AL-AMIN ELECTED BAC VP

Dato Al Amin Majid was elected as the Vice President of the Badminton Asia Confederation in the Annual General Meeting held at the Taj Hotel in Lucknow today.

Al Amin polled 23 out of the 26 possible votes, same as two others – Liu Fengyan of China and Juniarto Suhandinata of Indonesia.

Three others who won were Indian BA president Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta (22 votes), Jassem Kanso of Lebanon ( 21 votes) and Kim Hak Suk of Korea ( 14 votes )

Prior to the elections, the AGM voted unanimously for the removal of VK Verma as the continental representative at BWF as well as the position of Secretary General of BAC.

The position will now be vacant and the new Exco of BAC will determine on the process to fill the position, either with an EGM by BAC or to wait for the BWF AHM in May next year.

There were four withdrawals and one disqualification from the race for the Vice President, which had 16 candidates nominated.

Those who withdrew were Junichiro Yamada (Japan), Peshtiwan Najeed Nadir (Iraq), Kholoud Bitar (Syria) and Prof Ranjit de Silva (Sri Lanka) while Syed Naqi Mohsin (Pakistan) was disqualified as the Pakistan BA was suspended by BWF.

For the race of the President, Katsuto Momli was elected unopposed following the withdrawal of Dato Mohd Nadzmi Salleh.

It was the same case for the position of Hon. Secretary, Surasak Songvarakulpan of Thailand won unopposed after the withdrawal of Jan Hadi Santosa Tanzil from Indonesia while Aamer Hayat Khan Rokhri of Pakistan was disqualified due the suspension of the Pakistan BA by BWF.

Tong Wai Lun of Hong Kong was elected as the Hon. Treasurer after Amanda Lalindra of Sri Lanka withdrew while Saeed Iqbal of Pakistan was disqualified.

Vice President Election Results

Dr.Akhlilesh Das Gupta ( India )- 22
Jassem Kanso ( Lebonan )- 21
Liu Fengyan ( China )- 23
Juniarto Suhandinata ( Indonesia )-23
Maria do Carmo RM Carvalho ( Macau ) – 5
Sugar Dulam ( Mongolia )- 4
Le Dang Xu ( Vietnam )- 0
Kim Hak Suk ( Korea ) – 14
Dato Al Amin Majid ( Malaysia ) – 23
Mohammadredza Pouria ( Iran )- 11
Francis Koh Keng Siang ( Singapore ) – 4