Sunday, February 21, 2010

Congratulations, SAM!

Muhyiddin is happy to pose with Shabery and winners of the SAM-KBS journalism award, S.S. Kanesan (best photography), Kamarul Ariffin Hassan (consolation prize, photography), Rizal Abdullah (best news report), Yusni Ariffin (consolation prize, photography), Ajitpal Singh (best commentary) and Shahril Nizam Abdullah (best special report and overall award)


Congratulations SAM, its president Ahmad Khawari Isa and his exco members for a grand SAM-KBS awards on Saturday...

Congratulations Azizulhasni Awang for bagging the prestigious award, becoming the first cyclist to be accorded the honour...

Congratulations to the winners of the SAM-KBS journalism awards, namely The Malay Mail's Rizal Abdullah who wrote a touching tale of Negeri Sembilan coach Wan Jamak Wan Hassan's undying love for his mother to win the Best Report (print) award, New Straits Times' Ajitpal Singh (Best Commentaty - print), producer Mohd Fauzi Marzauki of RTM (Best Commentary - electronic), The Star's SS.Kanesan (Best Sports Photography) and Shahril Nizam Abdullah of Kosmo! (Best Special Report) and overall winner.

Congratulations again to SAM for giving due recognition to past presidents...remembering those who had contributed to SAM's reputation was timely...

Media coverage of the event, loose cannon must say, overshadowed that of the Petronas MPI awards lah...its media value was priceless!

Prizes were given away by Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin and Sports Minister, Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek.

In Azizulhasni's absence, his mother Selamiah Yong was specially flown from Kuala Terengganu to Kuala Lumpur by FireFly...

Muhyiddin answering questions on politics, taekwondo, sports in schools...

National Sports Council director general Datuk Zolkples Embong (right) and his predecessor Datuk Wira Mazlan Ahmad

Khawari has big shoes to fill, imagine his list of predecessors included Norman Siebel, Datuk Rahim Razali, Zainuddin Bendahara, Datuk Fauzi Omar, Shaukei Kahar, Mustakim Aminuddin and Abu Bakar Atan...but so far he has exceeded expectations

FA of Malaysia (FAM) general secretary Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad (left) may have been discussing Super League matches being broadcast over Astro Arena with the channel's vice-president, Matt McKeown

Loose cannon's better known namesake Rizal Abdullah and loose cannon's ex boss at Berita Harian, Datuk Ibrahim "Tiger" Yahaya, now director-general of RTM

Loose cannon's mentor Nasir Ahmad, Zairee Zahir and Azis Ngah of Berita Harian

A well-attended luncheon, as Abdullah Sani of TV3 can testify

Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim must have wondered how his athletes - Daniel Bego, Pandelela Rinong and Leong Mun Yee - missed out on the award. He's seated at the table bought by Datuk Seri Abdullah Hishan Hashim (centre). On the left is Hishan's fellow Penangite, Datuk Abdullah Sani Karim

FA of Selangor also bought a table, courtesy of treasurer S. Sivasundaram

Loose cannon's ex-boss at the Berita Harian sports desk, Zian Johari and Rahim Lajis

SAM like to keep things in the family, hence Hafizal Hamad's emceeing duties...

and Sons of SAM comprising Naseruddin Wahab (x-Bernama and Mingguan Sukan), Dhinesh Kumaran (ex-Star and Sun), Fahmi Omar (ex-Bernama and Harian Metro) and Chua Choo Chiang (ex-Star and Sun) performing together for the first time since 1994

ah the usherettes, Kosmo's editorial staff handpicked by Kosmo! sports editor and SAM vice-president, Asan Ahmad

20 comments:

pakmat said...

..recognition should also be given to those sports bloggers..for it is also part of journalism and just as widely read..

Anonymous said...

the last pix the best hahaha

Fowler is God but Torres is the new Almighty

Feriz Omar said...

