A ‘gen­tle­men’s agree­ment’ which courts con­tro­versy

New Straits Times - - Sport -

“THE moral of the story is, the next time you want to make an agree­ment, make sure it’s a writ­ten one, with wit­nesses.”

This was Sports Min­is­ter Khairy Ja­malud­din's re­sponse to the sup­posed “gen­tle­men’s agree­ment” made in re­gard to the tran­si­tion of the BA of Malaysia (BAM) lead­er­ship.

“It wasn’t an of­fi­cial agree­ment, a writ­ten agree­ment but it was done ver­bally be­tween a few in­di­vid­u­als and those in­volved say the agree­ment needs to be hon­oured.

“In this sit­u­a­tion, when the agree­ment is not a writ­ten one, we can’t force or en­force the said agree­ment," said Khairy in Pu­tra­jaya yes­ter­day.

It is said that through the “gen­tle­men’s agree­ment”, BAM act­ing pres­i­dent Tan Sri Mohd Al Amin Ab­dul Ma­jid would stay in his role un­til the end of the cur­rent term.

Deputy pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Mo­hamad Norza Zakaria is sup­posed to take over af­ter the BAM elec­tion, due to be held by May.

Al Amin took over af­ter BAM pres­i­dent Tengku Ma­haleel Tengku Ariff de­cided to rest due to health rea­sons.

Last month, Al Amin de­nied his in­volve­ment in the so-called “gen­tle­men’s agree­ment”. FARAH AZHARIE

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