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First big meet for shuttlers and there are no umpires and linesmen

The Elite Challenge began Tuesday at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara in bizarre fashion as the top players in the country stepped onto the courts for their first competitive tournament in a long time #8211; without umpires or linesmen.

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Team event get new look

The team tournament of the Badminton Association of Malaysia's (BAM) Elite Challenge, which begins today at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara here, takes a unique format aimed at bringing the best out of players in their matches.


Shelter from the storm

Down-and-out elderly women who have nobody to look after them need not worry about finding a roof above their heads as a flats-for-free project has just been launched, reports LOH FOON FONG.


Ghost tours

LIZ PRICE went on a Spooksters tour with other ghost-hunters in Kuala Lumpur.


More justified ranting

Compiled by SHARIL DEWA


Four generations of pewter dust

The great-granddaughter of one of Malaysia's oldest companies has captured within the pages of a book all the intrigue and history of a company that spans four generations. COLIN KHOO speaks to Chen May Yee about her labour of love that chronicles her family's business.


Doing the unordinary

Our stories about ordinary people who made extraordinary decisions to do the unordinary with their lives (I>Unmasking Lives, Insight/I>, Jan 4) inspired ALEXANDRA WONG to share the unusual decision she made as the year turned.

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Winning starts for Hashim siblings Hafifi and Hafizi

Hafifi and Hafizi, the younger brothers of former All-England champion Mohd Hafiz Hashim, got off to winning start in the opening round of North Zone in the 100Plus Power National Junior Badminton circuit Wednesday.


Kapitan China a leader or gangster?

According to Dr Keng Pek Koon in the book, I>Chinese Politics in Malaysia/I>, Yap Ah Loy was not only the most famous Kapitan China but he also obtained the position because of his status as secret society headman and leader of the local Hai San secret society.


Portraying the real Yap Ah Loy

Filmmakers interested in producing a TV series on Yap Ah Loy have been urged by one of his descendants to do adequate research so that the true story can be portrayed, writes K.W. MAK.