" I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell." - Harry Truman
That is the state of hockey in Malaysia at the moment as I reveal things that certain personalities would rather see being swept under the carpet.
Take for example the competition calendar for 2013. It is in total shambles despite the fact that a proper calendar was drawn up last December and approved by the MHC President himself.
Ask any MHC official today when is the Razak Cup, and they will not be able to give you a direct answer.
Ask any MHC official why are the dates clashing between the Sultan of Johor Cup and the Women's Asia Cup, and they will stare at you with disbelief.
Ask any MHC official what and when will the Sultan of Pahang Cup be held, they will shake their head.
Ask any MHC official is the RNA Cup on as scheduled for mid April, you will get a look of disbelief and an answer like the forms are not out.
So the best thing to do is stop asking and make your own conclusions for getting answers from MHC is virtually impossible. They are so edgy that you will end up getting sued for asking the right questions.
Take for example to motion of no confidence filed by 12 states. Instead of taking any steps to resolve it, it seems that some of the 12 people who signed it received letters akin to show cause.
Well lets now ask this question. The MHC Umpires Committee has not met this year, so how is it that nominations of umpires were submitted for consideration to the Asian Hockey Confederation competitions.
This blog has now been given a copy of the nomination and will publish it in our next posting which is solely dedicated to the MHL and umpiring standards.
Coming back to the clash of dates for the Women Asia Cup and the Sultan Johor Cup.
According to AHF, which I confirmed during the AHF Congress on March 2, the dates for the Women Asia Cup have always been September 21-29. But the MHC calendar showed it for October.
The Sultan Johor Cup was slated for July but was shifted to September after Malaysia were given the hosting rights for the Semis of the World League.
Mind you September is a busy month as the Men's Asia Cup is from August 24 till September 1, and now we have two tournaments clashing.
But why fret, when knowing very well that the Men's Asia Cup is in August, somehow a Four Nation Women Invitational was slated overlapping the Asia Cup in August.
Baffled, confused, irritated, incompetence, choose what ever word that you want and risked being sued, for they do not make mistakes, as only bloggers who speak the truth are targets.
The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted."- James Madison