... you do cover sports news amazingly ! i feel sad for not being there at SAM ... i don't see me anywhere in your photos ... really hope you had a great time.

nstman said...

Congratulations, SAM, for a non-event.

R.Vengalapudukan said...

Do you have to be so patronising over Hawari? Sounds a bit pathetic-lah! SAM is what it is today because a lot of others helped reveive it. yet, what is see is a bunch of clowns, trying to make themselves important-including Hawari.Tell me. What happened to the balance of the money from the sale of the house in Peejay? Alamost used up isn't it? Is this what management is all about? Instead of investing that money is something for the benefit of the members, the bunch of losers that you are, used it to fund SAM's activities. Brother, SAM always found other sources to fund its activities.It never used its savings. You were also part of that circus, were you not Rizal? SAM lacks any vision. Handing our awards is not ALL what SAM stands for. By the way, how many former members, those who served in SAM got invited to the function? Only the likes of Fauzi Omar, right? yet, this bum of a president, screwed SAM big time with his insipid leadership.SAM used to be a model association. Today, it is just a mirror of the worst sports bodies that are. Well, it used to be that sportswriters had stnadrds once. Today, there is no need for that.Even the good guys like you have a price, Rizak. Right?Have a nice day.

rizal hashim said...

R.Vengalapudukan, if that is your real name, which I doubt very much,

1. Sale of house in PJ was in 2000. Under president Shaukei. I dealt with the lawyers, went through the documents, pointed out a few mistakes and settled it on behalf of SAM before I quit.

2. Shaukei quit in 2002. Then came Mustakim and Abu Bakar Atan.

3. Khawari took over last year.
He and his exco managed to sell a few tables, the awards were sponsored by 100 Plus. SAM made money out of the awards.

4. Give Khawari a chance. Before this, there was little regard given to SAM by its own members. He's trying to rejuvenate SAM. By getting SAM in the limelight, its a good start. Media coverage and its value is a plus point in sourcing for sponsorship.

5. Instead of pouring scorn at people's effort, try to think objectively and give credit where is due.

6. Next time I challenge you to use your real name. Ada berani ka?

7. Look at me, I am Muhammad Rizal Hashim...OK? Ahmad Khawari Isa also has his own blog...

8. If you are a blogger masquerading as an anonymous commenter, good for you. hide behind it!

10. no balls?

rizal hashim said...

Pakmat, it depends on who the bloggers are. some have agenda, some write bukan kerana nama...

Ahmad Khawari Isa said...

Dear R Vengalapudukan,

Thank you for your interest in SAM. Whatever the opinion, good or bad, shows that SAM is back in people's mind. And I am happy for it.

Just to set the record straight, I took over the SAM leadership in August last year and my mandate will be over this coming May.

When I came on board, SAM was not in healthy condition. There are no income-generating activities. And yes, the practise then was to chip, bit by bit, whatever money left in the fixed deposit to fund Association's activities.

We, the current exco, has stopped that. Since we took over, we didnt spend or organise any activities if we have no money.

Alhamdulillah, we manage to organise two events - Buka Puasa and SAM Awards 2009 - without even touching the FD.

For you information, for the first time since a long time, SAM Awards 2009 will report a profit, the numbers which we will table for the knowledge of all members in the next AGM.

Dear Mr R Vengalapudukan,

Different people have different ways of doing things. The current exco might differ from the previous ones, simply because we have other priorities which we set when we took office.

For the current Exco, our priority is 'giving back' to members. We give 40% of annual grant that we receive from Sports Ministry in the form of prize money for SAM Sports Journalism Awards.

We subsidize 65% of the sports jacket for each member. We are now exploring, together with Sports Ministry, the possibility of sending our members to be attached to major media organisation which are official broadcasters/ newspapers of major sporting events.

And yes, we also try to 'fatten' SAM kitty. In short term, we are now looking at minimum RM30,000 to be credited into SAM FD annually. We hope this numbers will increased, especially when more sponsors are aware of SAM presence and credibility.

