The Malaysian Football League has decided to form an independent referring body before the football season next year for improving the quality of referring. The formation of the body had been announced in the statement which had been posted on social media by Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, the chairman of MFL. As per him, the foreign and local referees from England, Japan, and some other countries are going to be a part of the body.
He said that the Football Association of Malaysia has agreed to start it by next season. They are going to send 25 new referees to Japan for improving the referring quality of referring. Foreign and local referees are going to work together. As a matter of fact, plans are being made to offer referring course that is being conducted by the former referees of English Premier League.
In the recent Twitter account, Tunku Ismail had rapped the weak quality of referring at the Malaysia cup final 2018 in between Perak and Terengganu FC at Shah Alam stadium. Johor’s Tunku Mahkota had expressed surprise when he came to know about the local referee at the final action named Suresh Jayaraman whom he didn’t know had been assigned to handle the match.
As per him, MFL had shown his desire to bring in overseas referees for all important matches but had been opposed by Subkhiddin Salleh, the chairman of FAM Referees Committee who claimed that the move appeared on belittling the ability of the local referees. The Tunku Mahkota Tunku Ismail,