Government funding won't last forever and the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) needs to look into other sources to ensure stability.
That was the promise returning president Abu Samah Wahab gave after the
federation's long postponed electoral annual general meeting at the
Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
The paragraphs above were taken from today's NST, as seen here.
It does not apply to MNCF alone but all the other national associations and sports organisations as well.
It is something that has been raised numerous times before. Yet many of the sports bodies prefer handouts by the government especially through the National Sports Council (NSC).
Most of the state football associations are heavily reliant on funding from the state government. Smaller sports that are not popular or do not have elite athletes do not enjoy any money from government agencies and yet they hardly take the initiative to popularise their sport.
The power of the internet was evident during the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. Visit Malaysian Hockey for more.
Like him or hate him, Annuar Musa has invaded the cyberworld and his string of Facebook postings over the past two days have been interesting if not damning. Kelantan FA also doesn't seem to need the mainstream Media for they have resorted to the internet. So much so, there is a joke circulating that the Pas government must be doing something right in Kelantan where most of them are online.
Internet aside, sports organisation need to be independent without any interference. Sadly, sports associations allow their administration to be dictated by third parties.
And to the MNCF president, my meeting with John Beasley and our national cyclists in Melbourne recently revealed that we need more basic facilities - instead of ONE mega state of the art velodrome - in the country as we have been performing well on the tracks instead of the road based on our records.
Speaking of the NSC, Rizal Hashim has embarked on a series on the NSC.
maintain that professional sports associations no longer need NSC and
that the "generous funding" by the NSC should go to the grassroots
instead. This is no longer the 1970s.
Sadly, is there any sense of professionalism within our sports bodies?
Who is Muhammad Aiman referring to? I wonder which sport is the team from. I think I may know which team but I'll keep my thoughts to myself. This particular paragraph interests me: Bagi aku senang, boikot jer, takyah bagi publisiti langsung kalau itu cara dia. Dia meroyan takpe, tapi kalu player mengeluh, merungut dia nak saman media. Acaner tu? Bila ditulis benda positif takde pun share artikel tu di platform media sosial masing-masing, bila tulis negatif laju jer mengugut ... Sue the media? Well people are free to exercise their rights. If its defamatory, the 'victim' has every right to take legal action. Otherwise, don't waste the courts' time lah . What Aiman said is true. When credit is given when due, it is taken for granted and appears to be a birth right. When something "negative" (the word negative is extremely vague and wide these days) is published, certain quarters will be quick to react. I'm sure those who get offended easily would l
UPDATE 7.16pm: A former gymnast urged the Youth and Sports Ministry to view the allegations made by Cindy Ong seriously, as reported by Twentytwo13 . -- Damning allegations that cannot be swept under the carpet. MalaysiaKini had earlier today quoted swimmer Cindy Ong and another athlete of sexual assaults by their former coaches and even a politician. There's also a BM version of the article. Dalam salah satu kejadian ketika keluar negara, dia mendakwa seorang jurulatih menyentuh payudaranya. Ong berkata dia masih ingat jurulatih tersebut masuk ke biliknya dan menyuruhnya melelapkan mata sebentar sebelum pertandingan. Lelaki berkenaan kemudian duduk di sebelah dan mengusap badannya. "Saya berbaring di atas katil, dia datang dan mengusap bahu saya. Kemudian, tangannya meliar ke sana sini ..." katanya. ... Seorang lagi bekas perenang yang enggan namanya disiarkan memberitahu Malaysiakini bahawa dia pernah melihat seorang jurulatih beronani di hadapan seorang perenang
Several new and would-be parents are crying foul over Tung Shin Hospital's policy that sees a paediatrician on call, instead of a chosen paediatrician, attending to a newborn upon delivery. It is a talking point among parents who claim the policy by the Kuala Lumpur-based private hospital would mean paying for the services of a doctor which is not of their choice. Parents alleged the paediatrician of choice is only available after the baby is discharged. Some of these parents have welcomed their newborn while others are anxiously waiting for the arrival of their bundle of joy. They all insist they should have the right of choice as they are paying for the services. For the record, the hospital's administration had put up notices of its policy at its premises. Upon clarification, new mothers and/or new parents were informed they will be able to see their paediatrician of choice for their babies' following check-up. New and soon-to-be parents