Surprisingly not much of campaigne and ads for this event and i really not aware of it until news report on radio broadcasted it this morning.
Check the website, very disappointed with this 2009 event. Only 7 stages covering Putrajaya, KL, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor, Selangor and little bit of Pahang. I believe the 2009 event will be the least "area covered" as compared to previous events.
Clearly from the states involve, you can see all PR states are excluded except Selangor which the organizer has no choice but to do it as Putrajaya and KL are located in Selangor. This year even also only has one stage of Climbing to Genting Highland (Category Hors), unlike previous tours which had normally few climbing stages (Category 1-3 plus a Hors). Total distance still about the same 1,000 km.
Anyway, i will still watch it live if possible especially the Climbing stage to Genting Highland! Go teams from Malaysia and win at least one stage, give a fight to the pro-teams!