KUALA LUMPUR – Security in and around the National Stadium
in Bukit Jalil have been beefed up for the AFF Suzuki Cup Group B match between
Indonesia and Malaysia tonight.
Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Razali Ibrahim said the ministry was
briefed of the security arrangements for the match tonight.
“The Police operations room and Management Crisis operation room have also
been enhanced to monitor any untoward incidents. Based on the brisk ticket sales
for the match, we anticipate a big crowd,” he told reporters here in the
presence of Indonesian Ambassador Herman Prayitno.
Among steps taken to beef up security is by increasing the number of
security personnel on duty, he said.
“For tonight’s match, 1,230 police and Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) will be on
duty and assisted by 250 Rela members. The stadium’s own security team of 54
officers will also be on duty starting 2pm,” he said.
Razali said to avoid congestion at the gates of the stadium, fans will be
allowed to enter the stadium beginning 4.30 although the match will start at
8.45pm while Indonesian and Malaysian fans would also be segregated by
allocating separate entrance and sitting arrangement. - BERNAMA