KUALA Lumpur will be the venue for the 29th SEA Games and the 9th Asean Para Games in August and September, respectively.
Such sporting events would not be possible or be able to run smoothly without the participation of volunteers.
Volunteers are not only essential, but can make or break a sporting event.
It cannot be denied that one of the contributing factors for the huge success of the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur was the invaluable service provided by the thousands of volunteers. I was one of them.
For the SEA Games in August, I understand that 13,000 volunteers have been chosen to undertake different responsibilities, such as handling protocol, accommodation, food, translation and transport, to name a few.
I must commend the Youth and Sports Ministry and University Kebangsaan Malaysia for conducting training programmes for the volunteers.
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the two-day training programme at the UKM campus.
In addition to equipping the
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017