Friday, September 3, 2010

MHF EOGM to break new ground

This cartoon by Andy Davey from The Sun relates to news that from next October, it will be illegal for UK firms to get rid of staff when they reach 65, allowing millions who are facing retirement to stay on. (Methuselah is the oldest person whose age is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible— 969 years; the name Methuselah has become a general synonym for any living creature of great age).

THE Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) is expected to break new ground when they hold their Extraordinary General Meeting in Kuala Lumpur today.

On the agenda is to change the status of their secretary and treasurer from elected to appointed officials, and more importantly, to extend the tenure of office-bearers from two to three or four years.
“The change from elected to appointed had already been approved by the council and I see it being stamped and endorsed at the EOGM. However, we have since received written requests from six states to also include the extension of office term from the present two years to either three or four years and this will also be discussed at the EGM tomorrow (today),” said MHF secretary Hashim Yusof.
Many states feel the two year mandate is too short to implement and carry our long term programmes, and will vote today to either extend it to three or four years.