Adun Aulong withdraw his suit filed

Aulong state assemblyperson Leow Thye Yih today withdrew his suit filed against Perak state legislative assembly speaker SK Devamany and the Perak state government.

The withdrawal of the suit filed on April 29 was made before Ipoh High Court senior assistant registrar Noor Azreen Liana Mohd Darus.

Counsel Leong Cheok Keng, who is also Malim Nawar state assemblyperson, when met by reporters, said the decision was made after studying a report of the Perak state assembly rights and freedom committee.

“He (Leow) had been advised that the case would become academic. The subject matter is being paid in May and April. The committee report clearly stated that deduction must be in April and no other months.

“Furthermore, we feel safe as Leow’s salary was not deducted in May. As such, subject matter became academic and we applied to withdraw the case with the privilege to file again without the need for any order or cost,” he said.

Leow in filing the suit through Messrs Leong & Tan, among others, sought for a declaration that his salary suspension including allowance and claims from April 1 to 30 was not according to the provision of the Perak state constitution.

He also applied for a declaration that he was entitled to retirement and other allowances and/or benefits provided to him under Article XXXVID of the state constitution.

Leow also demanded cost and other relief deemed fit and suitable by the court.

On April 7, Devamany announced the suspension of Leow under the Assembly Standing Orders after Leow had allegedly made malicious accusations against a state assemblyperson in the previous sitting.
– Bernama


Pas names medical doctor for Kuala Kangsar election

The head of Perak PAS women’s wing, Dr Najihatussalehah Ahmad, has been named the party’s candidate in the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary by-election next month.

The announcement was made by PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man near the Kuala Kangsar PAS headquarters in Bukit Chandan in Kuala Kangsar tonight.

Najihatussalehah, 50, is also a committee member of the PAS central women’s wing for the 2015-2017 session.

The candidate (photo) from Pasir Kubu, Pulau Tiga Kiri, Pasir Salak, holds a degree in medicine and surgery and had served as a medical officer at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

The Kuala Kangsar by-election is being held following the death of its MP Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad in a helicopter tragedy in Sebuyau, Sarawak on May 5.

Lotus Elise Received Autocar Readers Champion Award


· Award marks anniversary year of original Elise’s launch

· New Lotus Elise Sport starts from just £29,900

Beating some of the best cars ever built, the landmark Lotus Elise has been announced as Readers’ Champion during the prestigious Autocar Awards, after tens of thousands of motoring fans voted in an online competition.

From a starting roster of 50, the final shortlist of cars contained just ten contenders and voting was tight as the two-week competition drew to a close.

Receiving the award during the Autocar Awards ceremony on Tuesday evening at Silverstone, Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc said: “Winning the Readers’ Champion Award shows what a key role the Elise continues to play in the automotive industry.

When it was launched it shook the rest of the automotive industry into acknowledging and understanding the importance of lightweight when producing class-leading sports cars – redefining the segment.

It is one of the all time greats which is always copied but never equalled.”

Jim Holder, Editorial Director, Haymarket Automotive said, “The Lotus Elise is a car that embodies all that Autocar and its readers love about sports cars, combining pace, agility and a purity of purpose.

Our testers named their favourite 50 cars and tens of thousands of readers proceeded to choose the winner. It was hotly contested, of course, but the Lotus Elise is a well deserved Readers’ Champion winner.”

The lightweight hand-built sports car from Hethel, Norfolk has long been regarded as a benchmark for handling and performance and providing a level of precision and driver involvement that rivals cannot match.

Following the founder of Lotus, Colin Chapman’s engineering principles of performance through light weight, the Elise is perfectly tuned for demanding British roads, providing a pure yet involving and agile driving experience.

The latest model, the Elise Cup 250 reaches 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds yet produces only 175 g/CO2 per 100 km.
With prices starting at under £30,000 for the Sport edition, the Lotus Elise also proves that outstanding hand built British sports cars don’t have to cost a six-figure sum.

The Autocar Readers’ Champion Award not only coincides with the anniversary of the car’s first year on sale, but also with the 50th celebration of the move to the company’s famous factory in Hethel.

