No government sponsor for team to police games

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  • Thursday, 03 Jul 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: The police athletics team is disappointed over the lack of financial support from the Government and the National Sports Council to send participants to the World Police and Fire Games. 

Team manager Senior Asst Comm II Kamaruddin Alias said they would have to pay their own way to the championships in Barcelona from July 27 to Aug 3. “It would cost RM140,000 to RM200,000 to send 10 athletes and some officials to Barcelona as the Spanish capital is an expensive city, especially during the summer.”  

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT: Zulhasnan (second from left) and Indrani sharing a light moment with members of the team who will be taking part in the World Police and Fire Games in Barcelona.

Wangsa Maju MP Datuk Zulhasnan Rafique has contributed RM45,000 to sponsor the team to Spain while Datin Indrani Samy Vellu gave RM10,000 on behalf of her husband, Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu. 

SAC Kamaruddin said 11,000 participants would be taking part in the Games.  

“PDRM won five gold, one silver and two bronze medals in the previous championships in Indianapolis, United States.“ 

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