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Khamis, 27 Ogos 2009

Ingin ke SEA Games LAOS?


Salam Sejahtera Ahli dan Rakan Famemas,

Pihak EXCO Famemas pada masa ini sedang bertungkus lumus untuk mendapatkan penajaan secukupnya daripada penaja-penaja berpotensi untuk membiayai kontinjen penyokong Famemas ke Sukan SEA Laos pada Disember ini.

Walaubagaimanapun, oleh kerana keadaan ekonomi yang masih tidak menentu, terdapat banyak cabaran dan rintangan dalam pihak Famemas untuk mendapatkan penajaan secukupnya untuk membiayai kontinjen penyokong ke Sukan SEA Laos 2009.

Oleh kerana ini, besar kemungkinan peserta kontinjen Famemas ke Laos mungkin terpaksa:
  1. Membayar keseluruhan perbelanjaan mereka sendiri ke Laos walaupun bersama kontinjen Famemas; atau
  2. Sedikit peruntukan daripada Famemas berdasarkan penajaan yang berjaya diperolehi untuk membiayai kontinjen ke Laos.
Dengan sebab itu, untuk tidak melengahkan perancangan Famemas untuk ke temasya Sukan SEA Laos 2009, pihak Famemas meminta para ahlinya yang sanggup berdepan dengan kemungkinan kedua situasi diatas untuk mendaftarkan nama mereka untuk ke Sukan SEA Laos 2009.

Sekiranya mendaftar nama, bermakna anda sanggup berkorban untuk menanggung keseluruhan perbelanjaan anda sendiri walaupun bersama Famemas ATAU mungkin mendapat sedikit peruntukan perbelanjaan dari Famemas berdasarkan penajaan yang diterima.

DAFTAR KAN KOMITMEN ANDA UNTUK NEGARA dengan menghantar email ke famemas@gmail.com dengan butiran berikut:

Nama, no tel (hp, pej, rumah), alamat rumah, email

SEKIAN, TERIMA KASIH

MENGHARAPKAN KEFAHAMAN DAN PENGORBANAN SEMUA DALAM MENGHADAPI SITUASI YANG SUKAR

Kelab Famemas KL & Selangor

Isnin, 24 Ogos 2009

Selamat Menyambut Ramadhan

Salam Sejahtera Ahli dan Rakan Famemas,

Dikesempatan ini, Famemas ingin mengucapkan rakan dan ahli muslimnya, Selamat Menyambut Ramadhan, semoga segala amalan kita diterima dan kita sentiasa didalam keberkatannya. Masa ini juga adalah masa terbaik untuk merehatkan tubuh badan kita yang bekerja sepanjang tahun untuk memproses makanan (De-tox) dan untuk membersihkan diri dari segi fizikal dan spiritual.

Disertakan juga OCM highlights bertarikh 23 Ogos 2009 untuk tatapan semua.

Sekian, Terima Kasih

Kelab Famemas KL & Selangor (1555-07-WKL)

OCM Weekly Highlights - 23th August 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights 
23rd August 2009

OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my

Coming Events

Da Ma Cai National Wushu Championships 2009 – 22nd to 24th August 2009, at Stadium Badminton Kuala Lumpur, Cheras. 
4th OCM Executive Board Meeting – 8th September 2009 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Board Room, 1st Floor, Wisma OCM Kuala Lumpur.
23rd FIBA Asia Championship for Women - Twelve teams divided into two Levels will battle it out in the Championship which will be played from Sept 17-24, 2009 in the southern Indian coastal town of Chennai. Malaysia is in Level II with teams from Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan.

News Items

Advanced Sport Management Course: 3rd Session (20th – 23rd August 2009)

The 3rd Session of the Advanced Sport Management Course (ASMC) 2009 ended very successfully with fourteen (14) participants returning to the Course and two (2) re-joining the Course after an absent of one session.

The participants were living the concept of the learning community as evidenced by their generous sharing of their experiences to help their colleagues in their learning task. There appeared to be greater realization and conviction that what they are learning is truly relevant and applicable in their job.

It could be seen through their presentations that the quality of their output is high and improving continuously. For example: Some of their case studies were comprehensive, met even and exceeded the required standards and their action plans were already being operated.

The facilitators felt that this group of participants would have some significant positive effect on the management of their organizations.

On 22nd August 2009, at around noon, YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja’afar, President of OCM and IOC Member, dropped in at the Session of the Advanced Sport Management Course (ASMC) 2009. He gave words of encouragement to the participants and commented on the good facilities available and the arrangements made by OCM for the course. A group photograph was taken of the participants with the President of OCM. 

Record for the Greatest Distance a Person can walk while balancing a Football on the Head 

On Friday, 21st August 2009, starting at 8.00 a.m., Mr. Low Yee Ming, 18 years old, broke the Guinness Book of Record for the greatest distance a person can walk while balancing a football on the head, by walking a distance of 11.129.51 km, in a time of 2 hours 38 min. 47 sec. Mr. Low set the record at the Majlis Perbadanran Subang Jaya (MPSJ) Stadium. The old record of 4.444 km, was set a fortnight ago by a Mexican. 

Mr. Low first attempted to break the Guinness Book of Record on 18th August 2009 at around 6.00 p.m. Unfortunately, due to poor weather conditions and strong wind, the football was blown off his head, after he had walked a distance 3.43 km. His second attempt on 21st August 2009, was successful. 

In breaking the record, Mr. Low walked up and down the 100m course a total of 111 times. After making his 111th turn, he walked another 29.51 m before allowing the football to fall from his head, thus ending his great effort. 

The 100m long course and the final 29.51 m were surveyed by a Chartered Surveyor firm. The lap scoring and timing of the walk was by official time-keepers from the Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association. T.Bhg. Dato’ Yeoh Choo Hock, Vice President of the Malaysian Basketball Association and Dato’ Sieh Kok Chi, were the two witnesses.

The record set by Mr. Low will be submitted to the Guinness Book of Records for recognition. 

Study Tour Project for Leaders of Asian Youth Sports

The Japan Sports Association (JASA) is organizing its annual “Study Tour Project for Leaders of Asian Youth Sports 2009” from 4th to 11th November 2009. As in past years, JASA is inviting 2 young sports leaders (between 25 years to 50 years) from the Olympic Council of Malaysia to attend the Study Tour. The theme of the Study Tour is “Approaches to improving children’s physical fitness in each country/region”, and each participant is has to make a 10 to 15 minute presentation on the theme.

Affiliates of OCM are invited to nominate their candidates for consideration by OCM Executive Board. The closing date for the submission of the application forms of candidates to OCM is 4th September 2009. 

Lee Chong Wei Macau Open Champion


KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23  World No. 1 Datuk Lee Chong Wei won the men's singles title at the Macau Open when he beat compatriot, veteran shuttler Wong Choong Hann in the final of the championship Sunday.

In the first set, Chong Wei won 21-15 before Choon Hann put up a stronger fight, but Chong Wei denied him victory by scoring 21-19 in a match that took 36 minutes.

With this victory, Chong Wei redeemed his loss to Athens Olympics 2004 champion Taufik Hidayat in last year's Macau Open final.

Meanwhile, Malaysia's No. 1 pair Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong won the men's doubles title when they defeated fellow Malaysians Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah with scores of 21-14, 17-21, 21-12 in 34 minutes.

The women's doubles title went to China's Du Jing-Yu Yang who beat another Chinese pair of Yang Wei-Zhang Jiewen 21-16, 21-11 in a match that took only 23 minutes.

