The Interhash 1998 Organising Committee promoted and sponsored the formation of the Malaysian Hash Council (MHC) and the 1st Malaysian Nash Hash (MNH) with the strategy to unite all the Malaysian Hash chapters and help raise funds for Malaysia’s bid to win the Interhash 98.
REGISTRATION OF THE MALAYSIAN HASH COUNCIL
Hash history was made when Malaysian Grandmasters met on 17/9/1995 to initiate and elect the 1st Malaysian Hash Council. The MHC was officially registered with the Registrar of Societies on 12th October, 1996.
The logo of the Malaysian Hash Council are two feet in a round circle with the words Majlis Hash Malaysia appearing in bold capital letters outside the circle and the words Malaysian Hash Council appearing in capital letters inside the circle.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the MHC are:
(a) To promote the orderly development of Hash Clubs in Malaysia with a view to sustain the traditions of Hash activities as envisaged by the founding fathers.
(b) To maintain a register of member clubs and sanction new clubs.
(c) To maintain a register of all Hash clubs in the world since hashing was founded in Malaysia. (This function has been taken over by the Geneaologist of the Hash ‘Tumbling” Bill Panton and subsequently by Mike Lyons. The present day genealogist is Neil Campbell of the KL Harriets n Petaling Hash).
(d) To carry out and coordinate Hash activities and disseminate information to all affiliated clubs in Malaysia, in-line with its status as Malaysian Nash Hash.
FOUNDING COUNCIL MEMBERS
The council members elected were as follows:
GROWTH OF HASH CHAPTERS IN MALAYSIA
When the Malaysian Hash Council was formed in 1996, there were 115 known chapters. To-date, there are 219 Malaysian Hash Chapters affiliated with the Council with many more unregistered chapters in the country.
Hashing in the early days was a easy and fun going activity, relieving the ‘stress’ from our working life. Everyone was equal and nobody was discriminated. All members took pride and played an active role in organising and raising funds for their respective chapters. There was no such thing as a ‘free’ ride as every hasher had to share the costs equally.
Running areas were plentiful and easy accessible. However, due to ‘development’, running areas became scarce and a distance from the urban areas. With increasing awareness to the enviornment, hashers must now be aware of their social responsibiliy and ensure that the enviornment is left untouched in line with our motto, hashers only leave ‘footprints’ behind.
The MHC must also be seen to be increasingly active to promote the sport of hashing in order to be relevant and fulfill their role and objective as envisaged by our founding fathers.