Sports Associations cannot hold AGM’s until July

Sports bodies are not permitted to hold any annual General meetings scheduled for the period from April to June.

This was stated by Senior Minister Dato Ismail Sabri in his daily nationwide press conference after the National Security Council today.

“ Cooperatives, companies and associations are advised not to hold any General meetings for this period,” said Ismail Sabri.

“ And should they want to proceed, it has to be via online , such as video conferencing methods with no physical meeting.

“ They need to wait for directives and approval from the Ministry of Health before holding such meetings..”

And in an immediate response, Olympic Council of Malaysia said that they will move their scheduled June Annual General Meeting to a later date.

“ I think that’s fair order from the government in relation to this corvid19 crisis. We would do it in the 2nd half of 2020 but subject to post MCO guidelines issued by the government, said OCM President Dato Seri Norza Zakaria.

And Norza also had this to say as so far as other sports bodies that were affected by this ruling.

“ Its only proper for all sports bodies to wait for the sports commissioners office to issue guidelines on this matter,” added Norza.

“ It is therefore fair for the Sports Commissioner Office to issue a blanket extension of time.”

Realistically speaking the Sports Commissioners Office should have been proactive to side a blanked ruling for an extension of all annual meetings to the third quarter of the year.