UMW Toyota Motor Sdn. Bhd. (UMW Toyota) venture into dispatching another model of multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) a compact seven-seater Toyota Sienta. Toyota Sienta in Malaysia are from the second generation Sienta which debuted in July 2015 and only applied for 7-seater layout.

President of UMW Toyota Motors Sdn Bhd, Datuk Ismet Suki said the all-new Toyota Sienta developed to meet the needs of present day families in the city who need the premium and one of a kind configuration and unmistakable. He said, the all-new model is offered in two variants,  Sienta 1.5V and 1.5G with a choice of six colors.

Sienta 1.5 G model is a middle low level trim with equipment from E trim, plus Toyota Move with voice command, air gesture and mirroring feature for the audio, video and navigation system, left-side electric sliding door, 15 inch alloy wheels and jack knife and available with the 6-speed manual transmission and CVT meanwhile Sienta 1.5 V model is middle high level trim with equipment from G trim, plus halogen dual headlamps with manual leveling, rear AC blower, keyless key with push start and stop button, dual electric sliding door and 16 inch alloy wheels and also available with the 6-speed manual transmission and CVT. UMW Toyota Motor have released official pricing with the G model at RM92,900, and the top-spec V model at RM99,900 – both prices are on-the-road with insurance.

Malaysia pocket rocket Azizulhasni Awang made the country pleased by winning a bronze award in an emotional men's keirin final at the Olympic Games in Rio last night, 28-year-old Azizul is making his third Olympic appearance and looking for a podium and this is certainly a wonderful experiences for Azizul, as his performance improved from last Olympics in London where he finished sixth in the final.

He managed to be in third in the first heats of the second round behind Jason Kenny from England and Matthijs Buchli from Netherlands. Three others, who came through the second heats are Joachim Eilers of Germany, Damian Zielinski of Poland and Colombian Fabian Hernando Puerta Zapata. All the winners from first heat of the second round became the winners for final where gold for Great Britain, silver for Netherlands and bronze for Malaysia.

Meanwhile, in badminton men’s doubles, Malaysia Duo wins China’s Chan Biao and Hong Wei 21-18,12-21,21-17 in 68 minutes and march to gold medal match meeting China’s  Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan this Friday  11.30 pm Malaysian time.

Today, Malaysia badminton mixed doubles duo play gold medal match against Indonesian Ahmad Tontowi and Natsir Liliyana tonight 11.30pm and Malaysia badminton men’s single shutter Dato Lee Chong Wei will play against Chou Tien Chen from Taipei 7.30 pm Malaysian time for Men’s Single Quarterfinals placing. If he wins, he will play against Lin Dan from China or Kidambi Srikanth from India in Semifinals.

Tomorrow, Malaysia’s Sabri Nur Dhabitah and Pamg Pandelela Rinong will compete in Women’s 10 m Platform Preliminary Round at 2.00am. 

The haze returned to hit several areas in the Klang Valley, several areas in Klang, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan at the beginning of today. This situation affected by transboundary  land and forest fires in Central Sumatra, Indonesia brought by the southwest monsoon winds. . As per a report by ASEAN Specialized Meteorological Center (ASMC) based in Singapore on 15 August 2016,, the number of hotspots   that distinguished in Indonesia keeps on expanding contrasted with the most recent few days.

The purpose for this fog is clarified that the vast majority of the flames had been little and were extinguished. Consistently Indonesia sees agriculture fires in Riau territory in East Sumatra, South Sumatra, and parts of Kalimantan on Indonesian Borneo. The flames are said to be caused by corporations  and in addition little scale agriculturists who utilize the cut and-smolder strategy to clear vegetation for palm oil, mash and paper plantations. The fires regularly turn crazy and spread into secured forested ranges.

As by  Air Pollutant Index of Malaysia (APIM) updates by 5.00 pm on 16 August 2016 shows that API in Tanjung Malim is Unhealthy standard at 134C and other major cities such as Klang Valley in Moderate status in 66c,  Shah Alam 71c, Port Klang 72c, and Putrajaya 68c. Other cities status are not affected so badly by haze yet.

Department of Environment (DOE) monitoring the status and patterns of air quality every hour as  the hotspots in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia, which  cause  haze pollution continues to the West Coast Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak. In addition, 3 hotspots is detected in Pahang (1) and Sarawak (2) that will be investigated and action taken accordingly.

As  per not worsen the haze, all parties continue reminded not to carry out open burning or let land or premises owned or occupied by them not responsible for causing open burning for a particular purpose or accidentally. As per Section 29 (A), the Environmental Quality Act 1974, they were indicted completing open burning  can be fined not surpassing RM500,000 or detainment a term not surpassing 5 years or both. Compound maximum of RM2000 is also liable for any error.

The public is also urged to  report any  cases of open burning or fire to the Fire and Rescue Services Department at 999 and the Department of Environment (DOE) on a toll free 1-800-88- 2727.

Malaysian mixed doubles pair, Chan Peng Soon - Goh Liu Ying became the first Malaysia’s badminton representative to reach the final stage of badminton event at the Rio Olympics this time. The win not only ensures a silver medal in their grasp, but also puts hunting on Malaysia's first gold at the Olympics.

This duo ranked 11th in the world shocked the  6th  seed mixed doubles couples of China, Xu Chen-Ma Jin in straight sets 21-12, 21-19  in the semifinals held at Pavilion 4, Riocentro, Brazil.  Advancing to the final are most historic moment for the mixed doubles category, because have never reached the finals or won a medal since the badminton competition held at the 1992 Barcelona Games.

"The understanding between us rose above the ring and having a pair of China is not an easy task."But the mental strength that determines the win and we will do our best in the final," said Peng Soon after their match. Peng Soon - Liu Ying will meet Indonesia's Tontowi Ahmad - Liliyanas Natsir as determining the first gold medal in badminton for Malaysia.

Meanwhile , Malaysia’s Men Doubles entered semi final after defending Korea’s Lee Young Dae - Yoo Yeon Seong 21-17,18-21,21-19. They will meet pair from China, Chai Biao - Hong Wei today at 2010 hours Malaysian time. 

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