KUALA LUMPUR: Hans Isaac has received further brickbats for the sorry state of the Bukit Jalil National Stadium football pitch, with Umno man Dr Akmal Saleh taking aim at his chairmanship of the Malaysia Stadium Corporation (PSM).
The Merlimau assemblyman castigated Isaac for being stubborn and not listening to those with experience on the matter.
“When you are given a responsibility beyond your field of expertise, it is important to listen to those with experience, from those working at the lowest levels up to higher officials, before making a decision.
“Don’t be stubborn and feel like the position you’ve been given makes you great.
“Enough is enough. Hans Isaac, you don’t deserve this seat! This isn’t a film where you can play the hero,” Akmal said in a Facebook post today.
PSM had yesterday apologised for the stadium’s “unsatisfactory” condition ahead of tonight’s Malaysia Cup final.
“PSM did not have sufficient time to repair and restore the pitch to its optimum condition after the Coldplay concert held on Nov 22,” it had said in a statement, adding that it was committed to improving its SOPs for managing events at the stadium in the future.
Apart from apologising to the Malaysian Football League, which organises the Malaysia Cup, PSM apologised to tonight’s finalists – Johor Darul Takzim and Terengganu FC – as well as their fans and Malaysian football enthusiasts in general.
Their statement came on the back of criticism by Tunku Mahkota of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim about the pitch’s condition after last month’s Coldplay concert, attended by a record-breaking 75,000 fans.
Huan Cheng Guan, a former member of the Stadium Merdeka board of directors, also slammed Isaac, saying that such a thing had never happened during his time.
“It’s better to replace him. Don’t be an embarrassment,” said the Parti Cinta Malaysia president on Facebook.