China took the mixed doubles title when their pair He Hanbin-Yu Yang beat the Indonesian pair of Hendra Aprida Gunawan-Vita Marissa in 21-14, 21-9.

The women's singles title also went to China Wang Yihan who beat compatriot Jiang Yanjioa in scores of 16-21, 22-20, 21-12 in 59 minutes.

Sabtu, 22 Ogos 2009

Celoteh Lee Hui Seng - Selamat Berpuasa

Lee Hui Seng

Negara kita masih di dalam keadaan kebimbangan tentang masalah H1N1. Sehingga hendak keluar rumahpun kena menjaga kesihatan. Kebanyakkan negara kaya seperti di Hemiphere Utara sudahpun membeli beberapa billion doses Vaccine A H1N1. Cukup untuk 70% daripada rakyat mereka. Nampaknya, kita masih lagi menunggu shipment  pertama pada bulan Oktober nanti.

Kepada semua  yang beragama Islam, saya mengucapkan selamat berpuasa. Hari bermula puasa adalah serentak dengan hari bermulanya cuti persekolah, ini cukup bermakna.

Dalam acara sukan tempatan, kita masih berusaha bekerja keras mencari penaja. Di dalam keadaan kemerosotan ekonomi sekarang, memang sukar hendak mencari penaja, tetapi kami sedang berusaha mendapatkanya. Semua acara sukan menarik yang melibatkan atlit negara sudah habis. Kejohanan Badminton Sedunia, Kejohanan Lumba Berbasikal dunia dan Peringkat Asia, Kejohanan Bowling Wanita Sedunia.

Memang kita menunggu Temasya Sukan Laos, tetapi saya dengar, kali ini Jawatankuasa Penganjur Laos masih belum bersiap sedia untuk sukan SEA yang hanya tinggal tiga bulan lagi sahaja.

MU sudahpun pulang ke England. Hari Kemerdekaan semakin dekat, tetapi tahun saya tidak nampak kibaran Jalur Gemilang di atas kereta, mungkin mereka tidak ada bajet untuk membeli bendera...

Sekali lagi, ucapan terima kasih kepada Captain Shafari kerana selalu memberi pandangan bernas mengenai hal-hal semasa. Kami akan sentiasa memberi maklum balas dari masa ke masa.

Selamat bercuti dan selamat berpuasa...

*Masih ramai saudara dan saudari yang belum menyertai facebook*

Lee Hui Seng

Celoteh Dorairaj - Selamat Berpuasa

Mr. Dorairaj

Hai Kaptan!, kami baru balik dari mesyuarat Exco. Berkenaan dengan ROS, dengan apa yang di bincangkan di AGM, everything is going fine and well. Lebih dari itu, saya tidak boleh komen kerana saya bukan spokesman untuk Famemas. Saya cuma jaga wang sahaja.

Saya juga mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengucap Selamat Berpuasa kepada semua Muslim. Inilah masanya untuk kita menurunkan berat badan bagi kesihatan kesuluruhan. Kepada yang bukan muslim, anda akan lebih banyak makan kerana ada extra makanan. Selamat berpuasa kepada anda semua. 

Kaptan you jaga jaga ye. Aaaah!, jikalau saya ternampak you tidaak berpuasa, saya akan cekik you sampai mati dan saya akan paksa u naik bas ke neraka.

Laos trip, kena bersabar, hendak mendapatkan sponsorship bukan suatu perkara yang mudah. Kami sekarang sedang berusaha. Mayb kena menampung kos untuk perbelanjaan. So start simpan duit untuk Laos, kalau tidak dapat pergi, donate pada Famemas.

Kaptan you ni sekejap duduk di Shah Alam. Selepas itu di Segambut dan sekarang duduk di Sri Kembangan pula. Patutlah you ada ramai girlfren di seluruh Selangor.

H1N1, baru order vaccine yang akan sampai pada bulan October nanti, dan 2nd batch Januari pada tahun hadapan. I feel so sad untuk semua yang telah meninggal dunia. Entah kenapa dia orang do bagi vaccine tak. Ministry of Health is hiding banyak benda daripada kami Rakyat. When my daughter was having fever and flu, saya bawa dia ke SJMC dan apabila berjumpa dengan doktor, dia tanya hendak buat blood test ke tidak?. Saya pulak tanya, kenapa hendak buat blood test. Jawapan doktor tersebut hanyalah untuk check virus biasa sahaja. I tanya lagi, bagaimana pula dengan H1N1?. Doktor itu kata di SJMC tidak buat test untuk H1N1, dan di mana-manapun tidak buat test cuma di hospital Selayang, Sungai Buloh, HKL dan HB Klang sahaja.

Dia kata kami tak ada fasiliti untuk itu. Sama juga di mana-mana klinik.

Nampaknya seperti di seluruh negara tidak prepare untuk pandemic ini. Dia kata kalau fever tidak turun lagi, bawa anak u lagi sekali ke SJMC. Thank GOD my daughter had ordinary flu virus. Suppose she really had H1N1......it would have been too late. This is what happened to others who died, and I reallt feel sad for them. India with a population of 1.2 billion has less cases than Malaysia with 27million. Now tell me what is out Health Ministry doing? Vacinnes arriving only in October?

Thanks for your celoteh Kaptan. You keep us alive with you amusement.

Regards to all.

Revolusi bola Sepak & Patriotisme yang Hilang?

Zulhabri Supian

OGOS 21 – Dalam sedar tidak sedar, musim baru Liga Perdana Inggeris (EPL) sudah bermula dengan aksi tirai Piala Sumbangsih yang dimenangi Chelsea disusuli aksi pertama liga minggu lepas. Pastinya aku sendiri pun seperti tidak percaya musim baru EPL dan juga liga-liga bola sepak utama Eropah sudah bermula. Kesibukan bekerja dan aktiviti-aktiviti lain membuatkan masa berlalu terlalu pantas.

Bercerita tentang sukan nombor satu di Malaysia ini tetapi yang tercorot dari segi prestasi pasti akan menimbulkan banyak persoalan lantas diskusi panjang yang sering bernada kecewa jika menyentuh situasi kritikal bola sepak di Malaysia.

Aku mula bermain bola sepak ketika berumur 6 tahun di sebuah padang di Pasir Gudang, dan mulai aktif mengikuti perkembangan sukan bola sepak tempatan sejak darjah 2 atau lebih tepat pada tahun 1989 setelah bersekolah di Pekan Kapar Selangor. Menetap di negeri kuasa bola sepak tempatan yang penuh dengan tradisi merupakan satu perkara yang sangat bagus berlaku di dalam hidup berbanding jika aku terus menetap di Johor.

Aku masih terbayang kemeriahan malam minggu di mana perlawanan liga Semi-Pro yang mula diperkenalkan pada tahun 1989 sering diadakan. Konvoi beramai-ramai penyokong dengan kereta dan van sambil mengibarkan bendera Selangor akan disambut dengan terpukan dan teriakan setiap kali melewati orang ramai. Kawasan perumahan aku juga sering membuat rombongan dengan bas disediakan percuma oleh towkay bas sekolah yang sangat bersemangat tinggi. Tatkala itu Sabtu malam minggu pastinya ditunggu-tunggu oleh warga Selangor untuk ke Stadium Merdeka, sebelum wujudnya Stadium Shah Alam.

