Monday, April 14, 2008
Selamat jalan, Tan Sri
Tan Sri Elyas Omar (left) clocked out of the Sports Commissioner's Office for the last time today.
Some regard the Commissioner's post as a mere registrar of sports bodies. The former KL Lord Mayor believed he was the Attorney-General of sports, wielding the big stick throughout his three-year tenure which was marked by a series of controversies.
His successor is former Sports Ministry Secretary-General, Datuk Nik Mahmud Nik Yusof.
Truth be told, Nik Mahmud is a softie and throughout his stint as the chairman of the Sports Advisory Panel (SAP), he showed little indication that he was on the ball and had a firm grip on issues.
He will not be wielding the big stick. Instead he will get the stick, I can guarantee you.