The Football Association of Malaysia's (FAM) Disciplinary Board (DB) let Kelantan FA president Tan Sri Annuar Musa, Perlis coach Irfan Bakti and KL PLUS coach Mat Zan Mat Aris off the hook, with just a stern warning, due to lack of concrete evidence.
FAM Disciplinary Board chairman Kamaruddin Abdullah who emerged after a four-hour meeting here Thursday said the board could not charge the three for breach of the FAM's code of conduct due to a lack of concrete evidence.
"We are concerned when the president of an FA or club speak out on policy matters because there are rules and regulations barring them from issuing any statements related to FAM's policy matters," he told reporters after chairing the meeting at Wisma FAM here today.
Annuar, Irfan and Mat Zan were referred to the board for purportedly issuing statements without FAM's consent and also issuing statements that were not true, recently.
"I urge coaches or presidents of FAs to be careful when issuing statements because FAM views such statements seriously," he said.
Meanwhile, the board imposed a fine of RM100,000 on Kelantan for the riot at Sultan Muhammad IV stadium after an FA Cup match between Kelantan and Negeri Sembilan on April 7.
"After looking at the competition rules, we agree that it was a mistake to bar Kelantan from playing their matches at the Sultan Muhammad IV stadium and fine them RM50,000. It should have been only a fine of RM100,000 instead," he said.
He added that since Kelantan had already paid the RM50,000 fine, they will only have to pay another RM50,000 and wait for the FAM Competitions Committee to inspect the Sultan Muhammad IV three days before a local league match can be played. (BERNAMA)
P/s : This is a joke, how could FAM make such a blunder, Maybe KAFA can choose to SUE FAM now for lost of income and misinterpretation of the law...