FIFPro Asia Chairman Brendan Schwab today announced that a Special General Meeting of PFA Malaysia (PFAM) will be held on Saturday 1 June 2013 at the Concorde Hotel Shah Alam, Shah Alam, Malaysia from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

FIFPro Asia has convened the meeting to reactivate the PFAM, which was first established in 2009.  The PFAM is a society registered under the Sports Development Act of 1997.  It is a member of the Football Association of Malaysia, a member of FIFPro Asia and a candidate member of FIFPro, the world footballers’ association.
“The decision to convene the meeting follows a series of meetings held with players in Malaysia on behalf of FIFPro Asia by current professional footballers Robbie Gaspar and Simon Colosimo, both of whom have played in Malaysia,” Schwab said.  “Those meetings have revealed a strong interest among players to be a part of the PFAM and to contribute to the wellbeing of both football and the players in Malaysia.
“The work of Robbie and Simon has been ably supported by Dr Zaidi Hassim, an expert in sports law from the National University of Malaysia, whose major research projects have included an enquiry into the wellbeing and status of Malaysia’s professional footballers.
“The decision of FIFPro Asia to convene the meeting confirms the commitment of FIFPro Asia to ensure that professional footballers throughout Malaysia have access to and can be collectively represented by an effective players’ association.  Further, as Kuala Lumpur is the capital of football in Asia, it is essential for the professionalism and wellbeing of all players in Asia that there is a strong presence on the ground in Malaysia,” Schwab added.
The agenda for the meeting is:
1. Confirming of Attendance and Proxy (Article 14.3 & Article 15)
2. Validation of the Quorum (Article 16)
3. Dissolution of the Executive Committees 2009-2011 (Article 21.3 (ii))
4. Resolution to Re-activate PFAM (Article 3.18)
5. Election of the Executive Committees 2012-2014 (Article 11.1 (iv))
6. Other matters