Akhbar-akhbar dan media elektronik akan membuat ulasan panjang lebar sebelum perlawanan dan selepas perlawanan, lengkap dengan skor mata prestasi setiap pemain dan grafik gol-gol pilihan. Senarai penjaring gol baik untuk bahagian satu dan bahagian dua akan menjadi buah bicara aku dan teman-teman di sekolah seterusnya akan ada pemain yang menjadi idola kami seperti Fandi Ahmad, Subadron Aziz, Radhi Mat Din, Zainal Nordin, Matlan Marjan, Mohd. Nidzam Adzha, Azizol Abu Hanifah, Mubin Mokhtar,Ariffin Osman, Norazam Ishak, Khalid Shahdan, Zaidi Nafiah dan pastinya Zainal Abidin Hassan dan Dollah Salleh.

Kemeriahan aksi bola sepak tempatan ini sering melimpah ke peringkat kampung atau taman di mana aksi-aksi persahabatan di antara kampung atau taman berdekatan sering diadakan. Aku sendiri pernah mengepalai pasukan yang aku namakan TNB Kapar dan mengatur perlawanan-perlawanan di hujung minggu jika tiada aksi pasukan Selangor di KL minggu itu. Walau sering diakhiri dengan rasa tidak puas hati dan kadang kala pergaduhan jika keputusan tidak memihak atau sebagainya, sukan bola sepak jelas dekat dan melekat kuat di dalam jiwa kami pada waktu itu.

Pada waktu itu tidak ramai yang mengikuti liga bola sepak luar negara apatah lagi Liga Inggeris yang hampir minimal pengikutnya. Mengikut ingatan aku, Liga Itali lebih popular pada waktu itu di mana setiap hari Sabtu jam 4 petang pasti ditunggu-tunggu kerana liputan sejam aksi liga akan ditayangkan. Bertambah popular lagi Liga Itali apabila Diego Maradona beraksi bersama kelab Napoli.

Aku juga masih mengingati aksi Piala Caltex tahun 1991 yang dikatakan acara tahunan berlokasi di negeri jiran, Singapura melibatkan dua pasukan hebat, Arsenal dan Liverpool dan menariknya hampir tiada yang memperkatakannya. Aksi tahun kedua itu dimenangi Arsenal menerusi sepakan penalti seterusnya mempertahankan piala yang dimenangi tahun sebelumnya. Kunjungan pasukan Aston Villa tahun itu juga menentang Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak dan Pilihan Malaysia juga tidak mendapat sambutan walaupun Villa diwakili David Platt yang sangat digeruni ketika itu. Cuma beberapa aksi yang melibatkan pasukan negara akan mendapat sambutan hebat seperti aksi menentang skuad England pada tahun 1991 yang sering dikenang kerana dua gol cantik dari Matlan Marjan menewaskan Chris Woods dan aksi menentang Everton yang dikenang kerana kehebatan penjaga gol Malaysia, Rashid Hassan pada tahun 1989 jika tidak silap.

Tahun 1989 juga cukup manis apabila pasukan negara memenangi pingat emas Sukan Sea ke 15 yang berlangsung di Kuala Lumpur. Malangnya sejak itu jugalah pasukan negara gagal mengulangi kejayaan yang sama sehingga sekarang. Peliknya wacana pada waktu itu terutama oleh kolumnis sukan yang aku gemari, Prof. Khoo Kay Kim di akhbar Berita Harian tidaklah positif terhadap pencapaian pasukan negara kerana perbandingan sering dibuat dengan prestasi tahun 70an dan awal 80an. Bayangkan pula bagaimana kita hendak berwacana tentang situasi pasukan bola sepak negara sekarang?

Dua puluh tahun ke hadapan banyak yang sudah berubah. Padang bola sepak semakin berkurangan, stesen satelit Astro yang penuh dengan aksi bola sepak luar negara mendominasi, media seperti menganaktiri aksi bola sepak tempatan, masyarakat sudah banyak pilihan gaya hidup di hujung minggu, polarisasi kaum semakin kuat di dalam bola sepak dan politik FAM dan persatuan negeri yang negatif tidak pernah selesai.

Kalau dulu ramai bermain bola tepuk yang menggunakan kad manila di dalam rumah atau di meja sekolah berjersikan pemain tempatan. Sekarang semuanya pemain luar negara itupun jika masih dimainkan permainan ini kerana pastinya permainan video Winning Eleven dan FIFA 09 sudah mengambil alih peranan.

Pastinya aku sedih dan hampa dengan suasana ini dan lebih hiba tatkala melihat tingkah laku ekstremis bola sepak luar negara yang sanggup bergadai masa dan tenaga untuk menonton aksi membabitkan pasukan kegemaran mereka, baik Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid dan lain-lain tetapi tidak mengendahkan langsung aksi bola sepak tempatan dan perkembangan pasukan negara.

Memang bukan salah mereka 100 peratus untuk membuang duit menonton Manchester United di Bukit Jalil dan mengherdik dan lagi teruk memaki hamun pemain negara. Kita akui prestasi permainan yang ditunjukkan tidak menarik untuk memikat orang ramai ke stadium Tetapi amat salah menjadi peminat bola sepak yang hanya tahu mencari salah tetapi tidak menyumbang apa-apa dari segi idea dan bentuk tindakan. Lebih malang lagi ada yang tidak mengenali pemain kebangsaan tetapi mengkritik dan memaki tanpa mengambil tahu konteks.Memaki hamun seperti yang sering dihambur oleh ekstremis parti-parti politik memang kerja mudah, tetapi untuk membuat perubahan dan bekerja ke arah itu merupakan satu tugas yang mencabar dan harus dipikul seluruh rakyat Malaysia tanpa mengira kelab, baik Manchester United, Chelsea dan lain-lain.

Bola sepak tempatan masih bernyawa seperti aksi yang dipamerkan ketika aksi persahabatan menentang MU tempoh hari dan sokongan yang diberikan terhadap pasukan negeri ketika perlawanan-perlawanan besar. Nyawa ini sangat bergantung kepada rakyat Malaysia kerana sepertinya nyawa utama yang dimiliki FAM seperti sudah di hujung tanduk. Nyawa ketiga milik pemain yang dahagakan kebajikan yang sering diabai dan sering pula diperlekah pengorbanan mereka oleh rakyat Malaysia kerana mungkin kelemahan pencapaian akademik mereka.

Hanya ada dua jalan iaitu sama ada FAM berubah dengan drastik baik di sudut kepimpinan dan program atau akan ada revolusi bola sepak jika kegagalan demi kegagalan dibiarkan berterusan tanpa rasa bersalah.

Oleh: Zulhabri Supian

Jumaat, 21 Ogos 2009

Celoteh Kepten Shafari - Selamat Berpuasa


Salam to all.

yeah... hope you all are just great..in the best form of health and looking forward for a better tomorrow. Sudah lama kita tak bersua dan berbicara. I do hope that my celoteh is still relevant.

Selamat berpuasa to all Muslims and may this holy month brings better understanding of life, relationship, business, health and may peace and the truth prevail in our planet. InsyAllah.

We have to take care of ourselves from H1N1. Precaution is better than cure. Please adhere to all warnings and do not take this disease lightly.... there are more more deaths everyday. And yet the 2nd wave is yet to come..... Take care guys!

EPL? MU lost to my father's team -Burnley? hehehe But MU is always like that in the beginning of the seasons... selalu kalah and made the fan to feel "gelisah". That's MU.. the best team in England and the world now.

I think MU, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverfool, Hotspurs and Manchester City to take the top 6 slots in the just started EPL. MU to be champions again? heheh.. Most likely!

