It is like as though there is something not right with the management of the National Sports Institute (NSI) as they are about to face yet another lawsuit. Pic by NSTP/ Courtesy of NSI

KUALA LUMPUR: It is like as though there is something not right with the management of the National Sports Institute (NSI) as they are about to face yet another lawsuit.

After being sued by three national shooters and the latest being psychology expert John Pates of the United Kingdom, it has been revealed that 80 staff whose contracts were terminated by NSI in December are about to sue as well.

One of the now former 80 employees who declined to be identified, revealed that they are now in the final phase to take their case to court.

According to the former employee, they are taking action to demand justice and also to highlight the issues and troubles brewing within the NSI which is claimed to have become ‘cancerous’ as a few individuals within NSI are seen to have personal interests and not interested in the country’s sports development.

“My services were terminated based on excuses that were irrelevant,” said the victim.

“The Institute’s management is getting from bad to worse after leaving the National Sports Council (NSC) and standing on its own.

“NSI now is not like NSI when it was helmed by Datuk Dr. Ramlan Abdul Aziz. It is two very different administration eras. During Ramlan’s time, he will answer all the questions and queries, but the current NSI top brass can be likened to those who throw stones and then hide their hands.”

The former NSI employee also questioned the duties and responsibilities of NSI’s chief executive officer, Dr. Mohd Khairi Zawi who is seen as someone who prefers to remain silent and instead allow the NSI chairman, Datuk Seri Abdul Azim Zabidi answer all the questions.

“NSI’s management now are too caught up in thinking about leaving their legacy behind. What legacy do they want to leave if the they cannot even take good care of their own employees?

“They are too lackadaisical to do something whereby outsiders can see the efforts that they have made once they leave the NSI, without thinking about the consequences and after effects. It’s all talk about leaving a legacy behind but the victims are the employees as a lot of money has been spent where it shouldn’t have,” said the disgruntled employee.

Signs of trouble surrounding NSI came about since last October when three national shooters, Muslifah Zulkifli, Nur Suryani Taibi and Nur Ayuni Abdul Halim took their case to court, followed by Pates.

NSI will now have another controversy on their hands to deal with no thanks to 80 of their employees having their contracts terminated just last month.

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