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Brunei navy chief receives military award from Singapore

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Agong attends Sultan of Brunei's Golden Jubilee royal banquet

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PM Lee meets Singaporeans living in Brunei

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PM Lee to visit Brunei for Sultan Bolkiah’s golden jubilee

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Crowds line the streets to celebrate Brunei Sultan's Golden Jubilee

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SEA Games: Singapore scrapes past Brunei in final match thanks to own goal

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Chinese tourists given multiple entry visas to Brunei
Chinese tourists have been given multiple entry visas to Brunei since July 1 this year, in order to promote transit tourism to the sultanate, a senior Brunei tourism official said. According to local media on Wednesday, Awang Wardi Bin Hj Mohammad Ali, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Toursim) at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, revealed that Chinese currently make up the second largest number of tourists to Burnei while Malaysians are still ranked No   Read More ...
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Brunei navy chief receives military award from Singapore
The chief of the Royal Brunei Navy, First-Admiral Norazmi Pengiran Haji Muhammad, was presented with Singapore's Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera), or Meritorious Service Medal (Military), by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen at the Ministry of Defence yesterday. First-Adm Norazmi was conferred the award in recognition of his significant contributions towards enhancing the bilateral defence relationship between the Brunei and Singapore navies   Read More ...
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Duterte returns from Brunei visit
President Rodrigo Duterte is back in Manila after a quick but “productive” visit to Brunei, having boosted the country’s ties with the tiny but wealthy state. Mr. Duterte returned to the country in the early hours of Saturday after attending the golden jubilee celebration of Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah’s accession to the throne, Malacañang said. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Mr   Read More ...
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Duterte returns from 'productive' Brunei trip
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte returned from a “productive” visit to Brunei on Saturday that underscored the two countries’ friendship, Malacañang said. Duterte on Thursday evening left for an overnight visit to Brunei to attend the 50th anniversary of accession to the throne of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Duterte thanked Bolkiah for his “principled” commitment to the “pursuit of just and lasting peace and development” in Mindanao, Duterte’s home region   Read More ...
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Duterte joins royalties, dignitaries in Brunei’s jubilee celebration
President Rodrigo Duterte has joined several world dignitaries to attend the golden jubilee celebration of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah’s accession to the throne at the Istana Nurul Iman in Brunei Darussalam on Friday. Duterte flew to Brunei to “rub elbows” with other dignitaries attending the grand celebration. Attendees include Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hammad Al Khalifa, United Kingdom’s Prince Edward and Princess Sophie, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o cha, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Laotian Vice President Phankham Viphavanh, Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Vietnamese Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, and Oman’s Deputy Prime Minister Sayyid Asaad bin Tarizq al-Said   Read More ...
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PM Lee visits SAF troops training in Brunei jungle
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday visited SAF soldiers undergoing jungle and survival training in Temburong, and said he was glad to see them in good spirits. PM Lee, who is in Brunei for Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's Golden Jubilee celebrations, also had an audience with the Sultan and attended a royal banquet with Mrs Lee. In the morning, PM Lee spent an hour observing and meeting soldiers from the 6th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment   Read More ...
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Agong attends Sultan of Brunei's Golden Jubilee royal banquet
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V and several Malay rulers attended the royal banquet held in conjunction with Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah’s Golden Jubilee celebration at the Nurul Iman Palace here last night. Sultan Muhammad V arrived at the palace at 8pm. Also present were Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor   Read More ...
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SAF soldiers take care not to ‘thrash’ Brunei jungle while training: PM Lee
SINGAPORE — Even as Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) soldiers undertake realistic training in the jungles of Brunei, they take care to keep the area in good condition for future trainees, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday (Oct 6) following a visit to observe jungle and survival training in Temburong. Mr Lee noted, for instance, that the soldiers used pouches to hold the cartridges of blank rounds fired from their rifles and machine guns   Read More ...
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PM Lee goes into Brunei jungle with SAF soldiers
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong trekked into the jungles of Brunei to call on Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) soldiers undergoing survival training in Temburong on Friday (Oct 6). The “unique” training environment Brunei provides is very special and could not be replicated in Singapore, Mr Lee said. Mr Lee’s visit with the 6th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment in Temburong is part of his trip to Brunei to attend the Golden Jubilee celebrations for Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah   Read More ...
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PM Lee meets Singaporeans in Brunei
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met the Singaporean community in Brunei on Thursday (Oct 5), during an official visit to celebrate the golden jubilee of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's accession to the throne. Writing on Facebook on Friday, Mr Lee said he was "happy to catch up with so many overseas Singaporeans". "Nowadays, it is easy to keep in contact with loved ones back home through social media and the Internet," he wrote   Read More ...
