Apr 12, 2013

Dato’ Hamidin the choice as FAM General-Secretary

Dato’ Hamidin Hj Mohd Amin might be appointed as the new general-secretary of the national football governing body, replacing Dato’ Azzuddin Ahmad who will step down from his current position on May 1.

According to reliable sources within the hallowed walls of FAM, the choice of appointing Hamidin comes with certain conditions - he has to resign from all other positions in FAM, the FA of Selangor.

Apart from being a vice-president of the FAM, Hamidin is also the competitions committee chairman, general-secretary of Selangor FA, and, also a member of the AFC Standing Committee.

It is reliable learned that FAM president His Royal Highness Sultan Ahmad Shah is in favour of Hamidin as the choice of candidate for the general-secretary.

Azzuddin, who has decided to step down from the post on May 1 after serving FAM as general-secretary since 2007, will replace Datuk Seri Paul Mony Samuel as the AFF secretary-general and starts his duties on June 1.

Should Hamidin accepts the job, he faces a heavy task of pacifying affiliates and football administrators who want to abolish the infamous “Article 88’ which has hurt the feelings of all those who have become ‘victims’ of it and faced suspensions.

Sultan Ahmad Shah, however, has warned about the implications if Article 88 is abolished but gave his support for its review. He said that "Article 88’ is an important regulation and if it is abolished, there will be no legal limits to comments.

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