Shaaban moved by contribution initiated by Malaysian Prime Minister

Mon 05 Sep 2016

Shaaban moved by contribution initiated by Malaysian Prime Minister


September 5: Malaysian golfer Shaaban Hussin was grateful to receive a contribution of RM407,000 (approximately US$100,000) from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Sunday.

The golfer, whose left leg was amputated below the knee following a serious road accident in March, received the contribution through a charity golf tournament initiated by Najib.

Shaaban said: "I am humbled that the Prime Minister personally went to great lengths to help me and my family. I hope there are better words than 'thank you' for me to say to all the kind contributors,'' he told the Star newspaper.

Najib initiated and played in the Shaaban Hussin Golf Charity Pro-Am event at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, which hosted the EurAsia Cup in 2014 and 2016.

Shaaban broke his left leg and arm in a motorcycle accident while on his way to practice on March 31.

Najib told the paper: “Shaaban's determination in rising above the tragedy inspired me and I felt that it was our responsibility to help him and his family. The Government will top up the contribution figure to make it RM500,000.

''After visiting Shaaban at the hospital earlier, I hope to see him take up new career, probably as a golf instructor, and set up a golf academy to train golfers. He will become a source of inspiration to all, especially the younger generation.”