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Strategy paid off for Aaron-Wooi Yik against the ‘Daddies’, says coach Rexy



KUALA LUMPUR: Rexy Mainaky, Doubles Head Coach of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) (Photo) says his strategy for men’s doubles pitchers Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik had worked to land the country’s first world title.

He said that knowing it was not easy to beat the “Dads”, as Mohd Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan is known, he had advised his wards to opt for longer rallies and not to rush for returns.

READ ALSO: History is made, Aaron-Wooi Yik wins Malaysia’s first badminton world title

“We got to see how well Ahsan-Hendra played from the first round to the semis, they even dominated the first set today.

“I told Aaron-Wooi Yik that in terms of speed they are better and can challenge Ahsan-Hendra, but they need to develop self-confidence,” he said in a post-match interview with the Badminton World Federation (BWF). . ) on Sunday (August 28).

READ ALSO: Aaron-Wooi Yik’s success proves M’sia can produce top-notch athletes, say King, Queen

The world number six pair’s 21-19, 21-14 victory against three-time world champions Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia was not only their first international title, but also ended the 45-year wait for Malaysia for the elusive World Championship crown. just a few days before the National Day celebrations on August 31.

Rexy said that since returning to BAM as assistant director of training last October, he had been more focused on establishing a winning mindset and building confidence in Aaron-Wooi Yik.

READ ALSO: Prime Minister congratulates Aaron-Wooi Yik on historic badminton win

“If we talk about their level, we don’t talk much about skills and techniques, there’s not much to change there. Just things like how they believe when they play against top-class players, thoughts like ‘with my skills, I can compete against anyone.’

“Then try to reduce your unforced errors and negative thoughts. Just all these things that I needed to improve (in them) … So when all these things connect, the skills come out,” he added.

READ ALSO: Aaron-Wooi Yik families consider victory a National Day gift

Commenting on the criticism midfielders face for being cursed with failing in the semis, Rexy said such criticism should only serve to build a stronger mindset for athletes.

When asked about his feelings when his charges won the world title, Rexy said he felt emotional, like a “sick, bedridden person who was suddenly healed and able to run again.”

READ ALSO: Aaron-Wooi Yik’s victory is a great gift before National Day, say social media users

“They’re the first Malaysians to win the title, so thanks to them. I keep telling them, just play for yourselves and your parents, and in Aaron’s case, his wife and kids. When you’ve done that, and then this is for the country, because everyone is going to celebrate that.

“I am very proud of that, and to be honest, I have to thank God, because all week I have been praying to God, asking for his blessings for the players to deliver the first title for Malaysia,” he said. .- Bernama

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Peter Anthony uses Sabah budget debate to apologise for ‘words, actions’ during GE15



KOTA KINABALU: Parti Kesejahteraan Demoktratik Malaysia (KDM) Chairman Datuk Peter Anthony (Photo) took the opportunity to apologize for any wrong words and actions that may have occurred throughout his campaign leading up to the 15th General Election (GE15).

He was giving his budget debate speech during the state legislature sitting here on Tuesday (Nov. 29), when he apologized without directly referring to any issue or issue.

“The general elections recently concluded and whatever has happened in the past, I hope it stays in the past,” he said.

“We are now in a new government and we hope we can all work together at the state and federal level to budget and move Sabah forward to bring political stability and economic growth,” Peter said.

Representing the party and all its members, he said, “if something wrong was said and done, I apologize.”

On November 5, a riot broke out at the Tenom nomination center when Peter’s nomination was rejected hours after it was accepted by the state Election Commission.

A group of supporters went on a rampage, forcing security forces to use tear gas to disperse the crowd at around 2:00 p.m.

Earlier, Peter spoke about the issues facing his Melalap constituency, which falls under Tenom’s parliamentary seat, including water and electricity supply issues, a lack of shops, economic opportunities and a lack of infrastructure development. .

I hoped that the government would take steps to address these problems, for the betterment of the people of Melalap.

He supported the State Budget 2023 which was introduced in the assembly by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor on Friday (Nov 25).

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PTPTN repayment incentive taken up by over 11,000 S’wak graduates since 2019



KUCHING: Some 11,095 Sarawakian graduates have benefited from the Yayasan Sarawak Higher Education National Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan repayment incentive since 2019, says Datuk Roland Sagah.

The state’s education, innovation and talent development minister said the incentive has risen to RM36.1 million since it was introduced.

READ ALSO: Budget 2023: Streamline incentives offered, PTPTN borrowers urged

“Sarawak is the only state in Malaysia that provides such an incentive. Another 30 million ringgit has been approved for this incentive next year,” he told the Sarawak Legislative Assembly as he wrapped up business related to his ministry on Tuesday (Nov 29).

Sagah said the 30:30 incentive was part of the state government’s efforts to help ease the burden on Sarawak graduates of repaying their PTPTN student loans.

Under the scheme, the state government will subsidize 30% of the balance of graduates who have already repaid at least 30% of their loans.

For example, it said that a graduate with a loan of RM10,000 must have paid back at least RM3,000 to be eligible for the scheme.

READ ALSO: PTPTN loan discounts a welcome move

“With this, you are eligible for a 30% incentive on the balance of RM7,000, which goes up to RM2,100.

“Therefore, the remaining balance of the graduate’s loan will be RM4,900,” Sagah said, adding that the scheme encouraged graduates to meet their loan repayment obligations.

Sagah also said that the first Yayasan Sarawak International Secondary School (YSISS) in Petra Jaya began operations on April 4 with an initial cohort of 115 students from across the state.

READ ALSO: Abang Johari hopes Yayasan Sarawak International Schools will produce high-level students

“Once fully developed, the campus will have a capacity of 500 students in years seven to 11, which is equivalent to grades one through five,” he said.

It added that the construction of YSISS Kuching at mile 12 of Kuching-Serian Road was scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of next year, while the construction of YSISS Sibu was scheduled to start early next year.

“Both YSISS Bintulu and Miri are currently in the planning stage,” he said.

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Three killed, six injured in car-van collision in Kluang



KLUANG: Three people were killed and six others injured after an accident involving two vehicles at KM15 Jalan Kluang – Teck Wah Hing here.

Kluang OCPD Asst Comm Bahrin Mohd Noh said the accident happened around 4pm on Monday (November 28), after a 20-year-old driver of a car lost control of the wheels and collided with a van.

“According to the initial investigation, the van was heading towards Kluang from Renggam, while the car was moving in the opposite direction.

“The driver of the car then lost control and skidded into the oncoming lane, causing the collision to occur,” he said in a statement here Monday.

He added that the family of four in the van sustained injuries and is being treated at Kluang Hospital.

“There were four people in the van, including two children between the ages of 11 and 15. They are currently receiving medical treatment at the hospital.

“Meanwhile, the four people in the van are colleagues. Two of them, including the driver, died at the scene, while one more person died while receiving treatment at the hospital,” he said.

He said the deceased are between 17 and 21 years old.

The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

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