Hari Sukan Negara (National Sports Day) is celebrated on 2nd saturday of October since last year. It's to promote sports culture among Malaysians and scout for talents for various sports.
Various sporting activities were conducted across the country on the day and it gathered at least 4 million participants.
One of the event was road run (21km and 10km), which offered cash prize. Nevertheless, it defeated the primary purpose, where Kenyans/foreigners took part and won the races.
First of all, it's a national event, perhaps we could just limit it to Malaysians to have the national spirit. Furthermore, should there be elements of profit making from foreigners, perhaps, international category could have been created.
Wonder if during independence day, they will allow Indonesians and Bangladeshis to joint the parade.