'Mickey' acid attack: Eight sets of fingerprints lifted from scene, says IGP

KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman's Forensic unit discovered eight sets of fingerprints at the scene where national footballer Faisal Halim was splashed with acid, says Tan Sri Razarudin Husain.

The Inspector-General of Police said five of the fingerprints were partial prints, while the remaining three were full prints.

"However, there were no matches on the police database for the full prints.

"It might be because the individual involved has never been arrested and did not have any prior criminal record," he said when contacted on Tuesday (May 21).

The IGP said the police have already distributed the photofit of the suspect and urged the public, who recognised him to come forward as soon as possible.

"The suspect is in his 30s, 165cm and has a medium build.

"Members of the public who recognise the man or have information on the individual pictured in the photofit are urged to contact Special Investigation Unit (USJT) investigating officer Insp Jagachandran Murugesen at 012-6848166 or their nearest police station to assist in tracking down the suspect," he said.

Faisal, who is also known as Mickey, suffered an acid attack on May 5 at a shopping mall in Kota Damansara.

The motive behind the attack is unknown.

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

On the night of May 7, former national captain Safiq Rahim escaped unhurt after two men broke his rear windscreen in Johor Baru.

The 36-year-old, who plays for Super League champions Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) revealed the incident on his social media account by posting a police report.

Police have since released a photofit of the suspect on May 19.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Nation

Langkawi to be promoted as preferred Muslim destination, Dewan Rakyat told
Night club deejay pleads not guilty to obstructing cop on duty
Free tote bag from KL’s Apple Store opening being resold online for hundreds of ringgit
SAR ongoing for missing fisherman off Pulau Indah
The struggle for safer social spaces
'The ball's in your court now,' Tok Mat tells Blinken regarding US proposal for Palestine
Ipoh set to host more performing arts events at upgraded heritage venues
Discover UEM Sunrise's distinctive projects at its property showcase
Moment of silence in Dewan Rakyat for the late Mutang Tagal and Joseph Kurup
Education Ministry seeks public input for upcoming education blueprint

Others Also Read