No. 7090 PP 2644/12/2012 (031195) www.thesundaily.my



X Swiss probeon 1MDB, SRC funds page03

X WorldCup 8-page special

Great expectations

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X Marriage to11-year-old is valid, saysWanAzizah page04


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Croatia,whohaveadvanced to their firstWorldCupsemifinal since1998,will faceEngland,who in turnwillbeplaying in their firstsemifinalsince1990.Both teamsare looking towrite their ownhistoryand thepressuremustsurelybeonbothmanagers –ZlatkoDalicand GarethSouthgate– tocomeupwith the perfectgameplan to reach the final inMoscow.

Dier defends Sterling page7

‘Happy93rd birthday,Dad!’

and prominent Indonesian p h o t o g r a p h e r , T a r a Sosrowardoyo. The post was also accompanied by the hashtags “#idontknowwhere h i s ene r gycome s f r om” and “#hopeiinheritedthesame”. It has been shared more than 7,200 times and received some 1,600 comments from netizens posting birthday greetings for Mahathir and thanking him for coming out of retirement to save the country. Among the notable comments was a post by Sham Sunder Binwani, who shared a photo he had takenwith the premier some 28 years ago. “Happy birthday dear Tun. God bless you greatly always with lots of love and happiness and success. This picturewas taken 28years ago. Forever handsome and dashing,” he wrote. Lawyer and activist Siti Kasim also commented on Marina’s post, saying Mahathir was a blessing to the country. “Happy Birthday Tun! You are priceless, and your life is a blessing.” Facebook user Noraz l i n Mokhtar likened Mahathir to the caped crusader, saying: “Happy birthday batman who came back to save GothamCity.”

BY ADRIAN PHUNG newsdesk@thesundaily.com

PETALING JAYA: Datin Paduka MarinaMahathir posted a birthday message on Facebook to her father Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who turned 93 yesterday. Marina said she is proud of the many things he had achieved but nothing made her prouder than seeing the prime minister still willing to listen and learn from his new colleagues. “Happy 93rd birthday to my darling Dad. Nobody can fully knowwhat it took to get back in the game, go out there and fight and then roll your sleeves up towork to save our belovedMalaysia.”

Her Facebook post was accompanied bytwophotographs o f a s m i l i n g Mahathir seated on t h e f l oo r ,

leaning against a pillar that was taken by her husband

RosmahSUED for RM60m

All 13 saved fromcave CHIANG RAI: Twelve boys and their football coach who were trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for more than a fortnight have been rescued in an unprecedented 3-day mission. The complex 72-hour effort to get the “Wild Boars” football team out of the Tham Luang cave ended yesterday in success after meticulous planning, coop- eration and no small amount of luck. Theboys, aged11 to 16, hadnodiving experience but had to quickly learn. Foreign and Thai Navy SEAL divers practised with them near the embank- ment where they were found on July 2. The danger was highlighted by the death of former Navy SEAL, Saman Ku- nan, on July 5 as he was placing oxygen tanks along the route in preparation for the rescue mission. Led by 13 “world-class” divers, the boys were guided by two adults each, with others stationed along the way. They were tied to buddy divers who carried their oxygen tanks, guiding them through the more than 2km narrow and dark route using torches and ropes. They came out one by one, with four emerging on Sunday, four on Monday, and the remaining four extracted yester- day with their coach. Each round trip took about 10 hours, but yesterday’s was the fastest, com- pleted in about nine hours. – AFP X SEE ALSO PAGE 7 X

> Firm SEEKING amount over jewellery sent toex-PM'swife for 'viewing'

diamond necklaces, rings, bracelets and earringswithprices ranging fromUS$124,000 to US$670,000 (RM498,000 to RM2.6 million) had been hand-delivered to Rosmah on Feb 10. In the suit filed at theKuala Lumpur High Court on June 26, the firm said the jewellery valued at US$14.79 million (RM59.49million),was sent to Rosmah for her to choose those she wanted to purchase. The firm, which is known for TURN TO PAGE 02 X

BY ASHWINKUMAR AND RAJVINDER SINGH newsdesk@thesundaily.com P ETALING JAYA: A jewellery firmhas filed a RM60 million suit against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, over 44 pieces of jewellery sent to her, but which have since been seized by police. Beirut-based Lebanese jewellery firm Global Royalty Trading said in its statement of claimthat the jewellery, comprising a tiara,

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