Bidding to host the Olympic Games an unrealistic effort, says Khairy, because Malaysia is yet to win a gold medal at the biggest sporting show on earth.
Phelps denied his 23rd medal in the 100m butterfly, the last individual race of his career
Prime Minister Najib Razak also takes to Twitter in support of Jonathan Wong, who failed to qualify for the 50m air pistol event.
There now seems to be more interest on the part of leaders in winning medals in the Olympics to enhance the reputation and image of our country.
Pandelela Rinong and Cheong Jun Hoong get congratulatory messages for winning silver medal at Rio Olympics.
The diving pair won Malaysia's first medal in the Rio Olympics after finishing second in the women's synchronised 10m platform event.
At the London Olympics four years ago, diving queen Pandelela Rinong was given the honour of carrying the national flag.
Former national footballer James Wong attributes the team's success then to the close family spirit of the players but feels inaccuracies in film may confuse young generation.