Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lights out for Sesco as Maksak C win petanque final

BINTULU: Maksak C emerged champions after defeating Sesco in the final of the petanque competition held in conjunction with the Maksak Corporate Games 2009 last Saturday.
The competition held at the Old Airport was attended by Maksak chairman who is also State Secretary Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani who later handed over the prizes to the winners.

The third and fourth placings went to Malaysia LNG (MLNG) and Asean Bintulu Fertiliser respectively.

Senior general manager of MLNG Zakaria Kasah, Human Resource Unit in the Chief Minister’s Department director Sarudu Hoklai, Bintulu Resident Ismail Mohd Hanis and National Resource and Environment Board state controller Peter Sawal were among those witnessing the grand finals of the competition.

The petanque competition was jointly organised by Petronas MLNG and NREB in collaboration with Bintulu Divisional Maksak.

Zakaria in his speech hoped the competition would meet the objective of Maksak Corporate Games to foster greater relationship among public servants and the corporate people.

Petronas MLNG got involved in petanque by promoting it through various competitions since 2000 with the setting up of four courts at Kidurong Club, he said.

“The court was not just the first set up here but the first in Sarawak. To date there are four petanque courts which are actively used for tournament namely in Asean ABF Park, BDA Millennium Park and at the Old Airport apart from Kidurong Club,” he said.

Zakaria revealed that three gold medallists in the Sarawak Sukma 2008 came from Bintulu.

Petronas MLNG staff Hamdan Anis was appointed Sarawak petanque team manager for Sukma 2010 which would take place in Melaka, he added.

“We hope more Sarawakians from this division will get involved in this game and make the division proud by achieving success in the national as well as international level,” he added.

Zakaria said as a concerned corporate company, Petronas MLNG would continue supporting the government, and foster unity among the people through organising social and recreational activities, in the hope of helping the government combat social problems among the younger generation.

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