From the Minister of Youth and Sports and Chairman of the Malaysia Organising Committee (MASOC), Y.B. Brig. Gen. Khairy Jamaluddin.
After 16 years, Malaysia is once again hosting the SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games which will be branded as Kuala Lumpur 2017. Back then, we had just hosted a highly successful Commonwealth Games in 1998 and managed to become the overall champion at the 2001 SEA Games.
Since then, Malaysian sports has seen its ups and downs. Despite that, it has never lost its vibrancy and excitement, especially among sports fans who always support their local sporting heroes.
The year 2017 will also mark Malaysia's 60th year of independence - an important milestone in our young nation's history. I am sure that on the sporting front, the 29th chapter of the SEA Games as well as the 9th ASEAN Para Games will be a landmark occasion and a source of pride for all Malaysians in many years to come.
Most importantly, we promise to put on a good show for all the athletes, officials and most importantly, sports fans and enthusiasts like yourself.
See you at the Kuala Lumpur 2017!
The Malaysia Organising Committee (MASOC) for Kuala Lumpur 2017 will be headed by the Malaysian Prime Minister, Y.A.B. Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, as its advisor.
Minister of Youth and Sports, Y.B. Brig. Gen. Khairy Jamaluddin and OCM President Y.A.M. Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Jaafar are the Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.
As the Chairman, Y.B. Brig. Gen. Khairy Jamaluddin will oversee the entire organisation of the Games. The Chief Executive Officer of the Committee is Dato' Seri Zolkples Embong. The Malaysia Organising Committee (MASOC) will be supported by 15 sub-committees which were formed earlier in 2015.