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Selasa, 26 Mei 2009

Celoteh Kepten Shafari - Jom Ke Singapore

Kepten Shafari ketika berada di luar Stadium Tertutup Singapura pada tahun 2007.

Hi Famemas members,

so about 40 of us are going to S'pore on 13 and 14 June. Yeah! Yeah! yeah! Famemas BOLEH!

I remembered the trip in 2007. It was quite an interestring trip though a few of us were stopped at the CIQ complex across the causeway. Then the stadium people did not allow us to hang on our flags and our Chairman had some good words for them. A few Singaporean Ah Sohs came over to settle the matter. There was one lady who told the stadium people that' "For the last 6 years, never before that we had some good time but yesterday, these people (referring to Famemas) made all of us to enjoy the badminton game". And just a few days after that, it was discussed in their Parliment that they should try to revive the "Reds", their group of supporters during the Malaysia Cup days. So guys... that was the impact that Famemas had brought to Singapore...the city of Kiasus and Kiasias.... heheheh Whats Kiasias??? a new car model from Kia?

Guys... please try to go to S'pore and cheer our players. They need our support.

Yesterday there was this Rambo from Jasin who was shot dead after trying to rob a family. Well, Jasin is such a peaceful place and one of the places in Malaysia that the crime rate is very minimum. But with the Rambo case.... Jasin is no longer considered an "aman" town.

Newcastle, Middlesborough and West Brom were relegated to the 2nd league. Most surprising is Newcastle. They were once, one of the top teams but lately...they are no hoppers. Owen, Mark Viduka and Damien Duff are no more in EPL comes next season?

Ok... I met these guys who were Liverfool supporters. They are planning to see Liverfool playing in Bangkok on 22 July. Fanatics! They are simply fanatics. I told them it has been just too long... 19 years ago when they won the Premier League Cup.. and I think they wont able to get it in the next few years because they just do not have the 2nd/ the grooming players.... I mean the youngsters. There are plenty in MU...like Macheda, Gibson, Possedon, Welback and so and so.... Well.. those Liverfooldians claimed that MU had just equalled their record of 18 league titles....

I just kept quite after that but deep in me... I just wanted to tell them when Liverfools were Champions... the soccer game was not that modern yet... and 2 decades ago... the game was played differently... less sophisticated and less demanding than now. But do I have to explain to the fanatics?? waste of time right?? heheheh So sorry to Liverfool fans.

And in PPP, they have 2 leaders now. It is absolutely in a 'tonggang langgang' situation right now.

I like to see Erra Fazira's daughter...Aleesya. Very.. very.. cute. Razlin.. you pun suka tak tengok baby yang comel?? 

Ok guys... till we meet again, take care and enjoy life.

Adios...

Capt....still very lonely in KL.

Isnin, 25 Mei 2009

Jom ke Singapore Open!

Salam Sejahtera Ahli dan Rakan Famemas,

Mari kita gegarkan Singapore Indoor Stadium dengan sorakan Famemas di AVIVA Singapore Open dari 13 hingga 14 Jun 2009, Hanya RM175 untuk ahli Famemas, all in kecuali Makan Minum, Sila lihat risalah yang dikepilkan bersama.  Tarikh akhir pendaftaran 7 June 2009.

Juga dikepilkan OCM Highlights 24 May 2009.

MALAYSIA BOLEH!

Kelab Famemas KL & Selangor

OCM Weekly Highlights - 24th May 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights 
24th May 2009
OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my

Coming Events

World Sepaktakraw Championship 2009 - 25th to 31st May 2009 at Stadium Negeri, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Darul Iman. 21 countries participating.
28th OCM Annual General Assembly 2009 – 30th May 2009 at 10.00 a.m. at OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur. 
HSBC Asian Five Nations Rugby Championship (A5N) – 2nd to 7th June 2009 at Kuala Lumpur. 
9th Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup 2009 – 7th to 21st June 2009, Johor Bharu and Singapore. 
9th Milo-Malaysia Youth (Under 14) Volleyball Championship 2009 – 8th to 12th June 2009, organized by the Majlis Bandaran Shah Alam (MBSA) Recreational Club, Shah Alam, at the MBSA Indoor Stadiums at Section 19 for boys and Section 4 for girls. 
1st Mini Olympics Malaysia 2009 – due to unavoidable circumstances, the 1st Mini Olympics Malaysia has been postponed to September 2009. 
7th Asian Netball Championship 2009 – 19th to 28th June 2009 at National Netball Stadium, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. 
Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold 2009 – 23rd to 28th June 2009 at Johor Bharu Malaysia.
1st Asian Youth Games 2009 – 29th June to 7th July 2009, Singapore. 
OCA Sports Committee Meeting 2009 – 29th June 2009, Singapore
28th OCA General Assembly 2009 – 1st July 2009, Singapore.
2009 McDonald’s Olympic Day Run – 12th July 2009 at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, from 7.30 a.m. 
1st Asian Martial Arts Games 2009 – 1st to 9th August 2009, Bangkok, Thailand. 

News Items

Condolences

The Executive Board & Council of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) and its affiliates wish to express their deepest condolences to the family of the late Tuan Haji Shahrir Abdullah, who passed away peacefully at the Miri Medical Centre, Sarawak, in the afternoon of 22nd May 2009. The late Tuan Haji Shahrir Abdullah was the Ketua Penolong Pesuruhjaya Sukan, Pejabat Pesuruhjaya Sukan Malaysia. The late Tuan Haji Shahrir Abdullah was a very diligent and helpful officer and his demise is a great loss to the sports fraternity of Malaysia. 

