Airport in the Qatar capital at 9.15pm local time (2.15am Thursday Malaysian time), Dr Mahathir and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali were greeted upon arrival by Qatar's Minister of Commerce and Industry, Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari and senior officials from both countries.


The Malaysian delegation includes Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.

This is Dr Mahathir's first visit to Qatar after being appointed as Malaysia's seventh Prime Minister in May last year.


The visit is on the invitation of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Hamad Al Thani, and both leaders are scheduled to hold a meeting to discuss the various efforts being taken to enhance the bilateral ties that was established in 1974.

On the second day of the visit (Dec 12), a packed scheduled awaits the prime minister, including a meeting with captains of industry of Qatar before being accorded an official welcoming ceremony at Amiri Diwan.

The Amiri Diwan is the seat of rule of the State of Qatar. It is the sovereign body and the administrative office of the Emir of Qatar.

After the ceremony, Dr Mahathir is scheduled to have an audience and hold a four-eyed meeting with the Emir.

Both leaders will also witness the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the Establishment of a High-Level Joint Committee between the Foreign Ministers of both countries before they proceed to a luncheon hosted by the Emir in honour of the visiting prime minister.

In the afternoon, Dr Mahathir is scheduled to meet with the Chairman of the Qatar Foundation, Sheikha Moza Nasser Al Missned, during which they will discuss various aspects of education as the foundation seeks to become an educational hub in the Middle East.

Later, the Prime Minister will also be meeting the Malaysian diaspora and Malaysian business players in Doha.

On the third day (Dec 13), among others, Dr Mahathir's programme includes a visit to the Qatar University where he will be conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy.

Following the official bilateral programmes, on Saturday (Dec 14), the Prime Minister is scheduled to attend the Doha Forum 2019 where he will deliver the keynote address touching on re-imagining governance in a multi-polar world from Malaysia's perspective.

At the forum, Dr Mahathir will be conferred the Doha Forum Award by the Emir of Qatar. The Prime Minister is the first recipient of the Doha Forum Award.

The award is being given to Dr Mahathir as a recognition of his leadership, voice and initiatives in developing and promoting Malaysia as well as its role on the international stage.

Qatar is Malaysia's fifth largest trading partner in the Middle East. In 2018, total trade between the two countries amounted to RM3.72 billion, up 29% from 2017.

Major export items from Malaysia to Qatar in 2018 were machinery, equipment and parts; processed food; palm oil and palm oil-based agriculture products; iron and steel products; and manufactures of metals.

Malaysia's main imports from Qatar were chemical and chemical products; crude petroleum; petroleum products; manufactures of metals; and iron and steel products

The prime minister is scheduled to conclude the visit and return to Malaysia at noon on Saturday (5pm Malaysian time). – Bernama


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A proposal paper on an alternative plan to save FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV) from falling into the hands of a third party is now being prepared


Settlers have alternative plan to stop FGV from falling to third party
Bernama
-December 11, 2019 10:51 PM




KUALA TERENGGANU: A proposal paper on an alternative plan to save FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV) from falling into the hands of a third party is now being prepared by various professionals, especially the settlers, said Majlis Permuafakatan NGO Felda (MPNF) chairman Mazlan Aliman.

He said those involved were former FGV senior officers who would provide a plan apart from selling the shares of FGV following its poor financial performance and the mountains of debts incurred by the company.

He said when the proposed paper is ready soon, it would be presented to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“We are appealing to the government to consider the proposed paper which would be submitted soon.

“If the government can consider the proposal of a third party, purportedly by Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary, why not consider a proposal by the settlers of Felda?” he said when met by reporters at the presentation of Farmers’ Organisation Authority (LPP) Flood Contributions at Agro Resort in Permaisuri near here today.

Commenting further, Mazlan, who is also LPP chairman, said the government needed to consider carefully before making a decision to sell the company to third parties as there is no guarantee that FGV will be managed well and will return to profitability.

In fact, he said if the situation worsened under the new management, it would certainly have a devastating impact on the interests and community of Felda.

“As such, at the onset of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s victory, I have insisted that FGV be returned to Felda.

