OLYMPIC COUNCIL OF MALAYSIA
Recognized by the International Olympic Committee
The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC)
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)
The Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Federation (SEAGF)
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)
The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF)
Islamic Countries‟ Women Sports Solidarity Council
The International Assembly of National Confederation of Sports
The International Group of Sports and Leisure Facilities
TWENTY THIRD ANNUAL REPORT FOR
PERIOD 29TH NOVEMBER 2003 to 31ST MAY 2005
The 23rd OCM Annual General Assembly was held on 29th November 2003 at 2.30 p.m. at 2nd Floor,
Wisma OCM. Delegates from 27 out of 34 Ordinary Members of the Olympic Council of Malaysia
(OCM), and from 7 out of 13 Associate members attended the General Assembly.
As it was non-election year of OCM, routine matters, such as the Annual Report for 2003, the Financial
Report for the period 1st July 2002 to 30th June 2003 and a number of amendments to its Constitution, were
presented for the consideration and approval of the Delegates. The amendments to the Constitution, which
were approved by the Commissioner of Sports on 19 th May 2004, are on the following:
An additional Logo for OCM as the Commonwealth Games Association of Malaysia.
Inclusion of articles for compliance with WADA Code, in accordance with the requirements of the
IOC, CGF and WADA.
Streamlined the nomination procedures for the elections of Office Bearers of OCM.
Changed the date for the Annual General Assembly from end of the year to the middle of the year.
Changed the Financial Year of OCM to conform to the calendar year.
Included an Article on the means of transmission and submission of notice and documents from
OCM to its members and vice versa.
With the approval of the amendments to the Constitution of OCM, the 24 th Annual General Assembly
originally scheduled in December 2004, was re-scheduled to 11th June 2005.
1. OFFICE BEARERS
The following Office Bearers of OCM elected at the 22nd General Assembly of the Olympic Council of
Malaysia on 14th December 2002 for the Session 2002/2004, had their tenure extended by another six
months, in accordance with the amended Constitution of OCM.
President - Y.A.M. Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja‟afar
Deputy President - Y. Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan
Vice President - Prof. W. Y. Chin
- Cik Hajjah Norminshah Sabirin
- Y.B. Dato‟ Haji Khalid Mohd Yunus
- Y. B. Datuk Jeffrey Kitingan (resigned with effect from 14th December 2004)
- Cik Low Beng Choo
Hon. Secretary - Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi
Hon. Asst. Sec. - Encik Phua Tai Neng
- Puan Latifah Ya‟acob
Hon. Treasurer - Y. Bhg. Dato‟ Kee Yong Wee
Hon. Asst. Treas. - Encik S. Jahendran
Past President and IOC Member, Y.Bhg. Datuk Setia Raja, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Hamzah bin Haji
Abu Samah, remains as the Honorary Life President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia.
2. EXECUTIVE BOARD
The Executive Board of the Olympic Council of Malaysia comprises the Office Bearers of the
Olympic Council of Malaysia and the following additional members:
Encik Chua Ah Tok (Director, Olympic Academy of Malaysia)
Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Talaat Hj. Husain, (Secretary General, Ministry of Youth and Sports), transferred on
25th July 2004.
Y.Bhg Dato‟ Nik Mahmud Nik Yusof , (Secretary General, Ministry of Youth and Sports)
appointed from 2nd August 2004.
Y.Bhg. Datuk Wira Mazlan Ahamd (Director General, National Sports Council)
Tuan Haji Abdullah Abd. Kadir (Malaysian Schools Sports Council, Ministry of Education),
transferred from 16th June 2004.
Tuan Haji Abdul Hamid Mohd Shah (Malaysian Schools Sports Council, Ministry of Education),
until 11th January 2005.
Encik Chua Hong Tam (Director, Sports Management, Jabatan Pendidikan Jasmani & Sukan) from
11th January 2005.
Mej. (R) Baharuddin Jamil (resigned with effect from 14 th April 2004)
Encik Wan Azlan Abdullah, Athletes‟ representative (resigned with effect from 10 th February
Cik Lim Poh Hong, Athletes‟ representative (resigned with effect from 5 th June 2004)
Encik Roy Rajasingham, Chairman of the OCM Rules Committee was co-opted to the Executive
Board with effect from 11th May 2004.
The Malaysian Baseball Association was admitted as an Associate Member during the period
under review. The Water Skiers Society of Malaysia was reinstated as an Associate Member, after
settling its dues with OCM. The Malaysian Amateur Wrestling Association remained suspended
due to non-payment of subscriptions. The total membership of the Olympic Council of Malaysia
now stands at forty nine (49), comprising thirty four (34) Ordinary Members and sixteen (16)
Associate Members, including one, which is suspended. The members are:
1. National Archery Association of Malaysia
2. Malaysia Amateur Athletic Union
3. Badminton Association of Malaysia
4. Malaysia Basketball Association
5. Malaysian Body Building Federation
6. Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress
7. Malaysia Amateur Boxing Association
8. Malaysian Cricket Association
9. Malaysian National Cycling Federation
10. Equestrian Association of Malaysia
11. Malaysian Fencing Federation
12. Football Association of Malaysia
13. Malaysian Golf Association
14. Malaysian Gymnastics Federation
15. Malaysian Hockey Federation
16. Malaysian Women‟s Hockey Association
17. Malaysia Judo Federation
18. Malaysia Karate Federation
19. Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia
20. Malaysian Netball Association
21. Malaysian Rugby Union
22. Sepaktakraw Association of Malaysia
23. National Shooting Association of Malaysia
24. Malaysian National Silat Federation
25. Malaysian Snooker & Billiards Federation
26. Softball Association of Malaysia
27. Squash Rackets Association of Malaysia
28. Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia
29. Table Tennis Association of Malaysia
30. Malaysian Taekwondo Association (WTF) (deregistered by the Commissioner of Sports
on 6th May 2005)
31. Malaysia Volleyball Association
32. Malaysia Weightlifting Federation
33. Wushu Federation of Malaysia
34. Malaysian Yachting Association
1. Malaysia Aikido Association
2. Malaysian Amateur Wrestling Association (suspended)
3. Baseball Federation of Malaysia
4. Malaysia Chess Federation
5. Malaysia Canoe Association
6. Malaysia Dance Sport Bhd
7. Malaysian Handball Federation
8. Malaysian Ladies Golf Association
9. Malaysian Lawn Bowls Federation
10. Malaysian Rowing Association
11. Triathlon Association of Malaysia
12. Petanque Federation of Malaysia
13. Royal Malaysian Polo Association
14. Malaysian Silambam Society
15. Kabaddi Association of Malaysia
16. The Water Skiers Society of Malaysia
4. MANAGEMENT OF THE OCM
4.1 Council Meetings
Meetings of the Council were held once every three months. During the period under review, the
Council held a total of six (6) meetings. The dates and attendance at the Council meetings are
shown in Annex I.
4.2 Executive Board Meetings
The Executive Board of the OCM met once a month and had a total of twenty seven (27) times
during the period under review. The dates and attendance at the Executive Board meetings are
shown in Annex II.
4.3 Staff Establishment
The staff strength of OCM stands at 10, with the resignation of Cik Beatrice Newsam with effect
from 22md December 2004 and Cik Ng Swee Fong resigned from OCM with effect from 30 th June
2004. Three part time staff were recruited and they are Encik Norhashimi Hussain, from 9th
February 2004, Cik Ng Wai Yen from 1st October 2004 to 31st May 2005 and Encik Satwant
Singh, from 21st March 2005. Encik Philomen Ryan continued with his volunteer service in
assisting OCM to re-organize the filing system of OCM.