So Micheal Jackson is history. Was it a conspiracy of his death? He was just about to start a concert throughout Europe together with Yusof Islam (formerly Cat Steven)? I heard the song that he was to sing in the concerts... about Islam and praising Allah. Beautiful wordings with nice music. Did MJ convert to Islam??

Famemas. How about the Laos trip? Still looking for sponsors? or are we to bear all the expenses? What ever it is.. I hope to be part of the group to be there... I'll spare my cuti. Sudah lama tak menjerit... Malaysia Boleh!

Razlin... dah lama tak dengar berita dari you. Please say Hi.

So... thats my celoteh for now... and there are more questions than facts cos I need respond/feedbacks from you guys...

Till next time... take care and enjoy life. Remember! Life is too beautiful to waste it.

capt... still very lonely in Seri Kembangan.

Send instant messages to your online friends http://asia. messenger. yahoo. com

Khamis, 20 Ogos 2009

Malaysians in Sports: this Week's Highlights

World Athletics Championships in Berlin:Our very own Roslinda Samsu was in action in Womens Pole Vault,where she qualified on merit at 4.35m.She attempted to break her own record at 4.40m.

Did any of you see Usain Bolt break the 100m World Record of 9.69sec he set at Beijing Olympics 2008?He did an electrying race at 9.58sec,shaving 0.11sec off his own time.

Russian Isibayev was beaten in grand fashion in Women's Pole Vault,an event where she was hot favorite and has broken her own record more than 20 times.

Over at Macau Open GP Gold Badminton,Lee Chong Wei and Chong Wei Feng and others cleared their first round hurdles.There are many who said Chong Wei should have been given a break after the debacle at World Champs.

At Asian Cycling Championships in Kalimantan,Indonesia,our cyclists Azizul HasniAwang,Mohd Edrus Yunus and Rizal Tisin did us proud by winning Gold Medal in Men Team Sprint Final. Azizul also won Gold in 200m Sprint Final. I strongly believe Rizal Tisin will be strong contender for World Cycling Champisonships.

Over at ASEAN Paralympic Games in National Stadium,Bukit Jalil,Malaysia has won more than 50 gold medals,second to Thailand who is a runaway leader in the medal tally. 980 athletes are taking part in the competition.

Go to www.aseanparagameskl09.org.my for the latest results.I did catch a quick glimpse of badminton semifinal action at Stadium Juara,Kompleks Sukan Bukit Kiara.However,I missed the table tennis action at Wisma OCM. Bravo...

World Badminton Champs in Hyderabad that was concluded last week.Although Lee Chong Wei lost in Quarterfinal and our KooKien Kiat-Tan Boon Heong and Mohd Zakry-Mohd Fairuzizuan lost in semis,I was entertained by the exlosive action in Men Doubles Final Match where Lee Yong Dae-Jung Jae Sung lost a close encounter to Cai Yun-Fu Hai Feng.The rubber set went to 28-26...which is just shorter than when Wong Mew Choo lost to Lu Lan in Beijing Olympics last year (30-28).

UCI World Junior Track Cycling Championships in Moscow:our boy Adiq Hussaini Othman won the first medal for Malaysia.

This Sat 22 to 24 Aug drop by Stadium Badminton Cheras KL for the Da Ma Cai National Wushu Champs.This will coincide with start of Puasa Month and School Holidays.

Next week for badminton enthusiasts,our shuttlers will slug it out at Yonex Taipei Gold GP Badminton.

Have a good and productive week ahead.

Lee Hui Seng

Famemas Club KL and Selangor

Jawapan Pihak ASTRO Mengenai Harga Kenaikan Harga Pakej Sukan

Kepada Kelab Famemas KL & Selangor (Kelab Penyokong Sukan Malaysia)

Kami merujuk kepada aduan tuan/puan yang diterima melalui Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM).

Terlebih dahulu kami mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih di atas maklum balas tuan/puan terhadap Astro. Kami amat menghargai kesudian tuan/puan dalam meluangkan masa dengan memberikan kami pandangan mengenai produk dan perkhidmatan kami.

Memahami bahawa peningkatan harga adalah sesuatu yang tidak menyenangkan, saya ingin mengambil kesempatan ini untuk memperjelaskan bahawa perkembangan harga bagi siaran untuk kandungan sukan yang utama umumnya mengalami peningkatan secara berterusan.

Pihak kami sebenarnya telah berulang kali dan semampu yang boleh mengelak daripada menaikkan harga bagi pakej sukan kami. Untuk makluman pihak tuan/puan, kos untuk hak penyiaran BPL TV umpamanya telah pun meningkat sebanyak lima kali ganda setakat ini. Perkembangan pasaran memperlihatkan bahawa kos hak penyiaran televisyen bagi kandungan berkaitan sukan-sukan utama akan terus meningkat. Sebagai contoh, kos untuk hak penyiaran bagi Piala Dunia FIFA telah pun meningkat sebanyak tiga kali sejak musimnya yang terakhir.

Pengenalan harga baru untuk pakej sukan berkuat kuasa bermula Ogos 2009, dan setiap pelanggan mempunyai tempoh 30 hari dari tarikh penyata dikeluarkan untuk menjelaskan bayaran. Tambahan kepada itu, pihak kami juga membenarkan pemansuhan yuran penukaran pakej sehingga 15 September 2009 untuk pakej sukan bagi membolehkan para pelanggan kami melakukan sebarang perubahan terhadap kombinasi pakej mereka. Bermakna para pelanggan mempunyai tempoh sehingga 15 September 2009 untuk membuat sebarang keputusan. Kami amat berharap langkah ini akan dapat membantu para pelanggan kami.

Untuk makluman pihak tuan/puan juga, ahli sukan ternama pada masa kini menerima bayaran yang amat tinggi dalam bentuk gaji atau habuan kontrak. Hakikat sebenar di sebalik ganjaran lumayan yang diterima mereka adalah ia berpunca dari pendapatan sektor penyiaran yang disumbangkan oleh para peminat sukan.

Ingin juga saya perjelaskan di sini bahawa walaupun pakej sukan kami mengalami peningkatan harga, namun secara keseluruhan nilai pakej kami masih lagi yang terendah di rantau ini. Kami amat komited untuk memberikan yang terbaik kepada pihak tuan/puan. Akhir sekali, saya ingin sekali lagi mengucapkan terima kasih atas maklum balas dan sokongan berterusan pihak tuan/puan.

Yang Benar

Ahmad Mustaza Ismail

Naib Presiden
Pusat Panggilan Pelanggan ASTRO

Selasa, 18 Ogos 2009

Pemain badminton perlu tingkat kemahiran


KEJOHANAN Badminton Dunia yang berakhir Ahad lalu masih gagal dimenangi pemain negara. Sejak pertama kali diadakan pada 1977, Malaysia tidak pernah memenangi sebarang gelaran. Hanya beberapa kali pemain negara masuk ke perlawanan akhir tetapi sejak 2005, tiada wakil negara pada perlawanan akhir. 

Sejak dulu, walaupun pemain negara boleh menyinar dan memenangi kejohanan terbuka, amat sukar memasuki perlawanan akhir pada kejohanan penting seperti All England, Sukan Olimpik dan Kejohanan Dunia sedangkan mereka berdepan dengan lawan yang sama. 

Skrip sama terus berulang kali ini dan pemain negara seperti gugup dan gagal mengatasi tekanan mental. Ini menyebabkan mereka gagal beraksi pada tahap terbaik dan banyak melakukan kesilapan.

