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Man jailed over porn seduction bid

SERI ISKANDAR — A labourer was sentenced to six months behind bars after pleading guilty to sending pornographic materials to a 52-year-old woman in an attempt to “seduce” her.

Megat Amir Asrul Megat Shaharuddin, 32, was accused of committing the offence on December 22 at 7.15am in front of house number 109/KB/5/1/1 in Kampung Bakong, Mukim Lambor Kiri, Bota.

The charge, under Section 509 of the Penal Code, carries a maximum jail term of five years or a fine or both, on conviction. The charge was read in the magistrates’ court in Parit before Magistrate Mohd Fitri Sadarudin yesterday.

According to the facts of the case, the woman, who is a single mother, told police she found an envelope containing a pornographic CD and a letter under her doorstep a day earlier.

The handwritten letter contained profanities and an invitation for the woman to engage in sexual relations with Megat Amir Asrul who said he would visit her home at midnight on Dec 23.

He was arrested when he arrived at the woman’s home at the stated time and date.

Varsity student held for molesting friend

SERI ISKANDAR — A 22-year-old university undergraduate here filed a police report against a “friend” accusing him of molesting her on Tuesday.

Perak Tengah district police chief Superintendent Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said the male friend who is the same age as the purported victim was arrested at about 3am following the filing.

Police learnt the two met each other through the popular photo-sharing app Instagram in August.

“The victim is a first-year mechanical engineering student while the suspect is a final year student studying in the same course. The woman related that the male friend had invited her to a study session at their university’s chancellor’s complex yesterday.

“After picking up the woman, the suspect told her he wanted to go to a convenience store and headed towards Batu Gajah.

“The woman got suspicious as soon as she got into the suspect’s car as he began to utter foul words,” he said, adding that the woman said she was forced to perform lewd acts throughout the journey and was later sent back to their campus.

Dad claims trial to rape of teen

GEORGE TOWN — A 50-year-old man claimed trial at the Sessions Court here yesterday to raping his daughter, 15, at their home in Ayer Itam last week and impregnating her. The man is accused of committing the offence between 11.45pm on Dec 20 and 12.30am on Dec 21. The court fixed Jan 29 for mention pending a medical report of the victim. The trader was arrested after the girl’s mother lodged a police report last week after discovering her daughter was six months’ pregnant. The victim claimed she had been raped by her father after her mother gave her a pregnancy test and it came up positive.

Buffalo gores guard to death

KUANTAN — A security guard died after he was gored by a buffalo in Temerloh yesterday. Temerloh District Police chief Supt Zuhdin Mahmud said the incident happened in Kampung Paya Tambang, Songsang, 124 km from here. The guard, Bazarudin Yeop Yahya, 59, was helping a friend load a buffalo onto a lorry as they wanted to sell it. “A rope used to restrain the buffalo became loose and it attacked him,” he said yesterday. A post-mortem showed he died from a haemorrhage in the chest and abdomen. — Bernama

Grocer charged with man’s murder

KOTA TINGGI — A provision shop operator was charged in the Sessions Court here with the murder of a man this month. Alemi Azuan Sanip, 29, was accused of killing Chew Kah Chun, 24, at Jalan Kampung Baru Sungai Mas in Bandar Penawar here between 7.30pm on Dec 3 and noon on Dec 4. The accused, who is married and hails from Felda Air Tawar 4, was unrepresented. No plea was recorded. Judge Zahilah Mohamad Yusoff fixed Jan 28 for mention and submission of the chemist’s report. — Bernama

Salesman fined for threatening ex-girlfriend

KUALA LUMPUR — A car parts salesman was fined RM5,000 in default six months’ jail by the Ampang magistrate’s court for criminal intimidation against his ex-girlfriend. Wan Hairuzrizal Wan Habib, 38, pleaded guilty to a charge of threatening to make viral nude pictures of his former girlfriend, 36. The offence was committed in a condominium unit at Bukit Antarabangsa at 6.30am, on Nov 5. The accused had contacted the victim through WhatsApp by sending nude pictures of her and forcing her to reply to his message. She later lodged a report. — Bernama

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WHAT ‘MOUR’ DO YOU WANT?

JOSE MOURINHO always comes up with some interesting but lame excuses when Manchester United fails to get the desired results.

After United’s 2-2 draw with Burnley on Tuesday, Mourinho told the club to spend more if it is to have any chance of keeping pace with Manchester City.

He claims the £286 million (RM1.5 billion) spent by the Devils in two summers under him is insufficient, with City having forked out £360 million (RM1.9 billion) in the same period under Pep Guardiola.

United is 12 points behind leader and bitter rival City after Burnley slipup.


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Trent impact delighted Klopp

LIVERPOOL — Manager Jurgen Klopp said Trent Alexander-Arnold is “making big steps” after he scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool against Swansea at Anfield on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old rightback scored Liverpool’s third in the 65th minute as it strolled to a 5-0 win, reported Sky Sports.

