The world meet will be a perfect platform for the exponents to gain confidence before they head to the Philippines for the Sea Games on Nov 30-Dec 11. Former world champion Phoon Eyin, Tan Cheong Min, Loh Ying Ting and Sydney Chin make up the women’s squad. Only the 20-year-old Sydney will be representing Malaysia in the women’s category at the Sea Games as only the taijijian and taijiquan events will be contested. “Most of the events we are strong in have been dropped from this year’s Sea Games. At the world meet, our exponents will have the opportunity to take on the best to gauge their standard.
There’s much to notice in Kuala Lumpur – perhaps too much. This is Kuala Lumpur like I’ve never seen before. In a collaborative effort with the Ministry of Federal Territories and Kuala Lumpur City Hall, CENDANA (Cultural Economy Development Agency) had recently launched Art In The City, a stunning outdoor visual display of local arts across Kuala Lumpur with the aim of making art more accessible to the public. CENDANA has come up with a map highlighting the role of public art within the context of a growing nation. Public art, they say, exists for reasons beyond being a mere decoration; they attempt to represent the aspirations of a nation.
We are very humbled and appreciate the words ofencouragement and support penned in the comments section by our fellow Malaysians,” Aiman said. Ganesh, 26, echoed Aiman’s comments, saying he had been overwhelmed by the support. Ganesh was the delivery rider, and even though it was the first time they met, Aiman admired Ganesh’s politeness, honesty, efficiency and ability to upsell his own services, which was highlighted in the post. He is adamant about providing his family with a better life by doing all he can in terms of jobs and earnings. “Hopefully, it will enable me to better provide for my family, especially my mother who has sacrificed so much for us.”
World No 1 Tzu Ying is among the favourites to win the women’s singles gold medal at next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Xin Yee, whose father Ong Kim Chua is an electrical appliances salesman from Kuala Lumpur, has now started playing like her idol. I want to train hard and do very well just like my favourite player Tzu Ying. ‘Tzu Ying is physically strong and has all-round abilities.She is a good attacker and also defends well. Two-time world junior champion Goh Jin Wei was fast-tracked into the national senior team and is now having health issues.
And of late, it appears that similar sentiment is gripping several Pakatan Harapan leaders following what was perceived as a “campaign” to band Malay politicians together under a single banner, without DAP and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah). Among others, it primarily touched on the importance of unity, an endeavour that he stressed must be spearheaded by political leaders across the divide. It was penned after a call by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for all Malay parties to unite under common interests at the Malay Dignity Congress in Shah Alam. “I believe the current political scenario is more complex, especially with the impending change of guard, from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. “Based on the statement, it can result in a less-than-stable political situation.”So, how insecure are some segments in PH?
A rather quiet and timid boy, Kim Hew was always fond of watching us play football from the other side of the fence. There was no way of knowing where Kim Hew was and I thought our friendship had ended. Kim Hew, who ran a sundry shop, took time off to distribute DAP campaign materials all over George Town when we met by accident. The question here is — are we really fractious? But first, we need to look at the man in the mirror — who am I, really?
KUALA LUMPUR: The Asia e University (AeU) is planning to increase the number of PhD as well as Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) graduates in the future. Its vice-chancellor Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr Hassan Said said the demand for the PhD and DBA degrees was rising to meet the current competitive market. “We are looking to double up the number of PhD and DBA graduates from AeU each year. The demand for the degrees (PhD and DBA) is increasing anually, so we would like to produce more. In addition, we are also seeking more academic fellow supervisors to assist in supervising the PhD student.
IT is only a matter of time before Fadhil Zonis breaks Rizal Tisin’s long-standing national record in the men’s 1km time trial. Fadhil showed that he was making progress when he clinched silver in the event at the Asian Track Cycling Championships in South Korea yesterday. He is now in the right direction to surpass the 1:01.658s national record, set by Rizal at the 2009 World Championships in Poland. I broke my personal best and was just fractions of a second from breaking the national record. Azizulhasni Awang, who won silver in the keirin on Friday, will compete in the men's individual sprint today.
MADRID: Barcelona sailed back to the top of the table on Saturday and trouble returned to Real Madrid after they endured their first La Liga defeat of the season at newly-promoted Real Mallorca. Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane gestures during the Spanish league football match RCD Mallorca against Real Madrid CF at the Iberostar estadi stadium in Palma de Mallorca on October 19, 2019. All the while, discussions continued over the Clasico against Real Madrid, which is now expected to go ahead in December. The only blot on the result though was an injury to Sergi Roberto, who will be a doubt for the Champions League game at Slavia Prague on Wednesday after hurting his left knee. He will now miss the Champions League game at home to Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday.- AFP
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Or are the 12 individuals including two DAP assemblymen, detained on suspicion of supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), only paper tigers? Historically, according to Bilveer, Malaysia was a key financial conduit for the Tamil Tigers and the network appeared to be intact. "Regarding the political side of it, I agree there is a political context to it, which has political implications. On whether DAP members and supporters were angry with the Pakatan government over the LTTE arrests, Ramasamy said it was natural. Tamil Tigers or paper tigers, the arrests of the politicians have an impact on the country's volatile politics.
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PUTRAJAYA: A marketing agency will be established to help rural entrepreneurs tap into local and international markets. The Rural Development Ministry identified rural entrepreneurship as one of its key thrusts in the Rural Development Policy 2030. Several strategies have been implemented to help rural entrepreneurs capture the domestic market and eventually penetrate the global market. Another RM100mil was also allocated to provide loans for young rural entrepreneurs. At the same time, he added that rural entrepreneurs must also work tirelessly, and always look at improving the quality of their products.
Walking hand-in-hand with the volunteers, they could be heard chanting and cheering during the 3.5km walk which was led by Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow recently. Held for the 10th time, the walk is a platform to create awareness about the need for volunteers and more facilities for the disabled. “We also hold it in different states to measure the accessibility and facilities in the state and the local authority. Chow, during his speech, pledged RM10,000 from his allocation for SBM and an additional RM10,000 for the state SBM branch. “We also have conditions that developers need to follow the ‘universal design’ to ensure the buildings are disabled-friendly, ” he said.
PETALING JAYA: Several businessmen and political leaders were presented awards for their achievements at the 30th World Hakka Conference, the second time the gathering was held in Malaysia. Altogether, five Global Outstanding Hakka Personality Awards and 21 Outstanding Malaysian Hakka Awards were dished out yesterday for those who contributed significantly to society. Also present at the event was MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. It has been two decades since Malaysia last played host to the biennial World Hakka Conference. “It is indeed nostalgic, if not deja vu, for me to pen some thoughts for the 30th World Hakka Conference.
The extended holiday is the result of having a public holiday fall on either Friday or Monday. Then, there are state government leaders who simply declare public holidays when their state football team wins silverware. In fact, we are the South East Asian nation with the most public holidays, if we account for state holidays as well. In many cases, where work operations continue, even during public holidays, employers have had to pay their staff three to four times more than the daily wage rate when they have worked on public holidays. It’s unacceptable to declare a public holiday for winning the Malaysia Cup or to attend a protest.
The minister in charge of Islamic affairs said that ethno-centric eyes and minds are a perception that still prevails among Malaysians today. Unfortunately, until today, not all of of us see fellow Malaysians as fellow Malaysians, ” he said yesterday. He was speaking at the fifth annual conference of Persatuan Promosi Harmoni Malaysia (Harmony Malaysia) held at the Institute Of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) here. He said that despite the change in government, Pakatan Harapan has had to continue fire-fighting racial and religious issues. The pressure of post-2018, most of the issues played up are about race and religion, ” he said.