KUALA LUMPUR: The Tan Sri Muhyiddin Charity Golf Foundation plans to give out more sports scholarships for deserving students who intend to excel in sports especially golf.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Sports Golf Scholarship will see young golf enthusiasts pursuing training locally and abroad.
“We hope for the scholarship to create more talents to succeed at professional level and compete internationally,” he said in a speech at the Tan Sri Muhyiddin Charity Golf Foundation Appreciation Night dinner yesterday. He also revealed that one promising talent the country is of is Kelly Tan, Malaysia’s top amateur golfer.
Muhyiddin, who is also the chairman of the foundation, added that welfare initiatives will be increased. “In the past 11 years, welfare has been our core principal and we hope to reach out to more people this year” he said.
He added that the foundation managed to bring in close to RM7million funds last year.
The 11 year old foundation, he revealed, had also help in reducing the financial burden of chronic disease patients, contributed in disaster funds and assisted various welfare homes including orphanages, old folks homes and the disabled. Also present at the function was his wife, Puan Sri Norainee Abdul Rahman.
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