A word of praise from athletics legend Jesse Owens changed this Malaysian's life


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  • Saturday, 21 Jul 2018

A young Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, where he captured 4 gold medals: the 100m, 200m, 4x100m and long jump. Grandson of a slave and legendary athlete, Owens established six world records in 1935. He retained his 100m world record for 20 years and his long jump world record for 25 years (until 1960).

Part I: The Fijians

Recent events on people who fought for the country’s independence, parents’ sensitivities over their children’s punishments in school – some of real concern where pupils are badly hurt – coupled with the long twilight each spring, brought to mind my school days in the 1950s, in particular.

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