PETALING JAYA, Aug 23 — Mohd Nazifuddin Najib yesterday became the youngest ever Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) vice-president and is set to live up to legacy of his grandfather — the late Tun Abdul Razak Hussein.
Former prime minister Abdul Razak was the fourth OCM president from 1969 to 1976.
The 32-year-old entrepreneur was nominated by the Malaysian Taekwondo Association. He is their deputy president.
“I thank the delegates for voting me in. I hope to help OCM in moving forward to greater heights,” said Nazifuddin.
“My grandfather was responsible for laying the foundation of OCM and I have a tough act to follow.”
Nazifuddin, in his two-minute address, impressed the delegates with his aim and vision.
“National associations have always been burdened with financial woes and I hope to help put them in better standing,” said Nazifuddin, who specialises in business management coordination and organising internal operations.
“I am not talking about handouts. I intend to implement programmes where all national associations will be involved in fund raising campaigns.
“I hope to use my expertise to further improve their financial standings with good management of their funds.”
Nazifuddin emphasised the newly elected office-bearers must be resourceful as a team to meet OCM’s high demands.
“We can always do better to our enhance image.”
Nazifuddin has not forgotten his responsibility to his fellow youth members.
He set up the Youth on Unity, a non-profit organisation focusing on opportunities for youth in urban and suburban areas to embark on development programmes.
Nazifuddin, a graduate from Nottingham University, was responsible for organising sports carnivals for Malaysian students studying in various universities in England.