PETALING JAYA: The FA of Malaysia's (FAM) disciplinary committee punished two coaches and a manager for abusing match officials last month. Yesterday, another two coaches were taken to task for similar offences.
Penang coach Irfan Bakti, who led the team to the Charity Shield title this season, was hauled up for unsporting behaviour during the FA Cup match between Perlis and Penang at the Stadium Utama in Kangar on March 9.
He was fined RM1,500 and suspended from the bench for one-match.
Kamaruddin Mohamed Noor of Kelantan TNB has been suspended from the bench until after he appears before the disciplinary committee. The former Malacca Telekom coach failed to turn up for the hearing at the Wisma FAM in Kelana Jaya yesterday.
Kamaruddin was found guilty of abusing the referee during the Premier II match against Kelantan SKMK at the Sultan Mohamed IV Stadium in Kota Baru on April 9.
The chairman of the disciplinary committee, Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad last month meted out punishments for Sabah manager Hairul Benjamin, who was sent off from the bench for passing uncalled remarks at the referee.
Pahang coach Ralf Borges Fereira and Negri Sembilan's K. Devan were also ticked off for their unsporting behaviour, which led to their sackings from the bench.
Mohamed Khalid Jamlus, the leading marksman for Perak in Premier I with nine goals, was slapped with a two-match suspension and fined RM500 for his punch-up with Penang's Chee Wan Hoe during the league match at the Perak Stadium in Ipoh on April 22. Wan Hoe was handed the same punishment.
Selangor's Jaafar Salleh, however, received a heavier punishment for kicking the ball at the referee during a Premier I match against Sabah at the Likas Stadium in Kota Kinabalu on April 22. He was fined RM1,500 and suspended for three matches.
Kelantan's Fatrurazi Rozi and Akmal Tabarani also were punished for red card offences.
The duo were fined RM500 and suspended for two matches each.