News is buzzing amongst the hockey crowd that a known person would be appointed as General Manager for MHF. No he is not a former national player, coach or administrator. Rather he was a former Secretary of a State Hockey Association and was also an Organiser of a State Foundation that were back to back Champions for 2 years of the MHF National League.
Apparently, he also did a stint as a Sports writer with a renowned evening papers. Here he did become famous with some of his articles particularly in hockey. Holding on to a position too long is not his forte. He went on to serve as an aide to the former Minister of Sports and Youth. Again, he was there for a short period. Thereafter he moved on as an aide to the first Chairman of Sports Advisory Committee and then joined him at FAM. From there he hopped on to "My Team" and worked his way as GM of Malaysian Super League (MSL).
In between all these he had spells in Royal Selangor Club and the Lake Club. There is no doubt that he had lived a nomadic life style, not wanting to remain permanently to see the result of some of his hard work.
This person is hard working and is prepared to put in the hours. He has been in love with hockey and he would travel the extra mile to ensure that things are properly done. He was a good friend of the late S. Satgunam, the former Secretary of MHF. This is where he was able to appreciate the administration of MHF.
To some he is not an easy person to get along. He is quite fixed in his way because he wants to achieve results. This at times would not go down well with people. However, with people in NSC he has always had a good relationship and this would help him when he takes up his position in MHF.
The only concern I have is whether this person would get easily disappointed or upset the status quo that he may not have a good spell in MHF long enough. One does not have to be a PhD holder to know that he had not survived long in a number of his other positions. The feeling is that he takes each job like a new toy. After sometime he gets bored with it and then he looks for another new toy i.e. another job. This is something he must be aware and he must know that this reputation of him always precedes him.
Anyway, lets welcome him to the job in MHF and wish him the very best in his undertakings. I hope he can catalysts the change in MHF for the betterment of Malaysian hockey. MHF needs it badly.