Thursday, August 13

Pandikar to be special guest at dragon boat race


KOTA KINABALU: Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia will be attending the 4th Sabah FCAS International Dragon Boat Race 2017, on May 14, as the event’s special guest.

Pandikar accepted the invitation from the organizing committee during a courtesy call on him at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) on his arrival from Kuala Lumpur.

The organizing committee was led by Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) president Datuk Seri Panglima TC Goh.  Also present was FCAS vice first president and the event’s organising chairlady Datuk Susan Wong.

The international sporting event organised by FCAS targets to register 120 teams from Malaysia as well as neighbouring countries.

Goh said last year the event saw participation from 112 teams.

“We have been granted financial support from the Sabah state government but we also wish that the federal government could give us some financial support too because this event is an international sports event.

“This year, we welcome more international teams to take part in the event which is also an opportunity for non-Sabahan participants to experience the unique nature tourism in Kota Kinabalu,” he said.

Goh added that Yang Di-pertua Negeri Sabah Tun Juhar Mahiruddin would be the guest of honour at the event.

The 4th Sabah FCAS International Dragon Boat Race 2017 is open for registration. Those interested can contact the secretariat for details by calling 016-8218488 (Glorina Yu) or 016-8279675 (Victor Ting) or 013-8504007 (Zachary). Registration will  close on May 7.

Also present during the courtesy call were sixth vice president Dennis Gan, secretary general Datuk Yong Soo Pin, standing committee Haw Wong Sai, central committee Tan Guan Hock and youth members.