Harimau Malaya get green light for quarantine-based training camp

Harimau Malaya quarantine training

The Youth and Sports Ministry and National Security Council have given the FA of Malaysia the green light to allow Harimau Malaya to conduct quarantine-based training.

“Following discussions with FAM president (Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin), they can use the National Sports Council premises as their training centre,” Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said in a statement

The national team were scheduled to start training last Saturday but had to shelve their plans after Selangor and Kuala Lumpur were among the states to be placed under the Movement Control Order (MCO) from Jan 13-26.

The team is preparing for the 2022 World Cup/2023 Asian Cup second round qualifiers next month. Malaysia is second in Group G after collecting nine points from five matches.

Separately, Reezal Merican said athletes undergoing the Podium Programme training, including the national para and back-up athletes, would continue to train as usual using the quarantine-based approach.


Padang Rengas MP Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz and Kota Tinggi MP Datuk Halimah Sadique have tested positive for Covid-19.

Nazri, the former law minister, is being treated at the Raja Perempuan Zainab Hospital in Kota Baru after being admitted on Monday.

He was tested upon finding out he was a close contact of a Covid-19 patient who attended a press conference that Nazri had organised at Umno headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, last Friday.

Halimah’s office said she was being treated in Johor and her condition is being monitored by the Health Ministry.


Tabika Perpaduan pre-schools will be closed throughout the Movement Control Order and pre-schoolers will study from home via online classes beginning tomorrow.

The closure, according to the National Unity Ministry is in line with the recent announcement by the Education Ministry on the closure of schools is due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases.