Friday, October 10, 2014


The dates have yet to be decided, but the battle lines have been drawn.

For so long it is a well known fact that those in the Malaysian Hockey Confederation will not hesitate to stab anyone be in in front or the back to fulfill their agenda.

And mind you the agenda is not with regards to the progression of Malaysian Hockey, but just how inner can they get into the circle of a select few within the trusted camp of MHC President Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.

Word has it that the MHC Extra Ordinary General Meeting will be held in JB on October 13.

That it is a Monday does not concern those charged with running the national body.

The attendance and subsequent voting at the EGM is vital as the agenda is to adopt the changes made to the MHC Constitution.

And this is where it gets murky with a power struggle that could affect the whole administration of MHC will be compromised.

When the MHF and MWHA first merged to become MHC, the key principle was power sharing. And this came the consensus to have positions for male and women candidates.

The very fundamental aspect of that socially bound contract has today been discarded if one looks at the decisions made at the recent MHC Council meeting.

For with a razor thin majority of 13-12, it was decided that the Deputy President position will no longer be reserved for a fairer sex should a male candidate be elected President.

This came about as some unscrupulous individuals started this campaign prior to the holiday trip for the World Cup in June in The Hague. Now how many actually watched the matches is a matter for another days tell all.

One male candidate has openly declared that he has the support to win the Deputy President position and that the affiliates have given him their pledges.

Obviously this candidate and his supporters forgot as to what happened in the Selangor State Government fiasco.

Back to the EGM. One does not need to be a genius to understand that in order to change the constitution . A majority of two thirds is a pre requisite.

With almost half of those attending the EGM being women, this change could well be derailed thus seeing a major crisis for MHC.

And it will be interesting to see how the President elect, a handpicked candidate of Tengku Abdullah solves this ruckus.

After all a spade is a spade, call it by any other name.