As the spiritual home of the Elise,

Karl Weigang back to Perak

The Perak Football Association (PAFA) have asked former national team coach Karl Heinz Weigang for help to save The Bos Gaurus’ squad, who are currently tenth in the league.

PAFA have given a number of chances to Syamsul Saad, who has just accumulated two wins out of twelve league games and expect the experienced German head coach to take over.

Syamsul Saad’s season hit its all-time low after succumbing to a 3-0 defeat at home to fellow strugglers Sarawak. The fans also felt that the 4-3 loss on aggregate to Malaysia Premier League (MPL) side PKNS FC in the FA Cup semi-final was more than enough to take.

There have been reports suggesting the ex-Perak and Johor head coach is in Ipoh to finalize the agreement with the management and the deal is expected to be announced this week.

“We have gotten the green light from the government to sign him (Weigang) and an announcement will be made in due time,” a source said as quoted by Berita Harian.

Karl Heinz Weigang won the prestigious Malaysia Cup trophy with Perak in 1998 and also guided the national team to a historic qualification into the Olympic Games back in 1980.

1MDB Denies Being Contacted By Any Foreign Lawful Authority

1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) today clarified that it has not been contacted by any foreign lawful authority on matters relating to the company.

Earlier today, it was reported that Switzerland’s financial regulators have agreed to the takeover and dissolution of BSI Bank Ltd, implicated in
investigations of the government’s strategic investment arm, 1MDB.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), on the same day, also directed the private bank to shut down its operations in the country.

In a statement, 1MDB said it acknowledged the media statements issued today by lawful authorities in Switzerland and Singapore.

“1MDB remains committed to fully cooperating with any foreign lawful authority, subject to advice from the relevant domestic lawful authorities,
and in accordance with international protocols governing such matters.

“1MDB confirms that its ownership of various fund investments has not been impacted by the announcements today,” the company added.

BN To Offer Itself As Best Choice In Kuala Kangsar By-Election – Perak MB

Posted: 24 May 2016 03:06 AM PDT

IPOH, May 24 – The Barisan Nasional is to focus on serving the people as best as it can through its election machinery for the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary by-election scheduled for June 18, said Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir.

Zambry, who is also Perak UMNO Liaison Committee chairman, said the work would require integration, total concentration on the target and not straying from the approaches.

“I have asked all involved in the machinery to avoid the opposition-style approaches and to use an approach that can enable us to be the best choice for the people,” he told reporters after chairing the weekly meeting of the state executive council.

He said there would be no dispute over the candidate, who would be announced by Prime Minister and BN chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

“The Deputy Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi) had emphasised during the meeting yesterday that we will remain united after the announcement of the candidate to represent BN in the by-election,” he said.

It was important for the candidate to be “acceptable”, “likeable” and “winnable” to ensure victory for the BN, he said.

Zambry said the BN would also identify BN or UMNO members who had not voted in the general election in 2013 to come foward and vote this time.

“I wish to clarify that they had stayed away not because they boycotted the BN candidate, but some of them could have died and others could have moved to other states on job transfers and so on,” he said.

Zambry also said that the BN would implement the programmes planned by the late MP Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar.

“He (Wan Khair-il Anuar) had discussed with me the vision for Kuala Kangsar and other matters that he had pledged to his constituents. It is these matters that Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid has asked me to work on.

“What we intend to do is to implement what the late MP had promised to the people,” he said.

The by-election is being held following the death of Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar in a helicopter crash in Sarawak on May 5.

Also killed in the crash was Sungai Besar MP and Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Noriah Kasnon.

The by-election for Sungai Besar has also been scheduled for June 18. Nominations for both by-elections are on June 5.

PROTON RECALLS FOR IMPROVEMENT For Proton Inspira and selected Proton Exora CPS 1.6

SUBANG JAYA, 23 May 2016 – This announcement is made in reference to the recent statement made by Mitsubishi Motors Japan (“Mitsubishi”) on 18 February 2016, whereby Mitsubishi announced a global recall of selected Mitsubishi models worldwide for defective right-turn indicator switches.  Since Proton Inspira is a rebadged Mitsubishi model, PROTON Holdings Berhad (“PROTON”) wishes to announce a recall of all Proton Inspira manufactured within the period from 2010 to 2014, which was installed with the affected right-turn indicator switches supplied by Mitsubishi. The initiative will involve about 20,330 units of Proton Inspira.