Selain faktor kebanyakan pemain beraksi di bawah tahap sebenar pada kejohanan penting seperti Badminton All England, Olimpik dan Kejohanan Dunia, faktor lain ialah pemain lawan sering beraksi lebih baik daripada biasa. 

Pemain kita tidak boleh bermain lebih baik daripada biasa seperti dilakukan pihak lawan. Sepatutnya pada kejohanan besar, mereka harus ada semangat juang yang amat tinggi dan boleh tingkatkan mutu permainan mereka. 

Saya masih teringat pada zaman akhir 1980-an dan 1990-an, pemain negara mempunyai semangat yang luar biasa pada kejohanan Piala Thomas sehingga mereka boleh menumpaskan lawan yang lebih hebat.

Sebabnya ialah kerana semangat yang tinggi. Mereka boleh naikkan tahap permainan mereka dan langsung tidak gentar kepada reputasi pihak lawan. Inilah yang pemain negara hilang ketika ini. 

Saya berharap pada kejohanan penting akan datang, khasnya Piala Thomas, pemain negara akan mempertingkatkan tahap permainan mereka. 

PEMINAT  BADMINTON, Ampang.

OCM Weekly Highlights - 16th August 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights 
16th August 2009

OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my

Coming Events

5th ASEAN Para Games Kuala Lumpur 2009 (KL’09) – 15th to 19th August 2009 in Kuala Lumpur. 
Da Ma Cai National Wushu Championships 2009 – 22nd to 24th August 2009, at Stadium Badminton Kuala Lumpur, Cheras. 
23rd FIBA Asia Championship for Women - Twelve teams divided into two Levels will battle it out in the Championship which will be played from Sept 17-24, 2009 in the southern Indian coastal town of Chennai. Malaysia is in Level II with teams from Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan.

News Items

5th ASEAN Para Games Kuala Lumpur 2009 (KL’09) 

The 5th ASEAN Para Games, Kuala Lumpur 2009, was declared opened by the Honourable Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at the Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur on 15th August 2009. Over a 1,000 para-athletes from the 10 ASEAN countries are participating in the 5th ASEAN Para Games. The ASEAN Para Games is held biennially, with the inaugural Games being held in Kuala Lumpur in 2001. The Table Tennis competitions of the 5th ASEAN Para Games are held at Level 3, OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur. The competitions will end on 19th August 2009.

29th National Senior Karate Championship 2009

The 29th National Senior Karate Championship 2009, was successfully organized by Malacca Karate Association at Mini Stadium Bistari, Ayer Keroh, Malacca. This year’s championship was participated by 19 states and styles associations with 197 participants. The opening ceremony was officiated by YB Seet Ah Chow (Exco Kerajaan Negeri Johor) and the closing ceremony was officiated by Y.Bhg. Datuk Haji Mohd Noor Nordin (Acting President of Malaysia Karate Federation). 

The team from Hayashi-Ha finished as champion with 9 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 6 bronze medals. The team from Goshin-Ryu was second with 4 gold medals and 1 silver medal. Johor State team was third with 3 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 2 bronze medals, while Pulau Pinang was fourth with 2 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 5 gold medals. 

Sports Writers’ Association of Malaysia (SAM)

Congratulations to Encik Ahmad Khawari Isa, on being returned unopposed as the President of SAM, after incumbent President Encik Abu Atan Bakar, withdrew from defending the Presidency post of SAM, at the Extra-Ordinary General Meeting of SAM held at Wisma OCM on 15th August 2009. 

The Deputy President of SAM is Encik Ibrahim Abu Bakar, and the two Vice Presidents are Encik Asan Ahmad (Kosmo) and Encik Eric Samuel (The Star).

Study Tour Project for Leaders of Asian Youth Sports

The Japan Sports Association (JASA) is organizing its annual “Study Tour Project for Leaders of Asian Youth Sports 2009” from 4th to 11th November 2009. As in past years, JASA is inviting 2 young sports leaders (between 25 years to 50 years) from the Olympic Council of Malaysia to attend the Study Tour. The theme of the Study Tour is “Approaches to improving children’s physical fitness in each country/region”, and each participant is has to make a 10 to 15 minute presentation on the theme.

Affiliates of OCM are invited to nominate their candidates for consideration by OCM Executive Board. The closing date for the submission of the application forms of candidates to OCM is 4th September 2009. 

Isnin, 17 Ogos 2009

Lin Dan Wins Third World Championship Title


HYDERABAD, Aug 16 Two-time world champion Lin Dan pocketed his third title after trouncing compatriot Chen Jin in the men's singles final at the Gawchibowli Indoor Stadium here Sunday.

The thrill of a true final was certainly missing today, disappointing many badminton fans, but Lin Dan in his impeccable form still displayed some fine world-class skills to entertain the crowd at the Yonex-Sunrise World Badminton Championship.

Exploiting his error-prone opponent, Lin Dan was in complete command and piled up his points to easily secure the first set 21-18.

But Chen, the 2007 world championship bronze winner, rallied to level the game in the second match -- levelling at every point but some unforced errors allowed Lin Dan to increase his tally.

Despite some beautiful stroke play by Chen, he failed to stop Lin Dan who advanced to clinch the crowning match 21-16, when Chen's last serve fell short, confusing the empires before Lin Dan was announced the winner.

"I am very happy to win the title for the third time. China's training has been very effective. I am not considering myself a genius, I will try to perform well in the future," Lin Dan told the media after the final.

Lin Dan took the gold, becoming the first player to win the title thrice (won in 2006/2007), while Chen settled for silver and Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat and Sony Dwi Kuncoro shared the bronze.

Badminton powerhouse China continued to display their supremacy in the game, dominating most of the finals in Hyderabad, while Indonesia and Malaysia failed to shine in the tournament.

In the all-Chinese women's singles final, seventh-seeded Lu Lan outplayed Xie Xingfang 23-21, 21-12 to become the new world champion.

In the exciting men's doubles, the Chinese pair Yun Chai-Haifeng Fu worked hard to clinch the gold, defeating South Korea's Jae Sung Jung and Yong Dae Lee 21-18, 16-21, 28-26.

In the women's doubles' final China's Yawen Zhang-Tingting Zhao beat Shu Cheng-Yunlei Zhao 17-21, 21-17, 21-16.

In the mixed doubles, the energetic Danish pair Thomas Laybourn-Kamilla Rytter Juhl defeated Indonesia's Nova Widianto-Liliyana Natsir 21-13, 21-17.

Jumaat, 14 Ogos 2009

Chong Wei, Two Men's Doubles Pairs Stay In The Hunt


HYDERABAD, Aug 13  Men's singles world number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei and two men's doubles pairs continued their march in the Yonek Sunrise World Badminton Championships while women's world number one doubles pair Wong Pei Tty-Chin Eei Hui were shown the exit here Thursday.

Chong Wei, the top seed here vanquished Vietnam's Nguyen Tien Minh 21-13, 21-17 in a third round match to set up a date with Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia in the quarter-finals tomorrow.

"My opponent played aggressively but I just focused on my game. I was under pressure in the second set because I was not so confident as I lost to him before (in Singapore Open)," said Chong Wei.

However, in another third round singles match, China's Chen Jin, seeded second here dashed Wong Choon Hann's hopes in the championship with a 21-12, 21-7 win.

In the men's doubles, Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif-Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari made it into their first World Championships quarter-finals after easily disposing Indonesia's Yonathan Suryatama Dasuk-Rian Sukmawan in straight sets 21-14, 21-7 and meet South Korea's Cho Gun Woo-Yoo Yeon Seong.

