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FAM general-secretary revealed that he will meet with Khairy Jamaluddin to discuss pressing issues and solve the spat between the two parties.

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) will meet with the Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin to mete out the issues that have been plaguing the sport in recent weeks.

According to a Bernama report, FAM general-secretary Datuk Hamidin Amin revealed at the launch of the Third Season of 'Finding Ramli' at Wisma FAM yesterday that the spat between Khairy and the association would conclude shortly.

He said: “We are making arrangements to meet the minister soon.

“I have contacted the minister and I think he has also sent a letter to the FAM.

“Apart from the issue, there are several other matters on the development of football which we wish to discuss.”

Matters between Khairy and the FAM escalated when the Youth and Sports Minister lashed out at the association’s bad handling of the ticket sales for the 2013 Malaysia Cup final at the Shah Alam Stadium.

He also went public with his disappointment with the discovery of the gun in the said stadium’s restroom during the final between Kelantan and Pahang.

Despite the severity of the issues at hand, Hamidin remained adamant that the problems with Khairy can be settled amicably.

Maybe some of the matters reported in media were wrongly interpreted by the parties involved or parties following the issues,” he added.

“For me, FAM itself cannot run away from the fact that football is the number one sports among fans, media and national leaders.

“So we need to accept constructive criticism and views and use them as a guide.”

In a nutshell, Hamidin admitted to Khairy that it is the FAM that needs to take the first step to make a change.

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