Rashid appointed new NSC director-general

KUALA LUMPUR: Abdul Rashid Yaakub has been appointed as the new director-general of the National Sports Council (NSC), replacing Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail, who retired on Sept 28.

Rashid, 59, who has Masters in Business Administration, was NSC Finance Unit head from 1988 to 2002.

He then served as finance branch director from 2003 to 2006, management service division director (2007-2017), corporate division director (2018-2019) and has been deputy director-general (Management) since 2020.

Rashid thanked those responsible for his appointment and pledged to use his 35-year experience in NSC to fulfil his new responsibility.

"I would like to record my deepest thanks to Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh, the Youth and Sports Ministry and members of the NSC Board for my appointment.

"Insya-Allah, we will plan together and implement changes while continuing with what is good so that we can bring Malaysian sports to greater heights," he said in a video shared with the media today.

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