Sunday, May 25, 2008
A gift for Gifted
Gifted Malaysia, the local partners of London-based Gifted Group Limited who is also the promoter of the controversial Champions Youth Cup, has been served a notice of eviction by the Stadium Board.
I remember Gifted Malaysia as having two small rooms for their office located at the National Stadium (picture courtesy of worldstadiums.com) in Bukit Jalil. That was where I visited Datuk Phan shortly after the launch in March last year.
I don't understand why do we have to resort to this kind of action.
If one studies the chronology of events, the ones who must shoulder the blame are either the Cabinet Committee on Sports Development, the Ministers involved or the top officials. None of them can explain to the Press or the rakyat on the need to have CYC. Either they themselves cannot justify it or they are in dire need of spin doctors!
None of them could really explain why the FA of Malaysia were not consulted all along.
The Sports Commissioner Datuk Nik Mahmud Nik Yusof, who was the joint chairman of the CYC tourney, is keeping mum. That's not really a surprise because I don't agree with his appointment in the first place!
If I were Gifted, I would smile, walk, laugh and run all the way to the bank. In the meantime Gifted Malaysia can relocate. Try the Tourism Ministry.