Saturday, May 26, 2012

A major clean-up


Shokri Nor, one of the nation's most experienced referees, allegedly schemed with former national player S. Thanasegar in Penang to fix the Lions XII-Sarawak match.

Yet how was the 47-year old policeman arrested in Singapore?

While I don't wish to question whether or not the Singapore authorities were unethical or whether or not the area of jurisdiction was observed, the FA of Malaysia must react accordingly.

What has happened to Osman Bakar's investigation unit set up under FAM's auspices to help combat match-fixing? Read Haresh Deol's posting here

Rightfully FAM must probe further and send Osman to speak to Shokri as part of Malaysia's parallel investigation into the allegation.

FAM cannot leave Shokri to fend for himself. Dispatch a Malaysian legal team that is licensed to practise in Singapore to ensure that he gets a fair hearing. After all one is innocent until proven guilty.

In the mean time, FAM cannot be waiting for the outcome of the trial which may take months and years without conducting a proper investigation from all directions.

FAM must establish a committee comprising ex-internationals who could read a game and identify potential "kelong" suspects.

Osman must be given the necessary help to ease his burden.

Remember nine Perlis players were reportedly offered up to RM100,000 (S$41,600) each by a bookmaker before a Premier League match which their team lost 2-7 to Muar Municipal Council? Also 11 players from the Negeri Sembilan President's Cup team were suspended between one and five years for their part in match-fixing last year, while their coach was banned for life?

The wisdom behind the decision to invite Singapore back into the fold, considering the fact FA of Malaysia (FAM) gave them the boot in 1995 due to the sole reason that Singapore was a major betting hub, remains questionable. Recall what Peter Velappan said last year here

Refer to my question at 3:42 on Dengan Izin.



But Singapore or no, our football needs a major clean-up. If the cleaning up requires the eradication of  illegal betting syndicate, so be it.



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kita rakyat Malaysia, semua lapisan masyarakat, semua kaum,bangsa di bawah satu panji..yang tertulis 'jangan ternoda dengan memberi/menerima rasuah' berpegang kepada satu pegangan hidup yang mendekati kita kepada tuhan.

MatRock said...

APA yang FAM buat untuk membanteras perbuatan haram jadah ni? Sila jelaskan. Jangan setakat kuarkan statement 'kami memandang berat. Kami sentiasa memantau'. Sila kemukakan bukti tindakan kalian itu.

Apa yg kamu semua telah lakukan dengan kenyataan Tan Sri Aseh sedikit masa dulu bahawa ' terdapat 3 pasukan utama terlibat dan sedang disiasat termasuk "pasukan yg saya asas"?

Masih ingat lagi atau sudah lupa?

HSKAMAL said...

to investigate sports cheats and fakers among sportsmen and women, one must have full knowledge of the sport.

If we take our ex players to do the job for instant-Do they have it in them? Maybe there are a few...but can they be effective...?

Coaches and trainers are better choice for me as they possess the knowledge of coaching and the understanding of technique.
One area we can focus in our investigations are the approach and the handling of the situation during play by the players. The fundamental and the basics of the sport must be observed.

Players are coached and train to know and understand the principals of attacking and defending.-Provided our coaches understand it too...

If a player fails to show the above requirement in his performance during play, the possibility is there.

Are our coaches competent enough to take up investigative role..?
as suggested..?- I don't think so...

As we all know, FAM failed in coaching development producing low standard coaches all this while...

Coaches with investigative background will be the perfect choice for the job.

To begin with, let us do a performance analysis by the investigators during a match.
The analysis must be used as a support paper in questioning the culprit, Manager,coaches officials and players when suspicion occurs.

Bual Sukan said...

Rasuah bola sepak negara harus dibanteras sehingga ke peringkat akar umbi.. Semoga bola sepak negara bebas dari rasuah yang boleh menjadi barah jika tidak dibendung..

mimya said...

Kemasukan kembali singapore ke liga-m byk menimbulkan persoalan yg meragukan:

1.pd mulanya ikut perjanjian malaysia dan singapore bertukar2 team under-23 tp sebaliknya mereka hantar team senior atas alasan mereka tiada team junior...tp aku nampak ada je young lions team dlm liga-s tu...

2.katanya kita ajak balik singapore ke liga-m utk meningkatkan kembali permusuhan (rivalry) antara kedua2 negara bagi menghangatkan kembali bolasepak kedua2 negara....tidak cukupkah rivalry yg telah semakin meningkat dlm liga kita 3-4 tahun kebelakangan ini?lihatlah persaingan hebat selangor,negeri sembilan dan dua jaguh pantai timur i.e. terengganu dan kelantan.dan lihatlah pemain2 berusaha bagai nak rak semata2 utk memenangi hati Datuk Rajagobal utk membarisi skuad kebangsaan (pastinya ekoran kejayaan HM memenangi pingat emas sukan sea dua tahun berturut2 dan juara AFF)....tidak cukupkah semua "rivalry" tersebut? sebaliknya kita akur menerima singapore yg mana kehangatan liga mereka telah tenggelam dek kerana masalah rasuah....setelah liga-s suram mereka mencari tapak baru utk memastikan pasukan mereka terus hebat dan kita sewenang2nya menerima mereka tanpa melihat kembali alasan kenapa kita mengeluarkan mereka dahulu (rasuah antara puncanya).

3.pada awal musim liga-m 2012, lihatlah pasukan lionsXII tu...asyik kalah dan seri shj.kita tidak nampak pun yg team ini mampu menyaingi gergasi tempatan spt selangor,n9,kelantan dan terengganu.namun secara tiba2...mereka menang,menang dan menang sehingga menjadi peneraju liga.....

aku kesian dgn para penonton yg ditipu dek kerana keputusan2 yg telah ditentukan...dan aku kesian dgn pemain2 negara kita yg hebat dan bagus krn mungkin harini mereka belum terlibat dlm rasuah, namun bila byk kali dirayu pasti ada yg akan terimanya....lihatlah sejarah dulu, org yg terlibat dgn rasuah bukannya pemain yg bodoh2 tp ramai pemain2 yg hebat dan star yg terima rasuah ini.

kpd pasukan2 tempatan terutama selangor,n9,kelantan,terengganu,t-team dan perak....jagalah pemain2 anda krn anda mempunyai skuad yg amat berbakat yg mampu memastikan pasukan HM terus maintain sbg kuasa bolasepak rantau ini.

kpd FAM...aku tau yg korang pasti takkan buat apa2....so x perlu aku habiskan masa aku nak nasihat atau perli korang...

good luck to malaysian football!

Anonymous said...

kita boikot singapore, desak FAM batalkan perjanjian dgn FAS, keluarkan Harimau Muda A dr sayur.league, dan ban mana2 kelab singapore menyertai liga m, lionsxii pon kita ban.. cegah lebih baik dr mengubati, judin kata lionsxii bukan punca rasuah dn aktiviti mngatur perlawanan semakin meningkat tapi judin x nafikan kmasukan lionsxii mnyebabkan aktiviti tsebut smakin bgerak aktif.. kenyataan pekebenda judin ni? mabuk daun ketum ke?

desak FAS keluarkan lionsxii dr liga M bmula musim depan, buat masa ni tiap2 plawanan away lionsxii kita demo dlm stadium "LionsXII OUT from M-League" "kami tak mahu rasuah menular kembali dalam bolasepak kami"

Anonymous said...

no point to ask FAM to exclude Singapore in our league, whilst we should be asking , are FAM top officials involved too?

Haris Ahmad