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The story of Mohd Ridzuan Mohd Puzi is one of triumph. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one, Ridzuan, a van-driver’s son, has gone from flipping burgers in the sleepy border town of Padang Besar in Perlis to winning the nation’s first-ever gold medal at the Paralympics in Rio last year.
More than 40,000 spectators, giant screens, players glued to their keyboards and more than US$1mil (RM4.23mil) prize money for the winners: welcome to the world of eSports in China, a country that has become a leader in competitive videogame playing.
You can already get your daily dose of news from The Star from multiple sources – our website, from The Star app, posts on our official social media accounts and StarTV but did you also know that you can have the news read out to you?
Feeling stressed by the deadly coronavirus? Have a good cry, say Chinese health experts. If that does not work, buy a punching bag for the office or try singing.
Homegrown companies in Ipoh and Sitiawan prove that high tech outfits can thrive in a small town. Their services have expanded abroad but their headquarters remain where they started.