KUALA LUMPUR: Provocateurs will be strictly dealt with during the 2022 World Cup qualifier between Malaysia and Indonesia at Bukit Jalil Stadium today, say police.
City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said anyone found provoking the other side, starting a fight or disturbing public order would be ejected from the stadium immediately.
“Depending on the severity of the offence, we may even arrest
them and take further action based on the law, ” he told reporters at the City police headquarters yesterday.
He said 1,491 police personnel will be stationed in and around the stadium from 8am. The match starts at 8.45pm.
“A total of 1,331 police personnel will be tasked with maintaining public order and security, while 160 personnel from the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department will be there to ensure traffic runs smoothly.
“We estimate that 85,000 people will attend the match, including 6,000 Indonesian fans, ” he said, adding that 2,800 parking lots would be available during the game.“Parking lots A and B have been designated for Malaysian fans, while lot C is meant for those with C-designated stickers and secretariat staff.”
Comm Mazlan said parking lot D had been designated for Indonesian fans, with 400 bays available.
“That being said, we advise the use of public transport to avoid heavy traffic in the area.
“Those coming to the stadium should refrain from bringing fireworks, weapons, sharp objects, helmets, laser pointers, alcohol, umbrellas, sticks and bottles, ” he said, urging fans to be on their best behaviour and abide by the law.Comm Mazlan also said entrances A, B, C and D had been designated for Malaysian fans to enter the stadium, while entrance E was for the Indonesian fans.
“This is to ensure that there is no confrontation between the fans, ” he added.
Meanwhile, RapidKL will extend its operating hours to 1am at the Bukit Jalil LRT station today.
Prasarana Malaysia, in a statement, said the services of three RapidKL bus routes will also be extended with the last bus to depart at 1am.
The routes involved are Route 652 (from the Awan Besar LRT station
to Batu 3 Jalan Klang Lama), Route T580 (from the Awan Besar LRT station to Technology Park Malaysia via the Bukit Jalil LRT station) and Route T582 (from the Awan Besar LRT station to the Salak Selatan LRT station via Bukit Jalil), it said.“Other stations will close their operation as usual, but passengers can exit the stations to continue with their journey, ” it said.
Football fans are also advised to use public transport to avoid traffic congestion and to purchase travel tokens in advance to facilitate smooth travel.