The trophy was received by the Ministry of Education Malaysia, represented by its Deputy Minister, Hon. Dato’ Khalid Yunos. The Ministry’s programme of physical education and sport and the Malaysian Schools Sports Council’s competitions to inculcate the values of ethics, fair-play and the sporting spirit in schoolchildren. The Council has a comprehensive competition programme at district, inter-district and inter-state level throughout the year for about 18 sports, which is considered central to the development of an ethical and moral society through sports