Thursday, June 5, 2008
Malaysian Today (pix taken from kidchan.com) was relaunched in 2005 supposedly as a sports newspaper. It was hailed as the newspaper that would not only help re-establish a sports culture in the country but also give due prominence to less heralded and minor sports. The National Sports Council (NSC) was forced to cough up RM500,000 on a monthly basis to subsidise the cost. Now, I don't know whether or not the money has been channelled to help subsidise the soaring oil price.
Today it is operating without a sports editor. The name A. Subramaniam (former Star sports journo and Asian Football Confederation media chieftain) was curiously missing from the May 22-28 edition. Not only that, there were 16 foreign stories as opposed to three local ones. I wonder why...but I'm happy that two friends of mine, Hisham Harun and Dazman Manan, my junior at school, are still contributing to the paper.