Thursday, 3 October 2013

Bolivia police seize $1 million in drug loot tossed from plane

Bolivia police seize $1 million in drug loot tossed from plane
Suspected drug traffickers tossed a bag containing more than a million dollars from a low-flying airplane, but the loot missed its mark and was seized by police, officials said Wednesday.

An anti narcotics policeman stands guard next to 204 kilograms of seized freebase cocaine in Warnes, Santa Cruz, Bolivia on December 12, 2011
"A white bag containing, it later became evident, 26 bundles of cash, was thrown from the aircraft" Tuesday as it made a low pass over a clandestine airstrip in Bolivia's Santa Cruz province, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
Anti-drug police raided the airstrip,  seizing the money along with an automatic rifle and other weapons, cell phones and two vehicles.
Police said the money, all in US currency, was in denominations of from $20 dollars to $1,000, and probably was proceeds from drug trafficking.
Police believe that it was delivered from Paraguay, because it was wrapped with a seal from an unidentified bank in that country.
Bolivia is a drug trafficking hub in Latin America and is now the world's third biggest manufacturer of cocaine, after Peru and Colombia.
Officials said several Bolivians have been arrested in the ongoing investigation.

US government shuts down

President Barack Obama speaks about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and federal government shutdown in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C. (© T.J. Kirkpatrick/T.J. Kirkpatrick/Corbis)

Indonesian Riders Dominate Southeast Asia's First Ever Downhill Duel Competition

The hotly (literally and figuratively) anticipated Red Bull Jungle Meltdown created by the European Red Bull, at one of the toughest trail in Malaysia concluded with foreign riders taking the top three spots. Malaysia’s best rider of the day, Arif Jamaludin came in fourth.

Beckham 'lost focus' says Ferguson

Manchester United's Scottish manager Alex Ferguson acknowledges fans at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, on May 19, 2013
Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said Wednesday that his one-time star midfielder David Beckham had "lost focus" following his marriage to pop star Victoria Adams of the Spice Girls.
Ferguson, who retired as United manager at the end of last season following a trophy-laden stint of nearly 27 years in charge at Old Trafford, oversaw the early year of football icon Beckham's career.
But relations between the pair became increasingly icy with Beckham, who would become England's most-capped outfield player, leaving United in 2003 to join Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Ferguson, in an interview with US television network PBS, a transcript of which was carried on the website of Britain's Times newspaper on Wednesday, said Beckham and his wife saw a change in their "celebrity status" after marrying and expressed astonishment at the player's later decision to join the Los Angeles Galaxy, then little known outside the United States, in 2007.
"As a young kid when I got him at 12 years of age his great desire was (to play) some of the best football," Ferguson said.
"He was a fantastic trainer, practised all the time. At night-time he would come by with the schoolboys and practise with them. And he was in that collection.
"And then of course, his life changed, when he married the girl (Adams) from The Spice Girls, yeah. And his focus changed," the Scot added.
"He got drawn into the -- that celebrity status, you know? And for me, I'm a football man. I'm a football man.
"He lost the focus. And when we sold him to Real Madrid, he did well."
Beckham won one La Liga title in four years with Real before moving to the United States.
"I couldn't believe that he goes to LA Galaxy," said Ferguson. "I couldn't believe that. I couldn't understand that. I would never do that, you know?
"If I was going to go, I would be making sure he would go to the best, and Real Madrid was the best, I would say, and United."
However, an admiring Ferguson also said: "But he reinvented himself. He goes and plays for the English national team for a couple more years. He goes and plays for AC Milan (in the) European Cup. He's unbelievable. He really is -- and good, well done to him. You can't argue with the status he has in life."
Beckham retired from playing football professionally aged 38 at the end of last season following a brief spell with France's Paris St Germain.
Ferguson said he wished Beckham, whose stellar celebrity -- unlike that of previous globally-known footballers such as Brazil's Pele or Argentina's Diego Maradona -- was far in excess of his ability, had become a truly great player but could not argue with the life he'd made for himself.
"Well, for me, it would have pleased me more to see him be a great, great player, you know?" Ferguson added.
"As I said, I'm a football man. But how can I argue with life? He's an icon for young people... and represents himself the proper way. And I say well done.

