The Sukma Games is a sporting event in Malaysia held once every year. Sukma is an acronym for Sukan Malaysia; literally Malaysian Games, in other words this event is often viewed as a high end national level competition and is usually referred to as the "Malaysian Olympics". The first Games was held in 1986 in Kuala Lumpur. The game is held annually since 2011; previously it was held biannually between 1986 and 2010. The games is likely to held biannually again begin 2014. Participants of the event are picked from an extremely competitive pool of possible strong elite athletes for each respective state and are usually extremely proficient and skilled in their own respective disciplines.
The Sukma Games is a multi-sports events held bianually and is the largest and prestige tournament in Malaysia. The tournament is held at every alternate year with Southeast Asian Games to explore new talents of the athletes highly potential to represent the nation at International Sporting Events.
The Sukma Games rose from the proposal of the then Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Anwar Ibrahim in 1983. At first, the proposal consists of sports such as Tennis, Table Tennis, Cycling, Athletics and Volleyball, but due to popularity and fame, the sports and number of events increased. 
The Participating Contingent are mainly states and federal territories within Malaysia. Some national organisations and Foreign Affiliates have been invited to certain Sukma Games Edition. Eventually, as time passes all invitational teams except Brunei have been ceased to participate in any Sukma Games followed by individual Federal Territories of Malaysia which the latter had been merged into a single team starts 2006. Participating Contingent with their respective Sukma Games Code are as below.
From 1998 to 2006, Sukma Games adopted the Fourth Place-Points System to calculate the points collected by athletes for the contingent. It was also a measurement to a contingent's strength and as bonus awards to a contingent. The Sukma Games organiser, however, has a somewhat misleading practice of ranking contingent based on most points or most medals collected in the medal table and not the traditional most gold-most silver-most bronze ascending order and includes fourth place and total points collected in the medal table. The system was abolished after the 2006 Sukma Games. Note that the system applied only for local contingents and not invitational contingents such as Brunei and Northern Territory.
Points are calculated based on the Number of Athletes in an event as follows.