The first meeting of the Malaysian Hockey Federation Coaching Committee, scheduled for this morning (Saturday - 18 December) had to be called off as the Chairman, Manjit Majid Abdullah did not turn up. Manjit who was elected as the Vice President of the MHF at the elections on October 31 was later appointed as Chairman of this committee at the Management Committee and Council meeting held on the same day.
In his place, the Deputy President of MHF, Nur Azmi Ahmad had attempted to chair the meeting but it was rejected by the representatives of affiliates present as he had no locus standi. Also not present were the MHF Secretary/General Manager Maninderjit Singh and his Assistant Secretary Hashim Mohd Yusof.
The members present also rejected claims by R.Vivekananda who said that he was the appointed Secretary of the Committee as no such mandate was available to Manjit and this was the first meeting, hence the appointment of the Secretary and eight members to sit on the committee was to be decided today.
It is indeed a shame that members were not informed earlier on the non availability of Manjit to chair the meeting as most of them had to travel and take time off to come to Kuala Lumpur. Among those who were there were representatives from Sabah and Sarawak and this was one costly postponed meeting.