Sarawak Shooting Range recognised as best in Malaysia after RM3.6 mln upgrade

Gerald (centre) and other officials in a group photo at the Sarawak Shooting Range in Petra Jaya, Kuching on July 4, 2024. Photo credit: Ukas

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, July 4: The Sarawak Shooting Range has been recognised as the best in the country following a RM3.6 million upgrade with the installation of an advanced electronic system, in preparation for the Malaysia Games (Sukma) XXI Sarawak 2024.

According to a Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) news report, Dato Gerald Rentap Jabu, Deputy Minister of Youth, Sports, and Entrepreneur Development (MYSED) Sarawak, stated that the installation of the electronic system is in line with the latest requirements set by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).


The installation of the system is a crucial measure to guarantee that all sports facilities used at SUKMA will meet international standards, he said.

“This is the latest requirement set by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).

“Previously, all scoring was done manually, requiring meticulous attention to obtain accurate scores.

“With this system, there will be no more disputes. With this system, the Sarawak Shooting Range is the best in Malaysia,” he said during a press briefing at the Sarawak Sports Complex, Petra Jaya here today.

The minister emphasised that the upgrade is also a preparation for Sarawak to host the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in 2027.

He added that in future plans, the system will be installed in all shooting ranges in Sarawak, enabling the State to host world-class tournaments.

Ukas further reported that the SIUS electronic system has been installed at 10 bays with distances of 10 metres, 25 metres, and 50 metres.

This system allows for instant scoring and results to be displayed on electronic screens, speeding up the scoring process and decision-making.

Besides the Shooting Range, Gerald, who also serves as the Chef de Mission (CDM) for the Sarawak contingent, visited the squash centre, wushu hall, cricket field, and hockey stadium.

He was accompanied by Abdul Muktalib Mohamad, Sports Officer of the Sarawak State Sports Council and Head of SUKMA Preparation Unit, and Dr Mohd Shafiq Abdullah, Deputy Chairman of the SUKMA XXI Technical and Competition Committee. — DayakDaily