Presidential Council members of the Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA), led by President Dato’ Seri Lee Tian Hock, personally visited the family of the late Tan Sri Lee San Choon and were received by his wife, Puan Sri Mok Thye Yuen. MABA expressed condolences and offered their sympathies to Puan Sri Mok Thye Yuen and her family.
At the same time, Presidential Council members, led by President Dato’ Seri Lee Tian Hock, paid their respects to the family of the former MABA President Tan Sri Lee San Choon who passed away last week. They also recognised the contributions that the late president had made to the Malaysian basketball community.
Dato’ Seri Lee Tian Hock, the President of MABA, and the members of the Presidential Council paid tribute to the late basketball icon, Tan Sri Lee San Choon, who was an outstanding leader in the Malaysian basketball community. He served as the President of MABA for 13 years from 1972 to 1985. His passing was a great loss to the Malaysian basketball community.
Tan Sri Lee was a leader with vision and courage, who worked tirelessly to strengthen the friendship between Malaysia and China through basketball, promoting cultural and sporting exchanges between the two nations. In 1974, he facilitated a friendly match between the basketball delegations of Malaysia and China, which enhanced mutual trust and friendship, and raised the level of basketball in Malaysia.
During the meeting, Puan Sri Mok Thye Yuen also shared many of Tan Sri Lee San Choon’s contributions to the preparation of the MABA building.
Under his leadership, MABA established several new committees that contributed to the development of basketball in the country. In 1983, he founded the league committee, with the intention of establishing the Malaysian Basketball League in 1984 and focus on improving the national team’s performance.
Tan Sri Lee San Choon was a leader in the Malaysian basketball community. Under his leadership, the national women’s basketball team achieved an unprecedented five consecutive championships from 1977 to 1985, showcasing his leadership skills and sports management acumen.
Tan Sri Lee San Choon’s passing was a great loss, and his contributions to the Malaysian basketball community will always be remembered. To express their gratitude for all that he had done for the sport, President Dato’ Seri Lee Tian Hock and the members of the Presidential Council conveyed their deepest condolences and sympathies to his family and loved ones.