Monday, 16 March 2009

Sports Commissioner To Appraise OCM's Rating System

By Ahmad Muliady Abdul Majid

KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 (Bernama) -- The Sports Commissioner's Office will be the main appraiser for local sports associations in the implementation of Olympic Council of Malaysia's (OCM) rating system.

Sports Commissioner Datuk Nik Mahmud Nik Yusof said his office would work closely with the OCM to carry out appraisals on sports associations, particularly on their management.

'Athletes' performance should not be the main criteria to determine the rating for a sports association; instead we should focus on the administration and management," he told Bernama today.

Nik Mahmud the Sports Commissioner's Office has a team of inspectors who are capable of monitoring sports associations.

"We have yet to receive official instruction from the (youth and sports) minister but we are prepared to handle the task," he said.

Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has previously said that the Sports Commissioner's Office should assist the OCM to implement the rating system.

The system was supposed to be implemented in January last year to determine the amount of grant provided by the ministry, among other things.

But it has to be deferred due to hiccups, particularly in the way points are calculated.


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