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India put eight past New Zeala...

India went on a scoring spree, putting eight goals past New Zealand at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium. The 8-2 win was achieved with clinical finishing and a high level of skills by the Indians. But Indian coach BJ Kariapa earned the wrath of the media as he kept them...

Britain catat kemenangan kedua

Juara bertahan, Great Britain merekodkan kemenangan kedua dalam saingan hoki Piala Sultan Johor (SOJC) 2019 apabila menewaskan Jepun 2-1 di Stadium Hoki Taman Daya, hari ini. Kemenangan itu menyaksikan Britain berjaya melunaskan dendam mereka selepas dimalukan dengan...

SOJC: Second win for Great Bri...

Great Britain notched their second successive win in the Sultan of Johor Cup with a 2-1 win over Japan at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium. Japan however put up a gritty fight and could have got a point had they made count the four penalty corners they had minutes before...

India bangkit atasi Malaysia

Malaysia seharusnya menyalahkan diri sendiri apabila membenarkan India bangkit untuk melakar kemenangan 4-2 dalam aksi pertama saingan hoki Piala Sultan Johor (SOJC) 2019 di Stadium Hoki Taman Daya, hari ini. Skuad remaja negara gagal mengekalkan kelebihan dimiliki...

India fight back stuns Malaysi...

India came from being 2-0 down to defeat Malaysia 4-2 at the Taman Daya Stadium tonight. It was a case of the home team making silly mistakes in defence that allowed their opponents to collect all three points. “ We made some structural and tactical changes after...

GB Atasi New Zealand

Juara bertahan Great Britain langkah kanan apabila berjaya menundukkan New Zealand 2-0 pada perlawanan yang berlangsung di Stadium Hoki Taman Daya, di sini, hari ini. Perlawanan itu bagaimanapun berlangsung sengit apabila kedua-dua pasukan kental ketika bertahan dan...

GB grind out hard fought win o...

Defending champions got their trophy defence off to a bright start in a workmanlike 2-0 win over New Zealand It was a highly tactical match as both teams gave no quarter to each other, with some hard fought battles in midfield, But in the end it was the better...

Aussie’s get off to winning st...

Australia edged Japan 2-1 in the opening match of the 9th edition of the Sultan Johor Cup at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium. It was a highly entertaining match where the Aussies dominated with two attempts coming off the post. “ We were a bit unlucky but the three...

SOJC; Hazell Wira Australia

Juara dua kali, Australia dipaksa bekerja keras sebelum melakar kemenangan 2-1 ke atas Jepun dalam aksi pertama saingan hoki Piala Sultan Johor (SOJC) di Stadium Taman Daya, hari ini. Ehren Hazell muncul wira apabila meledak dua gol padang buat Australia pada minit...

Sultan of Johor Cup

Kindly visit the links for the updates on the 9th Edition of the Sultan of Johor Cup which is being held from Oct 12 to 19. Matches are live on YouTube and only certain media are providing coverage of the tournament as for some main stream media, their priorities are...

Anthony Ravindra – RIP G...

It what can only be described as shocking, former international Anthony Ravindra suffered a fatal heart Attack while playing Hockey at the Shah Alam Gurudwara ( Sikh Temple) mini pitch on Monday. The man who created history by bring the first Malaysian Hockey player...

Badminton : Time to accept res...

Malaysian Badminton is in trouble. And the sooner the powers that administer the sport admit it, the earlier we can overcome it. Our last major success was the Thomas Cup won in 1992, almost 27 years ago. Yes we have had success at periodic levels through individual...

MFL needs to make public its l...

Just how much is the liabilities of the Malaysian Football League? A press release by the body set up to manage the league was thought provoking. And for those who might have missed the all important para or it went unreported in the main stream media,allow me to...

OCM: COO Issue: Shooting the m...

We often wonder if at times there will ever be a change in mindset of sports personalities. Last Saturday, the OCM Council met and just before that a special board meeting of the OCM Executive Board was held. The purpose of this special board meeting was to endorse...

Time to move away from cheats ...

