Police receive reports on public disturbance at SEA Games football match

Aug 27, 2017

SHAH ALAM: Police have confirmed receiving a report on letting of firecrackers from the side of Malaysian spectators during the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games semi-final football match between Malaysia and Indonesia at Shah Alam Stadium here last night.

Shah Alam police chief ACP Shafien Mamat said the police report was lodged by their personnel on duty at the stadium after the match.

“Investigations on the incident are being carried out as police take a serious view on security affecting all parties including spectators, players and officers at the stadium.

“Meanwhile, members of the public with information on the incident have been requested to contact police and not to speculate on the matter,” he said in a statement today.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 6 of the Explosives Act 1957 which carries a jail term of up to seven years or fine a maximum of RM10,000 or both.

Yesterday, Indonesia’s chief coach Luis Milla Aspas in a press conference claimed several of his players were struck by firecrackers which were hurled from the side of Malaysian supporters when they were warming up.

Meanwhile in another statement, Shafien said police were also tracking down a group pf suspects who allegedly beat up Indonesian football fans at the compound of a bus station at Persiaran Sukan, Section 13 here at about 3.45am today.

Malaysia defeated Indonesia 1-0 in the match and will face defending champions Thailand on Tuesday. –Bernama