Perlis squad owed unpaid wages, PJR made to pay former player

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Zulhilmi Zainal/Goal Malaysia
Perlis' financial situation is dire, and the departures of club administrators are likely to make things worse for the one-time MSL winners.


BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter


After Kuantan FA were booted out of the Malaysia Premier League last month for the failure to settle their players and former players' wages, now it is state side Perlis' turn to face a possible collapse.

The Malaysian FA (FAM) Disciplinary Committee who met on Monday instructed the FAM Cup side to pay the wages the Northern Lions owe to 22 of their squad members.

In an announcement made by the committee on Friday, the one-time Malaysia Super League (MSL) champions and two-time Malaysia Cup winners have been instructed to pay a total of RM182,000 (almost USD46,000) in unpaid wages.

The issue is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, as the third-tier club's president Shaharuddin Ismail and secretary-general Nor Shahril Bakar have reportedly resigned, according to a report by StadiumAstro.com.

Another FAM Cup club, Petaling Jaya Rangers (PJR) meanwhile were ordered to settle the remaining wage of its former player Abdullah Yusoff. According to the committee, the club's termination of Abdullah's contract was not made mutually, and the club must pay him RM120,000 (USD30,205.80) in back pay within 30 days of the judgement.

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