Who better to grace the cover of Men’s Health on the month of National Sports Day?
Khairy Jamaluddin, the Minister for Youth and Sports is the first minister to grace a magazine cover and probably the only one to have gained “celebrity status”. In 2013, the Sports Minister bagged a Shout! Award in the Wired Celebrity category. The Shout! Awards is an entertainment award show created to celebrate the Malaysian entertainment scene.
In the October 2015 issue of Men’s Health – Malaysia edition, our Sports Minister who is an eloquent speaker with a body to die for, talks about his vision for the National Sports day on October 10.
Speaking about Malaysia’s revolution into a “sporting nation”, Khairy previously said that government agencies and ministries are expected to organise various sporting activities in the run-up to National Sports Day, which the ministry is targeting three million Malaysians to “go out and get their game on”.
He also claimed, Malaysia is “a nation of sports fans, a nation of sports critics, anything but a sporting nation.”
From this year, National Sports Day will be held on the second Saturday of October every year in what Khairy hopes would turn Malaysia into a “sporting nation”.
On another note, Khairy has also officiated the National Sports Day Sales at Mid Valley Megamall last Saturday. The sale with up to 50% discounts, will run for a month until October 18. Participating retail partners include Reebok, Royal Sporting House, Asics and New Balance.