At first, I’ve never bother to read any news in “Sports” section in Today newspaper. But few days back, my friend told me about this interesting story about what happened to the table-tennis couch Liu Guo Dong of Chinese National, after he was not nominated as National Couch of The Year 2008 by the Singapore Table Tennis Association President Lee Bee Wah whom had just taken the position 2 months before Beijing Olympic started, the event where Singapore has won 2 Silver medals from Table Tennis.

Here are some articles taken from “Sports” section in Today newspaper:

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And here below is the most interesting on how STTA claimed as “win-win” situation to Liu Guo Dong, and on where Lee Bee Wah NOT even present on both discussions after her statement about Liu Guo Dong.

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And here are some points taken from the above article:

After the STTA refused to nominate him for Coach of the Year honours, he returned last Thursday to seek an explanation from table tennis chief Lee Bee Wah, who had cited factors such as professionalism,integrity and respect from players as reasons for not nominating Liu for the individual award.

“They (STTA) brought an English document over, which I couldn’t read as I don’t understand English and I got someone to help look at it,” said Liu, who showed a copy of the letter to reporters yesterday at the Meritus Mandarin hotel, where he is staying.

The former coach has taken issue with the letter’s contents. “I’m not happy with a large part of this document. Them (STTA) saying I understand their decision not to nominate me, it means I’m guilty and I’m not pursuing it,” he said angrily. “I told them to tell me why I didn’t get it (the nomination), bring some evidence and show me. This document is what I get after two discussions, should I be continuing with the discussions?”

“After two discussions, Lee Bee Wah wasn’t (READ: was NOT) even present once. I think, with this attitude, they say one thing and mean another. They have not honestly acknowledged this matter. “They talk about a win-win situation, but what have I won? I will not sign anything with them because I have no relationship with them.”

While I’ve been describing who Liu Guo Dong is on above, but who is Lee Bee Wah actually in Singapore? How does she look like? What is her position in Singapore? And what is the Singaporeans impressions at her?

Here are some information taken from Singapore government websites about who Lee Bee Wah is.

She is a Member of Parliament, this means she is a REPRESENTATIVE of PEOPLE from where she was elected during the General Election, in Ang Mo Kio GRC – a crowded population of people. And the best part is, she is in the SAME GRC as the Singapore very own present Prime Minister! Impressive group that they have over there…
Link: http://www.parliament.gov.sg/AboutUs/Org-MP-MP-Prof-LeeBeeWah.htm

She is a scholar, look at her educational background, she is graduated from several famous universities, even though only 1 year in National University of Singapore, then continue to Nanyang Technological University of Singapore for her degree, and she went to grab her Master degree from Liverpool University United Kingdom. Based on all these high-flyer background, she is a highly-educated person.. with the very most recent present occupation as a Principal Partner at LBW Consultants / LBW Consultants LLP – shouldn’t she know best about law and respect to other human being.
Link: http://www.parliament.gov.sg/AboutUs/Org-MP-CV-LeeBeeWah.htm

What about the people of Singapore (aka. Singaporeans) impressions against her on this matter now? How are their feelings towards Lee Bee Wah ever since last year that she made her infamous comments again to Singapore Table Tennis Association on August 2008? Here are the stories:

When she made the infamous sparks in STTA:
http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_273461.html

What people say about her now:
http://politics.sgforums.com/forums/10/topics/328359

From the officially famous web site from Singapore Strait Times – Singapore Press Holdings, which is now open a polling towards Lee Bee Wah whether she is using her MP power to control STTA – do you think so?
Poll Link: http://talkback.stomp.com.sg/forums/showthread.php?t=43215

And look at the poll results here – impressive isn’t it what people of Singapore think of her.
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The online Petition to remove Lee Bee Wah from STTA:
http://wayangparty.com/?p=9323

And the other netizen’s comment about Lee Bee Wah:
http://wayangparty.com/?p=9379

This has even made a publicly published in YouTube from Channel NewsAsia broadcasting:

And the story continues…

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