Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Bankrupts Cannot Contest OCM Posts

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) -- Candidates who are declared bankrupt, have vested interest or those who tarnished the good name of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) cannot contest for posts at the OCM Annual General Assembly on May 30.

OCM honorary secretary Datuk Sieh Kok Chi said it was among three important eligibility criteria amendments proposed to the OCM constitution and approved by the Sports Commissioner's office last year.

"In previous elections, the three criteria were not included but effective this year, the eligibility requirements are stated on the candidates nomination form. This is to ensure the candidates are really clean," he told Bernama here today.

Kok Chi said when the nomination forms are opened at 5pm on Wednesday (May 20), candidates who are eligible to contest would have 10 days to campaign.

"Normally, there are no campaigns as the 12 posts contested, only attracts interest from local sports associations," he said.

The AGM on May 30, to elect office bearers for the 2009-2011 term would be handled by a three-member panel comprising Norminshah Sabirin, Datuk Abdul Malik Mohd Salleh and Stanley Charles Louis.

The 34 national sports associations affiliated to OCM will nominate three delegates each to attend and vote in the AGM.


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