Jun 4, 2011

14th Malaysia Games(SUKMA)

14th Sukan Malaysia 'Malaysia Games' (SUKMA) 2011 is host by National Sports Council in Kuala Lumpur from 2 to 15 June. The games is a moderate budget event involved only RM7 million compared to RM100 million if held in the states.

SUKMA games this year involved only a choice of 19 sports: aquatic(water polo and synchronized swimming), cycling (track), bodybuilding, handball, netball, basketball, futsal , beach volleyball, judo, kabaddi, canoes, cricket, fencing, rowing, table tennis, rugby, silambam, softball and tennis.

The spending for the event will be cut and adjustments in terms of cuisine will be done ... adjust to the concept of sports and not excessive.

3,640 athletes and 1,963 employees involved in the Games Village are located at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).

Though there are complaints about the added expenses that need to be expensed by every state hosting the Sukma every year, but all permanent state agreed to send their athletes.

The goal of the organization Sukma held every year is that every state and district to revive the spirit of sports all the time.

However, it is undoubtedly a challenge for the states to adjust their budgets to allow athletes to compete every year.

In addition, Pahang Sukma organizing preparation of next year, including the upgrading of infrastructure and preparation of technical officials and volunteers, are also progressing well.

In Pahang, the budget is about RM150 million and involves the participation of nearly 9,000 people.

In May last year, the Cabinet Committee for Sports Development (JKPK) approved the organization of Sukma each year starting this year, the National Sports Council (NSC) in Kuala Lumpur host in odd years while the States(Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, Johor, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Sarawak, and Sabah) will host in even years.

SUKMA in Kuala Lumpur would not be involved with compulsory sports. The sports are aquatic (swimming and diving), badminton, football,gymnastics, hockey, athletics, squash, tenpin bowling, weightlifting,cycling, karate, lawn bowls, archery, shooting, boat screen, silat,sepak takraw, taekwondo and wushu.