TALKING COCK

From time to time I present awards to sports personalities for the ridicolous manner in which they try to justify “truth” in accordance with their perception of understanding the true essence of the phrase. In other words – menegakkan benang yang basah.
The award forthe month will sure go to those quoted in The Malay Mail story published in March 30 as it is clear that they really do not understand the issue at hand and are merely puppeting what is told, or what they prceive to be the truth.
Political seems to be the key word, and perhaps Ibrahim was not in the country when the political tsunami swept on March 8, 2008. Mind you I was there and even the government of the day understands the situation and have changed in a lot of matters.
Read on the excuses as I will expose what a tennis player had to say about her exclusion from major events over the past few months.

The Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia (LTAM) want outsiders to stay out of their affairs.
“Some of their comments are biased,” said LTAM executive secretary Ibrahim Yusof Abu Bakar.
LTAM were barracked for ‘sidelining’ national players for the WTA Malaysian Open. Malaysia were offered four wild cards.
However LTAM only used two — one was given to S. Theiviya, 17, and the other to Vietnam’s Huynh Phuong, as part of a reciprocal arrangement with their Vietnamese counterparts.
“Our president, Tan Sri Abdul Razak Latiff, has already responded to the accusations,” added Ibrahim.
National juniors coach Deen Heshaam said the “politicking” was not helping their cause, which is to expose the youngsters.
He defended LTAM’s decision to send only Theiviya to the Malaysian Open.
“Some of the older players have been around for several years now. Yet they’ve been on the losing end,” said Heesham.
According to him the junior players are showing a lot of potential and it is only fair they be given priority.
Heshaam, who has been with the juniors for over a year now, could not have chosen a better time to make the statement as the younger players showed a lot of promise during the national championships at the Jalan Duta complex yesterday.
Unseeded Ahmed Deedat Abdul Razak, 15, sent second seed Abd Hazli Zainuddin and third seed Muhammad Ashaari Zainal crashing out in early rounds.
However, he could not overcome national No 1 Si Yew Ming in the final yesterday despite forcing a tie-breaker in both sets. He lost 7-6, 7-6.
In the women’s category, Choo Lyn Yuen, 15, emerged victorious as top seed Jawairiah Noordin had to retire after the first set. Lyn Yuen won the first set 6-3.