KHAIRY LETS MARINA DECIDE
Sports minister leaves athletes’ fate in chef-de-mission’s hands
SPORTS Minister Khairy Jamaluddin will leave it to Sea Games chef-demission Datuk Marina Chin to decide the fate of shuttler Goh Soon Huat and futsal goalkeeper Nur Izwani Azman who both allegedly broke curfew at the national contingent’s official hotel in Kuala Lumpur last week.
Khairy has accepted their explanations but stressed that it is important for each athlete to adhere to the rules set by the management.
“We need to take discipline seriously. I will leave it to Marina to ensure that this does not happen again. We have heard and accepted their explanation,” said Khairy, after a meet-and-greet session with Mycorps South Asia in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
“I hope we will monitor our athletes in camp closer so that such incidents do not occur again.”
Khairy added that the decision to drop sprinter S. Komalam Shally from the Sea Games squad was made after an evaluation by the technical committee.
“It is a disciplinary issue and the decision was made based on the evaluation of the team manager who found that the athlete (Komalam) was disrupting the preparation of other athletes.”
On the bumpy indoor hockey arena in MITEC, Khairy said it has been rectified by the contractor in charge of the venue. Bernama