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Malaysia Needs Sports University - Idris Jusoh
Idris said in view of the need, he was ready to discuss the prospect with any interested party, including local universities.
"To me, universities play an important role in moulding athletes for the betterment of sports in the country. Success in sports must be viewed seriously and setting such an institution (sports university) is vital," he said after opening the Malaysian University Sports Council International Conference, in Kuala Lumpur, Tuesday.
Idris said the participation of universities in sports was important since the bulk of athletes who represented the country at the Myanmar SEA Games were from universities.
"The presence of 30 percent athletes from universities, contributed 53 percent of the gold medals," he said.
The two-day conference organised by MASUM with the cooperation of the Education Ministry's Higher Education Sports Section, would be participated by 150 delegates from throughout the world, including Russia, Nigeria, Tunisia, Oman and Ghana.
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