F is for Fairuz and Failure November 2, 2008Posted by malaysianstory in Uncategorized.
After six months at the helm of the Football Association of Penang (FAP), he failed to deliver and lost interest in his job. Not because he had tried his best but because he was plain lazy and simply not interested in discharging his duties and responsibilities.
That concludes everything about the 32-year-old Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin, the so-called prodigy and protégé of Pakatan Rakyat de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Mohd Fairus, who had been criticised by fans and officials for not showing much interest in the association’s affairs, announced his resignation as FAP president recently, throwing the association into further turmoil.
Throughout Fairus’ six-month tenure as president, the association faced a financial crisis, with the state players not receiving salaries for more than four months.
Penang might withdraw from the Super League competition next year because of the crisis.
Mohammad Fairus is the Deputy Chief Minister of Penang. Someone the Malays in Penang look upon to protect and guard their interests and future.
But can he be the guardian of the 800,000-odd Penang Malays when he could not even manage and look after 22 people in a state football team.
Until today, eight months after he took over the deputy chief minister’s post, Fairus has not made the grade.
There is no affirmative action for the Malays and he has yet to show his ability to lead, what more to chart the future direction of the Malays in a state where their supremacy is eroding and economic position is debatable.
Fairus’ survival and future in Pakatan Rakyat and the state government depend very much on Anwar’s political road map but as it is now, Anwar himself is struggling to make to the top due to the sodomy charge he is facing after his aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, lodged a police report claiming that he had been sodomised by the Permatang Pauh MP and former Deputy Prime Minister.
This is Anwar’s second sodomy charge after he was sentenced to six years in prison for corruption on April 14, 1999, and nine years in prison for sodomy on August 8, 2000.