Monday, 22 May 2017

Minister says ready to help Nanyang Wushu Federation of Sarawak

May 22, 2017

Abdul Karim (second left) presents medals and a certificate to a young exponent. At left is Song.
KUCHING: The Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports is ready to provide financial assistance to the Nanyang Wushu Federation of Sarawak even though the latter is not involved in competitive sports events.

Its minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said he was aware of other wushu associations which send exponents to represent Sarawak in national and international wushu competitions.

He nonetheless believed Nanyang Wushu Federation of Sarawak also deserved to be assisted because it also promotes wushu which inculcates self-discipline among the younger generation.

“Call it performance arts or self defence, wushu can indeed instil discipline among the youth. 

I know there is another association, which is more involved in competitive sporting events. 

Friday, 19 May 2017

Youths’ aspirations and feedback crucial for TN50


Abdul Karim (left) and Samarahan Youth and Sport Officer Syed Zyed Wan Asnawi during the TN50 Dialogue held at UiTM last Wednesday night.
KOTA SAMARAHAN: Youths’ aspirations are important in formulating the National Transformation 2050 (TN50).

Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said this during the Samarahan District-level TN50 Dialogue at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sarawak last Wednesday night.

“We want to hear aspirations from youths. We want to know their feedback so the government can plan what is up for the next 30 years.

“We are now raising awareness on TN50, especially among youths. Youths will inherit TN50 as you are the future government of this country,” Abdul Karim told some 700 undergraduate students who attended the session.

Their input will go into formulating a policy which will map out Malaysia’s development plan for the next 30 years after 2020.