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Historic moment for Malaysia NOC


05 Feb 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 5, 2018: The Flag Handing Ceremony for the Malaysian contingent to the XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 was held on Sunday, February 4 at the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. The ceremony was officiated by HRH Tunku Imran, President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia and IOC Member.

HRH Tunku Imran presented the Jalur Gemilang to the Chef de Mission of the Malaysian contingent, Dato' Paduka Mumtaz Jaffar (Vice President), and to figure skater Julian Yee, Malaysia’s flag bearer. The participation in the PyeongChang 2018 will be an historical moment for Malaysia as this will be their debut in the Olympic Winter Games since its inception in 1924.

Those who were present to witness this special occasion were members of the Executive Board of OCM, namely Dato' Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria (Deputy President), Dato' Mohd Nazifuddin, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib (Vice President) and Dato' Low Beng Choo (Secretary General), Dato' Roh Jae Yeol (Director of Corporate Affairs of Samsung Malaysian Electronics Sdn Bhd), Ms. Cheon Hyo Jeong (Second Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea), Mr. Ahmad Zawawi Zakaria (Deputy CEO of National Sports Institute), Mr. Jefri Ngadirin (Acting Director of Athletes Division of National Sports Council), Mr. Mohamad Fadzli Johan (President of Ice Skating Association of Malaysia), family members of the athletes and team officials, members of the media and staff of OCM.
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