Do sports events in Sarawak need the Sports Commissioner’s Office (SCO) approval in line with the Sports Development Act? Organisers of the recent Sarawak Championship did not make any such application. The event was also not sanctioned by the national golf association.
Legendary footballer Datuk Santokh Singh says initiatives like getting former athletes to visit schools regularly and play advisory roles in clubs will further spur interest in sports.
Mokhtar Dahari Academy director Lim Teong Kim fires back at former national coach B. Satiananthan for the latter’s “sweeping” claims, stressing a pathway must be created for youth players once they leave the academy.
Senior coach B. Satiananthan says states have in the past produced youngsters for national teams and it is expected of the best players nationwide training daily at the Mokhtar Dahari Academy to form the bulk of the national Under-19 team.
Lim Teong Kim says latest call-up of 12 Mokhtar Dahari Academy players to Under-19 national team shows the National Football Development Programme is on track to creating a large pool of talents for the national team, silencing those who have been critical of the programme.
Universiti Malaya lecturer Associate Professor Dr Megat Ahmad Kamaluddin Megat Daud urges authorities to leverage on numerous studies to boost sports industry in Malaysia and create competent administrators.
Former National Sports Institute chief Datuk Dr Ramlan Aziz says institute’s recent move to open doors to public is just the beginning with a sports medicine hospital among other plans.
Education Ministry secretary-general Datuk Mohd Ghazali Abas says the move was to ensure YTL Communications’ commercial consumers are not affected as he reveals hidden cost among reasons for stopping 1BestariNet.
As new Internet service and learning platform system in Malaysian schools begin today, YTL Communications managing director Datuk Yeoh Seok Hong and FrogAsia executive director Lou Yeoh say they will continue to provide services to over 10,000 schools for free for the next six months and that its 1BRIS towers will remain active as per their contract with the Education Ministry.
Tomorrow marks the end of the 1BestariNet and Frog virtual learning environment (VLE) in 10,211 Malaysian schools and the beginning of another nightmare for teachers and students.
Academician Associate Prof Dr Megat Ahmad Kamaluddin Megat Daud, who spearheaded Asean Fifa World Cup 2034 feasibility report, says research highlighted strengthens, challenges and recommendations for the football tournament to be hosted in this region.
Former Asean Football Federation general secretary Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad said a previous study on the idea of Malaysia hosting World Cup revealed it was feasible then but is unsure if the country and other Southeast Asian nations will be ready to host the 2034 edition, which will include forking out billions and reviewing legislation.
The Malaysian media fraternity must latch on to Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo’s enthusiasm in the setting up of the long overdue Media Council by the end of the year.