Saturday, 30 July 2016

Galeri: First Day of Wushu Sukma competition

July 24, 2016

The Sarawak wushu team celebrating with chef-de-mission Datuk Abdul Karim Hamzah (third left), his wife Datin Zuraini Abdul Jabbar (third right), Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang (second right), Wushu Federation of Sarawak president Allen Wong (right), deputy president James Ting (second left) and Roger Chan (left) after the first day of wushu competition at SJK Chung Hua No. 3 Alumni Hall yesterday.


Double shocker for volleyball players and fans

July 30, 2016

Sarawak women’s team at the medal presentation with Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Hamzah (centre) and officials.
SIBU: Sarawak’s bid to lift the two volleyball gold medals evaporated after both the men’s and women’s team faltered in the final showdown at Sibu Volleyball Association Indoor Stadium at Rejang Park yesterday afternoon.

The women’s team lost to Pahang 1-3 (25-18, 25-27, 23-25, 21-25) while the men’s were beaten by defending champion Selangor in straight sets (20-25, 22-25, 23-25).

About 4,000 people, young and old, jam-packed the stadium hoping to provide the much-needed booster to the Sarawak teams.

Unfortunately, both teams failed to capitalise on the home ground support and also the deafening roar from the local fans.

Sarawak women’s head coach Dato Moh Wung Ming as well as the men’s coach Philip Teo were both lost for words after the devastating and heart-breaking losses.

“We are so close to the gold medal and yet so far. Still, I would say it was a tough fight and my congratulations to the winning teams,” Moh said.

The Sarawak girls were the first to fall to the taller and fitter Pahang team.

Galeri: Welcoming Dinner for Sukma officials

July 26, 2016

Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem, Datuk Patinggi Dato Jamilah, other VIPs and key officials of various contingents in a special photography session before the dinner.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Galeri: SUKMA Lawn Bowls

July 28, 2016

Head coach Siti Nadiahusna Saimi (far right) with Sarawak chef-de-mission Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and other invited guests at the Lawn Bowls Arena July 27. The inimitable (Salba president) Awang Mahyan is at second left (front).

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Galeri: Swimming SUKMA competition

July 26, 2016

Some of the officials came showing their supports to Sarawak’s swimming team; the State Secretary Tan Sri Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani, the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem, the Youth and Sports Assistant Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Assistant Minister for Early Childhood Education and Family Development Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali and Datin Zuraini Abdul Jabbar.

Karim salutes athletes as Sarawak take medal lead

July 26, 2016

Karim ( second left) and his wife posing with the medalists of the individual women event Nerosha, Nur Syafi qah and Johor’s N.Syafi qah Mustaffa at Megalane Bowling Centre.

KUCHING: Chef de mission Datuk Abdul Karim Hamzah is obviously delighted that Sarawak have taken the lead in the medal tally. He affi rmed that the state is doing well and called on the athletes to focus on winning more.

“I hope the lead and the gold tally in the table give the contingent the spirit to do better every time they compete,” he said.

Sarawak’s closest rivals in the medal chase are theFederal Territory, Selangor and Terengganu, he added, but he remained confident that his athletes are on track to win the overall medal tally.

Karim, who is also Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports, was talking to reporters after the victory ceremony for the women’s individual event for tenpin bowlingat the Megalanes Bowling Centre,Batu Kawah.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Harus miliki mentaliti seorang juara

July 21, 2016

BUAT YANG TERBAIK: Abdul Karim (tengah) diapit Fazzrudin (kanan) dan Yusnar bergambar bersama jurulatih, pegawai dan pesilat pada majlis berkenaan.
Karim mahu atlet Sarawak sentiasa tetapkan sasaran tinggi untuk capai kejayaan

KUCHING: Atlet Sarawak diingat agar sentiasa meletakkan sasaran yang tinggi dalam pemburuan pingat pada SUKMA Ke- 18 yang sedang rancak berlangsung.

Ketua Kontinjen Sarawak, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah menegaskan adalah penting bagi semua atlet negeri mempunyai mentaliti seorang juara dan tidak gentar menghadapi apa jua rintangan.

