KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) will know their fate regarding the mismanagement of RM1.5 million annual grant allocated by the government for the development of cycling, especially the national road racing programme, this week.
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the special advisory sports panel chaired by Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid had completed their probe and handed the final report to him.
“Yes, I will address the issue, this week…The final report has been given to me but I need to iron out some issues before making the announcement,” Khairy told reporters after gracing the three-day 2014 Laureus Sports for Good Summit, here yesterday.
Prior to this, Khairy had instructed the Sports Commissioner to suspend MNCF until the sports panel complete their probe on allegations of mismanagement, involving funds provided for development.
The audit on the association’s spending was carried out following complaints that the programme on road cycling and the expenditure report of MNCF was found to be too general.
MNCF came under the spotlight after the SEA Games last year, when Terengganu Cycling Team’s (TSG) leading cyclist, Mohd Zamri Salleh was dropped for being inactive and poor performance of the road racing squad.
The national cycling body was reported to have received an allocation of between RM1.7 to RM2.95 million from the Ministry for the national road cycling programme since 2011. – Bernama