Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Dare to soar, youth told

Malaysian youth must challenge themselves to move out of their comfort zone and dream big, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

“I hope they will question what they can do better compared to what they have accomplished before,” the Prime Minister said at a reception to welcome 21-year-old Malaysian pilot Capt James Anthony Tan, who returned home after his record-breaking flight around the world.

He said Tan's achievement not only helped gain the country fame but was also a source of inspiration to other young Malaysians to strive harder to achieve their goals.

At a press conference later, Tan dedicated his achievement to all Malaysians. It was also a belated Mother's Day gift to his mother.

Tan, from Kajang, said he was happy to return home. He received a hero's welcome at the RMAF airbase in Subang after completing his 48-day solo journey in his plane Helang One, a Cessna P210.

He began his “1Malaysia Around The World” mission on March 28 from Langkawi, Kedah, and touched down at 4.30pm yesterday.

Tan became the youngest pilot to achieve the feat and entered the Guinness World Records, the World Record Academy and the Malaysia Book of Records.

He completed his mission two days ahead of schedule, covering 39,083km, visiting 20 countries and making 30 stopovers.


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