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Single mum fined RM34,000 for abusing son

Posted: 27 Jun 2011 06:34 AM PDT

KUALA LUMPUR: A single mother was fined RM34,000 by a Magistrate's court after she pleaded guilty to three charges of abusing her eight-year-old son last November.

Lai Sok Ping, 37, a sales promoter, was fined RM15,000 for caning her son eight times on his thighs at their home in Sungai Besi at 10.30pm on Nov 27, 2010.

She was fined another RM15,000 for placing the boy's hands on a lighted stove at the same time and place.

The two charges were brought under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act punishable by a maximum 10-year jail term or fine of not more than RM20,000 upon conviction.

Lai was further fined RM4,000 for leaving the child without reasonable supervision.

She will have to serve a year's jail each if she defaults on the fine.

Lai had pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Zaki Asyraf Zubir to all the charges during the morning proceedings but changed her plead in the afternoon. - Bernama.

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Technology coordination needed to combat trans-border crime: Hisham

Posted: 27 Jun 2011 06:17 AM PDT

PUTRAJAYA: Enforcement agencies and the relevant government agencies need coordination in terms of technology and information sharing to combat trans-border crime together, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

He said the eradication of such crimes was no longer limited to certain agencies.

"I have been to Germany where such technology is available. What we want to see from GPEC Asia is for this technology to be used by all relevant agencies such as the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), Royal Malaysia Police (RMP), Immigration Department, Customs Department and Bank Negara.

"This is because trans-border crimes involving money laundering and human trafficking require the cooperation of non-traditional agencies," he told reporters after launching the 2nd General Police and Special Equipment Exhibition and Conference Asia (GPEC Asia 2011) at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) here on Monday.

Hishammuddin said it was time for agencies such as the immigration, customs and the central bank to take part in fighting trans-border crime.

"Therefore, what we need is data and information to be fully used for the security of the people and country," he said.

Hishammuddin also said that Malaysia was the first to forge cooperation between the RMP and MAF in tackling trans-border crime, following the implementation of the Government Transformation Programme (GTP).

"Malaysia pioneers this transformation and new approach which may be used by other countries facing similar threats.

"We will make more announcements, not only in terms of training and joint patrols, but cooperation between the MAF and Prisons Department.

"There are more programmes to prove and even though it is a new approach, it does not need additional funds," he added. - Bernama

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Centre to research under-utilised crops

Posted: 27 Jun 2011 05:40 AM PDT

KUALA LUMPUR: A centre is to be set up here specifically designed to evaluate under-utilised crops for food and non-food uses.

The Crops for the Future Research Centre (CFFRC) is expected to receive a funding of nearly RM113mil (US$40mil) over seven years from the government to carry out research on a whole range of under-utilised crops.

The centre, the first of its kind in the world, is co-hosted by the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus in Semenyih in partnership with the government.

"Out of the total fund, RM46mil will go towards infrastructure which will take about 18 months to complete, while the remaining money will cover operational costs over seven years," said CFFRC CEO Prof Sayed Azam-Ali.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak launched the facility Monday.

The centre will have access to facilities at the University of Nottingham campuses in Malaysia, the UK and China, national agencies such as the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, and leading universities in Malaysia.

It will also have operational links with other CFF entities, Biodiversity International and other international agencies in Africa and South Asia.

"In poor and impoverished regions of the world, there are plants that have survived despite no research and science. This is our chance to find out what those plants would be like as crops for the future," Sayed said.

He said the centre would seek out crops which may have the potential to be grown for human sustenance or on commercial basis for food, pharmaceutical or biomaterials.

The main architectural features of the CFFRC are three iconic domes housing living laboratories.

It will be surrounded by botanical gardens of alternative plants which can be studied in the field and under more controlled conditions in laboratories and polytunnels.

The building will be constructed using environmentally-efficient technology and materials. - Bernama.

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The Star Online: Entertainment: Movies

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Learning curve

Posted: 27 Jun 2011 04:23 AM PDT

Shaheizy Sam is probably the most wanted actor in town after winning the Most Popular Artiste and Most Popular Actor awards at the annual Anugerah Bintang Popular (ABP) awards two months ago.

The highly personable actor, who received more than 120,000 votes to clinch the top ABP prize, is also very much in demand.

