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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 from Southeast Asia in swimming.

“Let’s not dwell on this too much,” he said, adding that it was important to remember that Schooling’s mother was Malaysian and that he did not think the swimmer meant it in any negative manner when he uttered the remarks.

Pointing out that the biennial Games was a celebration, he expressed hope that the matter would be put to rest.
Khairy spoke to reporters after opening the KL2017 Main Press Centre and International Broadcast Centre (IBC) at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) here today.

The 22-year-old had said that his comments about going to “Malaysia’s backyard” during the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games (KL2017) and teaching “them a thing or two” had been taken out of context, according to a Channel NewsAsia report.

“But I was actually talking about the younger kids going there, and teaching all the rookies a thing or two about the launchpad that we have in the SEA Games to bigger and better meets in the future,” Schooling was quoted as saying.

The SEA Games officially runs from Aug 19 to Aug 30 with 404 events across 38 sports. – BERNAMA

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 number of media members covering the KL Games was nearly three times more than those at the Singapore SEA Games two years ago.

Among others, the MPC is equipped with 744 workstations while the IBC will be used by nine broadcasters from five countries, namely Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and host country Malaysia.

The KL2017 officially starts on Aug 19 and ends on Aug 30. — Bernama

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 number of media members covering the KL Games was nearly three times more than those at the Singapore SEA Games two years ago.

Among others, the MPC is equipped with 744 workstations while the IBC will be used by nine broadcasters from five countries, namely Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and host country Malaysia.
The KL2017 officially starts on Aug 19 and ends on Aug 30. – BERNAMA

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 RM100 million,” he told reporters at the TNB Sports Complex Multipurpose Hall, here today.

With 16 days to go for the SEA Games, the Malaysian SEA Games Organising Committee (MASOC) today received sponsorship pledge from the country’s main energy provider, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).

Through the pledge, TNB becomes the Official Energy Partner for the KL2017, with a contribution of between RM3 million to RM7.5 million in cash and kind (generators and other equipment to be on standby).

TNB’s sponsorship pledge was presented by Datuk Wira Roslan Ab Rahman to MASOC chief executive officer Datuk Seri Zolkples Embong.

“Throughout the KL2017, an operations room with staff on standby duty for 24 hours, would be set at strategic locations like the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil, KL Sports City, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre, Putrajaya plus venues in Negeri Sembilan, Kedah and Terengganu,” he said.

TNB also handed RM52,000 as incentives to the National men’s hockey squad that qualified for the 2018 World Cup in India. – BERNAMA

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 KL2017.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin in his speech during the launch said the programme was in line with the mission of the KL2017 to leave a legacy behind after the games and to support efforts to restore the greenery in the country.

“KL2017 will not just be a platform to hunt for medals but a programme to leave behind a legacy that can have a positive impact on youths in the future. The ‘Green’ initiative will certainly create awareness of the need to preserve the environment through “green’ initiatives,” said Khairy after planting a tree at the Mini Forest situated at the Kuala Lumpur Sports City.

The tree planting programme was the first of four similar programmes in the pipeline.

Also present were Masoc chief executive officer Datuk Seri Zolkples Embong, Malaysia Landscape chairman Tun Jeanne Abdullah and  SCGM Berhad executive chairman Datuk Seri Lee Hock Seng. – BERNAMA

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 SEA Games (KL2017).

The training pool will be constructed near the ‘dry gym’ at the Kuala Lumpur Sports City in Bukit Jalil and will be equipped with sports facilities such as harness.

“Currently, the national divers do not have their own training pool, their training is held in the competitions pool. So once the pool is completed, they do not have to waste time to go to China anymore.

“It’s not wrong to invest in sports that can bring glory to a country, especially diving. This is an example of necessary investment and I hope there will be more of such investments, including from the private sector,” he told reporters after welcoming the diving squad at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here.

Khairy called on the state governments to invest in sports facilities, especially in sports that have shown outstanding achievements at the global level, not just diving.

He said most national back-up squad athletes were identified at the state level before their talent is developed at the national and international levels.

Commenting on the success of diver Cheong Jun Hoong who won the world tile in the women’s individual 10m Platform at the FINA World Aquatic Championships in Budapest, Khairy said the success would be the basis of the next success.