“Nonetheless, I was disappointed as more than a year has gone by and despite the tabling of a Felda White Paper, we have not received any feedback from the government on the matter as demanded.



“I see the move (handing over to a third party) as being unwise. As such, we are formulating a plan to resolve the problem,” he said.

In another development, Mazlan said LPP was cooperating closely with the Agriculture Department to prepare a report and assess the areas affected by floods in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Johor.

According to him, when the report is processed, LPP will channel the assistance to the victims in the affected areas within three months.

“We have not obtained the full data for all affected areas as some areas such as Johor, Selangor and Sabah are still flooded.

“However, for school uniform assistance, I have directed local LPPs to give priority to help farmers with back-to-school aid of RM150 each,” he said.

Video Lucah Mirip Seorang Pelakon Lelaki Terkenal Tersebar









Video Lucah Mirip Zul Ariffin Tersebar, Akaun IG Ditutup?
Oleh Farizan Zainal
ROTIKAYA
11 Dec 2019, 02:12PM


Sejak malam tadi tular satu rakaman video memaparkan aksi panas seorang lelaki mirip pelakon Zul Ariffin di laman Twitter.

Video berdurasi 45 saat itu memperlihatkan aksi lelaki berbadan sasa itu dalam keadaan berbaring sambil menunjukkan alat sulitnya. Lelaki berkenaan dipercayai sedang berinteraksi dengan individu lain menerusi panggilan video.
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Susulan penyebaran video berkenaan, pelbagai spekulasi timbul malah ramai yang terkejut dengan video berkenaan. Tidak kurang juga rata-rata peminat mula menyerang akaun Instagram Zul untuk mendapatkan penjelasan.

Bagaimanapun, hasil tinjauan mendapati akaun Instagram Zul Ariffin telah dinyahaktifkan.

Terdahulu, pada tahun 2018 Instagram Stories Zul Ariffin telah digodam dan gara-gara godaman tersebut, tersebar gambar kemaluan yang sehingga kini masih tidak diketahui siapakah pemilik sebenarnya.

Setakat ini masih tiada penjelasan lanjut daripada Zul sendiri. Kita tunggu sahaja apa kenyataan dari tuan badan tentang video ini.

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The AmBank Group said it will vigorously fight Najib Razak Suit


AmBank Group to 'vigorously fight' Najib's suit
NATIONWednesday, 11 Dec 2019
5:02 PM MYTBy ALLISON LAI

image: https://apicms.thestar.com.my/uploads/images/2019/12/11/432651.jpgPETALING JAYA: The AmBank Group said it will vigorously fight a suit filed by former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak (pic) relating to the handling of his current accounts with its subsidiary AmBank Islamic.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia on Tuesday (Dec 10), AMMB Holdings Bhd confirmed that it has been served with a writ of summons by Najib on Monday (Dec 9), seeking damages in relation to the conduct of his accounts.

“Both AMMB and AmBank Islamic have appointed solicitors to defend the suit and have been advised by solicitors that the allegations are not sustainable and AmBank Islamic and the company have a strong defence.

“AMMB and AmBank Islamic will vigorously oppose the action, ” said the banking group.It was reported that Najib had filed a suit on Monday against AmBank and its former relationship manager Joanna Yu for alleged negligence in taking instructions from an unauthorised third party, businessman Low Taek Jho concerning his bank accounts without his knowledge or consent.

Low - better known as Jho Low - is believed to be the mastermind behind the misappropriation of 1MDB and its subsidiary SRC International’s funds, some of which ended up in Najib's personal bank accounts.


Najib is facing seven charges of abuse of power, criminal breach of trust, and money laundering related to the RM42mil that originated from SRC International funds.

He has maintained that the money was donations from the royal family of Saudi Arabia.

