SEVERAL members of the national contingent are down with food poisoning at the athlete village in Kemayoran.
MalaysiaN contingent chef de mission Datuk Seri Azim Zabidi confirmed that eight athletes and seven officials are down with diarrhoea and there are other cases involving athletes from other contingents.
“I’ve been informed of these cases during our contingent meeting last night (Monday),” said Abdul Azim.
“Wushu exponent Loh Jack Chang is one of the athletes down with food poisoning. I can’t reveal the names of others.
“All the athletes are in stable condition but are weak. The organisers are conducting their investigation to get to the root of the problem.”
It is learned that the others hit with food poisoning are sailing team manager Megat Fairuz Khairuddin and swimmer Foong Wei Tze.
Meanwhile, Azim also added that there was no need to press the panic button although Malaysia have yet to win a gold medal.
“The gold medal events that we have targeted have yet to start, so I’m not worried,” he said.