Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Marathon man receives backing from university chief

Marathon man receives backing from university chief

Marathon man receives backing from university chief

Hem Bunting, winner of last Sunday’s 2012 Phnom Penh International Half Marathon men’s race, will have all of his upcoming local and international events paid for by Asia Europe University rector Doung Leang.

The education chief promised to fund his most famous sporting student during a meeting between the two on Tuesday, providing Bunting competes for Asia Europe University at all national schools competitions.

The deal has been given an unspecified time period, and Bunting has already collected US$300 from Doung Leang for his success last weekend.

The Cambodian long distance record holder will be reimbursed for all costs incurred during his participation at events.

To contact the reporter on this story: Yeun Ponlok at [email protected]

MOST VIEWED

  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release