22:44 09/19/2016
Athletes selected for the 5th Asian Beach Games 2016 in Vietnam are hoped to maintain their victory achieved during the 4th Asia Beach Games 2014 in Thailand. They also need to be focused and committed to show their best performance in order to be successful and at the same time, to raise the country's name in the eyes of the world.
The text of His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Saadul Khairi Waddien, President of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympics Council was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohamad Yusof, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports as the Personal Representative of His Royal Highness at a ceremony to present the Brunei Darussalam National Flag to the Brunei Contingent to the 5th Asian Beach Games in Da Nang Vietnam.

His Royal Highness in the sabda said that although the country's athlete will only participate in sepak takraw event, however His Royal Highness is confident that the selected athletes are the best and well-experienced in the event as well as possessing a highly competitive spirit in defending their victory. His Royal Highness urged all athletes to carry out their responsibility respectively and be focused during the competition.

Earlier, The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports in his speech reminded the national athletes to be cautious as not to be involved in taking illegal and unidentified substances that can cause the athletes to be suspended and not allowed to take part in the game. The 5th Asia Beach Games will be held for 10 days starting this Saturday in Da Nang, Vietnam. The country's contingent comprising 6 athletes including the manager, a coach and a physiotherapist. The national flag was handed over to Awang Kifli bin Haji Jaafar, Chief De Mission of the games. Also present was Dato Paduka Doctor Awang Haji Affendy bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry. Yesterday's function took place at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.


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