PETALING JAYA: Stern action will be taken against the troublemakers at the Perak-Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) match at the Perak Stadium in Ipoh.
Football Malaysia Limited Liability Partnership (FMLLP) chairman Kevin Ramalingam said they view the incident seriously and will take the necessary measures to nab the culprits.
“With the assistance from the police, we will review the incident via CCTV and then wait for the report from the match commissioner and the Perak Football Association (PFA),” said Kevin in a statement.
Kevin added that a member of the media was attacked during the incident and his camera stolen.
The two sets of supporters have a long-running history of violence.
In April last year, the JDT team bus was vandalised on arrival at a hotel in Ipoh for a Super League match. The bus was sprayed with the words “This is Ipoh.”
After the match, the fans clashed and the JDT bus windows were smashed after being pelted with stones.
The FAM disciplinary committee fined the Perak FA RM140,000 and ordered their team to play four Super League home matches behind closed doors.
In 2014, police detained eight people following a commotion that broke out after hosts Perak lost 1-0 to JDT in a Super League match.
Then, two policemen suffered injuries to their faces after being hit by stones.
Two media photographers were also injured when fans threw firecrackers and objects towards the end of the match. There was further commotion outside the stadium and the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the fans.
On Wednesday, the two teams will clash again in a Malaysia Cup Group C match at the Larkin Stadium.
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