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 will also 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 in the 29th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017!