Tuesday, March 17, 2009


When translated, the headline means Today is mine, tomorrow is yours (You'll get yours)
So basicly what it is meant to say is If you scatter thorns, don't go barefoot.
That aptly describes the insurance situation currently affecting a team in the ongoing M-League. Though the FAM has now seemingly decided to "suspend" the team indefinitely for failure to pay the dues for insurance coverage, there are several unanswered questions, some of which that I intend to address over the next few days after having collected more information. Suffice to say some of the issues that need to be clarified are:
Why are PDRM and Armed Forces exempted from paying premiums when the rules clearly state that teams participating in the Super/Premier Leagues must have a minimum of 15/10 professional players registered? Did Harimau Muda pay for the insurance as did the other teams? What was the actual decision taken at the FAM Competitions Committee Meeting - to suspend MPJB till they pay up or throw them out of the M-League for failure to pay up? Why were the licences issued to teams in the first place if they did not adhere to the regulations governing their participation in the M-League? How is it that some teams were allowed to take their own insurance which cost a mere fraction of what was proposed to them by FAM?

Radix omnium malorum est cupiditas — The love of money is the root of all evil