Huge Benefits in Many Fields Can be Reaped if the Story of Sports is Properly Told

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The story of sports in Malaysia is often ignored, and I feel there is much about it that needs telling. It makes a broad and exciting tale.

My minister and I came to helm the Youth and Sports Ministry in July 2018 on the heels of a disappointing performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. The Malaysian contingent failed to meet the Top 10 Best Finish target set earlier.

If the story of sports ends at the podium, it then becomes an easy matter of blaming individual athletes or coaches, or even the government, for failures at competitions.


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