SINGAPORE: A police report has been filed against the financial director of the Singapore Silat Federation (SSF) after irregularities were discovered in the payment of salaries to some of the sports body’s coaches.
Sport Singapore (SportSG) said in a statement on Saturday February 25 that it had recently received comments alleging there were irregularities in SSF’s financial practices.
An investigation has been launched and inquiries have found he “is cause for serious concern”, SportSG added.
The statutory board, which reports to the Department of Culture, Community and Youth, then held a meeting to brief the SSF management committee on the findings, which led to further action being taken.
SSF confirmed on Saturday that it had filed a police report against its chief financial officer two days earlier. The individual, who has not been named, has since been suspended.
“The SSF will cooperate fully with the authorities in their investigations,” the federation said.
“We will also be working closely with SportSG to minimize the impact of this incident on silat fraternity coaches and athletes. During this time, we will continue to support our athletes in their training and competitions.
SSF added that it “will take this opportunity to review our internal processes and strengthen the system.”
SportSG also said it would work with SSF to ensure the training and competitions of silat athletes are not affected by the incident.
SSF and SportSG added that with the matter under investigation, they could not share further details.