Tuesday, March 09, 2010


Nought from the Greeks towards me hath sped well.
So now I find that ancient proverb true,
Foes' gifts are no gifts: profit bring they none.

In simple English the phrase means beware of Greeks bearing gifts. An apt description of the situation concerning the Harimau Muda stint in the Slovakian League.
The newspaper images produced above tell of contrasting tales with regards to what the team is really up to in Slovakia. Let it be clear from the start, I have nothing against the team being there, and when I questioned about the cooks being sent so late, another blogger tried to make a meal out of it by telling the team officials I was critical. Well that what he does best.

So the expose by Harian Metro further strengthens what I had written when the participation in the Slovak League was first revealed by FAM last month. What we are asking for is accountability and transparency, and that is not asking too much.

Transparency in terms of what is the cost of the stint, and if it was true that the team is actually participating in the Slovak League or playing friendly matches. On the case of being "bodoh" or not, that I leave to readers to infer.

As far as accountability, if the Malaysian public and the FAM President and its Exco has been misled, then the person responsible should do the right thing, vacate his position and admit that he had taken the nation for a ride.

More ironically, the team has no Manager nor Team Administrator in Slovakia and hence the coaches should not have to bear the burden of having to reply to the allegations put forward by Harian Metro who obviously have done their homework.

But maybe the story might die a natural death by tomorrow, as a big wig from FAM will make some phone calls to certain personalities to spike the follow up, as was the case when my posting on this matter was picked up by a TV station only to be told to no longer use anything from this blog, perhaps die to the fact 1Malaysia is a slogan only and not practiced.