SEPANG, July 19 (Bernama) -- Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has given his assurance that the journey of the national contingent to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland will not be affected by the tragedy befalling Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 which went down in Ukraine, Thursday.
He was also confident that the tragic incident would not dampen the spirit of the remaining athletes and officials who had yet to board the aircraft to Glasgow to participate in the 20th edition of the Games beginning July 23 until Aug 3.
"I believe there won't be any problem in terms of their (athletes' and officials') desire to board the aircraft. Everyone knows that all necessary measures have been taken by the international body regulating civil aviation following the MH17 incident.
"Although the tragic incident had occurred, it would not affect and disturb the athletes' journey to Glasgow and the majority of them have already arrived there," he told reporters at the KL International Airport (KLIA), here Friday night.
He said this before departing for Glasgow, Scotland to join the national contingent to the Commonwealth Games. He left at 11.40pm on the flight MH2 from Kuala Lumpur to London before proceeding to Glasgow.....