Shaheizy, better known as Sam, did a brilliant job in Kongsi, the action movie that grossed RM8.1million at the box-office recently. Sam who played a Thai gangster named Tumulak was a hit with his fans. Many started to speak to him in Kelantanese (dialect) after the movie was screened.

"I found it both funny and strange when forced to converse with my fans in Kelantanese-Thai (dialect). But it's all fun because they have grown to love my Tumulak character," said Sam who was coached by Fizo Omar, a Kelantan-born actor.

"I love Tumulak because it brought the hidden comic side of me. It's almost like a fictional character in a way where I had to use a lot of my imagination," he said.

Sam is popular for many reasons. One is because he has no airs about him, second he is approachable. The lad, who is known for his offbeat characters in several TV dramas and movies, is hardly one to be surrounded by PR managers. He is upfront when it comes to interviews and takes the hard questions in his stride.

Some have likened his acting to Johnny Depp. Try asking Sam this and he would probably tell you, he is nothing close to the Hollywood actor though deep down, he is very much flattered.

As the first winner of the Special Yasmin Ahmad award at Anugerah Skrin 2010, he does deserve to indulge his ego. But he doesn't.

"I am no Johnny Depp because acting-wise, I am nowhere near him," said Sam, who is the younger brother of actress Zizie Izzette.

"I'm sure they made the comparison because of the image I portray on screen ... like wearing similar hats, spotting the same hair length or having the same frame of glasses. But frankly, that is where the similarity ends."

The rising star who won the Best Male Supporting Role at the 23rd Malaysian Film Festival in 2009 is a bit worried about the expectations pinned on him.

"Though I have learned to cope with all the publicity, I'm still nervous when people expect me to work wonders in every drama or movie."

Undoubtedly, he has come a long way since his first role in the TV drama Pa'e in 1995.

The 28-year-old actor now aims to produce his first movie under the family-owned production house 2121 Vision Pictures, if everything goes as planned. Work is set to start in November for this project.

"The script is almost ready and we have a few directors in mind. And I'll probably act in this movie," said Sam who gave notable portrayals in movies like Jangan Pandang Belakang Congkak, Adnan Sempit and Bohsia, Jangan Pilih Jalan Hitam.

As an actor, Sam's appeal is somewhat different. He doesn't tackle his roles like most Malaysian actors do. His acting is more intense with lots of emotional shades. It's probably because he comes from a family of actors.

"I have this habit of shutting myself off from the real world after I get a new script. I like to be alone to get in the right mood," said the son of veteran actress Kathy Fudziah.

He visualises his roles in some detail.

"The first thing I do when preparing for a role is to lock myself in a room. I will read the script and comb each line until I am satisfied. After I get a vivid image of the role, I will discuss it with the director or with the cast members," said the self-confessed loner.

As he looks at his daily planner, Sam mentions that he is simply loving the hectic career schedule. He just finished shooting for Nongkrong, the sequel of Nangkung (MIG Productions) while the movie Sam (Skop Production) is also done.

The latter is a film where he plays a character who has a split personality.

Talk about art imitating life ...

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City watch

Posted: 27 Jun 2011 05:50 AM PDT

Blood donation

In conjunction with World Blood Donor Day on June 14, Gleneagles KL is organising a blood donation drive from 9am-2pm at the hospital's foyer, 8th Floor (Medical Block) on July 2. For details, contact Samiha at 03-4141 3183 or e-mail or Adeline at 03-4141 3192.

Green bazaar

Friends of Bandar Harapan (farm for handicapped), in Ara Damansara will be holding their first Green Bazaar on July 2. Those interested are invited to bring products from their home or business, to be sold or barter-traded. Any product that has anything to do with farming, gardening, health or food is acceptable. Interested vendors, can contact Peter (017-575 9016) or David (019-211 7196).

Italian Film Festival

The Italian embassy will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Unity of Italy with the Italian Film Festival from June 30 to July 4 at the Malaysian Tourism Centre (Matic) in KL. The opening night of the festival will take place in Matic's Tunku Abdul Rahman Hall at 8.30pm on June 30, while the other movies will be shown at the Mini Auditorium from July 1-4, at 8.30pm. Admission is free.

