Well it sure looks like that. Just look at the picture above and tell me where is the Jalur Gemilang? It was watching the Taiwan Open on TV that got me asking the missing Jalur Gemilang on the playing attire of the Malaysian players at international events.
The Badminton World Federation allows five adverts on the front of the playing attire and looking at the attire one can see that all five are given to sponsors – Yonex. Maxis, Maybank, Astro and Proton.
So I guess its perfectly okay to ignore the Jalur Gemilang and place sponsors. just how much money do you need BAM? After all isn’t the government the biggest contributor – via funding from the National Sports Council.
So why ignore them. Make public please the amount that BAM gets from all the sponsors and from the government. Then we must rationalise the return of investment both for the private and public sectors.
Over to you BAM, not that I expect you to answer as transparency was never your strongpoint.