Thursday, May 16, 2013

SEA Games chef-de-mission Amiruddin aims high

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Wira Amiruddin Embi has pledged to lead Malaysia to do better than the previous SEA Games after being appointed as the chef-de-mission for the Myanmar Games.
“The people of Malaysia will certainly be hoping for a better result than the previous SEA Games ... so, we’ll try to put up a better show,” he said, before thanking the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) for giving him the opportunity.

OCM president Tan Sri Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja’afar announced the appointment of the 66-year-old Amiruddin, the president of the Malaysian Rugby Union (MRU), yesterday.
Myanmar, who are hosting the SEA Games for the third time after 1961 and 1969, have included three traditional games — kempo, chinlone and vovinam — among the 28 sports which also include football, athletics, boxing and aquatics.

“I’ll check on the preparations for the Games with officials from the National Sports Council (NSC) soon and hopefully identify and rectify weaknesses, if any, to ensure a smooth preparation for the Games,” he said.

Malaysia’s best-ever achievement was in 2001, winning 111 gold medals as the hosts — Bernama

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