Yeoh did right in handling woman hockey player's uncalled for jibe

LETTERS: I welcome the move by Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh, who put her foot down in handling the racist remark made by a national women's hockey player.

The player had made a comment about A.R. Rahman's concert in Bukit Jalil.

Yeoh should be lauded for directing National Sports Council officials to investigate the player's remark and calling on Malaysian Hockey Confederation officials to produce a report for further action.

Our athletes are role models and they are supposed to exhibit remarkable discipline.

They are expected to be inclusive, generous and multicultural, based on our prime minister's call for the Madani values of respect, compassion and tolerance to be observed by all Malaysians.

We can look at the International Federation of Association Football's (Fifa) statute that stipulates that discrimination of any kind is prohibited and punishable by suspension or expulsion.


Seremban, Negri Sembilan

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