PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has contributed today RM1 million to Taekwondo Malaysia.
“Taekwondo taught more than just the art of self-defence, but also develops one’s inner strength through the cultivation of values such as respect, discipline, endurance and perseverance.
“These are the qualities that I would like to see in the present and future generation of youths in the country,” he said while officiating the first World Taekwondo Malaysia Open G1 Championship 2018 here today.
Also present were Minister at Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said, Taekwondo Malaysia (TM) president Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran, TM deputy president Datuk Mohd Nazifuddin Mohd Najib and World Taekwondo Federation president Dr Choue Chung Won (Pic).
Najib also announced that a Taekwondo Academy will be established here in Malaysia, and it will be the the first academy in Southeast Asia.
“The academy will greatly enhance the sporting skills and performance of a constant pool of talents with eyes trained on the Olympics,” he said.