Health congress

There are 36 general seat tickets to be given to members of any disease support society or organisation in Malaysia to attend The Ultimate Life & True Health Mastery Congress on July 3 (9am-5pm) at Level 4, Dewan Wawasan, Menara PGRM, 8 Jalan Pudu Ulu, KL. Coaches Dr Udo Erasmus and Volker Kutscher will reveal health secrets on that day. This is on first-come-first-serve basis. For details, call 03-6272 9316.

Photo exhibition

A photo exhibition Being There will be held till June 30 at Pelita Hati Gallery of Art, 1st Floor, 8, Jalan Abdullah, off Jalan Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Part of the proceeds will be given to campaign organisers of World Hepatitis Day. For details, call 03-2092 3380.

Art show

Catch Honey Khor's art exhibition Colours of My Journey at Penang Village in Great Eastern Mall from now till July 11. There are sketches, oil, acryllic and watercolour paintings. Penang Village is located at Lot 8 & 9, Level 3, Great Eastern Mall, 303, Jalan Ampang, KL. Opening hours are from 11.30am-9.30pm. For details, call 03-4257 1698.

Jumble sale

Another Chance Charity Shop, Commercial Centre, Country Heights, Kajang, will be having a jumble sale on July 2, from 2–4pm. All clothing, household goods, books, and toys will be at rock bottom prices. All proceeds will go to local charities. For details, call 019-212 0621.

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Kelana Jaya MCA to speed up wait time for acute heart patients

Posted: 27 Jun 2011 05:48 AM PDT

Residents in the Kelana Jaya parliamentary constituency diagnosed with critical heart condition can now seek help for a faster treatment.

Kelana Jaya MCA division is offering to help constituents having serious heart condition to undergo treatment or surgery within a shorter period.

Kelana Jaya parliamentary liaison officer Ong Chong Swen said a source of hers had been in touch with the National Heart Institute (IJN) to offer this service to her constituents.

"Heart attack and heart-related problems are common among urban people and it is no different here in Kelana Jaya and Subang Jaya where people lead stressful lives.

"And very often, patients have to wait for a long time for their turn. This is why we are helping to arrange and speeden up the waiting list for acute cases," Ong told reporters at her office recently.

Also present were Kelana Jaya MCA division secretary Gan Meng Foo, SK Datuk Onn Jaafar Parent-Teacher Association chairman Dr Abdul Razak Zainuddin and also its vice-chairman Jazman Shahar Abdollah.

Ong said an operation procedure could cost between RM60,000 and RM80,000 which can be expensive for poor families.

"For genuine cases we'll try and arrange for a more affordable sum," she said.

She added that the IJN was not a government hospital but set up by the government and managed by an independent body.

Ong said this was the first time her centre was offering such a service to Kelana Jaya residents.

"However, we do not make arrangements for those who want to be examined or think they are suffering from heart problems," she said.

Ong said her centre was also planning to open a dialysis centre for the poor

"We have already discussed a possible collaboration with Mawar Renal, a charitable organisation for patients with kidney disease.

"There is no dialysis centre to my knowledge in the Kelana Jaya parlimentary constituency and even if there is, it is likely to be privately-run.

"This centre that we have in mind will cater for poor patients.

"We are looking for two adjoining shoplots to set up the centre and we appeal to shopowners contact and aid us in our mission," said Ong.

She added that she was not looking for any sponsorship or free rental unless the owners themselves offered their units for charity.

"It is important to have the location near car parks.

"A dialysis centre need not be in a busy area but has to be easily accessible by the people, be it in Kelana Jaya, Subang Jaya, Seri Setia or Sunway," she said.

Ong also said there had been hardly any enquiries about the 1MCA Medical Foundation so far at her service centre.

She said the fund was set up by the MCA headquarters late last year to provide financial support to the poor for treatment or medication cost of their illnesses.

"It is open to all races and I urge more people to come forward to enquire.

"Of course, there are certain eligibility criteria and approval is at the discretion of the MCA headquarters," she added.

For details, call 03-8023 5598.

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The Star Online: Entertainment: Music

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Boundless energy

Posted: 27 Jun 2011 04:24 AM PDT

NINE years ago, Misha Omar burst into the music industry and captured the hearts of many with her beautiful ballad Bunga Bunga Cinta.

The Kota Baru, Kelantan-born lass then went on to win the best vocal award with that song (taken from her self-titled debut released in 2002) at the 18th annual song competition Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) in 2003. The song itself was named best song of the year at AJL.

