Friday, May 2, 2008
Mazlan is the SAP chairman
Datuk Wira Mazlan Ahmad, National Sports Council supremo for more than 12 years, is the new Sports Advisory Panel (SAP) chairman effective as of May 1, as announced by Sports Minister, Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob in the post-cab meeting hours ago.
Jasin-born Mazlan who retired in August 2005, said: "I am very grateful and honoured. I will offer my views and advice for the good of sports. After retiring almost three years ago without being involved at all either at the Ministry level or the NSC, I can see things more objectively.
"However my role is to advise, the rest is for the YB Minister to decide."
Mazlan's immediate predecessor Datuk Nik Mahmud Nik Yusof is now the Sports Commissioner, succeeding Tan Sri Elyas Omar whose tenure ended April 15.