Uphold Brunei’s values, Minister tells athletes

|     Azlan Othman     |

THE Minister of Education, Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman has urged athletes to always prepare for a match, while also taking care of Brunei Darussalam’s culture and skills as well as respecting each other during a championship.

He said this during a meeting with Brunei Darussalam Sports Schools Council (MSSBD) contingent who depart for Singapore today to participate in the 9th Asean Schools Championship from July 14-20.

The MSSBD contingent is led by Haji Azis bin Haji Nayan, Acting Director of Co-Curriculum Education as Chef de Mission. Twenty-six people depart for Singapore today comprising eight officers and 18 athletes. They will compete in three sports events namely table tennis, sepak takraw and ten-pin bowling.

Of the 18 athletes, table tennis will be played by two athletes who will compete in Single and Double categories; while four ten-pin bowling athletes will compete in Single categories, Doubles and Teams; and sepak takraw will be represented by 12 athletes who will compete in the Teams category, Inter-Regu and Doubles.

Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, Minister of Education in a group photo with the athletes. - MOE
Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, Minister of Education in a group photo with the athletes. – MOE

The minister wished for coaches to always motivate and support national athletes to improve their performance and determination in the competition. The minister also hoped the athletes will return with success, and most importantly, gain knowledge and experience from the tournament.

Also present at the meeting were Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education (MoE); Nadia Lee Siew Hoon binti Abdullah, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Core Education) at the MoE.