No removing state assets from PSSI office, govt warns
State Secretary Sudi Silalahi has warned the executives at the Indonesian Soccer Association (PSSI) against removing state assets from their office at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in South Jakarta.
“They can take their personal assets, but not state assets,” Sudi said at the State Palace on Wednesday, as quoted by tribunnews.com.
The PSSI management has been packing up and removing equipment from its office since Tuesday. The goods were stored in boxes and transported using a motorized pedicab, sources said.
Previously, Youth and Sports Affairs Minister Andi Malarangeng has previously said the government was no longer acknowledging PSSI leadership under its chairman, Nurdin Halid, and secretary-general, Nugraha Besoes.
Sudi said it was not his business if the PSSI management chose to move from its office at Bung Karno stadium. “That's [Nurdin's] business,” he said.
He highlighted that no instruction had ever been given to the PSSI management to leave its office.
“We'll leave this matter to Gelora Bung Karno stadium management to coordinate with the sports ministry,” he said.
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