Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) held its 54th Congress at a hotel in Petaling Jaya on Saturday morning to confirm the successor to HRH Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim for the role of the president.
Datuk Hamidin bin Amin was officially announced as the new FAM president during the congress. He is the 7th president of FAM in the history of the association.
The position was left vacant after Tunku Ismail decided to step down from the position after being installed as the 6th president last year.
Dropouts in the two other nominees meant that Datuk Hamidin stood unopposed heading into the congress.
"I'm pleased to have received the support of the members. I'm honoured to take over from Tunku but at the same time I also know the big responsibilities I'm taking on, said Hamidin in his address after being installed as the new president.
"Some claimed that I'll only be a puppet president but I can tell you now that I will not be under the fingers of anyone. World football has gone through many reformation changes and that is what we would do at FAM."
Datuk Hamidin also went on to confirm that efforts to move the FAM headquarters as well as national team training ground in Putrajaya will be one of the main agenda on his plate.
The new president is also aiming to push for referees in Malaysia to be fully professional in view of the increasing dissatisfaction shown over their performances in domestic matches.