Celebrating World Rare Disease Day 2018

Today the world celebrates World Rare Disease Day 2018 World Rare Disease Day is held on the last day of February every year to raise awareness of rare diseases. A rare disease, also referred to as an orphan disease, is any disorder that affects a small percentage of the population. Although the disease may be rare, patients and families share a common struggle.   The theme for World Rare Disease Day 2018 is Research.   Research is key in discovering more ways to manage rare diseases.  It brings hope to the millions of people living with a rare disease across … Continued

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  Nippon Paint Malaysia Group launched its  CHILD WELLNESS PROGRAMME to educate parents on uplifting environments for children’s health and wellness The educational campaign was launched in collaboration with various children related national partners. A panel of key experts included Dr Amir Hamzah Dato’ Abd Latiff, President of the Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology (MSAI),  Ms Norsheila Abdullah, President of the Persatuan Pengasuh Berdaftar Malaysia(PPBM) as well as Ms Eveleen Ling, President of the Persatuan Tadika Malaysia (PTM). Professor Datuk Dr Mohd Sham Kasim, the past President of Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA) and former Secretary General of Asia Pacific … Continued

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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


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

We came as underdogs and return with a gold medal


  Thailand’s domination in ASEAN Para Games 2017 football CP seven-a-side (Cerebal Palsy) came to an end following a 3-0 defeat against Indonesia in the final at the National Sports Council ground in Bukit Jalil on Friday (Sept 22). The Indonesians led 2-0 before the interval with goals from Muhaimi Yahya (18th minute) and Cahyana (46th) before Muhaimi returned to score the winner in injury time. The defeat came as a blow the Thais who were expecting a gold medal following their superb performance in the preliminary round. Host Malaysia took bronze with a 4-0 victory over Singapore with two … Continued


  Thailand defeated Myanmar 3-0 in the football 5-a-side (visual impairment) final for the gold medal at the National Sports Council ground in Bukit Jalil today The Thais, who edged defending champion Malaysia en route to the final on Wednesday, emerged champions for the second time in four years after their 2014 triumph. Coached by Chaiyaporn Na Ayatthaya, Thailand led 2-0 before the interval with goals from Panyawut Kupan (third minute) and Kittikorn Baodee eight minutes later. Kittikorn scored the third goal in the 31st minute. Host Malaysia settled for bronze with a 1-0 win over Vietnam. Ahmad Fikri Omar … Continued


  ​INDONESIAN veteran Ukun Rukaendi retained the men’s singles SL3 (impairment in one or both lower limbs) gold medal with a 21-15, 7-21, 21-11 win over home favourite Muhammad Huzairi Abdul Malek – denying the Malaysian his maiden title in four attempts. The 48-year-old Ukun has decided not to defend his ASEAN title in Manila in 2019, choosing instead to concentrate on the 2018 Asian Games which will be held in Jakarta. “At the age of 48​, it is enough. I have decided to call it quits at the ASEAN level. I have won the gold three times. I will … Continued


  THAILAND made a clean sweep of seven gold medals on the final day of b​occia competition at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre on Friday (Sept 22). The gold came pouring in the singles BC1, BC2, BC3 and BC4 (physical impairment from low level to severe), mixed doubles (BC3, BC4) and team (BC1/BC2). As for the Malaysians, they settled for four silver medals in the BC1 and BC2, and bronze medals in singles BC4 and team event (BC3). Malaysia’s best was two gold and a bronze in Singapore two years ago. Huadpradit Witsanu won Thailand’s first gold in … Continued


  Six out of seven gold medals in the road race! That is how Malaysian cyclists proved their mettle in the ASEAN Para Games event held at Dataran Putrajaya  today (Thursday Sept 21). The Malaysian camp celebrated when Azlia Syafinaz Zais with her pilot Aidillina Adilla J Sam (Women’s Division B, Lim Tao Keong (Division H1-H5), Najib Turano (C4), Zuhairie Ahmad Tarmizi (Division C5), Mohamad Syazwan Roshdi (C1, C2, C3) and Aiman Asyraff Ahmad Bajuri (men’s B) shut critics with heroic performances. Malaysia’s total gold medal tally in the road race events shot to 10 from the 14 offered in … Continued

4,000 volunteers to help out during ASEAN Para Games

  FOUR Thousand volunteers will be involved in full force during the 9th ASEAN Para Games which begins on Sunday (Sept 17). ASEAN Para Games Volunteers Organising Committee chairman, R Effendi Razali, said the number of volunteers is seemingly adequate to meet the high demand of the Games including the opening and closing ceremony. “Just as the 29th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 that concluded on Aug 30, the Para Games volunteers attended training based on the needs of athletes. There were two stages of training – the first is on general aspect and the second based on specifications,” said … Continued