Abdul Aziz Yeop Jamaluddin, who is the chairman for the Sports Medical Committee of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), has confirmed that two players from Perak and Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) have failed a doping test at the Hang Jebat Stadium last month.
However, the Status Committee deputy chairman will not reveal them for the time being.
“The test results show that two players from Perak and PDRM have failed their drug tests after testing positive for methamphetamine,” Aziz Yeop said as quoted by Berita Harian.
“This outcome was confirmed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and testing through the international standard laboratory tests. The players have disobeyed the strict AFC rules.
The last time a player from the Malaysia Super League (MSL) got himself involved in the abuse of drugs was in 2013 when Kelantan defender Zamri Ramli failed a doping test during the FA Cup final between Johor Darul Ta’azim (JDT) and Kelantan at the Shah Alam Stadium.
Aziz Yeop said that his party will be taking serious action against the players and will continue their random series of doping tests when the season resumes from July onwards.
“A fair punishment will be imposed in order for the players to learn their lesson in the future.”