Motion Of Thanks And Recognition For Success Of National Athletes In Olympics, Paralympics Tabled In Dewan Rakyat
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 – Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today tabled a motion in Dewan Rakyat to recognise and thank the achievement of National athletes in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics.
Khairy said the motion of thanks was tabled to celebrate the achievements of the National contingent that managed to create history by gold medals for the country and placing Malaysia on the global map in sports.
The Youth and Sports Minister added that it was also to endorse the government’s decision to give out incentives to normal and Paralympic athletes for their achievements and to urge the private sector, media and community to continue their support for national athletes.
“We will also support all efforts to continue and maintain the momentum for the country’s success in the SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games that will be hosted by Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur next year,” he said when tabling the motion in Dewan Rakyat, here today.
A number of athletes who did the country proud in the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics were present in Dewan Rakyat today, including men’s shot put gold medal winner Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli; men’s 100m gold medal winner Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi; diver Pandelela Rinong and cyclist Azizulhasni Awang.
Muhamad Ziyad and Abdul Latif who won gold and broke records in the men’s shot put F20 (intellectual disability) and men’s long jump T20 (intellectual disability) events received RM1,05 million each while Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi who won gold and set a new record in the men’s 100m T36 (cerebral palsy) received RM1.020 million.
Datuk Lee Chong Wei, who won silver in the Olympic badminton men’s singles, received RM500,000.
Men’s badminton doubles Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, badminton mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying and divers Pandelela and Cheong Jun Hoong took home RM350,000.
Azizulhasni, winner of a bronze in the men’s keirin event and Paralympian Siti Noor Radiah Ismail, winner of a bronze in the women’s long jump T20, were awarded RM300,000 each.