Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Eyeing the Sports Development Act Malaysia

ISMAIL SABRI YAAKOB
ISMAIL SABRI YAAKOB

THE Sports Development Act is expected to be amended as the general consensus at the National Sports Convention was that the implementation of the Act has been poor and the actual objective not met.

The long-drawn sagas of the Malaysian Taekwondo Association (MTA) and Malaysian Professional Golfers Association (MPGA) have given the Sports Commissioner's Office a bad reputation.

Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the proposed amendments have been given to various parties for feedback.

"However, the final decision whether to amend the Act lies with the government. There is belief that it has to be amended as there are several loopholes which need to be tightened," said Ismail Sabri.

Yesterday's discussions centred on whether an association or office bearers should be suspended in the event of disputes.
Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) deputy president Datuk Naim Mohammad said suspending an association was akin to punishing athletes.

"It is unfair to punish the athletes if the associations are poorly run. I totally disagree that the association should be suspended. Instead, the Act should punish office bearers," said Naim.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Eyeing the Strengthening US Malaysia ties

Kaj Roland Wren was born in Califonia and Norina Mohd Nordin was born in Kuala Lumpur. They got married in Norwich, Connecticut recently and had their wedding ceremony at the Subang Sheraton Selangor Ballroom on the 9th of November, 2008. Congratulations to the both of them and also to the bride's father Dato Hj Mohd Nordin Idris and mother Datin Hajjah Nora.