August 19, 2015
Recent media reports allege that FIFA has started an investigation into FIFA Honorary Vice President Dr. Chung Mong-Joon’s 2010 donations to disaster relief funds to Haiti and Pakistan. If these reports are true, we condemn this as a cynical and unethical effort by FIFA to misrepresent even charitable donations for political manipulation.
Since the 1990s, Dr. Chung has consistently provided charitable donations to those in need, both in Korea and overseas
In addition to providing disaster relief assistance to Haiti and Pakistan, Dr. Chung has made numerous personal charitable donations, starting with the 1999 Turkey earthquake relief, Bangladesh disaster relief, China earthquake relief and Myanmar cyclone relief funds.
As the chairman of the Asan Foundation, the largest philanthropic organization in Korea, Dr. Chung also helped the foundation provide medical assistance to victims of the Indonesian tsunami, 2005 Pakistani earthquake, and Sri Lankan tsunami.
In January 2010, as the chairman of the ruling Grand National Party in the Korean National Assembly, Dr. Chung also announced at a party meeting that he would personally donate money to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.
In 2010, Dr. Chung founded the Asan Nanum (“sharing”) Foundation contributing $ 200 million towards a $ 600 million total endowment.