Above all, Tun Tan’s integrity and sincerity were second to none . He brought with him a wealth of experience as a top-notch leader and first-class administrator. Tun Tan’s drive for shooting recognition earned NSAM affiliation to the Asian Shooting Confederation (ASC), International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) and Southeast Asian Shooting Association (SEASA). Fittingly, he was also one of the founders of ASC and the founder president of SEASA. Locally he took shooting to greater heights by helping to secure a far-flung but tranquil piece of land in Subang for the relocation of the Jalan Gurney Range to its present premise Subang Shooting Range in 1965.
By having a proper home with a conducive environment, Tun Tan ensured that NSAM produced shooters to take part in the Olympics, Asian Games, Asian shooting championship, SEASA championship and SEAP Games, now known as the Sea Games.
Together with his deputy Ally Ong, Tun Tan embarked on youth development programmes in 1980s. Such was his enthusiasm and leadership that he remained as president until his death in 1988. In spite of Tun Tan’s enormous ministerial duties and NGO’s patronage, he spent some of his time popularising the sport, both at the regional and international levels. He was instrumental in forming regional organizations such as the Southeast Asian Shooting Association (SEASA) and Asian Shooting Confederation (ASC).
Due to escalating job pressure, the visionary Tun Tan picked a talented young shooter Ally, who is the current ASC, NSAM and SSA president to initiate and mastermind his long-term vision for the development of the spo