TMJ threatens to shame Malaysia at world summit

Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) owner Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has threatened to reveal the Football Association of Malaysia's (FAM) alleged corrupt practices at a World Football Summit in Spain...

Southern Tigers owner Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim is slated to speak at a World Football Summit in Madrid, Spain, and Malaysia can expect to be in the spotlight – for the wrong reasons.

I will go on the world stage and tell the world how corrupt FAM is and I will tell it all

- Tunku Ismail

Fed-up with on-going affairs in Malaysia football, with the Malaysia Super League (MSL) standings expected to be changed despite the season having ended, Tunku Ismail demanded FAM immediately correct the mess created by overturning a two-month old result.

Ignoring a 72-hour limit for protests, FAM decided to hand Pahang a 3-0 default win over Kedah because the latter fielded suspended Rizal Ghazali on August 3. FAM entertained the case based on a two-year limitation period present in the Disciplinary Code.

PDRM are now hoping to use the same regulations to overturn their 4-0 loss to JDT, who fielded Juan Martin Lucero despite the Argentine collecting his third yellow card in the previous match.

If that is upheld, the Cops will climb above Penang and out of the relegation zone, while also ruining champion JDT's record undefeated season.

“FAM are forced to deduct points from JDT to save Pahang. They have to penalise JDT. This is because if they do not penalise JDT, PDRM will protest why Pahang were able to do it after 72 hours and not them,” said Tunku Ismail in a statement on JDT's Facebook page.

“I am currently in Madrid where I will give a speech regarding our efforts in helping Malaysian football and football in the Southeast Asian region. I’m also here to speak about JDT’s success.

“However, if this is how people within FAM choose to behave, I may change my mind. I will go on the world stage and tell the world how corrupt FAM is and I will tell it all.

"I know that by disclosing the truth, I will indirectly bring the country shame. The choice is in their hands.”

Tunku Ismail claimed FAM were keen on saving PDRM due to friendly relations between the two, alleging Penang were not favoured by the FAM executive committee.

JDT will lose their proud unbeaten record this campaign if FAM award PDRM a default 3-0, but Tunku Ismail appeared unconcerned about losing three points.

“I should not even care as even if three points are deducted from us, we are still the champions. However, this is clearly unfair for the other teams as they have to be collateral damage in order for FAM to help their friends,” he said.