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It is no secret I enjoy a cordial relationship with the Olympic Council of Malaysia, especially with its secretary Sieh Kok Chi (pic).

Reason? I am always able to get into a friendly debate with Kok Chi and we often end the conversation on a good note. It's always a learning experience talking to him.

But we've also agreed to disagree on certain things.

We spoke about three issues. Gan Teik Chai-Tan Bin Shen and the BA of Malaysia; Jawariah Nordin and the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia AND the power tussle within the Malaysian Snooker and Billiards Federation.

I respect Kok Chi's thoughts on the issues although I do not completely agree with him. But our rather long conversation, at the expense of someone else's phone (sorry bro hehe), enlighten us.

Food for thought:

1 Gan Teik Chai-Tan Bin Shen and BAM

a. Shouldn't BAM admit their mistake, compensate and move on?
b. Wouldn't BAM do the same if Koo Kien Keat missed out the China Masters?
c. Since Teik Chai and Bin Shen are independent players and now have Zakry and Fairuzizuan wouldn't it be wise for them to not train with the BAM shuttlers?
d. Was the mediation process by OCM a sheer waste of time?

2 Jawariah Nordin and LTAM

a. Has this turned into a personal spat, forcing the president to defend himself as seen here? Read here for another observation.
b. Serena Williams, Ana Kournikova and Thai girl Noppawan Lertcheewakarn did not beg for financial assistance from their respective national bodies. They trained on their own to become world class players. Shouldn't our players do the same?
c. Should national associations stop pumping in money for athletes and just concentrate on organising tournaments?
d. Isn't OCM seen as a party to this dispute due to the nomination of names for the Sea Games issue?

3 The snooker fiasco

a. Very simple lah this one...would you want a president who not only knows about snooker but is able to double up as a coach OR a president who doesn't even know the sequence of the coloured balls that should be potted accordingly. You don't need to be a lawyer, doctor or engineer to answer this.
b. Isn't OCM seen as a party to this dispute as it seems to favour one of the party involved? Read here for a better understanding of the issue.

But sir, this you will agree that OCM can never be seen as neutral for some of its office bearers sit in the NSAs - the very same NSAs who receive financial support from the Sports Ministry through its funding arm the National Sports Council. No separation of powers?

HD says: Should I have yong tau fu or dim sum for lunch? Hmm..


  1. Boas!

    Devo dizer que gosto imenso deste blogue!

    Podem adicionar os meus aos vossos links? Eu prometo que retribuo :p

    Saudosos cumprimentos!

  2. the fate of tennis players in malaysia when these issues raised up

    ltam president should think before acting. deserve it because so far the president feel comfortable with his position until he made ​​anything up wrongly. Issues arised in the berita harian and the NST is not something that is personal, but it is a reality a fact that we should admit about "something" in the tennis sports. These all issues should be raised up along ago because not only the selection of players over the years which is not transparent nut also the president choose the players on a personal basis rather than to "MAJULAH SUKAN UNTUK NEGARA".

    the second point raised was about the overseas players successed on their own financial. Are you sure they did not ask for financial assistance from financial bodies in their countries during the early involvement in the world tournament? about jawairiah, while in msn. her father paid her brother's friend to stroke with her ​​at the MSN, Bukit Jalil ???????????????? in this matter, where did the money has been allocated to "MAJULAH SUKAN UNTUK NEGARA"??? Bukankah duit tersebut datang dari bayar cukai. in addition, where did the money from the taxes and sponsors gone? Surprising why SPRM not see all these. President done everything 1.) selection of players that are not transparent. 2.) where is Taxpayers' money that should be used to promote sports for the country is not used in the world organized tournament. 3.) i think malaysia is good enough to get a sponsors especially during the ATP & WTA ? if yes, where is the money gone?????????????
    Kalau betul pun, LTAM kedekut nak keluarkan duit perlawanan pemain negara di Sukan SEA... kenapa nak dispute bila MOM nak biaya...

    In this section, i dont think that issues in BH and NST was a personal spat. but is it any personal "Something" that is why the above issues raised up???


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