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PM Lee meets Singaporeans living in Brunei
Undergraduate Syazana Hussain, 24, was up at dawn yesterday to join her friends in watching the royal procession celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's accession to the throne. In the afternoon, she joined about 250 Singaporeans living in Brunei at a reception with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Mr Lee, who arrived here yesterday with Mrs Lee and will stay till tomorrow for the celebration, mingled with the Singaporeans at the Royal Brunei Polo and Riding Club, where Singapore favourites such as rojak and chicken satay were served   Read More ...
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Rody in Brunei for Bolkiah party
MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte yesterday left for an overnight visit to Brunei to attend the 50th anniversary of accession to the throne of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Duterte left Villamor Air Base on the presidential jet of the Philippine Air Force at around 6:30 p.m. and arrived at the Bandar Seri Begawan International Airport at past 8 p.m. It was the first time that Duterte took a government plane in a state visit abroad   Read More ...
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Sultan of Brunei marks golden jubilee in lavish style
Oil-rich Brunei's absolute ruler marked 50 years in power Thursday, with elaborate celebrations that included a glittering procession through the capital on a gilded chariot. Brunei, a former British protectorate of about 400,000 people, relies heavily on oil and gas exports for its wealth. Despite tight social controls, the sultan is hugely popular. The sultan, once the world's richest man, has a firm grip on power, but Brunei has also become a microcosm of the trouble faced by oil-dependent states   Read More ...
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Sultan of Brunei's Golden Jubilee celebrated with chariot parade
(CNN)Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, one of the world's longest-reigning monarchs, has marked 50 years on the throne with a Golden Jubilee chariot procession through his nation's capital. Celebrations began Thursday with a gun salute and a reception at the Sultan's grand palace, ending with a procession led by a golden chariot carrying the Sultan and his wife through Bandar Seri Begawan   Read More ...
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[Photo News] Golden Jubilee of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei
The handout photos made available by Brunei Prime Ministers Office shows Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hjh Saleha at the Golden Jubilee ceremony in the Throne Hall, Istana Nurul Iman, marking 50 years on the throne in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, on Thursday. The Sultan of Brunei's 50th anniversary of accession to the throne is being celebrated across Brunei in October   Read More ...
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Sultan Of Brunei Marks Golden Jubilee In Style
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei: Brunei's all-powerful and fabulously wealthy sultan marked 50 years on the throne in lavish style Thursday, travelling in a gilded chariot through the streets and holding a tradition-filled ceremony at his golden-domed palace. Tens of thousands of well-wishers waving the country's flag lined the streets and cheered as Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, the world's second-longest reigning monarch, passed by in a chariot pulled by dozens of his subjects   Read More ...
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Duterte to attend Brunei Sultan’s golden jubilee celebration
President Rodrigo Duterte will fly to Brunei Darussalam on Thursday night upon the invitation of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Duterte will attend the Brunei Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Accession to the Throne of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam. He will meet with the Sultan and join him in a dinner. The President will return to Davao at 11:45 pm and is expected to arrive before dawn Friday in his hometown city   Read More ...
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PM Lee to visit Brunei for Sultan Bolkiah’s golden jubilee
SINGAPORE — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong kicks off a three-day working visit to Brunei from Thursday (Oct 5) to attend the golden jubilee celebration of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah’s accession to the throne. “Prime Minister Lee’s attendance at the golden jubilee celebration underscores the excellent and long-standing special relationship between Singapore and Brunei,” said the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in a statement   Read More ...
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Crowds line the streets to celebrate Brunei Sultan's Golden Jubilee
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Brunei) - Wearing big bright smiles on their faces, thousands of people are flocking to the capital Thursday (Oct 5) morning to celebrate Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah's 50-year reign over the tiny oil-rich state. Dressed in traditional Malay costumes in vibrant hues, they line the streets and wait patiently for the Sultan to pass by in his royal chariot, in the climax of celebrations lasting nearly three weeks   Read More ...
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Rody flies to Brunei for Bolkiah’s installation anniversary
MANILA, Philippines — With government troopers making significant headway to clear Marawi of Maute terrorists, President Duterte is confident enough to leave for a brief trip to Brunei Darussalam today to join Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on his 50th anniversary of accession to the throne. Brunei has been preparing a series of grand celebrations this year for the Golden Jubilee of Bolkiah’s accession and invited not only kings and queens from around the world but also heads of state   Read More ...
