HEAD or DEAN, Faculty of Architecture &
Built Environment, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT)
Letter from the President of LUCT, promoting Y Bhg Prof Dato' Chin as
Vice President of LUCT.
Professor Dato’ Ar. W. Y. CHIN D.S.P.N.
P. Arc; B. Arch.(Syd); M. T.C.P.(Syd);
A. C.I. Arb.(Lond); F.R.A,I.A; F.M.I.P; A.R.I.B.A; M.R.T.P.I;
invitation of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT),
Professor Dato’ Ar. W. Y. Chin, had been appointed Head or Dean of
Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment at Cyberjaya. LUCT is a
global university presently with a 25,000 student population and
established branches in Kuching, London, Beijing, Botswana, Lesotho,
Phnom Penh, Jakarta, Swaziland and Bali.
is now providing a twinning-programme in architecture, in collaboration
with Curtin University of Technology, Australia. The faculty offers
seven undergraduate study courses at both diploma and degree levels in
architecture, interior architecture, interior design, urban planning,
construction management, landscape architecture and facility management.
Professor Chin is an architect, town planner and arbitrator by
profession; he graduated with the degrees in Bachelor of Architecture in
1964 and Master of Town and Country Planning in 1966 from the
of Sydney, where he was a Prize Recipient from its Urban Research Centre. He had held office as
president of the Sydney University Graduates of Malaysia Alumni (SUGMA).
Associate of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, Prof. Chin is
additionally a qualified practitioner arbitrator, locally and overseas,
linked with the Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) and the Kuala Lumpur
Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA). He had conducted to-date 64
arbitration cases to his credit and had published 44 papers.
working in Australia, he served as architect-planner with the Urban
Renewal Department, Singapore, followed in the same capacity with the
Malaysian Ministry of Housing and Local Government. Later, he was made a
director of Eric Taylor Associates, Kuala Lumpur, before setting up his
own professional practice in 1971 until this very day.
Academically, Professor Chin had lectured at LUCT and Tong-Ji University
in Shanghai, China. He was relatively active in his professional career,
having served in many technical and ad hoc committees, including with
DBKL and MBPJ, apart from being chairman and panel of assessors for
several major architectural and art competitions.
once the President of the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM), a
member of the Board of Architects, Malaysia (LAM), and a Founding Fellow
of the Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP). He had served as examiner
for the PAM/LAM Part 3 Professional Practice examinations; examiner for
the LAM Board of Architectural Education and a Panel Examiner of the
Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA).
sports, Professor Chin is currently the vice-president of the Olympic
Council of Malaysia (OCM); he had held various high offices in local,
national, regional, international and world authorities of sports,
covering over a period of 2½ decades.
MSBF 9 BALL POOL RANKING TOURNAMENT
MSBF 1st 9 Ball Pool Ranking tournament was held from June 30 to
July 3 at XZ Club with 24 (twenty-four) budding pool players participating.
These 24 (twenty-four) players were drawn into 4 (four) different groups,
with 6 (six) players settling in each group. The tournament was played on a
group round-robin format and the top 4 (four) players from each group
progressed to the next double-elimination rounds.
following are players who made the double-elimination rounds:
Jason Ng 2. Hafiz 3. Ai Ikmal
4. Richard Tay
Ceon 6. Bali 7. Walter
8. Roy Sim
9. Zainal 10. Hadi 11. Elvin Lean
Samy 14. Sim Kok Wai 15. Rudy 16.
the double-elimination rounds, 4 (four) players came out top. They are:
These 4 (four) players were invited to join the other 10 (ten) players from
the previous Guinness 9 Ball Tour qualifiers to determine who will be the 1
(one) player to join Ibrahim bin Amir to Singapore for the forth leg of the
Ranking tournament will be held in August with the same tournament format.
GUINNESS 9 BALL TOUR – LEG FOUR SELECTION
(Ten) players from the previous selection and 4 (four) players from the
ranking tournament will be divided into two groups of 7 (seven) players
each. They shall play round-robin matches to determine which top 8 players
will progress to the next round (top four from each group).
(eight) players shall again play round-robin matches to determine their
seeding into the next
matches. These matches will decide which successful player will qualify to
represent Malaysia to the Guinness Tour in Singapore.
(ten) players from the previous selection are:
1st: Mohd Sapawi
Ng Ann Seng
10th: Ivan Lau
them from the Ranking tournament is:
players who made it through to the next round after the round-robin matches
and after the seeding playoff are as follows:
Seeding No.1: Alan Tan
Seeding No.2: Rashid Samy
Seeding No.3: Mohd Sepawi
Seeding No.4: Benjamin Lee
Seeding No.5: Ng Ann Seng
Seeding No.6: Tony Chong
Seeding No.7: Elvin Lean
Seeding No.8: Michael Soh
Elvin Lean has emerged as winner after wining all his matches thus,
qualified to represent Malaysia to the Fourth Leg of the Guinness Tour in
selection to Leg five of the Guinness Tour will be of the similar format and
shall commence immediately after the August’s Ranking tournament.
888 FT BANNER IN SUPPORT FOR 2008 BEIJING OLYMPICS
Dato’ Ar. W. Y. Chin, Vice President, Olympic Council of Malaysia
H.E. Mr. He Zhenliang with Prof. Dato’ Ar. W. Y. Chin
Dato’ Ar. W.Y. Chin, represented the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) and
led a delegation, headed by Vincent Sim of Art Expo Malaysia Sdn Bhd, to
present an 888 feet long Art Banner to the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC)
in Beijing, held on June 20, 2008 athe COC Reception Hall.
presentation ceremony was graced by HE Mr Zhenliang, IOC Member, Chairman,
IOC Commission for Culture & Olympic Education and Hon. President of COC,
accompanied by Mr Song Luzeng, Secretary General, Mr Song Keqin, Deputy
Secretary General, and Huangfu Hongna, International Relations and others.
Malaysian delegation was led by Prof Chin, Vincent Sim, and Sponsor, Mr Woo
Swee Lian, President of Perfect (China) Co Ltd, together with some 24
888 feet long Banner was especially produced on June 7 in conjunction with
the Birthday Celebrations of HM the King of Malaysia. It contains both
paintings and calligraphies by over 400 local artists, which was duly
accredited in the ‘Guinness Book of Records’ being produced in one single
piece of artwork by the most number of artists.
Banner is a show of strong support by Malaysia for the upcoming 2008 Beijing
Olympics, thus cementing further the already firm bond of friendships
between the two countries. Malaysia assures China’s spirit of ‘One World -
One Dream’ for the Games will be further reinforced.
accepting the Banner, HE Mr He replied expressing his greatest gratitude to
the kind gesture demonstrated by Malaysia towards China. Prof Chin responded
paying great tribute to Mr HE whom he last met in Lausanne some years back.
He compliment Mr He for his good health, dedication and immense
contributions towards the Olympic Movement.
Prof Chin reaffirmed Malaysia’s continuance to promote culture and education
espoused by the IOC Charter. OCM had since conducted twice the ‘IOC Sport
and Art Contest’ held in conjunction with the Olympic Games. He was happy to
report that, for the Beijing Olympics, Malaysia’s sculpture entry by Mr Mior
Nafis Zain had won the 2nd prize for USD20,000, under the creditable
chairmanship of HE Mr He.
ceremony ended with a happy note of a group photo with best wishes of
performance mutually extended to both countries for the upcoming Beijing
SPORTS DEVELOPMENT ACT, 1997
conjunction with the Ministry of Youth & Sports, the Sports Commissioner’s
Office (SCO) had recently held a Retreat at Port Dickson on June 16 &17,
2002 with object to update the Sports Act which had been in operation for
the past 10 years.
Dato’ Ar W,Y. Chin and Dato Wira Mazlan were the only two speakers invited
to present Papers at the Retreat.
Chin laid great emphasis that the SCO should only register National Sports
governing bodies as the accredited sport body for that sport in reference.
All other sports bodies under commercial centres, such as snooker centres,
clubs etc could be registered but with the prior consent and approval of the
governing Sports bodies in charge of that sport.
above amendment will clear all anomalies that had hitherto reviled by two or
more bodies registered under the SCO competing for national representation
in the same sport.
UNSANCTIONED EVENTS & COMPETITIONS UNDER MSBF'S JURISDICTION
It has been a long established policy of
this MSBF that, unless events/competitions organized by both local and
overseas bodies are sanctioned by MSBF, all National Squad players are
prohibited to take part therein without the prior consent of the MSBF.
National Squad players are defined as
players who are presently accredited to represent Malaysia by the MSBF;
they are inclusive of all players who had in the past represented Malaysia
in competitions approved by the MSBF. Any such players, present and past,
who shall participate in any unsanctioned competitions will be debarred from
National representation in any future events/competitions.
