Thursday, 8 October 2009

Former MTA chief says new constitution lopsided

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 —Former Malaysian Taekwondo Association (MTA) president Raja Taharuddin Nong Chik today criticised the new constitution formulated by the MTA ad-hoc committee, claming it was a lop-sided document.

He claimed that the constitution accorded more voting rights to clubs which were previously under state associations, thus eroding the voting power of state associations.

“They should have consulted affiliate members first before deciding on the constitution,” he told reporters here today.

The ad-hoc committee is chaired by Olympic Council of Malaysia president Tan Sri Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja’afar with memberships from MTA, Malaysian Taekwondo Federation (MTF) and Malaysian Taekwondo Clubs Association (MTCA).

The committee is responsible in administering MTA and in suggesting amendment to its constitution.

Raja Taharuddin claimed that the new constitution proposed by the committee was rejected by state associations as well as MTA’s affiliate bodies comprising the Armed Forces and the Malaysian University Sports Council. — Bernama

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