Coaches, athletes who sent in petition give statements to disciplinary board
KUALA LUMPUR: Six coaches and five athletes who signed a petition asking the deputy president of the Malaysian Athletic Union (MAU) Datuk Karim Ibrahim to resign, were today called to give their statements to the union's disciplinary board (DB).
The coaches and athletes who were among 42 national athletes and 16 national coaches who had signed the petition met the panel chaired by Left Col K. Padman for one hour and 40 minutes at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
The coaches were Hamberi Mahat, K. Jayabalan, A. Trapadi, S. Muthiah, Istiaq Mubarak and Mohd Man Sahar while the athletes were Norsyikin Mad Rashid (400m), Tan Song Hwa (hammer throw), Lo Choon Sieng (walk), Nordiana Rosli (walk) and Schezuan Ahmad Rosely (4X400m).
Hamberi said he was faulted on the charge of deliberately exposing the content of the petition to the media entitled 'Report and Complaints of National Athletics Coaches and Athletes to the president of the Malaysian Athletics Union' on Feb 13.
"I am however satisfied with the questions raised by the four-member panel and hope for a positive decision by MAU," he told reporters today after appearing before the panel.
In the Feb 13 petition, the athletes and coaches signed a 11-page petition stating the chronology of how the athletes evaded the National Sports Institute (ISN) doping test by fleeing to Bulgaria and the case of the athlete who had tested positive for drugs at the SEA Games in Indonesia. -- BERNAMA