Sunday, January 15, 2017

Handouts for Kelantan Football

The Johor crown prince on Thursday alleged that an unnamed person with the title of “Tan Sri” had compelled MARA and their entities to sponsor the Kelantan Red Warriors football team.
 
Tunku Ismail Tunku Ibrahim challenged the accused ("You know who you are!") to explain the decision – and the former even appended photographs of documents showing a RM500,000 sponsorship by the University of Kuala Lumpur and an additional RM200,000 by Pelaburan MARA.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A Facebook screenshot of the RM200,000 sponsorship by Pelaburan MARA
 
[Note: UniKL is wholly owned by the federal agency. And this so-called sponsorship is just an euphemism for ‘handout’ – coming at a time when the university slashed their scholarships from RM2 billion to RM1.3 billion in 2016].
 
Tunku Ismail lamented in a Facebook posting: “When the nation's economy is weak and when there are fiscal cuts here and there, you still proceeded to use the funds meant for Malaysians to fund The Red Warriors as the chairman of Mara”.
 
The individual wasn’t named – but we all know his identity.  

We just need to put two and two together. Easy.
 
The current MARA chairperson is a Tan Sri. On top of that, Annuar Musa (right) was a former president of the Kelantan Football Association.
 
I rest my case.
 
Annuar denied everything. Of course lah.
 
The rural and regional development minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, whose ministry oversee the agency that are responsible for encouraging the development of  the Malay/Bumiputera community – directed the two MARA entities to suspend their sponsorship of the Kelantan Red Warriors following the Johor crown prince's exposé that they were coerced into the arrangement.
 
And he instructed both UniKL and Pelaburan MARA to limit sponsorships to education-related fields only.
 
Has Annuar have anything to say?
 
Very unlikely.
 
He is caught with his pants down.
 
This is my progress report on my CC tasks:
 
I am expected to complete all my tasks by January 25.
 
After that I can start working on my 2017 KPIs – my goals are to complete another 10 CCs, one each of ACB, ACS and ACG. And my third ALS and of course, my third DTM.

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