“Kalau kita hanya menyasarkan pingat gangsa, maka sukarlah untuk mendapatkan perak ataupun emas.

“Sebaliknya, kita perlu sentiasa menetapkan sasaran yang lebih tinggi kerana hanya dengan berfikiran demikian kita dapat mencapai kejayaan,” katanya pada majlis penyerahan bendera kontinjen silat Sarawak bertempat di UNIMAS kelmarin.

Beliau yang juga Menteri Muda Belia dan Sukan menyeru pesilat Sarawak agar tidak berasa rendah diri apabila berdepan atlet yang mempunyai pencapaian lebih tinggi.

Menurutnya, apa yang penting adalah atlet mempunyai semangat melawan dan berkeyakinan tinggi ketika berdepan mana-mana lawan.

“Jangan melihat lawan itu sebagai rintangan tetapi fikir bahawa kita boleh mengalahkan mereka.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Abdul Karim menaruh harapan lumba basikal perolehi lebih 2 emas

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah bergambar dengan para atlit dan pegawai.

KUCHING: Chef de mission kontingen SUKMA Sarawak Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah menaruh harapan tinggi terhadap kontingen lumba basikal SUKMA Sarawak untuk memperolehi lebih daripada 2 pingat emas.

Beliau berkata bertanding di tempat sendiri sepatutnya memberi kelebihan kepada pelumba Sarawak untuk menewaskan pelumba-pelumba lain.

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah menyerahkan jersi kepada wakil kontingen berbasikal SUKMA Sarawak.

Walau bagaimana, Abdul Karim, ketika berucap dalaam majlis penyerahan jersi kepada kontingen lumba basikal SUKMA Sarawak tengahari tadi menegaskan dalam apa jua sukan, faktor penentu kemenangan ialah kesungguhan untuk menang.

Atas sebab itu, beliau menyeru semua pelumba agar memberi fokus kepada acara-acara yang bakal disertai mereka.

Beliau berkata sekiranya konsentrasi terganggu, sukar untuk memberi yang terbaik dalam SUKMA.

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah menyampaikan ucapan.

Abdul Karim, yang merupakan Menteri Muda Belia dan Sukan, kemudiannya menyerahkan jersi kepada wakil kontingen lumba basikal SUKMA Sarawak.

Para pelumba SUKMA Sarawak akan memulakan perjuangan mereka esok.
 

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Karim lauds the effort to connect Borneo bikers with the world

July 17, 2016
 
KUCHING: Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah lauds the Samarahan Bike Fest organiser for making an effort to connect the Borneo bikers with their counterparts outside Borneo.

He said such effort could have a positive impact of the state economy.

“Apart from that, it can also become a tool to promote the Samarahan Division," he said during a soft launch of the bike-fest at a local restaurant here yesterday.

The assistant minister also reminded "my fellow bikers to prioritise safety when riding."

"We often heard about crashes and it saddens me to see a rider down.”

Later he announced a grant worth RM15,000 for the organiser of the festival and urged them to request for more funds from his ministry.
 
The Samarahan Bike Fest, which is organised by Tegar Bikers Motor Club, is expected to showcase 1,500 motorbikes ranging from scooters, mopeds, cruiser and superbikes from Sept 23 to 25.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

‘Grandest’ mission for 18 ACDMs

July 16, 2016

Karim (centre), flanked by Ong (on his left) and Kameri, speaking during the briefing.

All the 18 assistant chef de mission for Sukma XVIII are urged to work hard to make Sarawak the overall champions and make this national games the grandest of all.

“We won our last Sukma title in 1994 and 22 years is too long, so we must make sure we can realise our dreams not only to win it but to win it big to realise our target of 72 golds,” said Sarawak Sukma XVIII chef de mission Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

He said this at the first briefing for ACDMs and Sarawak State Sports Council (MSNS) sports co-ordinators at the Dewan Suara main hall, Kuching Civic Centre, on Thursday night.

Karim chaired the briefing-meeting to co-ordinate efforts and rally support for the Sarawak athletes competing in the games from July 22-31.

