Michael Y.P. Ang

Michael was among the core group of broadcast journalists from the now-defunct Television Corporation of Singapore news division that helped launch Channel NewsAsia in March 1999. Prior to that, he was a national sports administrator. A freelance journalist now, Michael writes about sport, politics and society in Singapore. Visit michaelangyp.contently.com for more of his articles and www.facebook.com/michael.ang.sports for more of his views on Singaporean sport.

EXCLUSIVE: FIFA contacts FAS to revise constitution

FIFA has contacted the Football Association of Singapore to align its statutes with FIFA standards. This contradicts a report published on Thursday ("FAS passes FIFA test") in The New Paper where FAS said it had not contravened FIFA’s rules on government intervention in football-related issues. In an email to Yahoo after The New Paper report was published, FIFA has confirmed that a revision of the FAS Constitution will be undertaken to make the procedure of selecting FAS office bearers comply with the FIFA Statutes.