Hamzah Abu Samah
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Hamzah Abu Samah
|President of AFC|
9 December 1978 – 1 August 1994
|Preceded by||Kambiz Atabay|
|Succeeded by||Ahmad Shah|
|Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports|
22 April 1971 – 1 May 1973
|Prime Minister||Tun Abdul Razak|
|Preceded by||Hamzah Ali|
|Succeeded by||Muhyiddin Yassin|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
for Temerloh, Pahang
|Born||5 January 1924|
Kuala Lipis, Malaya (now Malaysia)
|Died||4 September 2012 (aged 88)|
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Resting place||Makam Pahlawan, Masjid Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Political party||United Malays National Organisation|
Tan Sri Hamzah Abu Samah (5 January 1924 – 4 September 2012) was a Malaysian politician, lawyer and sports administrator who served as President of Asian Football Confederation from 9 December 1978 to 1 August 1994.
Samah was educated at Malay College Kuala Kangsar. He went on to study law at Gray's Inn in England. He became a Member of Parliament representing Raub (1967-1978) and Temerloh (1978-1980) in Dewan Rakyat, Malaysia's parliament.
Additionally he was Minister of Sports and Youth from 22 April 1971 to 1 May 1973 in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak. He was defence minister from 1973-1980 and Trade and Industry Minister from 1974-1980. In 1980, he stepped down after having a coronary bypass operation.
Honour of Malaysia
- "Tan Sri Hamzah Bin Datuk Abu Samah". National Archives of Malaysia. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
- "Tan Sri Hamzah Bin Datuk Abu Samah". National Archives of Malaysia. Retrieved 2018-10-02. (in Malay)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2012-09-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- Tan Sri Hamzah ABU SAMAH | Malaysia | IOC Member since 1978
- "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
| President of Asian Football Confederation
Ahmad Shah of Pahang