THE Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) council yesterday unanimously accepted proposals to appoint their secretary and treasurer, and also extend the officebearers term from two to four years.
The three ammendments sailed through the Extra Ordinary General
Meeting, with not a whimper of protest, and will be applied in the MHF
elections on Oct 30th.
"It was agreed in the EOGM that the secretary and treasurer's posts be
turned from elected to appointed, while the office term is now four years.
"And the reason for extending the term from two to four years is to
allow the council to work from world cup to world cup, so that there is
continuity in the programmes initiated," said MHF president Tengku
Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.
The amendments will now be forwarded to the Sports Commissioner's
office for endorsement, which is just routine paperwork, and the elections this year will only see the posts of president, deputy-president and four vice-presidents posts going through the ballot.
"I believe four years is much better because there is more time to carry
out our projects and the KPI can also be better gauged. Two years is just
too short to see any results," said Tengku Abdullah.
MHF have six vice-presidents, but two are reserved for Sabah and
Sarawak who nominate their men.
The MHF also handed RM125,000 to the Women's Hockey Federation as
a grant to continue their programmes.
The Project 2013 players and Under-16 boys also received cash for their
efforts in wining the Sea Cup and finishing second in a tournament in
After the cheque presentation ceremony, the MHF held a breaking of fast
function which was attended by oficials and national players.