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February 23, 2023


PREPARATION for the upcoming 12th ASEAN Para Games entered its final phase with athletes from all 11 participating contingents all ready to converge and see action in Phnom Penh from 3 to 9 June.

Today’s 100-day countdown celebration marks another significant milestone as Cambodia seeks to create a meaningful impact on the empowerment of para-athletes and sports in the Kingdom and the region through the hosting of the biennial Games for the first time since the inaugural Games in Kuala Lumpur in 2001.

The week-long 12th ASEAN Para Games 2023 will concentrate mostly at the newly-built Morodok Techo Sports Complex, located in Phnom Penh’s northern suburb, with some 2,000 athletes and officials all geared for action in 13 sports. E-Sports is making its debut albeit as a demonstration sport, but could see a positive impact on the development of the sports in the coming editions in Thailand, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Intensive preparations for the Games, which started over the last two years, are well on track with ASEAN Para Games Organising Committee (CAMAPGOC) and governing body ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) working hand in hand to push the “Sports: Live in Peace” as the key messaging of the Games, in support of a peaceful ASEAN community and forging solidarity through participation in sports.

“Today, as we celebrate the 100-day countdown milestone, we must continue to ensure that our athletes are given equal opportunities to prove themselves and excel at the highest competitive sporting platform. The ASEAN Para Games not only provides such opportunities, but it also helps provide strength to uphold our equality and inclusivity agenda,” said APSF President Major General Osoth Bhavilai in his message in conjunction with the 100-day Countdown celebration today.

Maj Gen Bhavilai said, APSF, as governing body of the para movement in South East Asia, will continue to work hand in hand with host countries to deliver the Games in the best
possible atmosphere and in true spirit of sportsmanship.

“Cambodia is out to prove that despite hosting the Games for the first time, it can meet the demands and expectations in all organisational areas and ensure the welfare of athletes and participants are well taken care of,” said Maj Gen Bhavilai.

Maj Gen Bhavilai admitted to the challenges in various organisational aspects but believes that Cambodia 2023 Games will be as successful as the past Games. “It’s just that both APSF and CAMAPGOC will have to further solidify their coordination in various functional areas.”

“In tandem with our “ASEAN Moving Together” approach, I believe that come June 3, we will have a great Games and our athletes, para sports and our para movement stand to gain especially in preparing for their next major assignment, the Hangzhou Asian Para Games 2023 in October, “ he added.

In the coming weeks, more coordination efforts are scheduled with the APSF-CAMAPGOC 2nd Coordination Committee meeting involving various key functional areas is set from 28th to 30th March in Phnom Penh. This includes Technical Delegates’ (TDs) venue visits, Chief Classifiers, TDs and Delegates’ Registration meetings as well as the Chef de Mission seminar on 30th March.

Sports to be contested are Athletics, Para-Badminton, Boccia, Chess, Goalball, Football-Seven-a-Side, Football Five-a-Side, Judo, Powerlifting, Para-Swimming, Table Tennis, Sitting Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball.

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February 21, 2023


ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF)and sports marketing agency, Prime Sports International (PSI) have joined forces and embarked on a marketing collaboration aimed at enhancing the value of its flagship event – the ASEAN Para Games and the Federation’s para-sports programmes.

“By working together with PSI, we hope to secure more sponsorship and partnership deals with other interested parties which would help APSF fund its activities and para sports programmes,” said APSF Secretary General Senior Colonel Dr Wandee Tosuwan at the signing ceremony of the partnership at in Kuala Lumpur today. 

Signing on behalf of PSI was its Managing Director, Yong-Chul Yun. Also present were APSF Legal and Ethics Chairman, Dato Hakem Arabi and APSF Marketing Director, Lim Chuan Beng. 

PSI is a Kuala Lumpur-based and fully-integrated Sports marketing agency which offers expertise in sponsorship deals, CSR campaigns, event management, sponsorship and media rights distribution services.

