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SEA Games: Adibah opens can of worms over unpaid services

UPDATE 3.47pm: Malaysia Organising Committee (Masoc) issues statement regarding unpaid services at 29th Kuala Lumpur SEA Games. Statement was sent via Rakan-Rakan Media@OCM WhatsApp group by its media executive officer Fahmi Omar.
KENYATAAN MASOC
Jawatankuasa Pengelola Malaysia (MASOC) Kuala Lumpur 2017 melahirkan rasa dukacita berhubung dakwaan beberapa artis dan pihak tertentu yang masih belum menerima sebarang pembayaran atas khidmat mereka pada temasya Sukan SEA ke-29 dan Sukan Para ASEAN ke-9 baru-baru ini.
Untuk makluman, pihak MASOC telahpun melunaskan pembayaran lebih 70% daripada nilai kontrak syarikat yang dilantik menerusi proses tender Kementerian Belia dan Sukan untuk mengendalikan upacara perasmian dan penutupan kedua-dua temasya berkenaan pada 28 Ogos lalu.
Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Sekretariat Kuala Lumpur 2017, Dato’ Seri Zolkples Embong berkata, MASOC telah menetapkan sasaran untuk melunaskan semua pembayaran kepada pihak yang telah dilantik bagi menjayakan kedua-dua temas…

Budget 2018: Spend 'generous' sports allocation wisely

That's the allocation for sports in Budget 2018 as just revealed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

It may seem "generous" to some but sports is a huge business and RM1 billion to run various programmes may not be enough after all.

That aside, as I tweeted earlier:




1. I have always maintained that FitMalaysia and Hari Sukan Negara are great initiatives that are centered and catered for the masses, not just the elite few. 
The idea behind both programmes, to me, is to instill a sporting culture among Malaysians which will create a healthy and productive population.
However, critics continue to dismiss these programmes saying the efforts have been hijacked by a handful who are "benefiting" from organising and hosting events related to the programmes. 
The term "benefiting" remains unclear as I've yet to see anything in black and white to suggest such.
That aside, it is hoped such programmes will continue and not be forgotten the minute a new…

Malaysian dodgeball teams crowned world champions

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

DODGEBALL!