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The suspension of the Malaysian League since March 16, two days before the Movement Control Order (MCO) Phase 1 came into effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has severely affected the football industry.

League organisers – the Malaysian Football League (MFL) has announced June as the deadline to make a decision whether or not to resume the league following the feedback from the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) after a special meeting


held between KBS, the National Security Council (NSC), and the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH).

To this end, the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) today has announced the FAM Salary Guidelines on Salary Adjustment to be applicable to teams that failed to reach a Collective Agreement after the deadline on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Fully aware of the fact teams are going through hard times from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, FAM’s measure is aimed at easing their financial burden throughout the league suspension.

By the same token, FAM wanted to protect the welfare of players and officials by ensuring that the teams did not impose a pay-cut arbitrarily.

As the governing body, it is incumbent upon FAM to take immediate measures to ensure that the stability of the football industry in Malaysia as a whole is protected in these unprecedented times.

The decision made is in line with the circulars and guidelines issued by FIFA on April 7, 2020, to all member associations in looking at the best formula to cope with the unprecedented situation.

FAM also is working closely with FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) as our points of reference to ensure FAM makes decisions in the interest of the game.

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