Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Para volleyball teams set for ASEAN games

Para volleyball teams set for ASEAN games

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
National seated volleyball teams train ahead of the upcoming 12th ASEAN Para Games in June. MOI

Para volleyball teams set for ASEAN games

Lieutenant General Lor Soleng, deputy chief of the National Police, met with the coaches and athletes of the Cambodian men’s and women’s seated volleyball teams on May 25 as they prepare to compete in the 12th ASEAN Para Games 2023, which are hosted by Cambodia, and kick off on June 3.

The Ministry of Interior said the meeting took place at the National Centre of Disabled Persons (NCDP) and was also attended by National Paralympic Committee of Cambodia (NPCC) secretary-general Yi Veasna, among others.

Soleng described how the men’s national volleyball team had claimed a historic silver for Cambodia at the recently concluded 32nd SEA Games, so the men's and women’s seated volleyball teams had been set a high bar to chase.

“In order to succeed, all of you must focus on building your team spirit and maintaining solidarity. You must also remember that you are representing the [16] million Cambodians who will be watching,” he said.

He praised them for their commitment to training hard and urged them to keep up the good work.


  • Joy as Koh Ker Temple registered by UNESCO

    Cambodia's Koh Ker Temple archaeological site has been officially added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, during the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on September 17. The ancient temple, also known as Lingapura or Chok Gargyar, is located in

  • Ream base allegations must end, urges official

    A senior government official urges an end to the allegations and suspicions surrounding the development of Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base, now that Prime Minister Hun Manet has addressed the issue on the floor of the 78th UN General Assembly (UNGA 78). Jean-Francois Tain, a geopolitical

  • Cambodia set to celebrate Koh Ker UNESCO listing

    To celebrate the inscription of the Koh Ker archaeological site on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Ministry of Cults and Religion has appealed to pagodas and places of worship to celebrate the achievement by ringing bells, shaking rattles and banging gongs on September 20. Venerable

  • CP denied registration documents by ministry

    The Ministry of Interior will not reissue registration documents to the Candlelight Party (CP). Following a September 21 meeting between ministry secretary of state Bun Honn and CP representatives, the ministry cited the fact that there is no relevant law which would authorise it to do

  • Cambodian diaspora laud Manet’s UN Assembly visit

    Members of the Cambodian diaspora are rallying in support of Prime Minister Hun Manet’s forthcoming visit to the 78th UN General Assembly (UNGA 78) in the US’ New York City this week. Their move is an apparent response to a recent call by self-exiled former

  • After three deferrals, Capital Gains Tax to take effect Jan 1, 2024

    The General Department of Taxation (GDT) will implement the Capital Gains Tax starting January 1, 2024 to after being deferred three times as industrial players warn that the implementation might have some negative impact on the property market growth, which is down due to the economic downturn.