LTAM secretary Rahizam Rahim said previous meetings between the national body and PSM always involved other parties. NSTP/OWEE AH CHUN.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia (LTAM) hope a meeting between the national body and the Malaysia Stadium Corporation's (PSM) will resolve concerns over the impending privatisation of the National Tennis Centre (NTC) in Jalan Duta.

LTAM secretary Rahizam Rahim said previous meetings between the national body and PSM always involved other parties.

"We had tried to have an exclusive meeting with them on several occasions, but they did not entertain us," said Rahizam on Wednesday.

"There were always representatives from the companies vying for the job in previous meetings. This made it hard for us to talk openly with PSM regarding our concerns.

"I spoke (via text) with PSM chief executive officer Azman Fahmi Osman yesterday (Tuesday) and he has agreed to hold a meeting when PSM tender committee chairman Datuk Ahmad Zaki Zahid and LTAM president Mirzan Mahathir are available. They are both outstation at the moment.”

The selected company will be offered a three-year contract with an extension option of another six years to manage NTC.

"We are not completely against privatisation, we just want to make sure the process is clear. We want all parties to be satisfied with the process.

"We should not rush it as we do not want any regrets once the contract is signed."

NTC is used regularly by the national senior and junior squads for training.

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