Sports Commissioner Datuk Nik Mahmud Nik Yusof's contract that expired on Wednesday has been extended for another six months by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Nik Mahmud told Bernama at his office yesterday that the Minister of Youth and Sports Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek had personally informed him of the extension. "My contract was extended to resolve a number of outstanding issues involving sports associations," he said.
Nik Mahmud who replaced Tan Sri Elyas Omar on April 14, 2008 said the most complex issue was the Taekwondo Malaysia (TM) which is expected to be fully resolved by June after TM's first general assembly.
He added that another difficult issue was the Malaysian Professional Golfers Association (MPGA).
"A pro-tem committee has been formed to settle the MPGA issue and the problem is expected to be solved soon," he said. The taekwondo and MPGA issue had been going on since 2005 and 2006 respectively.