“With the 12th ASEAN Para Games in Cambodia scheduled to take place in Phnom Penh in less than four months, we hope to secure more partners to work together with us, to ensure the successful organisation of not only the Cambodia 2023 Games, but also for the next three editions of the Games in Thailand (2025), Malaysia (2027) and Singapore in 2029. 

Just nine months after the succesful organisation of the 11th ASEAN Para Games in Solo, Indonesia last year, the 12th edition of the biennial Games will take place in Phnom Penh from 3-9 June.

A total of 13 sports will be featured with E-sports making its debut as a demonstration sport in Cambodia 2023. The 2023 Games is ecpected to draw some 2,500 athletes and officials from all 11 Asean contingents.

Senior Col. Dr Wandee was recently on a three-day working visit in Kuala Lumpur to attend the APSF Strategic Plan meeting with APSF Directors and APSF Technology Partner Spacelabs.

July 30, 2022

Opening Speech by APSF President at the Official Opening Ceremony of the 11th ASEAN Para Games Solo 2022

Opening Speech by APSF President at the Official Opening Ceremony of the 11th ASEAN Para Games Solo 2022

Your Excellency, Mr K.H. MA’RUF AMIN

Vice President of Republic of Indonesia


• Honourable, Mr ZAINUDIN AMALI 

Minister of Youth and Sports



Chairman, National Paralympic Committee of Indonesia 



Chairman of Indonesia ASEAN Para Games Organising Committee (INASPOC)


• ASEAN Para Sports Federation Board of Governors and EXCO members 


• Members of the Local Organising Committee, INASPOC


• Distinguished Guests, Athletes, Officials, Ladies and Gentlemen


Good Evening!


1. On behalf of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF), and with great honour and privilege, I welcome you here tonight…to this beautiful city of Solo for the opening of the 11th ASEAN PARA GAMES Solo 2022!


2. For four long years, the ASEAN Paralympic community have been waiting for this moment. It has now, arrived. We look forward to renewing our solidarity and friendship. We look forward to being inspired, rejuvenating our strength through sports, to savour the magical moments of the ASEAN Para Games!  Thank You Solo, Thank You Indonesia for this moment!




3. In the next seven days, be prepared for many inspiring actions and achievements by our 1,248 athletes and 534 officials. They will be competing in 924 events, for the 453 medals at stake. Let’s empower them with our fullest support, and greatest encouragement for them to continue scaling greater heights in sports, and life!


4. I would like to take this opportunity to record my special gratitude to the Indonesian Government for the unwavering commitment to bringing the 11th ASEAN Para Games here in Solo. All this, in less than five months of preparation and not to mention, the global Covid-19 pandemic which continues to be a health threat to us. 


As owner of the Games, APSF has been collaborating closely with all parties. Thank you to the Ministry of Youth and Sports KEMENPORA under the leadership of PAK ZAINUDIN,  the Indonesia ASEAN Para Games Organising Committee INASPOC led by Mr GIBRAN, and the National Paralympic Committee of Indonesia under the leadership of PAK SENNY MARBUN. Your continuous commitment, dedication and leadership will continue to inspire us.  


Ladies and Gentlemen, 


5. We will continue to strive for the betterment of our ASEAN paralympic community, through the creation of many more sporting platforms for our athletes and persons with a disability. Together,  in one voice, we continue to champion inclusivity and equality, empower our youth and “TO WIN TOGETHER!”


6. Tonight as we await for the Games cauldron to lit up, let’s congratulate Solo and its friendly people for the great hospitality. 


7. Special thanks to all 11 participating contingents, the hundreds of officials and volunteers, as well as the thousands of fans who are here celebrating tonight, with a common aim of  “STRIVING FOR EQUALITY“. 


8. To athletes, you have waited long enough for tonight to happen. Compete fairly, with a true spirit of sportsmanship. Excite the world with your courage, and make a difference with your achievement! “TOGETHER WE WIN”.



Thank you. MATUR NUWUN!

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