Since then, Misha, 29, has gone from strength to strength.

One thing about this beauty though, you don't read much about her apart from her new albums and upcoming plays or dramas. She tends to keep away from the tabloid spotlight and doesn't indulge the celebrity lifestyle.

"I guess I made a point to keep a low profile unless I have something to tell my fans such as a new album or new ventures. Other than that I'm happy being below the radar. I like it that way," said the talented star.

"Seriously, I'm not here for the glamour of it. I love singing and if I have anything to announce about (my singing) then I'll tell everyone. If I have nothing to tell, then I rather be an ordinary mother tending to my son Adam, sending him to school and stuff," she added.

Misha was referring to the love of her life – five-year-old Muhammad Adam Emir (who she legally adopted five years ago).

And despite her determination to keep far from the tabloid headlines, there are always rumours about her.

Last year, the gutsy gal spent several months just trying to fend off wedding rumours. The latest being that Misha was allegedly married as the third wife to a businessman, which she denied.

"There is no way I can stop these people from spreading untrue stories about me. And these stories can be really hurtful but I guess as an artiste, I have to face it as part and parcel of being in this industry. If only the story about me getting hitched is true," said Misha with a hearty laugh.

These days, Misha's main focus is her little boy. The dedicated mum role suits her fine.

Her music career is also something that has given her satisfaction.

Now that her career-spanning album entitled Dia ... Misha has been released, she is occupied with interviews apart from theatre work. Obviously, she prefers the media attention to be on her music and the pop catalogue that she has amassed through the years.

Dia ... Misha does a fine job in summarising Misha's pop career, with chart favourites such as Bunga Bunga Cinta, Nafas Cahaya, Cinta Adam Dan Hawa, Pulangkan (duet with Izad Izuddin), Ku Seru, Dedebu Cinta, Sampai Di Sini, Halaman Cinta, Lilitan Asmara, Jawapanmu, Cinta (duet with Jaclyn Victor) and Tak Ku Duga (duet with Saiful) on board.

"I'm really excited about this album. It also includes two new compositions – Berlalu (composed by Wayne Gideon and lyrics by Ad Samad) and Detik Antara Waktu (penned by Rudy). I also did a cover of Kerana (composed by M. Nasir and popularised by Alleycats) which has been given fresh arrangements by composer Ramli MS," she said.

Despite being a pop-centric music lover, her list of favourite local acts is also an interesting one on her Facebook page. You'll find contemporary acts like Yuna, Monoloque, Zee Avi, One Buck Short, Couple, Liyana Fizi and others listed.

It does prove that she is savvy with the sounds of the new generation. But she needs to remind the young masses of her early work.

This 16-track compilation, if anything, gets fans and newcomers up to speed with the whole Misha Omar story.

"The past nine years have been filled with laughter, happiness and also tears. But from every tear shed, I've gained new strength."

Misha previous albums include Misha (2002), Aksara (2004) and Misha Omar (2008), which have been well-received. Each CD has given her a healthy pop profile in the local music scene.

Apart from the compilation, Misha is also all excited about her upcoming play Mak Dara Nyonya alongside Tania Zainal, Khatijah Tan, Juhara Ayob, Sherry Abdullah, Fara Fauzana and Sarimah Ibrahim. The comical play offers up two stories – Mak Dara and Nyonya, the former tells the tale of a former beauty queen while the latter is about an antique dealer, inheritance and murder treats.

Produced by Siti Rohayah Atan and directed by Rosminah Tahir, the play will take centre stage at Matic in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, from July 6 to July 12.

Misha agreed to a role in the play because of the interesting script, plus it featured a strong female cast.

"I was drawn to the storyline. It tells about the lives of two different women Dara and Nyonya, who have lives that are ... well, drama-filled.

"I play the Keponakan C role. It has been a big challenge because the dialogue is quite long. I really had to put in extra work to memorise the lines. Apart from understanding the storyline, working together with a great team really helped me in playing my role."

Misha noted that the chance to work alongside a theatre actress like Juhara Ayob was simply priceless.

"To be honest, I just can't wait to go on stage! One thing about theatre is that the commitment prior and during the staging gives me a different level of satisfaction," said Misha whose acting credits (in theatre) include Gamat The Musical, Uda Dan Dara and Tun Mahathir: The Musical.

