PUTRAJAYA, Oct 4 – The ‘Jump For World Peace Malaysia 2014’ event which ended today, received two recognitions from the Malaysia Book Of Records (MBR) for the oldest base jumper and the youngest base jumper. The certificates were presented by MBR representative Helilia Juana Hashim to Jamaluddin Ismail (oldest jumper) and Haziq Azlan (youngest jumper) for jumping from a height of 152 metres.
Jamaluddin, 59, a former soldier, said his interest in sky diving began since 1980 when he was serving the armed forces. “Since then, I frequently took part in base jumping and today, I was recognised,” he told reporters. Hailing from Kuantan, Pahang, Jamaluddin hopes to jump from the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Meanwhile, Haziq, 26, said he was introduced to base jumping when he was 13, while following his father who was a base jump enthusiast.
“The recognition today, is a moral booster for me to take on bigger challenges in future,” he added. The event was held at the tallest building in Putrajaya which houses the women, family and community development ministry. Jumps were earlier held at Menara Tun Mustapha Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Sept 12-14), Menara Sanyan Sibu, Sarawak (Sept 18-21), as well as Gua Damai Batu Caves, Selangor (Sept 23-24).