from ANTARA, The Indonesian National News Agency Jakarta, Dec 21 (ANTARA) - Youth and Sports Minister Andi Mallarangeng denied that the tickets given to state officials to the AFF Suzuki Cup football match recently were tokens of gratification.
He said here on Tuesday state officials including President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono attended the AFF Cup fooball match as invitees.
"The President was invited. It does not happen only in football but also in other sport branches," he said.
He said President Yudhoyono's presence at the AFF Cup football match recently was an honor.
"In other countries the presence of a president in a big event or a football …