Media Release on the Nomination for Election of OCM Office Bearers 2009/2011 on 22nd May 2009.

The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) has appointed an Independent Panel of 3 persons, one of whom is the Returning Officer, to supervise, manage and conduct the election of Office Bearers of the OCM in line with the OCM’s Constitution at the 28th OCM Annual General Assembly at 10 a.m. on Saturday, 30th May 2009 at the Sports Arena, 3rd Floor, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Kuala Lumpur.
The Members of the Independent Panel are as follow:

1. Hajah Norminshah Sabirin - Returning Officer
2. Y.Bhg. Dato’ Abdul Malik Mohd Salleh
3. Encik Stanley Charles Louis

Members of the OCM were invited on 7th May 2009 to submit their nomination papers to elect Office Bearers. The replies were opened at 5.00 p.m. on 20th May 2009. The positions which have more than one nomination are as follows:


President

Nominee 
1. Y.A.M. Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar
2. Y.B. Dato’ Seri Shahidan Kassim

Deputy President

Nominee 
1. Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan
2. Y.Bhg. Dato’ Seri Dr. Ibrahim Saad

Vice President 

Nominee
1. Y.Bhg. Prof. Dato’ Ar. W.Y. Chin
2. Y.Bhg. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Zakaria Ahmad
3. Y.Bhg. Dato’ Roy Rajasingham
4. Y.Bhg. Dato’ A. Sani Karim
5. Encik M.P. Haridas
6. Encik Edwin Chong

Hon. Asst. Secretary (Man)

Nominee
1. Encik Ramlay Ibrahim
2. Encik Mohd Hisham Mohd Nor
3. Encik Ramesh Lachmanan
4. Encik Lawrence Yeow Eng Leong

Hon. Asst. Secretary (Woman)

Nominee
1. Cik Moira Tan Siew See
2. Puan Latifah Ya’cob

The following positions have only one nomination each:

Vice President (Woman)

Nominee
Cik Low Beng Choo 

Hon. Treasurer

Nominee 
Dato’ Seri Kee Yong Wee 

Hon. Asst. Treasurer 

Nominee
Encik Rozmanizam Abdullah

Hon. Secretary

Nominee
Dato’ Sieh Kok Chi

Please note the following facts:
1. All incumbent Office Bearers were nominated as candidates.
2. The incumbent Officer Bearers are named first and by seniority, while the sequence of naming the other nominees are according to the date and time of the nomination received.
3. The OCM Members and the candidates have been informed.

The Independent Panel wishes to stress that the OCM Elections on 30th May 2009 is an integral part of the democratic practice of OCM for the election of Office Bearers to lead OCM for the next two years. Traditionally, OCM Elections have been conducted in a fair and sporting environment in accordance with the Olympic Spirit. The Independent Panel is confident that such an environment will continue in this year’s OCM elections. 

However, as a preventive measure, the Independent Panel wishes to take this opportunity to caution strongly against any immoral and unethical conduct by anyone and also to be aware that “money politics” in any elections is an offence and should be reported to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) immediately for investigation. 

Cik Hajah Norminshah Sabirin) Returning Officer / Independent Panel 

28th OCM Annual General Assembly 2009

The 28th OCM Annual General Assembly 2009 will be held on 30th May 2009 at 10.00 a.m. at the OCM Sports Arena, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, 3rd Floor Wisma OCM Phase II, Kuala Lumpur. 

Ordinary Members of OCM are reminded that the Deadline for the submission of registration of NSAs’ delegates’ forms, from all Members of OCM (both Ordinary Members and Associate Members), is at 5.00 p.m. on 25th May 2009, at the OCM Office.

World Squash Day 2009

World Squash Day 2009 was celebrated in a big way in Malaysia, with a number of states , including Penang and Kuala Lumpur, organizing some very attractive programmes to raise the awareness and support for the efforts by the World Squash Family for Squash to be included in the 2016 Olympic Games. 

The celebrations in Kuala Lumpur were held at the Lake Club and the National Squash Centre at Bukit Jalil. Amongst the VIPs present were YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar, President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia, IOC Member in Malaysia, Patron of the World Squash Federation, Y.Bhg. Dato’ A. Sani Karim, President of the Squash Rackets Association of Malaysia and Asian Squash Confederation, Y.Bhg. Dato’ Zolkples Embong, Director General National Sports Council Malaysia, Y.Bhg. Datuk Mohd Shukri Hussin, CIMB Foundation Chief Executive Officer.

The celebrations started off with a motorcade of 16 cars from the Lake Club to the National Squash Centre passing through the City centre to create awareness for the “Squash for the Olympics” campaign. At the National Squash Centre, there were fun and games for school children and young adults and their parents to get to know and to play Squash. 


HSBC Asian Five Nations Rugby Championship Media Conference 

A Media Conference on the HSBC Asian Five Nations Rugby Championship was held on 22nd May 2009 at OCM Museum & Hall of Fame, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.

Present at the Media Conference were Y.Bhg. Dato’ Haji Muhammad Muhiyuddin bin Haji Abdullah, President of the Malaysian Rugby Union (MRU). Encik Safaruddin bin Mohammad (Vice President of MRU), Ms. Wong Mey Shyuan Corporate Sustainability Manager of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad and Cik Helema Abdul Hamid, Senior Vice President, Canterbury Asian Sdn Bhd.

The President of MRU announced that 4 teams, namely China, India, Malaysia and Pakistan will be participating in the Championship and the fixtures of the Championship is as follows:
3rd June 3.00 p.m. – Match A – China vs Pakistan and Match B – at 5.00 p.m. Malaysia vs India.
6th June 3.00 p.m. – Loser Match A vs. Loser Match B and at 5.00 p.m. winner of Match A vs winner of Match B. .

