KJ tells sports commissioner to lodge report against Klang marathon organisers

Khairy Jamaluddin says all organisers of runs and marathons have to seek approval from the sports commissioner before applying for approval from sports associations, police and local authorities. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 12, 2017.

YOUTH and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has directed Sports Commissioner (SC) Zaiton Othman to lodge a police report against Klang City International Marathon 2017 organisers for holding the event without the approval of the SC’s Office.

“This is an offence under the Sports Development Act 1997. Upon conviction, the organisers are liable to a maximum fine of RM5,000, a jail term not exceeding six months, or both.

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