Four plead not guilty to causing football match ruckus


Four men pleaded not guilty to causing a ruckus during Malaysia's World Cup qualifying Asian Zone Group A match against Saudi Arabia at the Shah Alam Stadium on Sept 8.

Undergraduate ‎Norazman Noraziz, 24; businessman Mohd Shahrul Azlan Mohd, 32; IT consultant Hazim Kamarulzaman, 35, and IT officer Shamsul Nirwan Halid, 37, claimed trial at the magistrate's court here for allegedly letting off rocket fireworks, smoke bombs and flares during the match.

Earlier on Sept 16, two other men also pleaded not guilty to the same offence.

The Ultras Malaya supporters ‎were amongst several arrested in relation to the incident and were charged under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting.

On Sept 8, a group of fans who known as the Ultras Malaya caused a ruckus at the Shah Alam Stadium during the match when they hurled fireworks and flares onto the pitch.

The match referee decided to stop the match at the 87th minute due to security reasons and safety of the players. Malaysia was trailing Saudi Arabia by 2-1 at that time.