Sometime late last year, Bhoopinder Singh, a parent who has three tennis playing children, asked Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) to intervene and assist them in the many issues they were facing in the sport.
I believe Bhoopinder came to OCM because he would have read statements with regards to the desire of OCM to take part in solving disputes in sports. Also, OCM has always had committee tasked to do just that, but, according to some people, not doing it yet.
In a letter dated 6 January 2009, Honorary Secreyary, Dato' Sieh Kok Chi wrote a letter to the head of the committee Dato' R. Rathnasingam, informing him of the request by Bhoopinder and asked, "is it possible, to arrange a meeting with Bhoopinder?"
Almost seven months has passed and the silence probably means the "is it possible" is not possible, hopefully for now.
The last things we want to hear in sports are about committees that function seasonaly. We obviously do like letters that are written for the sake of writting and and we just can' t stand drama-style response to genuine problems.
After waiting this long, Bhoopinder and parents like him, should take his problems to authorities who will go out of their way to assist him.