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Royal Selangor Opens Flagship Outlet in Cambridge

LONDON: After 30 years of selling its products in the United Kingdom, Royal Selangor, a homegrown Malaysian family-owned business now into its fourth generation, has opened its first standalone retail outlet in Cambridge.


“Royal Selangor has been in Harrods for at least 30 years, the past 13 as a concession; Harrods has grown to become our largest single sales point in London,” said Royal Selangor UK director Peter Coleman in an interview with Bernama.


He said the expansion to Rose Crescent made Royal Selangor’s outlet the first of its kind in the UK, exclusively for the sales of its well-known and quality pewter ware.


Rose Crescent is an iconic street in Cambridge, housing the historic Market Square since the middle ages.


The outlet is located amongst a beautiful, pedestrianised crescent of buildings in the Old Quarter, close to some of the most famous Cambridge Colleges: King’s, Trinity and St John’s.


“Cambridge offers an excellent combination of the factors we look for when considering a new retail outlet: affluent locals, tourism and a flourishing business community in an historic English city,” he added.


Coleman also said there was no officially defined pewter market size in the UK, however, Royal Selangor was considered the market leader both in Britain and in many other world markets.


“We decided against an official opening ceremony on this occasion in June, preferring a soft launch, although there will be several post-opening events in the shop in 2012, designed to introduce Royal Selangor’s pewter to Cambridge residents,” Coleman said.


The company first began trading in Malaysia in 1885 as makers of fine pewter products.


Royal Selangor – the “Royal” was granted by the Sultan of Selangor in 1979 – and reflects the quality of the pewter and respect for the family, which has been crafting its products since 1885. – BERNAMA


Source: NST

Amri Yahya Lead Selangor In 2012 M-League Season

AMRI Yahya will once again lead Selangor’s attack in the 2012 M-League season, which starts next month, along with R. Surendren in the absence of Congo import Lelo Mbele.


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Amri Yahya


Selangor took a gamble by signing  Mbele, who arrived in Kuala Lumpur injured, but they are confident the striker will miss only a few matches into the season.


Amri, who scored 15 goals last season, is confident he can lead Selangor’s attack for at least  the beginning of the season.


Skipper Amri, 30,  is determined to help his team win titles after  last season’s failures.


“It is important that we get a good start. We were unlucky not to win titles last season and I hope it will be better this season,” said the former international yesterday.


“Mbele’s absence will be felt but we have enough strikers in the squad as replacements. If I am selected to play upfront, I will be ready to shoulder the responsibility.


“With or without Mbele, we must do our best and win trophies this season. We cannot play the blame game or make excuses if we fail. As captain, I want my teammates to give  100 percent throughout the season.”


Amri has been doing a great job in pre-season matches, having scored three goals in as many matches. Selangor defeated MP Muar (5-0, 2-1) and Police (3-1) and played Johor in Pasir Gudang yesterday.


“We have quite a number of new players in the squad and all of them are responding well in training and friendlies. We are getting better and everyone is happy to play under new coach Irfan Bakti (Abu Salim),” added Amri.


The Selangor FA was heavily criticised last season for failing to sign on a quality striker and now there is a  question mark whether Mbele will be fit for the new season.


New signings Famirul Ashraf Sayuti and Wan Mohd Hoesne Wan Hussian are Selangor’s other strikers. The team’s other import is Lebanese defender Ramez Dayoub.


Meanwhile, the FA of Malaysia (FAM) has cleared the Paroi Stadium — the home venue of Malaysia Cup champions Negri Sembilan, for the new season.


FAM conducted its final inspection on Wednesday and found that the stadium lighting, set at 1,000 lux, adhered to  competition rules for night matches.


Source: NST

Ahmad Deedat Leads Selangor to The Title in ECM Libra Foundation-LTAM Junior Championships

Ahmad Deedat Abdul Razak powered Selangor to the boys’ Under-16 title in the final day of the ECM Libra Foundation-LTAM Junior Championships at National Tennis Centre in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.



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Ahmad Deedat


Ahmad Deedat, a member of the national Davis Cup team, with Colin Wong and Tony Chin defeated Singapore 2-0 to regain their title.


Coach S. Selvarajoo said his team played superb tennis throughout the tournament.


“We came into this tournament as favourites and we achieved our target in style by not dropping a single set en route to victory in the boys’ under-16 event,” he said yesterday.


Selangor, however, failed to retain their girls’ Under-16 title, losing 2-0 to Thailand in the final.


The team comprising Alyssa Boey, R. Archnaah and Sagung Putri were no match for the talented Thais.


Perlis cruised past Singapore 2-0 in the boys’ Under-13 final and also won the girls’ title by edging Thailand 2-1.


Source: NST