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Friday, August 17, 2012

The Scapegoat of the London Olympics.

Is it really in us (Malaysia) to make someone a scapegoat for a failure or wrong doing?

The just-concluded Olympics in London is no different. But a rather surprising scapegoat candidate has emerged, so it seems based on some quotes carried by Sports247.

Yes, despite the one silver and one bronze return it was still a failure. No disrespect to Lee Chong Wei and Pandelela Rinong, who gave their all for the country, but was the RM20million spent on the Road to London programme money well spent if looked at the Games in its entirety?

Sports Minister Datuk Seri Shabery Cheek was quoted saying “The appointment of (National Sports Council Athletes Preparation Director) Shapawi to replace (National Sports Institute Chief Executive Officer) Dr Ramlan, is not controversial. For me it is to focus on the 2016 Olympics, which needs immediate action."

What does this mean?

The way I see it, action needs to be taken hence Dr. Ramlan had to be replaced. Does this mean, the humble man did not do his job well?

Sports247 has the full story here

So Shapawi has taken over and Dr. Ramlan has been appointed as Special Advisor to the Sports Minister/Ministry despite discussions still on-going over his position.

How is it that one can be appointed despite the position being unclear?

If haven't been following the chain of event over the matter, Foul! has it all.

I was torn between two graphics. So here's the other one.

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