DILI (5 April 2011) – Following the latest events linked to the FA of Indonesia (PSSI), the FIFA Emergency Committee decided this week that, in accordance with article 7 paragraph 2 of the FIFA Statutes, a Normalisation Committee will take over from the current PSSI Executive Committee.
The FIFA Emergency Committee estimated that the current PSSI leadership was not in control of football in Indonesia as proven by their failure to gain control of the run-away league (Liga Premiere, LPI) set up without the involvement of PSSI.
They also could not organise a Congress whose sole goals were to adopt an electoral code and elect an electoral commission.
The FIFA Emergency Committee thus came to the conclusion that the PSSI leadership had lost all credibility within Indonesia and was not in a position anymore to lead the process to solve the current crisis.
The mission of the Normalisation Committee is to organise elections based on the FIFA electoral code and PSSI statutes before 21 May 2011; to bring the run-away league under PSSI control or have it stopped as soon as possible; to run the day-to-day activities of PSSI in a spirit of reconciliation for the good of the Indonesian football.
The Normalisation Committee is composed of personalities from Indonesian football that will not be able to run for any of the PSSI positions and would act as an electoral commission.
FIFA confirmed as well the non-eligibility to the presidency of PSSI of the four candidates who were rejected by the PSSI appeal committee on 28 February 2011.
The four candidates are Nurdin Halid, Nirwan D. Bakrie, Arifin Panigoro and Gen. George Toisutta.