KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 1,936 Fit Malaysia Communities had been formed in 121 districts nationwide from January to September this year.
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the programme’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI) exceeded the target of 300,000 with 347,052 participants (115.7 per cent).
“The good response to this programme shows the people are aware of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. We plan to extend it to more districts, parliamentary and state constituencies.”
He said this in the Dewan Rakyat today, to a question from Tan Sri Annuar Musa (BN-Ketereh) on the success of Fit Malaysia.
Fit Malaysia, launched in September last year, also organised 13 events at the state level which received good response from people of all levels of society.
Khairy said the ministry organised 360 Fit Malaysia ‘â€‹â€‹hotspots’ from January until September.
“This is the starting point of our mission to make sports a part of everyday life. Without this programme, it is impossible to make Malaysia a high-performance sporting nation.”
He said that collaboration with various agencies via the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) should be implemented to enhance Fit Malaysia.
“Malaysia ranks among the highest in non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases and hyper tension.
“All events under this programme are to ensure that the people are more active, to avoid diseases and to reduce medical costs,” he said. – BERNAMA