Second-seeded pair Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong also lived up to expectations by crushing Japan's Naoki Kawamae-Shoji Sato 21-14, 21-17 to set up a mouth-watering clash against 2005 World champions Howard Bach-Tony Gunawan in the quarter-finals.

But while the men's pairs were enjoying success, Pei Tty-Eei Hui suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Japan's Miyuki Maeda-Satoko Suetsuna in three sets, 21-19, 19-21, 12-21.

"We did not play well today. We had prepared for the tough match but were not able to kill them off and lost our patience. We did not enjoy the game and disappointed over the loss," Pei Tty told reporters after the game.

Third round results (Malaysian players only):

Men's singles: Lee Chong Wei (MAS) bt Nguyen Tien Minh (VIE) 21-13, 21-17; Chen Jin (CHN) bt Wong Choon Hann (MAS) 21-12, 21-7.

Men's doubles: Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif/Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari (MAS) bt Suryatama Dasuk/Rian Sukmawan (INA) 21-14, 21-7; Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong (MAS) bt Naoki Kawamae/Shoji Sato (JPN) 21-14, 21-17.

Women's doubles: Miyuki Maeda/Satoko Suetsuna (JPN) bt Chin Eei Hui/Wong Pei Tty (MAS) 19-21, 21-19, 21-12.

Mixed doubles: Nova Widianto/Liliyana Natsir (INA) bt Koo Kien Keat/Ng Hui Lin (MAS) 21-15, 21-19.

Khamis, 13 Ogos 2009

Malaysia Chalk Five Wins In World Championship Second Round


HYDERABAD, Aug 12  Malaysian women's doubles pair Chin Eei Hui and Wong Pei Tty, top seeded in the Yonex-Sunrise World Badminton Championship, lived up to their billing by edging Sweden's Emelie Lennartsson-Emma Wengberg in the second round of the competition here Wednesday.

The Malaysian pair crushed the Swedish team 21-13, 21-11 in advancing to the third round tomorrow.

However, two other Malaysian women's doubles pairs ended their campaign in Hyderabad.

Fong Chew Yen and Mooi Hing Yau lost to Indonesia's Shendy Puspa Irawati and Meilliana Jauhari 21-14, 13-21, 18-21 while South Korean pair Lee Hyo Jung-Lee Kyung Won upset Chong Chin Sook and Woon Khe Wei 21-12, 21-11.

In the men's doubles, Malaysia's Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong thrashed Nigeria's Ola Fagbemi-Jinkan Ifraimu pair 21-5, 21-6.

Earlier in the day, Datuk Lee Chong Wei and Wong Choon Hann had qualified for the third round of the men's singles while Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif and Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari won in the men's doubles.

But Malaysia's top women's singles player Wong Mew Choo was knocked out of the competition.

Second round results (involving Malaysians): Men's singles: Chong Wei (MAS) bt Fagbemi (NGR) 21-11, 21-14; Choong Hann (MAS) bt Must (EST) 21-12, 7-21, 21-16.

Women's singles: Goto (JPN) Mew Choo (MAS) 18-21, 21-12, 23-21.

Men's doubles Mohd Zakry /Mohd Fairuzizuan bt Hirobe/Komiyama (JPN) 21-14, 23-21; Kien Keat/Boon Heong (MAS) bt Fagbemi/Ifraimu (NGR) 21-5, 21-6.

Women's Doubles: Eei Hui/Pei Tty (MAS) bt Emelie-Emma (SWE) 21-13, 21-11; Shendyi/Meilliana (INA) bt Yen Foong/Hing Yau (MAS)14-21, 21-13, 21-18; Hyo Jung/Kyung Won (KOR) bt Sook Chin/Khe Wei (MAS) 21-12, 21-11.

Rabu, 12 Ogos 2009

A Day Of Mixed Fortune For Malaysian Shuttlers


HYDERABAD, Aug 11  It was a day of mixed fortune for Malaysian shuttlers on the second day of the Yonex-Sunrise World Badminton Championship Tuesday.

Twelfth seeded Wong Choong Hann cheered up the dull Malaysian camp by nudging out Finland's Ville Lang 21-7, 21-10 without much effort.

"I played well today and this was the second time I was playing against him (Lang). I felt comfortable playing, comparing to my previous encounter. I hope to reach the semi-finals," Choon Hann told reporters after the game.

In the women's singles, Lydia Cheah Li Ya was no match for Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk, and was thrashed 6-21, 18-21.

In the women's doubles, Chew Yen Fong-Mooi Hing Yau won after Switzerland's Jeanine Cicognini-Sabrina Jaquet gave a walkover.

In the mixed doubles, Malaysia's Koo Kien Keat/Ng Hui Lin defeated Hsieh Yu Hsing /Chien Yu Chin of Chinese Taipei 21-15, 21-14 and in a subsequent match, went on to beat Netherland's Ruud Bosch/Paulien Van Dooremalen 21-19, 21-14.

In another mixed doubles match, Ong Jien Guo-Chong Chin Sook lost to Chinese pair Hanbin He-Yang Fu 11-21, 20-22.

In the men's doubles, Japan's Naoki Kawamae-Shoji Sato ousted Chan Chong Ming/Chew Choon Eng 18-21, 21-15, 21-16.

In the men's singles, fourth seeded Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat had an easy day defeating Swiss shuttler Christian Boesiger 21-14, 21-14.

He now joins other top singles players who made it to the second round -- China's Lin Dan, Denmark's Peter Hoeg Gade and world champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei.

Selasa, 11 Ogos 2009

Increase in Astro Sports Package Burdening the Rakyat

On behalf of Kelab Famemas Kuala Lumpur dan Selangor (1555-07-WKL), or more commonly known as the Malaysia Sports Supporters Club together with the millions of sports lovers and fans throughout Malaysia and beyond, hope and appeal to ASTRO TV (MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd) and the Minister for Information, Communications and Culture to review and retract the RM12.00 price increase proposed by ASTRO for its Sports Package.

It is felt that the price increase to the Sports Package of RM12.00 is burdening the rakyat especially in this difficult economic climate. It is estimated that there are approximately 3 million households which subscribed to ASTRO and from that amount; approximately 70% are subscribers to the ASTRO Sports Package. Therefore, approximately almost 2.1 million Malaysian households are subscribers to the Sports Package and the increase of RM12.00 per account will net ASTRO RM25.2 million. 

Sports function as a unification mechanism for all Malaysian and are the only proven example of a successful 1Malaysia concept and it should not be used as a commodity by certain parties to hold it at ransom. 

The excuse given by ASTRO that the cost of securing broadcasting rights for certain sports has increased is unjustified as ASTRO has achieved economies of scale and have successfully penetrated the Malaysian market to make it operationally and profitably viable. ASTRO has many choices to control its costs such as dropping rights to sports which are unpopular to the Malaysian viewing public. With ASTRO‘s many years of experience in the Malaysian market, they are well guided to drop Sports programs and broadcasting of unpopular sports and related programs. 

With the credible and charismatic management of ASTRO, it is hoped that they would not revert to increasing the price of the Sports Package as a short-cut to address their shortcomings. There are many other strategic actions which they can take to avoid sufferings to their subscribers and rakyat. ASTRO could improve its operational efficiencies, cost-cutting measures, etc. In fact the Malaysian market is still open for ASTRO to expand its subscribers base and please do not let its subscribers suffer first as the well being of ASTRO is dependent on its customers and how well it treats them. 

