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MAS Pintar Students Interact with Chelsea Players

Petaling Jaya, 20 July 2011 : MAS PINTAR students from Pahang, Perak and Selangor were treated to a special soccer clinic with the Chelsea Football Club. The clinic held at the Chelsea Blue Pitch, Damansara Damai was organised specially for them by Malaysia Airlines’ travel arm, MASholidays.

A total of 15 students and 4 teachers from Sek Men Sains Selangor (Cheras), Sek Keb Jerantut Jaya, Pahang and Sek Keb Manjoi 2, Perak attended the clinic.

Apart from attending the soccer clinic, the students were also given tickets to watch the match between Chelsea and Malaysia this coming Thursday at Stadium Bukit Jalil.

The atmosphere at the clinic was filled with excitement as the students cheered during the arrival of the Chelsea team.

A student from Sek Keb Jerantut Jaya, Mohd. Amirul Iqbal Bin Saidi Amanah said, “Chelsea is my favorite football club and I have Malaysia Airlines to thank for this once in lifetime opportunity.”

The students were hosted by Malaysia Airlines on a 3day, 2night trip to attend the soccer clinic, to watch the match and to attend a motivational seminar tailor made for them.

Malaysia Airlines, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Tengku Dato’ Seri Tengku Azmil Zahruddin said, “We ensure that the students sponsored by us in the PINTAR project are given exclusive opportunities such as this event.We also try to expose the children positively to enable them to gain confidence which will be an asset to them.”

Malaysia Airlines is the official air charter for Chelsea Asia Tour 2011. Malaysia Airlines is proud to be the choice airline for world renowned organizations such as Chelsea.

Project PINTAR is a collaborative social responsibility initiative by the GLCs and private corporations in Malaysia to foster academic excellence particularly for the underprivileged and underserved students nationwide. Malaysia Airlines has been an active member of Project PINTAR since 2007.

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Students sponsored by MASholidays briefed Keith Harmes, one of the coaches in Chelsea FC


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