Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Dr. Ibrahim to take on Dr. Jegathesan

OLYMPIC Council of Malaysia (OCM) vice-president Datuk Seri Dr. Ibrahim Saad has stated his intention to challenge incumbent deputy president Datuk Dr M. Jegathesan in the biennial elections on May 30.

Ibrahim said he is willing to challenge Jegathesan, who has held the position since 2005, in order to give more meaningful contributions to OCM and Malaysian sports.

Jegathesan has confirmed he will defend his position.

The OCM elections will also see incumbent president Tunku Imran Tunku Ja'afar being challenged by former Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Shahidan Kasim, who has been nominated by the Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (ASUM) of which he (Shahidan) is the president.

Shahidan was to have challenged Tunku Imran in 2007 but withdrew at the 11th hour.
The long reign of secretary Datuk Sieh Kok Chi, who has held the position since 1992, is expected to be challenged by incumbent vice-president Low Beng Choo.

In the 2007 elections, Kok Chi was to have faced former National Sports Council (NSC) director general Datuk Wira Mazlan Ahmad but the latter also decided not to contest at the last minute.

The deadline for nominations for the 12 main positions in the OCM is 5pm today.


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