Mr. Patrick Baumann, FIBA Secretary General
Dato' Yeoh Choo Hock, FIBA Asia Secretary General
and FIBA Asia Executive Committee Members;
Dear Mr. Baumann,
On January 29, 2009, I sent you a letter after the FIBA Asia Executive Committee Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that you and I attended.
One of my queries was what happened to my reinstatement as a member of the FIBA Youth Commission.
I am still waiting to receive an official confirmation of my reinstatement, which was offered through Dato’ Yeoh Choo Hock, the Secretary General of FIBA Asia, just for me to be in the good graces of FIBA again.
As I mentioned in my previous correspondence before I attended the FIBA Asia Executive Committee Meeting on January 19, 2009, Dr. Carl Ching and I exchanged communications regarding the various issues I have not in favor of you.
Dr. Ching advised me to personally settle the matter with you so that the problem in the leadership of our national basketball federation in the Philippines, BAP-SBP, would be settled amicably.
Because of Dr. Ching’s persuasion and my utmost respect of Dr. Ching not only as a person but also as a leader, I agreed to meet and talk to you in Kuala Lumpur if ever their will be given a chance.
In return, I expect you to respect the Bangkok Agreement, of which you and FIBA Asia representatives were among the signatories.
My deepest gratitude to Dr. Ching for advising me to do what is for the greater good of the FIBA and help in protecting the integrity of the FIBA family, and also, my heartfelt thanks to Dr. Borislav Stankovic.
As I said, I am deeply thankful to all the members in the FIBA Asia Executive Committee.
These are Dato’ Yeoh Choo Hock of Malaysia, Sheikh Saud Bin Ali Al-Thani of Qatar, Sheikh Talal F.A.J. Al-Sabah of Kuwait, Mr. Hagop Khajirian of Lebanon, Mr. Quek Hiang Chiang of Singapore, Miss Mabel Ching of Hong Kong-China, Mr. Takeshi Ishikawa of Japan, Mr. Yutaka Misutani of Japan, Miss Zhu Lan of China, Mr. Gayrika Perusinghe of Sri Lanka, Mr. Harish Sharma of India and Mr. Jaemin Lee of Korea.
I also thank Mr. Li Yuanwei of China, Mr. Abdulla Al-Ansari of United Arab Emirate, Mr. Mahmoud Mashhoun of Iran and Mr. Lee Jong-kul of Korea.
Very truly yours,
Graham C. Lim
cc. Dr. Carl Menky Ching, FIBA Life Honorary President
Dr. Borislav Stankovic, FIBA Secretary General Emeritus
Dr. Yu Zaiqing, FIBA Central Board Member
Mr. Bob Elphinston, FIBA President
Sheikh Saud Bin Ali Al-Thani, FIBA Asia President
Dato’ Yeoh Choo Hock, FIBA Asia Secretary General