Abu Samah takes ex­cep­tion to ACC elec­tions

New Straits Times - - Sport -

FOR­MER Asian Cy­cling Con­fed­er­a­tion (ACC) pres­i­dent Datuk Abu Samah Abd Wa­hab has com­plained of ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties in the Asian body’s re­cent elec­tions in Manama, Bahrain.

Among the ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties are the ap­point­ments of five vice pres­i­dents which breached Ar­ti­cle 15 (ap­point­ment of of­fice bear­ers) of the ACC con­sti­tu­tion.

Abu Samah, who is Cy­cling As­so­ci­a­tion of Asean (ACA) pres­i­dent, said un­der Ar­ti­cle 15, only four vice-pres­i­dents can be ap­pointed by mem­bers of the ACC ex­ec­u­tive man­age­ment com­mit­tee.

“Ar­ti­cle 15 states the vice pres­i­dents can only be elected by the ACC ex­ec­u­tive man­age­ment com­mit­tee that won at the elec­tions which in this case, Malaysian rep­re­sen­ta­tive Datuk Amar­jit Singh is el­i­gi­ble for the ap­point­ment," he said.

Abu Samah said he had re­ceived many com­plaints, ask­ing the Union Cy­cliste In­ter­na­tionale ethics com­mit­tee to in­ter­vene as three of the four newly ap­pointed vice pres­i­dents have no qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

“I was in­formed that the new ACC ap­point­ments are from In­dia, Thai­land and Kaza­khstan.

“I was also told that the Le­banese rep­re­sen­ta­tive ob­jected but it was not en­ter­tained by the new ACC lead­er­ship.”

Abu Samah has urged UCI pres­i­dent Brian Cook­son to in­ter­vene in the mat­ter in or­der to up­hold in­tegrity.

“They were ad­vised but in­stead they chose to bend the rules, what's the use of the ACC con­sti­tu­tions and by-laws if they are not go­ing to abide by it?” Farah Azharie

Datuk Abu Samah Abd Wa­hab

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