Dia ... Misha is released by Sony Music. The play Mak Dara Nyonya will be staged at Matic, Jalan Ampang in Kuala Lumpur from July 6-12. Tickets available now at are priced at RM32, RM52 dan RM82. For enquiries, call % 03-4147 8600, 012-297 7220 and 013-629 3825. Browse

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Chris Brown wins a leading 4 BET Awards (Updated)

Posted: 27 Jun 2011 12:20 AM PDT

LOS ANGELES (AP): Amid awards for the top artists, actors and athletes, Steve Harvey was recognized for his humanitarian work at the BET Awards.

BET Chairman and Chief Executive Debra Lee called the 54-year-old entertainer "a true gentleman who acts like a comedian but thinks like a citizen of the world" as she presented him with the Humanitarian Award.

Harvey thanked God and his fellow philanthropists as he accepted the honor.

Patti LaBelle also accepted a special honor at Sunday's ceremony; Gladys Knight presented her with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

"I plan to hold myself up higher because I've gotten this wonderful award," the 67-year-old singer said, and then she grabbed a microphone and sang a pair of hits, including the breakthrough hit "Lady Marmalade."

Harvey and LaBelle were among dozens of artists recognized at the BET Awards, which were presented at the Shrine Auditorium.

The night's leading nominee, Chris Brown, collected four awards in all. The 21-year-old singer won a pair of prizes early in the show and two fan-voted awards at the end of the ceremony.

Brown was named best male R&B artist and won best collaboration for his song "Look At Me Now" with Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.

Brown accepted the collaboration award after performing a medley that including the winning track.

"Public-speaking is not my strong suit," he said, thanking BET and his fans before passing the microphone to Wayne, who expressed gratitude to Brown for including him on the track. Busta Rhymes rapped his acceptance.

Earlier in the ceremony, Brown also thanked his fans and the network: "I appreciate all the support. I know it's been a long road, so I appreciate every blessing in front of me."

Lil Wayne also came on stage when Nicki Minaj accepted her award for best female hip-hop artist.

"I can't believe for the first time I get to share a moment like this with the person who saw me rapping on a staircase," she said of the rapper and producer, who was incarcerated when she won the same prize last year. "Lil Wayne, I love you."

Minaj was joined by Justin Bieber to present the male hip-hop artist award later in the show. Kanye West won but wasn't on hand to accept the trophy.

Instead of traditional awards-show winners' envelopes, winners were revealed on a tablet device provided by Sprint. But the tablet proved tricky when it was time to announce the winner of the Viewers' Choice award.

A fan was brought on stage to announce the winner, and she initially said Brown won. Then she corrected herself to say Rihanna won, and Drake came on stage to claim the trophy. After a commercial break, host Kevin Hart clarified that "there was a mistake," and Brown had indeed been the viewers' choice.

Other winners included Diddy Dirty Money, named best group, and Jaden Smith and Willow Smith, who tied as winners of the Young Stars award.

But the show was really about the performances, which were plentiful. Mary J. Blige opened the ceremony, performing her hits "All Night Long" and "Real Love" before being joined by Anita Baker. The divas performed a duet of "Caught Up in the Rapture."

Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled and Ace Hood shared the stage for "Hustle Hard." Alicia Keys unveiled a new song, before lapsing into "A Woman's Worth," for which she was joined by Bruno Mars, and her hit, "Fallin'."

Jill Scott sang in a speakeasy setting. Trey Songz took off his shirt during his performance, even after host Kevin Hart said the young singer looks "like a beige greyhound" shirtless.

Donnie McClurkin kicked off a gospel celebration, with Mary Mary and Deitrick Haddon joining in to sing "Thank You."

Beyonce performed from across the pond: Her headlining set at the Glastonbury Music Festival was beamed into the Shrine from England.

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Japanese singer Yui stages 1st foreign show

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 09:54 PM PDT

HONG KONG (AP): Rising Japanese singer-songwriter Yui has ventured beyond her home market, staging her first overseas show in the southern Chinese territory Hong Kong.

The 24-year-old pop star, whose full name is Yui Yoshioka, played to a packed house at the 14,000-seat AsiaWorld-Expo Arena on Hong Kong's outlying Lantau Island late Sunday.

