Hannah Yeoh to visit Sabah, Sarawak monthly to check on sports facilities

SANDAKAN, March 19 — Youth and Sporting activities (KBS) Minister Hannah Yeoh will go to Sabah and Sarawak alternately every single thirty day period to check out and check the position of sporting activities amenities in equally states.

She explained reliable with the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), her ministry (KBS) desires to function closely with Sabah and Sarawak.

“I have given my commitment to take a look at Sarawak and Sabah. This implies, in a person 12 months, I will be in Sabah six moments and Sarawak 6 occasions to see for myself the development of the sports facilities,” she advised reporters when achieved at the 2023 Borneo Sevens rugby championship below these days.

Yeoh reported among the the actions currently being taken by her ministry was to enhance athletics facilities for national teams.

She also claimed her ministry experienced asked for condition governments to pick out a stadium in their respective state to be upgraded and KBS will give the grant for the planting of grass that is suitable for intercontinental typical competitions and inevitably the facility will be managed by the respective condition governments.

Yeoh also claimed that KBS would be introducing matching grants for organising nationwide and international sporting gatherings, pending the result of the proposal currently being debated in Parliament.

The three-working day Borneo Sevens championships which ended these days saw Borneo Eagles from Sandakan arise winners in the men’s category defeating China Dragons from Hong Kong 17-12.

Borneo Eagles were champions in 2004, 2007, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019.

In the women’s group, staff Eagles NZ 7s which was also founded in Sandakan have been the champions immediately after defeating Kazakhstan Rugby 22-10.

Winners in both equally categories took home US$5,000 hard cash and trophies, while the second-positioned winners every returned property with a income prize of US$2,500 and a trophy, introduced by Yeoh.

A total of 16 groups took element in the championships following a lapse of three many years thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. — Bernama