“I am really happy for him, it’s a nice story. The first half was not fantastic for Trent as well (as the rest of the team), but second half he stepped up and played really well,” said Klopp.

“In training he has made big steps in the last few weeks and months and that’s really important for us. He is nice player.“

Alexander-Arnold had family over from America watching in the stands.

And Klopp said and smiled: “Last week his mother was in the office with our sports director and told me the whole family from America is over. ’Is that an order for the line-up?’ I asked her.”

Klopp also had a chat with Alexander-Arnold on the pitch after the game, revealing he told him he needed to get up quicker after falling down.

“As a defender you cannot stay on the ground. The arm of Jordan Ayew touched a little bit the face of Trent, but as long as the nose is not broken or the nose is still where you think it should be you have to run again,” he said.

“For a defender especially, it’s not possible to do that. That’s all. But he is young enough to learn a lot of things, even though he is quite good in a few.”

Reflecting on the game, which saw Liverpool score four goals after the break after Philippe Coutinho’s early opener, Klopp said: “The last half an hour was brilliant, the first 60 minutes was work.”

The other goals were scored by Roberto Firmino with a brace and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

“Swansea is a different team to the others, it didn’t have a lot of chances but it play good football and the plan is good. You need to be really compact, especially after you lose the ball,” said Klopp.

“We had the ball a lot and passed a lot and we should have had more counter-pressing situations, which is very important in a game like that.

“Confidence grows in a game like this and then you can do nice things, but first of all you need to be ready for really hard work and we were.” — Agencies

Allardyce hails Everton’s battling point

LONDON — Manager Sam Allardyce saluted Everton’s spirit as his depleted side earned a battling point in a 0-0 draw at West Brom on Tuesday.

The Toffees rode their luck at times against the Baggies desperate to end their alarming winless run but held on to extend their unbeaten run under Allardyce to seven games.

“It’s a great point for us, there’s no doubt about that, given the pressure we were put under by West Brom today,” Allardyce told Sky Sports. “The team was resilient enough to hold out.

“There was some brave work from the defenders and goalkeeper when needed, perhaps from West Brom’s point of view there was a little bit of sloppy finishing, which is probably why it is where it is.

“But overall I’m pleased with the point and I’m pleased with the performance, certainly defensively with the players we had available to select.

“We had lots of young lads in the side, some experience and lots of players missing that I would have loved to have had the chance to select today.

“The squad has been tested to the limit today and we’ve managed to get a point.

“In the end, Aaron (Lennon) and Oumar (Niasse) nearly won it for us with the best chance of the game, but it was a battling point rather than a good performance.”

Allardyce’s options were so threadbare ahead of the trip to The Hawthorns that he had no option but to bring Yannick Bolasie back from his year-long injury absence.

“We didn’t want to start him, we wanted to introduce when the game was more strung out and the players were more strung out towards the end and try and exploit those spaces that people leave,” said Allardyce.

“But because of the few players we had to select from today, we decided to throw him on from the start and give him 60 minutes and see where we went from there.”
— Agencies

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Are you kidding, Jose?

MANCHESTER — Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United it must spend more if it is to have any chance of keeping pace with rival Manchester City.

Mourinho watched his United side stumble again in its pursuit of City at Old Trafford on Tuesday when it was held to a 2-2 draw by Burnley.

The Portuguese claimed the £286 million (RM1.5 billion) spent by United in two summers under him is not enough, with City having forked out £360 million (RM1.9 billion) in the same period under Pep Guardiola.

Jesse Lingard scored twice – including an equaliser in stoppage time — to salvage a draw. But Mourinho said the Red Devils will never be a big side again until they match City in terms of spending.

“It’s not enough, it’s not enough,” said Mourinho, when reminded United had spent close to £300 million (RM1.6 billion) under him.

“City buy the fullbacks for the price of the strikers, so when you speak about big football clubs, you are speaking about the history of the club.

“And the price for the big clubs, the price for the big clubs is different from the other clubs, so the big, historical clubs are normally punished in the market for that history.”

United has taken eight points from five games and is 12 points behind City.

But Mourinho bristled when it was put to him that such a return was unacceptable for a club of United’s stature, particularly with City going on such a remorseless winning run.

“When you say a club like Manchester United, do you think AC Milan is not as big as us?” said Mourinho.

“You think they are not as big as we are? Do you think Real Madrid is not as big as we are? You think Inter Milan is not as big as we are?

“There are many big clubs and you say big clubs — I know what is a big club.

“One thing is a big club and another thing is a big football team that you know is not one of the best teams in the world.

“So when you speak about responsibilities to win the Premier League, Tottenham does not have that responsibility?

“Tottenham is not a club with the same history as us? Arsenal doesn’t have the responsibility to win it? Chelsea doesn’t have the responsibility to win it?

“So the players are doing what they can and are doing fine. I’m not happy with the result, but I’m happy with my players.”

Burnley went 2-0 ahead with goals from Ashley Barnes and Steven Defour, before sub Lingard’s double rescued a point for United. — Daily Mirror

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