On 12 – 13 May 2018, or MASAF has successfully organized its 12th annual MASAF Games program in Nice, France. The program, run by the MASAF Sport bureau, is participated by Malaysian students from three European countries: France, Germany and Spain. The main objective of this program is to encourage Malaysian students to engage in social and co-curricular activities as well as to bridge the relationship between students in Europe.

A total of 220 participants comprised of 30 students from Spain, 70 students from Germany and 120 students from various cities in France. The program is also enhanced by the presence of PSD PPL Officer Paris, En. Mohd Akmal Abdul Malik together with a family of 4 and Malaysian Youth Council representatives from Malaysia. In addition, the program was also welcomed by the Malaysian Youth Council (MBM) with the presence of MBM representatives from Malaysia.

On May 12, 2018 (Saturday), as early as 7.00 am, French students comprising MASAF Games XII crew gathered at UFR STAPS, Nice to prepare and have breakfast for the participants. Arrivals from various countries are available from 8am to 9.30am. The event commenced at 9.30 am with the opening opening speech being conducted by, Mr. Mohd Akmal Abdul Malik.

The program continued on Sundays with more events such as galah panjang and individual badmintons in the morning while at afternoon, handball and tug-of-war (tarik tali) were continued. The MASAF Games XII program ended with a prize giving ceremony at 5.30 pm. The ceremony was concluded with a medal presentation ceremony by En Akmal and MBM representatives to participants who won gold, silver and bronze medals. Not to mention the best contingent award that has been selected based on the number of gold medals given to the French contingent.

This program has been successfully conducted for the first time in Nice and has successfully achieved the main program objectives. Although the weather on the day of the program was not so good on the second day of the program, however, all the plans were successful. The success of MASAF Sports Bureau crew 2018 in managing this program is very encouraging. We hope this success will continue in the coming year by improving existing activity.

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by : Nadwah Azizah Mohd Kamal Azhari