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Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) to introduce temporary pay-cut of employees due to Covid-19

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) had made it known that the football body will introduce a temporary pay-cut across its workforce if the Movement Control Order extends beyond 14th of april 2020.


According to The FAM Secretary-General Stuart Michael Ramalingam said the board had asked all administrative staff and technical staff to deduct between 10 and 20 percent payroll, depending on their salaries, during the crisis.

“As we now move into the second MCO period, it is with much caution and careful understanding that the secretariat has evaluated the possible impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the entire nation and also across our industry.

“To ensure the overall financial stability of FAM and to navigate through this uncharted phase, the secretariat will be implementing a number of cost-cutting measures and one of the major items is that if the MCO is extended beyond 14 April, all the FAM administrative and technical staff have jointly agreed to take a pay reduction during these difficult times.

“We’ve made this decision through consultation and consensus internally and in good faith.

“We wish to thank the workforce for their commitment to the organisation at a difficult time for everyone," said Stuart.

Stuart also explained the decision was made after an in-depth discussion with the FAM Exco and top management on every aspect since the suspension of all football activities on March 16. “We wanted to avoid having to introduce this pay-cut but with the uncertainties that this period has forced unto us, this decision was made for the best interest of all, including the organisation as a whole," Stuart added.

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