Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sports can break down racial walls, says DPM

PETALING JAYA, March 31 — Sports represents a major agenda in demolishing the racial wall and strengthening solidarity, and as such, the government is taking various measures to attract more interest in sports in schools, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
The Deputy Prime Minister said these included efforts to streamline the management of school sports, and to increase the time allotted to sports for students to carry out sporting activities.
Muhyiddin, who is also the Education Minister, said generally the community would give their support to any athlete or team representing the country regardless of their race or religion.
“As long as the sportsman or sportswoman represents the country or any team that we like, we will certainly give our support and encouragement to him or her, and as such, sports will become a major agenda for us to demolish racial walls and strengthen solidarity,” he said in his speech at the Malaysian Lawn Bowls Federation dinner, here tonight.
Earlier, Muhyiddin launched the book, “Bowls in Malaysia: Creating Legacy 1998-2009”, published by the Malaysian Lawn Bowls Federation. — Bernama

Chess is sports and is the only best medium in racial harmony with war and struggle on the 64 squares board only. At every chess events the players and parents of differ races become friends and does not show disharmony or racial walls for chess breaks down all walls with the motto GENS UNA SUMUS we are a family !!

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