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UPDATED Dec 18, 2011: Top UK athlete scouts for funds online to race in London Olympics. Read more here.


Immediately after the OCM-Carlsberg Athlete Retirement Scheme ceremony at Wisma OCM, OCM president Tunku Imran Tuanku Jaafar (pic) walked towards me saying; "Deol, Mr Haresh Deol, how are you?"

And before I could answer him, the laid back Negeri Sembilan prince said; "Don't you think rewarding our Sea Games winners with so much money is a double edged sword?"


Minutes earlier I was in Tony Mariadass's office together with former international Lim Teong Kim who has now made a name with the Bayern Munich football academy. And we were speaking of the same subject too!

Is this a case of athletes being overly pampered that they will only need to set their sights on the Sea Games and nothing beyond?

Read Mailsport's Reward athletes with pensions and Rizal Hashim's Duit, duit...

HD says: Teong Kim is currently enjoying a short break in KL before heading back to Germany.


  1. This "circus" is going on as I hear that the Ministry of Education is planning to reward all medalists who school going athletes. They should stretch this to ALL athletes as THEY have some time or other being under the care of the Ministry of Education- he he he

  2. Haresh why dont you try to persuade teong kim to bring our youngster to germany such as nazmi,syahrul azwari etc.they need such exposure rather then playing over here. Arthur Irawan who is not in U23 team can play in Espanyol youth. Why our own nazmi faiz who easily topple the Indonesia U23 midfield cant?

  3. deol,the dol has been saying the same thing for the past 10 years. he can say no but choose to keep quite. what dol lah wei!


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