For the past couple of days I've been reading in the newspapers the accusations of Thai prime minister Suwat Liptapanlop. He was very vocal in his opinions about the unfair judging of the SEA Games. Although they also say his words were taken out of context. He didn't really explicitly say RP was cheating. Just sort of implied it. The Thai representatives vow they will be "fair" when they host the SEA Games in 2007.
I haven't been watching the games on tv but I read the newspaper to keep myself posted. Philippines leads the medal tally with 74 gold, 53 silver, and 57 bronze. I guess there are some events you can actually cheat on. But how about other events that rely on pure skill? Running? Swimming? Biking? Then again, aren't the countries well represented in the judging? Hmm...
Imagine marring the good relationship with Thailand all because of this event. Pres. GMA was very diplomatic about it and ordered an investigation. Hello! It's not like it's gonna increase our GDP or alleviate poverty!
Cheaters. Hmmm... but why am I not totally convinced we're not?!