Friday, 27-Apr-2018

Former UMSKAL student delivered his talk on banking industry

PHOTO: DR. FAHMI (right) hands over the gift to Mohammad Amizan (left). Looking on is Samsulbahri (middle).

April 27, 2018

By Dr. Hanudin Amin

LABUAN – Labuan Faculty of International Finance (FKAL) had recently conducted a seminar series on current issues in banking industry in Malaysia at Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Labuan International Campus (UMSKAL).

The seminar was officiated by the deputy dean (student affair and alumni) of the faculty, Dr. Mohd Fahmi Ghazali who also served as the first observer where the programme was attended by both lecturers and students from the faculty.

He told that the purpose of the seminar series was to establish a continuous link between the faculty and FKAL alumnus and alumnae in the form of knowledge sharing and industrial exposure to students at large.

Invited speaker to the seminar was the faculty former student, Mohammad Amizan Amin who now attached with Kuwait Finance House (Labuan) Berhad as a treasury dealer.

He delivered his talk on a topic of “Basel III requirement: Liquidity and Daily Banking Flow for Malaysia Market”.

Basel III is an international regulatory accord that presented a set of reforms deliberate to mend the regulation and risk management in the banking industry as it was departed in late 2009.

To date, Basel III is intended to strengthen the capital requirement for both Islamic and conventional banks like in the case of Malaysia.

This framework increases Tier 1 capital (4 to 4.5 percent), while, the overall capital ratio is remained stable at eight percent.

Also present was Samsulbahri Mohd Nasir who served as the second observer.

According to Samsulbahri, the programme was conducted to expose HE20 International and Offshore Banking students to the state of the art of the banking industry issues and to expose them with perspectives of future career advancement in the banking sector.

The programme ended with a small briefing and a token of appreciation by Dr Mohd Fahmi to Mohammad Amizan for the support. While, he expressed his thanks to Samsulbahri for organising the programme.

This is the third activity of FKAL Alumni Association in this year in collaboration with the faculty.

Source: http://www.labuantimes.com/index.php/2018/04/27/former-umskal-student-delivered-his-talk-on-banking-industry/

UMSKAL anjur tayangan filem, orang ramai dijemput hadir

26 April 2018

LABUAN – Kelab Sukarelawan Autisme Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kampus Antarabangsa Labuan (UMSKAL) dan Pusat Autisme UMSKAL akan mengadakan Tayangan Amal Filem ‘Redha’ pada 28 April ini dari jam 8 hingga 11 malam di kampus tersebut.

Jurucakap program berkata, tayangan filem itu dianjurkan sempena Bulan Kesedaran Autisme.

“Objektif tayangan ini adalah untuk menghargai insan istimewa yang menghidap autisme dan memupuk kesedaran tentang masalah autisme dikalangan masyarakat dan pelajar UMSKAL.

“Ianya juga untuk mengurangkan diskriminasi terhadap golongan yang mempunyai masalah austisme,” katanya.

Tiket untuk menonton filem tersebut dijual pada harga RM20 untuk dewasa dan RM10 bagi pelajar dan kanak-kanak.

Bagi yang berminat untuk membeli tiket bolehlah menghubungi 017-2310806.

Source: http://www.labuantimes.com/index.php/2018/04/26/umskal-anjur-tayangan-filem-orang-ramai-dijemput-hadir/

Some Gabungan candidates contesting under friendly logos

Some Gabungan candidates contesting under friendly logos
Published on: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah (Harapan Rakyat) has decided to field 15 candidates plus one Parti Solidariti Tanahairku (Star) candidate under the Harapan Rakyat ticket in 16 parliamentary constituencies for the 14th General Election (GE14) on May 9.

Its President Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin said Jalumin bin Bayogoh from Star will contest the Kudat parliamentary seat using the Harapan Rakyat logo which had been agreed unanimously in its electoral pact with other component parties under the Gabungan Sabah (GS) coalition.

