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Whatever happened to Brudder Bill, the wannabe saviour of S’pore footie?

In Casinos, Corporate governance, Footie on 15/05/2018 at 11:00 am

The recent news before the M’sian election that seven footie clubs clubs were told to wind down jackpot operations by the end April 2018 reminded me that the national sports governing body Sport Singapore filed a police report against Tiong Bahru FC (TBFC) for suspected misuse of club funds, as well as a purported attempt by a senior club official to obstruct the completing of audits of the S League’s sit-out clubs.

TBFC and Hougang chairman Bill Ng (Brudder Bill aka Billy the Kid), his wife Bonnie Wong, FAS general secretary Winston Lee and former FAS president Zainudin Nordin were subsequently arrested, then released on police bail.

S’poreans were shocked to learn that TBFC was found to have earned $37 million from its clubhouse operations while spending just $169,000 on its football team, which plays in the amateur National Football League. And that TBFC paid rent for its gaming operations at over the market rates to a company linked to Bonnie Wong.

Well Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole have just told me that their sources in the police tell them that the papers involving the investigation of the wannabe be saviour of S’pore footie (Remember he led team Game Changers in the 2017 FAS elections?) and the others had been forwarded to the AG earlier this year.

A decision by the AG on whether to proceed further is expected any time soon as the lawyers for the wannabe Jesus Christ Superstar, his Mrs and the ex-FAS officials have made their final representations.

Bill is still pleading, “It’s all a misunderstanding. Miscommunication leh”: it didn’t work with me all those yrs ago, FAS elections: Do the other Game Changers know the name of Bill Ng’s wife?,and I doubt it would work with AG. And while getting me onside was cheap, a few good dinners and a promise not to try to “fix” me, I doubt the AG is so kind. Already the lawyers’ fees are escalating.

Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole have also been told to expect an announcement soon by the authorities.

But let’s be far to Bill Ng. TBFC shows the use of reserves. Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole tell me that TBFC’s players have been assured that despite TBFC no longer having any more gaming revenue, the players will be paid for this season, if not longer: the financial reserves will be used.

Good for management.

  1. jackpot machines bring money to clubs; if u cannot have these machines, then no club, and obviously, no football

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