AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIAPERSATUAN AUTOMOBIL MALAYSIA
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERE: STATEMENT BY YM TUNKU DATUK MUDZAFFAR BIN TUNKU MUSTAPHA,CHAIRMAN OF AAM ON 2012 MILLION YOUTHS RALLY
In reference to the unfortunate incident in which 17 spectators were injured during a drag raceheld in conjunction with the recent 2012 Million Youths Rally at Putrajaya, the AutomobileAssociation of Malaysia (AAM) wishes to make the following statement.1.
The AAM wishes to state, clarify and underline that it is the sole sanctioning body for allforms of motorsports/motor-racing in the country.2.
Sanctioned events include International, Regional, National and Club level events.3.
The drag race organized in Putrajaya was one of several motorsports-related events heldin conjunction with the 2012 Million Youths Rally that were not sanctioned by the AAM or organized by organizations/clubs/associations that are affiliated to the AAM.4.
As a sanctioning body and authority, the AAM assists organizations/clubs/associations inthe organizing of motor-racing related events/activities in accordance with the rules andsafety regulations as enforced by the International Automobile Federation (FIA), theInternational Motorcycling Federation (FIM), International Karting Commission (CIK), andNational Competition Rules.5.
For events to be sanctioned by the AAM, organizations/clubs/associations must fulfill thefollowing:
Be affiliated to the AAM
As an affiliate, the organizations/clubs/associations must strictly adhere to the rulesand safety regulations as prescribed by the International Automobile Federation(FIA), the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) and International KartingCommission (CIK)
Events organized must be held on approved facilities which include both permanentand temporary circuits/tracks
Prior to organizing an event, the organizations/clubs/associations must apply for sanctioning to the AAM with a detailed report of all safety aspects. The AAM SafetyCommission will then inspect the proposed venue and upon satisfied that al thesafety parameters have been met with, will grant its approval for the event toproceed.