Ong hopes squash queen’s win will inspire others


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 08 Dec 2005

KUALA LUMPUR: Newly-crowned world squash queen Nicol David’s achievement is proof that Malaysians can excel in sports and bring honour to the country. 

MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said her success was the result of hard work, not taking shortcuts, serious training and going into a game with the best fighting spirit. 

“It is my hope that her success will motivate more Malaysian athletes to excel and bring honour to the country. On behalf of the MCA and also the Malaysian Chinese community, I would like to congratulate Nicol,” he added. 

Ong, who is Housing and Local Government Minister, said Nicol deserved the highest recognition and support from the Government. 

EXCHANGING VIEWS: Ong speaking to a participant of the Eighth General Conference of World Buddhist Sangha Council in KualaLumpur yesterday. He said it was the largest gathering of Buddhist religious leaders and followers from all over the world.

“We are proud of her outstanding performance, which has made all Malaysians stand tall,” he said, after launching the Eighth General Conference of World Buddhist Sangha Council yesterday. 

He said it was the largest gathering of Buddhist religious leaders and followers from all over the world. 

“Since its establishment, the council has been taking up the responsibility not only to promote unity among Buddhists but also to lead Buddhists to achieve a common goal. 

“One of the council’s key objectives is also to propagate the dharma (Buddha's teachings) to every corner of the world so that Buddhism can be spread far and wide,” he added.  

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