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, Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia Ministry Of Education Malaysia

Highlights of the 2nd ASG Opening Ceremony

ASEAN

ASG2 Contingents’ Common Aspiration
By : Sugeetha And Jega Photo By : Aminina

Full of Tune..

iming to succeed in the games is the common aspiration shared by all the 2nd ASEAN Schools Games 2010 contingents. Teams were seen training diligently for the events so as to excel. Winning and losing are part and parcel of any competition. However, it is the spirit of sportsmanship that the games aim to uphold.

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MALAYSIA

PHILIPPINES

WEATHER FORECAST
Morning : Sunny Afternoon : Clear Night : Sunny Minimum : 25 °C Maximum : 33 °C
Event Hockey Singapore Vs Thailand Brunei Vs Indonesia Malaysia Vs Singapore Sepak Takraw Thailand Vs Phillipines Indonesia Vs Brunei Semi Finals 1 semi Finals 2 Netball Brunei Thailand Singapore Malaysia Vs Singapore Thailand Vs Brunei Women Artistic Gymnastic Venue National Sports Council Tun Razak Hockey Stadium,Kuala Lumpur Precint 11 Community Hall, Precint 11, Putrajaya

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
By : Sugeetha And Jega Photo By : Aminina

THAILAND GRABS THE GOLD!
By : Sugeetha and Jega Photo By : Aminina

INDONESIA

BRUNEI

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Time 0900hrs Badminton
Thailand Vs Vietnam Indonesia Vs Malaysia Thailand Vs Vietnam Indonesia Vs Malaysia Singapore Vs Brunei Philippines Vs Brunei

Event

Venue Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium

Time 0800 1500 1700 0900-1200 1500-1800

0900hrs 1030hrs 1500hrs 1630hrs 1000hrs 1200hrs 1400hrs 1600hrs 1400-1630 0800

Volleyball Indonesia Vs Malaysia Thailand Vs Singapore Thailand Vs Indonesia Malaysia Vs Singapore Basketball Singapore Vs Philliphines ( Girls ) Vietnam Vs Thailand ( Girls ) Indonesia Vs Phillipines (Boys) Singapore Vs Vietnam (Boys) Rhythmic Gymnastics Golf ( Boys and Girls ) Second Round

MABA Stadium, Kuala Lumpur

0800-0900 0900-1000 1000-1100 1430 1615 1200-1830

Olympic Hall, Bukit Jalil Sports School,Kuala Lumpur

National Sports Council Gymnasium 1 Impian Golf Club, Kajang, Selangor

National Sports Council Gymnasium 1 & 3, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur Darul Ehsan Aquatic Center, Shah Alam,Selangor National Sports Council Stadium, Kuala Lumpur

0900-1600 Swimming 0800-1800 Track And Field

s early as 7.30 am, the Malaysian Women Artistic Gymnastics (W.A.G.) team was seen busy practising for the upcoming events at the National Sports Council venue. The athletes were fully committed throughout the training session. They practised intensively in order to perform well in the games. Their coach, Mr Mikhil, had trained the girls to be fit and ready for the games and reinforced their skills and techniques such as smooth landing and perfect swings. In brief, this training session was indeed a good platform for the girls to test their performance. Good luck to all the gymnasts of the Malaysian contingent!!

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h a i l a n d emerged as the champion for the Men Artistic Gymnastics (M.A.G). They collected an overall score of 226.900 points. Tailing close behind was the Malaysian contingent with 223.200 points. Vietnam bagged the bronze medals with a score of 212.300 points. The Thailand athletes displayed a performance of amazing technical accuracy in terms of landing and swings mainly in the floor exercise and high bar components. The Malaysian, Vietnam as well as Singapore and Indonesian contingents also performed to their best with commendable enthusiasm.

