Police confirms viral video of acid attack true

THE police had confirmed that a recent viral closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage showing an acid attack on Selangor FC footballer Faisal Halim (picture) is authentic.

Selangor police chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan confirmed the matter, stating: “It is true, we (police) will issue a statement soon.”

Earlier, a CCTV recording allegedly showing Faisal being attacked with acid on May 5 surfaced on social media.

It can be seen at the start of the 56-second video that a man in a black shirt and hat was waiting behind a black car while watching Faisal walk towards his car.

As Faisal attempted to open his car door, the man in the black shirt quickly splashed acid on him multiple times.

The suspect then fled with another man, who was waiting with a motorcycle not far from the scene of the incident.

The CCTV footage also shows Faisal’s wife, Nur Syazwani Mizuana Shahril, trying to chase the suspects on the motorcycle but failed before seeking help from bystanders.

Faisal was attacked at a major shopping mall in Petaling Jaya on May 5, suffering acid burns to several parts of his body, including his face.

He has since gone through several surgeries and is said to be responding well to skin allograft procedures.

Two people were arrested in connection with the case, with both having been released on police bail.

Other Selangor players and football fans displayed their support for Faisal by putting up billboards expressing their solidarity on several highways and major roads in Selangor after the attack. — TMR / pic TMR FILE