APUSU APUSU’s Mustaza Ahmad (left) with then-President Tai Lian and Vice President Baldomero Estenzo during the inaugural in 2016 held in Bangkok.

Alvin Tai Lian elected as APUSU President Emeritus

June 20, 2021 People's Tonight 905 views

MALAYSIA’S Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Sports Director Mustaza Ahmad, who is retiring in September, was elected President of the Asia Pacific University Sports Union (APUSU) via an online Zoom meet held recently.

Ahmad, the former Secretary-General of Malaysian University Sports Federation (MASUM), was overwhelmingly confirmed by the members of the APUSU Executive Committee, led by Dr. Ekodjatmiko Sukarso of Indonesia,Yutaka Misutani of Japan, Prof. Robert Milton Calo of the Philippines, Taschai Sansanapitayakorn of Thailand, Fujita Masahiro of Japan, Bou Chum Serey of Cambodia, Park Hyun Mo of Korea, Dr. Abdul Waheed Mughal of Pakistan, Mu Jian of China, Senarath Alwis of Sri Lanka andLeey Sabree of Brunei.

Alvin Tai Lian of the Philippines was given the highest honor as President Emeritus.

Dr. Ekodjatmito Sukardo, Japan’s Yutaka Mizutani, and Mr. Taschai Sansanapitayakorn were elected as vice presidents, respectively.

Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) secretary-general Graham C. Lim was unanimously elected as the APUSU secretary-general/ CEO

Also elected to the Executive Committee were Purna Singh Bohara of Nepal and . Eugene Chow of Singapore.

The Executive Committee also named Philippines’ Maria Cecilia Sarmiento as treasurer, replacing Taschai Sansanapitayakorn of Thailand.

The Induction of the APUSU officers will be held at the Ministry of Sports in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in late November or early December this year when the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted by the proper authority.

The APUSU was founded in 2015 with headquarters located at the Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. By Graham Lim