‘Give paralympians a hero’s welcome’
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians have been urged to turn up in numbers to show their support for the nation’s paralympic heroes when they return home on Sept 22.
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the athletes are expected to arrive at the Bunga Raya Complex at the KL International Airport at 2pm tomorrow.
“The celebration will be further enlivened with a motorcade around the Kuala Lumpur city centre, with members of the public having the opportunity to welcome their heroes, who will be in Jalan Tun Razak at about 5.30pm,” he said in a Facebook posting yesterday.
Khairy said the athletes would then tour in a bus heading to KLCC, then on to Pavilion before arriving at the Paralympic Sports Excellence Centre in Kampung Pandan.
Malaysia ended the Rio Paralympics with its best ever medal tally of three golds and one bronze, breaking several world and paralympic records in the process. – By Amar Shah Mohsen