Doriah picks last Gold for Malaysia

  Malaysian athletes grabbed seven more gold medals on the last day of the ASEAN Para Games athletics competition at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Friday (Sept 22). Malaysia ends the 9th ASEAN Para Games with 90 gold medals, 85 silver and 81 bronze medals with a total medal tally of 256. Indonesia tops with 124 gold medals, 75 silver and 48 bronze for a total medal tally of 247, while defending champion Thailand dropped to third spot with 68 gold, 71 silver and 90 bronze (total  229). The national squad’s gold rush began with veteran Faridul Masri … Continued

Indonesia dominates in para chess at ASEAN para games 2017


  The Indonesians won 13 out of 24 gold medals contested in the ASEAN Para Games which concluded at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre on Friday (Sept 22). They dominated the Day 1 competition on Wednesday (Sept 20) by claiming seven gold medals in the standard chess category and added another six on Friday. Firdaus Maksum (rapid individual P1), Ariesta Debi-Karhati Tati, Nasip Farta Simanja-Ade R. Nasution, Edy Suryanto and the B1 rapid team of Eddy and Wirawan Hendi won gold medals on Friday. The Malaysian team also won the second gold in the Games through Nur Feiqha … Continued

Indoensai won gold in para swimming


INDONESIAN swimmers stunned their competition at the National Aquatics Centre in Bukit Jalil in the ASEAN Para Games 2017, bagging another five gold and one silver on the last day to bring their total haul to 39 gold, 13 silver and 12 bronze. Muhd Bejita completed his international debut withgold in the Men’s 50m Backstroke S14 and later joined Daniel Nugroho, Irfan Septiana and Kevin Ode Natama to win the Men 4x100m Medley Relay S14. “I’m very happy as I have made my parents proud. I’m proud to be an athlete for Indonesia and will train harder for future competitions … Continued

Thai won wheelchair basketball gold


  KWANCHAI Pimkorn scored 20 points and Pongsakorn Sripirom added 19 as Thailand stormed to 70-56 win over Malaysia for the basketball 5-on-5 gold medal at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre on Friday (Sept 22). It was Thailand’s sixth gold in the 5-on-5 event since 2005 and their second basketball gold in the 9th ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur. The Thais also captured the 3-on-3 gold for the sixth time on Thursday (21 Sept) with a 12-5 victory over the Malaysians. Thailand took a 23-9 lead in the first quarter, extended it to 38-22 although it was … Continued

Malaysia won 9 golds in para swimming

Malaysia won 9 Gold medals for para swimming

  MALAYSIA ended its ASEAN Para Games 2017 swimming campaign in third place with a collection of nine gold, 17 silver and 10 bronze at the National Aquatics Centre Bukit Jalil. Vietnam came in second with 15 gold, 22 silver and 16 bronze, but it was Indonesia that made the biggest splash with 39 gold, 13 silver and 12 bronze. Guntur dan Muhd Bejita of Indonesia were the top achievers with five gold each. Malaysia’s Anderson Anak Jamba was seen as the local hero as the national anthem rang out twice for his golden performances. In the 150m Individual Medley … Continued

Carmen Lim provided Malaysia’s only gold medal in the pool


  TEENAGER Carmen Lim provided Malaysia’s only gold medal in the pool on Day 4 of the ASEAN Para Games swimming events by winning the women’s 50m Freestyle S8 event in record breaking time at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil on Thursday. The Malaysian lass clocked 36.48s to better her previous record of 39.14s set at the 2015 Singapore Asean Para Games. Thailand’s Chaisawas (39.56s) and Indonesian Nor Aimah (41.28s) took silver and bronze medals respectively. She had also won silver in the 100m backstroke S8 final clocking 1:42.57s, behind Indonesian Gusmalayanti (1:42.07s) and Thailand’s Wongnonthap Wilasini (1:46.51s). … 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

Hideto Kijima speaks to the media in Osaka, Japan, June 28

Airline apologizes for making wheelchair user climb up boarding ramp on his hands

A Japanese budget airline has apologized to a passenger in a wheelchair who was made to board a recent flight by crawling up a staircase using only his hands. The incident took place on June 5, as Hideto Kijima was preparing to return to Osaka from a trip to Amami Oshima Island. His time on the southern Japanese island had been fantastic, he wrote in a Facebook post. He had stayed in a fully accessible villa and even gone swimming with sea turtles, he wrote. However, the return flight would be a decidedly less accommodating experience for Kijima, who lost the use of his … Continued

Cybersecurity Malaysia Issue Alert on “Wannacry Ransomware”

SERI KEMBANGAN (13 MAY 2017) – CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cyber security specialist agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI), today issued an alert on ransomware attack known as ‘WanaCrypt0r 2.0’. The ransomware uses a vulnerability first revealed to the public as part of a leaked stash of NSA-related documents to infect Windows PCs and encrypt their contents before demanding a ransom for the key to decrypt the encrypted files. The co-ordinated attack had managed to infect large numbers of computers across the health service around the world after it was first noticed by security researchers on … Continued

Dr Cheri Blauwet is IPC Women of the Year

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has paid tribute to the achievements and contributions of Dr. Cheri Blauwet, awarding the triple Paralympian and prolific medical professional its International Women’s Day Recognition. Dr. Blauwet is a seven-time Paralympic medallist in wheelchair racing. She claimed one silver and three bronze medals at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, followed by one gold and a further two bronze at Athens 2004. She is also a quadruple winner of the Los Angeles Marathon and a double victor from both the Boston and New York City marathons. Following her retirement from her illustrious athletics career in 2008, … Continued

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