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“Gov Should Remove Incompetent Ministers,” Ex-Deputy Sports Minister On Firing 144 National Athletes

today6 January 2022


Recently, the Ministry of Youth and Sports have been under fire for dropping 144 national athletes including those who have made history for Malaysia in high level competitions, due to lack of funding.

This was apparently due to the National Sports Council (NSC) not being given an allocation in Budget 2022. Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu had also announced that the NSC will be reducing its number of full-time athletes from 432 to 288 in 2022.

The downsizing has resulted in a number of high profile athletes such as Malaysia’s first diving world champion Cheong Jun Hoong and former squash world No. 5, Low Wee Wern, getting fired from their full time contracts.

As expected, the decision was not met with open arms as a number of people have openly voiced out against the decision.

Former Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Steven Sim said that instead of dropping the 144 athletes from the NSC training…

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Written by: Quinny Tan

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