Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin stated that the Football Associations of Malaysia (FAM) should have started the investigation on the incident at Larkin Stadium “tunnel fiasco” straight away in order to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
Jamluddin insisted that since there was no recording of the incident, the case might not be referred to court and FAM can start the investigation without waiting for the police.
According to Bernama, Khairy said “I also believe that the FAM will not receive any specific detais from the police or the authorities’ investigation and the police must have very concrete evidence to bring this issue to court.”
The FAM recently decided to punish Johor Darul Ta’zim with only a RM30,000 fine after JDT admitted that they failed to provide enough security during the game against T-Team in their FA Cup 2nd round match last February.
The failure to provide enough security was believed to have led to the assault made by the high official of JDT to the T-Team’s players and staff.
T-Team players then refused to return to the pitch for the second half and went back straight home. T-Team then lodged a police report regarding the assault made towards their players and staff.
Yesterday, Datuk Ahmad Said, the Chief Minister of Terengganu, voiced his disappointment and slammed the FAM over the decision made, saying that the punishment was unfair and he suggested that the FAM members should quit their jobs if they can’t do them fairly.