As for State seats, the party will be fielding 26 candidates comprising 25 from the party and one from SAPP, the daughter to GS Chairman Datuk Mohammad Noor Mansor, Noraiza Binti Datuk Mohammad Noor for the Tanjung Aru seat under the Harapan Rakyat ticket. The candidate for N.8 Usukan will be announced later.

He said the Tawau, Silam and Putatan parliamentary seats were given to Harapan Rakyat, and three Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) members namely Pang Thou Chung, Wong Yu Chin and Noraiza were announced to contest in three State seats, namely Sri Tanjong State, Lahad Datu and Tanjung Aru State, respectively, under Harapan Rakyat logo.

Likewise when Parliament Sepanggar was agreed to be allocated to SAPP, he said Harapan Rakyat’s Deputy President II, Ahsim @ Oyok bin Jamat who was announced as the election candidate for Karambunai State seat will contest under the SAPP logo.

At the same time, Lajim who is also the incumbent Klias assemblyman announced he would defend the Klias State seat and re-contest the Beaufort parliamentary seat which he won in the 12th General Election (GE12) in 2008 but lost to Barisan Nasional ‘s (BN) candidate Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun in the 13th General Election in 2013 with a majority of 673.

Several leaders of Harapan Rakyat namely Lajim’s Deputy President 1 Datuk Maijol Mahap was announced as the election candidate for Kota Marudu parliamentary seat followed by Ahsim, its vice-president Patrick Sadom contesting in Sindumin State seat, its deputy secretary-general Edmund J. Doudilim in Putatan parliamentary seat, two Supreme council members namely Jaafar Ismail for Kimanis and Sipin bin Kadandi for Beluran parliamentary seats, its Young Wanita Chief Dayang Aezzy Binti Liman for Sipitang parliamentary and its Exco Youth member Alfian bin Mansyur for Libaran parliamentary.

According to Lajim, selection of the election candidates to contest in the GE14 was based on consensus.

“As the party president, I admit that I cannot satisfy everyone who expressed their intention to contest, but the decision is made based on sources and tasks that have been assigned to the respective persons.

“We also take into account the participation of women and youths as well as racial and ethnic groups’ composition,” he said.

He called on divisional chiefs who were not chosen not to be sour grapes but continue to solidly support the candidates under the camaraderie spirit of GS.

When GS is given the mandate to govern the State, the sacrifices and contribution of the divisional chiefs will not be forgotten,” he said.

Lajim said the aim of the election candidates is to fight for the future of Sabah, the people and to topple the Barisan Nasional (BN).

Following is the full list of election candidates announced by Lajim, here, for Sabah and Labuan :

Parliament: 1. Siti Zaleha S.W. Ibrahim (Labuan), 2.Jalumin Bin Bayogoh (Kudat), 3.Datuk Maijol Mahap (Kota Marudu), 4. Miasin @ Aimaduddin bin Mion (Kota Belud), 5. Syra Peter @ P Gom (Tuaran), 6. Jivol@Edmund J Doudilim (Putatan), 7. Jaafar bin Ismail (Kimanis), 8. Datuk Seri Lajim bin Ukin (Beaufort), 9. Dayang Aezzy Binti Liman (Sipitang), 10. Laimoi @ Yuslinah Binti Laikim (Tenom), 11.Sipin bin Kadandi (Beluran), 12. Alfian bin Mansyur (Libaran), 13. Mustapa bin Datu Tambuyong (Kinabatangan), 14. Siti Shazianti Binti Ajak (Silam), 15. Asmara bin Asmad (Semporna) and 16. Alizaman bin Jijurahman (Tawau).

