Country bags first kabaddi gold at Jakarta meet


THE Malaysian women’s team won gold at the Indonesia Open International Kabaddi Championship, Malaysia Nanban reported.

The team triumphed over three teams from Thailand and Indonesia in one of the categories at the event held in Jakarta recently as part of the KONI Badung Sports Tourism 2024 programme.

The men’s team won silver in the overall event, beating six teams including the host, Thailand, Timor Leste and Singapore.

The women’s team also clinched the bronze medal in the overall event.

The team coach, identified as Peter, said he was happy with the commitment and progress of the athletes and their winning of Malaysia’s first ever gold in international kabaddi.

> A bus driver and conductor in India have been suspended from duty after videos of them pushing an old man off a bus and beating him went viral, the daily also reported.

The incident was believed to have taken place at a bus stop in Erode, Tamil Nadu.

After the video caused an uproar, transport authorities suspended them and promised strict action.

The cause of the altercation is unknown.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a, it denotes a separate news item.

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