Friday, January 7, 2011

Players deserved a better going away handshake

It was not unexpected and by that I mean the players reactions as news filter through that Zainudin has ordered the national team to be disband.

Quite frankly, that is why I expressed my views that it should have been Raddy who should have decided when and how to tell the Lions who are being dropped as team spirit would have been totally torn to shreds now.

Indeed, two of the favourites - Hassan Sunny and Daniel Bennett - to be retained, have expressed their disappointment over the way the news was broke to them; which was through the media.

They must be thinking FAS stand for Forget after Service; for the way they are now treated after they have served so much for years.

In the TNP interview, Zainudin remarked it was no different from 2004 again and that young batch, which is being disband now, have done well to make history with two ASEAN championship and reaching the World Cup group stage.

The DIFFERENCE was then President Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee did not use the term disbanding to score political points like you are doing when referring to the older Lions and any changes to that team was conducted by Raddy without engaging the media.

So that batch of players like Rezal Hassan, Rafi Ali and Zulkarnaen Zainal etc were allowed to fade away with honour but not for this batch; after you have gone publicly to tell the players they are being disband.

Is that the way to conduct yourself, Zainudin? 

For NTUC, which you are a director, encouraged employers to tell employees, who are being let go, to observe certain rules - one of which is to allow the employees to leave with honour.

After what you done, can you expect the likes of Duirc, Noh Rahman and Fahrudin etc who have served well to leave happily for Duric has already expressed his shock and disappointment over the way he and his mates are treated after giving so much.

Now Hassan Sunny and Daniel Bennett, if they are retained, will asked if this is the way they will be treated after they have reach the end of the road as well.

And Zainudin will not be the person to clean up the mess for it will be left to Raddy, who have smartly refused to comment, as he has a job nobody will want at the moment with team spirit surely destroyed by the action of the FAS president.

P.S. Zainudin, practice what you, as NTUC director, preach and that is to conduct an entrenchment exercise with dignity for the employees. Going public is a NO, NO.

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