Malaysia will not be taking part in the ABU TV Song Festival 2014, in Macau this October. RTM the national broadcaster of Malaysia informed us that they will be taking the year out from the contest. Malaysia was one of the original 11 countries that took part in the inaugural event back in 2012. In the two festivals that Malaysia has taken part in they were represented by Hafiz and Alyah.
The full list of participating countries is expected to be announced in July, with artists announcements coming soon after that. We also understand that a further country is wishing to take part, however it waiting for the paperwork to be signed and agreed upon.