As I mark my exit from Kuala Lumpur, I will be writing a series of articles outlining moments in our sporting history that ultimately changed things, some for the better, most for the worse. In the articles, I shall reveal the rights and wrongs associated with sports...

OCM, NSC should let NSA’s Run ...

Can a government agency or a sub committee of a non governmental sports organisation usurp the powers of duly elected office bearers of a national sports body? That is the questions being posed with regards to the issue of traditional boat race, canoe, Table Tennis...

SEA Games: No justification in...

So the argument put forward by the Olympic Council of Malaysia President on the Justin fixation of the SEA Games contingent size reads something like this. “ So this Games is an exception (on why OCM allow national sport associations to send athletes under category B)...

Hong Kong loses hosting rights...

The ongoing street protests in Hong Kong have claimed another victim in the field of sports. Concerned in the recent developments in the SAR, the Asian Hockey Federation has decided to move the qualifiers for the Junior Asia Cup from Hong Kong. Scheduled to be held in...

Hockey; From coach to coach pe...

The national Hockey team has concluded its four match friendly against Korea last Thursday. It resulted in one win, one draw and two defeats, with Malaysia scoring eight goals and conceding ten. The team comprises of players that are almost certain to feature in the...

In OCM rules do not matter

It is obvious that in the Olympic Council of Malaysia rules are meant to be broken. There is no such thing as following regulations that they themselves imposed. This was made crystal clear when the number of Athletes going for the 2019 Manila SEA Games was revealed....

Badminton Project 24, means ea...

Number 14 is considered to be the worst number among all the unlucky numbers. The ‘1’ in the number 14 does not represent loneliness; instead it means ‘guaranteed’. Therefore, the number would interpret ‘guaranteed death’.. And in...

SEA Games : When everyone can ...

The Olympic Council of Malaysia Selection Committee meets this morning to determine the final number of Athletes to the Manila SEA Games. When there was a furore about the quality of Athletes sent for the 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Asian Games, there was swift action,...

When regulations are ignored.

The sports that were placed in Category B had till September 20 to make good their payments. While most paid up to OCM on or before that period, there was one sports association that truly took the honours. They issued a post dated cheque as part payment for their...

MPM fiasco , let the handicap ...

A sports editor of a malay daily penned a comment piece with regards to the ongoing issues in the Malaysian Paralympic Council. In short he virtually hit out at former Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, asking him to set good leadership example and withdraw from...

Transparency and good governan...

Writing this article was tough. A lot of thought was put into it. Was I going to be cowed by threats or was I going to be duty bound to tell the truth? Up to the highest level in this country I have been made to sound like a sour grape, when I reality all I am doing...

Hockey: The day we defeated Gr...

Often I asked this question to Hockey enthusiasts as well as the Hockey Journalists in Malaysia who claim to know everything on Hockey. My question has been the same and simple – when was the last time Malaysia defeated Great Britain in Hockey in Great Britain?...

Razak Cup : Will it go on or b...

Will the Tun Razak Cup still go on with the haze situation at alarming levels? While it poses a health risk to the players, plans are in place to proceed with the tournament that is scheduled to begin on Friday. The team managers meeting is scheduled for Thursday and...

Hanged before a trial, the mis...

In what can only be deemed as weird, a Hockey technical official has been “ suspended” since April but was never asked to appear before any hearing or even given a show cause letter. And the matter only cans to light when FIH removes his name from the list of...

3 Malaysians apply for Singapo...

Three Malaysians are amongst the list of 15 candidates that have applied for the position of the Singapore national women team coach, In confirming this, the President of the Singapore Hockey Federation Mathavan Devadas however refused to reveal more details. “ Yes we...

AHF Asian Junior Cup Qualifier...

Singapore booked a place in the Junior Asia Cup when they defeated Chinese Taipei 4-0 in the Air Asia Women’s Junior Asia Cup Qualifiers at the Sengkang Hockey Stadium in Singapore. With the two top teams assured of a place in the Junior Asia Cup in Japan in April...

AHF Asian Junior Qualifiers: U...

