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TMJ suspended 6 months, fined RM18,000

This was what I had tweeted about yesterday evening.

The FA of Malaysia (FAM) Disciplinary Board met today and an announcement was made;

Johor FA president Tunku Ismail Ibrahim has been suspended 6 months from any football activities and fined a total of RM18,000 (for two charges) under Article 88  of the FAM Statute after criticising referees in the M-League.

Darul Takzim FC, meanwhile, has been slapped with a RM10,000 for the flare incident at the stadium and another RM20,000 fine for the lack of safety at the stadium.

A stern warning has also been issued to the club and the president. As this is the minumum suspension and fine, no appeal can be made by Tunku Ismail and the club.

HD says: Hmm....


  1. Hmm... no further comments. What I can say is that "FAM's president and deputy president (1) need to step down, NOW!"

    Pak Nik

  2. HD, boleh semak semula fakta?

    Betul ke TMJ kena hukum dibawah Artikel 88.

    Seingat saya, digantung 30 bulan adalah hukuman minima (justeru Annuar Musa tidak boleh merayu disebabkan hukuman minima itu).

    Sedangkan TMJ pula hanya kena gantung 6 bulan sahaja (selain denda RM18,000).



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UPDATE (March 25, 3.15pm): Tunku Ismail Ibrahim resigns as FA of Malaysia president.
UPDATE (March 17, 9.52am): As of late last night, it's status quo at Wisma FAM.
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UPDATE (March 16, 8.25am): FA of Malaysia general-secretary Datuk Hamidin Amin said: 
"Sudah tentu jika kita membiarkan Tunku Ismail meletak jawatan, kita juga akan kehilangan penaja dan saya sendiri tidak dapat membayangkan siapa yang layak untuk menggantikan tempat baginda sebagai Presiden FAM."
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