Amidst the saga of Tiong Bahru FC Chairman Bill Ng's $500,000 donation to the Football Association of Singapore (FAS), local alternative news website The Independent Singapore alleged in a 28 April 2017 article that Mr Bill Ng made a $100,000 donation to the PAP's Community Foundation Bishan-Toa Payoh branch in 2014 at the behest of Mr Zainudin Nordin, then a PAP MP for the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.
Independent Singapore did not reveal the source of their news report.
The Independent Singapore reported:
"While the whole of Singapore is fixated with the fact that Tiong Bahru FC (TBFC) made a $500,000 donation to the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) which was then channeled overseas, it has now also come to our attention that the People’s Action Party Community Foundation (PCF) also benefited from Bill Ng’s generosity.
The TBFC and Hougang United FC (HGUFC) chairman is understood to have made donations of $50,000 each to the People’s Action Party Community Foundation (PCF) Bishan-Toa Payoh branch in 2014. Mr Zainudin Nordin was a former PAP MP from Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, having served from 2001 to 2015.
The Independent understands that the amounts were donated at some point between January to March 2014, and came at the request of Mr Zainudin Nordin, who was the President of the FAS from 2009 to 2015. Mr Zainudin Nordin has since said that he had no business dealings with Ng."