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GENERAL

Maksak plans to organise 35 programmes in 2021

28/04/2021 12:13 AM

PUTRAJAYA, April 27 -- The Malaysian Government Servants Welfare and Sports Council (Maksak) plans to organise 35 programmes this year including cycling event and Islamic Arts Festival, said Maksak Malaysia president Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali.

He said two programmes had been held so far, namely lawn bowl and football, which were approved by the Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) under the sports bubble concept.

Among the stipulated standard operating procedures was to conduct COVID-19 screening on all contingent members and officers, three days prior to the championship, he said.

“May this sports event be successful in discovering new talents among civil servants to represent the country at the international level,” he said at the Maksak Malaysia breaking-of-fast event here, today.

Also present was the Public Service director-general who is also Maksak Malaysia deputy president Tan Sri Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman.

Mohd Zuki, who is also the Chief Secretary to the Government, said that the COVID-19 pandemic has called for the people to embrace new norms in various aspects of life including social and leisure activities.

“For example, starting last August, Maksak Malaysia in collaboration with KBS has organised the Fit Malaysia X programme which aims to reduce the obesity rate among civil servants.

“The increase in COVID-19 cases has forced this course to be held virtually, which demonstrates an innovative work culture to ensure that every planned objective is achieved,” he said.

At the event, Mohd Zuki also presented duit raya and baju raya contributions to 30 children from Rumah Bakti Al-Kausar.

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