Bringing Le Tour de Langkawi back to its glory days

The government wants to ensure Le Tour de Langkawi receives wide media coverage. (Facebook pic)

SEMENYIH: The date for Le Tour de Langkawi 2019 (LTdL 2019) is still being discussed with the parties involved, says Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.

He said setting a suitable date is important to ensure the event is restored its status as a leading world cycling event and that it receives wide media coverage.

“The matter is being discussed by the organisers, the cycling association and the ministry.

“We want LTdL to return to its glory days,” he said after visiting the Semenyih state constituency here today.

The LTdL 2019 organisers, Human Voyage (M) Sdn Bhd, have proposed the postponement of the event to avoid clashing with 2019 Langkawi International Aerospace and Maritime Exhibition (Lima 19) to be held from March 26 to 30.

In another development, Syed Saddiq said the appointment of the new Yayasan Kebajikan Atlit Kebangsaan (Yakeb) chairman would only decided after discussions with stakeholders, including former athletes.

“I will be meeting Yakeb tomorrow. There are several proposals (names of candidates) and we will choose the best candidate who can also go to the ground to look after the overall welfare of athletes,” he said.