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Letter from the President of LUCT, promoting Y Bhg Prof Dato' Chin as Vice President of LUCT. (Latest News)

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; M.R.A.P.I; A.P.A.M.


By 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.


LUCT 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   University 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).


As an 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.


After 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.


He was 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).


In 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 2 decades.




The 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.


The following are players who made the double-elimination rounds:


1.   Jason Ng      2.   Hafiz                       3.   Ai Ikmal                  4.   Richard Tay   

5.   Ceon           6.   Bali                         7.   Walter                     8.   Roy Sim
9.   Zainal         10. Hadi                        11.  Elvin Lean               12.  Amirul   

13.  Samy         14. Sim Kok Wai            15.  Rudy                       16.  Alex


From the double-elimination rounds, 4 (four) players came out top. They are:


1.                   Elvin Lean

2.                   Rashid Samy

3.                   Jason Ng

4.                   Ceon


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 Guinness tour.


Next Ranking tournament will be held in August with the same tournament format.




All 10 (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).


These 8 (eight) players shall again play round-robin matches to determine their seeding into the next straight knock-out matches. These matches will decide which successful player will qualify to represent Malaysia to the Guinness Tour in Singapore.


The 10 (ten) players from the previous selection are:


      1st:       Mohd Sapawi                

      2nd:       Alan Tan                      

      3rd:       Sam Chong                     

      4th:       Benjamin Lee                

      5th:       Frankie Kok                   

      6th:       Ng Ann Seng                 

      7th:       Tony Chong                  

      8th:       Denny Lim                    

      9th:       Micheal Soh                  

      10th:      Ivan Lau                       


Joining them from the Ranking tournament is:


1.                   Elvin Lean

2.                   Rashid Samy

3.                   Jason Ng

4.                   Ceon


8 (Eight) 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 Singapore.


Next selection to Leg five of the Guinness Tour will be of the similar format and shall commence immediately after the August’s Ranking tournament.



by Prof. Dato’ Ar. W. Y.  Chin, Vice President, Olympic Council of Malaysia


H.E.  Mr. He Zhenliang  with  Prof. Dato’ Ar. W. Y.  Chin

Prof. 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.


The 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.


The 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 Malaysian artists.


The 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.


The 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.


In 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.


For OCM, 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. 


The ceremony ended with a happy note of a group photo with best wishes of performance  mutually extended to both countries for the upcoming Beijing Olympics.




In 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.


Prof Dato’ Ar W,Y. Chin and Dato Wira Mazlan were the only two speakers invited to present Papers at the Retreat.


Prof 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.


The 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.

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.
's.33  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 final'
This Circular issued with intent to alert those concerned for strict observance of the Sports Development Act under reference.

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 possible.

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.


Winston Lai

Team Guinness Malaysia




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.




          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 single frame.

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.

Now…Final 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!




It was a title John Yong had long been waiting for.


Having played 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 the match.


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.


The 20-year-old 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.


John pocketed RM5,000 and a trophy for his win, while Chuan Leong took home RM2,500 in addition to his trophy.


Source: courtesy of NST






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 (FT)


Prof.Chin 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)




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.


Overseas organizers for any event wishing to invite Patrick Ooi for participation cannot represent Malaysia unless prior approval is granted thereto by this Federation.




Results: Malaysia/Hong Kong, China Friendly Match on 27-28 March 2008 at Bukit Jalil Trading Centre, Kuala Lumpur.




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


Congratulations to MSBF scored 81.29 marks and is therefore rated in the 4 stars category.




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..




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 ballroom.


defeated 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.

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 team event.


Source: courtesy of NST




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 Sports (ACBS).


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 events.


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 deserves.


With all 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.


Prof. Dato Ar. W. Y.  Chin

Vice President, Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM)

Executive Council, South-East Asian Games Federation (SEAGF)

Member, Sport & Rules Committee, South-East Asian Games Federation (SEAGF)

Executive Board, Malaysian Amateur Athletics Union (MAAU)

Executive Council, National Sports Council of Malaysia (NSC)

Executive Board, National Coaching Board of Malaysia (Ministry of Youths & Sports)

Executive Board, National 8 Core Sports development in Malaysia (Ministry of Youth & Sports)

Panel, OCM  Arbitration Panel & Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)

President, Malaysian Snooker & Billiards Federation (MSBF)

Member, Sports Advisory Panel, Ministry of Youth and Sports




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 venue.


In all, 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.


Malaysia 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.


On the 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 missing.


The Snooker 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.


In all, 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.




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, 2010.


Pursuant 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.


Altogether 26 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 Panel
The 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.


MSBF also 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 December.


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


A.0       PREAMBLE


A.1       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.


A.2       The proposed 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 5, 2007.


A.3       In consequence 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.


A.4       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 comprehension.




B.1       Without 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.


B.2       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.


B.3       The fundamental 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 compliance. 


B.5       It therefore 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.


B.6       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.


B.7       Notwithstanding 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 valid considerations.




C.1       The 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.


C.2        The Committee 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.


C.3       The Meeting 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.


C.4       The said 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).


C.5       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.


C.6       It further 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 broadcasting rights.




D.1       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.


D.2       Likewise, Dato' 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.


D.3       The Deputy 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 locus standi.


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




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.


MSBF President, 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) Malaysia.











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

Thor Chuan 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.


Ibrahim, who 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 date.


In the semi-finals, Ibrahim stunned 2004 world pool champion Alex Pagulayan of the Philippines 13-11.


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 grand finals.


Source: courtesy of NST. 


21th National Snooker Championship & National U21 Championship, 2007


The National 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.


Former national 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.


Young talented 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.




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 cricket.


Y Bhg. M Datuk Jegathesan was elected on the OCA executive board and is the chairman of the medical committee.




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.




Presently, two 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.


The final 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 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 draw.

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




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.


The candidate has finally been selected, interviewed and is now pending the formal appointment by the National Sports Council.




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, 2007.


Both parties 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.




The SEAGF Council last October in Pattaya had approved 10 competing events in Snooker & Billiards for the Korat Games.


Unethically, 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.


Such a Pennywise; pound foolish intent is separately covered under News & Activities of this website.


Subsequently, 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 else.


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 the SAEGF.


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.




At the 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 South Korea.


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 24-28, 2007.




After having 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.


Prof WY 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.


Presently, Prof 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.




Chaired by ACBS President, Mr. Sindhu Pulsirivong, on June 15, 2007, Karachi, Pakistan




The above AGM was held in Karachi, chaired by its current president, Mr. Sindhu Pulsiriving  (hereinafter referred to Sindhu).


Reported 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 many misdeeds.


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 non-apolitical.


There is 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.




The present 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.


When queried 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.


Despite the 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.


Malaysia 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.


To sweep 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 adjudication.


The intended 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.


By not 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.


This said 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.


To compound 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.


The above 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.


It is 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.




Whether to 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.


By his 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.


Admittedly, 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.


The legal 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 said AGM.


Pursuant to 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 judgment.


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.


Ravi is 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 Commonwealth Games.


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 laughing stock!


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.


Apart from 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 South-East Asia.


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.


Unlike openly 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.


Notwithstanding 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 by Sindhu.




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.


Sindhu's 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.


Sindhu's grand 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.


Understandably, 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!


Prof. Dato' Ar W.Y. Chin

President, Malaysian Snooker & Billiards Federation

Vice President, Olympic Council of Malaysia

Executive, South East Asian Games Federation                                                                                 


August 12, 2007


Enclosures:    Appendix A: 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.









Prof. Dato' Ar.  W. Y . Chin

P. Arc; B Arch(Syd); M. TCP(Syd); A CIArb(Lond); FRAIA; FMIP; ARIBA; MRTPI; MRAPI; APAM



A.0       PREAMBLE


A.1       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 under-named:


          April 22:  Sports & Rules Committee Meeting                          (Prof W Y Chin)

          April 22:  Medical Commission Meeting                       (Dato 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)


A.3       There was no Women & Sports Committee meeting due to it had not met and no  report being submitted.


A.3       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 observations thereto.


A.4       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.


A.5       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.1      The dates of the Games from December 9-22, 2009 had been adjusted to accommodate Philippines request, due to its proximity to the Christmas festivals.


B.2      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.


B.3        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--vis OCA standards.


B.4      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 further consideration:


Category I (Mandatory sports)


Athletics                      Aquatics (including Diving)


Category II (Men & Women)


Badminton                   Boxing

Football                       Golf    

Judo                            Karate-do

Sepak Takraw             Shooting

Table Tennis               Taekwondo

Tennis                        Volleyball

Wrestling                    Wushu


Category III (Optional Sports)


Muay                           Petanque

Pencak Silat                 Shuttlecock

Traditional boat race    Fin Swimming


B.4      At the meetings, all other countries, including Malaysia, responded by adding for  inclusion the following 17 extra sports:


Water Polo     (compulsory under Aquatic sport)


            Archery                         Billiards & Snuker

            Bowling                         Basketball

            Bodybuilding                  Dance Sport

            Cycling                         Canoeing

            Chess                          Fencing

Gymnastics                  Hockey

            Rowing                       Squash

            O Vietnam                  Kempo           




C.1      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:


C.1.1   For those sports without a competition venue, it is impossible to enact the   sport;


C.1.2   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


C.1.3   For those sports with local NSAs, substantial external financial subsidies for organizing and technical personnel back-ups are further envisaged.


C.2      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, 2008; 


C.3      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.


C.4      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.1      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 own.


D.2      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.


D.3      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.


D.4      They 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 Games.


D.5      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. 


D.6      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.


D7       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.1       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.


E.2       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.




E.3       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


E.4       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.


E.5       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 accommodated.


F.6       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 facilities.


F.7       Food, IT, transportation, medical and security services are all being currently looked into.


F.8       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.


F.9       By and large, Vientiane is a relatively small but neat city with no traffic jams.




G.1      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)


G.2       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 defaulters concerned.




H.1      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.


H.2      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.


H.3      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.


H.4      All SEAGF countries had pledged their support for this notable event.




I.1        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.


I.2        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.


I.3        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.


I.4        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.


I.5        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.


I.6        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.1       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.


J.2       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 in functions:


         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.1      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.


K.2      They had also cited the upcoming Inaugural Asian Beach Games to be held in Bali, this October 2008.


K.3      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 youths.



            Prof. Dato' Ar. W. Y.  Chin

            Vice President, Olympic Council of Malaysia; 

Member, Sports & Rules Committee, SEAGF;

Council Member, SEAGF


April 25, 2008



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