Sunday, September 07, 2008

STTA and Lee Bee Wah

Let's refresh out memories....

MP Lee Bee Wah. Brand new Singapore Table Tennis Association President. She became the president of the association in Jul 08. Before her was Choo Wee Khiang.

The chance of winning a medal in Beijing Olympics was really quite high considering that Singapore Women's team was seeded second.

A month before the olympics and you change the president who started the engineering work of building up the potential?

One must remember that Choo Wee Khiang made racist remarks before. About driving through Little India and find it pitch dark. And it wasn't because of the time of the day. Or night. And not because the street lightings were out. And he was fined and jailed for abetting in a corruption case. He was a former MP of Jalan Besar GRC. That's where I live in.

But still, when the women's team did win a silver medal, Mr Teo (SNOC prez) did credit Choo Wee Khiang for having started it all. Nothing too lavish. he is, afterall, no longer the STTA president. He was replaced in Jul 08. Nobody questioned why.

So what was the bigger news after the girls won the silver medal? It was the whole Lee Bee Wah fires entire committee saga leading to her apologising 2 weeks after.

What does this look like to you?

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