The Super League side was embroiled in an incident with T-Team in the FA Cup and the Football Association of Malaysia needs to hear from them before commencing investigationsThe Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has set a deadline of one week for Johor Darul Takizm (JDT) to respond to charges against them regarding the infamous tunnel incident at their Larkin ground.
Last month, the FA Cup second-round match between JDT and T-Team 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.
FAM secretary-general Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin has now stated that JDT need to reply to the charges through the Johor Football Association (JFA) before the FAM Disciplinary Committee starts to investigate the incident.
He added that all who were involved would be called up for investigation with "no exceptions" and that FAM would take as much time as needed to come to a conclusion.
"The committee has the power to carry out the investigations," he said. "If found guilty, the home team could be fined up to RM100,000 for failing to ensure security during a match."
JDT honorary-secretary Mohd Fahmy Yahya has also confirmed receiving the charge letter from FAM.
Both parties made police reports after the incident, with JFA president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim also giving a police statement. On FAM's part, they awarded JDT a 3-0 win but have not commenced their own investigations.