MALAYSIAN soccer clubs are offering more material rewards to their players in order to solve the bribery problems which have been destroying the game there. The effects made by the nationwide crackdown on match-fixing since early this year will be seen during the Southeast Asian Games in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from December 4-15. The Malaysian national team are currently training at the Hong Kong Sports Institute as they prepare for the SEA Games and half of the 21-man squad are new players. Team official Yap Nyim Keong, the assistant secretary of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), said yesterday that some professional clubs had already offered attractive winning bonuses to their players. 'Recent Malaysian Cup champions Selangor awarded each of their players 30,000 ringit [HK$90,000] and a piece of land worth at least 100,000 ringit (HK$300,000),' said Yap. 'It's a huge amount since the monthly salary of a Malaysian professional player is normally around 3,000 ringit. 'I would like to remind players that there is a pot of gold out there and they don't have to earn dirty money. 'The FAM offer pensions to those players who have played professional football for seven years non-stop. 'And we have set up a salary structure enabling the national players to earn more. 'The players should have realised these benefits, which are long-term, and should not jeopardise their future and fame to earn dirty money from criminals. 'That money only lasts a short time and they can only enjoy it for a short while.' Although Yap was sure the spectre of bribery had not touched any of his current squad, he said the current climate clouded the future of all Malaysian footballers. He said that he was unsure whether or not bribes would be offered to any of his squad members in the future, or how they would react if they were. The match-fixing scandal resurfaced last week when 10 players were suspended by the FAM, including former national striker Matlan Matjan, from Sabah state, and defender Lee Kin-hong. 'They could be in our squad today if they had not committed the crime,' said Yap. 'We don't know how much the national team have been affected after losing so many top players. 'But what the FAM believe is, it is not important for us to have good players if they don't perform honestly.' The Malaysians are in the territory for vital warmup matches in preparation for the Games in Chiang Mai. They will face practice games against local First Division sides Instant-Dict tomorrow, Golden on Saturday and then Eastern on Monday before they fly to Thailand.