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SEA Games: Govt to Send Protest Notes over Controversial Referees
Friday, 25 August, 2017 | 18:20 WIB
SEA Games: Govt to Send Protest Notes over Controversial Referees

TEMPO.COMakassar - Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi has called on Indonesian sports federations to record referees and judges who rigged the competitions in the 2017 South East Asian Games (SEA Games). Nahrawi revealed that he is planning on sending protest notes to the Asian Federation and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) so that the referees and judges would be banned from participating in the 2018 Asian Games.

“I have asked national sports federations who sent their representatives to compete in SEA Games [to record names of the judges and referees]. This is aimed at evaluating any misconducts,” Imam said in Makassar today.

Read: SEA Games: Indonesian Silat Athletes Affected by Contentious Rule

Imam added that the SEA Games event is a momentum of evaluation ahead of the Asian Games event.

In terms of the upside-down Indonesian flag printed in the SEA Games guide book, Imam said that Malaysia had extended an official apology.

“Regarding the flag blunder, it’s over. [Malaysia] has extended an official apology. So, we have to move on,” he said.

Earlier, Indonesian teams expressed their disappointment for being affected by controversial decisions made by sepak takraw and pencak silat referees at the SEA Games 2017.

DIDIT HARIYADI



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