Sporting tribute to Tunku-The Star, 24 August 2006

FOND memories of the late Tunku Abdul Rahman, our first Prime Minister, and his contributions to society and to sport still live on in the hearts of many people.

The sixth Tunku Abdul Rahman Memorial Golf Tournament held at Kelab Golf Negara Subang last Saturday sought to remember Bapa Malaysia by helping the less fortunate through a sport that he loved.

Four charity organisations – Tasputra Perkim, Rumah Amal Cahaya Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (Ractar), the Arthritis Foundation of Malaysia and St Nicholas Home in Penang – received RM6,000 each from the organising committee of the tournament.

Tournament organising secretary Peter Chua said the tournament was a tribute and salutation to the late Tunku, in recognition of his immense contribution to the development of sport in Malaysia, particularly golf.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong (left) receving the 5-wood used by the late Tunku from Chua (right).

“We want to show people that we care for these charity organisations and the proceeds can really help them in their mission, It makes organising this event , which is once in two years, a worthwhile and satisfying effort,” he said.

The guest of honour at the tournament, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail, who had participated in the last three tournaments, gave away the prizes to the champion and runners-up.

The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong had also taken part in the event held at A’ famosa Golf Resort in 2002 and KGNS in 2004.

In appreciation of his support, the King was presented a 5-Wood that was used by the late Tunku when he was the Prime Minister by the organising committee,

Former ADC to the late Tunku, Owen Chung, had presented the golf club from his collection to Chua,

Datuk Seri Suleiman Amin scored 44 points to emerge champion, winning himself a return ticket to London by Emirates, worth RM7,000.

Tunku Kamarul Aznun, who scored 43 points, finished second and won a four-day / three-night stay at Club Med in Bali, Indonesia, worth RM2,500.

Source: The Star