All the matches will be played of at UiTM Stadium, Shah Alam Stadium and entry is free. For more details please go to www.mru.org.my and www.a5nrugby.com. 

President’s Statement for the 28th OCM Annual General Assembly 2009.

The period from May 2008 to May 2009, was yet another outstanding and successful period for the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM). Overall OCM not only achieved excellent results in all its activities, but also managed to increase the number of activities organized during the period under review. 

The most important event of 2008 was the Games of the XXIX Olympiad held in Beijing, China from 8th to 24th August 2008. The Malaysian Contingent of 33 athletes, comprising 19 male and 14 female athletes, who participated in 9 sports and one discipline, made it the largest Malaysian Olympic Contingent, since qualifying system was introduced. In addition, there were 33 male and one female team officials and 6 male and 2 female medical officials. After two consecutive Olympic Games without winning any medal, Badminton player YBhg Dato’ Lee Chong Wei, won the silver medal in the Badminton Men’s Singles events. Overall the Malaysian Contingent did well, as besides the Badminton team, the Archery team and the Track Cycling team performed creditably by qualifying for the quarter-finals in their respective events. 

Of less importance, but nevertheless a significant milestone in the history of the OCM was the successful organisation of the 12th World Sport for All Congress, in Genting Highlands, from 3rd to 6th November 2008. A total of 508 participants from 98 countries of all 5 continents attended the 12th World Congress, with the largest number of participants, 280 from Asia and 138 participants from Europe. The invited speakers included Lord Sebastian Coe, Chairman and President of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee and three Malaysians.

The highlight of the 12th World Congress was a specially organised Hash Run at Batang Kali on 4th November 2008, where the international participants of the Congress had the opportunity to join Malaysian Hashers for a fun run through secondary Malaysian forest, a rubber estate and two river crossings. It was truly an amazing and exciting once in a life time sport for all experience for the participants. 

Besides participating in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Malaysian athletes also participated in the 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games held in Pune, India from 12th to 18th October 2008, the 1st Asian Youth Games, Bali, Indonesia from 18th to 26th October 2008 and the 5th Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney, Australia from 14th to 18th January 2009.

Based on the advice of the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, the rating system for national sports associations (NSAs) was modified by separating the scores of each of the three areas, Governance, Programmes & Activities and Achievements and reporting them as 3 individual ‘report cards’. In addition, a weightage of one was assigned for Governance and for Activities and Programmes, whiles a weightage of two was assigned for Achievements . With the above change, new scores were calculated based on last year’s returns of the NSAs. The review of the questionnaire and the formation of an ‘audit’ committee are in progress. Once completed a new Rating Exercise will be carried out in the second half of 2009. 

Due to circumstances beyond the control of OCM and Peninsular Digital Sdn. Bhd (PDSB), the joint venture agreement was terminated amicably. Astro has now taken over the project and meetings with representatives of a number of NSAs, to discuss the implementation of Astro Arena. The Channel is expected to commence operation by the end of the year. Once launched, Astro Arena will bring much benefits in many ways to the National Sports Associations. 
Waz Lian Hotel Management Group has invested over RM5.0 million in the renovations and upgrading of all the rooms, the coffee house, the car parking system and the conference rooms of Hotel Olympic. Upgrading of the front reception lounge and painting of the Hotel will be completed by the end of 2009. With the completion of the renovation and upgrading, Hotel Olympic will attain a standard, which OCM will be proud of, and affiliates should give their full support for Hotel Olympic to be the centre of sports activities. 

The financial position of OCM continues to strengthen. At the end of 31st December 2008, OCM had Fixed Assets of RM22.0 million, Current Assets of RM8 million and investments of RM8.6 million. The surplus for the year 2008 was RM1,299,784/= on a total income of RM10,458,426/= for the year as against RM1,739,815/= on a total income of RM9,715,292/= for the year 2007. 

The financial stability of OCM is secured through the long term lease of Hotel Olympic to Waz Lian Hotel Management Group. The revenue from the rental of Hotel Olympic is sufficient to meet the annual operating expenses of OCM. Funds from Olympic Solidarity, Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and sponsors are channeled for sports development programmes. The establishment of the OCM Sport Development Trust Fund will further ensure a sustainable annual income for development and well-being of athletes and affiliates of OCM. 

During the period under review, OCM managed to maintain the successes and growth, which were achieved over the past decade. However the years ahead are full of challenges. The introduction of a number of new multi-sports Games, such as the Asian Beach Games, Asian Indoor Games, and Asian Martial Arts Games and a number of Youth Games, means more obligations and financial commitments for OCM. The resolution at the 1st OCA Congress 2009, of “One Sport-One Games” and “One Games-One Year”, gives hopes that there will soon be a resolution on the over-crowded international sports calendar. 

Finally, I wish to thank the Government of Malaysia, the International Olympic Committee, the Olympic Council of Asia, the Commonwealth Games Federation, sponsors, my colleagues on the Board and the Council as well as the staff and volunteers of OCM for their invaluable support and guidance.


(YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar)
President
Olympic Council of Malaysia

Khamis, 21 Mei 2009

FAMEMAS EXCO MEETING no:02

Mr. Lee Hui Seng

Mr. David Foo

Mr. Hafidz

Mr. Dorairaj

Mr. Azuan

Mr. Jason Thiang

Mr. ZulDean

Cikgu Din

Ms. Everlyn

Exco Meeting

Exco Meeting

Mr. Nicholas Ong

Mr. Ming Seng

Exco Meeting

Exco Meeting

Exco meeting:

Saturday 16 May 2009
Cobra Club Cafe, Jalan Utara PJ
Time: 3pm - 5pm

Agenda:

1. Minutes of previous meeting
2. Report by Treasurer
3. Sponsorship Issues
4. Singapore Open
5. Laos SEA Games
6. Stick on Famemas Logo
7. Any other business

Jumaat, 15 Mei 2009

Pakistan akhiri perjalanan hebat Malaysia

PEMAIN Malaysia meraikan gol pendahuluan menerusi Ismail Abu dalam saingan separuh akhir menentang Pakistan, malam tadi. Malaysia tewas 2-4.

IMPIAN skuad hoki negara ke perlawanan akhir Piala Asia berkecai apabila tewas 4-2 kepada Pakistan pada perlawanan separuh akhir di Stadium Hoki Wisma Belia, Kuantan yang disaksikan kira-kira 7,000 penyokong tempatan malam tadi. 

Walaupun cuba memberi tentangan sengit kepada Pakistan, ternyata kemampuan lawan untuk menukar tempo permainan menjadi perbezaan dan skuad negara akhirnya terpaksa akur kepada kelebihan Pakistan. 

Kemenangan malam tadi membolehkan Pakistan melangkah ke final bertemu Korea Selatan, esok. Korea terlebih dulu mengesahkan tempat selepas membelasah China 5-1 pada aksi separuh akhir pertama.

Malaysia kini akan bakal berdepan China untuk penentuan tempat ketiga esok. 

Bagi jurulatih negara, Tai Beng Hai, kegagalan pemain mengawal tempo permainan selepas mendahului menjadi punca kekalahan, namun dia tiada rungutan terhadap komitmen anak buahnya yang mempamerkan aksi melawan. 

"Ia sedikit sukar buat pemain selepas beraksi dua perlawanan dalam masa dua hari dan ia antara faktor mengapa kami gagal mengekalkan tempo pantas selepas mendahului.

"Namun mereka tidak menyerah dan tetap berusaha merapatkan jurang sehingga tamat perlawanan dan kami masih komited untuk pertemuan dengan China untuk menyamai pencapaian di Chennai dua tahun lalu," kata Beng Hai. 

Jurulatih Pakistan, Shahid Ali Khan berkata kelebihan skuadnya adalah kerana dia mengetahui kekuatan pemain negara ketika menjadi jurulatih penjaga gol Malaysia dua tahun lalu, selain anak buahnya dapat mempraktikkan apa yang diarahkannya. 

"Ia bukan perlawanan mudah buat kami kerana Malaysia memberi tentangan kepada kami, tetapi saya mengenali pemain negara anda dan saya tahu mereka akan berdepan kesukaran jika kami terus memberi tekanan kepada mereka. Ternyata jangkaan saya tepat malam ini," kata Shahid. 

Malaysia memulakan aksi dengan langkah kanan apabila hanya memerlukan empat minit untuk membuka jaringan menerusi Ismail Abu, tetapi Pakistan berjaya bangkit untuk menyamakan kedudukan menerusi jaringan Rehan Butt pada minit ke-18.

Jaringan itu memberikan keyakinan kepada Pakistan untuk terus mengasak kubu tuan rumah menerusi beberapa gerakan berbahaya tetapi penjaga gol negara, S Kumar beraksi cemerlang menafikan beberapa percubaan tepat lawan untuk memastikan kedudukan 1-1 kekal sehingga tamat babak pertama. 

Pakistan terus melebarkan penguasaan pada babak kedua dan berjaya mendahului menerusi jaringan Akhtar Ali (m-46), sebelum mengukuhkan kedudukan hasil gol Rehan (m-63) dan Haseem (m-64). Ismail berjaya merapatkan jurang menerusi gol keduanya pada minit akhir perlawanan.

Sejarah baru badminton

Mew Choo pastikan Malaysia ke separuh akhir Piala Sudirman

HANYA 24 minit diperlukan pemain wanita utama negara, Wong Mew Choo, buat melakar sejarah baru skuad badminton negara yang julung kalinya mara ke separuh akhir Kejohanan Piala Sudirman selepas kemenangan 3-2 ke atas Denmark, malam tadi. 

Selepas Lee Chong Wei menebus kehampaan gandingan Fairuzizuan Tazari-Wong Pei Tty buat mengikat kedudukan 1-1, Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong mempamer aksi terbaik mereka di Gimnasium Guangzhou buat menjelmakan kelebihan negara.

Lantas, Mew Choo kemudiannya menghadirkan tahap persembahan mantap dalam laluan membenam tentangan pemain Denmark, Nanna Brosolat Jensen untuk menjamin mata kemenangan negara yang muncul naib juara Kumpulan 1A. 

Ia sekali gus memecah kebuntuan skuad negara yang tidak pernah berjaya menempatkan diri dalam kelompok empat pasukan terbaik sejak kejohanan itu diperkenalkan, 20 tahun lalu. 

Lawan negara pada separuh akhir nanti ialah juara bertahan, China, yang muncul juara Kumpulan 1B selepas mengatasi Indonesia, 3-0. Satu lagi separuh akhir menemukan Korea Selatan dan Indonesia.

Sejak awal, strategi Denmark jelas bergantung kepada pungutan mata menerusi tiga beregu, apabila Peter Gade tidak disenarai dalam perseorangan lelaki. 

Ianya bermula baik buat mereka apabila Thomas Laybourn-Kamilla Rytter Juhl menundukkan Fairuzizuan-Pei Tty 21-17, 24-22. 

Jan O Jorgensen, sebagai pengganti Peter Gade, kemudiannya jelas bukan lawan Chong Wei yang menang mudah 21-11, 21-18. 

