Police To Ramp Up Security At SEA Games Football Final

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ALOR STAR, Aug 28 – Police will be stepping up inspection at all entrances of Shah Alam Stadium for the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games men’s football final between Malaysia and Thailand tomorrow. Without mentioning the number of personnel involved, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said police are all ready to control security for players and spectators in the match.

“Police are prepared and checks at all gates into the stadium will be tightened to ensure no banned items were brought in. We will not compromise on the issue of security. Even though the queue during the inspection will be long but we will carry out strict checks to ensure the safety of all parties and I hope football fans will comply with the order issued by police,” he told a media conference here today.

Earlier, he delivered a message to state police personnel at Kedah police contingent headquarters auditorium in conjunction with his series of tours prior to his retirement on Sept 5. Khalid reminded spectators to come early for the match to facilitate the smooth process of inspection at the entry gates.

In the meanwhile, Selangor police chief Datuk Mazlan Mansor also said that the police would be firm against any parties trying to create trouble at the football final. He said security would be tight both on the inside and outside of the stadium tomorrow night.

“We will not compromise with any parties trying to stir up disturbance during the match,” he said in a statement today. Stadium gates will be open as early as 4pm and supporters of Thailand will be entering via Gate A while Malaysian fans will go through Gate B, C, and D,” he added. — Bernama

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