Malaysia has been selected to host the 34th SEA Games in 2027 by the SEA Games Federation (SEAGF).
Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Mohamad Norza Zakaria said the unanimous decision was made at the SEAGF Council meeting in Hanoi today.
“We would like to thank the SEAGF Council for the trust and belief in OCM to host the SEA Games.
“The OCM will make an appointment to officially inform Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, and Youth and Sports Minister Ahmad Faizal Azumu upon return to Malaysia,” he said in a statement.
This will be the seventh time Malaysia has hosted the SEA Games. It previously hosted the biennial Games in 1965, 1971, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2017.
OCM last year expressed interest in hosting the 2027 Games following Brunei’s withdrawal.
The 31st SEA Games, delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, is ongoing in Hanoi. The opening ceremony will be held tonight, with the Games scheduled to end on May 25.
Cambodia will host the Games for the first time from May 5-16 next year, while Thailand will be hosting the Games in 2025.