KUALA LUMPUR, 5 Jan 2019:
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has congratulated national paralympian Mohamad Ridzuan Puzi – who broke the world record in 100m and long jump at the 2018 Asian Para Games – for creating history as the first national para athlete to be crowned as the Best Asian Para Athlete (Men) for 2018.
“I congratulate and commended our national para athlete Mohamad Ridzuan Puzi for his achievement. It is a great honour and success which would make the country proud. Malaysia Boleh! #you are exceptional,” said the prime minister in a posting on his official Twitter site last night.
Earlier, a Youth and Sport Ministry Twitter (@KBSMalaysia) post stated Mohamad Ridzuan will be receiving the award presented by Asian Paralympic Committee in Dubai, United Arab Emirates next month.
According to the ministry, this is a major achievement by a national athlete and hoped it would spur other national athletes to garner bigger success in future.