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PHNOM PENH – Following the success of the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, Prime Minister Hun Sen calls on the citizens to keep supporting para-athletes and tolerating traffic jams during the event.
Speaking on May 31 during the inauguration of the cable-stayed bridge across the Tonle Sap and Russey Keo, he said that people should take the chance of the regional sports competition to show support to people with disabilities, both in the country and within the ASEAN region.
A broader acceptance of people with disabilities could help improve the relationships among the people of the regional block, he added.
“Disability is physical, not mental,” he said, referring to the fact that only athletes with a physical handicap will compete in the ASEAN Para Games.
As for the SEA Games, provincial authorities were asked to set up outdoor big screens so that the public can easily watch the games, and particularly the opening and closing ceremonies.
This is the first time Cambodia will host the 12th ASEAN Para Games, which will kick off on June 3 and close on June 9.
There will be 2,629 people from the 11 country delegations. The Games will see a total of 429 competitions in 14 different sports – of which E-sport is only for demonstration and doesn’t count for the official medal table.