Skip to main content

Blame game?

Let's study the two situations below.

Situation A

Got this comment for my earlier posting The Games Begin about our shooters in Indonesia without their ammunition. It read;

man, am surprised no journalist wrote about the aminution fiasco other then just report as a news item. ocm has been sending teams for umpteen years and by now should know the requirements to bring live aminution. who did not do his job? will msn pay again? what nonsence.

1. Should the National Sports Council be held responsible as they seem to be in control over everything when it comes to the local sporting scene? Is it fair for the Council to foot the bill?

2. Should the Olympic Council of Malaysia be solely blamed as the Sea Games is a multi-sports event which comes under its ambit? Shouldn't they have sorted all this out?


3. Should the national association take the rap for failing to get such matters finalised before flying off to Indonesia?

Haven't we competed abroad, Indonesia included, before? And why wasn't any homework done prior booking tickets with the particular airline?

Situation B

Got this message from a national football fanatic after Malaysia defeated Cambodia 4-1 in the Sea Games group match yesterday;

I'm impressed with Nazmi (the sender meant Nazmi Faiz Mansor). I really really really hope we can take care of them well, protect them. Or send them to foriegn clubs, I don't care. As long as they don't develop complacency attitude by playing in local league.

1. Shouldn't the players themselves be bothered about their future and seek opportunities elsewhere?


2. Why should the FA of Malaysia (FAM) or the state associations be penalised for not sending our players abroad when it boils down to the players' interest?

HD says: If people do their homework and take an interest in what they do, we wouldn't be facing such situations now will we?


  1. it's NAZMI faiz mansor to begin with and the reason why people blame the FAM is because they're no real 'model' for the kids to go abroad.

    Yes safee sali might be the one, but he's 30k USD per month player who can afford a manager /agent afterall.

    this kid might not even worth RM 3k for now (as in salary per month) and I myself do not have a clue abt this boy family background. We do see some players go Belgium/ England /Aussie for trial but all of them are rich boys.

    The last time I check, it was FAM who want to send MatYo, Safee & Apek to J league trial, isn't it? Lol

    **sorry for my poor english

  2. be united in one issue. easy to say, hard to implement. that the reality.

  3. abt the ammunition issue. the problem began when ocm choose garuda because it was 20rm cheaper. now they pay 20,000 rm extra. airlines don't get clearance, they expect the group to do so. once the contingent ios selected the nsa's have no more say, only ocm. hope it's clear.

  4. bro's, kejap nak bagi power kat ocm kejap nak blame msn sebab "too much power' apa ne. selective reporting??

  5. it is easy to blame FAM for everything (even though they tend to shoot themselves in the foot quite regularly)..when the national team sucks, they got the blame..when the national team starts to show some improvement, they also got the blame..i'm surprised that they didn't blame FAM for the global warming, yet..anyway syazwan, FAM will support any players to go's the player they want to go abroad? and also, FAM can't just simply instruct club abroad to give our players a slot in their club..FAM did support our players going abroad..rudie ramli, fadzli shaari and akmal rizal to name a few..but 2 out of the 3 can't cope or adapt themselves abroad..only akmal shows the professionalism of a football player wanting to succeed..sadly, injury thwarted that why would FAM need to 'sibuk-sibuk' when our players didn't have the same urgency as the fans wanting them to be successful abroad?..-'saya rindu masakan ibu'-

  6. Situasion B:

    Akmal RIzal, Juzaili Sameon, Fadzli Shaari, Rudie Ramli, Titus...Hows their constibution after playing abroad? is it a succes or failure? play abroad is a good way in improving our player's skill. But so far, we havent see any proof to make this thing is the most important and worth it...


  7. Don't just send a player. send a team of a players. that is what we do for olympic team. there is some positive impact.



Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

What went wrong with KL SEA Games?

145 gold medals.
It's the best Team Malaysia has ever achieved since the inception of the SEAP Games in1959.
The 29th edition of the SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur ended yesterday. The opening ceremony dazzled those at the stands and viewers at home while the performances during the closing ceremony yesterday jogged plenty of musical memories to many.
Our athletes, the real superheroes, brought smiles through their heroic display. They made everyday a happy day.
Kudos to the officials - from the coaches, the National Sports Institute and National Sports Council - for their hard work in ensuring our athletes perform to their best.
But it was not all memorable.

'World fashion disaster' in KL

World Fashion Week Asia 2017 ended over the weekend.

And the launch on Friday at Palace of the Golden Horses at Mines Resort City just outside Kuala Lumpur turned out to be a forgettable night.


It was poorly organised.

Just as many are trying to get over the nightmare witnessed throughout the KL SEA Games, the organiser of World Fashion Week Asia 2017 has made it look like Malaysians seem to have lost it when it comes to hosting major events and hospitality.

Here's why.

Royal protocol ignored

1. The Sultanah of Terengganu Sultanah Nur Zahirah was invited to grace the event.
    a. There was no holding room for the Sultanah and VIPs accompanying her.
    b. The Sultanah was invited on stage without anyone accompanying her there (a big NO NO if anyone knows protocol involving royalty).
    c. The event dragged on till 11.30pm, way past the cut off point of the very many events I've attended with members of the royal family present.
   d. The Sultanah was forced to walk all t…

Klang run 'illegal', says Sports Commissioner

UPDATE (Dec 11; 11.58am): Sporting events approved by Sports Commissioner's Office will be posted on the Youth and Sports Ministry's website starting Dec 14, as revealed by the Sports Commissioner in her statement today. I'm glad the last point of my observation (as per posting right below) has been addressed.


UPDATE (10.57pm): A Twitter user had sent me a link by the organiser of the Klang Heritage Marathon 2017. It states that the marathon has been "postponed to Oct 14, 2018" and that they have been victims of fake news and will lodge reports with the authorities against materials with elements of defamation or fake news. Read the full statement, posted on Dec 2, here.


A Klang City International Marathon 2017 pacer suffered serious injuries after she and two others were hit by a car

Turns out that the organiser of this morning's event, Earth Runners International Group Sdn Bhd, DID NOT submit any application to the Sports Commissioner&#…