State: 1. Abidula bin Amsana (Banggi), 2. Bakir bion Mancaing (Pitas), 3. Arifin bin Harith (Sulaman), 4. Ahsim @ Oyok bin Jamat (Karambunai), 5. Ester Otion (Petagas), 6. Datuk James Ghani (Pantai Manis), 7. Matlin bin Jilon (Kawang), 8. Jaafar Ismail (Bongawan), 9. Ali Omar bin Mohd Idris (Membakut), 10. Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin (Klias), 11. Jonas Bin Sungin @ Sunggim (Kuala Penyu), 12. Asmat bin Japar (Lumadan), 13. Patrick Sadom (Sindumin), 14. Aman @Adzman bin Manaf (Karanaan), 15. Yahia @ Yahya bin Raimah (Kemabong), 16. Apandy @ Lukan bin Angindi (Nabawan), 17. Dahil bin Masdik (Gum-Gum), 18. Muariffidin bin Abdul Malek (Sukau), 19. Bulangan Panasi (Tungku), 20. Utung bin Tanjong Baru (Sulabayan), 21. Mohad Zakaria @ MD.Jakaria (Senallang), 22. Razali bin Hamzah (Balung), 23. Alizaman bin Jijurahmn (Apas), 24. Sharatha Masyaroh Binti John Ridwan Lincon (Merotai), 25. Noraiza binti Datuk Mohammad Noor (Tanjong Aru) and 26. Election candidate will be announced later for Usukan.

Also present were GS Chairman Datuk Mohammad Noor Mansor, SAPP President Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee, leaders of Harapan Rakyat, SAPP, STAR and other party members and supporters. – Hayati Dzulkifli

Source: http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=124347

Pledge on S’kan Memorial Park

Pledge on S’kan Memorial Park
Published on: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Sandakan: Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman assured that Sabah will continue to maintain the Sandakan Memorial Park (SMP) at Taman Rimba, off Mile 7, Jalan Utara, here.

He said this would enable those who visit the site, where the former prisoners of war (POWs) camp was located, to understand the price of freedom for which our people fought and suffered.

“Although over six decades have passed, we will not forget the impact of occupation and war on our people, and time will never diminish what happened here at Sandakan, on the Death Marches to Ranau,” he said during an Anzac Day event held at SMP early Wednesday. His speech was delivered by Sandakan Municipal Council President Datuk James Wong.

The group of prisoners who arrived here some 60 years ago quickly learned the brutality of their situation.

In the so-called “welcoming address” given by the commandant of the Sandakan POWs camp, they were told “you will work until your bones rot under the tropical sun of Borneo.”

“Our people and the men of Britain and Australia endured years of uncertainty, brutality and deprivation, the people of Sabah endured violence and fear while the notorious Kempei-tai – the military police of the Japanese Imperial Army – was feared,” he said.

“In acts big and small, some were able to resist their oppressors despite the consequences of doing so.

The Kinabalu uprising was one of resistance,” he added.

In October 1943, a diverse ethnic group compromising hundreds of people stormed Japanese facilities in Api Api and set warehouses alight. They ruled Api Api for a day before dispersing to nearby mountains.

The people from Api Api and surrounding areas suffered a brutal retaliation, many members of the Kinabalu Guerrila Force were found, or surrendered to stem further reprisals, and were executed.

An estimated 4,000 people were killed in the Japamese reprisals.

Those who perished here in Malaysia lie in cemeteries or are named on memorials in Labuan, Taiping, Terendak and Kuala Lumpur, respectively, and it is the privilege of the people of Malaysia to care for them in perpetuity.

Also present were representatives from both the British and Australian family members and local uniform groups, including the Royal Malaysian Arm Forces. – SC Tam

Source: http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=124330

Two Labuan arm wrestlers won in first place

PHOTO: The contenders from Labuan Arm Wrestling Association.

April 26, 2018

LABUAN – Seven participants from Labuan Arm Wrestling Association had recently participated in the Open Arm Wrestling Tournament in Brunei Darussalam.

Among the participants were Affizan Amat, Affendi Amat, Mohd Ghadaffi Fairuz, Azzizul Jabad, Shamsul Samun, Jolly Johnson and Joeffy Jolly.

Jolly and Joeffy had respectively won in first place under 75kg and over 75kg categories.

Joeffy had also won in second place for left hand open category.

While, the other contenders from Labuan had shown their best to win in fifth to eighth ranks in the categories they took part.

Three states in this country, namely Labuan, Sabah and Selangor joined in the tournament besides Brunei and Indonesia.