Dr M has lost his charm, says state BN politicians

July 16, 2016

KUCHING: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's new party would not have an impact in the state in the coming general election.

A Supreme Council member of PBB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said: "...people are already fed up with Dr Mahathir, who is fighting for something so different from (what he fought for) when he was the prime minister."

"And now he is trying to pretend to be an angel,” added Abdul Karim in reference to the infamous ‘Lalang Operation’.

Abdul Karim was giving his comment to a local english daily recently.

Meanwhile the Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr. James Masing was reported to have similar view on Mahathir.

He regarded the former premier as ‘having lost his charm’.

Masing believed that with the two Borneo states being the fixed deposits for BN, the coalition would continue to triumph in the next general election.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Galeri: Grand Final of the Sukma XVIII Sarawak Golf Challenge

July 15, 2016

Aziel Teo Ken Yi receives his prizes from Minister of Youth, Sports and Solidarity Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong while Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and MS3 Golf Sdn Bhd president Dato Mohd Tiar Sharif.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Bill murder probe: Don’t meddle with police work, Ling told

July 14, 2016


SIBU: Sarawak DAP secretary Alan Ling should leave it to the police to investigate the murder of PKR Miri secretary Bill Kayong instead of interfering.

Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, in stating this yesterday, said Ling, being a lawyer, should know it is vital for investigation to be completed before someone is charged.

“The police are still investigating the case, and Ling should not give the impression they are ‘hiding’ something by calling the police to disclose the mastermind,” said Abdul Karim.

“Let the police handle the case, and do not interfere or make assumptions that could mislead the public.”

Abdul Karim said he, like Ling and all Sarawakians, wanted to see justice prevail in this case.

“The murderers must be brought to justice,” he said.

The Asajaya assemblyman also expected Ling to know that the proper venue for the matter to be settled was in court, not the media.

Sarawak look set to retain Sukma tennis title

July 14, 2016

Karim (sixth right) presenting the state flag to Sarawak team manager Stevie Din (third left) while Liew (fifth left) and SLTA committee members, coaches and players look on. 

KUCHING: Sarawak are on course to defend its title as champions in the upcoming 18th Sukma tennis competition at the Sarawak Club and the Sarawak Lawn Tennis Association (SLTA) Tennis Centre along Jalan Crookshank here from July 22-30.

State Sukma chef de mission Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who visited the state tennis team yesterday, expressed confidence in that outcome.

“I have big confidence in tennis with Datuk Patrick Liew at the helm of SLTA. We are well prepared and some of the players had trained overseas.

“I can see that all the players are very inspired and raring to go. There are seven gold medals at stake in this Sukma XVIII and we should be able to make a good impact here,” he told reporters.

“I hope that tennis enthusiasts in Kuching will turn up in force to give support to the Sarawak team and also to enjoy watching the matches,” he added.

Karim, who is also the assistant minister for Youth and Sports, had been to Miri and Sibu in the past two days to visit athletes and coaches. He has thus far visited or communicated with more than 10 sports and will be trying to visit more. He might be interested in drawing immediate attention to the plight facing state shooters highlighted by our other Sukma-related story today ‘Sarawak Sukma shooters hit by big headache’.

“I will be meeting the sports coordinators or the “sports champions” and all the assistant chef de mission tomorrow night to get the feedback on the progress of the preparations by all the sports,” he said. Earlier, Karim presented the state colours to the state tennis team as they would be unable to attend the Sarawak Sukma XVIII flag presentation at Unimas this Saturday due to a warming-up tournament at SLTA tennis centre.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Abdul Karim rallies state athletes amidst tragedy


MIRI: Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah has described the death of Mohd Syafiq Halias as a heart-break for his family in particular and fellow state athletes in general but hoped it would not dampen the spirit of the Sarawak contingent.

“No doubt, there are some interruptions in the preparations for the team involved, especially those who had undergone the training, and of course the deceased’s family.

“However, we hope this would not dampen the spirt of the head or coordinator but be determined to go on and get the athletes ready for the sailing,” he said to the media at the National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN) here yesterday.

Mohd Syafiq Halias and his friend, Muhammad Syafiq Hasnan, both aged 15 years, met with an accident which sent both and their motorcyle plunging into a nine-feet-deep drain at Marina Bay on Monday.

