KUALA LUMPUR, The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will begin their Super League 2020 campaign with a three-point deficit for failing to settle salary arrears due to players and team personnel.
‘The Cops’ are also at risk of a further six-point deduction if they do not resolve the problem before the league starts on Feb 28, said Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) secretary-general Stuart Ramalingam.
PDRM and two other teams, Melaka and Kelantan, had previously been ordered to settle the arrears or reach an agreement with the players or officials involved by Jan 31.
Melaka and Kelantan were spared the penalty as they managed to settle their problems before the deadline.
FAM will communicate with the Malaysian Football League (MFL), which is the Super League’s governing body, to carry out the three-point deduction directive. As stated in the same letter dated Jan 15, PDRM will be given an additional four weeks to settle the matter by Feb 28.
“Therefore, FAM hopes PDRM will take serious action to resolve this matter within the stipulated time frame,” he said in a statement today.
He said Melaka had paid RM2.1 million of the RM2.7 million owed and had made settlement plans for the balance.
Kelantan, meanwhile, had settled RM1 million of the RM1.6 million owed, while negotiating settlement plans for the balance.
Stuart said FAM would continue to monitor the situation to ensure that the teams settled the balance of payments due as agreed with the players and officials.
Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)