Thursday, April 2, 2009

My personal pick for Sports Minister is...

A former basketball coach

Given a choice, I would love to have a former athlete like Datuk Dr M. Jegathesan appointed as the Sports Minister. But for him to assume the post, Dr Jega has to play politics.

So reality dictates it has to be a politician and they usually come from UMNO. In the event Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaacob is "moved upstairs" in the impending Cabinet re-shuffle, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah is a suitable candidate to helm the Youth and Sports Ministry.

With his vast knowledge and experience in dealing with youth, Saifuddin, the Deputy Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative Minister, may inject much-needed vigour and real leadership into the Ministry.

The media savvy former president of Malaysian Youth Council would then be able to leave sports to the real experts, meaning those from the National Sports Council and the Olympic Council of Malaysia and maybe the Sports Commissioner's office (if they appoint someone new and allow Datuk Nik Mahmud Nik Yusof to retire into oblivion).

My former colleague S.S. Dhaliwal wrote in his blog Datuk Dr Abdul Latif Ahmad is being considered for the the post.

But if Ismail is retained at the Ministry, Dafi may get to perform at the Anugerah Sukan Negara every year. Whatever happens, nobody can do no worse than Datuk Seri Hajjah Azalina Othman Said who was parachuted into the seat in 2004!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

u always condemn azalina... she's out from sports desk lah bro, talk abt ismail lah... this guy is even worse than sulaiman daud in '85... sampai bila mau gantung kepada populariti anak...still wondering how much KBS or MSN to pay for dafi.... can u explain pak menteri?

Anonymous said...

Kena bagi KJ jaga hal belia & sukan. Calon muda yang berwawasan.

Bagi peluang dulu... kalau tak jalan, baru buang.

jangan menghukum sebelum beliau diberi peluang tunjuk buktinya.

Anonymous said...

oRANG-ORANG MUDA MACAM SAIFUDIN NI PATUT DIBERI PELUANG. PATUTNYA DULU LAGI DIA JADI FULL MINISTER SEBAB SKRG NI PUN DIA DAH 48 TAHUN DAH. BUKAN MUDA LAGI TU....

Anonymous said...

tukar menteri tukar polisi bila nak maju bros???..road map 2012 kena jalan la sb dah canang satu dunia basikal or badminton atau memanah nak bawak balik gold medal..sukan lain tak penting tak da prospek..than kalau tukar menteri fam nak bergantung pada sapa kalau bukan menteri dari pahang???..jgn pertikai rezeki dafi, sb ni la time dia nak buat $$$, ni la time bapak dia nak popular gak..mcm zaman azalina dulu pun lebih kurang gak...jgn ada sifat hasad la kenkwn sekelian..saya rayu pada najib bagi peluang pd Pak Mail orang Bera ni jlnkan tugas beliau, minat ke tidak blakang crite yg penting dia dah diberi amanah so kena buat la..gani osman & muyhidin dulupun tak minat post 'serpihan' ni tp at least diaorg came up with something, so Pak Mail buat la apa yg patut..

Anonymous said...

rumors... may b next sports minister will be "wanita"...! org sukan...! bekas atlit kebangsaan...!

Anonymous said...

apsal nak dafi perform? macamlah takde artis lain.
bila jemput dia perform, then it will create a perception that bapak dia serong. conflict of interest.
kan byk lagi show/function dlm KL kalu dia nak melalak pun, apsal kat show bapak dia pulak?

takkan bende gini pun x leh pikior?

si dafi ni pun bukannya mcm Jason Mraz, superstar.

org semua house

Anonymous said...

Hishamuddin auuww juga disebut-sebut akan jadi menteri sukan...

Anonymous said...

yb razali is going to be the next menteri belia & sukan.

Anonymous said...

Azzudin akan dilantik sebagai senator dan seterusnya jadi menteri sukan.

cikgu said...

tradisi menunjukkan KBS adalah tempat melatih menteri baru. So siapa lagi muka baru untuk dilatih jadi menteri? takkan ketua pemuda tak dapat jadi menteri. Teorinya dia kena bermula dengan kementerian yang mudah - Belia dan Sukan la: tempat melatih menteri baru.

Anonymous said...

saifuddin abdullah - mckk old boy, personal friend of ramlan aziz isn director general, good orator.

khairy jamaluddin - oxford boy, related to ramlan aziz by marriage, good orator but sentiments against him

dr latif ahmad - perceived to be passive but maybe promoted to full minister to fill johor's quota

idris haron - linked to khairy and former umno youth exco but too close to pak lah for comfort

anifah aman - brother of musa aman and former fam vice-president

ismail sabri yaakob - ex-umno youth exco, ex-chairman of Kompleks Sukan Negara


i bet najib will pick candidate no 1 if ismail sabri yaacob is either dropped or moved elsewhere.

~ peminat sukan ~

nstman said...

if Azalina is the worst sport minister, then her successor (by the way, what's his name?) is the pits. This guy (what's his name) only smiles and says nothing, and by extension, does nothing. The only time, if I can remember, he uttered a few words was when he congratulated our shuttlers and promised them big monetary rewards before the Olympics.