Dell resigns as FAM secretary general

SEREMBAN: Datuk Dell Akbar Khan has tendered his resignation as the secretary general of the FA of Malaysia (FAM). 

The former Kuala Lumpur police chief, who took over the hot seat from Datuk Paul Mony Samuel in July 2000, handed in the letter of resignation to FAM president Sultan Ahmad Shah at the Istana Pahang in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. 

Dell could not be reached for comments but a source said the two had met for a short while at 12.30pm. 

Dell, who was an independent member of the FAM prior to his appointment, had also served as team manager of the national team which finished as runners-up after losing 0-1 to Thailand in the final of the inaugural Asean Football Federation’s (AFF) Tiger Cup in Singapore in 1996. 

The 57-year-old Dell, unlike Paul Mony who was a full-time staff, was the OCPD of Petaling Jaya when he was first appointed secretary general of FAM. He retired as the KL police chief last year. 

It is also learnt that assistant secretary Datuk Yap Nyim Keong, 53, is seeking an optional retirement after serving the FAM for over two decades.