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Religion not a crutch, says first Malaysian rep chosen for Arctic dog sled expedition

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PETALING JAYA 21/3/18, First participant to Fjällräven Polar from Malaysia and Asia/Oceania Region Mohd Khairizal Mohd Khalif, 42. Picture by - Zuraneeza Zulkifli

PETALING JAYA, March 23 — Religion should not be an excuse to stop oneself from exploring limitless possibilities that the world has to offer, says the first Malaysian ever to participate in a 300-kilometre Arctic dog sled race this April.

Mohd Khairizal Mohd Khalif, 42, or fondly known as Rizal, will be one of the selected 20 to take part in a challenging expedition across the Arctic wilderness called the Fjällräven Polar 2018.

Rizal, who is also Malaysia Airlines group corporate facilities head, said he is determined to show the world that the Islamic way of life does not have to hinder Muslims from living life to the fullest.

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The Malay Mail Online

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