Overseas participants for such
unsanctioned events/competitions shall be taking part at their own risk. And
the MSBF shall not be held responsible for any consequences arising
therefrom under whatever circumstances.
Under s.33 of the Sports Development Act
1997, no such event can be staged without the prior application/approval of
the Minister through the Sports Commissioner, Malaysia.
No person shall bid
to host any international sports competition or event in Malaysia without
the prior approval in writing of the Minister whose decision thereon will be
This Circular issued with intent to
alert those concerned for strict observance of the Sports Development Act
Thank You For A Great Guinness 9
Ball Tour @ Malaysia
MSBF having organized for Guinness two legs of the 9 Ball Pool Asian Tour in
Penang and Genting had recently received the following letter from Guinness:
On behalf of the Team Guinness Malaysia, I would like to thank each and
everyone of you for yet another fantastic and successful conclusion of
Guinness 9 Ball Tour Penang & KL leg.
While it's has been lots of hardwork & sweat working on both legs in
Malaysia back to back in a period of 2 months, it has been another year of
strong showing with 2 months of activities that has continued to strengthen
the awareness and profile of this event especially with regards to Guinness.
I'm certainly hopeful that this journey will continue to culminate in the
growing popularity of pool in Malaysia and ultimately raising the brand
stature of Guinness and those in partnership.
To the ESPN team led by Diana & Stephanie, it has been an enjoyable
experience working with you and the team. You guys had done a wonderful job
for both the Penang & KL leg .
To the Genting team led by Veron and Jesscia, the continuous strong support
and cooperations shown has been fantastic & wonderful. Genting has really
shown yet again what a dream world class partner to have when it comes to
working together on a big scale event such as Guinness 9 Ball Tour. Truly a
City of Entertainment.
Special thanks to Alan, Edward, Victor, KL Ng, Benson, Arthur, Kelvin &
especially Eddy for your strong show of support & wonderful hospitality.
Without your support, the success of this event & strong Guinness 9 Ball
Tour visibility around the Genting Highlands Resort would not have been
To the Singapore Guinness Team, your show of support in attending this event
is appreciated. We hope you have enjoyed our Malaysian hospitality and do
let us know if we can be of any help in your upcoming Spore leg.
To MSBF - Prof Chin and Melvin, your show of support and help in the running
of this tournament is priceless. Looking forward to more great events to
help bring the game of pool to a greater heights and popularity.
Once again, thank you all for all the hardwork and the wonderful experience.
We truly enjoy working with you on this event.
MALAYSIAN UNDER 21
SNO0OKER CHAMPIONSHIP 2008
5 December 2008
14-year-old H'ng Yuan Jun's
gallant run in the National Under 21 Snooker Championships came to an
end in the final, when he was edged 3-2 by Mohamad Azraf Yunos of Negeri
Sembilan at the Season Snooker Centre in Kuala Lumpur on 5 December 2008.
In the best of 5-frame final,
Mohamad, 20, took a 2-0 (31-26, 73-2) lead and needed only another frame to
win the title.
However, the Penang-born Yuan
Jun stunned Mohamad by nailing the next two 73-26, 65-1, to force a deciding
frame. But the much experienced Mohamad tightened his game and won the
decider 79-38 to take home the winner's purse of RM1,000. Yuan Jun picked up
RM500 for his efforts.
In the semi-finals, Mohamad
beat Kedah's Azrin Shah 3-0 while Yuan Jun swept past Kuala Lumpur's
Benjamin Lee 3-0. Azrin defeated Benjamin to take third position.
HAINSWORTH SNOOKER OPEN INVITATION, SINGAPORE
2008 Hainsworth Champion - Lai Chee Wei
6 June 2008
When Lai Chee Wei’s name was
entered for the tournament by the Malaysian Billiards & Snooker Federation,
no one in Singapore thought much about him or his ability in the sport. Once
he started making century breaks, he suddenly got noticed and became an
instant crowd favourite throughout his progression in the tournament, from
Klassic Cuesports to Snooker Zone (Toa Payoh).
Cool, calm and composed, he topped his group and got seeded no 2 in the last
16 draw. He practically breezed past Lim Yuan Hao and Alex Puan of Singapore
in the round of 16 and quarter- finals respectively without conceding a
Many then thought that would be the end of his brilliant run when his
semi-final opponent was Aditya Mehta of India, runner up at the recent Asian
Snooker Championship 2008. It was close but Lai eventually edged out Aditya
by 5 frames to 4.
against a fellow country man, Moh Keen Hoo, who did a break of 117 points in
the quarter-finals and beat compatriot John Loh 5-3 in the semi-finals. Lai raced to a 4 – 0 lead just slightly over an hour.
Just when it seemed like a one sided affair, Moh came back strongly after
that to level the match and 5 a piece.
On the last deciding frame, Moh took a chance and smashed the packed reds
opened….but unfortunate for him, his gamble did not quite work out. Lai was
all smiles as he had two quick visits and chalked up enough points for Moh
to concede the frame and match.
At the next tournament….look out for the Malaysian `Ice Man’ Lai Chee Wei.
What a player!
JOHN YONG WINS 2008 NATIONAL TITLE
It was a title John Yong had long been
for the country for more than a decade, John beat Thor Chuan Leong 6-4 to
nail his first national title at the Indah Snooker Centre in Pandan Indah on
25 May 2008.
"I am very
lucky to win the national title. Chuan Leong had the opportunities but made
mistakes and I capitalized on them," said a relieved 39-year-old John after
It was a close
affair in the opening frames with both players recording alternate wins to
tie the score at 3-3. John then opened a two-frame lead, scoring 65-6, 70-2.
Chuan Leong took a 20-0 lead in the tenth frame but fumbled the next shot to
allow John to finish off the frame 76-20 to win the match.
RM5,000 and a trophy for his win, while Chuan Leong took home RM2,500 in
addition to his trophy.
MALAYSIAN SNOOKER & BILLIARDS FEDERATION
At its 8th
Biennial General Meeting held on May 22, 2008, the new Office-Bearers
elected for the ensuing term are:
President : Prof Dato’ Ar W Y Chin
Deputy President : Raymond Lim PH (Johore)
Vice Presidents : Wales Tan (FT)
Lim Yong Pah (Johore)
Secretary General : Melvin Chia (Selangor)
Treasurer : Iskandar Perwira
Council Members : Parameswara AA (Perak)
: Patrick Poh (Terrangganu)
: Frankie Kok (Sabah)
: Jeffrey Ooi (Kedah)
: Christopher Foo
founded the Federal Territory Snooker & Billiards Federation (FTSBA) in 1980
and had helmed the MSBF, from its inauguration in 1986 till this very day.
Internationally, he had held the office of Secretary General & Executive
Vice President, Asian Confederation of Billiards Sports (ACBS for 22 years);
Executive Board & Vice President, International Billiards and Snooker
Federation (IBSF for 18 years) and Secretary General, World Confederation of
Billiards Sports (WCBS for 10 years)
PATRICK OOI FOOK YUEN
The MSBF had
suspended Patrick Ooi from December 1, 2007 from representing the MSBF and
Malaysia in any tournament of whatever nature organized locally or overseas.
organizers for any event wishing to invite Patrick Ooi for participation
cannot represent Malaysia unless prior approval is granted thereto by this
2008 MALAYSIA/HONG KONG, CHINA FRIENDLY MATCH
Kong, China Friendly Match on 27-28 March 2008 at Bukit Jalil Trading
Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
RATING FOR NSAs
The rating for
NSAs is as follows:
Above 90 marks
= 5 stars
80 to 90 marks
= 4 stars
70 to 80 marks
= 3 stars
60 to 70 marks
= 2 stars
50 to 60 marks
= 1 star
below 50 marks
= 0 star
to MSBF scored 81.29 marks and is therefore rated in the 4 stars
GUINNESS 9 BALL POOL ASIAN TOUR 2008
The Guinness 9 Ball Pool Asian Tour 2008, will be sponsored by Guinness and
organized jointly by ESPN Star Sports and the Malaysian Billiards & Snooker
Federation (MSBF), which Calendar of competitions shall be as follows:
First leg FEB 29 - MAR 02 Chinese Taipei
Second Leg APR 04 - APR 06 Penang (G Hotel)
Third leg MAY 30 - JUN 01 Kuala Lumpur (Genting Highlands)
Fourth leg JLY 25 - JLY 27 Singapore
Fifth leg SEP 19 - SEP 21 Guangzhou
Grand final OCT 24- OCT 26 Jakarta
The total prize moneys have increased to USD320,000, with each leg Champion
earning USD15,000; runner-up USD6,000, semi-finalists USD3,500 each, and
quarter-finalists USD 1,900 each.
Each leg shall be televised live by ESPN Star Sport via Astro.
MSBF is honoured by hosting two legs of the Tour; after the Penang leg, the
Genting leg is now on..
