Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) Logo - 230x250Revenue earned from M-League broadcast rights must be distributed fairly to states and clubs by the F Aof Malaysia (FAM) said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

He said the FAM must discuss the formula for distribution with the state associations and clubs playing in the league, especially with an increase in the sponsorship amount.

“I will leave it to the FAM to make a decision because I can only suggest,” he told reporters after flagging off the Walk-a-Mile that was held in conjunction with World Heart Day, at Taman Tasik Perdana, here today.

Khairy was commenting on Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) president Tan Sri Annuar Musa’s disappointment over the FAM’s distribution of gate collection for the FA Cup.

Annuar was not satisfied with the RM600,000 given to Kelantan, the FA Cup losing finalist, since RM3 million was collected from the final whereby Kelantan fans bought 90 percent of the tickets.

In August, the FAM had appointed MP & Silva as the local partner for the FAM to run the M-League next season.

The FAM had announced that MP & Silva, an international media rights company through the formation of the Football Malaysia Limited Liability Partnership (FMLLP), has guaranteed RM1.26 billion over a 15-year period.

The billion Ringgit deal, according to the FAM, is set to bring a massive windfall to the M-League teams, who will also be stake holders in the FMLLP with FAM and MP & Silva to manage the M-League broadcast and commercial rights.

Johor Football Association Royal patron Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim also urged teams playing in the M-League to fight for their broadcast rights before the FAM decides to privatise the M-League. BERNAMA

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