Merdeka Day 31 August 2016
Tee’s claim about Msia’s sportsmen ‘wrong and irresponsible’
KUALA LUMPUR: Ridhuan Tee Abdullah’s claim that “ultra kiasu” athletes are driven by money and popularity rather than patriotism to the country is an insult to Malaysian sportsmen, Khairy Jamaluddin says.
Admitting that he was disappointed when reading such comments, the youth and sports minister also said that Tee’s stance was both “wrong and irresponsible.”
“I know our athletes. Maybe he has never met them. Regardless of race and religion, they fought for Malaysia.
“Maybe Tee should not comment on sports.”
Sports can unite Malaysians: Olympians
30 August 2016
Why does Ridhuan Tee attack Lim Chng Wei?
This is why!
Jom, b’sama KM&barisan pimpinan KN sambut ketibaan/kepulangan jaguh2 Olimpik negara!!(Adm). https://www.facebook.com/cmlimguaneng/photos/a.134876826542427.20241.127235530639890/1356449924385105/?type=3&theater …
MCA slams its former life-time member!
30 August 2016
MCA Youth slams Ridhuan Tee over ‘unpatriotic’ Olympian comments
MCA Youth secretary general Datuk Leong Kim Soon said that an article penned by Tee was intended to destroy the harmony and unity of Malaysians.
“Not only is he an utmost unpatriotic person, his personal subjective and narrow-minded thinking itself poses a problem,” said Leong.
“Malaysia’s badminton exponents, who coincidentally are ethnic Chinese, united all Malaysians irrespective of race and religion during their semi-final and final matches at the Rio Olympics.
“Malaysians who were kept glued to their television sets cheering for our sportsmen and sportswomen, fully embodied the spirit of solidarity when our badminton players were presented with the precious medals,” said Leong.
The athletes’ passion, skills and hard work were dismissed by Ridhuan, said Leong.
“Now only did he belittle the efforts and hard work of our Olympians, he insulted everyone across the nation,” said Leong.
“It is wrong of Ridhuan Tee to single out the rewards to be presented to Datuk Lee Chong Wei when the Government had announced that it would award each medallist with an additional RM200,000 bonus on top of the existing incentive under the sports scheme,” said Leong.
Is he attacking Lee Chong Wei? Again?
What is the difference between Lee Chong Wei and Ridhuan Tee? Two are Chinese, one brought unity, the other brought shame.. Which is which?
29 August 2016
Wtf is Ridhuan Tee problem. Sports unites and now he came out with racist reasoning http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2016/08/29/tee-ultra-kiasu-athletes-driven-by-money-not-patriotism/ …
Tee: ‘Ultra kiasu’ athletes driven by money, not patriotism
Controversial preacher says sports today has become a platform to seek popularity and money, instead of being about patriotism.
PETALING JAYA: The “ultra kiasu” athletes in Malaysia today are more interested in competing for monetary rewards rather than for patriotic reasons, says controversial preacher Ridhuan Tee Abdullah.
He reasoned that this was why the “ultra kiasu” – a label he normally reserves to describe the ethnic Chinese community – were more involved in individual sports, rather than those that required teamwork, he wrote in his recent column in Sinar Harian today.
“Sports today has become a business, a platform to seek popularity, money, instead of being about patriotism.
“Football and hockey for example, which requires the strength of jamaah (congregation) can no longer interest the non-Malays. Why? (Because) today, individual events are where the money is.
“That is why they want to focus on individual events as the rewards are much bigger,” said Tee.
He added that this was the individualistic nature of the “ultra kiasu”, while the Malays were different in this respect as they were still fond of “celebrating” when together in a group.
Tee questioned why national badminton hero Lee Chong Wei was the only one who received heaps of praise following his silver medal win in the recently concluded Rio Olympic 2016.
“Why was only Lee celebrated when there were others who also bagged medals in the Olympics? How would other athletes like Pandelela Rinong and Azizulhasni Awang feel?
“Have we forgotten about Khairul Idham Pawi, who won the German Moto3 Grand Prix? He had to fork out his own money to pay for his participation in a previous race in Argentina.
“We have to be fair to all. Where are all the Malay athletes?”