Kunci kejayaan negara jelas dicipta Kien Keat-Boon Heong yang sama sekali memerangkap bekas juara dunia, Lars Paaske-Jonas Rasmussen, dengan persembahan kemas dalam laluan kemenangan 21-9, 21-14.

Mew Choo menampakkan betapa dia makin hampir ke tahap terbaiknya selepas tersisih sekian lama akibat kecederaan apabila langsung tidak membenarkan Jensen mengawal rentak permainan buat menang 21-8, 21-11. 

Kekalahan Pei Tty-Chin Eei Hui - 10-21, 21-16, 11-21 kepada Rytter Juhl-Lena Frier Kristiansen, kemudiannya hanya pelengkap pertandingan.

Rabu, 13 Mei 2009

Nicol intai juara skuasy Terbuka Texas

Nicol David 

TIADA istilah rehat buat pemain skuasy wanita nombor satu dunia, Nicol David yang akan turun menghadapi pertandingan keduanya dalam tempoh seminggu iaitu Terbuka Texas yang menawarkan AS$57,000 (RM209,190) esok, empat hari selepas merangkul gelaran pertamanya tahun ini di Terbuka Cayman. 

Tanpa sebarang pertandingan hampir dua bulan, kalendar Nicol bulan ini dipenuhi dengan dua kejohanan berturut-turut dengan pemain kelahiran Pulau Pinang berusia 25 tahun itu juga akan sibuk dengan aktiviti promosi Hari Skuasy Sedunia pada 23 Mei ini. 

Juara dunia itu akan turun dengan misi merangkul gelaran pertamanya di Texas - acara yang dinaikkan ke status emas Persatuan Pemain Skuasy Profesional Wanita (Wispa) tahun ini - dengan dirinya kali terakhir menyertai acara itu pada 2005.

Penampilan terakhirnya di situ sebelum ini menyaksikannya sekadar berbangga dengan pencapaian suku akhir apabila terpaksa akur kepada Vicky Botwright dari England dalam tiga permainan. 

Nicol, yang menewaskan Natalie Grainger pada final di Kepulauan Cayman, Ahad lalu, untuk membalas dendam kekalahan kepada pemain nombor dua dunia itu pada Terbuka Kuala Lumpur, awal Mac lalu, dijangka mengulangi permusuhan dengan pemain Amerika Syarikat berkenaan pada final di Life Time Fitness di Plano, berdekatan Dallas. 

Pilihan ketiga, Rachael Grinham, besar kemungkinan menjadi lawan Nicol di separuh akhir, memiliki insentif peribadi untuk menghalang kemaraan Nicol ke final, dengan ia akan menyamakan rekod 51 penampilan dalam final jelajah profesional buat pemain Australia itu.

Natalie yang menyaksikan rekod 19 perlawanan tanpa kalah diragut Nicol tempoh hari, perlu menundukkan Natalie Grinham, adik Rachael yang dijangka menjadi lawannya pada separuh akhir untuk mengulangi pertemuan ketiga berturut-turut dengan Nicol tahun ini.

Malaysia ke Separuh Akhir

Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin (tengah) meraikan jaringannya ketika membantu Malaysia menewaskan Jepun 4-1 di Stadium Hoki Wisma Belia, Kuantan, petang semalam.

Temu Pakistan rebut tiket final 

TIKET ke separuh akhir disahkan skuad hoki negara, semalam buat menyalakan impian besar mahu beraksi di Piala Dunia 2010 selepas anak didik Tai Beng Hai menjelmakan perwatakan garang membaham Jepun 4-1 dalam saingan Kumpulan A, Kejohanan Piala Asia di Stadium Hoki Wisma Belia, Kuantan, semalam. 

Kemenangan luar jangkaan itu membantu Malaysia muncul naib juara kumpulan untuk menentang Pakistan – juara Kumpulan B dalam kelompok empat terakhir, esok.

Satu lagi saingan separuh akhir membabitkan juara Kumpulan A, Korea Selatan yang tanpa ihsan membelasah pasukan kerdil, Bangladesh 9-0 untuk berentap naib juara Kumpulan B, China yang seri 2-2 dengan juara bertahan, India. 

Ketika hanya perlu mengutip satu mata untuk layak, tuan rumah sebaliknya menceriakan lebih 1,000 penyokong dengan aksi agresif sambil memberi isyarat kepada Korea, Pakistan dan China bahawa semangat mereka kini membara mahu layak ke Piala Dunia di India, tahun depan. 

Beng Hai membuat rumusan bahawa punca kemenangan itu adalah hasil komitmen setiap pemain yang berjaya melaksanakan segala perancangan taktikal untuk mengatasi Jepun - sekali gus merampas tiket ke separuh akhir.

"Saya gembira kami dapat menepati sasaran PHM (Persekutuan Hoki Malaysia) layak ke separuh akhir dan ada satu lagi tugas besar merancang strategi menentang Pakistan nanti, terutama menyekat Sohail (Abbas) yang menjadi ayam tambatan mereka. 

"Apapun, setiap pemain berfungsi baik malam ini (semalam) dan saya memuji komitmen mereka yang ikut apa saya minta untuk menewaskan Jepun yang memberi kami saat sukar sepanjang tempoh permainan," katanya. 

Malaysia hanya memerlukan empat minit untuk membuka jaringan menerusi Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin Tengku Abdul Jalil. Gol berpunca daripada hantaran cantik Kelvinder Singh di sebelah kanan kawasan lawan yang disudahkan Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin. 

