Something is clearly not right as the PAP government and mainstream media seem fixated on fixing Tiong Bahru FC’s Bill Ng.
The PAP has always been in full control of the FAS and it appears there might be plenty of dirty linen which cannot be aired. FAS-gate akan datang?
To confirm the fixing has begun, MSM’s Wang Meng Meng and Chua Siang Yee have attempted to mislead the public with this sensational headline:
Perhaps Ah Meng and Siang Yee are ignorant or just pretending to be dumb. Why would anyone be concerned with a company’s revenue instead of bottom line? Recall that NOL had billions in revenue but was still sunk by its former paper general CEO Ng Yat Chung.
However, these 2 joker journalists did come clean subsequently and admitted that Tiong Bahru FC made “profits of between $140,000 and $700,000 for each of the seven years” since FY 2010. Hmm … suddenly realised the difference between $37,000,000 and $140,000?
In the latest fixing attempt, SportSG has filed a police report against Bill Ng’s Tiong Bahru FC.
SportSG is a MCCY stat board and all stat boards are controlled by PAP. CEO of SportSG is former paper general Lim Teck Yin and deputy CEO is …. another former paper general Chiang Hock Woon. Like that also can meh???
With the entire government machinery breathing down Bill’s neck, it appears only a miracle can save the Game Changers. But all is not lost.
FAS, run by PAP affiliates, sucks big time. It has the same top-down, self-serving approach as PAP. Last year, The Independent reported that 6 key management personnel earned $1.6 million while only $70,000 was spent on community football.
(Of the 6 overpaid key management staff who have brought shame to Singapore football (see chart below), 2 were paid between $400,001 and $500,000. No need to guess who la.
On the issue of spending only $70,000 on community football, FAS clarified and said “the figure of S$70k shown in its financial statements as inaccurate“. Why did FAS publish an inaccurate figure?)
PAP-controlled FAS has seen its ranking drop since …. 24 years ago.
Stranger than fiction is the request for a “request to donate” letter by FAS. (Read Leong Sze Hian’s “$500,000 donation to AFF, why was there a need for a “request to donate” letter?” @ TR Emeritus)
As the recipient, FAS should be sending out a request for donation instead of requiring a “request to donate” letter from the donor.
Do organisers of the President’s Star Charity insist on a “request to donate” letter from its bigger donors?
Which charity/recipient of donation in the entire universe does this?
Bill Ng never expected FAS to resort to such a low-down “request to donate” tactic and was caught unawared.
The likely reasons for FAS are:
– To save face – PAP guys don’t want to be seen begging for donations.
– To cover up FAS’ tracks because the donation was not meant to benefit only community football.
As mentioned earlier, I believe the FAS has concealed lots of embarrassing information from the public. Preventing Game Changers from taking over the running of FAS will ensure dirty linen remains in the vault.
* The author blogs at LikeDatOsoCanMeh.