Video surveillance to watch over football fans behaviour

MBSA to fix 80 CCTV cameras to monitor football fans behaviour

EIGHTY closed-circuit television cameras will be installed at the Shah Alam Stadium to monitor the behaviour of football fans following violence in last Tuesday’s World Cup Asian Zone Group A qualifying match.

The CCTV cameras will be put up before the Sultan Selangor's Cup in October.

The entire project will cost the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) RM2.5mil.

Shah Alam Mayor Datuk Ahmad Zaharin Mohd Saad said the live feed would be used to identify troublemakers and put their faces on the scoreboard immediately.

He said the request to have the video surveillance was made by Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

Unruly football fans known as Ultras Malaya threw fireworks, flares and smoke bombs onto the pitch during the 87th minutes of the Malaysia-Saudi Arab match, forcing the referee to stop the game. Saudi Arabia was leading 2-1.

Police are now looking for 14 suspects following the incident.



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