(a) section 20(1) now permits the Commissioner to revoke the registration of a sports body only in the two situations set
(b) a new section 21(1A) permits the Commissioner to suspend the registration of a sports body in the five situations set
(a) the composition of the SDC, the tenure of office and remuneration of its members and the circumstances in which
(b) the Minister of Youth and Sports (‘Minister’) to make regulations as may be necessary in respect of the SDC,
including the procedures to be adopted by the SDC in dealing with a sports dispute referred to it; and
(c) the procedure to appeal against a decision by the SDC; and
- New sub-sections have been introduced into section 36 of the Principal Act (which requires a company to obtain a licence from the Commissioner to be involved in any sporting activity2 or other activity as may be prescribed by the Minister) to provide for the following-
(a) the imposition of a fine of not less than RM50,000 and not more than RM500,000 or a term of imprisonment not
exceeding five years or both for the failure by a company to obtain a licence under section 36; and
(b) a right to charge, severally or jointly with the company, a person who was a director, chief executive officer, chief
operating officer, manager, secretary or was responsible for the management of the affairs of the company or assisting
in the management of the company at the time of the commission of the offence under section 36.
The Regulations set out the requirements to be complied with by a company in an application to carry on any sporting activity as required under section 36 of the Principal Act. An application for a licence for a local sporting activity is to be submitted at least 60 days before the date of the activity, and for an international sporting activity, at least 90 days before the date of the activity. The form of application will be uploaded on the Sports Commissioner’s official website.
The Principal Act came into operation in Peninsular Malaysia on 1 January 1998 and in the Federal Territory of Labuan on 10 July 2003. It is unclear whether the Principal Act has come into operation in Sabah and Sarawak.
The expression ‘sporting activity’ is defined in the Act as (a) the organisation of competitions, seminars, clinics or courses for a sport; (b) the sending of participants to sporting competitions or events; and (c) any other activity ancillary or related to a sport.