KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal is the new Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) president.
The Selangor Hockey Association (SHA) president won the seat unchallenged when nominations closed on Tuesday.
The 49-year-old businessman will be taking over from Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, who is not seeking re-election at the annual general meeting on May 13.
Said Subahan: “I am honoured to be the sixth MHC president. I thank the affiliates for having the trust and confidence in me.
“I would also like to thank Tengku Abdullah for his support and guidance, too. I hope the delegates will elect candidates who are willing to work hard and contribute towards the growth of hockey in Malaysia.”
For the men’s deputy president post, former Kuala Lumpur HA president George Koshy will challenge incumbent vice-president Datuk Nur Azmi Ahmad.
Incumbent women’s deputy president Puan Sri Raja Noora Ashikin is not seeking re-election. It will be a straight fight between incumbent vice-president S. Shamala taking on K. Maheswari.
There were seven nominations – Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohd Ariff, Majid Manjit Abdullah, Datuk Wan Ahmad Nizam, Datuk Ow Soon Kooi, Datuk N. Radhakrishnan, G. Sathis Kumar and A. Vijayshankar – for the five men’s vice-president posts.
Juriah Abdul Wahab, Nik Zarah Kadir and S. Nagula will be contesting for the two women’s vice-president posts.
All the nominees have until May 9 to withdraw from the election.