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Goal readers feel that Perak FA made the right choice to suspend its entire staff to expedite a match-fixing probe

A three-day poll revealed that 62 per cent of goal readers back the Perak Football Association’s (PAFA) decision to suspend its players, coaches and staff to facilitate a match-fixing probe last week.

The investigation sparked off after the Seladangs poor showing in the 2013 Malaysia Cup group stages that saw them lose to Malaysian Premier League side Kedah, as well as Sarawak in what was a 6-1 mauling in Kuching.

Azraai Khor’s men were initially picked as one of the top contenders in the competition and their crashing out in the group stages raised suspicion that there could be elements of bribery present.

A special investigations committee headed by Datuk Ismail Sapian is running the two-week probe that began last Monday.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), have joined the fray to help PAFA identify if there was any match-fixing involved in Perak’s Malaysia Cup fixtures.

The Perak Chief Minister has also backed PAFA’s decision to suspend its administration saying that it was the best possible action for them to take.

He added that there would be no compromise if anyone has been weeded out and found guilty of sabotaging the Perak team.