Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – At some point earlier than the closing of the 2023 SEA Video games, Cambodia because the host nation continues to be within the highlight. It’s because there have been quite a lot of controversies that occurred on the largest sporting occasion in ASEAN this yr.
The 2023 SEA Video games is the primary alternative for Cambodia to indicate off because the host. Because it was first held in 1959, the SEA Video games have by no means been held in Cambodia.
Nonetheless, as an alternative of receiving reward for the historic second of Angkor Wat Nation, quite a lot of international locations really criticized it as a result of the nation was thought-about not able to host and brought on a number of controversy. The next are seven controversial instances of the 2023 SEA Video games, summarized from numerous sources.
1. The Indonesian Flag is Upside Down
Photograph: The Indonesian flag is the wrong way up in the course of the 2023 SEA Video games Opening Ceremony on the Morodok Techo Nationwide Stadium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday (5/5/2023). (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoo)
The controversial second of the 2023 SEA Video games has began because the opening ceremony final Friday (5/5/2023). On the opening of this historic second in Cambodia, the Indonesian flag was positioned the wrong way up when pre-show opening ceremony SEA Video games 2023.
At the moment, quite a lot of native singers carried out accompanied by dancers who introduced eleven collaborating international locations to the 2023 SEA Video games. Nonetheless, the Indonesian flag was really displayed the wrong way up, specifically white and crimson.
The incident was adopted up by the Indonesian Olympic Committee (NOC) by submitting an objection letter to the 2023 Cambodia SEA Video games Organizing Committee (CAMSOC). This case additionally resulted in an apology from CAMSOC and Cambodian Prime Minister Hu Sen.
2. Plastic chairs within the locker room for the U-22 Indonesian nationwide workforce
Photograph: Altering room for the U-22 Indonesia Nationwide Crew (Timnas) gamers in the course of the 2023 Cambodia SEA Video games. (Doc. PSSI)
After the opening ceremony, the locker room for the Indonesian U-22 nationwide workforce (timnas) gamers returned to the general public highlight. It’s because the chairs used for the gamers within the locker room are inexperienced plastic chairs that are known as much like ‘typical chairs’.
Primarily based on pictures circulating on social media, the inexperienced plastic chair was used to position the jersey for the U-22 Indonesian nationwide workforce on the 2023 SEA Video games forward of the match in opposition to Timor Leste, Sunday (7/5/2023) and Myanmar (4/5/2023) .
3. The rostrum is just illuminated by automobile lights
Photograph: The rostrum for the 20km quick stroll gained by Hendro Yap was solely lit by automobile headlights. (Tiktok @bungabdur Screenshot)
The 2023 SEA Video games podium for the 20 km quick highway quantity is within the highlight of netizens. As a result of, within the medal course of which passed off after sundown, the rostrum appeared darkish.
In a video circulating on social media, it appears that evidently the rostrum doesn’t have the help of excellent mild. The sunshine beam really comes from the headlights of a automobile in entrance of the rostrum.
With the poor high quality of lighting, medals had been carried out.
The standard of the rostrum with makeshift lighting and even the impression of an emergency instantly reaped feedback from netizens. Most of them expressed disappointment whereas accompanied by satire on Cambodia’s readiness because the host.
4. Athlete’s Bed room Ceiling Leaks
Photograph: The second when the athlete’s visitor home room was leaked was uploaded by Amalia Cahaya Pratiwi. (Instagram Screenshot @amalliacahaya)
Unlucky issues from Cambodia have hit Indonesia once more, this was revealed after the Indonesian girls’s doubles badminton participant, Amalia Cahaya Pratiwi, uploaded a video exhibiting the situation of the room on the 2023 SEA Video games athlete lodging.
In importing a video through his private Instagram account (@amalliacahaya), the 21-year-old athlete exhibits a leak within the roof of the room the place the athlete lives. You possibly can see that water is leaking from the sunshine within the room. The water discharge that leaked was sufficient to moist the mattress and flooring.
5. Awkward Distribution of Medals
The Indonesian bicycle race within the males’s Cross Nation Olympic (XCO) class did not dominate the rostrum on the 2023 SEA Video games. It’s because one medal needed to be given to fourth place attributable to a coverage battle.
Within the match that passed off at Kulen Mountain, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Saturday (6/52023), three Indonesian athletes, specifically Feri Yudoyono, Zaenal Fanani, and Ihza Muhammad ought to have succeeded in dominating the XCO SEA Video games 2023 podium.
Nonetheless, Ihza had to surrender his third place on the rostrum as a result of it was thought-about opposite to the SEAGAF Constitution guidelines, specifically if one quantity in a single occasion is gained by one NOC, the bronze medal can be given to the racer in fourth place.
6. Alleged badminton jockey
Cambodia gained the gold medal from the blended workforce badminton SEA Video games 2023 after defeating Myanmar with a rating of 3-2 on the Morodok Techo Nationwide Stadium, Wednesday (10/5/2023).
Nonetheless, the blended workforce quantity really acquired the highlight as a result of international locations that excel in badminton, comparable to Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, aren’t allowed to take part on this badminton match.
Other than that, Cambodia, which gained gold, can be suspected of utilizing ‘jockey’ gamers from China. In a video circulating on social media, Cambodian badminton athlete, Chourng Meng, is claimed to be a participant from China who was appointed to compete in two occasions, specifically girls’s doubles and blended doubles.
Netizens’ hypothesis of a ‘jockey participant’ intensified after Chourng Meng didn’t go as much as the rostrum to obtain the award. Furthermore, Chourng Meng’s title shouldn’t be registered on the official web site of the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
7. The Esports Valorant Last Controversy
The Indonesian nationwide workforce for the Valorant e-sports department has withdrawn from the ultimate spherical of the 2023 SEA Video games. It’s because Indonesia believes that the Singapore nationwide workforce has cheated.
Throughout the match, the Indonesian nationwide workforce Valorant found that Singapore was indicated to have used the Abuse Bug which violated the foundations of the sport. This made Indonesia solely get a silver medal. Nonetheless, after being mentioned, it was determined that Indonesia and Singapore would win the gold medal.
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