A spokesperson for Labuan team told that the results were encouraging for the association and also for Labuan, while expressed his thanks to Labuan Sport Council (MSL) and Labuan Youth and Sports Department for their support.

Source: http://www.labuantimes.com/index.php/2018/04/26/two-labuan-arm-wrestlers-won-in-first-place/

RM20,000 bail for ‘abusing’ tenant’s kid

RM20,000 bail for ‘abusing’ tenant’s kid
Published on: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: A 76-year-old local man charged with committing sexual abuse against his tenant’s six-year-old daughter, was offered a bail of RM20,000.

Sessions Court Judge Indra Ayub made the order for Mohd Salleh Omar whose previously was denied bail.

The court released Mohd Salleh with the bail amount in two local sureties pending the hearing of his case.

In previous proceedings, Mohd Salleh claimed trial to the charge against him when his case was brought up for the first time in Labuan Sessions Court.

Mohd Salleh is accused of committing the crime by hugging her, kissing her mouth and fondling her private part between 3.15pm and 3.20pm on Feb 14 this year at a house in Jalan OKK Abdullah in Labuan.

The offence under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 provides for a jail term of up to 20 years, and whipping, on conviction.

Indra set May 15 for case management and June 26 for hearing.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Norbert Liew appeared for the prosecution while counsel Dato’ Rakhbir Singh defended Mohd Salleh.

Meanwhile, a man was sentenced to four months’ jail for entering the State illegally.

Mizan Sayadi pleaded guilty before Sessions Court Judge Abu Bakar Manat to entering the State without valid document.

The court also handed a stroke of the cane on Mizan who was arrested on Apr 18 this year.

After completing his jail sentence, Mizan was ordered referred to the Immigration Department for deportation to his country. – Cynthia D Baga

Source: http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=124323

Rozman right choice: Suhaili

Rozman right choice: Suhaili
Published on: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Labuan: Former Member of Parliament for two terms here, Datuk Suhaili Abdul Rahman said incumbent Datuk Rozman Isli is the right “choice” to defend the seat for BN in Labuan and lead the island into the next era.

He said: “Rozman has performed above par in his first term and his victory in the next term would enable him to continue with his efforts to generate much-needed economic vibrations to the local economy which had been hard-hit by the fall of oil and gas prices.”

He added the first term was like a “training” for Rozman while the new term would give him the opportunity for “execution.” All promises made should be delivered and this would ensure there would be no problems for BN even in GE15.

Adding further to this, Suhaili said for Labuan folks, it was a very simple and straight forward choice.

“Support Rozman to the fullest and when he is the winner, Labuan would also be the winner, support the opposition and Labuan may find itself in unchartered territory.”

Suhaili further said the next five years is very important for Labuan and the BN government fully understood this and made promises to Labuan under the BN Federal Territory manifesto.

“The proposal for the Labuan-Menumbok bridge, making Labuan Halal Hub a major supplier of halal products to international markets, upgrading tourist sites, boosting agro-based industries and ensuring direct shipments of goods from West Malaysia would cause multiple positive effects on the island,” commented Suhaili.

Describing the BN manifesto as a well thought out document, Suhaili added it outlined clear directions of Labuan unlike opposition manifestoes. On a final note Suhaili said he was confident that Rozman would get a bigger majority. – Sohan Das

Source: http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=124320

PKS candidate for Tambunan changes mind about contesting

PKS candidate for Tambunan changes mind about contesting
Published on: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: One of the selected candidates of Parti Kebangsaan Sabah (PKS) had a change of heart about contesting in the coming general election, but he was late to inform his decision to his party before his candidacy was announced.

Spanis Gadua was one of 58 candidates announced by the party on Monday to contest in the coming state polls.

He was nominated to stand in Tambunan.

However, he was not present during the announcement by PKS President Thomas Anggan at the party office in Putatan on Monday morning.

He called Daily Express on Tuesday to inform his decision to not contest, stating personal reasons.

He explained that he failed to inform his president as he was outstation.

Thomas, when contacted, confirmed to have received a call from Spanis but it only came hours after the names of the candidates had been released.

