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Other Sport 19 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Siti Hasmah: Joint effort needed to produce top athletes

Giving too much incentives and monetary rewards to athletes is not the solution to producing the world class athletes.

Other Sport 09 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Najib announces aid to produce world-class athletes

Eight sports have been identified by the government to receive special aid to achieve excellence on the world stage. Badminton, bowling, gymnastics, aquatics, hockey, squash and athletics were identified by the National Sports Council (NSC) as having the potential to excel at the world level.

Other Sport 09 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Government aid a shot in the arm to achieve world excellence

The eight sports associations picked yesterday by the Cabinet Committee for the Development of Sports to get full financial aid gave the thumbs up to the government for their initiative.

Other Sport 10 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

BAM to set out on road to excellence with their ‘old’ plans

With the financial burden finally lifted off their shoulders, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will retrieve their shelved plans to set Malaysia on the road to win honours consistently on the world stage.

Other Sport 10 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Government aid: FAM heave a big sigh of relief

The FA of Malaysia (FAM) are one of the most expensive associations to run. They need RM30 million annually to fund their domestic leagues as well as to cater for the needs of the various age-group national teams for international stints and preparations.

Other Sport 14 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Government aid will push hockey to new heights

Hockey is one sport which Malaysia can boast of having attained world class status.

Other Sport 21 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Kok Chi advises sports bodies to spend government funds wisely

Malaysian sports received a shot in the arm when the government decided to fund eight sports to achieve excellence at the world stage. But with the huge commitment comes great expectations.

Other Sport 09 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Kelantan school beat Sultan Badlishah to qualify for last eight

Kelantan's Hamzah, Machang played their first game yesterday and in winning the match led four other teams, including defending champions Anderson of Perak, into the quarter-finals of the Champions Schools hockey tournament at the Seremban II Hockey Stadium.

Other Sport 19 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Azalina - woman on a mission

The flak has stopped but Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Azalina Othman Said, the 'rose among the thorns', has her work cut out. She talks to RAJES PAUL on her grand plans, like infusing a winning mentality in athletes and getting the masses involved in sports.

Other Sport 05 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

KL and Jakarta guilty of loopholes in security

Barely one week ago, the Malaysians were pointing fingers at the Indonesians for failing to provide adequate security during the Tiger Cup first leg semi-final at the Senayan Stadium in Jakarta on Dec 28.