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Pang Ron-Yee See clinch maiden title at Hyderabad Open

KUALA LUMPUR, National mixed doubles pair Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See today bagged their maiden international title at the Hyderabad Open in India.

The world number 57 pair defeated Adnan Maulana-Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso of Indonesia 16-21, 21-16, 21-11 in the final at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium.

They had defeated Thailand’s Ratchapol Makkasasithorn-Benyapa Aimsaard 21-19, 21-17 in the semi-finals of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Tour Super 100 tournament yesterday.

Meanwhile, Malaysian shuttlers S. Kisona and Lim Chong King emerged victorious at the 2019 Hellas Open at Sidirokastro, Greece today.

The 20-year-old Kisona from Negeri Sembilan won the women’s singles title after defeating third seed Thet Htar Thuzar of Myanmar 21-14, 21-9 in almost 30 minutes at the BWF Grade 3 tournament.

In an all-Malaysia men’s singles final, qualifier Lim edged compatriot Aidil Sholeh Ali Sadikin 8-21, 21-13, 21-15 in a match that lasted almost an hour.

The 19-year-old Lim created a big upset in the last four when he defeated top seed Gergely Krausz of Hungary 20-22, 21-12, 21-11 while Aidil Sholeh edged Frenchman Arnaud Merkle 21-15, 14-21, 21-8 in the other semi-final.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Pang Ron-Yee See clinch maiden title at Hyderabad Open

KUALA LUMPUR, National mixed doubles pair Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See today bagged their maiden international title at the Hyderabad Open in India.

The world number 57 pair defeated Adnan Maulana-Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso of Indonesia 16-21, 21-16, 21-11 in the final at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium.

They had defeated Thailand’s Ratchapol Makkasasithorn-Benyapa Aimsaard 21-19, 21-17 in the semi-finals of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Tour Super 100 tournament yesterday.

Meanwhile, Malaysian shuttlers S. Kisona and Lim Chong King emerged victorious at the 2019 Hellas Open at Sidirokastro, Greece today.

The 20-year-old Kisona from Negeri Sembilan won the women’s singles title after defeating third seed Thet Htar Thuzar of Myanmar 21-14, 21-9 in almost 30 minutes at the BWF Grade 3 tournament.

In an all-Malaysia men’s singles final, qualifier Lim edged compatriot Aidil Sholeh Ali Sadikin 8-21, 21-13, 21-15 in a match that lasted almost an hour.

The 19-year-old Lim created a big upset in the last four when he defeated top seed Gergely Krausz of Hungary 20-22, 21-12, 21-11 while Aidil Sholeh edged Frenchman Arnaud Merkle 21-15, 14-21, 21-8 in the other semi-final.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Athletes advised to declare income before Sept 30

KUALA LUMPUR, National athletes are advised to declare their actual income to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) before Sept 30 this year under the Special Programme For Voluntary Disclosure (PKPS).

IRB’s communications division director Syarein Abu Samah said under the programme, taxpayers would be imposed a low penalty rate of between only 10 and 15 per cent of the amount of tax payable.

He said the athletes involved are mainly professionals such as football players and teams with dual contracts aimed at evading taxes.

The dual contract is an offence under Section 113 of the Income Tax Act 1967 by making an incorrect return by omitting or understating any income required by this Act to make a return on behalf of oneself or another person.

IRB views this seriously and hopes the respective parties will rectify their previous wrongdoings by taking the opportunity to participate in the ongoing PKPS programme, he told Bernama in a written reply recently.

Prior to this, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah told the Dewan Rakyat that IRB has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration as of June 23.

PKPS, which runs from Nov 3 last year to Sept 30 this year, serves as an avenue for taxpayers to come clean with regard to their tax matters.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Athletes advised to declare income before Sept 30

KUALA LUMPUR, National athletes are advised to declare their actual income to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) before Sept 30 this year under the Special Programme For Voluntary Disclosure (PKPS).

IRB’s communications division director Syarein Abu Samah said under the programme, taxpayers would be imposed a low penalty rate of between only 10 and 15 per cent of the amount of tax payable.

He said the athletes involved are mainly professionals such as football players and teams with dual contracts aimed at evading taxes.

The dual contract is an offence under Section 113 of the Income Tax Act 1967 by making an incorrect return by omitting or understating any income required by this Act to make a return on behalf of oneself or another person.

IRB views this seriously and hopes the respective parties will rectify their previous wrongdoings by taking the opportunity to participate in the ongoing PKPS programme, he told Bernama in a written reply recently.

Prior to this, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah told the Dewan Rakyat that IRB has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration as of June 23.

