BA of Malaysia (BAM) acting president Tan Sri Mohamed Al Amin Abd Majid (centre) says he is unaware of a ‘gentleman’ agreement between him, his deputy Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria (right) and outgoing president Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff, which will see Norza helming the president post. File pix by LUQMAN HAKIM ZUBIR.

KUCHING: The tradition of not contesting the BA of Malaysia (BAM) president's post, which began in 1985, is expected to continue based on the consensus of affiliates following the national body's council meeting here on Saturday.

It is understood that council members have given the mandate to acting president Tan Sri Mohamed Al Amin Abd Majid and deputy president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria to find the best solution ahead of the annual general meeting (AGM) on Apr 29, in Subang Jaya.

"The council wants us to discuss and do a few things in the next couple of weeks in the best interest of the association.

"It is still premature to elaborate on the process, but we have been given a mandate by the council," said Al Amin, who chaired the meeting.

Issues regarding the hot seat were highlighted when outgoing president, Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff, brought up the matter of a supposed 'gentlemen's agreement' between him, Al Amin and Norza, in which Norza was decided upon to take over the post at the AGM.

Al Amin, however, has denied being party to the agreement and expressed his interest in leading the BAM.

The last time a contest took place was when Tan Sri Elyas Omar ousted then-incumbent Tan Sri Khir Johari.

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