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2nd ASEAN Schools Games Going Strong Minister’s Arrival by: Shy & Jiani Motivates Team photo: Sallehzad Salleh
by: Daniel Chiam photo: Mohd Hilmi

DAILY COMPETITION SCHEDULE AND RESULTS (WEDNESDAY 14 JULY 2010)
TIME 0900hrs Thailand Indonesia Thailand Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia 1500hrs Vietnam Indonesia Vietnam Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs EVENT BADMINTON Philippines (Boys) Singapore Singapore Philippines Brunei Brunei Philippines Brunei Singapore Brunei Singapore Philippines (Boys) (Girls) (Girls) (Boys) (Girls) () () () () () () BASKETBALL RESULTS 4–1 5–0 5–0 3–2 5–0 5–0 1–4 5–0 2–3 5–0 4–1 5–0 VENUE Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium

Medal Tally
COUNTRY THAILAND MALAYSIA VIETNAM GOLD

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SILVER

BRONZE

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“The current progress of this 2nd ASEAN Schools Games is very good,” said Mr. Tunas Dwidharto, the President of The ASEAN Schools Sports Council. He is satisfied with the effort Malaysia has put into the event as the host. Also, he feels that Malaysia has shown warm hospitality to all participating teams.

Mr. Tunas Dwidharto added that the response from all participants is very good although there is still room for improvement. He put high hopes that in the future, the participation will increase because he believes that through sports, one can strengthen the relationship among nations within Southeast Asia. Lastly, he expressed the hope that that this event will be a stepping stone for young athletes to perform better at higher levels such as in Asia and in the international arena.

PHILIPPINES
MABA Stadium, Kuala Lumpur

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Mr Andi Alfian Malarangeng, the Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports

1000hrs 1200hrs 1400hrs 1600hrs 0800hrs 1500hrs 1700hrs 0900hrs

Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Malaysia Indonesia Singapore Malaysia Philippines Brunei

vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs

Singapore Vietnam Indonesia Singapore

(Girls) (Girls) (Boys) (Boys)

72 – 47 112 – 44 84 – 76 92 – 64 0–5 8–0 5–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 3–0

The ASEAN Spirit
by: Sugeetha and Jega photo: Aminina

by: Sugeetha and Jega photo: Aminina

Difficult To Predict
he Men’s Artistic Gymnastics event began today. Five teams took part in this year’s competition. They include Indonesia and Singapore who are participating for the first time. The other teams in the competition are Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia. The high level of competitiveness amongst the participants impressed many in the crowd. “I’m extremely happy to see the fighting spirit and commitment shown by the gymnasts,” said Mr. Ramly, who was one of the judges for the competition. He went on to say that it would be difficult to predict who will win after seeing them perform.

The Technical Assistant to the Competition Director, Mr. Zambri, said that the preparations for the Artistic Gymnastics are going on well as the committees are working hard to make sure the events run smoothly. In addition, he hopes all the contingents will do their best. He reiterated that winning and losing is the tradition of any game and upholding the ASEAN spirit is what matters most to him.

surprise appearance by the Honourable Mr Andi Alfian Malarangeng, the Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports, inspired the Indonesian basketball team to give their all into their game and make their nation proud. Although they had faced a tough opponent in their first match, the Indonesian team left the stadium with heads held high. They lost their match to Thailand with a score of 76 - 84. The Indonesian minister said that he enjoyed the game and felt that the Indonesian team has done their level best. Nevertheless, he also admitted that Thai basketball team was better. He hoped that the Indonesian team/contingent will continue to compete fervently for their forthcoming games.

INDONESIA CAMBODIA BRUNEI

HOCKEY Malaysia Brunei Thailand SEPAK TAKRAW Malaysia Singapore Malaysia Singapore

NSC Tun Razak Hockey Stadium, Kuala Lumpur

Community Hall. Presint 11, Putrajaya

1500hrs

Thailand Indonesia

Country Thailand Malaysia Vietnam Singapore Indonesia

MAN ARTISTIC GYMNASTIC Total Score Rank 226.900 223.200 212.300 201.300 182.700 1 2 3 4 5 GOLF (TOP 5)

High Hopes for Newcomers
by: Banu Piriya photo: Aminina

SINGAPORE

FLIGHT

PLAYERS Mohd.Azman Basharuddin Klayut Mongkholsamai Chung Hong Zheng Low Khai Jei

