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The SEA Games 2019 is Being Called the ‘Fyre Festival of Asia’

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The Philippines’ hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games has been heavily criticized online in the days leading up to the sporting event’s official opening on November 30.

Attendees and volunteers at the different venues have been venting and sharing images online of the alleged mismanagement by the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC), an agency created by the Philippine government to handle the event.

Malaysia Accused Of Cheating During 2017 SEA Games’ Pencak Silat Competition

Indonesia has accused 2017 SEA Games host Malaysia of cheating during the pencak silat competition. Indonesia’s team manager, Edhy Prabowo, believes that Malaysia is giving their own contestants “inflated points”.

The Malaysian team bested the reigning Indonesian champions Yolla Primadona Jumpil and Hendy by 28 points, resulting in Indonesia taking second place with 554 points. According to Channel News Asia, Indonesia’s team manager is certain of foul play, cliaming that getting 570 points is already “extremely difficult”, so Malaysia’s score of 582, he believes, wasn’t possible.