41 arrested after commotion at Bukit Jalil stadium

Indonesian supporters throw a flare towards Malaysian fans at the 2022 World Cup/2023 Asian Cup qualifying round at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium last night. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 41 people were arrested following the commotion after the second round of the 2022 World Cup/2023 Asian Cup qualifying round at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium last night.

When contacted, Cheras district police chief ACP Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon confirmed the arrests.

“Those arrested were supporters of both teams and were released after the documentation process,” he said.

Yesterday, Bernama reported that there was some commotion shortly after the game ended when supporters of both sides provoked each other outside the stadium.

Checks outside the Bukit Jalil National Stadium last night found supporters from both sides throwing bottles and road safety cones at each other, and burning firecrackers.

The situation was eased by the Federal Reserve Team which took swift action to control the commotion.

Indonesian supporters then left the stadium in stages under police surveillance.

In last night’s action, Malaysia beat Indonesia 2-0.