Is a National Sports Council’s apology too late for axing athlete?

by | Jan 13, 2022 | Sports | 0 comments

The National Sports Council (NSC) has publicly apologised to squash athlete, Low Wee Wern, for axing her from the full-time training programme.

In the NSC’s recent major downsizing due to the lack of budget, Low Wee Wern a promising talent in the squash arena was among the 156 athletes removed.

The former world number five was disappointed that she was not informed earlier about the axe.

Since then, the NSC had defended itself claiming that there was a session to inform affected squash players but Low was not in attendance.

National Sports Institute, the Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) did release a statement publicly apologising to Low saying, “NSC would like to apologise if there are any unpleasant feelings that emerged from this episode, and we always have the best interest of all athletes at heart.”

Malaysians are demanding politicians take a pay cut to allow deserving athletes a spot back in the programme as an apology does little.

Lam Chee Keong said, “Reduce the over-bloated cabinet and cut the salaries of the remaining ministers.”

This would show that the politicians believe and share similar sportsmanship with the nation’s athletes.

Guna Seelan claims that the Prime Minister will never consider a downsizing of his cabinet.

“Instead of encouraging the athletes, these nuts are discouraging them,” he said.

He hopes some of the players will head to Singapore with their talent and be appreciated there.