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Isnin, 30 Mac 2009

Azizulhasni Awang Raih Perak.

Azizulhasni Awang


Tewas aksi final pecut

HANYA setengah tayar menjadi pemisah gelaran juara dunia buat Azizulhasni Awang yang akhirnya terpaksa berpuas hati dengan pingat perak di Kejohanan Basikal Trek Dunia di Pruskow, Poland, malam tadi.

Ia adalah pingat kedua negara selepas Mohd Rizal Tisin mencipta sejarah menyumbang gangsa dalam acara 1km ujian masa kelmarin - pingat pertama negara dalam kejohanan elit itu.

Azizulhasni tewas kepada pelumba Perancis, Gregory Bauge di final dengan kiraan 2-1 walaupun begitu hampir mencipta sejarah selaku juara dunia apabila menang perlumbaan kedua final itu.

Pada perlumbaan pertama, dia hanya tewas tipis menerusi 'photo finish' tetapi perlumbaan penentuan jelas tidak berpihak kepadanya apabila gagal meneruskan kayuhan bertenaga pada perlumbaan tiga pusingan itu.

Di separuh akhir, dia menewaskan juara sirkit Piala Dunia, Shane Perkins dari Australia ketika Bauge mara selepas mengetepikan rakan senegara, Kevin Sireau dalam satu lagi pertembungan separuh akhir.

Sebelum itu, Azizulhasni yang turun ke gelanggang bersama dua lagi pelumba negara, Rizal dan Josiah Ng mudah melepasi pusingan awal.

Malangnya dia terpaksa mengetepikan Rizal pada pusingan kedua apabila ke dua-duanya diundi dalam saingan yang sama.

Selepas itu, pelumba bertubuh kecil itu berjaya mengatasi cabaran utama pada peringkat suku akhir awal pagi semalam apabila dipaksa ke pusingan penentuan bertemu Ross Edgar dari Britain yang berjaya mencuri satu kemenangan pada perlumbaan kedua.

Pelumba berusia 21 tahun itu bagaimanapun bangkit pada saingan ketiga dengan mendahului sejak loceng dibunyikan sebelum melaku kan aksi biasanya 'willie' di garisan penamat diikuti sorakan peminat untuk kemenangan 2-1 mengatasi Edgar yang menyingkirkannya dari tempat ke final acara keirin.

Pada saingan separuh ak hir, pelumba dengan panggilan 'pocket rocket' dalam dunia berbasikal antarabangsa itu mudah mengatasi Perkins menerusi kemenangan 2-0 apabila memecut awal ke garisan penamat.

Kejayaan anak muda berasal dari Dungun, Terengganu itu sedikit sebanyak mengubati kekecewaannya yang hanya berkedudukan ke-11 acara keirin yang juga acara kegemarannya.

Hajat Hafidz tidak sampai...

IMPIAN mahu menoktahkan kemarau gelaran tiga tahun tidak jadi kenyataan buat Hafiz Hashim yang tumbang pada final perseorangan lelaki badminton Terbuka India di tangan Taufik Hidayat, semalam.

Cuma banyak faktor positif mampu dirasai Hafiz pada pertentangan dua pemain kian pudar tarikan itu, terutama kesungguhan bersaing dan kemampuan meningkatkan aksi ke tahap membanggakan pada aksi kemuncak di Hyderabad.

Di akhirnya, Hafiz dipaksa akur kecundang 18-21, 19-21 selepas 30 minit. Tetapi ia harus kembali memperkukuhkan peluangnya memikat keyakinan Persatuan Badminton Malaysia (BAM) dan kekal bersama skuad negara.

Turut hampa ialah pemain wanita nombor dua negara, Julia Wong Pei Xian, yang mensesiakan peluang pada set kedua untuk tumpas kepada pilihan utama dari Perancis, Pi Hongyan 21-17, 15-21, 14-21.

Selepas menang set pertama 21-17, Julia memiliki kelebihan selesa di pertengahan set kedua dalam misi memburu gelaran sulungnya di peringkat antarabangsa. Tetapi kegugupan pukulan menyaksikannya kalah sebelum Hongyan langsung mendominasi set penentuan.

Berita gembira bagaimanapun dijelmakan gandingan veteran, Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah yang meraih gelaran hasil kemenangan mudah menundukkan lawan dari Singapura, Hendri Kurniawan Saputra-Hendra Wijaya 21-9, 21-11.

Kemenangan itu mengukuhkan harapan mereka untuk diberi tiket selaku pasangan ketiga negara beraksi pada Kejohanan Dunia di gelanggang sama, Ogos nanti.

"Kami sentiasa berusaha memberikan persembahan terbaik pada setiap kejohanan yang dihadapi. Memang matlamatnya untuk layak ke Kejohanan Dunia dan kemenangan ini diharap akan membantu memperkukuhkan peluang kami," kata Tan Fook.

OCM Weekly Highlights - 29th March 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights
29th March 2009

Coming Events

Corporate Cup Individual Carom Championship 2009 – 4th and 5th April 2009, from 9.00 a.m. each day, at 2nd Floor, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur.
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Men’s Hockey Tournament 2009 – 5th to 12th April 2009 at Ipoh.
25th National Junior Netball Championship 2009 – 9th to 12th April 2009 at Stadium Juara, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. each day. 12 State teams are participating and the Championship is for girls under 21 years.
152nd OCM Council Meeting – 18th April 2009 at 10.00 a.m. at the Conference Room, Ground Floor, Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur.
28th OCA General Assembly 2009 - 26th April 2009, Bangkok, Thailand.
1st Asian Martial Arts Games 2009 – 25th April to 3rd May 2009, Bangkok, Thailand 5th OCM-Pharmaton Ex-Internationals Golf Challenge 2009 – 28th April 2009 at Kelab Golf Seri Selangor (KGSS).
28th OCM Annual General Assembly 2009 – 30th May 2009 at 2.00 p.m. at OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur.
9th Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup 2009 – 7th to 21st June 2009, Johor Bahru and Singapore.
7th Asian Netball Championship 2009 – 21st to 29th June 2009 at National Netball Stadium, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.
1st Asian Youth Games 2009 – 29th June to 7th July 2009, Singapore.

News Items

Congratulations

Congratulations to Track Cyclist Rizal Tisin, for being the first Malaysian Cyclist to win a medal at the World Track Cycling Championship, when he won the bronze medal in the 1Km Time Trial event on 27th March 2009, at the World Track Championship currently being held at the BGZ Velodrome in Pruzslow, Poland. In finishing third, Rizal Tisin became the first Asian cyclist to go under the 1:02 barrier, when he clocked a time of 1:01.658, thereby setting a new Malaysian and Asian record.

National Sports Award for 2008

The National Sports Awards 2008 was held on 23rd March 2009 at 8.00 p.m. at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur. The Guest of Honour was SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Wathiqu Billah Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah.

Other VIPs were YB Dato’ Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, YB. Encik Wee Jeck Seng, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia and Mrs Wee, Y.Bhg. Dato’ Mohd Yasin Mohd Salleh, Secretary General, Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia and Chairman of the Selection Committee of the National Sports Awards 2008, and Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan, Deputy President, Olympic Council of Malaysia. Over 800 guests, representing National Sports Associations, government sports agencies, sponsors, Malaysian Paralympic Council, Media and Olympic Council of Malaysia were also present.

