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Tunku Imran Remains Firm About Stepping Down As OCM President

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SHAH ALAM – The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) President, Tan Sri Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja’afar will stick to his decision to not defend his post which he has held for almost 20 years, once his term expires.

He said the time has come for him to pave the way for young blood to lead OCM after serving the body for a long period.

“I have told myself when I reach 70 years next year, I will retire from OCM and give younger candidates a chance to lead the OCM to progress as a more vibrant organisation.

“Next year would be the 20th year that I have led OCM and I’m quite happy with what we have achieved so far and I will leave it to the OCM affiliates to decide who will become the next OCM President,” said Tunku Imran who is also the SportExcel chairman.

Earlier, he was met by reporters after receiving a financial sponsorship worth RM90,000 from AmBank Corporate Communications and Marketing head Syed Anuar Syed Ali for the 12 th AmBank Group-SportExcel International Junior Golf Championship, here, today.

Yesterday, Tunku Imran was quoted as saying that OCM will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June 2018 to choose new office bearers for the 2018-2020 term.

Meanwhile, the annual golf tournament will take place at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, here from Dec 4-7 which will see participation from 110 junior golfers, including 60 local golfers, representing nine countries.

Besides Malaysia, other golfers are from Thailand, India, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, Philippines and also Indonesia.

Six categories will be contested in the annual meet – Boys and Girls A (15-18 years old), Boys and Girls B (13-14), and also Boys and Girls C (10-12).

The player with the best overall gross score off the blue tee (boys) and white tee (girls) will receive a one-year scholarship at the renowned Hills Golf Academy in Gold Coast, Australia, next year.

In addition, four players will be offered a one-month scholarship at the academy. – BERNAMA

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