Skip to main content

Go easy on the rewards

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!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Klang run 'illegal', says Sports Commissioner

UPDATE (Dec 11; 11.58am): Sporting events approved by Sports Commissioner's Office will be posted on the Youth and Sports Ministry's website starting Dec 14, as revealed by the Sports Commissioner in her statement today. I'm glad the last point of my observation (as per posting right below) has been addressed.


UPDATE (10.57pm): A Twitter user had sent me a link by the organiser of the Klang Heritage Marathon 2017. It states that the marathon has been "postponed to Oct 14, 2018" and that they have been victims of fake news and will lodge reports with the authorities against materials with elements of defamation or fake news. Read the full statement, posted on Dec 2, here.


A Klang City International Marathon 2017 pacer suffered serious injuries after she and two others were hit by a car

Turns out that the organiser of this morning's event, Earth Runners International Group Sdn Bhd, DID NOT submit any application to the Sports Commissioner&#…

Malaysian dodgeball teams crowned world champions

Name me one sport which has BOTH the Malaysian men's and women's teams as world champions?


Football journo's accreditation card retracted for being 'overly critical'

Four Four Two journalist Vijhay Vick's accreditation card to cover the M-League has been "retracted" by Football Malaysia LLP last night.

The letter, signed by FMLLP chief executive officer Kevin Ramalingam, stated:
"We are open to criticism by the public, however, it has been brought to FMLLP's attention that you have been overly critical of the Malaysian League and have made misleading statements and or shared misleading statements made by third parties. This is very damaging to the image of the League and the brand that we are trying to build."
It remains unclear which articles written by Vijhay are said to be "overly critical" of the Malaysian League.
Vijhay, in responding to the letter he received last night, said: 
"I was shocked (to receive the letter). I would like to know which articles of mine that are overly critical of the league."
It is best if FMLLP explained its definition of being "overly critical". 
While the bo…