English, Govt, KBS, Sports, youth

Deputy minister: Nothing to worry about at Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 3 — Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong has this advice for Malaysian football fans: do not get carried away with speculation of untoward incidents waiting to happen at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta when Malaysia takes on the home side in the 2022 World Cup/2023 Asian Cup… Continue reading Deputy minister: Nothing to worry about at Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno

Govt, KBS, press, Sports, youth

Govt will not make unilateral decision on bid to host 2026 Commonwealth Games: Sim

PETALING JAYA: The decision to host the Commonwealth Games needs to be discussed among various parties, said Youth and Sports Deputy Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong yesterday, while welcoming the recent offer of Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari to do the same. “We welcome all proposals to develop sports in the country but we need… Continue reading Govt will not make unilateral decision on bid to host 2026 Commonwealth Games: Sim

English, Govt

Naming MySC’19 in English not meant to degrade national language

Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim Chee Kiong (photo, above) said the ministry's decision to name its new month-long sports and fitness programme "Malaysia Sports Challenge 2019 (MySC’19)" in English was not in any way an insult of the Malay national language. Steven said on the other hand, it was aimed at reaching a… Continue reading Naming MySC’19 in English not meant to degrade national language

Bahasa Malaysia, Govt, KBS

Hidupkan semula ‘terapi perkahwinan’ dalam sukan badminton – Steven Sim

Terapi perkahwinan yang menjadi antara faktor kemenangan pingat Perak kepada beregu campuran, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying pada Sukan Olimpik 2016 perlu dilaksanakan semula dalam sukan badminton negara.Timbalan Menteri Belia dan Sukan, Steven Sim Chee Keong berkata, teknik psikologi itu yang digunakan ke atas pasangan berkenaan sebelum ini mampu memupuk komunikasi dan kerjasama yang baik.… Continue reading Hidupkan semula ‘terapi perkahwinan’ dalam sukan badminton – Steven Sim

Chinese, Govt, KBS, 中文 Mandarin

土青团党员受委体育官 沈志强:无关背景

沈志强:13名土团党青年团团员受委为体育发展协调官,没有问题。 青年及体育部副部长沈志强指出,13名土团党青年团团员受委为体育发展协调是根据公共服务程序行事,与对方背景无关。 森美兰州青年理事会主席莫哈末法依鲁斯早前揭露,马来西亚国家体育理事会委任13名土团党青年团团员为体育发展协调官,而且还获得青年与体育部长赛沙地迪的同意。因此,他质疑当中涉及裙带关系。 不过,今日沈志强出席“2019年马来西亚体育挑战”潜在赞助商与部门茶会后,被媒体询及此事时强调,有关委任是行政决定。 “委任是根据公共服务程序进行,所以没有问题,也不关乎对方是来自什么群体、协会或政党。” 当媒体再次追问为何全是土团党党员以及是否经过希盟讨论决定,沈志强则重申,一切根据程序,不关乎背景。 另外,一年一度的国家体育日(Hari Sukan Negara),将从今年开始被调整为马来西亚体育挑战(MySC)。 对于自2015年开始举办的国家体育日为何要转为以英文名(Malaysia Sports Challenge)命名,沈志强解释,马来西亚体育挑战其实是国家体育日的延续。 “例如以前国家体育日是在首都举办,并将其定为10月第2周的一日活动,但是现在我们将其扩大为31天,即为期一个月的活动。” 他强调,这只是品牌重塑,没有其他目的。他认为,通过塑造品牌将能吸引本地,包括国际的参与。 “我也不认为,此事会影响国人的参与率,因为活动的举办方是大马人,参与者也大多是大马人。” 他说,以往的国家体育日是放眼吸引200万人参与,但今次的大马体育挑战日是希望可以吸引500万人参与,包括从县到州,从州到中央。 “此外,我们也鼓励各团体,如企业、非政府组织等参与,而不只是赞助资金。我希望我们的策略伙伴等也可以配合大马体育挑战举办自身的活动。”

English, Govt, KBS

National Athletes Welfare Foundation must not rely on govt, says deputy minister

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — The Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) wants the National Athletes Welfare Foundation (Yakeb) not to rely too heavily on government-provided funds but to generate its own revenue. Its Deputy Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong said Yakeb had been asked to focus on several key issues including widening the welfare… Continue reading National Athletes Welfare Foundation must not rely on govt, says deputy minister

Govt, KBS, 中文 Mandarin

沈志强:国内体总运作 青体部不插手

青年与体育部副部长沈志强强调,青体部不会干预国内体育总会的运作,以此回应青体部对前青体部部长凯里本周六欲角逐大马残疾奥运理事会(MPM)会长一职的立场。 沈志强表示,KBS坚守本身不插手任何组织人事的原则,由MPM和国家体育专员(PJS)自己决定凯里符合条件提名与否。 “我们(政府)都不会干预的。谁都可以依照规则竞选。这要看该组织的章程(来评定有没有足够资格竞选)。”沈志强在周三出席玻璃市州的国家体育日推广活动后,如此说道。 在前一天,作为全国轮椅橄榄球总会副会长的凯里促请国家体育专员尽快裁决他是否还具有参加竞选的资格,而MPM方面则宣布凯里是在截止日期前及时呈交提名表格。 【不承认MPM委任3官员 反驳赛沙迪干预丹足总】 另一方面,青体部也发出两则声明,一是强调指出MPM早前委任3位青体部组织的官员担任法律和纪律委员会的行为并不受承认,除了没有得到青体部的允许,甚至连有关当事人都不知道自己被委任;另一则是反驳本地一家马来文报章的报导,指青体部部长赛沙迪有意干预吉兰丹足总的运作方向。赛沙迪日前与可能竞选丹足总会长的丹斯里阿都拉昔见面,只是为了向这位前选举委员会主席询问将法定选民年龄从21岁降至18岁的可能性。

English, Govt, Politics

Of bahasa and badminton: One night with DAP ‘younglings’ in the Malay heart of Selangor

SHAH ALAM, May 3 ― Surrounded by toy cars and action figures such as Star Wars hero Padme Amidala, DAP representatives Steven Sim and Shakir Ameer sought to connect with Selangorians in a hipster-geek-inspired cafe here last night. Sim who is deputy youth and sports minister was continuing the DAP’s drive to shed its “Chinese… Continue reading Of bahasa and badminton: One night with DAP ‘younglings’ in the Malay heart of Selangor

Bukit Mertajam, English, Govt, KBS

AG appealing Penangite’s acquittal in Indonesian maid Adelina Sao’s brutal death, MP reveals

KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 — The public prosecutor has filed an appeal against the High Court decision to free S. Ambika, the woman from Penang who was accused of abusing her 21-year-old Indonesian domestic worker Adelina Sao’s abuser, Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim said today. The DAP leader, who is also the youth and sports… Continue reading AG appealing Penangite’s acquittal in Indonesian maid Adelina Sao’s brutal death, MP reveals