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Sports council looks into 'alleged irregularities' during SAA's AGM

Published on Oct 13, 2012 6:00 AM
SAA's general manager Ong Yeok Phee, who left office on Aug 30, cited in his resignation letter "differences" with the SAA management and issues concerning the federation's "governance and compliances under the Charities Act" as the reasons for his departure. -- ST PHOTO: TED CHEN

The Singapore Sports Council (SSC) is looking into alleged irregularities during the Singapore Athletic Association's (SAA) annual general meeting (AGM) in June.

Some of the issues concerned have led, in part, to the recent resignations of the SAA's general manager Ong Yeok Phee and honorary secretary Alexander Charles Louis.

In a statement to The Straits Times on Friday, the SSC said it had received a complaint about what transpired at the meeting.

A key point centres on the eligibility of seven affiliated clubs - whose representatives were voted in as members of the SAA's management committee at the June 28 AGM.

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Background story


'My reasons for leaving the association are stated clearly in my resignation letter.'

- Ong Yeok Phee, the ex-SAA GM, cited issues concerning its "governance and compliances under the Charities Act" in his resignation letter



'At the AGM, I told everyone that these clubs were late in their payment, and asked if anyone objected if they voted. Then, the meeting went on. This was all recorded in the minutes.'

- Tang Weng Fei, SAA president, refuting the allegations