The first Malaysian diving sport world champion title at the Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary was a succession to the Rio Olympic Games’ silver medal won by Jun Hoong and Pandelela Rinong through the 10m Synchronised Platform.

“It was a fantastic win in Rio Olympics last year, but this time it is beyond expectation. So I hope the diving squad will stay successful and win the gold medal at the Sea Games,” he said. – BERNAMA

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 national identity, the  proposal was aimed at enabling the young generation to share a common experience as Malaysians.

“Today, we see many youth having no common experience as some went to national school, some to Chinese school and also Tamil school.

“If we cannot get them to attend only one type of school, at least they must be compelled to undergo the programme three times and take the same training courses regardless of their backgrounds,” he told reporters after attending the TN50 Circles of the Future discussion here today.

The circles comprised 200 youths who were divided into five discussion groups analysing five main topics, namely Work and Value Creation, Living and Wellbeing, Governance, Society and Lifestyle.

Khairy said other proposal towards realising the TN50 was to encourage the people’s ability to create sustainable living condition at personal level.

For example, he said the society should be able to measure the amount of their household waste towards becoming a zero waste society or how they could reduce their household waste in terms of the collection.

“In the matter of health, there was a proposal for the public health status not to be measured by the number of hospitals and doctors, but by how far the country was able to prevent disease by promoting healthy lifestyle,” he said.

For that, the minister said it would involve various other aspects, including education, nutritional policy and urban planning.

Also discussed were the proposals to retrain youths who have entered employment and to measure social mobility more frequently.

Meanwhile, Khairy said the results of the analysis by the circles would be made public in October before the final town hall session is held with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

TN50 is an effort to chart the direction of the country in the next 30 years after Vision 2020.

The Youth and Sports Ministry has been entrusted with the responsibility to collect the aspirations of youths for TN50 after it was announced by Najib during the tabling of 2017 Budget last October. – BERNAMA

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 many medals would be set as the target and how many medals would be needed to emerge as the overall champion.

“I have received reports from the respective sports associations and also have the indication of the medal target. I am just waiting for the right time to make the announcement,” he said after launching the KL2017 Digital Platform, here today.

Khairy hoped the 100 gold medal target announced by defending overall champion Thailand recently would serve as an added motivation for the athletes to excel.

“Thailand has thrown a challenge to us by announcing the 100-gold target early. We must therefore look at it as an inspiration and challenge to ensure victory,” he said.

Meanwhile, Khairy when commenting on a request by the Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim to play a friendly polo match between the Royal Johor Polo Club with the SEA Games team said any friendly match involving the SEA Games polo team must be given the green light by the association.

Earlier, Khairy and six others were named in the SEA Games polo squad to undergo their final phase of training in Pekan, Pahang.

“Every player in the polo squad are working hard to ensure success in the SEA Games,” he said. – BERNAMA

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 and as an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle.

“We must not regard Khairy’s participation as an effort to seek cheap publicity. Khairy is already popular among youth and has the support of young people in the country since becoming the UMNO Youth chief in 2009,” he said in a statement today.

Zulkarnain said the main objective of the SEA Games or any other big games throughout the world is to inspire the best sportsmen to compete in the spirit of sportsmanship and similarly, Khairy’s participation must be welcomed and given undivided support. – BERNAMA

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 mean that when we want the people to unite, they all should support Barisan Nasional, but we do not want a situation like today where politics in the country is filled with animosity, hatred and incite, all created by the three politicians,” he told a media conference after opening the Wangsa Maju UMNO Wanita, Youth and Puteri delegates conference here.

Khairy, who is also Youth and Sports Minister, said Dr Mahathir and Anwar, both former UMNO leaders, were seen attempting to divide the Malays to achieve their own vested interests, while Lim, trying to create a rift between the Malays and Chinese.

He said the three leaders should allow the young people in their respective parties to take over.

“Give us (young people) a chance to contest in peace and in a a healthy competition,” he added.

Meanwhile, Khairy said UMNO leaders should inculcate the 5C culture, namely clean, competent, compassionate, contemporary and competitive’ in the party for it to continue to receive the people’s support, especially from some Malays who felt they no longer needed UMNO.

“They want to see the values, our commitment and efficiency. This is post modern politics and they may not need anything, but we need them,” he added. – BERNAMA