Friday, January 9, 2009

KLIM loses title sponsor

AMBANK Group will not be part of the Kuala Lumpur International Marathon (KLIM) this year.
AmBank Group, with its annual contribution of RM400,000, had been the title sponsors of the KLIM since 2004. Besides the sponsorship, AmBank Group had also initiated a series of programmes, including a three-leg running circuit, to promote the KLIM.
The KLIM, organised by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Federal Territory Amateur Athletics Association (FTAAA), had gained international recognition and was included in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) calendar.

However, the DBKL had informed the financial institution that they were looking at other sponsors for the 2009 edition of KLIM.
AmBank Group public affairs director Syed Anuar Syed Ali confirmed that they had received a letter from the DBKL regarding the KLIM.
“The letter stated that they had a new sponsor and would like to thank AmBank Group for the support rendered since 2004. For the past four years, as the sponsors, we have played a part in the promotion of marathon in Malaysia.
“We wish the DBKL and FTAAA all the best in organising the KLIM,’’ said Syed Anuar.
However FTAAA are still waiting for the DBKL to confirm the date for the 2009 KLIM.
FTAAA secretary S. Vegiyathuman said they had tentatively scheduled the KLIM for Feb 22.
“The date is not far away and we have yet to receive any feedback from KL City Hall. We have to work fast as we have to start the promotions,’’ said Vegiyathuman.

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