COUNTRY MALAYSIA THAILAND SINGAPORE

DAY 1 74 78 72

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MALAYSIA THAILAND BRUNEI

67 76 89

2 Kwanchai Kongtavee Mohd Qawim Hj Aslimon Mohd Thaznim Hamdan Chaiwat Poolsombot Kow Elki Lim Wei Jim 4 Peter Gumulia Nicklaus Chiam Yew Chun Bobi Cahyo Aditomo Voramate Aussarassakorn Bryan Chiew Chun Hao INDONESIA SINGAPORE 80 73

Prayer Time (Kuala Lumpur)

Imsak Subuh Syuruk Zohor Asar Magrib Isyak

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05:38 05:48 07:10 13:22 16:46 19:30 20:45

MALAYSIA THAILAND INDONESIA MALAYSIA

75 72 79 78

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INDONESIA THAILAND BRUNEI

75 73 90

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ractice for the Indonesian contingent this morning kicked off as early as 8 am. Athletes Dinda Defriana, 17, Nabila Evandestiara, 15, Megat Mega Susilowati, 17, and Magdalena Yolanda, 17 are all hyped up for team competitions starting tomorrow. Coach A.N. Negaka said that preparations are going good so far and hopes that her girls win the bronze medal in the team component.

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by : Khalid Termizi

Five for Fighting
photo : Suhaib

Who will win ?
What is Satay?
playing defensively. Similarly, the attack-minded Indonesian doubles pair, Ericson Rusdianto and Selvanus Geh, under the tutelage of Hadi Sugiyanto with his unassuming motto, “Merah Putih Selalu di Dadaku” won their matches against Singapore and Brunei. When interviewed, both the Malaysian and Indonesian doubles pairs were confident that they would emerge triumphant when they meet each other next. So, let us brace ourselves for a pulsating match between Malaysia and Indonesia that awaits us... WHO WILL WIN???

Beware of the Petite One
by: Alicia Lim Photo: Riza

he Malaysian hockey team started the tournament with a morale boosting 5-0 win over Indonesia. Malaysian captain, Kavin Kartik, gave his team the early lead with a penalty corner goal just two minutes after the game started. Three goals were added to the tally by Mohd Shahby: Khalid Termizi photo: Suhaib

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Stand Up and Fight!

ril, Hairulnizam Maizan and Faridzul Afiq in the first half. Malaysia continued their goal scoring streak with another by Rasul Yusof. When asked, Kavin Kartik revealed that their tactics were to keep the game as simple as possible. He added that they also used the game to expose all the players.

We need to improve our teamwork in order to win the next game,” - Nanda.
Despite Indonesia’s 5-0 loss to Malaysia in their first hockey match, their captain, Nanda Ibnasia, is satisfied with their performance. He reiterated that this is not the time to lose hope. Instead, they should consider it as a useful learning experience and prepare for their upcoming games.

Satay - grilled, skewered meat served with tangy peanut sauce, fresh cucumber and onion slices. That’s how dictionary would define it. At the Haji Samuri Satay Restaurant in Kajang, the definition of satay is more specific. The meat needs to be of prime quality and it is grilled over charcoal flames in the old traditional way. Quality ingredients are used for the peanut gravy, the secret recipe of which has been passed down from generation to generation of families in Malaysia. It is this commitment of quality that has made Satay Malaysia a success. All chicken and beef satays are 100 percent hand skewered using truly authentic Malaysian ingredients. A fact you’ll soon discover yourself.

Malaysian doubles pair, Teo Ee Yi and Nelson Heg Wei Keat won their matches against Brunei and Singapore. They stated that they focused their game more on attacking their opponents rather than

Maetanee Phattanaphitoon, 16, from Thailand, may be small in stature but opponents, beware! With her skilful moves and her crafty net play, she won her match against her much taller and stronger Singaporean opponent, Citra Putri Sari. She emerged the victor with a score of 21-13, 21-13.

