Is MHF desperately endeavouring to do a public relation exercise? Today's daily paper reported that MHF is advising MSSM how to undertake the age group tournaments. Why? In the first place MHF "dumped" the age groups for hockey to MSSM. MHF lacks the vision for the future of hockey in Malaysia. Where and how are they going to get the supply of future national players if MHF abdicates its responsibility in grass root development.
The problem is MHF is embroiled in too much of everything except hockey. They are clueless of what to do. The leadership in MHF do not understand that they are elected to hold the post in trust to deliver their best for the game. The best is not there and I think it will never be there with this kind of style. Now MHF is suffering from "fire fighting" syndrome. Their sole existence is to extinguish any issues from being "blown" open. The idea is to delay matters as long as possible so as one problem overtakes the other and with time people shall only remember the latest. The principle is "first in first out" i.e. FIFO.
It has come to a time when I think we cannot expect anything from MHF. The future of hockey in Malaysia is suffering from a "chronic illness" and with the current team nothing can be done. To uplift the sport there is a need to ensure a drastic change takes place in MHF. We need the right people who have sincere dedication to ensure Malaysian hockey gets back to a new era. What we need is a "Renaissance" in Malaysian hockey and there must be a good dedicated team to do it.
Lets not be quiet about it. If we do not do something let us then know that as hockey lovers we have not done nothing to save the game of hockey in Malaysia. One day when one of your children or grandchildren asks the question 'What had gone wrong with hockey during our time?', do not then carry the guilt that we did nothing to save hockey in Malaysia.
Lets contribute in our own way by discussing what should be done. So please, hockey lovers lets get the ball rolling.