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eSport, lion dance to be elevated as sports: Ti

Revealed on: Sunday, January 16, 2022

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A group accomplishing the lion dance in Sungai Wang Plaza yesterday.

Kuala Lumpur: The Ministry of Youth and Sporting activities (KBS) intends to recognise eSports and lion dance as formal sporting activities in the Sports Growth Act 1997 (Act 576).Its Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker mentioned for that purpose, his ministry would propose an amendment to Act 576 so that eSports and lion dance could be greater governed.
In accordance to him, the two sports activities are not described as a activity group, even though it mainly belongs to leisure sporting activities, especially lion dance which has its possess self-control, art and education.

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“The approval of this modification will be sought by the Sports Commissioner (PJS) and we have amended this Sports Act 2 times prior to, the place we have involved numerous sports during the amendments in 2000 and 2004.
“For far more than 10 many years there has been no update, and provided the current point out of athletics to be much more innovative and unique, amendments are vital so that the associations proven mirror the sporting activities that have been recognised,” he explained after launching the new appear of Sungei Wang Plaza and the Countrywide Regular Lion Dance Level of competition in this article Saturday.
When questioned about other sports aside from eSports and lion dance which are in the offing to be formally recognised as sports activities, Ti explained the subject would be declared later.
“We will go away it to PJS to assessment the registrations that have been manufactured by current sports (for formal inclusion) and these managed by an association, but are not detailed in the Sporting activities Progress Act 1997,” he claimed.

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At present, there are 48 sporting activities shown in Act 576 which include archery, athletics, motor-sports activities, health, paralympics, football, hockey, badminton, standard sports activities, rowing, h2o athletics, silat, wushu, kabbadi, netball and bicycle racing.
Concerning the Countrywide Conventional Lion Dance level of competition, a overall of 21 groups from Klang Valley, Melaka, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor and Penang are taking element in the two-working day function which began Saturday.
 
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