Tuesday, November 25, 2008


There seems to be something similiar to a Parsi funeral rites and what is happening in Malaysian sports of late.

We often read how some officials are left to fend for themselves after being voted into office, some who are being gunned down for not allowing the king makers to control the affairs of the association, some are being hunted down for their refusal to follow the wishes of certain top brass of the NSC, and some fail to realise who their friends are as they often get drowned in the power that is entrusted to them.

In the Parsi funeral, the body must be exposed and left without clothes as to draw towards it the eye of the flesh-devouring birds and may fall an easy prey to them, so that, the sooner it is devoured the lesser the chance of further decomposition and the greater the sanitary good and safety.

Here, these leaders suffer the same fate, for when a new office bearer assumes office, the vultures surround them and prevent sanity to prevail, thus creating a situation where only the views of some people are readily available to the new leaders/office bearers.

Be on the wrong side of NSC chieftiens, and you can start counting your days in office for surely you will be on the way out as these vultures will see to that, not for fear of their own positions but because you dare speak out against them.

Then there are some coaches who have to learn the hard way, as they are left hanging dry despite performing the task entrusted to them.

So vultures are aplenty in a parsi funeral, the only difference is in the parsi funeral they can be sighted whereas in Malaysian sports, they might be standing next to you but you will never know.