The National Sports Vision will now be introduced in October instead of this month as Youth and Sports Ministry officials and representatives will canvass opinions to strengthen its decade-long policy.
The Podium Programme Enhancement Committee recommends that a forensic audit be carried out on the multi-million ringgit Podium Programme. In moving forward, it also suggests athletes and coaches contribute to the Employees Provident Fund.
High time for powers-that-be to reveal documents pertaining to sports, including the findings of the Podium Programme Enhancement Task Force, or sports officials will continue making the same mistakes over and over.
Stakeholders fear findings of Podium Programme Enhancement Task Force, among others, could be sidelined due to political instability and possible change of guard.
Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican revealed plans to introduce a 10-year National Sports Vision that would, among others, look at development at the grassroots, women in sports and the industry.
A more aggressive tax plan which facilitates private investment and boosts individual consumption in sports would be an impetus for the government to ease its move towards recognising sports as an industry.
Will action be taken against Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal after he declared he will use his position to issue letters of support for those who vote for him in the upcoming Bersatu elections?
Meeting this week will kickstart series of discussions about future of National Football Development Programme (NFDP). Should the government continue babysitting the programme with taxpayers’ money? Also, it’s been three years and there is still no sight of the 2017 KL SEA Games accounts.
Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican met Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz to discuss ways of assisting the sports industry and youths in facing economic challenges due to Covid-19.
Olympic Council of Malaysia president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria says there are plans by the government to have a stimulus package for those in the sports industry affected by Covid-19.
Uplifting sports industry in Malaysia requires proactive support from ministries and government agencies to make Malaysia a healthy, sporty and productive nation.
Some indoor sports centres and gymnasiums are said to have started operating during Conditional Movement Control Order. They can expect ‘friendly’ visits soon from officers of the state Youth and Sports Department.
Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican says the ministry will reach out to other ministries and agencies to help private trainers, gym operators and others within the sports industry who have been badly hit by Covid-19.