KUALA LUMPUR: The RM20 million allocation to build one racing circuit in every state as announced by the former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in the 2023 Budget had not been debated in the Parliament and did not get approval.
Ministry of Youth and Sports in its statement said, the allocation had not been approved due to the Parliament being dissolved by Ismail Sabri after the tabling of the Budget.
“The budget announced did not get any data and feedback from the ministry. The RM20 million is not enough to build racing circuit in every state,” the statement said.
The statement added, the ministry is very concerned on the safety of the youths and has no intention to build the circuit based on the concept of simply building it.
The ministry in the statement stressed that the motor sports at the drag circuit is a good platform and benefit the young people. However, the safety of the racer, spectators and all involved should also be given priority.
“The ministry is always proactive and in search of ways and formula to ensure motor sports can be continued in a well-guarded situation and safe even though currently the ministry is in financial constraints that has stopped the efforts to build new motor circuit specifically drag circuit,” the statement reiterated.
The statement also emphasized that among the efforts is via the elevation projects and repairing facilities under the ministry such as the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) that has international specifications and the Tangkak Racing Circuit in Johor for the local motor sports enthusiasts. -Malaysia World News