On 22-24 November 2017, the Sports Commissioner's Office (PPS) organized Bengkel Pemahaman Akta Pembangunan Sukan 1997 involving all officers of Grade 29 and above at the Sports Commissioner's Office of Malaysia including the Sabah and Sarawak Regions.

A total of 24 PPS officers participated in this workshop at Hype Motorsports Hotel in Nilai. The purpose of this workshop was to provide clear understanding to officers especially officers who had recently moved to the PPS regarding the application of the Sports Development Act 1997 in matters relating to sports bodies in Malaysia such as sports body registration, sporting event licensing rules and Maklumat Yang Kena Beri MYKB). In addition, the workshop is also being held to further strengthen existing regulations governing sports bodies that can be applied by all officers and staff at PPS.

Two consultants have been invited to assist the organizer in providing inputs related to Act 576, namely Prof. Madya Dr. Jaddy @ Zaidi bin Hashim from the Faculty of Law of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Prof. Associate Professor Dr. Abd Aziz bin Hussain from Universiti Sains Malaysia. The workshop was officiated by Dato 'Zaiton binti Othman, Sports Commissioner of Malaysia.