Kuala Lumpur: Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN) disaran supaya mencontohi pendekatan yang dilaksanakan oleh Liga Perdana Inggeris (EPL) bersama Kerajaannya apabila membenarkan kemasukan penyokong bola sepak ke stadium. Ia disuarakan Ahli Jawatankuasa Persatuan Bolasepak Malaysia (FAM), Christopher Raj yang berharap agar MKN dapat melihat dan mengkaji semula kebenaran ke stadium khususnya buat peminat yang sudah menerima lengkap dua dos vaksin. "28,342 kes di sana (kes Covid-19). 60% (peratus) lengkap vaksin. Stadium penuh. "Di Malaysia, skuad negara nak main friendly pun tak lulus. Harap MKN buka mata lihat senario sukan antarabangsa. "Tambah sikit, dua dos vaksin pun belum boleh masuk stadium. Murid yang belum vaksin pula kena masuk...

Industri sukan terus diabaikan. Sejak PKP 3.0 dilaksanakan, rakyat Malaysia yang mengusahakan padang, gelanggang, pusat sukan dan gimnasium terus diabaikan. Pendek kata, tutup kedai. Sukan bukan saja tertumpu kepada atlet profesional. Ia melibatkan juga para pekerja pusat sukan, jurulatih, instructor gimnasium, jurugambar dan ramai lagi. Sejak Total Lockdown dilaksanakan, jumlah kes positif yang disumbangkan sebahagian besar adalah daripada kluster tempat kerja. Hanya beberapa peratus saja melibatkan kluster komuniti apatah lagi kluster yang melibatkan sukan. Negara jiran, Thailand sekarang menjadi tuan rumah #ACL2021 dan sedang berlangsung dengan jayanya menggunakan model sports bubble. Malah, kita ada wakil negara yang bermain di sana. Kita pernah membuka sektor...

Singapore, 25 June 2021 – Coming off the back of their maiden E1 Championship win, Singapore-based Team Flash E-Racing Division announced their partnership with Axle Sports today. They will be competing under Flash Axle Sports at the upcoming 24 hour race at Le Mans on Saturday, 26 June 2021. The race at Circuito de la Sarthe will be held on the rFactor 2 sim-racing platform and is the final race of the global Esports Edurance Series (EES). Flash Axle will be fielding two cars in the race with two teams of three drivers each for the 24 hour race. Car #11 will feature Mohammad Aleef ‘Hamilton’ (SIN),...

COLOURFUL charts. Clear instructions. And all the proper dos and don’ts. Countless standard operating procedures (SOPs) for sports have been released over the last one year to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The Youth and Sports Ministry and National Sports Council (NSC) have kept themselves busy disseminating the information to the sports community and public. But as most of us were looking to inject life back into sports, some have been quietly doing million ringgit deals. How many know that the sports ministry have approved RM10mil for construction of a sports complex in Jeli, Kelantan, in preparation for the 2026 Malaysia Games (Sukma) this...

The coronavirus, which was first reported in November 2019 in Wuhan province in China, had spread to various countries by January 2020. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) as pandemic. Between January 2020 and March 2020, COVID-19 spread to most countries of the world, with countries imposing international travel bans and regionwide lockdowns, to control the spread of the virus. The imposition of such strict measures had an impact on various businesses across the world, including the business of sports. Within days, every major professional sports associations in the country — Football...

ISKANDAR PUTERI (29 DISEMBER): Usaha gigih Kerajaan negeri Johor menerusi anak syarikat Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor Sdn. Bhd (KPRJ) bagi membina fasiliti dan kelengkapan sukan berkelas dunia untuk meningkatkan mutu kualiti sukan di negeri ini mendapat pujian daripada bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Tun Musa Hitam. Menurutnya, kebolehan dan keupayaan Kerajaan negeri di dalam membangunkan Velodrom Johor dan Trek BMX di Iskandar Puteri menunjukkan bahawa Johor benar-benar serius di dalam melahirkan bakat baharu sukan berbasikal selari dengan visi mereka untuk muncul kuasa sukan era baharu. Negarawan yang juga anak jati negeri Johor itu berkata, “Saya mengambil keputusan untuk melawat Velodrom ini selepas banyak...

Kita kini berada di penghujung tahun 2020. Sudah tiba masa untuk MSN, KBS dan persatuan-persatuan sukan yang lain berbincang untuk mengadakan pertandingan bagi sukan masing-masing. Sampai bila atlit hanya sekadar menjalani latihan, sparring sesama sendiri tanpa perlu beraksi dengan lebih kompetitif. Mahu tak mahu, kita perlu terima hakikat bahawa COVID-19 berada di dalam komuniti. Kita cuma perlu patuh kepada SOP dan amalkan kebersihan diri. Malah DG Tan Sri Hisham juga mengakui virus tersebut sudah berada di dalam komuniti dan perlu hidup bersamanya. Sampai bila kita mahu berada di dalam denial situation dengan izin. Industri sukan perlu bergerak ke hadapan. Negara-negara lain telah...

ISKANDAR PUTERI (11 November): The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has caused major sporting events around the world to come to a grinding halt, this time forcing the 20th Malaysian Games (SUKMA XX Johor) – initially scheduled for 2nd to 10th April 2021 - to be postponed to 2022. This, after a meeting was held with the Malaysian Games Supreme Committee Council last Monday which finalized the decision to postpone the SUKMA XX Johor for a second time, due to the current state of the coronavirus outbreak in Malaysia.The meeting, which was chaired by the Youth and Sports Minister, Datuk Seri Reezal...

PETALING JAYA (8 October 2020): Rawang Badminton Club (BC) received significant boost ahead of their upcoming Purple League Junior (PLJ) season with the backing of Malaysia’s leading sports media and public relations agency, ShekhinahPR Sdn Bhd. ShekhinahPR once again maintained as sponsors to Rawang BC for a third season running having already provided financial support amounting to RM25,000, including RM5,000 for this year. The sponsorship was announced at a team jersey launch and cheque presentation ceremony earlier today, which was held at ShekhinahPR’s headquarters in Petaling Jaya. “We strongly believe in the philosophy implemented by Jeyaseelan and the coaching staff within Rawang BC. Youth...

Johor Darul Ta’zim FC (JDT) have named a section of the seating area at the state-of-the-art Sultan Ibrahim Stadium after manager Luciano Figueroa, who had a blistering career as a player with the Southern Tigers before retiring in 2018. The Luciano Figueroa Stand is the first fans section to be named at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium, which opened doors in February 2020. The Stand was officiated by club owner HRH Major General Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, Crown Prince of Johor on Tuesday. Also in attendance was Argentinean Ambassador to Malaysia H.E Manuel Balaguer Salas. “JDT are a club that always recognises...