FAM open to criticism - Hamidin

Vice-president of the FAM revealed to reporters that they are open to criticisms and will work with Khairy Jamaluddin and the Sports Ministry to address any issues

The Vice-president of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin, has come out saying that the association is open to criticism.

While adding that he is an advocate of the FAM Deputy President Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, Hamidin said: “I have a personal point of view and see things from a positive angle.

“With every criticism, there are improvements that can be made.”

Tengku Abdullah had the opinion that the FAM should be more open-mined and except any criticism regardless of who they are.

“We accept criticisms and not with just the FAM, but the whole society should be changed for the better,” Hamidin told reporters at the Istana Alam Shah in Klang yesterday.

Sinar Harian reported that the FAM Vice-president continued to comment on the Minister of Youth and Sports, Khairy Jamaluddin’s involvement with the football association, saying that he has no problem with the young minister.

“Khairy was the Vice-president of FAM and he has his own views,” Hamidin said.

However, Khairy declined to comment on the latest issue regarding the FAM receiving RM30 million of broadcasting sponsorship for the M-League after he was reported to be ‘heartbroken’ at the way the association had been receiving his advice.

Advisor to the Kelantan Football Association, Tan Sri Annuar Musa, was the one who raised the issue of the broadcasting sponsorship and has yet to receive a response from the FAM.

Hamidin is expected to hold talks with Khairy to explain the latest situation before coming up with a future plan for FAM programming.

“The FAM will work with the Khairy and the Sports Ministry to see if there are any matters that need to be addressed,” Hamidin declared.