The trophy was awarded to Hon. Dato’ Abdul Ghani Othman, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia (1993-95). He introduced the Sports Partnership Programme between the Corporate sector and the National Sports Associations (NSA), whereby selected Corporations were partnered with individual NSAs. This programme united the Corporate Sector with NSAs, schools, Government agencies, State and National Organisations and the OCM into the cohesive force, moving towards the common goal of better participation and performance in sport.