Beng Choo re-elected as Softball Asia president

KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 (Bernama) — Former Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) secretary-general Datuk Low Beng Choo has been re-elected as Softball Asia president today.

Beng Choo, who is also the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) secretary-general, defended the Asian softball top post during the election that took place during the 4th WBSC Congress being held in Taipei City, Taiwan.

Softball Asia, in a statement posted on its website, also confirmed that Yi-Chuan Pan from Taiwan will serve as its chairman, while Japan’s Taeko Utsugi was elected as first vice-president, and Sally Swee Gaik Lim (Malaysia) as secretary-general.

The Asian governing body also elected Susan Zhang (China), Patrick Ka Him NG (Hong Kong), Eun-Young Kim (Korea), Jean Henri Lhuillier (Philippines) and Yotsakrai Phainpanitporn (Thailand) as vice presidents.

Asia’s governing body of softball also appointed Chia Hsing Chang (Taiwan) as secretary to chairman Pan and Yutaka Miyake (Japan) as an advisor.

“In addition, the Softball Asia Congress unanimously approved the appointment of Yang Xu, the president of the Chinese Softball Association, as WBSC Softball Continental Vice President for Asia. Xu stepped in the role on an interim basis last year for the late Hiromi Tokuda,” it said.