Hannah Yeo says she is relieved to remain at the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — Minister of Youth and Sports Hannah Yeoh is relieved to have continued confidence that she will continue to head the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS).

Hanna said she was relieved that she and her deputy, Adam Adli Abd Halim, had been given the opportunity to continue leading KBS following the much-talked-about cabinet reshuffle in recent months. .

She said 2024 is an important year for youth and sports, and the Lhakan Muda program and the 2024 Paris Olympics will be KBS’s main focus.

“The public has been talking about a cabinet reshuffle for months and this is a relief. Now we can move forward and continue our work,” she said at a ceremony to thank the national team for winning the 2023 World Amateur Golf Championships. I can do that,” he said. The championship will be held here today at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

At the same time, Mr Hanna said he does not intend to introduce any new programs but rather to empower existing programs apart from ensuring that KBS sports incentives fully benefit Malaysians. .

Earlier today, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced the appointment of five ministers and deputy ministers, including four newcomers, to the unity government cabinet, while five former ministers will be reappointed.

Meanwhile, Hanna commented that she wants Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Tan Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria to reconsider his decision to step down as president by the end of this year, adding that this is due to Lord He said this was due to the synergies built with Two Gold (RTG). )program.

Mr. Hanna, who is co-chairman of RTG apart from Mr. Mohamad Norza, said that having him involved in RTG as BAM chairman will be a positive thing, especially in badminton, which forms the majority of the program’s participating athletes aiming for Malaysia’s first Olympic gold medal. He said it had an impact.

“I believe that with new leadership there will be no problems, only the synergies[that have been built]. That is why as co-chairman I ask him to reconsider, because Paris 2024 is just a few months away,” he said. decision,” Hannah said.

According to Hanna, she did not want to interfere with BAM’s management and instead left it to Mohammad Norza and BAM to discuss and decide on her request. — Bernama

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