16 March 2020 – Football leagues postponed indefinitely

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Sports
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Gatherings, businesses, and services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The FA of Malaysia confirmed this today after an emergency meeting with their stakeholders, sponsors and the National Sports Institute.

Overview: The M-League, together with all lower-tier and youth football competitions, will be postponed indefinitely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All football competitions under FAM and the Malaysia Football League (MFL) will be postponed from March 16 until further notice.
Full details here: https://www.nst.com.my/sports/football/2020/03/574260/covid-19-m-league-suspended-march-16

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: This is in line with the Health Ministry’s advice .