I phoned ASAS to ask who had made the decision to demand Cathay remove their banner, given it does not violate any of the ICC guidelines. (see below)
When I asked if no one in ASAS was aware how decisions were made, he said the chairman of ASAS has final say but that he could not give me his chairman’s name.
(I told him I had looked it up and could tell him who his chairman was if he didn’t know. He then agreed that the ASAS Chairman is Prof Tan Sze Wee)
The man on the phone (ASAS Tel: 6461 1888) said he could not say if the decision had been made in a meeting or if one person had made that decision, possibly after receiving a complaint from a personal friend or fellow member of the Barker Road Methodist Church where Prof Tan is a member.
(remember what happened with the first Pink Picnic after Mary Loh reported to her church that she had been ‘unwittingly invited’? BTW it wasn’t an unwitting invitation, not from me at least. I had thought she was a friend.
I was wrong and must say I’m starting to believe I can’t trust people who call themselves ‘Christians’. Especially not in positions of secular state authority where they enforce their church teachings on us.)
He also did not deny that if I complained via email feedback as recommended, it would most likely be handled by administrative staff and not seen by decision makers/ the decision maker.