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Johor Football Association's President Tunku Ismail Idris has voiced out his support for Khairy Jamaluddin's effort in kicking bookies out of football

Johor Football Association’s (JFA) President, Tunku Ismail Idris, has responded positively to Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin’s plans to eradicate bookies from football in the country.

He is ready to work closely with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to overcome bookie issues that have been spreading in country.

The Tunku Mahkota Johor (TMJ) said that after more than a year of fighting against bookies, finally there is a minister who wants to take it seriously.

"I must congratulate to Khairy Jamaluddin for working hard in solving the bookie issues.

"It has been more than a year, ever since I took over JFA and I have been fighting with this issue. 

"Finally I see some positives signs, and for that I am very grateful,” TMJ said in a Sinar Harian report.

Commenting on the Ministry’s suggestion of each FA to have their own integrity committee, TMJ said that JFA is one of the first to have the committee.

"I already created the committee a year ago and Johor was the first to have it.

"Hopefully Khairy and I can work together in stopping these problems from growing,” he added.

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