Anwar on A-G report: As Malaysians suffer, BN continues plunder

Anwar said the BN government has neither given any guarantee that it will act on the findings of the report, nor has Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak given his assurance that there will be no recurrence of such discrepancies in managing taxpayers money in the future. — AFP picAs the average Malaysian struggles to cope with inflation, Putrajaya has continued to squander taxpayers money by mishandling public projects and abusing federal funds, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim alleged today as he weighed in on the latest findings in the Auditor-General’s 2012 report.
To the opposition leader, the A-G’s latest report had shown that financial mismanagement under the Najib administration had only worsened last year, resulting in more billions lost.
This, he pointed out, comes following a lack of action against those at fault for the alleged abuses, despite similar findings in past federal audits.
“We want to know why is it worsening. The ministers should be held responsible as the discrepancies are happening right before them.
“We don’t want the government to just tell us ‘yes we are investigating’,” Anwar, who is also a former deputy prime minister, told reporters in Parliament here.
He said the BN government has neither given any guarantee that it will act on the findings of the report, nor has Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak given his assurance that there will be no recurrence of such discrepancies in managing taxpayers money in the future.
“Where is the guarantee by the PM that this will not happen again?” Anwar charged.
“This shows greediness of our leaders in plundering and squandering the nation’s wealth,” he added.
In a repeat of past criticisms, the A-G Report 2012 highlighted numerous financial discrepancies in almost all the key government agencies, with a few found to have flopped in projects worth billions of ringgit.
The report also highlighted poor contract and procurement management in government projects, an issue also raised by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) members who were briefed about the matter the day the national audit report was released.
Anwar urged the PAC to take firm action against government agencies found to have misappropriated public funds.
“We hope PAC is firm on this matter. We also urge the MACC to act,” he said, referring to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
But PAC chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamad argued that not everything highlighted in the report involved corruption.
“We must try and erase that perception that every item found in the report has corruption elements. We need to eliminate this perception,” he told a press conference two days ago.
Nur Jazlan suggested that some of the issues highlighted in the report may be due to “mistakes”.
“If you make a mistake, just admit it. Problem is they never admitted to their mistakes in the past,” added.
When asked if the PAC would recommend strong action against the implicated agencies, Nur Jazlan said the committee would consider but stressed the need to study the report thoroughly before making any decisions.
The PAC is scheduled to meet again on October 21 and is expected to discuss the A-G’s report and decide its next course of action.
The PAC — a committee comprising both BN and opposition lawmakers — has previously been accused of lacking the political will to push for action as it failed to follow up on strong cases of financial irregularities involving key ministries.
Past PAC chiefs have denied the allegation and said their powers were limited to issuing recommendations for action and not prosecution.

Pistol “kadang-kala terjatuh dalam laut”, Zahid Hamidi setuju alasan KPN

Pistol “kadang-kala terjatuh dalam laut”, Zahid Hamidi setuju alasan KPN
Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (gambar) hari ini bersetuju dengan kenyataan Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar bahawa kehilangan pistol anggota polis seperti didedahkan Laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2012 berkemungkinan kerana jatuh ke dalam laut.
Ahmad Zahid ketika ditemui di lobi Parlimen hari ini berkata, beliau percaya pistol yang dilaporkan hilang dalam audit berkenaan terjatuh ketika melakukan operasi.
"Saya setuju, dalam operasi kadang-kala (pistol) terjatuh dalam laut. Tapi saya percaya tiada penyelewengan," katanya kepada pemberita.
"Saya minta polis kuatkan SOP dan menjaga peralatan mereka, termasuk pistol supaya tak jatuh ke dalam laut lagi," katanya.
Ketua Audit Negara, Tan Sri Ambrin Buang dalam laporannya berkata, berdasarkan statistik kehilangan aset yang dikeluarkan Bahagian Pengurusan Aset, Jabatan Logistik, PDRM daripada 2010 hingga 2013 mendapati aset yang paling banyak hilang adalah gari dengan sejumlah 156 unit, diikuti senjata api dan kenderaan dengan masing-masing sebanyak 44 dan 29 unit.
Mengulas laporan itu, Khalid dipetik berkata, beliau yakin senjata api polis yang dilaporkan hilang itu tidak jatuh ke tangan penjenayah.
"Kehilangan ini tidak semestinya jatuh kepada penjenayah, mungkin jatuh waktu atas bot dalam laut, atau jatuh dalam air dan tidak ada orang yang dapat,” katanya.

