Malaysia bidding to host SEA Games in 2017

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Malaysia will be making a bid to host the 2017 SEA Games, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced Tuesday.

He said the matter was approved by the Cabinet last week with the caveat that hosting the meet should be “cost sensitive” based on the financial situation of the country.

No new facilities will be built except for the velodrome in Nilai for which the tender is already out.

Existing facilities will be refurbished and and a new Games Village will also not be built.

The last time Malaysia hosted the Games was in 2001 in Kuala Lumpur.

Khairy also said that his ministry also plans to include Sabah and Sarawak for venues apart from Langkawi for sailing sports, Nilai (track cycling) and Johor (road cycling)

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