Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak today announced an additional RM200,000 reward for all silver and bronze medal winners at the just concluded Rio Olympics.
The incentive is on top of the RM300,000 and RM100,000 announced by the government before the Rio Games for silver and bronze winners respectively.
“Although the much coveted gold medal still eludes us, the national contingent produced the best ever results in Malaysian Olympics history.
“God willing, at the next Olympics in Tokyo, the much sought after gold medal will be in Malaysia’s hands,” he said at the grand ceremony to welcome home the Malaysian contingent to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games at the Bunga Raya Complex, KLIA, here.
Also present were his wife Rosmah Mansor and cabinet ministers.