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Give greedy footballers, officials the boot

“Corruption involving local footballers is still prevalent in the country. We are still encountering cases involving corruption among footballers, but it is not easy to prosecute someone without any concrete evidence." Those were the words of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission ( MACC) deputy chief commissioner Datuk Azam Baki. Read the report here . Here's the thing. Since the establishment of the full time committee comprising the FA of Malaysia, MACC and police in 2012 , we have hardly heard of any arrests made. Reason? As Azam said, it's not easy to prosecute without concrete evidence. As for FAM?  It's Coordination and Integrity Department, headed by former policeman Osman Bakar, does not seem to have the power or means to nab those responsible for corrupting the beautiful game. Insiders reveal the national body has been providing information to the authorities throughout last year. The M-League is still being monitored by betting websites.