Selangor Sultan condemns acid attack on footballer Faisal Halim

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 05 May 2024

KLANG: Selangor Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has expressed concern over the acid attack against Selangor FC footballer Faisal Halim.

Faisal was splashed with acid at a shopping mall earlier on Sunday (May 5) which resulted in him suffering second-degree burns.

A statement issued by Istana Alam Shah said Sultan Sharafuddin condemned the violent act against Faisal.

"His Royal Highness, as the patron of Selangor FC and the Selangor Raja Muda Tengku Amir Shah as the manager of Selangor FC, strongly condemn the immoral act," said the statement.

It added Sultan Sharafuddin also wanted police to investigate the matter as well as seek out the reason behind the attack so that the perpetrator could be immediately apprehended.

"His Royal Highness is urging anyone who has information to come forward and cooperate with the police," said the statement.

The Ruler viewed the incident seriously and wanted investigations to also look into the possibility that it could be a malicious act by a group involved in civil disobedience or football hooliganism, added the statement.

"His Royal Highness is disappointed and regards the incident as being extreme as it involved the lives of sportsmen.

"His Royal Highness is worried if the incident is not duly dealt with immediately, it may result in worse things happening in the future," said the statement.

Sultan Sharafuddin also prayed for Faisal to return to good health so that he could continue playing for Selangor FC.

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