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SEA Games: Team Indonesia must focus on competing not glitches, minister says

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Jakarta/Manila   /   Thu, November 28, 2019   /  09:13 am
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Team Indonesia chief contingent Harry Warganegara (left) raises the country’s flag during the team’s send-off in Jakarta on Wednesday, prior to their departure to the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines. The Games are to run from Saturday to Dec. 11. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Indonesia’s Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali has told Team Indonesia to focus on competing at the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines and ignore the flaws in the host nation’s preparations ahead of the opening of the biennial event. Over the past couple of days, a series of logistical mishaps have been reported during the build-up to the Games, from transportation delays to inadequate accommodation and food supplies to incomplete press rooms. Read also: SEA Games: Philippines organizers face criticism over venues with viral photos “To all athletes, I want you all to stay focused on the competitions, and set aside things other than them. Don’t be burdened with the reports [of mishaps surrounding the Games],” Zainudin said during a send-off on Wednesday in Jakarta as quoted by Antara. He also expressed hope the 2-0 win b...