25 Feb '11, 8am

Indonesia govt to cut Soccer Association's funding via @cmswire

Fans asks minister to sack Indonesian Soccer Association leaders JAKARTA - HUNDREDS of soccer fans from across the nation continued to rally in Jakarta on Thursday, demanding reform of the Indonesian Soccer Association's (PSSI) - and that the government sack its leaders. At a demonstration outside the Youth and Sports Ministry building in Jakarta, protest leaders handed over the key to a padlock that was used on Wednesday to lock the doors of the PSSI's headquarters at the Bung Karno Sports Complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta. The key was described as a symbol of the protesters trust in Youth and Sports Minister Andi Mallarangeng to resolve their disagreements with the PSSI. 'We give a maximum of 72 hours to freeze PSSI and dismiss its current personnel. If the minister fails, we will occupy the PSSI's assets,' protest spokesman Sangap Surbakti said before giving the key t...

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