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Khairy to set up special task force to handle sexual harassment problems

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News about an aquatics coach sexually assaulting a Malaysian diver sent shockwaves throughout the nation yesterday.

The aquatics coach has been arrested on the account of raping, after the athlete’s parents lodged a police report against the coach on Sunday.

The coach, believed to be from China, was arrested from the National Sports Council (NSC) on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Bernama, Kuala Lumpur chief police confirmed that the arrest was made after they received the complaint from the athlete’s family.

“The victim lodged a police report on Sunday, fearing for her safety,” Amar Singh said in a statement. He also noted that the suspect would be remanded for five days to facilitate investigations.

The case is being probed under Section 376 of the Penal Code for rape.

Youth and Sports minister YB Khairy Jamaluddin says he will let the police take it from here – while he and his subordinates will do the best he can to help facilitate the ongoing investigations.

“The National Sports Council, the Malaysia Olympics Council, and the Malaysia Amateur Diving Association will all convene to further investigate the coach who was accused of rape. At the same time, we will set up a special task force to handle sexual harassment and athlete’s psychological matters.” the minister said.

“I am upset that this happened, and I hope that a fair investigation will be conducted on this matter. I also urge the public to respect the athlete’s privacy.” he added.

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#ParaGames: Fraidden Dawan seals new games record in 400m freestyle

Malaysia’s swimmer Fraidden Dawan etched a new games record at the 9th ASEAN Para Games during the 400m freestyle S10 event.

Fraidden Dawan hit the finish line by clocking 4.48.35s, bagging gold and smashing the previous record for the 400m freestyle S10.

 

Watch him in action here:

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#ParaGames: Jamery Siga & Chung Wei Yoong seal golds in swimming

National swimmer Chung Wei Yoong sealed Malaysia’s second gold medal in swimming earlier today at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil.

Chung Wei Yoong clocked 30.01s to clinch the gold medal in the men’s 50m butterfly (S14) race.

Indonesia’s Daniel Nugroho Wijayanto trailed close behind and bagged silver with 30.18s. Thailand’s Mongkolchai Chanwit settled for bronze after clocking 31.01s to finish third.

In another swimming event, Jamery Siga secured Malaysia’s third gold after winning the men’s 50m butterfly (S5) event.

Jamery Siga emerged champion after clocking 40.16s to finish ahead of Myanmar’s Maung Maung Soe who clocked 49.11s.

Malaysia’s Muhd Nur Syaiful came in third and bagged bronze after clocking 55.91s.

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Anas Zul sets new record as he delivers Malaysia’s first gold in swimming

After succumbing to a streak of silver and bronze medals in the para swimming events, Anas Zul Amirul Sidi’s performance this morning alleviated the tone for Malaysia.

Anas Zul delivered Malaysia’s first gold medal in swimming, and he did it in style.

Aside from finishing first, he also he also set a new games’ record in the men’s 100m freestyle S14 after clocking an impressive time of 59.79s at the finish line.

Congratulations, Anas!

 

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Swimming: Carmen Lim bags silver for Malaysia in 100m freestyle

Malaysia’s national swimmer Carmen Lim clinched silver for Malaysia at the women’s 100m freestyle S8 event earlier today.

Carmen Lim finished second behind Thailand’s Thongbai, after the former clocked 1:29.75 at the finish line. Thongbai finished first and bagged gold for Thailand after clocking 1:28.99.

Meanwhile, Indonesia’s Nor Aimah finished third and secured bronze with her time of 1:34.54.

Watch the race here:

Congratulations, Carmen!

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Malaysia’s Leong Mun Yee & Traisy Vivien clinch gold in synchronised 10m platform

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Divers Leong Mun Yee and her fellow compatriot Traisy Vivien Tukiet bagged Malaysia’s 141st gold medal in the women’s 10m platform synchro.

The duo outclassed Singapore’s Freida Lim Shen-Yan and Myra Lee Jia Wen, who clinched silver in the same event. Third place went to Thailand’s Surincha Booranapol and Titiporn Tonapho.

Congratulations to the pair!

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Pandelela Rinong delivers Malaysia’s 102nd gold through diving

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Malaysia’s Pandelela Rinong put up a stunning performance at the women’s 10m diving event at the 2017 KL SEA Games on Monday evening.

The 24-year-old delivered Malaysia’s 102nd gold after raking in 341.65 points, outclassing Indonesia’s Freida (274.65 points) and her fellow compatriot Kimberly Bong (255.05 points).

Congratulations Pendelela and Kimberly!

 

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Men’s 1m Springboard: Amsyar Azman bags gold, Ooi Tze Liang claims silver

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Malaysia clinched the top two positions in the men’s 1m springboard event today, thanks to stupendous performances from Amsyar Azman as well as Ooi Tze Liang.

Amsyar final score of 384.00 was more than enough for him to secure the gold medal ahead of compatriot Ooi Tze Liang, who produced a stunning comeback to secure a final score of 368.60 and win silver.

Singapore’s Mark Lee Han Ming (350.55) was forced to settle for bronze despite having a bright start while his twin brother Timothy Lee Han Kuan finished fourth with a score of 327.00

This comes after both Malaysian divers also secured gold and silver in the men’s 3m springboard final over the weekend. However, Tze Liang clinched the gold on that day, with Amsyar coming behind him for silver.

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KL 2017: Welson Sim smashes yet another SEA Games record to win second gold

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Malaysian swimmer Welson Sim has smashed another SEA Games record en route to winning the 200m freestyle event at the National Aquatic Centre today.

The Kuching-born swimmer clocked a time 1:47.79s to beat his arch rival from Vietnam, Hoang Quy Phuoc, who was also the holder of the previous SEA Games record (1.48.96s).

Meanwhile, Singapore’s Yeo Kai Quan finished third with a time of 1:48.98s.

This is Welson’s second gold medal in KL 2017, having won the 400m freestyle event, earlier this week.

Similarly, he also broke the SEA Games record en route to winning gold in that event, clocking a time of 3:50.26s to beat his own record, which was set back in 2015.