JUNIOR EDITORS
by: Atiqa and Hani photo: Hani

Determination, the key to success!
Boonyakorn Thumphanichwong, 17, from Thailand, admitted that he felt anxious after losing the first set for the boys’ singles against the Filipino shuttler, Peter Gabriel Magnaye, 18. However, it did not dishearten him as it made him even more determined. He changed his tactics and avoided making unforced errors. His efforts were rewarded as he won the match with a score of 20-22, 21-17, 21-15.
by: Alicia Lim Photo: Riza

winners of a Sports Media Competition. Led by Mr. Matthew, the editor-in-chief, this 7-member team has an innovative way of publishing their news: via Facebook. Their reports will be sent to various newspapers in Singapore to be published. A team member, Mr. Ryan mentioned that, “To be here reporting news has always been a meaningAmong the media representatives ful experience as this 2nd ASEAN from Singapore are secondary Schools Games brings the ASEAN students from Victoria High School nations together.” who are here because they are the

A clash between titans
by : Daniel Chiam photo : Jaja

Rhythmic Gymnastics Prepares
ever, toward the end of the game, Thailand stood its ground and made it an 8 points lead. The match between these two giants was considered to be highly challenging and outstanding performance in basketball. “There were many tall players in the opponent’s team” said William S., the Indonesian captain. His motto is “Even though we face giants, we must not be scared but just be ourselves.” Preparations were on at full-swing at the National Sports Council Gymnasium today, pending the much-anticipated team competitions starting tomorrow. According to spokesperson, Rozila Ghazali from the venue management committee, one of the most important facilities to be readied were the technical properties of the competition apparatus. This included the weight of the ball, measurement of the hoop and ribbon and the correby : Banu Piriya photos : Aminina

The all boys basketball match between the defending champion Thailand and the runner up Indonesia shook the MABA stadium. The game ended with a slim win of 84 to 76 by the Thai team winning the game. Despite being 11 points behind, the Indonesian team did not give up but pushed on to close the gap between the two teams. How-

spondence of the rope to the athlete’s height. Quarter Masters were seen assisting in arranging paraphernalia and labelling posts at the competition area. All in all, a spectacular event without a hitch is expected tomorrow.

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“We’ll meet again in the finals…”
by: Yasmin photo: Mohd Hanafee

Merry morning…
by: Yasmin photo: Mohd Hanafee

Thailand won 2-1 against Malaysia in a hard fought sepak takraw team competition. Malaysia won the first regu, however the Thais dominated the other two regus with their excellent service and deadly smashes. Despite the loss, the

Malaysian team is not disheartened as they believed they will meet Thailand again in the finals on the 15th July 2010. The manager of the Malaysian sepak takraw team, Mr Razuki Abdul Rahim, reiterated that, what is needed now is a change in the arrangements of the players and a strong determination to win. Thailand plays the Philippines in the next round of the team category. Many may predict it to be an easy match for Thailand, so the onus is on the Philippines to prove otherwise.
“Talent wins games, but team-

“Good strategy and steadiness”
by: Daniel Chiam photo : Jaja Wan Din

Champions of round 1 - basketball
by : Daniel Chiam photo : Jaja Wan Din

work and intelligence wins championships.”

“Malaysia is stronger…”
by: Yasmin photo: Mohd Hanafee

Two sepak takraw games were held simultaneously at Putrajaya’s Precinct 11 Community Hall this morning. The Philippines played against Malaysia, and Brunei played against Singapore in the adjacent court. Malaysia won the match convincingly with a score of 3-0. Singapore put up a good fight but lost their match to Brunei with a score of 2-1.

A spectator in the Precinct 11 Community Centre, Putrajaya, Mrs. Raja Hamizah binti Raja Harun, guessed that Malaysia will win against Philippines in the match of Philippines versus Malaysia due to Malaysia’s past promising performances. As predicted, the Philippines sepak takraw team lost 3-0 to the Malaysian team in straight set throughout all three regus. The Philippines’s team coach, Mr. Camilo Apdon said, “Malaysia is stronger than us.” He added that the team lacks of practice since the players were

Invincible Thailand
by: Atiqa and Hani photo: Hani

only selected 2 weeks ago. He added that they have tried their level best in this first game and he is satisfied with their performance. Philippines next killer challenge would be the match against Thailand, last year’s gold medalist. team manager, Mr. Marvin Chan, the team have prepared themselves by training on different golf courses and undergoing intensive training sessions. Since most of the golfers are seasoned, they have a high-level of confidence as they have played at numerous regional and international level tournaments. Meanwhile, the golf team from Brunei is very serious about getting gold medals as they have trained their golfers for almost a year and a month. They have high hopes for Muhammad Hariz Hashim who is Brunei’s top youth golfer.

