Friday, April 16, 2010

Interesting sponsorship

Proton Holdings Bhd (Proton) has emerged as the title sponsor for the Thomas and Uber Cup tournaments, which will be held from May 9-16 at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil.

Announcing this on Friday, Proton group managing director Datuk Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir said Proton was proud to be affiliated with badminton, a sport that was not just closely-linked with the masses but had also lifted the name of the country.

"The opportunity to be the title sponsor for one of the most prestigious tournaments is the perfect branding exercise.

"As title sponsor, it is our duty to assist Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in any way possible," he said at the sponsorship annnouncement and presentation of the tournament's official cars at the Proton Centre of Excellence in Subang Jaya yesterday.

An official website for the Thomas and Uber Cup, was also launched at the function. Also presents at the event was Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Razali Ibrahim and BAM vice president Datuk Mohamad Al-Amin Abdul Majid.


  1. Dear Uncle Joe,

    This have nothing to the Proton Sponsorship. It was reported by OCM that they spend only RM 19,575.72 for the bid to host the IOC conference in Malaysia in 2013. Much has been said over the Blog on OCM lavish spending. Since Dato Sieh has clarified the matter I think all of us skeptics and some of us who shoot from the hip owes an apology to Dato Sieh and OCM.
    On the contrary I think they are a perfect epitome of prudent spending and should be a shining example to all sports body.
    Let me tell you why I praise them. A return ticket to Vancouver on the cheap air line like Korean air cost about RM2,340 per person. I think 5 of them went. What about the food and accommodation in Vancouver City. I am sure those who has been there will testify that my any standards it is not a cheap city.
    All this the Board members went on their own cost and expenses. Let me tell you this Dato Sieh has always reminded us that he does not draw a salary from OCM and even have to pay for his parking.
    Do you not think that it is time that the OCM board pass a resolution and reimburse each of them RM1,000 for their efforts for not claiming from OCM.
    Dato' Syabas for your sacrifice, we salute you. Perhaps you can do something like what the Treasury did. They have the myProcurement Portal. OCM should have something like that. With transparency no one can make spurious allegations against OCM in future.

  2. Everybody Goes Kungfu FightingApril 18, 2010 at 12:33 AM

    Mr. Olympism, sometimes I do not know if you are sincere or you are being just plain sarcastic. You think those OCM chaps will pay their own tickets to Vancouver? I think maybe the organisers provide free rooms but air tickets you come out your own.
    Now Dato Sieh say they spend less than 20K, I really don't care if it is RM 100K, but OCM must say what and how the money is used. May be the less than 20 k covers photocopy and binding charges only. After all some government body also sponsored some video clips or tourism minister may have done the Malaysia Truly Asia stuff all for free.
    As far as I am concern lets look at the break downla. As an accountant we want to see facts and figures and then we pass to Tony Pua the MP to help us look at OCM spending.
    I think you don't be funny making OCM like modern day heroes.

  3. Dear Kung Fu fighting, I am not trying to be rude or sarcastic. Look at Dato Sieh Kok Chi's letter they spend less than RM 20K for the whole project. Surely if you factor their air fare and say full board to be borne by OCM into it. it will make the actual figure in the bid ridiculously low.
    Common sense would dictate that the Board of OCM who went to Vancouver must have paid their own airfare and perhaps their Hotels also .
    Come on do not be skeptical or perhaps some one from OCM can care to confirm this.