Dear YAM Tunku,
The OCM's victorious office bearers seem to have taken a new approach to olympic ideals and ethics, judging from the contents of the OCM posted on 7th June 09. I am totally disappointed. Olympism says "accept victory with humility" not "humiliate the losers - and if needs be use generalisations and half-truths to achieve your objective".
OCM talks about people bad-mouthing, lying , slandering,and making disparaging remarks against incumbent office-bearers. But people in sport know that it was certain high profile OCM officials who were doing this. There are even written materials, e-mails and media releases to this YAM effect, especially from the Hon Sec. In fact the Hon. Sec. has even said he will destroy anyone who stood in his way. Obviously, OCM's concept of values, ethics and fairplay are different from the IOC's.
During the lead-up to the AGM, I had ample opportunities to "lie, slander and bad-mouth" and also expose a few hidden truths that would have been worse than the lies and slander. I did not do this despite the pressure from several quarters including the media. This was just because I thought it would have reflected very badly on your leadership, YAM Tunku, your Deputy's and that of a few other innocent people on the Board.
The media was ready to run some juicy stories.
The OCM Highlights boast about the "good track-records, honesty, integrity and dedicaion" of the incumbent office-bearers. While this may be true of a few of them, the rest have to rely on half-truths, generalisations and exaggerations to boost their achievements.
"All the candidates who challenged the incumbents...failed to contribute any or minimum benefits to sports development or the organisations they served."
I don't go round boasting about the things that I do ... in fact I never talk about it. But if needs be I can draw up a list for the Board. Anyway what has the Hon. Sec. to show after more than 2 decades in OCM and its corridors of power? (For those whom the truth matters, it will be interesting to find out why he was bundled out of ASUM when he was its Sec Gen and what he did when he was pushed out.)
You don't have to be a geat psychologist to determine the psyche of the Hon Sec OCM. Anyone can tell you that his is the mind of a DESTROYER not a BUILDER. He cannot build, he can only destroy. Because he cannot build, he has to destroy what others build so that he can remain OCM's SUPREME LEADER controlling everything and ensuring everyone depends on him.
He has now become so obsessed and hungry for power that he now uses half-truths and lies to
achieve his objective. If that doesn't work, he will shout, scream, fight, quarrel, abuse, etc until everyone either agrees with him or runs for cover including some members of the Board!
The OCM's new rules and definitions on ethics, values and fair-play are certainly okay as we are now clear how the game is to be played. It will now mean that the bad-mouthing, slandering and mud-slinging will also be directed at the OCM. There may be no holds barred and a lot of people can be dragged to the mud.
Its ok with me. I am not very high above the mud and my fall will hardly make a splash. I don't even consider myself news-worthy. It will certainly not be the same for the OCM leaders sitting on the high pedestals of national and international bodies ... IOC, CGF, OCA, NSAs, etc.
This is not a threat by any chance.
But I am disappointed, sad and angry about what the OCM has become.
Instead of becoming more and more indifferent, let's hope that the OCM leadership takes control and acts responsibly. Let's hope that we use the IOC concept of ethics which is built round JUSTICE, HONESTY, RESPONSIBILITY AND BENEFICIENCE, and not what is being practiced by the DSKC school of management.
Thank you for your patience.
Note: This letter appeared in some blogs earlier. I was not sure whether to post it or not because it would do no good. That's the state of affairs, for now.