24TH KORAT SEA GAMES 2007, THAILAND
14th December 2007
MOH Keen Ho
ended a long wait and also delivered Malaysia's 64th gold medal of the Sea
Games by clinching the men's snooker singles gold medal at the Sima Thani
Thailand's Noppadol Sangnil 4-1 in the final.
In the semi-final, he slew Thailand's world amateur champion Atthasit
Mahitthi 4-2, proving that the current batch of snooker players have the
mental toughness that their predecessors lacked.
In the final, Keen Ho defeated Noppadol 52-21, 66-61, 62-25 before losing
the fourth frame 63-31.
However, he avoided a cliff-hanger by winning the fifth frame 86-29.
"Having won gold, I just want to continue winning. I also dedicate this
medal to my father, a former Sea Games champion himself," said Penang-born
Keen Ho's father is Moh Loon Hong, who won gold in the English billiards in
the 1991 and 1995 Sea Games.
At the age of 52, Loon Hong is still in the national team.
"I am very proud to see my son winning. He has worked hard and deserves the
victory. When he defeated Atthasit, I knew he was on a roll and would win
the gold," said Loon Hong.
Keen Ho is part of the National Sports Council's elite programme and has
been with the national team since 2002. In the 2003 Sea Games, he won silver
in the snooker singles and team event, while in 2005 he won bronze in the
Source: courtesy of NST
A PERSONAL TRIBUTE TO SURASAK WERAPHONG
It indeed saddens me, albeit worthily
respected, that Surasak Weraphong, commonly known as Surasak, has recently
retired from the snooker scene, including his 40 over year long-time
affiliation with the Billiards Sports Association of Thailand (BSAT) and,
similarly since its inception, with the Asian Confederation of Billiards
I have worked
closely with Surasak since 1984; he has always given me an undivided staunch
support whenever I called upon him for service in full charge of snooker in
my appointed capacity as chairman and technical delegate for all multi-sport
I find Surasak
not only extremely competent, diligent, sincere and highly responsible for
the duties entrusted but also in every respect a true and exemplary
gentleman rarely encountered nowadays.
He is a man of
strict principles, devotion, uprightness and integrity which no amount of
wealth can buy or match. His cardinal principle in life is to earn respect,
not demand, for which he now enjoys the fruits of reward, which he richly
sincerity, I truly wish him and his family all the best in health, happiness
and successes in whatever endeavors he may contemplate.
Dated this 10th
day December, 2007.
Ar. W. Y. Chin
Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM)
Council, South-East Asian Games Federation (SEAGF)
Member, Sport &
Rules Committee, South-East Asian Games Federation (SEAGF)
Board, Malaysian Amateur Athletics Union (MAAU)
Council, National Sports Council of Malaysia (NSC)
Board, National Coaching Board of Malaysia (Ministry of Youths & Sports)
Board, National 8 Core Sports development in Malaysia (Ministry of Youth &
Arbitration Panel & Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)
Malaysian Snooker & Billiards Federation (MSBF)
Advisory Panel, Ministry of Youth and Sports
24TH SEA GAMES 2007, KORAT
After a draught
for some 8 years, Malaysia represented by her prodigy, Moh Keen Hoo, had at
last captured the gold in the coveted Snooker Single event, by convincingly
defeating Thailand's Atthasit Mahitthi 4-2 in the semi-finals and eventually
overcoming Noppadol Sangnil by a margin of 4-1 in the final.
Moh's win is
indeed meaningful in that he had knocked out the IBSF world champion,
Atthasit, who had just won his world crown some 10 days back at the same
Malaysia performed to reasonable standard, winning one gold, three silver
and two bronze in tally for the Korat Games, which is a far cry from its
previous achievements in the Manila SEA Games of 2005, winning only one
silver and five bronze.
projected a two gold medal haul but, unfortunately, slipped out in the
Snooker Double event, when Moh/Yong led 2-0 and another 20 odd points in the
final set, before eventually losing out for a silver instead.
organizing aspects for Billiards & Snooker, the Korat SEA Games lacks
lackluster and is the worst compared to the previous SEA Games held in
Brunei, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City and Manila. In all other SEA Games,
the atmosphere truly reflected the prevailing festive mood befitting the
staging for the billiards sports for the Games.
In Korat, none
of the participating countries, save for the host, was duly represented by
the respective governing national presidents. The venue is scanty and lacked
in spectators capacity while the atmosphere was rather cold, if not
depressing. The usual key competent technical officials are by and large
sports, in fact, had lost one of its most luster and competent loyalist,
Surasak Weraphong, who had recently retired from the sport under the
Billiards Sports Association of Thailand (BSAT)
After the Korat
SEA Games, another high profile official represented by its current vice
president of BSAT, Chaiyapak Siriwat, will likewise resign from the BSAT.
Malaysia ranked No2 in the medal tally winning 68 gold, 52 silver and 82
bronze totaling 204 medals. It is the best out of the country achievement
better than the 61 gold medals won in Manila.
YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES 2010
Due to popular demand, the IOC at its
119th Session held on July 5, 2007 in Guatemala declared the introduction of
the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) to be held in the month of August,
thereto, NOCs were invited to nominate their cities to bid for the YOG, the
last date of nomination being September 7, 2007.
At the close of
nomination, Belgrade had dropped out, leaving the balance 10 bidding cites,
comprising, alphabetically, Algiers, Athens, Bangkok, Debrecen, (Hungary)
Guatemala City, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, Pozan, (Poland) Singapore and Turin.
sports based on the adopted list for the 2012 London Olympics will be
programmed, involving some 3,500 athletes, ranging from the age of 14-18,
and another 875 officials. Cultural and educational programmes form an
integral part of the Games.
As Malaysia had
decided to be one of the bidding cities, the Sports Minister had designated
Dato' Zolpleks Embong, NSC Director General; Abdul, Jalil Abdullah, Event
Development Director, NSC, and Prof. Dato' Ar W Y Chin, Vice President of
OCM, to attend the IOC Workshop briefing held at the IOC Museum Auditorium
in Lausanne on September 18-19, 2007.
The next phase of submission is scheduled on
October 26, 2007. Thereafter, short-listing of cities will be held with the
final successful Host City be announced at the end of February, 2008.
At the end, the bid was won by Singapore with
Malaysia being ranked No.6
Prof Dato' WY Chin on Board of National Coaching & Member of Sports Advisory
Minister of Youth & Sports, Dato' Seri Azalina Dato' Othman Said, had
appointed MSBF President, Prof Dato' Ar WY Chin, to serve as a member on the
Board of National Coaches for 2 years commencing from August 31, 2007.
The Board deals
with and regulates the appointment of foreign and local coaches for all
sports in Malaysia.
In addition, Prof W Y Chin was also appointed a member of the high-power
Sports Advisory Panel of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
wishes to extend its heartiest congratulations to Y Bhg Datuk Wira Mazlan
Ahmad on his preferment as the new Chairman of the Sports Advisory Panel.
Prof Dato' W Y Chin to attend Sports & Rules meeting
As a member on
the SEAGF Council and also its Sports & Rules Committee, Prof Dato' WY Chin
went to Bangkok to attend, on behalf of OCM, the Sports & Rules Committee
meeting urgently held on September 3, dealing with the pressing issue on
broadcasting rights in connection with the upcoming Korat SEA Games this
Upon his return, Prof Dato' Chin submitted his
Report to the OCM as detailed below:
SEAGF:Sport & Rules Committee held on September 3, 2007 at the
National Olympic Committee of Thailand in Bangkok
The Sports &
Rules Committee (S&R) suddenly called an urgent meeting with only 4-day
notice to be held on September 3, 2007 at the NOCT in Bangkok, which notice
contravenes Rule 15(e) of the SEAGF Charter, which requires a minimum 14-day
notice for effect of same.
Agenda for the said Meeting is expressly confined to one subject matter on
broadcasting rights for the Korat SEA Games, for which the NOCT reportedly
had had no prior knowledge thereof but was asked to grant permission thereto
by way of another urgent meeting to have been scheduled by the SEAGF Main
Organizing Committee (SEAGOC) to be held immediately thereafter on September
thereof, the S&R Committee had little option but to call for the instant
urgent meeting to seek the common views of the Committee, comprising 11
composite SEAGF country members thereof, and for whatever decisions reached
thereat to be presented to the SEAGOC aforesaid.
The full list
of attendance and the meeting proceedings are as per the draft minutes
prepared by me which are appended herewith with better details for
MAIN ISSUES OF CONCERN IN REFERENCE
officially informing the NOCT, the Marketing Committee of the SEAGOC had
unilaterally engaged a private agent to solicit and enter into agreements
for broadcasting rights with local television stations from composite SEA
Games countries. Unfortunately, the particulars of this broadcasting deal
by the said agent were not made known to any NOC or the SEAGF Council,
including the NOCT.
