Malaysia Marathon - Why We Walked Away?
Ong Kian Ming, Member of Parliament for Serdang, Democratic Action Party
Last Tuesday, the Malaysia Marathon, was cancelled with an explanation given two days later by Minister of Tourism. Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz announced that the reason for the cancellation of the marathon was because the organizer could not deliver its initial promise of bringing 5,000 runners from China to participate.The cancelling of the event that was planned for the 1st of October, raised the hackles of local runners. And also lead to allegations that the two Ministries failed in their responsibilities in particular that the race was “not in accordance to international sporting standards which is required by Section 34 of the Sports Development Act 1997.”
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