FAM shelve reward plan for catching the troublemakers


  • Football
  • Saturday, 22 Jun 2013

PETALING JAYA: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have decided to scrap the reward system which they planned to introduce in the FA Cup final at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on June 29.

Last week, FAM competitions committee chairman Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin announced a reward of RM1,000 for fans if they can apprehend troublemakers during the FA Cup final between Kelantan and Johor Darul Takzim (JDT).

However, the FA Cup final security committee met at the stadium yesterday and decided to scrap the reward offer.

“We had a discussion on the reward scheme and decided to cancel it. We need study the scheme in detail before implementing it,” said Hamidin.

“However, we will continue with the plan to have 200 marshals from both teams help out with crowd control and these marshals will be briefed by the police.”

Meanwhile, FAM security committee chairman Datuk Seri Wira Salleh Mat Rasid has warned both sets of fans not to provoke each other during the high-profile match.

“We will deploy 2,000 police personnel at the stadium. We believe that this is sufficient for control crowd,” he said.

“This is a high-profile match and I’d like to remind fans not to taunt each other and to adhere to police orders.”

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