OCM Weekly Highlights
13th March 2011
OCM Official Website: www.olympic.org.my
2nd Ayam A1 Junior Basketball League – 11th to 27th March 2011, at the Batu 11 Basketball Courts, Cheras.
2011 National Sports Awards – 15th March 2011 at 8.00 pm at the Grand Ballroom, Manderin Oriental, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.
CMIB – Kuala Lumpur Open Squash Championship – 15th to 20th March 2011, at the National Squash Centre, Bukit Jalil and Berjaya Times Square.
Malaysian DanceSport Berhad Dinner and Dance – 27th March 2011 at Kelab Taman Perdana DiRaja (Royal Lake Club), Kuala Lumpur.
Asian Squash Championships 2011 – 26th to 30th April 2011 at the Nicol David International Squash Centre, Bukit Dumbar, Penang, from 7.00 pm to 12.00 midnight.
Malaysian Waterski & Wakeboard Junior Cup – 6th to 8th May 2011 at Water Sports Complex Presint 6, Putrajaya
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Executive Board Meeting – 9th & 10th May 2011, Kuala Lumpur.
Putrajaya Waterski & Wakeboard Cups – 27th to 29th May 2011 at Water Sports Complex Presint 6, Putrajaya
30th Annual General Assembly of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) – 18th June 2011 at 10.00 a.m. at OCM Indoor Sports Arena, Level 3, Wisma OCM.
Malaysian National Open Waterski & Wakeboard Championship – 8th to 10th July 2011 at Water Sports Complex Presint 6, Putrajaya
Sarawak Wakeboard World Cup – 16th to 18th September 2011, at Kuching, Sarawak.
2011 IWWF Asian Waterski & Wakeboard Championship – 5th to 9th October 2011 at Water Sports Complex Presint 6, Putrajaya.
1st Asian Shotgun Shooting Championships – 5th to 15th December 2011 at National Shooting Range, Subang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
MAJOR SPORTS EVENTS 2011/2012
9th World Conference on Sport and the Environment – 30 April to 2 May 2011, Qatar.
51st International Session for Young Participants – 25th June to 9th July 2011, Olympia, Greece.
30th General Assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) – 14th July 2011 at Tokyo, Japan.
4th Commonwealth Youth Games 2011 – 7th to 13th September 2011, Isle of Man.
14th World Sport for All Congress 2011 – 20th to 23rd September 2011 at Beijing, China.
26th SEA Games 2011 – 11th to 25th November 2011 at Pelembang and Jakarta, Indonesia.
Games of the XXX Olympiad – 27th July to 12th August 2012, London.
The Office Bearers and members of OCM wish to extend our condolences to the family of the late Master Chew Teik Seong, who passed away peacefully at Pusat Perubatan University Malaya on 11th March 2011, one month and 11 days short of his 73rd birthday.
The late Master Chew was born on 22nd April 1938, as the second son of eight children to a shopkeeper and a housewife in a very small village called Behrang Station in Perak, Malaysia. Upon completion of his Senior Cambridge school certificate, he chose to undergo a teacher-training course. His decision not to join the family business was met with protests by his parents. They eventually saw his determination and lovingly gave their support to his efforts.
He spent three years as an active trainee teacher, majoring in English Language. His college days were his happiest days, as he engaged in sports and various outdoor activities. During a short stint in the Eastern Coast state of Terengganu (which coincidently was where the 1994 World Championships were held), he represented the state in basketball and the district in soccer.
Due to his active participation in sports, he was selected to attend the Specialist Teachers’ Training Institute (STTI) for a Physical and Health Education course in 1967, where he experienced his first exposure to Taekwon-Do.
After his training course, he was posted back to a secondary school where he proved to be a popular teacher in school. His outstanding work paid off as he was soon appointed to be a lecturer of Physical and Health Education in 1974 and was posted to the Sultan Idris Teachers’ Training College, where he became the adviser of the inaugural Taekwon-Do club there. This was the beginning of a long history of his Taekwon-Do career.
