Indonesians of Chinese Descent

Quiet Hariyanto has the last word

The SAR's new star Agus Hariyanto was sitting quietly in one corner of the Queen Elizabeth Stadium wondering if he could capture his third Hong Kong men's singles title while his opponent Ng Wei chatted with other players ahead of the final.

Sunday, 1 July, 2001, 12:00am

Delight for Indonesians as men lift Thomas Cup

Indonesia's elite Thomas Cup team brought relief to their strife-torn country by retaining the world's most prestigious men's team title for the third straight time following an emotionally-charged performance at Queen Elizabeth Stadium last night.

25 May 1998 - 12:00am

Arbi rides wave of support to push Indonesia into semi-finals

Heryanto Arbi turned on the class when it mattered yesterday to help Indonesia sweep into the Thomas Cup semi-finals with a crushing 4-1 victory over South Korea.

19 May 1998 - 12:00am

Small measure of cheer for worried Indonesians

Indonesia got down to the serious business of defending their Uber Cup title, despite the chaos at home, as they thrashed England 5-0 in their first-round Group B match at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium yesterday.

The Indonesian squad's families are being protected by police and armed forces in Jakarta, which is facing its worst crisis in more than 30 years.

16 May 1998 - 12:00am

Warning on Astra political jockeying

Suspected presidential manoeuvring by Jakarta stock exchange flagship company Astra International could set an unwanted precedent for the nascent market, a senior economist says.

22 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Hamid sounds Atlanta warning

Elated Indonesian team manager Lutfi Hamid issued a warning to all pretenders at next month's Atlanta Olympic Games: 'We are ready and we will be better.' His statement came soon after Indonesia retained the Thomas Cup title defeating Denmark 5-0 in a one-sided men's final at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium last night. 'We were playing at only 90 per cent of our capabilities at this tournament.

27 May 1996 - 12:00am

IBF opts to keep finals in Asia

China, who yesterday swept past Denmark 5-0 to enter their seventh Uber Cup final, are set to host the next world team championship finals in 1998 and continue the International Badminton Federation's (IBF) trend of favouring Asia for this prestigious tournament.

24 May 1996 - 12:00am

Indonesia's future safe in Audina's hands

Indonesia may be hard-pressed to retain their Uber Cup crown in Hong Kong over the next few days, but the long-term outlook looks rosy simply through the presence of a slip of a girl called Mia Audina. Audina represents the future of Indonesian women's badminton.

21 May 1996 - 12:00am

Badminton finds folly in the Olympic quest

For years, badminton officials campaigned for the sport to be included in the Olympics.

We are noble enough and agreeable enough to take our place at the table of 'King' Juan Antonio Samaranch, they argued.

20 May 1996 - 12:00am

Atlanta qualifying set-up leaves Wiranata with little to cheer about

The Olympic Games are all things to all sportsmen. They represent the pinnacle of achievement and the rarest of opportunities to be hero-worshipped in the country of your birth.

Sports which normally do not command an hour's broadcast time in the depth of night are given prime-time spots and are beamed to millions of homes worldwide.

8 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Arbi, Bang in title defence

INDONESIAN world number one Heryanto Arbi and Bang Soo-hyun of South Korea retained their singles crowns in the Nin Jiom Hong Kong Open Championships at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium yesterday. Both top seeds overcame first game losses to go into the record book as the first men's and women's champions to successfully defend their titles together in the 11-year history of the event.

6 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Arbi fights back from the brink to keep double dream alive

INDONESIAN world champion Heryanto Arbi overcame a bad start to beat South Korea's Lee Kwang-jin at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai yesterday to stay on course for back-to-back Nin Jiom Hong Kong Open crown.

5 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Indonesians on collision course

TOP-SEEDED Indonesians Heryanto Arbi and Allan Budi Kusuma look set to meet in the Nin Jiom Hong Kong Open Championships final after joint third seeds - Hermawan Susanto and Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen - met their Waterloo at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium yesterday.

4 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Locals face world's best

INDONESIAN world number one Heryanto Arbi heads the star-studded cast for the Nin Jiom Hong Kong Open, but attention will be on the local players bidding to consolidate their places for the Atlanta Olympics.

Hong Kong have players within the Olympic cut-off mark in men's singles, doubles and mixed doubles, but their positions are far from secure.

20 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

'Nearly man' Wiranata seeking elusive World Championship title

FORMER world number one Ardy Wiranata will launch an all-out assault on the men's singles title in May's World Championships - his fourth crack at the title.

But the soft-spoken Indonesian has yet to win a World Championship crown, despite reaching the final once and featuring in two semi-finals.

23 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

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