A ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ which courts controversy
“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