The late Master Chew had a long and distinguished career with the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF). From 1976 to the time of his demise, he was the Instructor of International Taekwon-Do Academy, Tanjong Malim. In 1978, he participated in the 2nd World Taekwon-Do Championship held in Oklahoma, USA. From 1989 to 2000, he was the President of Perak State Taekwon-Do Association. In 1993/94, he was appointed Secretary of Tournament and Technical Committee of the 9th World Taekwon-Do Championship, held in Kuala Terenganu. In 1999, the late Master Chew was elected President of International Taekwon-Do Federation Malaysia (ITFM), Chief of delegate of Malaysian team at the 11th ITF World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. On 21st November 1999, he was promoted to 7th Dan (M-7-5) by General Choi Hong Hi.
Unfortunately, he was diagnosed of nose and throat cancer in 1988 and from then on, it has been a long battle against the disease and he had to limit many of his favourite past times with the exception of Taekwon-Do. Master Chew’s pride is his family – he and his beloved wife have four children – two boys and a pair of twin girls. They are his strongest supporters to keep him going in whatever activities he is involved in. He has four lovely grandchildren, too.
(Note: The above was written by the late Mr. Chew’s son)
Chefs de Mission of OCM
The Olympic Council of Malaysia has appointed the following as Chefs de Mission for the following Games:
- Encik Rosmanizam Abdullah, Hon. Assistant Treasurer of OCM – Chef de Mission of the 4th Commonwealth Youth Games at Isle of Man from 7th to 13th September 2011.
- Y.Bhg. Dato’ Syed Mustaffa Syed Ali, President of Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia and Y.Bhg. Datuk Naim Mohamad, Deputy President of the Malaysian National Cycling Federation – the Chefs de Mission of the 26th SEA Games 2011, 11th to 25th November 2011 at Pelembang and Jakarta, Indonesia. Y.Bhg. Dato’ Syed Mustaffa Syed Ali will be the CDM in Palembang and Y.Bhg. Datuk Naim Mohamad, the CDM in Jakarta.
- Y.A.Bhg. Tun Ahmad Sarji bin Abdul Hamid – Chef de Mission of the London 2012 Olympic Games from 27th July to 12th August 2012 in London. Y.A.Bhg. Tun Ahmad Sarji bin Abdul Hamid is the President of the Malaysian Lawn Bowls Federation.
Tokio Marine Insurans (Malaysia) Berhad – New Corporate Sponsor of OCM
The Olympic Council of Malaysia wishes to welcome Tokio Marine Insurans (Malaysia) Berhad, as its Corporate Sponsor under the General Insurance Product Category. Tokio Marine Insurans (Malaysia) Berhad took over from Pan Global Insurance Berhad as the Sponsor of OCM.
Farewell Message of Encik Clement Soo, on his retirement as Secretary General of Makaf and Vice President of AKF
This will be my last e-mail as the Secretary General of Makaf and Vice President of AKF. It has been a very pleasant journey for me, lasting 33 years and I have enjoyed every moment with Makaf and AKF. Alas no matter how pleasant the journey is, it must come to an end. It is with a tinge of sadness that I am leaving the organizations where I spent nearly half my life.
Over the many years I have encountered many problems and the most difficult ones are those relating to People. Each and everyone of us has our own idiosyncrasy, our own ideology, our own way of doing things. I have had differences with my colleagues and even heated arguments over work but I have confined these incidents to the work situation and not let it become personal. Confucius said, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, and I have tried my best to follow this adage in my relationships. I have always believed in “Compromise” rather than “Confrontation” in my dealings and this has stood me well. “To be successful one must be able to work with people and getting their supports”.
To the majority of you, I am just an e-mail address, to some I am a Voice over the phone or an Acquaintance or a friend. Whoever you are, wherever you may be I wish you all the best in Life. I bid you “Auf Wiedersehen”, till we meet again, Good Luck and Good Health.
Dated 9th March 2011.
The Office Bearers and members of OCM wish Encik Clement Soo a happy and peaceful retirement.