Placing Our Athletes in Front

By Steven Sim

January 2019 ODDLY ENOUGH
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Our athletes are our heroes. Heck, even their tracksuit, designed by our local maestro Melinda Looi, is titled the “Malaysian Heroes”. And boy, how we cheer them on on the fields, and heap praise and adoration on them at the podium.But what is the life of a Malaysian athlete like?There are 7,099 athletes in Malaysia training in 26 types of sports, from badminton to cycling; from aquatics to gymnastics; from archery to rugby. Out of these, about 459 are considered...

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Steven Sim

is the MP for Bukit Mertajam and Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports.