Tuesday, June 24, 2008

RM1 million for Olympic gold

A gold medal at the Beijing Olympics is worth RM1 million!

Our athletes never had it so good. Not only they get monthly allowances and other perks, but the National Sports Council has also reviewed its incentive scheme called Shakam, or Skim Hadiah Kemenangan.

If Josiah Ng wins the keirin or sprint event in Beijing, he will become a millionaire!

A silver medal is worth RM300,000 while a bronze RM100,000. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak after chairing the Cabinet Committee on Sports Development a short while ago.

The previous amount under the scheme was RM160,000 for gold, RM80,000 for silver and RM40,000 for bronze.

There are only five Malaysian medal winners at the biggest stage of all, and that too came after badminton was introduced in Barcelona'92.

They are Razif-Jalani Sidek (bronze medal in 1992), Cheah Soon Kit-Yap Kim Hock (silver in 1996) and Rashid Sidek (bronze in 1996). They are beneficiaries of a pension scheme introduced during Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said's time.

8 comments:

madihensem said...

sangat setuju...sebab atlet kita akan usaha untuk jadi no 1...bukan lagi no 2 atau 3... kalau nak kata atlet mata duitan, itu lain punya hal...yang penting emas!...dari membazir tak tentu hala, baik bagi imbuhan macam ni....syabas!

kimong.com said...

itulah sebabnya kita kena berdoa agar josiah dapat menang. layarilah laman web josiah kat www.josiahng.com dan klik "Support" untuk memberi kata-kata semangat kepadanya. dia bukannya setakat boleh menangi wang tunai lumayan tersebut tetapi boleh meningkatkan taraf perlumbaan basikal trek di malaysia. terima kasih.

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Anonymous said...

what else do i have to say if that is the amount of money thrown to our athletes to be world champion? i tried to be positive in this issue but i just simply can't. some might agree and some might not. jangan jelmakan budaya sogokon untuk mencapai kejayaan kerana kita perlukan juara sejati. get them to win the medal first and they reward them accordingly. history showed us that we are only a one time champion....

abe

Penang Knight said...

Insentive? Graft? Bribery?
Same thing but different. Funny how things work.
I always believe in pride above all else when it comes to sports.
Apparently it's all about the Tuanku Abdul Rahman's (may he rest in peace).....
Not that I don't want to see one of our athletes win a gold, but it shouldn't be about the money, or a Datukship even...

Anonymous said...

we should encourage our young to be serius in sports. The mentality of our young generation are different from us. With the RM 1 mill they will be more passionate with the sports. the ultimate aim is to win gold medal in olympic not just become world no 1 for the sports that nobody care

Anonymous said...

Do it for the Country FIRST, then the money, not the other way around!

btw, love the new look of the blog! Go Turkey!!!!

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Enche Bon said...

Why do we dangle the carrot in front of the horse? So that (hopefully) the horse will run, cycle, sail or play badminton well enough that it would have the carrot in the end.

But can we force the horse to drink, even if we brought it to water? Depends if the horse is thirsty enough.

Each to their own carrot. For some horse, RM1mil could buy lotsa carrot :)

Cheers

ZACH said...

terima kasih kerana meninggalkan komen dalam blog saya.

sememangnya ganjaran itu mesti ada pro dan con nya. Nobody can please anybody. Untuk mengapai pingat emas di Olimpik bermakna yang terbaik di dunia. Hanya satu pemenang sahaja dan dia adalah yang terhebat di seantero dunia pada ketika itu.

Ganjaran ini meletakkan martabat sukan di tempat yang tinggi sama seperti bidang hiburan. Sementara bidang hiburan hanya mampu menjadi selebriti dalam negara sahaja (paling jauh pun sekitar Singapura, Brunei dan Indonesia) Sukan pula membolehkan seseorang itu menjadi selebriti di peringkat antarabangsa. Bukan senang nak jadi juara dunia. Hmmmm.....jika skuasy menjadi salah satu disiplin dalam Olimpik, mungkin impian kita mengejar Emas Olimpik lebih mudah dicapai.