Perak should be congratulated for organising SUKMA 2018 in Ipoh with great success. The participants from the 14 States including Brunei had a wonderful experience in this SUKMA Games held in Ipoh from September 5-22. The overall champion was Terengganu with 56 golds followed by FT52 and Selangor with 47 golds. Therefore, Terengganu became overall champion this time around.
Our Police personal of all ranks must be congratulated for carrying out their responsibilities with utmost care and sincerity, so much so, there were no mishaps all the way. We really admire them by the way they carried out their duty – escorting SUKMA buses with participants all over Ipoh with ease and confidence to Stadium Perak and other respective venues for the participants to arrive on time for their competition.
The Police outriders were on duty as early as 6am. Their sacrifices and commitment are commendable and I hope the authorities will reward them accordingly.
The official opening ceremony was done by no other than our beloved Sultan of Perak and the closing by Datin Sri Wan Azizah Bte Wan Ismail, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. Prior to this our Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Bin Azumu delivered an inspiring speech at the closing ceremony.
The next SUKMA Games is scheduled to be held in Johor Bahru in 2020. Our Perak Menteri Besar disclosed the formation of Ipoh Sports City Corporation as that of Bukit Jalil Sport City in Kuala Lumpur including to construct a hotel accommodation for the athletes at all level. We must congratulate all those outstanding participants in this SUKMA Games 2018 and bring glory and pride for our beloved country as a whole.