Uzbekistan registered a convincing 6-0 win over Bangladesh in the Air Asia Women’s Junior Asia Cup Qualifiers at the Sengkang Hockey Stadium in Singapore. The win gives them a good chance of booking the second spot in the tournament which in turn will enable them to...

AHF Asian Juniors Qualifiers &...

Hong Kong defeated Sri Lanka 3-0 in the Air Asia Women’s Junior Asia Cup Qualifiers at the Sengkang Hockey Stadium in Singapore. Hong Kong had lost two of their previous three matches , 0-5 to Uzbekistan, 0-2 to Chinese Taipei but defeated Bangladesh 1-p for the only...

SOJC nets RM3.4 million

Press Release Sultan of Johor Cup International recognition for SOJC The 9th edition of the Sultan of Johor Cup promises a high level of competition based on the early confirmation of the participating teams. In what can only be deemed as keen interest, the six teams...

Johor HA create history, first...

In what can be considered an historical achievement, the Johor Hockey Association has secured a 4 storey shop office as its office. Courtesy of UM Land Berhad, the RM.1.8 million property is located at Fortuna Hin Seri Alam Johor was donated to the Johor Hockey...

Breaking News: Hockey Olympic ...

Men’s Draw Germany v Austria India v Russia Holland v Pakistan Spain v France Canada v Ireland Great Britain v Malaysia New Zealand v South...

Olympic Qualifiers – Men...

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the updated FIH World Rankings.  This update comes ahead of the rankings-based draw for the FIH Hockey Olympic qualifiers, which will be broadcast live on the FIH Facebook page on Monday 9 September 2019...

Bias Selection for Ju Jitsu? W...

Are the best exponents sekected to represent the Ju Jitsu squad for the Manila SEA Games, assuming OCM gives them the nod to go to Manila when hearing appeals tomorrow.? This comes up after this website was alerted to the manner in which “ closed trials” were...

Hockey: Why neglect the Junior...

Malaysia’s lack of focus towards the preparation of its juniors men’s and women’s hockey team could well see them miss out of the 2021 Junior World Cup. While the men’s team has the players, their lack of exposure could well derail their qualification chances in the...

FIH release provisional list o...

The draw to determine the matches of the upcoming FIH Hockey Olympic qualifiers will be held on 9 September at 1pm CET at the headquarters of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) in Lausanne, Switzerland. It will be conducted by FIH CEO Thierry Weil and streamed...

Hosting multi sports events, f...

If there was a world title for bidding of sports events, then Malaysia will be the undisputed champions, no two ways about it. Barely had the euphoria died down on the joint ASEAN bid for the 2034 FIFA World Cup that we now are fed with news of potentially bidding for...

Grandpa’s and Grandma’s at SEA...

There is a furore with regards to the participation of the Traditional Boat Race team for the Manila SEA Games. But it has been left out of coverage by the print media, ironically despite having their journalist present at the centre of the storm when statements were...

Who cares about sports?

What kind of society have we become? Swears, promises, love, loyalty, just meaningless words Yes there is much tension in Malaysia at the moment but the signs were already there for years before this, allowed to manifest by unscrupulous individuals that only think...

Hockey: Farewell Lawrence, the...

The loud, thunderous and booming voice of the famed NS Padang is no more. Lawrence Joseph van Huizen, the doyen of Hockey, be it at school, district, state, national and international level left this earth to be with The Lord at 4.30am this morning after battling a...

Football SEA Games: Catch 22 f...

The new regulation by the organising committee of the 2019 Manila SEA Games could well derail Malaysia’s chances in the men’s football competition. Though the draw has yet to be done, the registration requirement of the final 20 players for the competition, normally...

Hockey: Factual assessment on ...

Let me make it clear from the start Neither am I an ex- International who has played 80 times for the country, be it field, indoor, underwater or imaginary Hockey. And neither am I am decorated individual with a title ( save for Teo honorific awards that I never used)...

Kim Chun to replace Teong Kim ...

So the word is that the contract of Lim Teong Kim will not be renewed and indication of such action was told to media in Japan. And further to that, it was revealed that a new Program Director has been identified and the announcement will be made by the Sports...

