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Friday, March 01, 2013

FAM will not punish TMJ

pic taken from www.sports247.my

Video evidence is all that stands in the way of Johor FA president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim (TMJ) from falling victim to the draconian Article 88, which Kelantan's Tan Sri Annuar Musa and Perlis's Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim have already fallen victim since last year.

However, contrary to what was mentioned at the FAM post-Disciplinary Committee meeting yesterday, there will not be any action towards the Crown Prince of Johor.

The reason is simple as there ISN'T any video footage of the impromptu press conference at Thistle Hotel last week as NO recordings were allowed. It was indeed a bold move by TMJ or else he too would have been suspended for speaking up against bad governance. Click here for TMJ's statement.

and here's the comical proceedings of the FAM's press conference yesterday - FAM to look into statement?

However, questions can be asked of the FA of Malaysia. Is video footage a mandatory requirement or is the matter threaded cautiously considering it involves a Royalty?

If video footage is mandatory, does this mean that FAM refuses to acknowledge reports on print?

Something to ponder on, which may be irrelevant, but journalists and officials have been issued legal letters for various reasons in the past for what was published. Mostly without video evidence.

Maybe, the laws of FAM are different.

DISCLAIMER: In no way is this a personal attack towards any individuals. I stand by my stance that while TMJ spoke what most are afraid of speaking, rules are rules. A bad law is nonetheless a law.

For FAM, this is a case of dammed if they do, dammed if they don't

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