FIFA ethics deputy chair Rajoo quits after Malaysian arrest

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November 29 – Just days after he was arrested and temporarily suspended, FIFA has lost a key governance official following Sundra Rajoo’s decision to resign as one of the deputy chairmen of the FIFA’s Ethics Adjudicatory Chamber, a position he has only held since last year.

Rajoo was detained following a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission probe and FIFA said in the briefest of statements that his resignation from the panel is effective immediately.

A court in Kuala Lumpur gave Rajoo an unconditional release because of his diplomatic immunity but that hasn’t stopped him leaving his FIFA post.

During his time there, his department imposed life bans on several officials caught up in the FIFAGate scandal but now he himself has been snared, an embarrassing blow to the credibility of FIFA’s supposedly revamped ethics process under the regime of Gianni Infantino who has been at pains since coming to power than he is cleaning up the organisation.

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