12 sought in probe over Suzuki Cup crowd trouble

12 sought in probe over Suzuki Cup crowd trouble

SHAH ALAM - Police have released photos of 12 people who they believe can help in their probe into the crowd trouble during the Suzuki Cup first leg semi-final between Malaysia and Vietnam at the Shah Alam Stadium.

They are among the 15 people sought by the authorities over the fracas on Sunday night.

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Adnan Abdullah said the police hoped to wrap up the investigations with their help.

He advised the public to contact the nearest police station if they knew the wherebouts of the 12 persons or contact ASP Chang Sing Kong (016-773 3336) or ASP Mohd Amirul Abdullah (012-474 8870.)

A group of Malaysian fans had attacked the visiting fans after the national team conceded their second goal during the match and photographs of the brawl, which left several Vietnamese supporters injured, have gone viral.

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) has since issued the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) a show-cause letter over the fracas.

It was the second case of crowd trouble during an international match this year.

On March 1, local fans let off smoke bombs and lit flares during a friendly match between Malaysia and the Philippines. The FAM was fined US$10,000 (RM35,000) by football governing body, FIFA.

On another matter, SAC Mohd Adnan said the police were seeking the family of a man who was found dead in a gunny sack in Bukit Badak, Klang, at around 3.20pm on Saturday.

A passer-by found the sack with the dead body near a pedestrian bridge in Jalan Datuk Mohamad Sidin, close to the Klang river and the Bukit Badak electric generator station.

The dead man was wearing a black roundneck T-shirt with the words: "One memory that will never be erased". Families with a member missing should report to the nearest police station or contact ASP Chua Chong Kheow (019-421 7868).


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