Sports Development Act toothless legislation?
The Attorney-General's Chambers has declared a NFA (No Further Action) on the investigation papers (IP) into the failure of Klang City International Marathon organiser to obtain a licence or apply for one from the Sports Commissioner to hold the event last December. The NST quoted Klang Selatan district police chief Assistant Commissioner Shamsul Amar Ramli as saying: "The order was done on the directive of the Attorney-General with the reason that Section 36(1) of the Sports Development Act 1997 is not an offence that can be accusable and it was subsequently classified NFA," Read the full report here . Let's dissect the quote. " ... with the reason that Section 36(1) of the Sports Development Act 1997 is not an offence that can be accusable." The AGC may have come to that conclusion because Section 36 does not specify that not having the appropriate license is an offence. But .... Section 39 of the Sports Development Act reads: