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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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Petronas Platinum Sponsor Of SEA Games With RM15 Mln Sponsorship

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PUTRAJAYA – Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has come in as the platinum sponsor of the 29th SEA Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games, officially known as Kuala Lumpur 2017 or KL2017, with a total sponsorship worth RM15 million. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today the oil and gas company would be known as…

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Timely Move By FAM To Get MACC Monitor Football Stakeholders

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KOTA BHARU – The move by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) to call on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to monitor all players, referees and officers involved in the Malaysia League has been described as a timely and proactive step to eradicate corruption. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin described FAM president Tunku Ismail…

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Adequate High-Income Job Opportunities, A Popular Youth Aspiration In TN50 Dialogue

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PUTRAJAYA – Adequate high-income job opportunities and quality of life on par with the developed countries are the popular aspirations among youth during the first phase of the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) Dialogue. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that the aspirations were among the 26,000 (aspirations) collected from 585,000 youth engaged through various…

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Young Malaysians Want To Be Known As Bangsa Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR – Young Malaysians prefer citizens of the country to be known as ‘Bangsa Malaysia’ in the next 30 years, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today. He said the inputs obtained from more than 20 series of dialogues on the 2050 National Transformation (TN50) that had been held nationwide also revealed that…

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Address Issue Of Retirement Savings In TN50

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PUTRAJAYA – Malaysians have to address the issue of retirement savings in preparing for growing old in a sustainable way in National Transformation 2050 (TN50), said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. He said it was worrying when a report highlighted that about 68 per cent of Employees Provident Fund (EPF) members had savings of…

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80 Percent Work On SEA Games Venues Completed

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PUTRAJAYA – Construction work and upgrading of venues for the SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games (KL 2017) has reached 80 percent. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the National Shooting Range in Subang has been completed while the other venues will be completed soon. “All preparation for hosting KL 2017 is on track,”…

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New Date For SEA Games Closing Ceremony To Be Known Tomorrow

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SEPANG – A proposal to change the date for the closing ceremony of the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games that was initially scheduled on Aug 31, would be discussed at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games Organising Committee tomorrow. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said some adjustments are needed and a decision would be made…

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NFDP Will Remain A Govt Policy To Achieve Excellence In Football

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KUALA LUMPUR – The National Football Development Programme (NFDP) will remain a government policy to achieve footballing excellence, no matter who leads the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the future. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the programme, which celebrates its third anniversary today, had received approval from the Cabinet prior to its…

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Khairy Advises Parties Involved In ‘Gentlemen’s Agreement’ To Respect It

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PUTRAJAYA – Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has requested all parties involved in the ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ on the leadership transition at the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to be honest and respect it. “It is not a formal or written agreement, but one done verbally between individuals, and I think those involved must respect…

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2019 Asia Cup Qualifier: Malsyaia Won’t Aggravate Situation

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CYBERJAYA – Malaysia will not take any action that can worsen the situation on the Asia Cup 2019 Qualifier match between the national team and North Korea, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. Commenting on calls by various quarters to boycott the Group B match, he reminded that there were several Malaysians still in…

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Status Of Asian Cup Competition Between M’sia-North Korea To Be Known By Tomorrow

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KUALA LUMPUR – The status of the qualifying round of the 2019 Asian Cup competition between Malaysia and North Korea in Pyongyang will be known latest by tomorrow. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said he would hold discussions with the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) today to find out the latest development on the…

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Khairy: North Korea Should Appreciate Diplomatic Relations With Malaysia

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KOTA KINABALU: North Korea should appreciate its relations with Malaysia by respecting the sovereignty and laws of the country, said Umno Youth leader Khairy Jamaluddin. He regarded the action by North Korea in questioning investigations by the Malaysian authorities on Kim Jong-nam’s murder as “going beyond the limits of diplomacy that can be considered disrespectful…

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