Members of the technical review committee convened by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) have been asked to sign an undertaking which allows them to be subject to a polygraph test, and any other internal investigations, if needed.
The request was made on 6 July at the Jalan Besar Stadium headquarters when the FAS executive committee and council were briefed about the findings of the SEA Games technical review committee.
The FAS SEA Games technical review committee was convened by Interim President Bernard Tan after Singapore football disastrous showing at the recently concluded Cambodian SEA Games.
The review committee was helmed by former national coach Jita Singh and assisted by former internationals Lim Tong Hai and Razali Saad and FAS Council member Harman Ali.
Lim and Razali are currently public service officers hired by Sport Singapore.
Razali is also a vice-president of the FAS while Lim is also a Council member.
It is not known who among the four signed the undertaking which gives the FAS the right to send the committee members for the lie-detectors tests, if needed.
TMSG understands that the decision was taken to try and identify who has been providing information about the review to the media, including TMSG.
A source who spoke to TMSG under condition of anonymity said that it was ridiculous that the FAS has resorted to such unscrupulous and gangsterish tactics.
“They asked the review committee to spend their time and look into the issues surrounding the failure of the Young Lions at the SEA Games, and then asks the members of the review committee to agree to be subjected to a lie detector test, if needed.
“What kind of an organisation is this?” asked the source who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The FAS released their 10-point recommendations following the review on 7 July.
Information about the some of the findings of the review committee was made public by TMSG on 30 June, even though TMSG was served with a cease and desist legal note, which we roundly rejected.
Following the SEA Games debacle, a member of the Young Lions squad was also sent for the lie-detector test with questions being asked about what transpired in Phnom Penh.
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