Hun Sen Announces Free Tickets for Southeast Asian Games

The Cambodian leader has also said that broadcast rights will also be free, ending a standoff with Thailand.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced all tickets for the May 5 to 17 Southeast Asian Games will be free – for both Cambodians and foreigners – and that international broadcasters will not be charged for live television rights to cover the 608 events in 37 sports on offer.

“We have spent hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars, including grants from our Chinese friend, and many years to organize this event,” Hun Sen said. “Therefore I will not definitely allow any ticket sales for the opening and closing ceremonies as well as during the competitions.”

The decision also applies to the 12th ASEAN Para Games, to be held from June 3 to 9.

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