Replies to Media ● Nov 04, 2016
FAS’ Reply To Media Query Regarding FAS Constitution
1. What are some of the key amendments to the FAS constitution ahead of the EOGM on Monday?
The current FAS constitution requires an amendment to allow for an elected Council, as mandated by FIFA.
2. What are the items on the meeting’s agenda?
The EGM has been convened for members to vote on the amendments to the constitution.
3. Is the FAS confident that the new constitution will be approved?
The review committee led by Mr Lim Kia Tong has worked on the amendments for over a year, together with input from FIFA and our members. The committee adopted a three-phase approach ‚Äì the first phase was to develop a draft of the amendments in consultation with FIFA; in phase two, the committee shared and explained the rationale behind the amendments with our members, as well as sought their feedback; phase three is to put the amendments to a vote at the EGM.
Throughout this three-phase process, the committee has engaged and worked with our members, FIFA and AFC. Since the AGM, we have canvassed the views of various members. At the time notice of the EGM was given, we also invited members to submit their comments and views as well as offered to meet any affiliate who needed further clarifications on the way in which the amendments were designed to work. We met those who submitted and several others who did not but requested for a meet up.
We look forward to the amendments being supported by our members, so that we can move to holding elections next, as mandated by FIFA.
4. Should the amendments be approved, when will the election for office holders be held?
Once the amendments are approved, FAS will move quickly to call for elections.