Friday, January 29, 2010

SAVE Malaysian School Sports and the Future of Malaysian Sports

This Facebook Group had been covered & published in the Malay Mail, January 29, 2010 edition. You can also read it here......

Come on Malaysians we are being heard......join the group and give your support to Malaysian Children and to the Future of Malaysian Sports!

I am also asked by a journalist if any of you Bowlers or parents would like to write to him your dissatisfaction on the issue.

Write me an email and I will let you know the journalist's email address.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT.... Joint the Facebook Group SAVE Malaysian Schools' Sports and Malaysian Sports Future

We need 500,000 members in this group by end of February 2010, and literally we would be sending signals to the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Youth and Sports that they have failed their KPI.

If we manage to hit ONE MILLION members by end of February 2010, these people better empty their table and leave the Ministry,because THEY have been voted out of THEIR JOBS, by the PEOPLE!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Someone SAVE Malaysian Schools' Sports PLEASE!

Rest assured that the 11 sports drop from the MSSM calendar and several other sports which saw their Under-1`5 category being dropped, have no chance of being reinstated this year.
The Education Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has said more than a week ago that he has no knowledge of the cut in MSSM's annual budget from RM 6 million to RM1.5 and that 11 sports have been axed.
However, nothing has surfaced after that or any mention of him intervening to save the situation.
Then, National Sports Assocaitions (NSAs) of sports dropped by MSSM were called for a meeting by the Sports Division of the Education Ministry and asked to help out to organise the events.
However, the NSAs made an appeal so that these sports are reinstated and organised by MSSM.


under the heading Someone SAVE Malaysian Schools' Sports PLEASE!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

DPM is UNAWARE of the 11 Sports EXCLUDED in the MSSM calender this year

The Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, is NOT aware of the cut of 11 sports from the Malaysian Schools Sports Council (MSSM) annual 24 sports calendar they organise at national level for Under-12, Under-15 and Under-18.
This was disclosed by Tunku Tan Sri Imran Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar in his closing address at the one-day Olympic Council of Malaysia's (OCM) Conference, to determine OCM's strategic plan for 2011-2016, yesterday evening at the Wisma OCM.
The sports fraternity have been shocked with news of the cut of annual national level sports to be organised because of the annual budget cut from RM 6 million to RM 1.5.


NowI hope that all concerned and caring PARENTS will be brave enough and come forward topost their views on this issue! Wishful thinking.

Monday, January 18, 2010

So many Visitors yet ................

I can see so many visitors from Malaysia visiting this Blog the last couples of days, yet there is no comment to the post of MSSM Bombshell!

School is where the beginning of Malaysian sports and without the proper development of sports in school we can all kiss goodbye to whatever future champions that the school may produce and thus the end of Malaysian sport.

No matter how rich a person is, without real sport development in the school, you are only wasting your time and money coz it will do no good to the children.

Now is the time for all of us to make our stand and post our views, even if you agree with the ammount of funds allocated by the Ministry to MSSM and that Tenpin Bowling will not be contested in this year's MSSM carnival.

Don't just waste your time making your comments during your teh tarik or smoking sessions. Yes,especially during Smoking Sessions in Bowling Alley's Smoking Room. I have heard so many of you stating your strong comments against this decision by the Ministy coz I was also in the smoking room during the just concluded National Close.

Come on Malaysian be brave, a platform is provided here make good use of it. Like I said even if you do agree with the Ministry decision we would like to read your thoughts!

My appologies if this kinda sound a little provocative, but sometimes this is what Malaysian needs so that they will come out from their shell and comfort zone!

Monday, January 11, 2010

MSSM Bombshell!!!!

By The Star Publication

Education Ministry slashes budget for MSSM

THE Education Ministry has dropped a bombshell just eight days into the new year by slashing the annual allocation of RM6mil to RM1.5mil to the Malaysian Schools Sports Council (MSSM), thus forcing the council to cut down on the number of sports in the calendar.

Until last year, the Education Ministry had provided RM6mil annually to the MSSM. A total 24 sports, catering for the Under-12, Under-15 and Under-18 were under the programme.

However, with a tight budget this year, the MSSM had to restrict the number of sports to only 13.

They are artistic gymnastics, gymrama, golf, swimming, athletics, badminton, netball, basketball, volleyball, sepak takraw, football, tennis and hockey. On top of that, all the sports, except for artistic gymnastics, gimrama, swimming and athletics, will not have the Under-15 age group.

This brings forth the second blow to the sports fraternity.

Prominent sports like bowling, squash and archery have been axed from the programme. These are the sports that have put Malaysia on the world map through current world squash champion Datuk Nicol David, Malaysia’s first professional bowler Shalin Zulkifli and archer Cheng Chu Sian won the recurve individual gold at the recent Laos Games.

Archery is also included in the ambitious Road to London programme targeted for the 2012 Olympics.

The others given the chop are table tennis, rugby, cricket, sailing, softball, handball, cross country and chess.

According to an official, many were caught by surprise when informed of the decision to drop the 11 sports.

“The MSSM officials explained that the Education Ministry had reduced the annual budget.

“With the drastic cut in finance, it is not possible to organise all 24 sports,’’ said the official.

However, all state education department sports units were advised to organise the sports that are not in the MSSM calendar at the school, district and state level.

“But this suggestion is not practical as the state will have to source for sponsorship,” the offical said.

Another problem is that the Education Ministry sports awards for 2010 will only be confined to athletes involved in the sports in the MSSM.

“Then there is also the 10 merit points allocated to students to gain entry in universities. The students, active in the 11 sports not in the MSSM, will lose the 10 merit points and this jeopardises their chances.

More importantly, the MSSM’s decision has demoralised a lot of teachers who have been involved in sports,’’ said the official.

Despite the financial constraints, the MSSM have accepted the responsibility to host the Asean Schools Sports Carnival in July.

The carnival, involving all 13 sports in the MSSM calendar, will be held in the Klang Valley. It is learnt that Selangor and Kuala Lumpur have been entrusted to host the events.

The 2010 MSSM programme

Date Sport Host Category

March16-19 Artistic Gymnastics Malacca Under-12, 15, 18 (boys and girls)

March 16-19 Gimrama Penang Under-12,15, 18 (girls)

March 17-19 Golf Negri Sembilan Under-18 (boys and girls)

March 19-22 Swimming Selangor Under-12,15,18 (boys and girls)

May 19-22 Athletics Johor Under-12,15,18 (boys and girls)

June 9-12 Badminton Perak Under-18 (boys and girls)

June 10-12 Netball Putrajaya Under -18 (girls)

June 8-12 Basketball Pahang Under-18 (boys and girls)

June 8-12 Volleyball Kedah Under-18 (boys and girls)

June 8-12 Sepak takraw Kelantan Under-18 (boys)

June 8-13 Football Perlis Under-12, 18 (boys)

June 9-13 Tennis Terengganu Under-18 (boys and girls)

June 8-13 Hockey Kuala Lumpur Under-12, 18 (boys and girls)