The second attempt to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting to legitimise the the nominations of certain candidates prior to the Malaysia Paralympic Council (MPM) elections is as good as dead.
Ten affiliates rejected the proposal put forth while another three abstained. Of the 24 MPM affiliates 11 had agreed to the proposal, one short of the required number as per Article 16.1 (b) of the MPM Statutes.
Members were given until yesterday to support or reject the motion. The decision by the members puts a spanner on the aspirations of the candidates, whom had filed their nominations after the deadline on June 14 this year.
Yesterday, incumbent secretary Siti Zaharah Abdul Khalid withdrew her nomination while Dr S Radha Krishan followed suit by withdrawing his nomination earlier today.
Another candidate, Dr Nasharuddin Hashim is also expected to withdraw his candidacy. The Badminton Association of Malaysia, which had nominated Dr Nasharuddin, is one of the three associations that had abstained from calling the EGM. The other two are the Malaysians Para Chess Association and the Malaysian Sailing Association.
Incumbent deputy president John Ng from the Table Tennis Association of Malaysia and former Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin from the Wheelchair Rugby Associations are said to be the only two candidates, who were originally considered ineligible, still hoping to get their nominations endorsed.
It is learnt that John Ng is the prime mover in wanting the EGM to take place.
However, with the withdrawal of the others and also the failure to get the required numbers to go ahead with the EGM virtually puts and end to the duo’s hopes.
According to one executive council member, that it was ridiculous that the attempt to hold an EGM was made for the second time after the first failed.
“How many times will the MPM continue with this. Executive members are also worried to make any statements or discuss this outside as some of us have been threatened with disciplinary action,” said the official.