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Khairy Instructs MSN To Assist Dropped Sports

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KUALA LUMPUR – The National Sports Council (MSN) has been instructed to assist three sports which have been dropped from the core sports list to enable their respective associations to formulate more robust development programmes. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said he had ordered MSN director-general Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail to meet the representatives…

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Sports Development Act 1997 To Be Amended

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PUTRAJAYA – The Ministry of Youth and Sports hopes to table the amendments to the Sports Development Act 1997 in the next sitting of parliament session to tighten the regulation on sports events in the country. Its minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said the drafting of the amendments which began in 2015 was almost complete and would…

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Weightlifting, Sepak Takraw, Taekwondo Dropped As Core Sports

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KUALA LUMPUR – Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today announced that weightlifting, sepak takraw and taekwondo have been dropped from the list of national core sports due to poor performance or not showing improvement. He said the decision was made after the ministry and the National Sports Council (MSN) conducted a review including an…

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Show UMNO Is Party Of The Future – Khairy

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KUALA LUMPUR — UMNO needs to be portrayed as a party of the future so that the people, particularly today’s young generation, would continue giving their mandate to the party, the main pillar of Barisan Nasional (BN), said its Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin. The Youth and Sports Minister said this matter was critical as the…

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TN50 Will Take Malaysia To: “Premier League”

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia is set to be in the “Premier League” and not be in the bottom leagues if all that is planned under National Transformation 2050 (TN50) vision are successfully implemented, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin using football analogy. The UMNO Youth chief said at the moment, even though Malaysia was…

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Khairy To Lead Parade At Opening Of UMNO General Assembly

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KUALA LUMPUR — UMNO Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin is once again given the mandate and honour to lead the parade at the opening of the UMNO General Assembly 2017 on Dec 7. The party’s executive secretary, Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusof said like in previous years, all the events held in the halls, namely the…

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Khairy Says No Go For Naturalised Players

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia may have suffered embarrassing results in the 2019 Asia Cup qualifiers, resulting in the coach and players coming under severe criticism, but Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has no interest in engaging the services of naturalised players. Malaysia’s exit from the 2019 Asia Cup Qualifiers has tongues wagging for the…

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New List Of Podium Programme Athletes On Friday

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KUALA LUMPUR – The latest list of athletes for the Podium Programme, which is expected to be announced on Friday, will see several new faces and the dropping of athletes who failed to exhibit their best, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. “I will chair a high performance evaluation committee meeting tomorrow to approve…

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BN Youth To Work On Getting Views, Input For BN Manifesto

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth will set up a special committee to get the views and input of young people as draft proposals for the BN manifesto at the upcoming 14th General Election (GE14). Its chairman Khairy Jamaluddin said the committee to be led by BN Youth deputy chairman Khairul Azwan Harun,…

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Culture Of Criticising On Social Media Turning Toxic

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KUALA LUMPUR — The culture of criticising others on the social media is becoming toxic when it is filled with messages of hatred which could bring down a person, says Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. He said this culture had become a phenomenon which emerged like a tsunami, making it difficult for the victims…

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Senior Athletes Should Know Better About Drugs

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KUALA LUMPUR – All national senior athletes should rightly be aware about the types of banned substances stipulated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and must inform and refer to the National Sports Institute (ISN) if they take any supplements, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. He said this in reference to the doping…

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MyCorps Humanitarian Mission Set For Lebanon, Sudan

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KUALA LUMPUR – Another 40 volunteers will be sent to Sudan and Lebanon under the MyCorps humanitarian mission at the end of this year, the fifth such mission. Minister of Youth and Sports, Khairy Jamaluddin said application is open from today and cam be made via the MyCorps official website. “Those selected for the humanitarian…

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National Unity Among Major Challenges In Achieving TN50

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KUALA LUMPUR – Forging greater unity among Malaysians is one of the major challenges that needs to be given priority towards achieving the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) agenda, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. To this end, he said that of the factors that had to be looked into was the country’s education system.…

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Flag Mistake: KJ Meets Imam Nahrawi To Apologise

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KUALA LUMPUR – Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today tendered an apology on behalf of Malaysia as 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games hosts to Indonesia over an error involving the republic’s national flag. It was conveyed by Khairy at a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart Imam Nahrawi here today. “This is a very grave…

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Don’t Be Overly Sensitive Over Schooling’s Remarks – KJ

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 – Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has urged Malaysians not to be over sensitive over the “teaching them a thing or two” remarks attributed to Singapore’s Olympic champion swimmer Joseph Schooling. Khairy said that Malaysians needed to share the excitement and honour of Schooling being the sole Olympic gold medallist…

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KJ Opens KL SEA Games ‘Main International Broadcast Centre’