PKPS, which runs from Nov 3 last year to Sept 30 this year, serves as an avenue for taxpayers to come clean with regard to their tax matters.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

U-16 AFC: Malaysia capable of taking on Japan

SEPANG, The national under-15 squad who are fresh from winning the 2019 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U-15 championship two days ago are confident of challenging Japan in the group stage in their campaign to qualify for the AFC U-16 2020 championship in Laos from Sept 18-22.

National U-15 striker Mohamad Khairil Mohd Zain said the confidence is based on the current performance of the team as well as the high morale prevailing among the players.

Hopefully, we can defeat Japan, most of our players are determined and committed for the battle.

“Japan are an Asian giant but we believe our team can slay Japan, he said when met at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here last night upon the team’s return from the 2019 AFF U-15 championship.

Malaysia have been drawn into Group J with Japan, Cambodia and Laos, the hosts for the group stage qualifying campaign.

Meanwhile, defender Muhammad Daniel Edzuan Mohd Anuar who echoed Mohamad Khairil’s confidence said the team would not take it easy against Japan.

“Based on the match against Cambodia, we have an even chance against Japan with the right focus and perhaps 200 per cent commitment from my teammates, he said.

In this regard, national U-15 squad coach, P. Maniam who shared the optimism of his players on meeting Japan, said Laos are another tough opponents in the coming tournament.

“Of course, we can beat Cambodia but against Laos is abit more difficult, as I think they will adopt a defensive play and for sure we will go all out against Japan.

“It is good, our players are all fired up but we should continue with our preparations to further work on the overall teamwork, he said.

Earlier, the U-15 national squad were given a rousing welcome at KLIA after coming from behind to defeat three-time champions, Thailand, 2-1 at IPE Chonburi Stadium in Thailand in the final to clinch the 2019 AFF U-15 championship.

Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) deputy president Datuk Subahan Kamal and secretary-general Stuart Ramalingam were also present to receive the victorious squad.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

U-16 AFC: Malaysia capable of taking on Japan

SEPANG, The national under-15 squad who are fresh from winning the 2019 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U-15 championship two days ago are confident of challenging Japan in the group stage in their campaign to qualify for the AFC U-16 2020 championship in Laos from Sept 18-22.

National U-15 striker Mohamad Khairil Mohd Zain said the confidence is based on the current performance of the team as well as the high morale prevailing among the players.

Hopefully, we can defeat Japan, most of our players are determined and committed for the battle.

“Japan are an Asian giant but we believe our team can slay Japan, he said when met at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here last night upon the team’s return from the 2019 AFF U-15 championship.

Malaysia have been drawn into Group J with Japan, Cambodia and Laos, the hosts for the group stage qualifying campaign.

Meanwhile, defender Muhammad Daniel Edzuan Mohd Anuar who echoed Mohamad Khairil’s confidence said the team would not take it easy against Japan.

“Based on the match against Cambodia, we have an even chance against Japan with the right focus and perhaps 200 per cent commitment from my teammates, he said.

In this regard, national U-15 squad coach, P. Maniam who shared the optimism of his players on meeting Japan, said Laos are another tough opponents in the coming tournament.

“Of course, we can beat Cambodia but against Laos is abit more difficult, as I think they will adopt a defensive play and for sure we will go all out against Japan.

“It is good, our players are all fired up but we should continue with our preparations to further work on the overall teamwork, he said.

Earlier, the U-15 national squad were given a rousing welcome at KLIA after coming from behind to defeat three-time champions, Thailand, 2-1 at IPE Chonburi Stadium in Thailand in the final to clinch the 2019 AFF U-15 championship.

Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) deputy president Datuk Subahan Kamal and secretary-general Stuart Ramalingam were also present to receive the victorious squad.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Ichalelene instrumental in planting modern game DNA – FAM

KUALA LUMPUR, The technical director of the National Football Development Programme (NFDP), Saad Ichalelene, has been described as the key figure in moulding the modern game DNA among NFDP trainees.

The positive impact of the Frenchman was evident when he guided the national Under-12 squad to third place at the ASEAN U-13 junior championship in Hangzhou, China, last week.

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), in a statement today, said Ichalelene, who was NFDP head of coaching methodology and talent scout in 2016 before assuming his present post earlier this year, had worked hard in assembling the best players to China.

“When Lim Teong Kim (technical director of Mokhtar Dahari Football Academy) was looking after the small elite group at AMD in 2016, Ichalelene, a former juniors coach at Paris St Germain (PSG), was brought in to instil the French coaching and playing methods.

“This approach was taken to all levels of Akademi Tunas (AT), District Training Centre (PLD) and State Sports School (SSN),” the statement said.

In the ASEAN junior meet, Malaysia thrashed Myanmar 5-1 in the third-fourth placing match after losing to Thailand 2-4 in the semi-finals.

The championship, which involved the hosts and nine ASEAN teams, was the first test for Ichalelene after his appointment as technical director.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)