5. Reports of OCM’s Committees
5.1 Building Phase II Committee
The OCM Building Phase II Committee, chaired by Prof. W. Y. Chin held 29 meetings during the
period. The highlight of the period under review was the successful completion and the official
opening of the OCM Building Phase II Project by the Right Honourable Dato‟ Seri Abdullah
Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia, on 4th December 2004. The President of the
Commonwealth Games Federation, Mr. Michael Fennell, who was on his way back from Bendigo,
after attending the 2nd Commonwealth Youth Games, attended the Opening Ceremony.
The OCM Building Phase II Project or the OCM Indoor Sports Centre, as it is now officially
known, is a 5 storey complex comprising 3 sub-basements of 141 covered car park, an Olympic
Museum and Hall of Fame of OCM, two training halls, a large column free sports arena of size 45
m X 30 m annexing a restaurant at its mezzanine level. The existing Hotel canopy was demolished
and replaced with a new canopy, which has no columns. The replacement of the canopy formed
part of the contract works under provisional sums of Phase II.
The contract sum in all is about RM13.5 million; only RM12.2 million had been expended,
inclusive of consultants‟ fees/charges and payments to statutory authorities. Presently, there is still
a surplus from the contract provisions to cater for the ongoing interior design works for the
Museum and Hall of Fame.
5.2 Finance and Marketing Committee
The Finance & Marketing Committee, chaired by Y.Bhg. Dato‟Seri Kee Yong Wee met two times
during the period. The “Beauty and the Beast” Premier Show was successfully held on 28 th
November 2003 at Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil at 8.00 p.m, with over 6,000 tickets sold. The Guests
of Honour were the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAM Dato‟ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and
his wife Y.A Bhg Datin Seri Endon Mahmood, (the Patron of our event).
The national sponsorship programme of OCM, which commenced from 1 st January 2001 ended on
31st December 2004. The TOP VI Partners Programme of the IOC commenced from 1 st January
2005 and OCM has signed the Supplementary Agreements to the TOP VI Agreement, for the
period 2005 to 2008with the following:
Atos Origin, The Coca-Cola Company, Eastman Kodak Company, Manulife Financial Services,
Inc., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited, McDonald‟s Corporation, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd.,
Omega Ltd., Samsung Electronic Co., Ltd., and Visa International Service Association.
Anheuser-Bush (Budweiser) has advertising rights in Malaysia as the “Official Sponsor of the
Torino 2006 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games”.
The OCM National Sponsorship Programme of OCM, ended on 31 st December 2004. The
following sponsors have signed up for the period 2005 to 2008: Antioni, Astro, Bata (Power),
Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, High Desert, Nestle (Milo), PanGlobal Insurance, Pelican, Proctor &
Gamble, Royal Selangor Pewter, Spritzer, and Universal Fitness & Leisure.
Y.Bhg. Datin Seri Kee Ming-Yuet‟s book “Straits Chinese Porcelain” was launched by YAB Dato‟
Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia on 2 nd December 2004. At the launch,
Y.Bhg. Datin Seri Kee Ming-Yuet donated 750 copies of to be shared between OCM and the
Wushu Federation of Malaysia. The book is being sold at RM200/= each and the proceeds from
the sale is to shared equally between the above two sports bodies.
For the 22nd SEA Games 2003, John Hancock Life Insurance (M) Sdn Bhd presented on 16 th
January 2004, the OCM-John Hancock Athletes of the Games Award to 21 athletes and the
Women‟s Basketball team, for their outstanding performance at the Games.
For the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, John Hancock Life Insurance (M) Sdn Bhd presented on 8 th
December 2004, the OCM-John Hancock Athletes of the Games Award to 5 athletes, namely,
Josiah Ng (Track Cycling), Lim Keng Liat (Swimming), Bryan Nickson Lomas (Platform Diving)
and Badminton Doubles pair Choong Tan Fook and Lee Wan Wah, for their outstanding
performance at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
5.3 General Purposes Committee
The General Purposes Committee, chaired by Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Khalid Yunus met three times during
the period. The Committee successfully organized the 11th and 12th OCM Annual Dinner 0n 19th
December 2003 and 8th October 2004, respectively., the launching of the OCM 50 th Anniversary
Logo and Theme Song on 10th February 2004, the 6th and 7th OCM Annual Conference in 2003
and 2004 and the 4th OCM Events Seminar in2004.
5.4 Management Committee of Wisma OCM
The FFEE Trading Sdn Bhd, which is managing the Indoor Sports Arena and the Sports Training
Hall (Level 2C), for a year, at no charge, except for staff expenses, had commenced from 1 5th
February 2005. The rates and conditions for rental for the Indoor Sports Arena proposed had
been approved by OCM and circulated to the affiliates of OCM. An on-line booking system,
www.ocmonlinebooking.com had been developed and is in service. Two officers, Encik Steven
Teng and Encik Ismail bin Ab. Rahman, under salary scale S 17, to operate the OCM Indoor
Sports Complex, were appointed from 1st March 2005.
Charges for the car park were implemented from 1st April 2005. The monthly parking charges
are RM30/= for OCM staff and RM40/= for OMC‟s tenants and RM2/= per entry. Quotations for
seats, stage, nettings and equipment for the OCM Indoor Sports Arena are being sourced.
The usage of the OCM Indoor Sports Arena and training halls to date is encouraging. However,
more support is required from NSAs to create and organize events and functions in the Arena and
the Training Halls.
The Media Committee, chaired by Cik Low Beng Choo organized the first Media Dialogue/Forum
jointly with the Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM) for the benefit of the Malaysian
sporting fraternity. The Dialogue/Forum was held at OCM on the 7 th of May 2005 at 11.30am.
The Forum Panel comprised national Hockey player K. Logan Raj, Hurdler Moh Siew Wei,
Executive Director of Squash Rackets Association of Malaysia Lt. Col (R) Wong Ah Jit.
Representing SAM were its President Abu Bakar Atan and Deputy President Khalid Saad with
OCM Deputy President Datuk. Dr. M. Jegathesan as the moderator.
5.6 Medical and Dope Control
The Medical & Anti-Doping Committee, chaired by Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan met twice
during the period. The Anti-Doping Control system was streamlined with a new procedure in
agreement with the National Sports Council (NSC) and the Malaysian Association of Doping
Control in Sports (MASDOCS). In-competition testing will be carried out by the Organizing
Committee of the event concerned and the result managed by them. Out-of-competition testing
may be done by NSC, MASDOCS, OCM and NSAs by trained and accredited officials. USM
laboratory will send all results of tests to MASDOCS. The results will be managed by a special
committee comprising MASDOCS, OCM and MSN.
A total of 28 tests were conducted during the period for Weightlifting, Rugby and Sepaktakraw at
National and International competitions.
The 4th ISSF Sports Medicine & Anti-Doping Control Course in Brunei Darussalam was attended
by Dr. Mohd. Nahar Azmi Mohamed and Dr.Mariam George Mathew.
5.7 IT & Resource Development
The IT & Resources Development Committee chaired by Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi held a total of 3
meetings during the period. Its main activity was the organization of the First SEA Games
Federation IT Seminar for representatives of the SEA Games Federation Member NOCs and NSAs
of OCM on 15th & 16th July 2004, at OCM Conference Room, Ground Room, Wisma OCM, Kuala
Lumpur. The NOCs of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Hong Kong China, Singapore and
Thailand, each sent one delegate. Philippine, Malaysia and Vietnam NOCs each sent 2 delegates,
while the NOC of Indonesia sent 3 delegates. Representatives from 3 affiliates of OCM and 3
representatives of MSN also attended the Seminar. Representatives of three Malaysian IT
companies were invited to participate in the Seminar. The Committee will reinstate the on-line
registration system for athletes and officials for the 23rd SEA Games.
The Rules Committee chaired by Encik Roy Rajasingham held 3 meetings during the period. The
draft Mediation Handbook was approved at the 133 rd OCM Council Meeting on 24th July 2004.
