Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu today defended his remarks to national diver Datuk Pandelela Rinong who recently spoke up about sexual harassment incidents she endured from national coaches in the past.
According to Malay Mail, he said his remarks questioning why the Olympian only spoke up about the issue that happened many years ago had been taken out of context by the media.
“Of course the government views the matter seriously, what more if acts beyond sexual harassment had indeed taken place which were perpetrated by coaches or sport officers.
“And what I said in a press conference yesterday, that we have to obtain a full and detailed explanation from Datuk Pandelela herself and those allegedly involved in the acts, may have been taken out of context by the media. So I tried to obtain a fuller understanding before taking relevant action,” he said in the Dewan Rakyat this morning (26…