Saturday, November 01, 2008

Same old story? Maybe not

I usually dun write bout hockey in my blog.... I walked away / kicked out which ever you wanna call it from it a few years back and UI enjoy my social hockey... Looking at the run up to the current situation and having known the inner working of MHF it is nice to give it a piec eof my mind in my blog.

President: Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah
Deputy president: Nur Azmi Ahmad
Vice-presidents: Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohd Noh (28 votes), Datuk Rahim Arif (29), M. Gobinathan (25), Datuk Dr S.S Cheema (19)
Secretary: Hashim Mohd Yusof
Treasurer: S. Sanjilatheeban (29)

thats the final cast

Let look at the positive side of this... A head on battle for the number 2 post was won or lost on what grounds. I know both well enough one had clout and one can work. Was he voted in based on those grounds or the affiliates jsut switching pin the tail on the donkey. When dead wood representatives vote like a whip you get thing like this. Why?

All due respect to the New DP who I know personally, he is got his work cut out for him, not only has he got to be the right hand man of the TM. Also get the house in oder. All the press statements he made bout the house not in order now he must stand up and set the house straight.

On the administrative end MHF need to get their paperwork, policies and procedures in order. Each VP should understand a portfolio and goals should be set in place.

This was a motion that started a few seasons back but all died off and I suspect we will end up with the same dilemma.

correction mistook for the wrong Gobi Well this Gobi is form NS.

It in indeed refreshing to see Gobi there. As young as he is its important to have an individual of his caliber and his experience contributing to the association.

Funding is the biggest problem in MHF, while everyone talks no one bring in the money, you cannot and should not expect the TM to bring in the funds.

Back in the heydays its not the President that brought in the dough.

One VP already done his task of bring in fund from the organization he represents how about the other VP what can they work to bring in?

The other aspect is the constitution need to be re looked into. We have been too kind to the teams on the East of us, while the rational of having a secured VP seat dedicated to a representative from East Malaysia has brought benefits to them. Why? Coz the VP elected are hardly around for meeting and even if they are, you can refer to the minutes how many issues to they bring up.

Secondly its too costly for committee members to attend sub committee meeting flying here so even if they sit in the committee no point

There should be equal right among all affiliates but when development is concerned there should be equal focus, here the responsibility lies in the committee chairmen.

Lastly funding, no point hosting teams with all paid expenses then scrapping the bottom of the barrel. In my many conversation with the Treasurer I highlighted where the money could be better spent that benefits all the affiliated and the national team.

Lastly I think well I hope I am wrong but I believe one of the few national Association without a webpage. While we can spend Rm 700 for meeting, over a million for a tounament and travel allowances but we cant allocate RM 1500 to build a webpage and keep it running for a year.

When a paper on this was presented a few years back all the hue and cry and copyright and material and etc etc etc In short empty tins make more noise and I was proven right is dead... and we resort to a gmail address for a point of official communication

Having hosted 2 World Cups, Champions Trophies, Champions Challenge and other tournaments that comes to mind and yet we cant even have a decent webpage.

Do we know where our MHF archives of documents, photos, tournament records and information is?

So looking forward will anything actually change

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