BANDUNG-Indonesian contingent flew to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (15/11/15) to follow the 1st Asean Civil Service Games (ACSG) event which will be opened on next Tuesday (11.17.15).
Head of Sports and Youth of West Java Province Yudha M Saputra as Bowling Team Manager said the Indonesian contingent join in the five sports competed, namely bowling, golf, table tennis, futsal and badminton. The team will play consist of 33 man athletes, 12 women athletes and involved 15 officials. The participant come from 21 civil servants West Java province, three civil ministries and agencies, and other from civil servants of provincial government (Jakarta, Central Java and East Java), 28 civil servants from the counties and cities in West Java Province, and 4 non-civil servants to coach and physiotherapist.
"All depart from Soekarno-Hatta, and today (Sunday) planned will be accepted by the Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia. The Opening Ceremony will be held on Tuesday (17/11/15), and the match will be started on Monday (16/11/15) on the badminton sport,” he said.
The first team agenda before the game, is meeting with the Indonesian Embassy in Malaysia, and also acclimatisation (adjustment) including field trials.
Head of Communications and Informatics Boards West Java Province Dudi Sudrajat Abdurachim as Table Tennis Team Manager said that the preparation was going well especially in Table Tennis sport. "The team is in good health and technically and administrative is going well," he said.
"We are targeting the general champion but did not want to brag because we do not know the match map," he added.
For table tennis itself, said Dudi, Indonesian contingent is strengthened by civil servants who are still active as an athlete. “Our contingent is reinforced by athletes of international class in Olympic Games level,” he said.
"On behalf of the team, we asked for prayers and support from Indonesian people, and West Java especially, so that we can present a maximum of victory for the nation," said Dudi.
ACSG a sports competition for civil servants (Civil Service) on ASEAN, which for the first time held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ACSG venue is also the establishment of Malaysia as Chairman of ASEAN 2015 period.
This competition was held in order to establish a relationship and cooperation among public servants, as well as various government agencies in the ASEAN countries.
On this participation, West Java was appointed by the central government to had the honour to send a contingent, representing Indonesia for the competition. 10 countries recorded a participant are Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.