That was the question posed by Youth and Sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin on Twitter today.
The minister posed the question in light of national diver Cheong Jun Hoong’s victory at the FINA World Aquatics Championship that took place in Budapest, Hungary, just a few days back.
Cheong Jun Hoong made history when she became the first ever Malaysian to win gold medal at the championship.
“Look at the sponsors for FINA World Championship! Since we now have a world champ, any local companies interested in sponsoring aquatics?” the minister tweeted.
“Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (ASUM) could do with sponsors, or naming rights for National Aquatics Centre or endorse the diving team.”
“Point is, Cheong Jun Hoong, Pandelela Rinong, and Angela Leong have demonstrated world class performance & shown sport not just about football & badminton.”
Look at the sponsors for FINA World Championsip! Since we now have a world champ, any local companies interested in sponsoring aquatics? pic.twitter.com/F966yVwnTw
— Khairy Jamaluddin (@Khairykj) July 21, 2017
Khairy Jamaluddin then went on to praise MAS (Malaysia Airlines) for awarding Pandelela and Nur Dhabitah a four-year sponsorship, from 2016 all the way to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games.
“Even MAS who are not facing their best days can throw something at our divers. Let’s see other companies step up.” the minister added.
“Marketing Partners for USA Swimming. US world class in swimming. Malaysia world class in diving. Support!”