6th football fan charged with rioting at Suzuki Cup

6th football fan charged with rioting at Suzuki Cup
This photo taken on December 7, 2014 shows Malaysian police arresting a football fan (middle) during the AFF Suzuki Cup 2014 first leg semi-final football match between Malaysia and Vietnam at the Shah Alam Stadium in Shah Alam.

SHAH ALAM - Another football fan has been charged with attacking Vietnamese supporters during the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-finals between Malaysia and Vietnam.

Shop assistant Muhamad Izzat Mohd Khir, 25, claimed trial before a magistrate to rioting by attacking Vietnamese fans at the Shah Alam Stadium in Section 13, Shah Alam at 9.50pm on Dec 7.

Muhamad Izzat faces up to two years in jail, a fine or both, if convicted under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting. Deputy Public Prosecutor Rustam Sanip offered bail at RM8,000 (S$3,026)

Muhamad Izzat's lawyer, Nik Mohamed Ikhwan Nik Mahamud pleaded for leniency, saying his client needed to help his mother run her batik shop and care for his four younger siblings.

Magistrate Norshakinah Ahmad Kamarudin allowed bail at RM2,800 with one surety and set Jan 22 for next mention.

Five others, including two brothers, were charged on Dec 17, with the same offence.

The five - Amirul Akmal Nooradzhar, 22, Zulhelmy Akmal Zainol Abidin, 28, Muhammad Naquiyuddin Sallehuddin, 19, siblings Mohd Aminuddin Hamdan, 34 and Noor Hadi Hamdan, 29 - claimed trial to rioting during the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-finals.

Magistrate Ellyana Razali fixed bail at RM2,800 each with one surety and set Jan 22 for mention.

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