PETALING JAYA: As you sow, so shall you reap and for those who have won against the odds at the Rio Olympics to emerge as winners, there are rewards waiting for them besides just the glory and prestige.
Malaysian medallists at the recently concluded Olympics are set to receive over RM4mil in cash and other incentives for their haul of four silvers and one bronze.
Topping the list is the badminton men’s doubles of Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong, who will be receiving RM300,000 under the National Sports Council’s (NSC) incentive scheme and RM375,000 under the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), all of which is to be shared equally between the pair.
They will each get a Proton Suprima S 1.6L Turbo Premium costing RM79,900, a unit of JL99’s LakePark Residence worth at least RM500,000 and an Osim uDiva Classic Massage Sofa at RM7,988. In total, they will get RM1.85mil.
Third time Olympic silver medallist in the men’s singles, Datuk Lee Chong Wei, will pocket RM637,888, comprising RM300,000 from the NSC, RM250,000 from BAM, a Proton Suprima S 1.6L Turbo Premium and an Osim uDiva Classic Massage Sofa.
Mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying, who also won the silver medal, will receive the same cash rewards as the men’s double from NSC and BAM. Continue reading