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September 9, 2012

Budget 2013 will empower youths, sports

PADANG BESAR: Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek says Budget 2013 to be tabled in parliament on September 28 will empower youths and sports.

"The government has never dismissed the importance of youths and sports and they will be addressed by the budget," he told reporters after opening Padang
Besar Umno delegates meeting in Beseri near here today.

Budget 2013 is also expected to focus on the "Road to Rio 2016" programme in an effort to win Malaysia medals at the Olympic Games in Brazil.

Shabery added 2014 Malaysia Games (Sukma) host Perlis is expected to be given a big allocation in the budget.

In addition to the Sukma allocation, Perlis people will also benefit in the form of employment and business opportunities. -BERNAMA