BRIEF - Hla Htay fined 1.5m kyat for assaulting referee

Zwegabin Football Club manager Hla Htay faces a 1.5 million kyat (US$1,500) fine by the Myanmar Football Federation’s (MFF) Disciplinary Committee. Outraged when referee Hla Min awarded two penalty kicks for Yadanabon Football Club during a national league match in Rangoon on 15 February, Hla Htay slapped him across the face. Following a formal complaint by the MFF’s Referee Committee, the Disciplinary Committee yesterday announced the penalty and said that a harsher punishment will apply if he displays similar behaviour again.