FAM deny reports linking Sarawak to bribery

FAM deny reports suggesting that Sarawak are involved in a match-fixing scandal during the 2013 Malaysia Cup clash against Perak last month

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have denied that Sarawak FA are also being investigated for match-fixing and bribery in their 6-1 win over Perak last month.

Perak, who have suspended all their officers and players after the game, were accused of match-fixing after losing to the Crocs and FAM have confirmed that they only received a report from Perak Football Association (PAFA) and not from Sarawak FA.

FAM secretary-general, Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin released a statement which said: “FAM wishes to clarify that the possibility of bribery involving the Sarawak team, as reported by local dailies, was never discussed in the Integrity Committee Meeting.”

FAM integrity Committee chairman, Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat also insisted that there was no discussion held regarding Sarawak's involvement.

Hamidin added that this issue needed to be addressed to the public in order to avoid confusion or false speculations.

Perak were accused of match-fixing after the team lost to Sarawak 6-1 in their 2013 Malaysia Cup encounter and PAFA have taken the initiative to suspend all its officers and players in order to facilitate investigations.