Tuesday, February 25, 2014


When DAto Anarul first assumed the position as the Treasurer of the then Malaysian Hockey Federation, I must admit that I was apprehensive about his ability to run hockey finances.

Not because of his qualification but rather the hockey politics that comes as part and parcel of the job.

A two hour coffee session with him at Mahkota Hotel in Malacca during the sidelines of the Junior Asia Cup showed me that this man was prepared to listen, judge people and above all do justice, a trait absent in many that come to power or positions.

Anarul has stepped down as Treasurer, sans the absence of a formal announcement by MHC, the dates are murky.

He tried his best, within the limitations, to run the finances and many affiliates probably are aggrieved as subsidies have been outstanding since October last year. But to be fair to the man he cannot be held responsible and never was he one to promise the moon as he was aware of the various limitations his position provides.

There is no doubt his sincerity will be missed, his professionalism irreplaceable and above all his friendly disposition , a key factor in maintaining the relations with the hockey fraternity stick out like a sore thumb in the coming months.

Thank you for your services sir, hope you succeed in life and above everything else thank you for being fair till the last day.