JOHOR BARU (Bernama): Johor has been handed a RM142mil allocation by the Federal Government to host next year's Malaysia Games (Sukma).
State youth, sports, entrepreneur development and cooperatives committee chairman Sheikh Umar Bagharib Ali said the allocation, approved by the Economic Affairs Ministry, would further help the state government plan the biannual event.
"I believe the close relationship between the Federal and state governments has not only helped us with hosting the games, but will also help both Johor's and the country's sports development for the future.
"The Johor games is an important event and in line with Vision 2020, and we will be giving our best efforts to ensure it becomes the best-ever hosted in terms of atmosphere and sporting spirit," he said in a statement Friday (June 13).
Sheikh Umar expressed his appreciation to Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, whom he said had gone the extra mile to ensure Johor's preparations are smooth.
"I also want to congratulate Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and his team for all the effort put in as well as the cooperation and aid given," he said. – Bernama