The National Sports Council (NSC) has given assurance that all money owed to National Sports Associations will be unsettled by year end, its Director-General Datuk Zolkples Embong said.
He added that the NSC would settle money owed to associations through installments through allocation received from the government and sponsors.
"When we receive the allocation we will settle the amounts claimed. The NSC has actually started paying some associations but not at one go," he told reporters after opening the centralised training camp for Commonwealth and Asian Games bound athletes at the Palm Garden Hotel, Putrajaya, Sunday.
The NSC had come under fire from associations when reports in a local daily claimed that NSC owed national associations millions of ringgit.
Unlike in the past, Zolkples did not refute claims from the associations but added that claims from most of the associations were being processed while some did not submit complete documents for their claims.
Zolkples added that associations must understand the fact that the NSC depended on the government and sponsors.
He added that although NSC was burdened with debts, it would not disrupt the 'Road To London 2012' programmes aimed towards the 2012 London Olympics. -- BERNAMA