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BY: ERIC HO
The Unity Government of Malaysia will find that the fastest way to forge unity among Malaysians is to have as many sports competitions and events where people of all walks of life can be encouraged to participate.
Sports promotes camaraderie and engenders healthy, happy feelings among the participants in an event, therefore, it is probably the most effective way and manner in which to get people of various races to get together.
This is why in schools, colleges and universities and the private and public sector there must be priority given and a certain amount of time allocated for everyone to participate in sports to generate camaraderie and good relationships.
These sporting events and competitions can also be the ground for unearthing talented sportsmen and sportswomen who can be nurtured to become world class athletes who will make us proud in the international arena.
The government must go to work to once again develop Malaysia as a sporting nation so that people can feel fit and healthy, fight obesity and ill health by just participating in these sports and games.
‘Sihat Malaysia’ will become a reality if only Malaysians realize the value and benefit of regular exercise and the need, most of all, through these sports and competitions to promote peace and harmony among the major races.
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE
** The views expressed on this opinion is of the writer and not the publisher