Najib has also repeatedly maintained that he did not authorise AmBank to take instructions from Jho Low on matters related to his bank accounts.
He is also facing 25 charges of money laundering and abuse of power involving RM2.28bil belonging to 1MDB.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/12/11/ambank-group-to-039vigorously-fight039-najib039s-suit#d3YhiYUY4boo358E.99
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Champions League Results 2019: Tuesday10 Dec 2019 Scores and Group Qualifiers


Champions League Results 2019: Tuesday Scores, Group Tables, Qualified Teams

MATT JONESDECEMBER 11, 2019

Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah reacts at the end of the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between RB Salzburg and Liverpool FC on December 10, 2019 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by BARBARA GINDL / APA / AFP) / Austria OUT (Photo by BARBARA GINDL/APA/AFP via Getty Images)
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UEFA Champions League holders Liverpool progressed into the knockout stages of the competition on Tuesday, beating Red Bull Salzburg 2-0 to keep their hopes of a successful defence alive.
In a chaotic game, goals from Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah were enough for the Reds to advance. A loss would have seen them eliminated at the expense of their opponents, with Napoli as 4-0 winners over Genk in the same group.
In the late round of games, Inter Milan were beaten 2-1 by Barcelona, meaning the former were eliminated at the expense of Borussia Dortmund. Chelsea and Valencia progressed from Group H, with last season's semi-finalists Ajax going no further after their defeat to the latter.
Here are the results from Tuesday's action and a recap of the sides that managed to secure their spot in the last 16.
     
Tuesday Results (Group)
Red Bull Salzburg 0-2 Liverpool (E)
Napoli 4-0 Genk (E)
Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Slavia Prague (F)
Inter Milan 1-2 Barcelona (F)
Benfica 3-0 Zenit Saint Petersburg (G)
Lyon 2-2 RB Leipzig (G)
Chelsea 2-1 Lille (H)
Ajax 0-1 Valencia (H)
      
Standings (Goal Difference and Points)
Group E
1. Liverpool: +5, 13
2. Napoli: +7, 12
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3. Red Bull Salzburg: +3, 7
4. Genk: -15, 1
      
Group F
1. Barcelona: +5, 14
2. Dortmund: 0, 10
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3. Inter: +1, 7
4. Slavia Prague: -6, 2
    
Group G
1. RB Leipzig: +2, 11
2. Lyon: +1, 8
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3. Benfica: -1, 7
4. Zenit St. Petersburg: -2, 7
     
Group H
1. Valencia: +2, 11
2 Chelsea: +2, 11
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3. Ajax: +6, 10
4. Lille: -10, 1
     
Wednesday Fixtures (Group)
Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Atalanta (C)
Dinamo Zagreb vs. Manchester City (C)
Club Brugge vs. Real Madrid (A)
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Galatasaray (A)
Bayern Munich vs. Tottenham Hotspur (B)
Olympiacos vs. Red Star Belgrade (B)
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Juventus (D)
Atletico Madrid vs. Lokomotiv (D)


  • Tuesday Recap
    In the early round of matches, the big question was whether Liverpool would qualify. Eventually, they overcame a big test in Austria.
    Keita opened the scoring against his former club in a frantic game before Salah's moment of genius a minute later saw the Reds move into a commanding position:
    Football writer Michael Calvin was full of praise for the Egyptian, who had earlier missed a number of big chances to give Liverpool the lead:
    The win for Liverpool means the defence of their title continues, while Salzburg will drop into the UEFA Europa League. On the evidence of their performance on Tuesday and earlier in the competition, they will be a big threat in that tournament.
    In the late games, Inter knew a win against a Lionel Messi-less Barcelona would have put them into the knockout stages, but they were not good enough.
    History was made at the San Siro, with Barcelona prodigy Ansu Fati becoming the youngest-ever scorer in the history of the Champions League:
    It was his brilliant winner that condemned the Serie A side to defeat, with Dortmund's 2-1 win over Slavia Prague putting them into the last-16 bracket:
    Ajax, who thrilled so many on their way to the last four last season, will not play any further part in this season's competition, with Valencia's impressive 1-0 win at the Amsterdam Arena putting them top of the group.
    Chelsea also moved through from that group, enduring an unnecessarily nervy end to their game with Lille courtesy of former Blues forward Loic Remy. Eventually, goals from Tammy Abraham and Cesar Azpilicueta in the first half were enough to see them advance.
    Meanwhile, Lyon fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with the already-qualified Red Bull Leipzig, keeping their dreams of European glory alive

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2866378-champions-league-results-2019-tuesday-scores-group-tables-qualified-teams

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