WEDNESDAY, 21 MAY
– Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) will be the first Public Higher Learning Institute with a first class international level artificial turf field.
This was announced by UMS Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah at the UMS Sports Awards 2014 at 1Borneo Grand Ballroom last night.
He said the course was intended to support the government’s efforts to improve the sports quality of the country particularly in Sabah.
“The new field will cost RM2.5 million. Thus, tonight we are launching a trust fund which will finance the construction of the field,” he said.
Datuk Dr. Harun said that so far, UMS managed to raise a total of RM1.5 million.
“Pro-Chancellor of UMS, Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay has contributed RM500 thousand; RM20 thousand from the Ministry of Youth and Sports whilst the rest comes from other sponsors such as Carino and Jesselton,” he added.
The launching of the trust fund was done by the Minister of Youth and Sports Sabah, Datuk Hj. Tawfiq Datuk Seri Panglima Hj. Abu Bakar Titingan. – SS (fl)
Photo: Ernest Berinus
Media and Citra Division