History in the making

I received a phone call from BBC's Kuala Lumpur correspondent Jennifer Pak and we met up for coffee at Ampang Point.

The Canadian born and bred Miss Pak wanted to know more about the Indonesia-Malaysia AFF Suzuki Cup return leg final in Jakarta later today.

I explained that we were amazingly "polite" towards our Indonesian friends while they witnessed their team go down 3-0 in Bukit Jalil on Sunday.

Now, we have reports stating that our fans and newsmen there are advised not to don the Malaysian jerseys or to show their support towards the Malaysian Tigers for security reasons.

I wonder how many tickets were actually allocated to Malaysian fans in Jakarta? Apparently only 1,000 allocated for Malaysians and only 500 snapped up according to this website.

Instead, we allocated 15,000 tickets but many more entered the stadium to watch the match. Hmm.

Emotional sentiments aside, I believe such a situation can be tackled in a better manner. Let's hope the Malaysians come out tops but even more important, here's hoping to Asean football being the real winners tonight.

HD says: Ampang Point is certainly peaceful in the mornings. Coffee anyone?


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