KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said Malaysia must wait for the decision of the other members of Asean on its proposal for Asean to bid to be hosts of the 2034 Football World Cup.
He said the delegates who were present at the Asean Sport Ministers Meeting in Laos in December were in principle agreeable to the proposal but they had to refer to their respective governments before it could be submitted to FIFA.
"To me, in principle Malaysia has no problem to make the bid because it is done in the spirit of Asean.
"During the meeting, my deputy (Datuk M Saravanan) and the ministry's secretary-general (Datuk Jamil Salleh) had tabled on behalf of Malaysia that we agreed to Asean bidding for the 2034 World Cup and the other delegates also concurred.
"But they (Asean nations) have to get the final decision from their respective governments (before submitting the bid to FIFA)," he said.....