Where were you Minister? Is JB further then London?

What is the distance between Muar and Johor Baru?

Or even what will be the travelling time between Kuala Lumpur and Johor Baru?

I was told it takes slightly under 90 minutes to get from Muar to Taman Daya Hockey Stadium.

Yet our Youth &Sports Minister Syed Sadiq could not spare the time to witness the national juniors in action at the 9th edition of the Sultan of Johor Cup which concludes on Saturday.

This is the same person that , obviously for publicity, vowed to travel all the way to London to support the national senior team in their two match play off for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

So if you can travel to London, why were you not at Taman Daya for the second straight year?

We all understand the fact that you are a busy minister as not only to you take care of the Youth $ Sports Ministry but of late have ventured into other ministries domains as well.

So much so that your portfolio should read Minister of Youth and Other Ministry Affairs.

Or was your non appearance anything to do with the fact that it’s a tournament that is linked to the Johor Palace?

I truly doubt it had anything to do with the palace as your Ministry stopped extending any financial assistance to this tournament although your predecessors did give annual grants right till you took over.

With the Sukma next year, a visit by you would have been timely as the Stadium is scheduled to undergo a renovation soon costing RM6.5 million.

The current facilities are a shame, a non functioning scoreboard, leaking roof at media tribune, no power points at media work area and a VIP stand that had workers and guests scurrying when it rains.

Not forgetting there are only 2 changing rooms!

But the views of those with Hockey knowledge was not sought as no one has really seen the plans for the stadium.

All one heard is some crony getting the contract and frankly only god can save the stadium.

But Sadiqq you could not careless right as Johor Baru to you is much further away then London.

Now where is my winter clothing? Or shall I pen down shopping and arrive a day earlier and leave two days later!