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Toh Ting Wei
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

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SAA panel set up to hear appeals

The Straits Times | Toh Ting Wei | Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Interview with track and field veteran Loh Chan Pew, who was suspended from his role as one of Singapore Athletic Association (SAA) two vice-presidents at an extraordinary general meeting last week.

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Athletic Association (SAA) has announced the appointment of a panel to hear and decide on the appeals of vice-presidents Loh Chan Pew and Steven Lee against their recent suspensions.

It will be chaired by Low Teo Ping, president of the Singapore Rugby Union.

He is joined by Singapore Bowling Federation president Jessie Phua and Sports Singapore deputy chairman Cheah Kim Teck.

Explaining the appointment of Phua and Cheah, Low said: "They are prominent members of the sporting fraternity in Singapore, and are professionals with experience in both commercial and corporate issues."

Both Loh and Lee had been suspended by the SAA for four months from Feb 18 to June 30.

Lee had allegedly overstepped his authority by contacting the International Association of Athletics Federations to clarify SAA procedures without informing president Tang Weng Fei.

In Loh's case, he was charged for behaving aggressively at an SAA exco meeting.

In his appeal letter, he also accused a senior member of the SAA of being involved in irregular practices.

Low said that the hearing and decision on the appeals is expected to take place in two weeks' time.

This article was published on April 15 in The Straits Times.

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