Two men caught for selling fake Malaysian FA Cup tickets

Two men who tried to sell fake tickets to the Kelantan FC-LionsXII FA Cup final match were arrested by the police on Saturday.

The suspects, aged 20 and 26, were caught red-handed by a Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) official as they were selling tickets to fans who were eager to watch the game at Bukit Jalil National Stadium, reported the New Straits Times.

Cheras OCPD, Assistant Commissioner Chong Kok Sin, said: "About 3.10pm on Saturday, the FAM officer was approached by football fans who alerted that there were two people selling tickets at the main entrance to the stadium's parking area.

"The officer immediately headed to the location and stopped them, before performing checks on 165 tickets in their possession."

The official found that the tickets were counterfeit, as all had the same serial number, he said.

Mr Chong told The Star that the duo were brought to the Cheras police station for questioning.

He added that the issue of fake tickets needed to be addressed by FAM.

This article was first published on May 26, 2015.
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