The proposed ASEAN Super League, cancelled last month, would have been a 'problem' for Malaysia, according to FAM secretary general Hamidin Amin.
Three months after quitting as Thailand head coach, national icon Kiatisuk Senamuang has been appointed at top division side Port FC.
Indonesia ace Andik Vermansyah has proved his fitness after a long-term injury at Selangor and will reclaim his place when the MSL resumes on July 1.
Swiss-born Charyl Chappuis has joined Muang Thong, with the Thai champions adding midfield reinforcements after Chanathip Songkrasin's exit to Japan.
Less than two months after being raided by Singapore authorities, three football clubhouses have reopened and are operating as usual.
Since Le Cong Vinh retired after December's AFF Suzuki Cup, Vietnam have struggled to replace the iconic striker, writes John Duerden.