Sarawak to have better sports facilities


Abdul Aziz (front, sixth left) shows thumbs-up during a photo-call with the members of participating contingents of Sarawak Open U14, Cadet and Junior Karate Championships 2019, taking place at Miri Indoor Stadium.

MIRI: The Sarawak government will continue to build more sport facilities and further improve the existing ones in all districts and divisions across the state, assures Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

According to the Youth and Sports Minister, this vision signifies its effort of nurturing active and healthy communities through sports.

Additionally, it is also the vision of the Sarawak government to have facilities of global standards, in line with its commitment in sport development in the state.

“Sports deserve to receive recognition and equal support, just like those accorded to other social needs, so that the government would be able to achieve national development, unity and continuous stability,” he stated in his address for the opening of ‘Sarawak Open U14, Cadet and Junior Karate Championships 2019’ at the indoor stadium here yesterday.

Abdul Karim’s text-of-speech was read by Miri District Officer Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusuf.

On the championships, the minister said the two-day event would involve the participation of 141 athletes representing 12 karate clubs and associations from Sarawak, Peninsular Malaysia and also Brunei.

These organisations are the Goshin-Ryu Sarawak, Gitokukai Sarawak, Doushinkan Miri, Merbau Karate Club, Goshin-Ryu Malaysia, Hayashi-Ha Putrajaya, Johore Karate Association, Penang Karate, Amura Karate Club, Shotokan Brunei, Shitokai Brunei, and Rengokai Brunei.