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3 Singaporeans in Brunei have front-row seats at Golden Jubilee celebrations
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - Since coming to Brunei to further their studies three months ago, they have eaten countless plates of the sultanate's famous sambal chicken rice called "nasi katok", prayed at its largest Jame Asr Hassanil Bolkiah mosque with the 29 golden domes and made many local friends. And on Thursday (Oct 5), Singaporeans Afiq Zifry Zulkiffli, Muhammad Amruu Hussein Ismail and Muhammad Imran Mohammad Yusoff are getting front-row seats at Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah's Golden Jubilee celebrations, marking his 50-year reign   Read More ...
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China, Brunei to further promote bilateral relations: ambassador
China and Brunei are committed to further expanding and deepening their bilateral relations in various fields, Chinese Ambassador to Brunei Yang Jian said on Friday. The Chinese ambassador made the remarks at a reception marking the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, which falls on Sunday. "The friendship between China and Brunei is very old and also full of new energy," Yang said, noting that the two countries have established strategic cooperative ties   Read More ...
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Prince Mateen of Brunei spotted in Singapore with arm candy
Asian royal heartthrob Prince Mateen of Brunei was spotted at an after-party during the F1 weekend in Singapore. The 26-year-old was accompanied by a young, long-haired lady clad in a body-hugging floral dress. Prince Abdul Mateen is the tenth child of Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and is sixth in line to the throne. He has been gaining popularity in recent months after photos of him online went viral   Read More ...
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Cultural festival celebrates friendship of Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia & Brunei
CULTURAL masters from the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia the Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) have gathered for a five-day festival to showcase their rich heritage and foster greater friendship and harmony among the region’s diverse peoples. Hundreds of artists and performers are turning out for the inaugural Budayaw 2017 – the BIMP-EAGA Festival on Culture and Arts, which kicked off on Wednesday in the city of General Santos on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao   Read More ...
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American tourist on river journey from Brunei to Kuching gets boat stuck in Sungai Limpaong
MIRI: An American adventure-tourist, who was trying to sail along a 1000km water route from Brunei to Kuching, had to be rescued after his houseboat was stranded in Sungai Limpaong. Jonathan Wayne Selby (pic), 71, was rescued by Fire and Rescue Department personnel from the Limbang fire station at 8am Tuesday morning. Selby's houseboat was stuck after it became entangled with iron-chains from a timber barge, said Limbang fire chief Zakaria Matnor   Read More ...
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Connecting Brunei ... with Brunei: Will this bridge change the sultanate forever?
Proboscis monkeys, flying foxes, waterfalls, and sunrise canopy walks -- the remote region of Temburong, in Brunei, is a natural wonderland. But separated from Brunei's main region by a slice of Malaysia, it isn't the easiest place to reach. In 2019, an 18.6-mile (30 kilometer) viaduct is set to change that by connecting this forested exclave of Brunei to the mainland   Read More ...
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Asean health ministers meet in Brunei to strengthen health systems
PUTRAJAYA: The two-day 13th Asean Health Ministers Meeting and related meetings kicked off in Brunei today as health ministers from Asean countries come together to discuss ways to strengthen the health systems.   Read More ...
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Sketching the shipwrecks of Brunei
Brunei's Poni Divers and Malaysian artist Anuar Abdullah have teamed up to sketch Brunei's sunken shipwrecks. The sketches will promote diving in Brunei and act as maps to help divers better prepare. While Brunei's water is not as clear as that of some of its neighbors, these wrecks offer unique underwater scenery. The Malaysian artist and coral conservationist has spent the past few months diving off the coast of Brunei, sketching the skeletons of sunken ships   Read More ...
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How a Brunei princess and Malaysian celebrity made a hit hijab line
Earlier this year, Princess Sarah of Brunei collaborated with dUCk scarves' founder Vivy Yusof on a fashion project. The pair designed the limited-edition Royal dUCk scarves, which feature five symbols intended to celebrate womanhood. Princess Sarah is married to the Crown Prince of Brunei, who is in line to inherit the throne. But a royal collaboration has thrust the nation into the sartorial spotlight   Read More ...
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SEA Games: Singapore scrapes past Brunei in final match thanks to own goal
REPORTING FROM KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA It was the perfect opportunity for the Singapore Under-22 team to showcase their potential for the 2019 SEA Games. But in the end, their performance only managed to cast more doubt on the team’s future. In their final SEA Games 2017 group match against Brunei at the Selayang stadium on Wednesday (23 Aug), they needed an own goal from defender Khalid Wassadisalleh to secure a 1-0 win   Read More ...
