M-League privatisation on hold until 2016

Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) President Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah announced that the privatisation of the M-League has been postponed.

Tengku Abdullah explained that the decision was taken to protect the interests of all state football associations and clubs playing in the M-League.

"We are still discussing the privatisation aspects of the M-League because we do not want to apply unnecessary pressure on the states and clubs,” he told the media after accepting a sponsorship cheque worth RM2.35 million from Bank Islam Malaysia at a press conference on Monday.

“So, the privatisation may take place in 2016.”

The FAM had previously announced that the privatisation would take place in 2015.

Efforts had been made to ensure a smooth transition including setting up an M-League privatisation committee, holding workshops, and seeking assistance from the Japan FA.

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