The Malaysian Weightlifting Federation (PABM) looks set to exclude Azroy Hazalwafie Izhar Ahmad and Aznil Bidin from its self-imposed ban, boosting their chances to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

The national association had decided not to send any Malaysian weighlifters to international competitions, including the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia, for one year following several doping incidents.

However, following an appeal made by the two Commonwealth Games gold medalists, the PABM seemingly softened their stance.

"An athletes or a representative from the Podium Programme, for example, needs to submit a letter to the association for consideration.

"The PABM will then evaluate the matter in an executive committee meeting," said PABM president Ayub Rahmat.

Following the latest development, Azroy, who broke two Commonwealth Games records en route to winning his gold medal in Gold Coast, was delighted that the association was open for discussion.

"Thank you to the PABM for giving consideration to me and Aznil collecting points to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

"I will soon be submitting an official letter to be excluded from the ban," he said.

If successful, they would be able to participate at the World Weightlifting Championships in November.