Dear R Vengalapudukan,

Building and positioning a brand will not happen overnight. As a Management student, I understand that. I do hope you too, sir.

The number one priority is to get all members to embrace SAM once again. SAM will not control what members want to feel or say.

What we hope to achieve and foster is the unity, irrespective of whatever conflicting views we have, under one banner -Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM).

Thank you

rizal hashim said...

Well said Mr President...

What now R Vengalapudukan?

Himmat Singh said...

Azizulhasni truly deserves the accolade.

ANd what debate is going on here??

Anonymous said...

Ayoyo Mr R Vengalapudukan!I hope you are not in the company of George Das, Lazarus Rokk and Johnson Fernandez....Cheers bro!

Old Bangsar friend.

Anonymous said...

Lot of words! Typical of some of us. But you never answered my question about what happened to the balance of the money from the sale of the house.

Just saying you quit after the sale was concluded is not a suitable explanation. More like a a cop out!You never asked what happened to that money or how it was being spent, all this time that you remained associated with SAM.Right? This my beef.Then, you actually went on to blame others the situation mess.This is the thing about SAM. Every bloke is blaming the duffer before him for all the ills of the association.Just like how, until today, we have not got a proper explaination for the AIPS Congress accounts.Oh, I forgot. That was under Fauzi, Johnson and friends.
Muhammad Rizal Hashim, be objective.Fight for the truth, even if it has been unearthed by someone else.It is just not Hawari that you have been patronising of late.Since leaving the Malay Mail. this is your new style, it seems.Just an observation, nothing personal.Kita sama-sama kritik, K?

Ok. Maybe, I have been a little harsh on Hawari.I withdraw my remarks and will give him a chance like you asked.Maybe he is the anointed one, the man to take SAM back to its glory days, when it showed the way for others.Just a small request to Hawari who has responded to my comments elsewhere in this blog.Can we not stop taking money from KBS and the likes. It does look unethical does it not.

How can we as sportswriters play a positive role when we remain beholden to others? Rightly or wrongly, this is what out position is at the moment.
Well, you said it right Hawari - see Rizal, I am capable of giving credit where it is due - SAM is a great brand. We need to market, not prostitute SAM.Ok, Muhammad Rizal Hashim, cool it. Sekarang, semua OK, dalam SAM menurut saudara.Saya juga ingin menyokong sepenuhnya "SAM Baru" ini, di bawah kepimpinan Sdr.Hawari.Kemungkinan, satu hari nanti, saya akan kepejabat SAM- dimana sekarang ah?- untuk meperbaharui keahlian saya.Kemungkinan juga, saya akan dijemput me majlis/aktiviti SAM yang akan datang.Maju-lah Sukan Untuk Negara.Maju-lah SAM untuk demi kebaikan SEMUA ahlinya.
Jangan marah lagi, Sdr.Muhammad Rizal Hashim.Kita sama-sama meperjuangkan kemajuan SAM dan sukan negara.

p.s.sorry-lah.Terpaksa jadi anonymous.Saya ini, shy cikit.

Anonymous said...

Muhammad Rizal Hashim,
Forgot to state my name as R.Vengalapudukan in my response. To Bangsar friend, I must say that I am not part of that unholy trinity.never met them!
cheers!
R.Vengalapudukan

rizal hashim said...

The question on the balance of money is a question you must ask the office-bearers. I was an ahli biasa of SAM who continued to be a member who probed these questions openly either in private or in public.

And how do you contribute positively to anything in this world when you baling batu sembunyi tangan? throwing wild accusations and allegations without properly introducing yourself...

U tatak gentleman la...gua punya grandma (R.I.P atok) lagi strong mentally and certainly physically!

Gua kritik tapi gua allow people to criticise me in my own space but lu...

Anonymous said...

