Saturday, October 25, 2008

TM new MHF president

Tengku Mahkota Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, is the newly installed Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) chief after getting the lion's share of the nominations as the deadline came to a close in the afternoon.

Incumbent Tan Sri Anwar Mohd Nor was nominated by Armed Forces but later withdrew from the race.

Tengku Abdullah who obtained 13 nominations, thus becomes the ninth president of MHF since the Malayan Hockey Council, the forerunner of MHF, was formed exactly 60 years ago.

The former FA of Malaysia deputy president follows in the footsteps of Sir George Oehlers, E.B. David, Herman de Souza, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, Tun Hussein Onn, Sultan Azlan Shah, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah and Anwar.

Interestingly, former national team manager Nur Azmi Ahmad from Malacca who is eyeing the deputy presidency, obtained six nominations as opposed to five for incumbent deputy president, Tengku Abdul Majid Idris Sultan Iskandar and one each for Dr S.S Cheema and Ken Pereira. Cheema is likely to withdraw from the race and focus his energy at retaining his vice-presidency.
Eleven individuals will vie for the four vice-presidency slots, with the incumbents TNB chief Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohd Noh obtaining 12 nominations, Cheema (seven), Datuk Rahim Ariff (10) and M. Gobinathan (five).

Secretary Hashim Mohd Yusoff was returned unopposed.

In his text message to this blogger shortly after attending the national level open house for Eidul Fitr in Kuantan, where 17 cows were slaughtered for the feast, Tengku Abdullah said: "I know you don't like the idea...will try my best."

The open house must have been a form of celebration on a personal scale for Tengku Abdullah, who was told of the news shortly after. He is 49.

Funny thing is, Tengku Abdullah only garnered 13 out of the maximum 16 nominations. It is learnt Johor HA did not nominate him. Hmm I wonder why...

By the way, Tengku Majid is the brother of Tengku Abdullah's wife, Tengku Puan Azizah Maimunah Iskandariah. Tengku Puan's mother was Josephine Trevorrow while Tengku Majid is Tengku Zanariah's son.

To Tuanku, best of luck.

6 comments:

Badlishah Old Boys said...

akum bro....

Saya rasa wajar TM berda dalam kabinet baru PHM ni co z yang dok ada la ni atas nama saja la.....tak payah banyak kita tgk liga hoki kebangsaan saja la....penyertaan tak pernah maintain.sat2 tukaq.sedangkan hoki ni prnah la masuk olimpik

Jadi setidak2nya TM boleh buat mcm bola.banyaksponsor masuk.....

Mat Sabu said...

TM ini tidak melakukan kerja yang bagus di FAM, beliau meletak jawatan apabila Malaysia kalah, merajuk ..kalau hendak menjadi pepimpin kenalah jadi seperti ayahanda beliau.. masih teguh lagi. Apakah beliau akan meletak jawatan bila pasukan hoki kalah nanti ....

Anonymous said...

So bro I think you can proposed you name as the media officer for phm, boleh jadikan pengalaman kat fam as the guidence

Anonymous said...

Do you really think things will change,no doubt TM is a very generous man but he will have to be vary of those around him.One name whom nobody want's to mention as a candidate for national coach is M.MAHENDRAN.It is only when one is allowed to say thing's in the open that hockey will improve.
Hockey lover.

darthvadai said...

With all due Respect. The TM is a formidable man, with expertise in management, organization and spearheading alike a locomotive.

The carriage that is tagging along is no different then what currently faced.

You have to crack the whip, the system is so lame and filled with cobwebs that people resist change, and even is such change is for the better they will be voted out.

The people in the system have built into themselves "ok la" attitude.

In meetings be it council meeting or committee meeting it is attended by people who are afraid to ask the right questions or attended by yes men.

Finally, the very affiliates with exveption to 2-3 that elect there people also contribute to the rot, yet make the most amount of noise.

Like they say empty tins make more noise.

People are tired of the melodramatic with this change while it hold much promise can it really deliver.

For people like me who have the drive to do the job will offer our services only to be shown the door by people who are afraid of change

epain said...

dartvadai...

i agree with u...especially the "yes man" part...

not only hockey...most of the sports fraternity in Msia experienced this kind "yes man" sindrom....

in other words....we are more alike dictatorship style of governing....