Skip to main content

No sixth formers for inter-zone meet. What is the rationale?

The KL schools under-18 hockey inter state competition starts today.

However, it is already marred with problems as SMK Maxwell are not allowed to field their only Form Six player.

The question is neither about the school nor the player. It is to why a sixth former is deprived from playing in a school tournament.

After all, it is clearly stated in the 'peraturan am' of the national schools council's (MSSM) regulation that a Form Six student is able to play in the zone and inter-zone meets but not the national level competition.

What about the supposed 10 per cent merit a sixth former is supposed to obtain from co-curricular activities for his possible entry to a local varsity? Does this mean that a student need to only play a handful matches for the school at the zone level and thus he or she automatically obtains the 10 per cent?

Why the differing rules? Shouldn't the MSSM rule stand?

Doesn't this go against the Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's 1Student 1Sport policy?

Perhaps the decision is to create an even playing field. So what happens to lower and upper six athletes? They only play a handful of matches each year and what next?

Education Ministry (MoE) sports unit head Ee Hong "promised to revert" regarding the matter. The author still awaits for her reply.

The Malaysian Hockey Confederation assured they will raise this matter with the representatives from MoE in their next Council meeting.

Also, it is learnt the organisers are not too keen of having 'outside' coaches (ie non teachers) to be at the sidelines. If true, why so?

What if the school has no dedicated or qualified coach and a parent decides to take up the responsibility for the love of the game only to be told that he or she needs to watch his team from the stands? Is that fair for the parent and the team?

If the 'foriegn' coach is deemed to "difficult" then lodge a report to the school and let the school authorities handle the matter. Wouldn't that be the proper way of handling matters?

Read the full report in today's Mailsport.

HD says: Are the other teams so threatened by just one player? Are the organisers so threatened by another coach?


  1. These evil practices has usurped into sports. Schoolchildren are not spared. Unfair practices are widely acceptable and practiced among the teachers involved in organizing district schools sports competitions. At a recent badminton competition in a district in Petaling, the organizers even selected 8 players to directly enter into the quarterfinals stage without lifting their rackets!

  2. The MOE has their own sports policy . They feel they are the "experts" in sports development and what they are doing is the best for development. Mind you , there are more sports qualified non-teachers outside MOE and still MOE boast that they have their own experts to look into their own affairs. Ask Ee Hong whether she has a data base of the qualified coaches in all sports at MOE or the respective State MSSPP. The National Pengerusi Teknik ( PT )appointed by MOE of which some are lesser qualified than the ones at the district level. Just check with MOE how many of them had met the requirements to be recognised as PT . Basically many are appointed on cronyism not merit. So what you expect when people like this want to head and run sports development in the country. Let's see what happens after 5 May. God bless all .



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&#…