Malaysian youth and sports minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman will hold a meeting with Podium Programme director Tim Newenham next week.

He said the meeting was to seek clarification on some of the Podium athletes who performed poorly at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia and the failure to place Malaysia in the top 10.

Apart from the Asian Games, the national contingent also failed to be in the top 10 at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

"KBS [Youth and Sports Ministry] will call him up for clarification [regarding the matter].

"The ISN [National Sports Institute] and the MSN [National Sports Council] will also sit together and we shall see what needs to be done," he said during a post-2018 Asian Games news conference on Tuesday.

Asked on the status of the Podium Programme, Syed Saddiq said he had to get a full post-mortem report on the Asian Games before making any decision.

He said detailed discussions would also be conducted with the parties involved to determine the future of the Podium Programme including athletes, coaches, sports associations and management.

"To conclude now is unfair; we must have numerous discussions and get input from stakeholders.

"If we need a major improvement or revamp we need to evaluate all the proposal and get the input from the parties involved.

"I have informed MSN and ISN that there should be a major overhaul of the management structure, allocation system, reward and punishment structure, so that we can make sure mistakes can be avoided and the success achieved can be continued," he said.

Malaysia, who finished 14th at the Asian Games, won seven gold, 13 silver and 16 bronze, and collected seven gold, five silver and 11 bronze medals to finish 12th at the Commonwealth Games.

Meanwhile, Syed Saddiq said sports that were given targets but failed to win any medals would be considered to have failed.

He said the sports were pencak silat, which had targeted three gold medals, followed by karate, which only won a bronze, while wushu and badminton returned empty-handed.

However, he said the rise of athletes from several other sports ensured the initial target was met.

Additionally, he emphasised on the lack of mental strength, physical fitness, tactical and technical aspects that must be rectified quickly.

On the same day, he also announced the implementation of Road to Tokyo 2020 training programme as well as the Athletes Preparation Programme to the 2022 Asian Games in Hanzhou and 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

He said sports capable of contributing medals would be given priority under the programmes.

"Based on previous achievements, badminton, diving and cycling sports will be the main groups to be given attention, but several more sports like archery, shooting and sailing can be given support to vie more competitively at the Olympics.

"A number of sports that performed well at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2018 Asian Games will surely be given the opportunity to continue training programmes towards the 2022 Commonwealth Games and 2022 Asian Games," he said.