Two MSL players suspended over doping charges

Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has temporarily suspended players from PDRM and Perak after they failed an anti-doping test conducted in May... 

Two Malaysia Super League (MSL) players have been temporarily suspended after failing a drugs test after Perak’s visit to PDRM at the Hang Jebat Stadium on May 4.

Traces of methamphetamine, a drug mainly used for recreation purposes, were found in their urine sample. The players have exercised their right to test a second sample, which was also collected on May 4, and will know their fate through a disciplinary hearing once testing is complete.
"The players have requested to test the other sample. The sample will be sent to a lab in India and the results should be out in three or four weeks," said FAM general-secretary Datuk Hamidin Amin.

The unnamed duo face a ban up to four years under the 2015 AFC Anti-doping Code. The previous Malaysian footballer to fail an anti-doping test was Kelantan’s Zamri Ramli after the 2013 FA Cup final against Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT).

In recent years, other Malaysian sports personalities have been suspended for various anti-doping offences.

Then world no.1 badminton star Lee Chong Wei was handed a back-dated eight-month suspension in 2015, ten-time Mr. Universe Sazali Samad was slapped with a four-year ban last year while Wushu Tai Cheau Xuen exponent received a four-month ban following the 2014 Asian Games.