The winners of the National Sports Awards 2008 are:-

Sportsman of the Year – Y.Bhg. Dato’ Lee Chong Wei (Badminton – 2008 Olympic Games Men’s Singles silver medalist)
Sportswoman of the Year – Y.Bhg. Dato’ Nicol Ann David (World Women’s Squash Champion 2008)
Men’s Team of the Year – Malaysian Men’s Olympic Archery Team (Quarter-Finalist at the 2008 Olympic Games)
Women’s Team of the Year – Malaysian Women’s Squash Team (Asian Women’s team Champion 2008)
Men’s Coach of the Year – Y.Bhg. Dato’ Mohamad Misbun Dato’ Haji Sidek (Badminton – Coach of Y.Bhg. Dato’ Lee Chong Wei).
Women’s Coach of the Year – No winner
Sports Leadership Award – The late Dato’ Ho Koh Chye (Chef de Mission, Malaysian Contingent of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games).
Special Award – Ms. Petrina Low (Rhythmic Gymnastics)
Sportsman of the Year for Paralympic Athletes – Zul Amirul Sidi bin Abdullah (Swimming)
Sportswoman of the Year for Paralympic Athletes – Siow Lee Chan (Power Lifting – Bronze Medalist at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games)

International Inspiration” Meeting

A delegation led by Mr. Youssouf Oomar, unicef Representative to Malaysia, Ms. Debbie Lye, Head of Worldwide Impact of UK Sport, Mr. Nick Fuller, Head of Education of London Organising Committee (LOCOG), Ms. Judith Hemery and their colleagues, held a meeting with Y.Bhg. Dato’ Roy Rajasingham Vice President of Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM), Dato’ Sieh Kok Chi, Honorary Secretary of OCM, and a representative of the National Sports Council Malaysia in the morning of 24th March 2009 at Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.

The purpose of the meeting was to evaluate whether Malaysia could be one of the participating countries of the “International Inspiration” Project, which is jointly being implemented by UK Sport, the British Council and unicef, supported by the British Olympic Association and the London Organising Committee (LOCOG)

Ms. Debbie Lye, Head of Worldwide Impact of UK Sport briefed the meeting on the Project, which is using “the power of the Games in changing the lives of young people”. Ms. Lye stated that a total of 20 countries around the world will be participating in the Project. Projects are running in Zambia, Azerbaijan, India and Palau and will soon be running in Bangladesh, Ghana, Jordan, Mozambique and Trinidad & Tobago. The meeting exchanged views on the types of programmes and activities to be included, the states where the project could be implemented and the means of implementing the programmes and activities. Ms. Lye spoke on the 3Ps, which are Policy makers, Practitioners and Participants, in order to successfully implement the Project and the importance of leaving a legacy for the continuing the programmes and activities, after the completion of the Project. The meeting also touched briefly on the feasibility of running the Project in Sabah and Sarawak.

Besides the meeting with OCM and NSC, the delegation also met representatives of the Ministry of Education Malaysia and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, as well as paid a visit to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, where the delegates met the representatives of the State Government of Sabah.

Media Launch of the 5th OCM-Pharmaton Ex-Internationals Golf Challenge 2009

The Media Launch of the 5th OCM-Pharmaton Ex-International Golf Challenge 2009 for the Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan Challenge Trophy was held on 25th March 2009 at the Kelab Golf Seri Selangor (KGSS), the venue of the Golf Challenge to be held on 28th April 2009. . Y.Bhg. Dato’ Roy Rajasingham, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Golf Challenge briefed the media on the purpose of this event, which is to bring together former Malaysian international athletes from all sports and to provide a socially enjoyable environment for them to meet, interact and reminiscence. As in previous years, about 100 ex-internationals are expected to participate in the event. The Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan Challenge Trophy will be presented to the winning team by sport. Besides the Challenge Trophy, other prizes will also be presented.

For those who are interested to participate in this year’s challenge, please submit the entry form to OCM by 20th April 2009. For details or clarification, please contact the office of the Olympic Council of Malaysia by telephone +603-2175 2802 or email fong@olympic.org.my. Entry forms could be down-loaded from OCM’s Website www.olympic.org.my .

2nd IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia 2009.

Congratulations to the Malaysian Ice Hockey Team for winning the bronze medal at the 2009 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 13th to 22nd March 2009. The tournament, in its 2nd edition, is for non-winter countries in the Asian region. The countries participating in this year’s tournament are Hong Kong, India, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, Thailand and host UAE.

By finishing third in this year’s tournament, the Malaysian team retained the bronze medal won in 2008, in spite of having to overcome a lot of adversities, such as losing the team’s star player, Kim Loke, the 2008 tournament’s MVP, through injury, during the second match (against Thailand) and being the only team without an international size Ice Hockey rink to train on. Coach Patrick MacDonald offered his praises for his teams players, who through a very demanding training regimen again produced results against all odds for Malaysia. The players have proven yet again that dedication, hard work, and preparation are always a recipe for success.

In addition to winning the bronze medal, two Malaysian players, namely, Jamil David bin Ahmad Mokhtar, who was awarded the “Best Defenseman” of the tournament, and Tengku Muhd Azlly bin Tengku Abdullah, who won the “Best Goaltender” award.

In its opening match, Malaysia beat Mongolia by a score of 4 goals to 2, but lost to Thailand 8 goals to 2 in its next group match. In its final group match against India, Malaysia won easily with a score of 10 goals to 1, thereby finishing 2nd to Thailand in its group. In the semi-final against UAE, Malaysia lost by 3 goals to 1. In the play-off for the bronze medal, Malaysia beat Hong Kong by 4 goals to 2. Malaysia’s record at the tournament was 3 wins and 2 loses.

Ahad, 29 Mac 2009

Hafiz ke final Terbuka India



Julia, Tan Fook-Wan Wah turut mara mengejar gelaran kali ini

SELEPAS hampir tiga tahun tanpa gelaran antarabangsa, tiba-tiba juara Seluruh England 2003, Hafiz Hashim tampak berpeluang untuk menamatkan kemarau itu selepas gah melangkah ke final perseorangan lelaki Terbuka India dengan menewaskan Chen Long dari China 21-18, 19-21, 21-15 pada saingan separuh akhir di Hyderabad, semalam.

Untuk menjadikan malam indah buat skuad badminton negara, dua lagi wakil negara - Julia Wong dan bekas beregu utama kebangsaan, Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah juga mara ke perlawanan akhir bagi edisi kali ini dalam acara perseorangan wanita dan beregu lelaki.

Apapun, tumpuan terarah kepada kelibat Hafiz, yang tampak lebih bertenaga dan cergas, serta menampilkan sentuhan yang pernah menjulangnya dirinya selaku juara Seluruh England dan Sukan Komanwel 2002, dengan menjinakkan Chen Long, bekas juara remaja dunia dari China, yang mengejutkan Lee Chong Wei di pusingan pertama, Selasa lalu.

Kali terakhir Hafiz menjuarai gelaran antarabangsa dan mara ke perlawanan akhir ialah pada 28 Mei 2006 di Terbuka Filipina dengan menewaskan abangnya Roslin. Kini penghalang kepada cita-cita besar pemain negara itu adalah jaguh Indonesia Taufik Hidayat yang layak ke final menundukkan rakan senegaranya, Tommy Sugiarto 21-13, 21-11 dalam satu lagi saingan separuh akhir.

