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Friday 6 October 2017 – the day to act for cerebral palsy.

Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day and the global movement seeks to create more awareness about CP through its I am Here! We are Here! … and we want the World to Know! “Let’s create a powerful message that starts with the words: I AM HERE… or WE ARE HERE… to advocate for change, surface ideas and celebrate achievements,” said  Robyn Cummins, World Cerebral Palsy Day Manager. Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood physical disability (affecting an average of one in every 500 people). There are over 17 million people living with CP, tens of millions of family members … Continued


Malaysia wrested the last gold medal of the 9th ASEAN Para Games away from Thailand with a score of 9-5 in the men’s team goalball at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) on Saturday. With a final haul of 90 gold medals, 85 silver and 84 bronze host Malaysia sits in second place on the medal tally after champions Indonesia (126-75-50) and Thailand third (68-73-94). Malaysia’s target fell short by 13 gold medals of the 103 prediction before the Games. Of the 258 medals won by Malaysian athletes, athletics contributed the bulk of it with 93 followed by … Continued


THE 9th ASEAN Para Games, which ended on Saturday (23 Sept) saw a total of 66 record-breaking feats by athletes from seven of the 11 nations in swimming, athletics and powerlifting. Indonesian swimmers rewrote 28 of the 47 new Games record set at the National Aquatics Centre in Bukit Jalil followed by Malaysia (7), Vietnam (6), Myanmar (2), Singapore (2) and one each by Philippines and Thailand. Among the Indonesians swimmers who set new records are Marinus Melianus in the men’s 50m breaststroke SB13 in 34.05s (old mark 36.16s), Guntur (men’s 50m breaststroke SB8 – 36.78s (old mark 37.33s) and … Continued

gold for malaysian men goalball team


HISTORY was created and the national anthem Negara Ku was played once again, albeit the last time, when the men’s goalball team dethroned five-time ASEAN Para Games champions Thailand 9-5 in the final at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre on Saturday (Sept 23). Tears of joy rolled down the cheeks of the Malaysian players, who went in as underdogs, at the final whistle at 12.45pm. They had after all put up a brave front against the indomitable Thais who were dominant in the sport since 2005. The gold medal came after a 12-year wait as the Malaysians have … Continued

TING Ing Hock, Malaysia’s most senior Para table tennis players


TING Ing Hock, Malaysia’s most senior Para table tennis players, failed in his mission of a second gold medal when he lost to Indonesian Supriyatna Gumilar 3-0 in the men’s Class 9 final at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre on Saturday (Sept 23). Backed by a vociferous band of supporters, Supriyatna turned on the power against the Malaysian to win 11-8, 11-7 and 11-9. Chee Chaoming, another Malaysian player, and Myanmar’s Saw Hay Htoo shared the bronze medals. In the women’s singles Class 5, Roslinda Br Manurung defeated Malaysian Azila Alias 3-0 (11-2, 11-3, 11-0) for the gold. … Continued

photo of National Sports Council Director-General, Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail


THE National Sports Council (NSC) has expressed satisfaction with the 90 gold medals won by the Malaysian contingent in the 9th ASEAN Para Games which concluded on Saturday (23 Sept). National Sports Council Director-General, Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail, said although the target of 103 gold medals set for the contingent fell short by 13 gold, it was nevertheless a commendable effort. “We had targeted to emerge as overall champions but 90 gold is also a good achievement as we finished second behind Indonesia,” said Datuk Ahmad Shapawi. “It was a great improvement as compared to our third-placing at the 2015 … Continued

Asean Para Games 2017 closing ceremony


IT was a night filled with fun, joy and colourful celebration as contingents, athletes and officials bid farewell to Kuala Lumpur following the conclusion of the 9th ASEAN Para Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Saturday (23 Sept). Over the last seven days, sporting fans were treated with many exciting action and inspiring display of grit and determination by some 1,200 athletes from 11 nations. Deputy Prime Minister YAB Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi declared the Games officially closed at 9.12pm (Malaysian time), marking the end of the biennial Games which saw the … Continued

Challenges Foundation supports global #Act4SDGs campaign

Challenges Foundation joins global SDGs campaign

Challenges Foundation joins the global Sustainable Development Goals #Act4SDGs campaign to highlight social inclusion for persons with disabilities is integral to achieving the World We Want. Building an inclusive society is an achievable  sustainable development goal if we all ACT ON IT! The Sustainable Development Goals will mark their second anniversary on September 25th,2017 Challenges Foundation will join a global mobilisation together with the UN @SDG Action Campaign, @The World We Want, the @Global Call To Action Against Poverty and Action for Sustainable Development to show the world the action taken to achieve the #SDGs by 2030. Get inspired and … Continued

para badminton


  MALAYSIA struck an unexpected gold in the men’s doubles wheelchair WH1-2 (impairment in one or both lower limbs) through Muhammad Ikhwan Ramli-Madzalan Saibon who upset defending champions and top seeds Junthong Dumnem-Jakarin Homhaul of Thailand 22-20, 21-19 in the ASEAN Para Games badminton final on Friday. The Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil, the venue for the badminton events, came alive as the two pairs battled for supremacy in a 37-minute thriller that kept the fans on the edge of their seats throughout. For Madzlan, whose left leg was amputated above after a motorbike accident in 1995, it was his … Continued


MOROGEN Komoran and Nor Saadah Abdul Wahab gave Malaysia the one and only gold medal in Para Archery at the ASEAN Para Games by winning the Compound Open Mixed Team event at the Synthetic Turf Field in Bukit Jalil on Friday (22 Sept). Morogen and Nur Saadah scored 138 to avert the strong challenge from Toto Wastomi/Tutik Yumiati of Indonesia whose score of 117 gave them silver. Singapore’s Nur Syahidah Alim/Robert Fuchs came in third with 133, defeating Thailand’s Aungaphinan Anon/Panmai Ratchanee who scored 126, earlier the same day. In the Recurve Open Mixed Team, Indonesian duo Muhammad Nurhadi/Vironika Ninik … Continued

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