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Into the semis  

LUK Teck Hua and Beh Shun Thing kept the Malaysian flag flying in women’s beach volleyball when they made the semi-finals with a 17-21, 21-19, 15-7 win over Indonesians Siam Ayu and Susilowati Efa yesterday. 

They will play against Asian champions Yupa Phokongploy and Kamaltip Kulna of Thailand today for a place in the final. 

The second Malaysia pair of Luk Teng Kee and M. Iswari failed to advance into the semi-finals after going down 9-21, 13-21 to the Thai pair of Usa Tenpaksee and Jarunee Sannok. 

In the men’s competition, Rafiq Arumi Abdul Latif and Rafi Asruki Nordin also bowed out in the quarter-finals, losing 15-21, 15-21 to Indonesians Andy Ardiyansah and Darkuncoro Koko. 

The other Malaysian pair of Khoo Chong Long and Mohd Fitri Salim also did not make it to the quarter-finals. 

Second best Medal chance 

MALAYSIA settled for the silver in men's futsal competition when they lost 0-5 to Thailand in the final at the Sports Authority of Thailand's Indoor Stadium in Bangkok yesterday. 

The Malaysians were a spent force after having edged Indonesia 4-3 in the semi-finals on Tuesday. Indonesia thrashed Laos 11-1 in the playoff for the bronze. 

The Malaysian women's team finished empty-handed. They were beaten 1-3 by the Philippines in the playoff for the bronze. In the group match, Malaysia had earlier edged the Philippines 3-2. 

Thailand won the gold, beating Vietnam 5-2 in the final. 

JOHN Yong Kien Foot and Moh Keen Hoo have qualified for the semi-finals of the men's snooker singles competition. 

Kien Foot will play against Nopadol Sangnil of Thailand today for a place in the final while Keen Hoo will be up against another Thai, world amateur snooker champion Atthasit Mahitthi. 

Malaysia have yet to win a gold medal from the cue sport in the Korat Games. They have managed to win three silver and two bronze medals thus far. 

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