THE Selangor State Sports Council (MSNS) handed a insurance compensation of RM50,000 to the parents of sepak takraw player Mohd Khakal Ithnin.
Mohd Khakal, who helped Selangor win two gold medals in the Sukma Games in Kuala Terengganu, died in a road accident while returning to his campus in Malacca.
MSNS deputy chairman Amirudin Shari said the youngster had been a pillar to his family and no amount could ease the family’s loss.
“What we are giving is just a token of appreciation for Mohd Khakal’s contribution to Selangor as a sepak takraw player.
“This is the least we could do for the affected family,’’ said Amirudin after handing over the cheque to Ithnin.
MSNS executive director Mohamed Zubir Idrus said Mohd Khakal’s familiy was the first beneficiary of the insurance scheme launched last year.
The MSNS also presented an appreciation award to four Selangor atheletes - swimmer Khoo Cai Lin, badminton player Wong Mew Choo, cyclist Mohamed Rizal Tisin and high jumper Lee Hup Wei - who represented Malaysia in the recent Olympics in Beijing.