Malaysia to launch national women's league in 2012

Tan Sri Annuar Musa, Deputy President of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), has announced that a national women's football league will kick off next year with a similar format to the men's Malaysian League. “I am confident that the idea will be well received [by] the states," he told Bemama news agency.

FAM will be holding a national level women’s football carnival on 23 July to select players for the national team for the Asean Football Federation tournament in Laos in October. Several players who took part in women’s futsal tournaments have be shortlisted for the national squad.