Pakatan gesa Petronas turut diaudit

Include Petronas in Auditor-General’s Report, urges lawmaker
Pakatan Rakyat (PR) menggesa Ketua Audit Negara, Tan Sri Ambrin Buang turut mengaudit syarikat petroleum negara, Petronas kerana mendakwa syarikat berkenaan tidak pernah diaudit sejak 38 tahun lalu.
Ahli Parlimen Taiping, Nga Kor Ming pada sidang media di lobi Parlimen hari ini berkata, syarikat yang ditubuhkan di bawah Akta Kemajuan Petroleum 1974 bukannya syarikat swasta dan seharusnya tidak terlepas daripada diaudit.
"Pagi ini selepas memeriksa Akta Petroleum 1974, walaupun Petronas ditubuhkan sejak 38 tahun lalu, jelas tidak pernah ada satu pun Laporan Audit Negara ke atas laporan kewangan syarikat minyak nasional ini.
"Laporan Audit Negara tidak dibenarkan untuk audit Petronas, daripada 1974 sehingga sekarang, kalau kita tahu, semua kementerian dan agensi kerajaan diaudit kecuali Petronas, kenapa Pertonas perlu dikecualikan,” katanya.
Nga turut menuntut supaya laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2012 yang diedarkan semalam dibentang untuk dibahaskan di Dewan Rakyat bagi melihat perbelanjaan Petronas.
Sebanyak 40 peratus keuntungan Petronas adalah sumber kewangan negara.
"Kita mengesyorkan Ketua Audit Negara yang dilantik Yang DiPertuan Agong, dibenarkan untuk audit dan laporan audit terhadap Petronas patut diserahkan kepada Dewan Rakyat untuk dibahas.
"Tetapi Akta sekarang ini hanya membenarkan seorang sahaja iaitu Perdana Menteri, Timbalan Perdana Menteri, menteri kabinet tidak dibenarkan untuk akses kepada akaun (Petronas).
"Ini tidak lagi menepati keperluan kepentingan negara kita dan juga rakyat," katanya.
Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak dalam jawapan bertulis berkata, Petronas membayar RM732 billion kepada kerajaan Malaysia di bawah empat kategori.
Daripada jumlah itu, ia diperolehi daripada Dividen syarikat berjumlah RM278 billion, keuntungan petroleum RM24 billion, cukai pendapatan RM310 billion dan duti eksport RM20 billion.
"Jumlahnya RM732 bilion, ini adalah lebih besar daripada hutang negara, dibayar kepada kerajaan, tetapi oleh kerana Akta Kemajuan Pertoleum 1974, rakyat sebagai pembayar cukai tidak dapat tahu bagaimana kerajaan menggunakan duit ini dan bagaimana keadaan kewangan sebenar syarikat petroleum negara ini.
"Kami ingin mengesyorkan supaya kerajaan meminda Akta Kemajuan Petroleum 1974 Seksyen 3 dan 5 supaya ia selaras dengan ketelusan,"

