S'pore Taekwondo surprised by Ban

STF to elect interim management committee after suspension owing to 'governance' issues

The Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) is surprised to have been suspended by World Taekwondo (WT) and the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC), its legal consultant Steven Lam told The Straits Times yesterday.

Lam, a director at Templars Law LLC, said in an e-mailed reply: "Before the issue relating (to) WT and SNOC arose, our client had already engaged our firm and other experts to look into issues such as proposed changes to the constitution and their internal process(es), to bring STF up to current standards of good corporate governance and management, and also to tighten other policies and processes (based on concepts of transparency, clarity and certainty)."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 11, 2019, with the headline 'S'pore Taekwondo surprised by Ban'. Print Edition | Subscribe