Monday, February 7, 2011


For all the talk of Malaysian Hockey Federation is being run better then the previous regime is now proven to be mere talk.

For this blog can reveal that national coaches Stephen van Huizen and Tai Beng Hai have yet to be paid their January salaries.

And it seems that MHF are awaiting the formalities from the National Sports Council to endorse the two as coaches for this year before the NSC can go around paying them.

In other words, MHF only endorsed the decision to extend the services of the duo after their Management and Council Meetings at the end of January. And that decision will have to be ratified at the Joint Committee meeting between NSC and MHF before the duo can be paid their salaries.

So who is it to blame and who will accept accountability in this matter?

The MHF Coaching Chairman, the person responsible for the recommendation of coaches to the Council must share the blame together with the National Team Management Committee Chairman as he sat on things as well.

The duo were appointed as Chairman of their respective Committees on October 31 but only held their sub committee meetings in January 2011.

Just look at BAM, they held their meeting in early December and got NSC to endorse the decision the same month so the coaches got paid.

Now before some claim that the MHF Secretariat should be absolved of any blame , it is the nerve centre and the President can only be effective if fed with the precise information and not selective info as been done now.

Why on earth did MHF not pay the coaches first as Beng Hai celebrates Chinese New Year?

Perhaps we can draw the conclusion from the fact that Beng Hai has not been reimbursed for the Razak Cup trip last year as MHF have not got the claims from NSC.

I expect the two coaches to be targetted for the revelation by this blog, but the truth has to be told.

And I find it difficult to believe that MHF does not have enough money to pay them first.

Or is it a case of NSC cannot be trusted ?

Over to you Dato Zolkples Embong as you say MHF has the best administration so it must be NSC that sucks...