Russia 2018, Yes. But Please Not at Taxpayer's Expense

MALAYSIA BAHARU

Russia 2018: Not at Taxpayer's Expense, Please

Will ​Communications and Multimedia minister Gobind Singh Deo carry​ on the legacy of his late father Karpal who as opposition MP was a strong advocate of financial prudence?​

When cabinet minister Gobind Singh Deo​ decided that one way of drawing the crowds to watch national channels RTM is to air the ​2018 ​World Cup games by spending RM30 million (revised from RM40 million)​,​ football fans in Malaysia were jubilant.  Yesterday, Gobind revealed that half the total cost for the rights to air the​ matches from Russia ​has already been covered by sponsorships. He said he has managed to obtain RM15 million of corporate sponsorship so far for the telecasts, and is still sourcing...

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