​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

Malaysian para contigent ready to roar

Khairy issues rallying cry to PARA contingent to rise up to the Challenge

  YOUTH and Sports Minister YB Brig Gen Khairy Jamaluddin has urged the Malaysian Para athletes to rise up and lift the nation with pride and joy as the hosts seek to realise its dream of emerging overall champions of the 9th ASEAN Para Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 which commences in five days time. He called on Malaysians to rally behind the national contingent of 500 athletes and officials who has set a target of winning 103 gold medals in the week-long Games which offers a total of 368 gold. Sixteen sports and 368 events will be contested in the … Continued

Grab, MIRM and Challenges Foundation Partner to Encourage Limitless Mobility

For many, getting from one place to another is a breeze especially with the transport infrastructure we have – connectivity of various rail services, walkways, buses and taxis. Yet, for also a significant many with restricted mobility such as senior citizens and those with disabilities, independent travel can be a challenge. Even to the nearest shop. In conjunction with the International Day of People with Disability and Human Rights Week, Grab Malaysia, the Make It Right Movement (MIRM) and Challenges Foundation have rallied together to create awareness on the importance of limitless mobility for those with restricted mobility with the launch … Continued

5 Days to Paralympic Games 2016

5 Days to Paralympics RIO 2016

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that September’s Paralympic Games will take place as planned, despite major budget cuts. It will act as a catalyst to positive social change in Brazil and Latin America. According to the IPC, the Rio 2016 Organising Committee’s budget is not at the level they originally committed to. Despite this, the Paralympic Movement’s global governing body remains confident in impact of Games in making a more equitable society. Speaking at a press conference in Rio on Friday (19 August), Sir Philip Craven, IPC President, said: “I am fully confident Rio 2016 will be the best Games ever … Continued

Wedding extravaganza expo helps raise awareness on PWDs issues

Lifesytle -Relationship With several successful years of hosting the Indian Wedding Expo to its credit, D’Organizer (M) Sdn Bhd launched  its  inaugural Malay Wedding Expo in April.  Also held was  the company’s corporate social responsibility project  “Our Special Ones” which kicked off together with the Indian Wedding Expo,.   The four- day event started on April 22  at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre in  Kuala Lumpur.     At the pre- launch event recently ,Mathyvanan,  managing director of D’Organiser (M) Sdn Bhdsaid:   “The most memorable day in one’s life deserves the most planning! Whether the dream for the big … Continued

IRONMAN winner Zbynek Svehla

  Zbynek’s maiden Ironman Langkawi 2010 win There is something about the Ironman Triathlon event. It never fails to attract participants from near and far, be they old or young, able or disabled. And Ironman Langkawi 2010 was one such event in point. For disabled contestant Zbynek Svehla from the Czech republic, he had been taking part in the Ironman challenge since he was 19. Now, at 35 and for the first time, he won the Ironman Langkawi 2010 championship. This was his time participanting after his first triathlon in Langkawi held two years ago. The Ironman Langkawi is a … Continued

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