PUTRAJAYA: The Youth and Sports and Education Ministries have agreed on the revocation of the coaching license of Saiful Hadee Amar, the coach of Melaka under 14 girls’ volleyball team who slapped two of his female players last year.
Earlier the National Sports Council (MSN) and Malaysia Volleyball Association (Mava) have unanimously agreed that Saiful Hadee should lose his eligibility to coach after concluding their investigations on the case.
The decision was announced by the ministers Hannah Yeoh and Fadhlina Sidek as well as Mava in a joint press conference at Menara KBS today.
“Saiful who is also a teacher will no longer be allowed to coach for the sport, including a coach for school pupils.
“We do not have anything personal against the coach or the host organiser but want this incident to serve as a lesson and a deterrent.
A clip on the incident went viral, showing Saiful, 44, slapping two of his players during the 2022 Malaysia Youth Under-14 Volleyball Championship in Kota Tinggi, Johor which took place Dec. 14- Dec.16.
Meanwhile Fadhlina said, the ministry had studied the report and as civil servants, teachers were subject to Rule 4(2) d of the Civil Servants (Conduct and Discipline) 1993 Regulation.
She said, in line with Rule 4(2) d of the Civil Servants (Conduct and Discipline) 1993 Regulation, the state education department could take action against any person who had acted in a manner that was inappropriate, went against regulations or had raised public concern or safety of students by teachers.
“There is room for Saiful to appeal and the department has to look into this holistically including Saiful’s representation in the appeal process. The department will determine its action,” she said.-Malaysia World News