KUALA LUMPUR - The excellent achievement of athletes in the SEA Games not only did the nation proud but brings about a positive feeling among the people said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The Prime Minister said when he met the people, they had given him very positive reactions and were full of praise for the Malaysian contingent's achievement and commitment.
"So, you (athletes) have changed the mood of the country and the people, no matter what race, religion, culture or colour of skin. All Malaysians are so excited and proud of the contingent's achievement,"he said after celebrating the country's achievement of 111 gold medals in the SEA Games at the hotel where National athletes are staying.
He was accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and chef-de-mission Datuk Marina Chin.
Malaysia achieved the 111-gold target when World keirin champion Mohd Azizulhasni Awang sprinted his way to the men's Sprint gold at the National Velodrome in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, tonight.
Najib said when an athlete wins a gold medal, it inspires others to strife hard to win as well.
He said the women's basketball team's spirited fightback to win the gold medal by beating