No MAF election?

Judging by this letter, the Malaysian Athletic Federation (MAF) will not be able to conduct their elections tomorrow.

The letter, which was made available to the author, was signed by the returning officer.

However, I have been informed the MAF will go ahead with elections. Apparently a council meeting was supposed to be held today to discuss about this matter but it was cancelled due to the 'lack of quorum'.

Danyal Balagopal Abdullah (pic), meanwhile, organised a Press conference at Wisma OCM earlier this morning. In his SMS to members of the press, the Press conference was to "protest the election as nomination is null & void".

If and the big 'IF' MAF goes ahead with the elections, it could turn out to be another messy episode and the losing parties could use this to their advantage and challenge the validity of the elections.

It will be interesting to see what transpires between now and tomorrow.

HD says: Hmm...


  1. I hate to say this but Danyal got this wrong and Kumar compounded the matter by not checking his facts.
    It is true that Danyal did not give his confirmation of acceptance but he erred when he assumed that all the other candidates failed to do so as well.
    When nominations forms are sent out, there is one form (in pink I think) for candidates to acknowledge their candidacy. Since all candidates, with the exception of Danyal, were nominated by their own affiliates, this requirement had been complied with. Only Danyal did not, I am assuming the Armed Forces AAA did not tell him of the pink form. So Danyal is right that the nomination is null and void, but only in his case. The others are legit and therefore the AGM and elections can proceed. I'm afraid Danyal shot himself in the foot on this one.


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