Cardiff City Football Club and Tan Sri Vincent Tan were honoured to welcome Tun Dr Mahathir to the Fulham match last Saturday, the former long serving Malaysia Prime Minister enjoying a tour of the stadium and meeting Ole Gunnar Solskjær ahead of our 3-1 Premier League win.
“He was our Prime Minister for twenty two years and one of the great statesmen of Malaysia,” said Tan Sri Vincent Tan. “He’s done very well for Malaysia and we were so pleased to have him with us to cheer for us, bringing us good luck.”
Tun Dr Mahathir added, “This is my second visit to Cardiff, I came here a long time ago on an offshore visit. I came back as I wanted to see Cardiff win the game. Football is the top sport in Malaysia and many people play the game, though we don’t play very well - we excel in badminton and squash. It was a crucial game and I hope it will help push Cardiff up the league.”
Before the arrival of our special guest, Tan Sri had visited the NSPCC Cardiff branch, one of the many ‘Thanks a Million’ locally based charities to benefit from donations last summer.
Speaking on ‘Thanks a Million’, Tan Sri said, “I am very happy to be able to give some small help for these charities. I think that this is good for all of us and good for the charities, the support of which is very important. We want to be good corporate citizens and to give back to society when we can.”