Johor’s Second Since 1992 – Hosting 20th SUKMA in 2020

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A group picture with the committee members – X for XX; 20 in roman numerals

Two-day workshop for the organising committee of the event

A two-day workshop for the organising committee of SUKMA 2020 was held at Kota Iskandar, Iskandar Puteri. It would be Johor’s second time to host SUKMA, the first in 1992. All states have since played host to the event, and next year, in 2020, would be its 20th games.

SUKMA 2020 will see 16 main sports events and 10 sports of ‘choice’. Twenty will be held in Johor Bahru while the rest will be split to Batu Pahat, Muar, and Kota Tinggi, Johor. The objective of the workshop was to ensure that all committees are clear about their roles and responsibilities, job scope, points of coordination and the standard operating procedures in organising the bi-annual national multi-sports event.

It will be held sometime in July 2020 and designs are in place, plus renovations are on the way. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) will house more than 10000 athletes and technical officers.

In order to ensure that the buildings and facilities are not abandoned after the event, the spaces have already been marketed and advertised to be utilised after SUKMA 2020.

State Executive Committee for Youth and Sports, Mohd Khuzzan, said that the state government is committed and ready to welcome the arrival of more than 13000 athletes and officers from all over Malaysia. “We are the ones who will determine the glory and success of the future generation. I have high hopes that the organisation of this event will be the best in history.”

He also ensured the workshop attendees that his office will always be open for them to raise issues and solve it immediately. “If you can’t make it (to office) at 5pm, come at 6 or 7. I will be waiting at my office!”.