Asian honorary vice president Baharuddin Jamil dies aged 77

Major Baharuddin Jameel.

World Archery Asia honorary vice president Major (retd) Baharuddin Jamil died on 18 January in Malaysia.

Elected council member of the continental federation in 2001, then first vice president in 2005, the major was also a member of World Archery’s board of justice and ethics from 2003 to 2015. He was awarded a silver plaquette for his services to the sport upon his retirement at congress in Copenhagen.

“Our heartfelt sympathies go to the Major Baharuddin’s family, as well as the archery communities in Asia and Malaysia. The major was a significant figure in the growth of events and activities across the continent and a valued servant of the sport, and a very valuable friend for me,” said World Archery president Prof Dr Ugur Erdener.

As well as international positions as an official and a judge – particularly in Asia – the major held multiple administrative roles within Malaysia, including a period as secretary of the Malaysian archery federation. He was often referred to as the ‘father‘ of archery in the country.

“Major Baharuddin was key in the development of World Archery Asia and contributed to the development of many countries in the region,” said World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen.

“We send our most sincere condolences to his family and the archery family in Malaysia.”

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