Christopher Raj

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28 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

May the force be with us

Sporting minds - Christopher Raj
MALAYSIAN sports witnessed some very interesting happenings in the early days of 2019, on and off the playing field. Topping the list was, of course, the appointment of a sports-loving Sultan as the new King.

Sultan Abdullah’s contribution to Malaysian sport has been immense.
27 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Here’s to a brighter, more rewarding year in sports

Sporting minds - By Christopher Raj
SO here we are at the end of another year, with everyone wondering how time has flown. We now have 2019 to look forward to and embrace.

Malaysian fans celebrated as one after the national team qualified for the AFF Suzuki Cup finals, beat favourites Thailand in the semi-final. — Filepic
25 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

It’s high time to get cracking

Sporting minds - By Christopher Raj
IT HAS been more than 100 days since the new government took charge of running the country and as expected, there was loads to be done and still plenty more to do to get things running smoothly.

Our national Under-16 
football team in action during their 2-0 loss to Japan. The 
squad failed to progress from the qualifying rounds after RM80mil was spent on the NFDP initiative.
30 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Sportsmen who brought glory to the country should be taken care of

Sportsmen who brought glory to the country should be taken care of in their time of need.

A file picture of former national cyclist Ishak Alwi (right) signalling his win in the fourth stage of the Tour of Malaysia in 1985.
24 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Politics divide, sport unites

NOW that the storm and excitement that GE14 generated is over and things have settled with a new Government in place, the sport fraternity eagerly awaits the appointment of the Youth and Sports Minister.

Chong Wei has brought so much joy to Malaysian sport.
22 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

It’s tough, but everyone must fight corruption

WHO would have expected at the beginning of the new year that two sports very close to the hearts of Malaysians would be rocked by match-fixing allegations?

(Right) Norza says players caught in match-fixing will face the end of their careers.— Bernama
23 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Iron Man who remains under the radar

Every now and again, we come across stories about sporting heroes who bring glory to the country.

Arif proudly wearing the Jalur Gemilang during this year‘s Boston Marathon.
28 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Stellar show of guts and glory

AFTER approximately a month of keen competition, thrilling battles, tears of disappointment, moments of ecstasy and golden achievements, the curtains have come down on the SEA Games and Asean Para Games with closing ceremonies that the International Olympic Council would have been proud of.

Compound archers Fatin Nurfatehah (left) and Mohd Juwaidi celebrating their SEA Games gold victory. These young athletes show huge potential to go very far. — Bernama
27 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Show time just around the corner

With superb facilities and our athletes ready to put on a good show, the nation is looking forward to a successful SEA Games

1 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Unending saga of disappearing fields

THE rapid development of Malaysia’s cities and their surrounding areas over the last 20 years has not come without severe repercussions, and the biggest victim is the environment.