Thailand Football President Says The Organization Will Not Disband Over Corruption Allegations
Thailand Football Association President Worawi Makudi revealed that the organization is "not facing disbandment over allegations of corruption," according to Sinsiri Tiwutanond of REUTERS. Makudi made an appearance last week before a parliamentary committee to "explain the Football Association of Thailand's setting up of the Thailand Premier League company." A spokesperson for the house panel said on Friday that the FAT "could be disbanded if it was found that its motivation for establishing the company was to generate profit." Makudi said that he was "invited to discuss issues related to finance, taxation and strategies for Thai football and was baffled by media reports of a possible disbandment." Makudi: "The news that the association may face disbandment is very damaging. The association did not do anything against the laws and regulations. We did nothing wrong, so why are we talking about the disbandment of the association? I don't understand" (REUTERS, 9/19).