Former Sea Games gymnastic champion Kau Git Kaur, who was allegedly detained by police during a raid on a drug-fuelled private party in Puchong on Sunday, has been suspended by the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) from his deputy president’s post.
Git Kaur and Dengkil assemblyman Adhif Syan Abdullah were among 17 people nabbed at the apartment for alleged drug abuse.
According to the police report seen by Timesport, the apartment is said to be registered to GK Sport & Recreation Sdn Bhd — a sports equipment supply company owned by Git Kaur.
Sixteen of those detained, including the former Sea Games champion, also tested positive for a substance suspected to be ketamine.
Git Kaur won gold in men’s artistic gymnastics at the 1991 Manila Sea Games.
MGF president Rachel Lau confirmed that the national body’s disciplinary committee met on Monday and decided to suspend Git Kaur with immediate effect.
“The MGF disciplinary committee made a unanimous decision to suspend him based on clauses 11.1.1, 11.1.2, 11.1.3 and 12.2 of the MGF constitution relating to discipline and dismissal of members,” Rachel said.
“We will follow the proper procedure, and any further action will be based on the outcome of the police investigation. He will also be given a show cause letter, which he must reply to within 14 days.”
Rachel claimed that Git Kaur had, earlier on Saturday, created a stir when he attended an MGF meeting in “an intoxicated state”.
“He came in intoxicated and was very difficult to deal with,” alleged Rachel.
“He was screaming and shouting and called us all liars and threatened us... it was quite scary. I have to commend our staff for handling the situation bravely.
“He claimed that we (MGF) owed him money for equipment that he supplied in the past.
“However, that was for the 2010-2014 period, when there was no council approval for the items. When I came in as president, we had no debt on record.”
Rachel added that MGF will not tolerate such behaviour.
“I’ve always said that discipline must be (applied) across the board. I’m very clear when it comes to discipline,” she stressed. “There are many little girls involved in this sport and the last thing I want is for parents to fear for their children’s safety.”