KUALA LUMPUR: Professional Footballers Association of Malaysia (PFAM) are following due process before hauling Sarawak United and Melaka United to court.
The clubs missed two deadlines from the National Dispute Resolution Chamber (NDRC) to settle wages owed to their players last year.
PFAM revealed that both clubs owed their players six months of wages with Melaka owing RM2.3 million and Sarawak RM400,000.
It is learnt that NDRC will have a meeting in the upcoming week and the amount owed is expected to increase.
PFAM chief executive officer Izham Ismail said NDRC will determine the final amount owed to the players.
"There's an NDRC meeting coming up soon," said Izham today.
"If these clubs continue to miss the payment deadline, we will have to file a civil suit, we have consulted a lawyer externally.
"The ownership structure of the clubs are very clear and if the owners are found guilty, they can be jailed and declared bankrupt."
Last year, Melaka and Sarawak United failed to meet the financial requirements needed to play in the Super League this year.
Melaka failed to submit receipts of their players' salary payments to MFL while Sarawak United have two pending cases with Fifa involving former players Sandro Mendonca and Taylor Regan.
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