KUALA LUMPUR: Sports clubs have been advised to register with the Sports Commission instead of the Registrar of Societies (ROS).
Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ong Tee Keat said even though there was nothing wrong in registering with the ROS, sports clubs could gain much more in terms of funding and assistance if they were recognised by the Sports Commission.
Tee Keat was speaking to reporters after opening the Federation of Hakka Associations Malaysia youth badminton tournament at the Desa Petaling Sports Centre yesterday.
He cited the example of sports clubs in the Hakka associations which, despite being active in promoting badminton, were not registered with the Sports Commission.
The highly regarded Chinese Football Association, which was established long before the Sports Commission, was also not registered with the commission, he said. Bernama