Overcrowded stadium at AFF final joins series of Whys

In about two weeks 2018 will come to an end.

Yet, it seems the year will leave us with more questions than answers.


1. Why were fans seen sitting and standing at the stairways during the AFF Cup final (1st leg) between Malaysia and Vietnam at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday? What if there was a fire or emergency? Who will then be held responsible? This has happened before and it is still happening again. Haven't we learnt (anything)? And to even suggest a viewing party within the stadium complex ...

2. Why is it still difficult to accept how the ticketing system for the final left many fuming? Below is the statement by the ticketing agency. Acceptable?

3. Why do we behave like we have never organised major events? Hiccups are expected but to get the basics wrong (as pointed out above)?
Remember the result system of the 2017 KL SEA Games where the outcome of certain matches were flashed out hours after the competition ended?

4. Speaking of the 2017 SEA Games, why haven't we heard anything about the post Games executive summary or the accounts? Wasn't it supposed to be ready by Aug 31, 2018? Why the delay? What about the equipment used during the Games?

5. Why is the committee set up to look into the death of a participant during the Port Dickson International Marathon in July taking so long to reveal the findings of its investigation?

6. Why wasn't there a detailed plan in place before existing programmes involving national athletes were 'revamped'?

7. Why hasn't there been any word about the boxing ring and equipment, used during the Manny Pacquiao-Lucas Matthysee fight in Kuala Lumpur on July,  that was supposed to be given to the Youth and Sports Ministry?

8. Why hasn't there been a detailed plan about the RM10 million which has been allocate to the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporatation (MDEC) to develop eSports in Malaysia.

Here's hoping for some answers when stakeholders meet at the Olympic Council of Malaysia 25th Annual Dinner tonight.

Or it could be yet another selfie/wefie affair for the 'decision makers'.


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