The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has come down on the Football Associations of Pahang (PAFA), Selangor (FAS), Perak (PBNT) (and Terengganu (PBSNT) for crowd trouble by fining them a combined total of RM75,000.
The punishment was meted out by the Disciplinary Committee in light of incidents like fans burning flares and hurling smoke bombs during recent Malaysia Super League matches, according to Utusan.
PBNT was hardest hit, with RM5,000 for six incidents, where the association admitted they failed to provide enough security in games against LionsXII and Johor Darul Takzim (JDT), which saw fans lighting up flares.
PAFA received a RM20,000 fine for four incidents, which included lighting of flares and firecrackers. FAS was fined RM15,000 for incidents in a single game against T-Team, which once again involved flare-burning and safety issues. PBSNT copped a RM10,000 fine after some crowd members entered the field in a game against JDT last January.
FAM also issued strong warnings to not let such incidents occur again, while they also indicated that it was up to the Asian Football Confederation to decide on any sanctions regarding the Ultra Malayas for their actions during the friendly between Malaysia and Philippines earlier this month.