Selepas memainkan peranan sebagai pencipta gol, Kelvinder kemudian muncul penjaring gol kedua pada minit ke-33 apabila melakukan pukulan kencang yang gagal disekat benteng Jepun.

Jepun cuba menjelmakan kebangkitan pada babak kedua apabila merapatkan jurang menerusi jaringan Ryuji Furusato, minit ke-41, namun jaringan Chua Boon Huat (m-59) dan S Silvarajoo (m-67) mengesahkan kemenangan mutlak buat skuad negara.

Celoteh Kepten Shafari - Hentam Kau!..Kau!

Captain Shafari Bakar

To Razlin, Lilian and all,

Well said by both Razlin and Lilian. 100 % agreed. Thank you.

To be frank, all these while, I was having the thought that most of us couldn’t bother much about Famemas. I was wrong because there are still some out there who are still very much attached. Thank you for the response and Famemas do need the members support.

At times it was just like a 1 way traffic…. it was like Capt saja yang mahu cakap and Capt is kapochi and so..so..so… I think it was more for Famemas that I pretended that my muka is “tebal” and kept on poking some issues… here and there… now and then…

My apologies to the Excos but please spare some thoughts on what I wrote. It was never my intention to be at all ‘makan-makan’ functions but I just like to be with Famemas members. Famemas is different from my other ‘kakis’. Whenever I am with you all, especially cheering … it was like releasing your tension that had been built up in you for some time… I can never shout at the fishing pond or at mamak shop or…but in the stadiums…. I couldn’t care. And my loneliness evaporates whenever I am with Famemas members shouting together…

So guys… we must try to keep Famemas active and alive at all times.

My other hidden intention….it is clearly being noticed by all…..hehehehe

Terima kasih Famemas.

Capt….still pondering.. should I continue or should I stop.

Celoteh Dorairaj - Hentam Kau!... Kau!

Mr. Dorairaj

Hi Li Lian...... Thank you for your kind thoughts. On behalf of Famemas club I sincerely thank you for your wise thoughts.

You said is all true...... when it comes to Sports activities after sending numerous sms and mails..... only the few norm members will come to support. But when you they are called for even Hari Raya gathering....... not many turn up. When we invite them for Majlis makan malam bersama Athletes of Malaysia....... sometimes they give us only 5 seats and that too would be informed last minute by whoever is the organizing...... when we invite other members other then the commitee....... they will say they are coming....but never turn up and give last minute calls that they this and that...... during that time sometimes 3 seats just go to waste....... because they do not turn up....... I have personally seen this happen. Its really upsetting the commitee as the seats could have ben given to someone who sincerely wants to be there.

During my last years of being a member I have seen that when to comes to events where its needs to be paid by members themselves...hardly most will turn up....... only the usual die hard members who have Famemas in their hearts are there to support. When it comes to events that is free....... a larger crowd can be seen.

Famemas club has just started growing and we the committee is doing all the best to make the club better for everyone. Now we are standing on our own and get we to meet often to find ways of making our club support on its own. I know most in the committe are spending money for the club without even claiming for it.... such as sending sms....printing material...... calls for sponsorship...... driving here and there looking for meet up with potential sponsors..... and even pay for food and event fees for other members who come and cannot pay. All these which is done by committee and is not appreciated. We are appointed by members to do our job and we are doing it to the very best.... but it takes time.....we cannot be a super club just overnite..... and all that depends on the members too...... if we dont have much support from them then how can we prove that our club is flying high in terms of popularity.

There have been events where all were notified..... guess how many turn up ? Only 4.... So where are the others? Frustrating and disappointing we still carry all the banners doing our job to popularise Famemas and recruit members. All these work is done on voluntary basis just for the love of the club...... we dont claim anything from the club. I love the club and I drive all the way pay for toll and petrol and parking fees.... just to be there to be at the organized event. If only all members have their hearts in Famemas our club would have been reached the peak long time ago. When many do not turn up I see the sadness in the committee faces..... I can see the diappointment.

Some members suddenly appear out of the blues and ask whats Famemas doing..... but we never ask then what have they been doing for Famemas. Believe me the committee is nothing without the members participating...... Until today only the normal few have helped the club in many ways...but the rest just sit there like a tourist and enjoy the tour and hardly give a helping hand to carry out some logistic matters. I am an old man doing what I can do for the club but I cannot do much and I really want the younger generation to come and give their hearts to bring Famemas to reach our objective and our goal and someday my only wish is Famemas will be in the hearts of every Malaysian in our country when I am not around anymore. 

Regards to all my dearest Famemasians.
Forgive me If I made anyone uncomfortable.

Celoteh Razlin - Hentam Kau!

Razlin Dawina

Hi Famemasians,

Would also like to add further to some points made by Li Lian.

Yes the Exco were voted in by the members, and are the official faces of Famemas as certain organisations are concerned. Hence when seatings are limited, Excos should attend and mingle and build rapport and who knows, we may get help and support form these organisations.

Li Lian also has a point that when it comes to cheering, getting the numbers are also a challenge. However I'm sure that there are members (who don't hold any posts) who do not fail to turn up and provide support when required. These people should be given priority to attend makan-makan functions as well.

As for the runs and marathons.. the only running i do these days is to run away from work. hahaha.. OK la.. it's back to work for me <-- penat lari.

Byebye and take care.

Best regards,
Razlin Dawina


Celoteh Lilian - Hentam Kau!

Lilian

Hi all Famemasians,

Since Jaya took time off all the way from far-away land to drop us a note, let me do so too. But short one. Won't be too long....

