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COVID: 22,948 New Cases, Highest So Far In Country



KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Malaysia today recorded 22,948 new cases of COVID-19, the highest in a day since the pandemic hit the country.

Sharing the latest data on the viral infection via his Twitter account, Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the latest development has brought the cumulative number of cases to 1,489,460.

He said Selangor continued to record the highest number of cases among the states with 7,175, followed by Sabah (2,583), Kedah (2,137), Penang (1,655), Johor (1,526) and Kuala Lumpur (1,439).

Kelantan recorded 1,271 cases, Perak (1,229), Sarawak (1,206), Melaka (737), Pahang (736), Terengganu (621), Negeri Sembilan (556), Perlis (42), Putrajaya (26) and Labuan (9).

Yesterday, Malaysia recorded 22,242 new cases.

Sources: BERNAMA


Movie Review: The Return of Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies, ‘Black Widow’



After Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Cinematic Universe is back with the ‘Black Widow’ movie, starring Scarlett Johansson. This American superhero film was produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Other than the main character, the 24th film in the MCU also stars Florence Pugh, David Harbour, William Hurt, and more. The movie takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War where Romanoff was on the run and forced to face a conspiracy tied to her past.

The movie was just released 4 days before and it has been rated 7/10 on IMDb and 81% on Rotten Tomatoes. One of the critics, Melanie McFarland from said,

“In all the ways that matter to an MCU fan, Black Widow the film meets or exceeds all expectations. It is a killer action flick, and a unique viewing experience… in that I loved it, and the fact that I loved it also makes me livid.”


Pictures: Black Widow 2021

What ‘Black Widow’ Is About:

Throughout Avenger movies, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow has always been haunted by her past that no one really knows of. In this movie, her history unfolds and she is to confront the darker parts of her ledger. A dangerous conspiracy that relates to her past arises and Natasha must deal with it.

What Can Be Said About ‘Black Widow’:

MCU has taken too much time to feature Black Widow in her own movie. It was only premiered after 24 MCU films where Natasha has already save Hawkeye and sacrificed her own life.

Even so, the long wait is worth it when Black Widow satisfies in every way that matters. The action was astounding and the gripping character development carried the plot. With a hint of smart humor every here and there combines with Florence Pugh’s resolute delivery and playful composure, this movie is the best thing MCU can offer as a reward of honor for Scarlett Johansson’s hero.

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Infinix Launches All-New Hot 10S The Ultimate Smartphone Entertainment Experience



KUALA LUMPUR – 7 JULY 2021 – Infinix today unveiled the all-new Hot 10S Series, the highly anticipated gaming and entertainment smartphone addition to the Hot 10 portfolio. The Infinix Hot 10S sets a new standard for power, innovation and style by combining sophisticated processing technologies with long-lasting battery performance, a triple camera with Super Nightscape imaging and an ultra-smooth display, encased in a stunning design inspired by nature.

The Hot 10S Series features Infinix’s powerful Dar-link optimization engine software, which improves graphic display and touchscreen sensitivity with self-learning AI algorithm capabilities that minimize lag time. With more than 2.7 billion mobile gamers expected by 2023, the Hot 10S smartphone is equipped with a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset to meet the increasing demand for enhanced gaming experiences.

“When designing the Hot 10S Series, our goal was to set a new standard for mobile entertainment,” said Vincent Pong, Senior Marketing Director of Infinix Mobility Limited – Malaysia. “Every aspect of the Hot 10S Series has been carefully crafted to deliver the ultimate user experience – from MediaTek’s excellent Helio G85 chipset processing power, to the smooth and highly responsive display and optimized battery for non-stop, undisrupted viewing and playing.”

Taking innovation one step further

The Hot 10S Series balances innovative and stunning design with excellent features and functionality to deliver the best visual experience for consumers at an affordable price:

  • MediaTek Helio G85 Chipset: This chipset packs a powerful performance while maximizing battery life for a superior gaming experience. Leveraging innovative dynamic resource management technology, the connectivity powered by MediaTek’s Helio G85 brings faster response times and quicker frame rates. Furthermore, this results in consistent & reliable connectivity which significantly reduces lag time.
  • Buttery-Smooth Display: Boasting a cutting-edge82” HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate, consumers gain a brilliant viewing experience when watching the latest CGI visual effects. The 180Hz touch sampling rate delivers optimal responsiveness, and the intuitive facial recognition enables faster, safer, and more convenient device unlocking.
  • A 6000mAh Battery: The impressive battery offers 76 hours of calling time on a single charge. Enhanced by power-saving Power Marathon technology that provides an additional 25% power once the battery runs down to 5%, gamers no longer need to think about dreaded battery shutdowns when playing, or embarrassing low battery notifications on video calls.
  • Triple 48MP HD Camera with AI: For the first time within the HOT portfolio, the Hot 10S packs a 48MP HD rear camera, an AI camera and a 2MP depth camera with rear Flash. The all-new Super Nightscape feature enables users to take impressive pictures in dark/low-light scenarios while the 2K resolution video recording captures authentic true-to-life footage.
  • Advanced Software: The DTS Audio processing technology helps elevate sound effects during gameplay. Users can customize the sound effects for better sound quality experiences in games, music and movies. The Infinix XO7.6 is based on Android 11 with a fresh and smarter interface than its predecessor.
  • Dar-link Ultimate Game Booster: The Hot 10S incorporates Infinix’s optimization engine software, the Dar-link Ultimate Game Booster, which works with the smartphone’s hardware to improve the graphic image stability and screen sensitivity.
  • Upgraded Design: The Hot 10S adopts pioneering Laser Micron Lithography Technology to create a beautiful shimmer appearance that draws inspiration from the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. With smooth-edges and an under-display selfie camera, the Hot 10S is the most coveted gaming and entertainment device to date.
  • Secured User Privacy: With user data protection and privacy as a priority, two key systems have been implemented into the Hot 10S. X-Proof secures the screen from behind so that users screens won’t be snooped on in public, furthermore, all user data on the device stays on the device and is never uploaded to the cloud. In an era when privacy is more prevalent than ever, Infinix has taken extra steps to fully secure it.

