Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Tan Sri Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja'afar (seated, middle) poses with the media after the council's media appreciation lunch at Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur, today.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 (Bernama) -- Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Tan Sri Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja'afar welcomes the idea of forming five different sports association for aquatic sports in the country.
With the Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (ASUM) currently governing swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming and synchronised swimming, he feels it is the right time for the parties concerned to come up with their own decision.
"I think those in these sports really need to start discussion and come into conclusion on their future whether should or should not move forward separately. Personally, I can see a very good reasons for the sports to grow separately, for instance water polo, which is different from pure swimming.
"It is important for them to also see how it is structured internationally," Tunku Imran told a press conference after the OCM's media appreciation lunch at Royal Selangor Club here, today.
Last week, OCM assistant secretary-general Datuk Sieh Kok Chi suggested that different associations be formed since ASUM has only 10 staff and could not handle all five sports, especially with recent issues such as doping, rape and sexual harassment.....