Saya terkejut dengan tindakan Menteri Belia dan Sukan Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob mencabar Pengerusi SIC Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir untuk meletak jawatan.
Ini sesudah YB Bera itu memulaukan majlis pelancaran Super GT Antarabangsa Malaysia anjuran SIC yang diadakan di Kementerian Belia dan Sukan kerana kebetulan mempengerusikan mesyuarat pasca-Kabinet kementeriannya di bangunan sama.
Inilah akibatnya kalau kita campur-adukkan politik dengan sukan. Bagi saya, kita harus give due respect to the chair, tanpa mengira fahaman politik, keturunan dan agama!
Saya cadangkan kepada YB Bera supaya interviu semua presiden persatuan sukan kebangsaan di Malaysia dan tanya sama ada mereka menyokong Perdana Menteri atau tidak. Kalau kebanyakannya jawab tidak, adakah YB Bera akan memulau semua program mereka?
I read with utter disgust that the Sports Minister had asked Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir to resign as Sepang International Circuit (SIC) chairman yesterday, citing the post as a government appointment.
"The post belongs to the government. As he (Mokhzani) had left Umno, in principle, he had to relinguish the position," said Ismail Sabri, citing SIC as a subsidiary of Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB) which is controlled by the government through Khazanah Holdings, as reported by Bernama
Ismail Sabri even boycotted the launching ceremony of the Malaysian International Super GT held at his ministry, where he was chairing a post-cabinet meeting of his ministry in the same building.
Asked why he did not attend the ceremony, he said, "In principle when he (Mokhzani) left Umno because he no longer has faith in the Prime Minister's (Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi) leadership, he is also not confident of me as a minister appointed by the Prime Minister.
To me no class lah!
I suggest YB Bera go and have a heart-to-heart chat with presidents of the NSAs. I believe some of them are politicians, while most are apolitical. What if they profess their loyalty to DAP, PKR or Pakatan Rakyat? Will YB Bera boycott all their programmes as well?