JAKARTA (14 Dec 2011) – The FA of Indonesia (PSSI) have decided to impose fines of up to IDR 1 billion (USD 110,000) on eight clubs which they deemed to have rebelled against the national association.
The eight clubs concerned are Mitra Kukar, Persisam Samarinda, Persela Lamongan, Persiba Balikpapan, PSPS Pekanbaru, Deltras Sidoarjo, Pelita Jaya Karawang and Persib Bandung.
The teams concerned have all decided to maintain playing in the Indonesian Super League – which was played last season – instead of joining the newly formed Indonesia Premier League.
Persib Bandung received the highest fine of IDR 1 billion (USD 110,000) where they were also told to return the IDR 250 million (USD 28,000) given to the club by PT LPIS, the firm that manages the IPL.
The other seven clubs were fined IDR 500 million (USD 56,000) each.
Three other clubs – defending champions of the ISL Persipura Jayapura, Persidafon Dafonsoro and Persiwa Wamena – are still awaiting judgement.