Before the Malaysian Amateur Athletics Union (MAAU) Disciplinary Board convene to decide the outcome of the molest case brought up against one of its officials, I suggest they go and dig up a report of sexual harrassment lodged by a former athlete at the Brickfields police station way back in 2005.
This is in light of the suggestion that the six athletes - Roslinda Samsu, Norjannah Hafiszah Jamaluddin, Tan Song Hwa, Yap Jen Tzan, Nurul Sarah Abdul Kadir and Siti Fatimah Mohamad - had lied when they signed and submitted a letter to the National Sports Council, implicating an MAAU official in a molest case against a Malaysian liaison officer during the Taiwan Open in May.
The MAAU president Datuk Shahidan Kassim had earlier said an internal investigation headed by MAAU Women's committee chairman Datuk Paduka Dr Mumtaz Jaafar was carried out, completed and submitted to him and that the five-member Disciplinary Board headed by Prof W.Y. Chin will deliberate and conclude their case by Sept 16.
I'm sure Mumtaz would have included the finding that one athlete had punched the same official in a junior tournament years ago after an alleged attempt of outraging her modesty. And also the athlete who lodged the report at Brickfields in 2005 had informed Mumtaz of the man's suggestive non-verbal behaviour.
Regardless of the outcome, the MAAU, or better still the NSC must look into appointing a chaperone to accompany the women athletes each time they travel overseas.