“Hafiz memang pemain bagus sejak dulu lagi. Cuma dia tidak memberi komitmen penuh ketika latihan dan mungkin sudah puas hati dengan apa dicapainya ketika ini,” kata ketua jurulatih Rashid Sidek. “Kalau dia nak menang tidak ada masalah, cuma antara mahu atau tidak saja.

“Saya harap dengan mara ke final ini Hafiz akan lebih bertekad untuk merangkul gelaran esok (hari ini) menentang Taufik dan saya berharap Hafiz akan lebih konsisten.

“Julia pula sudah mula yakin tetapi perlu mengawal rasa gemuruh kerana lawannya dalam perlawanan akhir Pi Hongyan (Perancis) amat berpengalaman.

“Tetapi Julia pernah menewaskan Hongyan dan ini bererti peluang untuknya menang tetap ada,” kata Rashid, yang menyambut kelahiran anak ketiganya (lelaki), malam semalam.

Julia, pilihan kelima kejohanan mara ke perlawanan akhir pertama sejak Terbuka Macau, Oktober tahun lalu selepas menewaskan pemain China, Zhang Beiwen 19-21, 21-13, 21-15 untuk bertemu Hongyan yang menewaskan pemain Jepun, Yu Hirayama 21-7, 21-14.

Bekas beregu utama negara Choong Tan Fook Lee-Wan Wah yang melangkah ke final pertama sejak menjuarai Terbuka Vietnam, Disember lalu menewaskan Joko Riyadi-Candra Wijaya dari Indonesia 21-6, 22-20 untuk bertemu gandingan Singapura, Hendri Kurniawan Saputra-Hendra Wijaya yang terdahulu menewaskan pasangan Indonesia, Alvent Yulianto-Hendra Gunawan 21-13, 21-15.

KEPUTUSAN: Separuh Akhir Perseorangan Lelaki
Taufik Hidayat (Ina) mn Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) 21-13, 21-11. HAFIZ HASHIM (MAS) mln Chen Long (Chn) 21-18, 19-21, 21-15

Perseorangan Wanita
JULIA WONG (MAS) mn Zhang Beiwen (Chn) 19-21, 21-13, 21-15. Pi Hongyan (Fra) mn Yu Hirayama (Jpn) 21-7, 21-14.

Beregu Lelaki:
Hendri Kurniawan Saputra-Hendra Wijaya (Sin) mn Alvent Yulianto-Hendra Gunawan (Ina) 21-13, 21-15. CHOONG TAN FOOK-LEE WAN WAH (MAS) mn Joko Riyadi-Candra Wijaya (Ina) 21-6, 22-20.

Kejutan Rizal


Raih gangsa 1km Ujian Masa

TERSENTAK dengan prospek bakal pulang tangan kosong selepas dua acara gagal membutirkan kilauan pingat, kayuhan gemilang pantas dicipta Mohd Rizal Tisin - lakaran sejarah buat negara memenangi pingat pertama di Kejohanan Trek Dunia di Pruszkow, Poland, awal pagi semalam.

Tanpa diberi harapan tinggi, Rizal yang sedikit masa lalu pernah menyuarakan hasrat untuk bersara demi mencari pekerjaan tetap, kini mampu tersenyum apabila bergelar pelumba ketiga terbaik dunia dalam acara 1 kilometer ujian masa.

Lebih menarik, dia yang juga juara dan pemegang rekod Asia, turut mencipta rekod baru benua dengan catatan 1 minit 01.658 saat, hampir sesaat mengatasi rekod lama 1:02.157s diciptanya di Australia, tahun lalu.

Rizal, 24, tampak terlalu kerdil dibandingkan dengan jaguh dunia ketika turun ke gelanggang di Velodrom Kebangsaan Poland selaku pelumba ke-25 daripada jumlah 28 pelumba lain, namun lonjakan di permulaan sambil menunduk ternyata memukau.

Apapun, ketika namanya sudah terpahat selaku pelumba ketiga yang menjamin pingat pertama buat negara, kebimbangan besar masih bermain di mindanya apatah lagi tiga pelumba handalan dunia diketuai pasangan Perancis, Francois Pervis dan Michael D’Almeida serta penyandang gelaran dari Belanda, Teun Mulder masih belum beraksi ketika itu.


Namun, tuah tetap berpihak kepadanya untuk dihadiahkan gangsa ketika emas dimenangi bekas juara dunia 2003 dari Jerman, Stefan Nimke dengan sensasi baru dari Amerika Syarikat, Taylor Phinney muncul pemenang perak kali ini.

“Ketika melihat Nimke memecut, saya sangat cemas kerana dia sangat laju, selepas itu Phinney pula melakukan 1.01 minit, saya sudah tidak boleh berfikir lagi, saya perlu berkayuh bermati-matian kali ini,” katanya yang berkedudukan kelima tahun lalu.

“Saya memang mensasarkan untuk melakukan bawah 1.02 minit kerana masa itu saja membolehkan saya menang pingat.”

KEPUTUSAN
1 Stefan Nimke (GER) 1 minit 00.666 saat; 2 Taylor Phinney (AS) 1:01.611; 3 Mohd Rizal Tisin (MAS) 1:01.658; 4 Michael D’Almeida (FRA) 1:02.034; 5 Scott Sunderland (AUS) 1:02.144; 6 Teun Mulder (NED) 1:02.209; 7 David Daniell (GBR) 1:02.316; 8 Kamil Kuczynski (POL) 1:02.356; 9 Quentin Lafargue (FRA) 1:02.669; 10 Edward Dawkins (NZL) 1:02.685.

Khamis, 26 Mac 2009

Chong Wei tersingkir awal gara-gara keracunan makanan

DERITA keracunan makanan mengganggu jaguh negara, Lee Chong Wei yang tersingkir pada pusingan pertama badminton Terbuka India kepada pemain muda China, Chen Long, semalam. 

Chong Wei jelas gagal menjelmakan tahap aksi terbaiknya untuk kecundang 21-7, 16-21, 18-21 dalam tempoh 51 minit kepada juara remaja dunia 2007 itu. 

“Saya kurang cergas sejak tiba di sini. Mungkin saya tersalah makan sesuatu ketika penerbangan ke sini dan saya memang tidak mampu menjelmakan persembahan seperti biasa,” katanya.

Kehampaan Chong Wei bagaimanapun ditebus teman wanitanya, Wong Mew Choo, yang mara ke suku akhir kejohanan pertama untuk tempoh empat bulan apabila menundukkan pemain tuan rumah, Arundhati Pantawane 16-21, 21-13, 21-19. 

Turut menempah tempat ke suku akhir ialah dua pemain adik beradik, Hafiz dan Roslin Hashim yang melepasi dua perlawanan peringkat awal, semalam.

Hafiz mara ke kelompok lapan pemain terbaik selepas menang 21-11, 18-21,21-14 ke atas pemain Hong Kong, Wong Wing Ki, sementara Roslin menundukkan pemain muda negara, Liew Daren 22-20, 21-12 di pusingan sama.

Rabu, 25 Mac 2009

Foto: Masyuarat Exco Famemas 2009/2010 No: 01

Masyuarat Exco Famemas berlangsung di Cobra Club, sabtu lalu.

Dipengerusikan oleh En. Lee Hui Seng.

En. Hafidz

Cik Yusnita

En. David Foo

En. Jason Thiang

En. Bryan Lee

Cikgu Din

En. Dorairaj

Banyak isu dibangkitkan pada masyuarat ajk baru Famemas yang pertama ini.

