Singles blues as Tze Yong retires, Zii Jia down with sinus

SHAH ALAM: Men’s singles shuttler Ng Tze Yong was forced to retire from his match against Singapore’s Jason Teh in the quarter-finals of the Asia Team Championships at the Setia Alam Convention Center on Friday (Feb 16) after experiencing pain in his back. The 23-year-old has been playing after making his comeback from a lower back...

Wooi Yik may have to play in two events against Japan

SHAH ALAM: Will doubles shuttler Soh Wooi Yik be playing two roles in the semi-finals of the Asia Team Championships today? Wooi Yik may be called up to play singles following setbacks to Ng Tze Yong and Lee Zii Jia. Zii Jia and Tze Yong, who are the country’s No. 1 and No. 2 singles players, could...

Naraoka-less Japan confident of reaching semi-finals

SHAH ALAM: The withdrawal of men’s singles shuttler Kodai Naraoka from the Asia Team Championships has not dampened the Japanese men’s team’s spirits. World No. 6 Naraoka was initially set to spearhead the team in the team meet which is set to get under way tomorrow at the Setia City Convention Centre in Shah Alam but...

Hong Kong making plans to escape group of death unharmed

SHAH ALAM: Hong Kong coach Wong Choong Hann (pic) is plotting a route out of the Group of Death in the men’s team event in the Asia Team Championships which starts tomorrow at the Setia City Convention Centre in Shah Alam. Hong Kong have been placed in Group A which is arguably the toughest group along...

Man who stalked, harassed photographer to be sentenced Dec 20

SHAH ALAM: The 37-year-old man who stalked and harassed a female photographer on social media will be sentenced on Wednesday (Dec 20). Mohamad Shafiq Rosli had been charged earlier this year under the newly crafted Section 507A of the Penal Code with stalking 31-year-old Acacia Mardiana Daud through social media platforms. ALSO READ: Accused stalker changes plea to...

Five people questioned in rape threat of teen probe in Shah Alam

SHAH ALAM: Police have questioned five witnesses following a sexual harassment complaint by a Form Two student. When contacted, Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said statements were recorded from the suspect and other witnesses. "Further statement recordings will be conducted as soon as possible, seeing that many witnesses and teachers have returned to their...

Muktamar in Selangor to thank Selangorians for voting Perikatan, says PAS deputy president

SHAH ALAM: PAS made the right decision to join Perikatan Nasional and stay as the opposition despite offers to join the present federal government, says party deputy president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man. He said that this proves PAS does not betray its partners and voters and added that the party left it to the...

Woman who jumped out of moving car not kidnapped, driver has hearing loss, say cops

SHAH ALAM: Fearing for her safety, a woman jumped out of a moving car after the ehailing driver kept "staring" at her and did not respond to her questions. The woman, however, did not realise that the driver was hard of hearing and could not hear what she was saying Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Iqbal...

14 nabbed over Sept 7 kidnap of Indonesian woman in George Town

GEORGE TOWN: Fourteen people, including two foreign nationals, have been detained in connection with the abduction of an Indonesian woman here. Penang police chief Datuk Comm Khaw Kok Chin said the suspects, two of them women, were arrested during a special operation dubbed Ops Scorpion Rantai following a report lodged at the Bandar Kinrara police station...

Plane crash: ‘Please take care of my children’, Mohammad Taufiq’s last words to mother

KUALA LUMPUR: "Mama, please take care of my children. I love you so much, take care,” were the last words of one of the victims in the plane crash at Elmina, Shah Alam, to his mother. Rohani Mohamed Ibrahim, 62, said she would continue to help her daughter-in-law Suzana Paiman, 38, to look after her four...