20 November 2014

Jakarta, KebebasanInformasi.org – The Youth and Sport Ministry (Kemenpora) has called for the Indonesian Soccer Association (PSSI) to be transparent in their financial reports as stipulated in the Public Information Openness Law (UU KIP).

“According to Law No. 14/2008 about public information openness, public bodies are institutions or groups that receive funds from the state budget,” said Kemennpora spokesperson Yusup Suparman as quoted by merdeka.com.

“If PSSI received budget to conduct training to improve Indonesia’s soccer, then PSSI must make transparent and accountable report of the use of the budget,” said Yusup.

According to Yusup, in 2014, Kemenpora allocated Rp125 million PSI. However, PSSI has not made any fund request to Kemenpora.

The Indonesian Supporters Discussion Forum (PSSI) echoed Kemenpora’s statement and even went further by suing PSSI to the Central Information Commission regarding documents that consist of contracts between PSSI and television stations, details of recipient and use of broadcasting rights by U-19 national team from 2012 to 2014, management of broadcasting rights and sponsorship and how many tickets that PSSI have printed for AFF U-19 Cup, Pre-Asia U-19 Cup 2013 and U-19 Archipelago Tour 2014.

They also demanded transparency of income from U-23 national team’s sponsorship, financial and audit reports of PSSI from 2005 to 2013 and PSSI Congress from 2005 to 2014.