Hamidin acting Chairman of MFL

The Football Association of Malaysia President, Dato Hamidin Amin is now said to be appointed as the Chairman of the Malaysian Football League. However efforts to obtain confirmation from MFL were futile but a MFL Board Meeting recently had endorsed the appointment....

Bukit Mertajam Hockey Pitch &#...

While the Deputy Sports Minister is pretty vocal with regards to many issues governing sports, we wonder what his response is to the long overdue construction of an artificial Hockey pitch in Bukit Mertajam, which is his parliamentary constituency, Two years down,...

MAF General Manager quits

The Malaysian Athletic Federation has been dealt with a bitter blow. Their General Manager. Lt. Col. (R) Kalaimoney Bathumalay submitted his resignation on Monday, handing his letter to MAF President Dato SM Muthu and his Deputy Dato Mumtaz Jaafar. The former army...

Ice Hockey: Stand Off Continue...

The stand off in the national ice Hockey team continues. Following the ultimatum given last Wednesday – to appeal and be reinstated by the national body to the nine players, only two submitted appeals by the deadline on Sunday. The other 7 decided , in all...

Hockey Pitches in state of dis...

Barely a year after it was launched, the artificial pitch at the Tengku Abdullah Stadium in Bangi has been closed. Belonging to UniKL, the pitch came under severe criticism prior to the Malaysian Hockey League as the surface was considered bumpy and not conducive for...

Football: Taking credit, denyi...

Why deny Khairy Jamaludfin his legacy? That is the question I wish to direct to the all powerful Stuart Ramalingam whose carefully crafted “apology” statement made it debut today after the Facebook fiasco by FAM that caused much banter in the social media over the...

Ice Hockey : To play or not yo...

Firstly to the parents of the ice Hockey players in a standoff with the national body in their kids being left out of the team. Yes, you may have received calls, messages, texts, bad mouthing me, but at the same time ask yourself one question – what have you...

Ice Hockey Meltdown

The nine national ice hockey players have been given a lifeline. Appeal against your exclusion before this Sunday and they will be reinstated into the training squad of the national team that is preparing for the Manila SEA Games. This was stated by Team Manager...

Ice Hockey: The other side of ...

The issue on the Ice Hockey are hotting up. After I had revealed the simmering issues within the two factions in the body, I was contacted by an individual , namely Hazurin Harun on Facebook who introduced himself as the Treasurer of the Association. I offered to...

Petanque – Invited but t...

They were invited for s Meeting for the OCM Selection Committee. But after turning up on the scheduled time, the officials from the Malaysian Pétanque Federation were told that they were not allowed in to present their views or recommendations to the five man panel....

Writing with fear or favour

Penning truths has its consequences, Rather then accept truth as it has been reported, those who reveal truths eventually go through loads of mindless tortures, ranging from being shunned, to being called all sorts of names and innuendos and their attempts to write...

OCM Crisis Management yet to b...

This was reported by National News Agency BERNAMA on June 11 this year. “ A crisis management committee will be set up by the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) to tackle problems arising in national sports associations (NSAs). “ OCM president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria...

Hockey: Malaysia has beaten Ge...

There seems to be confusion , mostly through inaccurate media reports, pertaining to Malaysia’s 4-2 win over Germany. Some had reported it, either online, online or social media that it was Malaysia’s first win over the mighty Germans, However the statistics show...

Now Pétanque Federation suspen...

In what can only be considered a disgrace, the International Pétanque Federation has withdrawn its rights to represent the sport. In a letter dated March 21, the joint President of the Federation International Pétanque ( FIPJP ) and Confederation Mondiale Sport Boules...

Athletes pick their reps for O...

It was the first time that an election was conducted to select members of the OCM Athlete Commission . Conducted by the the election of office bearers for the Athletes’ Commission for the term 2019/2021 was orderly but looking at the faves of those present to cast...

Problems in Ice Hockey

There is trouble brewing in Ice Hockey. And a meeting is said to be planned today between the disgruntled individuals and two key personnel – OCM President and NSC Director General. The division is to such an extent that reports have been lodged with relevant...

Are we prepared for Manila SEA...