The Rules Committee nominated the following to be on the OCM‟s Register of Mediators:
Mr. Lee Swee Seng, Miss Low Beng Choo, Mr. Roy Rajasingham, Mr. Colin Sequerah, Mr.
Vijayaram Krishnan, Mr. C.C. Aiyathurai, Mr. C.V. Prabhakaran and the following to be on the
OCM‟s Register of Arbitrators: Mr. W.Y. Chin, Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Cecil Abraham, Mr. Vinayak
Radhan, Mr. Sundra Rajoo, Mr. Wilfred Abraham, Y.Bhg. Dato‟ V.C. George.
The Working Committee under Encik Roy Rajasingham held four meetings to discuss the
proposed amendments to the Sports Development Act 1997. A paper on the proposed
amendments was prepared and forwarded to the Sports Advisory Panel for consideration. At the
136th OCM Council Meeting, held on 7th May 2005, the Committee tabled a resolution calling the
OCM to fully implement the provisions of the Constitution of OCM and the Sports Development
Act 1997 on the resolution of disputes and that all NSAs amend their Constitutions to reflect this,
which was unanimously approved.
The Selection Committee chaired by YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja‟afar held a total
of two meetings during the period. The Committee confirmed the Qualifying Criteria for the 23 rd
SEA Games 2005 to be the same as those of the 22nd SEA Games 2003, recommended the setting
up of a separate fund for Malaysian Contingents to Regional and Continental Games in order that
self-funding NSAs could deposit the expenses in full, of the athletes/teams/officials into the fund,
at least 3 months before the Opening Ceremony of the respective Games. Failure to do so shall
result in the self-funding NSAs not being permitted to send their athletes, teams, and officials, to
participate in that particular Games.
5.10 Sports and Sports for All
The Sports and Sports for All Committee chaired by Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan held a
total of 4 meetings during the period. The Committee conceptualized the PentaSport and TriSport
Sport for All events and jointly organized with the World Exchange Fellowship (WEF), the first
OCM TriSport Carnival under the patronage of the IOC Sport for All Commission. The Committee
also studied the feasibility of organizing, in the future, a Malaysian Olympics, which is the joint
organization of a limited number of national sports championships, at the same time and in the
5.11 Staff Management Committee
The Management Committee, chaired by Cik Hajah Norminshah Sabirin met three times during
period. The Management Committee studied the OCM existing staff structure and the revision of
the staff‟s salary scales and recommended the reinstatement of the annual increment to staff
members whose increments were stopped when they reached the age of 60 years and adjusted the
salaries of the staff by two increments for those whose monthly salaries are below RM2,000/= and
one increment for those whose monthly salaries are RM2,000/= and above. In order to be more
NSA friendly, the office of OCM is opened during lunch breaks, except on Fridays.
5.12 Strategic Plan Implementation
The OCM Strategic Plan Implementation Committee, chaired by Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan
held a total of 2 meetings during the period. The “Monitoring Table”, developed to monitor the
implementation of the Plan, has been updated frequently and reported to the Executive Board on a
The progress of implementation of the Strategic Plan has been good, with many of the strategic
activities having been fully implemented. Significant progress have been made in the following:
strengthening of relationship between KBS and OCM, completion and official opening if the OCM
Indoor Sports Complex by YAB Dato‟ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia
on 4th December 2004, enhancing public image and perception of OCM, enhancing role of women
in sport and making OCM a more commercially attractive entity.
5.13 Women and Sport Committee
The Women and Sport Committee chaired by Cik Low Beng Choo held a total of 10 meetings
during the period. The first Women & Sports Conference was successfully held on 20th June 2004
at Istana Hotel. The theme for the Conference was “Women & Sports Excellence – 50 years on”.
There were around 94 participants, with participants from Sri Lanka and Qatar. The Conference
was declared opened by the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, Datuk Azalina Othman
Said, who also delivered the keynote address.
The 1st OCM Women & Sport Awards 2003 was conferred at the 11th OCM Annual
Dinner held on 19th December 2003 on Mrs. Khaw Choon Ean for her outstanding
contribution to women‟s sports, particularly in Rhythmic Gymnastics,
The 2nd OCM Women & Sports Awards 2004 was held together with the 1 st OCM Women & Sport
Dinner Function on 20th June 2004 at Istana Hotel with around 450 people attending. The Guest of
Honour of the Dinner was SPB Raja Permaisuri Agong. The Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports
Malaysia and Y.A.Bhg. Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah bt. Hj. Mohd Ali were also present. The Women &
Sport Award 2004 was presented to Y.A.Bhg. Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah bt. Hj. Mohd Ali by SPB Raja
Permaisuri Agong, for her outstanding contributions to the promotion and encouragement of
women and sport, particularly in Badminton
The 2nd OCM Women's Sports Carnival 2004, was held on 26th September 2004, from 8.00 am to
4.00 pm., at the National Sports Council Complex in Bukit Jalil. The Carnival was officially
declared opened by YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja‟afar, President of OCM.
Immediately after the Opening Ceremony, a Jogathon was held with over 300 participants. The
participants then formed teams to compete in other events, which included a skills contest in 5
sports, 3 on 3 Netball, Futsal and Tug of War between teams of 5 members each.
Ms. Low Beng Choo, Chairperson of the Committee attended the 2nd Asian Conference on Women
and Sport held in Doha, Qatar, from 18th to 20th December 2003. Ms. Low Beng Choo,
Chairperson of the Committee and Dr. Selena Khoo, were OCM‟s delegates at the 3 rd Asian
Conference on Women and Sport held in Sana‟a, Yemen, on 11th and 12th May 2005. Ms. Low
Beng Choo, presented a paper on “The Cultural & Social Issues and the Challenges towards
Changing the Beliefs and Attitudes”.
5.14 Tan Sri Dato’ Alex Lee’s Athletes Education Fund Committee
The Tan Sri Dato‟ Alex Lee‟s Athletes Education Fun Committee chaired by Encik Thomas Lee
held a total of 3 meetings during the period. The Committee discussed various means of raising
money for the Fund and on the organization of the Annual Tan Sri Alex Lee Golf Championship.
To date the Fund has awarded scholarships to 10 students for tertiary education. In 2004, the Fund
continued the scholarship for Enci Darvin Muralitharan (Cricket) for the second year and granted a
one year scholarship to Encik G. Saravanan (Athletics). In 2005, the Fund continued the
scholarship for Enci Darvin Muralitharan (Cricket) for the third year and granted scholarships to
Encik Nicholas Chan (Chess) and Cik Lalitha Arruna Shoffieah (Ladies Football).
5.15 Nilai College-OCM Scholarship Programme
Ms. Carol Lucia (Athletics) is continuing with her studies under the Nilai College-OCM
Scholarship Programme in 2004. Encik Eng Chin Wei (Taekwondo) and Encik Havinder Singh
have been offered the Nilai College-OCM Scholarships for 2005.
5.16 Olympic Academy of Malaysia
The 7th National Olympic Academy Session for Young Participants 2004 was held in Rumah
University, University Malaya from 23rd – 27th Feb. 2004 saw a participation of 45 young leaders
comprising 23 from Malaysia, 16 from Asia, 3 from the USA and 6 moderators.
At the end of the Session, the two best Malaysian participants were Encik Toon Dhayang
(Equestrian) from Sabah and Cik Carol Lucia A/P Roach Louis Alfred (Athletics) from Nilai
International College. These two young leaders were sent to Olympia, Greece to participate in the
44th IOA Session for Young Participants from 23 May – 6 June 2004.
The 8th National Olympic Academy Session for Young Participants 2005 was successfully
organised at Rumah Universiti, University of Malaya from 21st to 25th March 2005. A total of 50
participants, comprising, 18 foreign participants from Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, China, Chinese
Taipei, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Philippine, Singapore, Sri Lanka with 2 from the United States of
America. There were 30 local participants, with 14 participants from the NSAs, 14 participants
from Colleges and Universities and 2 participants from State Sports Councils.
