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silver_bird
02-07-2009, 09:05 AM
She wants to be the 1st Malaysian girl to successfully swim across the English channel :-
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/7/2/nation/4236289&sec=nation

But she was not successful :-
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/7/2/nation/20090702080925&sec=nation

1st, a Malaysian boy swimmer
Next, a 1st Malaysian girl swimmer
Next, a 1st Malaysian Grandfather .....
Next, a 1st Malaysian Grandmother .....

Sugarfree
02-07-2009, 09:14 AM
you don't try, you don't know. no harm in trying to achieve an extraordinary feat. :)

silver_bird
02-07-2009, 09:25 AM
you don't try, you don't know. no harm in trying to achieve an extraordinary feat. :)

At whose expense !!!

Whereas this guy raise his own fund for M'sian's pride :-
http://pgoh13.free.fr/lennard_channel.html
http://skorcareer.com.my/blog/lennard-lee-medical-doctor-who-swims/2008/07/09/

NB : Lennard's English Channel took 9 hours & 45 minutes, whereas Datuk Abdul Malik's time was 17 hours & 42 minutes.

Phres
02-07-2009, 10:57 AM
the country should sponsor these people as they are representing our nation.

Sentinel
02-07-2009, 10:58 AM
At whose expense !!!

Whereas this guy raise his own fund for M'sian's pride :-
http://pgoh13.free.fr/lennard_channel.html
http://skorcareer.com.my/blog/lennard-lee-medical-doctor-who-swims/2008/07/09/

NB : Lennard's English Channel took 9 hours & 45 minutes, whereas Datuk Abdul Malik's time was 17 hours & 42 minutes.Thats because the latter swam in a anti-shark cage so his speed might have been slowed down ROTFLOL! :D And he did survived the sharks to earn his Datoship and a beautiful house on a hill in Langkawi....

AaronOng
02-07-2009, 11:14 AM
the country should sponsor these people as they are representing our nation.

I think the sponsorship is not free. You not only have to be kulitfied but I believe must also prepare for the strings attached.

Richard Poh
02-07-2009, 12:53 PM
Seven Continents Extreme Exlporation Club. What club is this ? Tks all.

superz
03-07-2009, 11:05 AM
Thats because the latter swam in a anti-shark cage so his speed might have been slowed down ROTFLOL! :D And he did survived the sharks to earn his Datoship and a beautiful house on a hill in Langkawi....


wow....really?? maybe this lady swimmer has the same intention too.... :rolleyes:

Sentinel
03-07-2009, 12:17 PM
wow....really?? maybe this lady swimmer has the same intention too.... :rolleyes:The Star today reported after 12 hours, she was halfway across the straits, and had to be fished out of the water because of strong currents.

A Malaysian made it across in 9 hours plus, this girl is only half way after 12 hours... doubt she could make it. Moreover all that drifting aside might not all be because of strong current, I think she was already losing her strength.

So no Datoship for her nor a house on a hill in Langkawi.

Meanwhile the guy who made it in 9 hours plus is still living somewhere incognito. Thats Bolehland for you.

Richard Poh
03-07-2009, 12:41 PM
The Star today reported after 12 hours, she was halfway across the straits, and had to be fished out of the water because of strong currents.

A Malaysian made it across in 9 hours plus, this girl is only half way after 12 hours... doubt she could make it. Moreover all that drifting aside might not all be because of strong current, I think she was already losing her strength.

So no Datoship for her nor a house on a hill in Langkawi.

Meanwhile the guy who made it in 9 hours plus is still living somewhere incognito. Thats Bolehland for you.
I thought I read somewhere a girl from China swam across faster then the Datuk fellow . And she has only 1 leg or some physical handicap. not sure ..brain abit foggeee

Sentinel
03-07-2009, 02:09 PM
A Malaysian who recently came in among the top 5 in a swimming race around Manhattan actually swam across the channel in 9 hours plus... the Dato is like almost double the time... what to do, different strokes for different folks.

If I write more on the 3 flers who made it to the top of Everest, I might be banana'ed again by KWChang....

tupai
03-07-2009, 02:40 PM
"...The 17-year-old plucky lass was pulled out of the water just past the halfway mark between Dover and Calais in France after swimming for 12 hours and 46 minutes.

Instead of swimming in a straight line, she was tossed sideways by tidal forces and was heading towards “the Netherlands, instead of Calais”..." Unqoute from star online.

If only the organiser took the initiative to appoint me as the PR manager...

