Monday, May 24, 2010


Well I am merely echoing the words of National Sports Council Director General Dato' Zolkples Embong, the statement made in NST as reproduced below:

National Sports Council (NSC) director general Datuk Zolkples Embong views the problem seriously and has stated that stricter measures -- like appointing an army officer to be the camp commandant at the players hostel situated at Rakan Muda Complex in Bukit Kiara -- must be employed.

However, Zollkples felt that would probably be the last resort to curb the problem but firmly believes the onus is on the players to change their attitude, value the habit of sleeping early an also curtail their nightlife.

So going but what the DG says, discipline is a problem in the badminton squad. Might I remind you Sir, that there was this case of breach or rather indiscipline that happened on your door step almost a year ago when hockey players tropped into your hostel in the wee hours of the morning.

So how is it that at that time you opted not to ring in the army to put  stop to the indiscipline? Or its a case of a double standards, the national associations must always be blamed while the NSC gets away doing what they want?

If you have such opinion on the manner in which indiscipline is being handled by BAM, then I suggest, with your permission of course, that we send in the army to take over the running of Malaysian sports, and no disrespect to the men who defend our country, but would you vacate your position and let the army take over NSC as well.

Talking about the so called post mortem that BAM is conducting, of which NSC is silent on, mind I remind all that such an action was taken in 2004 after the Athens debacle. Infact there were three post-mortems held, one that was made public - the one conducted by Dato Seri Dr. Ibrahim Saad, the other by Muralee Menon - that did not see the light of day and the third by UPM Sports Academy, and this one was initiated to close the book on the BAM President.

So, lets see if anyone wants to expose what transpired in 2004 when some personalities ganged up to rid BAM of its President.