KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) will maintain prudent expenditures as its important agenda.
The state Minister of Youth and Sports, Datuk Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titingan, said the change however will not become an obstacle for KBS to implement youth development progress agenda and excellent sports performance in the state.
To keep KBS on track in its new approach, Tawfiq said the practice of National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS), collaboration in smart partnership, and prioritizing research and development (R&D) are required.
According to him, KBS receives allocation up to RM80.38 million this year, covering RM66.65 million for supplies, with development allocation amounting RM13.65 million.
“For us to realize a wise management, KBS needs to utilize fully our assets in organizing high-impact programmes and activities,” he said in his speech for Chinese New Year Gathering in Kota Kinabalu Sports Complex Multipurpose Hall, Likas, here today.
Also present is the Assistant Minister of KBS, Masiung Banah, KBS Permanent Secretary, Datuk Suzannah Liaw, the new Sabah Sports Board Director, Penyuki Matta, and the ministry’s employees.
Tawfiq also said that the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports is giving a transition period of three years to reclassify youth age, from 15-40 years to 15-30 years old age limit.
“Only Malaysia and Brunei are still classifying youth age as 15 to 40 years old, while other countries has change their age standard. The transition will be implemented on 2018,” he said.
KBS will also organize National Sports Day this year and the date will be announced by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak. – SayangSabah