M'sia Disabled Golf Association protests dissolution outside Parliament

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  • Monday, 19 Nov 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Disabled Golf Association has staged a protest outside Parliament to stop its dissolution following allegations of abuse of power and sabotage by top civil servants.

Its president S. Genesan said the body received a dissolution notice on July 24 following alleged forgery of letters and abuse of power.

He said he wanted to meet the Prime Minister to address the issue.

"We have submitted all the evidence to the Youth and Sports Minister. However, we are upset that there have been many attempts by top government officers to stop us from meeting the Minister," Genesan told reporters here on Monday (Nov 19)

A group of protesters were seen holding banners and placards calling for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to monitor the Youth and Sports Ministry and to stop abuses of power.

Genesan also noted that a police report was lodged on Oct 24 at the Seberang Perai Tengah district police station on the matter.

He urged authorities to swiftly investigate the case and stop the dissolution pending the settlement of the case.

"I believe that all of this was done without the knowledge of the minister.

"We also believe that the dissolution notice was done due to grant problems from the previous administration," he said.

When asked how much the body had received in allocations since its establishment in 2013, he said the body had yet to get any allocations.

"We hope that our body will not be abolished. We came all the way from Penang to meet the Prime Minister," he said.

He added that the body had submitted fresh appeals along with relevant documents to support its case.

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