KUALA LUMPUR — July 28, 2018: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has ordered the Malaysian Armed Forces Football Association (ATM FA) to pay overdue wages of US$180,000 (RM731,175) to former import player Abdulafees Abdulsalam from Nigeria.
The FAM Status Committee in a statement said ATM FA must settle the amount within a month beginning today or the case will be brought to the FAM Disciplinary Committee.
But this is not all, with a Bernama report detailing the punitive decisions taken by the national football association against several other teams.
The Kuantan FA club, dropped from the Malaysia League in April, has been ordered to pay arrears and contract compensation amounting to RM721,000 to former coach Ismail Zakaria, four other team officials and a former player.
The four officials are Mohd. Shukri Ismail (RM96,000), Rusdi Suparman (RM60,000), Mohd. Faris Ismail (RM24,000 salary/contract compensation of RM48,000) and Azlisham Ib Berahim (RM52,000 salary/RM91,000 contract compensation). Former player Abdul Malik Mat Ariff is owed RM70,000.
FAM has also ordered the Penang FA to pay the arrears of RM377,000 to eight former players — Sani Anuar Kamsani (RM80,000), Mafry Balang (RM76,000), Muhammad Rafiuddin Roddin (RM60,000), Muhamad Faizat Mohamad Ghazli (RM48,000), K. Reuben (RM40,000), Muhammad Jafri Muhammad Firdaus Chew (RM28,000), Shazalee Ramlee (RM25,000) and Syed Adney Syed Hussein of RM20,000.
Premier League club Petaling Jaya Rangers must pay compensation for the remaining contract totalling RM330,000 to former coach Mohd. Zan Mat Aris because his contract was ended without complying with the conditions.
The FAM has also ordered Terengganu City FC to pay RM60,000 and compensation of RM120,000 to former coach Roshadi Wahab whose contract was terminated.
The Kelantan Football Association has to pay the salary of former player Mohd. Noor Hazrul Mohd. Mustafa RM55,000.
FAM made clear that the arrears and contract compensation must be paid within a month beginning today.