Football Malaysia Limited Liability Partnership (FMLLP) chief executive officer Kevin Ramalingam said FMLLP would send the letters on the point deductions to the teams Friday after they had been given ample time to solve the problem.
FMLLP is the main administrator of Malaysian football. We are not announcing the names of the five teams because no action was taken.
"But, after the letters are issued tomorrow, we will make an announcement," he said when asked to comment on the issue of salary arrears.
Ramalingam said this after attending a 2017 FA Cup Final Managing Committee meeting at the FMLLP Headquarters here, Thursday.
Ramalingam stressed that FMLLP was forced to carry out the point deductions on the teams concerned which apparently still failed to tackle the issue of outstanding salary which had taken place since the past several seasons.
"I feel the issue afflicting the Malaysian League will continue so long as no firm action is taken.
I hope the supporters and every team involved understand that Malaysian football has to go forward," he said.
Bernama learnt that two Super League teams, namely, Kelantan and Selangor and three Premier League teams, namely, Armed Forces of Malaysia, Kuantan FA and Sabah still failed to settle salary arrears since several months ago, forcing several players to lodge reports with the Malaysian Professional Football Association (PFAM) and the Football Association Of Malaysia (FAM) Status Committee. – Bernama