Monday, 1 June 2009

Former National Weightlifter's Death A Great Loss - OCM

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama)-- Former national weightlifter and Hall of Fame inductee Sum Kwok Seng, passed away on Saturday at the age of 84.

The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) in a statement here today said, the late Sum was an active member of the Malaysian Amateur Weightlifting Federation (MAWF) from the 1950 to the 1990s.

He was also the Chef-de-Mission of the Malaysian Contingent to the 1970 British Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.

According to the statement, Sum was also one of the founders of the Southeast Asia Peninsular Games Federation in 1959.

"The late Sum Kwok Seng was a very dedicated sports official, with strong ethics and passion for the development of sport.

"His death is a great loss to the country and leaves a big void in the Olympic Movement of Malaysia," the statement said.

For his contributions, Sum was inducted into the OCM Hall of Fame in 2002.

He would be cremated at 2pm tomorrow at the Qui Yuen Funeral Parlour in Petaling Jaya.


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