SRJK Bukit Jalil school had their sports day on a cement floor approximately the size of a badminton court. How to produce Champions if this is the state of sports in schools, where the school fields are taken away. Watch Malaysiakini video here . Can someone from the Education Ministry look into this. What are the MIC leaders doing about the situation ?...

Guangzhou Asian Games host, China's promise of organising the best games ever, was clearly evident through the transformation of the city's landscape which reflects a sports city outlook, said Malaysian contingent Chef-de-Mission Datuk Zolkples Embong. Zolkples who visited Guangzhou, the third largest city in China with a population of about 10 million, last week, said the city had undergone a massive transformation. "The Guangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (GAGOC) have worked hard and channeled a lot of effort towards ensuring the success of the games, especially in terms of facilities. "Facilities like the Games Village in Guangzhou can be regarded as better than...

SOMEONE called me to talk about an association that has been the limelight in the last couple of day. He said " Chris why don't you check who is this runner that is trying to put pressure on the official to leave or to terminate a sponsorship contract." He added on " The runner must be so powerful that people can be removed or suspended, is this why Malaysian Sports does not succeed" I have always thought only in politics they have runners, it seems sports associations are also using this mode of operation .. Some running away, some will be caught...

Local sports fans will be able to enjoy 24 hours of sports action when Astro Arena, a fully sports channel on Astro is launched on March 26. Astro Arena, to be aired on Astro's channel 801, would be showing Malaysians competing in the SEA Games, the New Delhi Commonwealth Games, Asian Games in Guangzhou, China and the Youth Olympics in Singapore. Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek said Astro Arena can play an important role in the development and promotion of sports in the country as the nation aspires to excel regionally and internationally. "The timing of the launch is perfect...

BAM Secretary Gangga Rao was suspended with immediate effect by BAM President Datuk Nadzmi Salleh yesterday. Did BAM serve Gangga a show cause letter ? Did Nadzmi inform the council members? Read Star's take here and New Straits Times here.  Blogger Satwant Singh manage to speak to Gangga Rao read Gangga's reactions here. At the Astro Arena Launch, Sports Minister Datuk Shabery Cheek said that National Sports Council (NSC) and Sports Ministry will monitor the situation. I suggest the Minister stay out of it. I think Datuk Nadzmi is good enough to manage the problem....

FAM PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ISSUE ON HARIMAU MUDA IN SLOVAKIA INTRODUCTION • IN THE WAKE OF SEVERE CRITICISM AIMED AT THE FA OF MALAYSIAPERTAINING TO THE SLOVAKIAN STINT FOR THE HARIMAU MUDA A TEAM, THE SECRETARIAT IS COMPELLED TO CLARIFY A FEW ISSUES RAISED BY THE MEDIA. • THOUGH THE SECRETARIAT WISHE S TO REFRAIN FROM QUESTIONING THE MOTIVES OF CERTAIN QUARTERS IN HIGHLIGHTING THE ISSUE, THERE IS A NEED TO CLEAR THE AIR ARISING FROM ONE MEDIA REPORT THAT WAS PUBLISHED ABOUT A WEEK AGO, CASTING ASPERSIONS OVER THE POSITION OF THE HARIMAU MUDA TEAM IN SLOVAKIA. • IT NEEDS TO BE REITERATED THE...

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has announced a RM2mil allocation for the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to pay bonuses in arrears for its players and coaches. This came after national shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei’s victory in the All-England tournament on Sunday. “This is a long-awaited victory at one of the highest levels of badminton. This will be a stepping stone to winning the Thomas Cup,” Najib said after he and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor received Lee and coach Datuk Misbun Sidek at their official residence yesterday. Najib said he had high hopes of Malaysia winning the Thomas...

Selangor’s campaign in the AFC Cup football tournament took a severe blow when they went down to a humiliating 1-6 defeat by Indonesian club Sriwijaya in a Group F match at the Jaka Baring Stadium in Palembang yesterday. National striker Mohd Safee Sali put the Red Giants ahead in the 16th minute before his side caved in. Sriwijaya scored their goals through St Kitts and Nevis international striker and former Sabah player Keith Gumbs (86th, 89th), Arif Suyono (38th, 69th), Krangar Zah (39th) and Rachmat Maruf (58th). The FA of Selangor (FAS) secretary, Datuk Mohd Hamidin Amin, said that their team lost shape...

LESS then two days after Datuk Lee Chong Wei won the All England, BAM seem to be in limelight for the wrong reasons. Datuk Nadzmi has done very well as a BAM President...

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) today defended its decision to send the Harimau Muda A squad to play in the First League of Slovakia and considered it an effort to elevate the country's performance in football. FAM deputy president Datuk Seri Redzuan Sheikh Ahmad said the stint by the Under-21 team did not mean that FAM squandered money. "The matter is subjective and FAM is monitoring their performance there. If its just playing friendlies, they might as well play here but we want that they play to enhance skills and experience." "I want to stress that FAM does not waste money at...