Police called in for ‘explosive’ Selangor Athletics Association EGM on Sunday

The Selangor Athletics Association (SAA) has requested for police presence during its extraordinary general meeting this Sunday, as the status of the association’s alleged “missing” fixed deposit will be among the main talking points among the affiliates.

The meeting, which will start at 10am at Wisma OCM, is to discuss allegations that the fixed deposit, totalling RM110,000, had been withdrawn, allegedly without the knowledge of the affiliates and executive committee members. Also in contention is the RM16,000 in development funds given to the association by the Selangor Sports Council.

The letter requesting for police presence was sent to the Cheras police headquarters, earlier today. The letter also highlighted that the association had lodged five police reports pertaining to the alleged “abuse of funds”.

Other matters that would be raised include:

  • The series of transactions made via cash deposit machine to the association’s account between Sept 12 and Sept 14, amounting to RM110,000.
  • The venue of the nomination and annual general meeting scheduled at the MIC Kelana Jaya office (Oct 31) and Royal Selangor Yacht Club (Nov 7) respectively.

The Sports Commissioner’s Office (SCO) is also aware of the episode involving SAA. The SCO, had in June, written to the state association, asking for a detailed explanation as to the status of the fixed deposit.

Its then secretary, Abdul Rahim Nor, replied on June 21, that the “voucher and certificate of the fixed deposit are kept by the bank, and not by the association”, and that the “allegations were made by several individuals who are uncomfortable with the association”.

He added that the association would provide the SCO with details after the AGM. Abdul Rahim ended the letter by saying that “truth will prevail”.

He, however, resigned as secretary on Oct 9.

Here are Twentytwo13’s news highlights today.

COVID-19 HOSPITAL ADMISSION RATES IN KLANG VALLEY, SARAWAK RISING

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said Covid-19 hospital admission rates in the Klang Valley and Sarawak had increased in the last seven days.

The CovidNow portal showed there had been a 22 per cent increase in the Klang Valley, and a 16 per cent increase in admissions in Sarawak.

A total of 6,210 new Covid-19 cases were reported today, compared to 5,516 cases yesterday.

The total number of infections in the country now stands at 2,413,592.

RAPE JOKES AREN’T FUNNY, SAYS DIVING QUEEN

National diver Datuk Pandelela Rinong tweeted that rape jokes are not funny and those abused must speak up.

Her comments came after a local actor had recently made light of a rape scene in a film.

“I used to have a coach who liked to make obscene jokes, I kept quiet and didn’t even fake a laugh because I was afraid of him. Once I couldn’t stand it and reprimanded him, but I got bullied back,” she tweeted.

“But the saddest thing was that in the years (he was there) he caused problems every year. But we athletes couldn’t do anything, because his big backup was our own head coach.”

She was grateful that the divers were protected by their sport association after the issue broke out.

“Moral of the story, we need a good leader who can right what’s wrong instead of turning a blind eye to evil, and those abused must speak up please! Small voices still matter if we are united,” she added.

NEELOFA, HUSBAND SEND REPRESENTATION TO AGC

TV host and entrepreneur Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor and her husband, Muhammad Haris Mohd Ismail, have sent a representation to the Attorney-General’s Chambers, following charges against them for breaching the Conditional Movement Control Order’s standard operating procedures, in May.

Their lawyer, Wan Aizuddin Wan Mohamed, said the letter of representation to the AGC was sent yesterday.

On May 20, the couple claimed trial to violating Regulation 19 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within Infected Local Area) (Conditional Movement Control).

Muhammad Haris, 26, was charged with two counts of failing to wear a face mask and for not using the MySejahtera application or writing his name in the registration book to check in at Kedai Naeem Carpet Sdn Bhd, Kawasan Perindustrian Nilai 3, Nilai, at 4pm, on May 2.

Noor Neelofa, 32, was charged with failing to use the MySejahtera application or write her name in the registration book to check in at the same place, on the same date, and time.

The case was mentioned at the Seremban magistrate’s court today. The court set the next case mention for Dec 1.

TWO MACC OFFICERS CHARGED WITH CHEATING

Two Malaysian-Anti Corruption Commission officers were charged at the Johor Bahru Sessions Court with cheating a person, by promising to help ‘settle’ a case.

Amir Izham Shahak, 32, an assistant superintendent attached to the commission’s branch in Kluang, and Za’im Wan Mansor, 34, a superintended based at Johor MACC, were jointly charged with deceiving a 35-year-old man, by getting him to hand over RM40,000 to them, to help ‘settle’ a case involving the individual that was being investigated by Johor MACC.

The offence was allegedly committed at a restaurant in Simpang Renggam, on Oct 14 last year, at 7.57pm.

Amir pleaded guilty to the charge, while Za’im claimed trial before judge Datuk Ahmad Kamal Arifin Ismail. The court later set Nov 24 for mention.