24 January 2011

TEMPO Interaktif, Jakarta – The Save Our Soccer (SOS) Coalition has opened a public complaint post to as for information from the Indonesian Soccer Association (PSSI). The requests then will be collected to obtain report on AFF Cup ticket management and PSSI’s financial audit report in the last six years since 2005.

“SOS will facilitate people by opening information post,” said Indonesia Corruption Watch deputy coordinator Emerson Juntho on Friday, 7 January 2011.

So far, thousands of requests have been gathered at the post. “We believe the number will be a lot more. We will gather support from a lot of people,” said Emerson.

The post will be open until next week. Within that period, SOS will visit the parliament and some mass organizations to gather more massive support.

After gathering enough supports, SOS will give the requests to PSSI. “I hope there is no obstacle so that we can submit the requests to PSSI at Gelora Bung Karno,” said Emerson.

One of the reasons why PSSI must open access to information is because the management of last AFF Cup ticket management was a mess. When unrest issued due to people wanting to buy tickets, PSSI gave free AFF tickets to several officials.