Selasa, 24 Mac 2009

Foto: Famemas di Majlis Anugerah Sukan Negara 2008

Ruang legar ke pintu masuk dewan sebelum ketibaan VIP.

Air batu berlogokan Anugerah Sukan Negara 2008

En. Hafidz dan En. David Foo bergambar kenangan bersama Olahragawati Negara 2008, Datuk Nicol David.

Ada awekz cun duduk di sebelah En. Hafidz. Awekz dari mana tu Hafidz?

Para Exco Famemas duduk di meja yang bernombor 32.

Apa agaknya yang dibualkan antara Pengerusi Famemas dan Setiusaha Famemas?.

En. Lee Hui seng dan En. Dorairaj bergambar kenangan dengan ratu skuasy negara iaitu Datuk Nicol David.

Acara penyampaian anugerah oleh Yang Di Pertuan Agong.

En. Dorairaj bergambar kenangan bersama pemenang anugerah atlit Paralimpik negara.

En. Lee Hui Seng dan En. Hafidz di Majlis Anugerah Sukan Negara 2008.

Isnin, 23 Mac 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights - 22th March 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights 
22nd March 2009

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Coming Events

National Sports Award for 2008 – 23rd March 2009 at 8.00 p.m. at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur. 
“International Inspiration” Meeting – 24th March 2009 at 10.00 a.m. at OCM Board Room, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. 
Media Conference on 5th OCM-Pharmaton Ex-Internationals Golf Challenge 2009 - 25th March 2009 at 10.30 a.m. at Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. 
International Under 15 Cricket Challenge 2009 for the Tuanku Ja’afar Intrernational Trophy - 28th March to 5th April 2009 at the Bayuemas Oval, Klang. 
Corporate Cup Individual Carom Championship 2009 – 4th and 5th April 2009, from 9.00 a.m. each day, at 2nd Floor, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur. 
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Tournament 2009 – 5th to 12th April 2009 at Ipoh. 
152nd OCM Council Meeting - 18th April 2009 at 10.00 a.m. at the Conference Room, Ground Floor, Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur. 
28th OCA General Assembly 2009 - 26th April 2009, Bangkok, Thailand. 
1st Asian Martial Arts Games 2009 – 25th April to 3rd May 2009, Bangkok, Thailand 
5th OCM-Pharmaton Ex-Internationals Golf Challenge 2009 – 28th April 2009 at Kelab Golf Seri Selangor (KGSS). 
28th OCM Annual General Assembly 2009 – 30th May 2009 at 2.00 p.m. at OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur. 
9th Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup 2009 – 7th to 21st June 2009, Johor Bahru and Singapore. 
7th Asian Netball Championship 2009 – 21st to 29th June 2009 at National Netball Stadium, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. 
1st Asian Youth Games 2009 – 29th June to 7th July 2009, Singapore. 

News Items

National Netball Carnival 2009

The Malaysian Netball Association, under the leadership of its President, YB Puan Suraya binte Yaacob, organized the National Netball Carnival 2009 at Stadium Juara, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. The objectives of the Carnival was to promote and introduce Netball as a family sport for physical activity for fun and health enhancement as well as an elite sport which is competed at World, Commonwealth and Asian levels. Thus at the Carnival, Netball was introduced to boys teams, who competed among themselves. There were also modified Netball, such as 3 in 3 Netball, 5 on 5 mix males and females Netball, as well as competitions for Under 14 years children and Veterans. 

Free medical examinations were provided for the participants, exhibitions were put up by the National Sports Council Malaysia and the Institute of Sports Malaysia and sports equipment companies. 

Another objective of the Carnival was to publicize Malaysia hosting the 7th Asian Netball Championship at the above venue in the third week of June 2009. Ten countries, including Malaysia have registered to participate. One of the aims of the Malaysian Netball Association is to include Netball in the Southeast Asian Games and the Asian Games. To achieve the above aim, the Malaysian Netball Association has to popularize Netball not only in Southeast Asia, but also in Asia. 

The Carnival was officially declared opened by the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, YB Dato’ Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

4th National Handball League 2009

The 4th National Handball League 2009 began on 22nd March 2009 from 9.00 a.m. at OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur. A total of 10 men’s teams, including a team comprising expatriates living in Malaysia and 10 women’s teams are participating in the League. 

From the experience of the first three National Leagues, the Malaysian Handball Federation decided to modify the competition rules of the 4th National League by reducing the playing time to 2 halves of 10 minutes each. The shorten playing time allowed each team to play two matches on the day, thus reducing cost and time and also allowed better quality matches, as the players played a much faster game. 

The Malaysian Handball Federation is to be congratulated on its initiatives in modifying the local competition rules, such as reducing the playing time, to suit the local environment. As the standard of Handball in Malaysia is not at all high and is only being developed from scratch, there is no benefit in playing Handball in full compliance with the competition rules of World Cup or Olympic Games, or even Asian Games. Thus as beginners, the important objective is to allow the players easier access to competitions and to play more often. After all, it would take a long time, before Malaysian Handball standards can reach even Asian standards. 

5th OCM-Pharmaton Ex-Internationals Golf Challenge 

Following the success of the Inaugural Ex Internationals Golf Challenge in 2003, the 2nd Challenge in 2004, the 3rd Challenge in 2005 and the 4th Challenge in 2007, the OCM will be organizing the 5th OCM-Pharmaton Ex-Internationals Golf Challenge on Tuesday, 28th April 2009 at the Kelab Golf Seri Selangor (KGSS).

The purpose of this event is to bring together former Malaysian international athletes from all sports and to provide a socially enjoyable environment for them to meet, interact and reminiscence. As in previous years, about 100 ex-internationals are expected to participate in the event. The inter-sport team competition will be for the Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan Challenge Trophy. 

For those who are interested to participate in this year’s challenge, please submit the entry form to OCM by 20th April 2009. For details or clarification, please contact the office of the Olympic Council of Malaysia by telephone +603-2175 2802 or email HYPERLINK "mailto:fong @ olympic. org. my" fong@ olympic. org. my. Entry forms could be down-loaded from OCM’s Website HYPERLINK  "http: //www. olympic. org.my" www. olympic. org.my .

1st OCA Congress 2009 

The 1st OCA Congress was successfully held and concluded in Kuwait City from 12th to 14th March 2009. Out of the 45 Asian NOCs, only 24 NOCs presented papers, with the largest number of papers being presented by representatives of Iran, China, Japan and Korea. 

On the very important topic of Asian Games and Youth Sports, only three out of the eleven papers directly touched on the large number of Games and Sports in the OCA calendar, resulting in increased burdens on the NOCs to source funds to participate, to prepare the athletes and to carry out the administration work in submitting data for accreditation and entries. As a result of the discussion on the above topic, the “One Sport-One Games, One Games-One Year” resolution was included in the Kuwait Declaration. 

The “One Sport-One Games, One Games-One Year” concept means that no one sport will be included in more than one Games in the OCA Calendar and there will only be one “Asian” Games in any one year. The “One Sport-One Games” is easy to achieve, but the “One Games-One Year” will be difficult, if not impossible to achieve, unless OCA is prepared to drop 2 of the Games from its present Calendar of 6 Games in 4 years. 

In addition, in Asia, there are also the Regional Games, such as the Central Asian Games, the East Asian Games, the South Asian Games, the Southeast Asian Games and the West Asian Games. Besides the above Regional Games, some Asian countries also participate in the Commonwealth Games, the Francophonea Games, etc. 

