Everyone in Malaysia went absolutely crazy last night as 17 year-old Khairul Idham became the first Malaysian to win a Moto3 race in Argentina this morning.
The ‘Negaraku’ was heard on the podium for the first time as the teen secured an incredible victory – something that should be encouraged within more teenagers in the country, according to Malaysian Youth Council (MBM) President, Muammar Ghadafi Jamaluddin.
“All Malaysians, especially the youth, should have a positive attitude like him. The MBM is also proud that Khairul did not celebrate his victory with the spraying of the champagne like how it’s usually done. In fact, words like ‘Alhamdulillah‘ and ‘Syukur‘ were the first things he said during the post-race interview,” Muammar was quoted as saying by Berita Harian.
“We hope that Khairul and all the other local athletes will continue to be consistent in their respective fields. Success can only be achieved through hard work and determination,” he added.
WHAT DO WE THINK:
History was made today in the hands of a 17 year-old and just like what Muammar said, all youth athletes should be using this victory as an example to improve themselves and make the nation proud. The likes of Chong Wei and Nicol David are reaching the end of the illustrious career and right now, we need more individuals to step up and help Malaysia climb the ladder. Khairul Idham proved his mettle last night, Adam Norrodin did Malaysia proud by exhibiting his never-say-die attitude. Question is, can the rest step it up?