KANGAR, May 26 (Bernama) -- The leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is committed to continue seeing more of the country's young athletes in action in the international arena, according to Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin.
He said organising the Malaysia Games or Sukma was geared towards this objective.
He said apart from Sukma, various other sports development programmes were also launched to produce athletes to shoulder the country's challenge at the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and also the Olympics.
"Young athletes should be bold to meet challenges to be great champions," he said in his speech for the opening of the Sukma XVII here tonight.
The text of his speech was read out by his deputy, Datuk M. Saravanan.....