It was reported
that the local television stations from Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines
had in fact entered into such an agreement, which terms and conditions were
not divulged and were unknown to the SEAGF. It was further speculated that
these terms offered constituting payment of 25% of the fee collections to
each NOC concerned while the remaining 75% thereof was reportedly go to the
SEAGOC or the Thai government.
emphasis herein is that, pursuant to Rule 5(a) of the SEAGF Charter, all
broadcasting rights, inter alia, are vested solely to the SEAGF and nobody
else, including the SEAGOC and/or its designated agent.
B.4 In addition, pursuant to Rule 53, the broadcasting
rights at each NOC rests entirely a matter between the NOC concerned and its
television station(s), and are outside the jurisdiction of NOCT and SEAGOC.
The outstanding issue of such rights shall ultimately be decided by the
SEAGF for adoption, which details shall then be conveyed to each NOC for due
follows therefrom that if the broadcasting rights being solely belonged to
the SEAGF, the SEAGOC and/or its appointed agent shall posses no locus
standi whatsoever to act least to enter into agreements for broadcasting
rights of the Korat SEA Games, with any party, including the local
television stations concerned.
It is further
reiterated herewith that any agreement hitherto entered into for such
broadcasting rights ought be legally dishonoured by the SEAGF as, otherwise,
an adverse precedent would have been set by the said agent for all future
SEA Games applications without any likely legal redress by the SEAGF.
the aforesaid, it is further asserted that without divulging the full
particulars of the contracted terms and conditions, the quoted figures of
25% and 75% payments shall become very arbitrary for practical application,
as the expenditure connected therewith without proper auditing could be
excessively inflated to render any payable residues become negligible for
DECISIONS REACHED AT MEETING
unanimously decided that, pursuant to Rule 5(a) of the Charter, the sole
broadcasting rights for the SEA Games must, of necessity, rest entirely with
the SEAGF and nobody else and that any outside party must respect and
observe such an autonomous provision.
further recommends to the SEAGF Council to decide on the modus operandi for
such broadcasting rights for common application to enable tenderers for such
rights be awarded based on the financial criterion to the best possible
interest of the SEAGF.
finally took its decision which is reflected in the form of a Resolution (as
attached) duly endorsed and signed by the 10 representative country members
present and attending the said Meeting. The said Resolution shall be duly
submitted to the SEAGF Council for ratification, since the majority members
of S&R Committee are doubled up as SEAGF Council members.
Resolution further proposes that any bidding for the instant broadcasting
rights ought to be submitted to SEAGF Council for decision prior to its next
scheduled meeting be held in Korat on December 6 - 8, 2007 (inclusive).
Chronologically, by the above prescribed time-table, it literally means that
time is running out for any broadcasting rights for the Korat SEA Games.
Such a decision shall expressly confine to application for future SEA Games.
suggests that for the current Korat SEA Games, the status quo shall remain,
viz. the Host NOC represented by its SEAGOC shall be entirely entrusted
with the organizing responsibility to provide ex-gratis the broadcasting
rights, while the composite NOCs shall continue enjoying ex-gratis the same
Prior to the
instant S&R Committee meeting, I had submitted a 5 page Viewpoints (as per
attachment herewith) appraising the salient points of provisions as
contained in the SEAGF Charter, in particular, the bona fide of the instant
meeting which had as earlier reported contravened Rule 15(e) thereof.
However, due to dire urgency of the said broadcasting matter necessitating
forthright decision, the Committee had qualified itself the need to set side
Rule 15(e) for mitigation and consideration.
Sieh Kok Chi and YAM Tunku Imran had both written, on behalf of OCM,
opposing the imposition of broadcasting rights for the Korat SEA Games,
which imposition on records is a radical departure from previous norm, aside
from the fact that the decision warranted to impose such broadcasting rights
rests solely with the SEAGF and not the SEAGOC and anybody else.
Minister for Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam had since written to
rescind the agreement purportedly to have been entered between the said
agent of SEAGOC and their 4 local television stations on ground of disputed
D.4 A side issue was brought out by NOCT at the meeting
concerning the prevailing dispute between two local NSAs for the sport of
Muay, which the Committee had decided this expressly a domestic issue
outside the SEAGF, albeit I had given my opinion thereto.
Prof. Dato' Ar. WY Chin
Vice President, OCM
September 4, 2007
COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONY - 16 AUG 2007
This commemorative ceremony was held on 16
August 2007 at the MSBF Training Centre, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. The
attendees for this ceremony were council members of Malaysian Billiards and
Snooker Federation, officials from the National Sports Council, national
players and also the invited guests.
Prof Dato' Ar W.Y Chin officiating the ceremony, accompanied by sponsors
Mr.E.J Goh, of Milliken Singapore and Mr.M.K Ng of CM1 Trading (Comet)
XZ SNOOKER TOUR 2006/07 GRAND FINAL - 26-29 JULY 2007
Champion: Moh Keen Ho
Moh Keen Ho bt
Ivan Lau 6-1
Moh Keen Ho bt
Sam Chong 5-4
Ivan Lau bt
Thor Chuan Leong 5-2
Sam Chong bt
John Yong 4-0
Moh Keen Ho bt
Lai Chee Wei 4-3
Ivan Lau bt
Chooi Yew Wah 4-1
Leong bt Benjamin Lee 4-2
Ibrahim Scales New heights
Latest news (5 Aug 2007): Ibrahim Amir wrote a new chapter in the
country's pool history by becoming the first Malaysian to qualify for the
World Championship in Manila on Nov 3-11.
Ibrahmi Amir wrote a new chapter in the
Malaysian pool history when he finished second in the Asian Nine-Ball Tour
Singapore-leg at the Orchid Country Club on 15 July 2007.
failed to advance beyond the group stage in the opening three legs in
Jakarta, Kaohsiung and Genting, went down 11-8 to Taiwan's No.1 ranked
player Yang Ching Shun in the final.
Prior to this,
no Malaysian had ever advanced past the quarter-final stage of the Asian
Tour since its inception in 2003. Ibrahim reached the quarter-final of the
2004 and 2005 Asian Taiwan legs.
Ching Shun, who
is known as "Prince of Pool", surged to a 10-8 lead before taking the 19th
frame in style on the break to win 11-8 and walk away with the UD$15,000
winner's cheque. Ibrahim took home a cheque for US$6,000, his biggest to
semi-finals, Ibrahim stunned 2004 world pool champion Alex Pagulayan of the
Ibrahim is now
seventh on the Asian Tour with 105 points and must at least win a few
matches at the next leg in Shanghai (Aug 3-5) to qualify for the grand final
in Bali on Aug 31-Sept 2. Only the top 10 ranked players compete in the
courtesy of NST.
21th National Snooker Championship & National U21 Championship, 2007
Snooker Championship and National Junior Championship 2007 were concurrently
held on 6-12 July 2007 at the Pandan Indah Snooker Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
These two prestigious tournaments attracted more than one hundred
participants, with a total prize monies of RM12,000.
trainee Benjamin Lee emerged as the champion of the 21th National
championship 2007, defeating 5-time national champion Sam Chong 6-5 in the
final. In the semi-finals, Benjamin beat Theam Mun Kit 6-3 and Sam Chong
beat 1995 SEA Games gold medalist John Yong 6-4.
Mohd Nazri clinched the National Junior title, beating Tan Chuan Zhi 3-2 in
the final. In the semi-finals, Mohd Nazri beat Mohd Sharmie 3-1 and Tan
Chuan Zhi beat Andino Tan 3-2.
16TH ASIAN GAMES, GUANGZHOU
At the OCA
General Assembly held in Kuwait on April 16 & 17, 2007, the Assembly decided
to adopted altogether 41 sports to be included in the Asian Games. Cue
Sports remains to be competed in the Guangzhou Games.
The 41 sports
are: Aquatics; archery; athletics; badminton; baseball; basketball; boxing;
canoeing *kayaking; cycling; equestrian; fencing; football; gymnastics;
handball; hockey; judo; modern pentathlon; rowing; sailing; shooting;
softball; table tennis; taekwondo; tennis; triathlon; volleyball;
weightlifting; wrestling; ten-pin bowling; cue sports; dancesports; dragon
boat; golf; kabaddi; karate; chess; rugby; sepaktrakraw; squash; wushu and
Y Bhg. M Datuk
Jegathesan was elected on the OCA executive board and is the chairman of the
INCHEON CITY TO HOST 17TH ASIAN GAMES IN 2014
At the above
GA, Incheon City of Korea had won the bid to host the 16th Asian Games,
defeating the rivalry city of New Dehli.
