SEA Games: FAS defends decision to name footballers who broke curfew, says it did so in interest of transparency

SEA Games players Zharfan Rohaizad (left) and Lionel Tan walk into the Football Association of Singapore premises in Jalan Besar Stadium on Dec 11, 2019. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
SEA Games player Tajeli Salamat walks into the Football Association of Singapore premises in Jalan Besar Stadium on Dec 11, 2019. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
SEA Games players Joshua Pereira (left) and Zulqarnaen Suzliman walk into the Football Association of Singapore premises in Jalan Besar Stadium on Dec 11, 2019. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
SEA Games player Kenji Rusydi walks into the Football Association of Singapore premises in Jalan Besar Stadium on Dec 11, 2019. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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SINGAPORE - The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) on Thursday night (Dec 12) defended its decision to publicly name the nine members of its SEA Games squad that broke curfew, saying it did not take the decision lightly and only did so after obtaining written and audio admission from them.

This was in response to criticism the national football body received from Chris Chan, the secretary general of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC), a day earlier.

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