BERNAMA – No Need To Discuss MIM 2015 With MAU – Danyal

BERNAMA – No Need To Discuss MIM 2015 With MAU – Danyal.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 (Bernama) – The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) sees no need to discuss the Malaysia International Marathon (MIM) 2015 with the Malaysian Athletics Union (MAU).

Its vice-president, Datuk Danyal Balagopal Abdullah said the issue will be discussed at length by the OCM board members at its meeting here tomorrow.

He welcomed the statement by Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin who wanted both parties resolve the issue amicably.

“Article 5.17 of the OCM constitution says its tasks include to raise and expand fund for programme development and management of various sports of the members. This is clear,” he told Bernama here today.

MAU president Datuk Karim Ibrahim said MAU will not recognise MIM 2015 as it was against the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) rules which requires the nation’s athletics governing body to support sports events.

MIM 2015 from May 23-24 starts at Batu Kawan Stadium before crossing Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge, Penang and back to Batu Kawan on the mainland.

Organised for the first time by the OCM, the event which offers prizes totalling RM350,000, aims to raise funds for the national sports body.

— BERNAMA