BIDDING CITY FOR 2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
remaining cities viz. Abuja (Nigeria) and Glasgow are competing to host the
XX Commonwealth Games in 2014. Pro W Y Chin has been appointed to be
included in the Asian Region, to assess facilities for the bid. He is now
scheduled to make the trip to Abuja on August 23-28, 2007 for the purpose.
decision for the hosting city was held in Sri Lanka on November 6-9, 2007 by
the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly. The bid was finally won
by Glasgow of Scotland.
ESTHER GETS WILDCARD FOR MAIN DRAW
ESTHER Kwan (pic above) received a boost
ahead of the five-day Women's World Nine-Ball Championships in Tao-Yuan
County, Taiwan which starts on Wednesday, when she was given a wildcard to
the main draw for her silver medal effort in last year's Doha Asian Games.
Esther, the women's Asian No 20, is one of the 40 pool players in the main
However, teammate Suhana Sabtu Dewi, ranked six rungs above Esther, must
fight it out with 64 others in qualifying for the eight available spots in
the main draw.
Esther, 26, will be drawn with five other top-ranked players in the group
stage, and will need to finish among the top three to qualify for the draw
of 24 knockout stage. The organisers have yet to announce the groupings.
In her debut appearance in the 2005 world meet,
also in Taiwan, Esther failed to qualify for the main draw.
Malaysian Snooker and Billiards Federation (MSBF) secretary Melvin Chia said
it is a big surprise that the organisers decided to award Esther a wildcard.
"Getting a wildcard was something unexpected. We will be happy if she can
get past the group stage," said Melvin.
Among the big names entered for the event are Asia's No 1 Liu Shin Mei, who
beat Esther for the gold medal in Doha, China's Pan Xiao Ting, Hazel Cook of
New Zealand, South Africa's Tammy Duff and Monica Webb of the United States.
-- Courtesy of NST - 2/4/2007
APPOINTMENT OF CENTRE DIRECTOR
The MSBF having
its national training centre located within the National Sports Complex,
Bukit Jalil, invites a suitable candidate to fill its executive position as
Centre Director. The scope of duties is to implement and monitor the
policies and activities planned for the National Squad, inclusive of their
training and participation in both local and overseas championships.
has finally been selected, interviewed and is now pending the formal
appointment by the National Sports Council.
MEETING WITH SPORTS COMMISSIONER
Prof W Y Chin
in his capacity as the Vice President of OCM and representing the MSBF met
up with Y Bhg Tan Sri Elyias Omar, the Sports Commissioner, on March 7,
recognized the prevailing problems in granting SC registration status to
applicants prior reference to the MSBF, the latter being the national
governing body for the sport. This could have possibly led to abuse; arising
therefrom, the Sports Commissioner had agreed and henceforth would not
register any further snooker centre applications with SC without prior
reference to the MSBF.
MSBF had also
brought to the attention of the ultra vires practice of the Sarawak State
Association; the SC had agreed to look into the Sports Development Act in
order to rope in Sabah & Sarawak under the control of the Act.
Since then, Y
Bhg Dato’ Nik Mahmud bin Nik Yusof had been appointed the new Sports
Commissioner to whom MSBF extends its heartiest congratulations.
Due to the
recent restructuring within the MSN, decision-makings thereof appear
sluggish. In principle, MSN had concurred to MSBF engaging a full-time
Centre Director overseeing the ongoing development programmes under the
policy of MSBF Council.
As snooker had
been included as one of the 19 sports for long-term development, MSN had
engaged a consultancy firm, AN Technologies Inc., who had met and drafted
with MSBF on a so-called KPIs/KPTs for funding in the development of the
billiards sports that had been submitted to MSN for approval.
24TH SEA GAMES, KORAT, 2007
Council last October in Pattaya had approved 10 competing events in Snooker
& Billiards for the Korat Games.
Thailand under their Billiards NSA had attempted to introduce 2 additional
adulterated 6 red-ball snooker events, with an ill intent plagued with
self-interest apart from attempting to muster more possible gold medals by
the hosting country.
OCM had written
officially to Thailand rejecting the above inclusion of adulterated events,
which runs fundamentally contrary to the Olympic Charter and, in addition,
its inclusion is ultra vires the SEAGF statutes, in that no new events can
be introduced within a 12 month period from the start of the SEA Games.
In the past,
Thailand had been vehemently critical against other hosting countries, like
Vietnam and the Philippines, for introducing unauthorized events into the
SEA Games alleging each to enhance domestic interest for medal prospects.
This time around Thailand as host is eating its own words and unethically
doing exactly what they condemned others for same in the first place. It
only proves one point viz. Thailand is going all out against the principles
propagated by themselves and irresponsibly to capture by all means as the
No.1 medal tally country from the Games.
At the recent
SEAGF Council meetings Prof W Y Chin representing Malaysia had struck a
chord with NOCT by degrading the self-projected political motivation of the
billiards NSA of Thailand, by reopening the floodgate to accept extra events
by all countries added to the Korat SEA Games. In the process, 44 extra
events were added with consequential financial cost to be borne by the Thai
government, due to such self-fish intent of the billiards NSA president.
Pennywise; pound foolish intent is separately covered under News &
Activities of this website.
the SEA Games Main Organizing Committee attempted to soliciting funds by a
levy on TV broadcasting stations to support their organizing cost,
purportedly to be around 66m bhat due to the extra events. However, due to
the provision of the SEAGF Charter prohibiting such a move as the
broadcasting rights rest entirely with the property of the SEAGF and no body
Prof Dato' WY
Chin, representing OCM, attended recently the Sports & Rules Committee
meeting in Bangkok on September 3, spearheading the rejection of Thailand's
ultra vires demand, resulting in 10 SEA Games countries unanimously
submitting a Resolution rejecting Thailand intervention of the TV rights of
In short, the
above episode reinforces the earlier Report circulated by Prof Chin branding
Thailand's last minute inclusion of 44 extra events for the Korat SEA Games
in principle is a lesson on Penny-wise, pound foolish.
19TH COMMONWEALTH GAMES, NEW DEHLI, 2010
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Board and Sports Committee meetings held
in Kuala Lumpur last November they had rejected the inclusion of Snooker &
Billiards in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The decision was in fact a
foregone conclusion looking at the international levels in which this sport
is being promoted, especially by the intended host from India. They have
likewise lost their bid to host the 17th Asian Games in 2014 to Incheon of
Prof W Y Chin,
OCM Vice President, will represent OCM to be included in the CGF delegation
to inspect and assess the remaining 2 biding cities for the 2014
Commonwealth Games viz. Glasgow and Abuja. This will be scheduled on August
PROF DATO' W Y CHIN'S RESIGNATION FROM ACBS
served continuously the ACBS since its inception in 1984, Prof WY Chin is
feeling tired to serve further therein, for which he had intimated his
resignation thereof immediately after the Doha Asian Games. He had now
honoured this commitment for he deems himself unfair to continue serving the
ACBS, or vice versa, after such a long spell.
Chin is disillusioned by the ever self-interested present leadership of ACBS
who also heads his Thai NSA., especially in his total disregard of the ACBS
constitution for governance in order top perpetuate his stay for
self-interest and self-glorification.
Chin is actively contributing towards sports within the OCM movement,
additional to his other portfolios serving as a member of the SEAGF council,
MAAU executive board, MSN council and Sukan Teras. Furthermore, he is very
involved in the academic field, being the professor of architecture and
built environment of LUCT.
REPORTED IRREGULARITIES AT ACBS AGM
Chaired by ACBS President, Mr. Sindhu Pulsirivong, on June 15, 2007,
The above AGM
was held in Karachi, chaired by its current president, Mr. Sindhu
Pulsiriving (hereinafter referred to Sindhu).
hereunder are the various irregularities arisen therefrom, which are a poor
reflection leveled at the said Sindhu. In summary, the decisions taken
thereof can be construed as a smoke screen to intentionally cover up his
This Report is
intended to expose such irregularities for the records and annuals of the
ACBS. They are appraised with supporting facts and law connected therewith.
This Report is likewise intended to allow the right-minded people, including
the ACBS memberships at large, to comprehend in better depths such irregular
issues tainted with dire abuse of power backed by unhealthy money politics.
If such abuses are left unchecked, ACBS's future indeed looks bleak.
After the AGM,
Sindhu had circulated his Draft Minutes (Appendix A) with his cover
letter (Appendix B), which, instead of replying direct himself on the
issues raised, he opted to accuse me by maligning the ACBS as a whole and
him in particular.
With respect, I
had served ACBS the longest and had contributed immensely thereto, even
surpassed that of Sindhu. What personal benefits or objects could I have
possibly gained by maligning as alleged the said ACBS, to which I have
devoted a continuous 26 years of service?
