1971 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games

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6th Southeast Asian Peninsular Games
Host city Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nations participating 7
Events --- in 15 sports
Opening ceremony December 6, 1971
Closing ceremony December 13, 1971
Officially opened by Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah
Ceremony venue Stadium Merdeka

The 6th Southeast Asian Peninsular Games were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 6 December – 13 December 1971. In this edition of the games, host country Malaysia joined Singapore in pressuring Thailand to let the SEAP Games Federation expand to include the Philippines and Indonesia, but to no avail. Thai officials felt that such expansion would be contrary to the small family affair they had intended the games to be, and would not be in keeping with the close-neighbours spirit the games was supposed to cultivate.

Medal count[edit]

      Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Thailand 44 27 38 109
2  Malaysia 41 43 55 139
3  Singapore 32 33 31 96
4  Burma 20 28 13 61
5 Cambodia Khmer Republic 17 18 17 52
6  South Vietnam 3 6 9 18
7  Laos 0 1 4 5
Total 157 156 167 480

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Preceded by
1969
Rangoon, Burma
Southeast Asian Games Succeeded by
1973
Singapore