Indoor Hockey is rather seasonal in Malaysia. After the 2017 SEA Games, a leader made it clear that field Hockey was the focus and that not much attention will be paid to indoor Hockey. And another individual that holds a high position , had before the 2027 games,...

FAM/MFL – Are there two ...

Though many are saying that it is unfair to Penang FA, it was something they deserved. Teams in the Malaysian leagues must realise that non payment of salaries is no longer something they should treat lightly. Penang paid the price where it hurts the most –...

Farewell Krishnan, you touched...

The ever smiling Cikgu K. Krishnan left us suddenly on July 9. It was indeed a shock to receive such tragic news and I was unable to pen a tribute to a wonderful personality that touched my life. He suffered a massive heart attack in Kangar, ironically amongst the...

Asian Indoor: Iran a class act

Iran showed why they are the dominant force of indoor hockey in Asia as they scored an emphatic 10-0 win over Kazakhstan in the final of the men’s competition of the AHF Asian Indoor Championship in Chonburi. Iran, who are ranked world number 4 were obviously a class...

AsianIndoor:Kazakhstan retain ...

Kazakhstan defeated Thailand 3-1 in the final of the women’s competition of the AHF Asian Indoor Championship in Chonburi. It was a cone from behind win for Kazakhstan who were a goal down as early as the second minute. But they never lost their composure and played a...

Asian Indoor, Malaysia on Podi...

Malaysia picked up the bronze medal in the men’s competition of the AHF Asian Indoor Hockey Tournament by defeating Uzbekistan 6-3 in the third placing match. It was a decent ending for the Malaysians after their heart wrenching 4-3 semis defeat at the hands of...

Asian Indoor, Malaysian women ...

Malaysia have only themselves to blame for not picking up the bronze medal in the women’s 3/4th placing match of the AHF Asian Indoor Championship in Chonburi. They lost 1-0 in a penalty shootout after the match in regulation time ended 1-1. Uzbekistan had taken a 1-0...

Asian Indoor Hockey: Iran a cl...

Iran showed why they are a class above the other teams as they demolished Uzbekistan 9-1 in the men’s semi final of the Asian Indoor Championship in Chonburi. Ranked world number 4, the Iranians were a class act, playing a high level of indoor Hockey that was a joy to...

Kazakhstan deny Malaysia a pla...

Kazakhstan qualified for the final of the men’s competition of the Asian Indoor Championship when they defeated Malaysia 4-3 in the semis played in Chonburi. It was a well deserved win for tKazakhstan who attacked and defended in numbers and played their hearts out...

HockeyAsian Indoor: Malaysian ...

Defending champions Kazakhstan booked a place in the final of the women’s competition of Asian Indoor Championship with a 2-1 win over gritty Malaysia. They were forced to work hard by the Malaysians who defended well and hardly gave space to their opponents. In the...

AHF Press Release: Indoor Hock...

Press Release Asian Hockey Federation The stage is set for an exciting semi finals in the AHF Asian Indoor Hockey Tournament In Chonburi , Thailand. Organised by the Thailand Hockey Association under the astute leadership of Dato Seri Chaiyapak Siriwat, the teams are...

Asian Indoor – World Cup...

In contrast to what is being said by a certain official in Malaysia, the Asian Indoor Hockey Champions only are at present assured of a place in the 2021 Indoor Hockey World Cup. As in the past by convention, only the champions of the respective men and women’s...

FAM/MFL , Let’s start with goo...

Rather then put a cap on the minimum number of nominations to be entitled to vie for a position, the Football Association of Malaysia should instead on cleaning up the potential candidates, , both in terms of ethics and morals. At a time when the nation is fixated...

FAM needs to have a re-think o...

The Football Association of Malaysia’s decision to impose minimum nomination criteria for a candidate to contest their positions has received irate responses from many in the sports world. While many called it undemocratic, there was one response from a ex senior...

Aikman – China are a bet...

China are the dark horses of the World League Finals to be held in Kuala Lumpur from the 26 April to May 4. This assessment comes from Japan’s head coach Siegfried Aikman after watching China in action in the first of five matches against his team in Japan. China...