Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bon voyage, Awi Part 1

The sports fraternity recently bade bon voyage to Ahmad Shapawi Ismail, a man considered the schemer, implementor, strategic thinker and one of Datuk Wira Mazlan Ahmad's most trusted lieutenants when the former was the director of international preparations at the National Sports Council (NSC).

The 45-year old Kuala Lumpur-born is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Sports Management in the United Kingdom.

It is likely that Awi's luggage contained lesung batu, among others

15 comments:

Damian Kelly said...

All the best Awi. An excellent decision that will benefit Malaysian sport on your return.

Anonymous said...

all the best boss. as we predicted your presence are missed here. the NSC family bid farewell to you. hope all the best and remember to eat a lot of fish and chip to make sure you silance your critics (pasal bahasa la)

Anonymous said...

schemer, implementor, strategic thinker ...Schemer yes....implementor and strategic thinker ...not so sure lah...To think strategaically you must have sound knowledge of the subject matter...in this case sports...attending his meetings..I realised that his knowledge of sports is more toward adminstration (like a couple of his right hand men in MSN). Hopefully, when he returns with his Masters in SPORTS MANAGEMENT...he will realise that development in sports should be done by people with a sound knowledge in Sports SCIENCE. I reserve my judgement.
But at the same time I wish him well as he has the will and desire to improve himself. Good luck!

Mat Sabu said...

Jangan Balik Boss, lepas ini you tak ada kerja lagi da ... kerja di UK better boss. Apple polishing alreday started in NSC.. when is Dato Zol leaving ... he also should go and study la bro maybe Degree in Human Development or Human Integrity ....

Anonymous said...

Dari Bac Sains Pertanian ke Sarjana Pengurusan Sukan. Selamat Maju Jaya, bang. Sehelai sijil tidak boleh menggantikan pengalaman mentadbir dan menguruskan pembangunan sukan negara. Harap bang dapat terbeliakkan mata sebesar boleh untuk melihat cara pengurusan sukan di UK. Setahun tu tak lama, sekelip mata aje, dah balik semula ke Bukit Jalil.

Anonymous said...

Rizal, what's the meaning of Pt 1? You're sure he could finish his studies there? Hardly heard him spoke English, shudder to think of his writing's profiency. Malaysia Boleh!
Pt 2 could be him returning home early or continuing to PhD?

rizal hashim said...

anon 12.32am,

as long as one can communicate effectively and get one's message across, in whatever languange, i think that's adequate. we don't need sports administrators who speak proficient english but who lack managerial skills, vision and ideas. Almost two decades of covering sports in Malaysia, i know those who are proficient in English hide their apparent weaknesses by using BIG words or scientific terms...style over substance. There are also quite a number of them in the world of sports journalism. You could be one of them.

rizal hashim said...

mat sabu, apple polishing is part and parcel of life. It happens everywhere, in Berita Harian, the Malay Mail, the NSC, the UMNO supreme council, the Pakatan Rakyat, the Olympic Council of Malaysia, everywhere...Datuk Zol already has a degree, since he's the Director-General of NSC, allow him the space to do his job lah...as for integrity and human development, perhaps you can start by using your real name instead of that of mat sabu.

rizal hashim said...

anon 9.56pm,

tak silap saya awi ada ijazah sarjana muda dalam sains (ekonomi sumber).

Anonymous said...

apa la manusia dalam dunia ne. ada sahabat yang ambik inisiatif sambung study pun tak bagi, marah dan busuk hati. kan ke bagus kalau kita menimba ilmu memenuhi apa yang kurang. semua manusia perlu sentiasa cuba menambah ilmu di dada bagi menyumbang kepada agama, mesyarakat, bangsa dan negara.

Anonymous said...

Awi is only wants gold medals in Sea Games,just to please the public. So he started the Back up in MSN and uprooted the development programmes of the 8 core sports. So now the back up officials are having a good time travelling as managers which should be done by Association officials,just wasting government money.
At least after is masters he should realise that Development Programs are important and should be handled by experts in MSN or ISN. Not just handing over to Ministry of Education. They can't even handle PE lessons they want to handle development programs. Anyway good for AWI to upgrade his Development Knowledge in Sports.

EX UPM /AWI's Friend

Anonymous said...

anon 11.17

You should check the back ground before you talk.

Sukan Teras is no more and it is good to have KPM helping develop in the grassroot.

What about NSC officer going as manager?? cannot?? why you want to go also?? we know la persatuan people using sukan teras program to go around the world. First class but claim they only volunteer. what teh heck

gilap epel said...

hahaha rizal guess u rite in apple polishing in the MM.

but ur best fren TF is goin botak sooooon coz i heard more peps leaving.

tukang sapu said...

Bukan mudah untuk menjadi orang yang berjaya. Terlalu banyak rintangan dan halangan yang perlu ditempuhi. Ramai rakan menjadi lawan dan ramai juga lawan akhirnya menjadi rakan baik untuk kita. Hanya hati yang ikhlas kerana Allah akan menjadi pegangan kuat di atas segala kekurangan dan kekuatan diri kita.Kepada En. Awi, selamat maju jaya dan doa dari orang bawahan mcm saya tetap subur disetiap masa solat untuk kebahgiaan pemimpin seperti tuan. Anggap segala kisah di MSN sebagai panduan dan dugaan untuk tuan harungi masa depan. " INGAT " Setiap perbuatan ada balasan. tidak kira kecil atau besar. ikhlas dari saya tukang sapu yang memerhati dan peminat krpimpinan tuan dari jauh

Anonymous said...

yang korang semua dengki apsal? rezeki masing - masing Allah dah tetapkan. terima je la. kecoh sangat. yang penting semua orang main peranan masing - masing untuk majukan sukan. yang mana buat jahat jangan risau, nanti ada balasan untuk diaorang. kalau asyik busuk hati sesama sendiri sampai bila - bila la sukan tak boleh nak maju.