OCM Crisis Management yet to be operational

This was reported by National News Agency BERNAMA on June 11 this year.

“ A crisis management committee will be set up by the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) to tackle problems arising in national sports associations (NSAs).

“ OCM president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria said the idea came about following the internal issues in the Malaysia Karate Federation (Makaf).

He said the proposal received thumbs up from Sports Ministry secretary general Dr Waitchalla R.R.V. Suppiah, National Sports Council (NSC) director-general Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail and National Sports Institute (NSI) chief executive officer Ahmad Faedzal Md Ramli.

“We have discussed the matter and we have all agreed that the proposal should be implemented. (OCM secretary general) Datuk Nazif (Nazifuddin Najib) will be in contact with them. We (OCM) will set up the committee soon,” he told reporters after chairing the OCM executive board meeting here on Tuesday.

“’We don’t want problematic associations to see the OCM and later go to the ministerial level.

“ “To me, all of us as stakeholders should sit together and look into matters in a manner where everyone can make a decision together.” Bernama

And for the info we f readers, no formal meeting of the committee has been held until the point of writing despite the following crisis that has occured of late:

1. The Malaysian Karate Federation two faction issue.

2. The de-registration of Malaysian Petanque Federation by the International Federation.

3. The Malaysian Ice Skating issue on selection of Athletes,

4. The dispute in the Malaysian Ice Hockey Association

5. The non participation of Athletes in the World University Games despite being present in Napoli.

6. The issues with regards to Dance Sport participation at the SEA Games.

These are just some matters that require quick resolution as it affects the participation of Athletes to the SEA Games and also the image of the nation.

OCM May mean well but justice delayed is justice denied.

Perhaps rather then the top heavy composition of this proposed committee, a leaner but meaner composition, comprising of those with experience in sports , ought to be set up so that they could look into this.

The removal of the Sports Advisory Panel too does not help matters as in the past such matters could be referred to the Sports Advisory Panel.

Perhaps it’s time to activate fully the OCM’s Internal Dispute Resolution Chamber that acts in mediation and arbitration.

Anyway as the saying goes, the ball is in the court of OCM.

It’s been almost 2 months since the above announcements.

Perhaps those listed are busy or perhaps await more issues so as to deliberate it together.

No leaks here, just bare facts, as reported by the main stream media.