Skip to main content

Executive 'overruling' the judiciary?

A bad law is still law.

Before anyone jump the gun, let me make it clear here that both the FA of Malaysia (FAM) president Sultan Ahmad Shah (pic) and his son FAM deputy president Tengku Abdullah are trying their best to diffuse the tensed (but rather comical) situation surrounding the FAM-Annuar Musa fiasco.

Tengku Abdullah is keen to correct the wrong - but sadly it gives the presumption that the executive can overrule the judiciary in FAM.

Sultan Ahmad, meanwhile, is right not to support his son's plans of trying to play mediator for he has to be seen supporting the decision made by the Disciplinary Board.

Now who is the clown (or clowns) that has (or have) placed Sultan Ahmad and Tengku Abdullah in such a sticky situation?

Here are my questions;

1) If a “review” means reexamining the DB’s decision, isn’t this interfering with the DB, presumably an independent entity?

2) By Tengku Abdullah speaking against the DB’s decision, does it not contradict Article 88? Does this mean Tengku Abdullah will be be hauled up by the DB?

3) Why wasn’t Tengku Abdullah privy to the details of the alleged incident or not informed about last week’s hearing?

4) Why wasn’t he, or the president Sultan Ahmad, advised about what was said and what really transpired to allow some form of internal mediation before dragging the matter to the DB?

5) Why didn’t the DB clarify with Tengku Abdullah if his statement on Feb 4 was a “titah” or “advice”? Also, aren’t Tengku Abdullah and Annuar Musa of equal standing in FAM, so will it matter if Tengku Abdullah gave a “titah”?

6) Why didn’t anyone try to “review” the DB’s decision when it slapped coaches B. Satianathan and Reduan Abdullah with bans for merely speaking about fixtures in the M-League?

7) Why is the statute so draconian that one cannot appeal against a decision?

Read my commentary in today's Mailsport - A bad law is still law, unfortunately for more.

HD says: Let's be rationale about this whole matter and only then we will see who made the right decisions and who screwed up big time.

Comments

  1. semakin hari semakin lucu lah situasi ni Haresh..

    kita semua just wait and see lah apa nak jadi ngan bola Malaysia nih.. menang kita sorak kalah kita diam..

    p/s :kirim salam pada Dato Rizal Hashim kerana komen2 bernas beliau dalam rancangan Kafe Sukan semalam..

    ReplyDelete
  2. POLITICS everywhere!!!

    1. Someone is trying to protect his interest...
    2. FAM for "FAMily" members only...
    3. Some reporters or journalist who are really bold to condemn on KOAM but seems like 'coward' on FAM...not only for this TSAM issue, but overall performance of FAM president for his 28 yrs of service...
    4. Punishments due to fans were published and given to some states who are so called "anak tiri".

    Macam-macam adaaaa...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Isnt there an avenue for appeal in FAM? I thought that all association got appeal process one. Maybe different rules in FAM. What is 88 ah?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Tell the Royalty to relaxla. Relax like the man on d street. No need kacau2. Sit also must have yellow seat in sports. Sorry cant express further...I m...puking..

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lets not waste time into Mas football.. FED UP!!!!!

    ReplyDelete

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.
From

'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.

Why?

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.

---
ORIGINAL POST

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&#…