KUANTAN (9 March 2012) – His Royal Highness Tengku Abdullah Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, the deputy president of the FA of Malaysia (FAM), has demanded an apology from world football governing body FIFA.
The demand came after what was felt as baseless accusations from former FIFA Security Chief Chris Eaton who had made the statement recently that FAM officials were involved in fixing M-League matches.
“The statement was made without ethical consideration. I’m wondering if there were any specific agenda being considered when the statement was made. FIFA must come forward and explain why the statement was made and if there were no basis for it, then appropriate action must be taken,” said Tengku Abdullah to BERNAMA this week.
Eaton had last month alleged that FAM officials were involved in match-fixing.Tengku Abdullah stated that Eaton’s statement could tarnish the image of the FAM which is the controlling national body for football in the country.
Last week Eaton, who had left FIFA to join another agency in Qatar, met with the chairman of the FAM Integrity Committee, Tan Sri Dr Aseh Che Mat at the Wisma FAM in Petaling Jaya which was also attended by officials from the Malaysian Anti-Graft Commission (SPRM) and the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM).