|June 23, 2007 22:09 PM|
KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 (Bernama) — The Malaysian Amateur Athletics Union (MAAU) will send 10 athletes for a one-month training stint in Bulgary as well as competing in various competitions in Europe this month.
Its vice-president, Karim Ibrahim said the training was in preparation for the 24th Southeast Asian Games in Korat, Thailand, in December.
“It’s one way of giving them the right exposure to high-level competitions as well as building their self-confidence,” he told Bernama when contacted here today.
Karim added that MAAU’s main objective was winning more medals than the previous Manila SEA Games in 2005.
He said that the final list of Malaysian athletes for the Korat Games would be announced by MAAU president and Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Shahidah Kassim in a month’s time.
The 10 athletes for the European training stint consisted of six men and four women competing in various field and track events.
The six male athletes are Mohd Robani Hassan (110m hurdles), Muhd Faiz Mohamad (110m hurdles), Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian (110m Hurdles), Mohd Syah Amri Md Suhaimi (Long Jump), Shahadan Jamaludin (400m hurdles) and Lee Hap Wei (High Jump).
While the women athletes are Moh Siew Wee (100m hurdles), Ngew Sin Mei (Long Jump and Triple Jump), Siti Hasdah (Hammer Throw) and Roslinda Samsu (Pole Vault).
He said Roslinda Samsu, who was the gold medalist in Pole Vault at the Manila SEA Games and had qualified for the Beijing Oylmpics next year, will undergo a special training arrangement in Germany under an Australian coach.
“They will depart to Bulgary on June 27, led by national head coach, Mohd Hanafi Latip.
“After the completion of the training, MAAU will evaluate their performance and finalise the potential medalists to represent Malaysia in the Korat SEA Games,” he said.
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Then after Labuan I will fly to Miri on 1st of July and will be there till 6th July 2007.
Demikian adalah petikan yang saya ambil dari Harakadaily. Sungguh memalukan rasanya. Ianya berlaku selepas pasukan negara mengalahkan pasukan Kemboja 6-0 di Stadium MPPJ dalam persiapan untuk Piala Asia.
Harian Metro hari ini malaporkan tentang perkara yang sama di bawah tajuk Malaysia Perlu Bantuan. Jika jurulatih negara berpuas hati dan penonton rasa gembira dengan kemenangan tersebut maka Harian Metro juga melaporkan seperti berikut.
Sememangnya kemenangan atas Kemboja itu tidak memberikan reaksi gembira kepada negara termasuk pegawai atasan FAM sendiri.
Semoga skuad Norizan akan menjadikan segala kritikan itu sebagai satu cabaran dan buktikan telahan mereka salah.
For example Transnasional charge 10 cents per passenger on its Express buses. 10 cents is not much and passengers pay without any question. Its a good move no doubt but every year how many times did we hear about accidents involving Transnasional buses and how many died? So the insurance all goes to the insurance company coffer and a certain percentage to Transnasional.
Many people today buy personal insurance coverage including medical insurance and some covered mishaps in foreign land. So why do they need to have another insurance coverage. It will be redundant. Public transport too have insurance coverage and does that not mean the passenger is already covered in case of accident happens.
Travel insurance should not be made compulsory but just voluntary. Ministers should not just ape what insurance companies suggest because in their mind it is money they are talking about. Then when an accident happens the process of getting the compensation is a hassle. They will always find ways to avoid paying the maximum. Car insurance is an example. I have been paying my insurance for the last 15 years and not a single cent did I claim from the insurance company. I am a good driver ka?The Deputy Minister also said that travelers will also see travelers paying a surcharge to guard them against tour companies that go bust. Again why must the traveler be made to pay that to protect travel companies? If the travel companies go bust, then the company must be accountable. They are licensed do they? The travel agent should be the one to pay the deposit and be refunded if the group they are taking care of return safely to Malaysia.
Thailand – Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok
-Supachalasai Stadium, Bangkok
Vietnam– My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi
– Army Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City
Indonesia – Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta
– Jaka Baring Stadium, Palembang
Malaysia – National Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
– Shah Alam Stadium, Selangor
FINAL – Gelora Bung Karno Stadium Jakarta on 29 July 2007
Participating clubs are here.
Di negara kita hanya beberapa sukan sahaja yang boleh dijadikan sumber rezeki. Bolasepak adalah merupakan salah satu sukan sedemikian tetapi pencapaian hendaklah sehinga boleh bermain untuk negeri masing-masing.
Bryan Nickson Lomas kini boleh memberikan tumpuan sepenuhnya terhadap latihan setelah kerajaan memberikannya elaun latihan bulanan sehingga beliau mengambil bahagian dalam olimpik di Beijing. Baru-baru ini Bryan telah menerima sebanyak RM 22,000 dari YB Menteri Belia dan Sukan kerana melayakkan diri ke Olimpik di Beijing. Wang itu adalah termasuk ganjaran kerana melayakkan diri ke Olimpik dan juga elaun bulanan selama 17 bulan sehingga Olimpik. Majlis Sukan Negara telah mengujudkan satu skim baru untuk memberikan elaun kepada atlet yang layak sebagai mengantikan elaun yang diberikan sewaktu projek Asia-Comm yang lalu.
Bryan menerima sebanyak RM5,000 dan bulanan RM1,000 sebagai tambahan elaun bulanan RM2,500 yang diterimanya sebelum ini sehingga Beijing 2008 bermula apabila melayakkan diri selepas menempatkan diri dalam kelompok lapan penerjun saingan akhir 10 meter papan anjal di Kejohanan Dunia Mac lalu
Sementara itu seorang lagi atlet negara yang layak ke Olimpik iaitu Roslinda Samsu pula dilaporkan tidak layan untuk menerima elaun berkenaan. Demikian dilaporkan dalam Berita Harian. Alasannya ialah kerana Majlis Sukan Negara tidak mengiktiraf kelayakan di bawah Kategori B.
Skim Insentif Sukan Olimpik adalah ganjaran daripada MSN untuk menggalak dan mendorong atlit negara bagi melepasi syarat kelayakan ke Beijing dengan lebih cepat dan tidak menunggu hingga saat akhir.
Namun ia hanya diberikan kepada atlit yang layak berdasarkan syarat kategori A yang ditetapkan badan induk dunia sukan masing-masing dan atlit yang berjaya ke Beijing berdasarkan kategori B dan ‘wild card’ tidak akan menikmati imbuhan ini. -Berita Harian.
Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. The name derived from the activities concentrated on a small river tributaries which in Malay named as Alor. At the place there are Setar trees hence the combination of both names give the place her name Alor Setar. Its difficult to find the Setar tree nowadays. Back in 1982, the Sultan of Kedah Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah planted the Setar tree at the town square opposite the Mesjid Zahir to commemorate the opening of the square and to symbolically represent the name of the town. But since the actual tree planted by the Sultan did not grow as expected and a replacement tree was planted. I took the picture of the actual tree a few days after it was planted but not sure where the album is after I transfered and work in Kuala Lumpur.
Alor Setar is accessible by air, road and rail. Malaysian Airlines and Airasia fly daily to the town from Kuala Lumpur. Express buses also ply from Kuala Lumpur daily. From Penang one can go to Alor Setar on Transnasional and the service is povided hourly from morning till night. KTMB also connect the city to Kuala Lumpur.
What you can do in Alor Setar?
Pekan Rabu is one place tourist must not miss. Mesjid Zahir, Balai nobat (where nobat musical instruments are kept) Clock tower, Balai Besar are all situated at the same location. Don’t forget the Menara Alor Setar for a birds eyeview of the city and on a clear day one can even see the Straits of Malacca. From a top the tower you can see the breathtaking view of the Kedah plain and know why it is called the Rice bowl of Malaysia.
Go to duty free island of Langkawi and travel into the legend of Mahsuri. The highest peak in Kedah is Gunung Jerai (1200 m) and feel some adventure going to the top. At the foot of the mountain on the south is Lembah Bujang, a historical site where it is believed the first Hindu settlement started. So if you are into history, do not miss this valley.
Shopping will usually be on ones itenary and if you want to buy football jerseys of any popular soccer team in the world or corporate uniforms of the F1 teams, drive up to the border town of Bukit Kayu Hitam, about an hour away using the PLUS Highway. Of course its not the original but imported from over the border and ad a glance nobody will say its imitation. Oh, you want to buy imititation apparels? Hmmmmm…..its individual taste and preference. Theres also a Duty Free complex at Bukit Kayu Hitam. See the online album here