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The Malaysian Football League had a tough 2019, which saw clubs suffering revenue shortfalls after two big commercial partners backed out of their deals. In the wake of making some significant commercial deals starting in 2020, Kevin McCullagh talks to MFL's chief commercial officer, Winnie Chan, about how the league is trying to recover.

Malaysia’s UCI-certified Tour de Langkawi has long struggled with raising enough revenue to cover costs, but a path to break even may lie through China. SportBusiness’ Asia editor Kelvin Tan reports.

Rugby has a surprisingly large cachet in Malaysia, but the sport’s commercial potential has always been limited by the lack of a home. John Duerden investigates how that could change with the construction of the country’s first rugby-specific stadium.

Malaysia’s football clubs are to be formally privatised this year, but the journey from state support to self-sufficiency looks fraught, with questions over the future of broadcasting and sponsorship revenues. John Duerden takes a closer look.

The legends of Li Na, Kim Yuna and Lee Chong Wei have all retired and their absences leave gaping holes in their sports back home, one that sponsors and associations are keen to fill as quickly as possible. 

The Olympic flame is being removed from display in Japan as the country enters a month-long 'state of emergency' in response to the coronavirus pandemic

India has tendered its bid documents to host the AFC Asian Cup in 2027. If the country succeeds, it would be the biggest football tournament it has ever hosted

The inaugural Asean Football Federation Club Championship (ACC) has been rescheduled to 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak. The AFF confirmed the postponement last week

Southeast Asia's first franchise-based mobile esports league, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Indonesia (MPL-ID), has agreed an eight-country media-rights deal with esports pay-television…

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Lee Choong Kay, vice-president of sports business at Astro Malaysia, explains why organisations need to move fast and devote more time to esports.

Mark Bisson looks at how the race to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games is hotting up following the collapse of Durban's project to stage the multi-sport event.

In 2012, the number of tourists visiting Malaysia rose to more than 25 million, a year-on-year increase of four per cent.

Bringing major international sport to the region has played a central role in the country's tourism strategy, and the hosting of events such as Formula One and MotoGP grands prix and ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) and WTA (Women's Tennis Association) tournaments has made Malaysia an important destination for rights-holders looking to establish a presence on the Asian continent.

In an exclusive interview with SportBusiness Group editorial director Kevin Roberts at the 2013 SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Tony Nagamaiah, general manager of Malaysia Major Events, explains the country's ambitions to become the premier destination for international sports events in Asia.

International and local business of sport figures set to attend launch event of industry year.