Malaysian FA hopeful outlines president plans

Malayasian football president hopeful Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has outlined his policies, if he is successful in the upcoming election.

The vote to decide the next president of the Football Association of Malaysia takes place next month, with the Johor Darul Ta-zim [JDT] owner, known as TMJ, vying with Tan Sri Annuar Musa to be the next president.

TMJ spent two hours with fans this week to discuss his potential plans after taking questions on a range of subjects.

Chief among his policies is to rearrange the FA’s quarterly meetings, which would take place all over the country and include an open session for supporters to voice their concerns or grievances.

TMJ also hopes to change the presidental election process, so fans have more of a say in who occupies the most important position in Malaysian football.

Other policies include:

  • Changing the 40 per cent of broadcasting rights that currently goes to the FAM and giving it to the clubs.
  • More transparency in the disciplinary process.
  • Compulsory youth development for all teams.

The election takes place at the PJ Hilton Hotel on March 25.