Oleh: Faris Fuad
KUALA LUMPUR, 13 August (Malaysiaaktif) – The 3rd ASEAN ministerial meeting aims to promote sporting culture amongst citizens, in particular to encourage high performance of sports.
According to Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, sports with their impact and influence, have always had a place in society.
“There can be many instrumental development objectives and lessons realised through sports” he said in his opening speech at Hotel Renaissance, Kuala Lumpur today
“Their value is sometimes underestimated but it can literally reshape the foundation of a community.”
Khairy insisted that it is part of the ministry’s responsibility to provide facilities and knowledge focusing on the importance of sports and healthy lifestyle.
“After all, sports are a powerful tool and have proven to bridge gaps in communities and give people hope.”
“We have to be united, work hand in hand and to achieve our goal for ASEAN,” he said.
The meeting was held earlier today.