The Razak Cup final was played on September 15. But some three weeks later the teams have yet to receive their prize money from the Malaysian Hockey Confederation.
And this has irked the affiliates of MHC who want to know why the delay in making out the payments.
For the record Perak won the Razak Cup with Kuala Lumpur as runner up with Malacca in third placing and Negri Sembilan finishing fourth.
In Division One, Selangor emerged champions, with Armed Forces in second spot while Royal Malaysian Police were third.
Perak were to receive RM10, 000, KL RM7, 000 while Selangor and ATM were to receive RM5, 000 and RM4, 000 respectively.
“I cannot understand why it takes MHC so long to make payments for the prize money. It is a simple process and teams could have been paid the same day itself as the amount is fixed,” said an irate state HA Secretary who asked not to be named for fear of repercussions.
“It is not as if we are demanding but these are simple matters that are being made difficult.
“This goes out to show the administration in MHC is weak and we hope that something can be done to overcome this.”
MHC Vice President M. Gobinathan who is the Chairman of the MHC Competitions Committee confirmed that the teams had yet to receive the prize money and assured them that he would look into the matter.
“Our Treasurer (Dato Anarul) was indisposed due to illness and steps are being taken to pay the teams soon,” said Gobinathan.
“On the part of our Committee, we are looking into resolving this and to ensure that a more systematic method is adopted in future.”