21 Jan Minister laud organising of 3rd Premier 101 International Charity Arm Wrestling Championship 2018
KUCHING – Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak, YB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah praised the organisers of the 3rd Premier 101 International Charity Arm Wrestling Championship 2018 for going beyond the norm by adding an extra element of carrying social responsibility to hosting the event.
He commended Sarawak Armsports Association (SASA) for organising the event which can contribute meaningfully to the development of sports in Sarawak and making it a great tool to stimulate and drive economic as well as social and community development.
“When SASA told me about the tournament last month, I was excited because the organiser was not only interested to promote the sports via the tournament but also to carry out charitable works via the same platform,” he said at the opening ceremony held Premier 101 commercial centre at Jalan Tun Jugah on January 19.
“I am really impressed by the organiser’s noble efforts to simultaneously promote the sports and carrying out charitable works. Thank you to all those involved for making this possible,” he enthused.
This year’s championship had attracted over 500 participants from over 20 countries including India, China, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Russia.
Six charitable organisations including Sarawak Cancer Children Society (SCCS), Salvation Army Boys’ and Girls’ Home as well as Cheshire Home and one school SMK St Teresa received donations from SASA.
Among who were present during the opening ceremony were Tasik Biru state assemblyman, YB Dato Henry Harry Jinep, Permanent Secretary to Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Mr Hii Chang Kee as well as SASA president, Matthew Dominic Barin, its advisor, Dato Sri Teng Chi Lik and the Federation of Chinese Associations for Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions president, Dato Richard Wee. (Photo credit: The Borneo Post)