Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Naga dishes out a cash bonanza for Myanmar Games medal winners

Naga dishes out a cash bonanza for Myanmar Games medal winners

Chief financial officer of NagaWorld Philip Lee presents a cash prize of $3,000 to Cambodia’s SEA Games 2013 petanque gold medallist Ke Leng
Chief financial officer of NagaWorld Philip Lee presents a cash prize of $3,000 to Cambodia’s SEA Games 2013 petanque gold medallist Ke Leng last night. Sreng Meng Srun

Naga dishes out a cash bonanza for Myanmar Games medal winners

Entertainment and gaming sector giants NagaWorld presented cash rewards of $3,000 each to the individual athletes and $5,000 each to the two vovinam teams who brought home eight gold medals in all from last month’s SEA Games in Myanmar.

NOCC secretary-general Vath Chamroeun speaks at a press conference at NOCC headquarters
NOCC secretary-general Vath Chamroeun speaks at a press conference at NOCC headquarters on August 6. Sreng Meng Srun

Wrestling accounted for four golds, while taekwondo and petanque had one gold each as Cambodia garnered a record 48 medals, including 11 silver from the biennial Games.

The chief financial officer of NagaWorld, Philip Lee, distributed the cash prizes, which stemmed from the Go For Gold program.

A special award of $500 each for the eight gold medals won was presented to the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia via its secretary-general, Vath Chamroeun.

Two more bonanzas await the Games medallists, one from Angkor Beer and the other from the Ministry of Education under a special governmental sub-decree on cash incentives for sporting achievements.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all