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Lee Hup Wei turns 35 today. His gift to athletes - voicing their frustration

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Lee Hup Wei had recently retired as a national athlete. As he turns 35 today, he decided to be the voice of athletes in the national athletics scene, as he takes issue with the debacle involving the Selangor Athletics Association and the Sports Commissioner's Office. Here's his plea , as posted on his Facebook account, minutes ago: "Lebih kurang satu minggu lagi, Sukan Sea Hanoi akan bermula. Sukan Sea amat bermakna untuk saya kerana saya sudah mewakili negara di dalam kejohanan itu sejak 2005 di Manila dan membawa pulang 4 pingat emas. Tahun ini saya tidak mengambil bahagian. Banyak rakan-rakan atlet dan jurulatih yang menghubungi saya. Mereka kecewa kerana tidak dapat mewakili negara dalam Sukan Sea Hanoi. Mereka tidak dipilih bukan kerana tidak layak tetapi atas faktor-faktor dalaman persatuan sukan. Sebagai senior dalam bidang olahraga, saya perlu bersuara bagi pihak semua atlet. Sepanjang 18 tahun sebagai atlet olahraga, konflik dalaman persatuan sukan selalu berlaku.

Klang residents: We want to take govt to court

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Klang residents want to explore the possibility of a law suit against the Malaysian government for dereliction of duty during the December floods.  This is one of the calls at the seminar 'The Impact of Climate Change on Coastal Areas Like Klang' held at Wyndham Acmar Klang hotel yesterday. Klang MP Charles Santiago said Selangor has a responsibility to protect and promote the rights and interests of its citizens.  "However, during the floods, there was hardly an early warning system or efficient flood relief efforts to help vulnerable individuals and communities," said Santiago. "In fact, government officials were missing in the first three to four days, and people took it upon themselves to organise food distributions and rescue missions." The participants, during floor discussions, also raised the possibility of the formulation of a new drainage and irrigation system for Klang.  This would involve interphasing the movement of water through rivers.  "

Ex-Foreign Minister Anifah Aman blames then caretaker Sabah CM over Sulu Sultanate heirs' claim, adds former AG should 'learn language of diplomatic relations'

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Datuk Seri Anifah Aman ( pic ) weighs in on the recent claims regarding by the heir of the so-called Sulu Sultanate on Sabah. In his statement tonight, the former Malaysian Foreign Minister, shares the historical background of the episode.  He goes on to blame the Sabah Caretaker Chief Minister’s at the time as being "lack of experience" in handling the matter and adds that ex-Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas should "learn the language of diplomatic relations and how to handle international relations to avoid further blunders in future with regards to Malaysia's sovereignty".  Here is Anifah's statement, in full: Historical background • Sabah, which was known as North Borneo, before it joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963, was part of the Sultanate of Brunei in the 15th century. In 1704, the Sultan of Brunei ceded the lands east of Marudu Bay to the Sultan of Sulu, while the west coast remained under his rule. • On Jan 22, 1878, the Paduca Majasa

Reezal Merican: Penentuan tarikh PRU haruslah strategik

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Kenyataan Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican - Ahli Majlis Kerja Tertinggi Umno 1. Kita tahu ada suara yang telah meminta YAB Perdana Menteri membubarkan Parlimen. 2. Bahkan, kita boleh tanya sesiapa sahaja pun, baik ahli UMNO atau MKT atau barisan Jemaah Menteri hatta rakyat di luar sana pun, mereka juga mahukan satu Pilihanraya Umum (PRU) diadakan bagi membolehkan Parlimen mendapat mandat baharu. 3. Pertama, saya tak perlu berselindung yang kita, pada ketika ini, benar-benar mahu satu mandat yang dapat menzahirkan aspirasi rakyat secara jelas selepas naratif politik negara kita berubah 360 darjah pasca PRU-14. Sebagai ahli sebuah parti yang rebah selepas 60 tahun mentadbir, sudah pasti saya mahu UMNO dan Barisan Nasional yang kini kembali kukuh, terus menjadi teras pentadbiran Kerajaan di peringkat Pusat dan juga negeri. 4. Saya yakin, selepas apa sahaja yang berlaku pasca PRU-14, UMNO dan Barisan Nasional sudah mula adapt and adopt perubahan-perubahan yang berlaku. Seba

BAM's multi-million ringgit sponsorship with Petronas is a big deal

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1. The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) netted a multi-million ringgit sponsorship with Petronas and its subsidiary Petronas Dagangan Bhd yesterday. 2. The sponsorship - over the next three years - also sees the Akademi Badminton Malaysia (ABM) changing its name to Petronas ABM and the national oil company being the title sponsor of the Malaysia Open. 3. The amount of the sponsorship was not revealed, but judging by the commitment, it's safe to say Petronas will be pumping some RM15 million to RM20 million a year (so about RM45 million to RM60 million over the next three years). 4. This is presumably more than Celcom's sponsorship with the national body which was RM24 million over three years (RM8 million a year) and that of Maybank's RM41 million deal. 5. The agreement inked yesterday is indeed a big deal - for BAM and other sports bodies in the country. 6. The sponsorship comes amidst the BAM-Lee Zii Jia-Goh Jin Wei saga that saw massive public outcry in January.

Perak FC confirms 20 players for Premier League, plans to get more in second transfer window

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Perak Football Club (Perak FC) has signed up 20 players under its new management, Impact Media and Communications (IMC) ahead of the new Premier League season. IMC, in a press release today, said the club’s participation is in line with its transformation process, "with the overarching goal of establishing Perak FC as a self-sustaining and successful football club in Malaysia in the near future".  The starting line-up boasts players like Royizzat Daud, Khairul Asyraf, and Alif Zikri. “Ideally, we would like to field a more competitive roster as we believe that will further provide us with the edge in the Premier League but our starting line-up should not be taken lightly as we are hungry to compete," said Perak FC chief executive officer Muhammad Yunus Zakaria. "There is a plan in place to have register a full roster during the second transfer window in May.” An embargo was placed on Perak FC from registering any new players, domestic or international, or get player

'Malaysia can stop funding football, just fund the rest of the sports that’s world class'

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  I rest my case. Here's the original tweet that was posted yesterday: Malaysia can stop funding football, just fund the rest of the sports that’s world class. pic.twitter.com/3uVzGlFVvW — Rafique Muzhaffar (@rafiquemuzhaffa) February 19, 2022 By the way, has the Prime Minister or his team to justified why the FA of Malaysia got RM10 million instead of other more deserving sports organisations?