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A recap of 2012...

It has been a roller-coaster year for the author.

From being named Sports Journalist of the Year, venturing into a new job to receiving several letter of demands (one of them will now be tried next year), 2012 has been an 'interesting' journey.

Here are some of the highlights of 2012 as seen on Foul!

January

Jan 4: Two athletes who competed at the Indonesia Sea Games were tested positive for banned substance.

Jan 11: Negri Sembilan physiotherapist See Kim Leong passed away on Feb 5, 2011. Kim Leong's wife Audrey McLeod has not received a single cent as she was told her husband was "not insured".

Jan 14: BAM forms a three-man committee instead of hiring a high performance director. Told you so!

Jan 19: The M-League 2012 was hardly a month old and yet it was rocked with match-fixing. Kes rasuah lagi.

Jan 24: Contractors at the mercy of workers

Jan 26: Johor prince takes over football

Jan 28: Doctors against 1Care

February

Feb 1: Elyas Omar - on Federal Territory KL and Malaysian sports.

Feb 9: Prime Minister Najib Razak's Ah Jib Gor Facebook page received mixed reactions but Youth and Sports Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek defends the initiative.

Feb 13: FAM probes 31 players 

Feb 14: "Karim told me to take the pills"

Feb 17: Apo cerito Abe Peter Butler??

Feb 23: Fifa stands by Chris Eaton's statement of match-fixing in Malaysia.

March

March 21: TMJ spoke his mind during an exclusive interview with the author in Johor Baru.

March 24: A group of presumed Pakatan members ruined a day out for several students on a field.

March 28: Former National Sports Institute chief Dr Ramlan Aziz asked to quit.

March 30: Fiasco between Anuar Musa and the FA of Malaysia was a big fat joke.

April

April 7: Football betting a huge industry - as explained by yours truly to the BBC.

April 13: Rexy Mainaky quits Malaysian badminton - for real this time.

April 15: National shooter Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi makes headlines prior heading to London Olympics.

April 21: After much drama and exchange of words in the Press, national shuttler Lee Chong Wei and a senior government servant kiss and make up. Kau tim.

May

May 2: National women's doubles duo Wong Pei Tty-Chin Eei Hui say goodbye.

May 31: Where is the RM4 million Malaysian Paralympic Council?

June

June 2: More fields being robbed in the name of development. The PKNS field suffered the same fate too.

June 7: "If the Prime Minister doesn't make any announcement within the next three weeks, it (GE13) might as well be done next year." Well next year it is.


June 11: After 12 years with the Malay Mail, I was 'forced' to say goodbye - for now.

June 18: Land near PWTC was 'ordered' to be sold at $1.

June 23: NSC v Mesuma trial begins.

July 

July 2: Fishing for votes through SMS-es for the upcoming General Elections. Isn't it an invasion of privacy?

July 6: Sukma an RM238 million joke?

July 8" The Red Warriors win Super League title. Tahniah Kelantan.

July 12: Made a trip to the Bandar Penawar Sports School. Had no problems walking around taking snap shots and recording the pathetic facilities there. Guards even said "Hello" to me. Read the expose here.

July 24: FAM sued over firecracker incident.

July 30: Malaysian outfit hogs limelight at London Olympics.

August

Aug 6: Lin Dan says No Wei as Malaysia continues to wait for the elusive Olympic gold medal.

Aug 10: Pandelela scores a bronze for Malaysia at Olympics.

Aug 12: London Olympics a failure for Malaysia?

Aug 13: Ahmad Shapawi takes over NSI.

Aug 15: RIP Punch Gunalan

Aug 19: Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuador Embassy in London.

Aug 28: Dany Bahar sues DRB Hicom.

September

Sept 3: National paralympic archer Hasihin Sanawi hits the silver medal at the London Paralympics.

Sept 4: "He loved sports till the end". RIP Hamzah Abu Samah.

Sept 24: Shahidan Kassim loses top seat at the Malaysian Athletics Federation.

Sept 25: Drama in Kuala Terengganu as fans demand for Terengganu FA president Che Mat Jusoh to leave.

Sept 28: Raja bola Abdul Ghani Minhat passed away.

October

Oct 1: Goodbye my friend, till we meet again. RIP Zulhilmi Supaat.

Oct 4: Malaysian Paralympic Council "writes off" RM3.8 million. Wah lau wei!

Oct 8: Teams still owe EPF. Same story....

Oct 14: On this day Korean sensation Psy raked in more than 455 million hits on YouTube. Today it's more than 1 billion. That's what you called a Psy-co hit - Gangnam Style!

Oct 21: Kelantan wins Malaysia Cup.

November

Nov 5: AES - it's An Education System.

Nov 10: Lee Chong Wei and Wong Mew Choo - wedding of the year.

Nov 17: MPKj was right for closing down the Lookout Point at Ampang.

December

Dec 5: Darul Takzim FC signs Norshahrul Idlan Talaha and Safee Sali (at Wisma FAM during national assignment. Wow).

Dec 8: NS Betaria saga - who was at fault?

Dec 9: Malaysians to enjoy speedier internet connection next year.

Dec 14: Malaysia crashes out from AFF Cup.

Dec 22: Former national hurdler Ishtiaq Mubarak charged with two counts of drug possession.

Dec 24: Watch the wedding video of national squash player Azlan Iskandar and his bride Lin Abdullah.

Dec 28: National goalkeeper Khairul Fahmi Che Mat ties the knot; teams still owe players' EPF, Sosco, income tax (tak habis-habis benda yang sama).

Dec 29: New Delhi gang rape victim dies.

HD says: 2012 has been an adventure and I would like to thank those who stood by through good times and bad times. Here's hoping for a better 2013. Cheers.

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