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Olympic Council of Malaysia's (OCM) president-elect Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria does not want to speculate on the council’s election. File pic by OWEE AH CHUN
Olympic Council of Malaysia's (OCM) president-elect Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria does not want to speculate on the council’s election. File pic by OWEE AH CHUN

KUALA LUMPUR: Olympic Council of Malaysia's (OCM) president-elect Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria does not want to speculate on any matter in regard to the OCM election, prior to the nomination closing date on April 24.

Norza, who looks set to take over the No 1 spot in the organisation unchallenged, said anything is possible, and it would be premature to comment on anything.

"As you all know, the closing date for nomination is this Tuesday at 5pm. And anyone who has served in a national sports association (NSA) can stand for elections.

"I do not wish to speculate, so let's just wait until the closing day for nominations," said Norza, who is also the BA of Malaysia president.

Norza, who was present for the finals of the Celcom Axiata Malaysia International Challenge on Sunday, along with the wife of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, added that he would comment further on Tuesday.

"Why don't you all come on Tuesday, and I would speak more then. For now, there is nothing to be said," said Norza, when asked to touch on the criteria of his possible deputy president.

As of now, there has been no indication of a fight for the top post, following the decision of outgoing president Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja'afar, to leave after heading the OCM for nearly 20 years.

It is, however, understood that the fight for the deputy post will be between the chairman of the National Sports Institute (NSI) Datuk Seri Abdul Azim Mohd Zabidi and the honorary secretary of Malaysian National Silat Federation (PESAKA) Datuk Megat Zulkarnain Omardin.

There may be a three-corner fight if OCM vice president Datuk Mohd Nazifuddin Mohd Najib decides to stand for the post.

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