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Being recognised as Olympian takes more than just showing up at ultimate sporting event
What makes an Olympian?It is a question that has vexed many an athlete who has been to the Olympic Games but denied the recognition they so desperately seek.The years of sacrifice, blood, sweat and tears would all come to nought if you do not start. Merely showing up at the showpiece event, or even
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Position of university deans, directors, often distract from the true pursuit of academic excellence
Deans in the Academic and Administrative Management of Universiti Sains Malaysia hogged the headlines recently when the selection process of its deans and directors for schools and centres came under the spotlight.In the early years, deans were appointed by the vice-chancellor, in consultation with
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Lee Lam Thye: Come down hard on ‘wild party’ police station chief who tested positive for ganja
A social activist has urged the police to take stern action against a police station chief and his three personnel who were nabbed in a wild party at a station in the Kajang district two days ago.Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said firm action was required, especially after it was revealed today that the stat
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Forgotten Olympian – Khoo Hooi Hye, the Malayan tennis champion who represented China at 1924 Paris Olympics
Unbeknownst to many, a Malayan-born tennis champion made an appearance at the Olympic Games nearly a century ago when he marched at the 1924 opening ceremony in Paris.Penang-born and raised Khoo Hooi Hye was in Paris for the 1924 Olympics as a member of a four-man delegation – all tennis players
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Danger in our midst: Ramp up daily Covid-19 tests to catch asymptomatic Category Ones
On July 15, the number of positive Covid-19 cases in Malaysia shot up to an all-time high of 13,215, up from 11,618 the previous day.On July 20, the figure was 12,366. While the ordinary Malaysian was concerned about the high figures, the authorities did their best to allay their fears.Covid-19 is a
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Criminologist: Investigation into wild party in police station involving cops, women, alcohol should be made public
A criminologist has urged the police to come down hard on its men, including a police station chief and his subordinates, after they were caught in a wild party at a police station in the Kajang district, yesterday.Datuk Dr P. Sundramoorthy, an honorary associate professor (criminology) at the Schoo
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Veteran pixman Kamarul Akhir relishes challenge of capturing Olympics through Covid-19 tinted lenses
Kamarul Akhir is used to covering major sporting events overseas, but being on duty during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – his first Olympics – is a new challenge.Kamarul, who has been a photographer for more than 25 years, said the travel restrictions during the Summer Games means he has to plan his
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Embracing the new norms forced upon educators
Covid-19 has been with us for nearly two years, and I have come to terms with that. I have embraced the new norms in order to do what is best for my students and school.I no longer see the pandemic as purely doom and gloom. I focus on the positives of online learning and the wonders of technology th
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Foreign workers put best voice forward to help Selangor Info Department spread Covid-19 updates
To combat misinformation about Covid-19, Selangor Information Department’s ‘Info on Wheels’ initiative has been blasting messages via its mobile units in various languages and dialects.Its director, Ali Suhaili, said apart from Bahasa Melayu, English, Mandarin and Tamil, the department has rec
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Reezal Merican to Malaysians: Let’s rally behind our Olympic-bound athletes
Thirty Malaysians will compete at the Tokyo Olympics from Friday, determined to bring some cheer to the nation after a harrowing 16 months caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.Among them are cyclist Datuk Azizulhasni Awang, the national divers, and badminton players, of whom, the nation is pinning its ho
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Covid-19 patient claims health personnel at quarantine hotel didn’t have proper post-discharge information
Health personnel based at quarantine hotels should provide adequate information to Covid-19 patients, instead of leaving them in a quandary.So said a Malaysian who tested positive for Covid-19 upon returning from work abroad, recently.Suresh Singh, an engineer who returned from Miami, Florida, in th
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Selangor Bar’s proactive action sees 1,718 lawyers, chambering students, given priority for Covid-19 shots
Across the nation, many sectors and industries have been badly hit ever since Covid-19 appeared last year.The legal profession is no different. As officers of the court, lawyers continue to guide their clients through the judicial system despite the challenges during these trying times.This includes
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Jackfruit of all trades, master of raw, cooked, sweet, savoury dishes
You know, those giant things that kind of look like alien eggs hanging on trees.It gives off this sweet or foul scent. Many who don’t like durians tend not to like the jackfruit as well, primarily because of the smell, but for those who love it, the scent is heavenly and sweet.It gives off a sweet
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Imprisoned
Covid-19 has a big impact on us, Spending time with friends are long gone, All I do now is slouch on the couch, While my parents busy themselves on the lawn.I miss going to school, I miss meeting my friends, I miss greeting the teachers, I wonder when will Covid-19 ever end.I used to enjoy waking up
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Mats matter when ‘yoga to’ exercise
Due to the numerous lockdowns the country has experienced, online exercise classes or virtual boot camps have taken off.Many take these classes, especially in Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) areas, as we are prohibited from exercising outdoors.These classes, or ‘torture sessions’ as some
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Working from home is great but it’s starting to get to me
I love working from home, but I do miss the office and my colleagues.Especially when we need to bounce ideas off each other. Or the bantering during meals while maintaining ‘physical distancing’.I feel I am more productive when I am sitting in the comfort of my bedroom, but being stuck at home t
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As EMCO ends in Selangor today, here’s a reminder of what’s allowed, and what’s not
The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in 34 sub-districts in Selangor ends today.As such, it’s back to Phase 1 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) for these localities.Here’s a reminder of what can and cannot be done under Phase 1 of the NRP.Interstate and inter-district travel are still pr
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Longing for grassroots football scene to return post-Covid-19, warts and all
Singapore enjoyed a thriving grassroots and social football scene pre-Covid-19 days.In fact, I resigned as an assistant teacher in 2010 to earn a living in a field that I am truly passionate about. I first dabbled in coaching, but I wasn’t cut out for it.At the same time, I was managing a grassroo
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Bukit Jalil, with facilities, ancillary services, the ideal proof of concept for sports hub
The facilities and potential services that can be offered in and around the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil make the location an ideal sports hub.So said Malaysia Stadium Corporation chief financial officer Mazlan Ami, who believes Bukit Jalil could very well be a proof of concept for such an initia
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Stretching outdoors, sunshine new luxury for retiree
There was an interesting sight at the Covid-19 vaccination centre at UiTM Shah Alam on Wednesday.While long queues and impatient people are part of the “new normal”, some made full use of the opportunity of being outside to stretch out, and enjoy the sunlight.Something that we used to take for g
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