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FAS Elections: Lim Kia Tong, Bill Ng’s teams officially cleared for contest

Lim Kia Tong (right), speaking at the press conference to officially unveil his team for the upcoming FAS elections, on March 31, 2017. Photo: Robin Choo
Bill Ng (front row, centre) and his Team Game Changers during a media conference yesterday, where they unveiled their manifesto for the FAS elections. Photo: Noah Tan
Both nine-member slates formally qualified to face off in the April 29 elections, 14 others to contest individual seats
Published: 4:30 PM, April 18, 2017
Updated: 11:45 PM, April 18, 2017

SINGAPORE – The two teams contesting the inaugural Football Association of Singapore (FAS) elections were officially confirmed on Tuesday (Apr 18) afternoon, with both nine-member slates of Team LKT and Team Game Changers cleared for the polls.

Former FAS vice-president Lim Kia Tong, spearheading LKT, will go head-to-head with Hougang United chairman Bill Ng, leader of Game Changers, for the presidency, which will be decided on April 29.

“The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) confirms that the following candidates have qualified to contest in the Election of the FAS Council for the term 2017 – 2021 on 29 April 2017,” the FAS said in press statement.

The names of all the candidates on both slates were listed, along with the 14 others contesting on an individual basis for the six council member positions. A total of 32 candidates will contest the election.

An initial 34 candidates had submitted forms to contest in the elections by the March 25 deadline, with four individual candidates failing the requisite checks. A fifth individual candidate, Moklas Ma’arof, withdrew his nomination.

Of the four who failed, three succeeded in their appeals – Lai Boon Teck, Jeffrey Sim and Kumar Appavoo. The first two are contesting under the Game Changers’ flag, while Kumar has no affiliation. The fourth candidate, Suresh Nair, who was affiliated to Game Changers, appealed but did not get the green light.

Only four out of the 14 individual candidates will be running under Game Changers’ banner, as opposed to six for Team LKT. The other four are independents.

The elections will take place at the Sport Singapore (Black Box) Auditorium at the Singapore Sports Hub.

 

FULL LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR FAS ELECTIONS

GAME CHANGERS

PRESIDENT - NG ENG TIONG

DEPUTY PRESIDENT - LAU KOK KENG

VICE PRESIDENT - ANNABEL MARION DILLON NEE PENNEFATHER

VICE PRESIDENT - MURALI KRISHNA RAMACHANDRA

VICE PRESIDENT - TEOH CHIN SIM

VICE PRESIDENT - MUHAMMAD ZAKI BIN MA’AROF

COUNCIL MEMBER - HARMAN BIN ALI

COUNCIL MEMBER - ABDUL SAMAT BIN MOHAMED ALI

COUNCIL MEMBER - WONG WENG CHONG CHRISTOPHER GERARD

 

TEAM LKT

PRESIDENT - LIM KIA TONG

DEPUTY PRESIDENT - TAN KOK KIANG BERNARD RICHARD

VICE PRESIDENT - TONG CHUN FAI EDWIN CHARLES

VICE PRESIDENT - THAVANESON SELVARATNAM

VICE PRESIDENT - TEO HOCK SENG

VICE PRESIDENT - RAZALI BIN MD SA’AD

COUNCIL MEMBER - DINESH NAIR

COUNCIL MEMBER - LI XIAODONG

COUNCIL MEMBER - MOHAMMAD DARWIN BIN JALIL

 

INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES

ADRIAN QUEK HOCK SENG, EDWARD LIU CHOON SAN, FOO SAY PENG, KUMAR S/O APPAVOO, LAI BOON TECK, LIM MAN TING JAMES, LIM TONG HAI, MOHAMAD YAKOB BIN HASHIM, MOHAMED SHAHRI BIN ABD RAHIM, MUHAMED RIZAL BIN RASUDIN, SHARDA PARVIN BINTE AB LATIFF, SIM CHIN CHYE JEFFREY EDWIN, TAN GEE HOW SEBASTIAN, TEO BAN SENG