Najib meets Pandelela


Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has met diving bronze medallist Pandelela Rinong Pamg at his office today.

The Premier also presented the national champion with RM300,000, comprising RM100,000 under the National Sports Council (NSC) prize scheme and RM200,000 worth of shares in Amanah Saham Wawasan.

He also presented a full government scholarship from the Tun Abdul Razak Foundation to enable the athlete to pursue a degree of her choice at any local university.

Najib assured that the Government was prepared to provide any assistance the young athlete may need to enhance her performance for further international success.

Pandelela’s parents, Hartini Lamim and Pamg ak Joheng and coach Yang Zhuliang were also present.

The 19-year-old Bidayuh girl attained 359.20 points in the 10m platform event at the recent 2012 London Olympics, while Chen Ruolin of China defended her record with 422.30 points and Australian, Broben bagged the silver with 366.50 points.

Source: Bernama