Norza thankful for Tunku Imran’s trust

PETALING JAYA — Olympic Council Malaya (OCM) deputy president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria says the main task for him if elected as president for the 2018-2020 term is to make all sports to the same level.

Norza, also the BA of Malaysia president, is the best candidate to replace him, according to president Tunku Imran Ja’afar.

Tunku Imran, holding the position for 20 years, has decided not to stand for re-election next June.

“Tunku Imran has been the OCM chief for so many years and he also the former president of the Commonwealth Games Federation,” Norza said yesterday.

“Those big achievements by him (Tunku Imran) inspire me to emulate him.

“My main mission is bringing all sports to the same level — not just focus on popular or big sports (like badminton and football).

“The Olympics sports need the attention. I will help them in terms of how to bring in the sponsorships and funding.”

Norza, however, stressed it is still premature for him to talk about him about his future role in OCM.

“As for now, I need to focus on task as deputy president and my responsibilty as BAM president.

“Most important thing is we need to excel in Commonwealth Games and Asian Games next year.”

Elected in August 2015 as deputy president, Norza was also appointed by the OCM as the chef de mission (CDM) for the Malaysia contingent at the 2015 Singapore SEA Games .

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