PUTRAJAYA, 14th February, 2017 — Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (“Ajinomoto Co.”) today signed an agreement to provide sponsorship for the 29th Southeast Asian Games (“SEA Games”) and the 9th ASEAN Para Games scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in August and September, 2017. Ajinomoto Co. is now a Platinum Sponsor for both games dubbed as KUALA LUMPUR 2017.
The highly anticipated SEA Games and the ASEAN Para Games are biennial events held every two years to help forging strong regional cooperation, understanding and unity within the Southeast Asian community. They are the largest sports events held in Southeast Asia, attracting more than 600 million people in the region. This year as Malaysia plays host, Ajinomoto Co. becomes the first Japanese company that sponsors these events, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Malaysia, and on occasion to Malaysia’s 60th Diamond Jubilee of national independence. Ajinomoto Co. is delighted to contribute towards the success of the 29th SEA Games in marking the good Malaysia-Japan relationship for the past 60 years and look forward to maintaining the intimate international relationship between both countries in the future.
Ajinomoto Co. has been playing a part as one of the pioneers based in Malaysia since 1961. The well-established Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Berhad <AMB> is celebrating its 56th anniversary this year. Thriving with Ajinomoto Group’s advances in ‘food’ and ‘health’, AMB aims to continue contribute to Malaysian society through its full range of products and Corporate Social Responsibility activities.
In addition, Ajinomoto Co. has started its business operations in other Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore for many years, maintaining a close connection with the local food culture.
For further information, please contact:
Corporate Communications Department, Ajinomoto (M) Bhd. via [email protected] OR +60-3-7980 6958 (Ms. Lau/Ms. Cindy Chan at Ext.: 426/439)