Thus, on behalf of the Malaysian Supporters and Sports Fans from various races, backgrounds and religions which stand under the common banner of 1Malaysia plead with ASTRO TV and the Minister for Information, Communications and Culture to reconsider and revoke the price increase of RM12.00 for its Sports Package by ASTRO. The Minister has a responsibility to the rakyat through the powers mandated to them by the rakyat and it is hoped that the price increase is withdrawn.

On behalf of Kelab Famemas KL & Selangor (1555-07-WKL)
MALAYSIA SPORTS SUPPORTERS CLUB

Lee Hui Seng
Chairman

Peningkatan Harga Pakej Sukan Astro Membebankan Rakyat

Bagi pihak Kelab Famemas Kuala Lumpur dan Selangor (1555-07-WKL), atau lebih dikenali sebagai Kelab Penyokong Sukan Malaysia serta jutaan peminat dan penyokong Sukan Malaysia meminta keperihatinan ASTRO TV (MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd) dan YB Menteri Penerangan, Komunikasi dan Kebudayaan untuk menimbang dan mengkaji semula peningkatan harga sebanyak RM12.00 oleh ASTRO untuk pakej sukannya yang dikenakan kepada pelanggannya.

Adalah dirasakan peningkatan harga sebanyak RM12.00 untuk langganan pakej Sukan ASTRO adalah amat membebankan rakyat dalam keadaan eknonomi yang tidak menentu sekarang. Pelanggan Astro sekarang dijangkakan sebanyak 3 juta isi rumah dan pelanggan pakej Sukannya dianggarkan 70% daripada itu, iaitu hampir 2.1 juta isi rumah. Bayangkan peningkatan RM12.00 untuk seisi rumah akan melibatkan kemasukan tunai kepada ASTRO sebanyak RM25.2 juta.

Sukan sebagai penyatu rakyat Malaysia yang satu-satunya contoh 1 Malaysia secara praktis tidak sepatutnya dijadikan komoditi oleh sesetengah pihak untuk kepentingan sendiri. 

Alasan yang diberikan ASTRO yang mengatakan peningkatan kos mendapatkan hak penyiaran bagi sesuatu sukan tidak dapat diterima sama sekali kerana ASTRO telah mencapai skala ekonomi atau “economies of scale” dan mempunyai banyak pilihan untuk mengawal kos operasinya seperti mengugurkan siaran sukan yang kurang popular atau tidak diminati rakyat Malaysia. Sudah tentu ASTRO yang telah lama bersiaran di Malaysia mengetahui siaran sukan yang popular yang dikehendaki oleh rakyat dan peminat sukan Malaysia. Sukan lain yang kurang sambutan bolehlah dihentikan dan ditambah dengan sukan yang betul-betul mendapat sambutan siaran yang tinggi.

Pihak ASTRO dengan kepimpinan tingginya yang berkemampuan dan karismatik sudah tentu mempunyai kebolehan untuk mengelakkan kesengsaraan dipihak pelanggannya dengan cara berkesan yang lain seperti meningkatkan efisiensi operasi, pengurangan kos dan lain-lain. Malahan peluang Astro untuk terus meningkatkan penguasaan pasarannya masih terbuka luas yang tidak seharusnya menjurus kepada peningkatan harga pakej sukannya yang seterusnya membebankan pelanggan mereka sendiri.

Dengan itu, kami bagi pihak Peminat dan Penyokong Malaysia dari berbilang bangsa dan latarbelakang yang berdiri dibawah naungan dan laungan 1Malaysia memohon keperihatanan ASTRO TV dan YB Menteri Penerangan, Komunikasi dan Kebudayaan untuk mengkaji tindakan ASTRO menaikkan harga pakej Sukan ASTRO secara melulu dan memohon agar tindakan ini ditarik balik dengan kuasa yang diuntukkan kepada YB Menteri dan Kementerian yang telah diberikan mandat oleh rakyat Malaysia.

Bagi pihak Kelab Famemas KL & Selangor (1555-07-WKL)
KELAB PENYOKONG SUKAN MALAYSIA

Lee Hui Seng
Pengerusi

World Badminton: Chong Wei, Mew Choo Cruise Through To Second Round


HYDERABAD, Aug 10 Top Malaysian shuttlers Datuk Lee Chong Wei and Wong Mew Choo easily crushed their opponents on the first day of the Yonex-Sunrise World Badminton Championship on Monday but Lee Tsuen Seng was toppled.

In the men's singles, Chong Wei, who took on Germany's Dieter Domke, wasted no time to dispose him 21-14, 21-10 in 25 minutes.

"It was my first match, I made some mistakes. My last match was in the same court and it was still playing on my mind (knocked out of India Open in the first match in March this year). There was some pressure during the start but I should be okay in the next round," Chong Wei told reporters after the game.

Mew Choo had an easy first game against Shannon Pohl from the United States, defeating her 21-4, 21-6 in just 19 minutes.

But it was rather a shock early exit for another single's player Lee Tsuen Seng who was beaten by Thailand's Saensomboonsuk Tanongsak 7-21, 13-21.

Malaysia recorded another defeat in the mixed doubles when Woon Khe Wei and Mohd Razif Abdul Latif lost to Ukraine pair Valeriy Atrashchenkov and Elena Prus 17-21, 17-21.

Malaysian women's doubles pair Lim Yin Loo-Marylen Ng Poau Leng also lost to Japan's Shizuka Matsuo-Mami Naito 8-21, 16-21.

Meanwhile, of other favourites who took the court today, Denmark's Peter Hoeg Gade had an easy ride -- he outplayed Ukraine's Valeriy Atrashchenko 21-11, 21-16.

Defending champion Lin Dan brushed aside Israel's Zilberman 21-9, 21-11.

Netherland's Dicky Palyama created the tournament's first upset when he edged 11th-seeded Chinese Bao Chun Lai in the men's singles.

Isnin, 10 Ogos 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights - 9th August 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights 
9th August 2009

OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my

Coming Events

1st Mini Olympics Malaysia 2009 – 29th July to 9th August 2009. 
1st Asian Martial Arts Games 2009 – 1st to 9th August 2009, Bangkok, Thailand. 
BWF World Championships-09 – 10th to 16th August 2009 at Hyderabad, India.
3rd OCM Executive Board Meeting – 11th August 2009 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Board Room, 1st Floor, Wisma OCM Kuala Lumpur.
2009 UCI Juniors World Track Cycling Championship in Moscow – 7th to 15th August 2009 in Moscow, Russia.
5th ASEAN Para Games Kuala Lumpur 2009 (KL’09) – 15th to 17th August 2009 in Kuala Lumpur. 
Da Ma Cai National Wushu Championships 2009 – 22nd to 24th August 2009, at Stadium Badminton Kuala Lumpur, Cheras. 
23rd FIBA Asia Championship for Women - Twelve teams divided into two Levels will battle it out in the Championship which will be played from Sept 17-24, 2009 in the southern Indian coastal town of Chennai. Malaysia is in Level II with teams from Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan.

News Items

26th Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open 2009 

The 26th Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open was held from 4th to 6th August 2009 at the Mines Resort & Golf Club, Kuala Lumpur. Congratulations to Ms. Michelle Koh for winning the DYMM Tuanku Ampuan Negeri Sembilan Trophy with a three day total of 207 (6 under par) to finish 7 strokes ahead of fellow Malaysia Ms. Chua Tze Jean (214). Ms. Ginger Mak of Hong Kong was in third position, with a score of 219. Ms. Michelle Koh is only the third Malaysian to have won the Trophy, and her victory came after nine years since the last occasion a Malaysia won the Trophy was in 2000. Team Malaysia comprising Ms. Michelle Koh, Ms. Chua Tze Jean and Ms. Michelle Low won the Mrs. May Williams Trophy. 

