Fit Malaysia Programme Will Be Expanded Nationwide - Khairy

Last update: 07/09/2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 (Bernama) -- The Fit Malaysia Programme that was launched Sunday will become the nation's impetus to ensure Malaysia become a sporting nation.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the Fit Malaysia programme would be expanded throughout the nation through a road show that will start in Melaka on Sept 14.

The model used during the launch of the programme in Dataran Merdeka today would be the same used throughout the nation.

"I am overwhelmed by the tremendous response because an estimated 50,000 fitness enthusiasts joined the various activities organised from 6am to 5pm. If the 'wave' of response can be maintained, the objective of inculcating a healthy lifestyle among the Malaysian population will become a reality," he told reported after launching the Fit Malaysia Malaysia at Dataran Merdeka, here today.

He added that the process would take a little time because only about 30 percent of Malaysians are involved in sports or fitness activities.

"Fit Malaysia can become an identity for Malaysians to practice a healthy lifestyle," he said.