“Maybe it’s time for football supporters of this country to see the truth and judge for themselves. I have a commander in India who always says, ‘don’t invite a sniper to a shooting range’.”
19 July 2016
MACC welcomes evidence from TMJ on alleged FAM corruption
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) welcomes any evidence that the Crown Prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim might have with regard to alleged corruption in the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).
“With regard to claims that the Crown Prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim have in his possession a pendrive that holds various information about corruption in the FAM, the commission welcomes the prince to submit the details to us so that we can take further action.
“If the information has basis for offences under the MACC Act 2009, the commission is ready to take appropriate action according to the law,” said the anti-graft body in a statement.
MACC was responding to the prince’s claims of having evidence of corruption in his possession.
FAM has denied the allegations made by the prince that corruption runs unchecked inside the body, insisting that it has an internal committee that works to weed out corruption at all levels.
On July 12, national team captain Safiq Rahim and Aidil Zafuan Radzak, both from Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT), had announced their early retirement from international football.
Two days later, the duo were joined by club teammates S. Kunalan, and Amirulhadi Zainal.
“Duit rakyat sepatutnya digunakan untuk rakyat sahaja. – TMJ”. Pendrive ini lebih tepat dari penembak tepat.
‘I have a pendrive with info implicating FAM’ – TMJ: KUALA LUMPUR: Tunku… http://goo.gl/fb/oIdFPn Taxi 0178780027
TMJ dah dedahkan kandungan pendrive yg org cabar dia dedahkan
SOME INFORMATION ON PAGES 188.8.131.52 AND 184.108.40.206 PRINTED BY SOURCES WITHIN FAM AND ONE OF THE HIGHEST ORGANISATIONS THAT STILL LOVES MALAYSIAN FOOTBALL
– Lack of coaching quality
– Quality of coaches is bad
– Too much experimenting in the selection of players – lack of cohesion between players, coaches and the technical team
– Local coaches (in reference to Ong Kim Swee) lacked international exposure/quality coaching
– Coaches have different ideas/strategies-no single philosophy
– Selection of players at the league level-interference by officials
– Young players don’t have enough exposure
– Coaches at the youth level do not have the capabilities/qualities to develop players in a holistic way
– Schools were factory for producing players-no football fields-no dedicated teachers in school-80% of teachers were women
– Lack of grassroots programme
– Match manipulation and match fixing problems not addressed-FAM does not take match fixing seriously as certain staff within FAM are friends with ex national players who are involved with match fixing
– There should be a long term planning and not short term.
– Local coaches have ego problem and poor coaching education
– Training camp for national team is too long
– FAM old fashioned in football management, administration lacks quality staff
– FAM slow in development
– Coaches are not professional, do not follow a single philosophy
– Too much focus on regional AFF Suzuki/SEA Games competition
– Poor crisis management-media response
– Unnecessary expenditure without analysing
– Salary of local coaches and national team coaches are too high
– Match fixing scandals never taken seriously
– Money in FMLLP not utilised correctly because interest not going to clubs participating but to management
– No interest from FAM management to improve
‘I have a pendrive with info implicating FAM’ – TMJ
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim today claimed that he has a pendrive containing information and activities within the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).
The Johor Crown Prince said this included the media personnel that the FAM always uses including former footballers in Malaysia, the amount of money taken by Football Malaysia Limited Liability Partnership (FMLLP) and given to the FAM as well as “a rubbish auditor’s report given to me by my high-ranking friends in Kuala Lumpur”.
“Maybe it’s time for football supporters of this country to see the truth and judge for themselves. I have a commander in India who always says, ‘don’t invite a sniper to a shooting range’.
“I would like to remind you all that the rakyat’s money should be used for the rakyat only. Not for football and politics. Please take action on the issue of player salaries that has not been resolved,” he said in a statement posted on the Johor Southern Tigers’ Facebook page.
He said the FAM should stop making comments on the recent retirement of four national football players “as if they did not serve the country and win anything with the national team”.
“Why is it so difficult to respect their decision? There’s only one thing you should say about them or to them, which is ‘thank you’. Thank you for their sacrifices all these while. That’s it.
“You don’t need to show me and the current generation that you as old-timers are struggling to accept that the world and time have changed.
“What’s strange is that after all these years, all of you can accept and stand the 30 years of corruption within the FAM,” he said.
Johor Crown Prince: We should thank retired footballers
PETALING JAYA: The Crown Prince of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, has defended the four Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football players who announced their retirement from the national football squad, saying the people should thank them instead of criticising their decision.
“You commented about the retirement of some players and made statements as if they did not serve the country and win anything with the national team.
“Why is it so difficult to respect their decision? There’s only one thing you should say about them or to them, which is ‘thank you’. Thank you for their sacrifices all these while. That’s it,” he said in a statement on the Johor Southern Tigers Facebook page on Monday.
The four football players who announced their retirement from the national squad last week was skipper Safiq Rahim, 28; centreback Mohd Aidil Zafuan, 29; rightback S. Kunalan, 29; and midfielder Mohd Amirulhadi Zainal, 30.
Among the critics of the football players’ decision was former Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) deputy president Datuk Seri Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar.
It was reported in a Malay daily that Raja Ahmad Zainuddin had called out the footballers for retiring without any valid reason and claimed that it should be viewed seriously as it might become a trend among other players.
He also said that those who announced their retirement from the national squad but still played full time with clubs would be better off quitting football altogether.
Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) president Tan Sri Annuar Musa was also reported as saying that they would not stop players from choosing to retire from the national squad, but should they do so, they will also have to retire from playing for the state as long as they are under KAFA.