At the end of the Session, former National Taekwondo athlete and 21 st SEA Games gold medallist,
Encik S. Saravanan, together with national shooter Cik Bibiana Ng were selected as the two best
Malaysian candidates. The duo will now represent Malaysia at the 45th International Session For
Young Participants that will be held in Olympia, Greece from July 27 to August 11.
6. ACTIVITIES OF OCM
6.1 Bid for the 16th Asian Games in 2010
The Executive Board of OCM decided to bid for the 16 th Asian Games in 2010, after receiving
pledges of support from many Asian NOCs during the 14 th ANOC General Assembly from 23rd to
27th February 2004 and the NOCs of the SEA Games Federation at its Council Meeting on 5 th
March 2004. The Management Board of Majlis Sukan Negara at its meeting on 24 th March 2004,
agreed to the proposal to submit the Kuala Lumpur 16 th Asian Games 2010 Bid to OCA, without
the letters of guarantees from the Government of Malaysia, as the national General Elections were
in progress. Based on the above decision, OCM proceeded with the preparation of the 16 th Asian
Games Bid documents.
On the evening of 30th March 2004, at the Subang Sheraton Hotel, after the National Sports
Awards Night YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja‟afar, President of OCM, Y.Bhg. Datuk
Dr. M. Jegathesan, Deputy President of OCM and Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi, Hon. Secretary of OCM,
briefed Y.B. Datuk Azalina Othman Said, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia on the Bid and
presented two copies of the Kuala Lumpur 16th Asian Games Bid Documents to her. The Hon.
Minister requested for a detailed paper to be submitted to her Ministry for the preparation of a
Cabinet Paper on this matter. The paper on the 2010 Asian Games was submitted to the
Kementerian Belia dan Sukan Malaysia, on 5th April 2004, to obtain Cabinet‟s approval.
The OCA Evaluation Committee, led by Mr. Celso Dayrit, Vice President of OCA, visited Kuala
Lumpur on 12th and 13th April 2004, to have meetings with OCM. The Committee visited the
proposed 2010 Asian Games sports facilities on 13 th April 2004. The Committee confirmed its
willingness to wait for the Letter of Guarantee from the Malaysian Government, although the
deadline for the submission had passed. The Committee was impressed by the sports facilities in
the Klang Valley, the supporting services available and the good track record of Malaysia in the
organization of past sports events, including the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the 2001 SEA
On 14th April 2004, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, informed
OCM that the Cabinet had decided not to support the Bid for the 16th Asian Games in 2010. On
15th April 2004, OCM informed OCA of the Cabinet‟s decision and officially withdrew the Bid for
the 16th Asian Games 2010.
6.2 11th OCM Annual Dinner and Awards Night 2003
OCM hosted its 11th Annual Dinner and Awards on the 19th December 2003 at the Nikko Hotel,
Kuala Lumpur. The event, sponsored by Coca-Cola, which was attended by more than 650 persons
from the national sports associations, government sports organizations, OCM‟s traditional
sponsors, and the Media, also included the Minister of Youth and Sports, Dato‟ Hishammuddin
SPB Yang Dipertuan Agong who was accompanied by SPB Raja Permaisuri Agong, gave away
the awards to the Olympians of the Year while the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports presented
the other awards.
Four awards were given out during the Malam Olympian- viz. the OCM Women and Sports
Award, the OCM Olympic Sport and Art Award and the Olympians of the Year 2003 – one male
and one female award – for outstanding performance at the 22nd SEA Games held in Vietnam from
5th – 13th December 2003.
6.3 12th OCM Annual Dinner and Awards Night 2004
The 12th OCM Annual Dinner and Olympian of the Year Awards was held on 8 th October 2004, at
Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur.
SPB Yang Dipertuan Agong who was accompanied by SPB Raja Permaisuri Agong, gave away
the awards to the Olympians of the Year while the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports presented
the other awards.
Four awards were given out during the Malam Olympian- viz. the Olympians of the Year 2004 for
the most outstanding male and female athletes at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, the Merit
Awards for the Olympians, the 2004 IOC Trophy “Sport & Media”, and the IOC Olympic Sport
and Art Award,
6.4 Olympian of the Year Awards for 2003
SPB Yang Dipertuan Agong presented a gold medal and RM10,000/= each to Nazmizan
Mohamed and Wong Mew Choo who were named Olympian of the Year 2003 in the male and
female categories respectively at the 11th OCM Annual Dinner and Awards Night 2003, held on
19th Dec. 2003 at the Nikko Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
Nazmizan Mohamed won the award based on his superb sprint double in the 100m and 200m
which has been achieved only twice before the in the 22 editions of the SEA Games. Wong Mew
Choo was awarded the Olympian of the Year award in the female category based on her
unexpected victory in the badminton women‟s singles. The last time Malaysia won a gold in the
event was in 1977.
6.5 Olympian of the Year Awards for 2004
SPB Yang DiPertuan Agong. XII, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra
Jamalullail, presented the 2004 Olympian of the Year to Josiah Ng, who became the first
Malaysian to enter the final of a track cycling event at the Olympic Games, when he finished 5 th in
the Keirin event, at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Josiah Ng received a cheque of
RM10,000/= and a medal.
SPB Yang DiPertuan Agong also presented Merit Awards to Bryan Nickson Lomas, the youngest
and smallest athlete in diving at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and Alex Lim Keng Liat, first
Malaysian to qualify for the semi final of the Men‟s 100 m Backstroke event. The Awards were
presented during the 12th OCM Annual Dinner and Awards Night 2004, held on 8th December
2004, at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel.
6.6 OCM Annual Conference 2004
The 6th OCM Annual Conference was held on 3rd April 2004, in Wisma OCM. About 90
representatives of NSAs and other sports organizations attended the Conference. Papers were
presented by Y.Bhg. Prof. Datuk Khoo Kay Kim, Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan and Dato‟ Sieh
Kok Chi. The panel members were Y.Bhg. Tan Sri P. Alagendra, Y.Bhg. Prof. Datuk Khoo Kay
Kim, Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Noh Abdullah and Encik A. Subramaniam.
6.7 OCM Annual Conference 2005
The 7th OCM Annual Conference was held on 14th May 2005, in Wisma OCM. The Theme of the
Conference was “Towards a Sustainable National Sports Culture”. About 90 representatives of
NSAs and other sports organizations attended the Conference. Papers were presented by Y.Bhg.
Tan Sri Ahmad Sarji, President of Lawn Bowls Association of Malaysia, Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M.
Jegathesan and Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi. The panel members were Encik Jaffar Yahaya, parent of a
former national Gymnast, Encik C. Sivanandan, Hon. Secretary of Malaysian Cricket Association
and Prof. Madya Dr. Teoh Heng Teong of the University of Malaya.
6.8 Iowa-Malaysia Youth Sports Management Exchange Programme
Cik Sukhdev Kaur of MSN was sent on attachment with the Iowa AAU, during the AAU Junior
Olympics for a period of 5 weeks. She left for Iowa on 10th July and returned on 15th August 2004.
A new sports management exchange programme was proposed by Iowa AAU, under the name of
„Creating a Youth Sports Culture in Iowa and Malaysia‟. Supporting letters from Director General
of the Department of Youth and Sports Malaysia of KBS and the President of OCM had been sent
to the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State.
6.9 Tan Sri Alex Lee Golf Championship
The 2nd Tan Sri Alex Lee Golf Championship was successfully organized on 29th July 2004 at
Saujana Golf & Country Club from 7.00 am is good. The target of 30 teams to participate in the
Championship was achieved. Recipients of the Tan Sri Alex Lee Athletes Scholarships were
presented at the prize presentation lunch at the end of the Championship.
