Faisal tells about pain of not being able to hug four-year-old son

Faisal Halim during a press conference at Selangor FC Training Centre, Shah Alam. — FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

PETALING JAYA: The biggest pain for national football Faisal Halim during his post acid-attack recovery was not being able to hug his four-year-old son

The burns on his arms and face following the acid attack by an unknown assailant more than month ago on May 5 had made it difficult for him to show affection to his son.

“I’m very close with my son. After this happened to me, I had to go more than a month of being unable to hug him," said Faisal

“It’s such a simple thing for a father to do yet I could not. My child could not feel the love of his father.

“After I was discharged and returned home, I was still unable to hug him due to my wounds.

“It was only about four or five days ago when I could finally hug him,” he said.

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