The Young Prince of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, gave his statement on the incident between Johor Darul Takzim and T-Team in the FA Cup earlier this yearThe Malaysian police have confirmed they have taken a statement from President of Johor FA, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, regarding the recent altercation between Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) and T-Team in the FA Cup.
The second-round match between both sides on February 1 was abandoned after a half-time spat, where there were alleged altercations inside the tunnel. T-Team decided to leave the stadium instead of reappearing for the second half, citing security concerns.
The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) subsequently awarded JDT a 3-0 win, although there has been no further progress in the investigation of the alleged assaults despite both parties making police reports.
The Malaysia chief of police stated that on Thursday that the Young Prince of Johor have given his statement, with more than 20 other individuals also having done likewise, according to Utusan. While stating that the culprit faces a year in prison or a RM2000 fine or both, he also insisted the case is yet to be solved.
Meanwhile, the former president of FAM has urged the matter to be solved as soon as possible, with a month having passed.
“For me, FAM did not act accordingly to this issue," Tan Sri Zaman Khan told Utusan. "They must prove their ability to stand up for justice without favouring any parties. I’m curious why there is no action taken already. They must not been biased, regardless who is involved in this case.”
He added that the speculation would only cast more doubt on the FAM's ability to handle such situations.
“If we want to increase our standard of football, FAM must work hard to improve their management," Zaman asserted. "It can’t be denied that everything has its weaknesses but they must always work on to fix it rather than keep repeating the same mistakes."