The trophy was awarded to Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia for encouraging Malaysians to practice an active and healthy way of life through the introduction of the “Sports for All” and “Active Malaysia” programmes. Part of the “Sport For All” programme included implementation of district leagues for Netball, Sepaktakraw and Volleyball, establishment of Community Fitness centres and organising Fitness Seminars and Martial Arts Festivals. “Active Malaysia Month” was also launched with Mass Aerobics, Tai-Chi and Silat activities conducted at State and National level.