Apart from Syed
Mahboob, the rest of all current ACBS Board members are entirely new; they
are truly oblivious of what had actually gone before them on the reported
irregularities. The only true gentleman prevailing, perhaps, is Surasak
Weraphong who had hitherto maintained his diplomacy and remains
therefore little substance, if any, in Sindhu's wild allegations that I had
purposely maligned the ACBS. Conversely, it is his multiple mal-practices
and irregularities that I need highlighted for the ultimate good of the ACBS,
which hopefully is avoiding it from being fully exploited for personal
abuses and gains as is the present reference.
MISAPPROPRIATION OF ACBS FUNDS
irregularities, especially on misappropriation of ACBF funds, was not
initiated by me per se. It arose from Syd Mahboob's report on the ACBS
Annual Accounts presented at the last AGM in Sri Lanka. Therein, it was
recorded that ACBS had paid Sindhu's own office staff, Hanif Hassan, a hefty
124% in excess over the production cost for the ACBS Newsletters.
and pursued thereafter by my letter dated July 20, 2006, Sindhu responded
positively declaring in open at Sri Lanka that he would undertake paying
back whatever extra charges due to the ACBS. At the outset, he presented
himself a true gentleman by admission thereof made expressly on his own
accord without external duress.
As time went by
and despite reminders, it is doubtful if the same Sindhu had complied with
willingness to honour his own commitments. In fact, it looks like lip
service when he subsequently appeared rather elusive on his aforesaid
commitment. To support this, there is no accounts of whatever kind or nature
being circulated by him to verify such a pay-back promise.
records at item 6.2 in the Draft minutes, this was never any accounts
circulated and received by Malaysia till this very day, despite Malaysia's
prior notice of absence at the said AGM. At Item 6.1, it was further
reported that due to high auditing cost in Hong Kong, the accounts were not
audited but its auditing would be done in Bangladesh on cost factor. This in
practice is untenable because the account books are not kept in Bangladesh
and, for argument sake, would it deem proper if the said accounts were to be
audited in Tongo if the audit fees there is the cheapest in the world?
At Item 6.5, it
was again irregular and a conflict of interest if the AGM were to accept
Hong Kong seconding the Statement of Accounts prepared and presented by Hong
Kong. It is extraordinary for the ACBS president to rule such an acceptance
procedures especially when he himself is an interested party.
as an ACBS member is legitimately entitled to know the outcome of such
reported misappropriated ACBS funds. But this written request was wholly
ignored and unanswered by Sindhu till this very date. To render the matter
unconstitutionally amiss, there is on records no Annual Accounts whatsoever
being circulated and received by Malaysia either before or after the said
AGM, until this very day. This is irregular and is a blatant breach of
the ACBS Constitution.
further such irregularities under the carpet, Sindhu had not circulated any
interim accounts for his accountability on the reported irregularities which
is a breach of duties and responsibility in his elected office. Such
neglect can validly nullify the aforesaid AGM, if it were reported to the
Court of Arbitration for Sports or any court of law or the OCA for due
circulation of this Report to external parties and higher authorities in
sports, especially the National Olympic Committee of Thailand, is expressly
intended to serve as a testimony of such abuses prevailing at the ACBS
helmed by a Thai national.
circulating the mandatory ACBS accounts is tantamount to conceal with intent
such misappropriation of ACBS funds. In such a reference, Sindhu can be
held committed a serious offence which, at common law, is taken as a
criminal breach of trust.
breach entails unauthorized ACBS monies being paid to his own staff, Hanif
Hassan, without proper ACBS approval. As at April 7, 2007, this incurred sum
was projected about Bht118,456, which sum was accumulating thereafter. This
blatant abuse of power at the very expense of the ACBS is, with respect, is
not immune or privileged to any one, including the ACBS president, to
override its governing Constitution.
further the aforesaid breach, Sindhu had fabricated yet another
misrepresentation by paying again his staff, Haniff Hassan, another USD2,000
for setting up the ACBS website with an additional recurring maintenance
cost at USD100 per month, similarly without prior Board approval.
unwarranted head of expenditure compared to, at the material time, an
existing absolutely free-of-charge ACBS website already in operation for the
past 7 years is, by any standard, incompatible with the best financial
interest of the ACBS. His feeble excuse by back-stabbing is found without
basis any burden of proof to account for his unauthorized action.
reiterated herewith that whether the said Sindhu is extremely wealthy in
Bangkok is irrelevant and immaterial; what is indeed material is that he
had deployed ACBS funds unconstitutionally to pay his own staff with no
prior knowledge or approval of the ACBS at the material time. Personal
integrity and not personal wealth is the main issue in question.
BY RAVI TANDON OF INDIA
cover up his misdeeds or otherwise, Sindhu had specifically inserted a
Motion under Item 11 in the AGM Agenda with an intent to suppress my above
reported irregularities which are supported by facts and figures. His Motion
viz. To answer allegations raised by the Malaysian Snooker and Billiards
Federation appears vague. His true intent is to make full use of
the prevailing AGM to shield his own inadequacies, instead of answering
direct himself the issues raised. This is evidenced by the glaring absence
of details as recorded in his Draft Minutes circulated and purportedly in
answer to my Motion appearing at Appendix C.
aforesaid Motion, it can further be deduced that, by not entering direct his
proper defence to clear his name, he had instead chosen to camouflage and
shield his mal-practice under the overall umbrella of the AGM, obviously
taking full advantage of the prevailing majority of the AGM members not
knowing the head or tail of the matters at issue.
albeit this is his easy way out to cover up his misdeeds, such an
unwarranted action is unsustainable at law, as the issues entered into by
the present Motions warranted by law his direct defence and not the AGM
replying on his behalf.
essence of such service of Motions by both parties is to enable each, by
Constitution, tender whatever his respective facts and evidence to the AGM
and for the said AGM to judge and decide on same fairly, squarely and
without any bias. Certainly, it is wrong of Sindhu to unilaterally enjoin
the said AGM, hiding under its skirt so to speak, to buy support and favour,
which, in the process, his intent is to conceal and to protect his own
misdeeds. In principle, this is utterly unfair to the neutral party of the
Article 3(c).8 of the Constitution, I had responded by supplementing in
reply my own Motion (Appendix C) under the said Agenda dated April
25, 2007. My Motion is simplified merely requiring Sindhu to answer either
yes or no to my queries. It is the simplest way to establish the bona fide
of truth. Regrettably, as defendant, he had chosen to fully disregard my
Motion which, apart from breaching the ACBS Constitution by its specific
clause of application, has the legal implication of him foregoing his rights
of defence and thus rendering his own admission of guilt by default
As a further
mockery, Sindhu had unceremoniously chosen Ravi Tendon of India to be his
mouthpiece at the said AGM. Purportedly, he represented the said AGM and had
rejected outright my submitted Motion. He indiscriminately favoured Sindhu
as is confirmed so by the latter at Appendix B.
With all due
respect, Ravi is entirely new on the ACBS Board; besides, he is absolutely
an outside party to the instant issues raised and contained in the said
Motions as tabled. Legally, Ravi possesses no locus standi to air his
personal opinion (not facts) as he is wholly alien to the issues in
reference and is disqualified and mala fide in partaking.
Yet, he has the
cheek to dance to the tune of Sindhu by openly rejecting my submitted Motion
to represent the said AGM, but which Motion remained unanswered in wanton
details till this very day. To reinforce Sindhu's dire lack of transparency
in order to cover up his misdeeds, he wrote at the last paragraph of his
Appendix B refusing to enter further correspondence connected therewith
thus autocratically creating close-shop scenario for self-immunity.
On records, the
same Ravi representing India had made a mess out of India's entered athletes
at the 2002 Busan Asian Games. This had led to a written protest by some 11
Asian countries against him. Again, the same Ravi in Sri Lanka sworn to
undertake furnishing me his bid documents, seeking my assistance to support
India's inclusion of Billiards & Snooker in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Mr. P N Roy was physically present thereat when such his promise was made.
basically a whistle blower; he did not truly know and honour his own
commitments, leaving his own president, Capt PVK Mohan, in a lurch. I have
little choice but to advise negatively against India, which the CGF in Kuala
Lumpur had quite rightly rejected billiards inclusion in the Games, whereas
archery & tennis were approved. Comparatively, this is a far cry from Abuja
who had invited me for my visitation next week in their bid to host the 2014
It is such an
ignominious behaviour of Ravi, both in his personal unreliability and in
credibility, that Sindhu had chosen and placed his money on this horse.
Retrospectively, Sindhu's vision is blur and had instead made himself a
I believe Ravi
had further asserted against my conviction that Karachi was not a
politically safe destination for travel at the material time. The immediate
outbreak of violence surrounding the Red Mosque, the sacking of the Chief
Justice and the present ongoing unrest in Pakistan bear testimony to my
conviction. Altogether 16 absentee countries recorded against 14 present at
the AGM was yet another pointer towards this direction.