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KUALA LUMPUR – Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today officially opened the Main Press Centre (MPC) and the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) for the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games (KL2017). Both are located at the newly-opened Malaysian International Trade Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in the Malaysian capital. In his speech, the minister said that the…

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Khairy Opens KL SEA Game’s Main Press Centre, International Broadcast Centre

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KUALA LUMPUR – Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today officially opened the Main Press Centre (MPC) and the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) for the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games (KL2017). Both are located at the newly-opened Malaysian International Trade Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in the Malaysian capital. In his speech, the minister said that the…

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KL2017 Managed To Attract Sponsorship From GLC

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KUALA LUMPUR – Sponsorship for the 29th Kuala Lumpur SEA Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games (KL2017) has surpassed RM100 million, thanks largely to the participation of Government Linked Companies and private sector said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. “Forty companies have so far contributed to the KL2017 with sponsorship amounting to more than…

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Masoc Launches ‘One Medal One Tree’ Programme For SEA Games

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia will plant a tree for every gold medal won in the 29th Kuala Lumpur SEA Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games (KL2017), as an initiative to preserve the environment. The programme called “One Medal One Tree” is the latest initiative by the Malaysian SEA Games Organising Committee (Masoc) to offset the carbon released during the…

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New Facilities For National Diving Squad Soon

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SEPANG – The country’s diving squad will soon have their own training pool which is also their much-awaited facility said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. Khairy said the country’s divers would not have to travel back and forth to China for training as work on the construction of the swimming pool is expected to commence soon after the 2017 Kuala Lumpur…

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Undergo PLKN 3 Times Among Proposals By TN50 Circles Of The Future

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KUALA LUMPUR – A proposal to compel every young citizen of the country to undergo the National Service Training Programme (PLKN) three times at the age of 12, 15 and 17 is among the proposals raised and discussed by the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) Circles of the Future. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said under the subtopic of…

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Medal Target For SEA Games Ready, Announcement Soon

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KUALA LUMPUR – Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said his ministry already had an indication of the medal target for next month’s 29th Kuala Lumpur SEA Games. Khairy said he had already received reports from the National Sports Associations (NSA) involved in the games and assessed the reports one by one to have a clear indication of how…

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Khairy’s Participation In Polo Should Not Be Politicised

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KUALA LUMPUR – Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin’s inclusion in the SEA Games polo team should be looked at from a positive angle and not turn it into a political issue. Gerakan Akar Umbi UMNO Malaysia (GAUM) chairman Datuk Zulkarnain Mahdar said Khairy’s participation in the SEA Games should be seen as an inspiration to others, especially youth…

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DR M, Anwar, Kit Siang Should Withdraw From Politics

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KUALA LUMPUR –  UMNO Youth leader Khairy Jamaluddin today named three politicians who should retire from politics as they would continue to divide the people if they do not do so. They are Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and DAP adviser DAP Lim Kit Siang. “I do not…

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Weigang’s Death A Big Loss To Football – Khairy

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KUALA LUMPUR – Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin described the death of former National coach Karl Heinz Weigang from Germany due to a heart attack, today as a big loss to football in the country and the region. Khairy when offering his deepest condolences over the passing of the German coach at the age…

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Future Of Asean Relies On Its Younger Generation – KJ

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KUALA LUMPUR – When Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand established ASEAN 50 years ago, they aimed to establish greater political stability in the region. The next half a century will be about the ability of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to mark economic greatness and the biggest challenge for the region is…

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Foreign Ministry To Decide North-Korea-Malaysia Match In Pyongyang

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JOHOR BAHRU – The Youth and Sports Ministry will leave it to the Foreign Ministry to decide whether the national football squad can leave for Pyongyang to play in a 2019 Asian Cup qualifIier. North Korea is set to play host to Malaysia in the much anticipated match in Pyongyang on June 8. Youth and…

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Sports Ministry Requests Wisma Putra To Review Travel Advisory To N. Korea

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PUTRAJAYA – The Youth and Sports Ministry has requested the Foreign Ministry to review the latest situation in North Korea and the need to issue a travel advisory on the country. This followed fears raised by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim on the safety of Harimau Malaya playing in…

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M’sia Hopes North Korea Can Assure Safety Of Harimau Malaya In Pyongyang

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KUALA LUMPUR – Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin hopes North Korea can assure the safety of Harimau Malaya (national squad ) who will travel to Pyongyang for the 2019 Asian Cup qualifying match on June 8. “The tension between Malaysia and North Korea may be over but the country (North Korea) is facing several…

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PM Satisfied With Progress Of KL Sports City Project

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is satisfied with the progress of Kuala Lumpur Sports City (KL Sports City) project, the main venue of the 29th SEA Games ( Kuala Lumpur 2017) and the 9th ASEAN Para Games. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the prime minister who inspected National…

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