The ultimate smartphone entertainment experience with MediaTek’s Helio G85

The Hot 10S is the first in its series to be equipped with MediaTek’s Helio G85 chipset to provide an outstanding performance for avid mobile gamers. The octa-core CPU features two powerful Arm Cortex-A75 CPUs operating up to 2GHz and six Cortex-A55 processors operating up to 1.8GHz, interlinked by a large L3 cache for improved performance.

  • MediaTek’s HyperEngine combines various technologies to enhance the overall gaming experience with sustained performance for a longer period. With this feature, gamers can expect smoother performance in demanding game engines, along with intelligent dynamic management of CPU.
  • The Dual 4G SIM support provides exceptional voice and video call quality via VoLTE/ViLTE services, along with faster connection setup time, more reliable coverage and lower power consumption from either SIM connection.
  • The chipset also features built-in integrated voice wake-up capabilities (VoW) that minimize the power of applications in the Android OS, such as the always-on Google Assistant.

Crisp 48MP triple camera quality

The Hot 10S features an AI portrait enhancing 8MP front camera to capture sharp images that reflect the results of a professional camera. This camera is the first-ever in the HOT series to offer eye-tracking autofocus, auto-blur videos and face beautification, empowering users to capture the perfect shot.

The Hot 10S also features a nightscape 48MP rear HD camera that allows users to take impressive images and videos in both day and night. The 240FPS slow-motion shooting also helps users capture smooth movements for the perfect action shot.

Play all day with a long-lasting battery

To provide users with a non-stop gaming experience, the Hot 10S comes equipped with a battery capacity of 6000mAh. Based on testing from the Infinix data lab, the Hot 10S supports 62 days on standby, 182 hours of music playback, 17.3 hours of continuous gaming or 76 hours of calls on a full charge.

The built-in Safe-Charge technology ensures that the power is automatically turned off once the device is fully charged to avoid overheating and wasting energy, while the Power Marathon technology contributes an extra 25% power when the battery runs low – that’s 3.5 hours of additional call time for users.

Price and Availability

The Hot 10S series will be launched exclusively on Shopee where consumers can ‘add to cart’ starting today, and it will be available for sale starting 13 July 2021. The series are available in two versions – 4GB + 64 GB and 4GB + 128 GB, which will be priced at RM 499 and RM 549 respectively. The standard version comes in two colours: 95° Black and Morandi Green.

To hype up the launch among its fans, Infinix collaborated with hit video game title Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) in creating a limited edition custom-made mobile back cover engraved with MLBB’s design as well as aesthetic MLBB phone cases dedicated to the Hot 10S series.

With that, Infinix will be having an exclusive promotion on 13 July 2021 at 3pm via Shopee Live, where consumers can stand a chance to walk away the one and only limited edition custom-made mobile back cover engraved with MLBB’s design in Malaysia! Not only that, but customers will also be entitled to the aesthetic MLBB phone cases upon purchase of Hot 10S. *while stock lasts.

For more information and latest updates on Hot 10S series, stay tuned to Infinix Malaysia’s website, Facebook page , Instagram page and Official Store on Shopee.

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Police Detain Four Men In Crash-Cum Robbery Incident



SHAH ALAM,  April 19 — Police have arrested four individuals in connection with a robbery that was viralled on social media yesterday.

South Klang district police chief ACP Shamsul Amar Ramli said the police received a report on the crash-cum-robbery incident which occurred in Taman Sentosa.

“All the suspects, aged between 23 and 35, are unemployed and believed to be drug addicts, as all of them tested positive for methamphetamine. They were arrested in the South Klang area and between 7 pm and 11pm,” he said in a statement here today.

Shamsul Amar said in the incident, which occurred at about 4.30pm yesterday, a Honda Civic car with four men inside had crashed into a car which was heading towards Port Klang.

Following the crash, he said, both cars stopped and the four men got down and attacked the driver of the other car.

The suspects kicked the car and smash its window screen, before pulling the driver out of his seat and hit him with a piece of wood, as well as robbed the passenger in the car of a handphone, he added.

A viralled video on the incident showed a group of men kicking a car and smashing its window screens at a road side.

Sources: BERNAMA

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