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Brunei’s ‘hot royal’ sparks selfie stampede
Kuala Lumpur: A polo-playing prince from Brunei set off frenzied scenes when he was mobbed by fans at the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, where a group of athletic royals has been in the limelight. Dozens of spectators, mainly female, screamed and clamoured for selfies when Prince Abdul Mateen, sixth in line to the oil-rich sultanate’s throne, strode out to meet them in his jodphurs   Read More ...
SEA Games: Brunei's 'hot royal' sparks selfie stampede
KUALA LUMPUR: A polo-playing prince from Brunei set off frenzied scenes when he was mobbed by fans at the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, where a group of athletic royals has been in the limelight. Dozens of spectators, mainly female, screamed and clamoured for selfies when Prince Abdul Mateen, sixth in line to the oil-rich sultanate's throne, strode out to meet them in his jodphurs   Read More ...
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Brunei's 'hot royal' sparks selfie stampede
KUALA LUMPUR: A polo-playing prince from Brunei set off frenzied scenes when he was mobbed by fans at the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, where a group of athletic royals has been in the limelight. Dozens of spectators, mainly female, screamed and clamoured for selfies when Prince Abdul Mateen, sixth in line to the oil-rich sultanate’s throne, strode out to meet them in his jodphurs   Read More ...
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SEA Games: Malaysia victorious in VIP polo battle against Brunei
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin was part of the team that took down Brunei royalty in a much-hyped "celebrity" equestrian polo match at the Southeast Asian Games. Celebrities and the Sultans of Brunei and Selangor - the state in which the match took place - watched as Malaysia beat Brunei 12 to 4 on Tuesday (Aug 22). Minister Khairy said Bruneian royal siblings Prince Abdul Mateen and Princess Azemah Ni'matul Bolkiah, put up a good fight   Read More ...
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Malaysian polo team, featuring KJ, gallops to 12-4 victory over Brunei
August 22, 2017 @ 7:43pm KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian polo team claimed its first ‘scalp’ the Kuala Lumpur Sea Games (KL2017) polo competition, drubbing Brunei 12-4 at the Putrajaya Equestrian Park today. The Malaysian team, featuring Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, put pressure on Brunei as early as the first minute. Captain Shaik Reisman Mohamed Ismail opened the scoring for Malaysia, only for Brunei to equalise soon after   Read More ...
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Malaysia gallop to victory against Brunei in polo opening
PUTRAJAYA: The most anticipated polo match between Malaysia and Brunei witnessed the hosts celebrate victory as they won 12-4 against Brunei in the 29th Kuala Lumpur SEA Games (KL2017) In the first cukka, Malaysia led 2-1, scored by team captain, Shaik Reismann Mohamed Ismail who has the handicap of 3. Starting from the second cukka, Malaysia managed to widen the gap and in the third, Malaysia led by 8-2 and in fourth cukka, Malaysia scored another four points as the team galloped to victory   Read More ...
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Brunei prince sets pulses racing at the Games
PETALING JAYA: The SEA Games 2017 is not without hunks, and Brunei’s Prince Abdul Mateen Bolkiah is among them. He charmed the crowd as he greeted and took selfies with admirers at Putrajaya Equestrian Park on Sunday. Prince Abdul Mateen, who is sixth in line to the Brunei throne, is representing his country in the equestrian polo events at the 29th Kuala Lumpur SEA Games (KL2017)   Read More ...
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‘Budayaw’ to celebrate diverse culture and traditions of the Sulu-Sulawesi region
The Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), a subgroup of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), will celebrate its rich culture and artistry through the first Budayaw Festival to be held in General Santos City on Sept. 20-24. The word “budayaw” comes from the Bahasa word “budaya,” which means culture, and from the Pan-Philippine word “dayaw,” which means something good, something beautiful   Read More ...
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Tags: Culture |  Traditional Culture | 
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Adam wants to step up after Brunei gaffe
IT was a bittersweet experience for centreback Adam Nor Azlin (pic) in Malaysia’s narrow 2-1 win over Brunei in their opening Group A football match. The 21-year-old was responsible for allowing Brunei’s Zulkhairy Hady Razali to beat the off-side trap and scoring the equaliser in the 12th minute at the Shah Alam Stadium on Monday. Luckily for Adam, he redeemed himself by nodding in the winner in the 61st minute   Read More ...
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Malaysia edge Brunei for full points
MALAYSIA were made to sweat by minnows Brunei in the men’s football opening Group A match before grinding out a narrow 2-1 win. Centreback Adam Nor Azlin saved the blushes for the hosts by nodding home the winner in the 61st minute at the Shah Alam Stadium last night. Earlier, striker Safawi Rasid had given Malaysia a dream start with the opener in the fourth minute   Read More ...
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