Al Fatihah To Allahyarham Tan Sri Ghani Minhat

Recently the sports fraternity felt the lost of one of our badminton greats in the 60s and today yet another sports legend and great name Tan Sri Ghani Minhat passed away at about 10.34 this morning. condolence to his family and Al Fatihah to him.

Two football greats in their respective era, Allahyarham Tan Sri Ghani Minhat and Redzuan Abdullah 
This blogger with Allahyarham Tan Sri Ghani Minhat
Eventhough his presence is no more can be felt with us, but his talent and deeds to Malaysian football remains. 
If we can dedicate an arena at National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil to our Squash Queen, there is no harm to dedicate any sports venue to all our great athletes as our thank and appreciation to their dedication and sacrifice for the sake of the country. Let their great names be remembered and inspire present and future generation of how these sportsmen represent their sports.   

Malaysian Open Tenis KL 2012

Dapat juga tonton Malaysian Open 2012 di Stadium Putra.KL. Tu pun pasal dapat Complimentary ticket dari Astro kerana satu peraduan mudah. Bolehlah dua tiket.

Perlawanan yang tengok ni ialah antara V Pospisil dari Canada melawan J. Monaco dari Argentina. Entahlah aku pun tak kenal siapa pemain-pemain tenis ni. Kalau bukan dapat comolimentary ticket menang tak datanglah

Ni International punya competition. Tapi penonton tidak ramai. Tak sampai pun 500 orang pada masa ni. Mungkin juga hari ni org lebih minat nak dengar Budget 2013. Or malam mungkin ramai sebab lepas habis kerja. Esok cuti.

Penonton tenis peringkat antarabangsa di Stadium Putra

Missed Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2012

Well, I missed another good opportunity to collect new experiences when I had to turn down the urgent invitation from Tourism Malaysia to join the Malaysian Tourism Treasure Hunt 2012. 

I received a message from Rayyan Harries to send him my number. Then a call from someone (found out later to be Natasya) from Tourism Malaysia asking whether I can make it to the event and I was suppose to answer it now and then. Since, I had already committed to two prior  assignments during the weekend and since the invitation needs me to be away for the next 6 days, I had to turn down.  

If I were to know about the event earlier, I could have plan my weekend schedule. 

This morning after reading the tweet from Rayyan, I searched the internet for more news about the #MTH2012 and came across an interesting blog post by Rebecca Saw. who was one of the participants in the event.  It was well presented and walking through her blog makes me say to myself, ……”I missed a very good opportunity to be in an interesting event”. What participants will experience during this 6N 5D events is HERE.

I hope in future events organised by Tourism Malaysia, I can get an earlier notification because I want to be among the citizen that can help sell tourism in Malaysia through my experiences and blogposts. 


Tennis – Malaysian Open Kuala Lumpur 2012

End of September, another World Class sporting event will be held in Kuala Lumpur. Its the

Photo: Edited from Stadium Astro
Once again tennis fans in Malaysia will be able to watch live actions of world class tennis players playing before their eyes. This event has been organised for a few years now at Stadium Putra in Bukit Jalil and if you are a sports fans specifically tenis, don’t miss this opportunity. 
Stadium Astro also conducts a contest where readers can win FREE tickets to watch the games. The tournment starts Saturday, 22nd september 2012 and the Finals on September 30th. See schedule HERE
Fans dan watch the games FREE from 22nd to 24th September and entry upon purchased tickets begins on 25th September. Go HERE for ticket pricing and Map.
During the tournament, fans can expect to see great tennis players in action.

Semangat Harimau Muda Airasia

We have seen sports “brand” on Airasia planes from time to time and I the most prominent if all is when they dedicated a Man U motif on of their Airbus. Then from time to time, other sports related advertisements were painted on their planes and fly in the air. 
Latest I think is one plane dedicated to our own football team, the Harimau Muda. Photo here
This photo was posted on Facebook page HERE . Read also the story HERE

Al Fatihah To Late Tan Sri Hamzah

Al Fatihah 
to Allahyarham Tan Sri Hamzah Abu Samah who passed away peacefully at his residence due to old age. 
He was 88 years old and had dedicated his life to sports especially football and was the Life President of Olympic Council Malaysia. 

He was laid to rest at the National Mausoleum in Mesjid Negara. 
Born in Kuala Lipis, Pahang on 5th January 1924.
Positions held : Presiden Asian Football Confederation (AFC) (1978-1994), Minister of Youth and Sports (1971-1973), Member of Parlaiment Temerloh 1967–1980. –BERNAMA

Latest FIFA Ranking 5th September 2012

FIFA released the latest world ranking on 5th September 2012. Malaysia moved up one position to 156 with 136 points. Spain, Germany and England remain as the top three and unchanged from the previous standings.

Among AFC nations, Malaysia ranked 25th, 4th among South East Asian nations Malaysia is above Singapore (28th), Indonesia (31st), Myanmar (38th), Cambodia (40th), Laos (41st), Brunei (44th ) and Timor Leste (45th). Thailand lead the rank at 18th position and followed by Vietnam (20th). Philippines ranked 22nd. atok vlog

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