DON’T COM­PARE US WITH SIN­GA­PORE

Beng Choo says Malaysia do things dif­fer­ently which could just be bet­ter

New Straits Times - - Sport - RE­PORTS BY FARAH AZHARIE fara­hazharie@nst.com.my

WE are not Sin­ga­pore, we are Malaysia and the way we do things are a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent but the re­sults could be bet­ter.”

Th­ese were the words of Olympic Coun­cil of Malaysia (OCM) sec­re­tary gen­eral Datuk Low Beng Choo in re­gard to Malaysia set­ting prece­dent at the Sea Games fol­low­ing the se­cond broad­cast­ers meet­ing in Petaling Jaya yes­ter­day.

“I think we must stop com­par­ing with Sin­ga­pore, for ex­am­ple, we are em­pha­sis­ing on hos­pi­tal­ity, ar­range­ment and the dif­fer­ent places and things we can do.

“For the vol­un­teers we have the wow fac­tor be­cause vol­un­teers make or break the games and with­out them it can­not run.”

Beng Choo said the live broad­cast of the Sea Games will be fair to all and not only fo­cus on sports such as foot­ball and badminton.

“We’re not just fo­cused on us (Malaysia) but we will broad­cast one or two sports that the other coun­tries are good at and that is why we have 24 (sports) on the (broad­cast) list.”

The Sea Games will run from Aug 1931.

BER­NAMA PIC

Sports Min­is­ter Khairy Ja­malud­din ad­dress­ing par­tic­i­pants at a broad­cast­ers meet­ing in Petaling Jaya yes­ter­day.

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