FAS’s Bernard Tan under fire: Netizens slam blame shift onto players for lackluster performance

Addressing Singapore’s recent 0-7 loss to Malaysia at the SEA Games, Bernard Tan, acting president of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS), admitted room for improvement and promised a thorough review. Amid public calls for accountability, Tan acknowledged fan frustration and accepted responsibility for on-field results. However, fiery debates questioned FAS leadership, with critics pushing for top management to be held accountable, sparking calls for a comprehensive overhaul.

Political instability caused disruption to Malaysia’s athletes, says Malaysian Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh

Despite fielding the fifth largest contingent of 677 athletes and setting a target of winning 40 gold medals at the 32nd Southeast Asian Games, Malaysians were left disheartened as the country recorded its worst-ever performance in the SEA Games, raising concerns about the future of Malaysian sports. Hannah Yeoh, the Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister in Anwar’s Cabinet, has highlighted the adverse effects of political instability on Malaysia’s athletes and their performance, including in the recently concluded SEA Games.

Singaporean swimmer Quah Ting Wen crowned Best Athlete at the 2023 SEA Games

Singaporean swimmer Quah Ting Wen was celebrated as one of the Best Athletes at the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Cambodia, clinching an impressive six golds and two silvers. Her victories include setting a new meet record in the 50m freestyle event and achieving Singapore’s 1,000th SEA Games gold in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay.

Singapore and Indonesia share gold in controversial SEA Games E-sports final

Singapore’s esports team won their first gold medal at the SEA Games, but controversy arose as Indonesia initially forfeited the final due to allegations of cheating. Indonesia and Singapore was later awarded a joint gold after a review. The dispute was centered around the Singapore squad allegedly exploiting a Cypher camera bug in the game Valorant, giving them an unfair advantage.