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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. 

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.

The organisers of the new Asean Club Championship football tournament are preparing to launch this year without the participation of Malaysian clubs

The Reddentes Sports agency has sublicensed from Malaysian pay-television broadcaster Astro the media rights outside Malaysia for the 2019 Sepak Takraw League Champions Cup and the inaugural 2020 Asia…

The Malaysian Open will return to the Asian Tour in 2020, after a four year hiatus

The Malaysian Football League announced on Saturday that it wouldn't be able to pay its clubs a planned second instalment of media rights revenue this year

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