MAU chief Shahidan vows to resolve issues before AGM
Posted on April 6, 2012, Friday
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Athletics Union (MAU) president Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim has promised to resolve issues before the annual general meeting (AGM) in July.
He said issues including the petition demanding the resignation of deputy president Karim Ibrahim and the use of banned drugs by 400m runner Mohd Yunus Lasaleh at Indonesia SEA Games are being resolved.
“I want to resolve the issues fast to focus on preparing the list of athletes and coaches for Myanmar SEA Games in 2013 before April 15,” he said when contacted by Bernama yesterday.
“We are putting a higher target than the achievement recorded at Indonesia SEA Games last year,” he said.
On the petition against Karim by athletes and coaches, he said it is being examined by MAU which will study from all angles before making a deicision.
Shahidan said MAU leave it to the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) to make a decision on
Yunus’ case and is confident that it will be resolved soon. — Bernama
He reiterated that he will defend the post of MAU president for the third term since 2006.
“I am not against a contest but all affiliated members had backed me for president during the last MAU executive council meeting.”
Shahidan described reports that 10 MAU affiliated members are backing the Tengku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, as his replacement as inappropriate.
“They (10 MAU affiliated members) just met the Tengku Mahkota of Johor during a visit and not to support him to contest the post of MAU president,” he added.
Newspapers reported that last week 10 affiliated members met Tunku Ismail who was said to be keen to contest the MAU president’s post held by Shahidan. — Bernama