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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.

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