How come the organisers are yet to make a statement on this issue? Are they trying to figure out on how to make a statement, it is learned that the organization was poor, maybe Standard Chartered should be sent the Malaysian organisers to observe the Singapore Standard Chartered Run which attracts 60,000 runners. Can the Sports Commissioner office investigate? Today at 13:55(27/06/2010) I would like to share a tragic incident that happened at Standard Chartered KL Marathon today… When I was running my final 2 km on the 10km… as I was running along the road in front of Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur,...

IS THIS A CASE OF POOR ORGANIZATION? More than 16,500 people took part in the Standard Chartered KL Marathon which took the runners on a route from Dataran Merdeka past some of the city’s historical landmarks. The event not only attracted marathon enthusiasts but also entire families who took part for fun. However, the event was marred by the death of a runner, Lim Wei Yee, 25. Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zulkarnain Abdul Rahman said Lim died on his way to the hospital and that his body had been sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for post-mortem. He said the police had yet to receive...

AZRAAI Khor Abdullah was suspended as the National Under-21 coach by FAM. It is learned that national coach K.Rajagopal will take over for the moment till they find a new coach, but I think eventually this team will be managed by King Raja. But why was Azraai suspended, it is reported that his assistant is also suspended? I knew for a fact that there was a lot of problem in Slovakia. There was no harmony in the team. But then again nothing was done then. so why now? But I believe it was only after Dato Seri Redzuan visit, issues became more...

“I have already made my statement, no more statement on this. No, the license has not been issued,” he told reporters during press conference at the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department here. The Finance Minister has been elusive on the sports betting license after it was reported that Berjaya Corporation had confirmed that the Treasury has approved the license for Ascot Sports in its filing to Bursa Malaysia about its acquisition of the company. “The Minister of Finance has given its approval for the re-issuance to Ascot of the license to carry out sports betting operations upon certain terms and conditions,” the...

Talk is rife that Tengku Abdullah Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah will make a return to Malaysian football. With nominations closing tomorrow, I have been told that about 17 state FAs’ are supporting his return. Seven states have already nominated him for one of the Deputy President’s seats. It is understood that Khairy Jamaluddin, the incumbent is not seeking re-election which only means that Tengku Abdullah is expected to make it without a contest. Many in FA Malaysia want Tengku Abdullah as he still has connections with AFC and FIFA. He is a FIFA technical committee member and also sits in AFC. The FA Malaysia...

Former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad does not object to federal government plans to license sports betting because it can help regulate the industry, currently run by underground syndicates. “With our without a license, there is a lot of betting going on in this country. The Chinese like to gamble,” he said, at the sidelines of the Melayu Bangkit rally in Kuala Terengganu this morning. “Without licensing, there is no way to regulate (sports gambling),” he added. he said the license would stipulate that sports betting is limited to non-Muslims. As such, Muslims would be deterred from taking part because it will be...

Former national footballer Radhi Mat Din was unveiled as the poster boy for the PAS nation-wide anti-sports betting campaign, at a ceramah at the 56th PAS muktamar in Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan late last night. Radhi Mat Din, The Kedah state football coach, spoke to the 3000-strong crowd after kicking off the Kelantan-level campaign at the Islamic Tarbiyah Centre where the muktamar is being held. He decried the federal government's legalization of sports betting after its failure to curb illegal gambling. He laments the reduction of the sport into one of profit and loss, saying the focus on money will cause the decline of...

Johor Umno rejects any form of betting in sports, including the much talked about football betting, said Johor Umno liaison chief Abdul Ghani Othman. Speaking to reporters after emerging from a liaison meeting which he chaired in Johor Bahru today, Abdul Ghani (left) said the decision was following reaction gathered from the people of Johor. "We (Johor Umno) received had received a clear reaction and mandate from the people which was to reject any form of betting in sports. "The people view it as a form of gambling and I believe those involved will listen to the reactions of the people," he said...

I would like to wish my former boss and a brother Vijesh Rai a blessed birthday. Vijesh turned 41 today, and indeed it is a great privilege to have come to know someone who looks so garang but yet has a lot of love and care for people around him. Boss wishing you a great birthday and may the Almighty bless you with you with good health and wealth....