Yakeb: We’ve always helped former Asean Para Games champion


PETALING JAYA: “Former Asean Para Games champion Koh Lee Peng has always been on our radar,” stressed National Athletes Welfare Foundation (Yakeb).

Yakeb general manager Zuhairi Abdul Manaf said the foundation had been providing Lee Peng with ad hoc assistance on several occasions amounting to RM2,000 since 2019.

“We understand the netizens’ sentiment when news about Lee Peng selling tissue covers went viral. This is good because it shows that Malaysians actually care a lot about our former athletes and want the best for them,” said Zuhairi.

“We have never neglected her, she’s always on our radar.

“In the last three years, we assisted her regularly. We have handed out RM500 for her to repair her motorcycle, wheelchair and provided Covid-19 aid on three separate occasions.

“It’s not just monetary assistance, we also helped her to secure a special parking lot that fits her three-wheeled motorcycle after dealing with the apartment management.”

Zuhairi added that Yakeb also helped Lee Peng to access the RM5,000 cash aid given by the Tan Sri Muhyiddin Charity Golf Foundation in 2019.

“At Yakeb, we’re always here to assist our members to generate their own income (after an end to their sports career),” said Zuhairi.

“We do so by providing skills and entrepreneurship courses, or even coaching courses such as the Sports Science level 1 which is extremely important if someone wants to become a certified coach.”

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