I received this anonymous comment and i believe its content deserves to be highlighted.
"Excellence" is something that is lacking in the Malaysian sporting culture. Part of the reason is that the sports administrators themselves have not embodied it and therefore everything from them downwards is void of the concept.
When the "preacher does not have the knowledge what to preach, how can you expect majority of the followers to know of it, in order to appreciate, adopt and implement". Here from the National Sports Council (NSC), Sports School, Project Schools to the National Sports Association (NSAs) and the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM), they do not comprehend the aspects of "excellence" and therefore it is not in the Malaysian sporting DNA barring very few exceptions, even them we can count by our fingers.
So much of resources have been poured into sports but i believe the so called administrators themselves need a major "realignment" to understand and implement the facets of "excellence", if Malaysian sports need to make any significant impact in the world sporting arena.
Please read the edited version of the comment below as it is "food for thought" to stimulate our thinking process if we are serious in wanting Malaysian sports to achieve world class status.
Excellence is what MHF should pursue.In my mind the essence of excellence as George Will said "Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence".
Growing up I was taught that anything worth doing is worth doing well.Excellence does not happen by chance.It takes total commitment and consistent effort to be the best we can be.
The core players,coaches and manager in Project 2013 must be place in a programme where we continuously seeking improvement,learning and developing.
For a start participating in the Commonwealth games certainly gives a good exposure.
Greek poet Hesiod stated "Before the gates of excellence the high Gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep first;, but when the heights are reached then there is ease. then there is ease, though grievously hard in winning".
Embrace any and all opportunities to learn and improve.
In short there is no excellence without focused labor.