SPRM siasat pembelian apartmen mewah Felda di London, jejas peluang Isa

Felda’s pricey London hotel buy sparks probe, Umno disquiet

Pembelian kompleks apartmen mewah Felda bernilai £98 juta (RM497 juta) sedang disiasat oleh Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) dan dijangkakan menjejaskan peluang Tan Sri Isa Samad dalam perebutan jawatan naib presiden Umno.
The Malaysian Insider difahamkan terdapat ketidakpuashatian dikalangan pemimpin Umno berhubung perbelanjaan besar dibayar oleh Felda Investment Corp (FIC) UK Properties untuk Grand Plaza Serviced Apartments di kawasan Bayswater, London yang terkenal dikalangan rakyat Malaysia menetap di ibukota United Kingdom (UK) itu.
“Harganya imenjadi buah mulut orang Umno kerana ianya terlalu mahal dan sesuatu yang tidak seharusnya Felda laburkan,” kata seorang “warlord” Umno kepada The Malaysian Insider.
“Terdapat cukup kontroversi berhubung penyenaraian FGVH, jadi kita tidak mahu satu lagi peluru untuk pembangkang gunakan,” katanya merujuk kepada penyenaraian Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd tahun lepas.
Difahamkan juga SPRM sedang mengkaji perkara ini untuk melihat sama ada terdapat unsur rasuah dalam perjanjian yang dimuktamadkan 4 September lepas.
Sumber memberitahu SPRM sedang bekerjasama dengan pihak-pihak lain untuk menyiasat perkara ini.
“Ini merupakan perkara sensitif kerana ia melibatkan agensi yang dipengerusikan oleh pemimpin Umno yang bertanding. Ia tidak seharusnya dilihat sebagai cara untuk mengalahkan Isa,” kata satu sumber kepada The Malaysian Insider.
Isa merupakan salah seorang daripada tiga pencabar kepada tiga penyandang jawatan naib presiden Umno iaitu Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Menteri Kemajuan Luar Bandar dan Wilayah Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal dan Menteri Pertahanan Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
Isa (gambar) yang popular itu dinamakan sebagai pengerusi Felda dua tahun lalu dan FGVH tetap disenaraikan walaupun terdapat bantahan daripada sesetengah peneroka yang takut mereka kehilangan kawalan terhadap tanah mereka.
Beliau mempertahankan pembelian itu apabila Setiausaha Agung DAP Lim Guan Eng mempersoalkan jumlah dibayar untuk membeli Grand Plaza Serviced Apartments minggu lepas dan apa untungnya terhadap sejuta peneroka Felda.
“Ini bukan isu luar biasa. Tabung Haji juga beli beberapa bangunan di London,” kata bekas menteri besar Negeri Sembilan itu bulan lepas merujuk kepada Lembaga Tabung Haji.
“Kami membeli kerana kami mahukan asset,” tambah beliau.
Felda dan anak syarikatnya FGVH sebelum ini membelanjakan RM86 juta untuk membeli Grand Borneo Hotel di Kota Kinabalu, RM110 juta untuk pembuat kad pintar dan pemaju pertanian kampung Iris Corp dan hartanah di UK.
Grand Plaza merupakan apartmen mewah terbesar di London yang mempunyai 198 unit apartmen dan seluas 105,044 kaki persegi.
Terletak berhampiran dengan stesen subway Bayswater, 90% daripada unit penuh setiap bulan dan Isa mengatakan ianya di tangga pertama dalam carian Google dan 75% daripada penjualan berlaku secara atas talian.
Akan tetapi pengkritik mengatakan Felda seharusnya melabur kepada sektor perladangan berbanding dengan hartanah atau berkaitan dengan pelancongan.
“Terdapat untung lebih besar jika ia melakukan kajian dan pembangunan untuk produk kelapa sawit berbanding dengan urusan hartanah,” kata seorang pegawai dari syarikat berkait kerajaan.
“Agak menghairankan melihat Felda membeli asset bukan teras apabila Khazanah Nasional Bhd dan Permodalan Nasional Bhd melepaskannya untuk menggalakkan keusahawanan,”

Kerry at 'Japan's Arlington' in US war shrine nudge

US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel leave the Chidori ga Fuchi National Cemetery in Tokyo on October 3, 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry laid a wreath at a Tokyo cemetery Thursday, in an apparent American attempt to nudge Japan away from lionising its controversial Yasukuni Shrine.
Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel became the most senior foreign dignitaries to pay their respects at Chidori ga Fuchi, a cemetery near Tokyo's Imperial Palace, since the Argentine president in 1979, a cemetery official said.
Another official told AFP the visit had been instigated by the US and had not come about as a result of a Japanese invitation.
US defence officials said the cemetery was Japan's "closest equivalent" to Arlington National Cemetery.
That view contradicts hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has likened Yasukuni, where 14 "Class A" war criminals are among the 2.5 million enshrined, to the US national cemetery in Virginia.
During a visit to the United States in May, he told Foreign Affairs magazine that the shrine, seen throughout East Asia as a symbol of Japan's militarism, was a tribute to those "who lost their lives in the service of their country".
"I think it's quite natural for a Japanese leader to offer prayer for those who sacrificed their lives for their country, and I think this is no different from what other world leaders do," he said.
Abe, who was also prime minister from 2006 to 2007, has stayed away from the shrine thus far, amid angry denunciations by China and South Korea of visits by his ministers.
Around 100 lawmakers, including three cabinet ministers, went to the shrine on August 15 this year.
While the prime minister stayed away, he sent an offering with an aide.
Unlike Arlington, Yasukuni's caretakers promote a view of history that is controversial even at home, with the accompanying Yushukan museum staunchly defending much of Japan's wartime record.
A US official told media Kerry and Hagel were paying tribute at Chidori ga Fuchi in the same way that "Japanese defence ministers regularly lay wreaths at Arlington".
"This memorial is the closest equivalent. It honours Japanese soldiers, civilians, and support personnel killed on WWII battlefields but whose remains were never recovered by their families. It is a gesture of reconciliation and respect."
Kerry and Hagel signed a guest book at a small pavilion, and placed flowers on a big ceramic coffin located above an underground ossuary in which remains are kept.
Seki Tomoda, an expert on international politics and diplomacy, said the wreath-laying could be Washington's attempt to help East Asia overcome the obstacle caused by the Yasukuni issue, by conferring legitimacy and respectability on Chidori ga Fuchi.
"What's worrying America most is the fierce row among Japan, South Korea and China over the Yasukuni issue," he told AFP.
"Visiting a more neutral place may be a message from Americans... that they want the three countries to ease their confrontation.
"Yasukuni, unlike Arlington, is a religious facility... I think it's impossible that Hagel or any other American leader would visit Yasukuni. Chidori ga fuchi was an option (for the US) in order to send a message."
Chidori ga Fuchi National Cemetery was established in 1959 to house the remains of unidentified Japanese who died overseas during World War II.
The Tokyo memorial, maintained by the environment ministry, honours 358,260 dead, mainly soldiers, whose remains have been returned to Japan, but also some civilians who died overseas.
The prime minister customarily lays a wreath at the cemetery ahead of the formal Japanese service of remembrance held at a large hall in Tokyo.

