Monday, June 2, 2008

Politics and Sports

In an ideal world,politics and sports should be kept far apart.In reality this is not the case and more often they tend to intermix.Most times a balance is found and at certain times politics become the dominant force.
Question then, should Mokhzani Mahathir's political resignation have an impact on his position as Chairman of SIC ?
SIC is owned by MAB,whose preincipal shareholder is Khazanah Nasional Bhd,which is chaired by the Prime Minister.This is where the equation works against Mokhzani.If there is consistency in decision making then Mokhzani must do the same with SIC.It is a difficult call but that is the reality and one has to take cognizance of it.
The danger becomes more apparent as sports takes on a corporate approach.The intermixing becomes greater and the problems may get compounded.Would we get to a stage where players and officials refuse to participate or do not get selected because they come from opposing political groups.Sports as a basis for Unity, may lose its meaning.
Therefore.should there be an exception in the case of Mokhzani because SIC is involved in sports ?

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