PUTRAJAYA, July 7 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) will contribute RM300,000 to the Malaysian Indian Sports and Cultural Foundation which will develop sports programmes for Indians in Malaysia.
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the contribution was an early assistance by the ministry which aims to produce more athletes among the Indians since there has been a decline in numbers.
The foundation hoped to restore the glory days of sports which saw the likes of many Indian athletes, among them former national sprint ace and legend Tan Sri Dr M. Jegathesan, national taekwondo exponent M. Vasugi, Malaysia's track star Datuk M Rajamani, national hockey player S. Kuhan and the legendary goalkeeper, the late R. Arumugam, he said.
"The names of these athletes have made the nation famous regionally and internationally, as such, the Malaysian Indian Sports and Cultural Foundation must play a role by working hard to identify and polish talented athletes among the Indians to excel in sports."
He said this in his speech before launching the establishment of the Malaysian Indian Sports and Cultural Foundation together with Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Subramaniam at the Ministry of Health, here today.
Meanwhile, asked whether the Ministry of Health was monitoring cleanliness and hygiene at Ramadan bazaars, Subramaniam replied it was and said it was also the responsibility of the local authorities to ensure traders maintained the stipulated hygienic standards and cleanliness of their business premises.....