Replies to Media ● Apr 25, 2017
FAS’ Reply To Media Query Regarding Reassessment Of Candidate’s Eligibility And Postponement Of The Fas Election
“There has been no communication between the Electoral Committee (EC) and the police over the current police investigations into Mr Bill Ng.
“There has been no material information shared by the police with the EC. There was information shared by Sport Singapore, but the EC was of the view that it was not sufficient to prompt a reassessment into the integrity of his eligibility given that at this stage the presumption of innocence applies until proven guilty.
“FIFA has been apprised of what has happened over the past one week or so. I have also forwarded some of the media reports made over the past one week to FIFA. I have ‚Äì as the Chairperson of the EC ‚Äì also given my views on, and the implications of, the police investigations in so far as the Football Association of Singapore Elections are concerned. It is for FIFA to decide whether the election should proceed.”
– Mr K. Bala Chandran, Chairman of the Ad Hoc Electoral Committee