Malaysia stripped of Paralympic swimming championships

The International Paralympic Committee has withdrawn Malaysia’s right to host the world paralympic swimming championships in July.

This is in response to Malaysia banning Israeli athletes from taking part.

Malaysia has no diplomatic relations with Israel and strongly supports the Palestinian cause. Around 600 swimmers from 70 countries have been training for the event in Sarawak, which is a qualifier for next year’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Listen to the report by Ann Barker on The World Today.