Ahad, 22 Mac 2009

Celoteh Kepten Shafari - MU kalah lagi...

Dear all,

MU lost again and this time to another fool... Fulham...hehehe. So MU must be a greater fool cos they lost to both fools... heheh ... jangan marah ok.

Guys... try to look at the brighter side of life... compare our lives with that of NICK VUJICIC... man without limbs.. yeah... all 4 limbs. Search his name at google and see the many videos at youtube. This is one guy that is very determined to make full use of life though fully handicapped. And see also about a dog without the fore limbs and how the animal walk... just like human using the hind legs only...the name is FAITH. Look it in the youtube too.

Kalau tak cukup... try to read a story about a daughter's story of his ever demanding father.... in the Sunday Star today.. just a page before '"Dear Telma". How a dog could change a man's life and about the dog too...

So frens... life is too short.. make the best out of it and enjoy it...

Kesian her... she is sick. InsyAllah she'll recover soon... hope it is only a minor sakit.... To her; take care and Get Well Soon.

Sometimes and correctly.. most of the times..it is mind over matters. If we think that we are tired... then we are. So even we are really tired but if we were not to think about it..and just say that we can do it... then we definitely can.

Many a times I do feel that I am having a blockage artery.. I am feeling the pain in my chest but the doctor always said that I am imagining things cos after several checkups.. nothing negative came up. OK fine.. but lately there are incidence that what ever I am holding... i let it to slip off.. especially during the morning baths... the soap..and toothbrush... but my BP is excellent. Well... I think I am imagining things.. just like the doctor said. So I must be stronger... mentally and should dismiss all the negative thoughts... yeah.. must learn to think +ve at all times.

On local sports... Congrats to Datuk Lee Chong Wei on winning the Swiss Open and so to the pair of KKK and TBH. Also to Zulmarzan for regaining the Malaysian Bowling Open title...and hope our track cyclists were to win big in Poland next week. About the Malaysian F1... any one going to SIC? Can we go in groups? Anyone???

Oue Exco had their 1st meeting of the present session yesterday... Hope everything went well and I have high regards to the present set up.. and I have the strong confidence that our beloved club, Famemas were to go places from now on...we'll prosper for the better. God willing.

Till next time...regards to all... and please smile.....

Capt.

Jumaat, 20 Mac 2009

APEX CLUB of KLANG - Charity Climathon

APEX CLUB of KLANG - Charity Climathon 

Apex is a service organization that addresses the needs of the handcapped, the destitute, the less fortunate and the underprivileged through the relentless efforts of its members, and with the contributions from well wishers and supporters. 

15th - 18th May ‘2009 (4 Days 3 Nights Mount Kinabalu) 
• Package Cost : RM 1,250, (if AirAsia flights are booked on 19th Mar ‘09) 
In line with that, The Apex Club of Klang would be organising a “Charity Climathon” on the date as above to raise funds for the following projects. 

Fund Raising Objective 
Sheltered Workshop for Special Children 

To raise RM 250,000 for the building of a Sheltered Workshop to be build at the Special School in Southern Park, Klang managed by the Selangor Association for Retarded Children (SARC). Via this Charity Climathon we are expecting to raise at least RM 100,000 through public donations. Tax exempt receipts will be issued. Cheques can either be made payable to Apex Club of Klang or SARC. Todate a sum of RM 150,000 has been raised. 

At present there are about 130 special children getting their education in this school (SARC). After completing their skills study (age 17), almost all of them find it difficult to land a job as they are physically challenged as well. With the building of the Sheltered Workshop, these students would be self-employed in-house to maximise their skills in producing products (to be identified) which would be sold. This concept is to self-empower this special children to be self dependent. 

Fishing Boats for Orang Asli Fishermen ( “Mah Meri” ) 

This orang asli settlement along the coastal areas in Tanjung Harapan, Port Klang houses around 19 families. Their livelihood is fishing and at present they rent the boats from the tout’s at a fixed rental rate of RM 40.00 per day. On top of that they are also required to sell whatever catch they make for the day to the tout’s at a very discounted price. They are definitely suppressed to the maximise. 

This was brought to the attention of “The Apex Club of Klang” in Oct. ‘08 and an article on this was carried in the Star dated. 29th Oct. ‘08. Our objective is to at least raise a sum of RM 28,000 , that would help to purchase 4 boats for their fishing activities thus empowering them to earn what should rightfully be theirs without the interference of the tout’s. Use of the boats would be rotated among the 19 families. 

• Need further infomation, please contact Xavier Alphonse ( Apex Klang President ) 
at 016-3227155, email : xavier @ blondal.net


APEX CLUB of KLANG -
Charity Climathon


15th - 18th May ‘2009 (4 Days 3 Nights Mount Kinabalu) 
* Package Cost : RM 1.250 (if AirAsia flights are booked on 19th Mar. ‘09) 

Brief Itinerary 

15th May (Day 1) 

8.00 am: Meet at LCCT, KL flight @ 10.20am, ETA into KK @ 12.45pm. Lunch (sponsored), after which head to National Park, Kundasang. 
4.00 pm: Mountain Van to ferry climbers from National Park, Kundasang to Mesilau. Nite stay in Melisau. 

16th May (Day 2)

8.00 am:Start climb from Melisau after breakfast. Lunch would be packed. Average climber would take around 6 - 7hrs to reach Laban Rata. 
5.30 pm: Dinner in Laban Rata Resthouse. Nite stay in Gunting Lagaden. 

17th May (Day 3)

2.30 am: Start The Summit Trail to reach Low’s Peak. The Highest Point of Mount Kinabalu ( 4,095.2m ). 6.00 am: Reach Summit to enjoy Sunrise and come down to Laban Ratafor breakfast then proceed to Nat. Park via Timpohon Gate to collect acheivement certificate. 
2.00 - 4.00 pm : Lunch in Balsam Restaurant, Kinabalu Park 
5.00 pm: Depart from Nat. Park to Kota Kinabalu. Nite stay in Tang Dynasty Hotel. 

18th May (Day 4)

7.00 - 10.00 am: Breakfast in Hotel, Lunch at own expense. Light & Easy (on own), shoping, thani, etc..... 
1.30 pm: Depart to KK airport for flight to LCCT, KL @ 3.45 pm ETA into KL @ 6.15 pm. 

• Package: Air Fare, Kinabalu Park Entry Fees, Guide Fees, Climbing Permit, Includes Climbing Ins. Certificate, Admin Fees. 3Breakfast, 3Lunch, 3Dinner 

•Package: Porter’s (if required) Fees, Lunch on 18th May. (Monday) 
Excludes 

• Further details, pls. contact Mr. Xavier @ 016-3227155 or email to xavier @ blondal.net

Selasa, 17 Mac 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights - 15th March 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights
15th March 2009
OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my


Coming Events

IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia 2009 – 13th to 22nd March 2009 at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Launch of Centre of Excellence for Badminton – 19th March 2009 at 2.30 p.m. at Kompleks Rakan Muda Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, by TAB hg. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor.
4th National Handball League 2009 – first round on 22nd March 2009 from 9.00 a.m. at OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur.
National Sports Award for 2008 – 23rd March 2009 at 8.00 p.m. at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.
Corporate Cup Individual Carom Championship 2009 – 4th and 5th April 2009, from 9.00 a.m. each day, at 2nd Floor, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur.
152nd OCM Council Meeting - 25th April 2009 at 10.00 a.m. at the Conference Room, Ground Floor, Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur.
28th OCM Annual General Assembly 2009 – 30th May 2009 at 2.00 p.m. at OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur.
9th Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup 2009 – 7th to 21st June 2009, Johor Bahru and Singapore.

