What? Taekwondo has no governing body and as such, will not be represented in the Laos SEA Games? Read the Bernama report here and the New Straits Times piece here.
We should go along these lines - that the Olympic Council of Malaysia, in the absence of a governing body that was recognised by the Malaysian authorities, acted as the guardians of taekwondo, a decision which allowed our exponents to compete at the Korat SEA Games in 2007 and the Beijing Olympics.
An ad-hoc committee chaired by OCM president, Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja'afar, was established in 2007 to solve the impasse that began when the then Sports Commissioner, Tan Sri Elyas Omar, de-registered MTA in May 2005.
It was agreed by the previous Sports Minister that the Malaysian Taekwondo Federation (MTF) and the Malaysian Taekwondo Clubs Association (MTCA) were to be dissolved. Yet the two bodies continue to exist, undissolved and the issue remains unresolved.