Sdr.Rizal,
Tak-apa lah. Whether you are an ordinary member of Exco, you still have a responsiblity to ensure that whatever took place under your watch is properly handled. Otherwise, you question. I am quite sure I have NEVER heard you ask any question on the issue concerned at any time before in an open forum.Why in private by the way? When it comes to national associations or any other body, you still demand an explaination from then, right? You still talk about Azalina right? So, how different is SAM?This is hypocrisy, right? Worse than throwing stones without showing my hand?Wah, I think I hit a raw never with my remarks, bro! Never seen you react this way from working together dulu. I see you pick and choose who you kritik these days.I have something to say about this but for another day.For now, I am converted.
Saya PROUD SUPPORTER OF SAM!

Dua tiga kuching berlari
Mana-kan sama sikuching belang
Dua tiga kali ku kritik
Rizal terus naik berang!

Salam dari saya
RV

Banglakudupan said...

venglakudupan,
salah pantun you ni....
Dua tiga kuching berlari
Mana-kan sama sikuching belang
Dua tiga kali ku kritik
Rizal terus naik berang!

patutnya mcm ni...

anak ayam anak itik
mana nak sama si anak berok
dua tiga kali ku kritik
Rizal terus naik hot....


heheheheh

Anonymous said...

Sdr.Rizal yang cerdik, pandai.Maaf-lah.Saya ini budak baru belajar, kalau salah tolong tunjukkan.ok. ya.Kita akhiri, debat kita, setakat ini. Lots of other things we need to check instead of each other.By the way, kalau salah tolong jangan malu nak kritik-wapaupin Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.This is the Education Minister cum former Sports Minister who is trying to improve sport in schools.Can you please remind him that these days, schools cannot have their sorts day as they don't have a padang-even a tiny one.How to improve sport then? Sudah-lah! tell him, sports can never regain its past glory as long as the nations leaders have a tendency to sell every grass patch they see.There are far too many self-serving rascals in sport these days- just like there are sportswriters who pick and choose who they want to criticise.Kena cari makan-kan?

RV

Machakudupan said...

Bro kudupan,
Ayoyo Kudupan, Rizal yg gua kenal tak mudah melatah dgn kritikan. Dia jenis open punya bro..

Bab jual padang, gua setuju sama lu bro. Dulu gua pernah main sana Railway Jalan IPoh, padang sentul, padang SCRC Pudu, Brickfield. TApi skrg suma sudah jadi hutan batu...
Dataran merdeka tu pun dulu gua
pernah main dan score goal dlm liga FAS.

Kalau lu pi Kota Bahru, on the way tu lu cuba try singgah dan tengok apa dah jadi dengan padang Bentong dan Raub? Telah dijadikan DATARAN.

Anonymous said...

There is always an untold reason especially when a person who is passionate in his work resigns. Whatever the reason, it should not be swept under the carpet otherwise it could cause a negative chain reaction. What is a martial art association without the spirit of trust and a heart for genuine administrators and instructors who has the passion for the art?
From the start( wlthout prejudice) in TM I believed then, that there were three groups who have different philosophy for Taekwondo. My suspicions are proving to be correct and the truth is prevailing.

Dear Members,
It is time for me to move on. TM is in stable hands under the leadership of Tunku Imran and your elected EB Board as well as TEC Committees.
I hereby announce my resignation as your appointed SG submitted by letter yesterday 25th January 2011 with my last day being this Thursday.
I thank the President for the appointment and all of you for the support and collective effort in making a new beginning for taekwondo WTF in Malaysia. It has been a pleasure working with you all.
If I have offended anyone of you in the process of carrying out my duties, please accept my apologies.
Thank you.

Datuk Samson Maman

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Anonymous said...

