Thailand, Cambodia brawl over kickboxing event name at SEA Games

THAILAND will boycott a kickboxing event at the upcoming Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia, officials confirmed today, in a bitter row with the hosts over what to call the sport: Muay Thai or Kun Khmer.

Thai officials are angry at plans by Cambodia to refer to the event – which they regard as their national sport – on the official programme as Kun Khmer instead of Muay Thai.