State gov’t cant keep bailing out Perak FC – MB

IPOH, April 1 (Bernama) — The state government cannot keep helping to settle Perak FC players’ salary arrears, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad.

He said though the Perak FC management had applied for RM2 million for the purpose, the state government was firm in its decision not to get involved in any matter related to the salaries of The Boss Gaurus squad players.

“I urge that they settle the matter according to the proper channel, I’m sorry it’s not that I don’t want to intervene or am not interested in football or sports.

“I have to be fair to other sports associations and the people in the state. With RM 2 million, if I were to spend RM200 on poor households, how many thousand households will be able to benefit,” he told a press conference after presenting Excellence Service awards to staff of the Perak State Secretary’s Office at the Perak Darul Ridzuan Building here today.

Saarani hoped that the Perak FC management and football fans of the state would understand and accept the decision.

The media reported that Perak FC coach Yusri Che Lah hoped that the salary issue faced by his team could be resolved ahead of Ramadan while Perak Football Supporters Coalition president Syamsul Bahrin Putra Ahmad Shibi had called on the Perak Menteri Besar to intervene to solve the salary arrears problem.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency