‘E-sports can unite Malaysians’: minister Saddiq, 26, defends gaming, and likely becomes first top official ever to say ‘humongous’

Malaysia’s youngest government minister, Syed Saddiq, has made a passionate defence of e-sports as a beneficial pursuit for society, saying gaming is one aspect of life that can unite all Malaysians.

Speaking at a press conference for the Kuala Lumpur Major Dota 2 tournament, the 26-year-old Malaysian youth and sports minister happily embraced a question from one of the reporters at a packed news conference on how he would answer those who say e-sports is a waste of time.

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