As far as
Malaysia is concerned, we are not prepared to risk our own athletes safety
but to take heed of our foreign ministry's advice to keep Pakistan out of
physical bounds for dire security reasons. (Appendix D).
The 6 red-ball
snooker proposed by Sindhu is not a competing sport event anywhere in the
world. As ACBS president, he ought to be more responsible to know and
gentlemanly admit this fact. Yet, by his own personal political agenda with
his military junta government, he unreasonably insisted this introduction
for the Korat SEA Games in Thailand.
making use himself as the ACBS president for selfish political gains, his
main agenda is to oppose the supreme authority represented by his Thai
National Olympic Committee and, additionally, he demonstrated his utter
disrespect for the SEAGF Constitution. In the process, he had carved himself
a very poor name and reputation among all the Olympic officials throughout
In fact, he
stooped so low by fabricating yet another letter purportedly to have been
issued by the ACBS to support his personal demand, with a similar collusion
with the IBSF. This is an unscrupulous act of the lowest order and
constituting a fraud at law and not befitting the credibility pf any sport
administrator in existence.
At the end of
it all, he was unashamedly out-maneuvered by the SEAGF, who had forced upon
Thailand to equally open their floodgate by allowing all other SEA countries
to add in extra events to match their own. This resulted in altogether
another 44 extra competing events being added to the Games. This has
adversely affected the financial interest of Thailand for the sake of
Sindhu's selfish gains in his unaccredited 6 red-snooker ball event with
another sport hailing from bodybuilding.
In short, the
unwarranted surge in the organizing cost incurred by Thailand for in
entertaining this extra of 44 events reflects poorly on Sindhu's
self-interested judgment as it is looked upon as penny-wise, pound foolish,
by an inept leader causing a great disservice to his own country.
It is a fact
that I had voluntarily resigned from my office in the ACBS. This, I meant to
honour my own commitment as I had previously expressed such a desire for my
departure. To me, I deem it rather unfair to both the ACBS and myself to
perpetuate my stay, since I have already served the ACBS continuously for
the past 26 years. Besides I have many more urgent commitments demanding
equally my attention.
undertaking to step down way back at the Jordan AGM in 2004, Sindhu has now
eaten his own words to perpetuate his stay. Little is known that, by Thai
law, no sport official can continue serving a local NSA exceeding 4 years in
succession, unless he holds in parallel an international office. We now, of
course, appreciate where he is coming from to perpetuate his stay which
merit is left to others for judgment.
the aforesaid, Ali Valika was once the ACBS president. He fully qualifies to
hold any office therein. However, the ACBS board presently only possesses
such constitution power to appoint him in his acting capacity as the Acting
Executive Vice President and certainly not as the Executive Vice President,
since the Karachi AGM is not an election year. Herein is yet another
irregular blunder committed by Sindhu.
Sindhu has to
respect the Constitution presently held under his custody, whether he likes
it or not. If it is Sindhu's true intent to have Ali Valika to be his
full-fledge Executive Vice President, he ought constitutionally insert first
in his circulated AGM Agenda, a mandatory election item to invite other
countries to nominate, if any, their respective candidates to stand for the
election on same. Constitutionally, this is not a monopoly of favour opted
REMOVAL OF ACBS REFEREES & OFFICIAL
Sindhu can be
vindictive as he prefers towards me. This, I care little as I do not owe him
for my living. I persist my own integrity to speak the truth against any
ills by anybody in office on the same roof. This has hitherto been my
consistent principles of practice, without fear or favour. I work
extraordinary hard to earn my own credibility and I dread to buy favour
consolidating my own position with money politics or otherwise. Sheer
competence is my only meritorious criterion for due assessment.
vindictiveness against the Constitution is extended further by removing en
bloc all the Malaysian qualified referees under the ACBS to spite for
revenge. In addition, he removed Melvin Chia of Malaysia on the ACBS Board
for his same ignominious reason.
In lieu, he had
appointed his Thai compatriot, Santiparb Tejavanija, as the ACBS Advisor, a
high-sounding office which is nowhere to be found in the ACBS Constitution.
I know Santiparb personally; with his integrity I am sure if he knows his
faked appointment is unconstitutional, he would readily decline acceptance
as not to tarnish his own reputation.
and selfish design is clearly to create more Thai nationals to manage the
ACBS, disregarding whatever the ACBS Constitution permits. His main object
is to perpetuate his stay and to buy favours. Now with Santiparb, Hanif,
Surasak and himself on board, it speaks volumes for his ill-intent, as no
other selected country entitles more than one representative therein, except
for Thailand is now having 4.
Sindhu is mustering as many yes men as his cronies to perpetuate his
continuing survival. If the ACBS accepts such an unhealthy organization
structure with such inept leadership, so be it. Personally, I am unprepared
to sacrifice my own principles and integrity to condone any such
mal-practice by a man with whom I had once worked closely but for whom I
have lost my respect.
Whatever it is,
I sincerely hope that the ACBS will soon find its balance to return to
sanity for the very object it was founded, and which existence ought to be
void of any personal interest at any cost!
Ar W.Y. Chin
Malaysian Snooker & Billiards Federation
Olympic Council of Malaysia
South East Asian Games
August 12, 2007
Draft Minutes of AGM Minutes
Appendix B: Cover letter of ACBS President dated June 26, 2007
Appendix C: Motion submitted to the AGM by Prof W Y
Chin dated April 25, 2007
Appendix D: release Pakistan's safety environment by Malaysian Government.
SOUTH-EAST ASIAN GAMES FEDERATION
25TH SEA GAMES LAOS, DECEMBER 9-22, 2009
REPORT ON SEAGF MEETINGS
Prof. Dato' Ar. W. Y . Chin
P. Arc; B Arch(Syd); M. TCP(Syd); A CIArb(Lond); FRAIA; FMIP; ARIBA; MRTPI;
Laos had convened the following SEAGF meetings which were attended by all 10
member countries, save for Timor Leste; OCM was duly represented by the
· April 22: Sports & Rules Committee Meeting
(Prof W Y Chin)
· April 22: Medical Commission
Dr SS Cheema)
· April 23: Exco Meeting (Datuk Jegathesan; Prof W Y
Chin & Ms Low Beng Choo)
· April 24: Council Meeting(Datuk Jegathesan; Prof W Y
Chin & Ms Low Beng Choo)
There was no Women & Sports Committee meeting due to it had not met and no
report being submitted.
As I had attended all meetings (save Medical), I undertook to prepare the
instant Report with prior consent of Datuk Jegathesan. All meetings were
unfortunately conducted very loose by Laos; this Report intends to record
the salient points thereof. In so doing, I assign certain personel
However, I stand to be corrected for any points herein misreported and I
invite further inputs, if any, by my fellow colleagues. This Report is
similarly intended with advance and transparent information provided for our
NSAs concerned to know its better backdrop in order to make their necessary
follow-ups in good time.
For the above express reasons, a copy hereof is being extended to all
concerned, subject to any further variations thereto necessitated by the
next OCM Board meeting, to which it is submitted herewith.
B.0 PRELIMINARY LIST OF SPORTS INTENDED FOR THE LAOS SEA GAMES
The dates of the Games from December 9-22, 2009 had been adjusted to
accommodate Philippines request, due to its proximity to the Christmas
Prior to the Sports & Rules Committee (S&R) meeting on April 22, Laos had
circulated in advance to all NOCs, their proposed list of 22 sports as per
para B.4 below. This list was not accorded to me by OCM; I was unable to
refer the same to the OCM Board for comments prior to my departure.
In any event, at the SEAGF Council meeting, I had spoken out against Laos's
proposed inclusion of 2 ridiculous sports viz. shuttlecock & fin swimming,
as I deemed them going against the SEAGF's prime objectives to raise its
sports performance vis-à-vis OCA standards.
As earlier stated, Laos presented their 22 sports below with a preamble that
they were proposed by authority as the host country. They also reaffirmed
their receptiveness towards other countries to add in other sports for their
Athletics Aquatics (including Diving)
(Men & Women)
Sepak Takraw Shooting
Table Tennis Taekwondo
Pencak Silat Shuttlecock
Traditional boat race Fin Swimming
At the meetings, all other countries, including Malaysia, responded by
adding for inclusion the following 17 extra sports:
(compulsory under Aquatic sport)
Archery Billiards & Snuker
Bodybuilding Dance Sport
O Vietnam Kempo
C.0 POSSIBLE FINAL LIST OF SPORTS
Despite Laos invitation for inclusion of the above additional sports, it is
my personel speculation that Laos will likely adopt the following criteria
for deciding on their final list:
For those sports without a competition venue, it is impossible to enact
For those sports without an existing Lao NSA, the sport concerned will have
to source the support of their respective ASF and/or IF concerned, to fully
fund the their organizing cost, including facilities and equipment
provisions and all technical personnel back-up; and
For those sports with local NSAs, substantial external financial subsidies
for organizing and technical personnel back-ups are further envisaged.
Whilst the above request for extra sports had been duly recorded, there is
still no absolute decision thereof as yet. To add to this uncertainty,
however, the next SEAGF meetings are now scheduled only on November 8,
Based on Rule 36 that prescribes all sports/events must be decided within 12
months before the start of the Games on December 9, 2009, by then, Laos
would likely to unilaterally decide on the same as otherwise it would yet be
another horse-trading session, ultimately in blatant breach of Rule 36 as in
the case of the Korat Games.
By the above time frame, the adopted sports may not have sufficient time for
practical training etc. It is encouraged herewith that all our NSAs should
start doing their needful homework with their ASF or IF concerned to cater
seriously for their sports to be competed in the 25th SEA Games
D.0 UNILATERALISM BY LAOS
By the autocratic manner in which Laos had conducted the instant SEAGF
meetings, they had virtually ignored all normal routine meeting procedures,
disregarding altogether the prescribed agenda. In the final analysis, it is
very unlikely that Laos will follow strictly any rules, save that of their
They had conducted their meetings without the usual required correction and
confirmation of the Korat Minutes and matters arising therefrom. Instead,
they proposed amending the Charter by introducing that the Host President
and Secretary organizing the SEAG Games would automatically be made the
Honorary Members of the SEAGF.
I had commented at the meeting that with 25 nos. SEA Games hitherto
conducted to-date (if the seniors were not phased out), we will end up with
50 nos. Honorary Members against the current 33 Council members. We can see
where Laos is coming from.
further proposed that Rule 34.4 and Rule 34.5 be amended to the effect that
the amateurism of Muay be accepted by accredited of the NOC concerned and
that the entry of names shall take effect 45 days from the start of the
It was reiterated by the meeting that this application ought not be confined
to Muay per se but to all sports in common. It is understood that currently
there are two warring IFs for Muay.
The existing Rule permits entry by names within a period of 3 weeks
minimum; Laos is therefore at liberty to change the said 45 days to fit,
instead of changing the existing Charter.
In any event, it was pointed out to Laos that their proposals, in any event,
are ultra vires the Charter, without following thereto the stipulated
procedures for amendments of the Charter.
E.0 ACCOMMODATION & SPORT FACILITIES
In essence, the Games would be staged in 3 cities, primarily centred in
Vientiane and supplemented in the North by Prabang and in the South by Pakse.
For Vientiane, a new Sports Complex is now under construction by a
Chinese construction company, namely, Yunan Construction. This is located
some 16 km from the city and takes about 30 minutes by car. It comprises
some 24 hectares and costing about US80 m. It is anticipated to be
practically completed by June, 2009.
OVERALL VIEW OF NEW SPORTS COMPLEX
Basically, the new Sports Complex consists of a Main Stadium housing 20,000
spectator capacity; complementing therewith are two gymnasia, a training
track, an indoor swimming complex, a shooting range and tennis courts. 8
sports are expected to be held here.
The Main Sports stadium for 20,000 spectator capacity
Perspective View of Main Sports stadium
The Lao National University would stage 4 sports in martial arts; the
existing National Stadium for 3 sports; the ITECC for 2 sports and the Nong
Seuam Lake for traditional boat race.
For athletes & officials in Prabang and Pakse, they will be housed in
hotels. In Vientiane, Laos is now planning to build a new dormitory block
within the Lao National University where all athletes are likely to be
The Headquarters hotel, Don Chan Place Hotel, is a 5-star hotel which will
house all executives and dignitaries; it has ample first-class meeting room
Food, IT, transportation, medical and security services are all being
currently looked into.
There is no direct flight to Vientiane, save from Bangkok, Vietnam and
Cambodia; most transits are made via Bangkok and, possibly, Hanoi and HCM
City in Vietnam. Due to the transit planes being the MA60 twin-propeller
with small passenger capacities, direct chartered flights by participating
countries may be an option.
By and large, Vientiane is a relatively small but neat city with no traffic
G.0 MEDICAL REPORTS FOR KORAT SEA GAMES
By recommendations of the Medical Commission, reviewed by the Excvo, and
confirmed by the Council, the following 5 doping cases were reported after
676 urine samples were analysed by WADA accredited control centre at the
Mahidol University in Bangkok:
Ms Dinh Thi Phuong
(Vie) Bronze for 54 kg Bantam Women Boxing;
Disqualified & Medal withdrawn (furosemide found)
Ms Atienza Narcisa
(Phi) Bronze; Women Heptathlon;
Disqualified & Medal withdrawn (Prednisoline found)
Mr Supachai Jitjumroon
(Tha) Bronze; Men Volleyball
Individual Medal withdrawn; not the team (Fianateride Metabolite found)
Dato' Mohamed Moiz
(Mas) Gold; Men Polo Team
Individual Medal withdrawn; not the team (probenecid found)
· Mr Suriya Prasathinphimai
(Tha) Gold; Men Boxing 75kg
Disqualified & Medal
withdrawn) (Amphetamamine+ Metamphetamine found)
By and large, it is the SEAGF's prerogative to enforce the WADA code, while
the IF concerned will take up the necessary reprimand actions for the
H.0 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SEAGF (SEAP)
The year 2009 coincides with the founding of the SEAP (now SEAGF). In
conjunction therewith, Laos, as the hosting country for the 25th SEA Games,
proposed to celebrate this 50th Anniversary of the SEAGF.
Laos proposed to publish a commemorative book entitled SEAGF: 50th
Anniversary Commemoration Past, Present and Future This book will be divided
into 2 parts viz. the first 5 founding members of SEAP while the latter 6
are a part thereof. All are invited to contribute articles, including
illustrations & pictures, for the book, which contributions need be returned
to Laos, the latest, by November 8, 2009.
An Olympic Day Run will be staged on June 23, 2008 with celebrations in all
for 3 days. All NOCs will be invited to take part in the bridge assembly
along the Laos-Thai border, to be followed by dinner functions etc.
All SEAGF countries had pledged their support for this notable event.
I.0 SEAGF CHARTER & RULES
At the Korat Council meeting, the Sports & Rules (S&R) Committee had been
entrusted with the duty to present comprehensively their revised SEAGF
Charter & Rules at the instant Vientiane meetings.
In fact, the above had been prepared by the S&P Committee months back;
however, due to a slip by Thailand, they did not circulate the same to all
the NOCs but only present the same at the instant Vientiane meetings. In all
fairness to Laos, they had not sighted the same beforehand for inclusion in
their meeting agenda; neither all NOCs were equally accorded with the same
opportunity to peruse the same in advance.
Consequently, all NOCs were in no position to confirm the Charter & Rules as
tabled. Laos initially proposed to form a small working group under their
chairmanship to study the said S&R proposal and to re-present the same at
the next Council meeting.
As the Philippines and others also wanted to be included on this group, it
was finally decided to revert back the task to the S&R Committee which
comprise all 11 countries, chaired by Laos. The Committee is to report same
back to the next Council now scheduled to meet on November 8, 2008.
It is further my view that, with such a large S&R Committee, it will
unlikely work but render the said task back to square one, with many just
wanting to customary talk save to work.
Similarly, the minutes of the S&R Committee, Exco and Council meeting
minutes which were prepared months back were not circulated by Thailand
until the instant meetings. In consequence, Laos had brushed them aside,
which is, of course, not quite a proper order.
J.0 SEAGF COORDINATING OFFICE (SCO)
Thailand reported that the SEAGF Coordinating Office (SCO) had already been
registered in Bangkok with the Thai Government donated a large office
premises for the same.
When all being set-in, the SCO is expected to function and submit a report
to the SEAGF Council on their modus operandi, envisaging the following areas
To form a management board governing the same;
The SCO is expressly to run the routine business of the SEAGF, which are
detached from that run by the host country for the biennial SEA Games;
To detail with all marketing and sponsorship rights of the SEAGF;
To be the webmaster for the official SEAGF website; and
To manage the SEAGF Trust Fund.
K.0 OTHER MATTERS
Indonesia presented, on a preliminary basis, their proposal for the 26th SEA
Games in 2011. Tentatively, they had proposed 36 sports to be staged in 4
cities comprising Jakarta, Palembang, Surakarta and Bandung.
They had also cited the upcoming Inaugural Asian Beach Games to be held in
Bali, this October 2008.
Indonesia further asked if the current SEA Games can be organized biennially
with one-half thereof being devoted to the Youth Games like that of the YOG.
Mr Chris Chan of Singapore responded this is not practical as, in the case
of Singapore, almost 75% of their SEA Games participating athletes are
Prof. Dato' Ar. W. Y. Chin
Vice President, Olympic Council of Malaysia;
Member, Sports & Rules Committee, SEAGF;
Council Member, SEAGF
April 25, 2008