Taekwondo: Singapore Taekwondo Federation surprised by suspension by world body and SNOC

World Taekwondo had expressed concern last October over the resignations of seven Singapore Taekwondo Federation management committee members and how this was handled.
World Taekwondo had expressed concern last October over the resignations of seven Singapore Taekwondo Federation management committee members and how this was handled.PHOTO: SINGAPORE TAEKWONDO FEDERATION/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - 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 on Friday (May 10).

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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