Reezal Merican: Sports should be colour-blind, actions of Johor school inappropriate


KUALA LUMPUR: Sports should be colour-blind, says Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican (pic).

“Sports should be ‘colour blind’ across cultural borders and act as an agent of unity. There is no such policy or approach in Sports Policy. We want to democratise sports starting from schools,” said the Youth and Sports Minister on Saturday (April 17).

Bernama reported that Reezal Merican said this in a tweet in response to a Twitter user who questioned the actions of a secondary school in Batu Pahat, Johor.

He added in his response that the actions of the secondary school in Johor are inappropriate.

According to the initial document which has since gone viral, it was stated that football and sepak takraw are only open to Malay male students, netball is only open to Malay female students, while basketball and ping pong are only open to Chinese male and female students.

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