6.10 4th OCM Annual Events Seminar
The 4th OCM Annual Events Seminar was held on 9th October 2004 at 10.00 a.m. in Wisma OCM,
Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur. A total of 80 participants, including 45 representatives from
OCM and 10 members of the media, attended the Seminar. The Seminar was officially declared
opened by Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan, Deputy President of OCM.
6.11 OCM 50th Anniversary Celebrations
OCM was registered on 13th November 1953 as the Federation of Malaya Olympic Council
(FMOC) with two founding members, the Federation of Malaya Amateur Athletic Union and the
Federation of Malaya Hockey Union.
On 26th May 1954, FMOC received official recognition as the National Olympic Committee of the
Federation of Malaya from the International Olympic Committee. The FMOC changed its name to
the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) on 5th May 1964, a year after Sabah and Sarawak joined
Malaysia. From its humble beginning in 1953, with two founding members, OCM has grown from
strength to strength. Today OCM has 49 members and its own Headquarters building and indoor
OCM celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2003 and 2004. Many events were organized to
commemorate the 50th Anniversary. The first was the Forum on the History of OCM and an
exhibition held jointly with the National Archives on 22nd May 2003, at the Auditorium of the
Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra in Kuala Lumpur.
The Launch of OCM 50th Anniversary Logo and Theme Song was held on 10th February 2004,
at 3.15 p.m. at OCM Conference Room, Ground Floor, Wisma OCM. Over 100 persons attended
the Launch, comprising representatives of the National Sports Council Malaysia, the Malaysian
Schools Sports Council, sponsors, members of the media and representatives of National Sports
Associations. The Theme Song of OCM 50th Anniversary “We Have a Dream” was launch at the
OCM commissioned Y.Bhg. Prof. Dato‟ Dr. Khoo Kay Kim and Dr. Selina Khoo, to write The
OCM 50th Anniversary Book on the history of sport in Malaysia before World War II, the
formation of FMOC, and the OCM thereafter.
The highlight of the 50th Anniversary was the officially opening of the OCM Indoor Sports
Complex by the Rt. Hon. Dato‟ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia, on 4th
December 2004. To commemorate the occasion, the President of OCM inducted 50 retired
athletes and sports leaders into the OCM Hall of Fame. The inductees were former great
Malaysia champions in Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Swimming,
Football, Hockey, Swimming, Tennis and Weightlifting. The names of the inductees are listed in
OCM‟s Webpage, www.olympic.org.my.
6.12 OCM Fund for Tsunami Victims
To provide support and show solidarity for the victims of the devastating tsunami disaster, which
occurred on 26th December 2004, OCM launched a fund to collect donations and contributions
from the sports fraternity on 30th December 2004. A total of M26,910/= and over 213 T-shirts and
7 track bottoms, have been collected, from members, supporters and friends of OCM and donated
to the Malaysian Red Crescent Association.
The Olympic Council of Asia and the National Olympic Committee of Macau, donated
US$10,000/= and US$$3,950/= respectively to OCM for the rehabilitation and repairs of sports
facilities damaged by the Tsunami. In addition, The Malaysia Taekwondo Association donated
RM2,084/= for the same purpose. OCM decided to assign the funds to the Kedah State Sports
Council to rehabilitate a school field damaged by the Tsunami.
6.13 Usage of the National Sports Complex by members of OCM
In response to the proposals by the OCM Ad Hoc Committee on the Utilization of the National
Sports Complex, the Merdeka Stadium Board has responded positively and has implemented the
Reduction of the rental charges of the National Sports Complex and the integration of all other
related charges into one lump sum, from June 2004, which has resulted in an overall reduction by
between 30% to 50%.
Subsidy for utility charges for sports events.
Free usage of most of the facilities in the National Sports Complex by the general public on
Rental of office space, at reduced rates, to Sports Associations in the National Sports Complex.
7. ACTIVITIES OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT
7.1 2004 IOC Trophy “Sport and Media”
The 2004 IOC Trophy for “Sport and Media” was presented to Encik Abu Bakar Atan, President
of the Sports Writers‟ Association of Malaysia by Y.B. Datuk Azalina Othman Said, Minister of
Youth and Sports Malaysia, to the winner. The Trophy was presented at the 12 th OCM Annual
Dinner & Awards Night on 8th October 2004.
7.2 IOC Women and Sport Trophy
The IOC Women and Sport Trophies are awarded annually to promote the advancement of women
in sport. OCM nominated Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi, Honorary Secretary of OCM for the IOC 2004
Women and Sport Trophy and Puan Khaw Choon Ean of the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation for
the IOC 2005 Women and Sport Trophy. Both the above nominees were presented with the “The
Women and Sport Achievement Diploma” by the IOC.
7.3 2004 Olympic Day Run
The 2004 Olympic Day Run was organized in Kuala Lumpur, on 27 th June 2004, by the Federal
Territory Amateur Athletic Association. The Run was very successfully organized, with over
1,500 runners from various age-groups participating. YB Datuk Azalina Othman Said, Minister of
Youth and Sports Malaysia, flagged off the runners at 7.30 a.m. The Council wishes to record its
appreciation to the organizers, to McDonald‟s and to the other sponsors of the Run.
7.4 2004 Olympic Sport & Art Contest
The Olympic Sport and Art contest is an IOC initiated international competition organized in
conjunction with the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. The OCM organized a national competition,
from March to November 2003, to select pieces of art for the international competition. 17 entries
were received and a panel of assessors made up of personalities from the Malaysian world of Art
and Design picked the winners.
The first place winner, Encik Hasnee Abdul Rahman was awarded a cash prize of RM1,000/=, for
his painting “Sepaktakraw”. The second price (RM 500/=) and third prize (RM300/=) went to Mr.
Dinesh Ramalingam and Encik Tan Siow Huoy respectively.
The winning painting of Encik Hasnee Abdul Rahman was submitted to the IOC for the
International Phase of the 2004 Olympic Sport & Art Contest, where it was awarded the IOC
Diploma for being placed 7th.
7.5 Athens 2004 Olympic Torch Relay
Malaysia participated in the Athens 2004 Olympic Torch Relay in Crete on 10 th July 2004. The
Malaysian Contingent was represented by 5 former and present national athletes, 5 members of the
Samsung Famemas Supporters Group and 23 Samsung dealers.
The 5 former and present athletes are Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan, Deputy President of OCM
and who participated in 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympic Games, Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Soh Chin Aun, who
was a member of the Malaysian Football team which qualified for the 1972 and 1980 Olympic
Games, Cik Nurul Huda Abdullah, the best woman swimmer Malaysia has produced, Encik Wong
Choon Hann, one of Malaysia‟s top Badminton player, and Cik Nicol Ann David, Malaysian and
Asian woman Squash Champion. The above 5 former and present national athletes were selected
by the public by polling through the Samsung website or by fax.
7.6 IOC Patronage of Sport for All Carnival in 2004
The IOC Sport for All Commission granted patronage to the 1 st OCM TriSport Carnival in 2004.
The TriSport Carnival is a team sport event, with teams competing against each other in three
sports, namely 4 X 100 Relay, 3 X 3 Basketball and 5 X 5 Street Football. 32 teams comprising 6
teams in the Men‟s Junior Category, 13 teams in the Men‟s Open Category, 5 teams in the Men‟s
Seniors Category, 4 teams in the Women‟s Junior Category and 4 teams in the Women‟s Open
Category, participated in the Carnival. The total number of competitors was 192.
The Carnival was successfully held on 12th December 2004 at the Sports Complex of the National
Sports Council Malaysia. The Carnival was officially declared opened by the Deputy President of
OCM, Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan at 8.00 a.m. YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku
Ja‟afar, President of OCM, presented the prizes to the winners and closed the Carnival at 6.00 p.m.
