‘Baseless, malicious to allege RM91 mln missing from FAS’

Abdullah Julaihi

KUCHING: Former Football Association of Sarawak (FAS) secretary-general Abdullah Julaihi has refuted an allegation of RM91 million missing from FAS coffers during the period when he was part of its management board.

In a press statement yesterday, he said it was not right for current FAS president Dato Posa Majais to make a baseless allegation to the media, specifically on the records of payments made to FAS in 2015 and 2016.

By right, Posa should have sought clarification from the executive members of the previous FAS management on the matter, Abdullah added.

“I therefore make this response as the General Secretary on behalf of the exco during the period mentioned. The statement by Dato Posa Majais is irresponsible and malicious.”

“Being part of the former management of FAS, I wish to state that whatever payments in and out of FAS are all properly recorded,” he stated.

FAS account, he further said, was properly audited and tabled at every Exco meeting as well as at the Annual General Meeting.

“The allegation is totally baseless. If there’s any concern or clarification needed from the former management, Dato Posa could easily seek our explanation instead of turning to the newspapers,” Abdullah stressed.

A day earlier Posa had asked those responsible to own up for the alleged RM91 million gone missing.

“As FAS president, it is my responsibility to protect the image and reputation of this association from any irresponsible wrongdoings,” he said.

Efforts to get in touch with him for further comment yesterday was futile at press time.

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