PETALING JAYA: The Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM) on Tuesday received a grant of RM100,000 from the Youth and Sports Ministry.
Its Minister, Hannah Yeoh, announced this at the SAM-100PLUS 2022 Awards ceremony at a hotel here.
"The fund, to be channelled through the National Sports Council (NSC), is for training sports journalists to further improve the quality of journalism.
"I hope the grant will be used as best possible to intensify courses to support journalists in Malaysia," she said after the event.
At the awards ceremony, bodybuilder Syarul Azman Mahen Abdullah and shuttler Cheah Liek Hou were crowned as the Best Athlete and Best Para-Athlete, respectively. --BERNAMA