7.7 2006 Asian Games Fun Rule
The 2006 Asian Games Fun Run was held on 29th May 2005 at 8.00 a.m. at the Taman Tasek
Perdana (Lake Gardens), Kuala Lumpur. The Run was over a distance of 3 km and was organized
for primary school children, who were divided into three age groups, 10 years for girls, 12 years
for boys and 12 years for boys, with 100 runners competing in each age group. The Run was
sponsored by the Olympic Council of Asia.
8. OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY PROGRAMMES
8.1 Sports Administrators Courses
The following Courses were conducted during the period under review.
Sports Administrators Course in Kuala Lumpur from 22 nd to 26th June 2004 with 46 participants.
Sports Administrators Course in Penang from 26th to 30th July 2004 with 35 participants.
Sports Administrators Course in Johor Bahru from 10 th to 14th October 2004 with 36 participants.
Sports Administrators Course in Kuantan from 7th to 11th March 2005 with 22 participants.
Sports Adminstrators Course in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from 5th to 9th April 2005 with
8.2 MEMOS VIII – Marketing Module, Executive Masters in Sports Organization Management
The Marketing Module of MEMOS VIII, was hosted by OCM in OCM Building, Kuala Lumpur,
from 24th to 29th January 2005. 33 participants from various NOCs, IFs and other sport
organizations and 13 lecturers/tutors and 2 representatives of Olympic Solidarity attended Module
2. Four Malaysians, namely, Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Dina Rizal, Encik Chan Foong Keong, Encik T. Arasu
and Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi, each presented a paper on their local experience in Sports Marketing.
The verdict of all participants, lecturers and the Project Manager of Olympic Solidarity, Ms.
Carolina Bayon, was that Module 2 was a great success.
8.3 Olympic Scholarships for Athletes “Athens 2004”
The 7 Malaysian athletes, namely Chan Chong Ming, Chew Chun Eng, and Wong Choon Hann
(Badminton), Josiah Ng (Cycling), Kevin Lim (Sailing), Yuan Yu Fang (Athletics) and Siow Yi
Ting (Swimming), who were awarded the Olympic Scholarships for training for and who qualified
for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, continued to receive their Scholarships until 31 st July 2004.
Muhammad Hafiz Hashin (Badminton), who failed to qualify for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games,
had his scholarship stopped for the last quarter, 1st May to 31st July 2004. His scholarship for the
last quarter was allocated to the three other badminton players, who were still in the programme.
8.4 Olympic Solidarity Coaches Courses 2004
Olympic Solidarity Water Polo Coaches Course was held from 29th June to 5th July 2004, at the
Conference Room of Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. FINA Expert, Mr. Nicolae Firoiu from
Germany, conducted the course. 20 coaches, with one each from Philippine and Thailand and 2
from Singapore attended the course. 3 women coaches participated in the course.
Olympic Solidarity National Level I Athletics Coaches Course was held from 5 th to 18th August
2004, at the National Sports Council, Bukit Jalil. A total of 24 Malaysian coaches attended the
course. IAAF Expert, Mr. Nazrul Islam Rumee from Bangladesh and Encik Ishtiaq Mubarak of
Malaysia conducted the course.
Olympic Solidarity-ITF Asian Regional Level II Coaches Course was held from 10 th to 21st August
2004, at the National Tennis Centre, Jalan Duta. A total of 19 coaches, 12 Malaysians and 7 from
other Asian countries, attended the course. ITF Experts, Mr. Machar Reid and Mr. Chris Kachel,
both from Australia, conducted the course. The course was a great success, with each coach being
awarded an Olympic Solidarity Certificate of attendance. Based on the assessment by the ITF
Experts, an ITF Level II Coaches Certificate, will also be awarded to the successful coaches.
Olympic Solidarity National Level I Judo Coaches Course was held from 20th to 25th September
2004, at the National Sports Council, Bukit Jalil. A total of 25 Malaysian coaches attended the
course. IJF Prof. Tsuneo Sengoku from Japan conducted the course.
9. PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL GAMES
9.1 Vietnam 22nd SEA Games, 2003
The 22nd SEA Games was held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from 5th to 13th
December 2003. The Malaysian Contingent comprising 225 male athletes, 126 female athletes,
118 male team officials and 18 female team officials, participated in 27 sports in the above Games.
Cik Hajah Norminshah Sabirin was the Chef de Mission in Hanoi. She became the first woman to
be appointed the Chef de Mission of a multi-sports Games. Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Ho Koh Chye was the
Chef de Mission based in Ho Chi Minh City. There were six positive doping cases of the athletes,
who participated in the 22nd SEA Games.
Due to the reinstatement of the Philippines Men‟s 4 X 200m Relay team in Swimming and the
disqualification of the Gold Medallist in the Women‟s Triple Jump event, due to a positive result
in her dope test, Malaysia‟s final medal tally is 43 gold medals, 44 silver medals and 58 bronze
medals. The overall performance of the Malaysian Contingent was satisfactory to finish in 5th
9.2 Athens 2004 Olympic Games
The Malaysian Contingent to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games was led by Chef de Mission,
Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan. The Contingent comprised 26 athletes, who qualified in ten
sports. The breakdown of the athletes by sports and gender is as follows: Swimming (4 males and
1 female), Diving (1 male and 2 females), Archery (1 female), Athletics (1 male and 1 female),
Badminton (7 males and 2 females), Cycling (1 male), Sailing (1 male), Shooting (2 males),
Taekwondo (1 female) and Weightlifting (1 male).
Although the Malaysian Contingent did not win any medal, the overall performance of the athletes
was satisfactory. The best performance was a 6th place in the Men‟s Kierin Cycling event by Josiah
Ng, and a semi final placing by Alex Lim in the 100m Men‟s Backstroke event.
9.3 2nd Commonwealth Youth Games 2004
The 2nd Commonwealth Youth Games was held in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, from 29 th
November to 4th December 2004. The Games is for athletes, who are born in 1986 or later. The
Malaysian Contingent led by Chef de Mission, Y.Bhg. Datuk Naim bin Datuk Mohamad,
comprised 22 male athletes, 25 female athletes and 20 officials, participated in Athletics,
Badminton, Cycling, Gymnastics, Lawn Bowls, Swimming, Tenpin Bowling and Weightlifting.
Malaysia‟s overall medal tally is 6 gold, 9 silvers and 5 bronze medals, to be placed in 6 th position.
Athletes from Tenpin Bowling were outstanding, winning 3 gold and 5 silver medals. Weightlifting
athletes won 1 gold and 2 silver medals, with Malaysia winning its first ever medal in Women‟s
Weightlifting. Athletes from Badminton and Lawn Bowls, won a gold medal each, while the
cyclists won 2 bronze medals.
9.4 The 2005 Australian Youth Olympic Festival
The Malaysian Contingent comprising 18 boys, 14 girls and 17 officials participated in 4 sports,
Cycling, Diving, Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics and Shooting in the 2005 Australian Youth
Olympic Festival held in Sydney from 19th to 23rd January 2005. The Contingent won 4 gold
medals (Cycling 1, Shooting 3), 4 silver medals (Diving 2, Shooting 4) and 6 bronze medals
(Diving 2, Shooting 4).
9.5 1st Islamic Solidarity Games, 2005
The Malaysian Contingent comprising 84 athletes and 42 officials participated in Athletics,
Aquatics (Swimming & Diving), Fencing, Football, Karate, Taekwondo and Weightlifting, of the
1st Islamic Solidarity Games 2005, held in Saudi Arabia from 8 th to 20th April 2005. The Chef de
Mission was Y.Bhg. Tan Sri General (R) Zain Hashim and his Deputy was Y.Bhg. Datuk Wira
The Contingent won 5 gold medals (Diving 2, Karate 1, Swimming 2), 5 silver medals (Diving1,
Karate 1, Weightlifting1) and 6 bronze medals (Athletics 1, Karate 1, Taekwondo 2, Weightlifting
10. MEETINGS OF INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL SPORTS ORGANISATIONS
10.1 XIV ANOC General Assembly
YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja‟afar, President of OCM and Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi, Hon.
