The newly launched VSN2030 will provide a new direction and plan for the development of national sports that is comprehensively and collectively mapped for a period of 10 years.
This was said by the Malaysian Prime Minister during the launching of VSN2030 on 8 October 2022, in conjunction with the National Sports Day celebration.
“VSN2030 would breathe new life into the national sports arena with the concept of “From Community to Community”, involving all Malaysians, to plan the national sports strategy for the next 10 years,”
“It will also continue the legacy of sports as a powerful tool of unity in the community and produce world-class champions as well as become the government’s official document in the country’s sports development,” said Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri.
VSN2030 is a policy document with the concept of “sports democratisation”, with openness to receiving the views and voices of all parties.
“This document will be scrutinised from time to time to ensure it remains relevant in driving the Malaysian sports industry and to continue to shine until the year 2030
In his speech, the Prime Minister also expressed his hope that the Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) to further improve sports culture and achievements through several proactive efforts.
Among the efforts includes offering scholarships and providing further study opportunities to outstanding athletes who have successfully won medals at the Malaysian Games (Sukma) level as well as international tournaments recognised by the government.
In addition, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri also said that former athletes should also be selected as physical education coaches and be engaged in the sports talent search initiative through the My Talent Identification (MyTID) programme.
Sports facilities should also be upgraded to increase the accessibility which will indirectly facilitate the active participation of Keluarga Malaysia in sports activities.
Lastly, he said that there will be a revision and re-gazetting of the First Schedule under the Sports Development Act 1997, to increase the types of sports listed as well as to include electronic sports (e-sports).
Conducted from 7 to 9October 2022, HSN2022 was aiming to attract the participation of 4.5 million people in sports activities that had been lined up.
It was a strategic collaboration between stakeholders as well as ministries and agencies in organising sports, recreation and fitness activities, involving, among others, professionals, social influencers, sports industry players, athletes and sports icons.
In encouraging more people to pursue active lifestyles that is in line with the National Sports Policy, Dato Sri’ Ismail Sabri hoped that members of the public would support the government’s efforts to make Malaysia a sporting nation with the target of at least two-thirds of Malaysians exercising and being active in sports at least five sessions a week and 30 minutes per session.
“The government is always committed in developing this industry through various aid packages to take care of players the sports industry so that they can continue to contribute to the economic growth of the country,”
“All of the government’s commitments indicate a high level of concern in helping sports industry players generate the national economy through operations, support fund and programmes at the domestic and international levels,” said Dato Sri’ Ismail Sabri.