Thursday, December 15, 2011

Song, Logo, Mascot And Website Of Pahang Sukma Officially Launched

KUANTAN, Dec 15 (Bernama) -- Pahang officially launched the song, logo, mascot and website for the 15th Malaysia Games (SUKMA) as an effort to promote the event which will be held here in July next year.

Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said, the state government maintained the elephant as the main mascot since it was synonymous with the state and symbolizes Pahang as a large state which has its own strength.

The logo was specially designed by an action of welcoming the arrival of contingents to Pahang, with a combination of red, yellow, blue and white colour, while the website can be accessed via sukanmalaysia2012.pahang.my.

"I would like to thank the state legal adviser, Datuk Mat Zara'Ai who is also the chairman of the theme song, logo and mascot sub-committee for composing the SUKMA official song," he said in his speech that was read by state youth, sports and unity committee chairman, Datuk Wan Adnan Wan Mamat here last night.

The mascot has a family of four elephants named "Tahan" (head of the family), "Melentai" (mother), "Puteh" (daughter) and "Teku" (son).

Tahan symbolizes the pride and strength of Pahang since Gunung Tahan is the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia at a height of 2,187 meters.

Melentai is a slop which is located at the lowest position of the foot of Gunung Tahan which is 100m above sea level while Puteh is located at a height of 112m above sea level and Teku is 158m above the sea level.

Meanwhile, Wan Adnan said a total of 9,000 officials and athletes are expected to be involved in the SUKMA.

As for the participation of volunteers, he said about 1,500 had registered while the Games need about 3,000 volunteers.

He said in order to organise the prestigious sporting event, RM168 million has been allocated for repairs, upgrading and to build new sports infrastructure, as well as RM60 million for management and RM9 million for sports equipment.

-- BERNAMA

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