After the dust has settled, the taekwondo fraternity is set to install Datuk Nazim Razak (pic), or Jim among his inner circle, as the president of Taekwondo Malaysia, the successor to the de-registered Malaysian Taekwondo Association (MTA) . The architect after all is a member of the pro-tem committee tasked to undertake the activities of the sport pending an election.
Taekwondo: Protem committee takes charge
TAEKWONDO Malaysia has formed a protem committee to undertake the activities of the sport in the country pending an election of office bearers.
Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja'afar is chairing the committee with OCM vice president Datuk Roy Rajasingham as his deputy.
Others appointed to the committee are Datuk Samson David Maman (secretary), K. M. Rajendran (treasurer), Song Yoong Khin (technical chairman) and committee members Datuk Mohamad Nazim Abdul Razak, Chee Hock Choong, Leow Cheng Koon and Chin Mee Keong.
Samson said in a statement the tenure of the protem committee has been fixed for 12 months during which the inaugural annual general meeting will be held to elect office bearers and adopt a constitution.
Besides state associations and clubs, the Armed Forces and Malaysian Universities Sports Council have been invited to join as affiliates after the Sports Commissioner's Office agreed to exempt the two bodies from registering with the office.
The Malaysian Taekwondo Clubs Association and Malaysian Taekwondo Federation have also agreed to disband as national bodies on Mar 4 and Mar 19 respectively in support of Taekwondo Malaysia.
Samson said Perlis, Perak, Malacca and Negeri Sembilan -- former affiliates of the de-registered Malaysia Taekwondo Association (MTA) as well as MTF affiliates of Kedah, Sabah, Sarawak, Johor and Putrajaya support the formation of TM.
Kuala Lumpur, another former MTA affiliate, is also supporting TM in principle.