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Malaysian Paralympic Council's 20th Anniversary

Kuala Lumpur, 18th May 2009 - The Malaysian Paralympic Council or MPC is celebrating its 20th Anniversary today since its inception in 1989. A few of its milestones include hosting and organizing the first ever ASEAN PARA GAMES in 2001 and championing the KL’06 FESPIC GAMES in 2006.

Today marks 20 years of Aspiration, Determination and Achievement for the Malaysian Paralympic Council. Among the activities lined up in lieu of this momentous occasion are;

1. A RiaRobik Session with the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, YBhg. Dato’ Ahmad Fuad
2. An intellectual Seminar with sport professionals towards the success of GPN 2010 (National Paralympic Movement 2010)
3. “MalamParalimpik” or Paralympic Night to tribute outstanding achievements and support to those who have stood by the Malaysian Paralympic Council all these years.

The Riarobik session was held at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa yesterday (17th of May, Sunday) and saw a crowd of over 500 hundred people. Paralympic athletes, members and affiliates of the Malaysian Paralympic Council and members of the public were among the few who came to show their support. YBhg. Dato’ Ahmad Fuad, Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, expressed feelings of happiness and added that more needs to be done for the Paralympic community especially for the athletes. The event was complimented by support from DBKL, JKMM, NESTLE SDN BHD and F&N COCA COLA (M) BERHAD.

The RiaRobik session, which Dato’ Zainal Abu Zarin, the fearless leader of the Malaysian Paralympic Council had said with regard to, represented the physical aspect of this celebration. The intellectual aspect was represented by the Seminar on the National Paralympic Movement conducted this morning by the Malaysian Paralympic Council. Among the issues and topic discussed were, “Education, Training & Human Resource Development”, “Internationalization” and finally the “National Paralympic Movement” itself.

The 20th Anniversary celebration drew to an end today with the “Paralympic Night” held at the Olympic Council Malaysia Hall. The objective of the night was to honor and congratulate outstanding achievement in support and cooperation to those whom have stood by the Malaysian Paralympic Council all these years.

About Malaysian Paralympic Council

The Malaysian Paralympic Council (MPC) is the nations governing sports body for the disabled. Established in 1989 as a nonprofitable organization, with hopes, dreams and a mission to encourage disabled athletes to reach for their dreams by competing in sports made possible by the Malaysian Paralympic Council. The Malaysian Paralympic Council is affiliated with the International Paralympic Committee based in Bonn Germany, the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) and the Asean Para Sports Federation (APSF). Dato’ Zainal Abu Zarin is the President of the Malaysian Paralympic Council.

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Ms. Kathleen Martin
Senior consultant, Communications
Facade Productions
Tel/Fax : 03-7880 4100
Mobile : 012-2969 400
Email : Kathleen@facadeproductions.tv

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