BERNAMA – TM Is The New Governing Body For Taekwondo In Malaysia

Posted: 2 March, 2010 in Babbles & Rants

Glad that the MTA-MTF-MTCA issue is close to settlement. The kids can now go ahead training with the sport they love. My children started their first taekwondo sparring training yesterday and looking at the coach, he too looks pumped up to train his charges to excellence.

March 01, 2010 20:04 PM

TM Is The New Governing Body For Taekwondo In Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 Bernama — After a long tussle back in 2005 involving the top three taekwondo associations in the country, a new governing body, Taekwondo Malaysia TM, has been formed to look after the affairs of the sport.

This follows the deregistration of the Malaysian Taekwondo Association MTA and the impending dissolution of the Malaysian Taekwondo Federation MTF and Malaysian Taekwondo Club Association MTCA.

Announcing the formation of TM Monday, its pro tem committee chairman, Tan Sri Tunku Imran Tuanku Jaafar, said TM, which was registered with the Sports Comissioners Office on Feb 18, was recognised by the World Taekwondo Federation WTF.

Tunku Imran, who is also the Olympic Council of Malaysia OCM president, said the the first elections to appoint the new TM office bearers would be held before June.

In the meantime, the pro tem committee would handle all taekwondo affairs in the country, he told reporters here.

The pro tem committee was inviting all WTF-style taekwondo clubs and instructors and referees to register with TM, he said, adding that if they declined, they would be without a national governing body soon.

“We hope this puts to rest any unwanted speculation and those states still in confusion will close ranks to build TM and face the inevitable,” he said.

Tunku Imran said that the MTF would be dissolved on March 19 and MTCA on March 4.

The MTA was deregistered in 2005 by the then Sports Commissioner, Tan Sri Elyas Omar, and its function as the national governing body for the sport was taken over by an ad hoc committee appointed by the Youth And Sports Minister in April 2009.– BERNAMA

via BERNAMA – TM Is The New Governing Body For Taekwondo In Malaysia.

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