National Keglers Bowled Over

National keglers bowled over
Team honoured at being chosen to raise the flag at SEA Games

By FATIMAH ZAINAL

fatimah@thestar.com.my

PETALING JAYA: For the national keglers competing in the 29th SEA Games, representing the country is a big honour.

 

As part of Star Media Group’s Raise The Flag initiative, the bowl- ers took a break from their morning training on Friday to fly the flag with Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd execu- tive director Michael Chai, his staff and The Star group editorial busi- ness development general manager Tommy Lee.

 

Chai, a fan of national sports, said he was proud to raise the flag with the national bowlers.

“I feel so proud looking at them. They woke up early in the morning, came here, and together strived towards the same goal.

“You can feel it ... the players radi- ate that heart and momentum to win more gold medals for Malaysia,” he said, as he and his staff offered words of encouragement.

 

In the run-up to National Day, Aset Kayamas will be distributing 10,000 Jalur Gemilang to the public at Old Klang Road starting next week.

 

The bowlers, among them veter- an Shalin Zulkifli, are training at the Sunway Mega Lanes bowling centre in Sunway Pyramid here.

 

Shalin, a five-time National Sportswoman of the Year who has represented Malaysia for 25 years, said carrying the Jalur Gemilang was an honour and made her feel proud.

 

“For the SEA Games, the bowling team has always been a major contributor of medals, so there are al- ways high expectations placed on us.

 

“But we are confident that we will be able to give the country a few gold medals because we’ve been working really hard.
“We just need to bowl our best,” she said.

 

Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Con- gress general manager Maradona Chok said when they compete, the players give their all to defend the pride of the country.

 

“The players wish to raise aware- ness among Malaysians that it’s all

about the Jalur Gemilang and Negaraku. It’s all about being Malaysian,” he said.

 

The Raise The Flag initiative will run until Malaysia Day on Sept 16.

 

Aset Kayamas is the main spon- sor while MCRB is the co-sponsor for the campaign which seeks to strengthen national pride among Malaysians.

Special four-page spreads will enable Malaysians to cut out and assemble their own mini flags, as well as a T-shirt template which can be a canvas for creativity.

 

Decorate the T-shirts with a Malaysian motif and be photo- graphed “wearing” the creation while holding the flags.
Best poses should be hashtagged #RaiseTheFlagMY on social media and on Facebook and can be shared as #raisetheflagmy.

 

Exciting prizes await the best photos.
To bulk order any of the special Raise The Flag issues slated for Aug 16, Aug 18, Aug 21 and Sept 14, con- tact The Star’s Customer Care unit at 1-300-88-7827 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

 

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