With regards to capten's comments about Exco attending the Sportsman of theyear award, well, I think that they should be there as they were the select few that we voted to represent us Famemasiams.... More importantly, it was most likely that the Exco invited the members to attend too, but as usual, most of them can't make it, didn't bother to reply, etc, etc. I'm sure we
all know what sort of excuses we give not to attend Famemas activities.

When it comes to fundamental things like going to stadium to cheer - semua sibuk, but comes to dinner with the stars - semua nak ikut. That's not right too...

Anyway, my 2 cents worth. I'm still glad that we have a great bunch of Exco to keep the club going.

And, members, we need to buck up (actually, speaking for myself le :p ..I've been so MIA for a while already) Also am very appreciative for the rest of the members who are consistent and always supportive of the club's activities. Without you, there's no famemas!!

Ok, change of subject. No marathons for me these few years. I have been so un-fit for the last year that I will collapse within 1 km, I'm sure. Ha ha.

Please ajak my husband to represent me ;p

Ok, back to work.

Have a good day ahead boys & girls.

Cheers.

Li Lian

OCM Weekly Highlights - 10th May 2009

OCM Weekly Highlight
10th May 2009

OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my

Coming Events

8th Asia Cup Men’s Hockey Tournament 2009 – 9th to 16th May 2009 at Kuantan, Malaysia. 
21st OCM Executive Board Meeting – 11th May 2009 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Boardroom, 1st Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur 
World Sepaktakraw Championship 2009 - 25th to 31st May 2009 at Stadium Negeri, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Darul Iman. 21 countries participating. 
28th OCM Annual General Assembly 2009 – 30th May 2009 at 10.00 a.m. at OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur. 
Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) 5 Nations Tournament – 2nd to 7th June 2009 at Kuala Lumpur. 1st Asian Martial Arts Games 2009 – 6th to 14th June 2009, Bangkok, Thailand 
28th OCA General Assembly 2009 – 7th June 2009, Bangkok, Thailand 
9th Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup 2009 – 7th to 21st June 2009, Johor Bharu and Singapore. 
1st Mini Olympics Malaysia 2009 – 19th to 27th June 2009 at National Sports Complex Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. 7th Asian Netball Championship 2009 – 19th to 28th June 2009 at National Netball Stadium, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. 
Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold 2009 – 23rd to 28th June 2009 at Johor Bharu Malaysia. 1st Asian Youth Games 2009 – 29th June to 7th July 2009, Singapore. 

News Items

Happy Mothers’ Day 

The Office Bearers and members of OCM wish all Mothers a “Happy Mothers’ Day”. 

21st OCM Executive Board Meeting 

The 21st OCM Executive Board Meeting will be held on Monday, 11th May 2009 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Boardroom, 1st Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. This will be the last meeting for the session 2007/2009, before the 28th OCM Annual General Assembly on 30th May 2009 at 10.00 a.m. at the Sports Arena, 3rd Floor OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.

OCM-Carlsberg Athletes Retirement Scheme

The signing ceremony of the extension of the Sponsorship Agreement between Carlsberg Malaysia and OCM for the OCM-Carlsberg Athletes Retirement Scheme was held at the OCM Museum and Hall of Fame on7th May 2009. Present were YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Ja’afar, Presdient of OCM and IOC Member and Y.Bhg. Dato’ Chin Voon Loong, Executive Director of Carlsberg Malaysia, and four of Malaysian Sports Role Models, Athens Olympic Games silver medalist, Cheah Soon Kit, 1998 Commonwealth Games gold medalist in Badminton, Wong Choong Hann, 2002 Asian Games Wushu gold medalist, Ho Ro Bin and 2002 Asian Games gold medalist in Karate, Puvaneswaran and a number of young and up-coming athletes.
In his speech YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Ja’afar highlighted the uniqueness of the Scheme as follows:
• It is an incentive scheme for athletes to strive for gold medals at the highest level.
• It is a form of savings for the athletes and at the same time provides protection.
• It is affordable for the Partner and OCM, as the annual premium paid is only a fraction of the total insured sum. 

A total of 69 athletes are in the scheme, which started in 1998. In 2009, OCM paid the total annual premium of about RM39,300/= for a total sum insured of RM2.01 million. OCM will cease payment for the first batch of athletes in the scheme in 2013, when the policies of this first batch of athletes become self-sustaining.

28th OCM Annual General Assembly 2009

The 28th OCM Annual General Assembly 2009 will be held on 30th May 2009 at 10.00 a.m. at the OCM Sports Arena, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, 3rd Floor Wisma OCM Phase II, Kuala Lumpur. In accordance with the Constitution of OCM, the following documents were sent out on 8th May 2009:

• Notice and Agenda of 28th Annual General Assembly.
• Draft 28th Annual Report.
• Audited Annual Financial Statements for Year 1st January to 31st December 2008.

The biennial elections for the Office Bearers of OCM will be held at the 28th Annual General Assembly. The 3 person Independent Panel has sent out the nomination forms, candidates acceptance forms and the Delegations Registration forms to all 34 Ordinary Members of OCM, on 8th May 2009. The Deadline for the receipt of the nomination forms and the acceptance forms at OCM’s Office is 5.00 p.m. on 20th May 2009, while the Deadline for the receipt of the registration of NSAs’ delegates’ forms at OCM’s Office is at 5.00 p.m. on 25th May 2009.

Assistance to the Laos SEA Games Organizing Committee.

A Malaysian delegation led by Tuan Haji Abdul Jalil Abdullah, Director of Events Management Division of National Sports Council, with Cik Aniceta Ferns (Bernama), Encik Rosmanizam Abdullah (OCM) and Tuan Haji Ahmad Mohd Idris (BAM), visited Vientiane, Laos, from 4th to 7th May 2009. The objective of the visit was to study the areas where Malaysia could provide assistance for the organization of the 25th SEA Games 2009.

