Sneaky officials

  • Other Sport
  • Monday, 08 Dec 2003

MANY officials from the participation nations have been found to “sneak” into the Main Press Centre here to surf the Internet to learn developments of their respective contingents either in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. 

However their presence was much welcomed by journalists who took the opportunity to interview them. 

Among the officials frequently seen at the MPC was Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) secretary-general Datuk Sieh Kok Chi. 

Indons freebies 

THE Indonesian print and electronic media representatives covering the SEA Games here are considered “lucky” as compared to their counterparts from other countries. 

This is so because the “Komite Olahraga Nasional Indonesia” (KONI), the umbrella body for Indonesian sports bodies, are sponsoring 30 of them to cover the biennial event. 

Blue Rose meal  

TWO “halal” eateries in Ho Chi Minh City are making it public that they are supporting the Malaysian football team. 

Banners outside “Bon Mua” (Four Seasons) and “Blue Rose” restaurants bear words celebrating Malaysia's advance to the semi-finals. 

It comes to no surprise as officials and players from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia are a making beeline to the two restaurants since the football competition began last week. 

Slow runners 

THE shy and inexperienced ball pickers at the tennis competition at Lan Anh Club frequently drew remarks from the umpires. 

Most of the occasions, they were caught day-dreaming and out of position while at the job. Maybe the hot and dry weather as well as the long time taken to complete a tennis game are taking a toll on them. 

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