Malaysian Football League(MFL), punished Perak FC, club in Liga Premier Malaysia deducted 3 points due for failing to pay the remaining salary arrears of players and officials of the main team and reserve team since November 2021.
The independent body, First Instance Body (FIB) today announced that Perak FC has been given an immediate three-point deduction for the Liga Premier Malaysia 2022 competition for failing to pay the remaining salary arrears of players and officials of the main team and reserve team until November 2021 based on Statutory Declaration (SD) submitted by Perak FC dated (15 December 2021).
The decision was made at the MFL Club Licensing FIB meeting chaired by Sheikh Mohd Nasir Sheikh Mohd Sharif in a video conference with committee members on the backlog of cases that occurred in the 2021 season.
According to Sheikh Mohd Nasir, Perak FC failed to settle the remaining salary arrears on the first date set by the FIB, which is March 31, 2022.
“The Perak FC management had previously agreed to settle the balance of last year’s salary arrears involving players and officials of the main team and reserve team amounting to RM 934,729.42 on March 31, 2022 but they were found to have failed to do so.” Sheikh Mohd Nasir, said.
“Therefore, the FIB Committee that met today decided to impose a three -point deduction on Perak FC.”
“If Perak FC still fails to settle the salary arrears by the second deadline (April 14, 2022) then on April 15, 2022, they can be punished with six more points in the Premier League competition and a reduction in funds,”
Sheikh Mohd Nasir added that if Perak FC still fails to pay the salary arrears before or on April 21, 2022, then on April 22, 2022, MFL will extend the case to the FIB for further action.
For the record for the case of salary arrears of first team and reserve team players and officials last year, MFL has sent a circular letter to Perak FC on 15 November 2021 to submit a sworn statement (SD) of all the payments.
Then on 15 December 2021 Perak FC uploaded SD into the AFC CLAS system.
On 11 January 2022, Perak FC sent an email on the amount of salary arrears until November 2021 involving players and officials, the IRB, EPF and SOCSO.
On 9 March 2022, MFL sent a letter to Perak FC to order that the arrears of players and officials for the main team and reserve team be settled before 31 March 2022 to avoid action.
On 25 March 2022, MFL sent the first reminder to Perak FC and followed by the second reminder on 29 March 2022.
On 30 March 2022, Perak FC had sent a letter of application to extend the deadline however, on 31 March 2022 the FIB Committee through MFL had replied to Perak FC’s letter by rejecting the application.
The issue of Perak FC’s salary crisis for 2022, the MFL secretariat has made a review where starting 9 March 2022, MFL has demanded proof of payment and Perak FC’s financial report for the 2022 season following the club’s failure to resolve two months salary arrears of officers and players. this. MFL is also in close contact with the Professional Footballers Association of Malaysia (PFAM) in this action.
However, the management of Perak FC failed to submit documents related to their financial position as well as the report on the payment of salary arrears of officers and players this season by the end of 16 March 2022.
Perak FC via email has responded to MFL by sending two reports namely 2022 cash flow travel and salary arrears for January to February 2022 on 15 March 2022.
Two days later, MFL responded to Perak FC’s letter by stating that the information submitted was not enough to prove that Perak FC is capable of surviving until the end of the 2022 season.
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