Second suspect in acid attack on Faisal Halim remanded five days

KUALA LUMPUR:The second suspect detained over Sunday's (May 5) acid-splashing attack on national footballer Faisal Halim, has been remanded for five days.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said the suspect, in his late 30s, has been remanded until Saturday (May 11).

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"We have obtained a five-day remand order on the suspect.

"We are still investigating further," he said when contacted on Tuesday (May 7).

He also confirmed that the case had been taken over by Bukit Aman CID Special Investigation Unit (USJT).

It was reported that the suspect was arrested in Bandar Baru Bangi on Monday (May 6).

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Comm Hussein had said the motive behind the attack is still under investigation.

It was reported that a man in his 20s had been arrested in Pandan Indah on Sunday night in connection with the acid attack.

National winger Faisal, who is also known as Mickey, suffered an acid attack on Sunday at a shopping mall in Damansara.

Police received information from the public at 5.51pm that a national footballer was splashed with liquid believed to be acid when he was at a shopping mall in Kota Damansara.

The reason behind the attack is also uncertain.

Images of his injury are going viral on social media and many netizens are in shock that such an incident happened to a national football player.

Just days ago, his Harimau Malaya teammate Akhyar Rashid was robbed in Kuala Terengganu last week and suffered cuts and bruises.

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