I'd seize this opportunity to spin & make a national Wira, outta this young lass, being the FIRST malaysian EVER to have swam from Dover to Netherlands (Den Haag or whichever the dutch seaside town lah!) and presented the dutch mayor or whoever with the FIRST bottle of kelantanese budu! :D

try beat that!

Yang Boleh main gasing latotupai :p

Jennylim
03-07-2009, 02:56 PM
A meaningless attempt. Why didn't they spend the time and money to create something more meaningful? Even if she is successful it is still meaningless! What has the nation gained from this? What I see is a poor girl made to suffer.
Unlike Dr. Lennard Lee, swimming is just part of his life, he still carried on with his daily work as a doctor and only swim after work. Just like a lot of us fo for badminton after work.

gtl
03-07-2009, 02:57 PM
i like all these feel good stuff which we see in the local paper, it is so so kiddy.
i hope i did not have to pay for their feats?? thru income tax.

tupai
03-07-2009, 03:15 PM
i like all these feel good stuff which we see in the local paper, it is so so kiddy.
i hope i did not have to pay for their feats?? thru income tax.

Nope...not directly thru income tax..but most likely thru a big Grant from the gomen to that dunno wassanameXtrimAssociation lah.

All hogwash? No lah...must show the world that malaysia boleh mah! :p
Tak Boleh also boleh lah, if only the weather was sunny, the water warm, the current flowing in the right direction, no jelly fish, if condition semua Ok, sure boleh one!

Maybe site owner, usj.com can organise a mass badminton session. A "Kita Boleh main badminton ramairamai kempen" not yet been done leh? how? mayeb can get grant for this too? sponsorship? Sori lah, No latoship from Tupailand cos too many usj.forumers will get! :eek:

Yang Banyak main bedminton latotupai :p

gtl
03-07-2009, 03:26 PM
we are famous for funds here and there, best way to "suck" $$ and with no KPI to measure success. very smart!!

Sentinel
03-07-2009, 03:30 PM
we are famous for funds here and there, best way to "suck" $$ and with no KPI to measure success. very smart!!USD20 mio to send the angkat cawan, I mean angkasawan, to make teh tarek in space.... joke of the century... how can you make teh tarek in a space with no gravity... a standard four boy also can tell you that without the need to angkat the cawan...

winboxes
04-07-2009, 10:33 PM
She's young and has a goal. She’s doing something positive and should be encouraged. It’s unfortunate that she could not make it due to the conditions. I’m sure she put her heart and soul into it.

Look at things positively and don't always carry the hatchet. It would be easier to move forward.

Sentinel
04-07-2009, 10:57 PM
She's young and has a goal. She’s doing something positive and should be encouraged. It’s unfortunate that she could not make it due to the conditions. I’m sure she put her heart and soul into it.

Look at things positively and don't always carry the hatchet. It would be easier to move forward.
It is not that we are carrying the hatchet. It is the double standards the government is practising that we are angry about, not the swimmer. Look at the USD20 million of RAKYAT'S MONEY they wasted on the angkat cawan trip to ISS, what are the benfits? Then they spend on someone who took almost a day to cross the channel and make him a Dato and build a house on a hill in Langkawi for him... all rakyat's money.

But they ignored the 3 men who reached the summit of Everest, the Dr Leonard Lee who crosses the channel in 9 hours....

Raikonen
04-07-2009, 11:12 PM
A Malaysian who recently came in among the top 5 in a swimming race around Manhattan actually swam across the channel in 9 hours plus... the Dato is like almost double the time... what to do, different strokes for different folks.

If I write more on the 3 flers who made it to the top of Everest, I might be banana'ed again by KWChang....

It's a fact la that certain people can make it, certain can't...just have to live with it and dun try to be too ambitious la...Should try swimming across to Spore or Indon first la before trying that...

Speak the truth and get bananaed? Good enough..

chookyan
05-07-2009, 11:10 AM
[QUOTE=Sentinel][SIZE=4][FONT=Look at the USD20 million of RAKYAT'S MONEY they wasted on the angkat cawan trip to ISS, what are the benefits?

Not to forget the intention to spent $$$$ to buy the damn suit from the angkat cawan and put in the museum! :confused:

gtl
05-07-2009, 08:46 PM
Should try swimming across to Spore or Indon first la before trying that...

Speak the truth and get bananaed? Good enough..

Mat Selamat did the Singapore to Johore swim! oh yah, he is singaporean. oops.