Iran will be judged by its actions, Kerry tells Israel

US Secretary of State John Kerry attends a press conference in Tokyo, on October 3, 2013
The United States will not take Iran at its word over pledges of openness on a believed nuclear weapons programme, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, after Israel threatened to act against Tehran.
The top US diplomat said the new mood of co-operation that was on display around the United Nations General Assembly in New York had to be backed up by quantifiable deeds.
"I assure (Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu and the people of Israel that nothing that we do is going to be based on trust," Kerry told reporters in Tokyo.
"This is going to be based on a series of steps to guarantee to all of us that we have certainty on what's happening."
Kerry, in Tokyo for talks on the US-Japan security alliance, was speaking after Netanyahu told a UN summit Israel was ready to go it alone to stop Iran from making a atomic bomb.
"Israel will not allow Iran to get nuclear weapons. If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel will stand alone," he said after days of overtures by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, which included a number of US television interviews.
Western negotiators are to hold new talks with Iranian representatives in Geneva this month in a first test of the overtures.
International sanctions over what the West says is a nuclear weapons programme have badly hit Iran's economy and its leaders have made it clear they are looking for relief.
Kerry on Thursday moved to reassure Israel, saying no-one in the US administration would be won over solely by the change in tone since Iran's new leader came to power, a period that has been marked by a huge upswing in diplomacy from the pariah state.
"We're going to look very, very carefully at this. We hope it could work because we think the world will be better off, the Middle East will be better off, Iran will be better off, Israel will be better off, if there is a way to achieve a verified, certainty to the elimination of a nuclear programme for weapons purposes in Iran," Kerry said.
"Reaching out"
"The test we face now over these next weeks and months, not a long period of time, over a short period of time, is to determine whether or not that is in fact what Iran intends."
Kerry praised Rouhani for "reaching out" and said there were voices in the Iranian administration who wanted to go down "different roads", but he said US President Barack Obama was clear that he wanted results, and not just rhetoric.
"The president has said, and I have said, that it's not words that will make a difference, it's actions.
"The actions clearly are going to have to be sufficient that the world will understand that not only will they not be able to be on the road to get a weapon but there's no ability to suddenly break up that," he said.
Last year Netanyahu used a cartoon drawing of a bomb to illustrate his warning at the UN that Iran was close to being able to build a deployable nuclear weapon.
There were no similar theatrics this time, but Iran hit back, warning Netanyahu that military action against it would be a "miscalculation".
After a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, Rouhani, who took office in June on a pledge to repair strained relations with the international community, dismissed Netanyahu's comments as bluster.
"We don't expect anything else from the Zionist regime," Rouhani told reporters.
Israel is "upset and angry because it sees that its blunted sword is being replaced with logic as the governing force in the world, and because the Iranian nation's message of peace is being heard better," the moderate cleric said.
Rouhani's UN charm offensive culminated in a landmark 15-minute phone call with Obama, the first president-to-president contact between the two countries in more than three decades.

