KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 (Bernama) -- Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Ja'afar said there is not much more the council could do for the inclusion of Karate in the Singapore SEA Games next year.
"There is nothing much more OCM can do since Singapore have made their decision. They will continue with their decision. We sympathise with the Malaysian Karate Federation (Makaf).
"Karate is a good sport in our country. I feel sympathy for karate, we have tried very hard, They (karate exponents) have done Malaysia proud over the years but if Singapore does not want it, what can we do? They are the hosts," he said after the OCM meeting here Saturday.
However, he added that OCM had not given up but would pursue the matter (getting karate included) till the very end.
Meanwhile, Makaf secretary-general, Vincent Chen said Makaf understood OCM's predicament and appreciated the efforts the council had done for karate.....