TO ALL AFFILIATED HASH CHAPTERS
MALAYSIAN HASH COUNCIL
Dear Grandmasters & Hon.Secretaries
Re: Pan Asia Hash, Pattaya, 2013
As you all know the abovementioned event in Pattaya was an unmitigated disaster when the Organising Chairman, Adren Ong, who goes by the Hash name of Rasputin, had failed to provide even the basics required of such an event. There was no organisation to speak of where transportation and trails were concerned. Apart from the Welcome Party on the first night which was good, (as the local authorities were the major sponsors), the second day was a complete shambles with just a few hawker carts at the stadium, no entertainment and unchilled beer still in crates.
Rasputin, had disappeared and no one from the Organising Committee were at the stadium. As a result of the poorly planned hash trails, numerous hashers were lost in pouring rain with hardly any Hares to guide them out.
Pan Asia Hash has always been a 3-day event since the 1st Pan Asia in 1987. Rasputin had reduced it to 2 nights (without prior notice) yet with nothing to show even on the second night. The registration fee and the bid to hold the event was no doubt on the basis of the traditional 3 nights but only one night was ok. Till today, the huge amount of money collected (from about 3,500 participants) has not been accounted for nor as we can see, was it adequately spent for the participants’ benefit. It was a real rip-off!
Rasputin who is from Melaka had formed the Melaka Monkey Hash only in 2010 obviously to make a bid in 2011. On 17th July 2013, all the nine Hash chapters in Melaka have collectively, and rightly so, banned him from all Hash activities or membership in Melaka.
At the MHC Biennial Delegates Meeting in Sibu on 14th July 2014, the delegates had endorsed the initiative of the Melaka chapters and likewise mandated the MHC to strongly advise all Hash chapters in the rest of the country and particularly chapters affiliated to MHC to follow suit.
At the same time, we caution all Hashers to be wary when voting bidders for Hash Events in future. Check the Hash credentials of the Chapter, the O.C and the promoters especially if they are from Malaysia. Lets safeguard Malaysia’s Hashing reputation, (whatever is left of it), before casting your vote in future.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Malaysian Hash Council