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Sun, 16 Apr 2017
The FAS did not support the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Football Management System financially. This was a donation from Tiong Bahru FC to AFF, not FAS. The FAS only served to facilitate the donation. At no time did FAS donate to the AFF.

Sun, 16 Apr 2017
FAS did not oversee the $500,000 donation from Tiong Bahru to AFF. The FAS acceded to the request of Tiong Bahru FC to help facilitate the donation to AFF and this was the extent of FAS' involvement. At no time did FAS donate to the AFF, and this was also the only donation made to AFF through FAS. It was made very clear to AFF that this was a donation from Tiong Bahru FC, not FAS.

Sat, 15 Apr 2017
The Asean Football Federation (AFF) Football Management System was conceived by the AFF with the key goal of raising the capabilities and capacities of the Member Associations and Clubs in various aspects of football management including but not limited to information technology, corporate governance, human asset management, and coach education.

Fri, 14 Apr 2017
Like many other organisations, the Football Association of Singapore undertakes budget preparations on an annual basis. As part of the planning and budgetary process, we will ensure that our sponsorship and fundraising campaigns, including donations, are consistent with our projects, programmes and activities which have been lined up for the specific period.

Fri, 14 Apr 2017
To the best of our understanding, we did not receive any official proposal from Tiong Bahru FC to join the S.League during this period. Anyone who wishes to field a team in the professional S.League has to submit a formal proposal which includes their management, technical and financial capabilities, among other key criteria.

Wed, 12 Apr 2017
The S.League game between Home United FC (HUFC) vs Balestier Khalsa FC originally scheduled for 14 April 2017 has been postponed to 2 May 2017, following a request made by HUFC so that they could have a longer preparation period for their final AFC Cup group game against Yadanarbon on 18 April 2017. After careful consideration, a decision was made to reschedule the match so as to provide better support to our clubs representing the country in continental competitions.

Tue, 11 Apr 2017
The assessment of the appeals by the Ad Hoc Electoral Appeal Committee has been completed. The candidates who have submitted their appeals have just been informed on the outcome of the assessment. To respect the confidentiality of all candidates, we will not be publicly releasing specific grounds for accepting or rejecting appeals.

Tue, 11 Apr 2017
The Ad Hoc Electoral Appeal Committee comprised of Mr Michael Kuah (Chairperson), Mr Aziz Tayabali Samiwalla (Deputy Chairperson) and Mr Abdul Salim Ahmed Ibrahim (Member). They are from the FAS Judicial Body – Appeals Committee.

Tue, 11 Apr 2017
The assessment of the appeals by the Ad Hoc Electoral Appeal Committee has been completed. The candidates who have submitted their appeals have just been informed on the outcome of the assessment. The Final Official List of Candidates for the Election of the FAS Council will be made known at least ten (10) days prior to the date of the Election of the FAS Council which will take place on 29 April 2017.

Thu, 06 Apr 2017
Like all male Singaporeans who are liable for conscription, Ikhsan Fandi is currently serving his National Service. While he is an important player for the Garena Young Lions and the Under-22 National Team, we recognise that National Service is vital to the Total Defence of Singapore. A formal request has been sent to Mindef through the appropriate channels, and we are in dialogue with the authorities on the matter. We hope a mutually beneficial outcome can be reached soon.

Thu, 06 Apr 2017
The FAS Competitions Division sent out an email last night to all NFL clubs to provide them with an update on the status of NFL player insurance coverage. This is an issue which was brought up repeatedly by NFL clubs during previous NFL meetings in September last year and also February this year, where they sought the assistance of then-FAS Provisional Council President Mr Lim Kia Tong to help secure more funding for the NFL through sponsorship and other fund-raising initiatives.

Wed, 05 Apr 2017
Since the matters have already been decided upon by the Electoral Committee, it is not proper for the Committee to make any comments on this issue so as not to prejudice any possible appeals to the Appeals Committee.”

Tue, 04 Apr 2017
The assessment of the nominated candidates by the Ad Hoc Electoral Committee has been completed, and the candidates have been informed of the outcome of the assessment.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017
The matter is being investigated by an Inquiry Committee which comprises external independent members including legal professionals. The Inquiry Committee is supported by three senior staff – none of whom is the reporting officer of the staff concerned or has a vested interest in the outcome of the Inquiry.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017
The assessment of the nominated candidates by the Ad Hoc Electoral Committee commenced on 26 March. The candidates will be informed of the outcome in due course after the assessments have been completed. The Final Official List of Candidates for the Election of the FAS Council will be made known at least ten (10) days prior to the date of the Election of the FAS Council which will take place on 29 April 2017.

Sun, 26 Mar 2017
Pursuant to Article 35.1 of the FAS Constitution, a female candidate is required to be a member of the Council. If the Slate without the female candidate is elected into the Council, pursuant to Article 28.16 the female candidate contesting on an individual basis shall be deemed elected by acclamation.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017
General Secretary Winston Lee, being the Chief Executive of the FAS secretariat, shall be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the FAS, and for any decision that he is empowered to make by the FAS Constitution or any other regulations. Any decisions that are beyond the mandate of the General Secretary will only be taken by the newly elected Council.

Sat, 18 Mar 2017
Article 28.15 of the FAS Constitution and Article 20.3 of the Electoral Code have to be read together. As the Electoral Code makes provision for each voter to vote for one (1) candidate only, it follows that each voting member can only vote for one candidate out of the list of candidates standing for election as a Council Member.

Sat, 18 Mar 2017
S.League sit-out clubs sat out of the S.League to strengthen their financial position. During the sit-out period, they are encouraged to engage the community with football activities for the community at large. They may apply to return to the S.League when they are financially stable. However, their application will be subject to meeting stringent criteria, and is at the discretion of the FAS and S.League.

Fri, 17 Mar 2017
Article 28.14 of the FAS Constitution states that: For the election on a Slate Basis, two-thirds (2/3) of the votes of the Ordinary Members present and eligible to vote are necessary in the first ballot. In the second ballot, a simple majority (more than 50%) of the valid votes cast is sufficient. From the third ballot onward, the Slate which receives the most votes shall be elected.

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