By R. Vikneswaran
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Emerging as a big trend in the sports industry, electronic sports (esports) has found a place in international sports meets despite the negative perception of video gaming activities.
Esports will be featured as a medal sport for the first time at the 2019 SEA Games and 2022 Asian Games. Organised as a demo sport during the 2018 Asian Games, efforts are now being taken to include esports in the Olympics although certain quarters of the conventional sports fraternity are unhappy over the move.
There are ongoing arguments that it is not fair for esports to be included in the Olympics considering that many popular conventional sports such as cricket -- the second-most-watched sport in the world -- squash and bowling are still fighting for a place in the biggest sporting event of the planet.
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By Shaidathul Suhana Ros
MELAKA (Bernama) -- Focusing intently on the embroidery pattern she was drawing on a sheet of oil paper, Emmy Sahar's mind suddenly drifted to the distant past when she and her siblings used to play at their mother's boutique that specialised in stitching the exquisite nyonya kebaya.
The late Roslalainy Marhum had opened her Toko Ce Rose boutique way back in 1959 at Jalan Laksamana here, which is now part of Melaka's historical quarter.
Roslalainy's fee for stitching a pair of nyonya kebaya was about five dollars (as the ringgit was known as then) and she had a steady stream of customers from the Baba Nyonya or Peranakan, Portuguese, Chetti and Malabar (people from the Malabar coast on the south-west coast of India), as well Indian and Chinese, communities.
By Shahrizan Jefri Aziz
SUNGAI BULUH (Bernama) -- I was completely awestruck watching Abang Zaidi and Abang Mat cycle up the steep hill energetically. They then descended with control and expertise as they ride their way around the oil palm plantation.
You would be amazed too, if you saw them. Abang Zaidi, whose full name was Abu Zaidi Abu Hassan and Abang Mat, or Mohd Som Mahat, are both 60 and 61 years old!
At 39, my fitness level was nowhere near theirs. I huffed and puffed as I struggled to push my KHS mountain bike uphill.