Thursday, December 12, 2013

CDM Happy With Facilities At SEA Games Venues

NAYPYITAW, Dec 11 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's Chef-de- Mission (CDM), Datuk Wira Amiruddin Che Embi Wednesday thanked the Myanmar government for providing the best facilities at 15 venues of the 27th SEA Games here.

Despite facing several logistics problems, he said the Myanmar government was trying to solve all problems raised by the Malaysian contingent.

"Overall we are happy with the facilities provided by the organiser," he told Bernama after a meeting of the contingents here today.

He said the problem of logistics, however, did not affect national athletes taking part in the games.

Amiruddin said Malaysian athletes were in good health and they were comfortable with the facilities provided including those at the Games Village.

"There are no serious complaints at the moment, just a minor case when several sepak takraw players complained of stomach after taking food outside," he said.

He reminded athletes staying at hotels to be careful when taking outside food to avoid food poisoning.

Commenting on the success of the equestrian contingent which made clean sweep of the two gold medals on the opening day of the equestrian events today, Amiruddin said it was a surprise as the sport was not expected to win any medals.

Mohd Sulaiman Muda was the hero for Malaysia when he clinched two gold medals, through the 80km individual and team events.

"The gold medal was most unexpected and it is a bonus for the country," Amiruddin said.

He said he hoped other sports would emulate the success as a motivation to prove their capabilities.

For the record, Malaysia are targeting 40 gold medals at this SEA Games.

From Ahmad Muliady Abdul Majid -- BERNAMA

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