Yunus to face MAU doping committee


  • Other Sport
  • Friday, 17 Feb 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: Relay runner Mohd Yunus Lasaleh, who failed the dope test in the Indonesia SEA Games, will face the Malaysian Athletic Union (MAU) doping committee on Monday.

Datuk R. Annamalai, who is chairman of doping committee, said only Yunus would be called up to give his statement for failing the doping test in the SEA Games.

“Besides me there will be six other neutral members to conduct the hearing. We will submit the report to MAU president (Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim) once we complete the hearing,” said Annamalai, who is also the vice president of MAU.

The 23-year-old Yunus from Tawau, Sabah was a member of 4x400m gold medal-winning relay team in Palembang.

However, he was subsequently tested positive for the methandienone, a drug commonly used as an aid for muscle growth.

On Monday, Yunus alleged that MAU deputy president Datuk Karim Ibrahim was the man who asked him to take the banned substance.

Yunus claimed that a Bulgarian doctor gave pills and injections while he was training in Miri in September.

Forty-two athletes and 16 coaches submitted a memorandum to Shahidan on Monday demanding that Karim be removed as the deputy president.

The MAU will also hold a meeting on Monday to discuss the issue regarding Karim.

A few MAU council members also want Karim to be suspended.

One of the council member, who declined to be named, said that they are shocked that Karim is still continuing his role as the deputy president of MAU.

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