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Terengganu Athlete Hopes To Donate Part Of Incentives To Charity, Palestine

KUALA TERENGGANU, July 14 (Bernama) -- Terengganu athlete Nor Azita Ibrahim who received RM36,000 as incentives for her gold medal winning feat in the 17th Malaysian Games (SUKMA) hosted by Perlis, hopes to donate part of the money to the Palestine fund.

Nor Azita, a member of the Terengganu canoe squad and her two siblings, also from canoe, were the biggest winners in the incentives scheme awarded by the Terengganu state government with a combined total of RM100,000.

"I hope to use the money carefully but at the same time will donate some to charity and the Palestine fund," she said.

The Terengganu state government awarded RM5,000 for gold, RM3,000 for silver and RM2,000 for bronze medal winners at the SUKMA.

Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman said the state government had allocated RM1.58 million for the incentives.

Terengganu, the defending champion, finished second overall at the championship behind Federal Territories with 51 gold, 55 silver and 31 bronze medals.

--BERNAMA





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