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Malaysian Hockey Confederation President Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has issued an ultimatum to the affiliates – merge the men and ladies at state level by 31st December 2012 or risk losing their right to vote in MHC.
And he went a step further as not only did he take the MHC administration to task for the poor performance but warned Sub Committee Chairman that they might be replaced if they do not live up to what is expected of them.
In issuing the warning at the MHC Annual General Meeting, Tengku Abdullah said that MHC was dead serious in this matter and no extension will be given to the affiliates as this was a serious matter as it is inline with the regulations of the International Hockey Federation (FIH).
“Those who fail to merge will not be eligible to vote at our meetings. We will make sure they do and although they will not lose their affiliation, they will lose their voting right,” said Tengku Abdullah.
Currently Penang, Kedah, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Armed Forces and Police have on entity resprsenting them while Sarawak have formed a pro-term committee to administer hockey in the state.
Those who have yet to merge are Selangor, Perak, Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Sabah and Terengganu while Perlis and Kelantan do not have a womens wing.
However Tengku Abdullah may well want to have a look at the MHC Constitution as taking away their voting rights is a dicey affair if not provided for in the Constitution. It would be easir to revoke their affiliation as that will ensure that the merger will proceed without hitches.
With regards to the Chairmanships, Tengku Abdullah had this to say;
“ I am in the process of reviewing some committees and I hope this call is enough to wake them up. I will look up at the important ones and we hope to buck up from here.
“I hope that the administration to take heed from this and improve.”
On the FIH Congress, Tengku Abdullah said that it will an interesting conest and he was taking all in good faith.
“It does not matter if I am in or not as I am here to serve hockey. I hope that Asian countries will support my candidancy in the forthcoming elections,” added Tengku Abdullah.