Mohd Syafiq Halias died on the spot while Muhammad Syafiq Hasnan suffered bodily injuries.

It was reported that the ill-fated motorcycle skidded before landing in the drain at about 1.30pm.

Met by reporters at the scene, Muhammad Syafiq Hasnan could only remember that they had earlier gone to a nearby grocery shop to buy some food.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

SUKMA 2016: Volleyball and badminton can deliver gold medals


(Standing from fourth left) Morshidi, Abdul Karim and others cut the ribbon at the soft opening of the Sibu Indoor Stadium.
SIBU: The Sarawak contingent chef-de-mission Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is confident that badminton could deliver gold medals.

"...I am hoping badminton to spring some surprises though the game is not our powerhouse, but then, we being the host, with the home support, miracles can happen,” he said in a press conference yesterday in Sibu.

Karim was in town to attend a soft-opening of the newly completed Sibu Indoor Stadium which is to be used for the upcoming 18th Sukma.

He also expressed his confident that volleyball could deliver a gold medal.

"We should be getting gold for volleyball; I would be very disappointed if we don’t deliver gold."

Meanwhile the State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani, during the press conference, has raised the hope that Sibu could one day produce national badminton champions with the completion of RM39 million state-of-the-art stadium which was completed on April 2.

Sarawak Sukma shuttlers posing with (third row standing from second left) Hii, Morshidi, Abdul Karim and others.
It has a seating capacity of 4,250 and the courts could also be converted into a basketball or volleyball court.

Galeri: Handing Over Ceremony of 25 RapidKL buses

July 12, 2016

The State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohd Morshidi Abdul Ghani (fifth right) receiving a mock key from RapidKL chief operating officer Mohd Azam Omar, while Youth, Sports and Solidarity Minister Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong (fourth right) and his assistant minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, and others look on.
The Youth, Sports and Solidarity Minister Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong (second left) and the State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohd Morshidi Abdul Ghani (centre) inspecting the interior of one of the buses after the handover ceremony. They are accompanied by the Kuching Port Authority chairman Dato Awang Bemee Pengiran Ali Basa (left), Youth and Sports Assistant Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and RapidKL chief operating officer Mohd Azam Omar.

GRS has the right to contest but not surprised if rejected by the rakyat -Karim


SIBU: Barisan Nasional (BN) is not perturbed by State Reform Party (Reform) teaming up with six other political parties to mount a challenge to BN in the 14th general election (GE14) as their capability is yet to be seen.

For one, it is not a surprise that these small parties are trying to make a mark in Malaysian politics, said state BN secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi.

“Whether they are able to make an impact or not, (that is) yet to be seen.

“Personally, I doubt they can pose a strong challenge to BN in the coming GE14,” Dr Rundi, who is also PBB secretary-general, said yesterday.

The Minister of Public Utilities was commenting on media report that Reform was teaming up with six other political parties to form an alliance to be called ‘Gabungan Rakyat Saksama’ to take on BN in the next parliamentary election.

Reform president Lina Soo reportedly said the six parties were Parti Sejahtera Angkatan Perpaduan Sabah (Sapu), Pertubuhan Perpaduan Raykat Kebangsaan Sabah (Perpaduan), Malaysia United People’s Party (Mupp), Parti Kebangsaan Sabah (PKS), Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDS Baru) and People’s Alternative Party.

According to Soo, the seven parties were expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) soon, and thereafter apply to the Registrar of Societies (ROS) to register as a political alliance.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Wish upon wushu stars for gold rush

July 11, 2016

Karim (centre) with Wushu Federation of Sarawak (WFS) deputy president James Ting (fifth right, second row), WFS officials and members as well as the Sukma XVIII wushu team during the Hari Raya open house at Jalan Astana yesterday.
KUCHING: Wushu will continue to be a solid gold prospect for the Sarawak contingent in Sukma XVIII which will be hosted by Sarawak from July 22-31.

Sukma XVIII chef de mission Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said he is very confident that the state wushu team will deliver the goods when it mattered most.

