KUALA LUMPUR: A day after handing out suspended points deduction on teams who failed to meet the registration deadline, Football Malaysia LLP (FMLLP) disclosed on Tuesday that the concerned clubs were also imposed RM9 million in total fines for the same offence.
Super League — Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and PKNS — were each slapped RM1.5 million in fines for failing to complete their registration within the deadline.
As for Premier League's Sarawak, Penang, Kuantan FA, Police, MIFA and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), the six were fined RM500,00 each for a similar offence.
FMLLP chief executive officer Kevin Ramalingam, however, revealed that teams can appeal within 14 days in order to reduce their fines.
“They can appeal for a reduction in fines. If they fail to pay the fines, the amount will be deducted from their annual grants.”
Teams are supposed to submit statements of players' salaries and contributions to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), income tax and Socso to FMLLP before the start of the season for approval.
Kelantan and KL submitted incomplete documents while Selangor and PKNS did so after the deadline.
Premier League's Penang, Kuantan FA, Sarawak and Police did not complete theirs while UKM and MIFA also missed the deadline.
The last day for submission was Dec 29 last year but it was extended twice - to Jan 14 and Feb 3 this year.
Kevin added: “Some teams still remain unprofessional over administrative issues.
“We had briefings and reminded the teams to meet regulations but some did not pay attention.”