Naming scholarship after Pandelela
By:Tania Lam
Date:
KCH&SV-pkarimelection1a-2807-man

KUCHING: Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah has welcomed a proposal to name a scholarship after Sarawakian national diving queen Pandelela Rinong.

The Youth and Sports Minister was responding to a suggestion by Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing.

“I see it as a good initiative. We will look into this,” Abdul Karim said at a press conference today.

At the same time, he said Pandelela should be given some space to prepare for her next event, which is the women’s 10-metre individual platform dive.

“At the moment, let Pandelela have some peace of mind first. Hopefully, she will be able to be on the finishing podium especially in her favourite event, which is the 10-metre solo,” he said.

Earlier on Monday, Masing suggested the naming of a scholarship after Pandelela as one of the ways to recognise her international achievements, so that aspiring divers and swimmers can achieve their dreams.

He said the federal government must acknowledge her similarly as how they do so for West Malaysia’s exceptional athletes.

“I am proud of our rural people. If given the opportunity, our rural Sarawakians will succeed in whatever endeavours.

“It is about time Putrajaya acknowledge that Sarawakians are as good as Orang Malaya – if not better – given the chance and opportunity,” said Masing.

New Sarawak Tribune e-Paper

Related Post

GEPNE steps up to help Sabah flood victims
2 hours ago
Food aid programme benefits 200 B40 families in Lanang
2 hours ago
Miri City Council’s pig slaughterhouse still operational
2 hours ago
Hope Place steps forward to help malnourished baby
2 hours ago
Nothing amiss about foreign worker preference
2 hours ago
Slithery visitor caught in bedroom, released
2 hours ago
Assemblyman wants kite festival in national calendar
2 hours ago
Dr Rundi, entourage call on Mohamad Sabu
2 hours ago

Promoted Content

Latest News

GEPNE steps up to help Sabah flood victims
2 hours ago
Food aid programme benefits 200 B40 families in Lanang
2 hours ago
Miri City Council’s pig slaughterhouse still operational
2 hours ago
Hope Place steps forward to help malnourished baby
2 hours ago
Nothing amiss about foreign worker preference
2 hours ago

Quicklinks

Subscribe and get the latest news from NewSarawakTribune.com.my

New Sarawak Tribune is a Sarawakian news portal that highlights Sarawak-centric news and other stories of relevance to Sarawak.

Today, New Sarawak Tribune focuses on happenings in Sarawak’s cities, towns and small places no matter how remote these are and events of relevance in other states of Malaysia and other countries.