Vision KL speaks to Tunku Tan Sri Imran Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar, the Deputy Chairman of the Malaysia Organising Committee (MASOC) to find out what it takes to organise the SEA Games from scratch.
Tunku Tan Sri Imran is a man of many hats. For starters, he’s the President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia, a title which automatically makes him the President of the SEA Games Federation, as Malaysia is once again the host country of the 29th SEA Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games. To cap it off, he’s also the Chairman of the Technical Committee, aside from his other position revealed in the by-line above.
Suffice to say that this ‘Sporting Prince’ eats, sleeps and breathes sports, with a well-decorated CV (squash champion and national cricket team member no less) to prove it. He therefore more than fits the bill when it comes to organising KL2017. His responsibilities are many, but they all point to the accomplishment of one thing – ensuring that the Games’ Constitution and Rules are followed. So far, he says, it’s going according to plan.