A Good Week for ... , May 3, 2015

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 May, 2015, 2:25am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 May, 2015, 2:25am

Lee Chong Wei

The Malaysian badminton star was cleared to resume his pursuit of Olympic gold when he received an eight-month, backdated ban for doping after the Badminton World Federation found he "accidentally" ingested a banned substance. Lee, 32, had warned he would retire if he was hit with a possible two-year ban that would have ruled him out of next year's Olympics. The federation said an anti-doping panel found that Lee had been negligent by ingesting the substance, which was in contaminated capsules containing a food supplement. But it was satisfied Lee did not set out to cheat.


Tim Cook

The Apple CEO was beaming after the company reported a sharp rise in quarterly profit, lifted by robust sales of its iPhones and a jump in revenue from China. The California tech giant said profit rose 33 per cent from a year ago to US$13.6 billion, lifted by sales of 61 million iPhones in the first three months of the year. Revenue for greater China leapt 71 per cent to US$16.8 billion in the quarter, allowing the region to overtake Europe as Apple's second-largest market.


Mary Jane Veloso

The Filipina had been on death row in Indonesia for drugs offences until an 11th hour reprieve saved her from a firing squad. Indonesian President Joko Widodo stayed Veloso's execution after Philippine President Benigno Aquino asked that she be made a witness against a human trafficking ring that duped her into smuggling drugs. Seven other foreign drug convicts and an Indonesian were executed.