THE president of Hong Kong's National Olympic Committee, A. de O. Sales, has renewed his calls for more discussion on the proposed merger between the Hong Kong Sports Institute and the Sports Development Board. The SDB (Amendment) Bill 1993, which is designed to streamline the administration of Hong Kong sport by merging the two bodies, will be discussed at a meeting of the Legislative Council Bills Committee today. Although Sales will not attend the meeting, he has appealed for more consultation with the Amateur Sports Federation and Olympic Committee (ASF & OC) of Hong Kong, of which he is president and which represents the interests of the National Sports Associations (NSAs). Under the merger bill, the Institute will have its own management committee but will be under the control of the SDB - the Government's funding arm for sport. The Institute, which is funded by the Jockey Club and used as a centre of excellence for the territory's elite athletes, and the ASF & OC fear the SDB move is a complete Government takeover of local sport. Although the ASF & OC have acknowledged that the bill will be passed in time for its implementation on April 1, Sales said yesterday: ''It is never too late to do the right thing. ''The Government should sit down and deliberate and consult people of an independent mind rather than people who will go along with what they want for motives for their own advancement. ''The Government have a habit of asking people who will go along with what they want. ''They must consult the people who will tell them what is good for sport rather than what they want to hear. At the moment it is a case of the blind leading the blind.'' Sales referred to the recent publication of a confidential paper which suggested the bill was an SDB takeover rather than a merger. ''The leakage proved that the Government are trying to whitewash the situation because they cannot admit they made a mistake. It takes a great man to admit they have made a mistake. ''I think the Government should be more transparent, like the ASF & OC. ''They must not keep up this whitewash because it does not fool anyone.'' Sales said the Institute should be left alone to work with the National Sports Associations and added that the proposed merger would not prove more cost-effective. ''I think the SDB are advertising for 10 more people so when they say it will save money it is not right. ''I think the Government should sit down and do an examination of conscience because their good intentions have been overtaken by implementation unacceptable to the NSAs, the Hong Kong Sports Institute and anyone who knows sport. ''They should consult people about the form and the structure of sport because it is important the structure is right. I do not deal with personalities,'' he added, referring to the SDB's executive director, Howard Wells. Today's meeting will be attended by the secretary for Recreation and Culture, James So.