Advanced Sport Management Course 2009

The 2nd session of the Advance Sport Management Course 2009 was held from 7th to 10th May 2009 at Level 2C, OCM Indoor Sports Complex. Many of the participants showed enthusiasm to present their case studies. The presentations and learning discussions contributed greatly to their learning of management skills with actual case examples. There were a few of them who regretted they could not attend this session but resolved that they would make up the session they had missed in the 2nd session next year. 

From the feedback, it was noted that the participants were aware of what proper management entailed. Participants from the institute of higher learning found the learning techniques and learning activities most interesting and useful. Apart from learning management skills they also discovered teaching-learning activities and processes that were more participative and effective. The participants showed their eagerness to go back and apply what they have learnt in their own organizations at the end of the session on the 10th May 2009. 

Isnin, 11 Mei 2009

Peluang Nicol Membalas Dendam

Nicol David

Jaguh dunia bakal berentap dengan Grainger dalam final Terbuka Cayman

DETIK terbaik Nicol Ann David untuk membalas dendam kekalahan ke atas Natalie Grainger sudah tiba apabila jaguh dunia itu bakal berentap dengan lawan itu dalam final Kejohanan Skuasy Terbuka Cayman di Kepulauan Cayman. 

Nicol yang menyaksikan rekod 56 perlawanan tanpa kalahnya disekat Natalie pada final Terbuka Kuala Lumpur, Mac lalu kini berpeluang menebus kekecewaan itu dalam kejohanan bernilai AS$37,500 (RM137,625) itu apabila dua pemain ranking paling tinggi dunia itu masing-masing berjaya melepasi halangan separuh akhir, kelmarin.

Juara dunia kelahiran Pulau Pinang itu menempa mercu tanda peribadi itu dengan kemenangan 9-11, 11-0, 11-8, 11-3 dalam 38 minit ke atas pilihan ketiga Rachael Grinham dari Australia - pemain tunggal dalam sirkit profesional sekarang yang berbangga dengan penampilan paling banyak iaitu 51. 

“Semua orang sedang mencuba untuk mengatasi saya, jadi saya perlu bersedia buat segala-galanya dan bermain permainan sebenar saya,” kata pilihan pertama, Nicol yang memburu gelaran pertama, tahun ini dan 35 keseluruhan sepanjang kerjaya. 

“Rachael bijak bermain dengan perlahan dan ia menjadi buatnya pada permulaan. Saya perlu meningkatkan persembahan pada permainan seterusnya dan saya menemui momentum saya dan meneruskannya pada permainan seterusnya.

“Saya cukup gembira untuk berada dalam final dan tidak sabar bertarung dengan Natalie. Diharapkan ia adalah perlawanan bagus buat penyokong yang memberikan sokongan padu sepanjang minggu ini.” katanya. 

Natalie dari Amerika Syarikat pula tidak menghadapi masalah menundukkan Jenny Duncalf dari England 11-6, 11-2, 11-3 dalam hanya 25 minit - dengan pilihan kelima itu jelas kelihatan letih selepas pertembungan selama sejam ke atas pilihan keempat, Natalie Grinham pada pusingan sebelumnya.

Langkah kiri di Guangzhou

Lee Chong Wei (kiri) dan Mew Choo.

LANGKAH mula gembira yang dicari, gagal dijelmakan apabila skuad negara tumbang 2-3 kepada Korea Selatan dalam pertembungan pembukaan Kumpulan 1A, Kejohanan Badminton Piala Sudirman di Gimnasium Guangzhou, semalam. 

Namun, ia belum menghapuskan harapan untuk melakar sejarah layak ke separuh akhir buat julung kalinya dengan kemenangan dalam baki dua perlawanan masih mampu menjamin kemaraan. 

Cuma barisan pemain beregu negara dituntut mempamer kebangkitan segera, selepas langsung gagal menyumbang mata dalam tiga pertarungan yang diharungi.

Ia bermula apabila gandingan Koo Kien Keat-Wong Pei Tty tumpas dalam pertarungan sengit tiga set menentang juara Olimpik, Lee Young Dae-Lee Hyo Jung, 22-24, 23-21, 15-21. 

Kapten pasukan, Lee Chong Wei, kembali menghidupkan cabaran apabila mengatasi Jang Young Soo 21-9, 21-13 sebelum Korea kembali berkelebihan apabila Jung Jae Sung-Young Dae menewaskan Kien Keat-Boon Heong 21-16, 21-16. 

Mew Choo mengikat kedudukan 2-2, selepas menang 21-10, 17-21, 21-17 ke atas Hwang Hye Youn tetapi ia sia-sia apabila Pei Tty-Chin Eei Hui tumpas 8-21, 15-21 kepada Lee Kyung Won-Hyo Jung.

Ketua jurulatih perseorangan, Rashid Sidek pula tidak kecewa kerana menyifatkan ia barisan terbaik dimiliki negara. 

“Memang ini yang terbaik mampu kita turunkan. Sejak awal lagi, memang kita berdepan laluan sukar acara beregu wanita. Saya bagaimanapun gembira kerana acara perseorangan berjaya memberi dua mata,” katanya. 

Rakan sejawatnya yang mengendalikan beregu, Rexy Mainaky, pula menegaskan bahawa keletihan dirasai Kien Keat kerana perlu beraksi dua acara dalam tempoh singkat menjejaskan cabaran beregu lelaki negara. 

“Dia memang terjejas. Susunan perlawanan amat hampir, jadi dia tidak dapat rehat cukup,” katanya.