Hockey: More condolences pour in for Mike Yan

There was an endless stream of messages of condolences for the family of the late NS and Malaysian Hockey maestro Michael Yan Wai Pin.

Read on the tributes from FAM President, Journalists, Hockey Officials.

“ I may have not known him personally, I heard so much of the good work he did for the promotion and development of Hockey in NS. It was people like Mike that made a difference in sports.”

( Dato Seri Zolkples Embong – Former Director General National Sports Council)

( Dato Seri Zolkples Embong – Former Director General National Sports Council)

“ Big loss to hockey. Remember playing against him in Melaka Open six a side in the seventies. Mike Yan use to play for NS Rangers. RIP Mike Yan. We will miss u.@

( Dato Manjit Majid Abdullah – Vice President AHF and Deputy President Johor Hockey Association).

“ He was my late dad’s captain at the 1973 Singapore Sea Games. A great motivator and a good leader with desire to succeed. We are all indebted to him. A great loss to the nation”

( Ajitpal Singh – Deputy Sports Editor, New Straits Tines)

“ My deepest condolences on Mike’s passing.

He was a true friend. Always enjoyed his company whenever l was in Seremban over coffee or lunch.RIP my friend in the garden of our LORD.”

( Dato James Selvaraj – Former National badminton player, coach, Technical Director.

“ Mike was a down to earth kind of individual and made a difference to the life’s of everyone that got to know him. Humble and friendly. A servant of God.”

( Jusvir Singh – Former Assistant Secretary NS Hockey Association)

“ “An inspirational man to those who came under his wing…”

( Tony Emmanuel – Firmer NST, Malay Mail Journalist)

“ A great loss to the hockey community , may his soul Rest In Peace”

( Daljit Singh – Treasurer KLHA)

“ My deepest condolences to the family of late Mr Michael.. “

( Shaji Balakrishnan – Technical Official from Johor)

“ Another hockey great has left to be with his creator. The passing of Mike Yan will be felt in the hockey fraternity…a name that will be remembered his contribution to Malaysian hockey. Not forgetting to N.Sembilan.

RIP Mike and to his family deepest condolences.

( Rizal Abdullah – Former Journalist The Star)

“ Michael Yan not only was a brilliant player he was also a good coach and very helpful with regards to helping anyone as he was a architect. His contribution to hockey would always be remembered. God bless his soul.”

( Dato Seri Surinder Singh Dhaliwal – Former National Junior and NS Captain)

“ Truly a person who loved sports. His contributions spanned over three decades, as a player, an umpire, a coach and an administrator. NS and Malaysia was fortunate to have such a talented individual. My sincere condolences to his Family.”

( Dato Hamidin Mohd Amin – President Football Association of Malaysia and President Malaysian Football League)

“ My condolences to the family. Forever missed and never forgotten , a great sportsman.”

( Dato Sri Shan captain of Malaysian Hockey 1973, 1975 World Cup and 1972,1974 Olympics. )

“ The loss of a legend not only to the Nation but to the sport we love…HOCKEY…..RIP my friend….”

( Amarjit Singh – International Hockey Umpire)

“ First coach I worked with as a Physiotherapist at MPS, memorable times very easy going coach, RIP coach”

( G Raja, Perth – Former Physio at MPS, YNS, FAM).

“ Deepest condolences to the family.

Michael was an iconic hockey figure in Negri Sembilan and his contributions will always be remembered.

Rest in peace and may the Lord grant him eternal rest. “

( Tony Mariadass – Former Sports Editor The Malay Mail).

“ Eventhough I don’t know him personally however I have heard of his contribution to Malaysian hockey. A big lost to our hockey fraternity. May his soul RIP”

( Dato V Radhakrishnan – Managing Director of Universal Fitness & Leisure (UFL).