These Malaysians Made Us All Proud By Making Headlines For The Right Reasons This Year

Malaysia BOLEH!

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1. Bonnie Bunyau Gustin, a para-athlete from Sarawak, struck gold twice at the World Para Powerlifting Championships in July

The 20-year-old junior world record holder is now the world champion after taking home two gold medals at the World Para Powerlifting Championship in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

2. A school in JB broke a world record for the most number of participants in a 30-minute ukulele playing lesson with 2,869 students taking part

Students of SJK (C) Kuo Kuang 2 broke the Guinness World Record for the most number of participants in a 30-minute ukulele playing lesson when they learned how to play 'Baby Shark'. Heehee so cute. The record was previously held by Japan.

3. Pandelela Rinong and Mun Yee earned Malaysia a diving spot in the 2020 Olympics Tokyo after winning the silver medal at the World Aquatic Championships

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The pair came in second place after competing in the Women's 10m Synchronised Platform event at the World Aquatic Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on 14 July.

4. Kuantan-born Zaleha Kadir-Olpin, who was knocked out of MasterChef UK for her “non-crispy” rendang released her recipe book much to our delight

Zaleha Kadir-Olpin titled her cookbook 'My Rendang Isn't Crispy and Other Favourite Malaysian Dishes.' The shade was real and social media loved it!

5. Kuching Polytechnic students went viral for a great cause when they recycled plastic waste into bricks

A group of students managed to create bricks made up of 70% plastic waste in an effort to turn "one man's trash is another man's treasure."

6. A Kelantan boy worked as a part-time cleaner for years, just so he could bring his parents to the UK for his graduation

The story of Mohammad Afiq Ismail made waves online when we learned how he came from humble beginnings, caring for goats in Kuala Krai, to obtaining First Class Honours in Accounting and Finance from the University of Essex.

But what stole our hearts was how Afiq continued working as a part-time cleaner in the UK so that he could buy flight tickets for his parents to see him graduate :')

7. This KL traffic cop won praise when he was seen using his bare hands to clear out a clogged drain

Fearing that the blockage could trigger a bigger flood and traffic jam along Jalan Imbi - Sultan Ismail, Lans Koperal Mohd Amirul Mohd was seen clearing a clogged drain using his bare hands in a video that went viral in July.

8. Nur Izzati Athirah Mohamad Yusoff made history by becoming the first female underwater welder in Malaysia

The 21-year-old was praised by netizens for setting a record in a field solely dominated by men. Underwater welding is a highly dangerous job that involves working in a risky environment with minimal visibility.

9. These three Sabahan youths who won a gold medal for their 'Nambuyunan' dance at an international dance competition

Persembahan dari Sk Stella Maris (M), Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah di World Dance Cup 2019, Braga Portugal dan dinobatkan sebagai Juara (Pingat Emas) bg kategori Children Duet / Trio National & Folklore Dance ...

Posted by Tom Sham on Thursday, 4 July 2019

The trio, which is made up of 10-year-old Ahmad Mikhail Damsal and 12-year-olds Muhammad Fakhrul Afif and Oscar Neil, clinched a gold medal under the 'Children Duet/Trio National and Folklore Dance' category at the recent Dance World Cup 2019.

10. A teen "Human Calculator" wowed everyone and placed second on Asia's Got Talent

We cheered on Yaashwin Sarawanan in the finals of Asia's Got Talent 2019 when the 15-year-old improvised an act called 'the Calendar Problem,' where he attempted to identify the exact day of a particular date, month, and year in the calendar.

Yaaas Malaysia boleh! At the end of the day, our Malaysian brothers and sisters never cease to amaze.

We are home to so many cultures, backgrounds, languages, and dialects. It's these things that make us who we are. And nothing makes us prouder that cheering on kickass Malaysians for doing amazing things!

And if there's one thing that brings us all together, it's our shared love of Malaysian food

Check out what a #BigMalaysianBreakfast really looks like:

Let's celebrate all the things that make us proud to be Malaysian! Check out the latest videos on Fly TV here.

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