China News : 'Killer hornets' kill 42 in China

'Killer hornets' kill 42 in ChinaSwarms of hornets have killed 42 people in northwestern China in recent months, state media said Thursday, as temperatures rise and development drives the stinging insects into cities.
The terrifying attacks started in July, the official Xinhua news agency said Thursday, with 1,640 people having been stung.
Of those, 206 are being treated in hospital, it quoted the National Health and Family Planning Commission as saying.
"With the development of air-conditioning, urban landscaping and residential environment, hornets have started to migrate and relocate to cities, which has increased the probability of their hurting people," Xinhua said in a report Wednesday.
It carried a photo of a doctor examining a hospitalised patient with several large and swollen sting wounds on the legs.
It also quoted Huang Rongyao -- a senior official concerned with pest control in the city of Ankang, which has borne the brunt of the attacks -- as attributing the phenomenon to warmer-than-usual temperatures in the region.
"Furthermore, hornets are sensitive to bright colours, the smell of human sweat, alcohol, perfume, any specially scented articles and things that are sweet as well as the running of humans or animals," Huang said.
Hua Baozhen, a professor of entomology at Northwest Agriculture Forestry University, attributed the attacks mostly to a decrease in the number of the hornets' natural enemies, such as spiders and birds, due to ecological changes.
The Shaanxi Daily has said the attacks were centred on the cities of Ankang, Hanzhong and Shangluo.
CNWEST, the government-run news portal of Shaanxi province, said the provincial forestry department sent three teams of personnel to raise public awareness of hornets.
It also said that the province allocated six million yuan ($980,000) for work to prevent attacks and treat victims in the three cities.

Bayern's best on show at City

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has declared his team's 3-1 UEFA Champions League win over Manchester City their best game of the season.
Guardiola's side sit second in the Bundesliga after seven rounds, just behind Borussia Dortmund on goal difference, but the former Barcelona boss has maintained through the first couple of months of the 2013-14 season that he expects more improvement from the reigning German and European champions.
Bayern had also opened their European title defence with a 3-0 win over CSKA Moscow and followed that with a strong victory away to City on Wednesday, which thrilled Guardiola.
"I think we dominated the game and dominated possession," Guardiola said.
"We were also very good at regaining the ball when we lost it, as well as switching play.
"Saturday we've got another difficult game in the Bundesliga (versus Bayer Leverkusen) but I must have that I'm very, very happy with today's performance."
Franck Ribery, Thomas Müller and Arjen Robben scored the goals for Bayern in the opening hour of the match before Alvaro Negredo pulled one back for City with 11 minutes remaining at the Etihad in Manchester.
The visitors from Bavaria had 20 shots to City's nine and had 66 per cent possession but Guardiola maintained Bayern can improve.
"A lot. A lot. In our set up play, it was a catastrophe, we have to improve that," the Spaniard, 42, said.
"We have to defend better from set plays, because they are very, very tall guys and good players who can make the actions.
"We have to defend very well in our zone defence.
"I'm so happy but, in the end, it's not the final of the Champions League, it's just the second game of our round, so we have to improve the players with little steps forward."

KBS penipu, konsert K-pop bernilai RM1.6 juta bukan tajaan

Singkir penjawat awam “tamat tarikh luput” untuk selesai ketirisanKementerian Belia dan Sukan (KBS) membelanjakan RM1.6 juta bagi membawa tiga kumpulan penyanyi K-pop ke Malaysia sempena sambutan Hari Belia Kebangsaan tahun lalu.
Laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2012 semalam mendedahkan penganjuran konsert itu datangnya daripada dana kerajaan meskipun KBS menafikan tahun lalu dengan mengatakan kos konsert itu ditanggung penaja.
Tiga kumpulan K-pop berkenaan adalah U-Kiss, Teen-Top dan Dal Shabet manakala persembahan mereka dibawakan oleh Stadium First Sdn Bhd.
Laporan audit itu turut mendedahkan KBS telah berbelanja melebihi had iaitu RM1.11 juta untuk promosi dan publisiti untuk acara tersebut.
Selain itu, KBS ditegur kerana membelanjakan RM48,300 untuk ‘lawatan kerja’ ke Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara di Jitra, Songkhla, Phuket dan Krabi di Thailand untuk 21 sekretariat Hari Belia Kebangsaan dan pegawai kanan kementerian.
KBS juga turut membelanjakan RM75,966 untuk promosi makan malam dan minum petang serta penginapan untuk wartawan.
Laporan itu juga mendapati perbelanjaan melampau termasuk bayaran RM50,000 kepada 50 penulis blog dan pengurusan syarikat serta jumlah amaun sama untuk promosi dan publisiti.
KBS juga didapati membayar RM7,500 kepada tiga penulis blog dalam bentuk elaun harian untuk liputan selama lima hari.
Tidak ketinggalan, perbelanjaan KBS sebanyak RM3.32 juta untuk satu juta kad keahlian Rakan Muda. – 2 Oktober, 2013.

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