Friday, 17 February 2012

FAM to require players and officials to declare assets to overcome match fixing

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) are expected to introduce a system that requires players to declare their assets as a means to curb the match fixing scandal that has returned to haunt Malaysian football.

FAM secretary-general Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad said all players and officials would be required to declare their assets once the system was introduced and once enforced, everyone must adhere to the requirement.

"All are aware that FAM had actually formed the Vetting, Monitoring and Transparency committee. The committee has representation from the police and the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC).

"The committee was set up to check on the payment of salary to players and other relevant matters while this is another step to curb match fixing and bribery in football," he said when interviewed on Bernama Radio24's 'Dalam Radar' programme.

Malaysian football was recently rocked by news that players from a number of teams, including the Negeri Sembilan President's Cup squad were involved in a match fixing scandal, raising fears the match fixing and bribery scandal that had tainted Malaysian football in 1994, 1995 has returned.

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