THE FA of Malaysia (FAM) is concerned about the latest match-fixing scandal involving Terengganu's M-League side.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has interviewed three players -- goalkeeper Mohd Sharbinee Allawee, defender Muslim Ahmad and midfielder Ismail Faruqi -- to facilitate its investigation.
"We are monitoring the situation in Terengganu. It will be disheartening if the allegations are true," said FAM vice-president Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin.
"However, we cannot comment as the investigation is in progress. We are monitoring the progress through our integrity committee."
It is learnt that MACC is close to getting a confession from one of the players interviewed recently. The commission is awaiting the player's polygraph test before the next course of action.
"If this is true, then the concerned parties should take severe action against those involved. We are committed to eradicating match-fixing from local football," added Hamidin.
If a player is found guilty of match-fixing, he could face a lifetime ban from all football-related activities. He also faces the risk of corruption charges which carry a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.