Secretary of OCM attended the XIV ANOC General Assembly held at the Athenaeum
Intercontinental Hotel in Athens from 24th to 26th February 2004.
The Meeting of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) was held on 23 rd February 2004 and the Joint
Meeting of the IOC Executive Board and the NOCs was held on 27 th February 2004.
10.2 Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)
The 2004 Annual Olympic Solidarity Seminar for Secretaries General of NSAs of OCA was held
on 30th June 2004, at the Ritz Carlton, Doha, Qatar. Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi represented OCM at the
meeting. Representatives of Olympic Solidarity and the Technical Director of OCA briefed the
Secretaries General on the programmes and activities organized from 2001 to 2004 (the last year
of the programme).
The 23rd OCA General Assembly was held in Doha 1st July 2004, at the Ritz Carlton, Doha, Qatar.
Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan, Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi and Ms. Low Beng Choo attended.
Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi attended the 2004 OCA Regional Forum for Southeast Asian NOCs was held
on 22nd September 2004 at Radisson Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. Secretaries General of 10 out of
the 11 NOCs in Southeast Asia attended the Forum. Officers of the Olympic Council of Asia
briefed the Secretaries General on the 1st Asian Indoor Games, 2005 and presented papers on
“Crisis Management Team Preparedness Plan”, “Critical Success Factors in Athlete Development”
and “Asian Growth in the Olympic Games”.
The 2005 OCA Regional Forum for Southeast Asian NOCs, which was attend by Dato‟ Sieh Kok
Chi, was held on 17th and 18th February 2005 at Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Secretaries General or their representatives of all 11 NOCs in Southeast Asia attended the Forum.
Officers of the Olympic Solidarity and the Olympic Council of Asia briefed the Secretaries
General on the 2005 to 2008 Olympic Solidarity World Programme and the Olympic Solidarity
Continental Programme, and the OCA Anti Doping Rules and a XV Asian Games Briefing by
representatives of Doha XV Asian Games Organizing Committee (DAGOC).
10.3 SEA Games Federation (SEAGF)
The 1st SEA Games Federation Council Meeting for the Session 2004/2005, was held on 5 th March
2004 at the Philippine International Convention Centre, Manila. The delegates of OCM were
YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja‟afar, Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan, Encik W. Y. Chin, Cik
Hajah Norminshah Sabirin and Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi .
YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja‟afar, President of OCM, Vice Presidents, Prof. W. Y.
Chin, Cik Low Beng Choo and Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi, Hon. Secretary, attended the SEA Games
Federation‟s Sports & Rules Committee Meeting and Executive Committee on 11th October and
the Council Meeting on 12th October 2004 in Manila.
The 2nd SEA Games Council Meeting confirmed the sports programme of the 23 rd SEA Games
2005. The programme will have 41 sports and 388 events. The SEA Games Council also
confirmed Thailand as the host of the 2007 SEA Games and Laos as the host of the 2009 SEA
Games. Token invitations for the 2005 SEA Games were handed to the representatives of each of
the 11 NOCs, who attended the Council meeting.
The 3rd SEA Games Council Meeting was held on 29th April 2005. YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran
ibni Tuanku Ja‟afar, Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan, Prof. W. Y. Chin and Cik Low Beng Choo
attended. The SEA Games Council approved the addition of 53 events, which increased the total
number of events from 388 to 441.
10.4 Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)
The 2005 Annual General Assembly of the Commonwealth Games Federation was held on 9 th
April 2005 in Melbourne, Australia. OCM was represented by Hon. Secretary Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi
and Dato‟ Seri Kee Yong Wee who is the Malaysian Chef De Mission for the 2006
Commonwealth Games. OCM‟s President YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Jaafar, and Deputy
President, Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan, were also present at the General Assembly, in their
capacities as the Vice President/Chairman Sports Committee and Honorary Medical Adviser of the
69 of the 71 member Commonwealth Games Associations were present at the General Assembly.
The absent members were the Commonwealth Games Associations of Cameroon and Falklands
Islands. Besides the General Assembly, Gender Equity Seminar and the Marketing Seminar were
held on 6th April, the Chefs‟ de Mission meeting was held on 7th April, the Medical and Doping
Seminar and the meeting of the Asian Zone of the CGF were held on 8 th April. Venues visits were
organized on 6th and 7th April 2005.
11. INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC ACADEMY - OLYMPIA
Mr. Chua Ah Tok and Mr. Fong Wan Hoe attended the 7 th Joint International Session for the
Directors of NOAs, Members and Staff of NOCs and IFs at the International Olympic Academy in
Olympia from 23rd to 27th April 2004.
Ms. Carol Lucia Roach Louis Alfred (Athletics) and Mr. Toon Dhayang (Equestrian) were selected
to attend the 44th International Session for Young Participants in Olympia, Greece from 23 rd May
to 6th June 2004. Dr. S. Shamala, Hon. Secretary of the Malaysian Women‟s Hockey Association,
was again invited to act as a facilitator at the 44th International Session for Young Participants.
Ms. Ching Joo Lan (Gymnastics), attended the 12th International Seminar on Olympic Studies for
Post Graduate Students, at Olympia, from 13th June to 8th July 2004. Mr. Chua Ah Tok attended
the 8th Joint International Session for the Directors of NOAs, Members and Staff of NOCs and IFs
at the International Olympic Academy in Olympia from 18th to 24th April 2005.
12. SPORT FOR ALL PROGRAMME
The Youth Sports Study Tour Project in Japan is organized annually by the Japan Amateur
Sports Association (JASA) with the objective of developing and propagating youth sports
activities in Asia. Two Study Tour were organized in 2004. The first was from 3 rd to 10th March
2004, to replace the 2003 Study Tour, which was not held due to the outbreak of SARS in East and
The following 6 participants (3 male and 3 female) attended for the Study Tour from 3 rd – 10th
March 2004, Encik Kok Keng Lin (Football), Encik Wan Ibrahim Wan Chik (Rugby), Encik
Othiakumar A. Ramiah (Silambam), Cik Chee Oi Fah (Wushu), Cik Sulochna Murugesu
(Taekwondo), and Cik Chang Te Nikkie (Gymnastics)
The following 5 participants (3 male and 2 female) attended the Study Tour from 10 th to 17th
November 2004, Encik Sim Sin Heng (Basketball), Cik Hew Kwee Fah (Women‟s Golf), Encik
Wan Erjunaidi bin Wan Muhammad (Softball), Encik Mahmood bin Mustaffa (Judo) and Cik Lo
Joo Sim (Gymnastics)
YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja‟afar, President of OCM, is OCM‟s representative on
the Sports Advisory Panel, under the National Sports Development Act, 1997, a Member of the
Management Board of the National Sports Council of Malaysia, a Member of the IOC Sport &
Law Commission, a Member of the Technical Committee of the Steering Committee of Special
Projects for 2006.
Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. M. Jegathesan, Deputy President of OCM, a Member of the Management Board
of the National Sports Council of Malaysia (until 30th April 2005), the Chairman of the Technical
Committee of the Steering Committee of Special Projects for 2006.
Prof. Y. W. Chin, Vice President of OCM, was appointed as Council Member of the National
Sports Council Malaysia, for two years, effective from 1 st January 2005 and a Member of the
Steering Committee of the 8 Core Sports.
