how about you, my fellow Malaysians?
The 2nd Monsoon Cup which costs Malaysian taxpayers a whopping RM 300 million came and gone. The first one cost RM230 million. Our PM AAB did have a good time judging from this nice picture taken together with “superstar” Datuk Michell Yeoh (did she also join the race on Sunday? ).
This year, the organiser has even gotten Jackie Chan and Shah Rukh Khan to appear in TV commercials to promote the cup. With so much money to throw away, they may be getting Madonna or Shakira or Kylie Minogue or you name it to sell the cup. Just wonder why our local superstars like Siti Nurhalizah and Maya Karim were not there. Or is it the case of “local gingers were not as hot as the foreign ones” according to a Chinese saying?
This year, they have licensed ESPN, Starsports and Eurosports to live-telecast the final. Did anyone watch it at home at 3pm last sunday?
Will there be another Monsoon Cup for 2007 with an even bigger budget? Certainly, says Patrick Lim. “I have no problem”, says PM AAB.