Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sports will be main agenda

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak said Saturday night that sports will be made part of the main agenda in national development because it gives much benefits to the people and country.

He said the government would ensure that sports would not be neglected but would instead become a major national activity.

"I believe success in sports can provide much benefits to the country, the sports industry, the national image as well as to the individuals personally," he said when closing the 13th Malaysia Games (Sukma) at the Stadium Hang Jebat, here.

At the 10-day games, defending champion Terengganu was declared as the overall champion for the 13th Sukma when the state swept 47 gold medals, beating 14 other contingents.

Also present at the colourful closing ceremony were the prime minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam and Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek.

Addressing about 50,000 spectators, the Prime Minister said participation in sports could churn out outstanding and well-balanced human capital in terms of spirit and physique. As such, he wanted the people to turn sports into their daily culture.

He said that since the Sukma was first held in 1986, it had become a platform to churn out many second line athletes for the country.


  1. What the PM said about sports is so true in nurturing bodies and mind of young Malaysian. On this there is a need to look at the custodian of sports in this country like the NSC, SC and OCM and of course the Ministry.
    The object is to encourage fair play and I do hope the Minister himself take heed of the PM 's calling and deal with the problems in sports and sports bodies.
    I congratulate ,the PM and I hope it will not be just empty statement that is usually made by politicians.

  2. Sports AdministratorJune 22, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    Let's hope is not just talk from the top and nothing is done at the bottom. Everybody has a part to play especially in the Ministerial level.

    It pains the sports when the same talk is given n the same tidak apa attitude remains at the department concerned.

    Teamwork makes light work for all to benefit. Let us not destroy it with rhetoric words to please the crowd.