At the same time, PROTON is also taking this opportunity to advise all Proton Exora CPS 1.6 owners manufactured within the period from 2009 to 2015, involving approximately 90,000 units of Proton Exora CPS 1.6, for a precautionary inspection of the fuel-line in the powertrain compartment.

Proton Inspira and Exora owners are therefore advised to make the appointment with their preferred service outlets for an inspection. All labour and parts costs relating to these rectification works, if any, will be borne by PROTON.

Customers are advised to call PROTON’s Customer Care Hotline, 1-800-888-398 or email to for any enquiries and assistance. Customers can also visit our website at for more information or our microsite, to check if your car is involved in this inspection and to make the appointment with their preferred service outlet.

Sarawak Crocs beat Perak

Sarawak’s mini revival continued positively as they sealed an emphatic 3-0 win over Perak at the Ipoh Stadium earlier today.

Perak named a strong line-up with Elias Fernandes leading their offensive department, as they pushed to bounce back from their disappointing defeat against the Crocs earlier this week.

But they couldn’t translate that into dominance in the early stages of the game, as the tempo ended up being incredibly nervy. Both sides were cautious in their approach and the first real chance only came on the 10th minute mark. Fazrul Hazli found space on the left flank and crossed into the box, but it didn’t get the finish it deserved.

Thiago’s header on the 18th minute mark was saved brilliantly, while Elias’ speedy run five minutes later was expertly ended by Davide Grassi, who tackled him cleanly before clearing it into distance.

But Sarawak were handed a golden opportunity on the 32nd minute as Thiago was adjudged to have fouled Ndumba Makeche inside the penalty box. Junior Aparecido stepped up and fired home to make it 1-0 on the night.

Perak responded by withdrawing Nurhakim Isa before introducing Vokhid Shodiev. But besides Eric Week’s key opportunity on the 43rd minute, they barely created anything upfront as the match went into half-time.

After the break, Perak pushed forward with plenty of pace, looking to revive their fortunes but Sarawak did an excellent job at just keeping it tight in the first 10 minutes or so. Their composure frustrated Perak and eventually allowed Sarawak to claw themselves back into the game.

On the 65th minute, they finally doubled their lead, courtesy of Ndumba Makeche’s fine finish. Just when Perak were looking to regroup and force a comeback, they were dealt with a major blow as ex-Kelantan man Gilmar scored to make it 3-0 on the night.

The third goal effectively nailed Perak’s coffin as they struggled to muster a comeback, looking visibly demotivated in the process. The last 10 minutes or so was incredibly draggy but Sarawak eventually held on for a momentous win that will undoubtedly help their mission of surviving in the MSL this year.

Perak earmarks new industrial park for international companies

20 MAY 2016 @ 4:56 PM

The state government has identified a 16-hectare plot of land here that could be turned into a new industrial park for bigger local and international companies.

State Industry, Investment and Corridor Development Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Zahir Abdul Khalid said the new industrial park was strategically located to attract foreign investors from a neighbouring state who wish to expand or relocate their facilities.

“Many companies from Penang have expressed their interest to relocate here due to the lower cost of doing business. “The existing Kerian Industrial Area may not be suitable as it is built mainly to cater for the medium-sized industry,” he said during a briefing for the media here today. Present was Menteri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) chief executive officer Datuk Aminudin Hashim.

Zahir said various agencies such as the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority and Perak Investment Management Centre would help promote both industrial areas here, which has various facilities and infrastructure including gas supply. At the same time, he said the industrial areas are near to the major seaport and international airport in Penang.

Meanwhile, Aminudin said MB Inc would focus on sand dredging in Kerian district as it had helped increase the state government’s earning apart from deepening the main rivers here. “When we took over the responsibility for sand dredging in Perak in 2014, we have also helped the state government reduce sand theft cases,” he said. He said MB Inc helped add another RM12 million revenue from sand last year and the amount was expected to increase to RM20 million this year.

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