From Free Malaysia Today
PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak hailed national squash queen Nicol Ann David today as the country’s most successful sports icon, saying her ability to defend the world title for six consecutive years is unmatched.
Speaking to reporters after receiving a courtesy call by the World No 1 squash player at his office here, Najib expressed the hope that her success would spur other athletes to similarly excel in their respective sports.
“On behalf of the government and the people Malaysia, I would like to extend heartiest congratulations to Nicol,” he said.
Present were Nicol’s parents, Desmond David and Anne Marie David, as well as CIMP Group chief executive officer Nazir Razak.
“Nicol should be made a role model because she is the most successful sports icon in our country’s history,” he said.
He wished Nicol all the best and more success in the future, and said that it would set a high benchmark for the country’s sports, especially in squash.
Nicol described the meeting with the prime minister as a truly meaningful event for her and her parents.
“It was a great honour for me and family to get the recognition from the government and Malaysians. Thank you for the all support,” she said.