Fans stood and clapped throughout most of the two-hour set except for a short acoustic segment when Yui told the crowd to sit down.

Yui debuted in 2004 and shot to fame after her appearance in the 2006 Japanese movie "Taiyo no Uta," which means "Song of the Sun." She also performed "Goodbye Days," the hit song from the film's soundtrack.

Her albums are "From Me to You," "Can't Buy My Love," "I Loved Yesterday" and "Holidays in the Sun."

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Zulfakar wins gross title on countback

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 06:31 PM PDT

A countback was needed to determine the winner of the gross category in the Cleveland-Srixon-CSSB Golf Open at the Tanjung Puteri Golf Resort in Johor recently.

Two participants — Zulfakar Jemaat and Nor Azmi Akob — returned with identical score of 75, but a countback favoured Zulfakar. However, both Zulfakar and Nor Azmi won a four day/three night golf package to the grand final in Thailand.

Chan Teng Chow, a 12 handicapper, collected 42 points to become the champion in the A Medal. In second place was Hamzah Haron on 40 points followed by Zainal Atan (39 points).

In the B Medal, Pirman Beddu collected 45 points to win by three points, P. Gopalakrishnan was second on 42 points while Mohd Azizan Saman was third with 39 points.

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Lucky pick for Syed Zaki

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 06:31 PM PDT

SYED ZAKI was not among the winners in the Prudential Astro Masters golf championship at the Staffield Country Resort in Mantin, Negri Sembilan recently.

But luck was on his side when his scorecard was picked during the lucky draw at the prize-giving ceremony. He was presented with a Titoni watch.

In the A Medal, Marsidi Adnan became the champion with a gross score of 74.

Marsidi, a four handicapper, a regular in the competition, has earned the chance to play in the grand final in Phuket, Thailand.

Joining Marsidi, in Phuket, is S. Anpalagan, who won the nett category, on 68.

In the A Medal, the winner was Kam Chee Kong while Ibrisham Abdul Rahman and Yong Pen Nam were second and third respectively.

There was a close tussle for the top spot in the B Medal. Both Anuar Mat Sohor and Ibrahim Karim returned with identical 68.

However, Anuar got the nod because he had a lower handicap of 13 compared to Ibrahim's 15. Third was Azman Mutalib on 69.

Three participants Mahzan Yaacub, Ng Kih Yong and T. Ramesh ended with 68s in the C Medal and finished in that order.

The remaining schedule and online registration are available at or call 03-78036226 for more information.

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Blogger crowned virtual racing king

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 06:30 PM PDT

PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) recently crowned Paul Tan, founder and blogger of Paul Tan Automotive News, the Racing King of the Petronas Primax 95 Xtra Race at the appreciation party, which saw about 100 of Paul Tan's supporters joining in the fun and celebration along with race rivals celebrity Juliana Evans and Hitz FM DJ Ean.

The Petronas Primax 95 Xtra Race is a virtual race organised recently through Petronasbrands Facebook Fanpage. Starting May 3, fans were called to virtually 'fuel' their favourite racer with Primax 95 Xtra to the finish line. Fans who supported the winner throughout the race then stood a chance to be invited to the exclusive party.

"While we celebrate Paul Tan's victory, we also want to show our appreciation to our racers and fans who have supported the race. It is also through this platform that we hope to build the mindshare of Petronas Primax 95 Xtra with fellow car enthusiasts," said Retail Business Division senior general manager Izuddin Husaini.

"We are indeed delighted to be able to meet some of the fans in person this evening. PDB appreciates the fact that these fans are also Petronas ambassadors as they talk about their experience with friends and also provide us with valuable feedback on our products and services," he added.

Throughout the race, Paul Tan, Juliana and Ean took to Facebook, Twitter and Blogs to call for support. What started as a close competition soon saw Tan leading the race towards the end, thanks to his large group of 'motoring' fans who diligently 'pumped' his virtual car with Petronas Primax 95 Xtra. Tan triumphed with close to 500 while Juliana followed closely behind with 418 supporters.

Izuddin presented the winner's trophy to Tan and a token of appreciation consisting of Petronas Primax 95 Xtra merchandises, Petronas Gift Card and Formula One Touch n' Go card. Both Juliana and Ean were also presented with trophies and tokens of appreciation.

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