Hulu Langat Netball Association Annual Open Invitation Netball Championship 2009

The Hulu Langat Netball Association organized their Annual Open Invitation Netball Championship 2009 for the Cik Hajah Norminshah Challenge Trophy on Sunday, 9th August 2009 at the OCM Indoor Sports Arena, 3rd Floor, Wisma OCM Phase II, Kuala Lumpur. The competition was held from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

A total of 16 teams entered, but 3 teams pulled out due to lack of players. Team ‘One Two Win’ won the Cik Hajah Norminshah Challenge Trophy, a Milo Hamper and cash prize of RM1,000/=. Team “ Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya’ was runner up and won a Milo Hamper, and RM750/= cash prize. Team ‘Sweet Girls’ finished third and won a Milo Hamper and cash prize of RM500/=. Team ‘One World’ was fourth and won a Milo Hamper and RM250/= cash prize. 

1st Mini Olympics Malaysia 2009 

The 1st Mini Olympic Malaysia ended slightly after noon on 9th August 2009, with the completion of the Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics competitions. Overall the 1st Mini Olympics was a success for the following reasons:-

• The 8 sports in the programme of the Mini Olympics Malaysia were provided funds by the National Sports Council Malaysia to organise high level competitions of their sports. 
• The fully funded Mini Olympics Malaysia is an additional high level competitions to the elite athletes of the 8 sports, which otherwise would not have been available.
• The Mini Olympics Malaysia did not replace the National Championships of the 8 sports in the programme.
• The elite athletes did not represent their states associations but were representing their sports and their national sports associations.
• The national sports associations of the 8 sports could utilize the Mini Olympics Malaysia to provide experience for their technical officials, such as judges, referees, etc. and also improving their expertise and skills in organizing the competitions of their sports. 
• While the Mini Olympics Malaysia is not a development programme of the 8 sports, nevertheless it could provide statistics and results on the present standards of the 8 sports and also identify the weak events and weak states that have very few or no athletes who could qualify for the Mini Olympics.

An in dept and detailed study and evaluation of the results of the 1st Mini Olympics Malaysia should be carried out by the 8 NSAs, MSN and OCM, to come out with recommendations for the improvements of the 2nd Mini Olympics Malaysia.

Malaysian Sports Industry Convention (KISMAS) 2009

The Malaysian Sports Industry Convention (KISMAS) 2009 was held on 7th and 8th August 2009 at the Berjaya Times Square Convention Centre. Around 500 participants from government and non government sports organizations, sports business representatives, media, etc. KISMAS was declared opened by the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak. 

In his Key-Note address, the Prime Minster said that Malaysia needs to produce Champions at World and International levels, as success of Malaysian athletes at international competitions will promote the sports industry and attract private sector support for sports development. He stress the importance of sports for Malaysia and identified the following 6 areas where sports play important roles, the development of high performance athletes, national unity, nation building, healthy life style, sports tourism and sports industry. The Prime Minister also declared 2011 as the Sports Industry Year.

YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar, President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia, presented a paper on the subject “Optimising Private Enterprise in Sports Development”. In his paper, YAM Tunku highlighted the following four points and then presented some examples of private enterprises initiatives in sport in Malaysia. 

The first point he made was that the majority of people involved in sport, not only in Malaysia but also worldwide, are volunteers. Unfortunately, in Malaysia volunteers in sport are rare because sport is not yet part of Malaysia’s psyche or culture. 

The second point was that Malaysia has to build up interest in sport in order to get even close to what is happening in USA, Australia and other great sporting nations. Only through concerted effort from Government and private sector can this happen.

The third point was that in Malaysia, private sector has not really involved itself in sport top the extent it has in other countries. Sponsorship is not easy to find in Malaysia and even if there is sponsorship, it is often not adequate.

The fourth and last was that unless sport engage and involve private enterprise, Malaysia will never achieve the goal of being a sporting nation. The trend of sport being more and more dependent on Government has to be reversed.

YAM Tunku then presented four examples of his own experience of how private enterprise had involved in the achievements and successes of SportExcel (Foundation for Malaysian Sporting Excellence), Squash, Cricket and Astro Arena. 

Overall the KISMAS was a success, although what were said had been said before many times. Unfortunately, based on past records, the implementation of what were recommended seemed to be difficult. As an example, a simple but critical success factor mentioned by Mr. Martin Toomey General Manager, High Performance, Sport & Recreation New Zealand, of placing ‘Quality people in influential roles’ could be difficult to implement. 

Taniah! buat Dato Nicol David & Kibarkan Jalur Gemilang


Salam Sejahtera Ahli dan Rakan Famemas,

Sekali lagi Famemas mengucapkan setinggi-tinggi tahniah kepada wira Negara, Dato’ Nicol David yang mengungguli CIMB Singapore Masters 2009. Syabas dan Tahniah Dato’ Nicol atas pencapaian yang amat membanggakan. Famemas akan terus menyokong dan berdoa Dato’ Nicol akan sentiasa berada dipuncak sukannya. SYABAS DAN TAHNIAH!

Bulan Ogos menjelma sekali lagi dan Famemas menggesa dan mengalakkan kesemua ahlinya, rakan-rakan dan keseluruhan rakyat Malaysia untuk mengibarkan JALUR GEMILANG, Kibarkannya dengan megah dan bangga di kediaman kita, pejabat kita dan diatas kereta-kereta kita. BERSAMA KIBARKAN JALUR GEMILANG UNTUK MENUNJUKKAN KEBANGGAAN KITA SEBAGAI RAKYAT MALAYSIA YANG PATRIOTIK DAN MERDEKA!

Dan juga tidak ketinggalan OCM Highlights bertarikh 9 Ogos 2009 untuk tatapan dan perhatian bersama.

Salam 1 Malaysia dan MALAYSIA BOLEH!

Ikhlas dari Kelab Famemas KL & Selangor (1555-07-WKL)

Jumaat, 7 Ogos 2009

Nicol kian garang


Layak ke separuh akhir Terbuka Singapura

RATU skuasy negara, Nicol David kini berada dua langkah menghampiri gelaran ketiga berturut-turut di Terbuka Singapura apabila mara ke separuh akhir selepas menewaskan lawannya, Laura Lengthorn-Massaro di suku akhir, malam tadi.

Pilihan pertama itu cemas seketika pada set kedua sebelum menang dua set seterusnya, 12-10, 7-11, 11-7, 11-7 ke atas pilihan ketujuh dari England itu.

Lawannya pada pusingan empat terakhir adalah pemain yang ditewaskan di final Terbuka Malaysia, Sabtu lalu, Alison Waters.

Pemain England itu diheret beraksi sehingga set kelima sebelum menewaskan rakan senegaranya, Jenny Duncalf, 9-11, 11-9, 11-13, 11-6, 11-9.

Satu lagi separuh akhir adalah pertemuan sesama adik beradik Grinham, Natalie dan Rachael.


Pilihan ketiga, Natalie menundukkan pilihan kelapan, Madeline Perry dari Ireland, 11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9 manakala kakaknya menyekat kemaraan pilihan keenam dari Mesir, Omneya Abdel Kawy, 11-5, 13-15, 11-2, 11-4.