News Items

Congratulations

Members of the Olympic Council of Malaysia and the Executive Board wish to congratulate His Royal Highness Tunku Imran, who will be presented with an Honorary Doctorate from the United States Sports Academy at 10 a.m. Saturday, 21 March 2009 in Daphne, with coincides with the 61st birthday of His Royal Highness, the President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) and IOC Member.

His Royal Highness Tunku Imran, has been active in the international sport community and Olympic movement for more than three decades. In the 33 years since Imran played on the Malaysian national squash team (1973-1976) and was Malaysia’s national Squash Champion in 1973. He has served the international sport community and promoted sport and Olympic ideals worldwide in numerous capacity.

His Royal Highness has served as President of the OCM since 1998. Before that he was the Vice President of OCM from 1985 to 1998. His Royal Highness is also the First Vice President of the Commonwealth Games Federation since 2003, Chairman of the Sports Committee for the Commonwealth Games Federation since 2003, Honorary Life President of the Southeast Asian Games Federation since 2001, Patron of the World Squash Federation since 2002, member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) since 2002 and President of the Malaysian Cricket Association since 1999. Imran has served the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 2006 and member of the IOC Commissions on Sport and Law (since 2002) and Sport for All (since 2006).

Opening of OCA New Headquarters Building

In a glittering and impressive display of cultural dances, Asian martial arts demonstrations and fireworks, the OCA Headquarters Inauguration Ceremony was held in the evening of 11th March 2009 at Kuwait. The Inauguration Ceremony was officiated by His Highness, The Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, in the presence of H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al Ahmad Al Sabah, the President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and H.E. Dr. Jacque Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and over 300 guests from the Olympic Family.

The Ceremony started off by a number of cultural dances by delegations from past and present Asian Games Host countries and cities, such as Indonesia, Korea, Oman, Khazatan, India, Guangzhou and Kuwait. The dances were followed by the “Drums of Asia”, featuring drum artists from Korean, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, India and Kuwait. This was followed by a medley of Asian Martial Arts demonstration of Japanese Kendo, Korean Taekwondo, Chinese Kung Fu and Indian Kalari Payattu, a Mask Dance from Guangzhou, China and the Falcon and Dragon from the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Grand Finale was the presentation of the song “Inspire the World”. Overall, the Inauguration Ceremony of the OCA Headquarters was a great success as it raised the image and prestige of the OCA.

OCA Headquarters – Olympia

The new OCA Headquarters, known as Olympia, was officially inaugurated by His Highness, The Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah on 11th March 2009. Olympia is a four-phase development projected owned by OCA, situated at the prime location at the Salmiya sea front. It comprises a seven floor building, adjacent to the impressive twin towers, a luxury shopping mall and offices (front tower) and the five-star Hilton Olympia Hilton (rear tower).

The OCA Headquarters comprises the following:-

4th Floor – Main offices.
3rd Floor – Academy including library, classrooms and lecture theatre.
2nd Floor – Conference room, offices.
1st Floor – Museum, offices.
Ground Floor – Museum, reception area and offices.
Basement 1 – Recreation area including pool, gym., squash courts and sauna spa.
Basement 2 – Accommodation for OCA staff.

1st OCA Congress 2009

The 1st OCA Congress was held from 12th to 14th March 2009 at the Arraya Ballroom, Kuwait. Around 140 papers were presented over the three days of the Congress. The Olympic Council of Malaysia were represented by the following:

YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Al Marhun Tuanku Ja’afar, President of OCM and IOC Member. He presented a paper on ‘Governance of Sports in Asia”.
YBhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan, Deputy President of OCM. He is a member of the Organizing Committee of the 1st OCA Congress and presented a paper on “Sports Science in Asia”. He was also the Moderator of the Sports Science session.
Cik Low Beng Choo, Vice President of OCM. She presented a paper on “Women Sports in Asia”.
Dato’ Sieh Kok Chi, Honorary Secretary of OCM. He presented a paper in “Sport Marketing in Asia”.

The papers presented by OCM’s representatives were well received by the participants, who considered the papers of good standards.

The Declaration and the Resolutions of the 1st OCA Congress 2009 are as follows:

Kuwait Declaration

The 1st OCA Sport Congress gathered in Kuwait City during March 12 – 14, 2009, acknowledged the necessity of narrowing the gap among member NOCs and providing youths of Asia equal opportunity to excel in their sport performances while retaining the Asian significant traditional cultures. The Congress hereby declared and realized the importance of Olympic Education and fight against Doping in sports for the youths who are the future of Asian Olympic Movement with a belief that the establishment of the OCA Academy in its Headquarters should be able to fulfill this commitment,. “One Sport-One Game, One Game-One year” concept should be further explored and implemented at the appropriate time for the mutual interest of the Asia Olympic Movement in true spirit of Olympism.

Resolutions

1. Then Congress recommends to activate implementation in all Asian NOCs the “Green Legacy” under the IOC guidelines for future generations and was strongly disseminated the importance of Sport and Environment.
2. The Congress encourages all Asian Olympic Movement to promote more women in sports competitions and sport administrators through Olympic Solidarity Continental and World Programme including the IOC Women Commission’s activities.
3. Sport should be cultivated from the grass root to ensure the youths of Asian Continent who are the future of the Asian Olympic Movement shall be united with friendship and solidarity across the continent.
4. “One Sport-One Games, One Game-One Year” concept is worth to be implemented to minimize the burden of the NOCs.
5. The Congress fully supports the close collaborations with WADA in fighting against doping in sport by providing effective education in all levels not limited to athletes, coaches and team officials supported by the OCA Academy.
6. The findings from the systemic survey of sports science capacity in all Asian NOCs should be used to narrow the gap of the NOCs in this specific area through technical co-operation and technology transfer.
7. Marketing and new media technology are considered as the main mechanism in generating the Games revenues, anyhow under the present difficult economic situations, the Congress calls upon tall Assian Olympic Families to create core values in sport by exposure its dignity with fair play and fighting spirit for the attractions of sponsorship y creations innovative and feasible marketing technology to generate funds for Asian Sports.
8. The Congress strongly encouraged and recommended good governance in all Asian NOCs’ administrations and establishes good inter-relationships with governmental authorities to initiate the government involvement in the staging of Mega Sports Events with respective NOCs.

19th OCM Executive Board Meeting

The 19th OCM Executive Board Meeting was held on 10th March 2009 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Boardroom, 1st Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. The following matters were discussed and approved:

1. Approved the final draft of the OCM Trust Fund Deed;
2. Approved the proposal to assign a weightage of one each for Governance and Activities and Programmes and a weightage of two for Achievements. Based on the weightage assigned, a new score was calculated based on last year’s returns of the NSAs and the score was found to reflect a better picture of the sport.
3. Approved the five days comprehensive training on the Zeus Team Management System to be held in Kuala Lumpur from 20th to 24th April 2009. A representative each from the Commonwealth Games Association of Brunei Darussalam and the Maldives Olympic will be attending the training course.
4. Approved the procedures for the election of members of the Malaysian Athletes’ Commission.

IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia 2009

The Malaysian Ice Hockey team, competing at the IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia from 13th to 22nd March 2009 at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, won their first match by beating the Mongolian Ice Hockey team with a score of 4 goals to 1.

Isnin, 16 Mac 2009

NEW BALANCE PACESETTERS 15KM




Dear Famemas Runners,

NEW BALANCE PACESETTERS 15KM

We are happy to announce that New Balance 15km is back for its 7th edition on May 17th, 2009. The race is sponsored by New Balance and organized by Pacesetters Athletic Club Malaysia. Please find below related race

information

VENUE

Tapak “A”, Tasik Perdana Kuala Lumpur

CATEGORIES:

Men Open [age 16 & above]
Men Veteran [age 40 to 50]
Men Snior Veteran [above 50]
Women Open [age 16 & above]
Women Veteran [age 35 to 45]
Women Senior Veteran [above 45]

ENTRY FEES

PACM Member Public After 31st March 2009
RM35 RM45 RM55

ENTRY FEE includes:

. New Balance Running Vest
. Finisher Medal
. Finisher Certificate
. Goodie Bag
. Light Breakfast

Akhirnya Chong Wei Sekat Lin Dan

Kien Keat-Boon Heong raih gelaran beregu Siri Super Terbuka Switzerland

BELENGGU kecewa memerangkapnya sejak Sukan Olimpik lalu berjaya dihapuskan Lee Chong Wei yang muncul juara badminton Terbuka Switzerland selepas menundukkan musuh ketatnya, Lin Dan di St Jakobshalle, Basel, malam tadi. 

Kombinasi Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong melengkapkan malam gemilang negara apabila mengungguli final beregu lelaki hasil kemenangan 21-14, 21-18 mengatasi lawan dari Denmark, Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen.

Buat Chong Wei, kemenangan itu hadir genap seminggu selepas kekecewaan final Seluruh England – sekali gus membolehkannya melakar kemenangan pertama selepas tumbang kepada pemain China itu pada tiga pertemuan terakhir sebelumnya. 

Kunci kejayaan 21-16, 21-16 Chong Wei dalam tempoh 52 minit itu ialah corak persembahan penuh sabar – menyerang ketika hanya perlu dan lebih memfokuskan usaha kepada mengembalikan segala bentuk pukulan Lin Dan. 

"Memang kemenangan ini menjelmakan kepuasan terbaik untuknya. Dendam kekalahan di Seluruh England minggu lalu sekurang-kurangnya kini sudah terbalas.

"Chong Wei lebih bersedia dan sudah belajar daripada kesilapan sebelumnya. Kawalan gelanggangnya juga lebih kemas dan ini menyukarkan rentak Lin Dan," kata ketua jurulatih perseorangan negara, Rashid Sidek, yang dihubungi sejurus tamat perlawanan itu. 

Kien Keat-Boon Heong pula mengatasi permulaan goyah pada awal set pertama untuk menang 21-14. 

Situasi gementar juga kelihatan pada penghujung set kedua apabila, selepas mendahului 20-15, membenarkan lawan memungut tiga mata untuk sehampir 20-18 sebelum melengkapkan kemenangan hasil pukulan smash kencang Kien Keat yang tepat menjunam ke tengah gelanggang. 

Ia adalah kemenangan pertama mereka dalam Siri Super tahun ini.

Ahad, 15 Mac 2009

Peluang Chong Wei Tebus Kekalahan Ke Atas Lin Dan Esok

KUALA LUMPUR, Jaguh perseorangan negara Datuk Lee Chong Wei dan bintang China Lin Dan mengulangi pertemuan kedua dalam tempoh seminggu pada perlawanan akhir Kejohanan Badminton Terbuka Switzerland esok.

Chong Wei, pemain nombor satu dunia dan Lin Dan berjaya mara ke perlawanan akhir selepas mengatasi lawan masing-masing pada saingan separuh akhir di Arena Tertutup St.Jakobshalle di Basel.

Chong Wei, yang tewas kepada Lin Dan pada perlawanan akhir All England minggu lepas, memerlukan masa 51 minit untuk menundukkan pemain bukan pilihan dari Denmark, Jan O.Jorgensen 21-12, 20-22, 21-9.

Chong Wei, 26, kini mempunyai peluang untuk menebus kekalahan ke atas juara Olimpik Beijing 2008 itu apabila Lin Dan menjinakkan pemain pilihan ketiga dan rakan senegara Chen Jin 21-13, 21-14 dalam masa 44 minit.

Pada Ahad lepas, Lin Dan merangkul gelaran All England buat kali keempat selepas dengan mudah mengenepikan saingan Chong Wei 21-19, 21-12.

Perlawanan akhir akan bermula pukul 7 malam waktu Switzerland hari ini atau 2 pagi esok waktu Malaysia.

Sementara itu, beregu lelaki negara Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong mempunyai peluang untuk mengakhiri kemarau gelaran selama dua tahun apabila mara ke perlawanan akhir.

Beregu pilihan kedua dan nombor enam dunia itu menempah tiket ke final dengan menumpaskan pasangan pilihan keenam Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng dari China 23-12, 18-21, 21-14 dalam masa 56 minit.

Kien Keat-Boon Heong, bekas juara All England dan Terbuka Switzerland itu, akan menentang beregu pilihan ketiga dan nombor empat dunia Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen dari Denmark.

Dalam pada itu, perlawanan akhir peseorangan wanita adalah antara pemain China, Wang Yihan dan Jiang Yanjiao manakala acara beregu wanita akhir adalah antara gandingan pilihan ketiga dari Korea Selatan Lee Hyo Jung-Lee Kyung Wong dengan beregu dari China, Du Jing-Yu Yang.

Perlawanan akhir acara beregu campuran membabitkan pasangan China, Lee Yong Dae-Lee Hyo Jung menentang Zheng Bo-Ma Jin.

-- BERNAMA

Celoteh Kepten Shafari - MU & MP

Hi all,

its been almost a month the last time I wrote. Well..pretty busy lately but the thought of being detained for being 'menderhaka' was there...hehe afraid that I'll masok again... and the fine of RM10K is too high a stake but then in one's mission of seeking justice, peace, harmony and for the betterment of our next generations..it is well..worth every seconds of it. Berani kerana benar!! And in our struggle for upholding those principles...one should not feel intimidated by the authority of the day!!

MU lost 1-4 to Liverfools. Well.. congrats to all Liverfoolsdians...but even as a staunch supporter of MU, I was really happy MU to loose. Made some money lor.. If one could recall, in one of the matches a year ago.. Sir Alex made 3 replacements and moments later they were playing with 10 men and they lost by 3 goals. Last nite.. it happened again. I raised my stake... and Sir Alex and Vidic must be laughing going to the bank.... but I could only smile.. RM50 richer...hehe

Teresa Kok is drawing about RM32K per month. State EXCOs is making RM17K a month. No wonder many are vying to become MPs and EXCOs! And with the many projects 'masok pocket"... no wonder they can become millionaires. Itu opposition... kalau on the other side... lagi BOLEH!! heheh

Batang Ai, Bukit Selambau, Bukit Gantang and later (may be)...Bukit Lanjan will all face by-elections. May be this time the SPR will be having so many contractors fighting among themselves to supply tents and canopys for PDRM. Remember in Kuala Trengganu? Amount spent on tents and canopys was RM6M. Siapa tak mahu..right?

