Salam to all,
Malaysia won her first AFF Suzuki Cup. Well done! But whats a big deal with it? It is played among ASEAN countries... not Asian countries. So to be the best amongst 11 countries is nothing to shout about.. Indonesia, Phillipines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Brunei, Laos and Timor Leste... and most of these countries are not even heard before in the soccer world when the late Mokhtar Dahari, Soh Chin Aun, Santokh Singh, Shukor Salleh and their gang were playing excellent football and were the kings of Asia. Yeah... Malaysia was really good then, even managed to beat South Korea and Japan and became envy of other nations. So we were top of Asia then.
And now both Japan and South Korea are at par with many top European countries and they were in 2nd round of 2010 World Cup!! For Malaysian soccer.... our declared a public holiday just because we won Suzuki cup. What a joke. Let us all laugh to it first.
In other words, the failure of FAM all these while was rewarded by a National public holiday!! Isnt it a joke of the year?? Come on guys... these politicians are trying to play a Houdini and not to fall into their cunning trap... to divert our attention from the more important, serious and urgent matters. They are letting us to bask in the artifical "glory".
And pls dont get me wrong... I am all for the resurrection of Malaysian soccer but then should we Malaysians be rewarded by a public holiday? Hello.. does he realise that how much money is wasted to have a public holiday, even on the last day of the year where most are on holidays? As wage earners, yes we all are too happy but to the country's economy, it created a dent and there sure to be a spillover reactions.
But overall, Malaysian sports performed extremely well for 2010. We are world's best in badminton, squash and cycling. We garnered more golds and medals in Commonwealth and Asian Games. We outdid our neighbours and we are gaining more recognition. The world is taking notice of our rise. We can and we are capable of being there among the elite. Malaysia BOLEH!!
And I can proudly say that Famemas is one of the main contributing factors in our sports' renaissance. Over the years since the Busan games, Famemas were at most sports and games. It somehow has led other Malaysians in believing and support our sportsmen. We built up the feelings of cheering for Malaysia and now there are many cheering groups. Look at Bukit Jalil stadium on 26 Dec and one would notice there were not less than 15-20 cheering groups. They were not heard and even seen before. So, SYABAS Famemas... you have done your part and you should keep on going... passing this passionate "passtime' to the younger generations along the way.
And HAPPY NEW YEAR to all. May the almighty God bless all of us. Amin.