National Sports Institute (NSI) chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azim Mohd Zabidi declines to comment over the possible legal action being taken by 80 former employees who had their contracts terminated recently. File pic by OWEE AH CHUN.

KUALA LUMPUR: National Sports Institute (NSI) chairman, Datuk Seri Abdul Azim Mohd Zabidi has chosen to remain silent in the wake of possible legal action being taken by 80 former employees who had their contracts terminated only last month.

From a report by the NSTP’s sports team yesterday, one of the 80 employees affected who spoke on anonymity revealed that they were in the final phase of dragging NSI to court for terminating their contracts last month without valid reason.

Abdul Azim explained via WhatsApp that he does not want to comment on the matter.

"Sorry but for now we have no comment.

"Please wait another day or two, Once again sorry,” he said.

NSI, which oversees and manages the country’s Elite Sports Programme and Podium Programme, came under the spotlight last October when three national shooters -- Nur Ayuni Abdul Halim, Nur Suryani Taibi and Muslifah Zulkifli – took their grouse of being dropped to court.

In fact, even psychology expert John Pates from the United Kingdom has also sought legal action against NSI because he claims that his former employers terminated his services on August 9 last year without valid reason and by the wrong means.

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