Should a vacancy exist in the presidents position of the Football Association of Malaysia,the procedures as laid out by the constitution must be adhered to.
And only the FAM Congress can fill up the vacant position.
FAM General Secretary Dato Hamidin Mohd Amin provided the process in FAM should there be a vacancy in the higher heir achy of the national body.
In expressing surprise at the media reports that quoted the current President Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah as saying he was on his way out, Hamidin said he was unaware of the decision.
" Tengku Abdullah had expressed his desire to step down last November but the Executive Board rejected it and appealed to him to see out his term which is till 2018," said Hamidin when contacted.
"This new development comes as a complete surprise and the Exco that meets on August 15 will have to decide on the next step.
" Should Tengku Abdullah stick to his decision, the vacancy can only be filled up at the next Congress meeting.
" Although we have a Congress meeting scheduled for September 15, the constitution requires for a 90 day notice period.
" But let the Exco decide first "
Hamidin also said that he was not aware of the briefing provided by FAM Treasurer Dato Seri Norza Zakaria and Head of FAM Finance Department Dato V. Ampega to HRH Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, the owner of JDT.
" I only came to know about it via the press reports," clarified Hamidin.
" What was briefed should be directed at the duo."
On the desire of Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin to brief the FAM Exco with regards to the formula to address the issues raised of late regarding FAM, Hamidin said that he was informed of it by Deputy President Dato Seri Affandi Hamzah .
" We have an Exco meeting scheduled for August 15," he added.
" However Khairy wants to meet the Exco next week and we will make the arrangements."
Hamidin is currently on leave and will return to work on August 8.