WE ARE PREPARED!
by: Atiqa and Hani photo: Hani

Singapore’s golf team is ready to compete in the 2nd ASEAN Schools Games. According to the

Both Singapore and Brunei golf teams agreed that Thailand is almost unbeatable since they are the champions at the previous ASEAN Schools Games. According to the Singapore Team Manager, Mr. Marvin Chan, Thailand is undoubtedly the favourite team for this event. Singapore aims to win 2nd place for both boys and girls teams. Also, the team manager for Brunei, Mr. Ajamain Hj. Othman mentioned that Thailand’s golf team is very experienced and should win this event but he also feels that Malaysia has the potential to win medals as they have the advantage as the host country.

Indonesia emerged as victors at the opening basketball match against Singapore at the MABA stadium. The match was action packed leaving the fans on the edges of their “Good strategy and steadiness”. seats. Despite being beaten in the first That was the Malaysian team’s key and second halves of the match, the to the successful win against Singa- Indonesian team won 72 - 43 against pore at the MABA stadium. The Malaysian team put together a strong front and led to a 92 – 64 by: Khalid Termizi victory. photo: Suhaib Both teams showed their Singapore started their first match aggressiveness as well as good against Brunei. Lim Kwok Ken scored coordination in the showdown at the first goal for Singapore at the 14th the stadium. The tempo of the minute. After three minutes, they game was not quick and the playdoubled their lead with a powerful ers showed no sign of tiredness shot by Shahid Manap. Singapore even at the third quarter of the went three goals up by the 18th game. However, the Malaysian minute through a goal by Mohamed team displayed excellent skills by Rifqi. A few minutes before the first collecting 44 percent of the half ended, Karleef Sasi Abdullah rebounds and created the biggest scored another goal. lead of 29 points. When the second half The Malaysian coach said resumed, Karleef Sasi Abdullah that “even though the players were added to his tally with another goal. still recovering from previous Singapore subsequently scored three championships, they played hard and well enough.”

the Singaporean. Indonesian coach commented that it was a team effort that led them to win the game. Players like Sarce Nensi Buaim, Ivonne Febrriani S. and Nathasa Deby C. made a difference and boosted the spirit of the team. One of the key players Sarce Nensi Buaim said,“ I am thankful to God , my trainer and team for the success today.” She scored 40% of the field goals during the match. On the other hand, the Singaporean coach commented that the team needs to train harder and do better in the next match against the Philippines.

A Resounding Victory

more goals in the 48th, 50th and 63rd minutes by Lim Kwok Ken, Goh Wen Cong and Muhammad Syakiran respectively for a resounding 8-0 victory.

Victory for Malaysian Cagers
by : Daniel Chiam

With loud cheers and support from the home crowd, Malaysia has emerged victors over Vietnam in an all girls basketball match at the MABA stadium. Malaysia has made its mark at the 2nd ASEAN School Games! The Malaysian players played a swift and agile game in turning the tables during the first quarter of the game and sealed a

112 – 44 victory. They displayed amazing stamina and accuracy in their game. Quick to intercept their opponent’s passes, they did not miss any opportunities given. Despite being tired and weary, the Vietnamese did not give up but pushed on to finish the game. They showed great sportsmanship and team spirit. “We have the physiological advantage in terms of height and that caused us to make good rebounds” commented one of the coaches for the Malaysian team. She also commented that they worked hard to be the top of

the group. “The Malaysian team played very well and we would like to study their styles,” said Nguyen Van Son, the coach of the Vietnamese team.

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