KUALA TERENGGANU – The Terengganu state government is set to come up with a ‘master plan’ to promote and develop sports with potential to make the state proud in local and international competitions.
Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman said he would ask Youth and Sports Committee chairman Datuk Rozi Mamat to outline a plan that include better incentives for athletes and the sports bodies.
Among sports with potential to receive a bigger budget this year include cycling, weightlifting and endurance sports.
“As we know, it is more difficult to maintain success than achieving it. That is why, for sports which have performed well, we will give a reasonable budget for upcoming tournaments, as the financial aspect is important to help the success of these sports,” he said.
He was speaking to reporters after the launch of the Terengganu Cycling Club’s (TSG) official logo and trademark, as well as the handing over of Malaysia Book of Record (MBOR) certificates here, yesterday.
Also present were the MBOR operations director Christopher Wong, TSG executive director Tengku Farok Hussin Tengku Abdul Jalil and TSG rider, Adiq Husainie Othman.
Adiq Husainie was named the best Asian rider at the Le Tour de Langkawi (LTDL) 2016, and is the first Malaysian rider to win the category in LTDL, since its inception in 1996.
During the ceremony, Ahmad Razif also contribution RM5,000 to Terengganu climber Mohd Farul Aidib Mahamad Yusoff who successfully scaled Mount Everest from the Tibet side.
Mohd Farul Aidib, 22, from Manir and a student in the Faculty of Management at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, reached the peak at 11.45am (local time) on May 23 with fellow climber Azim Afif Ishak, 28.
Commenting on the achievement, Ahmad Razif said he hoped it would become an inspiration to other students in the state.
“We suggest that Farul go on a tour to schools and share his experiences and hardship during his climb up Mount Everest, so that the students realise that challenges in life would eventually lead to success,” he said. – BERNAMA