Badminton: Singapore Open results

  • The Economist hails Karpal as a rarity in politics
    The Economist hails Karpal as a rarity in politics

    The Economist has described Karpal Sigh as a "rarity in the venomous world of Malaysian politics" for commanding respect from both his peers as well as his opponents. In an obituary titled “Burning Bright”, the international politics and business weekly said condolences to Karpal's family have poured in from across the political spectrum,... …

  • Malaysia among world’s most morally conservative countries, poll finds
    Malaysia among world’s most morally conservative countries, poll finds

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Malaysia is among the world’s most morally conservative countries, with strong opposition to issues involving sex, gambling and consumption of alcohol, according to a... …

  • Convicting Anwar quickly was done in public interest, says Court of Appeal
    Convicting Anwar quickly was done in public interest, says Court of Appeal

    In convicting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for sodomy last month, the Court of Appeal said it was in the public interest that criminal appeals be dealt with by as swiftly as possible. In the joint judgment by a three-man bench led by Datuk Balia Yusof Wahi, it said delays brought the administration of justice into disrepute. "As is often pointed... …

  • In Malaysia, very few politicians who stand up for their principles
    In Malaysia, very few politicians who stand up for their principles

    Most Malaysian politicians fail the first test of being like Karpal Singh (pic) – standing up for his principles. In the wake of some incendiary statements by Datuk Zulkifli Noordin and the Langkawi MP Datuk Nawawi Ahmad following the death of the veteran opposition stalwart, ordinary Malaysians, several lawmakers and Youth and Sports Minister... …

  • Utusan’s bid to recuse judge in Anwar’s case denied – Bernama
    Utusan’s bid to recuse judge in Anwar’s case denied – Bernama

    A High Court judicial commissioner today denied Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd's application to recuse herself from hearing a RM100 million defamation case filed against it by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) in relation to the armed intrusion in Lahad Datu, Sabah, last year.  In her judgment, Rosilah Yop said the suit was based on an entirely different... …

  • Klia2 receives compliance certificate from main contractor
    Klia2 receives compliance certificate from main contractor

    Klia2, the world's largest purpose-built terminal for low-cost carriers, has obtained the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) from UEMC-Bina Puri JV, the main terminal building contractor. The issuance of the CCC not only certifies the safety of the project but is also a go-ahead for all relevant authorities to occupy the terminal... …

Results from badminton's Singapore Open Super Series tournament on Wednesday (x denotes seeding):

1st rd

Men's singles

Taufik Hidayat (INA x1) bt Daren Liew (MAS) 22-24, 21-12, 21-18

Chen Long (CHN x3) bt Yunus Alamsyah (INA) 21-15, 21-7

Park Sung-Hwan (KOR x8) bt P. Kashyap (IND) 21-15, 21-14

Marc Zwiebler (GER) bt Chou Tien-chen (TPE) 14-21, 21-18, 21-19

Lin Dan (CHN x2) bt Shon Wan-Ho (KOR) 21-14, 21-15

Jan O Jorgensen (DEN) bt Kenichi Tago (JPN) 21-19, 21-14

Women's singles

Wang Shixian (CHN x1) bt Fu Mingtian (SIN) 21-10, 21-15

Tine Baun (DEN x6) bt Linda Zechiri (BUL) 21-11, 21-10

Wang Xin (CHN x3) bt Pi Hongyan (FRA) 21-11, 21-8

Yao Jie (NED) bt Sung Ji-Hyun (KOR) 23-21, 21-15

Wang Yihan (CHN x2) bt Adrianti Firdasari (INA) 21-17, 21-17

Wang Lin (CHN) bt Anastasia Prokopenko (RUS) 21-15, 21-8

Juliane Schenk (GER x8) bt Lindaweni Fanetri (INA) 21-18, 21-16

Ratchanok Inthanon (THA) bt Chen Jiayuan (SIN) 21-13, 21-12

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  • Langkawi BN MP pokes fun at Karpal Singh’s remains The Malaysian Insider
    Langkawi BN MP pokes fun at Karpal Singh’s remains

    As the nation mourns the passing of a great politician, BN MP Datuk Nawawi Ahmad insulted the late Karpal Singh by posting a picture of the veteran politician's blood-smeared face as he lay in his Toyota Alphard following a tragic accident this morning. Along with the Facebook picture was a newspaper cutting on Karpal being opposed to the... …

  • Karpal makes last journey home to Penang The Malaysian Insider
    Karpal makes last journey home to Penang

    Amid tears of sorrow, a coffin bearing Karpal Singh's body was loaded onto a van for his final journey back to Penang today. The 73-year-old, popularly known as the "Tiger of Jelutong", died early this morning after the Toyota Alphard he was in collided with a five-tonne Mitsubishi Canter. Karpal's body had been brought to Raja Permaisuri... …

  • Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy The Malay Mail Online
    Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — A feud is breaking out between former Perkasa vice president Datuk Zulkifli Noordin and Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin on Twitter. Told unequivocally by the minister... …