Cik Hajah Norminshah Sabirin, Vice President of OCM, is OCM‟s representative on the Merdeka
Cik Low Beng Choo, Vice President of OCM, is OCM‟s representative on the Sports Advisory
Panel under the National Sports Development Act, 1997, a Member of the Commonwealth
Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS), a Member of the Technical Committee of the Steering
Committee of Special Projects for 2006, and the Selection Committee of the National Sports
Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Khalid Yunus, Vice President of OCM, was appointed as Council Member of the
National Sports Council Malaysia, for two years, effective from 1 st January 2005 and is OCM‟s
representative on the Athletes Welfare Committee, a Sub-Committee of the Cabinet Committee on
Sports, from 1st January 2005.
Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi, Hon. Secretary of OCM, is OCM‟s representative on the National
Coaching Board, the Selection Committee of the National Sports Awards and the Selection
Committee of the National Coaches Award.
14. NATIONAL SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS
During the period under review, the following were elected to hold office in their respective NSAs.
Encik Johnny Khoo Kay Chee, was elected the President and Encik Chuah Ghee Huat and Encik
Tan Boon Huat were appointed the Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer, respectively, of the
Malaysia Judo Federation on 25th April 2004.
Cik Tai Sook Yee was elected President and Encik Jopeter Lim, the Coordinator of the Malaysian
DanceSport Berhad, on 10th July 2004. The post of Hon. Secretary was not filled.
YBM Dato‟ Seri DiRaja Syed Razlan Jamalullail was elected the President, Encik M. Suhaimi bin
Zainuddin was elected the Secretary General and Encik Dom Amy bin Hussain was elected the
Hon. Treasurer of the Malaysian Rugby Union 1985, on 24 th August 2004.
YAM Tengku Datin Seri Noor Hazah Al-Hajah, Cik Hajaj Mazidah Musa and Puan Zubaidah
were reelected President, Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer respectively of the Malaysia Netball
Association on 26th September 2004.
Y.Bhg. Datuk Syed Mohamed Aidid Syed Murtaza, was returned unopposed as the President of
the Malaysian Amateur Athletics Union (MAAU), on 3rd October 2004.
DYTM Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah, was elected the President, Encik T. Paramalingam, the Hon.
Secretary and Encik S. Sanjilatheeban, the Hon. Treasurer, of the Malaysian Hockey Federation on
20th December 2004
Encik A. Sani Karim, was elected the President, Lt. Kol. (R) the Hon. Secretary and Cik Lucy
Read, the Hon. Treasurer, of the Squash Rackets Association of Malaysia, on 28 th November 2004.
Encik Lawrence Yeow Eng Leong and Cik Jennie Lee Chai Bee were elected the Hon. Secretary
and the Hon. Treasurer, respectively of the Malaysian Yachting Association, on 19 th February
2005. The post of President was not filled.
Encik Ho Kam Phaw, was elected President, Encik Chin Mee Keong the Chairman and Puan Yap
Swee Bee, the Hon. Secretary and Encik Lim Chui Ann, the Hon. Treasurer, of the Malaysia
Taekwondo Association on 27th March 2005.
YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Ja‟afar, was returned unopposed as the President of the
Malaysian Cricket Association, Encik C. Sivanandan was elected Hon. Secretary and Encik
Jeffery Davidson,the Hon. Treasurer on 2nd April 2005.
Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Hj. Suhaimi Hj. Yacob and Encik Ng Num Thiam were elected President and Hon.
Secretary of the Malaysian Handball Federation on 10th April 2005.
Encik Cheah Choon Nam, was elected the President, Encik Chan Chee Seng, was elected the
Secretary General and Mr. Desmond Yeo Poh Seng, was elected the Hon. Treasurer of the
Malaysian Triathlon Association on 16th April 2005.
15. NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2003 and 2004
National Sports Awards for Year 2003 – was held on 30th March 2004 at Sheraton Subang, at 8.00
p.m. The following are the winners of the various awards presented during the night:
Sportsman of the Year – Nazmizan Mohamed (Athletics).
Sportswoman of the Year – Nicol Ann David (Squash).
Best Team of the Year (Men) – National Men‟s Bowling Team Azidi Ameran, Zulmazran,
Jonathan Lim, Alex Liew, Daniel Lim and Beng Heng.
Best Team of the Year (Women) – National Women‟s Bowling TEam – Shalin Zuklifli, Sarah
Yap, Choy Poh Lai, Wendy Chai, Sharon Chai and Lai Kin Ngoh.
Special Awards – Low Beng Hooi (Karate), Abdul Majid Muda (Weightlifting), The late
Durbara Singh (Tennis).
National Sports Leadership Award – Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Peter Velappan.
National Outstanding Sports Leader Award – Y.A.Bhg. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.
National Sports Awards for Year 2004 – was held on 30th March 2005 at Sheraton Subang, at 8.00
p.m. The following are the winners of the various awards presented during the night:
Sportsman of the Year – Josiah Ng Onn Lam (Cycling).
Sportswoman of the Year – Elaine Teoh Shueh Fhern (Taekwondo).
Best Team of the Year (Men) – No winner.
Best Team of the Year (Women) – National Women‟s Squash Team.
Special Awards – Encik Chin Mee Keong (Taekwondo) and the late Encik S. Sagunam (Hockey).
National Sports Leadership Award - Encik Rosmanizam Abdullah (Cricket).
OCM wishes to congratulate the following:
Y.B. Datuk Azalina Othman,on her appointment as the first woman Minister of Youth and Sports
Malaysia on Sports on 27th March 2004, and the Asian representative on the WADA Council.
Y.B. Datuk Ong Tee Keat for his reappointment as the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports
Y.B. Dato‟ Hishammuddin Tun Hussein on his promotion to be the Minister of Education and to
thank him for all the support he had contributed to sports development in Malaysia and to the
Y.Bhg. Dato‟ Peter Velappan for being awarded the FIFA Centennial Award of Merit in Paris on
20th May 2004.
Y.Bhg. Prof. Dato‟ Dr. Zakaria Ahmad, President of the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF)
for being awarded the 2004 Chairman‟s Order of Merit presented by The International Gymnastics
Hall of Fame (IGHOF), on 7th May 2004, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
OCM regrets to report the demise of the following during the period under review:
The Late Mr. Ong Hoon Chin, a hardworking, dedicated and long-serving official, of the National
Shooting Association of Malaysia, who passed away on 23rd November 2003.
The Late Mr. Leow Chin Kai, a hardworking, dedicated and long-serving official, of the Amateur
Swimming Union of Malaysia, who passed away on 30th November 2003.
The Late Encik Mohd Fadzil Othman, the Honorary Assistant Secretary of the OCM, from 8th
November 1986 until he retired on 18th December 2002, who passed away on 16th February 2004.
The Late Mr. S. Satgunam, the hardworking, dedicated and long serving Hon. Secretary of the
Malaysian Hockey Federation, who passed away on 1st September 2004.
The President and Members of OCM wish to record their appreciation to:
The Government of Malaysia for its support and financial assistance.
YAB Dato‟ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia.
YB Datuk Azalina Othman Said, the Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia.
YB Dato‟ Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, the Minister Education Malaysia.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia.
The Ministry of Education Malaysia.
The National Sports Council Malaysia.
The Honourable Mayor of Kuala Lumpur.
The City Hall of Kuala Lumpur.
The International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Solidarity.
The Association of National Olympic Committees.
The Olympic Council of Asia.
The Commonwealth Games Federation.
The SEA Games Federation.
Sponsors and Corporate Partners of OCM.
Donors of OCM.
Y.Bhg. Datin Seri Kee Ming-Yuet donated 750 copies of her book “Straits Chinese Porcelain”
Hotel Grand Olympic, Kuala Lumpur.
The print and electronic media.
Members of the Council, the Executive Board and the Committees for their kind assistance and
All volunteers and staff of OCM.
All those who have in one-way or other assisted and supported OCM.
(Dato‟ Sieh Kok Chi)
for and on behalf of the
Executive Board and Council of
Olympic Council of Malaysia