All is Not Well in taekwondo Malaysia. - What went wrong

Greeting from Taekwondo Malaysia.
Thank you for everyone's cooperation in replying within time in regards to your "consent form" , we have received the consent/decline for all the nominated candidate. Only the following candidate are accepting the nomination for the respective position as stated.Please do write to me immediately if there is any error or if i have left out any information.
NO PRESIDENT
1 Y.A.M TUNKU TAN SRI IMRAN
2 DATUK SAMSON DAVID MAMAN
NO DEPUTY PRESIDENT
1 DATO' ROY RAJASINGHAM
2 DATUK SAMSON DAVID MAMAN
3 YBHG. LT GEN ( R) DATO' SERI PANGLIMA ZAINI HJ. MOHD SAID
4 Mr.CHIN MEE KEONG
NO VICE PRESIDENT
1 MR. K.M RAJENDRAN
2 YBHG. LT GEN ( R) DATO' SERI PANGLIMA ZAINI HJ. MOHD SAID
3 MR. KRISHNAMURTHY SURANNA
4 LT. COL. MD. YUSOF B. HJ NORDIN
5 MR. WOON TAI LOKE ( KEVIN)
6 MR. FOONG WING MON
7 Mr.CHIN MEE KEONG
8 TUAN HAJI MOHAMAD SALLEH BIN HAJI SANI
NO TREASURER GENERAL
1 MR. C.K. KARAN
2 MR. LIM CHUI ANN
NO CHAIRMAN OF TECHNICAL EXECUTIVE BOARD
1 MR. DHANARAJ RASSIAH
2 MR. BEN WONG SIEW PANG
NO EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER
1 MR. VIJESH RAI
2 MR. LIM CHUI ANN
3 MR. MOI CHEE KEONG
4 MR. BEN WONG SIEW PANG
5 MR. DHANARAJ RASSIAH
6 MR. SHAIK ISMAIL MOHD FAROOK
7 MR. LEE YOKE KEONG
8 MR. RAJENDRAN RAJOO
9 MR. THOMAS HIEW YIT SHING
10 MR. BALAKRISHNAN THERAMAN
11 MR. JOHN HENRY
12 M. NAWAS KHAN
13 MR. JOHN LUKE KRISHNAN
14 MR. CHIN MEE KEONG
15 MR. KRISHNAMURTHY
16 MR. TAN CHECK JOON
17 MR. EDWIN ANTHONY SILVA
18 MR. THIAGARAJEN VELUCHAMY
19 MR. CHANDRASEKHARAN
20 MR. LAU CHOO BOON
21 TUAN HAJI MOHAMAD SALLEH BIN HAJI SANI
22 MR. K.M RAJENDREN
23 KUPPUSAMY A/L MARIAYAPAN
24 RAVICHANDREN RAMAN

Dear Delegates and Members of TM,
RE : DECLINE OF NOMINATIONS FOR TAEKWONDO MALAYSIA TERM 2012-2014
I thank you all for the nominations which I received for the term 2012-2014, for the forthcoming AGM.
I am however unable to accept the nominations as my Club Universal Taekwondo & Martial Arts Club has been suspended by Taekwondo Malaysia effectively ending my involvement with TM. It will be most unethical for me to re register with a new club in order to contest in the elections and therefore I must most respectfully decline.
I will however keep my options open when this matter is resolved in the future as I have your interest and of taekwondo at heart.
I trust that the forthcoming elections will be fair and that all the delegates will choose wisely. There still exists many factions within Taekwondo Malaysia but I hope that you will choose candidates that can truly lead and unite all the members, and let there be a free and fair members association that takes care of all the members interest at heart.
I give my support to Datuk Samson Mamam who has previously worked tirelessly and efficiently to establish TM as a home and a place for Taekwondo in Malaysia. It was our intention then to not only unite the three previous associations but to also unite the three teakwondo fratenity. We still have a long way to achieve our vision but nevertheless I leave it in your good hands to take teakwondo in Malaysia to greater heights.
Thank you and selamat berjuang.
Mohamed Nazim
Thank you and regards

--
Norman Nathan
General Manager

Taekwondo Malaysia
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Dear Norman Nathan,