Aftar Singh

Recent and archived articles by Aftar Singh

24 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Razie and Nabil out to arrest Malaysia's decline in W-Cup

KUALA LUMPUR: Razie Abdul Rahim and Nabil Fiqri Mohd Noor are cops but their mission currently is not to go after criminals.

23 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Fazrul among five weightlifters banned for doping

KUALA LUMPUR: Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Mohamad Fazrul Azrie Mohdad is among five weightlifters banned for four years over doping offence.

23 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Veteran Kumar doesn’t believe in giving up despite hardships

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s longest serving goalkeeper S. Kumar faced three major hardships in his career – when he lost his father and son, then failed a doping test.

22 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Divergent approach

KUALA LUMPUR: Syed Mohamad Syafiq Syed Cholan and Muhammad Azri Hassan both play as defenders and will be featuring in their first World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India.

21 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Foodies Hairi and Ramadan hungry to make World Cup impact

KUALA LUMPUR: Food figures strongly in the lives of two Malaysian hockey players bound for the World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India, on Nov 28.

20 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

A voice he can stick to

KUALA LUMPUR: When Malay­sia’s dashing national hockey forward Muhammad Firhan Ashari isn’t in action with a stick in hand, he turns to the microphone to play crooner.

Fighting display: Malaysia’s Muhammad Firhan Ashari (centre) battles against Japanese players during the Asian Games hockey final in Jakarta in September. The game ended 6-6 and Japan won the shootout 3-1. — AFP
19 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Eyeing the big catch

KUALA LUMPUR: Norsyafiq Sumantri and Nik Muhammad Aiman Nik Rozemi will play the same role – as forwards in their debut at the hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India, starting on Nov 28.

Fighter: Striker Norsyafiq Sumantri (left) wants to prove his worth when donning the national jersey in the forthcoming hockey World Cup in India
18 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Man of steel

KUALA LUMPUR: Is being short a disadvantage in sports? Surely not for steely national hockey defender Faiz Helmi Jali, who stands at 156cm (five feet and one inch).

17 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Joel’s X factor

KUALA LUMPUR: National hockey player Joel van Huizen not only adores Professor Xavier in the X-Men movie – he also tries to emulate the good traits of his favourite character.

Joel van Huizen in action at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta - AFP
16 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Apart from hockey, two other passions keep Tengku Ahmad going

KUALA LUMPUR: Seasoned campaigner Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin Tengku Abdul Jalil’s first love is hockey – but he has also developed a penchant for travelling and cycling.

Life goals: Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin Tengku Abdul Jalil’s (right) ambition is to travel to every corner of the world to see new places, meet new people and experience the different climates.