Malaysian League to begin on Aug 26 - without spectators, says Ismail Sabri

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  • Thursday, 13 Aug 2020

– Bernama

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian League will begin on Aug 26, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

"There was some confusion about Liga Malaysia and people wondered whether or not the league would continue. The Liga Malaysia, which is now scheduled to start on Aug 26, will proceed without any spectators.

"The decision to keep allowing the league to proceed remains. The only difference is the date it starts, which has been set by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM)," said the Senior Minister (Security) at a press conference in Parliament Thursday (Aug 13).

Previously, the league was announced to begin on Aug 15.

"It will go on, just that the games will be played without spectators. If there are any changes, we will keep everyone informed. The Health Ministry has advised us on it and the league can continue," he said.

On the "Embracing New Norms" campaign, the minister said that all were encouraged to join including the private sectors.

He said that requests were made for the logos of the police, Health Ministry and National Security Council (NSC) to be used on posters for the campaign.

"In a meeting today, we have agreed that any NGO or those who wish to contribute to this campaign, and use those logos for posters, can do so.

"However, they must obtain permission from the police, Health Ministry and NSC first before doing so. It's not like we want to make things difficult. We just don't want people to misuse the logos," he said.

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