“I am very confident in wushu. So far, wushu has never failed us. I like the spirit inside team wushu… when they say they will deliver, they will deliver.

It is still proper to call Sarawak as a state - Karim

July 11, 2016

Abdul Karim (third left) in a group photo with See (fourth left), national PKR Women vice president Voon Shiak Ni (left), state PKR Women chief Nurhanim Hanna Mokhsen (second left) and other guests.
KUCHING: Assistant Minister of Housing Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah opined a call by the SUPP president Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian for Sarawak to be referred as a region in Malaysia and not as a state as ‘very subjective.’

He  believed it was still proper to call Sarawak a state because it was a part of Malaysia.

“Sarawak can still be considered a state, but it is a state within a union … within a confederation. So, whether we should call ourselves just Sarawak or a state, to me that is minor,” he told reporters when met at his Hari Raya open house at his residence here yesterday.

“What is more important here is when we signed the (Malaysia) Agreement, there were certain rights that we agreed upon, and these are the rights that have diminished for the last 53 years. We are trying to get them back.”

Stating that the matter was quite sensitive, he opined it was now more important to focus on the rights of the state as Sarawak was one of the signatories to the Malaysia Agreement 1963.

“Unlike the federated and unfederated Malay states that are Peninsular Malaysia, they came in as signatory to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 as one entity. We (Sarawak) came in as another entity, Sabah came in as another, and Singapore, too.

“The way I see it, strictly from a legal aspect, it should be called a federation of states.”

Sunday, 10 July 2016

‘Who is loser Foo to ask minister to resign?’

July 10, 2016

Abdul Karim (second from left) sharing a light moment with State Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Amar Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar (left) at the former’s Raya open house in Kuching yesterday. With them is Abdul Karim’s wife, Datin Zuraini Abdul Jabbar

KUCHING: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Youth leader Milton Foo has been slammed for calling on Second Minister of Finance Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh to resign from his post.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Supreme Council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah pointed out that Foo was defeated by the opposition in Pending during the May polls but Wong, who is United People’s Party (UPP) president, won his seat of Bawang Assan for Barisan Nasional (BN).

“Wong was accepted by the rakyat; he won the election while Milton lost the election,” Abdul Karim told reporters at his Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house yesterday.

“I do not know if he (Foo) is in the position to comment on this matter. Whatever Milton says, I think the voice of the rakyat has more prominence.”

Abdul Karim opined that leaders from SUPP and UPP ought to sort out their differences behind closed doors instead of going to the press.

“Not everything must be out in the open. Politics is fluid, you can be enemies today and tomorrow you can be friends. It is for the parties – SUPP and UPP – to look at it from a bigger view point.

“They might not be able to do it now, but they must have the feelings of seeing the Chinese community as a united whole. I believe they can work it out nicely and get together because their struggle is more or less the same, adhering to what BN is fighting for in Sarawak and Malaysia.”


Sunday, 3 July 2016

Challenge to state athletes to go for 4th Sukma crown



KUCHING: It has been a 22-year wait. Sarawak have been Sukma overall champions three times in 1990, 1992 and 1994.

State contingent chef-de-mission Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah has taken up the challenge to strive for another Sukma championship title.

“This year, our goal is to get a total of 72 gold medals, as well as to become the overall champion for Sukma 2016. Hopefully it will be a great year for us as we hope to achieve the coveted title for the fourth time since its establishment in 1986,” he said yesterday.

Abdul Karim, who is also the Youth and Sports Assistant Minister, added that the state government has given full support to athletes in preparation for the national games.

The support included providing good coaches to the various sports, and training and exposure opportunities, both locally and overseas, for the athletes.

“We are very well prepared for Sukma Games 2016,” he stressed.

He also identified wushu, taekwondo, silat, petanque, volleyball and cycling among the sports that have emerged as potential major medal contributors this year.

Jangan libatkan diri dengan dadah -Karim

July 3, 2016

BERSEMANGAT: Manyin bersama Abdul Karim, Morshidi dan Dr Ong menunjukkan isyarat bagus pada sesi memperkenal pakaian rasmi Kontinjen SUKMA Sarawak di Kuching semalam.

KUCHING: Chef-de-mission Kontingen SUKMA Sarawak Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah mengingatkan semua atlet agar tidak terlibat dalam isu penyalahgunaan bahan terlarang.

“Isu doping amat ditekankan kepada mereka (atlet dan jurulatih) kerana kita tidak mahu berdepan masalah selepas menang dalam acara yang dipertandingkan,” katanya yang juga Pengerusi PEMADAM Negeri Sarawak, kepada sebuah akhbar harian berbahasa Melayu, ketika ditemui dalam Program ‘Meet and Greet’ Bersama Atlet SUKMA Sarawak di sebuah pusat membeli-belah di bandar raya ini semalam.

Manakala Menteri Belia, Sukan dan Solidariti, Dato Sri Micheal Manyin Jawong berkata sasaran mengutip 72 pingat emas pada edisi kali ini menjadi suntikan semangat kepada atlet-atlet kontinjen Sarawak.

“Kita akan melakukan yang terbaik bagi memastikan kejuaraan SUKMA XVIII menjadi milik Sarawak sekali gus mengulangi kejayaan pada 1990, 1992 dan 1994,” katanya ketika berucap dalam program yang sama. 

Manyin mahu penantian selama 22 tahun sejak menjuarai SUKMA 1994 membuahkan hasil terutamanya menjadi tuan rumah bagi penganjuran edisi ke-18 ini.

Sementara itu, beliau turut menggesa semua atlet supaya menanamkan matlamat tinggi ‘Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban’ untuk mencapai sasaran pingat emas.

“Kita berharap semua atlet akan memperolehi pingat yang disasarkan justeru itu persiapan rapi penting dari segi aspek fizikal dan mental,” katanya.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Rakyat Sarawak diseru agar beri sokongan pada atlit Sarawak

KAMEK MOK EMAS! Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah dan Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani bersama-sama atlit-atlit Sarawak selepas berakhirnya majlis.

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah ditemuramah
oleh RTM.
KUCHING: Chef de Mission SUKMA ke-18 Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah menyeru rakyat Sarawak agar memberi sokongan padu kepada atlit-atlit Bumi Kenyalang ketika Sukan Malaysia berlangsung mulai Julai 22 ini.

Beliau berkata sokongan yang padu ini amat penting untuk memberi motivasi kepada atlit-atlit Sarawak agar berjuang sepenuh hati untuk mengharumkan nama Sarawak di pentas sukan nasional.

Abdul Karim berkata demikian dalam sesi temuramah oleh sebuah TV internet swasta VisionTechTV setelah berakhirnya Majlis Perjumpaan Atlit Sarawak SUKMA XVIII dan Pelancaran Pakaian Kontingen Sarawak di VivaCity Mega Mall pagi tadi.

TERBAIK: Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong, diapit oleh Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah dan Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani dalam sesi memperkenalkan pakaian kontingen SUKMA Sarawak.

Beliau juga melahirkan keyakinannya bahawa Sarawak sudah bersedia untuk menyambut kedatangan atlit-atlit SUKMA dari seluruh negara.

Kita merasa yakin untuk muncul sebagai juara dalam Sukan Malaysia tahun ini, kata Abdul Karim, sambil menambah, Sarawak juga berazam untuk menjadi penganjur yang terbaik untuk sukan tersebut.

KAMEK MOK EMAS! Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah dan Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani bersama-sama atlit-atlit Sarawak selepas berakhirnya majlis.

Beliau seterusnya berkata untuk SUKMA edisi ke-18, Sarawak mensasarkan 72 emas.

Abdul Karim telah diberi penghormatan untuk memperkenalkan pakaian kontingen SUKMA Sarawak dalam majlis tersebut yang turut dihadiri oleh Menteri Belia dan Sukan dan Perpaduan Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong, Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri (SUK) Sarawak Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani dan Setiausaha Tetap Kementerian Belia dan Sukan dan Perpaduan Kameri Affendi.

SEGAK DAN KEMAS! Pakaian kontingen SUKMA Sarawak untuk Sukan Malaysia edisi ke-18.