Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad (EON) has provided 30 cars to the Penang Sports Council for official use in the Sukan Malaysia (SUKMA) VIII 2000 at a ceremony held at the Kompleks Masyarakat Penyayang.
The 20 Proton Perdanas and 10 Proton Wiras are to be used as official cars in the annual sporting event which this year is being held in Penang from 25th May to 3rd June.
"Apart from answering the call of the government for corporate giants such as EON to play a vital role in developing new talents in the field of sports, EON has also been involved in the support of major sporting events,
and SUKMA VIII 2000 is an obvious choice for such support to be given to," said Datuk Adzmi.
EON's involvement in the development of sports in Malaysia is not new. It has been instrumental in the development of badminton in the country since 1995. The company is also one of the main sponsors for this year's Thomas/Uber Cup 2000 Championship. In addition, EON has been supporting other sporting events such as the Le Tour de Langkawi since its inception in 1996, the 16th Commonwealth Games 1998 and many others.