This article appeared on The Star Online today. Well members of the august house are up to their normal self, sitting down there and just talk about how bad football standards are when its the economy they should be concerned about. Perhaps we should make some of them office bearers and see how different they can run things, any takers?
Football: MPs slam FAM in Parliament
By ZULKIFLI ABD RAHMAN
KUALA LUMPUR: Members of Parliament hurled brickbats at the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) for the dismal state of local football.
Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Wee Jeck Seng had just started his winding-up speech on his ministry when Datuk Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) stood up and chided the FAM for failing to raise the standards of Malaysian football.
Bung Mokhtar said the FAM leadership should undergo a major revamp to return Malaysian football to its old glory.
“We have been beaten by countries which can’t even feed their citizens,” he added.
Dr Tan Seng Giaw (DAP-Kepong) went a step further and demanded that everyone in FAM be sacked.
When Wee said that the Government cannot simply interfere in the main football governing body when problems occur, Bung Mokhtar interjected and said that no improvement was forthcoming even after decades of discussions and ideas.
“No sponsors are giving money because of the poor standard of Malaysian football.
“AirAsia sponsored Manchester United because they have good players,” he added.
Wee said the ministry was serious about improving the state of local football and recommendations would be brought up to the ministry for action.