Wednesday, June 08, 2011


The National Sports Council stands accused of gross interference with regards to the administration of a national sports body, a charge they cannot deny.

Having first started as an agency to assist in achieving success in high performance sports, NSC today is nothing but a wolf in sheeps clothing.

Yes the Malaysian Amateur Athletic Union (MAAU) or by the many other names my fellow bloggers have given it, are  also at fault in this whole doping issue, two faults do not make a right.

We are well aware of the politics being played by two individuals in this mess and the media just love the smell of blood and have been playing up the stories which has given sports a bad name internationally.

And what surprises me more is the prolonged silence on the part of the Right Honourable Sports Minister who seems to steer clear of the mess, letting his Deputy Minister issue an ultimatum to MAAU.

Was there not a Sports Advisory Panel that the Minister could refer the matter to? What has become of this independent commission that could have not only investigated the issue with clout but also get into solving the impasse between NSC and MAAU?

Both Dato Zolkples Embong and Karim Ibrahim have to take a look at themselves in the mirror and ask they see themselves as the saviours for sports, in this case athletics?

The sport could well do without these characters if its an ego trip that they are after. In the case of Karim, he has accused the NSC DG of trying to get him out of MAAU via the electoral process.

And for Dato Zolkples, the only exitis an early retirement as Karim cannot get the Ministry to remove the DG just because he does not like his face.

This charade will continue until the demarcation of responsibilities is not done and the sports scenario is not rid of power crazy personalities that could not care a damn for the ir-repairable damage they doing towards the image of Malaysian sports.

Would have been easier if this was a boxing association problem, for we could put the duo into the ring and ask them to beat the daylights out of each other.

And maybe we could get an event company to secure that rights and outsource it to Don King as in the case of a study being undertaken. More of that in the next blog posting.