Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Senate president hails Kingdom’s sporting achievements

Senate president hails Kingdom’s sporting achievements

Senate President Say Chhum (third from left), flanked by NOCC President Thong Khon to his right and secretary-general Vath Chamroeun to his left, poses for a photo with Cambodian gold medallists after a meeting at the Senate building on Tuesday. Supplied
Senate President Say Chhum (third from left), flanked by NOCC President Thong Khon to his right and secretary-general Vath Chamroeun to his left, poses for a photo with Cambodian gold medallists after a meeting at the Senate building on Tuesday. Supplied

Senate president hails Kingdom’s sporting achievements

National Olympic Committee of Cambodia top brass accompanied as many as 40 gold medallists from various regional and international competitions over the years to the Senate House on Tuesday morning for a meeting with Senate President Say Chhum.

Chhum was presented with an overview of the local sports scene and the Kingdom’s outstanding successes before the Khmer New Year celebrations are due kick off in earnest at the end of the week.

NOCC President and Tourism Minister Thong Khon led the delegation and apprised Chhum of ongoing sports development activities and the results Cambodia has achieved under the leadership of sport-loving Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has been one of the staunchest supporters of the country’s sporting community.

‘Pride for the nation’

After meeting with the delegation and going through the report presented by the NOCC chief, Chhum expressed his deep appreciation for the country’s prime sports body in vigorously carrying out the government’s policies in the development of the sports sector.

“The fruitful results achieved by our athletes have come as a great honour and pride for the nation as a whole,” he said.

Chhum told the delegation that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s policies and his active involvement in development projects had given a big boost for sport in the Kingdom.

“The decision by the Prime Minister to increase by as much as 200 per cent the financial rewards for outstanding performers in 2013 through a government sub-decree inspired and motivated our athletes to raise their performance levels,” he said.

Wishing the country’s sportsmen and women far greater success in the future, the Senate President also hailed the premier’s initiatives in infrastructure development through the sprawling Morodok Decho Sports Complex, which will be the centrepiece of the action during the 2023 SEA Games that Cambodia will be hosting for the first time.


  • Cambodia armed with money laundering laws

    Money laundering will now carry a penalty of up to five years in prison while those convicted of financing terrorists will be jailed for up to 20 years, according to new laws promulgated by King Norodom Sihamoni and seen by The Post on Thursday. Comprising nine

  • Schools to be reopened in ‘three stages’

    With guidance from Prime Minister Hun Sen, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, is in the process of reopening schools in three stages. But no timeline has been set, ministry spokesperson Ros Soveacha said on Thursday. Soveacha said the first stage will be to

  • Thai border crossings eased

    The Cambodian Embassy in Thailand said in an announcement on Wednesday that Thailand’s government has allowed certain passengers from several countries to enter its borders. The visitors must go back to their country immediately after their duties in Thailand are fulfilled, the embassy said.

  • Gov’t says tourism recovers slightly despite pandemic

    The Ministry of Tourism and the Phnom Penh municipal administration have recognised 33 tourism businesses in the capital which have consistently implemented safety measures for tourists and adhered to the code of conduct issued by the ministry. Recently, the ministry announced that tourism businesses had to

  • Mull ASEAN border opening, PM urges

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested that ASEAN launch a scenario for gradually reopening cross-border travel and trade between countries in the region. He said ASEAN has had more success combating Covid-19 compared to other regions. The prime minister’s request was made at the

  • Ministry reports 11 new Covid-19 cases, reiterates vigilance

    Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng has urged people to continue practising virus prevention techniques after 11 people tested positive for Covid-19 within two days after arriving in the Kingdom. Speaking on Sunday, Bun Heng stressed the importance of washing hands, wearing masks or scarves when

  • Koh Rong land ‘belongs to firm’

    Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration spokesperson Kheang Phearum told The Post on Sunday that the 35ha being bulldozed by Royal Group Co Ltd in Koh Rong belongs to it after it was leased to it for 99 years by the government in 2008. Phearum said the land does

  • Nine on Indonesia flight Covid-19 positive

    The Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed nine more imported cases of Covid-19. The nine ‒ eight Cambodians and one Indonesian, aged 22 to 26 ‒ arrived in Cambodia on Thursday via a direct flight from Indonesia and are receiving treatment at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hostipal in Phnom Penh.

  • Kingdom’s financial sector healthy

    Cambodia's financial sector remains on a sustainable growth path despite the Covid-19 pandemic squeezing crucial industries, National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) governor Chea Chanto said. Tourism, garments and footwear have borne the brunt of the Covid-19 impact, he said, whereas the financial and agriculture sectors

  • Vietnam told to remove border tents

    Kandal provincial governor Kong Sophoan has ordered local authorities to prohibit the construction of buildings in areas bordering Cambodia and to report any irregularities immediately. Recently, Vietnamese officials removed another seven tents from the border area with Cambodia. His remarks were made on Wednesday afternoon