Today's Star reported Shahidan saying
“On the other hand, getting professionals to head the associations might not be easy. Some of them are only interested in the money”as he defended how great the world would be if politicians headed sports organisations.
"However, he challenged anyone to prove to him that any sports association in Malaysia had suffered from having the leadership of a political figure, " the Star reported.
“Our presence has always brought stability to the association concerned. We have never destroyed the sport, we advanced it.”Firstly Datuk Seri Shahidan, how have you 'advanced' the Malaysian Amateur Athletics Union?
Won any Olympic Gold Medals lately? Or even Asian games gold medals? Hmmmm... maybe not!
The good thing about having professionals who are interested in the money is about bringing in more money into the sports. Ultimately deserving sportsmen/women need to be paid adequately and be provided with top notch facilities.
And there is the other good thing about professionals who are only interested in the money - once they don't perform we can kick them out!
Unperforming politicians? Well... it just gets political... heehee!
But isn't politics is also about the money?
And maybe that's why politicians stay in sports associations? To get more money, money money! ;)