“He explained to me his reasons,” he said, without elaborating.

He said he accepted Spanis’ decision but has not decided whether or not to field a replacement.

The stand-alone opposition party has also fielded candidates to contest in all 25 parliamentary seats in Sabah, plus one in Labuan.

The party created a stir when unveiling its manifesto two months ago, vowing to reinstate Sabah’s status as a “negara”, appoint a Sabah Prime Minister with six Chief Ministers to assist him including to allow a woman to be appointed Heat of State among others, if it gets the people’s mandate to form the next state government. – Leonard Alaza

Source: http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=124319

Five-corner fight likely in Labuan

Five-corner fight likely in Labuan
Published on: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Labuan: The battle for the Labuan parliamentary seat is expected to see a five-corner fight involving the Barisan Nasional (BN), PAS, Warisan, Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah and an independent.

Tuesday’s announcement in Kota Kinabalu by the Parti Harapan leadership on the parliamentary seats includes Labuan as among the 16 seats which the Sabah-based party is vying for in the 14th General Election (GE14) on May 9. The names of the 16 candidates will however, be officially announced today.

Last week, PAS announced the name of its Labuan candidate. He is the party’s state deputy head, Ahmad Junid Mohd Aling, who hails from Kota Belud, Sabah.

PKR has paved the way for Warisan to contest in Labuan, and the party is still scrutinising candidates for the battle in the duty-free-island. It is expected to announce its Labuan candidate this week.

An independent candidate is also believed to join in the queue, amidst the strength of the BN candidate.

One-term Datuk Rozman Isli (pic) has been re-nominated to defend the Labuan seat which the BN won in the GE13. A political analyst, Dr Romzi Ationg said the election in Labuan would be ‘merrier’ as there was more opposition party involvement.

“However, the battle is expected to give the BN candidate an advantage as the opposition is seemingly not united,” he said, adding that the move by the three opposition parties against the lone BN candidate was aimed at splitting the votes. – Bernama

Source: http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=124313

Harapan to contest 41 seats

Harapan to contest 41 seats
Published on: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah (Harapan Rakyat) will be contesting 16 parliament seats and 25 state seats in the 14th General Election.

Its Deputy President Datuk Maijol Mahap said among the parliamentary seats that it will contest are Labuan, Kota Marudu, Kota Belud, Tuaran, Putatan, Kimanis, Beaufort, Sipitang, Tenom, Beluran, Libaran, Batu Sapi, Kinabatangan, Silam, Semporna and Tawau.

The 25 state seats, he said would be Banggi, Pitas, Usukan, Sulaman, Karambunai, Petagas, Kawang, Pantai Manis, Bongawan, Membakut, Klias, Kuala Penyu, Lumadan, Sindumin, Karanaan, Kemabong, Nabawan, Gum-Gum, Sukau, Tungku, Sulabayan, Senallang, Balung, Apas and Merotai.

“The seat allocation has been settled 100 per cent with other parties of Gabungan Sabah alliance but there is still room for swapping,” he said, adding that seat swapping is something he does not anticipate to happen.

Maijol told reporters at the party’s headquarters that the party, along with members of Gabungan Sabah, are confident of taking on the numbers of seats as they have been working closely as an alliance.

He also said that the announcement of candidates will be made today (Wednesday) along with fellow-ally Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).

When asked about the Malaysian Agreement 1963 (MA63) in the Barisan Nasional manifesto, he said it is up to the people whether to believe or not.

“Will the people believe that? Why only now? For the past years they have never mentioned it but only now.

“The opposition has been talking about this issue all the time. BN had just mentioned it so it is an afterthought,” he added.

Harapan Rakyat is a Sabah-based party that was founded by its president Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin in 2016.

The party is one of the component party of Gabungan Sabah or United Sabah Alliance (USA), a Sabah-based opposition coalition along with their allies SAPP, Parti Perpaduan Rakyat Sabah (PPRS) and Parti Solidariti Tanahairku (Star). – Jeremy S Zabala

Source: http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=124316

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