His Excelency Malaysian , hosted this important event together with representatives from the Malaysian Government, Lada, President of the Malaysian Muaythai association Dr. Dato’Shahnaz Azmi and the representatives of IFMA. His excellency, the Minister stated that it had been a long and hard bidding process, and that the announcement of the winning country back in 2012 was a very proud day for Malaysia.


All Malaysian’s are truly proud to welcome the representatives from over 100 countries to the beautiful island of Langkawi. Dr. Dato’Shahnaz Azmi congratulated IFMA on the theme of this year’s World Championships – Youth and Sustainability, with the importance placed on fostering the youth, protecting the environment and creating awareness towards these issues. He extended a warm welcome to everyone with the hope that all friends will have an unforgettable time in Langkawi and that a legacy will stay behind for all the youth of Malaysia and Muaythai.