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IPOH, April 8 -- Perak FC are seeking sponsors who can also help them settle the salary arrears of their players, said a member of the board of directors, Khairul Shahril Mohamed.
He said they were seeking any keen investor, including from the private sector, to become a sponsor by buying the team’s shares.
“We are still identifying the interested parties because we want those who can actually manage it. Some come with proposal papers but we want them to be transparent, not ask for land and such. We view the proposal papers as not being fair to us.
“I will look for the best way. I welcome any party to help solve the problem, including by becoming a sponsor and buying shares,” said Khairul Shahril, who is also the state Youth, Sports, Communications and Multimedia Committee chairman.
He said this after a briefing on improvements to Perak’s telecommunications infrastructure development, which was also attended by Perak Digital chief executive officer Meor Rezal Fitri Datuk Meor Redwan and Perak Communications and Multimedia Commission director Zairul Nahar Zakaria.
Yesterday, Menteri Besar Datuk Saarani Mohamad was reported to have said that it was unfair to fully blame the state government for Perak FC’s failure to settle the salaries of their players, believed to be two months in arrears.
Saarani said the state government had paid RM4 million in salary arrears to Perak FC players, thus dismissing allegations by Perak fans that the state government was not sensitive to the problems faced by the team.
Elaborating, Khairul Shahril said the state government had also pitched in to help pay the salary arrears for February, amounting to about RM900,000, for Perak FC yesterday, and hoped that the issue would not drag on for two more months and could be resolved before Hari Raya Aidilfitri in May.