Press Releases ● Apr 14, 2017
Statement From FAS General Secretary Winston Lee On Donations By Bill Ng
In the Team Game Changers’ press conference on Thursday night, their Presidential candidate Mr Bill Ng insinuated impropriety on the management of a sum of money he had donated to the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) over a period of a few years. In particular, he invited the media to question FAS on what had happened to the money he had donated and claimed to have no knowledge of where the funds had gone after he donated it.
This is a baseless and untrue accusation. The sequence of events regarding donations or sponsorship from Mr Ng is as follows:
In 2012, FAS approached various sponsors and donors to support the LionsXII, which would commence its participation in the Malaysian Super League. The sponsors and donors who came on board included Mr Ng, who introduced a company that donated an amount of $200,000 to the LionsXII.
In 2014, FAS spoke to Mr Ng on the subject of supporting the ASEAN Football Federation’s (AFF) Football Management System. Mr Ng supported the project with a donation of $500,000 to AFF through FAS. He had full knowledge of what the donation was for, and that none of it came to the FAS. To reiterate, Mr Ng knew that the money was not being donated to FAS or any Singapore footballing activity, and to claim it was given to FAS is not factual.
Mr Ng supported the FAS through the Charity Golf Day and other events which raised approximately $15,000.
All donations and sponsorships from our partners are recorded and accounted for, and we will take the necessary action against parties who wilfully accuse the Association of improper fund management.