SPM result was out and again...the story of high achievers were in every newspapers and on TVs. I remember during my survey to the homes of Pakistani soldiers while doing my writeup when I was in Pakistan Military Academy. There was one house ...we were interviewing the mother of 3 sons who all died in the war (with India on 70s). She cried and cried while telling us about her children. Well...the surprising part was when she told us the reason she cried was that she felt sad since she got no more son to fight in the war!! It was not so much of losing them!! Well.. back to SPM high achievers.. I have this friend whose both daughters (twins) scored 10As and now he is regretting to have 3 kids only!! hehehe Humans huh...never feel satisfied with what they have.

Do I feel satisfied too? Not yet...not till I can have a dinner date with her... heheh

Hey Famemas... when can we have a gathering? I mean informal get together. What about jogging in FRIM? It is a good place and one can jog even in the afternoons... and we can race up the hill.. makan is quite ok and cheap too at the canteen. And canopy walk? Please lah...try to organise something.

Ok guys.. I do feel like missing you all...the shouts, the laughters, the arguments...the kind and harsh words and many more. Dont get me wrong... it is not only about her...heheh but all of you Famemasians.

Take care... where ever you are. My prayers for a better world to all of us.

Chao....

Shafari Bakar

Selasa, 10 Mac 2009

Antara Foto Famemas di Perlawanan Akhir Skuassy Terbuka KL

Antara pemenang

Nicol David Naib Johan kejohanan

Bryan jangan jeles aaa

TokMoh dan anak muridnya

Antara ahli Famemas yang memberi sokongan

TokMoh menyokong dengan penuh semangat

Famemas memakai baju CIMB

Famemas mula bersorak

Mr. Dorairaj dan TokMoh

Kumpulan Famemas ketika memakai baju rasmi Famemas

Suasana gelanggang sebelum perlawanan

Pintu hadapan Time Square Kuala Lumpur

OCM Weekly Highlights - 8th March 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights 
8th March 2009

OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my

Coming Events

Opening of OCA New Headquarters Building – 11th March 2009 at Kuwait.
1st OCA Congress 2009 – 13th and 14th March 2009 at OCA Headquarters, Kuwait. 
IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia 2009 – 13th to 22nd March 2009 at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 
19th OCM Executive Board Meeting – 10th March 2009 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Boardroom, 1st Floor, Wisma OCM,Kuala Lumpur 
4th National Handball League 2009 – first round on 22nd March 2009 from 9.00 a.m. at OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur 
Corporate Cup Individual Carom Championship 2009 – 4th and 5th April 2009, from 9.00 a.m. each day, at 2nd Floor, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur. 
152nd OCM Council Meeting - 25th April 2009 at 10.00 a.m. at the Conference Room, Ground Floor, Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur. 
28th OCM Annual General Assembly 2009 – 30th May 2009 at 2.00 p.m. at OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur. 
9th Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup 2009 – 7th to 21st June 2009, Johor Bahru and Singapore. 

News Items

Congratulations 

Members of the Olympic Council of Malaysia and the Executive Board wish to congratulate the following Vice Presidents of OCM:
• Cik Low Beng Choo for her appointment as the Vice Chair of the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS) and for her appointment by the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia as a member of the National Sports Awards Committee and Chair of the Technical Committee of SUKMA XII, 2010. 
• Y.Bhg. Prof. Dato’ Ar. W. Y. Chin for his appointment by the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia as a member of the National Coaching Board from 1st January 2009 to 31st December 2010.
• Y.Bhg. Dato’ Roy Rajasingham for his appointment by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Executive Board a member of the Judicial Commission of the FIH for a 2 year period 2009 and 2010. 

Condolence 

The Office Bearers and members of OCM wish to extend our condolences to the family of the late Mr. Sunny Hon, who passed away peacefully in the early hours of 8th March 2009 at the age of 59 years. The late Mr. Sunny Hon was a National Skeet Shooter, having represented Malaysia in the SEA Games and SEASA Shooting Championships. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Selangor Shooting Association. The funeral will be on 10th March 2009 from St. Ignatius Church, Taman Plaza, Off LDP Highway, Kelana Jaya. 

United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace

8th March of each year, is the United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. It marks the ongoing worldwide pursue for equal rights for women on every aspect of life including sport. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is very active in its objective of achieving gender equity in sport at all level. Every four years the IOC Women and Sport World Conference is organized. The last one was held in the Dead Sea, Jordan, in March 2008. 

The IOC Women and Sport Trophy was introduced in 2000. Every year, six trophies (one per continent, and one at world level) are awarded to a woman or man (former athlete, coach, administrator or journalist) or to an organisation that has worked to develop, encourage and strengthen the participation of women and girls in physical and sports activities, in coaching or in administrative and decision-making structures, and promote female journalists and women’s sport in the media. Each NOC, International Federation or Continental Association may propose one candidate. The Malaysian Women’s Hockey Association won the Trophy for Asia in 2001and the former Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, Y.B. Dato’ Seri Azalina Dato’ Othman Said was awarded the 2008 World Women and Sport Trophy.

The IOC has set the target of 20% of the positions in all their decision-making structures (in particular the executive and legislative bodies), in the NOCs, IFs and NSAs were held by women. An initial target of having at least 10% of positions within decision-making bodies held by women was set for December 2000. At present, more than 30% of the NOCs and 29% of the IFs have already achieved the 2005 target. Unfortunately the Olympic Council of Malaysia and almost all its affiliates, except those sports associations managing women sports, such as Netball, Women’s Golf, Women’s Hockey have not achieved the IOC target. 

Grass Roots Sports Development 

While many sports leaders and fans lament the lack of sports promotion and development at grass-roots levels, fortunately, the situation is not as bad as it appears. The lack of funds has always been and will always remain the excuse for many people not to do anything. With the global economic down-turn, the shortage of funds will become more acute for this year and the next. For passionate and dedicated sports people, they live by the motto “when the going gets tough, the tough gets going”. Instead of waiting for funding from sponsors or government, many sports people are organizing sports activities for themselves and by themselves.

One such example is the 3rd INTI Open Water Polo Charity Championship 2009, held in the Inti University College, Nilai on 7th and 8th March 2009. The Championship is organized by the students of INTI University College who are members of the University Life Saving and Swimming Club. The Organizing Committee is not only raising sufficient funds to run the Open Water Polo Championship, but is donating the excess funds to the Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Kajang (PKIK) or Association for Special Children Kajang, Selangor. 

A total of 16 teams are participating, with teams coming from Penang, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur. Three of the teams are women’s (girls’) teams and they will compete against the men. All the players are teenagers or young adults and they displayed excellent sporting spirit and at the same time have fun with players of their age group of the other teams.

There are many examples of such sport for all activities in the country, with little fanfare and publicity. These sports people are doing it for their love for sports and not for publicity. The Ulu Klang Recreation Club (UKRC) organizes community Football for children at their club field in Kuala Ampang. The Pacesetters Athletic Club, Malaysia, is another club that promotes, develops and organizes road running for adults and track events for children, through their own efforts. 

Other sports bodies organizing similar grass-roots competitions are, The Malaysian Handball Federation which is organizing its 4th National Inter-Team handball League, from 22nd March 2009 at the OCM Indoor Sports Arena, the Kuala Lumpur Kabaddi Association, which is running an Open Kabaddi League from 1st March 2009 and the Malaysian Ice Hockey Federation which has been organizing a very successful Inter-Team Ice Hockey League for many years.