National Under-23 coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee says the two key National Sports Institute (NSI) experts play important roles and hopes they will be part of his team for their assignment in Bangkok starting this weekend.
Former national hurdler and Olympic Council of Malaysia Athletes’ Commission chairperson Noraseela Khalid says every second matters for athletes representing the nation in major tournaments.
National Sports Institute chief executive officer Dr Mohd Khairi Zawi wants to return to his previous job as an academician at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia by next month.
National sports associations should get more support so they can ultimately stand on their own feet while Youth and Sports Ministry agencies should not fund and implement programmes to curb corrupt practices and abuse of power.
Several attendees say Podium Programme post-mortem workshop ended without any resolution as national sports associations will instead come up with their summaries and recommendations following the two-day meeting.
Regardless agenda of two-day workshop on Podium Programme which starts today, decision makers should stop thinking about leaving legacies through million-ringgit programmes but start thinking of what’s best for Malaysian sports.