Sunday, July 20, 2008

Police still investigating

POLICE are still in the midst of investigating match-fixing and bribery claims leveled at the national hockey players, hence, the Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) have yet to activate their own investigation squad.
The MHF, as well as national coach Sarjit has lodged a police report at the end of June, after allegations of match- fixing, bribery, betting in the English Premier League and money-lending activities were were thrown at national play ers via anonymous e-mails.
“I have yet to get any feed-back from the police on the outcome of their investigations. And that is why, the MHF proposed three-man panel can’t start an internal inves tigation,” said MHF secretary Sgt Hashim Yusoff.
MHF have identified members for the panel, and among their duties is to check why Malaysian hockey is currently taking a beating on the pitch.
“Once police wind up their investigations, which I expect to be soon, the panel can start cracking.”
MHF president Tan Sri Admiral (rtd) Anwar Mohd Nor had said that they will not conduct an in-house investigation on the matter because they feel the police should be allowed to do their job first.
The panel will be made up of people not direcly involved with the MHF, but have a good knowledge of the sport in Malaysia. One member is expected to be from the National Sports Council.